Creeps Arrested For Making Monkey Meatballs

April 30, 2010 by  
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“Indonesian police have arrested a couple who made meatballs from the flesh of protected monkeys, an animal conservation group said on Wednesday.

 
The pair poached dozens of rare Javan langurs, also known as silver-leaf monkeys, from Baluran National Park in the east of Java island, according to a statement released by Indonesia-based animal protection group ProFauna.
 
“Police found 30 kilograms (65 pounds) meat estimated to come from 20 – 25 individuals, two rifles and a live langur,” the statement said.”
 
Reuters
 
Indonesia has laws against killing protected wildlife, but the laws are rarely enforced. I hope there’s a PETA chapter in Jakarta, this fine organization is ruthless in harassing creeps who abuse and kill animals.
 
I wish Hannibal Lecter would make meatballs out of the dastardly duo who killed the monkeys.
 
I hate meatballs, I can’t think of anything more likely to make me vomit than being served a plate of steaming monkey meatballs.
 
Where are the animal rights groups in Indonesia? Stupid question I know, in a Muslim country where women are treated like chattel, nobody is going to speak out in defense of animals.
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Early MTV and Duran Duran`s “Hungry Like The Wolf”

April 30, 2010 by  
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In touch with the ground
I`m on the hunt I`m after you
Smell like I sound I`m lost in a crowd.
And I`m hungry like the wolf.
Straddle the line in discord and rhyme.
I`m on the hunt I`m after you.
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I`m hungry like the wolf.

Diane Downs loved MTV. Her favorite video was Hungry Like The Wolf by the New Wave band Duran Duran. When detectives searched her car after the shooting they found a cassette tape in the player, it was the 1982 album Rio by Duran Duran. The song Hungry Like The Wolves made it big in the states when MTV constantly rotated that video in the spring of 1982.

I will link you chapter 2 of the movie made for TV, Small Sacrifices, starring the late and great *(and beautiful, I might add) Farrah Fawcett. Diane`s story is that a “shaggy haired stranger” tried to jack her car and shot her 3 kids while in the process of doing it. Oh, he also shot Diane in the arm. In the TV film Hungry Like The Wolf is playing as Diane tells the detectives her strange tale.

Even though the keys were out of the car, Diane recalled hearing the song during the shooting. This helped nab her. Perhaps Diane thought the lyrics were about Lew Lewiston, her ex-boyfriend, stalking her? Can`t say for sure. So much for the early days of MTV. Program a mad-woman and turn her into a Zombie-Machine-To-Kill! *(P.S. Be On The Look Out for my new piece on the SOP.org and Newsblaze this weekend: Small Sacrifices-Hungry Like The Wolf!)

Cops In The 1930s Wanted To Protect Loch Ness Monster

April 29, 2010 by  
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“Scottish police in the 1930s believed the existence of the Loch Ness monster was ‘beyond doubt’ and even sought to protect it from hunters.
 
A letter released by the National Archives of Scotland from Inverness County Police Chief Constable William Fraser in August 1938 shows police believed the only step they could usefully take to protect ‘Nessie’ from hunters was to tell people that the monster’s preservation was ‘desirable.’
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100427/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_scotland_lochness_monster
 
Lovers of Nessie and Bigfoot need not fear, these creatures don’t need protection under the endangered species act. Mythological creatures are indestructible, and they will live forever in our imaginations.
 
UFO nuts shouldn’t fear that the US military will destroy flying saucers, I’m sure the magical flying crafts come equipped with Super Duper shields that will protect them from our most powerful weapons.
 
Magical creatures like Tinky Winky, UFO’s, Nessie and, Bigfoot are immortal. Don’t worry neither hunters or the government will destroy them. 
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Pro Bicycle Riders Targeted For Water Bottle Pollution

April 28, 2010 by  
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“Britain’s Chris Froome is among a trio of riders who have been targeted by an environmental group — for throwing empty water bottles into the Belgian countryside during a top race.
 
Bike racers can drink several litres of fluids during one-day races and stages, and their discarded empties are often picked up and cherished by fans at the road side.
 
But that tradition, usually tolerated by the communes and regions hosting races, did not wash with Coalition Nature, who were spurned into action after watching the events unfold on television.”
 
AFP
 
Bicycle races are very popular in Europe, and millions of viewers watch as the bicyclists discard empty water bottles into the countryside. These athletes are setting a very bad example, and their contempt for the environment shouldn’t be tolerated.
 
Not all the discarded water bottles are picked up by fans at the road side, many of them are left behind to mar the beautiful scenery.
 
Protecting the environment takes precedence over the need for a bicyclist to be hydrated during a race. Thank goodness that an environmental group has finally spoken up and said “enough is enough.”

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Brazilians Urged To Have Sex To Prevent High Blood Pressure

April 27, 2010 by  
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“One of the best ways Brazilians can stave off chronic illness is to engage regularly in physical exercise, especially sex, Health Minister Jose Gomes Temporao said Monday.
 
“People need to be active. A weekend football game must not be the only physical activity for a Brazilian. Adults need to do exercise: walk, dance and have safe sex,” he said.
 
The minister gave the advice as he launched a campaign to prevent high blood pressure, which afflicts a quarter of Brazil’s 190-million strong population.”
 
AFP
 
Urging Brazilians to have more sex is like urging Russians to drink more vodka. Sexy Brazilians don’t need to be encouraged to do the nasty, but a safe sex message is always welcome.
 
