Bat Guano's BraiN!
You can now listen! To Bat Guano's SwaG! every Wednesday, 9 p.m. Eastern, or the rest of WIDR's programing at any time, on the WORLD WIDE WEBS once again! Go to WIDR and follow the instructions.
THE RAF and US aircraft doubled the rate at which they were dropping bombs on Iraq in 2002 in an attempt to provoke Saddam Hussein into giving the allies an excuse for war, new evidence has shown.
Do the Haka
Next time you're at the local disco, try it out.
In the Future, We Will All Eat Japanese Cookies
Suits In Pirates' Clothing
Pirate radio station mocking Clear Channel radio owned by Clear Channel.
Don't worry, SwaG! is still owned by an eccentric millionaire based somewhere in Lower Bavaria.
Yma Sumac rocking out!
Some Songs I Wish I Could Play, But The Man Won't Let Me
Great old do-wop R&B by The Blenders, "Don't Fuck Around With Love".
The basic facts about the filibuster compromise.
Democrats could've gambled, but didn't. There'll be a few rightwing judges getting into the courts, but the compromise keeps the filibuster ready for any freaks who Bush tries to shove into the Supreme Court.
If the filibuster were done away with, then the Republican majority could get anyone onto the Supreme Court. James Dobson, who thought with the help of Bill Frist (cat-killer) he could ram trough anti-sodomites and pro-theocracy judges, is now throwing a tantrum. His and others' reaction here.
Hey, I Got That Recerd
Using Music and Other Sounds for Torture
I'm Just Talking To Hear Myself Talk
This month's old, old recording from tinfoil.com is from 1905. People at the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition got to make a souvenir record of their own voce, on the Columbia Phonograph Company's high-tech gramophone device. They do what people throughout the decades and centuries have always done when given the chance to record their voice for the first time in their lives, they babble like idiots.
"Radio Freaks Forever!!"
After finding out about DJ Jim Hawthorne here I listened to a 1947 show (the "airchex" he mentions below) of his and was inspired to write an email to him, saying something in the area of I thought I was an innovative freak on the radio, but he invented the form.
He wrote back:
THANX!!! 4 your joyous email!!!!
This is a guy who, at the end of World War II, decided to be a nut on the radio. A voice still around calling upon us to play records at crazy speeds and to make fun of advertisements. It's like I found my Yoda.
I've Got My Tinfoil Hat On
A happy little song about fighting paranioa. It has nothing to do with the gangster computergod Frankenstein radio device which I battle every day, but it makes the pain go away, nevertheless.
Salute to Star Wars!
See today, the Houseplant Picture Studio salute to Star Wars!
The First Wacked DJ
Jim Hawthorne, who way back in 1947 did freaky radio.
"You Saw The Van Out Front, Quit Being a Bunch of Pussies!"
MP3 of KROC radio guy introducing a Pavement concert.
Well, it's a guy pretending to be a radio guy. It's actually a perfect parody of all those asshole radio weasels who get into the spotlight at the beginning of most concerts. It's just too funny -- especially because the audience thinks he's real, and pelts him with cups of beer.
"That's a little something I learned at the House of Blues..."
Stole this from WFMU's blog, which seems to have a problem with its permalinks.
Meco's Star Wars
Yes, I really was going to open SwaG! with this 45, but it was cracked. Read about it here.
What's Up With Buck?
CPB Versus NPR
Go here for link and summary.
Basically, Bush appointees at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are about to gut NPR's news, and suggests that they stick with soothing, calming music.
Frankenstein Radio Device
Computer Gangster God
Make copies for yourself! There is NOOOOOO Escape!
Koran In The Toilet
Just read here.
Do we say we're sorry, and it won't happen again? Of course not, that's not the W way. We just deny it ever happened.
"How Can the Devil Save Souls?!?"
Jerry Lee Lewis and Sam Phillips have a theological discussion. Great balls of fire.
Freedom Struggles Against Tyranny
...or something like that. Basically, hundreds of protesters were killed by the troops of a dictator who regularly tortures opponents.
Surely Our President, George W. Bush, Savior of Freedom, will stand up against this tyrant.
Eventually, I'm sure.
This is what our future was supposed to be.
Will We Lose?
We could loose the war.
Maybe. But it would likely just drag on, until we're forced to leave.
