MK ULTRA

June 8th, 2009 by The Doctor


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Oh, those whacky funsters at the CIA! When they were not toppling democratically elected Central American governments, or financing right-wing death squads, they found the time in the early 60s to dose unwitting Americans with LSD. Secret CIA mind control experiments seemed like a good idea, and after trying several compounds they decided to test giving unsuspecting staff and civilians LSD. The plan was hatched , and code-named MK ULTRA. Of course it soon became apparent to the victims of these “experiments” when they started hallucinating Cthulu looming in front of them in the street, or imagined they could fly and leapt out of windows to their demise.

Presumably they decided in the end that the best and most reliable method of mass mind control was already at their disposal – commercial television and pop music.

The Strat

June 6th, 2009 by The Doctor


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Elegant, futuristic and functional, the Fender Stratocaster has become an icon. Leo Fender and Freddie Tavares were touched by the hand of God in 1954 and produced an “upscale” version of Leos’ popular solid-body electric guitar the Telecaster, with a floating tremolo bridge, sexy contoured and double-cutaway body shape.

The Chrysler Building

June 6th, 2009 by The Doctor


This is my favourite building. A sublimely beautiful Art Deco masterpiece, inside and out. Designed by William Van Allen and completed in New York in 1930, there will never be anything built to compare with the Chrysler Building again.

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Interior Detail - Elevator

Interior Detail - Elevator

Stainless steel exterior detail.

Stainless steel exterior detail.

Eagle "gargoyle" detail.

Eagle "gargoyle" detail.

Heckler & Koch MP5

June 6th, 2009 by The Doctor


If you are in a tight spot, you really want one of these in your hands.
An MP5, not an MP3.
An MP3 would be useless. Unless you were in a fight with Lars Ulrich. Apparently he hates MP3s and is scared of them.
MP5A3

1959 Cadillac Eldorado

June 6th, 2009 by The Doctor


Rock and Roll on wheels. Oooh, baby!
Comfy as a loungeroom on wheels and sporting retro-futuristic tailfins and Buck Rogers tail-lights.

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Toni Iommi

June 6th, 2009 by The Doctor


toni iommi
Unlike the hordes of tight-pants poodle-haired guitar tossers that followed in his wake, Tony Iommi has no need for frilly fretboard-speed-record noodling. He knows how to bust out a riff that is as heavy as a stadium full of lead rhinos.

At seventeen he had an accident that resulted in the loss of the tips of two of his fretting fingers. Undeterred, Iommi fashioned new ones out of melted plastic and glued-on strips of leather. The man is just unstoppable. Tony Iommi IS Black Sabbath, the only constant member through the past four decades and the guy who pretty much invented modern heavy metal. A colossus.
Hail to you !


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