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OK, so this happened…

OK, so this happened…

Of course, it happened in Japan:

Tokyo Cops Bust School Girl Sniff Parlor

I’m still trying to decide if that’s for real or if it’s a hoax.  If it’s a hoax, someone put a lot of time into it.  Since truth is often stranger than fiction, I guess there’s a good chance it’s true.  On second thought, it’s Japan.  So it’s gotta be true.

Now this:

 

Music Friday – Re-Re Undeconstructed edition

Music Friday – Re-Re Undeconstructed edition

Once I start Beatle-ing I can’t stop.  So three more songs for you of the non-obscure variety, timeless and especially meanigful to me (and I hope you, too!).  Enjoy!

In my life, I get by with a little help from my friends eight days a week.

 

 

 

Music Friday – UNdeconstructed Edition

Music Friday – UNdeconstructed Edition

Here are a few un-deconstructed Beatles tunes.  I mean re-constructed.  Wait.  Constructed?  Skip it.  These are just a few of my favorite (and hopefully more obscure) Beatles tunes.

Tell me what you see.

Think for yourself.

And your bird can sing!

Tell me you’ve seen seven wonders indeed.  Now you’ve heard three.

Music Friday – Deconstructed Edition

Music Friday – Deconstructed Edition

As in deconstructing the Beatles.  This is a little about the music and a little about how it is was made, that is, performed and recorded.  Or at least how it was done in “the olden days”.  Here is a YouTube video that breaks down Sgt. Pepper’s Lonley Heart’s Club Band into the 4 tracks it was recorded on.  Yep, the analog tape machines of the day only recorded on 4 tracks, so the engineers had to get a little creative.  George Martin who produced and/or engineered many Beatles recordings is considered an early master at fitting everything onto the 4 available tracks, a practice known as “ping-ponging”.

Interesting, no?  I think it holds up well strictly as an instrumental.  And the harmonies seem all the more…harmonious when you hear them a capella.  Anyway, lots of Deconstructing The Beatles videos at YouTube if you’re interested.

Our Universities Are Asking the Important Questions

Our Universities Are Asking the Important Questions

Our Universities are asking the important questions.  Question is, are they asking the right people?

On a daily basis, studies are undertaken at our Institutions of Higher Learning so that we may better understand our puzzling existence.  These are all likely funded by our tax dollars, or at least by tuitions.  Today’s example comes to us courtesy of the University of Rochester in New York.  The study reveals that “Sex Over Food Is The Clear Choice For Some Males”.  OK.  At first glance I see that it does say some males, so  I guess that we’re not all sex crazed lunatics, or at least some of us would rather not…err…procreate on an empty stomach.  Let me look a little deeper into this study…oh…wait.  The males in question happen to be male Nematodes.  Nematodes are worms.  Worms.  That’s a cold shot.  They had to play the invertebrate card – insert spineless male joke here.  They could have at least studied Chimps or something.  Or a mammal of some kind.  Is that too much to ask?  So our basis of understanding the male of the human species is derived from the study of worm brains.  Close enough, I guess.  I suppose there are some days when I would lose a chess match with a nematode.  One of the smarter ones, sure.  But still.

What about women?  Did we study any female nematodes to find out if they would rather eat or…you know?  Apparently some research has been done on this.  For the result we turn to the lexicon of knowledge known as Glamour Magazine for a report on a poll done by Today.com and Match.com about whether females would rather give up sex or their favorite food for a year.  Spoiler: sex wins.  Thank God…I mean…never mind.  I assume they polled female humans and not nematodes or any other invertebrates.  It does say they asked 4,000 “people” and last I checked nematodes were not considered people unless there is some movement I haven’t heard about.  Lemme google that real quick…shit.  Apparently if they are not considered people yet, they may be soon.

We’re trying to  better understand what may be our two most basic instincts – the need to survive and the need to reproduce in the modern context of assured survival and possible over-propagation of the species.  And apparently our best research choices are to study worm brains, or read Glamour magazine.  I guess the result couldn’t be any worse than if you just asked someone.  Once in a College Philosophy class discussion about reality, one of the guys posited “If you can’t chew it or screw it, it ain’t real”.  Yes, yes, we know.  But the question is chew first and screw later, or vice versa?

So our universities are asking the important questions, but are they asking the right…uhh…organisms?  Dunno.  Nobody asked me.  Anyway, I’m hungry.  But there’s something I gotta do first.

Old and Busted: Keep your laws out of my bedroom! New Hotness: We need laws in the bedroom!

Old and Busted: Keep your laws out of my bedroom!  New Hotness:  We need laws in the bedroom!

One of the conventional wisdoms of the liberal orthodoxy has long been the belief that zealous religious moralists wished to station themselves at your bedroom door and listen for any… *ahem*… unnatural acts occuring inside so that the perpetrators of said acts could be condemned and shamed, if not outright prosecuted and jailed.  Makes perfect sense, right?  It’s the church ladies of the right who demand strict moral adherence to their dogma, especially when talking to the young ‘uns.  You college kids!  Keep it in your pants!  Or keep it out of your pants!  Or keep your pants on!  Or panties!  Or something!  Talk about a buzzkill. Way to ruin Saturday nights.

But that was then.  This is now.

And now The Good Guys are in charge, so maybe we do need a few rules in the bedroom.  For the children.  The California Legislature got right on that.  The Governor got right on that.  Hmmm…maybe poor choice of words.  What I mean is that the Legislature wrote the bill and the Governor signed it.  Now we have the Affirmative Consent Law.  For The Children®.  Or at least the Female children.  The Male children?  Not so much.  We had to do something because of the rape epidemic.  Haven’t you heard?  All sex is rape – check that – all heterosexual sex is rape.  Therefore all men are rapists.  Oh.  No wonder.  Carry on, then.

 

Finally…someone has the guts to say it

Finally…someone has the guts to say it

Seems appropriate with election day just around the corner:

People, young or old, who don’t know the issues, budget battles, or the current state of regulations and policy should NOT vote. Ever. I don’t care what Rock the Vote or anyone else says. It’s not your “civic duty” to be a dipshit voter. Stay home if you don’t know what the hell you’re voting for.

Now don’t get too excited, it’s just a random person on facebook saying it.  Still, I applaud.

Hat tip: Althouse

Some Sunday Smiles

Some Sunday Smiles

black cat dance

‘Sup?

 

Hello.  I don’t usually post on Sundays, but since I’ve got a few minutes I’ll post some stuff I stole outright from Ace of Spades which was probably stolen from somewhere else.  Did I say stolen?  I meant “re-gifted”.  Yeah.  That’s right.

This is pretty self-explanatory.  Mis-heard song lyrics:

I’m guilty of a few of those.  Here’s one about people from somewhere else who talk funny.  They don’t talk good like us.

Utterly refreshing.  You know what they don’t have in Britain?  Cat videos, that’s what.


Domo Arigato!  猫のビデオはエンターテイメントの最高の形である !

OK!  Gotta go!  Have a great day!

Music Friday – in the news edition

Music Friday – in the news edition

There were a couple things in the news this week.  Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders died this week at the age of 76.  Paul Revere was the band’s keyboard player, not the frontman/vocalist.  That was (is) Mark Lindsay who is still alive.  Here is one of my favorite P.R. & The Raiders songs:

The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for this year were announced.  Among them is Sting, so here is a song from him:

What the hell.  Here’s a bonus song from when he was a Policeman:

So there you go.  No film at 11.

Music Friday – All Talk edition

Music Friday – All Talk edition

Yep – all talk and no action.  Actually, no talk either.  Just “talking”.

 

Whadda you talking about?

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