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Please & Thank You, Cake & Beer

by Bunk X ( 63 Comments › )
Filed under Art, Censorship, OOT, Open thread, Politics, Satire at June 8th, 2012 - 11:00 pm

There is a legitimate reason for that warning, and it has nothing to do with noise, but a lot to do with harmonics. Dissonance rarely causes trouble, but harmonics can bring down massive structures. Today we saw a mix of both on the internest, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing.

The obvious lesson here is “Never Applaud With Your Feet.” Reinterpret that as much as you want to on The Overnight Open Thread.

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63 Responses to “Please & Thank You, Cake & Beer”
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  1. 1 | June 8, 2012 11:07 pm


  2. 2 | June 8, 2012 11:30 pm

    Old School 95 shit.

    Good times.


  3. 3 | June 8, 2012 11:32 pm

    Okay. Prometheus. Short version: third-best Alien movie.

    I’m not up for a “long” version but I’ll go midway here: it’s good, but it does not reach the vision of Alien nor the script of Aliens. That wouldn’t be so bad except that this movie set out to be epic. (The first Alien was minimalistic, so it worked.)

    It is time that Ridley Scott understood that he cannot write a story and cannot even evaluate a story passed to him. He is a workhorse; he is brilliant at directing this or that particular scene, but he cannot compose a movie on the scale of Prometheus. (Contrast with James Cameron; douche that he is, Cameron knows story structure.)

    A more spoileriffic first-thoughts review is at Anna’s.


  4. 4 | June 8, 2012 11:35 pm

    @ Zimriel:
    “Alien” was great for what it didn’t show, and it covered a lot of ground that way.


  5. 5 | June 8, 2012 11:35 pm

    Let’s connect Politic Ditto!

    Good times, alot better than now.


  6. 6 | June 8, 2012 11:35 pm

    Night all!


  7. 7 | June 8, 2012 11:43 pm

    @ Zimriel:
    And for minimalism, “The Blair Witch Project” was the best.


  8. gibsonz
    8 | June 9, 2012 12:10 am

    Cake and beer…do I have to have the cake? I am trying to follow a healthier lifestyle that includes less fat and more alcohol…my maternal grandfather lived to 96 on camel non-filters and vodka-a-plenty, he hated cake and unhealthy foods, he often said in a drunken stupor…”fuck cake and democrats”!…


  9. 9 | June 9, 2012 12:21 am

    @ gibsonz:
    “Fuck Cake” is blasphemy. I heard a recipe on the radio (by accident). Take a Betty Crocker Cake Mix, forget the eggs, forget the water, and toss a Diet Dr. Pepper and follow the recipe otherwise. [Caveat: I don't bake. Baking is for girls.] When the cake is ready, feed it to your dogs.


  10. gibsonz
    10 | June 9, 2012 12:29 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    (by accident)

    Yes, an ‘accidental’ discovery indeed!…lol


  11. 11 | June 9, 2012 12:32 am

    gibsonz wrote:

    Cake and beer…do I have to have the cake? I am trying to follow a healthier lifestyle that includes less fat and more alcohol…my maternal grandfather lived to 96 on camel non-filters and vodka-a-plenty, he hated cake and unhealthy foods, he often said in a drunken stupor…”fuck cake and democrats”!…

    Sounds like your grandfather was a smart man… :grin:


  12. gibsonz
    12 | June 9, 2012 12:38 am

    doriangrey wrote:

    Sounds like your grandfather was a smart man…

    He had his moments…!


  13. lobo91
    13 | June 9, 2012 12:45 am

    Along with everyone’s favorite aliens, look who else is back:


    ‘Wage Slavery’: Piven Calls Working for ‘Livelihood’ Not ‘Appropriate’ – Better to Be ‘Active’ in ‘Community’

    “It’s not exactly a mystery, why there are no jobs, why jobs are so hard to find. We’ve been eliminating jobs. We send them abroad to low wage countries; we eliminate the jobs in the gasoline station– you pump your own gas, you pack your own groceries, check out your own stuff at K-Mart.”

    “I don’t think we should just do the jobs mantra. Do we really think that people only deserve a livelihood if they’re willing to work 40, 50, 60 hours a week for 6 or 7 or 8 dollars an hour? I don‘t think that’s appropriate.”

