Sunday Sesh: Vive La France and Healing for Beirut

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Today, we mourn all those who lost their lives in the deadly terror attacks of November 13th. At least 128 innocents were killed in a senseless tragedy and act of reckless hate. Nous sommes trop tous les Français d’aujourd’hui.

What do we do in the face of senseless violence? We stand firm with those who live. We mourn with those who’ve lost their loved ones. We pray if we believe, and we hope if we do not. We advocate for justice, and we do not let fear and ignorance divide us. We put hands and feet to our compassion and give as we can.

If you are able, please consider donating to Red Cross or other agencies to support those whose lives and worlds have been shattered.

If you have nothing else to give, give your heart and hope and sorrow and love to the people of Paris. Share your support below. Vive la France.


It’s easy to forget that in some parts of the world, living under terror is a way of life. It shouldn’t be this way. It shouldn’t be so commonplace for sectarian violence and persecution to occur in the Middle East that we in the West turn a blind eye to it, but this is sadly often the case. On November 12, a suicide bombing in Lebanon’s capital claimed the lives of 45 innocents and injured many, many more. Many of us never even heard of it because we’ve been led to believe that this sort of violence, often caused by centuries-old political rivalries wielded as weapons by cowards in the service of hate, is just what happens over there. It shouldn’t be this way. Lebanon, a nation that has often found peace amid divided ideologies and has welcomed refugees from terror with compassion, is as much a victim as France. Beirut, the Paris of the Middle East, is as much a victim as its sister in the West.

Again, help as you can. Spread truth and peace and knowledge as you can. Fight against tyranny, ignorance, and fear.

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    Baghdad sees at least a couple suicide bombings a month, if not more, but “we” don’t really notice because “That’s just how things are over there”.

    • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

      Same with Lebanon, actually, even recently. Read up or watch Anthony Bourdain’s account on ‘No Reservations’ about being a block away from an air bombing, and how it completely changed his perspective on life. So much so, he decided to have a kid at his late age as soon as he got home, since he felt so close to death on that trip.

  • The worst part of all this is that the innocent victims whole lost their lives were mostly young people who were out on a Friday night enjoying some live music. The people who did this want people to fear because fear is the their ultimate weapon. They also want to incite retalation against their religion for this so they can continue to recruit. We must remember that it’s a small group doing this and it is not representative of all people of Muslim faiths.

    • Guppusmaximus

      “We must remember that it’s a small group doing this and it is not representative of all people of Muslim faiths.”

      Actually, this is pretty much a myth. While most Muslims don’t actively kill innocent people, a decent amount support the action and their religion calls for it.

      http://www.commdiginews.com/featured/al-jazeera-poll-suggests-81-of-arab-muslims-support-isis-42253/

      • There’s clearly not enough condemnation from ME countries when stuff like this goes down. Could be a cultural thing. Polls aren’t really a good way to take the pulse for this kind of stuff either.

        • Guppusmaximus

          Well, I wouldn’t expect any from the countries that run under Sharia Law either. While I agree that polls aren’t necessarily the optimal tool for most things, it’s a start and it’s showing that quite a bit of Muslims find nothing wrong with this retarded behavior.

    • This is what’s getting me super bummed. I keep seeing all these major bands cancelling their shows in France or Europe because of this, and that’s EXACTLY what these terrorists want. They want us to live in fear, they want to drive a wedge between islam and the western world. They want war, they want the apocalypse.

      • Guppusmaximus

        Personally, I don’t think they care whether we live in fear or not. They just want us dead…

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    I went over the top Friday night and I’m a bit sorry about it, but I won’t apologize for my negative view of Abrahamic religion(i.e. Christianity, Judaism, Islam). This shit doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

    • BEARD-SPLITTER

      Religion bashing is never overthetop. I simply dont spare non Abrahamic religions.

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        I have no issues with Pagan/Wiccan/Thelemite type spirituality.

        • BEARD-SPLITTER

          Theyre all delusional, is my argument

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            At least they admit their deities don’t actually exist. It’s all symbolism and mindset.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Thats just true cognitive dissonance: we know it doesnt exist, so lets build up a belief system around it anyway.

