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i was tempted to make a gwen stefani mini reference here but even i have the ability to refrain from the most extreme corniness at times (believe it or not).
this is so disturbing and wild i just had to share it with ya’ll. i got it from a new wordpress blog i just discovered called tympanogram …sheck it owwt!

oh and here’s the new track from chris cornell called ‘ground zero’ hmmph…he worked with timbaland? i kind of like the track for what it’s worth. i wish he worked some of this beat magic for madonna’s album but it seems to me he gave her the least creative stuff he had in his repertoire and figured he was getting paid anyway. tis a shame because although she has had her fair share of looking the fool for her often panned recent musical direction, its his name on it too. the lyrics to this track are a little hokey and the video is a little unbearable to watch at times but i’m anxious to see what happens to this song. it has a bit of gnarls barkley in it doncha think?

chris cornell f. timbaland – ground zero


so the much ballyhooed ‘blame it on rio’ portfolio by steven klein of madonna for the march issue of w has leaked! holy shit! her next album should be called ‘like a cougar’. i love the amateurish look to most of the photos like they were taken in private and weren’t supposed to leak. she looks fantastic and she’s wearing a lot more clothing than i expected. my favourite is the keyhole pic down below. that jesus luz is a sexy, sexy beast…what a putana! i love it! enjoy!

dan black – alone

Bubblicious from Rex The Dog on Vimeo.

rex the dog – bubbilicious

FEED THE HORSE musicvideo – HD quality from Miss. astrup on Vimeo.

fagget fairys – feed the horse

birk storm – i don’t care

all four songs are hot and their videos are fanfuckingtastic!

i’ve never been a huge fan of Will Ferrell’s but i think this is bizarrely genius and really adds to the insane ridiculousness of bush’s ‘legacy’!

No President Needs This Kind of Exposure

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Published: February 6, 2009

So far six audience members have stormed out midperformance of the Broadway show “You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush” the comedian Will Ferrell’s lampooning of the 43rd president, according to those keeping count at the Cort Theater. But they haven’t been leaving after a particular Ferrell quip.

They’ve been standing up, instead, after the projection of a supersize photo on the backdrop of the stage. A photo of a penis. Specifically, as Mr. Ferrell (who plays President Bush) leads the audience to believe, the president’s penis. Except that’s not quite right.

“It’s an anonymous but age-appropriate public domain Internet penis,” said Adam McKay, the play’s director. “We went on the Web and got a penis.”

“It’s not the president’s penis, as far as I know, and Will is 41, so we weren’t going to use his,” Mr. McKay added. “What I do know is that the photo gets one of the great shrieks of delight from the audience, and it’s also the one moment that is followed by people walking out.”

The idea of using the image of a nonerect penis originated one day in rehearsals, Mr. McKay said. The script, by Mr. Ferrell, draws partly on Mr. Bush’s past statements, and the two men were remarking on the former president’s comment that he had enjoyed being “a free man” before he entered the White House.

“We were joking that now that he was out of office, he could do whatever he wants,” Mr. McKay said, “and so I said, ‘Let’s have him show his own penis,’ and Ferrell was like, ‘O.K.’ ”

“He is a frat boy, a big party guy, and you could imagine him doing this,” Mr. McKay added, describing Mr. Bush, who is 63. “Though I want to make clear I’m not blaming the president for our very bad taste.”

No surprise, the play has been a major draw for New York liberals. The production, which largely features Mr. Ferrell doing the Bush character he made famous on SNL on NBC, has been playing to near capacity at the Cort Theater, which has more than 1,000 seats, since it began previews on Inauguration Day. It is scheduled to run through March 15, and will be presented live on HBO next month.

Mr. McKay said he did not have legal concerns about defaming Mr. Bush with the image, or about using someone’s penis in an unauthorized way.

