Man, talk about rare!
Santa Claus en route, Oxford Street, London, 1949.
And now, from this page, some serious stuff regarding one of my special interests… right up there with Mars. Well, close anyway.
From the very brave efforts of Eric Lafforgue, a pdf of photos he was told to delete, culled from six (Six!) trips before being banned. He gives the reason they gave for needing him to delete the pics. The Horrible Hermits™ are apparently unaware of a certain type of software. Goofballs. Albeit dangerous ones.
Many of the 57 are really quite powerful so it’s worth a look.
Linky to the pdf north-korean-delete-this
Image from his home page.
The most bizarre country on the planet, comparable to no other. The entire country is a prison, stuck in time and it seems to these eyes profoundly delusional. Creepy. Scary.
The things those lucky enough to escape say are truly horrific. I have seen more horrific images, but no matter, these convey well the situation there, shared even by the military, these are great and by a superb photographer.
The following photo is a very telling piece, however and I do think it is worth way more than the proverbial 1,000 words…
They don’t have electricity in North Korea, you see, or precious little of it at best.
Here is a photo from Mr. Lafforgue’s pdf that shows the electricity issue up close and personal, as does one of the Vice documentaries. Both in places intentionally chosen to represent the place in all it’s glory. At least now they realize that the things should be, you know, like, ON!
We hear a lot about how fab their military is and the marching on Tubes looks great but this photo also from the Lafforgue piece tells a different story – along with a few others showing soldiers.
You… are in for a treat! Tony is awesome… a true star of blues guitar and a Master of the Telecaster. I am proud to say that a childhood friend, Tony is.
He’s real good.
Tony Sarno “I Ain’t Superstitious” (Official Audio)
Icehouse Record Published on Jun 7, 2014
Copyright: 1995 Icehouse Records. Tony Sarno (and the Screamin Blue Demons). From the album “It’s a Blues Thing” available on iTunes here:http://georiot.co/2eYW – also available at Amazon MP3, Google Play and other digital sites.
“It’s a Blues Thing” is Tony’s debut album, recorded in seven days in May 1995 in Memphis, TN. Featuring the rock-solid rhythm section of Keith Christopher on bass and Gregg Morrow on drums with Paul Provost and Greg Reding on Hammond B3. Produced by Mark Maynard and Tony Sarno and engineered and mixed by Rusty McFarland. Hard-Rocking Blues and molten guitar directly from the home of the Blues.
Tony Sarno is an American singer and guitarist who has recorded numerous critically-acclaimed Rock and Blues albums. Tony has toured the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Argentina, and Mexico with his band or as guitarist with David Clayton Thomas’ Blood Sweat and Tears, Dee Archer and Peter Tork. He has dozens of published songs and pieces written for TV and other broadcasts. Tony produced international releases Thunderhawks, Tony Sarno, Silent night, and co-produced Dee Archer’s Sooner or later and Tony Sarno & the screamin’ blue demons “It’s a blues thing”. He produces background music for CBS Sports and music for Big Fish Audio. He has shared numerous concert bills with B.B. King, as well as bills with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hall & Oates, Johnny Winter, and Little Feat. Tony has recorded for CBS/Holland, Icehouse/Priority, Marconi, and Bandwidth Records. His music appeared in the Craig Brewer film Poor & Hungry, and on the Masters of Blues CD compilation with Albert King, Buddy Guy, and the Allman Brothers Band.
Be careful out there.
The response was very disappointing, like a well trained lap dog really, so I sent the following off to be laughed at…
Senator Christopher Murphy
Thank you for contacting me about foreign aid for the Palestinian people. I appreciate your correspondence and hope that you find this response hel…
From: “Iggy Makarevich”
Sent: 9/8/2015 1:40:56 PM
To: “Senator Christopher Murphy” <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: A message from the office of Senator Christopher Murphy
Israel is not our friend. Quite the opposite. I strongly believe that 100%
of US aid to them should be stopped. I would support military action to
remove them from the illegal settlements.