            Seems familiar to me

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            In many ways controlled dissociation can be a good thing. It’s why many like taking LSD and one of the many reasons I enjoy dat Roxy.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Man, we should be doing one of those right now

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Shit, gimme 20 mgs worth at least.

          • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

            I worship the one true ancient prophet, who still walks amongst us:

            http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/105000/Abe-Vigoda-is-Not-Dead–105262.jpg

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            At least the existence of Abe Vigoda is provable via repeated viewings of Barney Miller.

          • more beer

            Don`t forget his spin off Fish.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Yep, I remember that one.

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            And his stuff on Conan O’Brien.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6oBFe9dB5w

      • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

        Even us Pastafarians?!

    • more beer

      No you really were not that over the top the other night. Religion is the worst plague mankind has ever known. More people have been murdered through out history due to religion than any other reason.

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        Yeah, but I do have friends(including people here) that nonetheless are religious to some degree. I don’t want their feelings to be hurt because of my anger.

        • more beer

          If they are not outraged by these types of events. Because of religion there is something wrong. Not to mention how else do you say things concerning events like this, that are religiously motivated without mentioning said religion? I would much rather speak out and say what has to be said. Possibly hurting someones feelings. Then see more innocent people getting murdered by fanatics. Myself having lost friends on 9/11 these acts piss me off. We all know who is doing these things as soon as they happen. I don`t care if the PC crowd doesn`t like the truth. But the truth is the truth.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Oh, fuck what 99.9% of The World thinks of my views. I just can’t be callous to people who have gone out of their way to be my friend regardless of my feelings(including you). However, I can understand why you feel the way you do. My condolences on the loss of your friends that day.

          • more beer

            I do understand your point about not hurting friends. I really try not do that. But at the same time I will not sugar coat things. I have always been brutally honest and I won`t change that. It is who I am. Thanks for the condolences, it is what it is. There is no way to change what has already happened. But we have to be able to look to the future

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            If someone is your friend, you’ll be honest with them no matter what. You just can’t do it with anger in your heart because that shit will eat you alive if you let it.

          • more beer

            I had to be brutally honest with a friend the other day. I know he didn`t want to hear it. But it needed to be said. If he doesn`t pull his head out of his by the next time I see him I will tell him again. I didn`t say anything out of anger to him. It was more concern for his well being.

          • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

            Lol, we’ve all had moments where we’ve needed to hear the blunt, honest truth served cold. Fuck knows I’ve had to have it driven through my thick ass skull many a time!

          • more beer

            I tried I`m really not sure I penetrated his thick skull.

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril
          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            I live in the mountains of north carolina. You cant go 5 feet without hearing a reference to murdering hajis over top of their confederate flags.

          • more beer

            Of course you can`t.

          • Vote for Jeb

            I’m outraged by any act of violence, religious or otherwise.

          • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

            Like Pope Francis (who I like, as hardcore atheist as I am) said, “there is no reason for things like this (the Paris attacks), religious or human”.

          • more beer

            As you should be. As most normal people are.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            This simple fact proves that humans are not meant to be killing machines. Any healthy person finds the idea of murder repulsive.

          • more beer

            It is the reason soldiers end up with PTSD after returning from war. But there are a lot psycho paths who seem to enjoy killing.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I’m not angry. It’s your opinion. I was raised Catholic and I still believe that we should not be making my religion out to be the most peaceful religion. Look at all the extremist evangelicals. That’s always going to exist and it’s terrible that it will. Religious extremism is the worst kind of terrorism.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Thanks. I try not to engage in collective blame but in these matters it can be very hard to avoid.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Religion is a major reason for wars and terrorism. My parents don’t believe that but I do. They believe religion is a necessity but I believe in the hands of some it can do terrible things. Also remember my parents are very devout catholics. I am devout too but religion isn’t always good.

    • HessianHunter

      I get why you want to loudly proclaim “fuck religion” in the wake of events like this, but really it’s only a tiny, tiny minority of religious people who do shit like this and I worry that that kind of talk just helps solidify that “Muslims are terrorists” in people’s minds.

      To be clear, bashing Abrahamic religions is A-OK in my book. I was raised very Christian and now I hate that shit. However, in a modern context it gets sticky with Islam because a lot of people use Islam-bashing as a dog whistle racism tactic to actually say “Fuck brown people, right?”. Not trying to tell you what you’re “allowed” to say, just sharing my own ambivalent feelings about the topic.

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        That’s why, even on Friday, I was very careful to say Abrahamic and NOT Islam. I have equal disdain for all of the big 3.

    • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

      Eh, religious people for the most part are peaceful, but we’ve come far enough as a species, especially with our knowledge of science, technology, space, anatomy, medicine, that it’s time to put the fairy tale father sky beings over there with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the like.

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        The day we make actual contact with an extra-terrestrial civilization is the day humanity will be forced to reassess it’s views on religion and spirituality.

        • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

          Lol, the PERFECT song about that!:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipocV2jCk_A

          But, who knows? The aliens might land here and end up being like Spaced Invaders or District 9.

        • more beer

          As fucked up a species as we are in general. They are gonna take one look and leave. Without making contact with us.

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    As a friend pointed out this Morning, Mugabe slaughtered 1000s and damned near no one gave a shit. There’s a reason for that. Care to guess?

    • Maik Beninton™

      Yesterday my FB feed was basically people who were mourning over France and people saying that it’s hypocritical because they didn’t do it for Minas Gerais where a barrage broke and let various toxic materials contaminate a river nearby along with flooding small towns nearby, who were caught by surprise because there was no alarm for it, 8 people died and everyone is homeless.

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        The average person only knows what they hear about in the mainstream press. People can’t know about every tragedy at once. They shouldn’t be blamed for that.

        • Maik Beninton™

          Yeah, but that was pretty big news here, the whole point of it is that people don’t actually care about the tragedies in our country, as if we are used to it because we see our country as a crappy place to live.

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            People do care, Maik. In fact, id say more than you realize. Its just hard to pretend like we dont have enough bad shit going on in our own country

          • Maik Beninton™
          • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

            And Americans are very quick to forget about things.

          • tertius_decimus

            Pretty much the majority of all humankind is very quick to forget about things.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Perhaps it’s because that was somewhat of a natural disaster/accident type thing and the attacks in Paris were cold, calculated, and meant to cause terror.

          • Maik Beninton™

            Yeah, it’s just what I think, they are different kinds of tragedy and one is more terrifying than the other, so the impact is bigger.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Natural tragedy happens every day in this world. As sad as it is, that’s just a part of life on this planet and can’t really be avoided. However, we can easily avoid killing each other over who’s God has the biggest dick. All we have to do is say “no” and put down the weapons.

    • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

      Because our government has openly supported him throughout the years? We give millions in aid to him to repair the mess he’s created, and take a wild guess where all that money goes. That’s also part of why you don’t hear much about how the Saudis sentence their own people to death on an everyday basis, or much about that Saudi prince who got busted hauling in 2 tons of coke and another ton of amphetamines into SA, and arrested in Beirut.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Was there one of these for the attack on British tourists in Tunisia?

    • Vote for Jeb

      There are a lot of tragedies in the world. Each of them is terrible, and I’m sorry for what the British people suffered.

    • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016
  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Metal for peace!

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    I know most people here do not like Doctor Who. I don’t give a shit. Peter Capaldi spits HOT FUCKING FIRE in this speech. You will listen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im0ymVp8qdo&feature=youtu.be

    • BEARD-SPLITTER

      The missus loves doctor who, i think its pretty good.

      Its just the tapir who hates it

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      ‘S a great speech. Doctor Who is quite good stuff generally. Not my exact sci fi cup of tea but its cool to see such giant, time and space spanning stuff going out to the masses with such commitment.

    • Jason Kolkey

      This episode was fantastic.

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        That speech is what convinced me that Capaldi is the best Doctor to date. None of the others could’ve pulled off that speech except maybe Eccleston.

    • BEARD-SPLITTER
    • Capaldi is fucking awesome

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        He owns this shit.

        • He really does, it was a bit awkward at first but now I’m beginning to like him as much if not more than tennant.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Even Tom Baker couldn’t have pulled off that speech imo.

    • Max

      I went off the re-boot of Doctor Who (“re-boot”? What a dumb term to use in the context of Doctor Who! My bad) when it started getting a little silly for my tastes. But honestly, I can still watch a current episode just to ogle Jenna Coleman. I don’t even follow the plot; I just gaze at dat heart-shaped face.

  • I was jamming French bands all Friday night and was reminded that Anorak is still one of the best the country has to offer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lglnqBFgtM

  • Hubert

    What happened in Paris was terrible, and the reactions I read on Dutch news sites made me even more bummed. I’ve heard many cries to close the Dutch borders from refugees. That includes a tweet from a notorious Dutch politician. I’m scared for the European Muslims.

    • Vote for Jeb

      I hope that isn’t the case.

      • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

        Sadly, I think this might give the French Nationalists the boost they’ve been wanting, and they’ve come very close over the last decade to winning the presidency there. Poland’s already closed their borders to refugees in the meantime. Not like they’ve ever taken in a wave of refugees, migrant workers, etc. before though.

    • Óðinn

      Yeah. It’s actually the goal of the terrorist attacks to drive a wedge between the Islamic world and the west. They want to highlight the differences in order to turn Muslims living in Europe against non-Muslims.

    • InfinityOfThoughts

      This is currently happening in the US. So far, at least 9 governors have said their states will not accept Syrian refugees for fear of terrorist infiltratiors.

  • Jason Kolkey

    Well, put, Wesley. I like how you drew attention to the killing in Lebanon without trying to make people feel like they are necessarily racist pieces of shit because they’ve become numb to the violence in the region (though sure, there are some who will just always think Western lives have more importance).

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      Well said, but most peeps don’t use real names here. You might want to edit that out.

  • BEARD-SPLITTER

    On a much lighter note, my transparent yellow LP of the DiS/GtT collab N.V should be here soon

  • 365chaosriddendays

    Something really ugly happened in Paris. Innocent people payed too high the price of hatred and madness. “Religion is peace” is an oxymoron. No more words now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfcyryJjvTA

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    There’s one song I think about when tragedies happen. That song is When The Children Cry by White Lion.

  • Count_Breznak

    Added bonus: In the crowd of the football game were the people who helped the relatives of the crashvictims of germanwings flight 9525. They got the tickets as a thank you.

  • Eliza

    Things like this really make you question the future of humanity.

    • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

      Eh, humanity’s always been like this. Just that we know more about it nowadays. Like George Carlin said, we’re barely out of the jungle, except now we have baseball caps and assault rifles.

      • Count_Breznak

        He never left florida ?

        • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

          Ah, Florida, the one state crazy enough to have it’s own tag on Fark.

      • Eliza

        You’re right, but I’m really working about what the world will be like in a few years. Things are not looking very good from here.

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          As Dog Nostril Boy pointed out, it’s always been like this in one way or another. The Crusades,The Plague, various major Civil Wars, WWI and II, etc. The people who lived during those times were all convinced that it was the worst it’s ever been, but we’re still here after all of it.

          • Eliza

            That’s … kind of inspirational.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Thank you! Don’t tell anybody though. It would ruin my image as a cranky old man. ^_^

          • Eliza

            Your secret is in good hands.

  • I read an eyewitness account from someone who was in the pit when the shooting started. Horrifying. An absolutely senseless fucking massacre

    • more beer

      I also read that there was a handicapped section in the club. They sought it out and shot all of the people in wheelchairs.

