Comments from dafs

Personally, I feel that people overreact when someone acknowledges that something they enjoy has some troubling aspects. I'm a huge fan of Mystery Science Theater (as my icon attests) but they do, far too often for my taste, fall back on old homophobic and transphobic material. But you can acknowledge these problems without swearing off the things you love. Nobody is saying "Back to the Future is a racist movie, and nobody should watch it".
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March 21, 2017 on Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments
For real. I'm not saying that the makers of Back to the Future were thinking "YEAH FUCK CHUCK BERRY". It's very clearly just meant as a joke. But there are problematic aspects of it that are pretty obvious, and I'm genuinely surprised I'm being downvoted for it.
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March 21, 2017 on Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments
Except that the BTTF joke inadvertently inverses the fact that rock and roll originated with black people by suggesting that one of the grandfathers of rock and roll stole it from a white guy.
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March 21, 2017 on Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments
No mention of the fact that he actually has an album slated to come out this year? His first since 1979?
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March 18, 2017 on R.I.P. Chuck Berry
Definitely. Everytime I hear him speak, I'm like "what is this nutcase going on about now?" And Alex Jones is pretty crazy, too.
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March 14, 2017 on InfoWars Is Feuding With Portugal. The Man
Super excited to see this. Aaron's a great guy, and his recovery has been nothing short of amazing.
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March 3, 2017 on Those Lavender Whales – “Lose My Mind” (Prod. Chaz Bundick)
This Chance guy sounds pretty great. I can't wait for his second album. Sorry, third album. Sorry, fourth album.
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February 12, 2017 on Grammys 2017: Chance The Rapper Wins Best New Artist
"I got a unicorn horn for a-" "STOP" Love that line.
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February 6, 2017 on Watch Run The Jewels’ Great Tiny Desk Concert
I didn't know how badly I wanted this album until now.
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February 1, 2017 on Blanck Mass – “Silent Treatment”
Kanye makes amazing albums almost every year and he still keeps pushing our patience. 212 and Jumanji were not good enough to put up with an eternity of idiotic nonsense.
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January 29, 2017 on Rihanna And Azealia Banks Feud Over Trump’s Muslim Ban
File this under "not surprised, but still disappointed."
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January 27, 2017 on Robin Thicke Accused Of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse
"The patient breaks off an antenna and drinks the creature’s frothy green blood, which renders him comatose. In his sleep, he imagines a world full of steel women, lactating like the Bellagio fountains, and a feeding behemoth newborn that barfs oil." I'm getting tired of these overused tropes.+
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January 25, 2017 on Flying Lotus’ Kuso Sounds Really Gross
The homeless guy I see downtown who is always mumbling and cursing to himself is also "saying whatever is on his mind".
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January 17, 2017 on Trump Inauguration Books Sam Moore
Didn't you get the memo? THEY'RE AMAZING (apparently?)
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December 31, 2016 on The Worst Playlist Of 2016
The story behind the "Outside" video is great. It always annoyed me how, for all the scandals that artists get involved with, his was essentially for cruising in what was doubtlessly a cruisy bathroom. I'm glad that, for the most part, his career recovered, and he took it all in stride.
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December 26, 2016 on Praying For Time: 20 Incredible George Michael Moments
Oh, there was a San Diego paper using the AIDS/HIV thing as a headline. I've never really followed Michael's career, but I was under the impression he had never disclosed such a status.
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December 26, 2016 on R.I.P. George Michael
If I didn't know better, I'd think you guys didn't like Trump.
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December 26, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Run The Jewels RTJ3
Nothing suspicious about dying at 53? Uh-huh.
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December 25, 2016 on R.I.P. George Michael
Last time I saw Kayleigh McEnany (sp? who cares) she was on Don Lemon's show getting straight up laughed at by every other panelist. The look of resignation and "I can't believe my life has come to this" in her eyes would have been heartbreaking if I believed she still had any principles left.
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December 14, 2016 on Donald Trump Gets America’s Got Talent Runner-Up For Inauguration Performance
There is a 0% chance of that not happening in the next year.
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December 13, 2016 on Kanye West Explains Meeting With Donald Trump
They're the one whose lead singer was accused of rape, right?
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December 12, 2016 on In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2016
I dunno who the Von Trapps are, but from watching that video, I'm glad they broke up.
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December 12, 2016 on In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2016
Sometimes I feel like the only person who loved The Colour of Everything. "Choose Me" is easily among my favorites of this year.
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December 6, 2016 on Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016
I know it's fashionable to shit on Bieber, but really?
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December 6, 2016 on Here Are The 2017 Grammys Nominations
It definitely feels like that 60's are dying out, and now it's time for the 70's and 80's to go. When Bobby Vee died in October of this year, it didn't strike me as shocking as even Sharon Jones' passing. I feel like we often take for granted the really early artists, as it just seems like we expect that from the 50's and early 60's. They're just old, and old people die.
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December 2, 2016 on You Want It Darker: 2016’s Musician Deaths & Where We Go From Here