Wednesday, July 27, 2011


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DOZENS of these appeared on the KGLPfm Facebook page yesterday, three or more pages deep! They covered such scintillating and urgent topics as where's the best karaoke, who's the 3rd best bartender and which club has the best, live DJ.

Here's my official comment to Santa Fe Reporter's Facebook post, asking for comments on the dozens upon dozens of meaningless posts with which they barraged us yesterday:
KGLP 91.7 fm Radio
Trying to inform our listeners here; needed to post important news, events, upcoming programs, etc. I'm a volunteer for a TINY station with small budget, and this was a LOT of extra work, weeding through SFR posts to get to important news stories. Literally took me 2 extra hours yesterday. "Disliked" SFR as private citizen, as a result. Our wall cluttered with spam, almost unusable. Just do what "Weekly Alibi" does with "Best of 'Burque:" Write an actual ARTICLE, with ONE LINK to it and post it on FaceBook. This looked very unprofessional, selfish and immature. Rogi Riverstone

Now, HERE is what I REALLY think:


Yesterday, I "unliked" [sic] you on FaceBook, thanks to your unrelenting spam. Even as readers began commenting with complaints, you ignored us and persisted in inundating us with useless and very localized posts of narrow-cast interest. 

That little stunt gave the following impressions:
You don't give a damn about your readers' needs and will always choose cheap trick self promotion, over communication (which is what journalism is SUPPOSED to be), every time.
You don't mind stealing other people's bandwidth. That was Zuckerberg's dime you were on. Now, I, personally, detest that little emperor. I have to dodge invasions of privacy, facial recognition software, whims that remove and archive my favorite -- albeit modest -- groups inane advertizing and stalker tools to let people know where I am at any given moment.

But KGLPfm in Gallup, New Mexico is a tiny station, in a tiny town, with a tiny budget. They can't even afford to pay me to keep up the blog and FaceBook page. They can't afford a news department, which is WHY I subscribe to as many news outlets in New Mexico, including yours, as possible: to keep our listeners informed.

I have NO idea whether you people actually published any NEWS yesterday; I quit reading after the second dozen spam posts.

Now, here's what you REALLY look like to me: It looks like you hired some pimple-faced, freshman "communications" major who still dots an "i" with a smiley face or a heart, who thought it would be "kewl" to do this clever, silly trick with other people's bandwidth, time and eyes.

And it looks like either your Editor in Chief didn't know it happened (which s/he should), or is so toasted, s/he should be fired from the Santa Fe Reporter and go to work at High Times, where such drooling drivel will be appreciated.

In an age of Rupert Murdoch, corporate mouthpieces, KKKarl Rove's whisper campaigns and Tea Parody, WE NEED NEWS we can TRUST, especially in such an economically-disadvantaged state as New Mexico! There's a difference between self-promotion and sociopathic self-interest, and you have DEFINITELY crossed the line!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

"Why Man [sic] Creates"

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"A Parable" is the story of my life:

my gawd! I saw that in Jr. High! And I'm 54 years old! I still remember my friends and I, for weeks afterward, babbling, "I'm a bug; I'm a germ . . ."
"Why Man Creates" by Saul Bass, 1968 animated short documentary film
If you would like to purchase a remastered copy:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Disney's/Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"

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THIS IS NOT A REVIEW. I started watching. I thought: interesting commentary on the chattel condition of women of the period; this has promise. Then,I smelled Tim Burton, looked it up and yes, sure enough. Of course: Johnny Depp. Oh, yes, the smell was coming from the predictable Danny Elfman score (he used to be so unique. Remember SCIZZORHANDS? How fresh the scores sounded back then!) After a tediously long fall down a rabbit hole to prove this is in 3-D, sure enough, Alice opens the door and there are the recycled topiary animals from EDWARD SCIZZORHANDS! And then, the full blast of CGI kicked in. They've broken the main rule of AIW: Never depict the Jabberwock or the Bandersnatch, the latter of whom looks suspiciously like the cousin of the John Goodman's character in MONSTERS, INC. Those are MINE to imagine; I do not want your images in my head. They are under mushrooms as I speak, dodging the Bandersnatch and I shall watch no more. It's dark; it's blue. It had a lot of production money thrown at it, but Burton is now a brand, not an artist. I too much miss the good old days, when we were young and innocent. I will not fall down this rabbit hole again. Rogi Riverstone. 


Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Universe Not Made For Us, Remastered in HD [Carl Sagan Tribute Series, Part 1]

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This video is part 1 of my continuing tribute to the late Carl Sagan.

Part 1: A Universe Not Made For Us
Part 2: Consider Again That Pale Blue Dot
Part 3: Wanderers
Part 4: The Gift of Apollo
Part 5: The Backbone of Night
Part 6: The Edge of Forever
Part 7: The Great Demotions
Part 8: To The Sky
Part 9: Darkness
Part 10: You Are Here
Part 11: The Story of Everything
Part 12: The Blessing and the Curse
Part 13: The Frailty of Knowledge
Part 14: Heaven and Hell
Part 15: Scaling Heaven
Part 16: Traveller's Tales
Part 17: Star Stuff (Coming Soon)

Excerpts from Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. More specifically, from the chapter titled A Universe Not Made For Us. I edited together the audio from the audio-book, and added the video from:

- Discovery's Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking
- BBC's Enemies of Reason with Richard Dawkins
- BBC's The Life of Mammals with David Attenborough
- BBC's The Root of all Evil with Richard Dawkins
- BBC's Wonders of the Solar System with Brian Cox
- BBC's Walking with Cavemen

The music is Jack's Theme from the Lost soundtrack by Michael Giacchino.

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Watch this video with Hebrew subtitles here:
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Communist Army Pop Tunes

Apparently, there are a LOT of Chinese folks whose hobby is to edit Communist Chinese operas to contemporary, primarily American, pop music. If you explore the right side bar, you'll find everything from heavy metal to Lady GaGa, remixed with a rousing, red orchestra.

"Who Let the Dogs Out"

"Beat It"

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Russian Horror: Night Watch

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 Night Watch official site

I am a grrl; I don't like boyz movies with gratuitous bloodshed, chase scenes and screaming. I don't like vampire movies; when I figured out this was 1, I almost killed it. 
This film was made by people who love what they're doing. Score and sound engineering were crisp and clear; CGI was intrinsic to the plot: not a geek wet dream of Look What I Can Do With A Computer. The scene of a rivet, falling from a passenger jet, through a ventilation shaft, into a woman's cup was AWESOME. The editing in this was dazzling: so tight, so illuminating.
The writing? Not sure, as I do not speak Russian, but this is full of humor and self-analysis. I absolutely suspect there are puns in this that do not translate into English and one, accidentally or because we both use the same expression, that does.

The Universe is divided into 2 gangs of thugs who have been fighting, if the costumes are an indication, since the Dark Ages. The so-called good guys drive souped-up armored truck slash Batmobiles in McDonalds yellow and red. This is just a very fun film that respects its audience, even if they are primarily pimply boyz. I would watch again and probably will. Rogi RIverstone


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A man executed but saved by the Amnesty Inernational petitions signatures - the human rights - SILVER LION IN CANNES 2007 (BLIN - FESTEN Films - Paris

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Film: "Voices/Someone Behind You"

