Revenge Of The Clown Scientists

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 23, 2012

The Clown Scientists have found that all our problems can be placed under one heading: SERIOUSNESS! Seriousness is the leading cause of everything from Cancer to Reincarnation.

Clown Scientists, from the Clown Academy, have already discovered a new source of healing. It is a psychic energy point located between the heart chakra and the throat chakra. It is called THE CLOWN CHAKRA

If people are feeling miserable; if they have financial problems; if their relationship situation is in the pits; if they are in ill health; if they feel a need to sue people; and most importantly, if they find fault with their brother/sister, then obviously their CLOWN CHAKRA is CLOSED! When this happens, the scientists have observed under a high-powered microscope that the cells of every organ display a Sad Face. If the CLOWN CHAKRA is open, and functioning normally, the cells display a Happy Face

The scientists realized that if a person is ill, it is because their mind has projected “whatever” onto the cells of their body and FORCED OUT LOVE which is normally found in each of our 100 trillion cells. The cells are literally saying “I Lack Love” or “ILL” for short. The scientists also discovered that all disease is due to the fact the cells are “out of ease” or “dis-eased”
When the CLOWN CHAKRA is opened and working (or rather playing) properly, the psychic mechanism “sucks up” misery, pain, anger, resentment, grievances, unhappiness, etc and CONVERTS the energy into TINY RED HEART SHAPED BALLOONS which contain LOVE & JOY

These balloons are directed to the dis-eased cell or situation, and a happy face appears instantly. When the light enters the darkness, the darkness dissipates. Sometimes these red heart-shaped balloons are called ENDORPHINS, due to the fact that when anyone experiences them, the feeling of SEPARATION ends They experience being “back home” with “ALL THAT IS” and hence no longer an orphan. This is the well know “end orphan effect” hence END OR PHIN!

So if you think someone is attacking you, Clown Scientists recommend that you visualize sending that person red heart-shaped balloons filled with Love & Joy. Remember to keep your CLOWN CHAKRA OPEN and remember to LAUGH

This message is a recycled email, not a red heart shaped balloon full of love and joy. The clown scientist is Philip Princetta. He will be in Atlanta this March. Pictures for this message today are from The Library of Congress .

Slightly Terrifying Synthetic Orifice

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 22, 2012

An English-Arabic site called “Free Iraq” has a story, How the U.S.robotizes their ‘Brave’ American soldiers . The feature is links for two stories, Erase their war crimes’ PTSD memories , and Have their wives/partners jerk them off online .
The Pentagon is starting an $11million study into the use of a drug to help with PTSD. Emory University is participating. The process involves a substance, D-Cycloserine (DCS), and a treatment called exposure therapy.

“Exposure therapy is thought to work by allowing patients to revisit traumas in safe settings. Every time the mind remembers an event, it “rewrites” that recollection. By helping a patient rewrite traumatic memories to be less frightening, studies suggest that exposure therapy can significantly improve symptoms like nightmares and flashbacks.
Adding DCS seems to hasten that process, targeting the precise brain pathways responsible for regulating fear responses.
Of course, the idea of using drugs to tweak memories isn’t without controversy: An online debate flared last year among … arguing over whether the existence of such drugs would “alter something that makes us all human,” or open a Pandora’s Box of illicit use “by people doing things they’d like to forget themselves, or that they would like others to forget.”

Wired magazine has a more detailed version of the same article. In the comments, readers talk about the effectiveness of medical marijuana for PTSD. Here is one story:
“Thank you for standing up for the one safe thing that has helped me so much. Medical marijuana has NO recorded deaths, but pharmaceuticals kill people every day. I am a disabled Marine w/PTSD. Got my prescription, husband grew it under an attorney’s guidelines, and the local (not Federal) cops destroyed my house, took the plants, edibles, everything. They even took pills that the VA had prescribed for me. They took everything that was in total compliance with the state laws. They broke in the door and threw me on the ground while I was home alone with my baby. They had already arrested my husband while he was out, so that we would be alone when they “got us”. I haven’t been able to work since I got discharged. I begged the officer to understand that I am a Marine Sgt w/PTSD ans fibromyalgia. This has cost my husband and I thousands of dollars. He never even made any profit from growing. He was growing medicine for us because I personally need a lot. It has replaced tylenol 3, xanax, antidepressants, and muscle relaxers for me. Or DID until the local police decided they can make their own laws and terrorize people for choosing alternative medicine. After that I have a whole new level of PTSD. Underweight, can’t sleep, back on TONS of benzos and muscle relaxers, and my marriage is falling apart. I volunteered to die for my country as a teenager, when my parents wanted to send me to college instead. The attorney told us that these cases take about 2 years to end, and that dragging it out is part of their tactic to get medical marijuana users/growers to stop. My husband’s last court date lasted 6 hours, most of it waiting around. Our tax dollars are paying for this! I’m not saying that I’m above the law, but this is unconstitutional. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE?”
The other link is to PC Mag, with a feature called ” A Thousand Dildos For The Military Wives ” It is about teledildonics, or computer controlled sex toys. It is a brave new world.

