mojofro: allthewaydown: Today, I had a nerdgasm in my American History class, whilst discussing the Constitution. I love college. Remember the time you nerdgasmed all over my copy of Watchmen? It was really gross. Not as gross as when you nerdgasmed all over those Daft Punk LPs
Today, I had a nerdgasm in my American History...
I love college.
There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will...– This, here, this is absurd. In the same breath you talk of both treason and of upholding the Constitution- like your teabagger brethern, unable to decide whether President Obama is closer to Hitler or Stalin, you need to make up your mind: are you a patriot? Or are your colors, in fact, capable of...
Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 200 Albums of the... →
bensgrabbag: At least Vampire Weekend finished ahead of Animal Collective. They had to place it in front of Boys and Girls of America, though… It amuses me that this list offends you so… Still, on this count we agree: Boys and Girls in America is a perfect album, and there’s nothing more to say on the matter.
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bensgrabbag: allthewaydown: bensgrabbag: No way Franz Ferdinand’s S/T is better than Silent Alarm, nor is Boxer better than Picaresque. But good to see those albums on here, I guess…and Franz’s S/T and Boxer are decent albums… Wooooooah. Let’s slow down here, for a second. I could argue the finer points of the first with you, but I think that Silent Alarm has held up better than Franz...
It is true that in democracies the people seem to act as they please; but...– Montesquieu
The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 150-101 →
bensgrabbag: No way Franz Ferdinand’s S/T is better than Silent Alarm, nor is Boxer better than Picaresque. But good to see those albums on here, I guess…and Franz’s S/T and Boxer are decent albums… Wooooooah. Let’s slow down here, for a second. I could argue the finer points of the first with you, but I think that Silent Alarm has held up better than Franz Ferdinand, so I’ll let that...
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Freedom of expression and of thought was not invented by the West. It has...– George Ayittey (via Boing Boing)
I myself wear the headscarf and I do so because it’s something I believe...– Mariam Sobh It pisses me off that this is even an issue. A woman, any woman, has the right to clothe herself however she sees fit. The issues come when someone (anyone) decides that a woman can’t do this, or a woman shouldn’t to that, or that when a woman wears a headscarf she’s...
The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and...– (from an AP article, via Andrew Sullivan) I don’t even really know where to begin, anymore.
College is a strange beast, indeed.
As 9/12 concluded, we all heard many ways to keep this revolutionary movement...– -Chuck Norris I don’t even know where to begin with this one… (via TPM)
Why is this stuff so damn hard?
Independent investment brokerage CLSA (short for Credit Lyonnais Securities...– Michelle Cottle You know, this is the sort of thing that makes me wonder if the rest of the world thinks that Sarah Palin is just some sort of crazy gonzo stand up act.
These are my principles. If you don’t like them, I’ve got others.– Groucho Marx
I think it’s important to realize that I was actually black before the...– Barack Obama
Notwithstanding its unparalleled record of success, today the free and open...– Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC One of the great moments of my life was asking Senator Durbin about his stance on Net Neutrality at an Illinois Constituents breakfast in the spring of 2007, hoping to finagle a straight answer from an otherwise straightshooting Senator. Durbin made a remark...
But Barack Obama, bourgeois in every way that bourgeois is right and just, will...– Ta-Nehisi Coates
This is so outrageous what this judge did — it goes in the face of law and...– Birther Queen Orly Taitz, on being threatened with sanctions if she continues to bring frivolous army birther lawsuits to court. In other words, Judge Clay Land (another stand up guy), is threatening sanctions if Orly continues to be crazy. (via TPM)
HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY
I’m accustomed to a smooth ride Or maybe I’m a dog who’s lost...– Paul Simon, The Obvious Child
How low will these people go? Look, I think it’s important to talk about...– Rod Dreher, who is a stand-up human being.
NO KANYE! DON'T APOLOGIZE
After making a jackass of himself on the VMAs Sunday night and dominating water-cooler chatter (again) Monday morning, Kanye West sat down in one of Jay Leno’s plush new chairs for a brief apology yesterday. He looked genuinely spooked. And while his sincere rambling was poignant, it was the silence that followed Leno’s question, “What do you think [your mom] would have said...
That's a BINGO!
“Deadline Hollywood has reported that Inglorious Basterds star Christopher Waltz, has been cast as the villain Chudnofsky in Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet opposite Seth Rogen. Some may have been dissappointed by Cage’s exodus from the project, but I loved Waltz in Basterds and I think could bring the proper amount of spice and possible cartoony malevolence the movie needs. This is just...
Just look at that list of all the things libraries do for our communities, all...– Cory Doctorow, on the iminent closing of the Philadelphia Free Library System. He’s right, too: what the hell has happened to us? More than anything else, the public library system helps to keep a vibrant republic, well, vibrant. Even now that reading isn’t so popular, even in a climate...