The former president’s spokesman, Robert Saliterman, declined to comment on Friday when asked about the use of the photo.

this friday the 13th, the mark nelson/max scott ‘ball’ series returns with a vengence in 2009 @ the eagle with the new york debut of ‘to the last man’, a new…ahem…adult film by raging stallions. it’s called the ‘stag ball’, takes place the night before valentine’s day and is sure to be a night filled with much debauchery and porn star appearances featuring music by yours truly and 80’s mastermind guy smith. rsvp to the event on facebook here.

and then…i
ts a little ways off…but after the very promising turnout of my first ever party completely on my own as host and dj i decided to get a jump start on promotions for the next installment of my first sunday of the month party called ‘beetlejuice’. it’s a night of nostalgia as i have limited the songs that i play to only tunes released between the years of 1986 and 1995. it was the time i was in middle school, high school and a little after so it’s a wonderfully blended night of cheesey dance tracks and moody ‘alternative’ mayhem. join the facebook event page here. the next party is sunday, march 1st.

i’m also working on acquiring some new gigs in the east village and even in astoria and will be sure to announce them once plans are solidified.

love beams and dirty beats,

dj chauncey d

this is just too perfect! and the two stories that follow in the video are genius as well haha.

Many may be familiar with the Wal-Mart greeter; the kind smiling individual standing at the opening of one of those mega-stores, ready to say hello. But DFW residents who know their nuts and bolts also know Elliott’s Hardware’s greeting force, who’re often the perfect sage to ask, “Where can I find a plunger?” as you walk into the store in pants wet up to your ankles.

Now Elliott’s has their sights set on a very specific candidate for adding to their greeting group: Former President George W Bush.

In a letter posted in the Dallas Morning News (which we’ve posted here), Elliott’s lists the job perks, including a flexible part-time schedule, ample parking for his security, and an employee discount for his “honey-do” project list.

Sounds like a joke, right? “We are offering the position to Mr. Bush in all sincerity,” said Kyle Walters, Elliott’s president and CEO. “We think it would be a great fit for him as he settles back into life in Dallas.”

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an awesome fuck you song deserves a hysterical video…and here is new band soldout with their clip for ‘i don’t want to’

check out the awesomely haunting video for the filthy dukes new track ‘this rhythm’. it almost looks like the trailer for a horror movie! me likey!

hello there…its been a while since i’ve shared a chauncey treat with all of you and i apologize. it’s certainly not for a lack of amazing tracks but this one i just had to upload and share with you all. finally! titiyo (some might remember her former famous older sister neneh cherry) has finally released some new music! it’s from a nine song ep or maybe its a full cd called ‘hidden’. a few of the tracks were produced by kleerup who brought you last year’s gem ‘with every heartbeat’ featuring robyn. this track is a whirlwind delicacy of genres that starts off beatless and turns into a ravishing storm of bass and bleep. enjoy!

titiyo – crystal clear mud

while blogjogging recently, looking for music, i came across a blog (the name escapes me) that featured not only music but a different artist every few posts. that is how i discovered the magical masterpieces of yayoi kusama. here are some brilliant pieces by her and an amazing quote by her that cemented my love for her and her work.

Yayoi Kusama said about her 1954 painting titled Flower (D.S.P.S),

“One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows and the walls, and finally all over the room, my body and the universe. I felt as if I had begun to self-obliterate, to revolve in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space, and be reduced to nothingness. As I realized it was actually happening and not just in my imagination, I was frightened. I knew I had to run away lest I should be deprived of my life by the spell of the red flowers. I ran desperately up the stairs. The steps below me began to fall apart and I fell down the stairs straining my ankle.”

the original and uber controversial video for madonna’s ‘american life’ video, the one in which she upset tons of people by pulling before it was released, is now making its rounds in high quality. download the masterpiece here

it’s such a shame as it was the first time madonna backed down when it came to controversy, but she claimed she pulled it out of respect for the troops as the war in iraq had begun already and also feigned worry about the fact that she had kids now and they could possibly have been used as a target of the inevitable backlash. i think it’s a brilliant work of art that would have made the american life era a success rather than a ‘bomb’ (pun intended). i always hated that there were immediate comparisons to culture club’s ‘the war song’ video because it took away from the powerful clip created by her and longtime collaborator jonas ackerlund. the fashion show part of it is the only thing i see that remotely resembles the boy george video that i posted below.

