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I think there is no One True Reason and One True Strategy and that people are mostly arguing for correct points
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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
>It's a joke about how the left were so concerned with treating everyone like special little snowflakes that they lost enough of their core supporters to lose the election How is this the most obvious conclusion instead of the dozens of other reasons that were just as easily weaknesses? What makes Hillary Clinton the SJW candidate more than Bernie Sanders, a guy who willingly gave spotlight and mic time to Black Lives Matter? It's like people are so worked up about what college kids are up to today that they want to make it the scapegoat and snuff it out entirely. Nevermind the Clinton trust issues, her huge unfavorability ratings, voter suppression, we're going to pin this squarely on too much hippie shit!
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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
In my metaphor liberalism isn't the ship, it's anti-racism/anti-sexism. The idea being, gender fluidity is all well and fun when you're winning but once you get some push back from the center and center-right it's time to tolerate less.
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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
Even that op-ed pays the faintest concern for class with barely a mention. It is 99% griping about how the author chafes at observing all this identity politics around him he didn't have to be aware of before. A class-based critique of identity politics would look more like this http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/what-ny-times-op-ed-writer-mark-lilla-gets-wrong-about-identity-liberalism which, in too many words not all of which i'd say myself, at least acknowledges that all sides play identity politics and pins identity anxiety as a symptom of capitalism's degradation of common good, rather than writing it off altogether.
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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
This joke doesn't even mention class. The joke is, we gave people too much leeway with gender identity and it we want to win we should cut it back. Everything else is stuff people are bringing. Everyone in the "laugh at yourself too" crowd would be more convincing to me if this was a joke about Clinton, or Bernie, or even just a righteous college students. It's a joke about gender identity instead. That separates it from jokes about Trump the person.
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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
Sometimes it seems like when push comes to shove a lot of self-identified liberals will gleefully abandon ship
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November 22, 2016 on SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
The most reliable way to get a headline is to ask any classic-rock-or-earlier artist their opinion on Kanye West
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October 12, 2016 on Q&A: David Crosby Talks Twitter, Streaming, Kanye, And His New Album Lighthouse
Why shouldn't they? The only reason not to is that we have a weird aversion about talking specifics about money in public, which is also just a way to keep people from comparing pay and getting an idea of the market rate. Now when a band gets an Epitaph offer they'll be able to compare it to what GLOSS got and evaluate it from there.
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September 12, 2016 on G.L.O.S.S. Explain Why They Turned Down A $50K Epitaph Deal
Wait didn't Father John Misty tell me I should be very skeptical of pop music
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September 9, 2016 on New Lady Gaga Album Also Features Father John Misty, Beck, Florence Welch, & Josh Homme
Does anyone remember James Figurine/Dntel's 55566688833? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN1wLod8VKk It must've had like a 3 year window of making sense and being modern
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August 16, 2016 on This Lana Del Rey Demo About BBM Sexting Could’ve Been The “E-Mail My Heart” Of 2011
You mean the drapes and rags? I wouldn't wear it either but I kind of understand the thought process. If a lot of fashion is just coopting lower class/blue collar clothing (from denim to v-necks to leather jackets) in a high fashion context, then maybe he was going for the year 2075 dystopia lower class.
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June 29, 2016 on Adidas & Kanye West Announce “Unprecedented New Alliance”
I'm sure this will be as successful as that MySpace relaunch a few years ago.
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June 15, 2016 on Rhapsody Is Changing Its Name To Napster
This is a little too "PRE-ORDER AT GAMESTOP" for an album.
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May 23, 2016 on Eminem’s Selling Bricks From His Childhood Home
He's just invalidated the entire hot take industry by reducing every possible think piece into one calm, casual line
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May 6, 2016 on Local News Interviews That Man Who Read A Book At A Beyoncé Concert
Looking forward to Death Grips on The View.
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April 19, 2016 on Watch Savages Play “Adore” On Ellen
Because its funnier. Pretty sure that joke/technique originated on the Daily Show/Colbert too.
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April 19, 2016 on Billy Corgan Returns To Infowars To “Demolish Social Justice Warrior Brainwashing”
That little swoop of hair island isn't fooling anyone Justin just shave it off
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April 3, 2016 on Watch Justin Vernon Speak At A Bernie Sanders Rally In Eau Claire
And then you press play on the tracks and it turns out they're all Jay Electronica songs
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March 3, 2016 on Spotify Leaks Info About Surprise Kendrick Lamar Album untitled unmastered.
Rock music changed. No band rose to the same level of fame, as the whole genre was outpaced by hip hop, pop and electronic music. Not necessarily in quality since that's subjective, but in terms of popularity and celebrity. With no new King of Bands to replace them, festivals that seek to be eclectic don't have very many options on headliners. So now the old genre kings are being installed as perennial institutions, and Coachella reaches even further back to get AC/DC & Guns & Roses.
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March 2, 2016 on Foo Fighters Promise Announcement Tonight Amidst Breakup Rumors
Looking forward to the Azealia Banks/Kid Rock/Chingy fundraising concert, it's gonna be so weird.
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February 1, 2016 on Kid Rock Endorses Donald Trump
Still miss Daniel Blumberg.
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January 13, 2016 on Yuck – “Hearts In Motion”
Butthurt comments in response to an interview comprised entirely of butthurt
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January 6, 2016 on Billy Corgan Criticizes Social Media, Millennials In Chat With Jennifer Weigel
What any of the dudes that make these complaints never seem to address is that 20 years ago wasn't some golden age for self-promotion and journalism. We have not entered a brave new world, you're just more aware of what's there and the machine it's in is new and strange to you.
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January 6, 2016 on Billy Corgan Criticizes Social Media, Millennials In Chat With Jennifer Weigel
There were a lot of critiques about this when it came out though. A lot of thinkpieces about how it's an elitist, anti-populist music move.
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December 9, 2015 on Pharma Villain Martin Shkreli Paid Millions For The Mysterious Wu-Tang Album
Is the writer's room at The Tonight Show just a list of popular songs, a list of celebrities they can call that night, and a grab bag of silly prompts?
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November 27, 2015 on Watch Jimmy Fallon & Rashida Jones Sing Holiday Versions Of The Year’s Pop Hits
Is this where they go after O'Rourke's (DEEP CUT JOKE)
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November 2, 2015 on Cursive’s Live At O’Leavers Series Features Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang, & More
If he did, the headlines would be "Father John Misty Hates On Taylor Swift" and then that sets off everyone's Google alerts and now he can't use Twitter.
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November 1, 2015 on Father John Misty Has Some Thoughts About Pop Music
In an era where 90% of guitar bands are playing off of and referencing genres that have long since peaked, you're picking on this?
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October 20, 2015 on Label Drops Whirr Over Transphobic Tweets