meat puppet


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meat puppet

A person who publishes comments on blogs, wikis and other public venues about some phenomenon or product in order to generate public interest and buzz. Using alias names, meat puppets pretend to have experience with the subject or masquerade as an exceptionally satisfied and unbiased user of the merchandise. See astroturfing and sock puppet.
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Bands include recently reformed Newport four-piece Dub War, massively tipped duo Slaves and legendary US band Meat Puppets.
The GreenRoom show will see Novana perform the entire album with a set list composed of iconic hits, lesser-known material and cover versions of songs by The Vaselines, David Bowie, Meat Puppets, and Lead Belly.
THE MEAT PUPPETS Sewn Together Beloved by the late Kurt Cobain in the 80s, this tremendous comeback blends psychedelic country, dark pop and bluegrass harmonies in stupendously sprung songs.
Meat Puppets and the Shaky Hands play a Tuesday show to support the new Meat Puppets album, "Rise to Your Knees," the band's first project of new material since 2000.
THE usual horror fodder meat puppets are picked off one by one in gruesome ways.
It turns out that McKibben is indulging in genetic essentialism, the unwarranted idea that we are just meat puppets dangling from our strands of DNA.
There is one scientist who has gone on record to estimate the probability of a catastrophic earthquake that would cause Southern California to fall into the ocean - ``The Big One'' as the TV meat puppets like to call it - is 1 in 60 million.
What the meat puppets don't tell us is the Victimization Survey also reports the probability of serious injury from an attack is 2.
The book's vitriolic tone stemmed from the persecution complex the author acquired at the helm of SST, the hard-core record label founded by Black Flag that made bands like the Minutemen, the Meat Puppets, Husker Du, and Sonic Youth underground legends but failed to win them commercial success.
THE WEST COAST TOUR WILL COMPRISE OF FIVE DATES, INCLUDING TWO IN SUPPORT OF THE MEAT PUPPETS
The elder Anderson died shortly after that, but his son went on to a dazzling musical career that has included everything from playing country guitar in honky tonk bars -followed by years with country star Dwight Yoakam - to producing records for bands as varied as the Meat Puppets and Michele Shocked.