check out the her madgesty blog for tons of madonna info all the time! it’s where i found this video and lovely craig mcdean outtake from the american life photo sessions above

was jogging through youtube tonight and found this ridiculously brilliant performance by my friend mykel at the now defunct crobar in nyc. so powerful! the show took place about two years ago at the Hairhappenin’ event. here is Mykel singing 3500 on behalf of the troops who died in iraq!

The victory of Barack Obama was a bittersweet moment for many Californians, as they woke up on the morning of November 5th to discover that the religious right-backed Proposition 8 banning gay marriage had passed. Outraged gays and straights all over the country marched in protest while, ironically, Gus Van Sant’s film Milk opened to rave reviews and huge audiences everywhere. We thought it would be appropriate to pay homage to the gays who started it all 35 years ago — from Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood to Castro Street in San Francisco. Kim Hastreiter

(juanjo is on the right giving freddie mercury haha)
check out the full article/spread here
i also just realized i know ahmed too! (in the middle below)

this is just annoying and typical of the way things work in the current purgatory we call ‘america’

NEW YORK – On buttons, posters and Web sites, the image was everywhere during last year’s presidential campaign: A pensive Barack Obama looking upward, as if to the future, splashed in a Warholesque red, white and blue and underlined with the caption HOPE.

Designed by Shepard Fairey, a Los-Angeles based street artist, the image has led to sales of hundreds of thousands of posters and stickers, has become so much in demand that copies signed by Fairey have been purchased for thousands of dollars on eBay.

The image, Fairey has acknowledged, is based on an Associated Press photograph, taken in April 2006 by Manny Garcia on assignment for the AP at the National Press Club in Washington.

The AP says it owns the copyright, and wants credit and compensation. Fairey disagrees.

“The Associated Press has determined that the photograph used in the poster is an AP photo and that its use required permission,” the AP’s director of media relations, Paul Colford, said in a statement.

“AP safeguards its assets and looks at these events on a case-by-case basis. We have reached out to Mr. Fairey’s attorney and are in discussions. We hope for an amicable solution.”

“We believe fair use protects Shepard’s right to do what he did here,” says Fairey’s attorney, Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project at Stanford University and a lecturer at the Stanford Law School. “It wouldn’t be appropriate to comment beyond that at this time because we are in discussions about this with the AP.”

Fair use is a legal concept that allows exceptions to copyright law, based on, among other factors, how much of the original is used, what the new work is used for and how the original is affected by the new work.

A longtime rebel with a history of breaking rules, Fairey has said he found the photograph using Google Images. He released the image on his Web site shortly after he created it, in early 2008, and made thousands of posters for the street.

As it caught on, supporters began downloading the image and distributing it at campaign events, while blogs and other Internet sites picked it up. Fairey has said that he did not receive any of the money raised.

A former Obama campaign official said they were well aware of the image based on the picture taken by Garcia, a temporary hire no longer with the AP, but never licensed it or used it officially. The Obama official asked not to be identified because no one was authorized anymore to speak on behalf of the campaign.

The image’s fame did not end with the election.

It will be included this month at a Fairey exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and a mixed-media stenciled collage version has been added to the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

“The continued use of the poster, regardless of whether it is for galleries or other distribution, is part of the discussion AP is having with Mr. Fairey’s representative,” Colford said.

A New York Times book on the election, just published by Penguin Group (USA), includes the image. A Vermont-based publisher, Chelsea Green, also used it — credited solely to Fairey_ as the cover for Robert Kuttner‘s “Obama’s Challenge,” an economic manifesto released in September. Chelsea Green president Margo Baldwin said that Fairey did not ask for money, only that the publisher make a donation to the National Endowment for the Arts.

