Archive for January 15th, 2007

Eli’s Obsession With The Google

#1 search result for naked bakers.

#3 search result for bush sociopathic liar.

Ex-cellent…

4 comments January 15th, 2007 at 06:56pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Eli's Obsession With The Google

Random NYC Photoblogging: Reloaded

Let’s try that again…


It’s all, like, symbolic and stuff.


I don’t think there can ever be enough portraits of NYC pigeons.


Leaving the general Shea Stadium/Arthur Ashe Stadium zone, on my way to the UNISPHERE, and a rendezvous with Thers and NYMary at the Queens Museum Of Art. Posted by Picasa

January 15th, 2007 at 05:30pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: NJ/NYC,Photoblogging

Stepping On The Butterfly

I have really enjoyed watching spocko’s message spread after ABC/Disney tried to shut him down, only to have it blow up in their face. First second- and third-tier liberal blogs took up the cause, then top-tier ones, then local media, and now national media, in the person of the still-somewhat-esteemed NY Times, which reported on the KSFO “Hate Hot Talk” hosts’ not-real-successful 3-hour on-air attempt to justify and explain (and very occasionally apologize for) the racist and violent comments spocko caught them red-handed with. And I’m betting that the story will jump to national broadcast media when Countdown airs tonight.

As d r i f t g l a s s points out, perhaps the most significant effect of all this is to put a spotlight on the hate speech that the “personalities” on the extremes of the right have been peddling for the past decade or so. More than that, I am desperately hoping that this will kickstart the long-overdue process of identifying the Limbaughs and Savages and Coulters and Becks as the fringe-dwelling right-wing kooks they are, rather than respected opinionmakers whose words should be taken seriously and nodded thoughtfully about.

Unfortunately, as long as the media is owned by enormous, pro-Republican corporations, this kind of sea change will be a tough sell, but it is possible. For as in-the-tank as the corporate media is, it only has value as long as it has credibility. If they realize that the vast majority of the American people are utterly repelled by these creatures, they will be forced to padlock them in the mad cellar.

In addition to the delicious prospect of never being presented with Coulter or Limbaugh as Serious People To Be Listened To, I am also tickled by the thought of being able to beat the Republican Party to death into submission into a pleasurable state of happy friendliness with their own hobnailed club fluffy pillow of civility. Because after this exposure, it’s going to be awfully hard for the right-wing to argue that it’s us dirty hippies who are shrill and full of hate. Not that that will stop them, of course…

10 comments January 15th, 2007 at 11:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Favorites,Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Uncharacteristic Dose Of Cuteness

I was searching for something entirely different in the SF Chronicle, and I got kinda sidetracked…


Baby milk frog!


Baby panda!

Awwww…

7 comments January 15th, 2007 at 11:19am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Cuteness

Monday Media Blogging

This is a bit premature, but I wanted to post it before it got pulled again:

We’re not here to start no trouble, we’re just here to do the Superbowl Shuffle.

And for those of you who don’t like to watch pro athletes (Gary Fencik!) attempting to rap, here’s a Japanese music video of Ronald McDonald in an epic kung fu battle versus convenience store employees:

(From Japan Probe, by way of Kyklops)

1 comment January 15th, 2007 at 01:54am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging


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