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Noah’s Ark and the Dinos
08.26.2009
10:01 am
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Marcus and Sarah’s take on the “literal truth” of Noah’s Ark, as seen on Deviant Art:

This is another scene from our home-built “Creation Museum” inspired by the retards at Answers in Genesis. One of the frequent questions people ask is “what happened to the dinosaurs?” Well, if you didn’t grow up under a rock, you know they went extinct due to climate changes resulting from an asteroid impact millions of years ago (although descendants of dinosaurs still live on in the form of - chicken) But if you’re a redneck creationist country bumpkin you might believe that whole Noah’s Ark story and how the dinosaurs didn’t make it (but the serpents and pigs did!)

Here’s our artistic rendering of the actual event. Once Mrs Noah got the ark sea-worthy again and got rid of the dinosaurs, everything was OK for the surviving 2 (plus or minus) of all the species.

And here’s their Garden of Eden! Like Bill Maher says, “These people are treating The Flintstones as if it was a documentary”

Posted by Richard Metzger
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08.26.2009
10:01 am
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Art Brut: DC Comics and a Chocolate Milkshake
08.25.2009
09:00 pm
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This song is practically the story of my life. It might be the story of yours, too!

(From Art Brut vs. Satan)

Posted by Jason Louv
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08.25.2009
09:00 pm
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Miles Davis: Kind of Bloop
08.25.2009
08:04 pm
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8-bit versions of Miles Davis standards. Neat!

(Link here.)

Posted by Jason Louv
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08.25.2009
08:04 pm
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Afghan Star: Kabul’s American Idol
08.25.2009
06:10 pm
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While I never came down with Idol fever (I do, though, still dream of being a contestant—c’mon, Simon, that was, like, Sex Beat?), my hat’s off to the incredibly brave people who, in sheer defiance of Muslim law, try out for and compete in Afghan Star.  After watching the below trailer for the upcoming documentary on the show, I’m not sure what, if anything, the final prize amounts to.  I’m not sure it matters.  After 30 years of the Taliban—and despite numerous death threats—these kids simply want to sing.

 
From Reuters: New US Deaths Make 2009 Afghan War’s Deadliest

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
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08.25.2009
06:10 pm
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Up And Down With Backseat Meth, Abilify
08.25.2009
04:49 pm
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A double dose of alarming news today from the drug front.  First, I read the AP‘s account of a new, DIY approach to amphetamine production that “does away with the clutter of typical meth labs, turning the backseat of a car or a bathroom stall into a makeshift drug factory.”  The ingredients are few—cold pills, a soda bottle, some common household chemicals.  The method is simple—pills are crushed, then shaken in the bottle with the liquids.  After everything fizzes out, what’s left is a crystalline powder that users smoke, snort or inject.  And there it is: meth-making without the lighting of a single match.

A major plus since cooking it up Breaking Bad-style can sometimes trigger fires, explosions, and the release of byproduct ingredients similar to toxic waste.  But while this “shake-and-bake” method has caused a spiking in meth-related arrests throughout Oklahoma and Missouri, it’s by no means foolproof:

If there is any oxygen at all in the bottle, it has a propensity to make a giant fireball,” said Sgt. Jason Clark of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.  “You’re not dealing with rocket scientists here anyway.  If they get unlucky at all, it can have a very devastating reaction.  One little mistake, such as unscrewing the bottle cap too fast, can result in a huge blast.”

Thanks, I’ll remember that during my next Palmdale picnic!

Because Big Pharma‘s involved, I find today’s second dose of news more alarming than the first.  While I was thumbing through the latest issue of Parents (I just read it for the articles!), I paused on an ad for the Bristol-Myers Squibb drug, “Abilify,” which seems designed to combat depression, even schizophrenia.

But Abilify’s not some run-of-the-mill anti-depressant like Prozac or Paxil.  No, because “approximately 2 out of 3 (!) people being treated for depression still have unresolved symptoms,” Abilify’s been designed to take ON TOP of those drugs, a supplement to the supplement you’re already taking.  An anti-depressant chaser, if you will!  Oh, Bristol-Myers, you’ve sure got your finger on the pulse of self-medicating America!  But where does it all end—chasers for the chaser?

