Thursday, August 31, 2006

new theme song

Our own Fatwa Arbuckle has outdone himself:

Since I don't have a parody to contribute this week, I thought I'd "rebrand" a two-minute piece of music I did years ago and make it (sort of) DHD-pertinent. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

Teh Deb Suite

While it's a little bit of a stretch, the five sections are:

i) F4ward, March! (The Gerbils' Theme)
ii) Can't Find Teh Vodka®
iii) The Monkey Dances
iv) No Cawl From Coal Bear
v) Triumph Of The Gerbils

For you music production geeks, I was running MOTU Performer (pre DP) and ProTools LE (probably v. 4-dot-something) on a 120Hz Mac at the time. This was done messing around for the very first time with my then-new, freshly-unpacked, fully-loaded Kurzweil K2500 (a remarkable piece of gear when it shipped). I thought I'd record a little fanfare and, well, stuff got a bit out of hand. This wasn't thought-out in advance; pretty much mutated as it went.

Back to work; see you all later.



At 12:09 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Awesome Fatwa, just awesome!

The "movements" were clearly defined. I could see the little gerbils with their little keyboards tapping as they marched.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Olive it.

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

I love it! I'm putting it on my iPod; this will be my new theme on my way into the office every morning.

Gerbils, arise!

At 1:16 PM, Blogger dfrisch said...

who ARE you people???

At 1:18 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

People? There are no people here.

These are not the droids you are looking for.

At 1:24 PM, Blogger Dianna said...

Did anyone else not IrishWhiskey's latest effort?

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Staci said...

We are actually all the same person with multiple personalities. Kinda kewl, huh?

At 1:33 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Didn't you know? I am Glenn Greenwald.


At 1:52 PM, Blogger tim said...

We be Legion~fo' we be many.

p.s. teh!™

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

We are people who will eventually find other things to do once you stop harassing other people.

As long as you persist in being an internet terrorist - today's ridiculous attempt to spin the so-called Blog Brawl only feeds the fury on all sides - then you ensure the continuation of our interest in you.

Please. Stop.

So we can.

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

The difference is, we choose to do this. It's not a compulsion. We could stop; we choose not to, because the cause, actually, is glorious: Preventing at least one insane but overeducated skinful of evil from ever teaching again.

Paint yourself as a martyr all you like, Doc. As someone said, quoting Jerry Garcia, in your comments weeks ago, ain't nobody messin' with you but you.

At 2:27 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Does anyone have a quick link to the CV of Dr. Deb Frisch,PhD.?

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Yoda, here you may try.

At 2:36 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Blizz, thanks, you da Blizz, the man you da.

At 2:38 PM, Blogger tim said...

What'cha gonna do wiht it, Yoda? it a Frischmas surprise?


At 2:38 PM, Blogger Staci said...

That anonymous person just quoted you "there" from something you said here sulla. Little maggot lurks. I don't believe this is her. Reminds me of Gidiot aka as Gideon.

At 2:40 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...


I am so NOT a man.

I need to get a more, um, representative avatar.

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Blizz- "skinful of evil" is nice.

At 2:46 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

I noticed that. It was only a partial quote, too.

I'm not enjoying today.

I don't enjoy piling on. I honestly had hope yesterday that she was thinking seriously about things.

I'm heartsick. Not just for her victims but for what she's doing to herself.

Maybe it's because I've been working around the clock and I'm exhausted, but I'm crying. It's stupid that I feel like this, but I do.

Like I said. I was in her shoes, once, if not to this extent. People intervened for me before I went completely off the deep end. Why won't someone do the same for her?

At 2:48 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

There. THAT should do it for the avatar confusion.

Sulla, me too. I genuinely hoped that there was some kind of a realization yesterday on her part that she was on the wrong road. I even asked if that little glimmer was part of Teh Cycle. Well, it was.

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

I've had those feelings, too. But then she pokes that stick down the fireant hole and we all come boiling out.
Maybe her family is scared of her?

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

It's a work in progress...

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Deb, the vernacular is getting gruesome. Yesterday was a high for you (Funny Lady) and now you are falling again.

Posted by Van at August 31, 2006 02:59 PM

At 3:02 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Don't cry, though. Don't waste one single tear on that waste of carbon.

She may be sick but she's smart. Oh, yeah, she's crafty, and she does know the difference between right and wrong, which is that bright line between good and evil.

Deb knows exactly what she's doing. She knows the difference between sin and grace. Her post today is a plaintiff's dream: She knew that she was going to "make him ban her" when she set out to say the most disgusting, outrageous things on PW. And she dug into the filth and found it -- nothing involving him, or the other posters, but involving his little CHILD.

