Monthly Archives: August 2012

SITE UNDER CRITICAL MAINTENANCE. HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM. ERRATA, SNAFUS & BREAKDOWN.

Sit tight. We’ll get this baby up and running before you know it.

LIONEL PODCAST: I’m 648 Months Old Today. But I Feel 643. Kubrick’s Moon Landing? Nah! No Way. Right?

Heart of gold. I made the same mistake. How many times have you called Obama Osama. And vice versa.

Kubrick was a genius. Open your mind. Imagine. Remove every constraint from that brain and imagination of yours. No one’s endorsing this. I’m not. But just ask yourself a very simple question: Could the USA’s greatest achievement in many minds be absolutely fraudulent? Just ask that question. Sticking it to the Russkies, making good on a pledge to land a man on the moon moon by the end of the decade. Kennedy’s prophetic words. And when was the landing. July 20, 1969. Look at how so many have devoted their lives to the sedulous study and investigation of this event. Patton was famous for creating the illusion of troops and armament with inflatable tanks. The Trojan Horse. Deception, lying, illusion. Sun Tzu. The Art of War. Do you think your government is smart enough to pull this off? Do you think this is beyond the realm of possibility? If you do, welcome. You’ve officially become a sheeple.

​Take it easy. ​I know how you get. You like your world simple and easy without any controversy. I know. Just forget I brought it up. Watch the NASA spokesman, Brian Welch. He does more to fuel the “conspiracy” by his lame blanket denials. And notice, Its FOX. So it has to be the truth. Right?

Video. A veritable cataloging every conceivable thought and subject anent and regarding our complex world.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Obvious Is the Most Difficult to Grasp.

Now, let’s consider a few things. Every day I’m reminded of George Carlin’s profundity and his genius. He wasn’t a comedian. Phyllis Diller was a comedian. A comic. Carlin was our prophet. Our voice. And the patron saint of free thinkers and hipster logophiles. His incredulity should inspire us. And he was more than waxing profound about the political and societal, his genius was also cataloging our idiosyncratic penchant.

Behold this slideshow. Nifty. I’ve over 1100 individual video commentaries. These are are brief sampling. Seven nights a week on PIX11 News. All new. No breaks. No interruptions. No kidding.

LIONEL PODCAST: Our Akin Breakin’ Heart. The Politics of Distraction. The Semiotics of Political Prestidigitation.

My Akin’ breakin’ heart. Thanks, Todd. Thanks for distracting us. Thanks for taking what little focus my country had and distracting this group of idiots who have the collective attention span of a gnat. The issue is beyond de minimis, beyond meaningless. So, how many more Americans will die in “conflicts” that don’t even have operational names. Oh, who cares? Right? Say, how about some podcast? Great idea.

He hit him on the head with his old guitar. He tried to run away, but didn’t get far.​ And I think you know the rest.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Peril of Seeking Knowledge Is How It Introduces You to Your Default and Organic Nescience.

The more you know the more you’ll be amazed at what you don’t know. I love words. The more arcane, the better. Recondite, rare, obscure. I love ’em all. And the more I learn the more I realize that I know absolutely nothing because I never knew how many words there were until I tried to learn all of them. And therein lies the rub. With any subject under the sun, the closer you get to it the more you’ll see what you don’t know. And there’s something so liberating about being humbled. In fact, only someone most smart would realize how dumb they are. It forces you to confront reality which has always been my dream. To make you confront reality.

“All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.” Not all bits have equal value. Carl Sagan.

LIONEL PODCAST: Choice vs. Viable Option vs. Preference vs. Improvement vs. Transparency

The following is provided for your perusal and review and folks will deny it and refute it and argue against it because it confounds everything they think the believe in. The left-right paradigm is mythical and illusory. As is the comedic worth of Carrot Top.

40 Points That Prove That Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Are Essentially The Same Candidate

The American Dream

What a depressing choice the American people are being presented with this year.  We are at a point in our history where we desperately need a change of direction in the White House, and we are guaranteed that we are not going to get it.  The Democrats are running the worst president in American history, and the Republicans are running a guy who is almost a carbon copy of him.  The fact that about half the country is still supporting Barack Obama shows how incredibly stupid and corrupt the American people have become.  No American should have ever cast a single vote for Barack Obama for any political office under any circumstances.  He should never have even been the assistant superintendent in charge of janitorial supplies, much less the president of the United States.  The truth is that Barack Obama has done such a horrible job that he should immediately resign along with his entire cabinet.  But instead of giving us a clear choice, the Republicans nominated the Republican that was running that was most similar to Barack Obama.  In fact, I don’t think we have ever had two candidates for president that are so similar.  Yes, there are a few minor differences between them, but the truth is that we are heading into Obama’s second term no matter which one of them gets elected.  The mainstream media makes it sound like Obama and Romney are bitter ideological rivals but that is a giant lie.  Yeah, they are slinging lots of mud at each other, but they both play for the same team and the losers are going to be the American people.

