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Movie Quotes Not to Say in Bed

Everyone loves quoting movies, but you can’t just quote any movie at any time. In the heat of passion you should choose your words carefully. Something like, “Me so horny. Me love you long time” is bound to do the trick because the last thing you want to do is spout off one of these famous quotes while in bed with someone you care about.
10. It’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!
– Frankenstein
9. You’ll shoot your eye out.
– A Christmas Story
8. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
– The Fly
7. I’ve been slimed.
– Ghostbusters
6. Show me the money.
– Jerry McGuire
5. Bring out the Gimp.
– Pulp Fiction
4. Say hello to my little friend.
– Scarface
3. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
– The Wizard of Oz
2. Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!
– Planet of the Apes
1. That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.
– Babe

Do you got any, we would love to hear them?

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Marriage

If America based its marriage laws on all the things the Bible says about marriage, husbands and wives, it would look a lot like this:

Since America is the most religiously observant of all the advanced industrial democracies, it is no surprise that the debate around the definition of the civil contract of marriage is so deeply infused with religious fervor. In the barrage of arguments about the issue, Bible verses are hurled like stones right along side clauses in the Constitution. As a bit of a thought experiment, I decided to see what it would look like if we tried to codify everything the Bible has to say about marriage into a single legislative act.

Now, before you dive in and either love or loathe me for the product, let me explain what follows. I went through the Bible gathering as many verses and passages about marriages, husbands, wives, divorce, adultery, etc. as I could possibly find. I included in my hypothetical law anything commanded by, rewarded by, or allowed by God – either directly or through a prophet or apostle. This certainly does not mean that most Christians would support the law – not all Christians find every verse in the canon to be applicable to today’s society.

Perhaps the most controversial additions to the law will be things that I label “allowed”. For these, I mean this: Yahweh in the Old Testment does not hesitate to point out when His will is being disobeyed and to punish those who stray from His will – whether it be smiting them with leprosy (Num 12:10), having the earth open up and swallow them (Num 16:20-35), or sending fiery serpents to kill them (Num 21:6). And that’s just a tiny taste. Since he does so much punishing, if God (including Jesus) lets it slide, I label it “allowed”.

At long last, I present for your discussion The Biblical Marriage Act.

1. Section I: Eligible Parties

i. MARRIAGE IN THE UNITED STATES SHALL BE BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE OR MORE WOMEN: multiple wives allowed for Lamech, Abraham, Esau, Jacob, Gideon, Elkanah, David, Solomon, Ashur, Rehoboam, Abijah, Jehoiada in: Genesis chs 4, 16, 26, 28, 31; Exodus ch 21; Deuteronomy ch 21; Judges ch 8; I Samuel chs 1, 30; II Samuel chs 3, 5, 12; I Kings ch 11; I Chronicles ch 4; II Chronicles chs 11, 13, 24; multiple wives given to David by God in II Samuel ch 12

1. THE ADDITION OF NEW WIVES SHALL NOT DIMINISH FOOD, CLOTHING AND “DUTY OF MARRIAGE” FOR EACH WIFE: commanded by God in Exodus ch 21

2. BISHOPS AND DEACONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE WIFE: commanded by God in I Timothy ch 3, 12; Titus ch 1

ii. IN GENERAL, ONLY THOSE WHO CONSENT TO BE MARRIED SHALL BE MARRIED, THOUGH FORCED MARRIAGES ARE ACCEPTABLE IN THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:

1. If a man dies before his wife has a child, then the widow must marry her husband’s brother : commanded by God in Deuteronomy 25

2. If a man sees a lovely prisoner of war, he can make her shave her head, pare her nails, and keep her in his house to bewail her parents for a month, and then he can make her marry him: commanded by God in Deuteronomy 21

3. If a man entices an unmarried maid to lie with him, he must marry her unless the father refuses, in which case the man must pay him market price for virgins: commanded by God in Exodus 22

4. If a man lays hold of an unbetrothed virgin and has sex with her, he must give her father 50 shekels and marry her: commanded by God in Deuteronomy 22:28-29

iii. MARRIAGES IN THE UNITED STATES SHALL ONLY OCCUR BETWEEN PEOPLE OF THE SAME FAITH: commanded by God in 1 Kings 11.

iv. CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES SHALL NOT BE WED TO FOREIGNERS : commanded by God in 1 Kings 11, Ezra 9:2, Nehemiah 13

1. A man who kills a husband and his foreign wife by thrusting a spear through both shall be rewarded with everlasting priesthood for himself and his descendants: rewarded by God in Numbers 25

2. Exceptions to the “no foreign wives” rule shall be virgins taken as prisoners of war: allowed in Judges 21

v. MEN SHALL NOT MARRY ADULTEROUS WOMEN: commanded by God in Malachi 2:11

vi. THE CONTRACT OF MARRIAGE SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS TO DENY A MAN CONCUBINES:

1. concubines allowed for Abraham, Gideon, David, Rehoboam in: Genesis ch 25; Judges ch 8; II Samuel Ch 5, II; Chronicles ch 11