“It’s a wonderful piece of art, but I wish he had been more careful about the licensing of it,” said Baldwin, who added that Chelsea Green gave $2,500 to the NEA.

Fairey also used the AP photograph for an image designed specially for the Obama inaugural committee, which charged anywhere from $100 for a poster to $500 for a poster signed by the artist.

Fairey has said that he first designed the image a year ago after he was encouraged by the Obama campaign to come up with some kind of artwork. Last spring, he showed a letter to The Washington Post that came from the candidate.

“Dear Shepard,” the letter reads. “I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign.”

At first, Obama’s team just encouraged him to make an image, Fairey has said. But soon after he created it, a worker involved in the campaign asked if Fairey could make an image from a photo to which the campaign had rights.

“I donated an image to them, which they used. It was the one that said “Change” underneath it. And then later on I did another one that said “Vote” underneath it, that had Obama smiling,” he said in a December 2008 interview with an underground photography Web site.

been a little busy trying to get stuff moving in my life but here’s something to quench your chauncey thirst for a bit until i’m back in full swing haha

my future exhusband mario diaz makes a guest appearance in it…i love him so! haha

olberman deserves a medal….he is a very courageous man who does his research…

my buddy jim posted this on mnation and i just had to share. it’s the debut single from fever ray, the new offshoot project of karen dreijer of the knife! the knife videos are fucking fantastic and this one is no exception. check it out!

the pr machine is in full force now with this excellent behind the scenes video of the making of the new louis vuitton ad campaign featuring cerebral jester favourite…madonna. she looks incredible and still has that innocence she had when she first started…maybe even more now than before. and i think i’m in lust with marc jacobs….he is a sexy beast!

Madonna for Louis Vuitton 2009 (Making Of)

Madonna was signed as the face of the French luxury brand’s spring/summer 2009 collection Louis Vuitton in what the company called an “amazing coup”.

Antoine Arnault, Louis Vuitton’s communications director, said: “Madonna is glamorous. She has a global image. She’s the ultimate performer and businesswoman, and not someone who is just a famous singer. She has travelled. She has tried to change things.

Marc Jacobs, the label’s creative director, came up with the idea of casting Madonna after seeing her perform at a concert in Paris.

“I just blurted out, ‘I think we should do Madonna,'” he said. “I was totally just blown away by it, and moved by her performance, by what she had to say, and her energy.

All rights reserved to Louis Vuitton, www. louisvuitton. com

(CNN) — Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and the nation’s first African-American president Tuesday. This is a transcript of his prepared speech.

In his speech Tuesday, President Obama said America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

In his speech Tuesday, President Obama said America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

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My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebearers, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. Video Watch the full inauguration speech »

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land — a nagging fear that America’s decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.

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Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will be met.

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the fainthearted — for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things — some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor — who have carried us up the long, rugged path toward prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life.

For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn.

Time and again, these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act — not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions — who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them — that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account — to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day — because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control — and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart — not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: Know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort — even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and nonbelievers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West: Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us today, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages. We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment — a moment that will define a generation — it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter’s courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent’s willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends — hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism — these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world; duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

This is the source of our confidence — the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed — why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent Mall, and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America’s birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:


“Let it be told to the future world … that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive… that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it].”

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested, we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back, nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

it’s finally here! the end of the bush regime! i really don’t know which person i would like to be least right now…bush who has to live for the rest of his life knowing that an insanely large number of people despise his every molecule…or obama who has to spend too many days of his promising presidency cleaning up after w before he can even think about beginning to embark on his own journey and change history again and again.

washington d.c. must be a really strange place right about now and here’s one of the reasons. this story, pics and accompanying video clips are amazing!

President Bush was given an Iraqi-journalist-style sendoff on his last full day in office Monday, as tourists and demonstrators lobbed shoes, pumps, boots, sandals and Crocs from Pennsylvania Avenue onto the White House lawn.

