I Can’t Believe It’s Not Bollocks!

Johnny Rotten pays the rent. Sellout or metapunk? You make the call!

A billion levels of awesome [Sadly, No!]
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Well, butter is not made out of artifical ingredients, so promoting butter isn’t promoting something fake. And — without knowing jack about the British butter industry — I don’t think that there is major political pressure placed on goverment by Big Churn.

Wait. Am I deconstructing the reasons why Johnny Rotten is pitching butter? I need to take a break.

Thanks for posting – could not stop watching it yesterday. Blocked at this jobsite, but there’s always later!

‘. . . turning rebellion into money . . . ”

Musicians should either (a) not stop rockin’, i.e. Priest, Ozzy, etc.; or (b) have a Plan B, i.e. Greg Turner of the Angry Samoans, who is a teacher here in Santa Fe; or (c) do something cool, interesting and related such as monologist Henry Rollins. Some who do (a) really should do (b), otherwise we’ll see them soon with Slaugther and Warrant at a tribal casino near you.

I love it madly. It needs no rationalization, I would only be happier if he appeared in a commercial for big pharma, or Exxon, or Halliburton.

Iggy Pop, Carnival Cruise lines? This is so so so much better.

Metapunk. Lydon has never done anything for anything other than notoriety and lucre, filthy lucre in fact.

@redmanlaw: Phil Alvin of the Blasters went on for a post-graduate degree in math or physics, but I shore would lurv to see him with Dave again singing “Marie, Marie”.

@redmanlaw: I really wish I had the chance to have a nice hours-long, in-depth convo with Henry. He is teh Awesome.

Noone minds if I just babble on and on, do ya? I am getting so so soooooo excited, cause Mrs. P is off to Vegas again, and I get to eat whatever I want, allll week, I can haz all the nasty foods she hatez, the bitter greens and the kim chi and the asparagus and the lima beans, oh, and the beets, beautiful, red red winey-red beets, and most most most of all (I am saying everything not once, not twice, but thrice) the various invertebrates she simply will not suffer to be in her presence, let alone on her plate, and tonight I have decided, I am going to commence my trayf marathon with OCTOPUS! Octopus with olive oil and olives lemon and fresh oregan and there must be grilled eggplant and a touch of feta cheese soemwhere and pine nuts, I’m gonna sprinkle the grilled eggplant slices with feta and toasted pine-nuts dusted with cayenne. And I will eat those suckers, oh yes I will.

@Prommie: Could you describe the taste of octopus, and please to not be using “tastes like chicken” (I would ask that the Stinque Peanut Gallery avoid this as well)? Squid is about my limit on cephalopods.

@rptrcub:

I used to use that phrase when describing anallingus to straight people.

@rptrcub: Octopus is nuttier and much nicer tasting than squid, which unless very very very fresh can have a whiff of ammonia about it. Octopus tastes something like a cross between a spiny lobster, and something like a “steamer” clam, a soft-shell clam from massachusets, a piss-clam, with a hint of abalone thrown in. And also something of the flavor and texture of the sole of a Converse Chuck Taylor sneaker. Just a bit gamy, and its tough, quite chewy, but I just love the flavor, its all my favorite ocean-dwelling invertebrates rolled into one. I fell in love with it as sushi (but its always cooked). Last weekend I went to the asian market and they had little tiny octopi, they would fit in the palm of your hand, and it took 12 of them to make a pound. But tonight I am gonna buy some of those huge tentacles that are 2 feet long and as big around as a fire hose at the thick end.

@Tommmcatt Yet Again: No, that tastes like chicken with ass sauce.

Straight people don’t know about analingus?

@Prommie: I’ve got to get down to the DeKalb Farmer’s Market to get one of those babies and try it.

@Tommmcatt Yet Again: Maybe it’s because I’m deliriously tired but I cannot stop laughing at that one. As far as the flavor, I wouldn’t know. Not into it and I can’t understand why others are.

@Prommie:

They pretend not to, IMHO. It’s kind of a no-brainer once you’re down there…I mean, if everybody’s taken a shower, why not?

@rptrcub:

I find it helps the bottom, you know, relax. Plus it is nasty in a good way.

I’d actually like to know if straight people do it. Just curious, really. Anybody?