2. Section II: The Purchase of Wives

i. FAIR PAYMENT MAY BE DEMANDED BY FATHERS FOR THEIR DAUGHTERS’ HANDS IN MARRIAGE: Allowed by God for Laban, Boaz, Saul, Hosea in Exodus ch 21 and 22, Ruth ch 4, 1 Samuel ch 18, Hosea ch 3

1. An example of an acceptable price shall be 15 pieces of silver and a half homer of barley:

2. While payment may be made in cash and commodities, other forms of payment are acceptable, such as labor or the foreskins of slain enemies: Exodus 21, 1 Samuel 18

3. If a man entices a maiden to sleep with him and the father refuses to give her as a wife, a man may pay the market price for virgins: Exodus 22

3. Section III: Rules for Marriage

i. ADULTERY:

1. IF A MAN SLEEPS WITH A MARRIED WOMAN, THEY SHALL BOTH BE PUT TO DEATH: commanded by God in Deuteronomy 22:22

2. IF A MAN SLEEPS WITH HIS FATHER’S WIFE, THEY MUST BOTH BE PUT TO DEATH. Commanded by God in Leviticus 20:11

3. IF A MAN SLEEPS WITH HIS DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, THEY MUST BOTH BE PUT TO DEATH: Commanded by God in Leviticus 20:12

4. IF A MAN SLEEPS WITH HIS WIFE AND HER MOTHER, THEY MUST ALL BE BURNED TO DEATH: Commanded by God in Leviticus 20:14

5. IF A MAN SLEEPS WITH HIS UNCLE’S WIFE, THEY SHALL DIE CHILDLESS: Commanded by God in Leviticus 20:20

6. IF A MAN TAKES HIS BROTHER’S WIFE, THEY SHALL BE CHILDLESS: Commanded by God in Leviticus 20:21

7. A MAN WHO MARRIES A DIVORCED WOMAN COMMITS ADULTERY: Declared by God in Matthew 5:32

ii. WOMEN’S DUTIES IN MARRIAGE:

1. WOMEN MUST SUBMIT TO AND OBEY THEIR HUSBANDS IN EVERYTHING AND OBEY THEM, LIKE SARAH, WHO OBEYED HER HUSBAND ABRAHAM AND CALLED HIM MASTER: Commanded by God in Ephesians 5:22, Colossians 3:18, Titus 2, 1 Peter 3

2. WOMEN MUST BE SOBER, LOVE THEIR HUSBANDS AND CHILDREN: Commanded by God in Titus 2

4. If WOMEN ARE TO LEARN ANYTHING, THEY MUST ASK THEIR HUSBANDS AT HOME, BECAUSE IT IS A SHAME FOR THEM TO SPEAK IN CHURCH: Commanded by God in 1 Corinthians 14:35

5. WOMEN MUST GIVE THEIR HUSBANDS HONOR: Commanded by God in Esther 1:20

6. A WOMAN IS BOUND TO HER HUSBAND AS LONG AS SHE LIVES. IF HE DIES, SHE MAY MARRY ANY OTHER CHRISTIAN MAN: Commanded by God in 1 Corinthians 7:39

7. IF TWO MEN FIGHT AND THE WIFE OF ONE GRABS THE “SECRETS” OF THE OTHER, HER HAND MUST BE CUT OFF: Commanded by God in Ezra 25:11

iii. MEN’S PRIVILEGES IN MARRIAGE:

1. IFA MAN DECIDES HE HATES HIS WIFE, HE CAN CLAIM SHE WASN’T A VIRGIN WHEN THEY MARRIED. IF HER FATHER CAN’T PRODUCE THE “TOKENS OF HER VIRGINITY”, SHE IS TO BE STONED TO DEATH: Commanded by God in Deuteronomy 22:13-21

2. RECENTLY MARRIED MAN SHALL NOT BE SENT TO WAR OR HAVE ANY OTHER DUTY LAID ON THEM OTHER THAN MAKING THEIR WIVES HAPPY: commanded by God in Deuteronomy 24:5

3. IF A MAN GIVES HIS SLAVE A WIFE AND THE SLAVE GOES FREE, THE SLAVE’S WIFE AND HER CHILDREN BECOME THE MASTER’S WIFE AND CHILDREN: Commanded by God in Exodus 21:3-6

a. If the slave wants to keep his wife and children, the master must bore a hole through the slave’s ear and make him a slave forever. Commanded by God in Exodus 21:3-6

iv. MEN’S DUTIES IN MARRIAGE:

1. IF A MAN HATES WIFE AND LOVES THE OTHER, BUT THE HATED HAS A SON FIRST, THE SON OF THE HATED WIFE MUST STILL BE RECOGNIZED AS FIRST-BORN FOR INHERITANCE PURPOSES: commanded by God in Deuteronomy 21:15-17

2. IF A MAN SUSPECTS HIS WIFE OF CHEATING ON HIM, HE CAN HAVE THE PRIEST MAKE HER DRINK “BITTER WATER”. IF GUILTY, IT MAKES HER THIGH ROT AND BELLY SWELL. IF INNOCENT, SHE IS FREE AND WILL “CONCEIVE SEED”: Commanded by God in Numbers 5:12-31

