Saturday, September 13, 2008
Phelps + The Coop!
Obama's time-out for SNL!
Obama's site is rather relaxing, inviting.
Apparently, McCain's site, which has a full screen below-the-fold (as captured here) is from the "if you throw enough shit at the wall, something's gotta stick" school of web design. Very manic, no central focus point (hmmmm, will that be McCain in The White House? No focus???)
My personal fave is the "As Seen on The View" t-shirts.
What's with Rob Marciano?
Theirs v mine.
Labels: greyhound adoption
I dropped Probability + Statistics.
30% British Geometry
This influence is likely to coincide with a stormy period in your personal relationships. There will probably be a difference between you and your partner about some personal objective that you both are very closely involved in. Or a difference in your background and conditioning will cause you and your partner to see a situation very differently. Associated with these problems is the problem of identifying so closely with your own point of view that you feel your personal honor depends on having your views triumph. Under this influence any kind of team effort that you become involved in is not likely to work. If you can possibly arrange it, try to work by yourself on a project in which you have the total initiative.
The interpretation above is for your transit selected for today:
Mars Square Ascendant, exact at 01:54
11 September 2008 to 14 September 2008
Labels: Mars Square Ascendant
Friday, September 12, 2008
Yikes! Ike's coming!
Go home Ike!
Tina's not in Texas!
Labels: Hurricane Ike
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This Day in History|2001
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Separated @ Birth
Freddie Mercury & Lily Tomlin
Separated @ Birth
Freddie Mercury & Lily Tomlin
Separated @ Birth
Freddie Mercury & Lily Tomlin
Hello? Is this Mr Hoover?
Mr Jedger Hoover?
This Is A Recording is an album dedicated to the character Ernestine Tomlin. Recorded live it contains an entire act. This album was released on vinyl LP and 8-track tape (pictured above). The following information is for the 8-track tape:
CATALOG NUMBER: 8F 4055
RECORD LABEL: POLYDOR RECORDS
TITLE: "THIS IS A RECORDING"
ARTIST: LILY TOMLIN
1. ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL * MR. VEEDLE * THE MARRIAGE COUNSELOR * THE REPAIRMAN
2. JOAN CRAWFORD * OBSCENE PHONE CALL * THE BORDELLO * STRIKE
3. PEEVED * ERNESTINE * THE PAGEANT * THE FBI * THE MAFIA AND THE POPE
4. MRS. MITCHELL * AWARDS DINNER * DOSWICK * IBM
Labels: Lily Tomlin
J Edgar Hoover & Clyde Anderson Tolson
Clyde Anderson Tolson (May 22, 1900 – April 14, 1975) was associate director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was primarily responsible for personnel and disciplinary matters in the bureau, rather than crime-fighting.
Tolson was born in Laredo, Missouri, and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1926. After failing his first attempt, he joined the FBI in 1927 and by 1930 had been promoted to assistant director (later associate director).
J. Edgar Hoover described Tolson as his alter ego. The men worked closely together during the day, but also took meals together, went to night clubs together, and vacationed together.
Tolson was acting director after Hoover's death on May 2, 1972, but he was replaced by L. Patrick Gray the next day and left the FBI two weeks later, leaving operational control of the FBI to third-in-command Mark Felt. Tolson inherited Hoover's estate and moved into his home. Tolson is buried a few yards away from Hoover in the Congressional Cemetery.
The close relationship between Hoover and Tolson is often cited as evidence that they were both homosexuals, but there is no direct evidence that this was so.
While we're at it: Bill & Monica
Labels: Bill and Monica
6º of Separation|Donna Rice & Gary Hart
YOU SUNK MY BATTLESHIP!
This Day in History|1987
#6000!!! La Diva...
Corporate Cannibal|Grace Jones
Personally, Grace, Annie and a few others (including Hollywood Records and their aversion towards releasing the classic back catalog of Queen and Freddie Mercury, especially their 1975 – 1978 years!) what's with this?
Yeah, we'll wait, but you're such fucking geniuses,
perhaps that's why we wait.
Der neue Song und das Video “Corporate Cannibal” von Grace Jones wirbeln grade Staub auf. Der Song ist über 6 Minuten lang, aber es lohnt sich, obwohl die Musik für meinen Geschmack minimal härter/kälter sein könnte. Das Video erinnert in seiner Grundidee an Aphex Twin & Björk - und von der Ästhetik her an das Video zu “Word Up” von Spice-Girl Mel B. (eine freudlose Coverversion von Cameo’s supercoolem Smashhit WORD UP von 1986). Vielleicht war derselbe Regisseur am Werk? Wer !discourse! und !theory! mag, klickt sich auf die ausführliche Abhandlung zu “Corporate Cannibal” bei The Pinocchio Theory: “…the song expresses Jones’ absolute identification with Capital as a vampiric force (remember that Marx long ago described capitalism as vampiric: “Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor…”)…” ENJOY. [Danke an Simone]
Da ich die lyrics bisher nur ausschnittsweise finden konnte, habe ich beim Hören mitgeschrieben. Ich kann nicht für jedes Wort garantieren, aber hier ist der Text:
pleased to meet you, pleased to have you on my plate
your meat is sweet to me
you’re my life support, your life is my sport
I’m a man-eating machine X2
you won’t hear me laughing, as i terminate your day
you can’t trace my footsteps, as i walk the other way
i can’t get enough prey, pray for me X2
(i’m a man-eating machine)
corporate cannibal, digital criminal
corporate cannibal, eat you like an animal
employer of the year, grandmaster of fear
my blood flows satanical,
mechanical, masonical (masonic=Freimaurer) and chemical
i’m a man-eating machine.. X2
i deal in the market, every man, woman and child is a target
a closet full of faceless nameless pay more for less empitness
i’ll make you scrounge, in my executive lounge
you pay less tax, but i’ll gain more back
my rules, you fools
we can play the money game
greedgame, power game, stay insane
lost in the cell, in this hell
slave to the rhythm of the corporate prison
i’m a man-eating machine…
i can’t get enough prey
pray for me
i’ll consume my consumers, with no sense of humour
i’ll give you a uniform, chloroform
sanatize, homogenize, vaporize… you
i’m the spark, make the world explode
i’m a man-eating machine, i’ll make the world explode
Zum Abschluß noch ein Zitat von Frau Jones’ Website: “MEN ARE TERRIFIED OF ME. I CAN EASILY STEP INTO STEP INTO THE MAN’S SHOE, AND THAT PUTS THE MAN IN A POSITION WHERE HE HAS TO BECOME THE FEMALE. THAT’S WHAT SETS OFF THE TENSION. BUT MY IMAGE IS SUPPOSED TO FRIGHTEN MEN - SO ONLY THE GOOD ONES COME THROUGH.”
