Wednesday, August 06, 2008

the over-flow from the mix tape

hello, moue magazine readers! welcome to the 12 songs we couldn't fit onto the original mix tape.

in no particular order, they are:

b 52’s - dance this mess around

johnny cashhurt - brilliant rendition of the nin song. also, we believe, the man in black's last music video.

roger waters - pros and cons of hitchhiking - from post-floyd waters, who was much better than post-beatles mccartney, the p&c of h manages to echo the weirdest parts of such prior hits as the dark side of the moon and wish you were here (tho he's no syd barrett).

ludwig van beethoven - symphonie no. 9 in d minor, opus 125 - here conducted by leonard bernstein upon the occasion of the fall of the berlin wall, the participants included musicians and singers from major orchestras all across europe and america.

flying lizardsmoney - the third best cover song ever recorded; the second being by the scissor sisters on the first part of this mix tape; and the first being restricted by the record company, or else prince..

tone loc - funky cold medina

buck owens - act naturally - buck holds a special place in skippy's heart...the skippy's would often celebrate their wedding anniversary by driving from los angeles up to bakersfield to see buck's show at the crystal palace. they would alwasy request this number, and he would always perform it for them. once he used their anniversary for a punchline for a joke on stage, giving mr. and mrs. skippy great delight...even in his old age, buck gave a hell of a show. he will be missed.

the nails - 88 lines about 44 women – we couldn’t find an official video for this, so we’re using a homemade specialty by some fanboy who happens to luv kim possible...early 21st century cartoons set to mid-80's new wave...somehow, strangely, it works.

the platters - only you & the great pretender – upon the sad occasion of zola taylor’s passing.

sleater-kinneyentertain – too bad these girls broke up; they rock our world.

lee ann rimes - how do I live? – tho trisha yearwood had a bigger hit w/this number, we like lee ann’s version.

weird al yankovicbob – read it backwards!

happy pdb day

graphic by tengrain

whiskeyfire reminds us, it was 7 years ago today that awol ignored the pdb warning that "bin laden determined to strike in us."

skippy's lunch hour music club

we were quite flattered when skippy was asked to do this week's mix tape for moue magazine. go over and check out skippy's selections (plus the overflow at skippy jr.)!

that's hot

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

the only response imaginable

in light of mcmuffin's recent spate of attack ads, here are the only sane responses we could hope for:

mccain girl and the enchantd republican forest
via all spin zone

see more funny videos at funny or die

paris hilton responds to the attack ad
via balloon juice

taking a bite

we opened memeorandum today to find a myriad of articles showing how the polls in the presidential race are now neck and neck. concern troll david brooks wonders where's the landslide?

why isn’t barack obama doing better? why, after all that has happened, does he have only a slim two- or three-point lead over john mccain, according to an average of the recent polls? why is he basically tied with his opponent when his party is so far ahead?
nice of you to worry so much, dave! but in answer to your question, we would posit that the eternal repetition of mcmuffin's negative slime ads in the past week are to, at least partly, be blamed for america's uncertainty about obama.

when it came to the negative ads in the last few days, the media was rather like the blue-nosed censor showing off his collection of illegal pornography: "look at this! how terrible! and look here! it's disgusting! take a long, hard look! revolting! and look at this one! the one with paris and britney! cute girls! hot bods! phallic symbols! dis-gusting!"

we were subjected to showing after showing of mcmuffin's lies and out-of-context quote-twistings. no wonder that the polls started to seem like perhaps they appeared that maybe things were on an even basis.

but then, two things happened today. reality bit back. and so did obama. tpmemo:

obama is ahead of his republican rival 47 percent to 41 percent, the associated press-ipsos poll showed. the survey was taken after the democratic senator from illinois had returned from a trip to middle eastern and european capitals, and during a week that saw the two camps clash over which had brought race into a campaign in which obama is striving to become the first african-american president.

mccain, the senator from arizona, is leading by 10 points among whites and is even with obama among men, groups with whom republicans traditionally do well in national elections.

obama leads by 13 points among women, by 30 points among voters up to age 34, and by 55 points among blacks, hispanics and other minorities, the poll shows.
even worse for the gopers, obama has called them on their bs. abc's political punch:

at a town hall meeting in berea , ohio, today, sen. barack obama, d-illinois, pushed back against the gop attack on his advice to a voter last week that having a tuned up car and fully inflated tires would help save energy….

