27.6.06

For the foxes

don't feel sorry for me.
I am a competent,
satisfied human being.

be sorry for the others
who
fidget
complain

who
constantly
rearrange their
lives
like
furniture.

juggling mates
and
attitudes

their
confusion is
constant

and it will
touch
whoever they
deal with.

beware of them:
one of their
key words is
"love."

and beware those who
only take
instructions from their
God

for they have
failed completely to live their own
lives.

don't feel sorry for me
because I am alone

for even
at the most terrible
moments
humor
is my
companion.

I am a dog walking
backwards

I am a broken
banjo

I am a telephone wire
strung up in
Toledo, Ohio

I am a man
eating a meal
this night
in the month of
September.

put your sympathy
aside.
they say
water held up
Christ:
to come
through
you better be
nearly as
lucky

Bukowski

25.6.06

IMAGES OF LAWYERS AND THE THREE STOOGES

This Article surveys several of the Three Stooges "shorts" dealing with law and lawyers, particularly the film Disorder in the Court. Professor Coyne provides a comedic portrayal of the courtroom through the lampoons of the Three Stooges.

According to film critic Leonard Maltin, an observation first made in a 1937 issue of Motion Picture Herald remains true today. "The public, upon which the screen depends for its existence, appears ... to be divided roughly into two groups, one composed of persons who laugh at the Three Stooges and the other made up of those who wonder why."

1. THE STOOGE VERSION OF LAW

Between 1934 and 1959, Columbia Studios released 190 short subjects starring the Three Stooges. Long before the advent of "coming attractions," these "shorts" were considered "curtain raisers," to be shown before the feature, full-length movie. Law-related puns and slanders aimed at lawyers are generously sprinkled throughout the Stooges' films.
If you have difficulty telling the Stooges apart, perhaps Jack Kerouac's descriptions will help. Moe is "mopish, mowbry, mope-mouthed, mealy and mad." Larry, on the other hand, is "goofhaired, mopplelipped, lisped, muxed and completely flunk." And, of course, Curly is the Stooge who loves to "muckle and yuckle and squeal."
To the extent that the Three Stooges portrayed their opinion of the legal system through their comedy films, we should not be surprised that Larry, Moe and Curly lampooned the law as they did. During their careers, the Stooges were in court often, and on occasion even got what they asked for (and I don't mean a ham sandwich, nyuk nyuk nyuk). The variety of their litigation, from divorces to intellectual property claims, gave the Three Stooges ample experience to create Disorder in the Court.

The Three Stooges

image copyright origial ownersHold That Lion! is notable for a cameo appearance by former Stooge, Curly Howard, younger brother of Shemp and Moe. He appears as a snoring passenger who the Stooges think is Ichabod Slipp, the man they are looking for. This was the only film that featured all three Howard brothers -- Moe, Curly, and Shemp -- in the same film.

22.6.06

TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS
XXX 30 PORN-STAR PORTRAITS

image copyright origial ownersTimothy Greenfield-Sanders (1952 Miami Beach, Florida ? lives and works in New York) is well-known for his portraits of personalities from the worlds of art, fashion, entertainment, sports and politics.

XXX 30 Porn Star Portraits contains texts by intellectuals like Gore Vidal (the preface), Nancy Fiday, JT Leroy, John Malkovich, Lou Reed, Salman Rushdie, John Waters. On the same theme of pornostars Greenfield-Sanders has also created a DVD, ?Thinking XXX? (produced by HBO, the same network as Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire) and a music CD ?XXX: Music from Thinking XXX? (the soundtrack from the film that includes, among others, tracks by Peaches, Ladytron, Mylo, Moderato and Lou Reed).

The cycle XXX 30 Porn Star Portraits features portraits of American porn stars shown in two different shots, one in the nude and one with clothing. Otherwise the two images are absolutely identical in terms of proportions, pose, expression, color of the monochrome backdrop. The classic reference to the famous work by Goya La Maja Vestida/La Maja Desnuda is clearly evident. What is striking about these portraits is the proud composure of the subjects, presented in life-size prints in the exhibition. The diptychs are made in two sizes: 50.8 x 81 cm in an edition of six multiples, and 147 x 223 cm in editions of three.

