"Don’t interact, don’t talk, they are not
humans." - Gitmo
guard's basic orders.
breakdown of the directionality of time, and how we perceive it.
Team Obama has dispensed with
the absurd pretense that targeting Americans is a secret, and admitted
that they've killed a total of 4 Americans with drones.
to think like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in mindfulness and
creativity from the great detective.
Fairchild Air Force Base lost
its bid to host the tankers that refuel bombers. This is a good
thing, right? We end up playing a lesser part in the killing of
innocent brown people around the globe. True, we might end up paying
a few extra cents for our gasoline and our mochas; but, in the grand
moral scheme of things, in our supposed adherence of "Do unto
others..." this is a good thing, right?
is what tyranny looks like.
Time-lapse of the Oklahoma
NASA to fund 3D
food production project.
Semi carrying assorted fruit
crashes on I-90 Freeway, creates jam.
A federal appeals court
the U.S. government's decision not to release photos and video taken
of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the
terrorist leader was purportedly killed by U.S. commandos.
Honey, that's not a salad. That's my dirty laundry.
worse than Nixon? Pentagon Papers attorney decries AP phone
probe, Julian Assange persecution.
The top five underrated
sci-fi movie masterpieces.
Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The
Doors, dead at 74.
against the psychopath.
Factoid revealed by last
night's Billboard Music Awards show:
You could print a map of Trinidad on Nicki
Minaj's butt in 1:1 scale.
The late Christopher Hitchens:
inspired rant about restaurant workers pouring wine for you.
Five obnoxious things
restaurants need to stop doing.
Florida has introduced an
online method of reporting people to the government, called
"iWatch." The site explains what kinds of things should be
reported; among them: people making sketches of buildings, a
stranger who asks about building security, worrisome fumes, and
suspicious car renters.
sightings in Canada are at an all-time high, doubling in 2012.
here to hear the Canadian National Anthem.
Kokesh - the armed march on DC guy - was arrested in
Philadelphia at the 5th annual Smoke Down Prohibition. He was not in
possession of marijuana. All he did was speak.
disturbing": Obama Administration claims
power to wage endless war across the globe.
Washington gets explicit: Its
war on terror is permanent.
When I said I wanted to be a
comedian, they all laughed at me. Well, no one's laughing now.
Cell phone photos from the FBI
of a Browne's Addition apartment yesterday in connection to the
ricin-laced letters sent to the Spokane Post Office.
My friend Madeline with her
friends Kyra and Billy Bob Thornton in downtown Spokane last night.
"Doctor. Tell me. How much time do I have
"Ten? Ten what?"
great philosophical questions that we'll probably never solve.
lightning strike: One second equals three minutes.
face of Richard III, 3D-printed from a scan of his recently
Director Lars Von Trier: It's
not difficult to make films; you
just have to push a button.
In just ten months, the
United States managed to transform an 82 year-old Catholic nun
and two pacifists from non-violent anti-nuclear peace protestors
accused of misdemeanor trespassing into federal felons convicted of
violent crimes of terrorism.
A great documentary: Stanley
Kubrick - A Life in Pictures.
Depending on whom you ask, Andy
Kaufman either died on this day 29 years ago, or he pulled
off one of history's greatest hoaxes.
Here's the first
draft of the state's rules for growing and selling marijuana in
the state of Washington.
Maher is increasingly becoming like the guy who invested in the
Edsel and feels he still has to tout it's glories even though it's
dented and on blocks in his front yard.
want to see Bea Arthur naked, huh?
I hope you didn't make the
mistake of playing the drinking game and taking a sip whenever
Attorney General Eric Holder said "I can't comment because of
an ongoing investigation" before the House Judiciary Committee
Saudi religious police boss says
that anyone using social media sites, especially Twitter "has
lost this world and his afterlife."
An epic internet meltdown: Delusional
restaurateurs freak out on Facebook.
To keep tons of steel and
harmful embalming fluids out of the ground - and to save money - more
and more Americans are considering a natural burial after death.
Swedish man dies after having
sex with a hornet's nest.
Hedges on Democracy Now!: From WikiLeaks to AP Phone Scandal,
U.S. Nears "Totalitarian Security & Surveillance
No doubt you've heard everyone
freaking out (rightfully so) about the ancient Mayan pyramid in
Belize that has been reduced to rubble, apparently to make fill for
roads. This has been going on for centuries: I've walked on the
Zocalo, the enormous plaza in downtown Mexico City, that was build
from the stones of the great Aztec pyramid torn down by Cortes in
the early 1500s.
Road may have the
scariest passage in all of literature.
How to read
it takes both hands to count all of my grandchildren...
Police could soon get
their hands on the U.S. military's "pain ray." This
high frequency microwave weapon makes you feel like your skin is
burning, but leaves no scars.
