Oh Yeah…

by matttbastard

So far I’ve been woefully remiss in providing fair warning any notice of when (and what) I’ve exclusively posted over at (one of) my other online haunt(s), Comments From Left Field – mea fucking culpa. At the moment, remembering to fit sleep into my busy schedule is enough of a trial; must really start using that goddamn day-timer of mine. (Or, rather, start reading what I’ve written in it – ah, yes. ‘Sleep.‘).

Quote of the Day: The American Opiate

Quote of the Day 2: ‘No Loose Cannon’

“The Battlefield of the Mind” (also see Mick Arran).

Quote of the Day: Imperial Ventriloquism

Promise to cut back on the daily quotes. Hey, what can I say – sometimes life gets in the way of (substantial) blogging – to say nothing of, er, living.

Ok, after making a reference, I gotta post a Grade vid, even if it’s not the one originally alluded to (though ‘Triumph & Tragedy’ seems more fitting, since my relationship with reality really does come and go).

Update: ‘Terms of use violation?!’ Fuck Victory Records.

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Naomi Klein Interview on The Hour

by matttbastard

The reluctantly iconic author of The Shock Doctrine discusses disaster capitalism, the rise of “right wing corporate class war”, and how she feels about No Logo, 8 years later.

Update – Related: VideoNation interview with Klein, who discusses how the Bush admin perfected disaster capitalism post-9/11.

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Hump Day Music Spotlight: Good Morning, Boomgate

by matttbastard

4hero – Morning Child (Raw Canvas)

Ok, so technically it’s no longer hump day Down Under. Regardless, this week’s spotlight is dedicated to our cherished (and far too often AWOL) co-blogger, boomgate, who, as I type these words, is likely wiping away the eye boogers in the midst of her daily commute to the office. Much love from Canadia, dearest – please don’t hesitate to drop by any time and profanely sully the good name of John Howard, as is your wont.

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Good Cause Alert.

by Isabel

A woman named Gina Elise is channeling 1940’s pinup sirens and selling calendars in an effort to raise money for underfunded veteran’s healthcare programs.

A few years ago, I started seeing news articles about under-funded Veterans’ healthcare programs. Then, there were stories about older Veterans who lay in bed day after day, never receiving any visitors. Reports started surfacing on TV about the severe injuries sustained by our troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The more I heard about the uphill battles of our Wounded Warriors, the more convinced I was of the need to produce a project that would bring in funds to support all of our hospitalized Veterans.

My late Grandpa Lou served in the army for 4 years during World War II. I wanted to do something to honor his name. I always loved the romance of those bygone eras – especially the 1940’s – and I drew inspiration from the World War II pin-up girls, whose photos and paintings boosted morale for our soldiers fighting overseas.

If you’re interested, order here.