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Archive for April, 2005
Kansas City, 14 October 1975 — go grab it why don’t you.
This paper traces a progression towards more intense social satire in the heavily plotted albums, and, as Zappa’s critique expands to comment on real or potential abuses of authority in American society, he comes more and more to employ science fiction (SF) poetics and tropes, what I term here “science fiction protocols”.
– The Science Fiction Protocols of Frank Zappa (long, slightly Watsonian read, but looks interesting)
Why The Do It Now Foundation never got their Jim Morrison antidrug spot.
“I experienced my own private little Joe’s Garage moment this past weekend. Let me explain.“
[...] he also warned the young against the “subliminal” satanic influence to be found in songs by such groups as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen, Led Zeppelin and the Eagles. Vatican officials identified some of the “worst offenders” as Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath and AC/DC, whose initials they claimed referred not to alternating current or even bisexuality, but to the satanic phrase “Anti-Christ, Death to Christ”.
The Eagles, I ask?
Doreen is, once again, disconsolated and in grief from Travers’ inconsideration: “I was just surfing the internet, says Doreen, “when i saw that picture of Donny”
“I was shocked, we are like two peas in a pod, like two brown eggs in a cardboard box…”
The complete story here. Maybe YOU CAN do something to help!
Concise history of the word asshat:
From what I can trace back from archived IRC chats, the term ‘asshat’ was first used in the large European country of Sweden as an alternative for the word ‘asshole.’ From Sweden, by way of both train and ship, the word found it’s way to the shores of western France, where it was used by a software coder named Louis (LOO-ee) in a telephone conversation with his second cousin in Newfoundland. This great man was responsible for sending this fashionable European word to North America for all children to enjoy!
And you thought Moon Unit was a bit of a bizarre name? Think again.
Since the Hot Poop archives listed in the sidebar were getting rediculously long (4 years of filling up webspace will do that to you), I have conveniently moved them to a separate page, cunningly entitled: Ye Olde Poop. The space!