Outrage at Syrian rebel
commander shown in video cutting open Syrian soldier's chest and
taking a bite out of his heart.
Here's the video: Obviously,
The U.S. Department of
seized two months of phone records for reporters and editors of The
Associated Press in what the news organization said Monday was a
“serious interference with A.P.’s constitutional rights to
gather and report the news.”
And then they
came for the AP...
Jon Stewart rips
Obama a new one, for everything...
The ACLU was curious about warrantless government
snooping on citizens’ text messages, so they filed a Freedom of
Information Act request to the Justice Department. They received 15
Check out Time Mag's cover
this week: Homeland
Kokesh seeks Obama's support for the Open Carry March on
"He has, acting
personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to
... cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens,
income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated
or conducted in a discriminatory manner.”
— Article II, Section 1, Articles of Impeachment against Richard
M. Nixon, adopted by the House Judiciary Committee, July 29, 1974
How it begins: Man
refuses to stop drone-spying on Seattle woman.
On CBS Morning, reporter John Dickerson
described the Benghazi fiasco as typical "ass-covering."
Paul rips both sides on Benghazi.
How can we understand Benghazi
probing the CIA's role? The attack that killed Ambassador Chris
Stevens targeted a CIA operation, not a "diplomatic post."
it comes to contraception, science
takes a back seat to politics at the White House.
Texas State House voted to pass House Bill 912, which
would criminalize unmanned aerial vehicle surveillance without a
property owner's knowledge.
Barns are painted red because
of the physics of dying stars.
there is a God: A police drone fell from the sky and crashed
into an armored police vehicle.
Wall Street Journal and Reuters both report that the
IRS moved beyond giving a skeptical eye to “tea party” and
I just gagged on a piece of Brooke
privacy-invading potential of eye tracking technology: Among
the things that eye tracking has or could be used to try to discover
about us: drug and alcohol use, mental and psychological illness,
lie detection and sexuality.
"America was born of
protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient
societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long."
gun owners aren't happy about the open carry march on
to beat a photo-enforced speeding or red light ticket.
The modern history of
all the dirtiest words come from.
puzzles Boston area residents.
Foreign visitors to North
Korea are allowed to attend sports matches alongside their minders. Here's
a report about on the eerie silence and subdued atmosphere at a
soccer match in Pyongyang.
During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva
to fill two swimming pools.
do speed traps, parking tickets, toll roads, speed cameras and red
light cameras all have in common? They
are all major revenue sources for state and local governments.
Adam Kokesh, the gun march
guy, on "If you were
waking up from a 10-year coma."
Pew Research Center: Gun
violence plummeted, but people think it increased.
The Bureau of Justice
Statistics released a report saying that firearm homicides are down
39% since 1993. There are about 50 million more guns in America now
than in 1993 and crime did not go up.
On target pressure points: Militarized
Rolling Stone readers' poll: The
ten worst bands of the Nineties.
Vicious would have been 56 years old today if not for, well, about
ten thousand different things.
Ninety percent of the editors on Wikipedia are men. Not
surprisingly, there are fewer articles on female poets than on
1984 now? Rand Paul on how George
Orwell's dystopian novel
continues to come true.
Here's Adam Kokesh, the guy
organizing the armed march on Washington, giving
a speech to the Iraq Veterans Against the War/Veterans for Peace
gathering. Scary - not the speech itself - but the fact I can't
disagree with what he says.
Here's his "Message
of Freedom in One Minute."
second graders pointed pencils at each other during a pretend
battle, and were suspended for their imaginative play. "A
pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening
way and gun noises are made," said a spokesperson for Suffolk
The Obama administration
is on the verge of backing an FBI plan for an overhaul
of surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who
communicate by Internet rather than phone.
Newly declassified memo shows CIA
shaped Zero Dark Thirty's narrative.
Artist makes soap
from his own liposuctioned fat.
The FDA announces a
plan to investigate, and potentially regulate, caffine.
Crisis, policing and
militarism after Boston: Why
we need to establish fire lines.
A plastic firearm that can be churned
out on a 3-D printer and easily assembled was downloaded at least
50,000 times Monday, according to the self-described anarchist
who made it available for free online.
The Second Amendment’s guarantee of an
individual right to bear arms applies to state and local gun control
laws, the Supreme
Court ruled Monday in a 5-to-4 decision.
Store pulls nuts from shelves
wasn't disclosed on the package that the bag of nuts contained nuts.
Over the line: U.S.
agents shooting innocent Mexicans across the border with
A lot of people are
criticizing folks who choose anal bleaching. Those assholes really
need to lighten up.