Republicans are being told that they have “no choice” but to vote for Romney because otherwise they will get another four years of Obama.

This “lesser of two evils” theme comes out every four years.  We are told that we “must” vote for a horrible candidate because the other guy is even worse.

Well, millions of Americans are getting sick of this routine.  Perhaps that is why it is being projected that as many as 90 million Americans of voting age will not vote this year.

Yes, Barack Obama has been so horrible as president that it is hard to put it into words.

But Mitt Romney would be just like Barack Obama.

Those that are dreaming of a major change in direction if Romney is elected are going to be bitterly, bitterly disappointed.

The following are 40 ways that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are essentially the same candidate….

1. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported TARP.

2. Mitt Romney supported Barack Obama’s “economic stimulus” packages.

3. Mitt Romney says that Barack Obama’s bailout of the auto industry was actually his idea.

4. Neither candidate supports immediately balancing the federal budget.

5. They both believe in big government and they both have a track record of being big spenders while in office.

6. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both fully support the Federal Reserve.

7. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both on record as saying that the president should not question the “independence” of the Federal Reserve.

8. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both said that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did a good job during the last financial crisis.

9. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both felt that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke deserved to be renominated to a second term.

10. Both candidates oppose a full audit of the Federal Reserve.

11. Both candidates are on record as saying that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has done a good job.

12. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both been big promoters of universal health care.

13. Mitt Romney was the one who developed the plan that Obamacare was later based upon.

14. Wall Street absolutely showers both candidates with campaign contributions.

15. Neither candidate wants to eliminate the income tax or the IRS.

16. Both candidates want to keep personal income tax rates at the exact same levels for the vast majority of Americans.

17. Both candidates are “open” to the idea of imposing a Value Added Tax on the American people.

18. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the TSA is doing a great job.

19. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the NDAA.

20. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the renewal of the Patriot Act.

21. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the federal government should be able to indefinitely detain American citizens that are considered to be terrorists.

22. Both candidates believe that American citizens suspected of being terrorists can be killed by the president without a trial.

23. Barack Obama has not closed Guantanamo Bay like he promised to do, and Mitt Romney actually wants to double the number of prisoners held there.

24. Both candidates support the practice of “extraordinary rendition”.

25. They both support the job-killing “free trade” agenda of the global elite.

26. They both accuse each other of shipping jobs out of the country and both of them are right.

27. Both candidates are extremely soft on illegal immigration.

28. Neither candidate has any military experience.  This is the first time that this has happened in a U.S. election since 1944.

29. Both candidates earned a degree from Harvard University.

30. They both believe in the theory of man-made global warming.

31. Mitt Romney has said that he will support a “cap and trade” carbon tax scheme (like the one Barack Obama wants) as long as the entire globe goes along with it.

32. Both candidates have a very long record of supporting strict gun control measures.

33. Both candidates have been pro-abortion most of their careers.  Mitt Romney’s “conversion” to the pro-life cause has been questioned by many.  In fact, Mitt Romney has made millions on Bain Capital’s investment in a company called “Stericycle” that incinerates aborted babies collected from family planning clinics.

34. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the Boy Scout ban on openly gay troop leaders is wrong.

35. They both believe that a “two state solution” will bring lasting peace between the Palestinians and Israel.

36. Both candidates have a history of nominating extremely liberal judges.

37. Like Barack Obama, Mitt Romney also plans to add “signing statements” to bills when he signs them into law.

38. They both have a horrible record when it comes to job creation.

39. Both candidates believe that the president has the power to take the country to war without getting the approval of the U.S. Congress.

40. Both candidates plan to continue running up more government debt even though the U.S. government is already 16 trillion dollars in debt.

And let there be video commentary.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Immutability of Self. Solipsism, Anyone?

