Saturday, August 30, 2008


In which Marilyn – finally abandoned by D-Corps, and with only Nembutal to defend herself – has no choice. As Yancey Slide previously advised, she quickly replicates as the attack ships of Zeta Reticuli warp from orbit into her neural subspace.


Thanks to Valerie (who sent this image for the bloody VP hockey mom) a new series seems to be evolving.


Click here for an inconsequential-but-fun video clip that seems like the sci-fi thing to do as Hurricane Gustav grows and advances on both the Gulf Coast and McCain’s convention, and we wait to see what happens next and wonder if God was really on our side all along. (But which God?)

The secret word is Tuesday

Friday, August 29, 2008


Vice President? And, no, this isn't sexism. Just stunned amazement.
The secret words are Beauty Queen


The Interior Department has announced a plan that would dramatically undercut the Endangered Species Act -- our nation's safety net for animals and plants on the brink of extinction. If finalized, the plan would allow government agencies with no formal wildlife expertise to decide the fate of imperiled species like the polar bear, the gray wolf and whales. Even worse, those agencies may have a pro-polluter or pro-development agenda that is directly at odds with the well-being of wildlife. Click to help.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

“When do we launch the full assault, sensei?”


Having read all the comments and digested all that was said – and boy is my stomach tired – I figure that we are doing just fine with the comments being used as they are right now, and a forum would probably be more trouble than it’s worth, plus, with Doc40’s high levels of philosophical permissiveness, it might become a troll magnet and time would be wasted punishing idiots. Having said that, I would never object if anyone wanted to erect a forum under the Doc40 logo on their own dime. They’d have links and my blessing, but not much more.

I think I’ve said before that the current way Doc40 is organized stretches my resources about as far as they can be stretched for a labor of love, propaganda, and high amusement. (I’ve yet to find the time to build a new Doctube post.) I would, however, be even more amused by a Doc40 shop. Way cool. Except it would be a portal to the real world of dread business where I flounder and tend to find the daunting complexities of commerce about as amusing as a minefield. I have no talent for the transactional. A clue to why I’m always broke, I guess. I never had any concept of Doc40 ever being a commercial proposition. Putting aside all altruism, the interwebs defy business models, and I absolutely don’t want to post advertising. On the other hand, if the endeavor could provide the odd bottle of scotch and pay the media bill now and again, I’d far from object. It also seems a good idea at time when the number of visitors to the blog is on a definite growth curve.

To organize a shop would really require my acquiring a partner-in-retail who could organize the damned place – someone who could compare the advantages of Café Press v Zazzle, ramrod artwork, and generally take command, while I have lots of really good ideas for items that would irritate squares and Republicans. Any rewards would, of course be shared. I fear that is the only way we will have our hoodies and t-shirts. Wanna be the Doc40 entrepreneur? Write me at . The rest of you just leave comments.

The secret words are Reader’s Control


Jettboy is selling buttons as pictured here. If you want some, email him at (It occurs to me that Doc 40 could also be a market place for reader-generated stuff.)

CRYPTIQUEWhile Obama speaks, the Irish add apostrophes.

The Dems have a had a pretty Dem good convention so far, but don’t let’s get carried away. Remembr our true leader.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


This is a nuclear explosion. (Supplied by catmoderne)


And this is Brigitte Bardot in a bikini. (Lifted from Tom Sutpen.)
You decide.

The secret words are Life and Death

After all the discussion on the “comments” of a forum, a Doc40 shop, etc., I’ve pretty much marshaled my thoughts as best and as seriously as I can in an LA August heat wave, but have been too busy to jot them down. Maybe tomorrow. (As Billy Fury once remarked.)


Click here you silly twisted persons. (Americans should maybe Google “The Goon Show.”)


This comes from Elf Hellion

"The Army has given a team of University of California researchers a $4 million grant to study the foundations of "synthetic telepathy." But unlike old-school mind-melds, this seemingly psychic communication would be computer-mediated. The University of California, Irvine explains: The brain-computer interface would use a noninvasive brain imaging technology like electroencephalography to let people communicate thoughts to each other. For example, a soldier would "think" a message to be transmitted and a computer-based speech recognition system would decode the EEG signals. The decoded thoughts, in essence translated brain waves, are transmitted using a system that points in the direction of the intended target.
All across the military, there's interest in translating thoughts into computer code, and vice versa. Darpa-funded researchers have taught monkeys how to control robotic limbs with their thoughts. Defense contractor Northrop Grumman is building binoculars that tap the unconscious mind. Honeywell has built a system that monitors pre-conscious nueral firings, to help pick out targets in satellite imagery. The JASONs, the Pentagon's premiere scientific advisory board, has warned of the dangers of enemies implanted with brain-computer interfaces. And the Defense Intelligence Agency just released a report, saying the military needs to spend more on neuroscience - up to and including "mak[ing] the enemy obey our commands."

CRYPTIQUE – “The consciousness of the people diverges from the power structure's hypnosis and con job.”

“I don’t know why I’m still playing this damned piano. What’s God done for me lately?”


Tuesday, August 26, 2008


As the Democractic Convention rocks on in Denver (with the magnificent Ted Kennedy) we recall conventions of yesteryear. Tom Sutpen has posted a magnificent sequence of shots from Chicago in 1968.


Today, in our shameless denigrating of John McCain, and hammering home the point that he might actually be a worse president than the loathsome GWB, we turn to Maureen Dowd and Faux Smoke.

“My mom did not approve of men who cheated on their wives. She called them “long-tailed rats.”
During the 2000 race, she listened to news reports about John McCain confessing to dalliances that caused his first marriage to fall apart after he came back from his stint as a P.O.W. in Vietnam.
I figured, given her stringent moral standards, that her great affection for McCain would be dimmed.
“So,” I asked her, “what do you think of that?”
“A man who lives in a box for five years can do whatever he wants,” she replied matter-of-factly.
I was startled, but it brought home to me what a powerful get-out-of-jail-free card McCain had earned by not getting out of jail free."
Click here for more

Plus stories on his flip-flops and other policy reversals (from Faux Smoke)

And Pat Buchanan cries treason. (Sent by Iggy.)

“We never lost a battle in Vietnam. It was American public opinion that made us lose.” – John McCain

The secret word is maybe Senile

Monday, August 25, 2008


Hola Señor Farren,
I'm really getting a kick out of the whole back-and-forth happening on the ol' Doc 40 blog, but you really need to get yourself a forum set up, Mick. I have space and the script (whatever thae fuck that means) for one that came with my website, but I have no idea how to set it up. If you know a good web guy, I'd be happy to donate the space.

The above letter comes from our pal Jett. I very much like the idea of expanding Doc40 in any way that we can. I subscribe the shark metaphor of swim forward or die, but I also have to be realistic that, in terms of time, cash, and ingenuity, I can’t put too much more into the project no matter how much I value it as a means of communication and a work of art. Already I find myself failing to find the time to update Doctube, and the quest for a decoder ring is not going well. (More about this, maybe tomorrow.) On the other hand, I don’t want to include Google ads, and I even feel uncomfortable putting out a PayPal tip jar or anything like that. This I presenting this idea to our regular readers. Would you like a forum? Is their a “good web guy” out there who could set this up in five minutes.

And, having said all that, I return to watching the Dems convent.

The secret word is Growth

CRYPTIQUE -- Deuterium + Tritium > Alpha + n ...

Sunday, August 24, 2008


In which Marilyn, accompanied by the French homosexual, peers into the subway tunnel seeking the King of The Lizardmen from the Hollow Earth.

The secret acronym is C.H.U.D.S


I mean, what could be added?