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29 November 2006

Fresh Spam





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Wow. Sweet. New spam. Spam that is brand new to us. Mmm-mm good. (The last bit about staff of Pepsi Co not "partaking" (heehee), and to "PLEASE BE WARNED," is especially, warmingly, ominous.

Is it just us, or is spam getting dumber and dumber? Anyhow, there are not one but two email addresses, so make good use of them. Professional helpers, may find this page's information helpful.

One curiosity. What's the relevance of 10,076? Is this an esoteric reference to immortal culty vegetarian superhero Sri Chinmoy?

26 November 2006

MPE, a band that keeps on giving

Three folks can make a lot of happiness.

This is Screw The Van, and their recent inspiring "walk" for peace.

Best NSFW Sex Video Ever

Special cameras are attached to a penis and inside a vagina, then fun ensues!

More fun still. Switch off the video's accompanying commentary, and then watch with your own soundtrack!

UPDATE (google removed video)...torrent link here.

Incidentally, the series is called A Girls Guide To 21st Century Sex.

Via Metafilter.

23 November 2006

23rdians Are Coming

Jim Carrey is starring in the movie The Number 23. Old-school 23rdians continue to create new media.

Today is the 23rd. Here's one collection of 23rdian podcasts called FrqShows

Jim Carrey's movie? Plot Outline: A man (Carrey) becomes obsessed with a book that appears to be based on his life but ends with a murder that has yet to happen in real life.

Directed by
Joel Schumacher

Writen by
Fernley Phillips

However, many 23rdians are wondering if the studio is working in conjunction with Robert Anton Wilson whose final book is entitled The Number 23 and is expected out on the movie release date, 2/23/07

22 November 2006

D-List Bloglebrity

D-List Blogger

Max Headroom With Art of Noise

Max Headroom was a commercial that became so popular it turned into a short-lived but mightily influential television series. Very pre-intarweb. Very cyber.

But there was also a funky music video, one with one of those pleasingly innovative Trevor Horn-produced, Buggles-like Art of Noise tracks tacked onto it. Yummy.

Here it is again, in all its proto-modern glory.

William S Burroughs' Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanks for YouTube link!

Bush Screws USA

Link (via reddit).

21 November 2006

Michael Richards on Letterman

Richards says exactly the right thing here. A textbook case of the authentic difference between cfrafted (false) sincerity and spontanteous (real) genunuity.

H2RS says, keep on being and working genuinely and from the heart, Richards! Because good work it is.

UPDATE: Copyright-obsessed CBS had the video of Richard's apology removed from YouTube, insisting on viewing it at the "official" CBS site, but then limits the viewing of the spot on their glitchy-site to users of Windows Media Viewer. Dumbasses. Here is a direct link to video of Richard's apology, courtesy of AOL's equally-awkward but media friendlier TMZ.

UPDATE UPDATE: The video is back on YouTube. Yea, YouTube activists!

Vulva Puppets

Still Hand Made by a Fair Trade Co-op In Peru!
Changing Womens' Lives around the World!
Our Mission and Our Responsibility!
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20 November 2006

Michael Richards Dealing with Hate

It looks like simple hate, what is called racism. But in fact, this is the first time in recent memory a known performer has had the initiative and courage to try and face down hatred publicly. This is why H2RS exists. Rockstarring is not coasting, it's careening.

When Michael Richards makes his first acceleration, remarkably like Bill Hicks (see below), the comedian immediately begins to fail his convictions - which are inobviously but categorically true - by ever so slightly giving into the hate he courageously calls forth, a hate that is present throughout all society and is presently causing all of the problems of our living on this world, but he does so without being one thousand and ten percent certain of what he knows to be true. And what Richards knows to be true is that love is king, and we must manage to be in a room together and honestly acknowledge hate without succumbing to it and killing one another.

But this is too much credit to give to one person based on a single video. That is, unless one is able to be sublime and READ THE CONTEXT from the emotional content. Remember, as creatures who are intelligent but communicate without language (such as dolphins and whales) teach us, language, even body and sign language, is only one way to communicate, and intelligently perceiving and interpreting emotional content at the end of the day may be the next step in the evolution of homo sapien.

