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Tweet for a twit: Yesterday Donald Trump was sent the best tweet of 2013
01.18.2013
10:01 am

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Deadspin is my new hero. I hope everyone replies to Trump the same way on Twitter, no matter the topic, until he does fuck off.

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Donald Trump: You only think you hate him, watch this new doc and you’ll actually want to kill him

UPDATE: Trump feebly responds…

Via GQ

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‘Obama is coming for the guns of anti-gay fundies’ claims anti-gay fundie

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“What if the Attorney General, and listen the reason I say this might happen is because if you remember the first report put out by the Director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, when the President became President of the United States, she put out a paper talking about the people who are the categories of people who might be homegrown terrorists.

In that list she put people who believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ, people who believe in pro-life issues, people who don’t believe in having illegal aliens here, they put a lot of good, decent categories of people in that paper.

Well here’s what number four says, the Attorney General can put who he wants to on the list of people who are too dangerous to get guns. What if he decides radio talk show hosts who don’t believe in gay marriage, they’re dangerous, so they shouldn’t get guns? What about pastors who preach against abortion and homosexuality? They’re too dangerous to get guns? That could happen.”

—“American Family Association” radio host Buster Wilson.

Wilson is the same fucking idiot who tried to get conservative Christians to boycott Google over their “Legalize Love Campaign” and who announced this boycott on Google-owned YouTube. The phrase “Dumber than a bag of wet hair” probably wasn’t coined to describe Buster Wilson, but it could have been.

Back in August, chucklehead Buster blamed Hurricane Issac on a New Orleans LGBT festival!

As one YouTube user commented on the clip below:

Tell me then, genius, why did the power of the most high manifest itself by destroying tiny Joplin in a state that’s 77% Christian? Why does he flood massive areas of Mississippi—the most Christian state—every year? Why is it that he makes NYC the centre of the global economy & LA the centre of global culture, yet does nothing to stop their decadence? A hurricane flattened Joplin, it didn’t even dent Manhattan. Sounds like your god is incompetent.

This guy is out of his mind. More at Right Wing Watch.
 

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‘Thank God For Sinners’: Wild new Ty Segall video
01.17.2013
06:29 pm

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Sounds like The Stooges meet Snakefinger with a sprained wrist or something… Looks like it was styled by Leigh Bowery.

I wholeheartedly approve of this!

From Ty Segall’s new album Twins on Drag City.

Directed by Matt Yoka. Produced by Alex Westmore. Director of Photography: Seth Hagenstein

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Amazing video for Ty Segall’s ‘So Alone’ (with insane Hula hoop girl!)
 

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Live and insane: Video of Devo at Max’s Kansas City in July of 1977
01.17.2013
06:12 pm

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The original photoshop: Letraset, Magic Marker and a Xerox machine.

It’s July 9, 1977 and a mind-blown audience (I was among them) sees and hears what David Bowie called “the band of the future”: Devo.

Satisfaction
Timing X/Soo Bawls
Mongoloid
Gut Feeling

This is about half of their second set. The video quality is rough but the sound is remarkably good.
 

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Miles Davis: Jazz’s ‘dark magus’ as a little boy
01.17.2013
05:48 pm

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I’ve never seen this photo before of a young Miles Davis. I’m not sure how old he would be here, eleven or twelve?

 

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Harry Nilsson performing ‘Don’t Leave Me’ on French TV
01.17.2013
05:02 pm

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There’s so precious little TV footage of Harry Nilsson in his prime—Nilsson famously hated touring, performing live or doing much promotion of any sort for such a major artist—that when something “new” gets uncovered, it’s a rare treat indeed. That it’s one of my top favorite Nilsson songs is so much the better.

Below, Nilsson lip-syncs “Don’t Leave Me,” from his 1968 Aerial Ballet album, on French television.
 

 
Bonus: A promotional film for “Everybody’s Talking” shot in Sweden:
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?

Another couple of golden clips from the Fort Knox of music video rarities that is Spike Priggen’s Bedazzled blog.

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What’s the most popular conspiracy theory in America?
01.17.2013
03:24 pm

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If you guessed something about how the moon landing was faked or if you think it has to do with reptilians, the JFK assassination or fluoride sapping our precious bodily fluids, keep guessing…

In a new nationwide survey of American voters, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind project took a look Americans’ belief in political conspiracy theories. The researchers asked respondents about four relatively common-held conspiracy theories: Birtherism (which 36% of all Americans believe in); that the government had advance warning about 9/11 (25% believe that to be true); that Obama stole the recent election (only 19% believe this one, which is surprising); and that George W. Bush stole the 2004 election via rigging the vote (23% believe this).

