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Oct 2016 11

by Nicole Powers

“Human beings don’t cultivate ideas.
On the contrary… ideas cultivate us.”
— Dr. Wrong, Fight Club 2

The years haven’t been kind to Sebastian, aka The Narrator, aka the co-founder of Fight Club. Having traded his position as leader of Project Mayhem — an underground organization inspired by the Cacophony Society and its precursor the Suicide Club — for all the trappings of the American dream, Sebastian now has a 9 to 5 job, a wife, a home and a kid, and is the father he vowed he’d never become. Trapped in the mundanity of this seemingly cookie-cutter life, Sebastian seeks solace in his psychiatrist, Dr. Wrong, and the prescription pills he pedals. Meanwhile, Tyler Durden, Sebastian’s stalwartly subversive alter-ego, has been biding his time, plotting his comeback to wreak havoc on a society that is, for the most part, populated by sheep in need of a shepherd, or a surrogate father as writer, mythologist and philosopher Joseph Campbell might say. And thus, a new installment of junior-arsonist-turned-adult-novelist Chuck Palahniuk’s iconic Fight Club begins.

Taking comic book form, the long-awaited and much-anticipated sequel to the original 1996 Fight Club novel (on which David Fincher’s 1999 movie was based) first hit stores in May, 2015. The ten-part series paired Palahniuk’s dialog and plot with art by Cameron Stewart (whose credits include Batman, Batgirl, Catwoman, Assassin’s Creed and SuicideGirls’ own comic series, to name but a few). This sequel was something that Palahniuk resisted for many years. However, ideas sometimes have a life of their own, and this one was pulling Palahniuk back to Project Mayhem’s home on Paper Street. Now, as the series is being collected and bound together as a hardcover graphic novel (out June 28 via Dark Horse Comics), Palahnuik is working on the third installment of an idea, which like Tyler Durden, refuses to die. We caught up with Palahniuk by phone to find out more…

Read the full interview on SuicideGirls.com.

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Oct 2016 04

By Blogbot

This Wednesday, October 5 on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Nicole Powers and Bradley Suicide will be joined by LA riot-duo WASI.

**UPDATE**

ICYMI: Watch last night’s show feat. WASI here or via the player below!

You can listen – and watch – SuicideGirls Radio live on Wednesday nights from 8 til 9 PM at our state-of-the-art, all digital home: zinna.tv

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

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About WASI

Merilou and Jessie teamed up in high school after Merilou booked a show with a non-existent band. Under the moniker The Midol Poppers, they learned their instruments and wrote 30 minutes worth of punk songs that stemmed from the stories of their broken homes and outsider attitude. After their first show, they started writing and rehearsing just to play as often as they could — from high school themed parties to acoustic sets at the park. Without a plan but with a craving to create their own space away from teenage social structures and the norm, the duo recorded their songs at the Fullerton College recording studio and then self-promoted themselves by approaching bystanders with a pair of headphones and their music in hand.

Their debut EP, Bleed Pop, was released May 2015. They have shared the stage with artists such as Shiny Toy Guns, The Mowgli’s and K. Flay, have played select dates on the Vans Warped Tour, have performed at several LGBTQ Pride Festivals throughout the West coast and have been listed as She Wired’s “Top 10 Queer and Female Fronted Bands You Need to Know Right Now.” Live, they are joined by drummer Max Szullozi and guitarist/vocalist Charlie Moon.  

Their latest tracks, “Mama’s Gonna Get You” and “Superhero,” were produced by Shelby Archer, Paul Laliberte and Jeff Laliberte from Red Bull Records’ New Beat Fund. WASI continues to garner a loyal following in the LGBTQ and feminist music scenes as they contagiously spread their DIY work ethic, enthusiastic attitude and uplifting melodies, touching those are trying to be understood in their own tender time.

