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October 08, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

Your Friday night respite from all things good and decent.

Tonight's 80's hair metal band selection features Love/Hate, a one semi-hit wonder, compleat w/ spastic lead singer. The band had a rather unfortunate fate as you'll see below the fold:

Keep reading...you know you want to.


The Hollywood Sign Stunt: From the Wikipedia entry:

On June 1 1992 Jizzy performed his legendary publicity stunt to try and help album sales. This involved Jizzy, with the help of a few others, successfully erecting a cross on the letter 'Y' of the Hollywood Sign and performing a mock crucifixion on it, with a camera crew in a helicopter to film it. The band had assumed the authorities would quickly notice the stunt, but in the event Jizzy was stuck on the cross, 60 ft in the air, for several hours. Eventually a TV news helicopter spotted him and the police and fire dept were called to bring him down. He spent a few hours in jail and made headline news. However, Columbia were furious at the stunt and the publicity quickly faded with no noticeable impact on record sales. Although it did lead to the introduction of motion sensors on the sign.

Here's a video which includes news coverage of Jizzy's predicament. Skip to 4:10 for that, or watch it from the beginning where Jizzy philosophizes on, well...things and stuff. It helps explain a lotta' things:

New Commenting Rules: Because there's a lot of loose shit around here. I was doing some scouting around tonight and found this nifty set of guidelines at another famously famous blog (name substituted by ???) which is well-known for its openiness and things. Whaddya' think?

1. Comments are open and unmoderated, and do not necessarily reflect the views of ???.

2. Obscene, abusive, silly, or annoying remarks may be deleted, but the fact that particular comments remain on the site in no way constitutes an endorsement of their views by ???.

3. Posts that contain phone numbers, street addresses, email addresses or other personal information will also be deleted, as will posts that consist only of a variation on the word, "First!"

4. Comments that advocate violence will be cause for immediate banning with no appeal.

5. Disagreement and debate are welcome, but insults and abuse are not, and may cause your account to be blocked.

6. REMEMBER: posting comments at ??? is a privilege, not a right. Abuse that privilege, and your account will be blocked.

(I keed of course, though the last part of Rule #3 has a certain appeal. But if we adopted Rule #2 the only sound in the threads would be that of spam chirping)

Caption Tonight's kittehs:

The Best Parts of "Tank" (the movie):

Part One:

Part Two:

Finally, gerbils doing gerbilish things:

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