Dec 20, 2013
commented on NYC's Footprint Is Huge
Am I really the only person who notices how wrong this is, or am I reading it wrong? Look at Chicago & Beijing... Chicago is less than 1/2 the size of Beijing, but takes up twice its size on this graphic.
Mar 21, 2013
commented on Teabagger Wisdom for Children
“In fact, he developed a taste for charred bills … dollar bills." WHOA didn't see that coming. What incredible wordplay. I thought he was talking about oh i don't know duck bills? but kids LOVE that kind of wit.
Mar 8, 2013
commented on Here's One of My Punk Stories, Now Share Yours
I started out a small town boy (like the song goes) interested in the shrapnel of English punk like The Cure & Depeche Mode. What my friends liked then got really boring really fast, in a little bubble of time when alternative music was R.E.M, 10,000 Maniacs & Edie Brickell with New Bohemians. Metal was a joke at the time, Cinderella & Poison ruled.
Looking for something infinitely more offensive, not to mention some rhythm, I was drawn in by Dead Kennedys' music, name, and the album cover to In God We Trust, Inc. Winston Smith placed our savior Jesus Christ crucified on a cross of cold cash. The album was only about 15 minutes long, so the cassette version said "home taping is killing the record industry, therefore we have left the other side blank for your enjoyment".
The religious blasphemies that initially caused me anxiety in Crass & DK (even DM) cracked a little hole in my young Catholic shell that ultimately freed me from that slavery. So thanks to you, Jello Biafra!