Monthly Archives: January 2003


This morning I was reading “The Redneck Manifesto”. It focuses on the history and sources of the racial tensions in the US, proposing the theory that since originally slaves were of mixed race, and that since slave uprisings in the 1600s were multicultural, that much of US racism was manipulated into existence by the wealthy in order to weaken the power of the lower classes.

(And given that the modern US government is entirely run by the rich, and that US citizens are taxed far more heavily than feudal lords ever taxed their serfs, one could argue they won).

It also offers up some very interesting arguments about reverse-racism as well as the futility of many leftist notions about racial harmony and balance. I worry that it could spark more racism if an idiot were to read it, but read with balance it's fairly compelling. Anyway, as an interesting co-incidence the following TOS happened about five minutes after finishing the book:

shay - I really don't care if a person has "white pride". There's nothing wrong with being "proud" of your race (although it seems a little lame considering the amount of effort it took to get it), but there's a LOT wrong with racism. Signing your messages and diary entries here with "Heil Hitler" and quoting extreme white supremacists isn't going to be tolerated.

I have very little contact with racist culture, so when I saw her tagline, “14 we must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children” I just assumed that she was 14 years old and repeating what her church had told her (one can make valid and non-racist arguments that without conscious effort the “white race” could disappear, although to me they seem rather foolish). Then I noticed that she'd also signed many of her entries with 88.

So now to briefly explain what that means. The 14 actually refers to the number of words in that sentence, a quote from David Lane, a white supramecist and terrorist leader (of The Order). The 8's in 88 stand for H, the eighth letter of the alphabet, as in “HH”, “Heil Hitler”. It's sort of like a “secret handshake” for neo-Nazis to oversimplify things.

Oh, and she was also sending messages to anyone else she thought was “pure” and trying to organize Nazi action via IAM. Not cool at all.

Let me be clear on a few things:

  • No one will be deleted for being proud of their race. Don't expect anyone to take you seriously, but if you want to write “white pride” or “black pride” or whatever the hell you want along those lines, I really don't care.
  • People WILL be deleted for attacking other people for their race. If you are a Neo-Nazi, you'll be removed. If you are a violent black power advocate, you'll be removed. And so on.

It's not that fucking hard to be a decent person. And clue in that race is nothing to be proud of. It's like being “proud” of having red hair. You didn't do anything to “earn” being white. It's a fact of life. Be proud of what you do, be proud of being a good person, be proud of what you and your kin accomplish. Skin colour has no relevance on acheivement — by being a racist, and engendering a culture of racism, all you prove is that the blacks that beat you out of a job are ten times better than you are because they've smashed through every roadblock you've given them.

PS. The update is still uploading, but from my end of things it's done. Sorry it's taking so long.

What should I do to it?

The only modification that I have to make is putting on 38″ tires, since those are the biggest tires I can get that'll handle speed on the highway for those kinds of distances. But what else to do? I want to make the truck a LOT meaner looking still.

My loose plan right now is a little more exoskeleton, a little more lighting, dual exhaust stacks, spare tires and tanks, tilt back the windshield a few degrees, and build a scary interior as well.

Team BME won't have the fastest car there, and it won't have the most expensive car, but I would like to predict now that we may have the most eyecatching freaky fun toy there. If luck's on our side, and we go slow'n'steady, at least we'll finish the race. And I think in the spirit of the Gumball 3000, maybe that makes us the winner.

I hope it'll at least help grab some sponsors!


Confirmed… TEAM BME is entering the Gumball 3000 — I just got off the phone with London and they tell me it's a done-deal. So now I just have to figure out how to pay for the whole thing. I'm hoping (relying perhaps is a better word) that I can generate enough sponsorship to break even.

Wages of sin?

Rachel gave Jon a bunch of (vegan) chocolate covered coffee beans for Christmas. They've been left in the living room, so this morning I stole a bunch of them (they're just so yummy, I couldn't resist).

Anyway, as I'm munching away, all of a sudden I chop into my left tongue with full force. I felt the “crunchies” as the tooth sliced through each layer of muscle — I'd estimate that I went about half of the way through. I was immediately spitting out blood, and I can't really talk right now (at least the drooling has stopped). But it was pretty funny karmically. I'm sure it'll be better in an hour or two.

Upcoming BME/People stuff

Don't read this entry if it messed you up to find out Santa Claus wasn't real.

Some people have been asking me why BME is doing an interview with “Steve-O from Jackass” (with the implication that it somehow degrades BME to do so)… Well, I'm not. I did an interview with Steve-O the performance artist, and asked him basically no questions about Jackass. As far as Jackass/CKY/etc., while I do find it absolutely hilarious, isn't really relevant to BME since it's largely fake (note: I'm saying that from observation, not from any insider knowledge). Now, in Steve-O's show, there's an element of misdirection as in all sideshow acts but the core events (the tattoos, branding, fireplay, and so on) are of course real.

Since a pile of people are going to now ask me “but how do you know Jackass is fake?”, I'll just show this one example. Once you've seen it you can easily see tons more yourself. Most regular watchers of the show have seen “the hole” stunt where Bam digs a big whole in his back yard and Phil drives the lawnmover into it… Again, really funny to watch, but entirely fake (CKY4K contains the extended version where the deception is most clear).

Lots of loose leaves blowing around on the lawn.

They dig a big hole.

And cover it up with sticks.

And then a carpet and leaves.

Phil starts to mow. Let's pretend he doesn't notice the truck marks leading straight to the barely disguised hole.

Hmmm…. For some reason the grass is the same on both sides of the mower, and leaves don't move as he drives over them (because he's not mowing).

Boom! Phil falls into the hole, somehow not noticing the carpet-covered trap.

None of the loose leaves have been disturbed by the mower (I assume they decided it would be too dangerous with the blade spinning).

Given that I watch those shows for amusement only, I really don't care that it's fake, although I do worry that kids could emulate what they see at face value and become seriously injured… But anyway, back to the point, my interest is in reality — real acts and real rituals (or stunts, if that's what you prefer to call them) — and I believe that of that crew, Steve-O's act most does that.

Oh, and the interview will be posted whenever he has time to finish it, it's being answered via laptop while on tour I'm told. Anyway, off to do an image update… I've got to get the backlog chewed through.