December, 2010 | SeMeN SPeRmS SuPeR SiTe

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    • Some opponents of the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” have launched a boycott of Justin Bieber over the Canadian teen pop sensation’s support of the construction of a Muslim community center not far from the site of the 9/11 attacks.

      The only problem is, Bieber has apparently never endorsed the center known as Park 51, or even discussed it publicly.

    • the Mercedes Pen art car, made by gluing 6,000 pens to his 1981 Mercedes!
    • Popular tourist destination where witches in dark hats sell dried llama fetuses for good luck
    • James Audubon’s Birds of America – $11 million
    • Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Texas at Austin have uncovered evidence that environmental influences experienced by a father can be passed down to the next generation, “reprogramming” how genes function in offspring. A new study published this week in Cell shows that environmental cues—in this case, diet—influence genes in mammals from one generation to the next, evidence that until now has been sparse. These insights, coupled with previous human epidemiological studies, suggest that paternal environmental effects may play a more important role in complex diseases such as diabetes and heart disease than previously believed.
    • You don’t need to do drugs when you have the Internet at your fingertips.
    • Not everyone appreciates modern art.

      Spanish police say thieves behind one of Spain’s largest art thefts sold one of the pieces, a sculpture valued at more than $1 million, to a scrap metal yard for about $40.

      The sculpture by Basque footballer turned artist Eduardo Chillida was part of a collection of 35 prized works of Spanish art, including a Picasso drawing, stolen on Nov. 27 from a warehouse on Madrid’s outskirts.

    • On Friday, 21 May 2010, a lottery ticket sold at a convenience store in Newfoundland bore the seven winning numbers that would have entitled its holder to the $30 million prize on that night’s drawing. Would have, but didn’t, because the lucky ticket was voided by its purchaser in a fit of frugality.
    • Despite Carrie Fisher’s recent acknowledgment of cocaine on the set of The Empire Strikes Back, we’re pretty sure that everyone on the right side of the Force would tell you to just say no to drugs. (With the exception of Han Solo, who’d probably tell you’re to just say no to smuggling drugs on any ship other than the Millennium Falcon.)
    • JIDDA, Saudi Arabia — It is an architectural absurdity. Just south of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Muslim world’s holiest site, a kitsch rendition of London’s Big Ben is nearing completion. Called the Royal Mecca Clock Tower, it will be one of the tallest buildings in the world, the centerpiece of a complex that is housing a gargantuan shopping mall, an 800-room hotel and a prayer hall for several thousand people. Its muscular form, an unabashed knockoff of the original, blown up to a grotesque scale, will be decorated with Arabic inscriptions and topped by a crescent-shape spire in what feels like a cynical nod to Islam’s architectural past. To make room for it, the Saudi government bulldozed an 18th-century Ottoman fortress and the hill it stood on.
    • Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, said that Steven Campbell, 32, was executing a federal search warrant Oct. 18 when he stole and hid about $46,785 in cash that had been recovered.
    • However, some netizens posted completely different information on various well-known discussion forums and microblogs throughout the country claiming that, on the morning of December 25th, Qian Yunhui was held and pressed down to the ground by 5 people along the Zhaiqiao Village section of the Hongnan public road. Then, he was run over by a construction truck, which was driving in the wrong direction. Photographs that were posted afterward showed that there was indeed a construction truck with the license plate K5B323, crushing a man over his neck, the man’s body lay underneath the truck’s tire, a scene too horrifying to look at.
    • Tensions have been running high here ever since the night of December 6th, when a soccer fan named Egor Sviridov was killed, allegedly by a group of eight men from the Caucasus, a region between the Black and Caspian Seas whose residents are stereotyped much like Italian-Americans once were in the United States: as dark-haired, swarthy, passionate southerners with a taste for organized crime. Their complexions are why Russians call them “black,” or, worse, “blackasses.” When the Soviet Union collapsed, many Caucasians—but also ethnic Russians, Ukrainians, and others—began migrating to Moscow, increasingly the center of commerce and opportunity. The day after the killing, rumors began to circulate that other Caucasians had bribed officials to release the presumptive perpetrators from jail. Sviridov’s fellow soccer fans, enraged at the corrupt police and the alleged Caucasian killers, rioted and closed off one of Moscow’s biggest thoroughfares. The police arrested no one.
    • As part of an international criminal probe into computer attacks launched this month against perceived corporate enemies of WikiLeaks, the FBI has raided a Texas business and seized a computer server that investigators believe was used to launch a massive electronic attack on PayPal, The Smoking Gun has learned.