19.6.06

Journey on Alone

Find a friend to be with and stay in that relationship,
avoiding the dangers of hurting others.
Stay with your friend and become mindful and joyful.
If you can find no friend, then go on by yourself.
Better to carry on alone than live with the foolish.
Journey on alone, unconcerned, working no evil,
like the bull elephant in the jungle.

-Sunnata Vagga

Trust No One

To trust a stranger without investigation invites troubles
so endless that even descendants must endure them.

Without investigation, trust no one. Having investigated,
entrust a man with matters for which he is trustworthy.

To trust a man who has not been tested and to suspect a man
who has proven trustworthy lead alike to endless ills.

-Tirukkural 51: 508-510

17.6.06

Dean Martin: June 17, 1917 ~ December 25, 1995




I once shook hands with Pat Boone and my whole right side sobered up.

Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway

Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn. Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman?s Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive on what will be the nation?s most modern highway straight into the heart of America.
A good reason Bush does not want to secure the border with Mexico may be that the administration is trying to create express lanes for Mexican trucks to bring containers with cheap Far East goods into the heart of the U.S., all without the involvement of any U.S. union workers on the docks or in the trucks.
The Mexican trucks will cross border in FAST lanes, checked only electronically by the new ?SENTRI? system. The first customs stop will be a Mexican customs office in Kansas City, their new Smart Port complex, a facility being built for Mexico at a cost of $3 million to the U.S. taxpayers in Kansas City. As incredible as this plan may seem to some readers, the first Trans-Texas Corridor segment of the NAFTA Super Highway is ready to begin construction next year. Various U.S. government agencies, dozens of state agencies, and scores of private NGOs (non-governmental organizations) have been working behind the scenes to create the NAFTA Super Highway, despite the lack of comment on the plan by President Bush. The American public is largely asleep to this key piece of the coming ?North American Union? that government planners in the new trilateral region of United States, Canada and Mexico are about to drive into reality.

Lioness in zoo kills man who invoked God

KIEV (Reuters) - A man shouting that God would keep him safe was mauled to death by a lioness in Kiev zoo after he crept into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said on Monday.

"The man shouted 'God will save me, if he exists', lowered himself by a rope into the enclosure, took his shoes off and went up to the lions," the official said.

"A lioness went straight for him, knocked him down and severed his carotid artery."

The incident, Sunday evening when the zoo was packed with visitors, was the first of its kind at the attraction. Lions and tigers are kept in an "animal island" protected by thick concrete blocks.

15.6.06

June 15, 1937 -- February 13, 2002: Waylon Jennings

image copyright origial ownersWaylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 ? February 13, 2002) was a respected and influential American country music singer and guitarist, born in Littlefield, Texas.

He taught himself to play guitar at age eight, and formed his first band two years later. He worked as a DJ throughout his teen years, dropping out of high school to pursue a career in music. During his time working as a DJ, he met and befriended Buddy Holly.

On the night of February 3, 1959 (The Day the Music Died) the airplane carrying Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper) crashed outside of Mason City, Iowa, killing all passengers. Jennings had given his seat to Richardson, who had the flu and desperately needed rest. In his 1996 autobiography, Jennings admitted for the first time that in the years afterward, he felt severe guilt and responsibility for the crash. After Jennings gave up his seat, Holly had jokingly told him that he hoped the tour bus would stall. Jennings replied, with equal jocularity, that he hoped the plane would crash; these words would haunt him for years.

The legend of Screech's endowment

Dustin Diamond who played the infamous "Screech" on Saved By The Bell was on Howard Stern this morning, and of course Howard couldn?t wait to ask about the urban legend that he is massively hung. And it turns out it's no rumor, Screech has 10 inches! (unerect)

Screech was the quintessential "skinny and rubbery-faced nerd" on Saved By The Bell (clumsy, goofy, loud clothes, hot for science and chess). We love that he had this secret side to him all along. As one caller put it "who knew he was the one we should have focused on". Never underestimate a nerd.

Fez may be packing heat, but little old Screech has got him beat! More from the Stern interview below...

