NiT WiT 2017...


williambanzai7 Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:16 Permalink

REPOST: SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTIST That time of the year has arrived when I find the need to make a humble and sincere request to all who who may feel so inclined to support their intrepid, prolific and tenacious local artist by investing in signed and numbered Banzai7 Fine Art Print(s). As you all know, I do not go out of my way to market my works here or anywhere else. I am able to maintain maximum independence by relying on other primary means to finance my endeavors. Nevertheless, your support is very important and greatly appreciated, particularly this time of the year. Before you you see a photograph that I took just last week of the world's least affordable city according to recent surveys. I have been told by my expert printer that this is probably the best shot he has seen of sunrise on Hong Kong's famous Victoria Peak. It occurs to me for those of you who have expressed a reluctance to hang one of my more controversial works in your den or living room on account of the risk of starting domestic World War III, what better non-controversial way of acquiring an original Banzai7 print than starting with this wonderful image. I wish I could say we are on the dawn of a new horizon, but sadly this seems not to be the case. Accordingly, you may look forward to my continued efforts to lift your collective spirits by means of my own visual style of political slapstick, parody and sarcasm. We remain in a very target rich environment.In addition to the regular museum stock paper I have used in the past, I have decided to also offer a slightly lighter stock which will alow me to price at a point more accomodating for many of you who unlike the United States Congress, face tight budgetary constraints. Don't get me wrong, these will still be high quality prints using high quality materials. As has always been the case, for those of you who are simply not in a position to do so, all of my works can be downloaded for your own personal (i.e., non-commercial use) without my objection. You may direct your inquiries to the following address: It is always an honor to count you all as friends and supporters. Kind regards, WB7PS: I'm 3 weeks from 8 years as a member of  Zero Hedge! My how time flies...

Seeing Red williambanzai7 Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:39 Permalink

I was impressed with his long speech at the 2006 WH Correspondents Association Dinner where he was critical of press bias.  He also roasted Bush pretty well (for the right reasons [like the Iraq invasion]).  He wasn't super-funny; the humor was merely a thin veil over his jabs. starts off smiling, but it becomes a frown as Colbert keeps going.

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Manipuflation williambanzai7 Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:56 Permalink

I know you don't.  Johnny Carson used to be pretty funny.  I thought Leno was OK.  I wake up early so I watch obscure channels and two westerns that I like.  One is Cheyenne.  There is your big strapping guy, Cheyenne Bodie, who is always trying to be honest and won't take money and get's himself in trouble all of the time for being that way.  The other one I like and is my favorite is "Have Gun, Will Travel".  Much darker and more complex subject matter.  Paladin is the man and he's all business and his fee is $1000 (back in the late 1800s) just to talk to you.  There is a farcical aspect to the show that adds flavor because it sort of makes fun of itself in a dark way.As for what is on TV now I really couldn't tell you what the best new show is.  I don't even know the titles of the shows.  The other reason you can't watch TV is because it is nothing but commercials for insurance, some shitty investment oppurtunity or some off the charts prices car/truck.  There is no art in commercials anymore.  Even the Super Bowl commericals suck.  I didn't even watch that damn game.  Remember this commercial?  You might not have seen it.  It is at least creative.  Probably a Minnesota thing.  If you are from the upper Mid-west you probably would have tyed into an old 30 dog(or three) of Hamm's beer around a campfire out in the woods somewhere.Then, later the next day after we young dumb males regrouped, you would hear your one buddy with less discerning taste in women make the statement that, "I don't think she was as big as you guys say she was.".  We, would reply "Yes, she was.".  I am guilty of hogging as well but she had a pretty face and I was young.  There are plenty of stories and there is more my hogging story in that I traded places with a buddy and tried to fuck her too.  That didn't work out so well.    

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Lucretius Mustafa Kemal Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:21 Permalink

Agreed, a long time ago. Back when he was ACTING like a neocon wanna be. Haven't watched him or TeeVee in almost a decade!Cut the cord bitchez... starve the beast! There are SOOOOOOO many other more productive, more rewarding things to do with your time besides mental masturbation! Be a better people people, learn something, DO something!

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Consuelo Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:00 Permalink

  Not even about humor, Mr. Cole-bert.   It is about fooling oneself into thinking one is really doing something daring, unique and pushing against the tide - like a hero of sorts.   A legend in one's own mind, so to speak.    When in fact, it's a security-in-numbers grandstanding act that requires minimal risk to self and career.   A Coward, in other words.

Lumberjack Wed, 09/13/2017 - 19:02 Permalink

Sorry to bother you…but…

I penned this awhile back and include this update.

Major update:

Federal judge in Boston hands serious blow to climate witch hunt:…

In Boston? This is indeed huge!

Oh, and here is another related one I penned.…

Playtime's Over Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:42 Permalink

I think Willy's experience is much the same for many of us, me included. I thought him mildly funny and hard to pin down at first too, but skeptical.   Seeing my physician libnutty sister slavishly lap up the nonsense as humor put downs scoring points.....put the light bulb on for me. Now fully blossumed into a stooge, just one more of those comedy creeps looking down upon the unwashed speaking to the fellow travelers.  No wink and nod now.  Kinda reflects the political landscape since the election. Full on hollyweird identity hard left rules the culture now.  My television is a monitor for DVDs and selected streams.  Get nauseous watching MSM creatures try to spin inot relevance. Then are dead fish floppin, just haven't expired yet.