Wondrous and disgusting at the same time, like so much of human creation. I remember when this was being built, took an awful long time to complete (and anybody who has had some windshield time knows how much road construction sucks). Driving it is just a blur, but this photo really captures what an awesome achievement it is, although what it symbolizes to me is the overpopulation of the planet’s worst enemy. Having taken geology and earthquake classes I know about the deep underground subduction faults Angelenans have looming beneath them, I wonder how this thing would do with an 8.0???
Only the human race would put the world’s largest swimming pool right the fuck next to the ocean. If anything it should be in some landlocked place like Nevada, or better yet, my current home state of Kansas (where the world’s tallest water slide is). This place doesn’t appeal to me at all, in fact people who find this appealing, are unappealing to me.
Recently discovered the amazing stylings of Prince Far I. Can’t believe I never ran across this guy, who like the almighty Fathead was shot dead at a young age. Was on utoob listening to a very old Reggae favorite of mine The Rastafarians ( a band you must really check out despite the obvious name…but there can only be one right?) and one of the suggestions off to the right there was this Prince Far I guy. There’s several full albums represented, but I started off with one where he does Psalms and other bible verses, prayers, which as it turns out was his first LP and he did for the benefit of those in Jamaica who are illiterate. Immediately, I was blown away by his deep gruff voice. A deeply religious guy, but he’s a DJ too, so you get this really far out roots/dancehall mix. So was just kinda listening to various releases and ran across this one live set that was a trip, called Prince Far I With Suns Of Arqa – Musical Revue (released by the epoch ROIR cassette label). The backing band has this almost impromptu free form jazz with effects thing going on. One of his hits from that set…
“Throw Away Your Gun”
The backing band, Suns Of Arqa or their label or somebody has a Bandcamp where you can listen/buy all the tunes from that live release.
Another joke via my Grandpa…
THE AUSTRALIAN VIRGIN
A very nice, innocent woman wants to get married, but she is only
willing to marry a man if he has never had sex with another woman.
After several unsuccessful years of searching, she decides to take out
a personal ad. She ends up corresponding with a man who has lived his
entire life in the Australian Outback and he has no experience with
women. She is very happy with him, and she feels that they are perfect
for each other.. So, they end up getting married. On their wedding
night, she goes into the bathroom to prepare for the evening.
When she returns to the bedroom, she finds her new husband standing in
the middle of the room, naked. All the furniture from the room is
piled in one corner.
“What happened?” she asks.
“I’ve never been with a woman” he says, “But if it’s anything like a
kangaroo, I’m gonna need all the room I can get
Not animated, but a short nonetheless, from the mind of Mr Klay…
“Dead On Arrival”
The very first Felix the Cat…
“Feline Follies (1919)”