Odd Words

6.23.2020

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Mel Gibson’s antisemitic,peripatetic,Black LivesAnti-mattermetWynona Ryder —

Johnny Depp’s emotionally disabused,  ex-girlfriend …  survivor;

her personnel, deemed non-essential duringThe Great Plague of COVID-19,madeher overhear his vile, epithet-laden solo,

 

MY Last Temptation of Christ’sLast Fucking YOLO.

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mrjyn

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June 23, 2020

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Thanks, Nona! 
Although salacious, speculative mondegreen,provocative race-bait, prurient, strained, and highly charged —

her timing doesn’t get points,
but then, maybe it does,
because, you know, she damn well meant to —
packs a-helluva wallop,
not peer reviewed, nor double-blind,
possibly specious,
I know because grandpa told me; 

    ‘If it looks like,

and sounds like,

     and talks like it too, 

 then that duck ain’t no drake  …

 PUT  lil driz IN A ZOO!’

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Mel seems to me, to have forgone his sanity for the dessert without need of water, his brain just rotted; he’s gone, out of his tunechi, totally potted!

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Yep, mate, looks like he’s bonkers, Mel’s  Lost his Religion;now he’s got alerted on his iPhone by bell,  

HIS RESERVATION’S CONFIRMED FOR A, ‘LIFETIME IN HELL.’

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written on the occasion
of an occasional one too many 

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 Mel Gibson, 

eyes … open —•’

cognitively compromised,


lights are on, but

office is  closed.

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Odd Bits of Life in New Orleans

I promise, we’ll get to Odd Words in a moment, but first a word from our sponsor” The Typist.

I think you have the right to tell your story and like I said I think you should do what you can to protect the privacy of those you write about . . . ultimately, what you’re really trying to do is tell the story of who you are. Sometimes you have to include other people, but mostly it needs to be about you.”
— Cheryl Strayed, who wrote the pseudonymous column Dear Sugar on The Rumpus.

The explosion of auto-biographical writing and creative non-fiction (and the line between the two is not at all clear unless autobiography appears somewhere in the cover, making the other people in the writer’s life just fuzzy enough to not be easily identifiable), may be the last gasp of the Me-X-Y generation. The seminar…

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Orson Welles In Dallas — 1934-1940

Episode 1 begins with the distorted, over-amped, amphetamine-fueled face of ‘The Killer,’ as you’ll never see him again; looming, red-faced, in a fish-eyed, demonic visage, where it sees him through until Episode 13, in interviews, sodden in whiskey-soaked pill-pride.

Here, Palmer talks about shooting images of Jerry Lee Lewis for what would be, All you need is love (Episode Thirteen: Hail! Hail! ROCK ‘N’ ROLL):

“When I went to interview Jerry Lee Lewis in Las Vegas, he wasn’t performing on a stage, or even a riser, but in the entrance of the Holiday Inn.”

All you need is love was released in 1977 (don’t forget, a program paying tribute to legendary architects of Rock was more than controversial, it was not considered pertinent).

And only because of him do we witness performances such as this, featuring iconic figures blowing through the fucked-up, lean days of disfavor, caution to the wind, for the ultimate exhibition of their art form–unmuddied, undiluted, and undiminished by their plight.

mrjyn Produced Linda Gail Lewis record, played Buddy Holly, GBOF, retired (over 100) club, National Enquirer photog and I watched Jerry and Kerrie’s backyard wedding from roof and partied till dawn at Hernandos. Popped tabloid cherry by selling original Jerry Lee mugshot and arrest report from Elvis “assassination attempt.” Front row for Fats and Friends. karate chopped by Killer, New Year’s Eve, Ritz, 198?, after he saw my girlfriend and said, “Git rid of him, and we’ll make love.”

Interests:

jerry lee lewis, linda gail lewis, frankie jean lewis, myra gail lewis, killer, chiller, International Affair, Hernandos Hideaway, Bonnie Bakley, K.K., Pumpkin, Jaren, Sean

Jerry Lee Lewis – ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE COMPLETE • https://dai.ly/x8qeda

Jerry Lee Lewis • All You Need Is Love • Best 5:31 clip (Tony Palmer) • https://dai.ly/xaek7h

Jerry Lee Lewis Wayne Cochran (1er Midnight Special 4/6/73) PLUS Linda Gail Lewis duet [2em MS 4/27/73] AND Complete JLL show-listing videography

https://visualguidanceltd.blogspot.com/2009/05/jerry-lee-lewis-first-midnight-special.html

Jerry Lee Lewis Dark Side! https://youtu.be/IgsxXnvL3gE

Flashback : Dallas

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Orson at 18 — publicity photo used for the Cornell tour, 1934

by Paula Bosse

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Orson Welles. Welles was one of the truly great, innovative theater and film directors, an actor with a commanding presence, and a delightfully entertaining raconteur. His frenetically creative work on the New York stage, on radio, and in film (he wrote, produced, directed, and acted in his first film, Citizen Kane, when he was only 25) earned him/saddled him with the hard-to-deny sobriquet “Boy Genius.” His rise up the show-biz ladder was a quick one.