3. MEN MUST HONOR THEIR WIVES AS THE “WEAKER VESSEL”: Commanded by God in 1 Peter 3

4. HUSBANDS MUST LOVE THEIR WIVES AND NOT BE BITTER AGAINST THEM: Commanded by God in Colossians 3:19, Ephesians 5

4. Section IV: Divorce

i. IF A MAN MARRIES A WOMAN BUT FINDS “SOME UNCLEANNESS IN HER”, HE CAN DIVORCE HER AND KICK HER OUT. IF ANOTHER MAN MARRIES HER AND DIES, THE FIRST HUSBAND CAN’T MARRY HER AGAIN: Commanded by God in Deuteronomy 24:1-4

ii. A MAN MUST NOT DIVORCE HIS WIFE: Commanded by God in 1 Corinthians 7:11

1. DIVORCE IS PERMISSIBLE WHEN THE WIFE IS GUILTY OF FORNICATION:Declared by God in Matthew 5:32

2. IF A MAN DIVORCES HIS WIFE FOR ANY OTHER REASON, HE IS AN ADULTERER: Declared by God in Matthew 19:9

iii. IF A MAN DIVORCES HIS WIFE, SHE SHOULD NOT REMARRY. IF SHE DOES, SHE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED “POLLUTED” AND “AN ADULTERESS”: Commanded by God in 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, Jeremiah 3:1, Matthew 5:32, Matthew 19:9

11 Rules of Life

RULE 1
Life is not fair – get used to it.

RULE 2
The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

RULE 3
You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice president with car phone, until you earn both.

RULE 4
If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.

RULE 5
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping they called it Opportunity.

RULE 6
If you mess up,it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

RULE 7
Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

RULE 8
Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

RULE 9
Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

RULE 10
Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

RULE 11
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

The rules are taken from the book “Dumbing Down our Kids” by educator Charles Sykes.

Slacking

A Misleading Brainteaser

It is the month of August; a resort town sits next to the shores of the ocean. It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town. He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 dollar bill on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.
The hotel proprietor takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the butcher. The Butcher takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the pig raiser. The pig raiser takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel. The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the town’s prostitute that, in these hard times, gave her “services” on credit. The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 dollar bill to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.
The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 dollar bill back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything. At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 dollar bill, after saying he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.
No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.
Wow, where to start.
The brain teaser combines a rather silly and obvious paradox with some bad macro-economics.
The solution to the paradox is that, when credit claims run in a circle, the residents of the town don’t need an external party to settle. They could simply get together and net out all of their credit positions. Because everyone has an equal asset and liability, everyone could net their position to zero. The introduction of the $100 bill by the rich tourist does nothing that the townspeople could not do by themselves. Suppose you and a friend owed each other $100. You could agree to cancel your obligations to each other without any cash changing hands.
Now let’s look at the bad macro-economics. The town is said to be experiencing “hard times”. It is implied that the downturn is somehow related to the accumulation of debt. The hard times are alleviated canceling out all of the debt. Could this be so?
The town is a resort. This suggests a town that exports tourism services to the external world and imports goods. Suppose that such a town imports more goods than it exports, i.e. the town has a trade deficit. Does this portend any economic problems? Not necessarily. The residents of the town may be voluntarily choosing to spend down accumulated savings. There are many examples of pleasant resort towns where wealthy people go to retire and live off their lifetime savings. Another possible explanation for a trade deficit is an inflow of savings from the rest of the world. Real estate developers in other cities, for example, could investing in the construction of new hotels. The town’s trade deficit in goods would be offset by foreign direct investment. Assuming that the entrepreneurs building the new facilities were correct in their forecast, the increase in the capital stock of the town would raise real wages and increase the volume of employment. After the hotels were complete, the town would be able to accommodate more tourists and increase its export of tourism services.
But this is probably not the explanation. Based on the second paragraph, we can assume that the debt is all internal to the town. The hotel owner has borrowed from the butcher who has borrowed from the pig farmer, etc.
So let’s look at a different model. Consider a town that is a closed economic system in which all necessary goods and services are produced and consumed locally. People can borrow from each other. Under these conditions, the accumulation of debt has no macro-economic consequences. For every debtor, there is a creditor. When a loan is made, the increase in the immediate purchasing power of the borrower is offset by a decrease in the purchasing power of the lender. The interest payments made by the borrower becomes the income of the lender. If someone takes on too much debt and cannot service it, the lender may foreclose on the collateral, in which case the borrower’s forfeit of asset becomes the lender’s accumulation of the same asset.
It is implied, but not stated, that everyone has gotten into debt because their desired consumption levels exceeded their income, so they have borrowed in order to maintain their standard of living. It is implied that the economy of the town is in bad shape because everyone is burdened by excessive debt. This cannot be so. If the town is a closed economic system, then the entire town cannot consume more than it produces through accumulating debt. In a closed system, all that debt can do is to shift purchasing power around. An gross increase in consumption can only happen in a town that trades with the external world. In paragraph two, we learn that each person’s debt is exactly offset by a credit from someone else. This means that everyone’s net balance is zero. No one has been able to increase their consumption (or decrease their consumption) by taking on debt.
If the business people in the town have extended each other credit, and then, net everything out to avoid the inconvenience of unnecessary cash transfers, this tells us exactly nothing about the macro-economic situation of the town. The presence of a chain of interlocking debts is perfectly compatible with a booming economy. As stated above, everyone’s net debt position is zero. These debts could be canceled at any time that they wanted to, or the business people could service their debts out of income.
The final paragraph states that “the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.” It is true that everyone has been relieved of their debt, but everyone has reduced their asset position by the exact same amount. The writer could have equally well reached the opinion that the town can look to the future with pessimism because everyone has fewer assets. Or, more likely, that the mood is unchanged because everyone’s net financial balance is unchanged.