All you kids don't remember Vietnam. Roughly seven or so years of major fighting, a few more years warming up at the beginning and then trying to figure a way out including "peace with honor" at the end. Over 50,000 dead on our side. Billions of dollars wasted. We lost. It was all a waste.
Will Iraq have been a waste? A pointless waste?
The Bizzaro Sex World Of The RIght
Music. Go get you some.
My Chicken Gone To Hevan
Mailorder Chickens dot org... please, bring a chicken into your life.
Shirtless man with sax, "Popcorn" playing in the background
Houseplant Picture Studio is my new favorite site of the moment. I like how they change the site's look, yet still keep the spirit. You don't want wacky background songs playing automatically? Too bad.
Know Your Opponent
Jounalist, home from Iraq, talks about how she covered the enemy.
It turns out nobody's really covering the other side. All we get is what the military gives us, plus whatever journalists happen to see just outside the hotel windows.
If we as Americans fail to understand who attacks us and why, we will simply continue on this same path, and continue watching from afar as a war we don't understand boils over.
Ridge is talking.
The Bush administration periodically put the USA on high alert for terrorist attacks even though then-Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge argued there was only flimsy evidence to justify raising the threat level, Ridge now says
Found Footage Festival preview. Featuring the classic "Man Trying to Fucking Make a Fucking Winnebago Promotional Fucking Film, SHIT!" and other fun films from the dumpster.
Man Admits to Sex With Mule
Neal Horsley had sex with all sorts of farm animals, it seems. But what's interesting about this is that Horsley is just one more right winger who has also been an extremist in gettin' it on!
It reminds me of a joke.
Traveling salesman shows up on a farm, sees a kid.
"Where's your father?"
"He's out baaaaahhh-ck."
Hey, It's Hoogerbrugge!
I've been looking for this site since I got the new computer (old computer could no longer deal with the strangeness), but I couldn't remember how to spell Hoogerbrugge.
Hoogerbooger? Hugerbrugger? Hoogenboogen? Funkengrooven? Hemoglobin?
I'd Like To Alter The Definition Of Stupid Mother Fucker, Not Limiting It To Those Who Actually Fuck Their Mothers
When someone's definition of reality seems to conflict with your definition of reality, change the definition of that other reality.
The hearings in Topeka, scheduled to last several days, are focusing on two proposals. The first recommends that students continue to be taught the theory of evolution because it is key to understanding biology. The other proposes that Kansas alter the definition of science, not limiting it to theories based on natural explanations.
It Must Be Said Again and Again: The Fuckers Lied
A memo was reveled that proves Bush was set to invade Iraq as early as July 2002, and was busy gathering only the intelligence that would get us in a lather about how Saddam was going to kill us all.
It's obvious. But you haven't heard much about it at all in the US media. Maybe they don't report this old stuff anymore, maybe only runaway brides and talent show scandals are wroth 24/7 coverage.
What the minutes clearly show is that Bush and Blair secretly agreed to wage war for "regime change" nearly a year before the invasion -- and months before they asked the United Nations Security Council to support renewed weapons inspections as an alternative to armed conflict. The minutes also reveal the lingering doubts over the legal and moral justifications for war within the Blair government.
I could look at this stuff all day.
Wait... is that clock right?
Ron Hellard Wrote "Please Don't Go Topless, Mother"
This just goes to show you, if you write a bunch of okay, sorta successful mainstream country songs, and one kinda fucked-up joke song, it is the latter that will follow you to your grave.
I've read that the writer of this "song" must be a hick, and a lousy writer. That bothers me. as I said, it took ten minutes out of my life and it was a JOKE.
Actually, it's pretty clear it is supposed to be a joke, and it's a pretty weirdly amusing and trashy one. We'll have to remember to play it on SwaG! tonight.
Best News Quote Ever
This is probably all over the web by now, but here it is anyway:
"I said 'Gosh this ice cream is good.' Then I said, 'Gosh, there's something hard in my ice cream.... I proceeded to put the object in my mouth. Got all the ice cream off of it, spit it in my hand, said 'God, this ain't no nut!' So I proceeded in here to the kitchen, rinsed it off with water, and realized it was a human finger, and I just started screaming," he said.
House Plant Pictures Studios
Have you visited House Plant Pictures Studio lately? Perhaps you should.