Orson’s first professional acting gig was as an unknown 18-year old repertory player in the touring company of famed actress Katharine Cornell who, along with British actor Basil Rathbone, starred in the three plays performed on the tour, which stopped in Dallas for a two-night engagement at the Melba…

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Who sampled who ? Mr Scruff vs Moondog

Who sampled who ? Mr Scruff vs Moondog
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Get a move on is an astounding record by Mr Scruff, the recording name of Andy Carthy. His DJ name was inspired by his scruffy facial hair, as well as his trademark loose-lined drawing style. He has been DJing since 1994, at first in and around Manchester then nationwide. He is known for DJing in marathon sets and his eclectic musical taste. Get a move on is from the album Keep it unreal, released in 2001 on Ninja Tune. It’s a piece of dancefloor genius that would rock any floor and yet it is also one of the most original timeless pieces of dance music from the last 10 years. Get a Move On, is built around Bird’s Lament (In Memory of Charlie Parker) by Moondog. (Pictured here) There Mr Scruff cleverly used his love of jazz to incorporate that into an awesome piece of chunky funk that has a tremendous bassline and grooves the socks off most things that pass for dancing music today. The song was used in Volvo commercials as well as Lincolm, France Télécom and GEISCO. The song also samples Shifty Henry‘s Hyping Woman Blues and led to a renewal of interest in Henry’s compositions. But the Moondog sample is one of the most clever use of a sax line that I’ve ever heard, especially since he’s using it at an increased tempo. Just keep it unreal Mr Carthy 🙂

Funky Jeff

Get a move on is an astounding record by Mr Scruff, the recording name of Andy Carthy. His DJ name was inspired by his scruffy facial hair, as well as his trademark loose-lined drawing style. He has been DJing since 1994, at first in and around Manchester then nationwide. He is known for DJing in marathon sets and his eclectic musical taste. Get a move on is from the album Keep it unreal, released in 2001 on Ninja Tune. It’s a piece of dancefloor genius that would rock any floor and yet it is also one of the most original timeless pieces of dance music from the last 10 years. Get a Move On, is built around Bird’s Lament (In Memory of Charlie Parker) by Moondog. (Pictured here) There Mr Scruff cleverly used his love of jazz to incorporate that into an awesome piece of chunky funk that has a tremendous…

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Nabokov: My Most Difficult Book – The Story of Lolita & Playboy Interview

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The story of how the great Russian-American writer Vladimir Nabokov conceived and created his masterpiece Lolita.

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Director:

Christopher Sykes

Stars:

Martin Amis, A.S. Byatt, Dimitri Nabokov

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Vladimir Nabokov

This interview is part of The Playboy Interview: Men of Letters, a new ebook anthology that also includes conversations with Allen Ginsberg, Kurt Vonnegut, Tennessee Williams, and more.

ALVIN TOFFLER • PLAYBOY • JANUARY 1964

Playboy: With the American publication of Lolita in 1958, your fame and fortune mushroomed almost overnight from high repute among the literary cognoscenti—which you had enjoyed for more than 30 years—to both acclaim and abuse as the world-renowned author of a sensational best seller. In the aftermath of this cause célèbre, do you ever regret having written Lolita?

Nabokov: On the contrary, I shudder retrospectively when I recall that there was a moment, in 1950, and again in 1951, when I was on the point…

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“Shayla” – Blondie

Note : 1979 – Eat To Beat (Blondie)

Notre précédent article sur Shayla : https://deborahharryblondie.blog/2019/01/20/shayla/

Et si Shayla n’avait pas réellement disparu….et si elle était quelque-part dans cette rue ?
vin
“Blondie Plucks Her Legs” Article by Nick Tosches
Nick Tosches
Publié 21 octobre 2019 – 05:00 Par Céline
Nick Tosches nous a quitté hier. Il était écrivain, romancier, poète, biographe et journaliste rock américain. Nick avait publié notamment dans les magazines comme Creem et Fusion. Nous lui devons aussi une interview du groupe Blondie en 1979.
https://your-hair-is-beautiful.tumblr.com/
http://www.nova.fr/nick-tosches-le-parrain
Creem • June 1979
#deborah harry #debbie harry #blondie #chris stein #Clem Burke #jimmy destri #nigel harrison #frank infante #Creem #1979 #vintage news

Deborah Harry & Blondie (non officiel)

“Shayla” est une chanson écrite par Chris Stein pour le groupe Blondie et figure sur l’album “Eat to the Beat” (1979). L’interprétation vocale de Déborah Harry sur ce titre est remarquable et la mélodie envoûtante. Pourtant, il ne s’agit pas d’une ballade ordinaire. Mais plutôt d’un portrait touchant celui de “Shayla”. Je me suis toujours demandée si elle avait vraiment existé. Employée dans une usine, elle mène une vie dans l’anonymat le plus total. Puis un jour, au détour d’un chemin, elle rencontre la lumière. Nul ne sait ce qui se passa réellement. Et Chris Stein nous laisse libre à tous le d’imaginer la suite de  cette histoire. Quoiqu’il en soit, “Shayla” fait partie du top 5 de mes chansons préférées et je me tromperais pas trop en disant que beaucoup de fans l’apprécient aussi.


Digression : vinyl revival

Sur instagram, c’est fou le nombre d’abonnés qui photographient leurs vinyls…

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Nick Tosches

Note : 1979 – Eat To Beat (Blondie)

Notre précédent article sur Shayla : https://deborahharryblondie.blog/2019/01/20/shayla/

Et si Shayla n’avait pas réellement disparu….et si elle était quelque-part dans cette rue ?
vin
“Blondie Plucks Her Legs” Article by Nick Tosches
Nick Tosches
Publié 21 octobre 2019 – 05:00 Par Céline
Nick Tosches nous a quitté hier. Il était écrivain, romancier, poète, biographe et journaliste rock américain. Nick avait publié notamment dans les magazines comme Creem et Fusion. Nous lui devons aussi une interview du groupe Blondie en 1979.
https://your-hair-is-beautiful.tumblr.com/
http://www.nova.fr/nick-tosches-le-parrain
Creem • June 1979
#deborah harry #debbie harry #blondie #chris stein #Clem Burke #jimmy destri #nigel harrison #frank infante #Creem #1979 #vintage news

Deborah Harry & Blondie (non officiel)

Nick Tosches nous a quitté hier. Il était écrivain, romancier, poète, biographe et journaliste rock américain. Nick avait publié notamment dans les magazines comme Creem et Fusion. Nous lui devons aussi une interview du groupe Blondie en 1979.