Spokane and much of Eastern
Washington is being invaded by giant, flying ants! There seems to be no
consensus as to where they came from. Some say it's a natural occurrence
after the unseasonable warm weather (though I don't remember this
ever happening before), and some say they were blown in on a strong wind
(from Antland? Antwerp? Antlantis?).
new report from the United Nations Human Rights Commission
suggests that lethal autonomous robots need to be regulated before
they become the military weapons of the future, as some of these
machines can allegedly choose and execute their own targets without
collection of all of the North American English Dialects, based
on pronunciation patterns, all with video examples. Strangely, the
Inland Northwest is typified by the speech of George
Despite the rhetoric, scary YouTube
videos don't turn people into terrorists.
Kokesh claims to have 1775 confirmed attendees for the Open
Carry March on Washington this Fourth of July. He's hoping for
was on the Alex Jones show this morning.
More than 30
million Americans have used psychedelic drugs.
Poll: 3 in 10 voters believe
an armed revolution might be necessary "in order to protect
our liberties" in the next few years.
Senior military, intelligence,
law enforcement, and government officials who
question the 9/11 Commission Report.
graduates to reject antigovernment talk. He says government
critics "gum up the works." He told the crowd at the Ohio
State commencement ceremony, “They’ll warn that tyranny is
always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these
That's right. Voices like Jefferson,
Obama says he wants to close
Guantanamo, but his actions don't match his words: Four
policies that help keep the prison camp open.
U.S. Naval medics
are forcing tubes down the noses of detainees at Guantánamo Bay
in order to feed them against their will. When does "suicide
prevention" become torture?
Remember, if you're running
Bloomsday today, leave your backpacks, coolers, individuality,
reason and antiquated sense of liberty and dignity at home.
Polanski will debut his
new film Venus in Fur at Cannes. It's a film adaptation of a two-person
play set in the modern day by David
Ives. The original
Venus in Furs is a totally warped story about kinky sex and
sadomasochism - perfect for Polanski.
Rick Steves interview in High
Incident" drills are going to be conducted
in Montana this week. The stated goal is to get local police
used to working with Homeland Security, FEMA, and the military.
But don't worry: they're
probably nothing like the terrorism drills held just before 9/11, or
the subway bombing drills held just before the London subway
bombings, or the Marathon bombing drills held just before the Boston
A horse won the Kentucky Derby
The last person yesterday to
say, "May the Fourth be with you," had no idea that they
were one person away from having their eyes clawed out.
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was also attacked in Boston: Forced lockdown of a city.
Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed
searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at
gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to
close. Transport shut down.
from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City.
female is added to the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list: A
65-year-old Black Panther, on the lam since the Seventies.
Fifteen very weird
things found in school books.
Can you ever travel from one
place to another? Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea gave a
convincing argument that all motion is impossible - but where's the
flaw in his logic? How to
resolve Zeno's Dichotomy Paradox.
Apparently tomorrow is World
Naked Gardening Day. Watch that rake.
Gadgets of the future, now.
This explains a lot: Court
says it's okay
to bar cops because their IQ is too high.
The number of names
on a highly classified U.S. central database used to track suspected
terrorists has jumped to 875,000 from 540,000 only five years
Happy May Day.
(Time for a change.)
Wow. Who did I piss off?
Every time you make a typo,
the errorists win.
Jesus heal using cannabis? Cannabis is an ancient herbal remedy
and has only recently been considered a street drug.
things you won't see at the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
Do you want an energy boost or do you feel like
kicking back? Sativa vs.
and mother were on terrorist watch list: Has the government
bungled the investigation?
Grover Krantz donated his body to science, on
Gates has pledged $100,000 to anyone with credible plans to make a
condom that "is felt to enhance pleasure." Can
it be done?
of cash" fueled Afghan corruption, bought little influence.
This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations
in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of
democracy and the relationship between war, propaganda and class.
da Vinci invented
Human Resources: a
documentary about social control - examining the history, the
philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power.
The Republicans' George
W. Bush magic calendar.
jokes about smoking pot at the 2013 White House Correspondents'
Dinner while nearly 2 million people are imprisoned for the same
tips and tricks.
I say a lot of Bob Dylan's
songs are proto-rap. Prove me wrong hippies.
quotes that illustrate Henry Kissinger's megalomania and
indifference to the deaths of untold numbers of civilians.
Inside Barcelona's political
Moses Lake Airport is one of
six sites in the nation where the FAA
wants to test drones.
Scientists have created a
genetically altered lamb
that glows under ultraviolet light.
Isolated Point Roberts is in
a quandary on how to get legal pot.
Chomsky: Obama's attack on civil
liberties has gone way beyond imagination.
We Beg Your
Whitey On The Moon
The Revolution Will Not Be
If you could rid the world of
one thing, what would it be?
burning, unresolved questions about the Boston bombings.
How to debunk the George W.
