Saturday, December 18, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

More Sanity Pics: Ozzy

Me and My Sign

Illegal alien with More Sanity, Less Hannity 
sign on back (yours truly, thebassguy!)

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

Great signs abound, and amazing talent  
line-up incl. Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello), 
Sheryl Crow, Cat Stevens, Mavis Staples, John Legend,  
Tony Bennett & Mythbuster guys.

Jon & Stephen onstage

Rally to Restore Sanity Pictures: 
Jon & Stephen thanking the 
crowd near the end

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity was INSANE! Best Daily Show EVER

great time had by us and most of the folks there!  amazing and varied musical talent and a great
message as well.  Thanks Jon, Stephen and the cast & to follow...More Sanity, Less Hannity!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

B-2 Bombers of Gold

What a B-2 bomber would cost, in materials, if it were built of solid gold
$.8 billion
What it will actually cost U.S. taxpayers as currently constructed
$2.3 billion

Golf or Water?

Amount of water it would take, per day, to support 4.7 billion people at the UN daily minimum
2.5 billion gallons
Amount of water used, per day, to irrigate the world’s golf courses
2.5 billion gallons

Sunday, September 26, 2010

More "Sanity", Less Hannity!

Pick a side & come on out!

New Rule: with Bill Maher

Bill Maher
Posted: September 24, 2010 08:50 AM

New Rule: The next rich person who publicly complains about being vilified by the Obama administration must be publicly vilified by the Obama administration. It's so hard for one person to tell another person what constitutes being "rich", or what tax rate is "too much." But I've done some math that indicates that, considering the hole this country is in, if you are earning more than a million dollars a year and are complaining about a 3.6% tax increase, then you are by definition a greedy asshole.  READ the REST at HuffPo!

Friday, September 17, 2010


(thx, Hullabaloo & BlueAmericaPac!)

A Tornado in Brooklyn -whoa dude!

(thx, Mr. Terron Wood!)

The world’s smallest stop-motion animation character: Dot.

Professor Fletcher’s invention of the CellScope, which is a Nokia device with a microscope attachment, was the inspiration for a teeny-tiny film created by Sumo Science at Aardman. It stars a 9mm girl called Dot as she struggles through a microscopic world. All the minuscule detail was shot using CellScope technology and a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics.  SEE THE awesome VIDEO!
and the MAKING of it.(thanks, Nokia!)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

No Accepted Medical Use? Yes We Cannabis!

The latest video from takes a look at the federal Schedule I classification of marijuana.
See the VIDEO!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Bubble in Space

This is the Bubble Nebula, located in the Cassiopeia constellation, over 11,000 light-years away.
The image on top is a new one.  WTF is this???  Read MORE HERE!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

OK, the Allman Brothers Band, ANIMATED

Ok, the Allman Brothers Band.... from Brett Underhill on Vimeo.

this is sick!  Gotta get a HardBargain cartoon vid! 
(thanks, Warren Haynes & the ABB and Brett Underhill!)

Been There, done that.

great post from Brady Bonk, Ketchup is A Vegetable:

Every time I hear one of these TP wackadoodles talk about how we need to lessen the reach of the federal government and how the federal government is only supposed to provide an army or whatnot, I can’t help but wonder what the hell history classes they had growing up. Because one of the first lessons I think you ever learn once you start studying history is that, guess what, buttmunch, this notion of a strictly limited federal government and then the states individually get to decide everything else? WE TRIED THAT ALREADY. IT DIDN’T WORK. READ all about it....(thanks, KIAV!)

Hens Gotta Lay

What's wrong with this picture?

United Breaks Guitars


Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wisdom from Driftglass

Someone once said that there are only two kinds of Republicans; millionaires and chumps.

But there is a third kind: self-loathing minority group outliers who are willing to sell their own people to the wingnut mob in exchange for 30 pieces of silver and a pat on the head from people who hate them.
(thanks, Driftglass! I was just thinkin the same thang)

State Lotteries: Revenue from the Poor & stupid

The Poor Tax: I find it so sad to see those with no money to waste, spending on
state lotteries.  Most players seem to be lower socioeconomic classes, so they are the only ones that pay this tax. Their kids need shoes, clothes, proper food, yet the state advertises the Million$ they could win.  I guess the states need the money and the poor are happy to pay it. Now lets cut those taxes for the rich folk and
major corporations. I feel so sorry for them.