In any case, while we ponder the arrival of the next Einsteinian Galilean Buddha Gandhi Christ, some of us are bound to make failed attempts at solving the unsolvable. Thanks for the effort, Richards, you failed. But in the meantime, everyone of us will do well to remember, hating hatred is hatred, too.

Bill Hicks vs. "You Suck" heckler

Bill Hicks vs. "Free Bird" heckler

17 November 2006

CERN's Large Hadron Collider Underground Particle Accelerator - The Video

Opening November 2007. Rated MB for Mind-Blowing.

NOTE: Dr Brian Cox is too rad.


Kidam, H2RS is on to you.

[Quicktime version.]

SSK's Dance All

SSK = Sound Sunu Kattan = Sound is our Strength.

"H2RS. Tell 'em you saw it here."

16 November 2006

Mr. Understood: The Willy Terry Story

Link (via Metafilter).

12 November 2006

Storm Constantine's Grigori Trilogy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
"The Grigori Trilogy is a series of three gothic horror novels* by British author Storm Constantine. The series tells the story of the Grigori, a race of fallen angels who are being rewoken in preparation for the new millennium, and their children by human women, the Nephilim.

"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Signet/Penguin, the books were later published by U.S. publisher Meisha Merlin. In 2006, the first book in the series was brought back in to print by U.K.-based Immanion Press. The remaining two books will follow.

* Stalking Tender Prey is the first book in the Grigori Trilogy, followed by Scenting Hallowed Blood and Stealing Sacred Fire.

Link to excerpt from Stalking Tender Prey.

Link to Stalking Tender Prey reviews.

Michael Brownstein's Healing Dick Cheney's Heart

11 November 2006

Eugene Mirman's "Message From The Future"

10 November 2006

Malachi Ritscher's Act of Defiance (R.I.P.)

Malachi Ritscher
Do you remember the effect of Vietnamese buddhist monkThích Quảng Đức had on the world when he sel-immolated in protest of the Viet Nam war? Well, it has happened again. Yesterday, in Chaicago, Malachi Ritscher, a peaceful, well-liked, and music-loving man set himself on fire in protest of the war in Iraq.

Here is the story.

And here is the response, which - utter misunderstanding aside - is building.

And building.

And building.

It's time for everyone who considers themselves one of the all-encompassing "us" presently being party to throwing a war to get entirely out of the war business, and into the health, healing, and happiness business. How about starting by dedicating 1/10th of what has been spent on killing people outside the US over the past three and a half years on Mental Health, Education, and Arts, for, say, the next twenty years?

{via boingboing}

09 November 2006

3.2 Million Firecrackers

15 Thousand Bottle Rockets (In Less Than A Minute)

45 Thousand Bottle Rocket Launcher

04 November 2006

We Interrupt Our Previously Scheduled Programming....

Magic & Marketing Alternative Realities

"Your wealth = Your command of Magic."

Learn magic this Tuesday evening on the "$0" Tele-seminar, 9 PM Eastern (6 PM Pacific). Just dial-in at 1-712-432-3000, and enter the bridge number 938678.

Why do I type $0? Because spam filters will often block emails with the word "F.r.ee" and this post was originally an email sent to 3,000 folks who double-opted-in at AuthorsBusinessplan.com.

Learning these tricks is part of becoming a more powerful magician. Are you ready to become a more powerful magician?

Past tele-seminar Magic Success...
Tuesday's tele-seminar will begin with a short celebration because our SEO work with coach Dave Navarro has paid off!!!

Future tele-seminar Magic Case Study...
Next, we'll briefly meet Wes Unruh who is Tellman Knudson's MySpace Chief Marketing Officer, and he'll tell you what to watch on MySpace for next week. (He'll make Michelle Chance famous in one week!)

Tuesday's tele-seminar Magic...
Warren's magic is his ability to work with authors on coordinating a best-seller blast, and more importantly, teaching authors specific tactics on how to use their book to make money.

