M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - June 29th, 2016
Mashups You Can't Get Already!
By DJ Useo
I always sign up to get notices when people I "follow" post new mashups. I have a huge appetite daily for bootleg mixes, & I can easily listen while I work on art projects. I've found I actually focus better on working when music is playing. Thus, I often get to hear tracks right after they've posted. By the time they get cease & desisted later in the day, I've already had plenty of time to enjoy repeat plays of the mp3.
Even though you won't be able to hear them, here's six nifty mashups to demonstrate what gets removed immediately. All the mashup hosts have that little link button to click in case of copyright infringement, ( Even though we post legally under "common creation" law ) & people click it for all kinds of reasons. One time I got ninety "cease & desist" letters in one day. ( !!! ) Let's begin now. -
01 - MArgereen102 - "Gettysburg Wrong Address" ( Abraham Lincoln vs Wolverine )
( hearthis.at/thNe55762 )
02 - iStoleThis - "Ultra Fish Sticks" ( Chollie The Tuner vs Sleepy Joe )
( hearthis.at/aliens4638 )
03 - DJ Appetizer - "Chortle On A Plate" ( Heh Heh Heh vs Ha Ha Ha )
( soundcloud.com/noogle/69372 )
04 - DJ Bear - "Raising The Mortality Rot" ( The Ranger vs Yo! Gee )
( soundcloud.com/akonofswat/0-389479 )
05 - Mighty Bo Yung - "Kaiju Von Smaiju" ( Khing Khong vs Modzilla )
( www.hulkshare.com/lol123456 )
05 - Mde Ths At Wrk - "Chewing & Dancing" ( Lunch Bandits vs Supper Wranglers )
( www.hulkshare.com/splunge9472830 )
06 - DJ Voter Suppression w/ Gusto - "Placebo Ballots" ( Rodham vs Drumpf )
( hearthis.at/nsafbicia/0373850 )
Before I go, here's a fine track that actually is still there. ( for now, he typed ominously ) -Happy Cat Disco ( w/ a Panos T video ) - Justin Timberlake vs 1980's ( Can't Stop The 80's )
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkEClOBiTlA )
I'll catch you next week with some more cool mashups.
REIHAN SALAM and ROB RICHIE: How to Make Congress Bipartisan (NY Times)
Try as you might, you're not going to carve out many winnable districts for Republicans in New York City and the West Coast, and you're not going to elect many Democrats in rural America. The resulting lockdown of the House is breathtaking. Last year, 98 percent of House incumbents were re-elected, and 402 of 435 races were won by more than 10 percent.
National Popular Vote
The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Michele Hanson: I'd rather crawl around in squalor than go into a care home (The Guardian)
It's all very well being told about the 'shocking' findings in these places - when are the authorities actually going to do something about it?
Jamelle Bouie: America Last (Slate)
Trump will choose his ego over democracy every time.
Christina Cauterucci: Menswear Company Fred Perry Forced to Denounce Skinheads and Alt-Right Bigots Who Love Golf Shirts (Slate)
They could theoretically take firmer stances against bigotry by donating a portion of the profits from the affiliated products to an organization that fights hate groups. What Proud Boy would sport a Fred Perry shirt if it signified money flowing to, say, the Council on American-Islamic Relations? At minimum, if only for P.R. reasons, they might want to choose a different model to sport the black and yellow polo on the Fred Perry site, one who doesn't look angry and pale enough to be a willing Proud Boy recruit.
Maxwell C. Reddig: 5 Movie Adaptations That Completely Missed The Point (Cracked)
When a book gets popular enough, the author may get to see their vision reenacted on a giant screen by attractive people with bizarrely perfect teeth. What could be cooler than that? Well, for starters, it might be "cool" if the adaptation didn't completely reverse the point the writer was trying to make in the first place. But that happens. Often. Hey, here's to all the creatives who got screwed by Hollywood, and only got millions and millions of dollars in return.
