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On A Long Weekend Playlist

DIPSET DIPSET DIPSET

Dipset is the greatest. You know those people in the late 70s / early 80s that rode around in camaros with droopy eyelids, softpacks of marlboro reds rolled up in tshirt sleeves, tight jeans, baggy shirts, warm schaffer beer, in poolhalls and parking lots, denim jackets, listenin' to def leppard and ac/dc and thin lizzy? (AKA my mom & dad & aunts/uncles/etc)?

I really feel like dipset is the 2002-2006-ish version of that. Which is why I fucking love it, I guess. Juelz, Jim, Cam, and Freekey forever.

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 10:05 am 0

On What's the Uncoolest Music You Listen To?

I'm fascinated by the ideas of how gender shapes fandomm and in turn by how becoming a fan of things we like socializes gender norms into us.

Having been a sci-fi dork when I was little and then moving away from that and ending up a sports geek as a grown dude, I see a lot of the same typically male stances in both - obsession with numbers and lists over actual story, competition to know the most obscure relevant trivia, fandom as a battleground.

I wonder, are these traits we bring to our fandom because of the way we've been taught to perform our gender? Or maybe do we think that 'the way to act' in life is the way we learn to act in our little clique at 7 years old, be it obsessed with Star Wars or Baseball or Motors?

I dunno anything about what little girls are like, so maybe I'm way off?

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm 0

On Things Jack White Is For and Against, Judging by His New Album

@eizverson22 Does it make me horribly uncool to admit that I'll always love the stuff w/ Meg better than any of his other projects?

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm 0

On Children's Books for Young Feminists

Ahhh I love this. Other than The Giving Tree, this is like, my personal all-time list of fave kids books....

...and The Giving Tree joke is especially awesome. My mom always tells me it was her favorite book to read to me, and her favorite book about being a mom...

Which, like, woh, ma. GO DO YOU A LI'L BIT. My mom is really dope and is pursuing totally her-own things post-kids, but I always feel so bummed seeing this. She shouldn't be a giving tree! SHAKE YOUR OWN LEAVES FOR YOUR OWN SELF MA, LOVE YA.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 12:12 pm 1

On "With the animals dying around us/ our lost feelings we are saying thank you"

i think a ghost just punched me in the stomach.

(i did not know this poem and now love it tho)

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm 1

On "You can’t love roses. You can only love a rose": The Anti-Abstraction of The Little Prince

I began to think of it on the occasion of Marquez passing, but it's really amazing how few books that you love when you are 16-20 hold up, or that you can still love without being slightly embarrassed by (if only for the cultural connotations - I still adore Gatsby, but can't stand to talk about it these days)

What is that list like? I think for me, It's "100 Years of Solitude", "The Little Prince", "Jane Eyre", and "Great Expectations".

(I'm leaving out childrens books, which, wow, the list there is remarkable. Seuss, Silverstein, Milne, "Wind in the Willows", "Harold & The Purple Crayon", Sendak, "Goodnight Moon", "Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible etc", Dahle, Carle, etc - what does it say about us that the things we love when we are so small are so worthy of life when we are big, yet the things we begin to love after each 8 or so almost invariably fall out of their position of affection?)

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@rathermarvelous I did not know this was happening on account of not using the facebook. Should I be stopping by?

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:54 pm 0

On Push Related to Shove

<----- 'bout dat life.

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm 1

On Push Related to Shove

<----- 'bout dat life.

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm 1

On Push Related to Shove

<----- 'bout dat life.

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm 1