Monday, October 30, 2006
"Using state of the art technology, we overcome the challenges of competition and ensure election results for our clients"
A Country Ruled by Faith (NYTimes Review of Books)
An excellent article on how the White House subverted the separation of church and state one evangelical at a time.

The deputy undersecretary for defense intelligence, General William (Jerry) Boykin—a man leading the search for bin Laden—made headlines during the Iraq war with a slide- show lecture he gave in churches. He appeared there not in his dress uniform but in combat gear. He asked audiences (this was after the 2000 election and before the 2004 one):

Ask yourself this: why is this man in the White House? The majority of Americans did not vote for him. Why is he there?... I tell you this morning he's in the White House because God put him there for such a time as this. God put him there to lead not only this nation but to lead the world, in such a time as this.

Then he asked the congregation who the enemy is. He showed slides of Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il, and Taliban leaders, asking of each, "Is this man the enemy?" He gave a resounding no to each question, and then revealed the foe's true identity:

The battle this nation is in is a spiritual battle, it's a battle for our soul. And the enemy is a guy called Satan.... Satan wants to destroy this nation. He wants to destroy us as a nation, and he wants to destroy us as a Christian army.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Some of us go to work every day. Stevie Starr swallows stuff and hocks it back up for money.
I've linked to Bob Dylan's fantastic XM Theme Time Radio Hour show in the past, but not frequently enough. WhiteManStew has links to every show broadcast here
The most recent theme is Halloween. Enjoy.

Russia's Hell House of Wax, designed to show kids the dangers of drugs.
From WFMU's Beware the Blog

A huge flickr gallery of Soviet/Eastern Euro propaganda posters

A gallery of old Northern Soul labels at thisoldsoul

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Vormator Design Challenge.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Worried that Republican-backed ventures may be lurking in your investment portfolio? Get the Blue Fund. They're not all shorts, and hey! there are even a few non-Granola companies in there! (via memepool)
Gray Kangaroo Personal Liquor Filter
Periodic Table of Funk
Pat Robertson Coloring Book
Be sure to check out the submissions of the colored pages.

A nice retro illustration flickr set

Friday, October 20, 2006

80's arcade game-inspired art at Fort90

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Beginning of the end of America
More on-spot analysis from Olbermann (youtube). Must see.
Time To Go! Inside the Worst Congress Ever (Rollingstone)
How our national legislature has become a stable of thieves and perverts -- in five easy steps

"The 109th Congress is so bad that it makes you wonder if democracy is a failed experiment," says Jonathan Turley, a noted constitutional scholar and the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington Law School. "I think that if the Framers went to Capitol Hill today, it would shake their confidence in the system they created. Congress has become an exercise of raw power with no principles -- and in that environment corruption has flourished. The Republicans in Congress decided from the outset that their future would be inextricably tied to George Bush and his policies. It has become this sad session of members sitting down and drinking Kool-Aid delivered by Karl Rove. Congress became a mere extension of the White House."

The end result is a Congress that has hijacked the national treasury, frantically ceded power to the executive, and sold off the federal government in a private auction. It all happened before our very eyes. In case you missed it, here's how they did it -- in five easy steps"

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Linux to ship for Sony PS3

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A nice tilt-shift flickr set
A tilt shift lens gives images a distorted focal depth, often making real-world scenes look like toys.

The Residents' One Minute Movies

The Global Curse of Comic Sans
The gray sweatpants of the font world. Nothing screams "I just don't care" like comic sans.

A photographic visit to Old L.A.

Prepare for the squat, dim-witted goblin hordes!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Some beautiful steel guitar work from Tom Brumley of Buck Owen's Buckaroos. From the Buck Owens Ranch Show, 1966

Friday, October 13, 2006

Is Google Evil? (mojones)
Internet privacy? Google already knows more about you than the National Security Agency ever will. And don’t assume for a minute it can keep a secret. YouTube fans--and everybody else--beware.
Triple-vision LCD

Booker T and the MG's doin' Green Onions (youtube). Learn to dance like this and you'll be a better and happier person.
Planning an interplanetary invasion? Need weapons? Attack Robots?
Brotronic has you covered.

Another album cover gallery - this one with lots of space-age pop.

A huge page of vintage coin-op machines. Tons here.
Don't believe the donkey.

Old motel signs from all 50 states

Expo 67
Habitat 67

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Battle of the album covers (via mefi)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Some great graphics and fonts on this collection of pre-50's railroad advertising blotters. (A-F)
The (G-Z) collection is here.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Get yer SHHH cards (Society for HandHeld Hushing) from coudal.
Pdf link to printable cards here.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

hideous split keyboard
19 Terrific Midnight Movies from the last 10 years (onionavclub)
Am I the only Clash fanatic left that thinks Sandanista! still sucks?
"Fascinating and fun?" Please.
Quit your job and act. Everything'll work out just fine.

Description: Guys needed to get hit with pies/splashed with water for video montage. Independant video project saluting wet/messy slapstick is being done which will have a big montage of guys getting hit with pies and soaked with buckets of water - and we're looking for "targets!" If you've ever wanted to get bit with a pie and even be paid for doing it, this is your chance!

No acting ability needed - just show up, get hit a pie (or two or more), clean up/change clothes, get soaked with a bucket of water, dry off/change, do one more shot of yourself getting either pied and/or wet and/or possibly something else (like hit with a cake or slimed) - and walk away with at least $10 and a line on your resume!

So you've decided to be evil.

KevinSaysHi works on paper
Phony Xtian zealot wants to ban Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.
Irony of ironies.

Make a mad scientist light (instructables).

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

What do Christian millenarians, jihadists, Ivy League professors, and baby-boomers have in common? They’re all hot for the apocalypse.
(New York Mag)

Millions of people—Christian millenarians, jihadists, psychedelicized Burning Men—are straight-out wishful about The End. Of course, we have the loons with us always; their sulfurous scent if not the scale of the present fanaticism is familiar from the last third of the last century—the Weathermen and Jim Jones and the Branch Davidians. But there seem to be more of them now by orders of magnitude (60-odd million “Left Behind” novels have been sold), and they’re out of the closet, networked, reaffirming their fantasies, proselytizing. Some thousands of Muslims are working seriously to provoke the blessed Armageddon. And the Christian Rapturists’ support of a militant Israel isn’t driven mainly by principled devotion to an outpost of Western democracy but by their fervent wish to see crazy biblical fantasies realized ASAP—that is, the persecution of the Jews by the Antichrist and the Battle of Armageddon.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Hugo Chavez May have Anger Management Issues