Thursday, July 31, 2008

Stocks of Golf Cart Company Soar on Reports of Pentagon's Use of Carts in Counterinsurgency



"They handle really well in the sandtraps, so they should be ideal for The Surge. They've also got a little compartment in the back where you can stow a small cooler full of cool, refreshing Anheuser Bush Beer."

Another Surge Sighting. They're spacing them a couple of hours apart.You just can't keep a good Surge down! Even in Texas...In other news, one of John McCain's New Trollops, Paris Hilton, eyes an Electric Car sharing plan.


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Paris Hilton Sex Tape Shows Britney Spears Shaved Pussy






V.S.O.P, Bob Cesca


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The Surge Really Gets Around, Spreads Love to Jobless



From Yahoo at 9:50 am....



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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

That's My Momma!

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Rove's Racial Strategy will now head into second gear.



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Monday, July 28, 2008

Robert Novak's Hit and Run






In today's Post 9-11 Patriot Act World, with surveillence security cameras on many street corners in many cities, I'm going to assume that the streets of Washington D.C are constantly being digitally videotaped, ya know, for security and stuff. That being the case, somebody somewhere has tape of a pedestrian splayed across the windshield of a black Corvette.

I'm no expert on economic matters, but that's gonna hurt the bottom line. I wonder how much that is worth?





Don't worry your Reaganesque addled brain, my friend. Scooter Libby has alot of left over cash in his defense fund.

And if that doesn't work... well, there's always the Presidential Pardon.








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Friday, July 25, 2008

The Surge Invented The Cotton Gin in 1492

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Johnnie's in Reno with the Vitamin D


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Sad Sack and The Surge

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Willendorf Venus took the baton in the photoshop relay and ran with it. Nice work!

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Calling all Photoshoppers

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The Surge was responsible for drawing Sad Sack and Sarge comic books.

Purls Before Swine

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When George Carlin died, after remembering some of his classic bits, my thoughts drifted to Lenny Bruce.
"Lenny Bruce opened the doors for all the folks like me; he prefigured the
free-speech movement and helped push the culture forward into the light of open
and honest expression. I like to find out where the line is drawn and then drag
the audience across the line with me and make them happier for the experince.
Lenny opened all the doors, or kicked them down." George Carlin



While browsing throught the library yesterday I came across a 6 CD set and book on the top shelf, "Lenny Bruce:Let The Buyer Beware". I wasn't looking for it, but there it was just waiting for me, so I checked it out.

Meanwhile, at the recent Netroots Nation, attention was paid to certain bloggers pulling back on "obscenities". BlueGal cuts through the bullshit...

... pulling back on the obscenities? Because as The
New York Fucking Times
quotes one (emphasis mine):

Digby Parton, who writes on Hullabaloo.com, said
she initially thought of her blog as an ephemeral form of conversation among
friends and used vulgarities freely. But now she is read by a substantially
wider circle and has cleaned up her language.“I don’t use the same amount of
profanity,” she said. “We’re taken much more seriously as a political force,”
and she has a stronger sense that her words are “out there for
posterity.”


Now I bow to the great writing of Digby as much as any of us do, she's a
godmother to so many and far be it from a nobody like myself to...Posterity?
Fuck that, Digby.What is posterity? The dry spot you wiggle toward after
sleeping with the enemy?

Sheeit.I don't care if you blog the word "fuck" or not. Those kind of
choices are made by writers all the time, and the right choice is what works for
what you're writing.But I do care, very much, where the blogs go and what they
represent. There are two political parties in this country, folks: "inside the
Beltway" and "outside the Beltway." I am a proud outside the beltway
rabblerouser.Chris Mathews? Wolf Blitzer? Markos? To which party do they belong
these days?

I couldn't agree more . Bluegal sent me to this link by DriftGlass, on shouting "Fuck" in a crowded porno theater. Number 6 on the list of Seven Things So Monstrous and Obscene That You Can Never, Ever Say Them On TV... "Genuine Christianity's worst enemies are Conservative Evangelical Fundamentalist Christians"

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The motivations for arresting Lenny Bruce and threatening club owners with arrest or loss of licenses had as much to do with his satire of organized religions as it did with using the word cocksucker. George Carlin liked to find out where the line was and drag the audience across. He talked about "The Game".

Lenny found out where the line was and didn't just talk about it, but took it to the streets. In 1951, after moving to Miami and working the clubs with his wife Honey, he organized a charter from New York State legalizing The Brother Mathias Foundation, getting licensed to solicit and disperse funds for a leper colony in British Guiana. He'd put on a priest costume with the collar and go door to door asking for donations for the leper colony. He was arrested in Palm Beach on suspicion of gaining money by deception - "soliciting funds for some NONSECTARIAN organization that had sponsored a leper colony." (my emphasis). He was eventually charged with vagrancy and panhandling. He had raised $8000, of which $2500 reached the leper colony. He had the unmitigated audacity to play the Religion, Inc game , and they took great offense! I'm not sure what church dominated Palm Beach, but Lenny was encroaching on their turf, and he paid the price.

Paul Krassner wrote about a gig in Milwaukee in 1960.
That evening, three plainclothes police walked into his dressing room at
the club where he was working. They told him not to discuss politics or religion
or sex, or they'd yank him right off the stage. The previous night a
group of Catholics had signed a complaint about his act.