      The FBI investigation began earlier this month after PayPal officials contacted agents and “reported that an Internet activist group using the names ‘4chan’ and “Anonymous” appeared to be organizing a distributed denial of service (“DDoS”) attack against the company,”

    • Some water in a river on Vancouver Island has turned neon green, prompting an investigation by B.C. Environment Ministry officials.

      Residents living near the Goldstream River west of Victoria notified authorities Wednesday and took pictures of a 400-metre section of the river as it flowed by, looking like anti-freeze.

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    Smokey Joe’s High Ride (1984)


    “Smokey Joe’s High Ride… seems to originate from the early-1980s, and uses the emerging video game craze as its tool of instruction. Four kids pass time in a video arcade, debating whether or not they should get blasted before heading off to the big party, when a new game suddenly materialises before their eyes. The big shot (and driver) amongst the group decides he must try the new game, “Smokey Joe’s High Ride”, which features — surprise, surprise — four kids in a car, on their way to a party. With each successive level, the drive gets progressively more stoned, making it harder to dodge the pedestrians, trains, and oncoming vehicles. Thanks to the harsh lessons dished out by this crappy game, the gang decides they better not indulge in anything until they arrive safely at their destination.” –arcade-museum.com


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    NRG Stix ‘n Tabaccy Wawa

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    Bein’ a caffeine fiend, I’m always on the lookout for the latest trends in deliverin’ a fix.

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    I’m down with OTC, yeah you know me.

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    Powder makes you hyper.

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    Verdict: No big deal. Like a tangy Fun Dip without the tasty tongue depressor.

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    Here’s a cocktail concoction I call ‘The Virgins Vitamin Water’

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    Chunky Style, like a real man’s bubble tea

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    Marinated to perfection

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    The new formula of Four Loko wasn’t doin’ it for him, he hadda step up his game.

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    ‘Does it come in watermelon flavor?’

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    Drugs are Like That (1979)

    Anita Bryant (famous Florida orange juice and anti-gay spokeswoman) narrates this film that tries to simplify its drug abuse message with an analogy of kids putting together a contraption out of Lego blocks. Although the metaphors often don’t make sense, the visual impact of the film is stunning and could easily be quite popular with individuals consuming illicit drugs. Also, like most anti-drug films, this could be a tempting introduction to drugs for some youths yearning to escape their “boring” lives or to rebel against their parents. – Archive.com


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    Winter Warz

    • Paris /Somewhere underground, 2009
    • A probable cause arrest affidavit filed in Canadian County states Arthur Sedille told investigators he and his wife often engaged in sexual fantasy involving a gun.

      Arthur Sedille told police he took a handgun from a shelf beside the bed and “racked the slide back causing the gun to cock,” the affidavit states. He said he placed the gun to her head and the gun discharged. He said he did not realize the gun was loaded, according to the affidavit.

    • His father Michael, 42, along with mother Carol, 38 and sister Lily, nine, had taken pity on the dog after seeing it shivering near their home in Wolverhampton.

      But as the family watched the Coronation Street Christmas special, the animal ‘launched itself through the air’ with no warning to attack Finn.

      Michael, 42, said: ‘No one had shouted or made any sudden movements to frighten the dog – it just launched itself through the air without any warning at all and clamped itself on to Finn’s face.

      ‘The dog just went berserk for no reason. I’ve never seen such ferocity from an animal.

      ‘I tried punching it to stop it but it kept snarling and biting, it was vicious. My wife just ran into the next room, she was terrified and there was a lot of blood.