Did you catch that? You won't get rich selling your book. You get rich using your book for very specific business purposes.

Learn magic on Tuesday evening's Magic Tele-Seminar, Tuesday 9 PM Eastern (6 PM Pacific). Dial-in at 1-712-432-3000, and enter the bridge number 938678.

You are really, really unlikely to get rich off of your book. Book publishers and book retailers get rich selling your book. That's their job.

Your job is to use your book as a marketing tool, over one-hundred pages of fabulous
insights that subtly and not-so-subtly reinforce the benefits of doing business with you.

Learn more on Tuesday's tele-seminar, 9 PM Eastern (6 PM Pacific). Just dial-in at 1-712-432-3000, and enter the bridge number 938678.

All the infuriating ideas in this email come from me and should not be confused with my guests, co-hosts or friends. These are my ideas and my perspective. Here goes...

The only way alcohol is helping you make money is if you are selling it, taxing it or getting a client warmed up to close a deal.

Yes, I drink. I'm not saying drinking is bad. I am going to write about a marketing lesson you can learn from the marketing of "drugs and alcohol."

You've surely heard the phrase "drugs and alcohol". Scientifically, alcohol is a drug. So what's the benefit of saying "drugs and alcohol"?

"Drugs and alcohol" = SEPARATION of alcohol FROM drugs

There are few people I enjoy discussing alcohol and marketing with more than Warren Whitlock.


Wanna' know why I'm not wealthy yet? It's because I can't keep my mouth shut.

Part of what I dig about Warren is that he lets me yap, and he still does business with me.

Warren sees that what separates alcohol from drugs is a marketing campaign. Alcohol kills more people directly, or is a contributing factor to premature deaths, than all non-taxed drugs combined. What's the best way to identify a non-taxed drug? Our government calls them illegal, making them command premium prices and filling our streets with un-needed violence.

Am I going too fast for you to connect the dots?

Marketing of alcohol involves beneficial labeling.

Keeping alcohol separate from drugs is worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year to this multi-billion dollar a year enterprise.

Coors donates millions of dollars each year to anti-drug campaigns, but actually Coors is against other drugs.

These are not profitable ideas. You won't find these ideas explicitly discussed in my business book, Think Two Products Ahead.

Tuesday night's seminar stars Warren Whitlock. Warren is teaching us how to get rich through publishing.

Warren sees what I see...that separating alcohol from drugs is like separating what the White House press secretary says from what is actually calculated misinformation.

None dare call it treason. Legally, I guess its not.

What I do know is that the game is rigged. And, if you aren't tweaking with their rigging then you are either part of their team, or getting frustrated being broke.

Stop being frustrated and come learn how to make more money faster.

You can call me crazy. However, you can't argue with the money I've made big businesses and small and mid-size ventures.

You need to know how words affect your profitability.

If your job was to sell a "regressive tax", what would be your first action? For me, it would be to change the name!

Did you know that "regressive tax", "flat tax" and "fair tax" all refer to the same taxation scheme?

Are you asleep, or can you see the difference in these labels?

Learn these skills, learn to sell your own ideas and learn to swim.

Learn magic on Tuesday evening's "$0" Tele-seminar, 9 PM Eastern (6 PM Pacific). Just dial-in at 1-712-432-3000, and enter the bridge number 938678.

Every week I get irate emails from my subscribers. Most times I simply unsubscribe them. One concerned soul apparently put my email address in a church newsletter so that I received several emails with large sections cut and pasted in each one, telling me exactly why the Bible tells me I'll burn for eternity in Hell.

Thank you for your concern.

My goal is to get you to take action. I'm please you are taking action. However, I don't enjoy that much heat in my the metaphors I ingest.

Indulge me while I turn up my CD player...

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain?
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail,
a smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here

--Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here"

Peace out,


[Full disclosure: H2RS contributor Ben Mack is completely batshit insane. BTW, as no specific Tuesday has been specified for this event, H2RS suggests any Tuesday you have free, and that will do just fine.]