Bush cronies attempts
the maps: Travel writer Paul Theroux on why planning your trip
can be a lesson in frustration.
real questions about the Boston attack: Glenn Greenwald talks to
Bill Moyer about the need to investigate why so many people are
willing to risk lives and liberty to bring violence to America.
Five occult-like military
do they mean?
"The comfort of the rich
depends upon an abundant supply of the poor."
Former The Scene magazine
correspondent and provocateur, and creator of the raucous cartoon
Giant Fetus, Jon Welge, has been picked as the KHQ Facebook Friend
of the Day. Another sign of the Apocalypse! (Notice he's breaking
Washington state law in the photo.)
Animator Mike Sullivan explores how
robots might reproduce once humanity is out of the picture. This
episode goes behind the scenes of his short films, which resemble a
surreal, NC-17-rated version of Metropolis.
from the city of Pripyat, inside the exclusion zone around the
nuclear plant at Chernobyl in Ukraine where an explosion and
subsequent reactor meltdown became the world's worst nuclear
quadcopter will follow you around, filming everything you do. It
launches from the palm of your hand and hovers instantly. Uploads to
social media sites.
Made with the help of USC's
Medical school in LA, this CIA video on LSD shows
trials of a dosed human guinea pig in 1955.
science of lying. The details behind our lying ways, how such
behavior evolved, how pathological liars are different from the rest
of us, and how scientists are getting better at spotting lies.
I watched the news reports of
the dedication of the George W. Bush Library and Museum with all of
the living Presidents of the United States, where President Jimmy
Carter looked like Urkel kicking it with Mafioso kingpins. A brave
move by the inventor of Billy Beer's brother - appearing publicly
with this band of warmongers and liberty looters.
"Masochism is a valuable
Neck Braces, and Suicide: An Interview with Harmony
Obama ready to deliver another
blow to whistleblower protections. Thousands of federal
employees have lost the right to an appeal if fired. Don't worry.
It's for your national security.
for the police state? An interview with former FBI translator
and whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds.
The George W. Bush Library and
Museum opened today. If you can't find that certain Dick and Jane
book, or that obscure Dr. Seuss testament, now you know where to go.
people who are dead because of America's futile War on Drugs.
this young American-educated Yemeni's Senate
testimony about a drone strike on his village.
So, you want to topple
the U.S. government?
at auction: The unseen photographs of an unassuming children's
nanny who kept to herself and never showed a single one of her
photographs to anyone.
The Stargate Project: Psychic
warriors and the CIA.
The suspect in the Boston
Marathon bombing had
no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that
struck the boat where he was hiding.
Most Gitmo detainees are now
on a hunger strike.
drinking make Hemingway and Fitzgerald great - or hold them
Former US Ambassador and
human right activist exposes the gaping holes in the FBI's story: Official
Tsarnaev story makes no sense.
documentary traces the history and controversy surrounding
the film The
Devils, the notorious 1971 film by Ken
Russell of alleged demonic possession in 17th century France.
reasons the Boston bombing case should not change our attitudes
Ten amazing gadgets
you can wear.
We're going to suspend your rights to protest, bear arms, privacy,
and trial by jury.
protect you from terrorists.
B: Why do
we need to be protected from terrorists?
hate you for your freedoms.
Democracy Now!: The secret
story behind Obama's
assassination of two Americans in Yeman.
"True terror is to wake
up one morning and discover that your high school class is running
"A boat is safe in the
harbor. But this is not the purpose of the boat."
do Auden, Sartre, and Ayn Rand have in common? Amphetamines.
thumbs up: Man's thumb has become his surrogate penis after
accident left him paralyzed.
George W. Bush has a 47 percent approval rating and a 50 percent
disapproval, according to a ABC News/Washington survey. When Bush
left office, he had a 33 percent approval rating. Must be the
York state Sen. Greg Ball (R) last night reiterated his belief that
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar
Tsarnaev should be tortured even though he is a U.S. citizen.
additional 10 points deducted from anyone who said the alleged
Boston bombers were "Czechoslovakian." Congratulations:
you've not only missed Chechnya by 1300 miles, you have
misidentified it as a nation that hasn't exist for over 20 years.
of the most toxic places in the world to live.
Bloomberg says interpretation
of Constitution will "have to change" after Boston
house-to-house raids in locked-down Watertown, Mass.
Breaking down the CISPA
more internet privacy?
warfare state of carnage and doublethink.
Havens, dead at 72.
Havens opening Woodstock.
I celebrate Earth Day by
walking upon it.
After Boston: Don't
get fooled again by the "War on Terror" hawks.
Pics of the bombing suspects
in the crowd:
Joes? One bombing suspect loved pot and Obama. The other was
A new report from an
independent task force finds that the Bush administration committed
torture. The decision to do so, made by top officials and the
president himself, was unprecedented.
