Space travel will maintain the demand for petroleum extraction. Massive amounts of jet fuel are necessary for primitive interplanetary travel. Invest in refining.

All this unrest reminds me of the Springfield Riots of May 1993.

Remember when being punk used to involve getting black out drunk on a Tuesday night, falling asleep in a ditch, and walking around town in your ratty, piss-soaked jeans the next day, completely uninterested in the people giving you dirty looks?

"Inconstancy is my very essence, says the wheel."

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ITM y'all! Still crazy after all these months. . .that totes feel like YEARS. I have full applesauce brain. Before today's show (after you've listened to the latest Moe Factz!), here's a little ANA aperitif.

TYFYC! xoxo

Tom Morello speaks Spanish like a 75-year-old Canadian.

I had never heard of the Spanish surrealist painter Remedios Varo before reading Thomas Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49." In that book, the main character cries after viewing the painting "Bordando el Manto Terrestre." It is certainly an interesting piece.

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Seems as good a day as any to listen to Vorkuta's "Gulaggh." It's a 45-minute ode to torture and misery, inspired by the Soviet slave camps of the 20th century. The musicians claim that they recorded the shrieks of asylum inmates and placed them over piercing, discordant strings to create this thoroughly unpleasant musical journey.

Jeanne Lee - "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child"

I am a fan of the Louis Armstrong cover, but this version is also quite haunting.

"When it comes to revolutionaries, trust only the sad ones. The enthusiastic ones are the oppressors of tomorrow."

William T. Vollmann, Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means

Rewatched Nicolas Roeg's "Bad Timing" again, the last of a quartet of amazing, freaky films Roeg directed in the 70s (the others being Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth). Bad Timing has a lot going for it: Art Garfunkel as a smug psychologist, a mulleted Harvey Keitel, dizzying editing, freaky sex scenes, and a total sense of paranoid disorientation throughout. Good stuff.

The housing market is booming. Homebuilder sentiment is way up.

Why? Because people are moving from cities to the suburbs.

I remember back in the day "Superstar: the Karen Carpenter Story" (a dramatized, 45-minute biopic of the rise and fall of Karen Carpenter that uses Barbie dolls as actors) was banned from distribution except for viewing in eating disorder clinics (Richard Carpenter sued because of his negative portrayal). Now, it's on YouTube.

"Does Big Brother exist?"

"Of course he exists."

"Does he exist like you or me?"

"You do not exist."

Listening to Tuba Skinny makes me want to quit my job and go live in New Orleans.

That Shakespear's Sister music video "Stay" was a bit too dramatic.

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