Band Names

Me and Trent Reznor (NIN)

Me and Jonathan Davis (KORN)

• 10,000 MANIACS – Their name was derived from the title of a Hershel Gordon Lewis horror film about a Confederate ghost town that takes revenge on some Yankee travelers.
• 10CC – Band member Eric Stewart has said publicly that Jonathan King, who signed the group to UK Records, had a dream that his newly signed band had made number one on the album and singles charts simultaneously in America. The band in the dream was called 10cc. The very next morning he gave his newly signed band that same name.
• 3 DOORS DOWN – The band was walking by an old building and they saw a sign with some letters that had fallen off. The remaining letters read ‘doors down’, and there were 3 band members at the time. It fit.
• AC/DC – A band member saw AC/DC on a vacuum cleaner and figured it has something to do with power. He was right, it means “Alternating Current / Direct Current”. The band didn’t realize it was also slang for bi-sexual.
• AEROSMITH – According to Joey Kramer in the band’s autobiography, the inspiration for the band name and spelling came from him and his girlfriend listening to Harry Nilsson’s “Aerial Ballet”. He liked the name and “aero” spelling before the band even existed.
• AMBOY DUKES – After a great 1942 pulp novel about Brooklyn Street gangs written by Irving Shulman.
• …AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD – Taken from a prayer to Mayan corn gods. The first four lines say: Sever for us all ties ; Between the now and what is to be ; We will act as your sword, oh Great Itzamna ; And you will know us by the trail of dead.
• ANIMALS – Named after a local gang leader who called himself, “Animal Hog”. Eric Burdon and drummer John Steel both grew up in that same area of Newcastle, England.
• ART OF NOISE – Named after the 1913 artistic manifesto called ‘The Art of Noises’ by Italian Futurist, Luigi Russolo. The Futurists sought to represent staples of speed, noise and progress through aggressive, dynamic art and music.
• BACKSTREET BOYS – Named after a flea market in Orlando Florida.
• BAD COMPANY – A 1972 movie by Jeff Bridges.
• BADFINGER – The working title of the BEATLES song “A Little Help From My Friends”.
• BANGLES – They wanted to be the BANGS, but there was already a band using that name.
• BLACK CROWES – Originally named “Uncle Crowe’s Garden” after a children’s fairy tale.
• BLACK SABBATH – Named after a 1963 horror movie starring Boris Karloff.
• BLIND MELON – “Blind Melons” is the name bassist Brad Smith’s father used to refer to his not-so-likely-to-succeed neighbors. The legend goes that one day Brad asked the rest of the band, “What’s happening, blind melons?” and the name stuck.
• BLINK 182 – They were originally called BLINK, but were forced to change their name because a techno band in Ireland was already called that. 182 are how many times Al Pacino said, “fuck” in the movie Scarface.
• BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS – Al Kooper came up with the name for his new band when he was on the phone with a promoter while gazing at a Johnny Cash album cover. The album was called, “Blood, Sweat & Tears”. The inspiration for the band name did not come from a Winston Churchill quote as was previously rumoured.
• BLONDIE – Debbie Harry was in a band called the Stillettos. After the band broke up, Debbie and her boyfriend from the band decided to form their own group. They went through several names, when a passing truck driver cat-called out to her, as so many had before, “Hey, Blondie!” She decided that that had to be it!
• BLUE CHEER – 1960’s nickname for high-quality LSD.
• BLUES TRAVELER – The name was inspired by Gozer the Traveler in Ghostbusters 1.
• BLUR – The band was originally called “Seymour”, but a condition of their record deal was they had to pick a new name from a list that the label supplied. “Blur” was on the list.
• BOOKER T. & THE M.G.’S – Booker T. led the band and M.G. stands for Memphis Group.
• BOOMTOWN RATS – From a gang in Woody Guthrie’s “Bound for Glory”.
• BREEDERS – Homosexual slang for Heterosexuals.
• BUSH – Named after a neighborhood in London called “Shepherd’s Bush”.
• CASSANDRA COMPLEX – Cassandra, a Greek mythological figure who had the gift of prophecy with the curse of no one ever believing her.
• RAY CHARLES – His real name is Ray Charles Robinson, but he wanted no confusion with boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.
• CHEAP TRICK – They asked an Ouiji Board what they should call their band.
• CHICAGO – Their first album was released as “Chicago Transit Authority”, and then the city of Chicago sued them. Chicago Transit Authority is the name of Chicago’s public transportation department.
• CHUBBY CHECKER – Dick Clark’s wife thought up the name as a take off on Fats Domino.
• CHUMBAWAMBA – Based on a band member’s dream. He didn’t know which door to use in a public toilet because the signs said “Chumba” and “Wamba” instead of “Men” and “Women”.
• THE CLASH – Shortly after recruiting Joe Strummer, Mick Jones and Paul Simonon were trying to think of a band name. Mick came across the word ‘Clash’ in a newspaper headline.
• COLDPLAY – In an interview, bassist Guy said: “There’s no real reason behind it, really. Johnny and Chris lived in a flat with two other people who were in a band. They changed the name of their band every other week, and for about a week they were called Coldplay. But they discarded it; so we thought we like the way it looked and sounded, so we used the stolen name.” By the way: this stolen name comes from a collection of poetry.
• COLLECTIVE SOUL – The band took their name from a passage in Ayn Rand’s book ‘The Fountainhead’.
• COUNTING CROWS – Took their name from the 1989 movie ‘Signs of Life’. Member Adam Duritz was dating Mary Louise Parker at the time. She was one of the stars.
• CRANBERRIES – The name started as Cranberries Saw Us (a play on ‘Cranberry Sauce’). When Dolores O’Riordan joined, she recommended shortening the name.