Facebook users may soon be required
to submit password to employers.
"admits" using news to manipulate opinion in the U.S.
during the 1975 Senate Church
production price could plunge to 62 cents if drug is legalized.
law. [Video "removed by user."]
One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is in
custody. Assuming that Dzhokar Tsarnaev is indeed guilty of these
crimes, a very real threat to public safety has been taken off the
streets. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that the
Tsarnaev brothers have taken the last vestiges of a free society in
America down with them.
Bob Dylan is STILL ALIVE! And will
be touring this summer with Wilco for the Americanarama Festival
People who do cocaine should
be aware of the substances - many
of them potentially toxic - that are commonly used by dealers to
cut the goods.
A Canadian astronaut performs
a science experiment designed by high school students: What happens
when you wring out a wet rag
in zero gravity?
here to play the Canadian National Anthem.
4/21: National Surprise Drug Test Day.
I love the fact that Boston
was stormed by hundreds (thousands?) of militarized, home-invading,
machine gun toting police officers; yet the alleged bomber ended up being discovered by some guy who
defied lockdown orders and stepped out to have a cigarette.
Why should I care that no
one's reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda Rights?
To murder several people using
bombs at a sporting event is terrorism. To
murder 175 children using military drones is U.S. policy. We
should accept neither.
The Evergreen State goes
to pot. An Easterner visits the Wild West.
most stoner product ideas of all time.
don't have to use marijuana to celebrate its legalization.
This is terrorism: Police
raid a home in Watertown. If you walk like a Nazi, talk like a
FBI: Boston suspect Tamerlan
Tsarnaev followed "radical Islam."
Don't tread on me.
Let me high-five the guy who just cavity searched me (you don't even
have to wash your hands, sir).
of the manhunt.
Glen Beck gives Obama until
Monday to admit Boston bombing was an inside job: or
interviewed dead bombing suspect years ago.
No joke: The martial law lock
down of Boston and surrounding areas had a cost of $333 million per
day, but police
requested that Dunkin' Donuts stay open during the city wide
not read Miranda Rights under "Public Safety
Watertown man describes
having home searched during manhunt.
Janet Napolitano says that
questions about the deportation of a former person of interest in
the Boston bombings are "not
worthy of an answer."
Bombing suspects mother says her
sons were set up.
grisly post-mortem photo of the Boston bomb suspect.
The manhunt is over. One
suspect is dead. The other is wounded and in custody.
My son called me from Boston
early this morning to say the entire city is shutdown, police are
searching houses door-to-door and warning people not to go outside,
explosions and gunfire a mile away. Good morning!
Bombing suspect, Tamerlan
Tsarnaev, dead. Here's
his Amazon book wish list - first on the list: Using Your Voice
to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention. He was the subject
of a photo essay when he competed at the National Golden Gloves
evidence photo shows Boston bomb suspect standing near child
later killed in marathon blast.
posted video about Al Qaeda prophecy on YouTube.
If you are under the age
of 25 you might not remember - 20 years ago today - our
government burned 85 people alive, including 21 children.
cut through the BS.
Here's the amazing
documentary Waco - The Rules
Victorian cruising: Young dandies, eager to affect a
regal air, carrying
intricate and often explicit canes. Some that could spit up to
Guess what? While you were
freaked out about Boston and ricin and Texas blowing up, the
House criminals passed CISPA. See how that works?
Here's why people
are up in arms about it.
CISPA if you value any privacy in our digital world.
Wow. Busy news day yesterday:
The gun bill shot down, toxins mailed to the president, a bomb scare
in the Boston courthouse, the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas.
Am I missing anything?
Idaho Governor Otter signed
into law a bill that requires
police to obtain warrants to use drones to collect evidence
about suspected criminal activity.
The deadly toxin ricin was
sent to President Obama yesterday: What
Photos of the actual Boston
Here's a 60 Minutes interview
from 1993 where a federal judge says the
CIA smuggles cocaine into the U.S.
Last week a man was sentenced
to seven years in prison for stealing
president Obama's teleprompter.
Washington state is delaying
its timeline for granting marijuana growing and processing
There are cameras in nearly every store, every
intersection, in downtown Boston. All the world's media was there
where the bombs went off. But no camera captured someone packing
around duffel bags heavy with metal pressure cookers filled with
ball bearings, nails and detonation devices?
everything you hear about the Boston Marathon bombing.
"Crisis is the rallying
cry of the tyrant."
The bombs used in Boston were
immediately recognized by counterterrorism experts as a type touted
by al-Qaeda for use by its operatives around the world. Similar
devices have been used by terrorists in mass-casualty bombings in
numerous countries, from the Middle East to South Asia to North
Boston, Oklahoma City, Waco: Why
tells the blatant truth: Increased security is "all for
Gunderson, former FBI chief, says most terror
attacks are committed by our CIA and FBI.
