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Dave "Doctor" Gonzo is a renegade record producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

Opera Lover Rudy Giuliani To Protest ‘Klinghoffer’ Opera

On Monday evening, New York’s Metropolitan Opera mounts their in-house debut production of the John Adams/Alice Goodman opera “The Death of Klinghoffer”. Past performances, including  its debut back in 1991 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, met with some criticism, but the present production has a cadre of notably pro-Israel pols ginning things up to [...]

Since we have been remiss in bringing you, dear reader, our usual quota of genitalia-related headlines, we are pleased to relate this tale of lovemaking gone horribly amiss: It sounds like a spell you’d learn in sex-ed at Hogwarts, but “penis captivus” is a real – if rare – medical condition, as one hapless Italian [...]

How do you deal with Ebola panic and GOP incompetence in one fell swoop? Let Howard Dean show you how, courtesy of the good folks o’er at Crooks & Liars. In just over three minutes, Dr. Dean manages to convey a shopping list of robust talking points: The GOP is obstructing approval of a Surgeon [...]

Our pals over at Crooks & Liars steer us toward this news story posted to Think Progress: Walmart confirmed to ThinkProgress that stores will be open all day on Thanksgiving Day along with Black Friday this year, requiring close to a million associates to report to work, as the company does every year. “We are [...]

Whoops! Maybe next time, these miscreants will use DHL – if there is a next time! On October 15, 2014, Harris County sheriff’s officials in Texas reported that three people have been arrested, after a FedEx package containing illicit drugs was delivered to the wrong address. The unintended recipient opened the box and found cocaine, [...]

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent offers up a modest proposal. Now read this:Koch-Backed Group Sending Out Phony Mailers (Oct 17, 2014) Voter Fraud Finally Discovered–By Republican Candidate (Oct 6, 2014) Voter ID Explained In One Photo (Oct 5, 2014) Republicans Upset With Ferguson Registering Thousands Of New Voters [...]

The controversial death metal band Cannibal Corpse is touring Russia – and getting treated like Pussy Riot: Cannibal Corpse knew that entering Russia for a string of shows wouldn’t be the easiest run of their career. After a number of shows had to be cancelled, Cannibal Corpse took the stage in Nizhny Novgorod on Oct. [...]

While ratings-driven cable “news” and conspiracy-obsessed Net nuts freak out over Ebola, there’s a bigger health problem confronting the public, according to LiveScience.com’s Bahar Gholipour: Sexually transmitted diseases are one major group of diseases that make for ongoing hidden epidemics: In the United States alone, there are nearly 20 million cases of new sexually transmitted [...]

Stock markets in the Middle East are down sharply: Stocks in Dubai crashed 6.5% on Sunday. This was the biggest drop in four months and brings the Dubai Financial Market General Index to its lowest level since July 20, according to Bloomberg. Dubai, which like many Middle East exchanges is open from Sunday to Thursday, [...]

If you’ve never seen FX Networks’ inane animated send-up of every spy flick since the early era of “shaken, not stirred,” it’s your loss. And now, even that series is suffering collateral damage thanks to the emergence of the English-language media and diplomatic acronym for the most successful vicious insurgents on the planet since the [...]

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