My first encounter with Lenny Bruce was from a piece in Arcade: The Comics Revue No.2, 1975, written by Paul Krassner and illustrated by Robert Crumb.

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Krassner writes
Once in Chicago, a few of us were driving around and stopped the car in front of a Religious Novelties store. Lenny got out and purchased a framed portrait of John XXIII, the first Pope in history to smoke cigarettes.
"I just Know I could make him laugh," Lenny said.

We drove past a Catholic school and stopped again. Lenny beckoned toward a couple of little girls standing around in their parochial uniforms. "Hey c'mere a minute - I got the real thing in here." They approached the car, he opened the door, whipped out the painting of the Pope and flashed it like some kind of religious exhibitionist. Lenny was right; Pope John would've laughed at that, one of those hoarse laughs that people develop from smoking too many cigarettes.


I'll leave off here with a 6 Cozmik Debris of Zappadan Separation, the gig poster for his last shows
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

John McCain Op-ED Rejected by The New York Times

We know that John McCain had an Op-ED rejected by the New York Times. What is not more commonly known is that John McCain also had several political cartoons rejected by the OP-ED editorial board at the New York Times. Zencomix was able to obtain copies of the cartoons in question. Here's McCain's first submission.

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New York Times op-ed editor David Shipley wrote in an email to McCain's staff, "It would be terrific to have a cartoon from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama's piece." But, he continued, "I'm not going to be able to accept this cartoon as currently drawn."

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Apparently, he didn't like the fact that the cartoon was drawn on the back of a cardboard box for a can of sardines.He possibly was doing McCain a huge favor by not letting McCain's connection to a Moroccan Sardine Cartel be a part of the public discourse on the Presidential election. McCain went "back to the drawing board" and submitted this cartoon.

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This cartoon was also rejected. McCain remained steadfast in his use of sardine boxes, although he did change brands for the new cartoon.

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I caught up with John McCain on the campaign trail in the parking lot of a Mister Donut in Braintree, Massachusetts. I asked for his reaction to the NY Times rejecting his OP-ED cartoons.
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"Damn caviar eating Liberal Elitist Media, doesn't like a good, honest can of sardines!"




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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Iran-Contra Animation

Early Monday morning, a high velocity wind storm with lots of rain and lightning ripped through Iowa, and we lost power for about 12 hours. I spent the day bailing out the sump pump well in my basement. Lots of fun involving car batteries, power inverters, extension cords, and for awhile, good old fashioned buckets. The basement stayed dry! I gotta stop using the Geo Metro as a generator, though and get a real generator.But first...today I started reorganizing some of my storage space to put things in a better positon for potential basement flooding, and I came across some old videotape.




This is 20 years old, something I did at The Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston.Shot first in Super 8 mm, and then reshot in 16 mm film. The film to video conversion was nothing more than videotaping the film as it played against the screen.I lack the abiity to upload a VHS to the computer, so I took a digital video of the TV. So,that's a digital video copy of a 1980s VHS video-to-film copy of the original 16mm film.

The original music was done by my brother Bob and his friend Jack Condon, but it never made it onto the magnetized strip on the film. The film is still silent and the cassette tape with the original music is hopelessly lost. As a substitute, There's a boombox playing Who Be Dat? (Theme Song, Part 2) in the background while I recorded the TV (Nate Solod: words and vocals,Frank Swart: Fretless and slap bass,acoustic guitar, Jeffrey Clemens: drums and percussion, stand up bass, vocals, and Sandy cohen, vocals)

Still patiently waiting for the Who Be Dat? tapes to be converted to a digital format, MR. Frank Swart, talkin' to you!


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Sunday, July 20, 2008

It's Only A Wafer Thin Communion Wafer

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True stories! The Catholic Wingnuts of The American Taliban rears its ugly head Bill Donuthole wants to Pile on, of course.

Body Of Christ held Hostage!

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Friday, July 18, 2008

New Yorker Obama Cartoon Cover

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Next time, have Bill Griffith draw the cover.

Jon Swift weighs in.

I read it on Wikipedia, so it must be true.!

"A one way maze inside my mind
The haze, the haze - I'm blind
In my mind, one sidewalk
They look, they look, no talk
For me my thoughts and reasons change
I have no time to rearrange
I'm sure organized
Like my front door - open wide
No back, no exit, just one way out
I get around by word of mouth
Movin',takin', soothin', naked
In New York, They're fakin'!"

Nate Solod, "New York...Man" from the 1990 WHO BE DAT album "Our First Swing Set"


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Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Blizzard of Oz

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You say "Head in the sand", I say "Head up the ass!"


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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tucson, Tucumcari, Tehachapi,

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Phil Gramm, Porno for Pyros

The Central Scrotumizer takes a big leap forward.



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Friday, July 11, 2008

Meanwhile, at The Drake Happy Hour

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Stay tooned for Next Week! Suzi Creamcheese falls into a quicksand pit and is saved by Joey the drug dealing busboy!

Full bodied,oaky rant with hints of raspberries, vanilla, and mango mustard marinade injected into duck burritos!


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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Romantic Interlude pt. 1

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Corn Fed Hussy N0. 7 Soma, ed. Iowa City, IA 2004


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Monday, July 07, 2008

Blond Ambition

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Bushie has a new BFF

Fester takes a look at next year's Netroots

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Anatomy of a Smear

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John McCain is So Reluctant, his Bedroom Is A Bedwomb!

Very Superstitious!


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