4 May 1960
Your date of conception was on or about 12 August 1959 which was a Wednesday.
You were born on a Wednesday
under the astrological sign Taurus.
Your Life path number is 7.
Your fortune cookie reads:
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 4 & 22.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 9.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 3, 6, 8 & 11.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2437058.5.
The golden number for 1960 is 4.
The epact number for 1960 is 2.
The year 1960 was a leap year.
Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/28/1960 and ending 2/14/1961.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Rat.
Your Native American Zodiac sign is Beaver; your plant is Wild Clover.
You were born in the Egyptian month of Epipy, the third month of the season of Shomu (Harvest).
Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 8 Iyyar 5720.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 9 Iyyar 5720.
The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is 220.127.116.11.14 which is
12 baktun 17 katun 6 tun 10 uinal 14 kin
The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Wednsday, 8 Dhi'l-Qa'dih 1379 (1379-11-8).
The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 17 April 1960.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 17 April 1960.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 2 March 1960.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 5 June 1960.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 12 June 1960.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Thursday, 22 September 1960.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Tuesday, 12 April 1960.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 1 March 1960.
As of 9/9/2008 7:50:54 PM EDT
You are 48 years old.
You are 580 months old.
You are 2,523 weeks old.
You are 17,660 days old.
You are 423,859 hours old.
You are 25,431,590 minutes old.
You are 1,525,895,454 seconds old.
Celebrities who share your birthday:
Lance Bass (1979) Mike Dirnt (1972) Randy Travis (1959)
Pia Zadora (1956) George F. Will (1941) Audrey Hepburn (1929)
Top songs of 1960
Theme from A Summer Place- Percy Faith Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley
It's Not Or Never by Elvis Presley Cathy's Clown by Everly Brothers
Stuck On You by Elvis Presley Running Bear by Johnny Preston
Save the Last Dance for Me by Drifters Teen Angel by Mark Dinning
My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own by Connie Francis
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 6.9119373776908 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)
Your lucky day is Friday.
Your lucky number is 6.
Your ruling planet(s) is Venus.
Your lucky dates are 6th, 15th, 24th.
Your opposition sign is Scorpio.
Your opposition number(s) is 9 & 11.
Today is not one of your lucky days!
There are 237 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 49 candles.
Those 49 candles produce 49 BTUs,
or 12,348 calories of heat (that's only 12.3480 food Calories!) .
You can boil 5.60 US ounces of water with that many candles.
In 1960 there were approximately 4.2 million births in the US.
In 1960 the US population was approximately 179,323,175 people, 50.6 persons per square mile.
In 1960 in the US there were approximately 1,523,000 marriages (8.5%) and 393,000 divorces (2.2%)
In 1960 in the US there were approximately 1,712,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.
In 1960 the population of Australia was approximately 10,391,920.
In 1960 there were approximately 230,326 births in Australia.
In 1960 in Australia there were approximately 75,428 marriages and 6,633 divorces.
In 1960 in Australia there were approximately 88,464 deaths.
Your birthstone is Emerald
The Mystical properties of Emerald
Though not meant to replace traditional medical treatment, Emerald is used for physical and emotional healing.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Your birth tree is
Poplar, the Uncertainty
Looks very decorative, no self-confident behaviour, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organiser, tends to philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership serious.
There are 107 days till Christmas 2008!
There are 120 days till Orthodox Christmas!
The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waxing gibbous.
Copyright © 2006 Paul R. Sadowski (http://www.paulsadowski.com)
Labels: 4 May 1960
US Confirmed Deaths|Iraq
Labels: US Confirmed Deaths|Iraq
Toulouse Lautrec dies.
British movie star who received a blowjob in a parked automobile from hooker Divine Brown in exchange for $45. The LAPD swooped in on the pair during the course of the oral copulation and arrested them both. He was ultimately fined $1,180 and placed on probation for two years.
But the criminal penalties were of practically no consequence. Of utmost concern was handling the unsavory press that could cripple his new film, Nine Months. Unlike most celebrities facing similar scandals, Grant was forced to take the time-untested path of high-profile public apologies.
He started his quest on The Tonight Show. His appearance drew in a huge audience -- in fact, the episode's ratings completely blew away Letterman, after which point Leno consistently beat Dave.
And he made lots more appearances. As he explained to Larry King's audience:
"I could accept some of the things that people have explained, 'stress,' 'pressure,' 'loneliness' -- that that was the reason. But that would be false. In the end you have to come clean and say, 'I did something dishonorable, shabby and goatish.'"
Postcards from the Asylum