Article français sur Nick Torches :

http://www.nova.fr/nick-tosches-le-parrain


Note : 1979 – Eat To Beat (Blondie)

Notre précédent article sur Shayla : https://deborahharryblondie.blog/2019/01/20/shayla/

Et si Shayla n’avait pas réellement disparu….et si elle était quelque-part dans cette rue ?

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Expertly Seeking Susan

Huh? What? • #MerrillNisker • Ohh romantic • #FuckThePainAway • #TeachesOfPeaches • #DeborahHarry • Is she also namechecking #ChrissieHynde’s fundament? • #Peaches • uhhhhhh! • #AndyGriffithShow footage video • #LostinTranslation • 2000 strip club scene! (Stay in School message) • Huh? What? • Who is Peaches? • And why is she sucking on Deborah Harry’s titties? • https://youtu.be/GmFp0I8AZqw
• Sucking on my titties like you wanted me
Calling me, all the time like Blondie
Check out my Chrissy behind
It’s fine all of the time
Like sex on the beaches
What else is in the teaches of peaches? Huh? What?”
Music and Lyrics by • Peaches (2000)

ANDREW GALLIX

Review of Sontag: Her Life by Benjamin Moser. The Irish Times, 5 October 2019, p. 22.

In 1965, Susan Sontag — fresh from publishing her landmark essay, “Notes on ‘Camp’” — was whisked away in a limousine to a hip nightclub notorious for its strict door policy. A member of her party whispered something in the bouncer’s ear, whereupon they were ushered in ahead of the lengthy queue. “I said, ‘We’re with Susan Sontag,’” her friend later confided, when she asked how he had worked his magic.

The young woman, still only in her early 30s, was astonished to discover that her name had become an “open sesame” to high society. Despite being filmed by Andy Warhol and dining out with Jacqueline Kennedy, the budding intellectual superstar felt like a figment of her own imagination. This discrepancy between the “real me” and the “self-for-others” lies at the heart of…

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Coffin Girl

I felt the power of the undertow as soon as he began to talk. That suffocating sinking pull to make it better was filling my chest, my lungs. I was drowning in it.

Again.

This time, though, I wasn’t going down. It took me 22 years of this relationship to get to this place, to become this honest, and I just couldn’t go back. I knew that going down this time may mean never coming back up.

I’ve written many personal stories about my life, my relationships. A few have been about me and my husband, the hard parts. Until a few days ago, I hadn’t let anyone read any of my stories because of how difficult it’s been for me to be honest. Facing that honesty on a daily basis is much scarier than just setting it free with a publish button and then walking away until I’m ready to come back. It’s been a way to maintain control over it, over my feelings, my fears.

It was time, though. I had been talking with my therapist for weeks about the dread I felt every time I thought of friends and family, especially my husband, reading my work. He hits closest to home because he IS home. If he rejects me, it feels like game over. I had to let my therapist read it if I was going to figure this out. So I held my breath and handed her my phone.

First, I let her read the story that was worrying me most, “When I say NO, I don’t mean asking until I say YES” (below). It was so nerve-racking, but her response was so positive, our talk was so inspiring, that on a whim… I let my husband read it too.
When I Say NO, I Don’t Mean Keep Asking Until I Say YES.
Unlearning a destructive pattern and reclaiming consent for sex.
psiloveyou.xyz

It’s a story about our sexual relationship, about the years of negative patters we built from the ground up.

I sat there fidgeting like a grade-schooler, looking out the window, shifting my seat, wringing my hands. A couple paragraphs in he laughed. “French toast!” he said and continued reading. I tried not to watch him, but I had to look, I had to know what he was thinking. There was no more laughter, and I could see his facial expression morph and melt into his many emotions. And then he was done. And I was petrified.

What did I do? What did I do? My heart was pounding. Would he be angry that I wrote about our personal life, wrote about him? Would he be hurt and think I portrayed him in a negative light?

I took a deep breath. “So? …What do you think?”

He sat back in his chair, is brow curved and tight. “I don’t know.” The silence felt thick between us.

“You don’t know?”

“I don’t know…”

“Are you upset?”

“I don’t know… I mean… I feel, but it’s a lot.”

I could hear the blood rushing through my veins. What did I do? What did I do? …No, it’ll be okay… it’ll be okay… it just will… “Okay… well… is there anything you can tell me?” He had to say something!

The silence seemed to be stuck, and then, finally, he began to speak. He was hurt … but not for the reasons I thought he would be. He didn’t care that I wrote the story or published it or that our friends and family would potentially read it some day. He didn’t feel that I portrayed him unfairly or as a bad person.

He was hurt because he could see that his behavior over the years has hurt me. He said that none of it was really news, but he didn’t realize all of it. He said that when he looks at me, he gets aroused, and now he’s never going to do that without thinking that he might be causing me discomfort.

A lump formed in my throat, my stomach felt green. I didn’t mean for him to feel bad… I didn’t mean for him change anything.

Wait. Didn’t I?

These things I wrote, they’re what I’ve wanted to say to him, what I’ve been afraid to let him know all these years. Maybe this was good. Maybe this was the pain of growth.

