"The circle jerk
of mockery and self-congratulation was so intense I didn't even notice I was at its center."
It's a circle jerk
perpetuated by those on the artistic and business side of the music industry.
Wade comes across like a tweaked-out meth-head, a schizophrenic shaman indoctrinating us into a bizarre circle jerk
. Funnily enough, we are asked to sit in a large circle.
Excellent facilities, talented horses, able horsemen - but, without the betting, a circle jerk
, existing only for itself.
Perhaps they sense it might interfere with the circle jerk
in cyberspace--the endless mutual self-infatuation that is one of the less attractive aspects of the blogging phenom.
Rush Limbaugh said that what took place at Abu Ghraib was "no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation," as if hooking blindfolded POWs up to electrical wires or sodomizing them with chemical light sticks was the same as a fraternity circle jerk
. Columnist Linda Chavez invoked a Girls Gone Wild scenario, fingering gender integration of the troops as the key.
Will and Samuelson had a neocon circle jerk
. Samuelson bemoaned the fact that "this entitlement psychology has attained a massive grip on popular consciousness." But you can be sure that no such "entitlement mentality" grips Robert Allen, CEO of AT&T (salary: $3.4 million) or Walter Shipley, CEO of Chemical/Chase Manhattan ($2.5 million).
But in place of a Vietnam reference, brown paint smeared along the bottom spells out ISIS and us circle jerk
, landing us squarely in the apocalyptic present.
The impression is of a conceptual circle jerk
in which no one can quite get it up.
That means, I suppose, that the company set up to co-finance films was itself planning to pass the hat to other companies set up to co-finance films -- the ultimate fiscal circle jerk
"Hey, dude, let's do a circle jerk
at the sperm bank!"
music Greg Hetson, guitarist for the influential hardcore punk bands Redd Kross, Circle Jerks
and Bad Religion, will join in the fun on July 25, in what is shaping up to be a celebration of two punk pioneers.
In their first release, Betrayed played punk under the influence of US hardcore bands like Circle Jerks
and Black Flag.
and tons more, plus all our great local bands.
Their topics include stretched skulls: anamorphic games and the Momento Mortem Mortis; the blind spots: The Phantom Pain, The Helen Keller Simulator, and disability in games; and breaking the metagame: feminist spoilsports and magic circle jerks
. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)