Oreos, Pigface, and relief from convention burnout

Ben Cohen, the Ben of Ben & Jerry’s, made a little cartoon to educate us about the federal budget. Mmmm, Oreos.

My friend Brian sent me an email last night about a Pigface song that spoke to him. Excerpt:

I was just listening to Pigface’s “Notes From Thee Underground

(1994, Invisible Records); and the lyrics to “Your Own You Own” caught my attention. The lyrics are by a guest vocalist, Genesis P-Orridge, lead singer for Psychic TV.

I wonder how long I’ve been a Libertarian? I was a Pigface fan long before this CD came out – but something about THIS song always overwhelmed me. Well…Enjoy. Another reason to love this acid-industrial crew outta Chicago!


for 23 years we’ve told you to beware

to be aware

before awake

your freedoms are being eroded [x2]

your needs blocked [x2]

your freedoms are being eroded

your needs blocked

your sexuality legislated

your dreams your right to dreams, stolen [stolen!

stolen! stolen! stolen!]

you are being criminalized

you are being reposesed

your being digitized for ease ov location

your breath thee breath ov youth is being polluted

[provication! [x4]]

your own you own

your very own

your own you own

your brains are being polluted, poisoned, and

fragmented by fear

not your fear [x3]

your own you own [x10]

you only run free

as ov this day

you do not have the right to socialize

your own you own [i lost count, i’d say 30]

or criticise, or analyse, or fantasise, or politicise,

or publisice

or subsidise, or visualise, or conceptualise, or

realise anything!

Also, for those of you burnt out on the taxpayer-funded parties that are the RNC and DNC conventions, equal opportunity satire courtesy of Mark Fiore:

The Republican Games

The Democratic Convention Game

A pox on both their houses, vote Michael Badnarik. Remember, he’s not Bush either.

Yours truly,

Mr. X


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