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Why it’s just like the Nazis

Here is a quote from Wikipedia about Godwin’s Law, linked here:

Godwin’s law (also known as Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies or Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies) is an argument made by Mike Godwin in 1990 that has become an Internet adage. It states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” In other words, Godwin observed that, given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably makes a comparison to Hitler and the Nazis.

Godwin’s Law is funny, and it may also be too much of a limitation to be a true “Law,” because something like the Nazis could happen again, and we’d hate to be unable to raise an alarm bell about it, because we had to follow the “law.”  Nevertheless, it is a useful tool for learning good rhetoric.  Anyway, I want to propose another law that should advance the cause of good rhetoric.

It seems that any online discussion about Wall Street malfeasance, nasty financiers, greedy hedge fund managers, Grover Norquist or unscrupulous bankers will eventually devolve into some commentator accusing the unwholsome individual of having a small penis.  I think that is the equivalent of saying that every male that is under six feet tall has anger management problems, or every female with small breasts beats her children.  Maybe ‘small penis’ is a fine insult and I just don’t get it, but I’m proposing my law regardless.

The law is that any discussion about a nasty man will eventually reach a point where someone suggests that the man has a small penis, and at this point the conversation has lost usefulness.

Deep Fried Hypocrites

“Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?”  Well, certainly not Malcolm Gladwell, Arianna Huffington or Megan McArdle.  However they are gathered together with a few others on S.H.A.M.E., which stands for, “Shame the Hacks who Abuse Media Ethics.”  This website is all about exposing conflicts of interest, covert media operatives and hidden agendas.  If you like your hypocrites deep fried, then check it out.  The site has a disturbing pitch for contributions, but it is possible to get past it.

For more about, “three people who have never been in my kitchen,” start here and here.

skitlz canon

ten superior skitlz releases from my private collection.

1. poolside party
this is the best mix ever made. it is extremely x-rated and not appropriate for all audiences. which makes it even more awesomely degrading. from 2004, but i am sure it’s actually from 2104. the man knows how to rock a mix. this will make anyone take their clothes off within five minutes.

2. flip flop
this is the only entry here that is a dvd. two dvds actually. best skitlz archive footage. it was late 2006. skitlz without a serato and only the vinyl. and he cuts it so hard. the man is a machine, looping with his bare hands. two dvds and nothing but winners.

3. bottle breaks
this pair of tapes contains skitlz and i mixing together in our earliest session ever. amazing history here. it happened the same month as the untitled mix from skitlz, 1998. the two djs can make your headache appear before it disappears. the mass transit soldiers willing to execute ideas to perform.

4. malfunction junction
this cd has been painted emergency orange, which emphasizes the theme tremendously. 2005 was the year it came out. a 2 disc set. in the intro he promises “twinkie cakes with nice frosting on ’em” and proceeds to deliver. this cd doubles as a doorstop and a ufo. transportation to other worlds.

5. the original fruit
a best of skitlz mix that was put together in 2003 and 2004. contains many of the classic skitlz flavors from the early zeroes and even earlier. skitlz has become the original fruit sexy tv commercials notwithstanding. don’t believe the hype, skitlz is pure sugar and pure madness.

6. transteq
this disc has all the drops and all the tracks. so fresh. compiled and released in 2005 it has so many wicked mixes. the “nicotine downtempo version” one is mad genius. ladykillers drops were tight too. you have no idea how deep skitlz gets in the mix. truth truth truth. and more.

7. play it by ear
the cover of this one is modified from an actual party game of the same name. under price it says “is right bitch” which makes sense. it is from 2002. play it by ear will also not be understood until the distant future. it’s hard to be in the present when the future holds so much skitlz promise.

8. ethology
this is a laid back long mix. dropped in november 2003. funky smoke rings. skitlz is gonna help y’all see clear. for sho. recombined sounds and phrases to the point of insanity. ethology is especially diabolical for its choppiness and sheer cheek slapping vocabulary to the high power.

9. the kalcuelater
a versatile and well organized effort from 2003. highlights include track four “listen to learn – learn to listen” for real. track four is the best. no question. track four. the rest will give you brain damage, and that might be better than living in 2012 united states.

10. (untitled)
this cassette from march 1998 is wicked fresh. skitlz in his formative period. texas chainsaw, ted bundy, billy the fridge, more than you can handle. why doesn’t this have a name? because there was really no enterprise at that time. too early. no marketing department. skitlz inc.

i guess the bottom line is:
skitlz is a fucking genius.
everyone else take a step back…