Rocktober Extra – The Mystery Of Roll

When you see a chance, take it /  To make bad puns, fake it

While you see a chance, take it / For awful puns, make ‘em

Rocktober Extra – The Majesty Of Rock

In the shade of a jungle glade
Or the rush of the crushing street
On the plain, on the foamy main
You can never escape from the beat

It’s in the mud and it’s in your blood
And it’s conquest is complete.
And all that you can do is just surrender

- Spinal Tap, “The Majesty Of Rock

Rap has beats, but rock beats rap

Rap has beats, but rock beats rap. And lizard poisons Spock

Rocktober – Breaking Space And Time

12:30 Friday night and Halloween is near \m/

Friday Night Videos

NASA has recorded the sounds of the universe. It is a hauntingly disturbing place. IO and Uranus seem especially unfriendly…

But it was not always so. At first, the darkness was silent… until terrible salvation emerged in rhythm and light and sound -

Rocktober – Nine Eternities Of Doom

It’s 12:30 pm EST, another installment of Rocktober’s Friday Night Videos is here.

Friday Night Videos

The first request is from Maeve -

Come As You Are

(because it creeps me out, especially when performed by Civil Twilight)

Creepy indeed, but personally I find the original more threatening, especially considering how unhinged Kurt was.*

Speaking of threatening and sinister… out of all the vampires and pirates and other assorted monsters, possibly the most dangerous is the quiet, methodical, coldly efficient killer. Like, you know, David Byrne.

Live wire he may be when he’s burning down houses, but Byrne is nothing compared to Vincent Price, who lays out his plans to the number with  calculating ruthlessness -

This movie has to be seen to be believed. It’s billed as a comedy horror film, and there are some bits of humor (usually very dark), but it’s twisted as hell, and Price is absolutely convincing as a genius bent on killing.

Tonight’s feature presentation – The Abominable Dr. Phibes


* You knew it, everyone knew it, even before he died.

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Request Lines Open

Got a song you want played during this week’s Rocktober’s Friday Night Videos?

Leave a comment with your request. DON’T link to a video, or things will bog down quickly. Just Song Title & Artist, with a line or two about why you chose it.

If you weren’t tuned in to NightSkyRadio last year (what’s your excuse?), check out the Ten Nights Of Hell Countdown -


P.S. Diddy, it’s in the queue.

1st Friday Of Rocktober

It’s Rocktober and Halloween is coming. It’s Friday night 12:30 EST, time for a  kickass Friday Night Video.

Friday Night Videos

You do remember Friday Night Videos, don’t you? If not, you can stay but be quiet so you can learn something. In short, it was a music video show (well, yeah) that premiered in 1983 and ran through the 80s and 90s until 2002, well after MTV had stopped running music videos outside the 2AM-4AM timeslot.

Alice In Chains kicks it off -

Al Sharpton’s Boob Tube

Al gives permission – nay, orders – to stare at women’s chests.

H/T Ed Driscoll

Random Static: Low Tax And High Times

The entire Gamergate mess with Social Justice Wannabes… I mean, Warriors, trying to impose their Flavor-Of-The-Month causes on gamers strikes me as a total waste of leftist resources. Seriously, what group of people is least likely to interact with women, much less harass, rape, or oppress them?

Many gamers have been treated like shit most of their lives and just want to be left alone. If they’re busy gaming, they can’t be out oppressing anyone, and when they do go out, they’re pumping money into the economy buying games, the same money which is taxed and funneled to the SJWs. So the SJWs have steady income and no hassle as a result of gamers gaming, but they wanna sledgehammer that golden goose anyway.


It would be nice if the people always blathering nonstop about standing with the workers actually asked some of the workers what they thought.


Angel investor Jeffrey Carter blasts career politicians -

Most of the Republican candidates that are running for state wide office were private business people at some time in their careers.  Bruce Rauner was a successful investor.  He ran a Venture Capital and Private Equity firm that made hundreds of investments.  Jim Oberweis has run a successful money management business, and also has a dairy/ice cream business.  Mike Webster is a CPA.   Without Tom Cross, gay marriage would not have passed the General Assembly.

…Yesterday, Senator Dick Durbin blasted Oberweis on minimum wage, taxes, corporate inversions and any other capitalist endeavor he could think of.   I guess if I was a reporter, I’d ask Durbin, “What private business have you ever run?”

The Senator, bless his heart, has been a career politician.  When I mean career, I mean the last time he worked in the private sector was probably mowing lawns as a kid.  Our current governor is a career politician.  Every Democratic candidate for statewide office is a career politician.

Personally, I don’t agree with Oberweis on all the issues.  However, I hate to see the Democratic Party continually demonize Americans that are successful.  What?  Should we all be failures?

Carter also blames career politicians from both sides for running up massive debt, cronying, and rampant bureaucracy. I say there should be a law stating no one can run for office if they haven’t at least worked in a 7-11 for six months.


Regarding the above-mentioned Bruce Rauner… Carter writes that Rauner “wants term limits.  By the way, the Democrats sued to get that issue off the ballot.  He wants to cut taxes, and decrease government spending.”

Cutting taxes, retiring replicants politicians, and slicing spending, he should campaign as “Blade Rauner!”


Some of you may recall when New Y ork Times columnist Maureen Dowd went to Denver Colorado in June and ate a marijuana candy bar, not knowing the the recommended dosage for a newbie was one-sixteenth of a bar. She snarfed the whole thing and got SO HIGH, MAN!!! that she hallucinated for eight hours.

I kind of felt bad for her going through that. but I still find this ad amusing -

"... it was cut with extra sugar. And almonds! Almonds, man.

“… it was cut with extra sugar. And almonds!

Complete with a Dowd stand-in (sit-in?).

The article and ad remind me of when beer companies started their “drink responsibly” campaigns. I expect to see roadside billboards with slogans* such as “Don’t eat candy and drive” and “Eating chocolate? Make it a choc-o-little!”, not to mention the inevitable Forrest Gump parody ads.

Halloween would be changed forever.

*The worst “Don’t-do-edible-pot-and-drive” billboard would be, of course. “Don’t let your edible make you a dead-ible!”

No, I refuse to apologize.

The Difference Between Economics And Politics

…explained in one page.

J. Wilbur Wolfingham instructs the gentle reader in the art of politicism

J. Wilbur Wolfingham instructs the gentle reader in the art of politicism

Originally from “The Sale of The Century” by Craig Boldman, Kurt Schaffenberger, and Bob Oksner. They don’t make comics like that anymore, sadly.

Cover by Hoard Bender and Murphy Anderson

Cover by Howard Bender and Murphy Anderson. Click to embiggen


Going for the obvious finish to this post…


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