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Friday, February 19, 2016

Rounded Up







New Music on the Way From Richard Ashcroft



W J Street at The Killing Moon - 8 minutes ago



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They Kicked Him in the Balls



W J Street at An American Lion - 20 minutes ago





This man is remarkably upright after being kicked in the family jewels I hate to be crude, but how do you top this? *Some of Jeb Bush’s most steadfast allies think Saturday might be the end.* *Donors, who poured millions into his campaign and super PAC, have stopped giving – one refusing a direct request to raise $1 million this week. Bush himself is hitting the phones, pleading for patience with his most influential supporters. And even some of his confidants are suddenly dejected after a dispiriting week capped off by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley rejecting Bush in favor of ... more »







Going to War Against the Pope



W J Street at An American Lion - 16 hours ago



<img class="DY0BBXD-X-b" src="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5530085be4b0c33e91176f7c/t/56f4b28e3b0cdb9454d07285/1458877291636//img.jpg.-Mexican border as part of his apostolic journey to the region, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused the holy man of playing politics and not fully understanding “the danger of the open border we have with Mexico.”“I think Mexico got him to do it,” Trump said, “because Mexico wants to keep the border just the way it is—because they’re making a fortune and we’re losing.”Well, Trump may have been right—at least about the Pope’s political intentions. During... more »







Why Aren't There More Guitars Like This?



W J Street at The Killing Moon - 16 hours ago



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Long Shadows



W J Street at WJS - 19 hours ago



Elitism on Television

W J Street at Foolish Blood - 21 hours ago





Well, if this isn't elitism, what is? *For the first time in more than a decade, a single network had all 10 of the highest-rated programs on TV last week. And, proving once and for all that you and everyone you know are completely, irreversibly out of touch with the wider TV-watching public, that network was somehow CBS.* *“Well, sure, Big Bang Theory,” you mumble to yourself, confident that you have a weak but stable grasp on the actual shape of the world. But you’ve already forgotten the network’s top-rated show, NCIS, which has been on the air for 13 years of uninterrupted uns... more »



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Things You Can Read About


Who is Disturbed by Hillbilly Themed Porn?

Jason Street at Hillbilly Thrill - 17 seconds ago
I'm not buying the premise of this: *There is a rising trend in pornography: hillbilly porn. Instead of the usual bevy of coked out blonds with fake boobies from California, these fine films feature rednecks from the South and Appalachia. It’s no wonder with the popularity of shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Swamp People celebrating the inbred and ignorant. According to Gamelink, the niche market for movies with toofless white trash going at it started selling in quadruple numbers about two years ago. While I can’t say that I understand the appeal of watching homunculus tro... more » 

On a Friday

Jason Street at The Killing Moon - 5 hours ago
The world is a shrunken, global mess of release dates and embargoed intellectual property, and I don't know if this really fixes anything. Does it change the fact that artists will release their albums on vinyl before all other formats in order to earn cachet with hipsters? To me, release dates hearken back to the 1970s, which is when an album release would actually generate attention. That's gone now--there is no album being released this year by anyone that people are going to shit themselves over, save perhaps a Kanye West album or a surprise album by Beyonce. And you just got ... more » 

The Dumbassery, It Abounds

Jason Street at Wretched Corners - 1 day ago
People have been offended by art again. You can read about it here. This is the money quote: *Small told Hyperallergic that when one billboard was being installed, a group of locals surrounded the workers, "shouting obscenities and claiming that the billboards were either Satanic or Islamic."* It's unfair to pick on New Mexico for being home to a bunch of backwoods jackasses, but still. How do you conflate art and someone's attempt to do something like this with the fear experienced by people who are too stupid to understand that ISIS is not coming to blow up their town? Answer--... more » 

A Show For the Ages

Jason Street at Foolish Blood - 1 day ago
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Parks and Recreation

Jason Street at An American Lion - 1 day ago
And that's the end of them. *Parks and Recreation* was the last "NBC" comedy that I liked. *Community* lives on in a Yahoo! format that I don't think anyone will decry or mind, but that show has shed the network that failed to make it a hit, not the other way around. I don't know what's coming, but I do know we need another paintball episode, fast. *The Office, Community, 30 Rock*, and *Parks and Recreation* were four of the greatest comedies ever. They rank up there with *Newhart*, which is a show that has never been forgotten specifically because it had the greatest finale ever... more » 

Rounded Up

Jason Street at Rounded Up - 2 days ago
Keith Olbermann Has Been Suspended From ESPN Jason Street at An American Lion - 6 minutes ago I swear to God, I really was going to write a blog post about how I was wrong about Keith Olbermann and his new job with ESPN. I was going to reference this post, where I wrote, in July of 2013, that Olbermann's being hired by ESPN was a bad idea. Then I saw this. Then I went, whew. Good luck, Keith. You belong at 9PM on CNN. You are a talented, consummate professional and a great, great broadcaster. The problem is, you are a crappy employee in a world where you ought to be the employer. Oh... more » 

