Portlandia: Kinda Sorta OK
After watching a few episodes of Portlandia, I think I can safely say it’s good but not great. I get a few decent chuckles per episode and I think the more absurdist, totally bananas stuff is awesome. I will say that there’s kind of a weird vibe to it i cant put my finger on that sort if skeeves me. I think the “Hipster SNL” comparison is pretty apt and I think a lot...
Penn State, Football, and horrifying ambivalence
I’ve been only vaguely aware of the sexual abuse scandal that is currently rocking the Penn State community. I’ve seen the accusations of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse towards children on news crawls, but that was about the extent of it. I just got around to listening to the This American Life episode exploring it, however, and I am UTTERLY disgusted. Not...
The intro to this is probably the best thing...
Alright. I've committed to this.
I’ve relabeled all the songs in my iTunes library by the Ramones as merely “Ramones.” This, you can imagine, has caused me a great deal of anxiety as I am still not altogether sure if they were billed as “Ramones” or “THE Ramones.” Wikipedia and their album covers seem to confirm the “the”-less Ramones (unlike, say THE Who). Still, I am...
Can’t sleep. Getting into that mode again. Too many thoughts, all jockeying for priority. I’ve never really been an insomniac, just an inappropriate sleeper.
Wikipedia: P-Funk mythology →
foldback: Starchild’s nemesis is Sir Nose D’Voidoffunk (“Sir Nose Devoid of Funk” from Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome, 1977). Inspired by the single “The Pinocchio Theory” by Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Sir Nose attempts to end the Funk because he is too cool to dance. He is the master of the Placebo Syndrome, which causes unFunkiness (a combination of stupidity and no dancing). His goal is...
That makes me want to sit here and feel bad.– Jake
A Whole New World
I had a dream (an actual dream, not a MLK dream) of a world where the construct of gender and sexuality had been dismantled, or never built to begin with. This was evidenced by the existence of an alternate version of Disney’s Aladdin where both Aladdin and Princess Jasmine were men. This was seen and beloved by children of all gender and sexuality for decades. It was a classic...
Some of Gray's Favorite Things:
James Brown’s mustache in “When We Were Kings”. That is all for now.
Ugh. I am a terrible actor. When did that happen?
I tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning and threw thunder in jail....– Mohammed Ali
I know what life is. I slept on the ground with a good man and a bottle of...– Glady “Killem” Gillem
IF YOU WAS MY KID, I’D BEAT THE FUCK OUTTA YOU!!!– Irate older woman to moi on the street. This actually happened today. And it was AMAZING.
Les Savy Fav is the greatest rock band of our generation. #boldstatements. #truefacts
Death before dubstep.
Starting to feel manipulated. Not a good feeling. I’m not interested in the ambivalence of the wealthy, I’m interested in concrete terms. I am irked that the sort of behavior that would be rude if coming from me in a business setting is something I’m supposed to tolerate because they’re “the big dog.” These things bother me. I am trying to find my place, suss...
Doing everything that is available to do isn’t a good idea. There’s...– Louis C.K. How is this man so brilliant?
I generally believe heroism is about sacrifice. If it doesn’t cost you...– Kieron Gillen with a pretty awesome assessment of the X-Men.
“Being Human,” like most things British, is profoundly more engaging after a cup of tea.