We are animals…

We must never forget we are animals, barely restrained by the society we live in.  When our society turns a blind eye, the animal breaks loose.

Without Sanctuary is a collection of photo postcards taken at lynchings (hangings) in America’s not-too-distant past.  This book is a grim, and often gruesome reminder of the beast that lurks just below the surface of mankind.

I encourage you to visit the Without Sanctuary page at Musarium to watch the flash presentation of some of the book, narrated by the book’s author.  Be advised that many of the images are graphic and disturbing.

I’d like to thank Steve for providing this link to a disturbing part of American history, a part that should never be forgotten.

Bush and Blair… the new punk rock duo

Detroit rockers Electric Six have an entertaining, less-than-serious song called “Gay Bar”.  The song takes on a whole new tilt, however, when lip synched by George Bush and Tony Blair (I’m pretty sure they didn’t mean to ;)).  Check out the unofficial video at Camp Chaos.

Here’s how a description on Amazon (yeah, they fixed my account and are, once again, on my good side) describes Electric Six:

Electric Six is the most exciting band to come tumbling out of Detroit since Kiss. Sporting grimy leisure suits and hilarious stage names (the guitarists are known only as Surge Joebot and the Rock and Roll Indian), the ragtag group comes up with a deliriously catchy disco trash sound on its smart, hyperactive debut. Studio 54 horns mingle anxiously with AC/DC-influenced garage riffs, while frontman Dick Valentine rants maniacally over jerky, suggestive punk-funk songs like “Gay Bar” and “I’m the Bomb.” Plus, rumor suggests that single “Danger! High Voltage” features the White Stripes‘ Jack White on backing vocals and, less plausibly, Bill Clinton on saxophone. How cool is that? Very. –Aidin Vaziri

Incidentally, Electric Six also appears on the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack, a fabulously eclectic mix of music.  I give it a ::thumbsup::.