I’m not sure if he’s being skeezy or sweet here. Let me start with the technology. RealTouch is a slightly terrifying, synthetic orifice that lives in a plastic tube and connects to a computer. Based on data from an Internet connection, the unit warms up, lubes up, pulses and grips any item stuck into it. On the other end of a connection, a “performer”—who could be a paid “cam girl,” or the aforementioned military wife—hand-operates a sensor-covered rod to run the motors in the RealTouch. I really hope I didn’t just freak out anyone reading this story … As an intrepid reporter, I stuck my finger into a RealTouch unit while performer Kirsten Price hand-rubbed a nearby, Internet-connected dildo. The sensation was very strange; what felt like a whirring, rotating, feathery object made of a moist latex-like material was almost polishing my finger. Afterwards, my finger smelled like lube. I’m not going to judge. ”

Pictures are from ” The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.

Higamus Hogamus

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 22, 2012

PG didn’t mean to start any trouble. It just sort of happened. Pictures are from Gwinnett County.

Before we get to the main event, there is a detour. PG was trying to get to Futility Closet An idler’s miscellany of compendious amusements. When he typed those fun loving initials FU in the browser window, what should appear but funnypaperz, the google home of Christian cartoonist Joe King. There is a video on his site, to the effect that many American food companies use a flavor enhancer. This chemical is made by senomyx , and is alleged to contain stem cells. A google search showed a few Christian websites that said the same thing. PG sent an email to senomyx, asking “Do you use stem cells in your research and or products?”

Yesterday, there was a post at Futility Closet, Inspiration. Here it is.

The author William James told the story of Mrs. Amos Pinchot, who in a dream thought she had discovered the meaning of life. Sleepily she wrote down what she believed to be a profound poetic statement. Fully awake, she saw she had merely written: Hogamus, higamus Man is polygamous Higamus, hogamus Woman monogamous. – Malcolm Potts and Roger Valentine Short, Ever since Adam and Eve: The Evolution of Human Sexuality

PG thought the rhyme in this post was amusing. He posted it on Facebook, with a link to the entire post. There was a reaction.

Err, just to put it out there — I find this sexist and problematic. // Kinda goes along with the whole, “women wanna trap men into marriage,” and “men are essentially sexual while women are essentially pure,” and reminds me of the victorian-era “women as keepers of the home and hearth.” I’m not trying to attack or anything, just want to comment and express my thoughts. // so, I hope it doesn’t read as attack, is what I’m saying. I am really terrible at this…. // Oh, wow. I just thought it was a jab at Newt “Porky the Pig’s Standin” Gingrich– didn’t even realize until I followed the link it wasn’t a political jab. // you read my mind! I second this!Sexist it is indeed. // I will add though that in species similar to us, males are frequently biologically driven to mate frequently and widely and females to be more selective (whether by choosing one male and living in a harem, or by seeking “the best male” to tie down), for the future of the offspring. While pair-bonding does occur in many species, full (long-term) monogamy is a relatively rare concept, so, this occurs on a much less stringent scale. (And of course that biology is not equal to destiny) // Not really sure what the point or intent is… // I call all fact, quotations and laws political and sullied by frame of reference. I’ll take my harem of all gender mates because I’ve reproduced and I take care of my own shit and now I want to get laid. If you say marriage or monogamy, you exit the harem. In “typical female” form I am selective for std safety // Misogyny! Gender essentialism! Anti-feminism! This shit has no place in a community who has, since it’s inception, been dedicated to fighting patriarchy. If you are posting this kind of shit, you are perpetuating patriarchy in this community. Check yourself. // but with a dose of love and understanding that we all need help with our deprogramming, as well. //Thus, our community. // To clarify my second post, it was more about the base subject. I don’t find the consideration that we are potentially predisposed for specific patterns of behavior problematic in and of itself. I do agree that adding a value component like notions of chastity versus sexuality, and inherent double standards, sexist. Being common or unique isn’t the problem (following the same biological patterns as our animal brethren or being more distant in our actions), however labeling either option as proper or improper and enforcing it, is problematic. // Your gender essentialism is actually deeply problematic and incredibly hurtful and alienating to large portions of the queer community. Justifying gross and inaccurate summarizations of women’s behaviors and preferences by comparing them to “females of other species” is not only dehumanizing, it is cissexist and gender essentialist. There is no excuse for this kind of misogyny. Don’t defend it. Instead, spend some time educating yourself about how your social programming around this subject is really fucked up and destructive to other people. Some of these very smart Atlanta folks might even be willing to help you figure it out if you’re having trouble. // “Writers commonly quote the experience of William James who, while under anaesthetic dreamt he found the secret of the universe. What he was left with was the doggerel ‘Higamus Hogumus women are monogamous – Hogumus Higamus, men are polygamous.’” but then we also have: // “The author William James told the story of Mrs. Amos Pinchot, who in a dream thought she had discovered the meaning of life. Sleepily she wrote down what she believed to be a profound poetic statement. Fully awake, she saw she had merely written: Hogamus, higamus Man is polygamous Higamus, hogamus Woman monogamous.” // So either way, we could ask Luther his intentions in posting it, // but I don’t think we should shoot the messenger. As a believer in nonviolent communication, I wish we could learn to dialog without put downs, labeling & name calling. // Yo there is a difference between name-calling and naming oppressive behavior.