Diamond's girlfriend was there to verify and he talked about some unusual problems he's had with his giant size over the years. There was a funny line that when he was born his dad said he was "all nose and hose".

And he's had the typical messed up life of child star since the days of the show. He now lives in Wisconsin, has bad credit, is about to loose his house, and he has a website where he's selling t-shirts to try and save it. Get an autographed t-shirt from a child actor on the slide for only $20!

11.6.06

Survey: 24 percent between 18-50 tattooed

(A) study, scheduled to appear Monday on the Web site of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, provides perhaps the most in-depth look at tattoos since their popularity exploded in the early 1990s. The results suggest that 24 percent of Americans between 18 and 50 are tattooed; that's almost one in four. Two surveys from 2003 suggested just 15 percent to 16 percent of U.S. adults had a tattoo. But body art is more than just tattoos.
"Really, nowadays, the people who don't have them are becoming the unique ones," said Chris Keaton, a tattoo artist and president of the Baltimore Tattoo Museum.
About one in seven people surveyed reported having a piercing anywhere other than in the soft lobe of the ear, according to the study. That total rises to nearly one in three for the 18-to-29 set. Just about half ? 48 percent ? in that age category had either a tattoo or piercing. Given their youth, that suggests the percentage of people with body art will continue to grow, said study co-author Dr. Anne Laumann, a Northwestern University dermatologist. "They haven't had time to get their body piercing. They haven't had time to get their tattoo. They are just beginning to get into it and the number is already big," Laumann said. So why has body art become so popular? Laumann and others believe it allows people to broadcast to the world what they are all about. Others call it sign of rebellion or a rite of passage. The survey found nearly three-fourths of the pierced and nearly two-thirds of the tattooed made the leap before 24.

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10.6.06

Eatery's English-only sign raises ire

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A sign in a landmark Philadelphia restaurant asking customers to order in English is sparking controversy in the metropolis known as the "City of Brotherly Love."

The owner of Geno's Steaks said on Thursday that the sign, "This is America -- when ordering speak English," is intended to encourage immigrants to learn the language and assimilate into U.S. society, but one Latino activist said it's racist. The controversy comes amid a national debate over immigration in the United States. The U.S. Senate passed an immigration bill last month that includes a provision which would make English the national language. "They should be glad that I put the sign up. I'm trying to help them to speak English," said Joey Vento, 66, whose grandparents moved to the United States from Italy. "Without the English language, they are going to have a lot of problems in this country. "There is nobody who can say they are turned down because of the language," he added. "They can point if they want to." The sign, which Vento posted at his cheese steak restaurant about six months ago and says he has no intention of removing, has made some people angry. Roberto Santiago, executive director of Philadelphia's Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations, said he was "appalled" by the policy. "I think what's coming out of his mouth is racist," said Santiago. "He is saying, 'I don't like these brown faces in my community and I will do everything I can to get them out of there.'" Santiago said he has urged Latinos to boycott Geno's Steaks, a fixture in South Philadelphia's Little Italy neighborhood which has seen an influx of Hispanic immigrants in recent years. Vento denied that anyone would be refused service if they ordered one of the sliced beef-and-cheese sandwiches, a famed bit of cuisine in the Quaker-founded "City of Brotherly Love," in a language other than English. Tony Luke, co-owner of competitor Tony Luke's restaurant, said Vento has taken "too much of a hard line" with non-English-speaking customers. "You can't be expected to learn English in a week," he said. "We will be a lot more tolerant than that."

Ligers


Long ago, outside the old city of Singapore, which was considered to be the city of Lions, there was reported to be giant brown beasts. This was before the Asiatic lion was reduced to such low numbers that their are now less than 200 left in the Gir forest. This huge animal might just be an explanation for this myth, for he is neither a lion nor a tiger, but he is about the size of both of them combined. The liger is the world's largest big cat. An average male liger weighs over 900 pounds and standing almost 12 feet tall.

The reason that they are called a liger is because the father was a lion and the mother was a tiger. If the situation was reversed and the mother was a lion and the father was a tiger, he would be called a tigon, and would be a dwarf instead of a giant. A fully grown tigon is usually less that 350lbs. Ligers are not sterile, and they can reproduce. If a liger were to reproduce with a tiger, it would be called a titi, and if it were to reproduce with a lion, it would be call a lili.

