Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Mark of the Beast

In a thread on chick-lit (the fantasy/sci-fi variety, to be exact), Vox Day commenter Goshawk writes: Meh… The day vampires became the “good guys” I stopped reading. Today, it seems like almost everything in science fiction and fantasy is pure occultism and focused primarily on marketing the soon return of the Antichrist and his mark. […]

“Dark Matter” Goes Boink

Vox Day reports: Needless to say, I was unintimidated by the conventional “you just don’t understand sicence” response to which insecure scientists usually retreat when those they consider to be outside the secular priesthood dare to approach the sacred mysteries they reserve for themselves. How dare anyone point out the lack of evidence for their […]

Norwistan

Daniel Greenfield reports at Frontpage Mag [his links intact within italicized text below]: These types of Saudi sentences seem to be going around.  In June, the Muslim rapists of a 15-year-old girl were sentenced to community service in Sweden. Yesterday I discussed the case of a Muslim Anti-Israel activist who was sentenced to community service […]

New Old School T-ara Tomfoolery (Qri raps)

Yes, everybody in T-ara raps now.  6-ara Soyeon, Boram, and Qri, chilling at the radio station: with burbles and snorts of mirth amid patented Qri-cooing, now in the form of extempore rap. –When I find “the rest of it” I’ll let you know.  In the meantime, blessed nonsense on replay. [UPDATE:] Boram’s rap!: The T-ara […]

K-Svengali Captain Switcheroo

What insanity in K-pop auteurism is this?: Girl group miss A will be making their comeback in November. –Okay, that much we knew.  But: The girl group will make their comeback with their second full album “Hush.” It has been over a year since they last promoted with “I Don’t Need a Man.” The group […]

Ugly Americans (and K-pop)

What a disheartening, nay, disgusting, spectacle. Here comes the Right Hand of God, SNSD, doing their thing for ecstatic crowds of heavenly homogeneous Koreans:  and then, in the midst of all this righteous rocking out, what do we see?: Art school rejects at 1:18. Filthy fat abominations of desolation at 1:29. Creepy brown guy at 1:40. […]

Obamaglitch (or, Twitch of the Glitch Nerve)

From David G. Savage at the Los Angeles Times:  If computer glitches are not enough of a problem, President Obama’s healthcare law also has a legal glitch that critics say could cause it to unravel in more than half the nation. The Affordable Care Act proposes to make health insurance affordable to millions of low-income […]

In Praise of Min

Hey, Min!  We love you! Forget about those troubles.  You didn’t mean anything wrong, and you didn’t do anything wrong. Believe me.  I’ve been eating fried chicken my whole life, and I could tell you some stories, but they ain’t about fried chicken.  Those that think there’s a “hurtful” subtext, well, I could show them […]

A Pink Slice

Because we can never say enough, or do enough, in celebration of A Pink and the plethora of “No No No” stages, here is one now: OMG there’s Namjoo!!! And though there’s a Dal Shabet comeback coming up (and something about a SNSD?), it’s hard to believe anything can wrest this song from its throne […]

What Rules?

Philosophically, I am a strict anti-Hobbesian.  I am a Platonic Realist.  Are there rules in this universe?  Yes. But woe betide the fools who put their faith in “rules” of man’s making– even if those rules are a sort of well-intended approximation to what is naturally just and right.  From the Los Angeles Times: When law student […]

Answered Prayers: Dal Shabet November Comeback is Coming!