There was a bit of poetry. There was a community that likes to discuss certain issues. It might have been better to post the entire link, rather than just the poem. When you write down things that come to you in your sleep, you are likely to read strange things when you awake.

The source book, Ever since Adam and Eve: The Evolution of Human Sexuality , got several revues at Amazon. If you want to read the positive ones, click on the link. This one is more fun. Is this what Price meant by “Party like it’s 1999?
“The worst example of poor scholarship imaginable., February 19, 1999 By A Customer … This book is worse than bad. It pretends to have facts yet it provides no evidence for some of the most preposterous lies I have ever seen put to print. It is difficult to imagine how the authors convinced Cambridge University Press to publish such unsubstantiated babble. The book is badly organized as well, and adds nothing to the current literature on this subject. You would be better off buying virtually ANY other title on this subject.

SOPA Seconds

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 21, 2012

As you may have heard, SOPA was in the news last week. There was a massive internet protest, and Congress announced they would not push for passage. In a possibly coincidental move, a file distribution service, Megaupload, was busted. It turns out that the government already has the power many were afraid of. As with the forfeiture laws used against drug users, the assets were seized upon indictment, not conviction.

Kim Dotcom , the boss of Megaupload, is not a very sympathetic character. There are indications that he knew, and profited from, illegal use of his site. This is again similar to the way that forfeiture laws were first used against drug dealers, many of whom are not nice people. The government starts to take things from unpopular people, and then moves on to you.

Julian Sanchez has a piece about how companies like Megaupload work. It is what is called “cloud” computing. Instead of having files on a stationary hard drive, you put them on a “cloud”, which is available anywhere. Companies like Megaupload are the servers for this “cloud”. In this case, the files stored on Megaupload were seized by the government. If you had your “cloud” there, your files are lost. It doesn’t matter if you are a legal file user. The good get punished along with the bad, without a day in court. This does not look good for the future of “cloud” computing.

As you may imagine, there is a lot of pixelage devoted to this issue at the moment. Glenn Greenwald has a few thousand words, very few of which are reassuring. Pure Film Creative offers a bit of common sense, before telling you much more than you want to know about Marky Mark. Huffington Post has an article about the failure of the bills, along with a tidbit that has escaped the public.

It is no secret that these internet regulation measures are supported by the entertainment industry. Hollywood, meanwhile, was going all-in on the airwaves.
Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Chris Dodd, a former Democratic Senator from Connecticut, even threatened to cutoff campaign donations to Democrats if the bill didn’t get a hearing. “Candidly, those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake,” Dodd said in an interview with Fox News . “Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake.”
This is what happens when people leave Congress. They go across the street to represent the industries they once pretended to regulate. Even if they are “liberal democrats” like Chris Dodd. When it comes to serving their corporate masters, a liberal former Senator will go talk to Fox News. One day people will learn that the words liberal and conservative mean nothing.

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. These images are in the public domain, unless the laws have been changed.

Thirty Eight Months Later

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 21, 2012

This is a repost from the day after voting two years ago. This year, the Repubs got the best of things. And America is getting the worst.

There are many problems in our country today. We are addicted to oil. We are stuck in wars eight time zones away. We are spending way more money than we have. The economy is in tatters. And the Republican answer is “just say no”. They seem determined to spend more time fighting BHO than solving these problems. It is not pretty.

The comparison PG makes is to 1932.The nation was in economic tumult. The repubs had been in power too long, and were ready for a vacation. Franklin Roosevelt was the man chosen to lead America. FDR was crippled, and he smoked cigarettes. The cigarette holder was one of his trademarks. The public was well aware of the cigarette holder, but was clueless about the leg braces. Such were the times…smoking was profitable to the advertisers, but polio was not talked about.

