Saturday, March 06, 2010

You Won't See Me Cry

It's another day off, Garlic Fans, least we go in the opposite direction, and unleash a full-scale, red-faced rant against the smegma that is Liz Cheney.

We already took one shower today.

And, since we alluded to, last evening, the group B-Tribe (or The Barcelona Tribe of Soulsters), we'll turn things over to them for the night (and highly recommend that you explore their music- kick-ass stuff)


B-Tribe - You won't see me cry

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More Bush Troubles As Rice Backtracks, Corrects Comments, Blames Lincoln Group

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Friday, March 05, 2010

Tamally Ma'ak (Always With You)

Sorry Garlic Fans, it was another wall-to-wall day, so no posting tonight.

I had, initially, thought of putting up some B-Tribe (also known as The Barcelona Tribe of Soulsters), when I stumbled on "Wonderful Arabic Chill Out Music" and, bust my buttons, it certainly was just that.

The tune, Tamally Ma'ak (Always With You) is from Amr Diab, which Wikipedia says is "known as the Father of Mediterranean Music. He has created his own style which is often termed "Mediterranean Music" or "Mediterranean Sound", a blend of Western and Arabic rhythms."


Wonderful Arabic Chill Out Music

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

My Boy Lollipop

"You'll get up to 2,000 euros ... Do not touch his balls. You need the money. Put on some music, take out the [inaudible], swallow the Viagra, and adelante!"

Oh no, those boys at the Vatican are at it, again ...

Vatican hit by gay sex scandal ...Vatican chorister sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for papal gentleman-in-waiting
The Vatican was today rocked by a sex scandal reaching into Pope Benedict's household after a chorister was sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting.

Angelo Balducci, a Gentleman of His Holiness, was caught by police on a wiretap allegedly negotiating with Thomas Chinedu Ehiem, a 29-year-old Vatican chorister, over the specific physical details of men he wanted brought to him. Transcripts in the possession of the Guardian suggest that numerous men may have been procured for Balducci, at least one of whom was studying for the priesthood

We can look up the measurements, the square-miles Vatican City sits in, so, it's really well past time that they come out of the, undoubtedly, largest closet on the face of the earth.

I mean, they ship the the big wigs out of the United States, when the scandal of having sex with boys got too hot, and, what's waiting for them when the get there - a choir of dream boys, and people to procure them (no more of that messy business of running a parish).

They give them a veritable menu.

The Gay News Watch wasn't as demure as the Guardian, as our lead quote showed, on putting out the details;
The scandal now envelops Balducci, a well-known and powerful local figure who is married with two children, who despite all this is said to have taken remarkable risks in setting up sexual liaisons even in Chigi Palace, home of the Italian prime minister, or immediately after a private audience with a cardinal.

In 72 pages of transcribed wiretaps, Ehiem tells Balducci about one possible candidate: "Angelo ... I'll say no more. Two meters (6-foot-7), 97 kilos (250 lbs.), 33 years-old and completely active (top)."

In later calls, Ehiem offered fewer details: "I have a situation in Naples."

"I have a Cuban situation."

"I have a German who just arrived from Germany."

"I have two black guys."

"I have the soccer player."

"I have the dancer from RAI," the Italian TV network.

Some of the young men were seminarians or attended ecclesiastical colleges in Rome. On one occasion, Balducci is heard saying, "He, when does he have to return to the seminary?"

Well, Angelo Balducci, c'mon down, this song is for you!

Take it away, Millie Smalls!

Millie - My boy lollipop 1973

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Milonga Del Ángel

Sorry, Garlic Fans, we be workin' it today, and a wee bit too tired to fire up the creative juices, so, rather than force anything, and it being a overcast, gloomy day (some snow a'comin'), we'll give it up to the legendary bandoneonist (not an accordion!), Astor Piazzolla, and his New Tango Sextet, on a monster riff (you really owe it to yourselves to give a listen);

Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992) "Milonga Del Ángel"

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Steele Singing "To Rush With Love"

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The New Hillary Soundtrack

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Volkswagen Halts Call For Drivers

Third of Americans Unaware of New Month

Stunning Gaffe By Queen Has England in Uproar

Top Ten Cloves: Other Things WorldCom's Bernie Ebbers Didn't Know

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Hmmm ... Radio Quiz Show? ... Movie? ...

