Borat Sagdiyev Speaks to the Oklahoma City Traffic Commission

Using the Borat Sagdiyez character, British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen  gave a speech to the Oklahoma City Traffic Commission about women’s rights, free speech, and nervousness.  Excerpts from the speech were included on the HBO series Da Ali G Show during the third season episode “Rekognize,” which aired July 25, 2004.  Continue reading

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Cavs Introduce Kevin Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers welcomed Kevin Love to their team on Tuesday.  The 6’10 forward who averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds per game last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, joined the Cavs in a trade last week that sent the past two number one draft picks Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to Minnesota.

Love, a Los Angeles native and nephew of Mike Love of The Beach Boys, has six NBA seasons under his belt but has not yet reached the playoffs. Continue reading

ZOO Today YouTube Channel Restored

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The Saturnalian interviewee Rachel Williams in a ZOO Today shoot.

Earlier today, YouTube restored the channel for the UK lad mag ZOO Today. We at The Saturnalian thank those responsible for getting it back on line.  Quite possibly, The Saturnalian, which reported this matter on Sunday, was the only blog to bring light to this very important free speech issue.

The exact problem that led to the termination of the ZOO Today YouTube channel was never made clear. Continue reading

Depravity Abound as the Artist Dreams

Red brick buildings lined a narrow road the signs identified as Bow Street.  I walked toward the intersection with Market as a midsummer breeze carried the scent of chowder.  Night was falling on the old New England town as I tried to collect my bearings. Looking to my left I spotted a hole-in-the-wall with a neon sign that read “Fat Belly’s Bar & Grill.”  I had arrived at my destination.

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Ontario Agency Denies Political Parties for “Masturbators”

IPR reports that Elections Ontario, a non-partisan agency overseeing the administration of elections for provincial offices in Ontario has refused to recognize the “Masturbators Political Party of Ontario.”  According to the official report, the name is  “not acceptable.”  A request for “The Masturbation Party” was also denied under the same rationale.

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Brock Lesnar Wins WWE World Heavyweight Championship

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Last night at SummerSlam, in his first match since breaking “The Undertaker” Mark Calaway‘s undefeated streak at WrestleMania XXX, the “Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar restored legitimacy to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship with a lopsided victory over 15-time champion John Cena.  The win commences Lesnar’s fourth reign as champion and first since dropping the title to the late Eddie Guerrero on February 15, 2004.   Continue reading

Darryl Perry: Open Letter to the FEC

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Presidential candidate Darryl Perry sent the following letter to the Federal Election Commission on May 7, 2013, discussing his campaign decision to accept only Bitcoin, Litecoin, and precious metals as campaign contributions.  Bitcoin and Litecoin are open source software exchanged online as currency.  Bitcoin was developed first and has been in use since 2009.

Perry is an author, radio host, and political activist who owns and edits Free Press Publications.  He served as the chairman of the now-defunct Boston Tea Party and is an announced candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party.  The Saturnalian does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the letter below. Continue reading