Saturday, June 02, 2007


Anyone for some Saturday deciphering? (The bloody Da Vinci Code is all over my television.)
Or you could watch a naked dog lip-sync to Bill Burroughs.

The secret word is Hangover

Friday, June 01, 2007


“Don’t say we didn’t warn you.” (photo by Gerard Malanga)

The following (from Nature) was sent over by HCB a while ago, but I shuffled it into a file where it lay for some weeks until I took a look and realized that this is a perfect account of drug use, as it would be practiced, should We (the good guys) lose the War on Drugs to Them (the creepy motherfuckers), and a dire warning that Generation 2 of MKULTRA – the Sons of Sid Gottlieb – are still at it.

"A single, specific memory has been wiped from the brains of rats, leaving other recollections intact. The study adds to our understanding of how memories are made and altered in the brain, and could help to relieve sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of the fearful memories that disrupt their lives. The results are published in Nature Neuroscience. The brain secures memories by transferring them from short-term to long-term storage, through a process called reconsolidation. It has been shown before that this process can be interrupted with drugs. But Joseph LeDoux of the Center for Neural Science at New York University and his colleagues wanted to know how specific this interference was: could the transfer of one specific memory be meddled with without affecting others?
"Our concern was: would you do something really massive to their memory network?" says LeDoux.
To find out, they trained rats to fear two different musical tones, by playing them at the same time as giving the rats an electric shock. Then, they gave half the rats a drug known to cause limited amnesia (U0126, which is not approved for use in people), and reminded all the animals, half of which were still under the influence of the drug, of one of their fearful memories by replaying just one of the tones.
When they tested the rats with both tones a day later, untreated animals were still fearful of both sounds, as if they expected a shock. But those treated with the drug were no longer afraid of the tone they had been reminded of under treatment. The process of re-arousing the rats' memory of being shocked with the one tone while they were drugged had wiped out that memory completely, while leaving their memory of the second tone intact.
LeDoux's team also confirms the idea that a part of the brain called the amygdala is central to this process - communication between neurons in this part of the brain usually increases when a fearful memory forms, but it decreases in the treated rats. This shows that the fearful memory is actually deleted, rather than simply breaking the link between the memory and a fearful response. Greg Quirk, a neurophysiologist from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, thinks that psychiatrists working to treat patients with conditions such as PTSD will be encouraged by the step forward. "These drugs would be adjuncts to therapy," he says. "This is the future of psychiatry - neuroscience will provide tools to help it become more effective."

It is also a perfect line-item brainwashing tool for the thought police in the psycho-civilized total-control nation state.

The secret word is Zap!

“I don’t want to worry anyone, but I think the cat is radioactive.”

Thursday, May 31, 2007


"The female cheetahs that prowl the Serengeti in Tanzania appear to live up to their name, scientists have shown. DNA analysis of the spotted cats found that they were serial cheaters, with nearly half of their litters made up of cubs from different fathers. Writing in Proceedings of the Royal Society, the scientists say the infidelity may expose them to disease. However, it could also ensure the genetic diversity of the endangered species, the researchers hypothesise." For more… (This was a BBC furry critter story sent by Valerie.)

NOT SO FURRY is the media column I have in this week’s LA CityBeat about vanishing attention span and a brand-new, dumbed-down corporate innovation they call the “minisode”

CRYPTIQUEThe boa constrictor finished up working for a stripper.


Be-Bop-A-Lula is very definitely his baby.

And we do NOT mean maybe

The secret word is Rumble

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I hang my head in shame that Doc40 completely forgot to appropriately recognize the 100th birthday of John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison) last Saturday. Of course, he’s been dead since 1979, but that’s beside the point. To make up for the omission, however, here is one real manly picture of the Duke who – despite having weaseled out of World War II anyway he could* – was the unrivalled hero of every hippie hating, pick-up driving redneck, and gay bashing, gung-ho blow-hard who ever owned a shotgun rack or cursed the damned commie fags and figured the Indians had it coming. Behold above the man who was the global symbol of American masculinity and sure and certain certainty that the US of A was the greatest darned number one country on the face of the Earth, pilgrim.

