I really love ‘A’ so I thought I’d give this recipe a try. My DH is allergic to ‘B’, so I substituted ‘C’, and there’s no way my kids are going to eat ‘D’, so I left it out. I doubled the amount of ‘E’ and I didn’t have any fresh ‘F’ on hand so I used canned.
“The stubble was sparse, bristle-like, all in a neat pattern, all in one direction, all equidistant apart from each other, covering the upper lip and across and down. It was weird and super inhuman…”—Deadscreen meets MJ in an elevator
“Once, Buzzell said, a guy on his patrol rigged up his MP3 player to a Humvee, and the patrol blasted theme songs from old movies—a modern-day drum-and-fife brigade. He said, “Sometimes your motivation is down and you’re like, ‘I don’t want to play soldier today.’ … But then you hear ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ theme song and you’re like, ‘Fuck yeah, hell yeah, I’ll go out on a mission today.’ ”—
“Six months later, the Jonas Brothers and their purity rings were lampooned in an episode of South Park. According to a news report by Canwest News Service, the Jonas Brothers’ publicist specifically forbids reporters from asking the band members about the South Park episode.”—
The episode argues that the Bros’ purity rings create the illusion of innocense despite the winking sexuality of their music, enabling Disney to sell sex to evangelical pre-teen girls without incurring the righteous indignation of their stupid parents.
I am not surprised in the least that the publicist has chosen such a crisis management strategy. To address the issue would be to admit guilt.
Alex Kierkegaard is on fire lately. Here he eviscerates girl gamerz who spout nonsense like, “The other thing that Street Fighter did successfully was gestures — what I mean by this is that the moves were a psychological metaphor for what was happening onscreen.”
~LOL BACHELOR’S DEGREE! LOL~
If you have even a passing interest in journalism or videogames, you should really be reading every word on his blog. He gets a little Tyler Durden at the end, but dayum.
“I once knew a Tori Amos fan who spent hours selecting a stuffed animal that she felt uniquely captured the singer’s pig-suckling pixie poet aesthetic. She then spent days rehearsing the spiel of gratitude and devotion she’d deliver while tearfully delivering the plush dolphin or space dog or cement-wrapped kitten or whatever. When it came time for the post-concert meet-and-greet, she blurt-screamed “I love you” and clumsily shoved the gift in her idol’s face.”—Garbage Day
“I have the original Super Mario World game from Japan and Mario has a gun in it but they can’t release it in America like that because a kid in Japan killed his sister. I know a cheat code so Mario can have a gun but my uncle said if I told anyone it, he wouldn’t give me games anymore. In the next Zelda you play as Zelda and there’s a cheat code so you’re totally naked.”—Interview with a Guy Whose Uncle Works for Nintendo