• CREAM – These three good, but egotistic musicians considered themselves the “Cream of the crop”.
• CREED – Original bassist, Brain Marshall came from a band named MADDOX’S CREED and his new bandmates were playing around with the word “creed” and their names. They finally settled on just Creed.
• CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Name inspired by a logo on Olympia beer cans.
• DAFT PUNK – Taken from a highly critical magazine review of their former band, Darling.
• CYPRESS HILL – Named after a street that runs through the South Central L.A. hood they call home.
• DEEP PURPLE – Ritchie Blackmore’s grandmother liked the BING CROSBY’s song “Deep Purple”.
• DEPECHE MODE – The name is French for “fast fashion” and was chosen by Dave from the cover of a French fashion magazine.
• DESTINY’S CHILD – One day when band member Beyonce Knowles’s mother was reading the Bible, a page bearing the name ‘destiny’ fell out of it. Mamma Knowles looked at it as a “sign” and named her daughters band Destiny’s Children. The name was later shortened to a snappier Destiny’s Child.
• DIXIE CHICKS – From the title of an album by “Little Feat”.
• THE DOORS – From a William Blake quote ‘If the doors of perception were to be cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite’. The Doors were originally called the Psychedelic Rangers.
• DURAN DURAN – A villain in the 1967 movie “Barbarella”.
• BOB DYLAN – His real name Robert Zimmerman was too long and he was a big fan of Dylan Thomas.
• EMINEM – Taken from the initials of his real name, Marshal Mathers ~ M&M. He decided to spell it EMINEM.
• EURYTHMICS – A system of music instruction from the 1890s that emphasizes physical response.
• EVERCLEAR – Got their name from a brand of 190 proof (95-percent pure grain) alcohol.
• FAITH NO MORE – The band members were in a band called “Faith No Man” and when they got rid of their lead singer, Mike “The Man” Morris, they changed it to “Faith No More” as a joke.
• FASTER PUSSYCAT – Took their name from a 1966 Russ Myer ‘B’ Movie titled ‘Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill!’
• FOLK IMPLOSION – An “at first misunderstood” tribute to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion who, like the members of Folk Implosion, had also attended Brown University. The name was meant to represent an opposite type of music styling from the Blues Explosion.
• FOO FIGHTERS – World War II slang for UFOs.
• GENESIS – The first book in the Bible. The name was part of their first album’s title “From Genesis to Revelation”. Their producer Jonathan King suggested the name since it was his first production project and their first album.
• GODSMACK – Named after a song by Alice in Chains on 1992’s “Dirt”. Also British slang for being dumbstruck or flabbergasted.
• GOLDEN EARRING – Took their name from a 1947 Marlene Dietrich movie.
• GOO GOO DOLLS – The name was derived from an ad in ‘True Detective’ magazine for a doll head that you put your finger in to change its expression.
• GRAND FUNK RAILROAD – A mutation of “The Grand Trunk Railroad”, which is a Michigan landmark.
• GRATEFUL DEAD – Inspired by an English folk tale. The story is about a traveler who reaches a village where they refuse to bury a dead man’s body because of his debts. The man pays off the debt and the man is buried, along the way he’s mysteriously saved in an event that is credited to the grateful spirit. The band was originally called The Warlocks.
• THE GUESS WHO – Originally named “Chad Allan And The Expressions”, (pre-Burton Cummings) the Canadian group released their version of “Shakin’ All Over” on a single as “Guess Who?” to fool pre-Canadian content radio programmers into thinking it was a British band performing under an alias. It worked so well the band had to change its name and the rest is history.
• GUNS N’ ROSES – took their name from original guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Axl Rose. Guns went on to form “LA Guns”, Rose kept the band name.
• HELMET – They were originally called “Purple Helmet” and decided to tone down the penis reference.
• HOT TUNA – Original band name was “Hot Shit”. The record company made them change it.
• HUSKER DU – A board game that was popular in the fifties, which was Swedish for “Do You Remember?”
• ICE T – Inspired by a legendary pimp from decades past called ICEBERG SLIM. ICEBERG SLIM switched to writing “gangsta” books to stay out of prison in his later years.
• INCUBUS – An Incubus was a mythological creature that would come into villages at night and impregnate the women without anybody knowing.
• IRON BUTTERFLY – The band wanted a name that sounded heavy and beautiful at the same time. Trivia: Their biggest hit was “In A Gadda Da Vida”, which was originally called “In The Garden of Eden”. The singer was so trashed on LSD one rehearsal that it came out “In A Gadda Da Vida”, and the band decided that was a better name for the song.
• JAMIROQUAI – A wordplay with “Jam” and “Iroquai” (the Native American tribe which is of course spelled “Iroquois”.
• JANE’S ADDICTION – A prostitute the band members had all met through.
• JARS OF CLAY – The bands favorite Bible Verse, 2 Corinthians, 4:16.
• JESUS AND MARY CHAIN – The band has said it was taken from an offer on a breakfast cereal packet, to send away for a gold Jesus and Mary chain.
• JETHRO TULL – Jethro Tull was a British inventor/farmer in the 1800’s who invented the precursor to the modern plow.
• JIMMY EAT WORLD – Two of guitarist Tom Linton’s brothers, Jimmy and Ed, had a fight way back in their childhood. The brawl came to an end when Jimmy locked his smaller brother out of his room. Ed got pissed, got his crayons and drew a picture of his brother shoving what appeared to be the earth into his gaping mouth. The angry caption at the bottom of the picture read, “Jimmy eat world”.
• JOHNNY ROTTEN – Named after his rotten teeth.
• JUDAS PRIEST – from the BOB DYLAN tune “The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest”.
• BB KING – “Blues Boy King”.
