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I’ve never had a job that has even given me an opportunity to be this obnoxious, but do jobs that have people go to conferences require people to live-tweet these things now? Like, do they require you to sign up for Twitter and then, etc.? Serious questions. Could you tell your employer that you don’t have a Twitter account and are allergic to obnoxious behavior like live-tweeting...
You have to be accountable for what you do…I don’t expect you to waste...– You guys, you guys, you guys! I hate to do this but… THIS. I don’t know if you’re tired of the endless discussion about the Rihanna/Chris Brown situation (wait, are we still on that or on something else now?) but I am. I’m tired of the victim-blaming, tired of Chris...
Just like in the movies!
You guys, I’m sitting in a Dairy Queen, eating a late lunch (two double cheeseburgers) and the Cranberries’ “Dreams” just came on, just like in Chungking Express! This is exactly what happens in that movie, right? The magic of cinema!
In it, we learn that Kreayshawn is not taken with the music of Lana Del Rey...– That’s Vulture’s description of GQ’s piece on Kreayshawn, neither of which I’m going to link to (still apologizing to myself that I clicked on the former!). I mean, sure, someone’s paid job involves recapping published articles, that’s an accepted media shame in...
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Happy Family Day, fellow Albertans!
Point being: if people are angry at a culture in which this sort of thing is...– BOOM.
I’m just sitting here, trying to think of the word to describe the sadness/hilarity of everyone going from vehement Chris Brown hatred (P.S. DUDES, THE CHOIR YOU’RE PREACHING TO HAS STOPPED SINGING AND HAS FALLEN ASLEEP, YOUR TARGET CLEARLY DOESN’T GET IT AND NEVER WILL SO STOP MINING ALL OF THIS FOR CHEAP CLICKS/LAUGHS/WHATEVER) to victim-blaming in the span of a week. The first...
I know that mashups are, in general, terrible because the idea is that the juxtaposition is just the grafting of a less acceptable song onto a more acceptable one, much like its 2011/12 equivalent, but there’s no reason to instantly react so negatively to the Whitney/Robyn mashup (my dash is mostly, if not all, positive but this is for the Max Read’s out there, I guess; also, this is...
Instead of tapping into the anticipatory mood that greets most public contests,...– Ann Powers on how social media is saving the Grammys from falling into complete irrelevance. It’s actually something I thought about this morning, although this piece articulates it much better, and more thoroughly, than I ever could. It also applies to SNL, which just a few years ago, was...
I don’t think it’s a blanket rule, but a good sign that there’s more to a meme than “these people are dumb and ignorant” is if you search the URL of the meme that’s being passed around on Twitter and the majority of the people posting it (and thus, laughing at the people targeted in said meme) are, well, white, then yep, it’s not quite as simple as...
I’m not going to deny that Maya Rudolph’s Whitney impersonation and how the latter’s death might impact the former’s hosting of SNL next weekend was the first thing that came to mind when I heard about last night’s sad event. I’m also not going to deny that humor is a valid way to deal with sudden, shockingly sad events. This humor sometimes comes out in...
Could we stop saying things like "his/her...
Good lord, and thanks in advance.
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I remember how on New Year’s Day, a bunch of us went to some Irish pub sports bar something or other to watch a football game(s) because two or three out of the seven of us that were there are fans of the sport. You’d think that in my weakened New Year’s Eve-addled state, that I would be more receptive to the sport but one thing that you don’t know (I don’t think, I...