Best Sunspot Shot EVER!

NO it's NOT what you think...get your mind outta the gutter!
"This photo of a sunspot is now the most detailed ever obtained in visible light," according to Ciel et l'Espace. In September, the publication will publish several more photos of the Sun taken with BBSO's new adaptive optics system. READ MORE (Thanks, Big Bear Observatory!)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Defeat the Right in Three Minutes

It's evidently all about Cheap Labor!

Have you got three minutes. Because that's all you need to learn how to defeat the Republican Right. Just read through this handy guide and you'll have everything you need to successfully debunk right-wing propaganda.

It's really that simple. First, you have to beat their ideology, which really isn't that difficult. At bottom, conservatives believe in a social hierarchy of "haves" and "have nots" that I call "corporate feudalism". They have taken this corrosive social vision and dressed it up with a "respectable" sounding ideology. That ideology is pure hogwash, and you can prove it.  READ IT HERE. (thanks, ConceptualGorilla!)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Self Employment TAX?? WTF

ok, a rant,
hey what's the deal with the "self-employment tax"?? can we please ditch this? 
I'm not talkin about INCOME earned through self employment (freelance), but the 15% off the top.....then to tax the actual income....why aren't those taxhaters freakin out about this?

Anyone know if other countries have such a ridiculous thing? Who came up with this and can we throw stuff at them in public? I'm no teabagger and have no problem payin lots in tax & getting lots of groovy things in return, but if you say it out loud it sounds sick and twisted.....let's say it out loud...SELF - EMPLOYMENT.....TAX.   see?  WTF?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cows Cows & more Cows!

This is SICK!  (thanks, Dutch Mechanic & I Can Has Internets!)

Coke's "Vitamin Water" under Fire

The bottle sort of looks like medicine to me!
In a staggering feat of twisted logic, lawyers for Coca-Cola are defending the lawsuit by asserting that "no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage."
John Robbins lays it out. Sugar-water, anyone?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

You GO girl! Sherrod to SUE Breitbart

SAN DIEGO — Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week. 
READ ALL ABOUT IT! (thanks, HuffPo!)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Weapon of Mass Communications (WMC's)

This is someone else's variation of my invention....which is not a stencil but an
actual self-inking stamper that resembles a briefcase.
When you push down on the handle it leaves an imprint on the sidewalk, wall, etc.
The version shown here would be much easier and cheaper to produce, though harder to use if
you don't want to get busted. (thanks, Dweebist!)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Awesome 3D MC Escher tribute!

Tribute to Escher in Barcelona
For all fans of the granddaddy of psychedelia, mind-bending, hyper-perspective craziness, MC Escher, our photographer member Nico Roig has created this amazing “Tribute to Escher” from a computer-generated 3d environment, and then converted it into an interactive spherical panorama. Take a look!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


As sequels go, this one's gonna ROCK.......No plagiarism here!   (thanks abchungrybeast and AmiciTuoi!)

Unemployment Insurance PAID for!

(from Ketchup Is A Vegetable)
Here’s what I don’t understand about what’s not being said regarding the Senate’s asshole behavior on the unemployment extention.

If you work, your employer is required to pay state and federal payroll taxes into unemployment on your behalf. This expense is based on your earnings. These benefits are included as part of your gross income for consideration by the Internal Revenue Service.

We’re not talking about handouts when we’re talking about unemployment insurance. We’re talking about a legitimate benefit that people pay for through their working lives. The Senate is denying people a benefit they’ve already paid for. These assholes are stealing from you. Again. Dig?

Why isn’t anyone saying this, anyway?   (other than thebassguy, that is! thanks, Brady Bonk and KIAV!)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bassplayer Joke of the Week!

Two Bass players walk past a bar....

Wars vs Tax Cuts 101 (a chart)

click to 'embiggen'
Deficit-worry is BS! Just ask St.Ronnie!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Beatles REUNITE!!!

