Unlikely Fandoms

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan and Rage Against the Machine: The Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan had Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Hanks Williams Jr., the Grateful Dead, Beethoven, and Rage Against the Machine listed as his favourite musicians on his Facebook page. Rage Against the Machine’s guitarist Tom Morello called Ryan “the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades.” “They were never my favourite band,” Ryan said two years later. “I hate the lyrics, but I like the sound. Led Zeppelin has always been my favourite band. Again, these urban legends get going.”

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter and the Grateful Dead: “I can’t possibly pick one favorite,”[Grateful Dead album] Coulter told Taylor Hill at Jambands.com. “Nor a favorite concert tape. I have about fifty Dead tapes, including the original rap song – Mickey Hart rapping ‘Fire on the Mountain’ – I think at my alma mater, Cornell, before I was even born. It’s fantastic. How about that? Just when you thought the Dead could be no cooler they even invented rap! My collection of Dead tapes, by the way, was the reason I heard one of the Linda Tripp tapes before Ken Starr did. Tripp’s lawyer obviously needed to hear the tape before turning it over to the prosecutor, but he only had an old 1950’s tape player and couldn’t get it to work and Ken Starr wanted the tape the next morning. He was terrified he’d hit the wrong button and erase the evidence. In the wee hours of the morning, it occurred him, a Deadhead himself, that he knew one person in D.C. who definitely had a tape machine. So, at around 2 AM, he called me and asked to come over to use my tape deck. ”

Screenshot (1161)Alice Walker and David Icke: Author Alice Walker surprised listeners of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs when she selected David Icke’s Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More as the book she would bring as a castaway. A former professional footballer and sports pundit, Icke began his career as a conspiracy theorist in the 1990s. He posits that the world is run by a race of reptilian humanoids from the constellation Draco. Human Race Get Off Your Knees claimed our minds are controlled by the moon. A post on Walker’s excellent blog entitled David Icke: The People’s Voice, explained her controversial selection: “On the reptile issue, which seems to freak most people out, and while pondering the deep-rooted causes of the suffering of our people and our planet, I think: this paradise certainly didn’t get ruined by people who acted like the angels various religions have imposed on our thoughts: who else could those ‘angels’ have been, but winged, highly technologically advanced, shape-shifting Reptilians from another galaxy? Ah, madness. Yes. Wonderful stuff.”

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The British Politician in ‘Out on a Limb’

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Shirley MacLaine wrote about her affair with a British politician in her autobiographical book Out on a Limb. “Gerry Stamford” was actually a fictional amalgamation of two politicians she was involved with, Andrew Peacock, the leader of the Liberal Party of Australia, and Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. MacLaine wrote about the confusion in her 1985 book Dancing in the Light.

“The week the book was published in America Margaret Thatcher called an election in Britain. An enterprising English journalist based in New York City read it, saw an opportunity to have some fun, and spiced up an otherwise dull election by sending his editors in London the juiciest details relating to the love affair I had had with a Socialist M.P. who wore a newspaper-stained trench coat and socks with holes in the heels, and had lost the tip of one finger. The story hit the front pages of every newspaper in London and the campaigning English politicians were called upon to hold up their five fingers and remove their shoes, the implication being that if they did qualify as my British lover, they’d get votes, no lose them.”

Shirley MacLaine, Dancing in the Light, Bantam Press, 1985.

Great White Shark Headmount

Great White Shark

“RARE!! GREAT WHITE SHARK HEAD MOUNT (Carcharodon carcharias) with a GENUINE GREAT WHITE SHARK JAW

This mounted great white shark head was caught by Clive Green in April of 1975 off the coast of Albany Australia. The shark weighed 2622 pounds and measured 15’9″. The actual jaws were used in this mount– the teeth are REAL. The fiberglass head is professionally done, extremely realistic, superb coloration. This shark also has the distinction of being the last legal great white shark jaw/mount exported from Australia to the U.S. under the Environment Australia Management Authority. Copies of this Export/Import CITES permit are included with this purchase.

… We have consulted with several experts in the field to determine the true value of this most rare item. We were advised there were two ways to do this: ONE being the removal of the jaw from the mount (taking approximately 6 months and $3500 to accomplish)…

OPTION TWO: Selling it as a rare one-of-a-kind collectible, leaving it intact, which we have decided to do. Out of respect to the shark, we felt this was the most honorable thing to do.

$19,500 plus actual Fedex insured freight.

Mounted on varnished solid wood display piece, weighs 73 pounds. Measures 34″ tall x 30″ wide x 35″ from wall mount. Largest primary teeth measure a full 2-1/16″ long.”

From Tell Me Where on Earth.com

Why Own a Realdoll?

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“…. A friend of mine at work told me to watch Realsex 22 on HBO. I watched that episode and KNEW right then I was going to buy one. It took me almost 9 months to save up the money. I’m kinda glad it took so long because while I was saving my money body 4 came out. Body 4 was exactlly what I wanted. I sent the money off for her on January 14th 2000. Just 4 days before my 33rd birthday. She got here on May 12th. The time I waited for her to get here seemed like forever. Now that she is here time goes by so fast. I do not have any DESIRE at all for a real women now. Ginger fulfills all of my disires and dreams.We are perfect for each other. She does not Drink, Smoke, or do drugs. She can not get pregnant{ I never wanted to have children}. She will NEVER steal from me or lie to me. I AM TOTALLY HAPPY WITH HER!”

Gordon Griggs Geocities page:

http://www.oocities.org/gordongriggs/GingerBrookesRealdollPage.html