Check: Did the FBI know about the Boston bombing beforehand?
Boston rumors aside, the
have the power to shut down cell phone service.
Reporters have been normalizing the abnormal for so
long that they’ve
created well-worn catastrophe templates to convey their stories.
Aftermath of the Boston
do terrorists use improvised explosive devices?
pages this morning after the Boston bombings.
Some of the most
unusual elevators on Earth.
Here are the 23
executive orders on gun safety signed today by the president.
The feeling that others are
watching us is an evolutionary mechanism designed to keep us safe, experts
Several explosions erupted
near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, in downtown
Boston, Massachusetts, just a few miles from my son and
updates on the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
BBC already suggesting homegrown
right-wing terrorist narrative.
Alex Jones on the
Photos of the Boston
Marathon bombing. A Video.
Boston explosions highlight a
frightening new reality.
White House security
circulating the Washington State Legislature revealed that a drone
demonstration held at the State Capitol building last Wednesday was purposely
kept private from the public.
From eyeballs to skulls, here
are 10 body parts snatched from the corpses of dead celebrities.
da Fool, a short film by Harmony
describes how he made Spring Breakers and turned four college
girls' quest to extend spring break forever into a hyper-colored
ecstasy trip through the teenage psyche. Here's Part
Oh, Phil, how I
In response to Margaret Thatcher's
death, the Munchkin-based ensemble number from the 1939 film The
Wizard of Oz, Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead! is heading
for number one on the charts in Britian.
"Football, beer, and
above all gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep
them in control was not difficult."
I kind of miss my pre-internet
guards at Guantanamo fired four non-lethal rounds at detainees
yesterday as the facility commander forced them into single cells in
an apparent effort to stop a hunger strike. Currently, 43 detainees
are on a hunger strike at the prison; 13 of those are being force
Some sex workers are giving
disabled people a chance to live out their dreams: giving
them a chance to be touched in a non-medical way, perhaps for
the first time in their lives.
Ne eas ibi.
rise of robot wars: Google chief warns armed drones will soon be
in the hands of terrorists and miniature models could be used to spy
on Zanzibar, the 1969 sci-fi novel by John
Brunner, made some
unsettlingly accurate predictions.
The Gadsden flag - which displays
a coiled snake on a yellow background with the phrase "Don't
tread on me," has been a part of American history since the
city council of New Rochelle, N.Y., voted to remove it from the
New Rochelle Armory, claiming that it represents the Tea Party.
North Korea is reclusive and
oppressive, but hints of daily life there have leaked out: Strange
The Beatles' song Get Back began
as an anti-immigrant satire so easily misunderstood it remains
in the vaults.
Stephen Hawking: Mankind
has 1,000 years to escape Earth.
The U.S. goes to DEFCON
The temperature at the center
of the Earth is estimated to be around 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
countries in the world where the state can legally execute you for
being an atheist: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan,
Sudan, the West African state of Mauritania, and the Maldives.
Voters passed a bill that
increased taxes in order to help support upgrades in fire and police
emergency call centers across Washington state. Lawmakers
have decided they will divert that money to the state's Military
Winters, comedy genius, dead at 87.
Winters on Jack Paar. (1963)
The affect of insanity on
comedy: Jonathan Winters
on Dean Martin Roast Frank Sinatra. (1978)
When I heard that North Korea
said "nuclear war is unavoidable" and that it's first
target would be Japan, I thought, well, at least now I'll have time
to get a few things done.
review of Scary Movie 5.
The Department of Homeland Security is testing out a
batch of new sensors for their drones, including one sensor that
would offer the ability to determine if an individual is armed with
weapons or not.
New police drone near Houston could
Friendships are cut short on
social media as
people get ruder.
The Internal Revenue
Service has claimed that agents
do not need warrants to read people's emails, text messages and
other private electronic communications, according to internal
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) compared
a national gun registry to government databases in the Rwandan
genocide. “I use this example to warn that national databases
can be used with evil consequences,”
Liberal civil war over social security cuts:
Obama's proposal to
cut Social Security benefits has split his base.
Fifteen anti-gay activists caught
A man a Home Depot in L.A. tries
to saw off his own arms with handsaws. That's right, both arms.
I'm still trying to figure this one out.
You lookin' at me?
Babbling sounds of monkeys
share rhythms with human speech.
documents reveal that the Department of Homeland Security, an
agency created after the September 11 attacks, conducts daily
monitoring of peaceful, lawful protests as a matter of policy.
Wes Craven, Clive Barker and Dr. Ruth discuss
horror and sexuality.
Jones Plantation: a profound, axiomatic metaphor of the immoral,
inherently-flawed, outdated, and intrinsically broken social system
known to many as "government." Told by anarchist
trouble-maker Larken Rose.
Seattle to build nation's
first food forest: seven acres of edible plants all free for the
First genetically modified
animal sold as a pet: Fluorescent
GloFish in stores now.
Babies who don't nap are
resisting a rest.
We often worry about lying
awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A
growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that
sleep may be unnatural.
documentary unveils 6-inch "alien" found in Chile.
PETA says it is actively shopping
for a drone to monitor hunters.
I heard the U.S.P.S is
replacing the "Forever" stamp with the "For As Long
As We Last" stamp.
Spokane tonight: At The Bing Crosby Theater - The One and Only Tommy
Dorsey Orchestra; at the other end of the block in The Knitting
Factory - TECH N9NE.
FIGHT TONIGHT, YO!
Baptist Church to protest at Roger Ebert's funeral. Maybe they
didn't like his Blue Velvet review.
"This is no longer a
mainstream media," says
Amy Goodman, "but an extreme media beating the drums for
Lynch on Twin Peaks: “It’s a real place. All the characters
are real. And the place is real.”
Navy unveils powerful ship-mounted
Former Smiths frontman Morrissey
rips into the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as
"a terror without an atom of humanity."
will propagandize our glorious achievements in Afghanistan –
both to vindicate the past decade of wasted blood and treasure, and
to justify our nefarious occupation into the future.
A man got a big shock when he brought his two
poodles to the vet and found out they weren't poodles at all.
Rather, they were
giant rodents pumped with steroids to look like dogs.
Do you know that many states
against videotaping animal cruelty?
Roger Ebert didn't like: A Clockwork Orange, Donnie Darko, Fight
Club, Blue Velvet, and more?
The time Roger Ebert told lawmakers - and
particularly Senator Majority Leader Bob Dole - to stop
criticizing movies they hadn't seen just to appease their base.
Here's a documentary about the art exhibit under the
Nazi regime of what they considered to be the
most corrupting and corrosive examples of what they called
'Entartete Kunst' or 'Degenerate Art.'
Thatcher, dead at 87.
The Artist and His Demons .):-(.
Documentary filmmaker Les
Blank, dead at 77. Blank did a number of quirky documentaries,
but my favorites are the ones he did about German director Werner
Herzog: Burden of Dreams documented Herzog's passion
as he directed his great movie "Fitzcarraldo," and, Werner Herzog Eats His
Shoe, which documents Werner
Herzog eating his shoe. Here's the
NYT's article about Les Blank.
Are you a genius? Check out the
world's easiest IQ test.
David Lynch: Ranking
his movies from worst to best. I disagree a bit with the
placement of some of the movies. The top two, though, are undeniable: they're
two of the best movies ever made.
Forbes: How the U.S. military would crush a Tea Party Rebellion.
At the end of shooting
yesterday for the 50 Hour Film Slam, Jesse's camera suffered an
unfortunate encounter with a concrete floor, and we will be unable to
complete the competition. He'll eventually be able to recover the
video and put something together - which is a good thing - the
footage I was able to preview is amazing.
Still, the world goes on:
Well, that's kind of creepy: History's
10 most enigmatic people.
children killed in U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan.
Mark this day: For the first time in history, a Democratic president has officially
proposed to cut the Democratic Party's signature New Deal programs,
Social Security and Medicare.
The secret to infinite
chocolate - explain
In 18th century England,
Thomas Day adopted a little girl and tried
to mold her into the perfect wife.
"If you can't beat them,
arrange to have them beaten."
eyes only respond to a very narrow range of electromagnetic
diagram demonstrates just how narrow our range of vision
compared to the overall electromagnetic spectrum
Things you didn't
know about beer.
In an issue of
"Life" magazine that dates back to 1945, it was revealed
that during World War II, Hitler and German
scientists had began developing a "sun gun," which mimicked
the logistics of using a magnifying glass to burn ants.
We be doin' the Slam. A tough one. Back soon...
I'm getting psyched up to wham
bam the 50 Hour Slam tonight
The North Korean army has warned the US that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using
"smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.
declares war on North Korea as it breaks into the regime’s
Twitter and Flickr accounts.
of Americans are sent to jail not for committing a crime, but
because they can't afford to pay for traffic tickets, medical bills
and court fees.
Japanese scientists have invented a
machine that predicts images dreamt during sleep. Researchers call
it 'decoding' - the
process of translating brain scans into pictures.
there a parallel universe where we actually get a second chance and
make things better? Here's a
lesson on the various hypothesis of parallel universes.
RIP Roger Ebert: Movie
criticism's great communicator.
Ebert kept writing about movies because he cared about movies, cared
so much that he couldn't bear not to be writing about movies. And
that's why so many of us will miss him so dearly.
