The Ghost Of Bill Hicks

Righteous howls at stupidity and mediocrity

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Music n such: What are you listening to?

So right now I'm listening to Josef K's Young And Stupid album after being turned on to them by my ever-growing love for Franz Ferdinand and I'm digging the hell out of it. I'm also listening to some of Bowie's supposed "lesser" works, like Diamond Dogs, Pin-Ups, and Lodger, so I'm beginning to get a little art-rocked out, and I was wondering what anyone out there reading would suggest I check out. Maybe later I'll post a top ten list or something like that.

Bill O'Reilly: Humping the rotting corpse of irony

So I honestly tried to figure out which horribly out-of-touch with reality right wing lie was pissing me off more today, and the winner is.....Bill O'Reilly comparing Michael Moore to Joseph Goebbels! Yes, Cheney and Bush's half-assed attempts at resurrecting the Saddam + Osama = L-U-V lie was pretty fucking infuriating, but hardly original. O'Reilly barely edged the dynamic duo out by not only being a bigger liar, but by being completely ignorant of history and reality to boot. Plus, O'Reilly singling out anyone as a propaganda artist is sort of like Charles Manson questioning the sanity of his fellow inmates.

Bill, if you're out there, and I'm fairly sure you are, since I have you pegged as a pathetic egomaniac who probably googles his own name every half hour, listen carefully:

Michael Moore is an independent filmmaker with no real power outside of his celebrity status and money. Joseph Goebbels was one of the chief architects of the most vile regime in the history. If you can hash out the difference between the two of them, then you're not as hopelessly braindead as I thought, though somehow I'm not worried you'll surprise me there.

Inaugural post

Soooo...this is my blog. I'll be talking about politics, movies, music, and other random blatherings.

Quick info on me:

Name: Jess
Age: 24
Location: Central Nebraska
Occupation: Aspiring writer/musician

As you can probably guess from the title of the blog, I'm a huge fan of the late comedian/philosopher (in my estimation, anyway) Bill Hicks. Bill's work has made a profound impact on my life, and this blog is named in his honor. With the reign of the idiot boy king making life in these United States more surreal with every passing day, we could use Bill's wit and wisdom more than ever.