    “What about all these women that were forced into the low-wage labor market? They are working at Wal-Mart, for example, putting all the stuff back on the hangers that the customers knock off the hangers, and things like that. And they’re leaving their kids with their mother, or their drug-addicted brother-in-law, in order to go to Wal-Mart and earn minimum wage, and maybe also collect food stamps in order to survive. What’s so great about that?”

    “Why can’t they work in their– you know, be an active participant in their community, take care of their own kids.”


  14. lobo91
    14 | June 9, 2012 12:49 am

    @ lobo91:

    “Why can’t they work in their– you know, be an active participant in their community, take care of their own kids.”

    Maybe if they weren’t such “active participants in their community,” they wouldn’t have all those illegitimate kids in the first place…
    //


  15. 15 | June 9, 2012 12:53 am

    gibsonz wrote:

    doriangrey wrote:
    Sounds like your grandfather was a smart man…

    He had his moments…!

    Yea, I imagine you don’t make it to 96 without having a few… :grin:


  16. 16 | June 9, 2012 12:54 am

    @ lobo91:

    Why hasn’t that old Marxist bitch died yet?


  17. lobo91
    17 | June 9, 2012 12:57 am

    doriangrey wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    Why hasn’t that old Marxist bitch died yet?

    Satan doesn’t want her messing his place up with her nonsense either


  18. 18 | June 9, 2012 1:01 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    doriangrey wrote:
    @ lobo91:
    Why hasn’t that old Marxist bitch died yet?

    Satan doesn’t want her messing his place up with her nonsense either

    That’s probably the truth.


  19. 19 | June 9, 2012 1:07 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    Satan doesn’t want her messing his place up with her nonsense either

    Even the Barbed Cock [tm] has its standards


  20. rain of lead
    20 | June 9, 2012 1:21 am

    doriangrey wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    Why hasn’t that old Marxist bitch died yet?

    because only the good die young
    evil lives forever


  21. Xeon
    21 | June 9, 2012 1:29 am

    Just in case anybody has a problem with the new feature in Firefox, where when you open a new tab, it has tiles of recently visited websites on it, all you need to do to get rid of it is press the small gray icon on the upper right side of the page, and it will open blank from then on. (the way it always did)


  22. 22 | June 9, 2012 1:35 am

    @ gibsonz:
    I started the car. The radio was on. I listened for 10 minutes, and paid attention. It was a nice break. I’m a Pepper.


  23. 23 | June 9, 2012 1:40 am

    @ Xeon:
    Yeah. Saw that. Clean History is a good one to un-click as well, just in case you search for Lesbian Amputee Dwarf Porn and want to hide it from your significant other.


  24. gibsonz
    24 | June 9, 2012 1:51 am

    @ Bunk X:
    I can understand that. I was clearing a path across the Everglades just east of Fort Myers with a dull machete when I came across a ‘vote for Warren’ sign impaled in a cypress stump…it turned my life around, it made me realize my .00625% Seminole heritage!


  25. lobo91
    25 | June 9, 2012 2:10 am

    Speaking of evil, here’s Eric Holder attempting to use his Jedi mind powers on Congress:


    ‘I Have Superior Knowledge’: Holder Pressed on DOJ’s Involvement in Fast & Furious, Dismisses Evidence

    During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder argued that an alleged email between high ranking Justice Department officials referencing the failed gun-running operation Fast and Furious was inaccurate and cited his “superior knowledge” to make his case.

    In one of the most revealing moments of testimony, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) pointed to an email written by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein to James Trusty, chief of DOJ’s Organized Crime and Gang Section, and pressed Holder to address the correspondence.

    “You claim with passion that nobody at the senior levels at the Department of Justice prior to the death of Brian Terry knew that guns were walking, and I‘ve got an email from Jason Weinstein using the term ’guns walking,’” Chaffetz said.

    “That refers to Wide Receiver, not Fast and Furious,” Holder replied.

    Operations Wide Receiver, Medrano and Hernandez are all gun-walking initiatives carried out under former President George W. Bush. Holder referenced these cases multiple times throughout his testimony.

    “That is not what the February 4 letter that was sent to the United States Congress said,” said Chaffetz. “That’s not true.”

    But Holder didn’t relent and went on to say the letter was determined to be inaccurate and repeated that the email referred only to Wide Receiver. So Chaffetz read the emails verbatim to Holder and Committee members. You can read all of their conversation here and decide whether Weinstein and Trusty were talking about operation Fast and Furious when they reference “Fast and Furious.”

    “The email says Fast and Furious, you say it doesn’t. I’ve got it in black and white,” Chaffetz said.

