Some of his campaigns have resulted in self injury, e.g. he once crucified himself on the capital steps, strapping himself to a large wooden cross to protest racism by state officials. There was a problem with the setup (he wore thermal underwear on the hottest day of the year, telling reporters they would trap his sweat and keep him cool), and he developed heat stroke and nearly killed himself resulting in a several day hospitalization. Earlier in the week, McIntosh set up his cross in front of the Governor’s Mansion. Governor Frank D. White was entertaining foreign dignitaries at the mansion that day, and when they asked him why the man was on a cross outside his residence, White deadpanned: “He displeased me.”
Creedence Clearwater Revival dining at Taco Bell in 1969
Looks like they had a $.25 chili burger on their menu then…
I recently watched Shut Up and Play The Hits, which brought back all the waves of emotion from LCD Soundsystem’s final concert just over two years ago. In honor of that seminal moment in modern indie rock history, here’s 10 covers of LCD’s greatest tune (and best song of the 2000s) “All My Friends” in various formats, plus LCD’s momentous live version from Madison Square Garden.
01. Franz Ferdinand MP3
02. John Cale
03. The Main Drag MP3
05. The Flying Change MP3
06. Tokyo Police Club
07. Stephen Francis MP3
09. Vanaprasta MP3
10. Cold Blood Club
LCD Soundsystem (Live at Madison Square Garden)
“A twenty-year-old man who had been watching the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb. He wasn’t alone; a hundred and seventy-six people were injured and three were killed. But he was the only one who, while in the hospital being treated for his wounds, had his apartment searched in “a startling show of force,” as his fellow-tenants described it to the Boston Herald, with a “phalanx” of officers and agents and two K9 units. He was the one whose belongings were carried out in paper bags as his neighbors watched; whose roommate, also a student, was questioned for five hours (“I was scared”) before coming out to say that he didn’t think his friend was someone who’d plant a bomb—that he was a nice guy who liked sports. “Let me go to school, dude,” the roommate said later in the day, covering his face with his hands and almost crying, as a Fox News producer followed him and asked him, again and again, if he was sure he hadn’t been living with a killer.
Why the search, the interrogation, the dogs, the bomb squad, and the injured man’s name tweeted out, attached to the word “suspect”? After the bombs went off, people were running in every direction—so was the young man. Many, like him, were hurt badly; many of them were saved by the unflinching kindness of strangers, who carried them or stopped the bleeding with their own hands and improvised tourniquets. “Exhausted runners who kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood,” President Obama said. “They helped one another, consoled one another,” Carmen Ortiz, the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, said. In the midst of that, according to a CBS News report, a bystander saw the young man running, badly hurt, rushed to him, and then “tackled” him, bringing him down. People thought he looked suspicious.
What made them suspect him? He was running—so was everyone. The police reportedly thought he smelled like explosives; his wounds might have suggested why. He said something about thinking there would be a second bomb—as there was, and often is, to target responders. If that was the reason he gave for running, it was a sensible one. He asked if anyone was dead—a question people were screaming. And he was from Saudi Arabia, which is around where the logic stops. Was it just the way he looked, or did he, in the chaos, maybe call for God with a name that someone found strange?”
Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv, the leader of the Lithuanian Haredi community in Israel, published a halakhic ruling in the past stipulating that Cohens mustn’t fly in this plane because they are prohibited from flying over a cemetery. Later, Rabbi Eliashiv found a solution to this issue, ruling that wrapping oneself in thick plastic bags while the plane crossed over the cemetery is permissible.
Science comes to the rescue!
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