Category Archives: pop culture

Friday Night Concert Clip-NOT (With The Real Tuesday Weld)

It’s no secret that commercial producers like to use catchy tunes/jingles in TV spots and a recent car commercial features a song by an assemblage of Brit musicians and creatives called The Real Tuesday Weld. Continue reading

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House Repubs Defund NPR

WASHINGTON- Well, they did it. After threatening for decades, majority House Republicans today passed legislation to deny funds  to National Public Radio (NPR). Convening an emergency committee Wednesday to take advantage of a controversy generated by an ambush interview in … Continue reading

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Facebook Lesson: Post at Your Own Risk

And therein lies the cruel reality of web content. Unlike spoken (unrecorded) words, a record remains. Once one posts, one must assume it can or may be seen by anyone, regardless of intent. Continue reading

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Obama on Equality for Women

The right is not known for its record of promoting or esteeming (other than objectifying) women. Ersatz leader, philosophical guru and GOP Cultural Minister Rush Limbaugh is known for his scathing insults toward Women’s Lib and to women in general.Theirs … Continue reading

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Let NPR Support Itself

Okay, enough is enough.  Today right wing blow-holes like Eric Cantor are bloviating about how their felonious ambush faux journalist James O’Keefe brought down another so-called bastion of the liberal media, PBS as Vivian Schiller, former President and CEO of … Continue reading

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Immigration and the Gulf Spill: Problem(s) Solved

What’s on hand is a mass of humanity that an insipid a sector of our country feels haven’t earned the right to be here. We also have a growing cesspool of petrol and dispersants threatening life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the Gulf and beyond. Consider them resources. Continue reading

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Nature’s Way of Telling Us (We’re Assholes)

One of my all-time favorites of the period was Spirit, a west-coast band of formidable talent and creativity. Spirit had a decent following, but never matched the financial success of many contemporaries, despite writing some of the decades’ most memorable songs. Today, as I watched the oozing crude billow menacingly in the Gulf Coast, I recalled an old saw by Spirit that’s no less pertinent today than the year it was released. Continue reading

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Lazy Fast Food

The Double Down Chicken sandwich was born…a chicken sandwich made by cooks too lazy to actually “sandwich” its payload, for eaters who presumably for “health” reasons want to forgo the starch of a bun by substituting a truckload of fat or perhaps think they can get away with eating this shit pile with one hand. American genius! Continue reading

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Alex Chilton Commemorated by Congress

As you probably have heard, Alex Chilton, one of the principals if not the driving force behind Big Star died this week of an apparent heart attack.  Bummer. At the tender age of 16, Chilton made a splash with the … Continue reading

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2010 FIFA World Cup: Can You Feel It?

As the 2010 games beckon, there are several “official” FIFA 2010 World Cup trailers out there, each of which has merit. This one, however, reportedly created by USA fans, captures for me what the games promise. Continue reading

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