So This Is Why I Hate Most Post-CD Music!

June 5, 2007

The Loudness War — YouTube video.

If you go Aha! like I did, then this guy’s really onto something.

FCC: Fucking Corporate Collaborators

June 5, 2007

Appeals court throws out FCC indecency ruling

WASHINGTON — The federal appeals court in New York on Monday tossed out a key FCC indecency ruling that said a slip of the tongue gets broadcasters a fine for indecency, telling the commission that it failed to give a good reason for its decision and couldn’t likely find a good reason if it had to.

“We find the FCC’s new policy sanctioning ‘fleeting expletives’ is arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative Procedures Act for failing to articulate a reasoned basis for its change in policy,” the court wrote in a 2-1 opinion.

Oh, don’t say Fuck on the air by mistake!

Don’t utter Shit! if you spill coffee on your lap while at a live radio mic!

The entire country will be condemned to Hell!

Meanwhile, do make sure that cancerous behemoths like Clear Channel can suck up and destroy locally-originated radio and turn it into utter shit designed to somnambulize the populace from the looting by the Overgarchy. Do let Rupert Murdoch make a mockery of past American law as he cynically sheds his Australian citizenship for an American one so he can gobble up media here and do let him have a special waiver so he can own the NY Post and a TV station in the same market. And do let the telcos and cable companies throttle the fuck out of Internet bandwidth in the US while the rest of the world’s bandwidth is like the Autobahn compared to our dirt roads.

Yes, do all that.

Just don’t let someone utter a human word.

Abuse Of Power Still Lives In New York City

June 5, 2007

Bike Raid on East 6th Street

At first Carnevale took still pictures, then he switched the digital camera into video mode. He approached the plainclothes lieutenant who seemed to be in charge and asked for his name. Carnevale says the officer gave his name, but got annoyed when asked to spell it. “You got my name,” the officer says on the video. “I did you a favor. . . . Now I’m going to lock you up.”

And he did, sending Carnavale to the pokey for 22 hours on a charge of disorderly conduct. The cop also rang up Carole Vale, a nurse who happened by and asked for an explanation. Vale spent 13 hours in a cell, on the same count.

Where’s the accountability of all those who carried out these bullshit arrests? When the two go to court and the charges are dropped, what compensation will there be for the unjustified and illegally lost hours? Will all those in the apparatus of these bullshit arrests themselves be arrested and made to lose hours like those two had to?

This is such utter bullshit. It’s an abuse of power.

In the future, many people will hang.

Because they fucking deserve to.

It will finally be a government of, for and by the people.

Beemageddon: All Quiet On The Extinction Of Humankind Front

June 5, 2007

Huh? Where’d all the bee stories go?!

I just did a Google news search and it’s been quiet.

I don’t like quiet. Quiet has the stench of government telling the press, “Sh! We don’t want riots. Do you?”

Previously in this blog:
Beemageddon: Organic Bees Not Disappearing
Beemageddon: See? It’s Serious.
Beemageddon: Fungus Among Us
Beemageddon: OK, Launch The iPhone. The Bees Won’t Mind.
Beemageddon: You’re Gonna Miss Eating
Beemageddon: Einstein Prophecy In Doubt
Beemageddon: Human Race Extinction By Cellphone?
Beemageddon: More Speculation
Beemageddon: This Year’s Huge Story
Beemageddon: Soylent Green
Beemageddon: A Quantum Connection?

Hey You Old Bastards, Get In Line Behind Me!

June 5, 2007

Stem cell treatment ‘to cure blindness in five years’

British scientists aim to deliver the world’s first stem-cell treatment for blindness within five years, it was announced today.

A team of researchers and clinicians will develop the use of embryonic stem cells to repair damaged retinas.

Their target is a disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among the elderly in the developed world.

What the fuck is the point?! They’re at the end of their lives! Start out repairing things like, oh I don’t know, astigmatism (which I, uh, only, you know, coincidentally happen to have!). so the not-near-dead (me!me!) can get rid of their fucking reading glasses and, you know, enjoy life!

But if you’re only going to use the old because, you know, the early treatments might be fatal, well then, I’ll wait…

Previously in this blog:
I Still Want Stem Cell Therapies
“Be Careful, It’s My Heart”
Regis Rises!
Stem Cells And Nanotech NOW, Goddammit!
Political Change? Prove it!

What Will It Look Like During A Crisis?

June 5, 2007

That’s what I’m wondering about twittervision… what if it had existed during the September 11th attacks?

FSJ Provides Today’s Two Laughs

June 5, 2007

If you ever need proof of how great our advertisements are, check out what amateurs do

Jon Ive says he’s embarrassed to be British

Bonus link to the second: Someone needs to go to the naughty spot (this last link Not Safe For Work, Christians or Other Children)

Calendar Added To Blog

June 5, 2007

I’ve added the Calendar widget to the blog sidebar. Now I can find posts I think I did on Day X without having to use Search or go page-by-page.

No, I’ll never add delicious (I won’t put in its stupid fucking periods!) or Flickr. I hate Flickr and I use FURL. The smartest people use FURL.

Damn You, Warren Ellis!!!

June 5, 2007

He posted a link to something called twittervision.

It will eat your time worse than YouTube!!

Now I’m all like fuck I gotta have a widescreen monitor so this goddammed thing doesn’t scroll like that.

The shit makes you feel like you’re in the NSA!

And I wonder what those tweets coming out of Iran mean?!!?

Google Video: Two Gerry Anderson

June 5, 2007

Gerry Anderson after Thunderbirds

Description: what happened to Gerry Anderson after Thunderbirds? What was the work produced after Thunderbirds was done and dusted?

Gerry Anderson’s “Thunderbirds”

Description: in depth examination and discussion on the creation and enjoyment of ‘Thunderbirds’ (1965)

Both end too soon. Gee, whoever you are posting these, um, Microsoft Soapbox allows long videos. In case you didn’t know. I sure indeedy would like to see the entire program these non-fiction Gerry Anderson clips are from!