Of course, the usual disclaimers warning you of the possible meltdown of your bodily functions haunt the Abilify print ad (as well as the following video).  Above all else, these ads warn, “Talk to your doctor.”  Hmm…I’m pretty sure millions of Americans are now finding it utterly depressing to be without heathcare.  Hey, Bristol-Myers: to whom should they be speaking to?!

 
As seen in The Huffington Post: New Do-It-Yourself Meth Formula Flys Under The Radar Of Anti-Drug Laws

Via TWBE: Saddest Calvin And Hobbes Ever!

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
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08.25.2009
04:49 pm
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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: 30 Years of Being Cut Up
08.25.2009
04:46 pm
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INVISIBLE-EXPORTS is pleased to announce 30 YEARS OF BEING CUT UP, a retrospective spanning three decades of collage work by Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE…

“30 Years of Being Cut Up” is a three decade retrospective of photomontage and Expanded Polaroids, which includes many works never exhibited before, as well as a sampling of P-Orridge?

Posted by Jason Louv
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08.25.2009
04:46 pm
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Australia, Obscured By (Tubular) Clouds
08.25.2009
01:05 pm
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Evocative of early, apocalypse-prone Peter Weir,

These long, crazy-looking clouds can grow to be 600 miles long and can move at up to 35 miles per hour, causing problems for aircraft even on windless days.  Known as Morning Glory clouds, they appear every fall over Burketown, Queensland, Australia, a remote town with fewer than 200 residents.  A small number of pilots and tourists travel there each year in hopes of ?

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
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08.25.2009
01:05 pm
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Uninsured US Citizen Posts Video About Health Care on Sarah Palin’s FaceBook Page
08.25.2009
11:33 am
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...and the predictable loony results.

Kenneth Thomas writes:

Hey Dangerous Minds - after frustrating discussions with family members about why health care reform is needed, I decided to make a 3-minute video describing how no reform equals a bad future for me and millions. Well, I posted the video to Sarah Palin’s FaceBook page, to try and show people the views of one, simple, hard-workin’ American and what I got was an anti-gay comment, skewed views on Christianity, and lots and lots of paranoid-driven misinformation. It’s a great example of how disinformation spreads like a virus that can’t be controlled after a while.

Nice work Kenneth!

Posted by Richard Metzger
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08.25.2009
11:33 am
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Roxanne’s Revenge!
08.25.2009
11:17 am
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Awesome story in today’s NY Daily News about pioneering female rapper, Roxanne Shante’s successful battle to get Warner Music to pay for her doctoral degree:

But Shante, then 19, remembered a clause in her Warner Music recording contract: The company would fund her education for life.

She eventually cashed in, earning a Ph.D. in psychology from Cornell to the tune of $217,000 - all covered by the label. But getting Warner Music to cough up the dough was a battle. “They kept stumbling over their words, and they didn’t have an exact reason why they were telling me no,” Shante said.

She figured Warner considered the clause a throwaway, never believing a teen mom in public housing would attend college. The company declined to comment for this story.


Rapper behind ‘Roxanne’s Revenge’ gets Warner Music to pay for Ph.D

Posted by Richard Metzger
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08.25.2009
11:17 am
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Dick Army: How The Right Organizes
08.25.2009
10:43 am
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I was quite amused by this post from Choire Sicha over at The Awl this morning. In some respects, this is a good example of how Obama’s policies are helping the economy! Only $56.76 for their Extreme (Extremist?) Fax Package! Wow! What a bargain! I will say that I wholeheartedly endorse the (covert) aims of this organization, that is, to extract money from the pockets and bank accounts of the dumbest, meanest, most ill-formed people in America (i.e. the ones who are against health care for all citizens because they’re cheap, evil, Republican and already have health insurance for themselves). Way to go FaxDC Army, bleed ‘em DRY:

Among the opponents of The Health Care Bill are people who don’t like it, and people (companies) who will lose money because of it?

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08.25.2009
10:43 am
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