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Just ‘cause I was busy gettin’ ready for Fantasia 2013 yesterday, doesn’t mean I didn’t take 30 minutes out of my day for this year’s installment of the Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial. How could I resist? This year’s infomercial takes it to a whole new level, with ICP themselves hosting. I watched it for you, so you don’t have to, and learned that:

1) ICP have their own television show.

2) Even ICP make fun of some the acts they’ve booked.

3) Your drunk uncle would probably deliver these “jokes” better than these professional entertainers

4) Seriously, is Psychopathic Records the main employer of seriously overweight Midwestern white guys, or what?

5) Juggalo Night Court? Where juggalo/lette legal problems are settled by “celebrity judges”? Now THAT’s something I’d watch on TLC.

6) One of the events features two G’N’R cover bands battling for ultimate Axl’n’Friends tribute domination. 

2) Neck tattoos. So many neck tattoos. 

drivenbyboredom:

FBI = The Biggest Gang In The World

This morning on Q (still mercifully not hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, who I hope remains on vacation forever), the first segment was an interview with Village Voice writer Camille Dodero, who has been covering all this Juggalo and GOTJ for the past few years. Click through the link on her name, and you’ll see a lot of her recent coverage. 
Guest host Stephen Quinn and Camille discussed the relatively recent classification of Juggalos as a “hybrid gang” by the FBI and ICPs decision to fight back through the legal system, as announced at this year’s Gathering. It was an amusing interview, and while audio is not available at this point, I will update this with an audio link as soon as I can. 
UPDATE: The audio of the interview is up! Also, for some clues as to why law enforcement might be taking this (somewhat overwrought) stance, click here.
Camille’s work for the Voice has been enhanced by photographs taken by Nate “Igor” Smith, a.k.a. Driven By Boredom. So far he’s been teasing with a few photos than you can see at this link (NSFW), and he’s only offered up one huge GOTJ gallery, but I’m sure more are coming soon.

drivenbyboredom:

FBI = The Biggest Gang In The World

This morning on Q (still mercifully not hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, who I hope remains on vacation forever), the first segment was an interview with Village Voice writer Camille Dodero, who has been covering all this Juggalo and GOTJ for the past few years. Click through the link on her name, and you’ll see a lot of her recent coverage. 

Guest host Stephen Quinn and Camille discussed the relatively recent classification of Juggalos as a “hybrid gang” by the FBI and ICPs decision to fight back through the legal system, as announced at this year’s Gathering. It was an amusing interview, and while audio is not available at this point, I will update this with an audio link as soon as I can. 

UPDATE: The audio of the interview is up! Also, for some clues as to why law enforcement might be taking this (somewhat overwrought) stance, click here.

Camille’s work for the Voice has been enhanced by photographs taken by Nate “Igor” Smith, a.k.a. Driven By Boredom. So far he’s been teasing with a few photos than you can see at this link (NSFW), and he’s only offered up one huge GOTJ gallery, but I’m sure more are coming soon.

The 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial. You’re welcome.

I just figured out why this year’s iteration seems so downbeat… what happened to the narrator? 

vicemag:

“Magnets? I don’t fucking know. You know what I’m sayin’? People act like we’re stupid ‘cause we fucking said it, but c’mon, how do they work — no one really fuckin’ knows. It’s like in Journey to the Center of the Earth when they were talking about different layers of the Earth and stuff and they can’t figure out why the Earth has magnetism because they don’t know what the fuck is in the core. So no, I don’t know (how magnets work) and I don’t fucking care. I just know they hold up my kids’ pictures on the refrigerator and I’m happy with that.” 
—We Interviewed Insane Clown Posse

ICP are pragmatists. 

vicemag:

Magnets? I don’t fucking know. You know what I’m sayin’? People act like we’re stupid ‘cause we fucking said it, but c’mon, how do they work — no one really fuckin’ knows. It’s like in Journey to the Center of the Earth when they were talking about different layers of the Earth and stuff and they can’t figure out why the Earth has magnetism because they don’t know what the fuck is in the core. So no, I don’t know (how magnets work) and I don’t fucking care. I just know they hold up my kids’ pictures on the refrigerator and I’m happy with that.” 

We Interviewed Insane Clown Posse

ICP are pragmatists. 

vicemag:

This is a picture of VICE’s circulation manager when he was 14. He loves ICP, so we made him sign up for their new social network. Here’s his account of his experience on JuggaloBook.

Reblogged less so for the content (minimal), but as part of my ongoing juggalo watch. Also, their own Facebook knockoff? Brilliant.

vicemag:

This is a picture of VICE’s circulation manager when he was 14. He loves ICP, so we made him sign up for their new social network. Here’s his account of his experience on JuggaloBook.

Reblogged less so for the content (minimal), but as part of my ongoing juggalo watch. Also, their own Facebook knockoff? Brilliant.

drivenbyboredom:

Insane Clown Posse released their pre-apocalyptic follow up the the Miracles video: It’s All Over. This shit is wild and keeps getting wilder and wilder as the song goes on…

EXPLOSIONS! you know, if the prophecy is correct, and the world does end, climbing to the roof of yr house, gettin’ all “jesus christ pose” and singing “it’s all over!!” sounds like a legit way to go. 

We’re back…

… from our twelve day trip to the fatherland. Cities visited include Milan, Bergamo, Brindisi, Lecce, Otranto and Rome, with a bonus jaunt to London for lunch. 

Photos will be up sometime, and will include helpful illustrated reports such as “Andrew Impersonates Ezio Auditore Throughout Ancient Italy”, “Catholic Bone Hoarding” and “Distilling for Dummies”.

Info on when that goes online will be posted here.

Plans for today and tomorrow include (but aren’t limited to):
- Playing today’s CivRev game of the week
- Unpacking all my questionable food and booze importations
- AssBro multiplayer session (paging gagmewithapitchfork.com!)
- Playing tomorrow’s CivRev game of the week
- Breakfast! (paging everyone)
- Watching that juggalo documentary
- Selectively digging through my Tumblr dash.

hipsterpuppies:

for a “social anthropology experiment,” marcus will be attending the gathering of the puggalos
[via samantha r]

… and my unofficial no-animal-reblogging rule is broken once again. Also, can someone please start a Gathering of the Puggalos?

hipsterpuppies:

for a “social anthropology experiment,” marcus will be attending the gathering of the puggalos

[via samantha r]

… and my unofficial no-animal-reblogging rule is broken once again. Also, can someone please start a Gathering of the Puggalos?

EVERYBODY GETS PITCHFORKS! An actual still from the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial, which is worth watching for the spelling mistakes alone.

EVERYBODY GETS PITCHFORKS! An actual still from the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial, which is worth watching for the spelling mistakes alone.

punkandstuff:

2011 Gathering Of The Juggalos Infomercial! Whoop Whoop Ninjas! This time it’s a science fiction epic starring Vanilla Ice! (!?)

YESSSS!! MattyMatt comes through with the news I neeeed!

drivenbyboredom:

I will have more on this later, but I don’t even know where to begin.

With the tags, fag.

It’s a very merry juggalo xmas. Sweet Sugar Slam for Oprah replacement in 2011, ninja. Fo’ real.