Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Eros tyrannis

"Blood affair! Phlegm marriage!" - Howard Dean

"Old flames are like cockroaches: they only show up in your bedroom to die." - Dame Judy Dench

"Don't tell Zelda about us, I love you too damn much!" - F. Scott Fitzgerald to a bottle of Campari, Florence 1924

"I am the barley, I am the plow, my body is your sacrament." -Col. Oliver North to President Ronald Reagan at Bohemian Grove

"A cock's just a stolen hubcap." - Elizabeth Taylor

"For a long time I wanted love, until I realized that others were only a mirage." - Charlie Rose

"Oh, Todd and I have never had sex in the same room." - Sarah Palin

"I would strip a bear on a January morning and lash myself with a plow whip for thy hand, Lady." - Sen. George McGovern to his wife on their 50th wedding anniversary

"We can't keep doing this indefinitely. Someday we'll have to do something that matters." - Javier Bardem,

"For me the game of love is much like hunting a man on foot with a knife. It's not over until the blade is clean." - Vladimir Putin

"Relationships are abuse." - Angela Merkel

Monday, August 30, 2010

Eat This Fruit and Ye Shall Never Be Fallow, or, Pissing Naked at Bohemian Grove

"And I believe if we stitch the corpse of every Vietnamese man, woman, and child together we can form a sufficient bridge to bring our goods to China. This gentleman is the Third Way." -Richard Nixon's "favorite speech" to the Grove, Lakeside July 1967

"You boys better start drinking or I'll take your pants off." -Justice Anthony Kennedy at the Owl Lodge, 2001

"I want a woman who would martyr herself on my emotions." - Ken Mehlman, 2002, Contra Lodge

"Oh no alcohol for me Jeff. Ever since I touched His Excellency it just tastes like lead to me, Jimminy Cricket!" -President Ronald Reagan, Carl Schmidt Smokehouse, 1984

"Then I said, 'Make me, Frank.' And he did." - Bing Crosby, Goldwater Stream, 1974

"I knew it was over when that fellow thought I was a redwood and pissed all over me." -Gov. Gray Davis, Falkland Island, 2009

"Blood in the jungle! Fungus in your veins!" - G. Gordon Liddy, at the Jonas Savimbi Bird Sanctuary, 1988

"What the fizz am I doing here?" -Louis Armstrong at the Hounds Head Lodge, 1947

"They're just a bunch of fags." - Clint Eastwood

"Is there nothing for my hands to feel and fondle?" -Gov Schwarzenegger at the Panamanian Gazebo, 2005

"The Bohemian club! Did you say Bohemian club? That's where all those rich Republicans go up and stand naked against redwood trees right? I've never been to the Bohemian club but you oughta go. It'd be good for you. You'd get some fresh air."—President Bill Clinton to a heckler

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Brutal End

"You know, once those people are gone, all our problems will be solved." - Geert Wilders on Muslims

"You know, once those people are gone, all our problems will be solved." - The Editors on Geert Wilders

Saturday, August 28, 2010

As Heard on Charlie Rose

"I've had plenty of women, of course, but I never touched a lizard woman. The faint hissing was enough for me." - Charlie Rose

"Either revolt or flip burgers." - George Soros

"Help us to understand what was going through your mind when you bought the Strait of Gibraltar." - Charlie Rose to Carrie Fisher

"The American Office is such vile shit." - Josh Brolin

"But you do care about your family?" Rose to Chris Hitchens

Scalia: Between race and gender, I find race more compelling because...
Rose: ...because there are black men.

"Play Twister? I can't see a fucking thing in here." - Doris Kearns Goodwin

"Is there anything in particular that you would like me to do to you?" - Rose to a twenty-three year old, bilingual intern

"Vat the hell vus that?" - Henry Kissinger

"'...and as he opened the book he was torn apart by a tumult of small devils.'" - Rose, reading from the memoirs of Alan Alda

"I don't even know why you invited me here if you're just going to ask me to 'get nuts' every question." -Michael Keaton

“I constantly wanted to know and experience everything. But I was never intrigued by drugs. I always liked alcohol, but I never had cocaine in my life…I was never tempted – I was so in love with doing, experiencing, feeling, traveling…the experience itself was enough for me.” - Charlie Rose

Friday, August 27, 2010

Satan Is Real

"John McCain's win in the 2016 presidential election was largely attributed to his choice of running mate." -Arthur Schlesinger III

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dirt Nap

"My goddam heart is breaking!!!" - Hungarian Cinema

"Shit! Have a beer!" - Czech cinema

"You think you're sad? Fuck!" - Polish cinema

"The past! Campari!" - Italian cinema

"Ughhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!"- Russian cinema

"If I were possessed of a body like her's, I too could be free."
- Scott Brown on Lady Gaga

"Charles never touches bacon without a condom on."
- HM Elizabeth II

"Harold Ford Jr is with us, he's a sack of shit."
- The Charlie Rose Show

Burlington Bloat Factory

"They're offended? How about people who are not offended? Do we tally the numbers? Is there a right not to be offended?" - Rep. Anthony Weiner

"I live to hate New York. Its what gets me out of bed in the morning." - Shawn Corey Carter

"I will reconquer Cordoba for Isabella!" - Rick Lazio

"New York is the assemblage of every manifested aspect of a hangover." - Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf

"I dream of a world where imams and priests, rabbis and monks, shamans and nuns shall have their heads placed on pikes of equal height." - Mike Bloomberg

"My respect for my wives is inverse to my respect for the American people." - Newt Gingrich

"The milk is rotten, or the coffee is rotten, or they are both rotten, or they hate each other." - David Axelrod

"Anyone who promises gold is a breather of ash." - Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager

"Alright, the carpet is shaggy and mean looking, I'm passing out." - Eliot Spitzer

Lethal Weapon 5: I'm Still Tripping!

