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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Red Gate Farm

In "The Social Network" Aaron Sorkin tells a compelling story about a cadre of very angry and deeply misogynistic students at Harvard University. Sorkin says that Facebook was born during a night of incredible misogyny in which young women were first compared to farm animals and then to each other, based on their looks and their sex appeal.

Photo by Carmen Aldinger
It's hard to read Sorkin's analysis without thinking about George Orwell's Animal Farm in which some animals are more equal than others. In Animal Farm there are themes of privilege, scapegoating, rewriting history, pogroms, and self-delusion.

Nowadays, almost any scandal is labeled with the suffix "-gate" (after Watergate). And so it seems altogether fitting and proper to invoke the visual metaphor of the Red Gate Farm as the unifying them of "L'Affair Moulton" in Wiki Country.

Now all I need is a theme song.

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Grumble Mumble

Title: Something Snotty This Way Blows
Artist: The Frog Choir
Composer: William Shakespeare, John Williams, and Barsoom Tork Associates
YouTube: Double Trouble — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By the picking of my nose,
Something snotty this way blows.


Grumble, grumble, post and mumble
Anger seethe and tag team fumble
Grumble, grumble, post and mumble
Something snotty this way blows.

Eye of Horus: toe the line,
Woolly note and post sublime,
Fork a thread with HK's sting,
GlassBead's name is full of bling.

Grumble, grumble, post and mumble
Anger seethe and tag team fumble
Grumble, grumble, post and mumble
Anger seethe and tag team fumble.

In the Tar Pit, piss and moan,
Moulton's verse makes Milton groan,
Wiki tales: Ye gods! Forsooth!
Glitches crummy, Mods uncouth.

Grumble, grumble, post and mumble
Anger seethe and tag team fumble
Grumble, grumble, post and mumble
Anger seethe and tag team fumble.

Something snotty this way blows!

CopyClef 2010, William Shakespeare, John Williams, and Barsoom Tork Associates.
Resurrection Hackware. All wrongs reversed.





Double Trouble — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Wikipedia Mods

Title: Wikipedia Mods
Artist: Somey and the Four Moderators of the Apocalypse
Composer: Katy Perry and Barsoom Tork Associates
YouTube: California Gurls — Katy Perry on SNL

Greetings dead ones
Let's ride the gurney...


I know a place
Where the sass is really meaner
Cold, damp and defiled
There must be somethin' in the Kool Aid
Trippin' grin and juice
Playin' underneath the headlines (Scandal)
The mods
Break their necks
Try'na sneak a little geek freak (All night)

You could travel the world
Sail into the sky
With a Dopamine high
Once you party with us
You'll be mumbling a cuss
Oooooh oh oooooh

Wikipedia mods
We're undependable
Crazy nukes
Banhammers on top
Vector skin
So hot
We'll melt your screensaver
Oooooh oh oooooh

Wikipedia mods
We're unreliable
Young, mean, fierce
We got you on lock
Wikipedia critics
Say put your hands up
Oooooh oh oooooh

Songs on the leash
We're always banned in our barrios
We freak
Never sleep
MoultonLava on the blogosphere (Oh oh)

You could travel the world
Sail into the sky
With a Dopamine high
Once you party with us
You'll be mumbling a cuss
Oooooh oh oooooh

Wikipedia mods
We're undependable
Crazy nukes
Banhammers on top
Vector skin
So hot
We'll melt your screensaver
Oooooh oh oooooh

Wikipedia mods
We're unreliable
Young, mean, fierce
We got you on lock
Wikipedia critics
Say put your hands up
Oooooh oh oooooh

Oooooh oh oooooh
Wikipediaaa...
Wikipediaaa mods
Wikipediaaa...
Wikipediaaa mods

Wikipedia mods
We're undependable
Crazy nukes
Banhammers on top
Vector skin
So hot
We'll melt your screensaver
Oooooh oh oooooh

Wikipedia mods
We're unreliable
Young, mean, fierce
We got you on lock
Wikipedia critics
Say put your hands up
Oooooh oh oooooh

Oooooh oh oooooh
Wikipediaaa...
Wikipediaaa mods
Wikipediaaa...
Wikipediaaa mods
Kool Aid!

CopyClef 2010 Katy Perry and Barsoom Tork Associates.
Resurrection Hackware. All songs reversed.



California Gurls — Katy Perry (Live on SNL, 2010)