Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Poster's High

That's the rush that you get from posting a new post. I know I'm an addict, but I believe this to be truly funny as well. 
I was never a big Howard Stern fan but every time I've ever seen Artie Lange on TV he was really funny. Nick DiPaolo is also quite a smartass and they make a good team together. I'm also thankful I never really got to Artie Lange-levels of debauchery.

The Brown Show reaches its 100th Episode

Hey Josh, that's a pretty cool feat. Dang I didn't know you were so hardcore about games. I guess I did, in the back of my mind. Dogs Die sounds like Cameron, do I know who Smelly Pirate is? You have a natural podcasting/radio voice.

I like the changing theme songs, which have an underlying theme even though they are different. While I may not buy or play a whole lot of games, I do enjoy the humorous banter and wit. And the word of the week segment. Are you going to continue doing a show thru iTunes?

We should make a Cleansmanship podcast, but we'd be the only ones who listened to it.

Oh and I didn't mean to shit atop Matt's rare post, I noticed that he published it while I was making this one.

86400 leap seconds = ?

Another crappy day just like every other crappy day. You'd think that, seeing as how this day only comes around every four years, it might be awesome, but no, it's just more of the same. I did manage to spend much of the afternoon listening to Machina and Machina II. I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader as to why I did that, but that span of time actually contained some quality moments. Ahhh... how did we end up here?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I LOL'd 3 times during the course of this.
That's 1 more than my minimum criteria for the video post credentialing process.

Dave Chappelle's Still Got It

I feel like I made this post already, but maybe I just thought about it a lot and never actualized it. I even did a search thru our blog for Dave Chappelle just to make sure.

Anyways, these shits are hilarious, son.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Why do I.. I?

The original is by Neil Young but this is pretty much the cleanest performance of this track I could find on the YouTubes.. It repeats itself at :45 secs though so just skip to :45. I tried to embed that action in the code but failed. Anyways this track pretty much sums up how I feel every time Monday rolls around.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fox News Editing for Propaganda purposes...

John Bolton shits on Veterans question, then Fox edits the footage to make it seem like he received applause. The veteran is wearing a mauve shirt; the guy walking away from the mic is wearing a black one.

Fridays = Two Nights of Partying Hard Ahead

here's some new media

In Formation by cyrusfx

Monday, February 20, 2012

A fine, balanced smoke. And best of all, it's not 'fire safe'.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

apparently our blog attracts a very selective audience...

... Asians who love asian women who love Close Range II, Nick Swardson and Back to the Future.

Its also funny that there are 30 searches for Cleansmanship. Probably just us too lazy to type in the whole address on a new browser.

Hot blog stats!

Have you guys checked out our blog stats? Go to the admin interface and then hit the 'Stats' tab. You can see all sorts of cool stuff, like what search terms have been used to find our blog. What's amazing is that 'asian' is the number one term used to find us.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


From here:

Hollywood African American film star Samuel L. Jackson openly admits to voting for President Barack Obama, “because he’s black,” in the 2008 presidential election.

"I voted for Barack because he was black. ‘Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them,” said Mr. Jackson in the interview.

Well, there's only one thing to say about that:

This is so, so sad and it hurts so bad that people can't face the reality: black people got a black puppet. A black president would have been the ultimate achievement of the civil rights movement. But what really happened is so despicable and genuinely racist that the integrity of our culture inhibits its recognition. Essentially, the one percent put blackface on and all the black people were easily fooled. This is not good for black on black relations, but it's great for rich white people.  Over the past 10 years or so I have slowly come to understand that black rage against the white establishment is totally justified and actually understated, even among the radicals.   At least all the politically/socially conscious hip-hop artists can provide the black culture with this kind of insight.  Oh shit, I forgot, they don't exist anymore.  I wonder why...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Lydian Chromatic Concept...

Take a note and stack fifths from this tonic up through all 12 tones. This will give the Lydian Chromatic Scale, the overlord parent scale of all western music. It's called the Lydian Chromatic Scale because if you compress the first 7 or so tones into an octave, you get something like the Lydian mode. Tonal gravity emanates from this nexus of intervallic unity. Harmonic/Melodic movement across this zone can then be characterized as more 'ingoing' (inside) or 'outgoing' (outside).

Life, Love, Tonality.

The ridiculously expensive book is available to tor hunters.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

The YouTube effect

Its a weird phenomenon that on days where I spend a lotta time reading news or watching news-related videos on YouTube, I feel like the world is fucking melting down from every angle imaginable. Then I look outside my window and its just blue skies, birds chirping and green vegetation slowly rustling in the wind.

There's so much terrible shit going on in the world, but it ain't happening right here, so what can I really do about it? Just be thankful really.

Bill Hicks had a good routine about CNN, where he says something along the lines of how the major news networks are always creating a panic, re-running stories about WAR, FAMINE, DEATH, AIDS across a 24-hour news cycle. Then he opens up the front door and just hears crickets, and proclaims Ted Turner is making this shit up, man.

On days where I watch a lotta comedy or listen to a lotta music on YouTube, my take on the state of the world is decidedly different, along with my mood as well. Its good for the soul to alternate between the pain of reality and the pleasure of imagination. The trick is to derive pleasure out of reality, I suppose. But then again, is there any other way? This is getting too Mettaworld P-Z, so I'm out.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012


There's a Thor pad for Reason named that, but unfortunately its not very good. Its like a quasi-ethereal square wave with fuzz. I think I'm giving up trying to make quality dubstep and instead making cyber soundtrack pieces with fewer beats. Yeah I know, 4 posts in one day. Damn those unquality patches. What ya gonna do?