At a point in the fifties, a vaccine for polio was discovered. The disease became something for the medical textbooks, instead of a horror for families. At roughly the same time…very roughly… reports started to come out about the health hazards of smoking. Bit by bit, smoking came to be seen as a bad thing. The print media paid lip service to this, while accepting advertising from the tobacco mongers.

By the time BHO became a national figure, politicians were careful not to be photographed smoking. The tobacco habit of BHO was whispered about, but the visual confirmation will not be seen. Not even the scandal magazines have pictures of BHO lighting up. And yes, BHO plays basketball, and is not remotely crippled. If he hobbled on a cane, while wearing braces, the media would have been all over it. Is this right or wrong, or just different?

There are lots of postmortems today, and PG might as well join the fun. He is not overjoyed at the election of BHO. The man has a lot of flaws. PG questions his commitment to the basic constitutional rights. Mr.Bush has done damage to many of our rights in his “War on Terror”. PG is concerned that BHO is going to use this opening to create a police state.

BHO faces a lot of challenges. PG remembers the reception given Bill Clinton in 1993. The wingnut media fought him tooth and nail for eight years. Finally, in his second term, they caught Slick Willie in an improper situation. America wasted a year trying to impeach the President. None of this fighting helped to achieve energy independence. This business of buying oil from hostile foreign powers is at the root of the tumult in the middle east, and today’s financial crisis. America has known this was a problem since Richard Nixon was President. The media spent more time fussing about Bill Clinton’s zipper problem, than about a safe source of energy.

PG has two hopes for the new administration. One is that the opposition maintains the watchdog status, but gives BHO the chance to perform. This simply did not happen with Bill Clinton. The second is that BHO doesn’t get caught in any scandal, but remains focused on solving the problems of this age.

It might help if BHO were to quit smoking.

This was posted in November of 2010. The Checkers, in the last picture, has gone out of business. If you google “pictures of Barack Obama smoking”, you can see him puffing. His presidency has been a disappointment to many, and a target to the Republicans. The race for the nomination to run against him has degenerated into a clown party, the likes of which our republic has seldom seen. It is evidence of the saying that life is bad fiction.

Groups Of Seven

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 20, 2012

This is a double repost. It is about things that come in groups of seven. Thanks and praises go to Wikipedia. The other sources are cited where appropriate. Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

Seven Samurai -Kambei Shimada , Gorōbei Katayama , Shichirōji , Heihachi Hayashida ,. Katsushirō Okamoto , Kyūzō ,

The Magnificent Seven – Chris Adams, Harry Luck, Vin, Bernardo O’Reilly, Britt, Lee, Chico

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World-Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia ,Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus ,Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse of Alexandria

Rome is built on Seven hills – Palatine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine. Thank you SevenMagazine.

The Seven Sisters – Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Radcliffe College, Smith College, Vassar College, and Wellesley College

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.” Aristotle 384 BC-322 BC Thank you Thinkexist.

The Magnificent Seven are seven cemeteries used by the citizens of nineteenth century London.:Kensal Green Cemetery , West Norwood Cemetery ,Highgate Cemetery , Abney Park Cemetery ,Nunhead Cemetery ,Brompton Cemetery , Tower Hamlets Cemetery

seven deadly sins – lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride

seven holy virtues – chastity, abstinence, temperance, diligence, patience, kindness

seven goddesses – isis, astarte, hecate, demeter, kali, iana, diana

seven dwarfs – bashful, doc, dopey, grumpy, happy, sleepy, sneezy

seven brides – Alice, Dorcas, Liza, Martha, Millie, Sarah, Ruth

seven brothers – Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frank, Gideon

seven husbands of Elizabeth Taylor – Nicky Hilton, Micheal Wilding, Micheal Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton(twice), John Warner, Larry Fortensky (The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh among the Greatest Female Stars of All Time.)

Matthew 18:21-22 – 21Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

Why We Fight In Afghanistan

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 19, 2012

Tom Dispatch has an audio feature about Afghanistan, and the many unanswered questions about our war there. It is apparent to PG that we invaded Afghanistan to get revenge for 911, and looked for a reason later.

Tom begins the monologue by discussing the prospects for Gen. Petraeus (spell check suggestions:Petroleum, Perpetrates ), and how a success there may actually be worse than failure. If we “conquer” Afghanistan, we will hold “the fifth poorest country on earth, the second most corrupt country, the world’s premier narco state.”

At the 3:06 mark on the tape, when Tom makes the comment about narco (spell check suggestions: Narcissus) state, PG had a flash of understanding, and a possibility for the reason behind this war. This may even have been powerful enough for the powers that be to ignore the reports about a terror strike in September 2001, and passively let 911 happen.