Somebody needs to hip the Mayor of Topeka, Kansas, Bill Bunten, that Google has neither, a radio quiz show, nor a movie named after it;

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore. Well, We Are — Google, Kansas

Last month, Google announced plans to sell 1 gigabit-per-second fiber optic broadband to consumers. The plan called for it to be rolled out to no fewer than 50,000 homes in the initial test, and maybe as many as 500,000, but didn’t specify where it would be rolled-out. Topeka, Kansas wants in. Bad.

The city’s mayor today signed a proclamation that for the rest of the month, Topeka will be known as “Google, Kansas.” Yes, you’re reading that correctly — Topeka is now “Google.”
And, maybe, show him an atlas, or map, of New Mexico.

Something the good folks of the formerly-named Hot Springs, New Mexico, some 60-years ago, could talk to him about;
Originally named Hot Springs, the city changed its name to Truth or Consequences, the title of a popular NBC radio program. In 1950, Ralph Edwards, the host of the radio quiz show Truth or Consequences announced that he would air the program from the first town that renamed itself after the show. Hot Springs, NM won the honor. Ralph Edwards came to the town during the first weekend of May for the next fifty years. This event was called "Fiesta" and included a beauty contest, a parade, and a stage show. The city still celebrates Fiesta each year on the first weekend of May. The parade generally features area celebrities such as the Hatch Chile Queen. Fiesta also features a dance in Ralph Edwards Park.
And, they got a movie named after them, as well.

Hmmm ...

Well, this ought to help out Google's fledgling Buzz, at least in the Kansas area.

Okay, the Mayor, at least, he's lobbying for something, that super-giga-byte service.

I wonder if Larry and Serge will visit "Google, Kansas", the first week of March, for the next 50-years?

Maybe dance, with the "Google Chile Queen", in Google Park?

But wait, there's more!

This isn't Topeka's first alias;
Humorously, this isn’t the first time Topeka has tried something like this. Apparently, in August 1998, the city has a proclamation to change its name to “ToPikachu” — yes, after the Pokemon character. So this move seems roughly 100 times more sane than that one.

The people of Google, Kansas better start hitting that "I'm Feeling Lucky" bar, for the occupant of the Mayor's office not to be a raving huckster.

Who knows, if she wins the Dancing With The Stars thing, Topeka might wake up, finding itself being called "Kate-Plus-Eight", Kansas.

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Monday, March 01, 2010

Top Ten Cloves: Things That Can Happen When Earth Gets Knocked Off Its' Axis

News Item: Chilean quake shifted Earth's axis: NASA scientist

10. Warren Buffett sneaks out his annual report, glossing over his boners

9. Disgraced, election-losing, Jack Abramoff-toadie Ralph Reed starts thinking about running for Congress

8. New York Times fawns over Teabagger

7. Harold Ford bails out of running for Senate (and someone thinks Larry "Kuddles" Kudlow should run)

6. PlayStation 3 goes screwy

5. Rightwing Freakshower Ann Althouse gives President Obama beer-drinking advice

4. Jim Bunning hides in "Senator's Only" elevators, and gives people the middle finger

3. People start putting up "Miss Me Yet" billboards, to honor The Commander Guy

2. A certain new Senator longs to wear his retro pink leather shorts

1. Canada breaks out the Inflatable Beavers

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La Nevada

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The Friday Night Bag Job

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American Idol, Clear Channel To Go With All-Beyonce Format

Hershey Splitting Company, Changing Name, New Tag

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