Before launching the operation live, the shoe-chuckers took target practice in Dupont Circle on a 20-foot-tall blow up doll of the outgoing president, decked out in the flight suit he wore aboard the “Mission Accomplished” aircraft carrier.

Unlike Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi reporter who inspired the protest, none of the shoe-throwers in the group were arrested. (Later that day, reports NBC, one man was arrested for chucking a shoe at the White House.)

Marching down Connecticut Avenue with handfuls of footwear, the group of about a hundred was on the receiving end of enthusiastic honks, thumbs-up and waves from people in the street.

The reception was almost as warm from the people guarding the White House.

“Don’t hit me!” one officer behind the White House fence joked as shoes rained around him.

Tracey Primavera, a shoe-lobber from Provincetown, Massachusetts, shouted at the guard that she had a pump that would look nice on him.

“I tried that. It didn’t look good on me,” yelled back the officer. Primavera tossed him the pump anyway.

Tourists on Pennsylvania Avenue picked up shoes and lobbed them at the White House as well. “A lot of random people joined in,” noted one organizer, David Swanson. “Everybody wanted to be photographed with an “Arrest Bush” sign.

The tourists also joined a spontaneous chorus that formed. On the night of the election, thousands of people swarmed the White House and sang the old sports classic, “Hey, Hey, Hey, Goodbye.” The song made a reappearance Monday, as did a number of tunes apparently written for the occasion, with lyrics such as “Hang down your head, George Bush/Hang down your head in shame,” and “Take him to the Hague” — the latter sung to the tune of “Working on the Railroad.”

The target practice on the giant Bush doll began around 11:00 in the morning and was still going five hours later, as thousands of people walking through the circle stopped to pick up a shoe and wing it at the outgoing president. Some threw fastballs like al-Zaidi. Others tied several together in an attempt to land them on Bush’s long Pinocchio-esque nose. Children took part. (“Okay. One more shoe, kids,” said one parent.) Some folks simply walked up to the doll and kicked it in the shins. It fell over at one point and people rushed it, beating it with shoes.

Still others, like al-Zaidi, missed.

“Ah! I missed!” yelled Sharon Kerr, in town from Austin, Texas, after chucking wide of her presidential mark. She said that she felt a little like the Iraqi reporter for missing. But she noted in his defense, “He had people blocking him.”

Kerr began to leave the circle but stopped. “I’m gonna go one more time. I’m gonna nail him this time,” she said before winding up and striking him cleanly in the belt.

Cheryl Upshaw, in from Atlanta and sporting a full-length fur coat, hit the Bush doll high on the shoulder. “I was really trying to aim for his heart,” said Upshaw, a registered nurse who owns a home healthcare agency. The throw was cathartic, she said, and it seemed to relieve some of her anger.

“It’s not that I hate him,” she clarified. “I don’t hate him personally. I hate what he has done to this country.”

Medea Benjamin, a cofounder of the antiwar group CODEPINK, said the protest was a way to “get the Bush era out of your intestines.”

“I was a little reluctant because I want to be in a positive mood,” she said. “I don’t want to be seen as doing something violent. The shoe-throwing is borderline, but the intent is to insult, not to hurt. There’s a fine line.”

Once all the shoes had been tossed onto the White House lawn, the officers collected them and piled them into the back of a small truck. “The next person who throws them gets arrested,” said one, though the entire pile had already been thrown.

As the protesters headed back toward Dupont Circle, a Secret Service agent left them with a parting observation.

