In this very special episode of The LEFT Show, our dear friend Jason Williams, from The Sidetrack, MyDD, and KVNU’s For The People, take a few minutes to share some memories, reflections, and remembrances of the years that have passed behind us, and he explores his vision, and advice, for the future.
Please, spare a little time for the deep, melodic voice of Mr. Williams, won’t you?
Into the world of “What If” again, as the whereabouts of our beloved JC remain a mystery, and the DefenMedia pines away in angsty weeping, Bob 616, Robert J Defendi, The Mountain of Love joins JM Bell and Ultimate Bob Easton to carry on, with stiff upper lips, stout hearts of oak, and buckets of fortitude to spare, with the show.
I’m not going to go on and on except to say that as Adam Andrews has had a journey into sanity, I, too had my eyes opened this last weekend, and it’s time to make both amends and explanations. This one is pretty selfish, but, it felt needed, and was totally cathartic, so …
Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:
Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.
Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”
This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!
Casual reminder that in one of Leonardo da Vinci’s many notebooks containing innumerable artistic and scientific sketches and notes of incomprehensible importance, there is a sketch of two penises with legs and tails walking towards a crudely drawn anus.
The sketch was most likely done by Leonardo’s apprentice Salai, who was not only very likely one of Leonardo’s lovers, but who was also infamously mischievous. Better yet, the anus is literally labeled “Salai.”
So either Salai drew these while Leonardo wasn’t looking just to annoy his boyfriend, or Leonardo himself put actual time and energy into drawing these. Either way, the human race is truly blessed to have made such a discovery.
There are dick drawings like the ones you see on desks in school in Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. Please cherish this information.
In the midst of exploring Renaissance Italy history for reasons, I have found a wonder.
Another week without our actual Salt Lake ComicCon 2014 show, so, bravely, we soldier on, step by step. How do we live? Day by day.
JC and Bob 616 were Shakespeareing again this week, so, J.M. Bell & Bob Defendi, the Mountain of Love, welcomed Aaron Burton from Geekhead Radio into the studio for an afternoon of geek talk, comic pondering, and news (as you can see below) that actually matters.…
This week, as we are getting prepared our fancy 200 Episode Party (TBA – soon, now, though), J.M. Bell is hosting the first of the series of special point off variant episodes. First up? The Bill F’ing Frost from City Weekly, Playgirl, and X96’s Monday Morning TV Jubilee! That’s Right, Bad Ass! Listen In!
I really miss doing stage though, I really do. I actually prefer that, hands down to anything else and I can do it in bits and pieces but it’s not that easy to commit to a play. Life’s much easier if you can get work in TV or film so I don’t know. I’ll have a summer hiatus so maybe that’s when I can do it.
Marvel Comics got me to do a GROOT homage to this classic Avengers cover! GOOD TIMES.
Tony Porter: A Call To Men "Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men...Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ending Violence Against Women" and the visionary for the book, NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.
Tony's message of accountability is welcome and supported by many grassroots and established organizations. He’s currently working with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, colleges and universities around the country. He has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Tony is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department having
worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom and
Brazil. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United
Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script
consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - (x)