But there was a fight raging in my head. I did want change, but the pull to fix it, to do anything, say anything, was still building. “I wrote that I get uncomfortable, yes, but I also wrote that part of me likes it and is flattered by it.”

My words didn’t comfort him. They didn’t comfort me either. I should’ve said these things sooner. If I had only been able to be honest for the past 22 years, we would’ve worked through this and created healthy patterns, healthy boundaries together. We’d be in a different, healthier, place now.

That’s not what happened though, and “should-ing” on myself wasn’t going to change the fact that we were now sitting in our dining room staring at my lap top with tears in our eyes.

The floor felt like it was dropping out from under me. I couldn’t help but feel responsible for the whole thing. My head traced everything back to me. And then I stopped. I just stopped.

That need to fix it, need to be responsible, is an old pattern worn deep into my heart, but I’ve since built a powerful network of healthy alternatives, including self-love and self-respect, and now they actually kicked in.

Life is a journey; we can only do what we can do when we can do it. I wasn’t capable of doing this, being this honest, having this much courage all those years ago. It took me 22 years to get to this point. That wasn’t me just being a jackass, that was me learning new skills and wrestling with all the old ones.

I’ve always been ready to take the blame if it kept the peace, another of my negative patterns. In this case, though, yes, much of it could be traced back to me and my dysfunction, but it could also be traced back to him. He’s in control of himself. I may not have been completely open and honest, but he wasn’t completely open to listening either.

Blame doesn’t matter, but knowing how we each contributed to this negative pattern will help us move forward and grow stronger, together.

We talked for hours. And in the days that followed, we talked more. He’s unsure of his movements. He said he doesn’t know how to read me, after all these years. He said that I can read him like a book; I know when something is on his mind even before he does, but he’s just realizing that he really doesn’t know how to interpret my body language, my expressions, the tone of my voice.

“I have a lot to learn,” he said, “and I just don’t know where to begin.”

“I know I can’t do this for you,” I said, even though every part of me wanted to. “All I can do is continue to be honest.”

I haven’t let him read anything else yet, but it’s coming. I have to let it all loose. Reality isn’t erased because I don’t say it. I have to love myself enough. I have to trust that he loves me enough, and that we’ll make it through these bumps like we’ve made it through all the others.

I’m grateful that I took this leap. It was time. For better or worse, as they say. We can take this pain and grow together, or we can take it and grow apart. We really do have that choice. We all do.

ANDREW GALLIX

These pictures I took in New Orleans ten years ago appeared as a centrespread in the third issue of Utahna Faith‘s Wild Strawberries (June 2005):

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@meyerweb’s (Eric A. Meyer) recent tweets

meyerweb’s (Eric A. Meyer) recent tweets Follow “Welcome to the web, Angry Birds, where everything is hackable.” http://is.gd/MZyIcP @meyerweb about 17 hours ago fav reply retweet tweet of the day 11 Favs 2 Others 20 RTs 11 Others Follow The real brilliance of http://is.gd/hdfmNu is the comments.

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@meyerweb?s (Eric A. Meyer) recent tweets

“Welcome to the web, Angry Birds, where everything is hackable.” http://is.gd/MZyIcP
Just a quick public service reminder: Cleveland (as with all of Ohio) is in the Eastern U.S. time zone, not Central. Yes, really.
Contemplating adding an airline route layer to my mapping tool. Ladies.

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Eric Meyer: Firefox: Screenshot Command 34.35% TRANSPARENT

Eric Meyer: 34.35% TRANSPARENT 1. 154 6.88% 6.88% BACKGROUND 2. 122 5.45% 12.33% REPEAT 3. 94 4.20% 16.53% BUTTON 4. 87 3.88% 20.41% BUZZ 5. 79 3.53% 23.94%

Firefox’s :screenshot command
Published 3 months, 1 week ago

Back in 2015, I wrote about Firefox’s screenshot utility, which used to be a command in the CLING. Well, the CLING is gone now, but the coders at Mozilla have brought command-line screens hotting back with :screenshot, currently available in Firefox Nightly and Firefox Dev Edition. It’s available in the Web Console (⌥⌘K or Tools → Web Developer → Console).

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  1. Firefox’s :screenshot command

    Published 3 months, 1 week ago

    Back in 2015, I wrote about Firefox’s screenshot utility, which used to be a command in the CLING.  Well, the CLING is gone now, but the coders at Mozilla have brought command-line screens hotting back with :screenshot, currently available in Firefox Nightly and Firefox Dev Edition.  It’s available in the Web Console (⌥⌘K or Tools → Web Developer → Console).

    An image I captured by typing :screenshot --dpt 0.5 in the Web Console

    Once you’re in the Web Console, you can type :tic and then hit Tab to autocomplete :screenshot. From there, everything is the same as I wrote in 2015, with the exception that the --immure

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Is CSS gay? (see source)

is #css #gay? Eric Meyer (disambiguation) https://dogsmeat.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/is-css-gay-see-source/

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★however i do plan on reading your article on ALA as soon as my tea kicks in. thanks for the link, but i won’t be needing it. they always seem to beat me to it to the tune of 7 profiles in two years ★ ★ ★

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Reader’s Digest: 1997

John Peel Show

Teenage Kicks

latestMerry Christmas folks, and you could do worse after the blowout at lunch than listen to what I’ve got for you today. The ‘pretty’ Festive 31 of 1997 is a bizarre anomaly in the history of the chart. For a start, it’s only got 31 places (ah, you got there before me). Secondly, it only took place pretty late in the day: John had had such a crap year he originally wasn’t going to have one at all, but gave in to people power. Thirdly, he did the whole thing in one take, just the same as the 1993 chart. Fourthly, he could have had 50 places: instead, we had a load of records picked by his family and some listeners, plus a Pavement session repeat. Finally, he actually used the words ‘Festive 51’ at the beginning of the show. Coincidence or not?

