Well, the disappointing news is that the link I provided to Mothers Against Noise in a recent post is defunct because, apparently, fraudulent.
The consoling news is that it was a satire of an actual Mothers Against Noise organization, the reality of which is almost as funny as the parody. [See note below.]
Thank Gods Order (as M.A.N. would say) for small consolations on this evening, when I learned that I came this close to landing my dream job against the odds, but not quite close enough.
Edited to add: Thank you, irascignavojo, for further info on the M.A.D. marketing conspiracy. Yes, it turns out when it comes to an actual, cyber-registered clan of God-fearing, noise-hating mothers, there is in fact no there there. It is all a simulacrum of paranoia designed to delight bored and jaded internet junkies such as your Lady hostess and rally interest in a handful of relatively unknown bands. That said, the merchandise is still quite entertaining, and now I can actually buy some without supporting some crazy fringe of culture nazis (though I would be pouring more money into the music industry). Also, some of the featured bands are really quite good, if you’re into “a systematic distorition [sic] away from everything that is good and towards our destruction as a people,” which, as you know, I am.
I should add that Z, who first alerted me to the M.A.D. phenomenon, very cunningly observed from the start that no group of Mad Mommies would know about half the bands on their list of targets. Several of them are on the same label as Z’s own noisy outfit.