…rest up [DOT 27/9/20]

it's gonna be exhausting getting to november...

…so…I don’t know if you guys remember as far back as when SplinterRIP was a bunch of us all posting on one account on kinja…so I don’t know how many of you might remember me banging on about how well suited the guy in the header image would be to covering the Dolt45 perma-campaign approach to governance-free-government…& as it happens I had a quick look for that post & it seems like they may actually have removed it so there’s no particular reason that you would or should

…but on the basis that it’s Sunday…& although I seem as ever to have read a dizzying amount of stuff that makes me frankly somewhere between aghast, affronted, offended, outraged & pretty much apoplectic…I thought maybe I might forgo the endless scroll of links for today?

…so for those of you who don’t know…that up at the top is a character called Spider Jerusalem…& he’s the protagonist of a run of comics called Transmetropolitan…which, providing you’re pretty hard to offend, is well worth a read…but if you aren’t familiar with the author either it’s worth noting that Warren Ellis typically does make a considerable effort to offend…not unlike Garth Ennis who wrote the Preacher comics in that respect…so it’s a bit like imagining that Hunter S Thompson was alive & if not well then at least in rude health…in a world a bit like the old 2000AD Judge Dredd comics with added R-rated content

…I still have cigarettes…ergo…despite persuasive evidence to the contrary seemingly every day…this can not be hell…which is sort of a relief…sort of

…shit like that…shit like that makes me think wistfully of a hypothetical world where the people occupying positions of authority who seem to use them exclusively for the purposes of demonstrating their utter & irredeemable lack of fitness or suitability to be entrusted with any kind of authority had a Spider Jerusalem to contend with…because they genuinely are monsters in the sense that they do monstrous things for monstrous reasons in the service of motives arguably more monstrous still…& monstering is exactly the kind of thing that ought to be hounding their every waking moment…& if at all possible the sleeping ones, too

…not lining up debates in which “Race & Violence In Our Cities” is considered a single unified topic as though that way of construing it skews heavily to the bullshit basis of the self-serving way that the all-voter-suppression-all-the-time party would like to see things…or at least frame them

…if only

…so if anyone feels like filling the comments with links to “things that make you go what the actual fuck?” be my guest

…my resolve is most likely weak…I’d probably end up joining in

…or I guess I might go a different way?

…meanwhile…here’s some tunes



  1. First of all, I want to pat myself on the back for having seen Iggy Pop, among others, perform at a giant stadium about 25 or 30 years ago. What made it special is that it was sponsored by a rock radio station (remember those?) and my host was somehow involved so we got box seats in an air-conditioned suite with a more-than-fully stocked bar, Ig performed “The Passenger,” one of his best known songs and one of my favorites. The version posted is much mellower than what we saw. Somewhat amazingly Iggy Pop is still alive, at 73. He is the American Keith Richards (76.) 
    Race and Violence in Our Cities. Hmmm. Well, people in our cities are of different races. As for the violence, why is kind of self-evident, no matter in which of its many forms it appears. I doubt a 2-minute soundbite from Joe Biden will prove particularly enlightening. As for Trump’s input: Tomorrow, coincidentally, will be the day that I put in the monthly liquor order, so we’ll be fully supplied just in time for the “debate” on Tuesday night. I just hope we don’t go through a week’s worth in two hours, because that will throw off my liquor budget.

    • …congrats on the gig…sounds pretty great

      …& you’re right about the debate thing…but way ahead of me on the liquor having a budget…lately I feel like there just isn’t enough liquor in the world?

      • It was really fun and Iggy Pop wasn’t the headliner. I wish I could remember the lineup because there were a couple of bands after him that the crowd went crazy for and I had never heard of them. And before Iggy there were several bands that the station, for whatever reason (payola) were promoting, and at least one might have gone on to superstardom. Yep, decades ago I was already the cranky old out-of-touch man that I am today.

    • I saw Iggy in ’05 in a huge outdoor stadium.  I took some, what I thought, great pictures but my card malfunctioned and I only got tiny thumbnails off the card.  He let people on stage with him and it got crazy.  Same weekend festival I saw Buckwheat Zydeco, Brazilian Girls, Plastilina Mosh, Control Machete, Israel Vibrations, The Posies, and the NY Dolls.  One of the greatest weekends of music in my life.  Definitely one of the most diverse!

  2. …so if anyone feels like filling the comments with links to “things that make you go what the actual fuck?” be my guest

    Basically what you’re suggesting is that we go to the top post on literally any US political news site, copy the address, then link it here?



    In the ad, Trump Jr. says:

    “The radical left are laying the groundwork to steal this election from my father, President Donald Trump. They are planting stories that President Trump will have a landslide lead on election night but will lose when they finish counting the mail-in ballots. Their plan is to add millions of fraudulent ballots that can cancel your vote and overturn the election. We cannot let that happen.”

    “We need every able-bodied man and woman to join Army for Trump’s election security operation at defendyourballot.com. We need you to help us watch them, not just on Election Day but also during early voting and at the counting boards. President Trump is going to win. Don’t let them steal it. Go to defendyourballot.com and enlist today.”

    • …pretty much…I was looking at so many ire-inducing links that I thought I’d feel guilty for ruining people’s Sunday

      …but that shit is definitely up there…roughly translated it reads to me as “hey, dumbasses that might vote for my dumbfuck daddy in defiance of all sense – be afraid of there being an actual election in which that whole one-person-one-vote thing actually means what it says because there aren’t nearly enough of your dumb asses for us not to lose one of those…quick…sign up to obstruct & intimidate honest voters today #whatdoyoumeanwedothecheating”

    • …well, I surely won’t hold it against you…because yes…I saw something about that & I think the flames on the top of my head kept burning even when submerged in water?

  3. I’ve reached my outrage limit for the week, and am cruising fast into overwhelmed territory.

    Can we talk about booze some more, please?

    Whiskey: what brand do you drink? Do you have an inexpensive, a regular, and a ‘won the lottery’ brand? I need to ramp up the liquor cabinet for the last quarter of 2020.

    • …I’m better on the single malts than whiskey with an e…but I’ll give it a shot

      …I know that Woodford Reserve makes a pretty good Old Fashioned

      …& I think I could maybe drink the BSB 103 from the Heritage Distilling Company maybe forever

      …I did get to try the George T Stagg bourbon which I certainly couldn’t afford now & probably not then…& it was pretty lovely…but I’m told the real lottery-winner’s choice is Pappy Van Winkle & that given any chance at a bottle I should clutch it to me as though my life depended upon it?

      • Thank you, I will see if I can order the BSB 103 from the state store. And I will keep the lottery booze suggestions in mind should I ever fall into a ton of cash (not holding my breath).

        In unrelated news, my phone just had an alert that world-wide Covid-19 deaths have passed 1,000,000. 

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