Tom Sproat

Comments from Tom Sproat

Ah, Cary already said essentially the same thing. As you were.
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August 26, 2014 on Savages’ Jehnny Beth Rails Against Rock Festivals’ Class System
I can see something like what Jimmy Fallon does on his show working here; have an elevated semi circle around the back of the stage perhaps, standing room only. VIP, family and friends can stand and watch from there, a bird's eye view of the band playing directly below them (albeit facing in the other direction). This satisfies two things for the average VIP attendee, I would think; the need to be seen by others, and the need to feel above everyone else. Other than that, though, fuck'em; get in line and wait around the stage all day for front row position like the rest of us.
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August 26, 2014 on Savages’ Jehnny Beth Rails Against Rock Festivals’ Class System
This guy deserves to be playing Jack White-type gigs; headlining Glastonbury, that sort of stuff. He just rocks so hard.
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August 14, 2014 on Watch Ty Segall Absolutely Destroy On Conan, Playing New Song “Feel”
There Will Be Blood In Your Stool
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January 26, 2014 on Best New Party Game: Sick Movies!
I found the whole season to be a bit mediocre. Not bad! Certainly not bad. But it lacked a lot of the things that I love about the show--the villains (the one this season barely counted, and was essentially just a beefed up redo of the dominatrix we were all introduced to previously), the interesting and compelling cases (again, the Mayfly man wasn't BAD..it just wasn't that good, either). And then the reveal about Mary, without giving too much away, was really quite dumb. BUT the best man speech was just so perfect, as was the reveal to close out the season, even if everyone (should have) saw it coming. Wanted better, got less, still satisfied.
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January 21, 2014 on SHERLOCK IS BACK!
"Use your brain before you talk. Better yet, go unplug the Ethernet cable from the back of your computer and then go think long and hard about how stupid you are to believe such a idiot story" Such a dope concluding statement.
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January 7, 2014 on Conor Oberst Responds To Anonymous Rape Allegations
Wayne needs to step up his lie-game. That Arcade Fire 'true version of events' was such bullshit, it hurt to read,.
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October 31, 2013 on Q&A: Wayne Coyne On The New Flaming Lips EPs, Passing Off The Space Bubble To Diplo, And His Rivalry With Arcade Fire
Maybe he took all of the packets from the table and just left one. or maybe who cares because the show is over and far more unrealistic things happened in that episode alone (the gun) , not to mention the series as a whole and it was GREAT
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September 30, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E16: Series Finale
You're like Donald Trump on Letterman "It's an easy question, yes or no?" "it's not easy because I'm thoughtful" Seriously, don't cop out of your ignorant statements regarding incarceration patterns because the venue is informal. If you can take the time to read the article then you can take the time to respond thoughtfully.
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September 26, 2013 on Read Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Statement On “Weird,” “Tone-Deaf” Polaris Gala
"YOU’RE IN THE SAME HOUSE, WALT JR., JUST WALK TO WHERE YOUR FATHER IS. Except don’t, because of the way he looks!" *initial reading*: JESUS Kelly, that's a bit of a low blow *upon further consideration*: ahhhh, right. You meant how Walt looks, what with his face and all.
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August 26, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E11: When A Fire Starts To Burn, Right? And It Starts To Spread?
I believe it's pronounced, "ma wiiiiieeeeeff"
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August 25, 2013 on VMAs 2013 Comment Party & Drinking Game
Unfortunately they tagged him as writing for Stereogum, unless that's some sort of joke, too? A joke within an article about men who tell jokes? Is that how jokes work? I guess it's becoming pretty clear why I didn't make that list (not to mention that I'm fugly :( ).
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July 2, 2013 on For Once And For All: What In The Hell Is Minecraft?
This is exactly what I wanted it to be.
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June 26, 2013 on Download Killer Mike & El-P Run The Jewels
I feel like we're overlooking an important element here, namely that the dome doesn't react to mole skins. If everyone just wrapped themselves in mole skins, they could go crashing about in that dome all day, maybe make a fun new sport out of it.
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June 25, 2013 on What Would You Do If You Were Under The Dome?!
I have neither read the book nor seen the movie, but I'm surprised by the lack of La-Z-Boys in the trailer, so I imagine I'd bring one in (can you do that?) and sit in it all day, saying things like "no, you can't sit in my La-Z-Boy", all while thinking that I should have really set the bowl of chips closer to me.
