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Skinbag

“At last an epidermic, polysemic accessory, a successful alchemy between captivating & repulsive for a less accomodating yet terribly efficient fashion.” Looks like a job for Clarice Starling if you ask me.

The Sound Of Legs Crossing

“There’s something delicious about the way women cross their legs the way they half-smile when they do. Women have a sixth sense about such things, it’s something primordial, something unconscious that goes on. And it’s certainly NOT haphazard because there are very few women who don’t know what they’re doing: that’s what distinguishes women from the girls.”
David Walley, author of “No Commercial Potential, the Saga of Frank Zappa” recently revamped his website and in the process, has been adding content like there’s no proverbial tomorrow. Go check his writings, you won’t be disappointed.

Whodunnit

I’m sure by now you know: The Simpsons will feature an episode wherein one of the characters outs his or her self as being gay. Who’d ya think it’s gonna be? My bet’s on Mr. Burns. Smithers&lŴ;/a> is way too obvious, Marge’s sisters are simply asexual anyway, Moe‘s a frustrated butt pincher, Barney is, well, turned on by beer. Your thoughts? Could it be one of the Flanders? Krusty?

A Bit Of Progress

Well worth a bookmark: the complete “A Bit Of Fry & Laurie” scripts. A typical F&L conversation:

–Stephen: Progress isn’t a dirty word, you know. Arse is a dirty word, and so, to some extent, is labia. Learn that, Bamford, learn and obey.
–Hugh: Yes, sir. I will.
–Stephen: But progress is the towel that rubs us dry. Each soft cotton flick of progress can penetrate the darkest, dampest corners of our mired and filthy selves, and polish us clean.
–Hugh: I didn’t know that, sir.
–Stephen: Well Bamford, now you do, now you do. Good. Oh good. First class. Fine. Splendid. Sp-len-did. Excellent. Eccelente.

More Fry & Laurie at the complete Blackadder scripts.

Bad Taste

What happens when someone gets so fed up with today’s crap ass music, he decides to do something about it? This. So when does Kenny G start touring again?

The Eclectic Cliché

Top Five Rock Critic Cliches. Some good ones: “pandering to the eclectic”, “elliptical”, “Dylanesque/Beatlesque/Springsteenian”, “overuse of the x-meets-y device to describe the hybridity of the music at hand”.

At The Coffeeshop

Here’s one for SOFA, should he ever visit Amsterdam: a coffeeshop dedicated to Frank Zappa (and in case you didn’t know, they usually sell more than just coffee in Amsterdam’s coffeeshops).

Crimson Tide

I always figured there was more to Steely Dan lyrics than meets the –uh– ear. The Steely Dan Dictionary to the rescue. “Crimson Tide” (from Deacon Blues): “The nickname for the University of Alabama’s sporting teams (particularly American football), so called because of their distinctive dark red jerseys.”

Jesus Penis Dimension

A refreshing merry little ditty for the whole family to enjoy: Keep Your Jesus Off My Penis! (belated thanks to Tommi)

Cruising With Journey And the Styx

“Don’t miss your chance to spend a week cruising the caribbean featuring 3 of rock’s biggest artists, Journey, REO Speedwagon & Styx!” It’s masochism, Jim, but not as we know it.

Cucumber Season

If you’re wondering how to cram J.S. Bach radio, Ringo Starr leisure suit commercials, kazoo’s, 60s Google and “Who’s On First” in one single post: I just did.

Any Downers?

Read up on the Forbidden Library and be confronted with list after list of banned or challenged books. For me, this one really topped it all: the book “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” was called for rejection in 1983 by the Alabama State Textbook Committee “because it is a real downer”. (via presurfer)

What’s Up Doc?

Of course you’re not the kind of person to lust over animated cartoon girls, but anyway

Bleep Bleep Bleep

120 years of electronic musical instruments. First mention of the Synclavier as early as 1975. Prize for silliest name of an electronic instrument: the Composer-Tron. (“It sounds really good, but I’d add some Composer-Tron into the mix.”)