Like the magpie, I'm easily distracted. But not so easily led.
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This election season is disappointing. It’s devoid of a sordid scandal in the manner of family man David “I love prostitutes and diapers” Vitter and other scandals of that ilk. I’m putting this song out there as a nudge. I hope a little dirt soon unfurls!
And here’s something from a whole lot closer to home. Jello Biafra has always delighted in annoying the establishment, but lest we forget, he and his band ended up in court during the 1980s for the rather sinister-sounding charge of “distribution of harmful matter to minors” due to the use of HR Giger’s painting “Penis Landscape” on the sleeve of Frankenchrist. The band weren’t convicted, but were nevertheless nearly bankrupted — a depressing example of how even in the West, the law can be used to attack those who are guilty of nothing more than being establishment bugbears. (Libel/defamation law is particularly effective for such tactics.) Still, when history is written, who’s going to be remembered: Biafra or Tipper Gore?
I’m getting lost in a mental nostalgia loop at the moment.