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David Byrne’s Multiple-Personality Interview Of Himself

In this media moment lost in the archives of history, Talking Heads front man and weirdo David Byrne organized an interview regarding his band, creative ambitions, and innermost desires. The idea was to adhere to a format "like 60 Minutes on acid", with the questions being asked by female David Byrne, elderly David Byrne, lounge lizard David Byrne, and other disturbing characters:
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DisinfoTV: Rocket Boy, Space Mercenary

Another bizarre segment from our TV series as we catch up with San Pedro, California's most notorious resident: Rocket Boy, a self-proclaimed intergalactic warrior stranded on Earth after an accident in space. In short, Rocket Boy is an extremely disturbing and disturbed local super hero who dabbles in bizarre porn and cat killing, and has a foul-mouthed nemesis named Captain Art. Taken from DisinfoTV on DVD, available now at:http://bit.ly/V01W7T Subscribe to Disinformation's YouTube channel:http://goo.gl/aHTcz
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Zero Hour’s Fake Disinfo Page

We just watched the third and as it turns out final (the show has been canceled ALREADY!) episode of Zero Hour where one of Hank’s sidekicks says that “Disinfo is like porn to me.” I took a screenshot when the camera closes in on his computer displaying our website, only to find a story that we never published, entitled “What Was Einstein’s Final Project?” It could be an interesting article – any volunteers to write it for real?

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DisinfoTV: The Voluptuous Horror of Kembra Pfahler

Diggin' in the crates once again, in this segment of our old TV series we meet New York art maverick Kembra Pfahler: glam rocker, wrestler, Calvin Klein model, and mastermind behind the legendary freak show "The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black," she blurs the line between life and art, pleasure and pain, and terror and beauty. Taken from DisinfoTV on DVD, available now at: http://bit.ly/V01W7T Subscribe to Disinformation's YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/aHTcz
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‘Zero Hour’ Features Meryl Streep’s Daughter Talking About Disinfo.com

We haven’t been watching the new ABC Television series featuring Anthony Edwards, Zero Hour (it hasn’t been a roaring success thus far), but we might now. As Rob Bricken reports at i09.com, in the current episode “Arron has a discussion with Meryl Streep’s Daughter about the website Disinfo.com and pornography, which, in a feat of acting worthy of her mother, appears to charm Meryl Streep’s Daughter.” He first makes clear that:

Before I begin the recap, I want to make one thing clear: I love Zero Hour. I find it massively entertaining. Oh, it has flaws, and the characters are insane, and nothing makes any sense — but Zero Hour is doing exactly what it sets out to do, and making sense isn’t one of those things. I may mock the show, but I can promise you I look forward to Zero Hour’s madness every single week. And while Zero Hour may have let off the gas a little in this episode, it’s still pushing the crazy pedal to the metal…

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Do-It-Yourself Animation With Terry Gilliam

Wondering how to make your life a bit more weird? Gilliam explains how to produce strange and wondrous things from household materials on the 1970s how-to series the Do-It-Yourself Animation Show. The rare television show which flips the tables by encouraging engagement, not passive consumption, of media, it was created and curated by British cartooning legend Bob Godfrey, who died this past week. Cartoon Brew explains:
The Do-It-Yourself Animation Show, which made animation accessible to the masses by taking the mystery out of the production process, was vastly influential and inspired an entire generation of kids in England, including Nick Park, who created Wallace & Gromit, and Richard Bazley, an animator on Pocahontas, Hercules, and The Iron Giant.
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Freemasons To Have A Reality Show On Australian TV

I’m expecting the ritualistic hedonism of traditional reality programs, but with an occult flair. ANIMAL New York writes:

Freemasons have always had a bit of an image problem. Apparently, a clandestine fraternal order that counts world leaders among its ranks and which engages in secret occult rituals makes everyday people suspicious. So, over the past few decades, Masonic organizations have tried to change the public’s perception of their mysterious group.

Adding to this collective PR effort is a new 26 episode TV series called Freemasons: The Inside Story. It will profile masons in Victoria, Australia and promises that watchers will “gain unprecedented access into the truth about Freemasonry. Its people, its purpose and its past.” But with the majority of its members unaware of the more esoteric manifestations of the all-boys club, don’t expect any ‘Da Vinci Code’-like revelations.

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Coca-Cola’s Superbowl Commercial Is A Microcosm Of The Idea Of America

If you want to understand our culture, watch our commercials. Via Salon, Michael Shaw writes:
With the West in an endless struggle in the Middle East not just for resources but mindshare, we see the Coke bottle — the symbol of globalization and American commercialism — sitting there in the hot sand, the object of desire for, first of all, a hapless Gulf prince/camel jockey. Resonating with [the looming] immigration debate, we then have a Hispanic desperado evoking the desert as if the province of thirsty Mexicans looking north. It’s funny but not-so-funny when you consider that what America has to offer is, in fact, a mirage. What the ad people realize I’m sure is that, after more than a decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, the idea of “quenching” — no matter how much you “put down” the Arabs and Islamists — couldn’t be more ironic.
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The Beatles Imagined As Mayan Gods

Can the divide between pop culture and ancient wisdom be crossed? A particularly strange episode of the late-sixties Beatles cartoon series features the Fab Four journeying "to the inner world" and becoming extraterrestrial gods of a civilization resembling the Mayans:
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