Keith Olbermann Has Been Suspended From ESPN

Jason Street at An American Lion - 2 days ago
I swear to God, I really was going to write a blog post about how I was wrong about Keith Olbermann and his new job with ESPN. I was going to reference this post, where I wrote, in July of 2013, that Olbermann's being hired by ESPN was a bad idea. Then I saw this. Then I went, whew. Good luck, Keith. You belong at 9PM on CNN. You are a talented, consummate professional and a great, great broadcaster. The problem is, you are a crappy employee in a world where you ought to be the employer. Oh well. And, I don't know about you, but as soon as I saw that Bill O'Reilly had absolutely ... more »

Friday, February 6, 2015

Rounded Up

Solitary Confinement is a National Problem

Jason Street at An American Lion - 10 hours ago
You would be hard pressed to get anyone to care about this issue: *Texas has one of the harshest and most punitive criminal justice systems in America. A new report shows just how inhuman the state of Texas is when it comes to doling out the punishment of solitary confinement.* *If you have any doubt that solitary confinement is torture, all you need to is to listen to the stories of those who have been forced to endure it. Nevertheless, a new report from the ACLU of Texas finds that about one in ever 22 prisoners there is in solitary confinement— more people "than 12 states house... more »

Brian Williams Gets Caught

Jason Street at An American Lion - 10 hours ago
Lloyd Grove weighs in on Brian Williams and his tall tales about being shot at: *The Brian Williams Apology Tour has begun—and who knows where it will end?* *The NBC Nightly News anchor publicly apologized three times Wednesday—during his regular broadcast, in a Facebook post, and in Stars and Stripes—after the military-focused newspaper published a damning story that Williams and NBC have been claiming falsely “for years” that, during the 2003 Iraq invasion, he was aboard a U.S. Army helicopter that was hit and forced down by rocket-propelled grenades.* *“The story actually star... more »

I Hate How My Brain Works

Jason Street at Hillbilly Thrill - 10 hours ago
What in the name of all that is holy is wrong with me?

Good Riddance

Jason Street at Wretched Corners - 19 hours ago
Are you surprised by this? Anyone who knows what is going on in Albert Lea should probably start thinking about what they want in a new city manager.

Rounded Up

Jason Street at Open Market - 20 hours ago
Supplements Made From Nothing Jason Street at Reverbist - 13 seconds ago Health supplements are made out of nothing? And they don't benefit the health and well being of anyone? What the hell? You would think that, in a just society, the outright quackery and for-profit bullshit of supplement companies--Herbalife, I am staring right at you, you sons of bitches--would lead to regulation and common sense rules protecting consumers. Guess again. We need real reform for consumer protection in this country, and as long as we're stuck in the politics of stupid, we'll never get it. We have ... more »

Google Plus Links

Jason Street at Open Market - 20 hours ago
Jason StreetShared publicly - Yesterday 11:52 PM #CafePress #cafepress #stuff  Messenger Bag wjasonstreet.com 1 Add a comment... Jason StreetShared publicly - Yesterday 11:44 PM #abbottandgooseberry #abbottandgooseberry  cosplay sex games abbottandgooseberry.com 1 Add a comment... Jason StreetShared publicly - Yesterday 2:17 PM #elitism #elitism #news #commentary #centralpark #airbnb  How Can You Stop Capitalism? anamericanlion.com I do not live in fancy digs, nor do I use Uber or Airbnb, but I cannot understand why there is a growing backlash against ... more »

Supplements Made From Nothing

Jason Street at Reverbist - 20 hours ago
Health supplements are made out of nothing? And they don't benefit the health and well being of anyone? What the hell? You would think that, in a just society, the outright quackery and for-profit bullshit of supplement companies--Herbalife, I am staring right at you, you sons of bitches--would lead to regulation and common sense rules protecting consumers. Guess again. We need real reform for consumer protection in this country, and as long as we're stuck in the politics of stupid, we'll never get it. We have grown men leading state governments and men who hold elected office w... more »

How Many INXS Albums Are Never Going to Happen Now?

Jason Street at The Killing Moon - 20 hours ago
Tim Farriss, the guitar player for INXS, severely damaged the ring finger on his fret hand in a boating accident recently. This has led to speculation that he will never play guitar again, properly, at any rate. I don't know if that's anything worth a comment, but here goes. INXS were largely finished long before the untimely demise of Michael Hutchence. They maintain a following, to be certain, but their careers ended when the 1990s began. They have been on a slow, steady decline since 1987, to be cruel about it. Having said that, it's never cool when someone has something taken... more »

the magical powers

Jason Street at Abbott and Gooseberry - 1 day ago