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Viagra’s new ‘Unleash the Beast’ ad campaign is…
12.05.2011
11:30 am

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You fill in the blank for the new Viagra campaign out of Nairobi, Kenya. I like the title Copyranter gives ‘em “Viagra turns Kenyan men into horny, buff furries.” Trend Hunter says, “Humanimal Arousal Ads.”
 

 

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James Earl Jones recites the Alphabet on Sesame Street
12.05.2011
10:36 am

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In other words, “Darth Vader recites the alphabet on Sesame Street.” Who knew the alphabet could be so intense?

And if that wasn’t enough for you, here’s James Earl Jones counting to 10.
 

 
(via IHC)

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Ron Paul has won more straw polls—by far—than any other GOP candidate
12.05.2011
10:16 am

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Lost in the dust of Herman Cain’s comically hubristic self-immolation and Rick Perry’s definitive demonstration that he’s just not very bright, is one of the more under-reported stories of the Republican pre-primary season: Texas Congressman Ron Paul has won more straw polls than any other GOP candidate.

In fact, Paul has won more straw polls than Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann combined.

Below, Ron Paul on military spending during a House speech:
 

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Iconic heavy metal album covers turned into coloring book for kids


Image via Nerdcore.
 
German artist Christopher Tauber created this fantastic heavy metal children’s coloring book just in time for the holidays. I like how he puts his own spin on popular metal album covers so that they’re more kid friendly.

Check out Christopher’s Flickr set here.
 

 

 
More metal madness after the jump…

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A Brief Guide to Class Conflict in America
12.05.2011
09:07 am

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Another masterpiece of political satire from Tom Tomorrow. That close to 100% of his output remains firmly in the “genius” category after so many years, astonishes me. He defines our era.

If you don’t want to squint to read it, there’s a larger version at Daily Kos.

Tweet and FB share the shit out of this one, won’t you? It’s just too good.

Buy a signed print of this from Tom Tomorrow.

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The Velvet Underground: Under Review (full film)


 
If you have ever seen any of those low-budget “Under Review” made for DVD rockumentaries, then you know that they follow a fairly tried and true formula: Almost no music by the group or performer the doc is about, approx 5 minutes of archival film clips in the course of 90 minutes and usually a bunch of crazed loner rock critics you’ve never heard of, yakking it up about their favorite rock groups. Often the interviewees are fairly tangential to the subjects, but not always. The range from awesome (the one on the early days of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention was excellent) to awful.

In The Velvet Underground: Under Review, they managed to nab TWO actual members of the Velvet Underground, Maureen Tucker and Doug Yule—both Reed and Cale, predictably sat this one out—which elevates this way above most of the others ones. Even longtime VU fans might learn something new here. For instance, I’ve listened to the VU for 36 years now and I didn’t know that Maureen Tucker didn’t play drums on Loaded because she was pregnant. Every copy of that album (and the CD) credits her on the back—your copy and mine—but it’s not her drumming, it’s Doug Yule, studio engineer Adrian Barber, a session drummer named Tommy Castanaro and Billy Yule, who was still a high school student (It doesn’t sound even remotely like Mo Tucker on Loaded as I found listening to it the day after I watched this doc). You also hear Mo talk about how she stripped down her drum kit to get a more primitive, less busy, sound. And Yule, who always gets short shrift in the VU saga, gets plenty of onscreen time to discuss his role in the band (How many of you reading this know it’s him singing “Candy Says” and not Lou Reed?). I’ve never seen an interview with him and I was very pleased to see his participation in this film. If you’re a VU fan, this film is absolutely worth your time.

Get it on DVD.
 

 

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Herman Cain’s political ‘moment’ explained in one sentence by a sane Republican


 

“That Cain’s candidacy was taken seriously for longer than a nano-second in a time of genuine crisis for the country raises fundamental questions about the health of the political process and the Republican party,”

—Steve Schmidt, campaign manager for Arizona Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential bid.

There are other things one could add to that, but why bother?

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Grinderman rocks Serbia: This is what rock and roll looks like
12.04.2011
11:58 pm

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Grinderman perform “Kitchenette” at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia during the Exit Festival

Pro shot video captures a stunning performance.
 

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Pepper Spray Cop-themed Christmas sweater
12.04.2011
12:17 pm

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Abbie Heppe wearing her homemade Christmas pepper spraying-attire at the G4 holiday party. 

(via The Daily What)

 

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The 99% for Dummies: The GOP must think its base are complete idiots


 
I posted about longtime Republican strategist Frank Luntz and the rhetorical tips he gave to GOP governors the other day (say “economic freedom” instead of “capitalism,” for instance) but until I heard Ed Schultz mocking it on his MSNBC program, it didn’t really jump out at me how incredibly offensive and insulting Luntz’s OWS talking points truly were… for Republicans!

It’s long been obvious that the GOP leadership in Washington has had a condescending attitude towards the loonier/lower IQ members of the party’s Fox News-watching base, but when you get right down to it, reading between the lines of what Luntz said, the Republican elite must hold them in utter contempt. The entire context of the remarks Frank Luntz made indicates strongly that there is an a priori assumption on the part of the GOP that their supporters fall into the category of “low information voters.” That’s breathtaking in its cynicism!

“Hey dumbshits!” they seem to be saying.“Vote for us!”

When will these people learn? Or are these tactics, once so effective, becoming too threadbare to matter much anymore?
 

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