Still one of my favorite sketches of all time.

Still one of my favorite sketches of all time.

(Source: thedorseyshawexperience, via twobitandrew)

Good article. Clarifies a lot of what made Bikini Kill better and smarter than… than someone worse and dumber, I guess.

Tags: bikini kill

albums i listened to today

  • Snoop Dogg — Dead Man Walkin’
  • Snoop Dogg — Tha Last Meal
  • Ice Cube — AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted
  • Tha Eastsidaz — Duces ‘n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg — Greatest Hits
  • Bikini Kill — Reject All American

This is where Snoop starts to get his groove back: collaborating with Dre and other Death Row refugees, lasting long enough for Timbaland to exist, finishing off his No Limit phase. His albums with Tha Eastsidaz are underrated, the best-of is obviously good, and even the compilation of Death Row leftovers is nice, because I have a soft spot for leftovers— something about how casual and tossed-off they feel, just songs instead of someone’s grand statement. This was a good me-listening-to-Snoop-Dogg day. Although I’m a little burnt out, with no end in sight.

Ice Cube never stood out to me beyond a handful of highlights; something about him seemed… not generic, but like he was the baseline. He felt like ’90s West Coast gangsta rap minus whatever individual styles anyone else may have had. Not bad, just not a standout. His first album worked for me today because a) everything’s old now and has a time capsule quality, and b) the Bomb Squad were the real stars of the show.

And for the second day in a row, Bikini Kill was the necessary rebuttal that balanced out all the misogynistic gangsta rap I’d listened to all day and left me feeling normal again. This album’s good, but doesn’t hit as hard as their earlier stuff, because they’re meant to be a short, fast, strong punch to the gut, not a long-lasting band that evolves and has a back catalog. I’m glad they called it quits after this; anything else would’ve felt like dilution. I really like the title track, though.

"Kind of agreed with him on some things, but I don’t like to express that too much."

Sometimes when I say that anti-semitism still exists, people act like I’m making it up.

Beyond just the one issue, it’s a really good look at how Obama’s behind-the-scenes political calculations work— how he thinks, how he strategizes, etc.

Probably not surprisingly, Biden comes off really well.

  • friend: you really need to go outside
  • me: send me the link

I was gonna post this! Feels like an old topic by now, but the AV Club summed it up better than anyone else has so far (except for my soon-to-be-classic “quitting the Beatles to start Wings” line, which your children will be reading in their American History textbooks).

(Source: thetrifler)

This is potentially big! If enough states agree to this, presidential elections will go to the winner of the popular vote. I wasn’t sure Cuomo would be on board, but he was! One step closer.

One more thing I appreciate about Talking Heads’ underappreciated swan song, “Sax And Violins”: the lyrics, and I mean this in a good way, sound like they were assembled by a random David Byrne lyric generator. It’s just a bunch of unrelated phrases that sound like things David Byrne would sing. The overall effect is that, instead of being “about” something, this song is about what it feels like to listen to Talking Heads.

mattfractionblog:

forbiddenplanetnyc:

The first SEX CRIMINALS TP (collecting issues #1-5) releases this week! Pick up your copy from Forbidden Planet NYC tomorrow (4/16) and receive a voucher for a FREE copy of issue #6 when it drops on 6/18/14.

Wow

This is one of the best comics I’ve read.

mattfractionblog:

forbiddenplanetnyc:

The first SEX CRIMINALS TP (collecting issues #1-5) releases this week! Pick up your copy from Forbidden Planet NYC tomorrow (4/16) and receive a voucher for a FREE copy of issue #6 when it drops on 6/18/14.

Wow

This is one of the best comics I’ve read.