The rumors of CIA involvement in drug trafficking are wide spread and long term. When planes went to Central America in the eighties to bring arms to the contras, they came back to the United States loaded with cocaine. There are stories of collusion with the government in Cuba. There are many, many more stories about connections between the US government and the drug trade.

When the Taliban took over Afghanistan, they cracked down on the poppy farmers. Much of the raw opium for heroin/morphine/opium is grown in Afghanistan. This was not a pleasing for the CIA.

Could it be that the real reason for our involvement in Afghanistan is to ensure the flow of narcotics into the hungry world? This would be a big cash cow for the CIA, although not enough to justify the amounts of money being spent on the conflict.

Pictures for today are from the ” Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.
This is a repost.

SOPA Rific

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 18, 2012

Yesterday, PG sent letters to his representatives in Congress regarding the proposed Internet regulation legislation. He has gotten two replies, so far. His house representative, Hank Johnson (the man who defeated Cynthia McKinney) said, .
“Thank you for contacting the office of Congressman Hank Johnson. We will respond to your e-mail as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us in the future. We are eager to hear your concerns! ” . Senator Saxby Chambliss sent a more detailed reply.
Thank you for contacting me regarding S. 968, the “Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011,” and H.R. 3261, the “Stop Online Piracy Act.” It is good to hear from you.

S. 968 was introduced on May 12, 2011, and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On May 26, S. 968 was reported out of committee and placed on the general legislative calendar. If enacted, S. 968 would amend federal copyright law to authorize the Attorney General to file civil action against violators of copyright infringement law.

H.R. 3261 was introduced on October 26, 2011, and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. On December 16, H.R. 3261 was considered before the full committee; however, the bill was not voted out for consideration by the full House. If enacted, H.R. 3261 would authorize the Attorney General to seek a court order against a U.S.-directed foreign Internet site committing or facilitating online piracy.

I am concerned about the substantial negative impacts that intellectual property theft and the sale of counterfeit goods have on our nation’s economy. As Congress reviews potential reforms to our nation’s intellectual property laws and enforcement mechanisms in response to technological advances, we must be certain that we do not make changes that encroach on fair and lawful enjoyment of creative works and legitimate websites. However, we must also be aware of the substantial negative impacts that intellectual property violations have on American businesses and our economy.

It is the role of Congress to seek out an appropriate balance between the lawful use and enjoyment of the public while protecting the rights of the rights holder. Should these bills come before the full Senate for consideration, I will keep your thoughts in mind.

At this point, PG wonders how much he knows about this issue. People have been saying terrible things about SOPA/PIPA. On the other hand, internet piracy is a problem. Whether these bills are the proper response is a good question.

SOPA Opera

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 17, 2012

PG has heard about threats to censor the internet. He does not think this is a good idea. It was suggested that he send a message to his representatives in Washington. This turns out to be a bit easier said than done. When you try to get these addresses, you are sent to a form on a website.
Mike’s Blog says “He likes you to use his web form so that he can route the email to the appropriate deletion folder. Don’t do that– use his real email address, which is: I assume that this will work with all senators, such as Johnny Isakson: If you want to have a lot of fun, make sure your email client is set to forward all email you mark as spam to your senators’ email addresses. Good times will be had by all…” With a bit of huffin and puffin, an address for Hank Johnson was found.
The last time PG wrote Washington was before the war in Babylon. He wanted to go on record as being opposed to the war. His representative, Denise Majette, sent a long, thoughtful reply. She hinted that she agreed with PG, about the folly of a war, but said there was nothing that could be done. A few months after “Mission Accomplished”, Senator Chambliss wrote PG. The Senator thought the war was going just fine.

Subject: Vote NO on SOPA/PIPA
I Luther Mckinnon. I live in Dekalb County, just outside the Atlanta city limits. I am writing my three representatives in Washington about two pieces of legislation…the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECTIP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate.
A free Internet has been an instrument for economic growth and military security. It is in our best interest to leave the internet alone.
I urge you to vote against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) , and the PROTECTIP Act (PIPA) .
Thank You
Luther Mckinnon

The fun starts when the automated replies start to come in. Hank Johnson requires that you use a form on his website, It is required that you enter the nine digit zip code, and a courtesy title. Saxby Chambliss sent a similar reply. Johnny Isakson was not heard from.

Pictures are from ” The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.

Wig Problems

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 17, 2012

If you go to google, and type in “singers that wear wigs”, the first name to appear is Mary J. Blige. PG does not follow her closely, but went to youtube and found a video. This is probably not her real hair.