Why do you support apartheid? It wasn’t alright in South Africa, why is it
okay for Israel to do it? We give them so much money, just because they
demand it. Do you actually think any of the aid you spoke of gets to the
Palestinians? If you do then you are at best a dupe. Why do you support
Additionally I feel that all US politicians who are dual citizens must be
removed from office and disqualified.
Thanks and remember the USS Liberty.
Would You Eat at Arby’s to Stand up to Bully Cops?
September 3, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) Pembroke Pines, FL — Police Sergeant Jennifer Martin rolled up to an Arby’s drive-thru Monday night, presumably hungry after a long day of menacing peaceful people with extortion threats.
Unfortunately for her dinner plans, she encountered at the window a young man whose moral sense and powers of observation somehow survived his American childhood intact. Much to her indignant surprise, instead of being offered the usual complimentary side order of “thank you for your service,” she herself was refused service by the 19-year-old clerk.
After being addressed curtly while placing her order, the salivating sergeant drove up to the pick-up window where she was informed by the manager that the clerk, “doesn’t want to serve you because you are a police officer.” Admirably, the manager even added that the young man had a right not to.
Shortly thereafter, Sergeant Martin returned on foot, demanding a refund over concern for the food’s safety — perhaps projecting her own profession’s standards and presuming that cop critics must be as willing to contaminate food as cops are to contaminate evidence. She petulantly collected the manager’s information for tattling purposes, along with her money. Meanwhile, the clerk continued to refuse to speak to her.
The Arby’s CEO later called Martin’s chief to apologize, and the company promised to “…be sure that our policy of inclusion is understood and adhered to.”
Of course, for the local police unions, this is not nearly enough groveling and punishment for such an egregious act of lèse-majesté. One union official shamelessly referenced“the fatal attacks on the men and women in uniform in America” and the president’s lack of leadership while simpering about the roast-beef-related incident.
He insisted that it “…warrants much more than an apology. […] Until corrective action is taken and the employees involved in this incident are terminated, we are calling for a national boycott of Arby’s.”
Wouldn’t it be something if this call had the same opposite effect as the 2012 attempt to boycott Chik-fil-A? What if supporters of the brave young drive-thru clerk flocked to Arby’s, driving up record sales to make a statement? That would certainly amplify his act of protest, and foil yet another attempt by police unions to bully and silence critics.
Call it #SandwichSolidarity. When police accountability activists risk their jobs — and worse, incur the indignation of vindictive cops — surely eating a few times at Arby’s is not toomuch a sacrifice to provide one of them with support.
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This nifty sculpture, which mau be somewhere in New York, is entitled You blew me away and is the creation of Penny Hardy.
Regulars will be aware of the depths of my admiration for this man. Too awesome for words.
Don’t hear this one too often.
There’s like a minute of blank at the end for some reason but great audio and a great picture.
“Rudolph Zallinger’s painting of cynognathus for the Brooke Bond tea card album
This group gets some pretty cool art posted to it. The kind of superb stuff that graced the books of my youth, assuring a never ending love of ancient life.
Well, it simply must be “done,” right?
This image appeared on my tumblr dashboard courtesy of a poster of interest called the weird wide web.
Naturally I would like it to be so, but it is just here cuz I like the picture!
I do seem to have a soft spot for unicorns, I will say that. I remember some teaser utoobian clip from Yurrop somewhere (Germany?) a few years ago that was also nicely done.
A little lesson on attitude adjustment from a childhood (and still) hero.
This is actually true, according to my limited knowledge of the official story.
And assuming for a moment that the story is true … that the dude did this, well, all I can say to that is that there exists a crying need for this activity to happen again.
And as soon as possible, too.
It has been said for years that money is the problem.
Even the very concept of it, as far as I’m concerned.
So anyway this image appeared on my facebook newsfeed today and I thought you might like it.