http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backmasking In the late 1970s, during the rise of the Christian right in the United States, fundamentalist Christian groups began to claim that backmasked messages could bypass the conscious mind and reach the subconscious, where they would be unknowingly accepted by the listener… During the same year, thirty North Carolina teenagers, led by their pastor, […]
Tag Archives: sound-and-fury
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4264683.stm The Duke of Wellington’s statue on Queen Street has long attracted the attention of late night revellers clambering up to adorn him with a hat. However, the continuing prank has resulted in damage being done to one of Scotland’s oldest bronze monuments. Wellington had no connection to Glasgow or Scots, outside of “leading” them […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090612/ap_en_tv/us_tv_palin_letterman_25 Sarah Palin: Letterman owes women an apology If apologies are in order, I think Sarah Palin owes women one too. She’ll take any opportunity to grab a spotlight, even if it makes her look like an even bigger ass.
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/05/05/f-seal-hunt.html This seal hunt business is the kind of news item that drives me to want to club everybody involved. First off, can you say, “sound and fury”? Every newscast right now is dominated by the EU snub of our seal products. And yet the seal-clubbing industry is a seasonal one that only nets us […]
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ieHZRubAS3lyjn2GBiCPkXkHrXwwD97QROAG0 The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed “Mexican” influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday. This may well be the first time in its history that Israel has shown any concern for “Muslim sensibilities”. Shame their apparent breakthrough comes at the cost of offending […]
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/why-is-harriet-tubman-facing-south/ A new 10-foot-tall bronze statue of Harriet Tubman in Harlem, part of a $2.8 million project, is being formally dedicated by the city at 1 p.m. on Thursday, but the work has confounded some observers because Tubman appears to be striding determinedly south, rather than heading north toward freedom. The moment I saw the […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081002/en_celeb_eo/32091;_ylt=AobfNNVX0MuLwMeRykTtj3JY24cA An unpixellated penile revelation on last week’s Survivor episode has caused much frothing at the mouth amongst American puritans. As usual, this is a tempest in a teacup and thoroughly un-newsworthy, though it did provide this fabulous quote: “The number of ‘fleeting’ penises we expect to see on broadcast television is zero.”
http://omglog.com/thomas/archives/662 Unpleasant, but then so is the whole China-Olympics situation. The brainwashed, winning-is-everything fervour currently on display by the politicians and “party members” in Beijing is highly disturbing.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/04/us/politics/04assess.html Mrs. Clinton used her final hours of the long primary season to make clear that she would be open to being Mr. Obama’s running mate. If there was ever any hope in Democratic circles that she would let Mr. Obama off the hook with an evasion or a flat declaration of no interest, Mrs. […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080416/ap_on_en_ot/martha_stewart_s_dog;_ylt=AuHyonxm2Kr.8YvN7xECyB7K.nQA OK, seriously, this has become ridiculous. Paging the US news media. US news media, please come home – your public misses you. Martha Stewart’s dog Paw Paw dies of renal failure