"If you can't make the mistakes I've made, what mistakes can you make?" - Mel Gibson

"If you can't make the mistakes I've made, what mistakes can you make?" - Danny Glover

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Propaganda Done Right!

If one who gambles with the freedom of others loses his own, then it's time to send the loan sharks after some degenerate goddamn gamblers.

"Good thing our fascists are pretty limp, just a bunch of ignorant old coots who through accumulated advertising somehow think death is a myth." -Bill "Soakin Wet" Clinton at the Lower Manhattan Benevolence Fund Foam Party

Light and death

Suicides at Foxconn | A series of deaths expose a big computer-maker to unaccustomed scrutiny

May 27th 2010 | Hong Kong | The Economist

APPLE was expecting lots of publicity ahead of the international release of the iPad£ its latest gadget£ on May 28th—but not the sort it received in Hong Kong this week£ which included the ritual burning of pictures of iPhones and calls for a global boycott$ The protests were triggered by a series of suicides of employees of Foxconn£ a subsidiary of TaiwanCHFs Hon Hai Precision Industry Company£ the worldCHFs largest €contract manufacturer€$ It makes products for Apple and£ according to reports£ most other electronics heavyweights£ among them Dell£ HP£ Nintendo and Sony$

Foxconn employs about 800£000 people£ roughly half of whom work and live in Shenzhen£ just across the border from Hong Kong$ The firm operates a huge industrial park there£ which it calls Foxconn City£ with 15 multi-storey manufacturing buildings£ each dedicated to one customer$ This is where the suicides took place$ Two other employees at the facility have been severely injured in recent suicide attempts; the company says it has averted a further 20$

The toll¥ a dozen this year¥ is lower than the suicide rate among the general population in China$ But the deaths have raised questions about working conditions in electronics manufacturing in general and in particular at Foxconn£ which keeps its customers secret£ rarely opens its plants to outsiders and routinely ignores press inquiries$

Conditions at the firm are actually not that bad compared with many others£ says Boy Lüthje of the Institute of Social Research in Frankfurt$ It pays new hires in Shenzhen the minimum wage of 900 yuan ¥$130¥ a month$ Food and lodging are free£ as are extensive recreational facilities$ But workers routinely put in overtime in excess of the 36 hours a month permitted under Chinese law£ says Mr Lüthje$ Annual turnover is 30-40%£ but a constant stream of young migrant workers replaces those who move on$

In response to the suicides£ the company is said to have surrounded buildings with nets£ hired counsellors£ brought in Buddhist monks to pray and toyed with asking employees to sign a €no suicide€ pledge$ On an impromptu visit to Shenzhen£ Hon HaiCHFs chief executive£ Terry Guo£ insisted that he was not running a €sweatshop€$

The Chinese press used to laud Foxconn for creating jobs£ but the firm has become an object of criticism and undercover investigations$ Clients including Apple£ Dell and HP have announced inquiries£ doubtless fearing bad press of their own$ A firm and an industry that had become accustomed to obscurity will have to get used to the limelight$

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I have no hate in my heart, I just love money

"New revelations show that Rand Paul was a member of the pop group Hall & Oates for a brief time in the 1980's" - Katie Couric

"Daddy can I help the poor children?"
"Not until you graduate from Harvard, sweetheart."
-Barack and Sasha Obama

"No one hates black men like black women hate black men." - Oprah

"I have never known youth, but God has given you its pleasures and its gifts tenfold so that you may share them--that is His will." - Charlie Rose

"Man, Lady Gaga is really beautiful. I think I'm in love with her." - the Edge

"La Roux also has that whole Sega Genesis thing going on." - ?uestlove

"I want this city to shine like money and purr like an ATM in heat!" - Michael Bloomberg

"Look asshole, I'm from New York." - Rep. Anthony Weiner

Thursday, August 5, 2010

South of the Border

"I wouldn't have said it if I'd known Raul was a Jew." - Oliver Stone

"Mr. Bush laughed and said that war was the only aphrodisiac."
"Is it true that Madame Kirchner gives suck to wolf-pups?"
-- Néstor Kirchner, Oliver Stone

"Sex is thin armor against suicide." - Larissa Riquelme

"I've come to realize that I hate everyone, no point cheapening it with regionalism." - Leopoldo Fernández Ferreira

"Free trade is never having to say you're sorry." - Ricky Martin

"Barry, you must crush your enemies as the jackal."
"No, I seek consensus!"
"Then you seek oblivion."
-- Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Barack Obama at G20, June 2010

"Western philosophy begins with Socrates and ends with Alexander the Great." - Francis Fukuyama

"If you kill a man in battle he will be your slave in the afterlife."
"What if you yourself are slain?"
"Then you serve the Master!"
- President Barack Obama at West Point, May 22, 2010

"Money means guns, and guns mean tanks, and tanks mean war, and war means wood!" - President Ronald Reagan at the Tower Commission, Dec 2, 1986

"I feel like a loaf ready for the oven." - Pres. Bill Clinton, Dec 8 1993

"Somehow I feel these quotes are evil and fear I'll hear them echoing in hell." - Patrick Galligan