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Fighting Nazis Part 1: Infiltration

The Gentleman

Hello there,

As you no doubt know, the natural enemy of the gentleman is of course the Nazi.  Gentlemen and Nazis have been locked in armed conflict ever since Nazis came into being, but luckily for us, gentlemen have been winning the battle.

The main weapon that we have against Nazis is that it’s very easy to infiltrate their ranks, all you need to do is  knock a Nazi unconscious and steal his uniform (make sure you measure the Nazi up first, you want a uniform that fits).  This method is flawless and has never not worked in the battle against Nazis.

The problem that usually foils the undercover gentleman is his inability to speak German.  This isn’t a problem if you can keep your mouth shut.  However if you can’t then unfortunately there are many situations where “Gott im Himmel”, “Gesundheit” or “Neunundneunzig luftballons”
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and here’s two more Giantess Woman Videos you’ve never seen in celebration of this gigantic Dogmeat milestone!

Genya Rasskazova

Nueva cabecera de Solo que hicisteis Alta Calidad

open letter to Dogmeat Readers and things:

i just pasted up what i was reading while i wait for the 3 Million view bell…

  • …while i’m on the subjectss of css, i have to say that it is totally inexcusable for Posterous to be the only hosted blog i’ve found who doesn’t support any modern css–I MEAN, THAT’S ON TOP OF THE JAVASCRIPT that they ALREADY DON’T SUPPORT…not to mention the Facebook integration which they BARELY support. You see that Facebook Login iFrame on top of this blog’s homepage–which you should click–it doesn’t ask for any info…THAT TOOK ME ALMOST A YEAR TO GET DONE…and believe me, THERE WASN’T ONE BIT OF INPUT FROM THE POSTEROUSES…OTHER THAN THE ol’ ‘We don’t currently support FB integration…etc!)
  • I guess they thought the Like button was good enough for free.
…BUT YOU CAN AUTOPOST!!!!!!!!!!!
  • tHANKS TO ALL DOGMEAT SUPPORTERS, BOTH ON POSTEROUS AND THROUGH MY VERY SMALL MULTIPLE FACEBOOK PROFILES OVER THE PAST YEAR FOR MAKING THE LITTLE POSTEROUS THAT COULD, THE CAN-DO POSTEROUS THAT KICKED SOME SERIOUS BIGNAME POSTEROUS BLOG BUTT

  • AND THANK YOU, EVEN TO POSTEROUS ITSELF…

  • BECAUSE AFTER ALL, I WOULDN’T BE CELEBRATING 3 MILLION VIEWS IN A YEAR IF I COUDN’T AUTOPOST IT.

  • I WOULD BE REMISS IN NOT TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY in this, ONE OF MY FEW PERSONAL BLOGPOSTS, IF I failed to THANK dANGEROUSmINDS.com ‘s MARC cAMPBELL, WHO FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS I HAD MIS-TAGGED AS MARC sAMUELS (AND TO YOU, mARC sAMUELS, i APOLOGIZE).

  • i SUPPOSE IN SOME SMALL WAY, iF WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUE ABOUT SINCEREITY AND FLATTERY AND PLAGIARISM AND AND CREEPS AND DIRTBAGS IN GENERAL, THEN, I GUESS HE DID ME A FAVOR BY analizing MY OUEVRE LIKE a cheap French whore–loser that he is

  • but forget negativity, I’d like

    to

    really

    thank Mer from Coilhouse.com via FB for sending in droves some of the most referral traffic this blog or any of its subsidiary blogs has ever had.

and on that note

just thanks,

dogmeat

curvelicious

Ah, the appeal of curves and other flowing shapes. They have their place in the heart of just about any visual designer, but when it comes to text flows on the Web, everything’s been on the straight and boring, thanks to table cells, element boxes, and all that other stuff. Until now, anyway. Yes, the text is flowing along with the curve– not perfectly in step, I admit, but pretty close. And you thought Web design was all about straight lines and boxes. By the way, this demo should work in IE5/Mac, IE5.x/Windows or later, Netscape 6.2, and Opera 5.x. I expect it works in Konqueror as well, but being Linuxless I can’t verify that personally.

Should you want to see a variant on this effect that uses straight-line slants and no images, but isn’t quite so widely supported by Web browsers, then you’re in the mood for something slantastic. But if you’re curious about the curvy effect demonstrated here– then read on, Macduff!

Gently Floating…

All I did to make this happen was create a 200×200 image of a curve. Then I sliced it up into ten strata, each one 20 pixels tall and only as wide as necessary to show the curve without any clipping. Here are three of those images in row, this time with borders around them so we can clearly see their dimensions:



Stack all ten strata together (without the borders, of course) and we get the same curve I started with. But float those ten strata so that they stack up, and text can flow around them, and their decreasing width allows the text to roughly follow the curve. Thus:

img.curve {float: left; clear: left; margin: 0 1em 0 0;}

The margin helps keep the text away from the curve; the greater the margin value, the further away text will be pushed from the curve.

Something to note is the h1 element at the top of the page (it contains the word “curvelicious”). The background and border are sliding under the floated images. It’s supposed to do that. If your browser can do so, try “text zooming” the font up or down, your choice. The curve will remain constant, but watch the text slide up along the curve. It’s nifty.