“You all won,” he said.

so i’m always posting pics of madonna and whoever else…vids of crazy people on youtube etc. and i’s time for a little ole fashioned narcissism hehe. here’s a sampling of a fun little photoshoot me and my buddy dan took the other day while hanging out at his house. he’s got a super duper mac and found some really cool plugins for his photobooth application. if you want to check out the rest go to my myspace and look in the catatronic sessions folder. i’m really excited about all of these…i think they are so funky!

i would love for this video to go viral…but unfortunately bullshit like chris crocker and all the people trying to imitate beyonce’s single ladies video get much more attention…

Sordid Lives’ star Jason Dottley calls David Caton, executive director of Florida Family Association, after Caton released a statement Wed. asking for a boycott of all advertisers who support his tv show “Sordid Lives: The Series”. A fan found his cell phone number online (as did Jason when he searched their site and was able to download a newsletter that contained it), Jason called him to address the lies he stated concerning his husband Del Shores’ divorce and his family, and also to confront Caton about his attempt to boycott Sordid’s advertisers. Caton hung up on Jason the first time, but the second time Jason left Caton a hefty heart-felt voice message, all caught on tape. A link to the article is here:…

it’s christmas all over again! the first two shots below are photos that have leaked from the recent session for upcoming w magazine spread featuring the super cougar herself giving her best vampire in years! i’m sure you’ve heard about the sexy brazilian guy named “jesus” she’s about to devour in the first pic and the following is possibly her gulping on the poor, young stud’s blood.

now…a raunchy and deliriously sexy set of outtakes from the hard candy sessions. she looks so filthy in this set it reminds me of some sections of the sex book…it’s amazing how she can still find a new pose to strike after all these goddamn years! gotta love her face and body but i enjoy the surgical bandage barely concealing her national treasures especially! enjoy my friends!

this is brilliant! i guess all the free porn websites out there don’t help at all but let’s hope this gets more coverage than it has already so we can sit back and giggle at the responses haha

Porn industry seeks federal bailout

From CNN’s Rebecca Sinderbrand and Mark Preston

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis said Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry.

Larry Flynt is asking for a bailout.

“The take here is that everyone and their mother want to be bailed out from the banks to the big three,” said Owen Moogan, spokesman for Larry Flynt. “The porn industry has been hurt by the downturn like everyone else and they are going to ask for the $5 billion. Is it the most serious thing in the world? Is it going to make the lives of Americans better if it happens? It is not for them to determine.”

Francis said in a statement that “the US government should actively support the adult industry’s survival and growth, just as it feels the need to support any other industry cherished by the American people.”

“We should be delivering [the request] by the end of today to our congressmen and [Secretary of the Treasury Henry] Paulson asking for this $5 billion dollar bailout,” he told CNN Wednesday.

Flynt and Francis concede the industry itself is in no financial danger — DVD sales have slipped over the past year, but Web traffic has continued to grow.

But the industry leaders said the issue is a nation in need. “People are too depressed to be sexually active,” Flynt said in the statement. “This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex.”

“With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind. It’s time for congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America. The only way they can do this is by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly.”

So far, there has been no congressional reaction to the request.

me and my friend dan’s favourite past time as of late is watching and finding insanely creative and crazy music videos for songs we know and like…we’re both djs so music is the glue that binds us together haha. check out this video for ‘hustler’ by simian mobile disco. it starts out a little off, but then speedily not gradually becomes a disturbing, offensive, gorgeous mess! enjoy!!

every year has that particular day when all the digits are the same…in ’06 it was 6/6/06 and in ’07 it guessed it…7/7/07. one can always expect someone to release something on that date and make it a major event and this year will be no different. produced by tim burton, the newest cgi drama to hit the big screen on 9/9/09 is none other than the film “9”. here’s the trailer…it looks fantastic if you ask me!

and speaking of tim burton…my brand new party and very first party completely on my own as dj and promoter is called ‘beetlejuice’! it will be a monthly party taking place the first sunday of every month….the debut is sunday, february 1st! i’m excited…wish me luck! the night will feature songs from the late 80s and early 90s….a time when i was in grammar school and then high school. it will be a night full of fun nostalgia and silly memories….lighthearted and chill. here’s the flyer that i made myself…

Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States has never created such a position. We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts–now more than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues.



check out this mini interview with johnny marr from the smiths reminiscing about their very first show in nyc and who opened for them. i think he has the year wrong though for sure but interesting anyway…

johnny marr on madonna