Somali pirates talk about piracy →
The Somali pirates who hijacked a Ukrainian ship explained in detail their mission over a 45-minute interview. The pirate spokesman said that his comrades want “just money” and that they eat “you know, normal human being food.” Pirates are just like you and me.
the aquabats ARE my favorite band ever– Josh Heller (1997) (via amandalynferri)
This cat was eating plastic.
Gilligan's Island as a manifestation of Hell! →
I want to watch full episodes. I love it.
Pwnd by iRich
Josh: i made a video viral. http://current.com/items/89308037_paranoia_mix_is_mashing_up_their_child . it had 33 when i found it. now 80k, and the initial hits were all via current
iRich: Hoooooold on. Did you make it or did you just watch it early on? How did you 'make' it?
Josh: i didnt say i made a viral video. i said i made a video viral
iRich: professorcurls (15:38:27): i made a video viral
Josh: yeah as in i made a video [go] viral
iRich: You pathetic glory hunter. "Yeah guys, I'm totally with the band." How, hot shot?
Josh: no im saying i got the band the gig. i'll certainly sleep with a groupie, but im not trying to say i am the drummer. the manager. if i was going to say I made a Viral Video. well that would just be grossly inaccurate
iRich: You're the grease-stained roadie at best and you know it In fact, you own the bakery next to the bar they played in
Josh: just livin' the dream
iRich: And you eat cakes. And they make you so fat. And you said, like "Uhhh uhhhh I can't stop crying," just bouncing and shaking and sobbing and there's cake falling out of your mouth. Not even crumbs but hunks. And people look at you and feel raw disgust. You just sit there looking out the window, crying and leaking snot, squeezing cake between your hands until it bursts out of you like stuffing from a fat, shitty cake teddy.
I LOVE cake.
benchinn: of Montreal - Where Eagles Dare...
McCain postponing the debates is like...
getting in a fight, then backing out and saying: “Nah man I aint scared, it’s just you know… the economy.” (McCain postponing debates)
Let's talk politics...
heller: hey i read this article, http://www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/18836 i think its good... white working class opposition of obama's economic policies
crabapple: it is good, quite interesting, here's my thing: everyone has their own personal reasons for disliking each candidate, and depending on their own experiences, will single out specific things that each candidate did and get hung up on them and make that the reason for not wanting to vote for them. i do the same thing, with both candidates. BUT in this election, in my opinion, it's not so much about personal quibbles. we have to look at each one ON THE WHOLE... and think about ON THE WHOLE what electing them to office is going to do, not just for us personally, but for local state national and global levels. and that is why... i am worried because most americans don't think on all of those levels. they are very self-centered and inwardly focused
heller: so McCain-Palin 2008?
heller: Nader-Gonzalez? i support obama
crabapple: me too
heller: and i commend people that go out to places that don't support him to convince people that he's good. but this country is too too big to find a candidate that fits everyone
crabapple: you're absolutely right. no one is perfect for everyone. if that were the case, our political system wouldn't exist. we'd live in a very very different world
heller: i have never had as many favorable things to say about a democratic candidate
heller: i think he needs to win because we aren't its clear that mccain will take us further into shit and further into the worst parts of America. but i m disillusioned. politics is something foreign to me. i m a middle-class liberal, the worst thing that happens is that Trader Joes raises the price of their prepackaged Indian food.
crabapple: that's the problem. that politics is foreign to so many people. the media did a bad bad job of turning it in to a circus, and turning it in to something that either people don't think they'll understand, or that they can't stand because of it - and so they tune out. it shouldn't be that way at all. i blame the media on this one - for failing keep the most important things in society accessible to the masses. i don't blame the media on many things, but i blame them for this. AND any effort it seems towards making it accessible, they're dumbing it down so much that it's insulting to our intelligence and so people turn it off... or get used to it and don't expect anything more
heller: the problem for me is in this idea of 'democracy' in america. i dont even know if i support the tradtional meaning of democracy...
crabapple: it doesn't exist anymore in its traditional definition
heller: ...not as a fascist, but as an anarchist. i mean in its purest sense. if you put all of your effort in support of one thing and it fails, all of the energy you put doesnt pay off. i'd strive for something like consensus, where people can make decisions on the things they need together. but that s very hard to do outside of a commune, or with 300 million people. but id be more supportive a direct democracy then a republic. but then we have the problem of our uninformed masses. people voting for new cars and religion. thats dumb shit and i can't think of anyway to get around that - except disillusionment. is your expatriotism connected to your feelings about AMERICA
crabapple: it wasn't initially, but after living abroad i've been afforded a perspective that you can't get living in america. and now, i would say now my desire to stay here is more about my feelings about america
heller: this reminds me of two historic movements of the liberal elite. with two approaches to dealing with it. 1920s vs 68. the smartest young people of the generation moved to paris in the 20s... gave up on america. in 68 people i respect like abby hoffman, black panthers they did the opposite. they fought to take america back. but in 2008 it seems like the only option is to move away. well not only, because trying to fight to give obama the presidency is respectable but it makes the most sense for ME to move on
crabapple: i know. but here is the thing with moving away... it's usually the informed who want to leave and who do. leaving a mass of uninformed, unable to move people to take care of the country. which to me is also very concerning. not to say don't leave - i'm not there
heller: if obama is not able to win this time. its the end. i'll have no hope for a backwards nation.
crabapple: you are correct. if he doesn't win, i will not return
heller: he's only going to win by a small margin, which is already a dozen reasons not to return. all these fucking statistics about people too engaged in their personal relationship with jesus, you can't convert them to the side of reason in the same way you can't convince a terrorist not bomb me. so i can stress and fret... or do things that make me happy outside of politics (and potentially on a beach in Mexico)
The Democrats, Obama, and the White Working Class →
Certainly I’m still very much an Obama supporter, but this article does a good job at articulating the points where Obama falters. Especially in light of the conservative rhetoric about Obama’s ‘Elitism.’ Which is something I can relate to, much better than the middle-American working-class. But I think that this was the shortsightedness in the 2004 election. Reaching out ...
On Tuesday noneck showed me the awesome Paranoia Mix video. I added it to Current when it had only 30 hits. Today it has 1,362 hits, and it has appeared on Current Virals on television. It’s cool to see virology in action. Check it out again.
We have reenacted this 999 (911) phone call. http://current.com/items/89304478_dial_999_for_bunny
Richard Marx auctions off his Sigur Ros tickets →
Soft-rock (former) star Richard Marx apparently really likes Sigur Rós. He bought five tickets to see them in Chicago, but couldn’t make it. So he set up an auction on his website to win the tickets. The money benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. And it comes with a CD signed by the Marx-man himself. This is such a random combination, Girl Talk couldn’t have even conceived of this.
Whoa, Saturday Night Live is still on TV
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I visited my 90 year old great aunt yesterday. She was really excited by that...– Moi
Robot party, on my roof →
I found out about it via Going.com Let me know if you want the pre-party.
Professor Splash →
Motherfucker jumped from 35 feet, into 12 inches of water.