• KING CRIMSON – Their original lyricist, Peter Sinfield, thought of it as a synonym for Beelzebub, which is Hebrew for ‘Lord of the Flies’. Beelzebub was Satan’s chief lieutenant among the fallen angels.
• KINKS – In an early publicity photo, all members posed with whips. Leaving little doubt that their name was derived from the word “kinky”.
• KORN – Jonathan Davis and the rest of the band got drunk one night while trying to come up with a good name. One member made a suggestion and Davis remarked, “Yeah that sounds about as intelligent as calling it ‘Korn’.” It stuck.
• KRAFTWERK – German for “power plant”.
• LEVEL 42 – From the fact that 42 is given as “the ultimate answer to the
• ultimate question of life, the universe and everything” in Douglas Adams’ book “HitchHiker’s Guide To the Galaxy”.
• LITTLE FEAT – When Lowell George was a member of the Mothers of Invention, their drummer Jimmy Carl Black (an Indian) used to refer to him as Little Feet, an ironic reference to the size of his pedal extremities.
• LITTLE TEXAS – Named after a small community just south of Nashville.
• LL COOL J – Acronym for “Ladies Love Cool James”.
• LOVIN’ SPOONFUL – From the lyrics of John Hurt’s “Coffee Blues”. It’s also slang for sperm.
• MANHATTAN TRANSFER – Taken from a novel by John Dos Passos about New York City in the 1920s.
• MARCY PLAYGROUND – The singer used to go to a hippie grade school called Marcy Open School.
• MARSHALL TUCKER BAND – Marshall Tucker was the owner of the band’s rehearsal hall.
• MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS – A combination of Della Reese, who Martha Reeves had just been inspired by and a nearby major street in Detroit called Van Dyke. Martha combined “Van” with “Della” to come up with a name that Berry Gordy liked immediately.
• MC5 – “Motor City Five”
• MEGADETH – Inspired by a government pamphlet. A Mega death is a military term for one million dead people.
• MFSB – Stands for Mother, Father, Sister, Brother.
• MIGHTY, MIGHTY BOSSTONES – Originally the BOSSTONES in tribute to their hometown (Boston). After they realized there was a 1950’s Harvard acappella group with the same name, a bartender friend recommended the MIGHTY, MIGHTY part.
• MOBY – his real name is Richard Melville Hall. That’s why he took his pseudonym from a Herman Melville novel – “Moby Dick”.
• MOLLY HATCHET – Named after a famous 17th Century axe murderess nicknamed “Hatchet Molly”, who had a habit of beheading her lovers.
• MOODY BLUES – They were originally “M&B 5” because they wanted to perform in a Birmingham brewery called ‘Mitchell’s Bottlery.’ The building had a big ‘MB’ on it. It didn’t work out so they changed names. Duke Ellington’s ‘Mood Indigo’ was one member’s favorite song.
• MOTLEY CRUE – An observant friend remarked, “What a motley looking crew”.
• MOTORHEAD – British slang for a speed freak (which Lemmy evidently was).
• MOTT THE HOOPLE – From a novel of the same name by Willard Manus. The book is about an eccentric that works in a circus freak show.
• MR. MISTER – From a T-Rex song on the Tanx album.
• MUDHONEY – From a Russ Meyer movie.
• MUNGO JERRY – The band took their name from a cat in T.S. Eliot’s book from 1939 called, “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”.
• NASHVILLE PUSSY – On Ted Nugent’s “Double Live Gonzo” album he dedicates his song “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” to “All that Nashville Pussy”
• NEW ORDER – Signified “fresh start” for Joy Division after death of their old singer Ian Curtis. The term was also used by Hitler, but the band denies any connotations.
• NINE INCH NAILS – Named after the stakes used to nail Jesus to the cross.
• NIRVANA – In Buddhism it means the state of perfect blessedness attained through the annihilation of the self.
• NO DOUBT – The group took its name from member John Spence’s favorite phrase.
• NRBQ – New Rhythm and Blues Quartet (previously Quintet)
• N SYNC – From the last letter of every band members name.
• O’JAYS – Named after Cleveland disc jockey, Eddie O’Jay who took the band under his wing after they had failed as the “Mascots”.
• PANTERA – Portuguese for panther.
• PEARL JAM – From a homemade jam that Eddie Vedders grandmother used to make that contained amounts of peyote.
• PHISH – A play on drummer John Fishman’s last name.
• PINK FLOYD – Named after Georgia blues musicians Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
• PIXIES – The band’s guitar player, Joey Santiago was learning English and noticed the word in a dictionary. They thought it would be funny to have a big guy like Black Francis fronting a band called “The Pixies”.
• P.O.D. – Abbreviation for “Payable On Death”, which is a banking term which means that an amount of money is payable upon that person’s death.
• POGUES – Shortened from ‘Pogue Mahone’, which is a distorted version of Póg Mo hón, which is Irish Gaelic for ‘kiss my ass’.
• IGGY POP & THE STOOGES – “Iggy” was derived from his one-time membership in a band called The Iguanas. The Stooges were originally the PSYCHEDELIC STOOGES combining their love of drugs with “The Three Stooges”. After hippies picked up on “psychedelic” as a fave word, the STOOGES dropped it.
• PORTISHEAD – The name of their home town in England.
• THE PRETENDERS – Named themselves after the Platters’ classic song.
• PRIMAL SCREAM – A psychological best seller by Arthur Janov.
• PRIMUS – …means “first” in Latin. They called themselves the PRIMATES but heard about another band with the same name, so they evolved into PRIMUS.
• PROCOL HARUM – Names after a friend’s cat. It’s Latin for “Beyond All Things”.
• PRODIGY – Named after the Moog Prodigy, the first synthesizer that band member, Liam Howlett used.
• PROFESSOR LONGHAIR – “Professor” was the title given to New Orleans whore house piano players. He had long hair, too..
• PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE – a women’s temperance union in an Errol Flynn film.
• QUEEN – Freddie Mercury liked the name for the transvestite connotation and the glamorous image of Queens in royalty.
• QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE – All the original band members were Virgos, which according to astrology is ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury is the chemical name for quicksilver. Their music was the message.
• RADIOHEAD – Named after a TALKING HEADS song called Radio Head.
• THE RAMONES – Paul McCartney’s brother was in a band called “Scaffold”. To give himself an original identity he called himself Mike McGear. When big brother Paul would appear on one of Scaffold’s recordings he would refer to himself as “Paul Ramone.” Being big fans, the Ramones name is a direct nod to McCartney.
• REDBONE – A derogatory Cajun term for a half-breed.
• REMAINS OF THE DAY – got its name from Kazu Ishiguro’s award winning novel that emphasizes that what really matters in life is what you do with your remaining days.
• THE REPLACEMENTS – Legend has it that they were given a gig after another band failed to show up one night. When asked who they were, Paul Westerberg quipped, “We’re the Replacements”.
• THE RESIDENTS – Hardy Fox, one of the band’s managers, explains: “The first audition tape that the Residents ever sent to a record company was to Warner Brothers, and they didn’t have a name, they didn’t use a name, they didn’t even believe in names. So they sent it in, and when it was returned as a rejection, it was just addressed to “The Residents” at the address.
• ROLLING STONES – From the MUDDY WATERS song “Rolling Stone”. The name was suggested by Brian Jones.
• SAVAGE GARDEN – From an Ann Rice novel.
• SAWYER BROWN – Named after a street in Nashville, TN.
• SHeDAISY – American Indian word for “my sister”.
• SIMPLE MINDS – Taken from a line in the David Bowie song “Jean Genie”.
• SMALL FACES – They were inspired by the WHO song “I’m the FACE”. Face is Mod slang for “stylish guy”. They were all SMALL guys as well. They later shortened the name to FACES when taller guys Rod Stewart and Ron Wood joined.
• THE SMITHEREENS – Inspired by the cartoon character Yosemite Sam’s classic line, “I’ll blow you varmints to smithereens”.
• SONIC YOUTH – Named as a tribute to the MC5’s Fred “Sonic” Smith and reggae star Big Youth.
• SOUNDGARDEN – A garden of kinetic sculptures that make music when wind blows through them. There was also a sculpture in Seattle called “Sound Garden”.
• SPANDAU BALLET – This was the WWII Nazi concentration camp guard term at Spandau (Berlin) for the contortions of Jewish prisoners after they had been “hung”. Unfortunately, the term outlasted the war. In London, at least.
• SPIRIT – Originally called Spirits Rebellious after a book by Kahlil Gibran. The band later shortened the name to Spirit.
• SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS – From a brand of old-time peanut butter flavored candy containing caramel and nuts.
• STEAM – Inspired by a band member making a remark about the amount of steam coming out of a manhole on the way home from a 5:00 a.m. recording session.
• STEPPENWOLF – The title of a cool Herman Hesse novel.
• STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – They just wanted to be called “STP”. But fearing a lawsuit by the STP Car Care Company, the band settled for anything cool that stood for S.T.P. Scott Weiland and company found “Stone Temple Pilots” to be the coolest “acceptable” name with those initials.
• STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK – Inspired by a band member turning to the Hot 100 page of Billboard magazine, closing his eyes and dropping his finger down on the page. He landed on “Strawberry Fields Forever” by the Beatles.
• STYX – After the mythical river Styx that people crossed over to go into Hell.
• SUGARCULT – The band got its name from the girls next door — seven lesbians who lived across the hall from singer Tim Pagnotta and who called themselves the “Sugar Cult.”
• SUM 41 – They started their band on the 41st day of summer, and they were eventually going to change their name, but it stuck.
• SUPERTRAMP – Named after a book called “Autobiography Of A Supertramp”, written by R.E. Davies in 1910.
• SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Originally named “Soil” but after a couple of new members joined, they didn’t think it was an appropriate name anymore. So they first decided to rename the band “Victims Of A Down” but that name sounded way to selfish, so they changed it one last time.
• TEN YEARS AFTER – From “Ten Years After – Elvis” hit the charts.
• THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS – They took the name from a friend’s ventriloquist act, which was named after a film starring George C. Scott, which in turn was inspired by a section of Don Quixote. Don Quixote’s trusted servant asks why he is preparing to attack several windmills with his lance. Don Quixote replys, “Because they might be giants.”
• THIRD EYE BLIND – Refers to being blind in your third eye of intuition.
• THREE DOG NIGHT – Inspired by an Australian Aborigine custom of sleeping with three dogs on extremely cold nights.
• TOAD THE WET SPROCKET – From a Monty Python sketch making fun of silly band names.
• TOOL – A band member has said that the band’s name stands for how they want their music to be a tool to aid in understanding lachrymology (“the study of crying”).
• TORI AMOS – Her real name is Myra Ellen Amos. A friend suggested “Tori”.
• ULTRAVOX – Latin for ‘the greatest amount of voice’.
• URIAH HEEP – From a character in the Dickens novel “David Copperfield”.
• VAN HALEN – Named after Alex (not Eddie) Van Halen.
• VELVET UNDERGROUND – The name of an S&M book by Michael Leigh (released in 1963). A band member found a copy on a sidewalk in New York.
• THE VINES – Named after a band fronted by member Craig Nicholls’ father in the 1960’s – The Vynes.
• VIOLENT FEMMES – Their name originated from the Milwaukee area’s slang for wimps.
• WEEZER – Vocalist/guitarist/front man Rivers Cuomo had the nickname Weezer in school. He was a bit of a geek and made wheezing sounds because of his asthma.
• WINGS – Paul McCartney thought of the name while waiting in a hospital wing for Linda to give birth to one of their children.

