Malcolm was the brains behind this organization from the beginning. The organization started withering away when he did. Which is sad in itself, to say nothing of the fact that the band is currently fronted by Axl Rose. Painful as it is to watch one of the world’s great musical institutions disintegrate in such a profoundly depressing manner, you can’t say they didn’t have a decent run of it. Their second-best incarnation (i.e. the one without Bon Scott) gave me the most fun I’ve ever had in a mosh pit. We still feel the karmic ripples emanating from those amplifiers today, as evidenced by the fact that there are more videos like this on the old ‘Tube than most people realize…
When the world is being ravaged by an actual insanity-inducing Lovecraftian abomination, the task of writing about one strangely becomes easier. Although this is hardly the first one I’ve ever seen.
An encore presentation of Chapter Eleven of SILVER BROWN awaits those who dare drink from the poisoned chalice that is Facebook. At a rate of one page a day, as usual. I might throw in the next chapter after that, if I feel like it.
On a somewhat distantly related note, the Zuckerverse brings to mind the Holy Grail scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, if we think of Dr. Schneider as a metaphorical personification of the platform’s now-infamous algorithm and rechristen her male Nazi colleague with the name of Karen. I totally get symbolism.