It was hardly news to read that 64% of registered Republicans voters were “birthers” but so many of them still are? Nearly two-thirds of GOP voters—64% of ‘em—believe that it’s “probably true” that Barack Obama is lying about his birthplace. Remarkable! It’s like it hasn’t abated at all.

Via Alternet:

Belief in conspiracy theories is not unique to Republicans — 56 percent of Democrats believe in one of the four popular myths researchers asked about — but it is more common. Among registered GOPers, 75 percent said at least one of the four theories was likely true.  Moreover, researchers noted: “Generally, the more people know about current events, the less likely they are to believe in conspiracy theories — but not among Republicans, where more knowledge leads to greater belief in political conspiracies.”

THAT’S pretty revealing, isn’t it? Read that last bit, in bold, a second time before continuing, won’t you?

“There are several possible explanations for this,” said Fairleigh Dickinson political scientist Dan Cassino, who helped conduct the poll. “It could be that more conspiracy-minded Republicans seek out more information, or that the information some Republicans seek out just tends to reinforce these myths.”

I can name a bunch of “possible explanations” off the top of my head: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, Fox and Friends, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Donald Trump and so forth. If you fill your head with shit all day, don’t be surprised when you turn into a complete shithead.

...Republicans are more likely to believe that Obama stole the 2012 election, while Democrats are more likely to think the same about 2004. Thirty-seven percent of Democrats think Bush or his supporters engaged in significant voter fraud to win that year, compared to just 9 percent of Republicans and 17 percent of independents.

9/11 conspiracy theories were also more popular among Democrats, with 36 percent believing that Bush knew the towers would be attacked, while young African-Americans are particularly likely to believe this myth — fully 59 percent believe it.

Dan Cassino from Fairleigh Dickinson has a plausible reason why “birtherism” is still so prevalent (aside, of course, from standard run-of-the-mill American idiocy):

“This conspiracy theory is much more widely believed mostly because it’s been discussed so often. People tend to believe that where there’s smoke, there’s fire – so the more smoke they see, the more likely they are to believe that something is going on.”

I think that’s being a little too kind, but he does have a point. As Robert Anton Wilson once told me “People just tend to believe the last darned thing they heard.”

Below, the “Conspiracy Theory Rock” animation by Robert Smigel that was “mysteriously” cut from SNL, obviously at the behest of Lorne Michaels’ puppet masters!
 

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X-rated disco: ‘Give Your Dick To Me,’ 1980
01.17.2013
02:23 pm

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I’m primarily sharing this because of the glorious picture sleeve! I mean, just look at it!!!

Anyway, the artist’s name is Barbara Markay and her 1980 disco single was called, as you can see for yourself, “Give Your Dick To Me” (the b-side was the PG-rated “Give Your Flesh To Me”).

You can give your love to your mother
You can give your head to your coat
You can give your heart to your music
And honey that ain’t no joke

But since you sure know how to use it
Give your dick to me
Give it to me

Sadly, the song really doesn’t live up to this amazing cover. But here it is below, if you’re curious:
 

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Afrika Bambaataa: Classic videos from the Zulu Nation
01.17.2013
02:17 pm

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Hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa is the subject of this loosey goosey documentary featuring interviews and some classic videos made between 1982 and ‘89. With Jazzy Jay, James Brown, Johnny Rotten and the Afrika Bambaataa Family.

Songs:

Planet Rock
Looking For The Perfect Beat
Renegades Of Funk
Street Happyness
Unity
World Destruction
Free South Africa

Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what’s around them.” ~ Afrika Bambaataa

Update: For those of our readers that were having problems viewing the video, problem solved!
 


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Life-size Klaus Nomi doll (and sarcophagus)
01.17.2013
01:25 pm

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Artist Pat Keck is a massive Klaus Nomi fan. So much so that she built a life-size wooden Klaus Nomi doll which rests on top of a sarcophagus with lyrics from “The Cold Song” written around the edge.

Apparently Klaus comes equipped with hydraulics, for when you step on the attached pedal, he rises up and his head comes forward with arms moving.
 
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Below, an absolutely stunning performance of “Cold Song”:

 

 

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