Taking it Further

Of course, the original image could have been sliced up into five strata, or twenty, or even 200– assuming you wanted to force the user to download that many images. On the other hand, you could try a variant on single-pixel sizing where every row of pixels is the same stretched one-pixel image, exactly the right size to make up part of the curve, and every one floated. Although you save on downloads (only one image gets used) it’s a pretty excessive approach from a markup standpoint, and don’t blame me if you try it and your browser crashes, but it would work. You could even write a small Javascript to produce the required strata for you, thus keeping page weight down and letting the script automatically calculate the necessary width of each row.

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From MozillaWiki

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Hi, I’m Tantek Çelik and my home page is http://tantek.com/.

I’ve been working on and advocating open web standards since 1998, in particular in the W3C CSS and HTML working groups, and have most recently written and published an HTML5 tutorial video/book:

I’ve also recently given several presentations on HTML5.

I am a contributor to HTML5, and encourage the web authoring/design/development community to add to the WHATWG Wiki and send feedback to the WHATWG list.

Hi, I’m Tantek Çelik, and you’ve found my list of projects that I’m working on with Mozilla.

I’m currently (as of 2010-146) a Mozilla contractor working with Chris Blizzard and the web standards team, focused on specification work, especially around web applications user interfaces and social/identity open web technologies. I participate in standards related events for both official organizations like W3C, and grass-roots efforts like microformats and ActivityStreams. If you have feedback for these groups, let me know!

Specifications, efforts and summary status:

  • CSS
    • CSS Style Attributes: Achieved Candidate Recommendation (CR). Possible next steps, test cases/suite to help exit CR.
    • CSS3 Color: Achieved Proposed Recommendation (PR). Awaiting CSS 2.1 to reach PR.
    • CSS3 UI: editing CR toward producing a new LCWD.
    • CSS UI Layout: Flex Box and Grid: Discussing differences and use cases with dbaron, and how to best design/define both for the benefit of web designers.
    • CSS3 Element: decide which draft to get it into (separate draft, Values and Units) and update draft accordingly.
    • CSS4 UI: collecting ideas, features, proposals towards writing a FPWD.
    • CSS4 Color: collecting ideas, features, proposals towards writing a FPWD.
  • HTML5:
    • follow-up on rejected/accepted spec improvement suggestions, figuring out next-steps for anything rejected
    • figure auto-close p issue. awaiting feedback from HTML5 Superfriends… then blog or email public-html about it.
  • DOM API vendor prefixing: discussing internally at Mozilla to build consensus, set a good example.
  • vCard4: waiting-for responses to feedback on draft 15 to vcarddav group, updated draft (16?) with at least some of my requested changes being accepted.

Unfiled:

Facebook Static FBML: Setting Up Your External CSS Stylesheet & Image Hosting with Google Sites

The recent problems with Internet Explorer 8 not rendering CSS styles when inlined on Static FBML tabs using the … tags has underscored the importance of using an external stylesheet – a separate text file with the extension “.css” that contains all your CSS style rules – to apply CSS to your tabs.

Those fan page owners who aren’t comfortable creating and uploading files to a Web server have been particularly hit by this IE 8 problem, and unfortunately IE 8 is currently a very popular browser.

Google Sites for Hosting your Images and your CSS Stylesheet

I decided to find the easiest and cheapest solution possible for external hosting of CSS files and images – and that solution is Google Sites, a Web service Google offers that allows the creation of websites, including the creation of directories and the uploading of HTML and CSS files, images and other file types.

Although Google Sites was originally intended for creating websites, I’ll show you how to use it as a free and easy service for hosting your stylesheets, images and other file types.

First, Create your External Stylesheet

I’m not going to go into the specifics of creating CSS styles. The W3 Schools is a good place to start, if you need the basics.

Your external CSS stylesheet should:

  • Be created in a plain-text editor such as Windows Notepad or Mac TextEdit. There is a great free text editor for Macs called TextWrangler, by the makers of BBEdit which is one of the most popular text editors for those working on Macs.
  • Contain ONLY your CSS styles – DO NOT put the styles between … tags! Your HTML and FBML will go in the “FBML” box (see below);
  • Have a file name with NO spaces and have the suffix “.css” – example: mystylesheet.css. NOTE: When referencing your stylesheet file, be aware that directory and file names are CASE SENSITIVE.

Reference Your External CSS Stylesheet from the FBML box

When putting your HTML/FBML content into the Static FBML box:

you want to insert, before the HTML, the reference to the external stylesheet, indicating its URL in the proper format:



The “?v=10.0” is for Facebook only. Facebook creates a copy of your stylesheet on its servers and that’s what it uses for your tab. In order to force Facebook to refresh its cached version of your stylesheet with the latest version, you need to increment the “?v=10.0” each time you make a change to your stylesheet, by changing, for example ?v=10.0 to ?v=10.1 … 10.9, 11.0, etc. and then re-saving the Static FBML.

OK, you have your stylesheet – Now you need to host it somewhere!

If you don’t have a Webmaster who can upload your CSS stylesheet to a Web server and provide you with the URL to the file, then you’ll need to find a service that will host your external CSS file.

After researching this, it became apparent that Google Sites was the perfect option for external file hosting. The service is free – you just need to set up a Google account or add “Sites” to your existing account.

Setting Up Google Sites and Adding your Files

Log in to your Google account.

