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I've been posting a lot of interesting stuff to FB lately because I can just click a button and withhold commentary, and let's face it, I'm lazy. Unfortunately, discussion and archiving doesn't work as well there.

So here's a link round-up:

A six-minute Fox News segment on the evils of Mr. Rogers. Yes, really.

Rob Ford fanfic exists. Yes, really.

An awesome piece about political lucha libre in California.

An article about a new documentary about the first ever punk band. Who were black and from Detroit. (And called Death.)

It's the 21st century and we can automate nearly everything—so why are we working so hard?

How to spot a Communist.

A sex manual from 1680, adorably called "The Misterie of Fucking."

And finally, the real reason for this post is that I asked people for the name of the awesome punk band that they never started. Inspired by [ profile] jvmatucha, I made a poster based on it.

 photo punkposter_zps033b0949.jpg

(This is actually going to be the music scene in the novel I'm working on, minus a few historical anachronisms and assuming no one objects.)

Date: 2013-07-03 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I just now posted both of our flyers on my LJ!

Yours is way more punk than mine. Seriously!

When you posted that how to spot a communist video, I thought about my younger yeras when I was working at Tower Video, a now defunct video rental chain. One of my coworkers managed to get their hands on the manager's manual, which included instructions in how to spot possible union organizing activities. The manual instructed managers to watch out for employees who seemed to be getting too friendly with each other, who hung out with each other after work, and top be epsecially aware of "employees who read."


Date: 2013-07-03 02:25 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]

Date: 2013-07-03 11:11 am (UTC)
ext_27713: An apple with a heart-shape cut into it (emotions: pedantic)
From: [identity profile]
It should be a punk band.

Date: 2013-07-04 10:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
I keep trying to read it as The MINISTRY of Fucking, which has a totally different kink.

Date: 2013-07-04 04:07 pm (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (intellectual hottie (green))
From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
I was thinking more like the Junior Anti-Sex League, but your idea is MUCH better.

Perhaps it could involve some Betan style sex therapy.

Date: 2013-07-03 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There are a whole bunch of people here in the UK who have a serious sense of entitlement and you know what? I've never even heard oh "Mr. Rogers". And I'm pretty sure that this sense of entitlement has nothing to do with being told their special and everything to do with not being told the opposite when they do something immoral or selfish.

What's more, one of the clearest cases of a sense of entitlement I've seen in recent years was kids in the riots saying how much they were looking forward to another night of riots so they could go out looting again and claiming that they should be free to loot local businesses because they were all rich and deserved it. Those kids weren't afraid of "going out getting" things they wanted. They just had no sense of responsibility.

I don't know what the "Mr. Rogers" show was about, but I'm pretty sure that a message to ALL viewers that they are ALL special is the opposite of encouraging personal entitlement. It's encouraging GROUP entitlement. It says ALL of you are special. And we all know why a Conservative media source like Fox would be against THAT message, don't we?

Okay, well that was a pointless rant wasn't it? Thanks for reading. ;)

And thanks for the link. I watch very little live television and I certainly don't watch Fox News so I occasionally need a reminder of just how nuts some of these right wing outlets really are.

Date: 2013-07-03 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think the sense of entitlement extends well beyond kids. I mean, look at Wall St. bankers.

Well naturally looters come in all ages. The reason why I brought up with kids was because there was this interview where a few older teenagers were talking to a journalist very frankly about their motivations and seemingly feeling very proud of themselves. It was very revealing because they were young and stupid enough to give their motivations honestly rather than making excuses.

My girlfriend says she mainly knows about Mr Rogers from the Tv Tropes website and her first reaction was "well he's basically Jesus". He does sound very saintly from what she told me.

And it turns out I have seen a clip of his show before. In the movie "The Burbs" he's singing a song about being a good neighbour. Pretty much the OPPOSITE of a selfish sense of entitlement, right?

Mr. Rogers was a cute show about how we should be kind to each other. Obviously, conservatives have a problem with this as it goes against their basic underlying ideology.

"Bloody hippies"? Lol.

Date: 2013-07-03 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've been giggling over Satan Biscuits since I first saw this.

Also, you really need to see this site. It is truly a thing of beauty.


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