For more on WASI visit:

isawwasi.com
twitter.com/wasimusic
instagram.com/wasimusic
facebook.com/wasimusic

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The World’s Leading BYOB Radio Show Is Sponsored By Mangria

“As a nightly consumer of red wine, I was shocked one evening to find I had just half a glass left in the bottle. So I did what any decent alcoholic, ex-con, American would do… I went to the fridge and the liquor cabinet, then poured, mixed and measured. Thus Mangria was born.” — Adam Carolla

For more info visit Carolla Drink’s websiteFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Sep 2016 26

By Blogbot

This Wednesday, September 28 on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Nicole Powers and Bradley Suicide will be joined by LA hard rockers Budderside, who’ve just released their self-titled debut album. The band may be new, but they have excellent pedigree. Frontman Patrick Stone has done stinks with Adler’s Appetite, Velvet Revolver, and Quiet Riot. And the band’s album was produced by Paul Inder Kilmister (son of Lemmy Kilmister).

You can listen – and watch – SuicideGirls Radio live on Wednesday nights from 8 til 9 PM at our state-of-the-art, all digital home: zinna.tv

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

**UPDATE**

ICYMI: Watch last night’s show with Patrick Stone of Budderside here or via the player below:

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About Budderside

Doused in the (street) waters of Los Angeles, California, gritty hard rockers Budderside are fronted by Patrick Stone, who was with the likes of Quiet Riot, Velvet Revolver and Adler’s Appetite before realizing the ultimate dream of his own band and singing his own songs to the world. Enter Michael “The Stoneman” Stone on bass, Rich Sacco on drums and Johnny Santoro, (Still Standing, Rock Sugar) on guitar to form a rock-solid band of brothers with instantly unbreakable bonds.

Budderside’s searing-hot, self-titled debut album, Budderside, was released on September 23, 2016 via Motörhead Music/UDR. To record it, their manager, Todd Singerman of Singerman Entertainment (Motörhead), ensured the band went into Rosewood Strat Studio with producer Paul Inder Kilmister (son of Lemmy Kilmister).

Budderside vocalist Patrick Stone’s drive and verve come from a need to make sense of all life’s challenges – politics, sex, philosophy, rage, love, light, sound, senses – and express them all with one unifying current racing through it all – electricity, and Stone is far from encumbered by any perceived ‘limitations’ of a rock band more than he is empowered by the freedom to explore.

That seeker-spirit sees Budderside go from the thick, thumping, leather-clad rock riffery of “The Envelope” to the ska-tinted mobility of “Ska-Bra” which also features Motörhead’s Phil Campbell on guitar. There’s the bendy, grungy intoxication of “X-Girlfriend,” the big-stage orchestral grandiosity of “Can’t Wrap My Head Around You” and the thicker, space-fuzzy buzz-riff of “Open Relationship”… which all serve to say that whatever sonic broadsword Budderside want to swing, they swing with freedom and verve.

For more on Budderside visit:

budderside.com
twitter.com/BUDDERSIDE
instagram.com/budderside/
facebook.com/budderside

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The World’s Leading BYOB Radio Show Is Sponsored By Mangria

“As a nightly consumer of red wine, I was shocked one evening to find I had just half a glass left in the bottle. So I did what any decent alcoholic, ex-con, American would do… I went to the fridge and the liquor cabinet, then poured, mixed and measured. Thus Mangria was born.” — Adam Carolla

For more info visit Carolla Drink’s websiteFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Sep 2016 21

By Blogbot

This Wednesday, September 21 on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Nicole Powers and Bradley Suicide will be joined by the boys from Carolla Drinks, who’ll be bringing us a case or three of their brand spanking new IPA!

Head brewer Phil McDaniel of King Harbor Brewing (@KingHarborbrew ) will be on hand to guide our palettes as we experience Adam Carolla’s latest creation, Endless Rant. Plus we’ll have more of the Carolla crew on hand — Ray Oldhafer (@RayOldhafer), Chris Laxamana (@ChrisLaxamana), Patrick and Caelan – just to ensure everything goes down smoothly!

**UPDATE**

ICYMI: Watch last night’s show feat. the craft beermakers behind Endless Rant and the boys from the Carolla Drinks crew here or via the player below.

