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Archive for February, 2009

Try not to get any sand in your vag, I hear it itches a bit.

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The Right Not to be offended?

It’s a discredit to our national confidence that each time some impolite thought—perceived or otherwise—is uttered, sketched, or typed, a faction of professionally offended Americans engages in a collective hypersensitivity meltdown.

It has been a long-standing custom for opponents to shut down debate by tagging adversaries with some dreadful labels. No one wants to be called a racist, a Commie, or a neocon. It’s gotten to the point that the gatekeepers of the news walk so tepidly on the path of least resistance a journalist can’t even get a dirty joke in the newspaper.

Serendipitous that I should come across this after posting this the other day.

Yes, I’m probably a little crass and more than a bit vulgar, but if your skin is that thin, you might want to worry about yourself some more. But less so than Pulitzer Prize winners Norman Mailer, Henry Miller and now Junot Diaz:

Paul called it “the most profane reading that Seattle Arts and Lectures has ever put on,” which sounds right. It was as if Diaz was saying to the crowd: don’t let these frosty SAL types convince you that literature is boring. The guy said “fuck” at least 40 times, and the story he read had a bunch of instances of “nigger” and at least one “pussy” getting fingered. Before he began reading he apologized for how boring readings are, and this apology, coupled with the revelation that SAL administrators had asked him to read for a lot longer than he was willing to, made the crowd love him. In addition to making fun of SAL and making fun of himself, he made fun of Seattleites, made fun of Republicans, made fun of Dominicans—pretty much no one was spared. But you got the sense that Linda Bowers was pissed, felt slighted, and when she came back onstage to moderate the Q&A, it showed. She made a point of mentioning that there was extra time for questions, i.e., that Diaz hadn’t talked for as long as he was supposed to. When the questions were underway, she was brusque and prickly. She was icy. They seemed to be at war with one another, Bowers and Diaz, although it was all subtext and oddly enough seemed to energize the Q&A: to question after question, Diaz gave some of the most elegant answers I’ve ever heard a writer give. Seldom has a SAL lecturer triumphed over circumstances the way Diaz did last night.

Fuck yeah!

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The best lines in The Aeneid?

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The queen, for her part, all that evening ached
With longing that her heart’s blood fed, a wound
Or inward fire eating her away.

Such an eloquent way of saying he (Aeneas) got her all hot and bothered.

You just don’t get stylish blunt sexual imagery in writing these days. It’s all either over-the-top or prudish. (This is as good as the country matters line in Hamlet, IMHO.)

Now in no time at all
Through all the African cities Rumor goes –
Nimble as quicksilver among. evils. Rumor
Thrives on motion, stronger for the running.

Indeed.

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Driving on Salvia Redux

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

I just watched it.

Pretty much sums up how harmless the mint leaves are. It would be very difficult to get a DUI on Salvia considering the impossibility of even starting a vehicle, let alone driving it.

But even I had to do a double-take and say, “is that me?” No, it is not. But it looks like some proof-of-concept crap I would do. Besides, I don’t drive such a shitty car.

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world’s best haiku, ever.

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

i need two more beers
to get me where i’m goin’…
aww fuck it.

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hahahaha… wheeez… hahahahahaha

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

RINGLING (AP) — The entire police force in Ringling has resigned and the mayor, vice mayor and city attorney are quitting as well.

Mayor Jerry Reid says his resignation isn’t effective until he puts it in writing but he blames part of the dispute on what he calls a “dope problem” in the southern Oklahoma town.

Reid says “special interest groups” are upset that there were too many patrolmen on the streets and some are worried because they may have something to hide.

Phone calls to council members Terry Blackwell and Mary Elliot went unanswered today and there was no listing for the third council member, Tony Bortz.

A message left at Ringling City Hall was not immediately returned.

The Jefferson County sheriff’s office will take over patrol duties until a more permanent solution is found.

That’s fucking awesome. It’s not just a win for anarchists (who I think of as unenlightened libertarians) but for individualists (specifically, druggies).

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superman vs. mr. t you really need to see it

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

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lose some weight you pussy!

Friday, February 27th, 2009

so in case you havent noticed im in a tad of a video posting mood tonight. hmmm maybe its the opiates (relax buddy, i got a doctors note) and alcohol but im showing you some clips scraped from Satans underbelly. enjoy!

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the ultimate import tuner that never was an import

Friday, February 27th, 2009

The 1989 Pontiac Stinger
The 1989 Pontiac Stinger concept car was more of a collection of accessories than a simple vehicle.
it was sadly never made into full production and stayed a concept. i wish i had one. unfortunately i couldnt find a price online

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wait, what?

Friday, February 27th, 2009

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uhm, yes?

Friday, February 27th, 2009

25 Things About My Sexuality.

This is probably one of the most interesting blogs I have come across in some time. The more shocking items are where people admit to not doing stuff, in my opinion.

No, I have not and will not be sending in my list. My list is only available in person.

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