Enter austerity. Whatever you say, don’t mention anything about talking to the hand. When anyone says they’re an adherent to Ayn Rand they know nothing. Ayn Rand is “Catcher in the Rye” for an older, hipper group. They don’t know objectivism from their arse. It’s also a stab at validation for being selfish and uncaring. Psychopaths dig Ayn Rand. And duped Republi-cons clap like barking seals at Eddie Munster when he looks them in their cataract-fogged eyes and pledges austerity and fiscal responsibility. And meanwhile no one speaks for me. They simply never have.

Watch Mittens’ face. You can see in his face the sense of “Oh, God, no.” He sees in Ryan’s face that look of overactive exuberance. Not hard to imagine in a 42 year-old with a political lifetime ahead of him. Obama’s team will serve up every word Paul ever said and make him eat his words. Watch.

Video killed the radio star. No, wait. That didn’t come out right.

LIONEL PODCAST: Why Paul Ryan’s a Globalist Asset-Stripping Shill and None of This ___ Matters

It doesn’t matter. What an event this morning. Patriotic fanfare, schmaltz, pabulum, bunkum. Romney introducing Ryan as the next President. Classic. Two guys who’ve never served in the military fetishizing war and the military. Switching between stations. MSDNC with the most jejune and snarky of commentary. Rachel Maddow with nary a clue as to politics but great on strategy. The equally annoying Chris Hayes firing a machine gun “I’m a smart guy” stream of nothings. Fox was a tad better in terms of not oozing partisanship. But we know what was on their minds.

Born Farid. Saturday. CNN still stinging from the news that Farid Zakaria’s a plagiarist. MSDNC better not gloat. Remember, that corpse on “Mourning” Joe Mike Barnicle was under investigation in 1998 over “questions about whether the writer had fabricated characters in a 1995 column.” But wait there’s more.

Also, in an issue that will hit newsstands Friday, The Boston Phoenix weekly newspaper will report that Barnicle lifted portions of a 1986 column from a 1961 book by journalist A.J. Liebling.

Earlier this month, Storin demanded Barnicles [sic] resignation after discovering that he used jokes from a book by George Carlin without attribution in an August 2 column. But after an outcry from the public and some other journalists, Storin relented and announced last week that Barnicle would be suspended for two months without pay instead.

Wake up, little Susie. Back to the ranch, the announcement was interesting. Mittens jumped into the announcement instanter. My hydrotherapist noted: “Why introduce Ryan on a Saturday morning during the last two days of the Olympics? If late Friday is when you announce things you want to bury, early Saturday cant be much better (by becky). Why not on Monday?” A great point indeed. And it wasn’t Rubio or Christie. There’s no way they would have allowed aloud a loud Chris Christie near the White House. But don’t take my word for it. Unless you’re smart.

The gaffe. For reasons no one will ever know both Mittens and Hopey made the mistake of introducing their running mates as future POTUS. Big deal.

Did someone say video?

LIONEL PODCAST: The Latticework and Pastiche. A Mentation Mosaic.

He wasn’t funny. Well, of course he was, yes. But Carlin was a prophet. Profound. One of the most critical voices of my generation. If beatification was ever warranted for a “civilian” it would apply to GC. He did more to inspire thought than virtually anyone. And he celebrated often the usual. The banal. The ordinary and commonplace. That which we all share. That’s what I love. That’s what I celebrate. So from the proem through the apopemptic valedictory (redundant?), let’s muse. So get ready and try and keep up. Remember, nothing makes sense. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. But Rome, Georgia, was. Infra, my contribution to the war effort.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Singular Worst Moment in American Marketing. But Enough About Chevy Chase’s Talk Show.

Behold the nadir in American marketing genius. I rarely quote Wikipedia but will make an exception here.

New Coke was the reformulation of Coca-Cola introduced in 1985 by The Coca-Cola Company to replace the original formula of its flagship soft drink, Coca-Cola (also called Coke). New Coke originally had no separate name of its own, but was simply known as “the new taste of Coca-Cola” until 1992 when it was renamed Coca-Cola II.

The American public’s reaction to the change was negative and the new cola was a major marketing failure.

The moment of idiocy forever changed my life. Much like the first time I saw Ernie Lee, but that’s another story. It showed me that sometimes the greatest so-called marketing geniuses make the most inconceivably bone-headed moves when it comes to marketing and advertising. They either ignore or never quite got the obvious. Herein inter alia is my take on such.

Watch the concern serialized. And in the mean time, pick a topic. Any topic.