Comedy Sketch of the Day

I daresay this is the most quality of my 3 postings today.

Track & Movie of the Day

I haven't seen it in 5 years or so, probably a good time to watch it again...

Fail of the day

Monday, February 06, 2012

Dubstep solves EVERYTHING

This is a clever vid. But you have to stop it at exactly 1:05 or you will become more and more disappointed.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Blog layout changes inspire flurry of new posts, enhance life expectancy...

Electro power cash money...

[This excerpt from an anonymous internet source makes some interesting points about fiat currency and value. It has been lightly edited by myself.]


So, should we return to the gold standard?

My reply is "no."

To be useful as money, the medium for exchange must be something that is universally agreed upon to have value while at the same time existing in enough supply to prevent manipulation... In arguing about a new value standard for money one detractor argued that gold was the only possible basis for a new monetary system because only gold was universally valued. Obviously, that is not true. One could walk into any nation carrying a gallon of gasoline and find someone willing to trade for it. So clearly, other mediums of exchange are possible, even if we did not have prior history to assure us of their validity and success.

The problem with gold and silver as mediums of exchange is they exist in too small a quantity relative to the growing population. Gold and silver can be manipulated, hoarded, and shorted, to make the speculators rich at the expense of everyone else. Most of the existing gold and silver are already in the hands of the very same bankers who wrecked our present system, so moving to a gold standard merely trades one form of banker-slavery for another.

What is needed is a medium for exchange that increases in supply right alongside the population itself, in order to maintain stability and constant value.

So, my suggestion is to use electricity as the universal basis for a new value-based money system. For the purposes of discussion I call the new US monetary unit the "Lectro." It is redeemable for one kilowatt hour of electricity. The reason I think this is an idea worth pursuing are as follows.

1. While the US Government will have a motive to create electrical power in order to redeem the tokens (coins) and claim checks (Lectro certificates) issued for commerce, creation of electricity and hence money cannot be monopolized. There is no central issuing authority. Every home can have solar panels generating power to the grid, which is redeemable in Lectro notes. In a way we already do this when we pay for power for paper notes and for those able to sell power back to the utility, trade generated power for notes back. This is simply taking the idea to a national scale and making it the de-fact monetary system. and because everyone can generate electricity, artificial scarcity of supply cannot be created.

2. Because power is now the actual monetary system, this approach encourages efficient (and with the proper tax penalties for pollution) clean power generation as well as conservation at the consumer and factory levels.

3. Nobody can short the money supply because everyone can create their own power and monetize it through the treasury. Runaway inflation is impossible because all the coins and certificates in circulation are tied to the available power grid. As power is created, coins and certificates flow into circulation. As power is used, the coins and certificates are taken out of circulation.

4. In the long term, creation of an energy-based money system will smooth the transition from a human-labor to machine-labor society. At present, human labor precedes all capital, payable in a monetary system that pays primarily for human labor. In switching to a monetary system that pays for machine based power production, we evolve towards a society where machines become the primary creators of capital, and all humans shift towards the demand side of the economy. Instead of creating poverty, the push towards automation creates more wealth.

Controller tech 2000...

A survey of some attractive options:

Livid's controllers are bit higher end, with wooden end cheeks and more robust aluminum construction. They look more like an instrument than your run of the mill control surface. They offer several combinations of knobs, sliders and buttons, including several designs which feature a large central grid of buttons, ala the monome for quick access to your bank of Ableton Live clips (or whatever). They're also into the left/right DJ split style controllers which are useful for programs like Traktor.

Korg's 'Nano' line of controllers probably offer the best bang for the buck. They're cheap and plasticky, and they probably wont endure too many years of consistent use, but at this price point they can simply be replaced. There are three flavors which serve to satisfy your note input, beat input, and knob/slider fiddling needs. There is a discontinued model which offers just 16 knobs; buy ebay cheap.

The Ultranova packs a monotimbral beast of a virtual analog+digital synth into a tight package with a well thought out interface and included Audio+MIDI over USB. Three Oscillators, 2 Filters, 6(!) Envelopes, 3 Lfo's, and a deluxe modulation matrix challenge even the hossest softsynths. The 8 knobs along the top panel function brilliantly: they can be used to edit 8 corresponding parameters on the display, groups of which are selectable with the page buttons below; they can be used to edit 8 parameters on a 'user' page which allows the most important parameters to be gathered on one page for quick tweaking during a performance (ie. no page switching to get to your parameters); finally, they can be touched (they're touch sensitive) to trigger/retrigger any of the 6 Envelopes at will OR activate/deactivate modulations routings established in the modulation matrix. This combination of interface and functionality is all too rare in the world of hardware synths. The Ultranova also includes Novations 'Automap' system which allows the panel controls to be easily mapped to your Vst's, etc.

Friday, February 03, 2012

The progressive slutening of female newscasters and weather girls.

Is it just me, or do female newscaster and meteorologists get sluttier with each passing year. Not that I'm complaining, it's just something I've noticed. Also, you can see how the plastic surgery and breast augmentation has really ramped up for these ladies of the news.

Nutterworld Peasy

Site Changes

I decided we were overdue for some updates to the blog. Hope everyone approves. Feel free to tweak at leisure.

Moldova... the ultimate party country.

I guess things are either boring and depressing, or really awesome in Moldova.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Jaws Toast

"Well, I done fucked up this time."