"He lit a cigarette. His glass of whiskey lit a cigarette. “I can only truly love my dead best friend,” he said, “but not in a gay way. Women wouldn’t understand. They’re too gay.” Both of the cigarettes agreed."

— from Mallory Ortberg’s hilarious “Male Novelist Jokes.

All The Rage Back Home - Interpol

Good god damn and sexy Jesus, Interpol is back. The sound of this band will always take me to dark and sticky places. I can still smell the wax, and I can still feel the rope on my wrists.

I’ll be back in a few days. In the meantime, I’ve put together a little playlist titled August Can Go Fuck Itself.
Seriously, though. This entire month turned out to be one long state of emergency, just a stream of bad news both for me personally and for the rest of the world. (I had to go through some shit, and I haven’t been well.)
Anyway, some of the songs on the August Can Go Fuck Itself playlist seemed appropriate, and some just helped get me through the past couple weeks.
Here’s to a better September.

I’ll be back in a few days. In the meantime, I’ve put together a little playlist titled August Can Go Fuck Itself.

Seriously, though. This entire month turned out to be one long state of emergency, just a stream of bad news both for me personally and for the rest of the world. (I had to go through some shit, and I haven’t been well.)

Anyway, some of the songs on the August Can Go Fuck Itself playlist seemed appropriate, and some just helped get me through the past couple weeks.

Here’s to a better September.

America’s military-industrial complex and America’s prison-industrial complex are born of the same authoritarian evil, and all of our struggles intersect.

The incident report from yesterday’s fresh police shooting in St. Louis lists the two homicidal cops as “Victim #1” and “Victim #2,” and it identifies the suicidal shooting victim as “Suspect.”
How fucking dare they?

The incident report from yesterday’s fresh police shooting in St. Louis lists the two homicidal cops as “Victim #1” and “Victim #2,” and it identifies the suicidal shooting victim as “Suspect.”

How fucking dare they?

*97

Summer In The City (Starcadian Remix) - Freedom Fry

I like this little tune. It’s from the How The Sun Sees You video.

nickdouglas:

My friend Thomas Leveritt is enjoying well-earned wild success for his video, “How the sun sees you,” which shows what your face looks like under UV light—and then with sunscreen.

This is fascinating. The quality of the portraiture produced with a UV camera is mesmerizing and quite beautiful. I would love to see someone rig up a UV camera to an interrotron and conduct deeply personal interviews with this effect. The results would be utterly riveting.

*85

Kush & Corinthians - Kendrick Lamar

Tonight’s getting ready music.

The Strikingly Bizarre Patches of the DEA
Just a bunch of fucking dorks earning Girl Scout merit badges.

The Strikingly Bizarre Patches of the DEA

Just a bunch of fucking dorks earning Girl Scout merit badges.

*74

Madora - Beverly

This track is throwing off some serious 90s girl band vibes.

"There is never an excuse for violence against police."

— Sorry, Mr. President, but I couldn’t disagree with you more.

Here, LAPD. I fixed your shitty press release.

BEFORE:

Los Angeles
Police Department
News Release
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Officer-Involved Shooting in Newton Area NR14309lp

Los Angeles:  On Monday, August 11, 2014, around 8:20 pm, Newton Patrol Division officers conducted an investigative stop in the 200 block of West 65th Street.

During the stop a struggle ensued, which resulted in an officer-involved-shooting. It is unknown if the suspect has any gang affiliations.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital and after lifesaving efforts he succumbed to his injuries.

No officers were injured.

Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will conduct a thorough investigation of the officer-involved-shooting.

The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Departments use-of-force policy, which states that an officer’s use-of-force actions must be objectively reasonable.

Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the officer-involved-shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Force Investigation Division at (213) 486-5230.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.


AFTER:

Los Angeles
Police Department
News Release
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Officer-Committed Homicide in Newton Area NR14309lp

Los Angeles: On Monday, August 11, 2014, around 8:20pm, Newton Patrol Division officers conducted a Fourth Amendment violating stop in the 200 block of West 65th Street.

During the stop, a black man tried to defend himself from being beaten by police, which resulted in one of the officers panicking, drawing his weapon, and shooting the unarmed, mentally ill man three times in the back while he was laying on the ground. It is unknown if the officer is a racist.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, and after lifesaving efforts, he succumbed to his multiple gunshot wounds.

No officers were ever in any danger.

The Rat Squad responded to the incident, and will conduct a self-serving exercise in public relations as per usual.

The public relations effort will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General, and Board of Police Commissioners to make sure the shooting won’t blow back on anyone’s political career, and if public opinion requires it, they might make an example out of the officer by suspending him without pay.

Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division will attempt to justify its annual budget by filling out a bunch of forms.

Any rats who’d like to rat are asked to call the Rat Squad at (213) 486-5230.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Rats wishing to remain anonymous should call the Rat Line at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Rats may also contact the Rat Line by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Rats may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.