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BLURB INCORRECT: NOBODY heard "strange voices commanding them to kill!" And it is NOT confusing, if you know how to pay attention! You just need to approach this as a mystery in horror genre: what is causing this, and is there a twist? The main premise is that paranoia is caused by misinterpreting reality until every person becomes a malicious suspect. Is the cause metaphysical, like a ghost or a demon? Is it caused by listening to someone who is warped? Does it generate completely inside your own head? Some dark scenes were not well lighted and appeared muddy. Soundtrack and sound effects were awesome. Decent acting. Really nice sets and locations. Not enough Korean horror shows locations in Korea. A lot of Korean horror has humor in it. This one doesn't rely on the little sub-plot jokes to cause giggles and relieve tension along the way. The whole film is the joke, and makes sense at the punch line. Korean film often tackles pretty sophisticated subjects, with horror as an excuse to examine them. This film is no exception: maybe curses, ghosts and demons are the products of our own minds. AWESOME! Rogi Riverstone


Sunday, July 10, 2011


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1- Open Google Maps (directions)
2 - Type China as your starting point
3 - Type Taiwan as your destination. (make sure to click on the add destination tab, then type Taiwan)
4 - Read step 48
5 - When you stop laughing, type this in your profile so others can laugh too

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Video of the Paul Ryan Facebook protest 7-3-11


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Paul Ryan walked in a parade for some reason today and there was a large contingency of people in Kenosha at the parade protesting his violent budget plan. There was a Facebook flashmob planned by the Facebook page The Hippies Were Right to have people speak their mind to Ryan's Facebook page while the live protest was going on. During the two from 1pm-3pm over 700 comments were left by who knows how many people(less than 700 as lots of people posted several times). I had to act quickly to put this together because from the time that I started many posts had already been deleted from the page.

Religious Nuts: "Twisted Sermons"

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From: joeyess  | Apr 2, 2009  | 5,516 views
A song of social commentary regarding Prosperity Christianity.

I believe that Prosperity Christianity is an intensified version of the true function of religion, that is; Fleecing the Flock. Grifting for God. Stoic Soldiers of Sophistry.

Prosperity Christianity is a disgusting doctrine designed to make it's pitch-men/women rich........ Nothing more.

Friday, July 08, 2011

What Are We Capable Of - THIS IS ANONYMOUS!

dem BOOTS!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Americans aren't having enough fun!

n this episode of Behind the Seams we head to the dusty city of Matehuala, Mexico in search of the pointiest long-toed cowboy boots ever made. Over the past year, the botas vaqueras exóticas phenomenon has overrun the rodeo dance floors and clubs of this area and even spreading North into Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and any place where big groups of immigrant Mexicans have taken root. We made our way to Desierto Light, one of the clubs in this area where party promoters host dance-offs to music known as Tribal Guarachero. For the finals competition, the 17-year-old prodigy DJ Erick Rincón of the 3ballMTY crew performed for a crowd of adoring pointy-boot wearing raver cowboys. 


Thursday, July 07, 2011

I was born to perform this way.

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Lady Gaga - Born This Way


Perform This Way (Parody of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga)

This is Weird Al's BEST video ever, except maybe Eat It. It's hysterical, and it doesn't ridicule Lady Gaga at all! GREAT WORK!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


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The opening credits are grizzly. They're a montage of the torture endured by hunted animals. It could have been produced by PETA. Koreans have a sharp, strong ability to communicate deep subjects artfully. But the opening credits are the only gore or gruesome in this film.

A silly farce. Very juvenile, but not in that obnoxious way of US movies: no bodily functions, boob jokes, etc. Yes, people fall down a lot. And the boar looks like a worn-out Steiff bear with tusks so big, it could not possibly eat anything tougher than peanut butter, since its mouth cannot close. LOTS of painful stunt work, done by the actors, themselves. Even the old guy is athletic. This will not make you porcine phobic; the pig is just an excuse for the actors to hop around like monkeys on crack.. STAY FOR THE CLOSING CREDITS! ALL of them! All the way to the very end. There are 2 plot threads that tie up there. It was fun, not profound. No heavy lifting for the brain. The fake organic farming cracked me up. Koreans have such humor about somber subjects; nothing is sacred. This is JAWS from start to finish: barrels replaced by GPS. Small towns are the same, all over the world, I think. Rogi Riverstone