    • An 80-year-old man was arrested Dec. 27 after allegedly using a “glory hole” in a National Park Service restroom to display himself to a ranger using the stall next door, according to his arrest report.
    • A 53-year-old Oklahoma man says $50,000 worth of heroin found during a customs inspection at Detroit Metropolitan Airport was intended as a pain reliever for his ailing grandmother.
    • A Florida woman’s death apparently was caused when an electric neck massager became ensnared on her necklace and strangled her, sheriff’s investigators said Wednesday.
      Thanks Patrick Nybakken.
      The woman, 37-year-old medical doctor Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson, had been wrapping gifts on Christmas Eve and used the massager to relieve neck pain, Broward County Sheriff’s investigators said.
    • The Paris Metro and the service it provides are deeply intertwined into the fabric of the city. As the 4.5 million passengers who ride it every day will probably attest it’s the quickest way around whether it’s for work, for play or both. The metro’s distinctive art-nouveau style is unmistakable and the plant like green wrought iron entrances topped with the orange orbs and Metropolitan signage designed by Hector Guimard which sprout up all over the city lead one down to the gleaming white tiled platforms to be whisked away all over the city. On my first trip to Paris I arrived into Gare du Nord and entered the dense maze that is the metro. Despite the crowds, the noise and the distinct odour of piss, I was in love. The kind of love which inspires one to risk life, limb and deportation to get up close and personal.
    • Spanish police have detained a woman who faked her own kidnapping to test whether her husband would pay ranson, sending him a photograph of herself with bound hands and feet, police said Monday.

      The man received the photo on his mobile phone from someone claiming to be one of the kidnappers along with a text message demanding a ransom of 20,000 euros (26,000 dollars) for her release, they said in a statement.

      The ransom request was repeated in later text messages as well as warnings that the man not go to police, which he ignored.

    • We’ve heard of iTunes scams before, but this one is pretty audacious. A group of men in the UK is accused of uploading music to iTunes and Amazon and then reaping sales royalties by using stolen credit card details to download the tracks thousands of times.
    • It was etched in the blood of a dictator in a ghoulish bid for piety. Over the course of two painstaking years in the late 1990s, Saddam Hussein had sat regularly with a nurse and an Islamic calligrapher; the former drawing 27 litres of his blood and the latter using it as a macabre ink to transcribe a Qur’an. But since the fall of Baghdad, almost eight years ago, it has stayed largely out of sight – locked away behind three vaulted doors. It is the one part of the ousted tyrant’s legacy that Iraq has simply not known what to do with.
    • He rattles off some dismaying numbers: Over the past 20,000 years, the average volume of the human male brain has decreased from 1,500 cubic centimeters to 1,350 cc, losing a chunk the size of a tennis ball. The female brain has shrunk by about the same proportion. “I’d call that major downsizing in an evolutionary eyeblink,” he says. “This happened in China, Europe, Africa—everywhere we look.” If our brain keeps dwindling at that rate over the next 20,000 years, it will start to approach the size of that found in Homo erectus, a relative that lived half a million years ago and had a brain volume of only 1,100 cc. Possibly owing to said shrinkage, it takes me a while to catch on. “Are you saying we’re getting dumber?” I ask.
    • Two Berlin police officers were pelted by snowballs thrown by a group of about 40 youths but were able to fight them off with pepper spray, police said on Sunday.
    • If there was one thing Americans and the Soviets could agree on in the 1950s, it was that rock and roll was totally going to ruin the youth. Of course, there was some disagreement as to how , exactly, that ruination would come about. While American parents fretted about sex, drugs, and inter-racial dating, the Soviet authorities seem to have been largely concerned with rock music making kids lazy and unproductive.
    • “I think that in 10 years if you ask a question on a social network and you get an answer you will not know if a computer or a person has answered you.” It’ll work the other way around too, Millner thinks: “When you receive a question, you will not know if it has been asked by a person or an artificial intelligence. And by answering you help the computer create an algorithm.”
    • When a research firm reported that 119,000 customers dropped their cable or satellite subscriptions in the third quarter of this year, there were headlines about how cable companies were in trouble. The Internet has made it possible for consumers to get rid of their cable bills. David Katzmaier, a senior editor at Cnet.com, got rid of his cable and wrote a blog called Diary of a Cord Cutter. He talks to Linda Wertheimer about whether his decision to let cable go was a good one.
    • • Federal agents do not nab top cartel bosses. None of the bosses who control their syndicates have ever been arrested in the U.S. They are all believed to be living in Mexico, where they can more easily dodge law enforcement.

