Give it a Rest, Miley Did A Decent Cover of Led Zeppelin

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Rarity Clarity: A Collection, a Reflection

Soda performing

Soda performing

There are beauty and ugly in the act of reflection.  Looking back on a life lived is a nearly meta-experience.  It’s watching a life happen that used to be yours but isn’t anymore.  You’re the sum of that past you’s experiences and of years and years more.  But as an artist creates over decades, they leave pieces of themselves behind in their work, concrete reflections, pieces of frozen time that can be re-examined both objectively and subjectively.  You start to find common themes and enduring lessons once you connect the dots.  Your history is evidenced.  It’s hard not to.   Continue reading

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Full Frontal Lobe; Tales From the Spazzy Side: Balls; Goodnight, Sweet Numpty

THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON

I know I’m supposed to be delivering my rebuttal to our Kat’s take on the IT Crowd, but that will have to wait. There are far more important things to discuss right now. We shall have to deal with it. Continue reading

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Zoe Barnes and the Dream of Perpetual Emptiness

What happiness looks like to me.  Stolen from submittedforyourperusal.com

What happiness looks like to me. Stolen from submittedforyourperusal.com

I’ll be fair and say that most of this article isn’t about House of Cards, but Zoe Barnes made an impression on me.  This article is about collecting stuff and selling it.

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Wargames, 30 years later

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It’s interesting to watch a dated movie thirty years later. Chuck Klosterman once wrote about watching an old season of The Real World after two of the stars began dating publicly despite butting heads during filming. It was like he knew a secret they didn’t; no matter how much they could possibly hate each other, the understanding that they would eventually have sex influenced his re-watch and added a new perspective. Living in our technophiliac present makes me look back on Wargames with a strange sense of naiveté. Young Matthew Broderick doesn’t have a clue what is coming.

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Oh My God, Louis C.K., You Blow My Mind

Well, not That Guy You See in Everything, but kind of.

Well, not That Guy You See in Everything, but kind of.

Louis CK reminds me of what a terrible human being I am. He does it in the most effective way, too. He takes parts of the typical American lifestyle that are taken for granted, deconstructs them to analyze their value, and then perfectly mocks our complete and utter disdain for all of it. I just watched Louis C.K.’s newest special, Oh My God, and I can say with absolute certainty that this man is probably the next Jesus.

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