There needs to be a line you don't cross. She crossed it and keeps crossing it. It's almost as if she thinks, if she crosses it enough, it will be covered by dust and people will ignore it.

That's happened too much. I'm going to do my part to make sure SHE stops here.

At 3:06 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Her posts suggest her family is still in touch with her. But if no family is in Oregon, how much can they do?

i've worked with others on their way to bottoming out (alcohol, sex addiction, food, etc.) and I know there's nothing you can do for them if they will not do for themselves. I've seen how they've alienated everyone around them.

I hope she'll bottom out soon. Her pride is killing her.

At 3:11 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

blizzard, the smart ones are often the most vulnerable when they fall prey to addictive behavior and resentment.

I'm literally a certified genius; that may have made my road to the bottom that much harder, because I kept believing I could "handle it."

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

I know I'm not the only certified, or certifiable, genius here. I say it only to point out that when you're smart, some people will wonder what the heck your "problem" is when you're going off the deep end.

In my case, it was undiagnosed OCD. I'm still trying to overcome 40+ years of accumulated bad habits and addictions that I couldn't break until someone prescribed the right drug. the antidepressants actually made me worse.

I used to make fun of twelve-step programs, until I found myself in one.

At 3:31 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

First, let me say I have grown over the past couple weeks to just love you guys.

Second, let me say this to Sulla: I have the greatest respect for you and respect you and admire your ability to conquer your demons.

That said:


You'd think that I wouldn't be Deb if I'd been allowed to get away with it? Who wouldn't? Say whatever comes to your frontal lobe, without a filter? That's not being free -- that's being a 2-year-old, and one that needs a swat on the ass.

For her entire life, someone has always bailed her out, and she has never found "rock bottom." Well, she's pretty close now. At at some point even intelligent -- nay, brilliant -- people have an obligation to take an inventory, and I hope to holy Christ that her people make her do so, rather than just swaddling her and telling her everything will be all right, that they've chased off the bad wingnuts.

I can forgive a lot of crap, but I can't forgive her over this whole couple months of nonsense, because she obviously knows better. She thinks this is fun. Why shouldn't she? She says things and we dance.

I'm no monkey, and I'm sick of it.

At 3:31 PM, Blogger Dianna said...

Sulla, every once in a while, when someone comments on my "genius", I respond, "If I'm such a genius, how come I can't get the formating daemon in Word to go away permanently?"

Intelligence doesn't solve everything. Don't I wish it did!

At 3:41 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

So not da man you are...da woman you are!
Sorry about that, Blizz. I'm tunnelvisioned on a project for DHD right now and my sensitive side got...well...I don't know!

At 3:44 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Which Irish Whiskey post are you referring to and can you clarify your question? I'll see if I can get you an answer.

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

You're giving away my whole work in progress. You're such a Woman!
BTW, that's a compliment...I'm analyzing this thing to death and you go straight to the heart of the matter. Guess i'll shelve the WIP and just say you got it right.

At 3:52 PM, Blogger Sulla said...


Guess I needed a thwacking myself. Thanks.

And a nap.

I have a brother and a grandmother who are bottomless "takers." they have no gratitude for what's given them, because they deserve it; they remember everything they were ever denied, and still hold a grudge, no matter how long ago it occurred, and no matter how small.

there came a time when I just threw up my hands and said Screw It. They'll never change; the best I could do was disconnect the "dance monkey" button so their pettiness didn't continue to irritate me.

Maybe I need to do that here.

Nap time.

At 3:54 PM, Blogger Sulla said...


intelligence doesn't solve everything

too true.

At 4:05 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

No, Yoda! Being bitter and angry I am. Please, I'd like to see what you're working on.

At 4:17 PM, Blogger OregonMuse said...

Like I said. I was in her shoes, once, if not to this extent. People intervened for me before I went completely off the deep end. Why won't someone do the same for her?

From reading Deb's posts, it looks as if people around her are trying to do just that. They're all waving their hands in front of her warning that the bridge up ahead is out. But she's not listening.

Blizzardlane is right, though; Deb does know right from wrong. She knows what she'd doing. If she ever came to commit a major crime, she would not be able to use insanity as a defense.

And as far as intelligence is concerned, there is a difference between intelligence and wisdom. Deb may have lots of the former, but she obviously does not have very much of the latter.

At 4:23 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

7 responses to the Keith O. post.

Mine was a "baying" hyena

At 4:26 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hey All:

Just a few words of support for Sulla, here: it's good that you hope for the best for Ms. Frisch. We need people to care about other people they've never met who live hundreds or thousands of miles away, otherwise what would be the worth of international relief organizations.

Now, that being said, it's hard to help an individual from hundreds of miles away. The presence of this site is not for the primary benefit of Ms. Frisch, but as a resource for full disclosure for potential employers.

