ANOTHER NEW EPISODE! “Seeds from the Suicide Tree”

We had a short circuit a couple of days ago that lasted, at it’s peak of operations, I wanna say three days. That’s what results if you overload a power conduit, a wire or a serial bus. The wire or the bus melts and we see some smoke, and that one broken link disrupts the communication, and the power goes out. When I started observing the behavior, I wondered if it was possible this was the cycle of conditioning being interrupted by the short circuit that caused what I can only call “shared madness.” I know emotions can run high. We’re human. I know that. In those three days, I was surrounded by people who … this is hard to say. I was surrounded by people who turned into … monsters, or maybe monsters is too harsh a word. Maybe they were robots, given the contradictory result of a calculation they were told was solved.

Now, we have the misdirected anger, the first stage. It’s like a laser in a mirror ball, with destructive energy indiscriminately aimed at everything and everyone, even friends and loved ones. How did it become so personal? Isn’t this a struggle between two candidates? Join us for a lively discussion of how it happened, and why seeming normal, reasonable people went mad on that chilly Wednesday last week.

Recorded November 12, 2016

Artwork by Regan Lawler

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Running Time: 53:47

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BRAND-SPANKING-NEW EPISODE! “A Confederacy of Douchebags (Part Three)!”

BRAND-SPANKING-NEW EPISODE! A couple of things. Jay-Z needs to seriously shut up. You shot your big brother because he took your chains. Anthony Weiner needs to seriously stop showing us all of his short-comings. Your wife is an idiot. Liberals need to stop being frightened. Nobody’s gonna stop you from having abortions. Conservatives need to stop being paranoid. Nobody’s gonna take your guns away from you. Beyonce envisions a future where her multi-millionaire children will have as many opportunities as white people. I have an unofficial rule as part of our social contract. Blacks get to be bald, and whites get to have tattoos, and never the twain shall meet. We all look better that way! As Mos Def would say, “Fuke dot sheet!” Don’t get me started on Trump! I’m done.

This incredible album art was designed by Bronwyn Knox!

Recorded November 5, 2016

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New Episode! “A Confederacy Of Douchebags (Part Two)”

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“I’m all alone, so are we all
We’re all clones
All are one and one are all
All are one and one are all.”

“America” (Neil Diamond) by Neil Diamond (from the 1980 album, “The Jazz Singer”), “Hail To The Chief” (James Sanderson/Albert Gamse), “Clones (We’re All)” (David Carron) by Alice Cooper (from the 1980 album, “Flush The Fashion).

New Episode! “A Confederacy Of Douchebags (Part One)”

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“We are, we are, we are but your children
Finding our way around indecision
We are, we are, we are rather helpless
Take us forever, a whisper to a scream.”

“Tiddy Bear”, “We’ve Only Just Begun” (Roger Nichols/Paul Williams) by The Carpenters (from the 1970 album, “Close To You”), “America” (Neil Diamond) by Neil Diamond (from the 1980 album, “The Jazz Singer”), “Hail To The Chief” (James Sanderson/Albert Gamse), “Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)” by The Icicle Works (Ian McNabb).

NEW PODCAST: “Carbon Scoring All Over My Droid!”

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You’ll get very angry people preaching income equality, right, but then you go up to them and suggest that a customer service rep at Best Buy get $100,000 a year. They’ll laugh and say, “come on you’re being silly now!” Why, I wonder? Why is that silly? They only want to give you what they think you deserve. This is a form of elitism. Hollywood actors and actresses, mostly actresses routinely complain that they’re paid far less than male actors, when the reality is that actors and actresses are all ridiculously overpaid for what they do anyway. If I had my way, I would pay the craftsmen, editors, costume designers, set decorators far more than I would pay any actor, but that’s me.

Remember Chelsea Clinton’s wedding? $3 million dollars. Hillary wants to be President. I just want to put it out there. That’s all. $3 million dollars. Most weddings don’t cost that kind of money. My wedding cost about a grand and we had food and drinks. I was a Best Man at my friend’s wedding, a more formal affair and a lot of guests, topped out at $25,000 and it was a very lavish ceremony and reception. If I spent $3 million dollars for my daughter’s wedding, I mean I love my daughter, I want to provide for her, I want her to be safe, I want her to be happy, I would risk my life for her, I would kill for her, but if I spent $3 million dollars on her wedding, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t give a rat’s ass for income equality.

The school district in Milford, Connecticut, has cancelled Halloween in all of its schools because too many kids felt “excluded”.

In a letter sent home with kids last week, parents learned that the Halloween parades at district schools, beloved by parents and kids for generations, are no more. Further, kids and school employees are forbidden from wearing costumes. Classrooms can have decorations, but they must be fall-themed, not Halloween-themed. And candy is out (food allergies).

As part of a redesign that will be unveiled next March, the print edition of Playboy will still feature women in provocative poses. But they will no longer be fully nude. For a generation of American men, reading Playboy was a cultural rite, an illicit thrill consumed by flashlight. Now every teenage boy has an Internet-connected phone instead. Pornographic magazines, even those as storied as Playboy, have lost their shock value, their commercial value and their cultural relevance.

No Nudes Is Good Nudes!

“You Can’t Kill What You Don’t Understand”

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Tonight, Andrew and I discuss the candidates, Democrats and Republicans, but as with every conversation about this topic, we eventually talk Trump, and nothing but Trump!  This is the second take of the conversation because our first talk got so heated we had to re-record it just for the sake of getting our divergent view-points on the record.