      • Wow that’s fucked

        • more beer

          Yes it is really brave of them. As if shooting unarmed innocent people wasn`t cowardly enough. That is just a whole new level of cowardice/

  • BEARD-SPLITTER

    That Akhlys gets better every time i listen to it. Which is a lot

  • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

    Like ’em or no, this song more than fits the mood.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwoS1EcTvKI

  • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016

    Long forgotten French electro-metal classic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9PASK8iaTk

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Sybreed is good shit, even if you do have a chili dog in each nostril.

      • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

        They have a new band as well, but I’ll have to look up the name. Listened to it a couple weeks ago, and it’s the exact same sound, just different singer.

        *slurps on my Cincinnati style chili dog in my right nostril*

      • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

        There’s a Chicago band I’ve been listening to called Michena, kinda sounds like Sybreed mixed with Hans Zimmer and Unreal Tournament music.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58s3pnwhHik&index=23&list=PLMJ36TVgOxivZX4rLNj8KQqL0MywgeZE2

  • Hot Supreme Naked Chicken 2016
  • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

    Random Sunday pics:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/geistimsturm/funny%20skeleton%20choke%20gif.gif

    I have zero idea why Emilia Clarke is even hotter when she does weird shit with her eyebrows, but I’m gonna have to install some steel beams for my top bunk fortress.

    http://0.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/35/53/22026c059cbfab697ddd1c570b1e5b05.gif

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      But why doesn’t she dye them when she plays Daenerys? It really takes me out of the show.

      • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

        I dunno, but eyebrows might start becoming a new search topic in my top bunk research.

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          Maybe that $181 Million winner can afford to get some liposuction now.

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            Not after she clears him out, and the IRS! And if they had kids, especially in CA, he’s probably pushing a cart and collecting cans as we speak.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Grade A sucker if he didn’t get a pre-nup.

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            Like Ben Franklin said, a fool and his money are soon parted.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            So did Redd Foxx on an episode of Sanford & Son. ^_^

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            In other news, Charlie Sheen’s come out about having HIV, and is now officially the biggest douche on Earth (not because he has it, of course, but the fact he didn’t bother telling any of his partners).

            http://www.tmz.com/2015/11/16/charlie-sheen-hiv/

  • Phoenix of the House Tendies

    I’m tempted to remain in character, but it’s never funny when a tragedy of this magnitude happens to innocent people. My rotted heart goes out to the folks in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad.

    And don’t forget the suicide bombing in that university in Kenya.

    • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

      Didn’t hear about the one in Kenya. Fucking shit, a lot of horror and tragedy over the last week. 🙁

  • Óðinn
  • ┼yree

    Humans.

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    Damn, even Hamas is condemning ISIS. When other terrorists are calling you scum, you know you’ve lost the ethical high ground.

    • Vote for Jeb

      Al Qaeda has condemned them too. They’re villains, pure and simple.

      • more beer

        Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. But now it is being reported that 5 of the terrorists were either from Syria or were fighting in Syria. They came into France with the refugees. I really don`t see how the west is going to be able to keep letting these people in and keep their people safe.

        • Vote for Jeb

          I’m the kind of person who would always like to see compassion in action. The refugees are fleeing from the same violence. Sadly, I don’t think there’s a good solution that doesn’t expose someone to potential harm :/

          • more beer

            Compassion is all fine and good. But at some point you have to say enough is enough. How about the Saudis and other Muslim nations taking them in? At least in these places the share the same culture.

          • Vote for Jeb

            Maybe I have an optimistic worldview informed by my own beliefs. I hope that if I ever have to flee from terror that someone will accept me in. My governor is taking a hard line against accepting refugees, but I still want to help the people who have no voice.

          • more beer

            My world view isn`t as optimistic. Having been In Beirut in 1983 when the Marine barracks was blown up and New York on 9/11. Having people I knew killed in both attacks. We will see what the future holds. But in all honesty I think it will be a lot more sorrow.

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    If you need some inspiration this morning, listen to this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-cM5FLTGhU

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    Don’t forget to say thank you to John McCain for giving these scum legitimacy!!

    https://twitter.com/senjohnmccain/status/339455679800700928

  • brokensnow

    Fhatagn.