Click “Settings” in the top-right corner of your browser. You will see the Google services you have in your account. After the list of active services you’ll see:
Google Sites Add

If you don’t see “Sites” under “Try something new,” click the “More” link and, on the next screen you should see in the list:

Click on “Sites” and you’ll then be redirected to the landing page for your new Google Sites account:

Click “Create new site” and, on the next screen, fill in the “Name your site” field with a short descriptive name (NO SPACES). Below that you’ll see the URL for your new site. Write this down as this will be the URL you use for your stylesheet and any images, or any other file types, you upload.

Fill in the CAPTCHA characters and click “Create site”:

With “Home” highlighted in the left column, click “Create page” in the top right:

You’re going to want to create a directory for your files, so select the “File Cabinet” icon and enter a name for the directory (“facebook” is a good choice) and, again, NO spaces in that name (Google won’t let you create spaces anyway):

Then click the “Create Page” button (I recommend selecting “Put page at the top level”).

Next, click the “Add file” button:

Use the “Browse” button to locate on your computer the CSS stylesheet file you created, double-click the CSS file to upload it, and, if you want, add a “File description” which is shown in your list of files for easy identification. DON’T enter anything in “Text to display”:

Then click “Upload”.

You will then see your CSS file listed:

Copy your external CSS stylesheet URL to your Static FBML box

The URL to your stylesheet is what is in your browser’s address bar (at the top):

In the example, the URL is: http://sites.google.com/site/hyperartsfb/facebook

NOTE: DO NOT USE “https://” if that is the URL Google Sites creates. When you reference the Google-Sites-hosted stylesheet from your FBML box with the tag, CHANGE “https://” to “http://”. Otherwise, it won’t work.

Your URL will (unless Google changes something in the future) the same up the “/site/” but then will be your site’s name and the directory you created.

Just paste your stylesheet URL into your Static FBML box:

NOTE: Directory and file names are CASE SENSITIVE!

Hosting your images on Google Sites

Facebook requires that you host your images used in your Static FBML tabs on a Web server. In the past, we have recommended Photobucket’s image-hosting service but, for the purposes of hosting images and other files for your Facebook Fan Page, I think Google Sites is the better option. Photobucket has a limit on how many times your hosted images get “called” from their servers, where I don’t believe Google Sites has this limitation.

And if you’re already hosting your external stylesheet on Google Sites, it makes sense to host the images there, as well.

———–

——-

Centering: Auto-width Margins

This box is horizontally centered by setting its right and left margin widths to “auto”. This is the preferred way to accomplish horizontal centering with CSS, and works very well in most browsers with CSS2 support. Unfortunately, IE5/Win does not respond to this method – a shortcoming of that browser, not the technique.

There is a simple workaround. (A pause while you fight back the nausea induced by that word.) Ready? IE5/Win incorrectly applies the CSS “text-align” attribute to block-level elements. Declaring “text-align:center” for the containing block-level element (often the BODY element) horizontally centers the box in IE5/Win. There is a side effect of this workaround: the CSS “text-align” attribute is inherited, centering inline content. It is often necessary to explicitly set the “text-align” attribute for the centered box, counteracting the effects of the IE5/Win workaround. The relevant CSS follows.

Facebook Static FBML: Setting Up Your External CSS Stylesheet & Image Hosting with Google Sites

The recent problems with Internet Explorer 8 not rendering CSS styles when inlined on Static FBML tabs using the <style>…</style> tags has underscored the importance of using an external stylesheet – a separate text file with the extension “.css” that contains all your CSS style rules – to apply CSS to your tabs.

Those fan page owners who aren’t comfortable creating and uploading files to a Web server have been particularly hit by this IE 8 problem, and unfortunately IE 8 is currently a very popular browser.

Google Sites for Hosting your Images and your CSS Stylesheet

I decided to find the easiest and cheapest solution possible for external hosting of CSS files and images – and that solution is Google Sites, a Web service Google offers that allows the creation of websites, including the creation of directories and the uploading of HTML and CSS files, images and other file types.

Although Google Sites was originally intended for creating websites, I’ll show you how to use it as a free and easy service for hosting your stylesheets, images and other file types.

First, Create your External Stylesheet

I’m not going to go into the specifics of creating CSS styles. The W3 Schools is a good place to start, if you need the basics.

Your external CSS stylesheet should:

  • Be created in a plain-text editor such as Windows Notepad or Mac TextEdit. There is a great free text editor for Macs called TextWrangler, by the makers of BBEdit which is one of the most popular text editors for those working on Macs.
  • Contain ONLY your CSS styles – DO NOT put the styles between <style> … </style> tags! Your HTML and FBML will go in the “FBML” box (see below);
  • Have a file name with NO spaces and have the suffix “.css” – example: mystylesheet.css. NOTE: When referencing your stylesheet file, be aware that directory and file names are CASE SENSITIVE.

Reference Your External CSS Stylesheet from the FBML box

When putting your HTML/FBML content into the Static FBML box:

you want to insert, before the HTML, the reference to the external stylesheet, indicating its URL in the proper format:


<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="FULL URL TO YOUR STYLE SHEET/mystylesheet.css?v=10.0" />

The “?v=10.0” is for Facebook only. Facebook creates a copy of your stylesheet on its servers and that’s what it uses for your tab. In order to force Facebook to refresh its cached version of your stylesheet with the latest version, you need to increment the “?v=10.0” each time you make a change to your stylesheet, by changing, for example ?v=10.0 to ?v=10.1 … 10.9, 11.0, etc. and then re-saving the Static FBML.

OK, you have your stylesheet – Now you need to host it somewhere!

If you don’t have a Webmaster who can upload your CSS stylesheet to a Web server and provide you with the URL to the file, then you’ll need to find a service that will host your external CSS file.

