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The fun part about ranking Okkervil albums is that none of them are bad. After Dont Fall in Love, which would probably just end up last for most people by default, you can pretty much put them in any order. Though I expect most people would end up with Black Sheep Boy or Stage Names at the top just because they’re so thematically strong.

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September 24, 2013 on Okkervil River Albums From Worst To Best

That’s weird, I thought all of the puppets were in Washington for the State of the Union tonight.

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January 24, 2012 on Local News Station Re-Enacts Court Transcripts With Puppets, Obviously

Thank you. It came to me in a dream where I was watching the bombing of Fort McHenry while drinking a bottle of Dewar’s.

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January 24, 2012 on The State Of The Union Drinking Game

Drink every time Obama discusses:

– the succession to the throne of Westeros.
– strategies for fortifying the wall against “the others.”
– foreign diplomacy with Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons.

I’m going to get very, very drunk right?

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January 24, 2012 on The State Of The Union Drinking Game

“I’m Rick Perry and I approve this message” is where he really lost me.

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December 7, 2011 on It Is Almost Crazy How Much Rick Perry Knows What He’s Talking About

Never heard of him.

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November 18, 2011 on The Ricki Lake Show Is Returning To Television

Can Rampage the movie actually just be 120 minutes of Louis CK and Donald Glover playing Rampage the video game?

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November 18, 2011 on Finally, Rampage: The Movie

I don’t get it. Does George Clooney not know how to drink all of the vodka and not come to my baseball games?

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November 17, 2011 on George Clooney Wouldn’t Be A Good Father, But WHY?

I wish Ricky Gervais would disappear so I wouldn’t have to keep forgetting how to pronounce his last name.

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November 17, 2011 on Ricky Gervais Proves There Is No God By Returning As Golden Globes Host

The Wegman’s logo used to be similar to that, especially when they ran it in green, like they would often do on their seasonal magazines that I do not have stored in a drawer in my kitchen.

They also used to run just the script “W” in a circle like that, but they have actually stopped using that logo altogether because of a settlement with Walgreen’s, because: corporations.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/article401515.ece

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November 3, 2011 on Here Are Some Afternoon Links!

When did I become so old that ads about me stopped making reference to Star Wars?

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August 23, 2011 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Harrison Ford’s “Got Milk?” Ad

I was hoping for a Lostian twist where the guy actually caused the earthquake to occur by playing the guitar.

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August 23, 2011 on EARTHQUAKE CAUGHT ON TAPE

I can’t believe how many of my Facebook friends are professional seismologists.

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August 23, 2011 on Earthquake Hits Virginia, New York, and DC. Eli Roth: First Responder.

Well they’ve certainly set the record for patting each other on the cheeks with slices of pizza anyway.

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August 23, 2011 on This Is Just A Good World Record

Charlotte’s Webcam?

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August 22, 2011 on Surprise Twist Ending In Scary Spider Video

“Most influential” is kind of a shaky standard for ranking albums. Assuming they mean most influential to the state of music as it is today though, I mean… even if you want to neglect the last 10 years… Weezer, Built to Spill, Neutral Milk Hotel, Modest Mouse… really?

A lot of music wouldn’t sound like it does today without those bands.

There’s 125 spots… I wonder why they thought Kanye West, Arcade Fire and the White Stripes needed two spots a piece instead of including many an omitted band.

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April 28, 2010 on SPIN’s 125 Best Albums Of The Past 25 Years

“For starters, fans of the current zeitgeist will be bummed.”

It would be interesting if they had included years. At rough glance it looks like they only put 10-15 post-2000 albums in the top 100.

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April 28, 2010 on SPIN’s 125 Best Albums Of The Past 25 Years

I think the electric eel theory is pretty plausible given that Goldwasser is the one that sang Electric Feel. He’s quiet for the whole video, stands up and sings in the same type of falsetto that he sang on Electric Feel, and then they rip an electric eel out of his throat.

I think the whole trach-hole bit is meant to show that it’s “not really his voice” both literally and figuratively. He sings in a “false”-etto and songs like Electric Feel were, allegedly, more of a pop-joke than what they were seriously interested in playing.

I think Van Wyngarden’s reaction to it is telling. He tries to stop Goldwasser from feeling his throat in the car and then shakes his head in shame when he starts singing. It’s like he’s trying to hide Goldwasser’s “condition”… aka, his ability to sing a pop song that’s going to appeal to people, because he knows now that people will just take the song from him and turn it into something it wasn’t intended to be.

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April 2, 2010 on MGMT – “Flash Delirium” Video

Embarrassing is really a good word to describe how these past two tracks have made me feel. As if anyone who I’ve told to listen to the Hold Steady in the past five years is going to come find me and I’m going to have to answer for this.

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March 29, 2010 on The Hold Steady – “Rock Problems”

you really don’t get the grizzly bear comparison? i think it’s open for discussion as to whether everything here is “mediocre” but i’d be interested to hear how somebody argues that this doesn’t sound like grizzly bear.

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March 3, 2010 on Stream the morning benders Big Echo