"I learned to be a movie
critic by reading Mad magazine... Mad's parodies made me aware of
the machine inside the skin—of the way a movie might look original
on the outside, while inside it was just recycling the same old dumb
formulas. I did not read the magazine, I plundered it for clues to
Ebert, dead at 70. Two thumbs up.
Saying the right to bear arms
only meant muskets is like saying your right to free speech is
limited to the way English was spoken in the 1700s.
New York City fast food
workers this morning planned to walk off the job in what organizers
promised would be the largest-ever
strike against the fast-growing, virtually union-free industry.
Republicans: Members of the GOP offer a harsh critique of the
I predict: The federal
government will do something stupid and self-aggrandizing. We'll
"spread democracy" to some country that doesn't mind being
bombed. Monsanto will do something underhanded and evil. Police will
shoot the wrong guy and call it "justified." The feds will
print up a bunch of fake money.
911 - because
we'll swallow any king of crap fed to us with a spoon.
the going gets tough, the tough go shopping? According to a new
study more than half of Americans (51.8 percent) shop and spend
money to improve their mood.
Just a theory: Seven
misused science words.
"Space isn't remote at
all. It's only an hour's drive away, if your car could go straight
More than you ever needed to
know about fake
poop, rectal smuggling, and weird diets.
Advocates of Electronic Voice Projection claim they
can use radio equipment to communicate with the dead.
There is now a glazed donut flavored vodka.
Spokane woman holds a burglar at gunpoint until police arrive.
Police said the woman acted appropriately and helped them catch the
edible plants of the Pacific Northwest. This list only contains
"safe" plants - those that are easy to identify and have
no deadly poisonous look-alikes.
countries for tourists.
Ten weird ways
we deal with the dead.
History of Philosophy (without any gaps) is now up to podcast
number 122 and still thinking.
"We're developing a new
citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and
automobiles, but won't be able to think."
After God: What
can atheists learn from believers? Why do religious stories
continue to mean so much to even the self-described "new
epic frog fail in glorious high-speed video.
Roseanne Barr says MK
ULTRA mind control rules in Hollywood.
Broadcasting live from inside
a human stomach: a guy eats a camera and we see what it records. Take
a trip down esophagus lane.
Why do we hate certain words? The
curious phenomenon of word aversion.
Morrison on why fat is
beautiful. A very cool animated video.
Democrats push for $10,000
fine for gun owners without liability insurance.
There are two kinds of people
in the world: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data,
Fusion center director: We
don't spy on Americans, just
The six weirdest
theories about The Shining.
One writer's "common
sense solution" to fix the economy: Print
money. Send everyone a check.
voters ban domestic drones? Would you vote for an outright ban
of drone use by law enforcement?
Getting to know
a place from the inside out. How to connect more intimately with
favorite travel destinations.
The Earthquake: 15
minutes of live cam footage form the 9.1 quake that caused the
tsunami and devastated Fukushima.
A “gate to hell” has emerged from ruins in
southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced. Known as
Pluto’s Gate - Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin - the
cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman
mythology and tradition.
Golden Dawn goes global with political ambitions.
An upcoming film will
explore the often-terrifying sensation of sleep paralysis, which
often comes with nightmarish hallucinations: Sleep
disorder makes people see demons.
The anti-drone hoodie that helps
you beat Big Brother's spy in the sky.
Since this morning, I've had
the power to levitate small, terrestrially bound animals, but in
particular, small dogs. Were you in downtown Spokane earlier this
afternoon walking a small dog on a lease? Now you know. That was me.
When I was very young, I
learned that I could travel into the future. But, the problem is, I
can only go forward in time for less than a second or so, which only
makes everything vibrate and echo in a really annoying way, and
isn't very beneficial at all.
Scientists says they've
discovered a remote region in France where a species of alligators
convulse in a way that resembles human dancing.
I'm still extremely
disappointed in the voters of Washington state for legalizing
I spend many long hours ruing
the fact that I never joined the military. I envy ex-service people
who can shave their head bald yet sport bushy mustaches.
This is the first year I
didn't cheat on my taxes.
I can juggle milk. Not bottled
milk. Not milk in a carton or in a glass. Just milk. I can juggle
More people should ask why
scholars never talk about history's dark Fudge Era.
When I moved into my apartment
five years ago, I discovered a secret portal to the
extra-dimensional Sludge Kingdom of shape-shifting lizard people who
communicate by interpreting each other's reptilian mouth froth, but
so far I've chosen not to enter.
I can count the 2000+ women
I've had sex with on one hand.
For some reason, I grew nearly
sixteen inches taller between 10 pm last night and 6 am this
morning: Yesterday I was a bit over 5'10". I am now 7'2".
Don't stop now!
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