"so i told them something simple," obama said. "i said, 'you know what? you can inflate your tires to the proper levels and that if everybody in america inflated their tires to the proper level, we would actually probably save more oil than all the oil we'd get from john mccain drilling right below his feet there, or wherever he was going to drill.'"

(note: that's not accurate, as we fact-checked last week. but the larger point about energy savings is correct.)
[ed. note: that note about that not being accurate is not accurate. political punch took obama's suggestion and inserted some figures of the percentage of cars w/under-inflated tires from somewhere (read: out of their asses) and then concluded obama was wrong. see our post where the asspress and time magazine used official figures to find that obama was right. but political punch's larger point about obama being correct is correct.]

obama continued:

"now two points, one, they know they're lying about what my energy plan is, but the other thing is they're making fun of a step that every expert says would absolutely reduce our oil consumption by 3 to 4 percent. it’s like these guys take pride in being ignorant."
thank you, sen. obama. it's nice to hear the vanguard of the democratic party tell it like it is. the hardly-ever-right does indeed take pride in being ignorant. they continuously deny established facts in favor of their negative talking points, and when real facts are presented in arguments, they simply ignore them.

they not only take pride in being ignorant, they take pride in preaching ignorance.

we are glad barack "to the future" obama has found the balls to say as much.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

skippy junior's sunday nite music club

electric light orchestra - evil woman

mcmuffin has a senior moment

via the jed report, gramps spaces out:

steve benan of the carpetbagger report points out that even after mcmuffin got back on point, he misconstrued his real position on mlk.

(thx to memeorandum for the links!)

in other knews, satan purchased a new pair of ice-skates

we are proud of our good friend and original benefactor jerlayn merritt of talkleft.

there was hardly a more ardent supporter of hillary clinton than jeralyn, and she was faithful thru-out the senator's campaign.

let it be said here that we often were on record as having the opinion that sen. clinton would make a better president than sen. obama, but we thought obama had a better chance of getting elected. (tho after the events of the last few days, we wonder if any democrat will ever have a fair chance of being elected ever again.)

but we digress, which is, after all, the very reason we write this blog in the first place.

in light of jeralyn's staunch insistence in all things hillary, no one is happier than we to see these words on talkleft:

what's up with maureen dowd? now she's suggesting american women, specifically those who supported hillary, dislike obama and won't for him. her reasons are rather odd. first she compares obama to romantic figures in pride and prejudice and bridget jones' diary, saying women think obama is arrogant and prideful, then she says it's because he's too skinny and then she makes it all about race.

i hate when writers paint with too broad a brush. i haven't heard a single woman say they would never vote for a man again.

i'm a former hillary supporter who will gladly vote for obama over mccain or a third party candidate. taylor marsh, among the most ardent hillary supporter on the blogs during the primaries responds, criticizing the hillary supporters who can't move on..

jesse taylor at pandagon is even harsher with dowd and a great short read. also see sadly no. ann althouse responds with a question back to dowd.

the primary is over. sen. barack obama is our party's nominee. hillary supports him. all three of talkleft's authors support him (even though many of our commenters of both sexes haven't come around.)

i think most american women who are democrats do support obama. if there's an objection to him, the one i hear most is his lack of political experience at the national level, not his life, his wife, or his weight. and that objection disintegrates in my view now that we are faced with the alternative of john mccain and another four years of republican rule.
of course, the village can't stand the idea of a united dem party, because that interrupts the ongoing narrative that the left is in shambles in the face of the monolithic, gigantic conservative force that rocks their world.

we ourselves keep seeing stories about people who supported clinton and will therefore vote for mcmuffin or someone else rather than cast in favor of obama. it is our learned opinion that such people, if they exist, are outliers, on the fringe, and are of such insignificance that the lyndon larouche followers will impact the election on a greater scale than they.

conflict is what sells papers, bub! what good is the idea of a nation united against its corporate sell-out puppet masters? no, no, a horse race is what makes tv exciting! that, and an all-out, knock-down, drag-out brawl! that's what's going to make august television exciting!

down the penrose lane