Saturday, July 28, 2007


Ever since I first learned how to post pictures on Doc40, there has been an ongoing discussion about how I have a notable penchant for posting what some girl, one of the original and old school Doc 40 crew, disparagingly refers to as “cheesecake.” This first image would, I believe, certainly qualify as cheesecake, and the story the story set-up certainly plays to serious 20th century, Stepford-style objectification. On the other hand, I fucking love the art. It’s a great Wally Wood classic, the undisputed mega-star of EC and Mad, and, this being the cover of an EC Comic, there will, without doubt, be an evil twist, and the bald, bespectacled nerd will, no question, get his, and find that he’s some 1950s equivalent of a dickless alien and all the deep frozen hotties are of absolutely no use to him. That’s why the Comics Code was invented to put EC out of business. (About the same time as they jailed Chuck Berry and drafted Elvis.)

The set of images below are, however, are an entirely different matter.


My mind boggles at state of the consciousness of the picture editor at the London’s tabloid Daily Mail apparently who dispatched a photographer with a telephoto lens to take bathing suit pictures of J. K. Rowling. Are they kidding me? J. K. Rowling! What the fuck is these fools problem? Rowling has created a series of books beloved by mega millions and made more money than Belgium, so does that mean she is fair game to be invasively photographed half dressed? And who wants to see this? What weirdoes are getting off behind this? For chrissakes, we have Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan for that kind if shit. (Except it seems to be driving them – when they’re not driving themselves – to coke and booze.) And if it’s valid, where the hell are the pictures of Tom Clancy or Dan Brown in a Speedo?

The secret word is Vicarious

Friday, July 27, 2007


And if you are the only person the planet not to have heard the story of Oscar the Kitty of Death, here’s the link. (From Valerie who does not seem to be getting email.)

Or, as HCB puts it – So elephants learn to avoid landmines and cats can sense death, where does that leave Paulie Walnuts?

Perhaps listening to Dick Dale and the Del-Tones?

The secret word is Roasting

(Assinine, but I couldn’t resist. It’s too hot to think tonight.)

Thursday, July 26, 2007


In the this week’s LA CityBeat I have a media column that examines why so many jokes are made and satirical bits done that have the basic premise the Dick Cheney is an alien.

(But enough with the jokes, why doesn’t Congress just get on and impeach the bastard?)
And talking of crazed tyrants…


And just to prove that the USA does not have a lock on historical irrationality, seems that the kids in Moscow think Uncle Joe was, well, you know, like…radical.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's youths admire Soviet dictator Josef Stalin -- who presided over the deaths of millions of people -- and want to kick immigrants out of Russia, according to a poll released on Wednesday. The poll, carried out by the Yuri Levada Centre, was presented by two U.S. academics who called it "The Putin Generation: the political views of Russia's youth". When asked if Stalin was a wise leader, half of the 1,802 respondents, aged from 16 to 19, agreed he was. "Fifty-four percent agreed that Stalin did more good than bad," said Theodore Gerber, a sociologist from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Forty-six percent disagreed with the statement that Stalin was a cruel tyrant." Stalin, who took over from Vladimir Lenin, built a system of terror and repression in which tens millions of people died or were killed. He died in 1953. (For the rest of the story.)

The secret word is Bolshevik


Frank Zappa is to have a street named after him in Berlin. The German city's Marzahn-Hellersdorf district board approved renaming 'Road 13' as 'Frank-Zappa-Strasse', the first street in Germany named for a rock musician. (Although for some unclear reason, Frank’s window Gail seems to have problems.) But negatives aside, here a video of Willie the Pimp to mark the occasion. (And chide Los Angeles for not doing the same.)

CRYPTIQUEWhat’s the ugliest part of your body?

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


There comes a moment in this world after a combo of wine and vodka when there's nothing left except to reveal that the secret word is Aardvarks.
But this is a link to Brian who is blogging his way through pancreatic cancer. Put him on your mailing list for links and fun, okay? (See comment on the Bible "spoiler" post, just a scroll away.)

Unless you want to watch a weirdass rendition of TheSimpsons theme. Or some Les Paul and Mary Ford from OOSoul.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


and so is this...

(Thanks Valerie)


We’ve had so little detailed coverage out here about the disastrous weather in the UK, I still have to get my mind around it, and any firsthand reports and impressions would be very welcome because the US media are so fucking parochial. Munz did, however send over a report that contained a chilling paragraph.

“In April 1989 Margaret Thatcher, then Prime Minister, gave her Cabinet a seminar on global warming at No 10 and one of the speakers was the scientist and green guru James Lovelock. A reporter asked him afterwards what would be the first signs of global warming. He replied: "Surprises." Asked to explain, he said: "The hurricane of October 1987 was a surprise, wasn't it? There'll be more." The floods of 2007 were a surprise as well, and if Dr Lovelock is right, there'll be more of them too. Welcome to the weather of the 21st century.”


When the following words come from an old-line conservative like Paul Craig Roberts – a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan – I must confess, neighbors, I start to fret.
“Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran. Bush has put in place all the necessary measures for dictatorship in the form of "executive orders" that are triggered whenever Bush declares a national emergency. Recent statements by Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, former Republican senator Rick Santorum and others suggest that Americans might expect a series of staged, or false flag, "terrorist" events in the near future."
Click here for Roberts full column. (And thanks for the tip, Anne.)

The secret word is Reichstag


“I’m dead, you moron.”

Quite by accident, because I don’t in anyway follow these things, I discovered that some wrestler formerly know as Johnny Nitro has changed his name to John Morrison and is doing some weirdass lizard king act. What’s with these fucking wrestlers with their steroids, homicide and psychosis? Is nothing neither sacred nor sufficiently profane?

Monday, July 23, 2007


(Donated by Miss Templeton)


Okay so we got through the weekend with Dick Cheney at the helm and we’re still here. (Or did some enterprising Colonel fix the Go Code and disconnect the button?) But then I read how, with the grimmest interpretation, Bush and Cheney have granted themselves the power to arrest and a seize the assets of any of us they don’t like, and no Democrat has said a fucking word -- in my hearing at least -- when they should be screaming bloody fascist murder, maybe its time to evacuate. Or do we, as always, stay and fight? And why does it always seem so much more bleak on Monday?

Or maybe the question of the day should be what kind of omen is a pink dolphin?

The secret word is Owl