The secondary benefit is for the Army of Gerbils who just love hanging out with each other over the internet. If Ms. Frisch didn't practice her brand of a real democratic blogosphere, I can only wonder how the Debosphere would have evolved. For me, I didn't want to get involved with Sinner's little project until after Ms. Frisch's second act of sockpuppeting Jeff Goldstein's wife and child on his blog, Ace's blog, and Patterico's blog. As deluded as Ms. Frisch is, she does not "frame" the restraining order with these acts in mind. She's like a big coffee table book in a cafe, where we point at the interesting things in it as we make inside jokes about it.

The tertiary benefit of this site is for Ms. Frisch herself. As I keep saying, posting comments on her site will only increase her site hits, which feeds her need for attention. If she can fade back into obscurity, the quicker she will find help, whether it's court-ordered or sought on her own. If you want to comment over there, go ahead, but would you please cross-post here? We already know she doesn't listen to any suggestions that have been submitted to her, and insults that pop through justify in her mind the poster's inferiority. People from other messageboards have emailed me examples of her behavior over the years, even the ones who agree with her politically, and they all claim her to be an asshole, not someone that is clinically ill. From what I've seen, she's just been avoiding any real-life consequences of her actions, until now.

Some of you have no sympathy for her, which is fine. To tell you the truth, I think she is evil and deserves no pity because of the deliberateness of her actions. But just because I hold no pity for her, does not stop me from realizing the best course for her mental and professional health is to begin aggressive therapy.

But like Sulla, I would rather not have Ms. Frisch as our muse. But it would be nice to reminisce about the late summer of 2006 sometime.

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Ducky said...

I cannot seem to get Fatwa's composition to play. Anyone else having this problem?

At 4:42 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Yoda's last note to SWP. Apologies for length, but want it on the record for her PO.

"Dear Dr. Deb Frisch, PhD.

I took another pass at your Funny Lady post. Then the thought occurred to me that a more thorough knowledge of your background might shed some light on your current condition.

Your post secondary education really doesn’t tell me much other than at the graduate levels you were probably immersed in the Jacques Derrida/deconstructivist/nihilist/content abduction “free for all” that passed for a liberal arts education in the mid and late eighties. I’m sure that Penn has wised up some since then, as did most Ivy League schools, when donors like Lee Bass at Yale called bullshit on the unsupervised curriculum house parties professors and department heads were having on their tab. But this is where you probably started to form some opinions and constructs about life. Your publication history shows nine offerings prior to your tenure track reversal, then four subsequent heavily co authored offerings. And an NIH position doling out our money somewhere in the continuum. What happened in 1995/1996?
But more to the point, what happened before you entered college? You’ve shown no reluctance to discuss topics about one (not to be named child’s) parents here. Tell us about your parents and the way you were raised. Do you have brothers or sisters? How was discipline handled in your home? Did you ever have a run in with legal authorities as a young woman? Prior to your recent arrest, have you ever been arrested before? Do presently or have you ever before known or befriended convicted felons?
Deb, I hope you notice the direction this note has taken. After the Bass/Yale comment above it starts to get a little personal. That is exactly how it will be done in your pre- sentencing report. But it will get a lot more personal in that report than I will go into here.
Among the many “brutes” desiring “blood” on DHD there are former prosecutors, employees of District Attorney offices, private practice attorneys, recovering alcoholics and drug users, maybe some felons, and many, many ordinary people who see something they have seen before… in themselves or in friends or family members. Reading the many posts it’s hard to come away with any other common message than this… just STOP!
Deb, the person writing your pre sentencing report will read everything ever posted on your blog and DHD, and wherever else they are led. They will even read this note. This person, who works for the Probation Office, will not tell you they are going to do this. In the criminal justice system you will not be forewarned. It is, literally, a world away from where you are now."

At 4:51 PM, Blogger tim said...

Formidable, it is, Mr. Yoda~~

p.s. teh!™

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Thanks, Joe.

Yoda, thank you.

Oregonmuse, blizzardlane, all of you. Thanks.

The breadth of perspectives is a good thing. Guess I am a sissy baw. Today anyway.

Today's SWP sheisskreig kicked my butt, for whatever reason. So...I'm backing off.

There's a new thread, for when you're ready.

At 6:31 PM, Blogger SBH said...

I just got in today and this is the first thing I looked at. Fatwa, you're incredable! Bravo (or brava?) Wonderful samples in your setup. Fun for the whole family -- David is still playing it over and over and chuckling maniacally. Please, let me know where we can hear some of your other stuff! You've made my day with this one.

At 11:32 AM, Blogger OttavaRima said...


a musical genius who loves dogs.

i'm crushin' on you.


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