Ringo's Birthday Bash (thanks, gaviganj !)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pity the Invisible Homeless folks

Dig deep and help these poor souls with their
horrible affliction, Invisiblemanitus!  How can
you standby and do nothing?

West Side Lights, NYC

A new member of "What Light Does When Nobody's Looking"

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fishes on Friday! Happy 4th Ya'll.

click to feed them!

Tanning Tax goes into Effect! World Ends.

OMFG, there's a new tax of 10% on Indoor Tanning sessions!  (oh, the humanity!!)

I wonder if the tax even begins to cover those uninsured tanners who are treated for Melanoma....I can't believe the rightwingnutz are upset over this tax.  Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and current research shows indoor tanners are 74 percent more likely to get it than non-tanners.

And yet Billions-Per-Month-for-War is just fine n dandy.  Oy.

What Light Does ... Mobile edition!

A new member of the
collection....shot with my mobile!

Al Franken Defends Justice Marshall

with unintentionally hilarious results. 
 Grayson/Frankin 2016??  (Thanks, TPM!)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blockhead's Awesome Vid: "Music Scene"

Cool video from Blockhead's latest album, "Music Scene! (thanks, DoseNation & BoingBoing!) Animation by Anthony Francisco Schepperd. Maybe he can work on one for Hard Bargain!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

1970 Johnny & Edgar Winter doin Frankenstein!

Rare clip! Gladsaxe Teen Club, Denmark (1970) Johnny Winter(vocals/guitar) Edgar Winter(keyboards/drums) Uncle John Turner(drums) Tommy Shannon(bass) - thanks, Grinderman!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jimmy Fallon nails it!

"Here’s a little bit of good news. The Coast Guard says BP is now catching up to 630,000 gallons of oil a day. The bad news is that they’re catching it with ducks".

—Jimmy Fallon

Four Yorkshiremen

Including John Cleese and Graham Chapman, pre-MontyPython, and Marty Feldman!
(thanks, CrooksAndLiars and BlueGal!)

Friday, June 4, 2010

File This Under "DUH!"

Adult content predicted to drive sales of 3D TVs - by Jane Leung (Media Asia)

-- Pornography could be the major catalyst for the sales of 3D television in Japan. The controversial content is fuelling the 3D business in Japan, where a pair of porn stars are leading the charge in developing three-dimensional entertainment that is compatible with Sony and Panasonic televisions. READ...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Celeb Sightings Last Night in Soho!

Dean Winters and Eamonn Walker

These former castmembers of HBO's "Oz" series sat next to us last night at Pao
on Spring St. in Soho. I overheard Winters saying that this morning he was to begin
shooting a film with Danny Glover. My band played at Don Hill's across the street, and

I extended an invite to Walker to stop by....(he didn't).

Monday, May 17, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

newsflash: U.S. Drug War a Failure

Tony Newman, Drug Policy Alliance Network, Director of Media Relations wrote this on HuffPo:

AP Bombshell: "US Drug War Has Met None of Its Goals"
...........I have been the director of media relations at the Drug Policy Alliance for ten years and this is one of the hardest hitting indictments against the drug war I've ever seen. READ THE REST HERE

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Talk about Your HOT PANTS!

1993 kinetic robotic art project using remote control, car batteries, aluminum parts, and cables - intentionally set on fire.
(thanks, ranoxerox !)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I Saw CHRIS ROCK yesterday in his Convertable!

A-list celeb siting!  I saw CHRIS ROCK going over the GW Bridge in Jersey yesterday, in his little sportscar convertable, probably a Porsche (or Ferrari). He was wearin this same hat, I think!
Last week I passed comedian Louis CK in Soho, but he's really B-list IMO.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Amazing Interactive AERIAL Pics of Manhattan!

this pic is NOT from the site, but one of my own.
enjoy! (thanks, PixelCase!)

thebassguy's Photographs are Avail for Purchase

You can check out my new "Photo Shop" at THIS LINK! Maybe you need a framed picture for your office or your den....maybe not. But take a look!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

new Video of the SUN!

Our local star, as you may have never seen it before!  Awesome. Literally.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Those TeaBaggers are SO Smart!

The folks who attended Tax Day Tea Party 2010 put this know-it-all interviewer in his place. Bonus ukulele girl segment: The lovely Victoria Jackson plays a ditty for itty bitty kiddies about the "communist in the White House." (Via Dangerous Minds!)