    Holder shortly later asserted, “I have superior knowledge.”

    //These are not the emails you’re looking for…


  26. NoThreat2U
    26 | June 9, 2012 2:18 am

    Damn…step away for a bit and all the sudden…people be talking shit. It’s alright though….

    lol


  27. yenta-fada
    27 | June 9, 2012 2:43 am

    @ lobo91:

    Ann Barnhardt’s opinion on Holder:

    I stated this in either 2009 or 2010, but it bears repeating. There is ZERO chance that Eric Holder will be forced from office. Eric Holder is utterly essential to the Obama regime and he is performing exactly how they want him to perform. Eric Holder is one of the most dangerous men in the world today. He is a psychopathic mass murderer, committed Marxist-Leninist ideologue and a foaming, drooling racist against Caucasians. To expect the Obama regime to get rid of Eric Holder would be like expecting Hitler to get rid of Rudolf Hess. It ain’t happening. Like Hess, Holder’s deep psychopathy and criminality is considered a FEATURE, not a bug.


  28. yenta-fada
    28 | June 9, 2012 2:47 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    I don’t know where Ann gets her information on Holder because she doesn’t cite sources in that bit. I would, unlike Ann, be vewy vewy nervous if Eric Holder snuck up on me in the night or in the day. Eric “my people” Holder might confuse me with a person of no particular color.


  29. lobo91
    29 | June 9, 2012 2:47 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    I agree. I’ve wanted to see him in prison since he was Janet Reno’s #2 back in the Clinton days.

    The stuff he’s gotten away with over the years is amazing.


  30. yenta-fada
    30 | June 9, 2012 2:48 am

    @ lobo91:

    Is having superior knowledge a function of being a member of a master race? Just asking….


  31. yenta-fada
    31 | June 9, 2012 2:51 am

    WZ says,

    Report: Smokin’ Joe Biden Spends $1 Million Annually for Golf Outings and Other Weekend Adventures.

    It may be a wild internet rumor, but Joe is alleged to have TGIF written on his shoes. It stands for ‘toes go in first’.


  32. lobo91
    32 | June 9, 2012 2:53 am

    yenta-fada wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    Is having superior knowledge a function of being a member of a master race? Just asking….

    Something like that. Superior ideology, anyway.

    He’s another one of the uber-far left inner circle in this administration. After leaving the Justice department when Bush took office, he went to work at a law firm that specialized in defending Gitmo terrorists. When he came to work for Obama, he brought a bunch of his former co-workers with him.


  33. yenta-fada
    33 | June 9, 2012 2:54 am

    Where is everyone to appreciate my middle of the night snark-o-rama?
    I do try not to repeat myself. I have also given FLOTUS the day off as the expensive ‘let’s move’ target of merriment.


  34. lobo91
    34 | June 9, 2012 2:57 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    I moved halfway around the world from her. Does that count?


  35. yenta-fada
    35 | June 9, 2012 2:59 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    I agree. I’ve wanted to see him in prison since he was Janet Reno’s #2 back in the Clinton days.
    The stuff he’s gotten away with over the years is amazing.

    My theory is that don’t give a rat’s patootie about any old cr@p they spout. Nobody holds them accountable. Not the branches of government, the media, the military, etc. I was listening to Panetta dribble on about attacking people in “cyber” and it was crystal clear he had no clue what he was talking about. ‘They’ DON’T CARE how they sound or now they appear. It’s a club, and we ain’t in it.


  36. NoThreat2U
    36 | June 9, 2012 3:00 am

    @ lobo91:
    All together now…CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  37. yenta-fada
    37 | June 9, 2012 3:03 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    I moved halfway around the world from her. Does that count?

    Out of sight, out of sight. :-)


  38. yenta-fada
    38 | June 9, 2012 3:05 am

    NoThreat2U wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    All together now…CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There are more of us then there are of them. Now, if we could just WAKE UP and back away from the TV.//
    (You know I’m bitter because we don’t get “Falling Skies” here, right?)


  39. lobo91
    39 | June 9, 2012 3:10 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    That crap Clinton was spouting the other day about how “nobody’s seen a live Communist in 10 years” was sad, too. He was going off on Allen West for calling out all the DSA members in the House.


  40. NoThreat2U
    40 | June 9, 2012 3:11 am

    @ yenta-fada:
    I will find a safe site where you can watch it online.


