Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week, “In The Air Tonight” was “back on the charts” (i.e., uhh #2 on iTunes) thanks to the viral video of 22-year-old YouTuber twins Tim and Fred Williams listening to it for the first time.

Not sure why everyone from CNN to The New York Times felt this reaction video was so newsworthy, but congrats to Phil Collins.

This video on the other hand…

Also please see me in my office Tom.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  YoLaFoxtrot
Score:48 | Aug 10th

I look forward to hearing all about this in the inevitable “R U Smashing Smash Mouth In My Mouth?” podcast.

Posted in: Smash Mouth Played For Hordes Of Maskless Bikers At Sturgis
#9  StupidAsshole
Score:50 | Aug 12th

100%.
I don’t even listen to Nick Cave but this dude is clearly smarter than most people on the Internet, SG included.

Posted in: Nick Cave Addresses “Cancel Culture”
#8  bakedbeans
Score:53 | Aug 13th

Sufjan: *makes a song about not putting anybody on a pedestal, not prescribing what we want from them, instead recognizing every person’s fundamental humanity and individuality, them being the authors of their own lives and desires*

me: “ugh, I stan”

Posted in: Sufjan Stevens – “Video Game”
#7  Y*B*B
Score:53 | Aug 11th

Older millennial dudes all huggin’ their Boomer dads with one arm and holding an IPA in the other, each trying to keep the other from seeing that they’re crying

Posted in: Album Of The Week: A. G. Cook 7G
#6  321letsjam
Score:56 | Aug 13th

Wow didn’t see that one coming! Jk very much saw that one coming.

Posted in: Three Women Accuse Mark Kozelek Of Sexual Misconduct
#5  lobster man
Score:57 | Aug 13th

I know there’s going to be a lot of “not surprised” but this is genuinely disappointing and troubling. Fuck this guy.

Posted in: Three Women Accuse Mark Kozelek Of Sexual Misconduct
#4  Legal Eagle
Score:57 | Aug 12th

I think he meant the part about refusing to engage with uncomfortable ideas.

Posted in: Nick Cave Addresses “Cancel Culture”
#3  WilliamSockner
Score:62 | Aug 13th

This is why so many women assume the worst out of guys who disrespect women verbally. A not-insignificant amount of the time, disrespect in public is danger in private.

Posted in: Three Women Accuse Mark Kozelek Of Sexual Misconduct
#2  emanstevenson
Score:65 | Aug 12th

This is the kind of thing he was talking about

Posted in: Nick Cave Addresses “Cancel Culture”
#1  321letsjam
Score:127 | Aug 12th

The point he is making is that moral certainty with no nuance or compassion is akin to religious fervor, and he’s right. The framing of this article supports his point.

Posted in: Nick Cave Addresses “Cancel Culture”

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  StupidAsshole
Score:-30 | Aug 13th

This guy has always sucked btw. As a dude, objectively and as a musician, subjectively. We all knew this and know this. To try an make a big article of it for clicks after saying people don’t actual get cancelled is both hilarious hypocritical and proof that there is a cancellation culture that exists . If it didn’t, this article wouldn’t cause the clicks you want and generate revenue.

Posted in: Three Women Accuse Mark Kozelek Of Sexual Misconduct
#4  CyprusAve
Score:-32 | Aug 7th

I know I’m in my thirties now and old but I STILL don’t understand how this type of thing is part of the “indie” sphere. Ignore 90% of pop music except prostitutes rapping (badly) about getting fucked. What’s the criteria?

Posted in: Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
#3  StupidAsshole
Score:-39 | Aug 13th

I thought cancel culture doesn’t exist?

Posted in: Three Women Accuse Mark Kozelek Of Sexual Misconduct
#2  Grandpa Fred
Score:-40 | Aug 12th

As a white male in 2020, am I allowed to like this song? Or is it considered “cultural appropriation” ?

Posted in: Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” Is Good Music And Better Spectacle
#1  moglog
Score:-49 | Aug 12th

I usually love the Red Hand Files, but I think I’m just gonna go ahead and not read this one!

Posted in: Nick Cave Addresses “Cancel Culture”

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  marko
Score:29 | Aug 10th

I thought we’re supposed to talk about the Essential Moments of Watermelon Sugar or whatever.

Posted in: Harry Styles Has His First #1 Song With “Watermelon Sugar”

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