Dolly Parton is known for a lot of things, at least two of which are real. The hair is not. If you ask her “How long does it take to do your hair?”, she says “I don’t know, I’m never there”

If anyone is known for enhancing her natural attributes, it would be Cher. Her fondness for plastic surgery is well known, as is the way her head fits in a hairpiece. In this number, Mrs. Bono talks about some of her favorite people.

Grace Slick is basically retired these days. In her hey day, she never appeared in public in her real hair. PG saw her at the Omni once, and was horrified by her wig. ( Grace sells her paintings these days. Her white hair is cut short. The wigs are in a museum.)

RuPaul is not really blonde. That is a part of her wardrobe. In this video, she co stars with Martha Wash, in a remake of “It’s Raining Men”. The working title for this video was Piggly Wiggly.

It is a bit of show business wisdom that you put the horses at the end of a parade. Deaundra Peek fills this important role today. Last year it was a remake of “Supermodel”, which has copyright issues. Today, it is a cooking lesson. The last three characters of the Youtube code are M2M.
This is a repost. Pictures are from The Library of Congress. As a bonus to our reader(s), we will explore the issue, Does Lady Gaga wear a wig? The answers are a bit contradictory, which is somehow fitting. One page says she does not wear a wig, but does wear extensions in some videos. Another answer is that dying her hair is damaging to the hair, if she went to a salon the paparazzi would see her, so yes, she does wear a wig. If you have too much free time, here is a forum discussion on this subject.

Ten Bands Thirteen Opinions

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 16, 2012

PG is tired of fussing about religion, and football. That leaves rock and roll. This story is a repost . The pictures are from ” The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”. Today is the two year anniversary of using pictures, from this fine collection, to liven up this facility.
The digital medium listverse posted a list of “10 Rock Bands You Either Hate Or Love“. What follows is a commentary by PG about these acts. If you are not interested in his opinions, skip to the pictures.

10- Captain Beefheart and his magic band-There was a sampler LP by Warner Brothers around 1970 or so. Available only by mail order, the LP had songs by a variety of Warner Brothers artists. Captain Beefheart was represented by “Hiella guru”, which had a sort of catchy sound. A voice said something like ” Damascus estate”, which fit the overall dada sound of the band. Years later, a groupie wrote a tell all book about her youthful adventures. It turns out the voice said “The mascara snake”

In between the sampler LP and the groupie tell all book, Captain Beefheart played a show at the Great Southeast Music Hall, then located in Cherokee Plaza. PG liked to show up after the second set had started, and the ticket takers left the door open. The night CB played, PG mistimed his visit, and got to talk to a high school classmate, but did not see the show.

09-Metallica- There was a saying in “The electric kool aid acid test” ( which was not the origin of the phrase “drink the kool aid). The merry pranksters set off on a trip around america, and someone said “you are either on the bus or off the bus”. Those might not be the exact words, and they don’t sound as profound without the acid to drive home the emblematic attitude. Getting back to Metallica, PG has never been on the bus for heavy metal. He heard a thing by Metallica on the radio that was pretty cool, and he read an interview with them in a magazine, that made Metallica look like a bunch of alcoholic right wing jerks. They are staggering all the way to the bank.

08-U2- Paydirt. The favorite band of millions, and the only thing that can make PG switch radio stations faster than a used car dealer commercial. Incriminating evidence of Payola in the radio industry,the U stands for Ugh. The guitar player only seems to know one riff. If autos could run on Bono’s ego, there would be no energy crisis ever. 

07-Aerosmith- These guys are famous today because they didn’t OD, despite the best efforts of Stephen Tyler. The simply are not that good.

06-Sonic Youth-PG quit being hip a long time ago. Once he saw a comment about Bono, and thought it was about Sonny. He does not know enough about Sonic Youth to have an opinion. And, for once, that is going to stop him.

05-Elvis Presley- There was a story about Elvis and Natalie Wood. She wanted him to be in a movie she was making, and he did a screen test. To the surprise of many, Elvis could act when he wanted to. The only trouble was, Colonel Tom Parker did not want him to do the film, and so it didn’t happen.

Elvis is an American phenomenon. He was the union of hype and talent. He was also watched over by Colonel Tom Parker, and never stepped out of the role that was chosen for him. Elvis also had the musicians gift for self destruction.

PG heard a racist rant about Elvis once, to the effect that Elvis stole his music from black people. Which only means that it was worth taking.

04-The Beach Boys-Like Elvis, The Beach Boys are tough to not like. Even Nancy Reagan was a fan, and Brian Wilson did not just say no. Maybe they became a self parody, but when they were in the early sixties prime, there was no one who could sing like them.