“I like to make a statement… and then another, and another, and another… And I don’t settle when it comes to cars, politics, music… Or BEER. So I set out to create a great brew to fuel barstool arguments and tailgate pontification. While still embracing the classic citrus notes of a West Coast IPA. A beer that makes a statement. Thus, Endless Rant IPA was born.” – Adam Carolla.

You can listen – and watch – SuicideGirls Radio live on Wednesday nights from 8 til 9 PM at our state-of-the-art, all digital home: zinna.tv

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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The World’s Leading BYOB Radio Show Is Sponsored By Mangria

“As a nightly consumer of red wine, I was shocked one evening to find I had just half a glass left in the bottle. So I did what any decent alcoholic, ex-con, American would do… I went to the fridge and the liquor cabinet, then poured, mixed and measured. Thus Mangria was born.” — Adam Carolla

For more info visit Carolla Drink’s websiteFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Sep 2016 11

By Blogbot

This Wednesday, September 14 on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Nicole Powers and Bradley Suicide will be joined by futurist, artist, and self-styled “misanthroplogist” Sean Bonner, who has a new book out entitled The New Oklahoma, which lays out a plan to make America way better.

“This is the best book about building a lake in the middle of Ohlakolma — wait, is that how you spell it? I should try again: OK-LA-HOME-AH yes, there it is. This is the best book about building a lake in the middle of Oklahoma that I have ever read.” – Wil Wheaton, lake enthusiast.

**UPDATE**

ICYMI: Watch last night’s show in which Sean Bonner, the man with a plan to make America waaay greater, launches his #Sean4Prez2020 bid here or via the player below.

You can listen – and watch – SuicideGirls Radio live on Wednesday nights from 8 til 9 PM at our state-of-the-art, all digital, 100% Hollywood home: zinna.tv

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

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About Sean Bonner

Sean Bonner is co-founder and global director of Safecast, a visiting researcher with the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Civic Media, sits on the board of CicLAvia and holds advisory/mentor roles with both the Highway 101 Incubator and Singularity University. He previously co-founded Coffee Common and Crash Space and was a founding collaborator to the multimedia art/music collective CMHHTD. He has been a regular contributor to BoingBoing as well as written editorials for MAKE, Al Jazeera and others. He maintains a regular link filled newsletter and has been a Shuttleworth Fellow since 2014. A selected artist CV can be found here.

He’s been an Artist In Residence at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, a Hacker In Residence at Sparkfun in Colorado, and a Entrepreneur In Residence at The Groop in Los Angeles.

A frequent speaker, Sean explores topics ranging from lifestyle hacks to blogs, media, and grassroots journalism. He’s spoken at CCC events in Hamburg and Berlin, StanfordMedicineX (Palo Alto), TechCrunch Disrupt (NYC), TEDxVienna , SXSW (Austin), Roboexotica (Vienna) and Re:Publica (Berlin) among others. Sean has organized conferences and unconferences including the first BarCamp in Los Angeles and ongoing The New Context Conference in Tokyo.

Previously, as co-founder of Bode Media Inc, Sean helped create Metblogs, the first global network of local media sites. As a consultant he’s helped the LAPD, Suicide Girls, Obey Giant and others interact with their customers, clients, and fans online. As a designer Sean has recently done work for Die Antwoord and Bad Brains.

Prior to all this, Sean helped build the groundbreaking contemporary art gallery sixspace exhibiting artists such as Glen E. Friedman, Shepard Fairey, Coop, Chad Robertson and others. He also ran a record label and produced several records by Hot Water Music and Less Than Jake to name a few. He’s managed his own design firm and designed things at Playboy and Victory Records. Way before that he was a dishwasher.

