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Comments from Can

Honestly, though. Why are you so angry? "Fuck you people." I'm not going to pretend like I'm the coolest most relaxed dude on the internetz or in life, but you came in here completely guns blazing. You don't have to attack the band themselves and everyone who disagrees with you just because -you- particularly don't like them. Fucking bad vibes, man. If you do anything with a moderate to high concept, someone- for whatever reason- is going to call you on it. There's always someone who thinks your favorite band is bullshit/pretentious, duh, that's how life goes. But if we know that, if you know that, why contribute to a negative atmosphere on something that is purely subjective,(you don't know CocoRosie, or these people. and honestly, agaaain someone can take anything you say about something you feel strongly about and flip it and call you "condescending" or "self-righteous" etc LIKE these comments) resorting to name-calling and all that shit in an attempt to get your point across. It muddles any possible valuable communication by turning a potential discussion into a gunfight. What is anyone supposed to get out of that?
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June 22, 2010 on Op-Ed: An Artists’ Dialogue On CocoRosie’s Grey Oceans
CocoRosie also make music. And if anyone here sounds self-congratulatory, it's uh. Well you know.
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June 21, 2010 on Op-Ed: An Artists’ Dialogue On CocoRosie’s Grey Oceans
I guess I'm looking in the wrong (right) places, I've only seen positive things about CocoRosie. My friends and I all fell in love with Ghosthorse+Stillborn at the same time. It's such an incredible album, we had new favorite tracks like every week. How could someone resist a track like Werewolf? actually, the other day I was in the car and a track from Grey Oceans was on the radio and my mom (a black woman in her early 50s- DEMOGRAPH SHOCK) really liked it.
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June 21, 2010 on Op-Ed: An Artists’ Dialogue On CocoRosie’s Grey Oceans
I really like that Bruce Willis getting kicked in the face was a cliche all its own.
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June 7, 2010 on One Adult For This Supercut, Please
This. ^ ----- ^ Gabe's one sentence self-aware takedown at the end doesn't cut it. It's one employee of a big ass multimedia conglomerate complaining about another simply because they're more famous/profitable. A self-righteous diatribe about the ethics of a product of media consumption making money seems pretty iffy on a blog that appears on the same company roll call as Kim AND Khloe Kardashian's websites, OK! Magazine, Britney Spears.com etc. etc.. and I'm not making a commentary on the commodification of blogs- we all got bills to pay, everybody wants to make money/be "successful" and that's great.. but just given the outlet and the tone of Gabe's message, it's just really irking me. It's just pointing a finger and having four Microsoft Kin ads pointing back at you.
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June 7, 2010 on Seinfeld Is Now A Crime Against Humanity, Basically
I think this looks pretty cool- I lol'd a couple (hundred) times- but I think besides the miniature people and the bermuda triangle and all of that I'd say the most unbelievable part of this trailer is that we are supposed to believe that Jack Black can do a cartwheel at all, much less with one hand. or has ever been able to
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June 4, 2010 on Exciting Mystery: Who Is Gulliver’s Travels’s Target Audience?
I hope Himanshu wins everything ever.
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June 3, 2010 on The ‘Gum Bowl: Round One Of The Tournament
I want Ronnie Magro to beat these guys up so bad.
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June 3, 2010 on Ke$ha And 3OH!3 Doing Everything In Their Power To Ruin Summer
much appreciated! : ) by the way, my friend's mom is best friends with mira furlan(/danielle rosseau) and got me an autographed copy of this for my birthday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaDYfl8QE-4 I love our world
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May 25, 2010 on Lost S06E18: Series Finale. R.I.P.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4XD5MTMACg we're gonna need a bigger remix
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May 25, 2010 on The 14th Summer Jam Of 2010: King Driis “Hold On”
not to say that Chris Brown being Chris Brown isn't Worst enough already. because it is
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May 25, 2010 on Duh Aficionado Magazine: Chris Brown Can’t Do Anything Right
My main problem with this song is that Chris Brown already did this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhI9qGuNsJA song a few months ago, and the melody is virtually the same except they changed the instrument presets from "hip-hop club banger" to "R&B slow jam." and it's an entirely different producer which is even more confusing.
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May 25, 2010 on Duh Aficionado Magazine: Chris Brown Can’t Do Anything Right
whenever that would happen everyone I was watching with would scream "NOOOO ROCKSSSSSS" and fun was had.
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May 24, 2010 on Lost S06E18: Series Finale. R.I.P.