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June 25, 2013 on What Would You Do If You Were Under The Dome?!
In GOB's 'Entourage' intro, when Rod Howard says something about how a specific LA location is a "playground at night for the young, wealthy and successful", the camera pans by a sign that we later learn is Jeremy Piven's club, 'And'...."playground at night for the young, wealthy and successful *And Jeremy Piven*" That was so damn funny.
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May 28, 2013 on Arrested Development And/Or Behind The Candelabra Open Thread
"As she, lighted and brilliant, disappeared from the vision of the crowds below you could faintly hear her calling out to Courtney’s 100-year-old husband, Doug — “She’s your child now, Doug. You are her momager. Exploit her riiiiiiiiigggghhhhhttttttttttttt.”" Might as well go back to bed, Kelly. That's as good as it's going to get.
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May 14, 2013 on Courtney Stodden’s Mom Is A Good Manager, Says Courtney Stodden’s Mom
Points (on the package) for the 'ager' scrawled across the bottom.
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May 14, 2013 on Courtney Stodden’s Mom Is A Good Manager, Says Courtney Stodden’s Mom
Ok, that's a fair distinction. I guess what I'm leaning towards is more of a 'it was without his consent but not against his will' scenario. He didn't agree to it, but he sure didn't try to stop her, either, and so we should be careful not to equate this with..well, not to use a term as useless as 'real' sexual assault, but sexual assault that has real victims, real violence and real submission, not just a rapper who was surprised when a stranger undid his fly.
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May 2, 2013 on Kitty Pryde Assesses “This Whole Danny Brown Oral Sex Thing”
Hahaha, ummmm good point? You didn't reverse the sexes. You reversed the sexes, and then changed entire quotes and scenarios to fit your point. He didn't grab her shoulders; he palmed the back of her head. He wasn't on a sidewalk, or whatever other 'rape' scenario you're going for here; he was on stage. And you don't address any of my other points. HAD you simply reversed the sexes, my argument still stands. Did you hit 'reply' too early? Is there a joke here I'm missing? Or did you really think that was a legitimate response, that actual discourse proceeds in such a manner?
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May 2, 2013 on Kitty Pryde Assesses “This Whole Danny Brown Oral Sex Thing”
I don't mean to assume how a person should react to being sexually assaulted, but responding to Lamar's tweet with an apparent boast about never "missing a bar", not to mention the picture of Brown appearing to palm the back of the woman's head, and finally the idea of allowing a women to unzip your pants and pull out your dick without you having a chance to, if indeed you didn't want to do this, back away from her (I know she mentions that he tried to, but that's bullshit. Unless the stage was a foot deep, he could have backed away plenty far enough to escape this woman's advances. She mentions rappers not wanting to appear anything less than a pussy craving sex fiend in front of peers, but come on, when has Brown ever cared about appearances?)...I know, I guess what I'm saying is that this wasn't sexual assault. It was a rapper getting a blowjob on stage, and happy to do so.
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May 2, 2013 on Kitty Pryde Assesses “This Whole Danny Brown Oral Sex Thing”
Jokes on them. Five minutes from the time that photo was taken, and that sink will be so full of poop!
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April 22, 2013 on Don’t Even Worry, Guys, The World Is Still Spinning
Meah. They record the track with live instrumentation (Nile Rodgers!) just to use the same 10 second loop for the ENTIRE song (save for a few small portions)? Pharrell gives a pretty uninspired vocal performance, and no doubt left the studio with his brow permanently furrowed from many hours of deliberation over what words to rhyme with "far" and "sun" in the chorus ("Car! No, no...Czar! No.."--Pharrell), and then to close it off, Daft Punk interjects with exactly what you'd assume they would, the same garbage Pharrell spewed out of his food hole, but in the voice of Robots BECAUSE THEY'RE ADULTS (that last dig was unnecessary, I admit). This song has a good groove, sure, but one that wears thin after a few listens. I hope the rest of it is better.
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April 19, 2013 on Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
If his initial comment was what you count as self righteous and indignant, then you're doing it wrong.
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April 8, 2013 on Undertow Turns 20
Really starts to lag in the latter half, but still a remarkable collection of around 6 songs on there.
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April 3, 2013 on The Knife Shaking The Habitual Comment Party
Maybe we could just stop talking about him?
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April 2, 2013 on Well, Chris Brown Is Talking Again