For more on Sean Bonner visit:
blog.seanbonner.com
twitter.com/SeanBonner
flickr.com/photos/seanbonner
seanbonner.tumblr.com
soundcloud.com/seanbonner

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The World’s Leading BYOB Radio Show Is Sponsored By Mangria

“As a nightly consumer of red wine, I was shocked one evening to find I had just half a glass left in the bottle. So I did what any decent alcoholic, ex-con, American would do… I went to the fridge and the liquor cabinet, then poured, mixed and measured. Thus Mangria was born.” — Adam Carolla

For more info visit Carolla Drink’s websiteFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Sep 2016 11

by Sandor Stern

Dear Republican Friends

Regarding Your Presidential Nomination

It’s been four years since I’ve contacted you but your choice for President has me too curious to remain silent. You have nominated Donald Trump who advocates deporting eleven million illegal immigrants, building an insurmountable wall along the Mexican border, and preventing Muslims from entering this country. He has been recently waffling over the Muslim ban and the President of Mexico has told him that Mexico will not pay for that wall. No one knows where he’ll end up but you nominated him when he was adamant about all these issues. You believed in them. There is an old adage: “Be careful what you wish for.” It would be wise to examine your wish. Let’s just start with deportation.

The deportation of millions of people has not been seen since Nazi Germany sent their “illegals” to concentration camps. Of course these victims had not illegally entered Germany. They were either German citizens or citizens of Nazi conquered countries. But in the eyes of the Nazis they were all illegal human beings who deserved to die. Can you grasp the enormity of the hostile reaction from around the world over Trump’s deportation plans? The United States of America, the democratic beacon to the world for two hundred years would employ this fascist draconian measure to uproot and send eleven million human beings — three out of every one hundred men, women, and children to countries in which they have no family, friends, jobs or familiarity. Can you imagine the recruitment bonanza for terrorist organizations? What destinations are we considering? Do you believe that all these people came from Mexico? They came from around the world including Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Why would you assume that their country of origin would accept them? They were not sent here by government decree. You expect these governments to welcome a strain on their economies? Do you think all you have to do is put these millions of people on airplanes and drop them in the respective countries? How? By parachute? No country is obligated to allow planes to land at their airports. Do we force that? How? A threat of military action?

Trump speaks of a force that will round up these people. How big and how costly will this force be? How long will it take to round up eleven million people? Do you think that they will all go like lambs to the slaughter? People born here, people who have lived here twenty years, people who have established businesses and professions — they will all bow peacefully to the inevitable? There will be people who will constantly move one step ahead of the deportation decree adding to the costs. There will be people so outraged by this government action against them they will take up arms. And what of their citizen neighbors? There will be millions of citizens who oppose this fascist act who will do everything in their power to help these illegals escape the deportation. And there will be millions of citizens like you who will aid the deportation. Trump is sowing the seeds for an armed revolution and you have placed him in the position of Commander in Chief.

The estimated cost of deporting eleven million people is in the hundreds of billions of dollars. But that is only the cost of the deportation force and the ancillary costs such as travel and food. There is a much bigger cost to add. What about the costs to landlords when millions of rental apartments and houses are emptied? What about the costs to businesses that lose employees and the retail businesses that lose customers? Those are costs passed on to the federal government in the form of lower tax revenues. And speaking of tax revenues, you have been fed a steady diet of misinformation regarding illegal immigrants. The vast majority of them pay taxes. If they are drawing a paycheck, that paycheck has tax deductions. Any employer who does not make those deductions is guilty of a crime. That’s his crime not the employee’s. Illegal employees represent a large chunk of Federal and State income. Even those who do not pay income tax pay sales tax on their purchases.

You have also been misinformed about the social welfare bestowed on these “undeserving illegals.” Those illegals who have social security and Medicare payments deducted from their paychecks will never receive a social security check or Medicare coverage when they retire because they have no social security ID or use a false one to get employment. You somehow envision all illegals as those groups of men standing in the parking lots of Home Depot hoping to get a day job. Would you like to live a life like that? Would you be happy picking fruit in the orchards of California, washing cars, bussing dishes, cleaning houses? These men and women are doing jobs that citizens will not do. The work is too hard and the pay too little. What happens when those illegals are deported? Who will do the work? Trump’s deportation policy will strip all these businesses of employees unless they pay living wages. The very reason they hire illegals is because they cannot afford increasing their costs. They will do that or go out of business. How happy will you be when you see the rising costs of everything including groceries?

