Burying The Truth?

…or just dropping it in an unmarked grave somewhere?

A man living as a woman who suddenly passed away from a brain aneurysm was buried as “Geoffrey” not “Jennifer.”

Okay, whatever. I don’t care what name a person wants on their headstone. I don’t think it’s a big deal how the family chooses to lay to rest one of its members, since the deceased isn’t really going to be worried about it at that point. But again, I really don’t care how anyone outside of my own family handles funerals.

But now California has passed the Respect After Death Act -

It requires any official responsible for completing a transgender person’s death certificate to ensure it represents the deceased person’s gender expression, as documented in other government-issued documents, or evidenced by gender confirmation medical procedures.

Masen Davis of the Transgender Law Center, a cosponsor of the bill, said this was a “common-sense bill that will help protect the dignity of our loved ones upon their passing.”

This is where the failure to think ahead comes in. Will the deaths of transgenders make note of their transgender status? If not, more deaths will be statistically attributed to women. For one, suicide rates are abnormally high among transgender people. After this law, will the numbers read as suicides among women increasing? Will fewer women die from breast cancer, statistically speaking? How will this affect statistics and subsequent medical research?

Then again, this might be a Blow For Equality in disguise. Men generally die younger than women… if transgender men are listed as women when they die, that would help achieve statistical Age Of Death Parity among men and women.

Bu maybe this is exactly what progressives want. If women can be numerically shown to be dying younger and more often, feminists can agitate for more government favors.

The Respect After Death Act

Transgender study looks at ‘exceptionally high’ suicide-attempt rate


I find it amusing somehow that the article was posted under Yahoo’s “Parenting” section.

Schooling At 367 MPH

[Or: “Too Cool For JUST School”]

In keeping with what seems to be the New School trend around here these days…

Jet-powered school bus. Everyone should own one.

Watch all the way to the end.

Hat tip to VodkaPundit

Another Day Of Schooled

Last week was breakfast at McDonald’s where a couple women attacked a huge guy with ninja-level indifference skillz, not to mention shrugging off a broomstick swung so hard it shattered against him.

This week it’s a woman on the subway who lays into a guy who ain’t so indifferent.

H/T to Vox

Begging To Get Schooled

This is hilarious for all the wrong reasons -


I don’t know who’s wrong or who’s right (if anyone) in this mess, but the women were stupid to mix it with this guy. Dude catches chairs like frisbees and ignores a broom handle shattering against him. I’ll even give the one woman credit for being able to swing the broom  handle hard enough to break it, but you just don’t attack a guy that size. Hell, I’m 6’3″, 225 lbs, and in decent shape and I wouldn’t start something with that guy.

I don’t know how it turned out, but for the women’s sake, I hope dude just chilled out instead of snapping their necks like twigs.

Rocktober – Final Friday Finale

[Mildly NSFW]

Friday Night. Halloween. 12:30 AM EST. Rocktober’s Final Friday Night Videos has arrived… like fist to face.

You can’t kill the metal!

It comes from hell!


Halloween is scary.
Halloween is costumes.
Halloween is metal.

The apex, the sum total, of Halloween is


No one can destroy BatMetal!
BatMetal will strike you down with a vicious blow!

Rocktober – A Lite Rock In The Storm

Before diving into tonight’s bonecrunching impossibelievable hypertastic Halloween  finale of Rocktober 2014, kick back and enjoy a bit of smooth easy listening -

Rocktober – FNV Bonus Reel

Just for fun… from 1983, listed as “Friday Night Videos opening recorded with the stereo simulcast off the FM radio. Includes a VERY RARE opening of Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” made just for FNV.”

Rocktober The Vote!

To quote the Meadow  Party slogan, "This time, why not the worst?"

To quote the Meadow Party slogan, “This time, why not the worst?”

Denied political success, Opus sought and found fame and fortune in heavy metal -


I’d vote for Bill ‘n’ Opus over anyone in any race in the USA. Their lyrics are better than anything slapped together by today’s political speechwriters and they tell it like it is.

And they have their own kickass theme music instead of renting some worn out and warmed over 70s Mellow Rock song for their ads.

Rocktober – Automatic Madness

My wife was watching Todd’s One-Hit Wonderland and said I might be interested in a song Todd mentioned – “Automatic Man” by Michael Sembello is apparently what “Mr. Roboto” would sound like if written by Hall & Oates.

So of course I had to check out the video…

This video is beyond incredible. It’s a Frankenstein monster of music. It even alludes to this (probably unintentionally) with the line “like some Frankenstein.”  A mad scientists dances his freaky dance while constructing a male android that looks suspiciously like the TV character Automan shortly before Automan even premiered, and the verses sound like Hall & Oates going on about robots while stealing chords from Olivia Newton-John, with elements swiped from the Doobie Brothers (the pre-chorus is reminiscent of “Taking It To The Streets” and the chorus is similar to “It Keeps You Runnin'”) as Sembello channels Michael McDonald in both vocal style and beardness. The entire thing sounds like random samples automatically(!) pasted together in a music console program, and the video looks like someone at Nickelodeon tried to recreate Star Trek with a $17 budget while tripping on industrial-grade acid.*

The solo features a futuristic stringless guitar that Guitar Hero only wishes it had.

All of this was before I even watched Todd’s video. Turns out  there’s a loose Halloween connection to Sembello’s “Maniac” – it was originally written as a song about a serial killer. Knowing this, the lyrics make a LOT more sense. Todd also made mention of Sembello becoming a sort of poor man’s McDonald. The repeated electronic chant of  “Ah-be-auto-we-bo-we” sounds like nothing more than a cyberized Michael McDonald, head kept alive and connected to a pirated mixing console in some dark, post-disco apocalypse.

I have to wonder if I’d seen this video back in the day and forgot about it. If, like me, you’re old enough to remember the early days of MTV and, like me, weren’t smart enough to stay away from it, you know that MTV was so saturated with these kind of faux science fictionesque videos that were so weird they made Philip K. Dick look about as surreal as an insurance salesman that they all kind of blurred together. I also believe Sembello’s video didn’t receive much airplay.

But if I don’t recall Automatic Man, I do remember about a dozen songs called “Automatic” or with that word in the title. And Automan. It was the 80s.

* Leonard Nimoy was at Nickelodeon circa 1983, hosting a show called Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, which featured behind-the-scenes info about movies.

Cape Fail Caper

Joker was kicking the flavor that made Lex wanna jump! How high Real high, cause Lex thought he could fly

Joker was kicking the punch flavor that made Lex wanna jump!
How high? Real high, cause Lex thought he could fly


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