@rptrcub: Well, I figure, if you’ve eaten ass, no way an octopus is gonna present a problem, but now you say you have not been to salad-tossing land, so its possible yuou won’t like the octopus; good luck, bon appetite.
@Tommmcatt Yet Again: Here is just one of the most wonderful yhoutubes ever: Tossed Salad Guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=077UtUWGQOA

WTF UGH. Who is this person? UGH. Good to see that Limey dentistry still rules.

But srsly. UGH. And BTW, why do they hire someone who can’t talk and then dress him up like a squire? Why do I ask? It’s a commercial. Of course it doesn’t make sense.

To repeat. UGH.

@rptrcub: What prommie said. It is delicious though it gives me severe qualms in my vegetarian. They are quite civilized creatures. However, I buy the tentacles pickled in the greek manner and have slices with toast and olives. Not at all rubbery, dense like abalone.

@Prommie: When I used to cook it I would always bash it against a wall to make it tender the way they do – did? – around the Mediterranean. Braised or roasted or grilled in fennel and oil. Mmm mm.

But srsly with the loser trying to be funny. UGH.

@Tommmcatt Yet Again: That’s why the good Flying Spaghetti Monster invented poppers.

@Prommie: We’re telling . . .

BTW, Rolling Stone likes the new Killers cd, three and a half stars. And Axl Rose finally got around to releasing “Chinese Democracy.” Yawn.

@nabisco: Also, Brian May from Queen got his (English Ph.D) in astronomy and Dexter Holland from the Offspring has a BA and MA from USC and has been working on the PhD in oceanography for at least 10 years now.

@Benedick: I just read a long article which mentioned all the various ways to tenderize octopus, including the beating against a wall method. The author assures that all will be well if you simply poach it gently for a good period of time before using. Then go ahead and grill, oh that sounds yum, thanks for reminding of the fennel. And then tommorrow there will be octopus salad.

At first I thought your “ugh” was about tossed salad guy, but then I realize you mean Johnny Rotten. He certainly has bad teeth, but for the supreme example of UK dentistry and a lifetime of tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse, you should google “Shane McGowan” from the Pogues.

@Tommmcatt Yet Again: @rptrcub: I will just say WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO and leave it at that.

@Prommie: Beating octopi sounds fun. Mr. ‘Catt, Benedick (you’ll always be LaDouche to me), et. al., let the double entendres commence!

@Prommie: Your day should be getting even better because Chris Christie just announced his resignation as the US Atty for NJ.

The only thing this clip doesn’t cover from the above thread is the salad tossing, except in the ‘dirty old town’ way. Oh, and octupi are missing as well.

@Prommie: I saw Shane at First Avenue in Minneapolis in the early 90s. Is he still alive? Looked like a corpse with a swollen liver then.

@SanFranLefty: He’s been running for governor on the Fed tab for 2 years now. The republican micro-meme for NJ is corruption, Christie has been running around prosecuting every democrat alive for everything, then giving talks about “Restoring Trust in Government” at republican only events. Kinda ironic, because, if you search elec for him and his family, they never donated anything to anyone, until, in 2001, suddenly he, and his mom and dad, maxed their personal contributions to Bush, and then his brother, an investment banker, gave $100,000 to the RNC, and then, whoa, a coincidence, the fat fuck was appointed US Attorney. Having bought public office himself, I guess he has a special talent for rooting out patronage.

He is a pioneer in developing new methods of republican shake-down scams, he brings charges against corporations and even our independant quasi-public agencies (The School of Medicine and Dentistry, for example) then gets them to agree to plea bargains in which they agree to the appointment of special Receivers or auditors who are to audit their practices for a term of years. You may have heard of one case, he threw a no-bid contract worth something like $50 million to John Ashcrofts firm to audit a phrama company, that one resulted in a congressional investigation.

He is the most thoroughly politicized and corrrupt shitbag alive, and has been doing nothing but enriching cronies, going after democrats, and running for governor for years now. And the entire political establishment has been scared to say peep because he would go after them, the only, only plus side, is that maybe now he will not be shielded by power and all these well documented facts will be trumpeted more loudly.

@Mistress Cynica: Last I heard he lived in an apartment over a bar somewhere, stumbled downstairs for his 3 liquid meals a day, and the still sings at night. Yeah, he looks sicker than Kieth Richards at his worst.

@Promnight: How was the octopus? Did you grill it? Brine it?

Yes re Christie, I know about those sweetheart settlements (the US Attys do them out west too), but Corzine has more money than God, even after the market crash, so I don’t see how Christie’s going to unseat him.

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