Trump is talking about deporting the illegals and then allowing them to return legally. He is talking about vetting eleven million people. It will take years. What will these people do for income in the countries in which they have been deposited? The vast majority of these countries have huge unemployment which is the reason these people fled in the first place. And what of those who manage to be vetted and return? To what do they return? Will their old job be there? If they have no job to go to, will we allow them to return and join the ranks of the unemployed? Has anyone in your party bothered to think this policy through?

The deportation is about more than dollar costs. It is about our humanity. How can you watch families torn apart? How can you witness people being forced from their homes at gunpoint? How can you accept a high school or college student brought here as a toddler or born here forced to return to a country he/she has never known? I guess if you have no heart, you have no problem with this? I’m praying you have a heart and on examining what you’ve wished for, you will find it.

Just saying…

Your friend,

Sandy

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Sep 2016 11

by Dennis J. Bernstein and Greg Palast

If you believe the Republican hysteria machine, there’s an unprecedented election crime wave sweeping America involving a staggering 7.2 million suspected double voters. Thousands of these supposed criminals — who, if found guilty, have committed a felony punishable by 5-years in the slammer — have already lost their right to vote, with 41,000 people in Virginia alone being struck off voter roles. Statistical analysis of the evidence uncovered by investigative reporter Greg Palast shows that one million Americans may lose their vote by November. It also shows that a high proportion of these black, white, and brown voters have one thing in common: they tend to vote blue. In this week’s Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Election Crimes Bulletin, Palast gives Flashpoints’ Dennis J. Bernstein the skinny on this election crime wave, which in reality is little more than a GOP-generated racist sham designed to filter the blue out of the votes at the polls.

Listen to the podcast in the player below or subscribe to it on iTunes. (Transcript available here.)

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Sep 2016 07

By Blogbot

This Wednesday, September 7 on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Nicole Powers and Bradley Suicide are thrilled to be joined by renowned relationship guru and sexpert Dr. Chris Donaghue, who also happens to be the brand spanking new co-host of Loveline. He’ll be taking over from Dr. Drew alongside his VH1 co-hort, feminist, author, model and actress, Amber Rose. The all new Loveline debuts Thursday on Play.it, so we’re super excited to have Chris in our studio on the eve of the launch!

You can listen – and watch – SuicideGirls Radio live on Wednesday nights from 8 til 9 PM at our state-of-the-art, all digital, 100% Hollywood home: zinna.tv

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

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About Dr. Chris Donaghue

Dr. Chris Donaghue is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, Doctoral trained in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Therapist, and a Certified Sex Therapist. He specializes in individual and couple’s sex and marital therapy, as well as sexual compulsivity, sexual anorexia, sexual  dysfunctions, and non-traditional sexuality, identities, and relationships. He also runs healthy sexuality therapy groups. Donaghue is a member of American Association of Sex Counselors, Educators, and Therapists (AASECT) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). He is one out of only four hundred individuals who completed the extra training to receive his CST Credentials.

Donaghue is nationally recognized as a sex and relationship expert. He is a featured expert on VH1’s The Amber Rose Show and regularly appears on CBS’ The Doctors, WE’s Sex Box, and Logo’s Bad Sex. In addition he has been seen on Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers. His first book, Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture, was published July 2015. 

On September 3, 2016 it was announced that Donaghue will be taking over the iconic Loveline show and co-hosting with his VH1 colleague Amber Rose. It will air weekly on Thursdays on Play.it starting September 8. “I grew up listening to Dr. Drew do Loveline,” says Donaghue, “and am proud to take over for him with its relaunch.”

For more on Dr. Chris Donaghue visit:

chrisdonaghue.com
facebook.com/TheChrisDonaghue
instagram.com/drdonaghue/
twitter.com/ChrisDonaghue

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The World’s Leading BYOB Radio Show Is Sponsored By Mangria

“As a nightly consumer of red wine, I was shocked one evening to find I had just half a glass left in the bottle. So I did what any decent alcoholic, ex-con, American would do… I went to the fridge and the liquor cabinet, then poured, mixed and measured. Thus Mangria was born.” — Adam Carolla

For more info visit Carolla Drink’s websiteFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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