Ligers are not something we planned on having. We have lions and tigers living together in large enclosures. We had no idea how well one of the lion boys was getting along with a tiger girl. Low and behold, she had giant brown babies, and we knew we had ourselves some ligers.

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9.6.06

On Immigration

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith, becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

~ Theodore Roosevelt 1907

3.6.06

Stemming the tide

After another vacation, our representatives and senators are now back at work in Washington with the promise that they will finally do something about the overflow of 11 million illegal immigrants slipping into this country for the past 15 years. Arkansas felt the problem. Between 1990 and 2000, Arkansas had the fourth-fastest growth of immigrants in the United States. The Immigration and Naturalization Service estimates that the number of illegal immigrants in Arkansas increased from 5,000 to 27,000. Most of this growth is in Northwest Arkansas where chicken companies are operating. These new immigrants make up 5 percent of the work force ? one out of every four farm workers, one in every six cleaning workers and one in every seven construction workers. Last week in the streets of the big cities, thousands of the illegal immigrants (500,000 in Los Angeles alone) held rallies opposing any laws that might kick them out of the country. The Catholic Church helped them with their demonstrations. While the new illegal immigrants can?t vote, the Latinos who are citizens usually vote for Republicans, which explains why the Bush administration has done almost nothing to stop the overflow. Naturally, the Democrats wish the Latinos would get on their side, and so to date they have hesitated to do anything to stop the overflow, especially with the elections coming up this November. The president?s idea was to sort of legalize the illegal immigrants and let them stay here for a few more years, but then they would have to go home. If they came back, they would have to do it legally. The problem is that the National Immigration Forum says it is simply impossible to round up and deport 11 million people. Sens. John McCain, who would like to be president, and Edward Kennedy got together and came up with a plan that would let the immigrants work and not have to go back home. As you might think, restaurants, hotels and farmers liked their idea.

Six Immigration myths

The trouble with the debate over immigration is that sophisms and bumper sticker slogans too often crowd out serious discussion. According to a whole host of polls, Americans of all ethnic groups understand that the system is broken and would like it reformed. Yet a series of myths has risen up around the immigration policy status quo in order to sustain it; these must be refuted in the interest of the majority that supports reform.

Immigration cannot be restricted because America is a nation of immigrants. There are a variety of problems with this position, which nevertheless packs emotional force with Americans who are either immigrants themselves or their descendants and do not wish to appear hypocritical or callous toward their heritage. First, it is on its own terms a non sequitur. Just because immigration has built a nation, it does not logically follow that said nation forever has limitless capacity to absorb new immigrants.

Second, insofar as it is true - at least in the literal sense - the same can be said of virtually all nations. Population movements have created nations other than the United States, albeit often more slowly. Third, to a certain extent this isn't even true literally. A majority of Americans were born here, and born to native-born parents. Moreover, Professor Samuel Huntington has observed that there is a distinction between settlers and immigrants. Settlers came to what we now know as America in the 17th and 18th centuries to form new societies; they had no interest in assimilating into the societies that were already there, and indeed they often fought with and displaced them. By contrast, immigrants move from one society to become members of another. Thus, settlers built America and immigrants came later to join and assimilate into the society they created. Approximately half our population to this day is descended from these settlers.

So what's the point of this? Simply that America has historically been a specific nation with a common language and culture - it is not simply a place built by whoever happens to want to be here. Americans are not violating any part of their national creed by acting to preserve this nation and expecting new immigrants to assimilate.

Immigrants - even illegal ones - only take the jobs that Americans won't do. Sigh. One doesn't get very far in an immigration discussion without hearing this argument. Some go so far as to suggest that this should be an argument for open borders. Others only use it to support their claim that mass immigration has no deleterious economic impact.

Of course, the key caveat is that immigrants only take the jobs that Americans won't do at the current wage rate. This says nothing about what Americans would do if wages for lower-skilled jobs were raised. Because the post-1965 wave of immigrants takes a disproportionate amount of these jobs, it is primarily the poorest Americans who see their wages and job opportunities reduced. According to a study by the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council, immigration between 1980 and 1994 was responsible for 44 percent of the reduction in wages paid to high school dropouts. Low-skilled immigration thus can depress wages, increasing both the number of jobs that Americans won't take and can't get.

