Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

By Scott Lapatine / February 21, 2014 - 5:48 pm

This week we reviewed new releases by Beck, Angel Olsen, and Lil Herb. We welcomed Jimmy Fallon and the RootsTonight Show, with its U2 and Arcade Fire performances, and we said goodbye to the Walkmen (again). Ryan reported from Mexico for My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday and Tom went to Canada to catch up with Fucked Up. Speaking of Fucked Up, they’ll play Stereogum’s SXSW party along with Cloud Nothings, Speedy Ortiz, Perfect Pussy, Mutual Benefit and others. Lorde performed with Disclosure at the BRITs and the Flaming Lips performed with Ben Folds at BLAM! And how about that Bonnaroo lineup? I might go just for the Lionel Richie/Deafheaven superjam. Your best and worst comments of the week are below, but first we will address a housekeeping issue…

The Stereogum staff values the community here as much as you do and we appreciate everyone’s right to his or her own opinions. However, we do have guidelines that are intended to keep the discussions civil. From time to time, we will block a user from commenting if he or she detracts from the experience. This mostly means people who repeatedly (i.e., after a second or third warning) post hate speech, threats, or obscene images. It also means we won’t tolerate commenters who harass the site’s writers. You can read our User Conduct rules on the Terms & Conditions page, but honestly you don’t have to if you just agree to use common sense and not be a jerk. Fair?

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

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Rob Casper | Feb 18th Score:18

please please please give it up

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#9 honlads | Feb 18th Score:20

Michael, I see you on Twitter saying “…I get banned from commenting on Stereogum for having common sense.” This is clearly not why you were banned. You were banned for passive-aggressively (actually not that passive) insinuating that Tom should have his kids taken away for him. What is wrong with you?? Do you know how devastating that thought is for a parent???

“Sheesh, it’s like I’m already a better parent than the people who’ve had them for several years…”
Shut up, you know nothing.

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#8 timoneil5000 | Feb 17th Score:20

The best part of the new album is how a significant part of Beck’s income goes to support a kidnapping and extortion cult.

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#7 michael_ | Feb 14th Score:20

I, too, want to apologize for my comments in the post about story on Drake’s Rolling Stone Freakout. I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing Drake on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and at the same time, have to question why Rolling Stone couldn’t have averted the problem by delaying Drizzy’s cover for the next issue. Death is a scary thing, and I think a lot of people misinterpreted my comments to be insensitive and unsympathetic in regards to Mr. Hoffman and smoking family members, but I think the say, “I won’t stand by and watch you kill yourself doing that” is something to be considered, which actually come from a place of fear and love.

Yesterday I was forced into my character and felt the need to react swiftly. These days are the worst ones. Waking up after a terrible night of shoveling a foot of snow, the Americans at the Sochi games continuing to disappoint and it’s your day to be picked apart. After dwelling on it for a few hours or days you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time. So here I am having that moment. I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way. I respect Phillip Seymore Hoffman and Stereogum for being willing to give a kid from [REDACTED] a shot at the week’s Worst Comments. I guess this is a day to learn and grow.

Sincerely,

The _

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#6 saturnian | Feb 20th Score:21

Considering how the last comment thread on this subject went down, why don’t we all just

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#5 mickrandom26 | Feb 18th Score:24

Perhaps people are crucifying you for being judgmental about someone you don’t know.

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#3 rubberjohnny0829 | Feb 19th Score:27

I thought I was their least favorite ‘Gum commenter!

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#2 Tom Breihan | Feb 18th Score:30

Damian’s kids were in school when I was with him. I certainly didn’t see him doing any neglectful parenting, and I’m pretty sensitive to that kind of thing. (Also, people without kids should not judge how people with kids deal with stress or anxiety. You have no idea. Just saying.)

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#1 Scott Lapatine | Feb 18th Score:44

Congrats, you’re banned.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 michael_ | Feb 18th Score:-24

Why are the mentally ill even allowed to have children then, especially if causes them to seek out a dependency on some form of drugs? We’re over-populated as it is. When I think of all the perfectly healthy parents out there who are unable to and dying to have children, and then read a story about one that spends a bulk of his time getting stoned at a legal weed bar, it really just makes you want to kill yourself because it shows you how fucked up (pun not intended until I just wrote that) life and its irony is.

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#4 michael_ | Feb 18th Score:-25

You don’t need anti-depressants or weed to straighten out your head, by the way, Damian — Just some good old fashioned wellness discipline including a healthy diet and probably some form of daily physical activity. Otherwise, you’re perpetually living in a world where in order to function, you must be clouded by some substance as a crutch — be it the lame ones a doctor might prescribed or the “cool” ones all the “punx” will pat you on the back for endorsing. That to me is not solving the problem. It’s masking it. It’s exchanging one false hope addiction for another.

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#3 michael_ | Feb 18th Score:-25

I mean, technically, anyone could bring this post to the local D.S.S. of where both parties reside and let them handle it, as it’s hardcore evidence (pun not intended until I just wrote that) that there’s a possibility of two parents who are unfit to provide their children a safe environment based on their drug habits.

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#2 michael_ | Feb 18th Score:-26

I don’t smoke at all and probably never will, but I think it’s a really invalid argument to make that the person who doesn’t have a child themself can’t have an opinion on parenting. Maybe the reason these people making the criticism about what is and what isn’t good parenting have a few common sense lightbulbs in their head that tells them until they get all those bad habits out of their system, it isn’t time to take on the adult responsibility of rearing a child.

Call me crazy, but if I were a parent and knew another parent smoked up in their free time, I’d probably not trust that parent to watch my kid for a few hours or whatever.

Sheesh, it’s like I’m already a better parent than the people who’ve had them for several years…

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#1 michael_ | Feb 18th Score:-28

Lost interest in what I thought was going to be a very cool read as soon as I got to the second paragraph about weed and read about the author smoking up with the interviewee.

I understand drug culture exists widely in music, to each their own, cool whatever, but it’s troubling to me when it’s being flagrantly flaunted by two supposed “respectable” father figures still clinging onto their punk rock / college bro lives.

Pathetic.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

johnnyfuckhead | Feb 16th Score:1

it was only on sale for a short period.

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