Thursday, September 16, 2010

Honey I'm Home

Its been a long journey but we're finally home. From Chicago to Israel was a real shlep, which basically took a long day. But it's done now and we're home.

I think that the main thing we can long from this journey is that SkyMall really does win any competition based around the most addictive but useless, asinine yet ponderous, juvenile yet interesting and useless products ever sold outside of a Hong Kong garbage dump.

A poster from the latest super hero movie - nice, but not something I'd buy.
Description? Thus:

Robert Downey Jr. and Michey Rourke 16x24 Autographed Iron Man 2 Poster
Stunning movie poster personally signed by both Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Michey Rourke (Whiplash).
Limted Edition of 200

Price? A mere $499.99 not including postage and packaging!

Your honour, I rest my case.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Monza F1 Accident

In today's Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monza, Italy, a driver knocks over his mechanic on his way out of the pits.



Something to remember this September 12th

Something From The Memory Hole by Random Acts of Patriotism helps us to see the reality behind the false face of 'Palestine' today.


Monday, September 6, 2010

You exist for my entertainment

I’ll crank the organ grinder; you dance.

Make me laugh, or cry.  Scare me.  But realize that the only words of yours that matter are scripted.

For the whole, amazingly accurate and articulate discussion go here, here or here.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Elder of Ziyon: Johnny Rotten on playing in Israel

Elder of Ziyon: Johnny Rotten on playing in Israel

From the Independent (UK), on legendary punk-rock pioneer Johnny Rotten:

What I do know, having hung out with him for an afternoon, is that he's still always spoiling for a fight. As we're about to say our goodbyes, he pulls a sheaf of faxes out of his pocket. They are complaints, e-mailed to his manager, John "Rambo" Stevens, who lives in Arkansas, complaining that PiL [his band - EoZ] will shortly be performing in Israel. One, from a fan called Lawrence Casin, declares: "I will destroy all my albums and paraphernalia that I have collected over the years if you bastards play that hell hole."

Most musicians, particularly those who have been around for 30 years, wouldn't let hate mail upset them. They probably wouldn't even read it. But John's anger is genuine. He wants me to record it, for posterity. "I really resent the presumption that I'm going there to play to right-wing Nazi jews," he tells me. "If Elvis-f***ing-Costello wants to pull out of a gig in Israel because he's suddenly got this compassion for Palestinians, then good on him. But I have absolutely one rule, right? Until I see an Arab country, a Muslim country, with a democracy, I won't understand how anyone can have a problem with how they're treated."
And how does the newspaper follow up on that comment?
That's our Johnny Rotten. Always lively. Always entertaining. Often wrong. But, whatever you may think of him, never afraid to stick that bog-brush haircut exuberantly over the parapet.


Bagpipes on The Longest Day

June of 1944, the British 1st Special Service Brigade storms Sword Beach in Normandy.

As they fight ashore, in their midst a man wearing the Cameron kilt his father wore in World War 1 calmly marches back and forth along the sand playing the bagpipes.

For the full blog and videos go here: TheLawDogFiles


Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Making of Florida One

This has no connection to the great movie, The Taking of Pelham 123 (the original 1974 version).

Creating a masterpiece in 2 1/2 minutes. Nice.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Art or Just Nature?

'Things being destroyed very slowly' is a quite amazing video but is it art or just new technology allowing us to see nature doing it's daily chores?

My favorite is the wobbly hand of the martial artist breaking the roof tiles. What's yours?

Hat tip to JayG over at MArooned