Immigration is good for the economy. Ironically, points 3 and 4 are often made by the same people even though they are in many respects contradictory - immigration theoretically helps the economy by increasing labor supply and reducing labor costs. It is also true that some immigrants have skills the U.S. economy is lacking and thus are quite economically beneficial. There is also some truth to the claim that immigrants make as well as take jobs - some immigrants do indeed create jobs.

But the question is not what specific immigrants do or what immigration under another policy might do. It is what the present immigration wave as a whole and those who will continue to be allowed in by current policy in practice will do to the economy that matters most in this discussion. The National Research Council study mentioned above actually found that the economic benefit of current immigration is minimal and the cost to lower-income American and taxpayers in high-immigration areas is significant. Public policy shunts skilled immigrants aside to devote slots for family reunification. Sure, this helps some employers who are looking for a steady supply of cheap labor. Immigrants most likely to create jobs often find it difficult to get in. But if these same employers had to instead modernize or improve productivity, the gains to the overall economy would likely outweigh this advantage.

Opposition to high levels of immigration is necessarily motivated by racism or xenophobia. Given that leading advocates of immigration reform are themselves immigrants, it is by no means a given that xenophobia is a prerequisite for supporting immigration reform. It is actually defenders of high levels of immigration who seek to continually preserve what amounts to a disproportionately minority low-wage servant class. Moreover, the negative economic consequences of current immigration policies fall heaviest on minority Americans.

The Center for Immigration Studies Steven Camarota provided one example in the fall 1998 issue of The Public Interest when he cited a study of the Harlem labor market by Katherine Newman and Chauncy Lennon of Harvard University. According to this article, they "found that 41 percent of the immigrants in their sample of low-wage workers were able to find jobs within one year, while only 14 percent of native-born blacks were able to do so. The authors conclude that immigrants fare better in the low-wage labor market because employers see them as better workers." Similarly, in a recent cover story for The American Conservative, J.P. Zmirak recalled open borders enthusiasts making racist remarks to support their preference for the immigrants admitted under policies they favored over native-born minorities.

Historically, America has generally experienced intermittent immigration. Waves of new immigrants were followed by pauses during which these immigrants were assimilated. We have not had a pause since immigration laws were liberalized in 1965 and have been admitted upwards of 1 million people a year in recent years. In order to promote assimilation and prevent cultural balkanization, such a pause is needed now. With the mechanisms that once assimilated immigrants now in disrepair, a pause is needed more than ever.

In addition to the social reasons for immigration reduction, the post-9/11 era points to another reason: Our borders are out of control and we need time to reestablish order. We need to reevaluate our admissions process to scrutinize who gets in and enforce this process through a system of deportations. All of the above are broken. This leads us into the sixth myth.

Immigration does not really pose any national security concerns. How often do we hear that we can't combat international terrorist cells by targeting immigrant busboys? This completely ignores the fact that the system is having great difficulty telling the difference; anyone can waltz through an open door.

Joel Mowbray pointed out in a National Review cover story that the visa applications of the 9/11 hijackers should have been rejected on their face. Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin has cataloged specific immigration system failures that kept suspected Beltway sniper John Lee Malvo in the country; her first-rate book Invasion contains many similar examples. Immigrants and foreign visitors may be mostly law-abiding, but there are systemic inadequacies that are producing preventable errors with great consequences.

Myths that mischaracterize the motives of immigration reformers and the reasons for reform prevent a reasonable discussion of what is right and wrong about current immigration policy. More importantly, they prevent successful efforts to fix what is wrong. The second part of this article will focus on more such myths. Only by debunking them can the immigration debate proceed productively.

Where the Death Numbers Come From?