–Wags might say, as Garfield T. Cat once put it, “Simple minds, simple pleasures.” But damnit, I really really love Dal Shabet.  Few institutions on earth, or even within the heady world of K-pop, are so dedicated to the distilment and distribution of effervescent euphoria as Dal Shabet. And last November’s comeback, “Have, Don’t Have” […]

The Question Is Perfection Itself

allkpop reports: Korean portal site DC Inside recently held a poll from the 8th to the 15th asking its users, “Which female  celebrity has the best proportioned face that doesn’t need to be  altered?”  –That question couldn’t be phrased today in the United States of America, for fear of the Star Chamber.  But the question is so […]

The Debt Crisis, Explained in Full

Give this guy Goodlatte’s or Cantor’s job–or Boehner’s.  Transcription from Human Events: Mr. Speaker: The debt limit exists for a simple reason: to assure that public debt isn’t recklessly piled up without Congress periodically acknowledging it and addressing the spending patterns that are causing it.  If a debt limit increase is supposed to be automatic, […]

Happy Birthday Jiyoon!

Having missed Soyeon’s birthday (the 5th) [Ed.:  Blasphemy!!!  –I figured out what I’d missed only an hour too late!  I’m sorrrrryyyy!!!) and KARA Nicole’s (the 7th–and praying she gets those contract issues positively resolved) it is now time, if not to right these outrageous wrongs, at least to salute the birthday of 4Minute’s most charismatic […]

Sign uh duh times, yo

Apocalypse Wow: People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. At about 9 a.m. Saturday, reports from across the country began pouring in that customers’ EBT cards […]

Boram, “Queen of Autotune” No More

Good God, our beloved Boram has suddenly blossomed into a full-on vocalist: In the double-A side track variously known in English as “I Know the Feeling”, “I Get the Feeling”, or “Because I Know”, Boram sings, she raps, she sings again– and all with a full-bodied authority we’ve simply never heard from her before. Vocal […]

The T-ara Comeback Pt. 01: “Number 9”

Terrific song! Sigh.  Kinda hate the video. [Ed.:  Don’t you hate it when that happens?] YESSS . . . . –Alright, from the get-go I’m thinking (videowise):  “Uh-oh, this looks like a bad KARA video, with a few set ideas from a bad f(X) video.” [Ed.:  You mean, “Like a KARA video, with a few […]

Only Connect: Sowell on the inarticulate GOP

Thomas Sowell on the GOP leadership’s lack of communication skills– or efforts.  In part: As the great economist Alfred Marshall once said, facts do not speak for themselves. If we are waiting for the Republicans to do the speaking, the country is in big trouble.  Democrats, by contrast, are all talk. They could sell refrigerators […]

아니에요, 감사합니다

Ne, today is 한글날, or Hangul Appreciation Day!  So, even though the 9th is already over in Korea, blessed home of the Hangeul alphabet and Land Of The Future, let us commemorate this sacred occasion in the history of the sacred Confucio-Christian Korean master race (suck it, Jews) by practicing our Korean script.  There is […]

DoubleAsideDoubleAside: T-ara “Number 9” times 2

The Iliad and the Odyssey.  Annie Hall and Manhattan.  The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments.  And now, now– T-ara has decided to go with a double title track  this time around! Ne, “Number 9” will be co-released with midtempo weeper “I Know the Feeling” on the tenth! Ah, the sublime return of […]

Ben Bernanke: the Miley Cyrus Remix

At le chateau, da GBFM(TM) writes: many of youz do not know this but BEN BERNAnKE originally WROTE da hit MILEY CYRUS SONG we cant’ stop: It’s our House (& Senate) we can do what we want It’s our Fed we can print what we want It’s our dollar we can bankrupt who we want […]

Still Crazy Like a Mia

Mia Farrow is at it again.  The most current comment at the moment (from “poopmenot”) at the Vanity Fair piece reads: So Mia casually marries a know playboy.Then divorce him and marries someone else’s husband. She then fills up the house with disable kids from all corners of the world. She’s not even sure who […]

T-ara “No. 9” Teaser No. 2

It’s like David Lynch, yo! OMG, and what’s with the “Roly Poly” glasses?!  And those “I Go Crazy For You” outfits?!  Are they referencing their whole career into this new masterpiece?!  OMG it’s like a self-referential timewarp loop-thingie!!  Is this a mélange of all the songs on the album?!  Or is this one big schizo mega single?  Or could […]