NO GOD WHY
And then, three days later, He rose.
1. ass-crack potato
"In addition to my six children, I also have a clone. Meet young Angelina! Don’t be shy, Angelina … say hello."
I saw a bunch of monuments in Washington D.C. today, and this was my favorite. It’s called “The Monument to the Independence of Kazakhstan.”
What it lacks in size it makes up for in awesomeness.
Here’s a picture of my father, taken some time during the 1960s.
He was a lawyer, not an ad man. But he still did a pretty good Don Draper impression, don’t you think?
Included with the early original vinyl releases of Tonight’s the Night is a cryptic message written by Young: “I’m sorry. You don’t know these people. This means nothing to you.”
On the front of the insert is a letter to a character called “Waterface”. No explanation is given to this person’s identity, although in Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography, Young says that “Waterface is the person writing the letter. When I read the letter, I’m Waterface. It’s just a stupid thing—a suicide note without the suicide.”
The back of the insert has some text superimposed over the credits to Young’s On the Beach album, released a year earlier. This text is reportedly the lyrics to an unreleased song titled “Florida”, referred to in Shakey as “A cockamamie spoken-word dream, set to the shrieking accompaniment of either Young or [Ben] Keith drawing a wet finger around the rim of a glass.”
When unfolded, a whole side of the insert features a lengthy article printed entirely in Dutch. It is a review of a Tonight’s the Night live show by Dutch journalist Constant Meijers for the Dutch rock music magazine Muziekkrant OOR. In 1976 Young said he chose to print it “Because I didn’t understand any of it myself, and when someone is so sickened and fucked up as I was then, everything’s in Dutch anyway.” Meijers later spent a week at Young’s ranch in California: during this visit, Young explained that he chose the article after some Dutch girls who were visiting him translated the story and made him aware of the fact “that someone on the other end of the world exactly understood what he was trying to say.”
The Reprise Records label on the vinyl copy was printed in black and white rather than the standard orange color, a process Young undertook again on the CD label art for 1994’s Sleeps with Angels. Early editions of the sleeve were made on blotter paper.
Scratched into the run-out grooves on Side One is the message “Hello Waterface” while the run-out grooves on Side Two read “Goodbye Waterface”. The picture of Roy Orbison is taken from a bootleg tape Young came across and, feeling bad that Orbison most likely did not know the bootleg existed, printed it in the insert for him to see.
In Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography, Young maintains that along with the inserts there was a small package of glitter inside the sleeve that was meant to fall out (“Our Bowie statement.”), spilling when the listener took the record out. However, neither McDonough nor Joel Bernstein (Young’s archivist) have yet found a copy ofTonight’s the Night featuring the glitter package.
This has to be the most interesting "Liner Notes" section anywhere on Wikipedia.
What everyone wants to know: As Late Show host, will he stay in character as “Hobbit Spy With Eyepatch”?
During the 2012 presidential election, voters reportedly waited on line for upwards of six hours. That wait alone is enough to deter would-be voters from going to the polls. But now residents in Florida’s most populous county will have another disincentive: they won’t be able to go to the bathroom.
Earlier this year, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department quietly implemented a policy to close the bathrooms at all polling facilities, according to disability rights lawyer Marc Dubin. Dubin said the policy change was in “direct response” to an inquiry to the Elections Department about whether they had assessed accessibility of polling place bathrooms to those with disabilities.
“I was expecting them to say either yes we have or yes we will,” Dubin said.
Instead, he received a written response announcing that the county would close all restrooms at polling places “to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not treated unfairly,” a January email stated.
The latest benefit of living in a surveillance state: Low prices!
Double rainbow over the Mississippi? Double rainbow over the Mississippi! (at Rouses Market #26)
I think they left out a verse.
This is a completely rational fear! Chickens are literally the worst. Trust me, I had to collect chicken eggs for years.
My family had a pet rooster who used to occasionally attack me as a child. But I was really rather fond of him.
I wrote a blog post once about this rooster’s stalk/attack habits, but I can’t link it here because the blog it was published on is now defunct, sadly. Such is the Internet I guess.