History Lesson: NOFX - Ronnie & Mags

Lyrics:

Gonna send those welfare bums right back to work.

(Gotta start a war before ‘84)

Start a dirty war in El Salvador.

(Gotta start a war before ‘84)

Gonna back the contras and apartheid.

(Gotta start a war before ‘84)

Then I’ll win the election by a landslide.

Ronnie and Mags, Maggie and Ron.

Let’s get together, build a neutron bomb.

(Ronnie and Mags)

Maggie and Ron, Ronnie and Mags.

Let’s go to Grenada, gonna fly our flags.

Gonna privatize, shut down some mines.

(Gotta start a war before ‘84)

Gonna back Khmer Rouge and apartheid.

(Gotta start a war before ‘84)

Feed a slice of cake to Bobby Sands.

(Gotta start a war before ‘84)

Spend a holiday in the Falklands.

(Ronnie and Mags)

Ronnie and Mags, Maggie and Ron.

Gonna get the hostages from Iran.

(Ronnie and Mags)

Maggie and Ron, Ronnie and Mags.

Let’s go to Grenada and the Falklands.

Let’s go!

Ronnie and Mags, Denis and Nance.

We know exactly who was wearing the pants.

(Ronnie and Mags)

Denis and Nance, Maggie and Ron.

Let’s have a force and [¿foursome?] build a neutron bomb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8FQTucDxi8

museumuesum:

Salvador Dali
Still Life - Fast Moving, 1956
 Oil on canvas. 49 1/2 x 63 in. 

More palatable Dali

museumuesum:

Salvador Dali

Still Life - Fast Moving, 1956

Oil on canvas. 49 1/2 x 63 in.

More palatable Dali

resilientfluctuations:

Such a perfect rendition of one of Tolkien’s best songs, the Song of Durin’s Awakening.

This guy straight up looks like he is of the Dúnedain too…

I’d not seen this one yet. Thanks!

The facial hair may actually work!

The facial hair may actually work!

motioncollector:

Vimeo Staff Pick: This is my graduate project in ‘Graphic Design’ at the HIT college in Israel. My thesis is that nothing is original, therefore, none of the materials presented in the project were made by me. All of the 469 photos used in this video were taken out of Google’s image bank. Making of - www.not-mine.com Facebook Page - http://ift.tt/1pbiWoXwww.not-mine.com Facebook Page - http://ift.tt/1pbiWoX

Wow, truly a visual experience. This guy captured pop everything. Next, put this on a screen at Circus Circus with twerking celebs, world leaders, and Disney characters witnessing a brief three-way wedding of a sexually reassigned clone to a hermaphrodite droid to an international corporation. Then hit the BRB and end the world. Perfect!

Social scientific research is and always will be tentative and imperfect. It does not claim to transform economics, sociology, and history into exact sciences. But by patiently searching for facts and patterns and calmly analyzing the economic, social, and political mechanisms that might explain them, it can inform democratic debate and focus attention on the right questions. It can help to redefine the terms of debate, unmask certain preconceived or fraudulent notions, and subject all positions to constant critical scrutiny. In my view, this is the role that intellectuals, including social scientists, should play, as citizens like any other but with the good fortune to have more time than others to devote themselves to study (and even to be paid for it—a signal privilege).

Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, p.3. 

The role that Piketty ascribes to “intellectuals” (so French!), namely of using their privileged opportunity for study in order to “inform debate, focus attention on the right questions, redefine the terms of debate, unmask preconceived or fraudulent notions, and subject all positions to constant critical scrutiny”, seems a good mission statement for theologians within the church, too.

(via johnthelutheran)

I agree wholeheartedly

Caskers Selection: Hophead Vodka

I wish this was available. :-(

museumuesum:

Andy Warhol

Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Lennon, Grace Jones, OJ Simpson, Debbie Harry, Joseph Beuys, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liza Minelli, Yoko Ono, Self Portrait

Polaroid Prints, 1971-1980, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches each

eclecticus:

digg:

How To: Be A Dad

Clever, among other things of course.

I was looking for someone to explain Dad-dom. Thanks, Digg!

eclecticus:

digg:

How To: Be A Dad

Clever, among other things of course.

I was looking for someone to explain Dad-dom. Thanks, Digg!

Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see … a hand! A severed hand, tumbling through space. A severed hand gripping a light saber.

That hand falls onto a desert planet, [Ed.- they later said this is NOT Tatooine] where it is discovered by characters who will be our heroes. One is Daisy Ridley. The other is John Boyega, who is playing someone trying to change his path in life (again, I’m keeping it vague here). They recognize the light saber as a Jedi relic and decide to return it to the proper people.


Their quest takes them off world, and they meet up with Han Solo and Chewbacca, who aren’t flying around in the Millenium Falcon anymore but are piloting… well, that could be a spoiler. I’ll leave it. Anyway, Han and Chewie recognize the light saber as Luke’s, and they say they haven’t seen their friend in thirty years, since the events of Return of the Jedi.

So begins a quest to find the missing Jedi Master. Meanwhile, on an ice planet, nefarious forces are building a super weapon, one capable of destroying not planets but entire solar systems.

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