  41. lobo91
    41 | June 9, 2012 3:12 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    You need a program that’ll let you change your proxy settings to look like you’re in the US, and then you can watch it online.


  42. yenta-fada
    42 | June 9, 2012 3:26 am

    @ lobo91:
    @ NoThreat2U:

    I am all ears and eyes. A computer idiot, but I can be motivated into learning new behavior.


  43. yenta-fada
    43 | June 9, 2012 3:29 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    That crap Clinton was spouting the other day about how “nobody’s seen a live Communist in 10 years” was sad, too. He was going off on Allen West for calling out all the DSA members in the House.

    Bill is a consumate liar, but he looks better every day that Ozero is in office. I see him side swiping the incumbent more often and it has a certain fascination. Revenge is a dish best served cold.:-)


  44. lobo91
    44 | June 9, 2012 3:33 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    I’ve never personally used one, but I know people who do over here to get around geographic blocks on sites. TNT puts that show on its website the day after it airs, but it won’t allow you to watch it because you’re outside the US. I have the same problem over here. In my case, I use a pay service that allows me to download TV shows and movies. Comes in handy here, since DVD rentals are nonexistent.

    That would work for you, too, but you don’t really need it just to watch recent TV episodes online. You just need to trick the server into thinking you’re in the US.


  45. yenta-fada
    45 | June 9, 2012 3:41 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    I’ve never personally used one, but I know people who do over here to get around geographic blocks on sites. TNT puts that show on its website the day after it airs, but it won’t allow you to watch it because you’re outside the US. I have the same problem over here. In my case, I use a pay service that allows me to download TV shows and movies. Comes in handy here, since DVD rentals are nonexistent.
    That would work for you, too, but you don’t really need it just to watch recent TV episodes online. You just need to trick the server into thinking you’re in the US.

    I get a lot of vids unavailable for viewing outside the U.S. as well. My computer is still smarter than I am. I don’t know how to trick it. Hubby refuses to learn extra computer skills.


  46. yenta-fada
    46 | June 9, 2012 3:43 am

    @ lobo91:

    The have gotten rid of DVD rental stores here. The want us interfaced with computers moe and more. Or perhaps I’m paranoid.


  47. lobo91
    47 | June 9, 2012 3:47 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    Try this site.

    It has links to a bunch of sites that have proxy spoofing stuff.

    I can’t actually get to any of them from here, ironically, since the internet here is heavily filtered.


  48. yenta-fada
    48 | June 9, 2012 3:49 am

    We have a lot of Canadian content rules which I agree with in principle. However, we mostly suck at good TV programming and movies. Usually our best talent moves to the U.S. because of the much larger audience and depth of infrastructure.


  49. yenta-fada
    49 | June 9, 2012 3:55 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    Try this site.
    It has links to a bunch of sites that have proxy spoofing stuff.
    I can’t actually get to any of them from here, ironically, since the internet here is heavily filtered.

    Thanks. Will check it out! I think satellite dishes may get better programming, but they’re not allowed in the condo rules. We get the dregs of some Buffalo, NY stations that show re-runs of ancient sitcoms. LOTS of multicultural programming though. I don’t mind the Bollywood and Chinese stuff, but I destest all the Muslim propaganda and interfaith bs arising from the latter.


  50. yenta-fada
    50 | June 9, 2012 3:56 am

    It’s almost 4 am here. That’s ridiculous. Later. :-)


  51. lobo91
    51 | June 9, 2012 3:57 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    If I couldn’t download entertainment here, I’d go crazy. I get about 8 TV channels in English, about half of them news channels (no Fox News, of course). The rest are stuff like Discovery and NatGeo.

    I have to download all the weekly TV shows I watch. They do have first-run movie theaters here, but again, they edit those, too.


  52. lobo91
    52 | June 9, 2012 3:59 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    Night


  53. Guggi
    53 | June 9, 2012 5:32 am

    After disagreeing with “Rantings of a Sandmokey” a lot in the last months, he has now a new posting on his page defending the Copts which is worth reading:

    Don’t Blame the Copts!

