Never, Neverland

Guile’s Song of the Moment for Earth Day 2014



Canada’s own Annihilator was the second thrash band I ever listened to, even before Megadeth or Anthrax: Metallica was first, then came Annihilator. In fact, my personal “Four Horsemen of Thrash” would include Annihilator in place of Slayer. Annihilator were also the first thrash band I encountered to record a song with a Green Aesop, although I would soon learn that they certainly weren’t unique in this – in fact it’s pretty common amongst left-leaning thrash bands like Anthrax and Megadeth.

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The Beer Store Goes On the Offensive, and it’s Very Offensive

Y’know, these days I try to stay away from talking about political stuff here on Guile’s World – mostly because these days I’m completely disgusted by all politicians and all parties. The Conservatives have turned into the Republican Lite Party, the Liberals have always been power-hungry crooks and always will be, the NDP doesn’t care about the likes of me – an able-bodied, middle-aged, straight, white, anglo-saxon, protestant, male who doesn’t belong to a union, and the Green Party is still a joke and will remain one for the foreseeable future. But I couldn’t let this go uncommented, due to the sheer chutzpah, hubris, and stupidity involved.

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What a Fucking Concept!

There’s a new brewpub opening in Washington, D.C. in the late summer or early fall called The Public Option. That’s not normally something worth mentioning, like, anywhere, but according to the local papers, this place will be unique: it will ban customers from tipping the waitstaff and instead pay its workers an actual living wage!