Holiday Shopping: National 420 Day!

Gifts for Everyone on your list.
(thx, Tengrain @ MockPaperScissors!)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

WTF is this ?

saw this door in the basement of my new building...does
one need a ticket to attend?

Weekend at Ronnie's

someone should tell Scarborough & Hannity!
(thanks, BlueGal!)

Rep. Grayson on Quitter & Millionaire Palin

Grayson responding to a speech Palin gave in his district..."I look forward to an honest debate with Governor Palin on the issues, in the unlikely event that she ever learns anything about them. Scientists are studying Sarah Palin's travel between Alaska and Florida carefully. They hope to learn more about the flight patterns of that elusive migratory species, the wild Alaskan dingbat." 

River Light

Hackensack River, Trees

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cats LOVE iPad!

Eric Rautio's cat Iggy goes paws-on with the iPad and discovers he loves the Noby Noby Boy app!  (thanks, Eric and BoingBoing!)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Michael Specter's TED Presentation

Brilliant guy, great talk and absolutely right on!  (Thanks, BoingBoing!)

Zip Cars: new composite

and then THIS happened!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

River Train

Hackensack River, NJ April 2010 - our toy train set!

555 Kappock: Rare View

Rare angle of sunlight - I've seen this bldg for years, and NEVER seen this effect!
From the March photoblog postings.  Now it's part of my series, What Light Does When Nobody's Looking!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Death to America! by Hardee's

new Hardee's Monster Thickburger.....85 grams of fat, 4,240 calories, YUMMM - comes with a cardiac cath and bottle of Lipitor on the side.
(ok, i'm exagerating the numbers, but this stuff is killing us, both physically, financially, environmentally and agriculturally.)

Tax is Government Theft??

GREAT POST found on WaPo comments:

So taxation is stealing. Well, good, let's stop stealing (because that is really wrong, we know that). Once the stealing has ceased we can shut down the federal government, the military and all related industries, the public schools, the entire transportation infrastructure (especially all of those costly roads, pesky signs, and troublesome stoplights) the banking and financial regulatory system, police, fire, and water services, R&D on anything from infectious diseases to military defense, stop all medicare and medicaid spending and funding, eliminate social security, eliminate air traffic control, eliminate all building and electrical codes, sanitation services of any type --water, garbage, and so on. Of course we need to shut down civil and air defenses as well. Fire all state and federal employees. Eliminate workmen's comp and unemployment benefits. Do away with all rail service. Eliminate food inspectors. Do away with clean water regulations. Eliminate limits on industries that pollute, including those who spew toxic chemicals into the air and streams and, what the heck, why worry about radioactive meltdowns at nuclear regulators. Of course we'll need to eliminate all subsidies to any person, small business or large corporation. Do away with student loan and grant programs. And, of course all those damn food stamps that are just bankrupting the country.

After that, we can ll just pass the plate around at Church and act charitably..

Wow, what a great place it would be to live. I can't wait.
(Thanks, baileyj!)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

more Firesign Theatre - LIVE!

or, The Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye

The Last Handgun on Earth

(thanks, Firesign Theatre & the Brain Police!)

Corporate Taxes...Boo Frickin Hoo

This is essentially what the corporations actually pay in taxes.


Here’s a story from Think Progress that confirms what I’ve been saying: many corporations pay zero taxes, their effective tax rate is zero.

Last week, Forbes magazine published what the top U.S. corporations paid in taxes last year. “Most egregious,” Forbes notes, is General Electric, which “generated $10.3 billion in pretax income, but ended up owing nothing to Uncle Sam. In fact, it recorded a tax benefit of $1.1 billion.” Big Oil giant Exxon Mobil, which last year reported a record $45.2 billion profit, paid the most taxes of any corporation, but none of it went to the IRS… In fact, in 2008, the Government Accountability Office found that “two out of every three United States corporations paid no federal income taxes from 1998 through 2005.”
(thanks, MockPaperScissors!)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Cardiologists & Surgeons REJOICE!

It's BAD for ya!
yep, it's the ANTI-healthcare plan! (thanks, KFC!)