* kinda like Dick Cheney and Vietnam. The Duke had more important things to do. Like making war movies where everyone’s only firing blanks, and shooting stops for lunch and cocktails.
The secret word is Revolver

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


The Chinese have a saying that goes something like this: "When someone shares with you something of value, you have an obligation to share it with others!" From SE


Since no one in either Congress or the Senate bothers to read the legislation they’re passing, this little gem (brought to our attention by HCB) could well produce absolute total chaos in the near future. Seemingly even US citizens who apply for a job will need prior approval from Department of Homeland Security under the terms of the immigation bill passed by the Senate this week.American Civil Liberties Union pointed out that the DHS's Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS) is error plagued and if the department makes a mistake in determining work eligibility, there will be virtually no way to challenge the error or recover lost wages due to the bill’s prohibitions on judicial review. Even current employees will need to obtain eligibility approval from the DHS Within 60 days of the Immigration Reform Act of 2006 becoming law. "EEVS would be a financial and bureaucratic nightmare for both businesses and workers," said Timothy Sparapani, ACLU Legislative Counsel. "Under this already flawed program no one would be able to work in the U.S. without DHS approval - creating a ‘No Work List’ similar to the government’s ‘No Fly List.’ And, of course, it would be headed up by yet another Bushie incompetent. For more.

And these would appear to be the top 25 stories of 2007 that we weren’t supposed to hear, and it’s hardly June yet.

The secret word is Totalitarian


BEIJING - China’s former top drug regulator was sentenced to death for taking bribes to approve untested medicines, as the country’s main quality control agency announced its first recall system targeting unsafe food products.

Monday, May 28, 2007


Henry McCarty 1859 – 1881, better known as Billy the Kid, but went by the aliases Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney, verteran of New Mexico’s Lincoln Country Range War, and reputed to have killed 21 men, one for each year of his life. He has been played in the movies by, among others, Paul Newman, Kris Kristofferson, and Emilo Estevez

Playin' around with some sweet senorita
Into her dark hallway she will lead ya
In some lonesome shadows she will greet ya
Billy, you're so far away from home.

There's eyes behind the mirrors in empty places
Bullet holes and scars between the spaces
There's always one more notch and ten more paces
Billy, and you're walkin' all alone.

There's always some new stranger sneakin' glances
Some trigger-happy fool willin' to take chances
And some old whore from San Pedro to make advances
Advances on your spirit and your soul.

Guitars will play your grand finale
Down in some Tularosa alley,
Maybe in the Rio Pecos valley
Billy, you're so far away from home.

Why are these old Bob Dylan songs running around in my head? It’s like the new Patti Smith CD, I must have written well over a hundred songs with various people and maybe 60 or 70 of them have been recorded one way or another, yet all that pops into my mind are other folks covers. Is it the onset of some rock & roll senility? Or just the need to do a bit of uncomplicated singing.

The secret word is Wanted

Charles Nelson Reilly – RIP

Sunday, May 27, 2007


We don’t hear much from logicgrl these days, but this was with some stuff about leeches she sent and us, and a damned useful tip it is too.

1) Do not panic. The extraterrestrial biological entity (EBE) may sense your fear and act rashly.
2) Control your thoughts. Do not think of anything violent or upsetting—the EBE may have the ability to read your mind. Try to avoid mental images of abduction (boarding the saucer, anal probes); such images may encourage them to take you.
3) Resist verbally. Firmly tell the EBE to leave you alone.
4) Resist mentally. Picture yourself enveloped in a protective shield of white light, or in a safe place. Telepathic EBEs may get the message.
5) Resist physically. Physical resistance should be used only as a last resort. Go for the EBE’s eyes (if it has any)—you will not know what its other, more sensitive areas are.

The secret words are Zeta Reticuli


After two years on the lam, they caught Reggie. Reggie was a probably-no-longer-wanted former pet alligator dumped in Machado Lake in Los Angeles, way back in 2005, who has been attracting media, tourists, and dumb-ass, trailer-trash croc hunters ever since. Sadly Reggie was busted last Thursday on dry land by park rangers, firefighters and a zoo worker. They exploited his appetite for chicken and set a trap. Reggie was suckered and is now an inmate in the LA Zoo.


Wayne Fontana of the Mindbenders (who of you is old enough to remember “The Game of Love”?) would seem to have totally lost his aging mind. Full story from Valerie.


Just another reminder that, if you click on the My Space page that our longtime comrade Rich Deakin has put up for his forthcoming book Keep It Together, the sordid history of The Deviants and The Pink Fairies, (to be published by Headpress later in the summer) you will also hear a brand new Farren/Colquhoun musical piece “Ladbroke Goove.”