It is my birthday today and I am spending more time thinking/talking about Lost than I am thinking/talking about my actual plans with friends. then again, I'm on my nineteenth birthday. there is only oneteenth Lost finale. PRIORITIES
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May 24, 2010 on Lost S06E18: Series Finale. R.I.P.
Exactly, Max. I think people are making WAY too much of it. The show was over. It's been stated by Matthew Fox that Jack's eye was the final image of the series. The word "LOST" appeared on screen. That's driving me crazy that that's driving people crazy.
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May 24, 2010 on Lost S06E18: Series Finale. R.I.P.
The polar bears were explained about three seasons ago The hieroglyphs (along with the statue of Tawaret) are a mechanism to show that this has been happening for eternity, hence the ancient skeletons in the cave when Desmond went down to find the light. I'm pretty sure the idea is that Jacob (or his followers) made them, at this point? Since he made the tapestry, that was covered in hieroglyphic-like drawings telling the story or features of the Island. As instructions to the Others, or even potential candidates. If you were a Lost apologist then I feel like you definitely should have known how the show operates with ambiguities right now. Eloise Hawking was intriguing,but I never felt like "if they don't tell her full story, it compromises my understanding of the show itself." It's just depends on how much of a MAN OF FAITH you are. I mean, lol but srsly sort of. Clearly, if you've been with the show this long, you trust the writers as exceptionally talented, full of craft, and foresight when pacing the story. Not everything was wrapped up (and they literally said at every turn "every person is going to find a different 'question' to be pissed about. but that's not what we're doing, and that's not what we've ever done') but ya know.
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May 24, 2010 on Lost S06E18: Series Finale. R.I.P.
I had this else where, but this is my favorite place to discuss Lost, so I've added more thoughts the more I've thought about it it and I wanted to see what you guys thought. I'm really satisfied and at peace with the finale and the series as a whole. there are still burning questions (hi, Walt) but not enough to mar the entire beautiful experience. I was thinking earlier today before the finale that Miles was able to commune with the dead because he was born on the Island- quite possibly the very barrier between (or even source of) all life and death. So he was predisposed to its energy [which is why birth was so hard on the Island- because the core essences of life and death are so mangled there.] So the same could have happened to all the Island inhabitants when the hydrogen bomb went off, except obviously the exposure would have been much more dramatic and instantaneous. Like a spider bite to Peter Parker. Therefore, for any number of reasons (either at the end of season 5 the swelling electromagnetic anomaly was supposed to kill them and the energy of the bomb counteracted it or vice versa) the people on the Island and their very souls were profoundly affected and they were dislodged from the normal Life/Death dichotomy. Much in the way the Island was dislodged from Time when Ben moved it at the end of season 4 and was skipping back and forth. Were it not for Desmond already having a heightened receptiveness, due to him being there when the hatch exploded and already being exposed extensively to that raw essence- all of the people from the Island may have been stuck in purgatory forever. It is possible that, again due to them being so close to the very essence of life, that they inhabited their own specific form of the afterlife that catered to them as individuals. The reasons why that "reality" was corrupted (Sayid is still possibly a murderer, Charlie is on drugs) I think was affected by a lot of factors. At the beginning of Season 6 it wasn't pure yet- there wasn't a true successor to Jacob, [hence the water in the temple being brown, and why Sayid was corrupted himself when immersed in those waters] and perhaps the unresolved conflict between MIB and the Island. also I have no idea how to explain Jack having a son rofl. edits: at the end of "Across the Sea" (the origin story of Jacob/MIB) I was like "if they just go 'it's Magic!' and leave it as that I'munna be pissed" but without realizing it they completely had me by the end of the finale. I sincerely don't know how the fuck they did it, but they did. And I love it. The showrunners always said it wasn't about the mythology or explanations. The show as a whole is about the essence of character(s) and the bonds formed through life and death (which, not so coincidentally is exactly what The Light at the bottom of the cave represents). ah'm sold.
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May 24, 2010 on Lost S06E18: Series Finale. R.I.P.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALT
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May 19, 2010 on Lost S06E17: Good Luck, Survivors! See You At The Finale!
It's just chalk in a cave. It's just a hundred or so carvings into a magic lighthouse that is presumably centuries old made solely for the purpose of observing a bunch of people in their mid-thirties. WALT? WALT?!
