Cerebus

Comments from Cerebus

Fuck you, and fuck all the like-minded sheople like you who inhabit Stereogum looking for the "hey isn't my comment cool and contradictory" pat on the back. And fuck everyone involved with making what was once a great website boring and difficult to use. I'm out. Laters.
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March 4, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
How dare you assume I don't speak on my own behalf.
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March 4, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
Is the name of the band North Vietnam? No you say? OK, thanks.
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March 4, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
No, ignorance definitely applies to anyone who would say something like this in our current gun crazy culture. "Or we’ll just get shot on stage by some rogue renegades and that’ll be pretty crazy, too." I didn't really care much about this band before I read that, now I don't care at all.
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
It's not funny. The fact that anybody thinks it is funny is the very reason why there IS a band with the name Viet Cong.
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
@Aaron Akins Actually, no, there was nothing ambiguous about the atrocities committed by the Viet Cong.
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
Apples and oranges, really. Death Grips was (is?) just "weird" because their music and lyrics were not structured in a way that was easily digestible for most people. They weren't, to my knowledge, actually offensive (unless you just really disliked their music) in any way. Die Antwoord, on the other hand, have done many things lyrically, visually and in their interviews that (to Americans, at least) can easily be viewed as offensive and derogatory.
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March 3, 2015 on Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake
Nonsense. And the 14 million Jewish people currently living on this planet would certainly disagree with you.
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
In regards to point one, times have changed. Any number of band names, several mentioned in this comment section, wouldn't fly by so easily in this age of the 24-hour news cycle where everyone has a blog and an opinion.
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
How about spending 15 minutes reading something instead of trying to come up with witty comments for Stereogum articles. Does this sound like something you would want to name your band after? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viet_Cong Many Viet Cong units operated at night, and employed terror as a standard tactic. Rice procured at gunpoint sustained the Viet Cong. Squads were assigned monthly assassination quotas. Government employees, especially village and district heads, were the most common targets. But there were a wide variety of targets, including clinics and medical personnel. Notable Viet Cong atrocities include the massacre of over 3,000 unarmed civilians at Huế, 48 killed in the bombing of My Canh floating restaurant in Saigon in June 1965 and a massacre of 252 Montagnards in the village of Đắk Sơn in December 1967 using flamethrowers. Viet Cong death squads assassinated at least 37,000 civilians in South Vietnam; the real figure was far higher since the data mostly cover 1967-72. They also waged a mass murder campaign against civilian hamlets and refugee camps; in the peak war years, nearly a third of all civilian deaths were the result of Viet Cong atrocities. Ami Pedahzur has written that "the overall volume and lethality of Vietcong terrorism rivals or exceeds all but a handful of terrorist campaigns waged over the last third of the twentieth century" The Tet Offensive: "Viet Cong entered the cities concealed among civilians returning home for Tết." "In January and February 1968, some 80,000 Viet Cong struck more than 100 towns with orders to "crack the sky" and "shake the Earth." The offensive included a commando raid on the US Embassy, Saigon and a massacre at Huế of about 3,500 residents. House-to-house fighting between Viet Cong and South Vietnamese Rangers left much of Cholon, a section of Saigon, in ruins. The Viet Cong used any available tactic to demoralize and intimidate the population, including the assassination of South Vietnamese commanders."
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
I can't believe that anybody who posts at the 'gum was dumb enough to give that an up vote. You do realize that Isis, the band, was not named after ISIS, the Islamic extremists, right? Like, come on people, really?!
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
Glad I read all the comments on this one, because I was going to make the same point. Three quarters of everything they've ever done or said has been viewed by someone as controversial, weird, or wrong on some level. I don't think I would even know about them if it wasn't for the fact that they were constantly doing something controversial enough to get some press.
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March 3, 2015 on Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake
The issue is not that she thought Drake was kak, many people share that sentiment. The issue is posting the image calling him a faggot.
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March 3, 2015 on Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake
I'm an American and I find it offensive EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. a black man or woman says nigger, or nigga, in a song when they could easily use any number of other words. Their rationale for using that word is exactly the same as that presented by Ninja. So get out of here with your righteous indignation. Also, what is a "twee oddity", and how exactly does it apply to Chappie, a movie I'm quite certain you haven't seen yet.
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March 3, 2015 on Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake
Should those of a different age and/or musical taste be denied the joy and happiness one can find by listening to the music they love. Not that I agree with your assessment of what age bracket listens to their music, or that music should be put into an age bracket to begin with, because I don't.
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March 3, 2015 on Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind
But that new Kanye cover is brilliant, yo!
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March 3, 2015 on Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind
The only thought I have on this at this point is that it's taken too long. The people who can afford it know about it already, so I can only assume they're taking this long to sell it because they're hoping to get more money for it.
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March 2, 2015 on Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Comes Out In 88 Years
Van Morrison has been making music with not at all thinly-veiled Christian/spiritual lyrics for 40 years that I love. I'm an atheist, but if you can bring the spirituality without beating me over the head with a sermon, and you can do it with good music, I'm down for it.
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March 2, 2015 on Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind