Friday, September 30, 2011

U.S.A.! U.S.A.! vol. 61

14 Reasons People Are Occupying Wall Street

please read.

it's frustrating how the real fight in this country should not be democrat/liberal vs. republican/conservative, but the 1% vs. the 99%. it's frustrating that there are people out there who will write off these protests as "loony" leftist bullshit, naievly joining the side of those who really don't give a shit about them.

let's drop the right/left classifications once and for all and just look at the big picture;

we are struggling. there is next to no work, and the work we're "lucky" enough to find is no pay doing something we don't care about or hate entirely. we only serve to enrich those who already have the means to enrich themselves, debasing our quality of living for what amounts to the monetary equivalent of a Snausage. and for what? so Scrooge McDuck and Pennybags can have champagne and lobsters at lunch time? non-profit programs, education, hospitals, things that actually serve to develop and strengthen minds and bodies are being slashed to ribbons, yet the government refuses to ask the 1% to give up even a microscopic fraction of their earnings, earning which they use not to create jobs or stimulate the economy, but to fund their blatantly sadistic facial-in-the-eye-of-the-proletariat lifestyle.

it's not right vs. left anymore. it's us vs. them. don't hate you "ideological" opposition. don't hate your country. live with them. fight with them. live for them. fight for them.

as Buster Bluthe would say:

"come on you douchebags, we're all the same team!"

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fuck YOUR Life vol. 18

Marilyn Manson - Born Villain Official Video by Flixgr

this is the Shia LeBouf (guwhaa??) directed video for Marilyn Manson's new single "Bor(i)n(g) Villain". apparently it's causing a bit of a stir due to the extreme nature of the visual subject matter.

any controversy this generates really should be derived from the fact that NOT ONE SINGLE IMAGE OR IDEA presented in this video is even remotely unique to the "auter's' vision.. Shia LaBeuf is not some in-the-closet goremeister surrealist, he's a thief. i lost count of how many things he was ripping off here, but i know that right off the bat he copied the opening scene from Alejandro Jodorowsky's the Holy Mountain (a film and a director who actually have an original thought from time to time), as well as several David Lynch tropes and other things that i've seen done so many times that the original source of the visual has been lost.

the whole really plays like mid 80s-early/mid 90s Apocalypse Culture having a mid-life crisis, straining to recapture what made it so visceral and arresting, but not having the will or the interest to come up with something fresh out of its influences. instead it just becomes overwhelmed by them, confusing larceny with homage and laziness with nostalgia.

plus the song is lame.

9/18 PS;

whaat... the fuuuck?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

U.S.A.! U.S.A.! Omniubus

so yeah, it's September 11th. i hear the sales are going to be AMAZING.

i mulled over what exactly to post here today, so i decided to just do a near-complete omnibus of all the USA!USA! posts from over the years. take a look at what exactly we believe;

pffff... homelessness is sooooooooo 4 years ago
as if you needed further evidence that Morgan Spurlock's need for attention is suicidal
remember Krispy Kreme?
falsifying the loss of your father? perrty kewl!
anything to make the world more resemble a John Waters film
what we're fighting for
i'm not your buddaye, gui
why so $eriou$?
throwing my votes away on Mayor McCheese
we love failure when its pretty and pretends it'll fuck us if we give it what it wants
you heard it here, gang... hamburgers are good for you
still waiting for my two dollars
if you want women, you must prepare for porn
i wahnt tuh hear ya screem
kind of a big deal
pretty sure i was fighting with my girlfriend when i wrote this
Keep the "Trampled to Death over toys" in "Christmas"
kick a young republican for your country
"MISS ME YET?" ..... Nope.
you're putting balls on your face
still better than Mayo
cause "making a statement" is less strenuous than looking for work
and setting rich people on fire is illegal WHY?
it's only anti-feminist if you're making fun of a cute republican
hope those Evanescence mp3 were worth it
like that part in Hostel, only about a milkshake.... and not sexy
so many Rights, you'll be begging for a Left
United States of Naughty America
you heard it here first....
how dare you try and make me not die!?
a song so shmaltzily patriotic it makes "Where Were You When the World Stop Turning" sound like a pro-abortion slam poem from a bisexual transgendered Muslim communist
cause when you say "messianic" they think Chuck Norris being sensually tortured by oily yellow people
someone owes Alejandro Jodorwsky 2 dollars for this one
hope those Crossfade MP3s were worth it
Barack Obama IV: The Quest for Peace
from the Mengle Buffet
needs more needsmore
just keeping it real, Tatum O'Neil!
teach your children not watch people who tell you not to watch porn
Eew World Order
i declare this meeting of the midnight society crazy
KKK took my party away
you've already handicapped the sales in your desired demographic by calling it a "book"
belief we can change in
how that ""hopey changy"hopey changy" thing werkin owt?
life begins at the preservative-filled mayonnaise jar
opera box at the end of the world
don't retreat; RETARD!
real 'mericans go for the cheese (figuratively and literally)
what Black Sabbath is to metalheads, this is to tea-baggers
get a free sub with any purchase of 1 dead terrorist. chips and drink extra 2.50.
the redundancy of the phrase "honor rape"
we are we are the youth of the something something

Saturday, September 3, 2011

bring on the coats

so yeah... hasn't been a very productive summer 'round these parts. a long, miserable season that just doesn't seem to want to let the fuck go.

it's been one of a lot of stuff, though. reading a ton, watching a bunch, and listening to a lot. some stellar DVD releases (mostly from IFC) that i didn't feel like writing up, because it seems like every asshole with an internet connection and a Netflix account is a needlessly opinionated cinephilic jerk-off who can't help themselves but to tear apart every little thing they see as if it were a cotton candy autopsy. i don't have much of a desire anymore to lurk among those ranks. make up your own minds.

that doesn't mean i won't share my favorites of the summer, though;

MOVIES: Hobo with a Shotgun, Super, We Are What We Are, Coldfish, American: the Bill Hicks Story, Red White and Blue, Dream Home, the Image, Tetsuo: the Bullet Man

MUSIC: AOSOTH - III, AUTOPSY - Macabre Eternal, PRURIENT - Bermuda Drain, THE JOY FORMIDABLE - the Big Roar, NICOLE 12 - Black Line, SEWER GODDESS - Disciples of Shit, DRAINLAND - And So Our Troubles Began, THE MEN - Leave Home, EXHUMED - All Guts N Glory, WORMROT - Dirge

BOOKS: The Art of Cruelty by Maggie Nelson, Sky Burial by Dana Levin, Hogg by Samuel R. Delaney, the Eyes by Jesus Aldapuerta, Altman's Tongue by Brian Everson

i realize some of these weren't released this year (3/5 of the books), but these are what made my summer bearable.

as far as "dating", well i've mostly been ignored, promising-start-followed-by-being-ignored, and outright rejected. business as usual i suppose. still the big ball of confusion and insecurity that it always was.

didn't play out as much this summer, but the shows we did play were pretty awesome, getting to play with fucking monsters like THE KILL, CASTEVET, SETE STAR SEPT, NOISEAR. would've liked to get more done (mostly the recording), but with vacations, bad weather, dying automobiles, and so forth, it's been a hard piss trying to get it together, but it's not a huge deal... we all stay in touch, practice on our own, etc... and knowing that it's always on our minds is something to be satisfied with. so no real complaints there.

but yeah... bring on the coats.