I don’t want to diminish anyone’s New Year celebration, but I can’t imagine a better one than Ukrainian drag sensation Verka Serduchka performing Rammstein’s “Du Hast” on New Year’s Eve with Christmas trees, dancers in folk and mining outfits, and gouts of fire.
I just read the weirdest description of anti-semitism I’ve ever seen: “[E]xcept perhaps the flying fish, there was no race existing on the earth, in the air, or the waters, who were the object of such an unintermitting, general, and relentless persecution as the Jews of this period.” (from Ivanhoe by Walter Scott)
A quick search turns up nothing about medieval views of flying fish, so I’m still baffled — but I did find the Bosch VR app which purportedly lets one explore Hieronymous Bosch’s painting The Garden Of Earthly Delights in 3D: “allowing viewers to ride a flying fish through the Garden of Eden, endure illicit temptation and be transported into Bosch’s terrifying vision of hell.”
Don’t miss out — the fate of the nation is in your hands!
♫ “Livin’ Off The Land” by the Holy Modal Rounders
“We will have a pet raccoon / Maybe we’ll have two / If you ask me real nice / I’ll let ‘em sleep with you” I actually met someone who had a pet raccoon once — he walked right into the office with it on his shoulder.
“Hey boppa, livin’ off the land / Hey boppa, livin’ off the land / Hey boppa, livin’ off the land / Isn’t nature grand”
♫ “Random Canyon” by The Holy Modal Rounders
“Where the crystal coyote calls / over sleepy garden walls / and the wireless wombat wanders on the wing”
♫ “Doina si balaseanca” by Fanfare Ciocărlia
That’s some fast brass. (Starting about 2 minutes in.)
Flanked by dozens of advocates holding pink signs reading “Colin Will Protect Women’s Health,” [Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund PAC] highlighted the critical importance of electing another chief executive who is not only a supporter, but a proven champion of women’s health. Original photo by Original Photography
I am delighted by Planned Parenthood’s support! :D
♫ “Computer World” by Kraftwerk
The musical refrain from this should be every computer’s startup sound — “Doo dooo doo dooooo”.
[Bernie] lost this election by more votes than can be explained by the things that people are concerned about — the voting irregularities, or the DNC. If it was closer, we might have done something differently, but there is no choice. It’s not like we’re stopping because we want to. We’re stopping because those are the rules of the game. That’s democracy.
— Jane Sanders in a badly-titled Rolling Stone interview
♫ “Heffas” by DJ Assault
Because I drove by a bunch of farms yesterday. The lyrics always reminds me of The Far Side: “I’ve got / some heifers in the front (what) / some heifers in the back (yup) / riding down the street in my / Cadillac”.
♫ “My Name Is Silence” by Madder Mortem
That Norse woman really belts it out.
♫ “Teen Planet” by Patrick Cowley
“The spaceship landed in Minnesota / Teen Planet, Teen Planet / They came to do their grocery shopping / Teen Planet, Teen Planet”