Brendan P. Foht: "Snob Rock: Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Yes, and the intellectual ambitions of prog rockers" (National Review)
The rise of prog rock shows that it is possible to have artistically ambitious and intellectually sophisticated modern music that embraces and draws on rather than rebelling against artistic tradition, and even that such music can have a large popular following. But prog's fall from popularity and its critical rejection suggest just how much currency the more primal and raw emotions have, both for the masses and (especially, ironically) for those who purport to speak seriously about arts and culture.
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Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp
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"HEAL THE SICK."
THE SAVAGE WING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!
"PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS"
"PRUNE WHIP" WILL KILL US ALL.
HOW TO DEFEAT THE ZOMBIES.
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In The Chaos Household
Not quite as hot. Not quite as humid. Still quite cranky.
AT&T Plays Both Sides
The next big episode in America's ongoing net-neutrality saga occurs this week, and it already has a surprising twist.
On Wednesday, hundreds of internet companies - from Amazon and Google to PornHub and several lesser-known ones - will stage an online protest billed as the "Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality."
When the day kicks off, those participants will be joined, at least nominally, by one of the companies in their crosshairs: AT&T. The telecom giant on Tuesday said in a blog post it will join the action.
The company did not say exactly what it will do to support the protest. Other companies plan to post prominent alerts, banner ads, videos, and other calls to action on their websites in support of the Federal Communication Commission's current net-neutrality rules, which new FCC chairman Ajit Pai (R-Comcast), a free-market Republican, is trying to repeal. The protest is being coordinated by left-leaning advocacy groups Fight for the Future, Free Press, and Demand Progress, all of which support the current rules.
Passed in 2015 under then-chairman Tom Wheeler, a Democrat, those rules bar internet service providers like AT&T from blocking, throttling, or prioritizing access to particular sites or services. They are grounded in Title II of the Communications Act, which gives the FCC authority over public utility-like "common carriers." As part of those rules, the agency reclassified AT&T and other broadband providers as common carriers.
Getting A New Voice
Kermit the Frog
There's a frog in a lot of throats across the country as news has circulated that Kermit the Frog is getting a new voice.
ABC News and The Hollywood Reporter
A Muppets Studio spokeswoman told the outlets that longtime Muppets performer Matt Vogel will be taking over the role. Vogel has voiced such characters as Big Bird, Robin the Frog and The Count.
In addition to Kermit, Whitmire had voiced grumpy critic Statler, Rizzo the Rat, the always-startled Beaker and other characters for the Muppets.
Kermit the Frog
Madonna was hailed as a "symbol of a motherly spirit" by Malawi President Peter Mutharika after the American singer opened a children's hospital named after her adopted daughter Mercy James.
The Mercy James Institute for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care located in Blantyre, Malawi's second-largest city, is the first such facility built in the country by Madonna's charity Raising Malawi.
The singer adopted Malawian children David Banda and Mercy James in 2006 and 2009 respectively and twins Esther and Stella Mwale earlier this year. She has two other children, Lourdes and Rocco, from previous relationships.
Speaking at the event, Mercy James drew applause and ululation from the crowd after saying: "Many kids and many lives will be saved. Thank you mum, you're the bomb."
Madonna established the non-profit Raising Malawi charity in 2006 to provide health and education, particularly for girls. The charity has built 10 schools in Malawi, according to its website.
An anti-migrant billboard campaign by the Hungarian government that uses the image of U.S. financier George Soros is "reminiscent of Europe's darkest hours", Soros' spokesman said on Tuesday.
The billboards and full-page media ads that have appeared across Hungary depict a smiling Soros - a vocal critic of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government - and the caption: "Don't let Soros have the last laugh."
Some Soros billboards have been defaced with graffiti that reads "stinking Jew". Soros, 86, is a Hungarian Jew who emigrated after World War Two, made his fortune in the United States and has long supported groups promoting liberal, democratic and open-border values in eastern Europe.
Michael Vachon, spokesperson for Soros, condemned the billboard campaign as "anti-European" and said it also misrepresented the financier's views on migration.
Orban, a rightwing nationalist, has often clashed with the European Union in the past, most recently over his clampdown on foreign-funded NGOs.
