DIY Touring Some Band Life Setting up a tour for your own band is a lot like a food experiment. You have to own child-like enthusiasm for adventure and experimentation at the risk of your body and personal bank account. You learn what comes first in life. Do you want to get that $6 burger at Carls [...]
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Bernie Madoff Gets 150 Years; Meanwhile His Investors Get to Eat Top Ramen While it surely makes you feel all warm and bubbly inside to know that one of the assholes who helped lead us into this economy is going to get his wrinkled ass pummeled for 150 years, it certainly doesn’t offer much to [...]
So anyone who still reads this blog-which is probably limited to people who work at Synthesis, people used to work at Synthesis, and their immediate family-already knows that the rock band known as Surrogate is the best fucking band in the whole world. OBVS.
Last week my girlfriend’s pet rat killed by her other, newer pet rat. It was pretty gnarly so I won’t go into the gory details here, but let’s just say it was one of the more graphic and disturbing scenes I’ve had to deal with. Even though we were understandably furious with her surviving rat, [...]
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So the Harry Potter franchise is about to become the number one grossing cinematic what-have-you in the history of film. The top dog in all-time moneymakers. But, is it not worth saying that GROSS SUCCESS should be adjusted to the time of said film’s release? How is it even possible to compare the total dollars [...]
Affluent white people, take to the streets!! The revolution starts now!
After it came to pass that CNBC analyst Rick Santelli’s seemingly spontaneous tirade on the floor of the Chicago Commodities Exchange, calling for a Chicago Tea Party and lambasting the President’s plan to bailout homeowners was anything but spontaneous and was in fact part of a viral marketing campaign instituted by some of Conservatism’s most nefarious powers-that-be, CNBC’s already tenuous grasp on respectability was loosened significantly if not completely erased
f you thought it was bad that disgraced financier ,and now-legendary avatar of American greed and Capitalistic Folly, Bernie Madoff has been so far allowed to remain under “house arrest” in his $7 million dollar Manhattan Penthouse while his trial for ripping off $50 billion dollars proceeds, get a load of this: his wife Ruth is now claiming that the Manhattan penthouse and $62 million of of the couple’s assets including cash and bonds are “unrelated” to Madoff’s trangressions and are owned by her, thus making them off limits to seizure .
This morning Rick Santelli laid down the pwn on the Obama Administration’s Mortgage Bail-Out plan and I have to say he’s got a point: at what point do we need to stop sponsoring financial stupidity, both institutionally and individually?