What Happened to Lori Klausutis?

Which U.S. Congressman had a dead aide found in his office while the media was hounding U.S.
Congressman Gary Condit about his missing ex-intern, Chandra Levy?

Joe Scarborough

When this story first broke in the Florida panhandle, we wondered if we were in store for some Gary Condit-style media coverage. Needless to say, this story never made national TV. The big boys of broadcast had their sights set solely on Condit and had no time to cover the unusual death of a healthy, politically active 28-year-old female aide in a U.S. Congressman’s district office.

The so-called national media — felt it was more important to keep plucking feathers from their latest Democrat goose than to ruffle the feathers of a Republican Congressman who unexpectedly resigned just a few months after being reelected. Now an aide had been found dead in his office, but the national news media simply weren’t interested.

After all was said and done, a few things became quite clear. The authorities, mainly the police who investigated the scene, gave the appearance of a cover-up by immediately stating that there were no signs of foul play. It subsequently was revealed that the dead woman had a wound to her forehead, which seemed to fly in the face of the initial statements by investigators. If this wasn’t an example of poor police work, it most certainly was a case of bumbled media and public relations.

How could police rule out foul play until they knew the cause of the wound, before an autopsy was conducted and toxicology tests performed?

The local newspaper, the Northwest Florida Daily News, tried to get information from local authorities and claimed they were sandbagged at every turn . No one suggested that the Congressman had anything to do with the death, but the manner in which authorities handled the press shows one thing. They gave the benefit of the doubt to the popular Republican Congressman, and it is doubtful they would have done the same for any ordinary Joe.

ONLY ONE NEWSPAPER IN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES COVERED THIS DRAMA — The NW Florida Daily News (Ft. Walton Beach) many of the links to the article, which had 21 at the time all have been removed.  Joe’s hometown newspaper, the Pensacola News Journal only ran three brief articles.

Listed below are links to other websites and other information on Scarborough and Lori Klausutis.

http://www.americanpolitics.com/20010808Klausutis.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Scarborough

http://www.allhatnocattle.net/7-21-06_scarborough_aide_dies.htm