'Fox & Friends'
When Fox & Friends-Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) favorite morning show-pushed a story Monday about former FBI Director James Comey leaking classified information, the president was quick to tweet about it.
"A brand new bombshell report accuses Comey of putting our national security at risk, according to The Hill the FBI director's personal memos detailing private conversations with Donald Trump contained top secret information," a Fox host said in a video Trump retweeted.
The president followed that retweet with a post of his own, reading, "James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!"
But as The Washington Post pointed out Monday, the Fox & Friends report was misleading. The Post wrote that while there were reportedly seven total Comey memos, just four apparently contained information that was considered "secret" or "confidential"-not "top secret"-and there is no evidence the memo the former FBI director sent to a friend contained classified information. Comey indicated under oath the memo he shared did not have classified information, and his friend told CNN Monday that "no memo was given to me that was marked 'classified.'"
Fox & Friends acknowledged the mistake on Tuesday in a very brief segment; it did not apologize.
'Fox & Friends'
Pervy Doctor Pleads Guilty
A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing child pornography, admitting he tried to get rid of the evidence last fall while police were investigating allegations that he had sexually assaulted young female athletes.
Dr. Larry Nassar pleaded guilty to three charges in federal court in Grand Rapids in western Michigan. Each could land him in prison for up to 20 years.
He is awaiting trial on charges in three separate cases alleging that he sexually molested a total of nine girls, including eight who were gymnasts seeking treatment for injuries. He has pleaded not guilty, and his attorney, Shannon Smith, said Nassar intends to proceed to trial in those cases.
Nassar was a sports medicine specialist at Michigan State, especially in treating gymnasts in the region. He also worked for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.
In addition to the three pending criminal cases in Michigan, Nassar is being sued by more than 100 women or girls who have made similar claims against him.
What Conflict Of Interest?
Jared Kushner (R-Nepotism) tried and failed to secure a $500m loan from one of Qatar's richest businessmen, before pushing his father-in-law to toe a hard line with the country, it has been alleged.
This intersection between Mr Kushner's real estate dealings and his father-in-law's international issues highlights the difficulties of an administration besiged with an unprecedented number of conflicts of interest.
Early in his real estate career, Mr Kushner purchased a building at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York for $1.8bn - a record-setting deal at the time.
These days, however, more than a quarter of the office space in the building is vacant. According to The New York Times, the building has not generated enough to pay its debts in several years, forcing Kushner Companies to cover the multimillion-dollar difference.
In 2015 - while Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) was firing up his presidential campaign - Mr Kushner was working with his biological father to keep the property from going underwater. The men zeroed in on Qatari billionaire sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani (HBJ) as a potential investor.
UK State Visit Delayed
Donald Trump's (R-Buffoon) state visit to the UK will take place next year, senior Government sources have told The Independent.
It is also possible the US President may make an unofficial visit before then, possibly to one of his two golf courses in Scotland.
Mr Trump's state visit to the UK appeared to have been axed after officials failed to mention it in the Queen's speech, but a spokesman for Number 10 told The Independent this was because a date hasn't yet been chosen.
Theresa May invited Mr Trump to visit the UK after they were pictured holding hands together at the White House earlier this year.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 3-9. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.43 million.
2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.13 million.
3. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 6.84 million.
4. "Little Big Shots: Forever Young," NBC, 6.72 million.
5. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 6.39 million.
6. "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks," NBC, 6.36 million.
7. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 6.15 million.
8. "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS, 6.09 million.
9. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 5.50 million.
10. "American Ninja Warrior," NBC, 5.09 million.
11. "NCIS," CBS, 5.06 million.
12. "Dateline Friday," NBC, 5.04 million.
13. "Life in Pieces," CBS, 4.90 million.
14. "America's Got Talent" (Friday), NBC, 4.78 million.
15. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 4.75 million.
16. "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks" (10 p.m.), NBC, 4.73 million.
17. "Steve Harvey's Funderdome," ABC, 4.68 million.
18. "Bull," CBS, 4.64 million.
19. "Hawaii Five-O," CBS, 4.62 million.
20. "$100,000 Pyramid," ABC, 4.61 million.