03-The Velvet Underground-The Velvets existed before recording technology could handle them. There recorded output sucks. The Andy Warhol days were essentially an audition for John Cale, Lou Reed, and Nico. All of them did outstanding work after the demise of the VU. When PG saw Lou Reed doing car commercials…

02-The Eagles- PG read the tell all book by Don Felder. This was the meanest, most selfish bunch around. They made some good records, did mountains of drugs, and wrote songs that are endlessly quoted by people trying to appear intuitive.

PG stood outside the Omni one night, trying to get a ticket to see The Eagles inside. One of the scalpers had a t shirt, with the phrase “DISCO SUCKS” in six inch tall letters. This negativity is what PG associates with The Eagles.

01- The Grateful Dead-PG has written about the Dead before . Lots of people think they are groovy. What is usually not said out loud is the “other ones”, who are not on the bus. The Dead liked to be loose on stage. Sometimes, this translated into shows that were horrible. Many people, not indoctrinated into the cult of Jerry, went to one of these shows and decided that yes, they were dead, or at least smelled like it. Dead heads can also be a problem. Like some of the other units in this list, there are fanatic followers of the GD. Like many fanatics, they sometimes turn as many people away from the object of adoration, as the do towards it.

Unfortunate Laws Part Four

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 15, 2012

Here is part four of state laws that some might find peculiar. Parts one, two, and three have been posted previously. Today will will look at Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, and Maryland. These regulations are borrowed from Bored. Pictures are from the public hospitality facilities of Dekalb county and Gwinnett county. Kansas //Dodge City: It is illegal to spit on a sidewalk. All places of business must provide a horse water troft //If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed. //In Kansas City, KS, saying the name “George Washington” without adding the phrase “blessed be his name,” can land you with a fine of up to fifty cents. //In Natoma, Kansas, it’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suites. //In Topeka, Kansas, servers are forbidden to serve wine in teacups. //It is illegal to catch bullfrogs in a tomato patch. //It is illegal to hunt whales. //It is illegal to put ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas. //Lawrence: All cars entering the city limits must first sound their horn to warn the horses of their arrival. No one may wear a bee in their hat. //Minors in Kansas City, Missouri, are not allowed to purchase cap pistols; they may buy shotguns freely, however. //No one may catch fish with his bare hands in Kansas. //Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights. //Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats. //Russell: Musical car horns are banned //Salina: It is against the law to leave your car running unattended. //The state game rule prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks. //Topeka: The installation of bathtubs is prohibited. //Wichita: Before proceeding through the intersection of Douglas and Broadway, a motorist is required to get out of their vehicle and fire three shot gun rounds into the air. Any person caught using or carrying bean snappers or the like shall upon conviction, be fined. -City ordinance 349 of Wichita, Kansas. Kentucky //A person can be sent to jail for five years for merely sending a bottle of beer, wine or spirits as a gift to a friend in Kentucky. //An ordinance in Murray, Ky., says the superintendent of sanitation “shall determine whether a person is small, medium or large.” Why the superintendent should make this determination is left unsaid. //All nude people in your house must be registered in Kentucky. //An excerpt from brilliant Kentucky state legislation. “No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club”. The following important amendment however is to be considered here: “The provisions of this statute shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds, //Any person who appears on any highway, or upon the street of any city that has no police protection, when clothed only in ordinary bathing garb, shall be fined no less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars.” – KRS 436.140 //Any person who displays, handles or uses any kind of reptile in connection with any religious service or gathering shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100). -KRS 437.060 (Passed 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1267a-1.). //Each year, the mayor of Danville, Ky., must appoint “three intelligent housekeepers” to the Board of Tax Supervisors. //Frankfort, Kentucky, makes it against the law to shoot off a policeman’s tie. //In Danville, Ky., it’s illegal to throw slops or soapsuds in the street. //In Kentucky, according to an old law, it’s illegal to use any kind of reptile in a religious service. It’s not certain if the law would withstand First Amendment scrutiny today. //In Kentucky every citizen of is required to take a shower once a year. //In Kentucky you need a license to walk around nude on your property. //It is illegal in Kentucky to marry the same man more than 3 times. //It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow in Kentucky. //It is illegal to shoot game out of the window of a moving vehicle, with the exception of a whale //It’s illegal to fish in the Ohio River in Kentucky without an Indiana Fishing License. //Lexington: It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket. By law, anyone who has been drinking is “sober” until he or she “cannot hold onto the ground.” //No person owning or controlling a billiard or pool table shall permit, for compensation or reward, any minor under eighteen (18) years of age to play any game on the table, unless such minor shall have first displayed an identification card containing his name, age, photograph, and the signature of his parents or guardian. The minor shall keep such identification card on his person, and it shall be subject to inspection at any time by any peace officer. The person owning or controlling