disgruntled hipster no. 416

my name is chris osborn.

Comments from disgruntled hipster no. 416

"Yikes" is right. I don't really find this funny or even that creepy, just unspeakably sad. Ugh, I need a bath.
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January 26, 2011 on A Normal Man Makes Normal Videos For Selena Gomez
Yes, Candy Claws. What a dense, expertly constructed and well-paced album. I mean, I get why it was overlooked, it does take some patience, and you can't really listen to it on speakers, but I think it deserved a ton more recognition.
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January 19, 2011 on The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010
Mans, that exact same thing happened to me this summer. Only the three girls I lived with were high out of their minds watching "Forrest Gump" in the other room, dissecting every moment that was "soooo true" and "sooo sweet". I sat, endlessly knocking, listening to the girls' stoned philosophy on film. Torturous. I should also mention that this happened the morning after one of their friends stole my laptop (and years of work with it) during a party they threw when I wasn't home. INSULT TO INJURY.
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November 30, 2010 on Holiday Gift Giving 2010 Open Thread
You win, amberto. Not going to try and top that.
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October 28, 2010 on Halloween Costume Open Thread
I want to be Prince, but I'm not sure of the logistics/necessary racial sensitivity. http://ottermatic.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/omgprincehotwtf.gif
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October 28, 2010 on Halloween Costume Open Thread
Well, at least he's Union.
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October 15, 2010 on This Is Just A Good Headshot
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September 23, 2010 on Super Nintendo Chalmers Open Thread
I have to upvote you. But they won't let me. Your name is more like huckaBEST.
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September 17, 2010 on Eventually The World Will Be Covered In Ash And Silence
@ Mans: Wholeheartedly agreed. The idea that art doesn't change anything is one of the very reasons why it doesn't. But there also cannot be the grandiose idea that it changes everything, or even, in this day and age, can directly influence the macrocosm of society. I think new ways of experiencing art (the gargantuan NEW MEDIA) have influenced that perception of a lessened societal impact--there will never be another Elvis or The Beatles again. There are simply too many channels and too many ways for people to live out their personas and craft their own life narratives that a single song, film, novel, art piece, whatever, cannot have the massive impact on a macro scale anymore. Cool is dead. Good riddance. Since there isn't as closely a defined "popular culture", but rather, many fragmented constructions of one, differing from person to person, how can you expect art, or anything, to somehow resonate through all of them? Now, Gabe and the many others who understandably share his opinion, may see this as people being self-serving, consuming mindlessly and not caring anymore, or at the very least, not caring as much as they once did. But I have seen mobilization towards social change, not through big, often ham-fisted protests of yesteryear, but in the choices people make in their ordinary lives--riding one's bike to work, urban farming in backyards, choosing to oppose bad practices in politics and business with your wallet or lifestyle, and yes, making bedroom pop and building DIY art communities, and sharing those creations to the world via the Internet. The change that can result from art in this digital age (THE FUUUUTURE!) can appear marginal, but I would offer that it is more influential than art that is made for mass consumption and designed to Be About The Issues. Because you can develop an even greater connection to it. You can interact with it, you can call bullshit on bullshit projects, and talented content-creators pay attention to that--it's not just a conversation you're having with your buddies, but it feels like one. They shift their focus when we do. The power is placed in our own hands, and yes, I know we haven't made the best use of it (trampoline videos of YouTube, et al), but it's there. It exists, and many people are making the kind of art that intertwines with activism, to affect change on a micro scale. And if enough people are living their lives responsibly on that micro scale, it will accumulate to a quiet storm. At least I hope so. Also, I still sleep with my Morrissey posters at night. I won't tell anyone if you don't tell anyone.
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August 27, 2010 on Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Wishes It Were Politically Important Or Culturally Valuable
I would say the first disc of "Have One on Me" can be rightfully considered her most accessible (and some of her best work)--the other two, for me, fall extremely flat and feel pretty impenetrable. Maybe I just love grandiose statements on record, but I think "Ys" is one of the best things I've ever heard. There, at least there was an anchor to the sprawl, always a lilting melody to come back to, always some story to become enraptured in. It takes patience, sure, but there are dynamics to it that are sadly missing on the bulk of "Have One on Me". It's a very hard album to listen to, as a whole. I absolutely love the first disc--maybe the rest will unfold and "bloom" for me as well. I really hope it does. But almost seven months in, no such luck...
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August 17, 2010 on Joanna Newsom On Kimmel
Hopefully the last time the tags: "Children" and "Sex" will be used together in a Videogum post.
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August 13, 2010 on Kids Catch Their Parents Screaming Like Girls The Darndest Things
I had to summon the strength of all my ancestors just to make it to 1:59. My family is pisssssssed.
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August 11, 2010 on Teenagers, You’re Liking Music Wrong
Possibly the first and last time I can look at Videogum at work and have it directly pertain to my job! Thanks Gabe! "I am going to film school, and get people coffee at a film company." --disgruntled hipster no. 416
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July 15, 2010 on James Franco + Jon Hamm = Poetry And Biopics Still Suck
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July 13, 2010 on Whoopi Goldberg Is A Stupid Bonehead
Also--talk about a bonehead! Fossils! Amirite, you gu--*gunshot*
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July 13, 2010 on Whoopi Goldberg Is A Stupid Bonehead
This is just a minor misstep in a career full of brilliant choices: http://douglasernstylp.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/theodore-rex-dvd1.jpg
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July 13, 2010 on Whoopi Goldberg Is A Stupid Bonehead
F'real. I'm going home and taking a bath.
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July 13, 2010 on Whoopi Goldberg Is A Stupid Bonehead
Dear (prefix)-gum: Of COURSE this happens literally four days before I move to New York. Of course! Will there be more festivities during the summer, perchance?? Gabe's Summer Mixtape release show?? cordially, disgruntled hipster no. 416
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May 24, 2010 on Stereogum & Videogum Present: The ‘Gum Bowl
At this point in time, I might as well be a lurker. I SHALL RETURN. FOR REAL, THIS TIME.
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May 22, 2010 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
I missed it too, but reading back on it, it really goes to show that even some of the funniest people on the wwweb (world war web) are also some of the Best. I don't nearly come by the comments section as often as I once did (it's been a crazy, hectic and amazing few months IRL!) but I do read VG everyday, and all your comments as well--it's definitely a wonderful respite from some of the more frustrating aspects of making films and passing college and moving to New York in a month's time. Seeing the funny used for good and not evil is totally refreshing. I don't think what happened with nakedpainter here could have happened anywhere else. What I'm trying to say is... aw, come here, I love you Videogum, ya big lug.
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May 8, 2010 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
Roman Polanski's What? He seems to be living his own Roman Polanski's Tragedy of MacBeth. No word other than Roman Polanski's Repulsion could describe my feelings right now.
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May 3, 2010 on Roman Polanski, Child Rapist, Breaks His Legendary Silence
Looks like mfburghoff was up late last night!
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April 27, 2010 on Einstein: The World’s Smallest Horse
I'm getting that phrase tattooed on my throat.
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April 27, 2010 on You Crazy For This Rant, Tea Bagger
I'm just too busy to deliver quality snark! I promise I'm still here!
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April 26, 2010 on M.I.A. – “Born Free” Video (NSFW)