Archive for October, 2012

video: left behind

Posted in democrats, military, news and politics, obama, video with tags , , on October 28, 2012 by Word-Drum

The Bad Taste of Benghazi

The President thought “No one gets left behind” pertained to Hollywood and his campaign warchest.

What do you say, Mr. President?

“Ehhh, ya know, ehhhh…Forward.”

 

 

Father Of Navy SEAL Killed In Libya Accuses Obama Administration of Lying and Murder

talk radio or infomercial?

Posted in media, radio with tags on October 18, 2012 by Word-Drum


[This post does not pertain to the Big Guy. Rush is above this.]

Capitalism and the free market are the way to go. Ra, Ra, Romney. But sometimes it’s not so great.

If you enjoy Talk Radio like me, perhaps you’ve noticed that while every conservative host is trying hard to bring about victory in November, they are trying even harder to sell their books and brand themselves.

The amount of advertising in and around the shows is disgusting and oppressive. As much as I like Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, and Dennis Prager, they go over the line. (see: Rules For Radios)

None of these hosts are professional broadcasters. They stammer and talk endlessly about themselves. They are lucky to be on the air. I calculate the amount of time spent on issues and news is about 5 to 10 minutes an hour. The rest is made up of advertising spots and self-promotion.

Beck and Savage might have good voices for radio, but they too have ruined their shows by being so self-referential and incessantly selling their products.

Maybe we should rotate out these syndicated hosts. Give somebody else a chance. The longer they are on the air, the larger their egos become. And the more cash they want.

They want to live like Rush. But they are not him.

 

                                Excellence in Broadcasting

lost in (space) translation

Posted in democrats, obama on October 13, 2012 by Word-Drum

Aliens are trying to translate the President’s words from the Presidential Debate.

They look perplexed at each other.

“What does ‘Ehh’ mean?”

“Is it short for Allah?”

“I don’t know, but it must be important.”

“He says it all the time.”

losers

Posted in democrats, politics on October 12, 2012 by Word-Drum

I’m not a Middle-East Scholar, or a Journalist. But there are some subjects where I do have expertise. This unfortunately is one of them.

Soon this group of losers will join me in being irrelevant and meaningless. The only difference is they will continue to live in the lap of luxury, and I will probably be sleeping under my car.

the broken circle in art

Posted in art on October 6, 2012 by Word-Drum


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Wall Street Journal:

How Capitalism Can Save Art

Camille Paglia on why a new generation has chosen iPhones and other glittering gadgets as its canvas.

Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.

Yet work of bold originality and stunning beauty continues to be done in architecture, a frankly commercial field. Outstanding examples are Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, Rem Koolhaas’s CCTV headquarters in Beijing and Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatic Center for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

What has sapped artistic creativity and innovation in the arts? Two major causes can be identified, one relating to an expansion of form and the other to a contraction of ideology.

Painting was the prestige genre in the fine arts from the Renaissance on. But painting was dethroned by the brash multimedia revolution of the 1960s and ’70s. Permanence faded as a goal of art-making.

But there is a larger question: What do contemporary artists have to say, and to whom are they saying it? Unfortunately, too many artists have lost touch with the general audience and have retreated to an airless echo chamber. The art world, like humanities faculties, suffers from a monolithic political orthodoxy—an upper-middle-class liberalism far from the fiery antiestablishment leftism of the 1960s. (I am speaking as a libertarian Democrat who voted for Barack Obama in 2008.)

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saved by the skid marks

Posted in Islam, terrorism with tags on October 1, 2012 by Word-Drum

Mail Online:

Revealed: How Christmas Day bomber’s exploding underwear failed to detonate… because he had worn them for THREE WEEKS

The notorious underwear bomber who tried to bring down a jumbo jet on Christmas Day had a dirty little secret – he’d been wearing the explosive skivvies for weeks.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab wore them for three weeks to be exact, and it may have been the reason why he was unsuccessful in his 2009 terrorist plans aboard a Detroit-bound airliner.

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