      • Many of the people they do arrest are not even middle management. They are low-level American street dealers and “mules” who help smuggle the drugs. But most have never heard of the Mexican organized crime gangs they’re supposed to represent, let alone have conducted business directly with the cartel. Such workers are easily replaced with only an inconvenience to the organization.

      • A third of those arrested are already out on the streets. Jurors acquitted them, or prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to hold them. Others jumped bail or went undercover for the DEA.

      • Authorities often announce high arrest numbers, but some suspects are counted twice. An arrested street dealer may show up in the statistics of several Justice Department sweeps.

    • The original Wikileaks initiative is dead, replaced by a bloated apparatus promising 260,000 cables at slower than a snail’s pace. At the rate of 20 cables a day it will take 13,000 days to finish — some 35 years.

      The original merits of Wikileaks have been lost in its transformation into a publicity and fund-raising vehicle for Julian Assange as indicated in the redesign website which billboards him.

      Its once invaluable, steady stream of documents, packaged in its own, no-frills format, is now a tiny dribble of documents apparently regulated by a compact with a few main stream media which amplify the material well beyond its significance. Days go by when nothing new is offered except outpouring of manufactured news about Assange and a slew of trivial news and bombastic commentaries for and against the initiative.

    • An 8-month old German shepherd puppy learned a hard lesson Monday about sticking his nose where it didn’t belong when he got his head stuck in a hole in a wall.
    • Four hundred tons of train, 25 mph of snowstorm and 625 volts of electricity. Sparks fly as the subway passes between Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park stations during the blizzard of December 2010 in NYC.
    • Patrick Swayze as “Dalton” from Road House. (UA, 1989) Swayze, the toughest nice guy on the big screen, sports his famous flowing 1980s hair style, khaki pants, and short sleeve black polo shirt. Made by Logan Fleming, the figure has a wax head portrait painted in oil. Shoes are not included. Figure measures 6 ft. 2 in.
    • French model and actress Isabelle Caro who became an international symbol for her struggle with anorexia has died at the age of 28.
    • I don’t know if the guys who dogged Kenny’s wall thought about any of this or just wanted to get up wherever. For my part, I wish they’d shown a little respect for a hard working artist with established street cred and had allowed the wall to stand for a few months. Much as I admire vandals, I feel these perps were mean-spirited and heartless.
    • When your Swiss banker throws you overboard, you know you’ve made some very powerful enemies.
      Long famed for hiding money for everyone from Nazis and drug lords to spies and dictators, the Swiss government’s banking arm has decided that WikiLeaks and Julian Assange are just too hot even for it to handle.
      And so the PostFinance, which runs the country’s banks, declared in early December that it had “ended its business relationship with WikiLeaks founder Julian Paul Assange” after accusing Mr. Assange of – gasp! – providing false information about his place of residence.

    • “F**k you, f**k all you c**ksuckers, you wont change anything,” read a comment that has now been deleted from the WeWontFly blog. “Ride the bus, TSA is here to stay there [sic] doing a great job keeping americia [sic] safe.”

      WeWontFly blogger George Donnelly says he has traced the comment to a dhs.gov server — a computer inside the Department of Homeland Security.

      “Some questions come to mind,” Donnelly wrote. “Is this an official statement? If not, is it an accurate representation of the DHS position? Was this person on the public dime when he or she posted this? Who posted this and what is their position with DHS?”

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    LSD: Insight or Insanity? (1967)

    LSD: Insight or Insanity (1967) was a short film that condemned the use of LSD and “acid”. What’s makes this short different than the others was the vocal narration from has-been actor Sal Mineo. After appearing in some high prolific productions, Mr. Mineo has all but disappeared from the spotlight. But he not only provides a narration for this film, but he gives the viewers an added bonus. He performs the vocals of the song that plays during the end credits. What’s even funnier is the fact that he comes off sounding like a curmudgeon. Talking down to the people in the movie and the youth in general. I would be bitter too if I went from REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE to narrating an anti-drug short. Sal would have one last shot in the big leagues when he played in ESCAPE FROM PLANET OF THE APES. –IMDb


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