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Tasha Paradise

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    Thursday night at Royce hall in UCLA was like the face melting "Stoned Again" poster. A great start, but it ended badly. It was hard to guess which R. Crumb would be on stage, the self-loathing, misogynistic misanthropic, insensitive curmudgeon or the boyishly endearing, insightful artist.
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    We have Pink's Hot Dogs to thank for this one. We get it, OK? Jalapeno dog. Chili. Onions. Guacamole. Villaraigosa is spicy. Caliente. You will probably have really bad breath after chomping on the mayor's weiner. But what's up with lettuce? Lettuce doesn't belong on a hot dog. It's so wrong. And where's the cheese? This dog should definitely be cheesy. What's most amazing is that this hotdog doesn't come with ham. In fact,...
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    The beyond ironically-named "Love Crusades" of Westboro Baptist Church is on its way to Los Angeles to demonstrate at Michael Jackson's memorial. The crusades are part of a hate-based mission started in Kansas by the WBC and Fred Phelps in order to picket the funerals of people who had died of AIDS, demonstrate against the "fag lifestyle" and other loving Christian activities. It appears their main beef is well, Michael Jackson's very existence, his death, and any mourning by anybody. If you are still unclear, here is the official announcement from the website's picket schedule. I am intentionally not linking to their site, because this is probably more attention than they deserve already.
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    Other than elementary schools, it seems like all of our nation's polling places are in church halls. Is this a violation of church and state? Is it Christian hubris? On one level it is insulting to people of other faiths who may not feel comfortable in such close proximity to Jesus. How would many of these Christians feel if they had to go vote inside a Wiccan circle? Or at the Church of Satan?...
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    I hardly ever drive, and it amazes me that in the short time since I last traversed our city's freeways, lane merging is no longer standard practice. In fact, it is not even allowed. Our city's drivers have decided en masse to never let anyone merge. Ever again. Remember merging from driver's ed? Or at least traffic school? Right-of-way does not make you invincible. Right-of-way does not give you the right to kill me....
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    Politicians, world leaders, and monied mac daddies - beware. If you like your sex rough, if you like it superfreaky, make sure to keep it in your own home, with partners you trust. Having kinky sex with paid prostitiutes in an uncontrolled place that could be chock full o' hidden cameras is just stupid. Because the media loves headlines that include the words: NAZI INSPIRED SEX ORGY In fact, I can't think of another phrase...
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    SoCal Anonymous has announced that the DA has decided not to proceed with prosecution in the case of Anonymous member Sean Crasov, who was arrested on Saturday, March 15th, for a charge of "Criminal Threats." Total bail was set at $50,000. Sean "Rorschach" Carasov's arraignment was scheduled for April 9th, at 8:30am. Anonymous is providing a videotape of the incident to authorities, which they believe may contain enough evidence to charge the CoS with...
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    I have examined a large file of this picture, and only the blurred-out address appears to be photoshopped. The rest of the poster looks legit. -Tasha For months, a group calling itself Anonymous has been running giggling circles around the Church of Scientology. At the same time, caution is always advised - masks are worn, everyone is named Anonymous. People are advised to park far away or take public transit, and use the buddy...
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    Scientology centers around the world were targeted by a mass protest yesterday organized by an anonymous group called, simply enough, "Anonymous". Members refer to themselves only as "Anon" or "Legion". Protests were reported in Boston, Toronto, Europe and Australia. Here is an LAist photo essay of the protest at the Celebrity Center. Blogger Bandergrove has provided additional photographs and a first-hand account of the events in Hollywood yesterday. People showed up in droves --...
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    A looming Valentine's Day is like the last few strains of musical chairs. Everyone is in a hurry to partner up. Women get a lot of advice on picking up men, but there is not much out there for the average man. Most of the advice I read for men seems like so much bullshit. It's usually just a guide for getting laid, and even that is opportunistic bullshit. The Tasha Paradise guide for getting...

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