such billiard or pool table shall keep and maintain a registration book in which each minor shall sign. The person owning or controlling such billiard or pool table shall supply a blank identification card to each parent or guardian who makes request for same. Any person who violates this section shall be fined not less than ten ($10) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100) for each offense. -KRS 436.320 (Passed 1893; Amended in 1954, Ky. Acts ch. 232, sec. 1) //No person shall sell, exchange, offer to sell or exchange, display or possess living baby chicks, ducklings, or other fowl or rabbits which have been dyed or colored; nor dye or color any baby chicks, ducklings or other fowl or rabbits; nor sell, exchange, offer to sell or exchange or to give away baby chicks, ducklings or other fowl or rabbits, under two months of age in any quantity less than six, except that any rabbit weighing three pounds or more may be sold at an age of six weeks. Any person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500. -KRS 436.600 (Passed 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 215, sec. 5.) //Owensboro: A woman may not buy a hat without her husband’s permission. One may not receive anal sex. Louisiana //Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault”, while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault”. //Communism has been against the law in Haines City, La., since 1950. //If you’ve ever been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, you’ll see the kings and queens on the various floats throwing plastic money, medallions and jewels to the crowd, but not food. It’s against the law to throw food from a float in the Mardi Gras festivities. //It is against state law to steal even a single crawfish. //It is illegal to gargle in public places. //It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol. //It illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it. //It is illegal in Lafayette, Louisiana to play a musical instrument for the purpose of attracting attention, without a license. //It’s legal to walk down the street with a drink in New Orleans, even to drive with a drink. But if you fall over and block the sidewalk, you’ve just broken the law. //Louisiana law prohibits couples who are shopping for a new bed from putting it to the “ultimate test”– in other words, from trying it out by making love on it, or even simulating this activity. //Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches. //Rituals that involve the ingestion of blood, urine, or fecal matter are not allowed. //Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked. //Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts. //You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant. //An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public. Maine //After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up. //In Augusta to stroll down the street playing a violin is against the law. //It’s illegal to clean salmon along Maine’s upper Kennebec River. Enforcement of this law has been made easier for many years by the fact that, because of a dam, there are no salmon on the upper Kennebec River. //In Maine, it is illegal to sell a car on Sunday unless it comes equipped with plumbing. //In Maine it’s illegal to catch lobsters with your bare hands. //In Waterville, Maine, it is illegal to blow one’s nose in public. //It’s unlawful to tickle a woman’s chin with a feather duster in Portland. //Shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street. //Shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack. //You may not step out of a plane in flight. Maryland //Baltimore City: Though you may spit on a city roadway, spitting on city sidewalks is prohibited. You may not curse inside the city limits. //Baltimore has regulations governing the disposal of hog’s heads, pet droppings and oyster shells. //Columbia: You can not have a antenna exposed outside of your house yet you can have a 25′ satellite dish. Though clotheslines are banned, clothes may be draped over a fence. //Gypsies should steer clear of Caroline County, Md., where it’s a $100 fine or six months in the can for “forecasting or pretending to foretell the future.” //In Baltimore it’s illegal to block the sidewalk with a box. But the offense only carries a $1 fine. Another law makes it illegal to throw bale of hay (or of anything else) out a second-story window. That gets you a $20 fine. In Baltimore it’s illegal to play professional croquet before 2 p.m. Sunday. The law also applies to professional quoits. //In Baltimore it is illegal to mistreat oysters. //In Baltimore, it is illegal to wash or scrub sinks no matter how dirty they get. //In Baltimore, Maryland, it is not legal to take a lion to the movies. //In Halethrope, Maryland kisses longer than one second are illegal. //In Maryland, a woman may not go through her husband’s pockets while he is sleeping. //In Maryland, men may not buy drinks for female bartenders. //In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only “in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.” //In Maryland, the legislature once proposed a board of parachute examiners to be made up of five licensed parachute instructors who would test and license all other parachute instructors. The plan had been abandoned when it was learned there were only three licensed parachute instructors in the state. //In the entire state of Maryland, it is illegal to give or receive oral sex. //It is a violation to be in a public park with a sleeveless shirt. $10 fine. //It’s illegal to take a lion to the movies. //Maryland now requires that alcohol beverage writers be certified as experts by an agency of the state before they can receive product samples, which it limits to three bottles per brand. //Ocean City: A law from the early 1900’s prohibits men from going topless on the Boardwalk. Eating while swimming in the ocean is prohibited //Thistles may not grow in one’s yard. //You can not have a antenna exposed outside of your house yet you can have a 25′ satellite dish. //You cannot swear while inside the city limits of Baltimore. //You cannot throw a bail of hay out of a second story window in Annapolis. //You may not curse inside the city limits.