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May 19, 2010 on Lost S06E17: Good Luck, Survivors! See You At The Finale!
that's not Common
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May 14, 2010 on Check Out Mr. Cool Pants
I always "accidentally" snarky snark snark snark this video rules. can we talk about that this video rules guys?
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May 14, 2010 on The 12th Summer Jam Of 2010: He-Man’s “What’s Up?”
things like this make me appreciate The Lonely Island so much more. that's not sarcastic. The people involved are in this endeavor specially talented, we know from their other work, but I don't see any of that put to use. It was all so obvious and two-dimensional, Toyota really could have saved their money. Dad dude should just stay on ONN. for my enjoyment. not for like, his own financial stability. Though that wife is incrediblyyyy cute to me! So I guess that means something.
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May 14, 2010 on The Videogum “Jody Hill Promise”: Toyota Commercials
My only problem with this episode was the lack of an emotional connection. It reminded me of COMMS 100's curriculum. Namely, the different types of listening, like Empathic Listening, Listening for Comprehension, etc.. With the flashback Alpert episode, I was doing both empathic and comprehension. I was thoroughly invested in Alpert's story. With this one, it was just kind of like "oh okay. the wheel concept came from there. what else? okay, so that's the smoke monster now. hrm. what else?" But I am not too frustrated by the episode itself. I don't understand, and have never understood, people's insistence that the showrunners are just throwing shit out there. They even went through the trouble of straight up showing you "see? this scene from season 1? this is how it makes sense." From an analytical point of view, I was like "ehh why do they feel the need to show this? are they going to do that for -every- mystery they explain from now on?" but then emotionally, just seeing those characters from so long ago stirred something inside of me. It brought me back in a really powerful way, to see John with his little hunting vest, Jack and Kate uncomplicated (and sleeveless) and full of wonder like we were. Especially after last week definitively being like "this is the end game. nothing will ever be like it was again." to see exactly what things "were," was really beautiful for me. I think that was brilliant, maybe the most powerful move in the whole episode. xxx as for people being pissed off about the "asking questions will only lead to more questions," I had this thought last night. Now, imagine a conversation with someone watching season one after the series is over, and coming to you after the House of the Rising Sun episode. "okay, it's killing me, who are those corpses in the cave?" "sure you want to know?" "YES, YOU ASSHOLE" "well, one of them is the corpse of the smoke monster." "the what monster?" "you know what monster?" "yeah." "it's made of smoke." "what? and it used to be a man? how did he become a smoke monster?" "his brother jacob threw him in the cave for killing their adoptive mother" "what cave? who is jacob?" "the protector of the Island" "what is he protecting it from?" so on and so forth. it would never stop. that's frustrating for everybody. you would literally just get bored and tell them "you have to see for yourself/let me show you" and have them watch LOST, because it is far too much to just explain in bulletpoints or discussion. that's how it is for us, that's how it is for the characters on the show, that's how it is for the writers. so I'm not mad at that. in due time. and perhaps, adoptive mother didn't feel like answering a shitload of questions from a woman she was about to murder in twenty seconds.
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May 12, 2010 on Lost S06E16: This Show Is One Big Yin Yang Tattoo On The Bicep Of A Jerk
"what was THAT about" what does THAT mean? Jay-Z has a greatest hits album coming out, and he is also Jay-Z. I don't understand the snark, he did a great performance full of great songs. Why not...appreciate it?
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May 10, 2010 on Saturday Night Live: Good Job, Betty White! Goodbye, Betty White!
Jack had a breathing apparatus for him
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May 6, 2010 on Lost S06E15: How Do You Say “R.I.P.” In SPOILER ALERT?
also, thumbs up to everyone in the comments who is all "duh Lapidus is not dead" because duh Lapidus is not gurlgburblburbl
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May 5, 2010 on Lost S06E15: How Do You Say “R.I.P.” In SPOILER ALERT?
Wait, maybe someone pointed this out before but, I thought Gabe saying "and then all the telephones in the world ring in unison," was a reference to everyone watching Lost calling their friends and being like "omg did you just see that!" but upon FURTHER INSPECTION it feels now like it is a reference to The Lawnmower Man, which would make more sense if he put that after noting Lapidus aka Jeff Fahey aka The Lawnmower Man's (supposed) death. Boil em mash em stick em in a stew
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May 5, 2010 on Lost S06E15: How Do You Say “R.I.P.” In SPOILER ALERT?
before you click on the video, he looks like Guru.
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April 28, 2010 on At Least He Died Doing What He Loved