There is no magic to coming up with the number of coalition dead from our war on Iraq . Our sources are not secret. In fact, our primary source is the U.S. government. Any private individual or news organization who wishes to keep track of war dead gets their information from this same source. Whenever a death occurs, CENTCOM (the United States Central Command in Tampa , FL ) issues a brief news release that gives the bare facts about the incident: when it happened, how it happened, and the soldier?s regiment, if known. The only information not provided at this point is the soldier?s name. These releases are published regularly on the Internet at: http://www.centcom.mil/ After the soldier?s relatives are notified of the death, the U.S. Department of Defense then issues its own news release that gives the soldier?s name, age, unit and hometown. Again, these can be found on the Internet here: http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/ The trouble with this system of notification, however, is that the government provides no tally of those releases. That is why this web site was developed... to provide information that has been scrupulously culled from government sources and cross-checked against other existing lists to ensure the most accurate and complete accounting of deaths that we can possibly assemble.

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Ethnic Nationalism

"Our duty is to take back what is ours," reads the Internet page, "even if it means carrying out total genocide."

Standard fare, perhaps, for your garden-variety white supremacist Web sites. But there's a twist. The sentiment comes this time not from any neo-Nazi or Klan page, but from the message board of La Voz de Aztlan, the racist and anti-Semitic Web magazine of a tiny group of extremist Chicanos in Los Angeles. "Aztlan" is the mythical Aztec homeland that supposedly existed in Mexico and the southwestern United States before the Spanish conquest of 1519. And though La Voz's members number at most a dozen, they hope to take the entire territory back. Adopting pseudonyms like Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcoatl, they have even established a "provisional government," apparently anticipating chaos after the coming revolution. La Voz de Aztlan's articles go way, way past mainstream Latino concerns, railing against "Nazi" Jews, "demonic" lesbians and "the Jew/Gay Democratic Party." The site approvingly quotes ancient Aztec law, requiring disembowelment for homosexuals. It blames Jews for political problems in Los Angeles and even provides the entire text of the infamous anti-Semitic forgery, Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Worse, though, are the message boards. "Kill any Raza [Latina] woman," writes one participant, "who mixes her blood with either white trash or ... nigger scum." When queried by the Intelligence Report, La Voz's editors denied any anti-Semitism, writing anonymously via E-mail that they were not endorsing the Protocols but offering them up for "analysis and discussion only." Publishing the Protocols, they argued, "is not any different from the ploys that ... [TV trash-talk show host] Jerry Springer uses for his ratings."

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2.6.06

Dark Side of Oz

It will probably take you a few tries to get the synch lined up just right so be patient. First load the Dark Side of the Moon CD into your CD player and hit PLAY (>) and then immediately hit PAUSE (II) so it is cued up and ready to roll. Be sure also to set your CD player to continuous replay. This in most CD players is done by hitting the "REPEAT" button twice. Hitting it once will repeat only the presently playing track so hit the button two (2) times and it will replay the CD over and over. The CD will play roughly two and a quarter times through the entire length of the movie. Now start the video and get past all the preview junk (about five minutes worth on the THX voersion) at the beginning and watch for the BLACK & WHITE MGM lion to roar.
I've done this experiment quite a few times, and I'll have to admit that there are a lot of coincidental events and themes. Although Pink Floyd has never admitted to doing such a thing (except Roger, who stays quiet when asked), there are just a few points that should be examined. I guess you'll just have to come to your own conclusion. It's just the way it is with this band. But one thing this experiment does do is bring the theme of The Dark Side to life, whether it was intentional or not. In other words, IT'S WORTH DOING! This page was brought to life to explore a possible theme for this great controversy. Hope you enjoy the show!

After the BLACK &WHITE MGM Lion roars for the THIRD (3rd) time IMMEDIATELY hit the play button on the CD player. Be sure to turn down the sound on the TV because the dialogue and original soundtrack are not necessary for this experiment. "The Dark Side of the Moon" will provide all the sound you need. For your most enjoyment make sure you get number one in the list below exactly right. Don't worry if you have to restart it a few times. The effect is worth the trouble. I have discovered some problems with a few of the compact stereos with the CD player on the top. They either do not have a "repeat" function or the response is a bit delayed.. Therefore your results after the first playthrough will probably vary from this list. Just get the first one listed below correct and you will at least get the first and best playthough just fine.

1.6.06

Marilyn Monroe -- June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962



Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.

Marilyn Monroe