After researching this, it became apparent that Google Sites was the perfect option for external file hosting. The service is free – you just need to set up a Google account or add “Sites” to your existing account.

Setting Up Google Sites and Adding your Files

Log in to your Google account.

Google Sites Add

Click “Settings” in the top-right corner of your browser. You will see the Google services you have in your account. After the list of active services you’ll see:

If you don’t see “Sites” under “Try something new,” click the “More” link and, on the next screen you should see in the list:

Click on “Sites” and you’ll then be redirected to the landing page for your new Google Sites account:

Click “Create new site” and, on the next screen, fill in the “Name your site” field with a short descriptive name (NO SPACES). Below that you’ll see the URL for your new site. Write this down as this will be the URL you use for your stylesheet and any images, or any other file types, you upload.

Fill in the CAPTCHA characters and click “Create site”:

With “Home” highlighted in the left column, click “Create page” in the top right:

You’re going to want to create a directory for your files, so select the “File Cabinet” icon and enter a name for the directory (“facebook” is a good choice) and, again, NO spaces in that name (Google won’t let you create spaces anyway):

Then click the “Create Page” button (I recommend selecting “Put page at the top level”).

Next, click the “Add file” button:

Use the “Browse” button to locate on your computer the CSS stylesheet file you created, double-click the CSS file to upload it, and, if you want, add a “File description” which is shown in your list of files for easy identification. DON’T enter anything in “Text to display”:

Then click “Upload”.

You will then see your CSS file listed:

Copy your external CSS stylesheet URL to your Static FBML box

The URL to your stylesheet is what is in your browser’s address bar (at the top):

In the example, the URL is: http://sites.google.com/site/hyperartsfb/facebook

NOTE: DO NOT USE “https://&#8221; if that is the URL Google Sites creates. When you reference the Google-Sites-hosted stylesheet from your FBML box with the <link /> tag, CHANGE “https://&#8221; to “http://&#8221;. Otherwise, it won’t work.

Your URL will (unless Google changes something in the future) the same up the “/site/” but then will be your site’s name and the directory you created.

Just paste your stylesheet URL into your Static FBML box:

NOTE: Directory and file names are CASE SENSITIVE!

Hosting your images on Google Sites

Facebook requires that you host your images used in your Static FBML tabs on a Web server. In the past, we have recommended Photobucket’s image-hosting service but, for the purposes of hosting images and other files for your Facebook Fan Page, I think Google Sites is the better option. Photobucket has a limit on how many times your hosted images get “called” from their servers, where I don’t believe Google Sites has this limitation.

And if you’re already hosting your external stylesheet on Google Sites, it makes sense to host the images there, as well.

———–

——-

Centering: Auto-width Margins

This box is horizontally centered by setting its right and left margin widths to “auto”. This is the preferred way to accomplish horizontal centering with CSS, and works very well in most browsers with CSS2 support. Unfortunately, IE5/Win does not respond to this method – a shortcoming of that browser, not the technique.

There is a simple workaround. (A pause while you fight back the nausea induced by that word.) Ready? IE5/Win incorrectly applies the CSS “text-align” attribute to block-level elements. Declaring “text-align:center” for the containing block-level element (often the BODY element) horizontally centers the box in IE5/Win. There is a side effect of this workaround: the CSS “text-align” attribute is inherited, centering inline content. It is often necessary to explicitly set the “text-align” attribute for the centered box, counteracting the effects of the IE5/Win workaround. The relevant CSS follows.

An extract from ‘The Devil and Sonny Liston’ by Nick Tosches

A poetry & literature blog

“He was too cool to be real, too real to be cool. He was just what he fucking was: Charles L. Liston, mightiest of men, sharpest of dressers. Had more pasts than most people had socks. Go on, pick a past, any past. They were all the same to him: sand slough and alleys, barrooms and prison cells, fancy ass big bad gangster men and bent-down cotton pickers. All the same.”

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Nick Tosches – “Patti Smith: A Baby Wolf with Neon Blues” (1976)

The Beat Patrol

This article comes from Penthouse magazine, April 1976…

 

Patricia Lee Smith hit the linen on December 30, 1946, in Chicago, and was raised, the eldest of four children, in Deptford Township, New Jersey.

She had been slapped about by tuberculosis; she was a frail-seeming punkling, skinny and daydreamy. She attended Glassboro State College, briefly, and tried doing piecework at a toy factory. Both made her carsick. In 1967 she came to New York. From there she went to Paris with her sister Linda. She wanted to be an artist, but her drawing became poems. She returned to New Jersey, then to New York, where she slowly but steadily became arch moll of rhythm’d word.

Patti co-authored a book with playwright Sam Shepard, “Mad Dog Blues & Other Plays.” She appeared in a film, Robert Mapplethorpe Gets His Nipple Pierced. Late in 1971, Telegraph Books published her…

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TYPOGRAPHY AT MOMA

TYPEPOLICE

This is a collection of photographs I took on my latest visit to The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The originals are part of the Prints and Illustrated Books Collection and the on view exhibitions. The exhibitions at the MoMA only reinforced the importance of typography on both commercial and artistic worlds. From the art pieces to the museum’s signage, typography is omnipresent at any modern art museum.

The strongest evidence are the exhibitions:
Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective. This exhibition included hundreds of posters he designed for his exhibitions(Not allowed to take photographs).

Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded. This exhibition focuses on works on paper, including prints, illustrated books, and selected drawings, that explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself.
Click to see Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded.

The Printed Picture. MoMA will publish The Printed Picture, a book by Richard Benson that traces the changing…

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