    Ever since the run-off elections started, with the candidates being Morsy and Shafiq, and a dangerous new rhetoric started rising within the ranks of the revolutionaries with one clear theme: The Christian Coptic Population have betrayed the revolution. Why? Well, because the supreme majority (One would estimate about 85%) of the Christian voter base went to Ahmed Shafiq, with the remaining 15% dispersed over various “revolutionary” candidates like Amr Moussa and Hamdeen Sabahy (There are rumors that some Copts have voted for AbulFotouh, but none could be found to verify this), thus providing Shafiq with the necessary votes to reach the run-off elections. The Blame Game started immediately, and despite revolutionary infighting between the supporters of various revolutionary candidates that never quite made it, they all seem to agree on one point: The Copts ( also insert: The Church) have screwed the revolution over with their voting choice. It goes without saying that this rhetoric is very immature and dangerous for the Coptic population, and will lead to further polarization amidst the revolutionary ranks, and that they are better suited to finding out why that happened and try to court that vote, instead of entrenching that belief further. In reality, their choice of vote, while unfortunate, is very logical and should not be blamed for it, and to paint them as traitors after being the population that suffered the most after this revolution is nothing short of latent sectarianism and ignoring the facts.

    Of all the different social segments of society, the Coptic Christians are the ones who have suffered the most due to the success of this revolution. Instead of having one of the primary and explicit goals of this revolution to be the end of sectarianism and social prejudice against the Copts, the revolutionaries seemed more intent on freeing all of the political prisoners during the Mubarak era, which included many people who were jailed for belonging to various islamist groups. While the supreme majority of those prisoners are not “terrorists”, many of them have committed, planned or engaged in terrorist acts , and almost all of them do not share feelings of goodwill towards the Egyptian Coptic population, since many of those terrorist acts were aimed at them during the 80′s and 90′s. The revolutionaries at the time supported the freeing of those prisoners due to: 1) Our seemingly unbending utopian belief that this population was radicalized due to the absence of peaceful political means for them to present their ideas, 2) Our desire to keep the islamists within our ranks, and this was extremely important to them, 3) Our Goal of having a new Egypt where equality for all Egyptians, and not just Christians, was the top priority. Completely sure of ourselves and our ways, we were completely oblivious to the simple fact that not even three months after the All Saints Church bombing in Alexandria, which was one of the principle drivers of this revolution, we actively lobbied for the release of thousands of people that have previously encouraged such acts or at the very least wouldn’t necessarily sympathize with its victims, all the while the Egyptian police is nowhere to be found. Imagine their horror as they sat back watching this unfold, all the while being completely unable to publically protest out of fear of being accused of being anti- revolution or Human Rights. And then immediately after sectarian rhetoric and conflicts started: The Camilia Shehata case, the Atfeeh and mansheyet Nasser attack, the Imbaba Churches attacks, Abu Qurqas, etc.. All in all, the Christians had 6 of their churches attacked in 2011, which was unprecedently terrifying, naturally.

    (…)


  54. Bumr50
    54 | June 9, 2012 5:58 am

    Good morning all!


  55. 55 | June 9, 2012 6:09 am

    @ Bumr50:

    Well, we’ll see…


  56. Bumr50
    56 | June 9, 2012 6:13 am

    Here’s some music.

    I have to go to work.

    httpsv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mck3yliYECw


  57. Bumr50
    57 | June 9, 2012 6:18 am

    @ Bumr50:

    Sh*t.

    Why is there an ‘s’.

    Apparently, you’ll have to click the link to enjoy it.

    I’ll try again.


  58. RIX
    58 | June 9, 2012 7:12 am

    Good morning. Is it just me , or does Holder look like
    a cornered rat when testifying?


  59. 59 | June 9, 2012 7:15 am

    @ RIX:

    JUst you. He looks like that all the time…


  60. RIX
    60 | June 9, 2012 7:20 am

    @ Mike C.:
    I need to pay better attention.
    To me he looks particularly vermin like in front
    of issas committee.
    But hey, maybe it is is his normal persona.


  61. RIX
    61 | June 9, 2012 7:46 am

    No Triple Crown winner this year, I’ll Have Another
    is scratched.
    The horse has swelling in a tendon which is a precursor
    to tendinitis.
    They are doing the right thing and will retire him.
    He is a great horse.


  62. 62 | June 9, 2012 8:22 am

    RIX wrote:

    Good morning. Is it just me , or does Holder look like
    a cornered rat when testifying?

    Actually when I was watching his testimony the other day I could decide whether he looked more like a Mafia Lawyer or a Nixon Lawyer.


  63. heysoos
    63 | June 9, 2012 11:11 am

    I agree with Ed Klein that BO is in the verge of some serious failure…he nails it here, explaining Bo’s three dinners with historians, trying to find some identity…
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/08/what-do-historians-really-think-obama/


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