Yossarian

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I saw Downtown Boys recently, and they played a bunch of really great new songs. I think they said they're headed to the studio next week, which is maybe the only good news I've heard lately.
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January 20, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
He could show me 4 different forms of photo ID and I still wouldn't serve him alcohol.
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January 18, 2017 on Nick Cave Scores New Movie, Appears In Viral Selfie
That PSY/Snoop collab was legitimately amazing -- an In Utero to "Gangnam Style"'s Nevermind, if you will.
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January 1, 2017 on The Worst Playlist Of 2016
I hadn't seen that top comment until today but it would be one of the funniest things I've ever read if it didn't sound scarily prescient.
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December 30, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
It's kind of like if Snoop Dogg died on 4/20.
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December 25, 2016 on R.I.P. George Michael
The last time I made SUD, it was on an article about the burgeoning solo career of Christopher Owens from Girls. So... it's been a few hype cycles since then.
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December 24, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I really really loved Mal Blum's last album, and I look forward to adding this to my New Year's playlist (which until now was just "This Year" by the Mointain Goats on repeat for infinity).
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December 21, 2016 on Mal Blum – “New Years Eve (2016 Version)”
Man, if Martin Shkreli doesn't release that full Wu-Tang album soon, he's going to risk looking like an asshole.
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December 16, 2016 on The 18 Beefiest Music Beefs Of 2016
1. Arrival 2. Pop Star 3. The VVitch 4. The Green Room 5. The Lobster I haven't seen a ton of stuff that I want to eventually (Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, etc), but there were a lot of great movies this year.
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December 9, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Also, apparently I haven't seen Jaden Smith in a movie since Pursuit of Happyness, so I got through all of The Get Down without realizing that was him. I actually think spaced-out graffiti artist was the perfect role for him. Kind of like how any role that involves looking confused and sometimes doing kung-fu/shooting people is good for Keanu Reeves.
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December 8, 2016 on The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016
Love this list, although #25 reminds me of the time SPIN tried to claim Skrillex was the 100th greatest guitarist of all time...
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December 8, 2016 on The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016
Don't worry, the Grammys still have a chance to honor Bowie: I'm sure there'll be a Chainsmokers/John Legend collab where they turn "Dance Magic Dance" into a mournful acoustic ballad, topped off by a special feature from Charlie Puth as the song slowly morphs into a mash-up with "See You Again."
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December 6, 2016 on Here Are The 2017 Grammys Nominations
IMO, the biggest commission was the original Christmas version of "Player's Ball" by OutKast. Also, I think the remix of "Player's Ball" was the single that launched their career, so by that logic, all OutKast is acceptable Christmas music, right?
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December 3, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I wasn't going to listen until I saw Questlove's super enthusiastic Instagram post. The whole thing is hilarious/heartfelt and worth reading, but a choice quote: "Jesus Christ the co-author of #WearwolfBarmitzvah just SONNED the shit outta me."
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December 2, 2016 on Stream Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love!
"BREAKING NEWS: Christmas Cancelled, The Year 2016 To Be Extended Indefinitely"--Headline in the news tomorrow, probably.
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November 28, 2016 on Join Us At A Stereogum Christmas Show In Brooklyn
I bet when he saw her swinging the sword toward him, he was just like "Don't".
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November 27, 2016 on Princess Beatrice Sliced Ed Sheeran’s Face With A Sword While Pretending To Knight James Blunt
To be fair, if I had a chance to humblebrag about making Bruce Springsteen's motorcycle to everyone in Madison Square Garden, I totally would too.
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November 26, 2016 on Billy Joel Takes Responsibility For Bruce Springsteen’s Motorcycle Breakdown, Covers “Born To Run” In His Honor
I just saw it, and I think I've decided that the way I feel about it is "OMG yaaas!!!" I don't want to overhype it, but I thought it was just a very well executed sci-fi movie from start to finish.
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November 25, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Eh, I gotta disagree. I like 90s comedy, but in hindsight even the best stuff often has too much edgy, macho posturing. The bravest stand-up show I've ever seen was Chris Gethard's Career Suicide--it was deeply personal and real as fuck. I could imagine a "softer" comedian like him getting booed off the stage in the 90s, but I think 2016 audiences are way more open to the idea of a comedian getting sensitive. I think the emotional range of what's acceptable in stand-up comedy has actually increased since the 90s.
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November 23, 2016 on SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
Eh, I didn't laugh when this joke aired but mostly because it felt trite, like the type of thing an "edgy" open mic comedian would slot in between a lame Anne Frank joke and a lame joke about what his dick looks like when he's smoking weed.
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November 23, 2016 on SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
Oh hey, another story in the news cycle just in time to distract from the fact that Trump just paid 25 million for his fake school.
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November 19, 2016 on Donald Trump Demands Apology From Hamilton For “Harassing” Mike Pence
Sex Stains are an amazing live band. Like, Cramps-style get down on the floor and writhe while eating the microphone amazing.
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November 11, 2016 on Sex Stains – “Land Of La LA” Video
Either I'm in a fragile mental state, or putting this train gif is the funniest thing I've seen in forever. Love me some North by Northwest.
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November 11, 2016 on R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Oh, hey, you found my Recently Played list on Spotify and turned it into the Top 5.
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November 9, 2016 on Donald Trump And Rap Music