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The End Of The World (Again). [Fuck You Friday]

October 21st, 2011 by

It's a Fuck You Friday.You know what today is?

It's Friday.

Yeah, it's a Friday.

That means it's a Fuck You Friday. Yeah.

So, that religu-larious nutcase Harold Camping claims that today -- 2011-10-21 as the calendar reads -- will be The End Of The World.

Well, it the world didn't end back on May 21 of this year when Camping said it would.

And it won't end today. NeverCo guarantees it.

It's sad that he's wrong and that people follow him.

Therefore, to combat that attendant sadness, let's consider the actual End Of The World:

You're welcome.

(End Of The World via AlbinoBlackSheep.com. Thanks to Luke, who showed it to me first.)

Do you know what today is? It's Brickday.

October 15th, 2010 by

It's October 15.

That means it's Brickday.

It's Brickday.

Look, it's Brickday at West Portal Station in San Francisco.

Brickday? Yes. Or Brick Day if you like.

Here is how to celebrate this glorious holiday:

1.) On October 15, call in sick to work.
2.) Get a brick.
3.) Take the brick to a bar during the day. Ideally the Stork Club in Oakland.
4.) Set the brick gently on the bar or table.
5.) Drink.

Read the full coverage and listen to the podcast over at The M-OceanView Journal.

And make Brickday your own.

It's Bastille Day. Fight on, party on.

July 14th, 2010 by
Prise de la Bastille by Jean-Pierre-Louis-Laurent Houel.

"Prise de la Bastille" by Jean-Pierre-Louis-Laurent Houel.

It's Bastille Day today, celebrating a symbolic victory of the common people over the aristocratic feudalists during the French Revolution.

I reckon that the thing to take away from Bastille Day is how hard it is to have a representative republic. It's a struggle fought in the days in-between the celebrations.

No small thing. In fact, it's monstrously difficult. Right now, The United States Of America isn't doing so well at having a representative democracy.

Remember, "[every] revolution is unfinished." Every day must be a fight for a more just world. We can always do better -- individually and collectively.

But tonight, party. Party it up for the French, 'cause they got it done once.

. . .

And now, some American Steel. Couldn't find a live video of "Insurrection Avenue" so here they are playing "Loaded Gun" live at Burnt Ramen in Oakland sometime in 1999.

(This one, of course, is for Mom. Thanks to hep for the "lol freedom of speech" link. Thanks to Glen Carlson for recording that AmSteel show. Picture of the painting via Wikipedia.)

It's a Decycling Wednesday.

June 30th, 2010 by

What do you do on a Decycling Wednesday?

"de-stroy cycles and circles, not myself"

Here's the song "Decycling" by American Steel, one of the best punk rock bands The Bay Area has ever seen.

Listen now:  

The lyrics to American Steel's song Decycling held aloft in San Francisco.

They are an inspiration. Make this Decycling Wednesday your own.

Here's American Steel playing "Every New Morning," Maria," and "Rogue's March" at The Fest 8 in Gainesville, FL.

This one's for the girl with all the names.