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Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

World’s Biggest Cuckoo Clock

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Schonach, Germany, is the heart and homeland of the cuckoo-clock industry. Two houses in fact have been transformed into giant cuckoo clocks to commemorate this.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 20, 2015 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Kitsch and Collectibles, Technology, Europe, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Toxic Psalms



Just in case you can't discern the merits or purpose of this piece on your own, here is The New York Times to explain it all for you.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 12, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Experts and Authority Figures, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Avant Garde, Dance, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Bloem de Ligny: “Fingiecrookie”



Although part of a group that had a a chart-topping record, Bloem de Ligny has a solo career that produces music which is--how shall I say it?-- a little less easy on the ears.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 15, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Chappaqua



Yes, this is the 60s as nearly as I recall them.

If you like the trailer for Chappaqua, whole movie below.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 30, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Addictions, Movies, 1960s, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Beverly Massegee and Erick





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Evangelical ventriloquism: I tend to suspect no one does it better than Beverly Massegee. (Ie, no one else does it at all.)

I could not find any clips of her and "Erick," so you'll have to content yourself with her "singing."

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 19, 2014 - Comments (12)
Category: Religion, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Musical Celebration of Innocent Verdict



After being deemed innocent on charges of attempted terrorism while trying to smuggle 20,000 euros out of the UK in her underwear, Nawal Msaad gave her unique public reaction to the verdict in the form of the video above.

Many more odd and fascinating details (Chanel-enhanced ankle monitor) at the link.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 14, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Terrorism and Terrorists, Sex Symbols, Europe, Middle East, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Ancient Recorded Laughter Used as Movie Promo



The narrator explains the circumstances in the video.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 23, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Humor, Movies, Advertising, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

The Cackle Sisters



Listen to just the first three minutes at least of the Cackle Sisters, and then tell me if you don't agree that contemporary C&W music needs more bird imitations and yodeling.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 18, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Hillbillies, Country Bumpkins, Ruralism and Flyover Country, Music, 1930s, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

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