I suffer from high blood pressure and having sex sounds a hell of a lot more fun taking pills, but I’m afraid that nothing will make my blood pressure go through the roof faster than being intimate with a woman.
 
America is such a puritanical country that if an American health official offered sex as a remedy for high blood pressure some people would be up in arms.

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“Small Sacrifices” and the Music of True Crime

April 27, 2010 by  
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The music of True Crime can be very arousing. Peter Manning Robinson composed the score for the 1989 movie made for TV, Small Sacrifices, starring Farrah Fawcett. Listen to the theme track as the drama begins over the credits. And yea, that`s Ryan O`Neal playing Diane Downs`(Farrah) ex-boyfriend, Lew Lewiston. The story is based on Ann Rule`s best selling True Crime book, Small Sacrifices.

I have my theories as to why this is Ann Rule`s best selling book. However, I won`t get into that at this time. And I also believe that this is one of the late Farrah Fawcett`s best acting roles. I believe you can see the 1989 classic in its entirety on YouTube, in so many parts. I intend to do just that (you should too). And I had to scrounge the used book stores of Austin in order to find the last surviving paperback of Rule`s Small Sacrifices. Weird, I know! OBSESSIONS!

Peter Manning Robinson`s music is tense and pathological (appropriately so); a kind of hybrid of Phillip Glass and Bernard Hermann. Peter has done many other of these soundtracks for various TV True Crime Movies, that was such a big fad in the 1980s. You probably have heard them before, but maybe weren`t listening so closely for what the music was doing to character and plot. Quite a bit, I should think. So dig into the vaults of Peter Manning Robinson.

He`s scored: And the Sea Will Tell, Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story and Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bambenek Story, just to name a few.

Ill-Timed Potty Break Lands Idiot Robber Behind Bars

April 26, 2010 by  
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“After a man entered the Kangaroo Mart in the 1100 block of Wilroy Road, he threatened the clerk and threw her to the floor before taking an undisclosed amount of cash and fleeing the store, according to police reports.
 
The clerk notified police, who responded from a patrol nearby and were directed by the clerk to the rear of the building, where she’d seen the man run after the robbery. When police got to the rear of the store, they found Sean P. Almond, 43, of Windsor, relieving himself there, Suffolk spokesperson Debbie George said in a press release about the incident.”
 
 
If you rob a Kangaroo Mart, it behooves you to hop out of there as quickly as possible. Sean P. Almond robbed the convenience store, and instead of making a quick getaway he piddled around, urinating behind the store.
 
The hapless robber was caught by the police with his pants down, and he was charged with armed robbery and urinating in public.
 
Almond is such an idiot that when he is in the prison communal shower he will bend over to pick up his soap when he drops it.

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Jordi Savall Performs “Jerusalem” at Rose Theater, May 3rd

April 26, 2010 by  
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In Jerusalem: City of Heavenly and Earthly Peace, Jordi Savall explores how the cultural traditions of the three major monotheistic religions have shaped Jerusalem. This performance will be on Monday, May 3rd at 7:30, Rose Theater, Broadway at 60th, NY. (from press release)

I have one track from Jordi Savall`s Jerusalem album, The Sibylline Oracles (3rd Century B.C.). Jordi Savall plays viele and he has many musicians who play ancient instruments, such as oud, kamancha and dudak. These music forms would be lost were it not for Jordi Savall.

Mayor Bans Thongs From “Mayberry With A Beach”

April 23, 2010 by  
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“Kure Beach vacationers, leave your thongs at home. At a Thursday meeting, the town council banned the revealing swimwear in response to an e-mail from a hopeful honeymooner.

 

‘We’re going to keep this as close to Mayberry with a beach as you can keep it,’ Mayor Dean Lambeth said.”
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20100422/ARTICLES/100429869?Title=Kure-Beach-bans-thong-style-swimwear
 
If all the ladies who frequent Kure Beach look like Aunt Bee, then I would be in favor of banning thongs. But I’m sure there are plenty of hotties in Kure Beach who love frolicking in string bikinis. There are also plenty of guys who enjoy the titillating scenery.
 
The mayor is making a big mistake, who the hell wants to visit a beach the mayor calls ” Mayberry with a beach.”? Most normal people would prefer to go to a beach known as “Sodom And Gomorrah with a beach.”

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A Full Dose of Guru of Gang Starr and the 1990s!

April 23, 2010 by  
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Well I am continuing with Guru of Gang Starr today. I am hoping I can develop a more complete piece on this Hip-Hop innovator who just died on Monday. I have alotta catching up to do. Have his most commercially successful record from 1998, Moment of Truth, and today I picked up four mores singles: Full Clip, Tonz `O` Guns, Mass Appeal and Just to Get a Rep. Hard for a white boy, baby boomer from the suburbs of North Dallas to wrap my head around this urban rap, but I`m trying.

Tonz `O` Guns has incredible lyrics! It starts off with Malcolm X (I believe) decrying violence for blacks. “It`s like you have to have steel just to feel relaxation.” The social situation is all explained against the pathos of a repeating sample hook.” Tons of guns really easy to get…they like to feel the chrome in their hands.”

The gangs were at their peak in the early 1990s. Hip-Hop flourished in this culture. Scratchin` on Mass Appeal against sampled monotone. Excellent lines. Just to Get a Rep tells a tale of a doomed small time hood. I wonder if it`s generic or a real account…Perhaps this is a time to take a look back at the `90s…Gang Starr captures that era…

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