THE UNDERGROUND — ISSUE #59
Everything you need to know about in this weekly series: How to stir-fry like a boss, North Korea continues to be awful with some photographic evidence, the District Attorney from Making A Murderer is a scumbag, the latest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailers to get you ready for the movie of the year, and a collaboration between two amazing artists.
At Social Underground we go beyond the mainstream stuff and see what’s underneath the surface. What should we get into, listen to, read, eat or watch? If there is something in our culture that needs attention that’s our job: Show you the underground things that you need to know about: Books, music, television, movies, comedians, art, and whatever else we can find to get you into something you never knew about. That’s The Underground.
1. How to stir-fry like a champ. Do you want to lose weight? The best dish possible is to stir-fry chicken and broccoli with a bit of soy sauce added to it. Does it taste good? No. But it works and makes food a chore instead of an enjoyment. This infographic about how to stir-fry food is outstanding. It gives you so many different ways to make sauces and how to cook up different foods that I literally have this printed up next to my stove. Seriously, I went to the store, bought some garlic, and then cut that stuff into little bits. It tastes a lot better than that crappy powder you buy.
Below is the key to you looking like a cooking ninja. Just remember to follow the direction. With cooking, you can always screw up your food by putting in 2 teaspoons in instead of 2 tablespoons.
2. The photos that North Korea doesn’t want you to see. It’s pretty much universally agreed upon that North Korea is a torturous landfill that people live and cannot escape from. The entire population lives in a place where they believe their dictator is a God, but don’t see that he’s an obese toddler that probably fell off the couch a lot as his father drank whiskey off a slave’s stomach. It pretty much sucks to live there.
Smuggling footage out of North Korea is pretty difficult to do unless you have to masquerade your entire trip as something else. In doing that, you probably have to go on tours, listening to people tell you how great everything is. Or, if you’re photographer Eric Lafforgue, you can take pictures of the reality of North Korea. If you want to feel better about your living situation, have a look at the photo album below. It’s pretty messed up.
3. The prosecutor from Making A Murderer continues to be awful.
We covered the case of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey quite a bit here at Social Underground. We looked at the case for and against them, and then looked at the art of false confessions that seemed obvious in the case, but this letter from the prosecutor to Steven Avery is pathetic.
Below is a letter that Steven Avery’s new lawyer tweeted out from Ken Kratz. Kratz is the buffoon who managed to get a conviction against Avery, even though he is a monster that watched too many Law and Order episodes on a Saturday afternoon in Wisconsin. If you can’t understand the context of the letter, Kratz is basically responding to Avery to look at more evidence. What Kratz wants is for Avery to tell him the true story, write a book, and then profit off of it. He actually wrote this. He seriously wrote this.
Kratz letter to SA:Confess so I can write book & profit.This bloodsucking gives vampires a bad name #MakingAMurderer pic.twitter.com/yBsXOE6dhl
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) January 24, 2016
Dear Mr Avery:
I got your letter dated August 28 2015, wherein you tell me your visitor list is full, and ask if I checked out other fingerprints found on Teresa Halbach’s car, telling me that these people could have “set you up” for this.
I apologise for misunderstanding your letters from a couple years ago, as I thought you were interested in being honest about what happened and finally telling the whole story to someone. Since I’m the person who probably knows more about your case that anyone else, I hoped that you would chose me to tell your story to.
Unfortunately, you only want to continue your nonsense about being set you. That’s too bad, because you had ONE opportunity to finally tell all the details, but now that will never happen.
By the way, the difference between you and famous convicted murderers from the past is that they told their whole truthful story to someone, who then wrote a book about what actually happened and people got to understand both sides. I was willing to do that for you… but if you are going to continue to lie about what happened between you and Ms Halbach, I am not interested.
If you change your mind, and want to tell your story someday, please contact me.
Kenneth R Kratz
Believe what you want about the case, that letter is probably the dumbest thing put to text. I mean, if you ignore Kratz sending sexual texts to an ex-girlfriend of which he was prosecuting her former boyfriend for strangling her. NOT WEIRD AT ALL.
4. The Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice marketing is ramping up. If you haven’t been watching sports lately, you might have missed all the new TV spots for the film. Luckily, I have been there to catch them all… like Pokemon, but without crushing regret. Below are the latest TV spots for the film that have been rolled out in the past few weeks. They show Superman being a little bit of a douche bag, and Batman wearing nice suits and working out.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – TV Spot 1
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – TV Spot 2
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – TV Spot 3
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – TV Spot 4
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – TV Spot 5
5. Beck and The Chemical Brothers come together to create Wide Open. Beck is probably the most diverse artist that has ever existed. I say that with zero sarcasm. He can rap and then jump on over to singing folk. He can do dance music and then switch over to classic acoustic. The guy makes me angry because he seemingly doesn’t try. He plays every instrument on his albums. When Kanye West said he didn’t deserve the Best Album Grammy over Beyonce, West should have been bitch slapped by a crowd — especially when he didn’t even listen to his album.
The song showcases two forces of nature colliding to make a really good tune. Not only is the song good, but the video is fantastic as well. Dancer Sonoya Mizuno really nails the choreography in yet another amazing video from Dom & Nic (The Smashing Pumpkins, David Bowie, Trent Reznor).
Check out the video below: