A Brief Collaborative Affair.

A collaborative track between myself and Martin Songadayforayear Byrne. After coming with a couple of generic ideas, several cups of coffee later, GENIUS STRUCK!! The dialogue you will hear is from a selection of vintage sci-fi and horror scripts.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer.swf/size=venti/track=761453369/

a terrorist with a bullet hole in his face

robdelaney:

It’s not surprising that a photo of a terrorist with a bullet hole in his face would turn Sarah Palin on. The way she asks for it to be released though, is an interesting bit of dishonesty.

“Show photo as a warning to others seeking America’s destruction.”

I’m imagining a group of terrorists sitting around a computer, pulling up a photo of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse, and one saying “WHOA GUYS, if we try to ‘destroy America’ they might try put BULLETS in our FACES. We better knock this malarkey off ASAP. Return that fertilizer to the hardware store and let’s use the fuel we’ve stockpiled to power the generator at my nephew’s school for a few weeks.”

Terrorists, especially of the Jihadi variety, are frequently prepared for and SEEKING death, whether it comes in the form of a bullet, explosion, or underpants conflagration on a Detroit-bound flight.

But I presume Sarah Palin knows this. So her tweet is both “politicking” and “drama.” It’s theater, in fact.

And way to wrap it up with “That’s the mission.” Though she didn’t shoehorn the words “Islam” or “Muslim” into her clunker of a tweet, she did finish it with a word whose definitions include “a group of people sent by a religious body, esp a Christian church, to a foreign country, to do religious work.”

I’m glad she was so transparent about what her “mission” is. And let’s also salute her for sneaking the word “pussy” in there. Osama Bin Laden is killed while Barack Obama is President, and Sarah Palin’s immediate response is to explicitly link him with the word “pussy.” Would she have worked the word “cocky” in there if he released the photo?

To conclude, her tweet is bloodthirsty, purposefully dishonest, willfully ignorant, xenophobic and rude. It’s a fantastic snapshot of who she is.

World’s first space tourist 10 years on: Dennis Tito

Quite apart from the fact that he could afford to do this, this man seems almost spiritual about his experience, recalling many of the interviews with astronauts who have walked on the moon. Such simple but moving descriptions. And I think he’s entirely correct when he says that there are many, many people alive today who would pay every penny they have to have this experience.

Also it’s hilarious that NASA turned him down, but when he approached the Russian Federal Space Agency, they pretty much said: “???? ????????????, ?????????? ?????????????? ??????? ????????????????????, ???????????????????? ?????????????????? ???????????????????????? ???????????????????????? ?????????????????? ?? ?????????????? ???????????????????? ??????????????!”
(Google it!)