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"Take only electricity; leave only toxic blue smoke." ~Native American proverb
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December 17, 2017 on Kiss’ Gene Simmons Accused Of Sexual Battery In Lawsuit
The Boss BD-2 Blues Driver is a popular overdrive/distortion pedal for guitar. Kevin Parker from Tame Impala loves them, too: http://www.thomann.de/pics/bdb/103955/7536118_800.jpg
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December 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"She's roastin' chestnuts with the skids down in Kansas City, She says, 'The nights aren't so silent, but who wants to live past thirty?'"
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December 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
My friend and I have been texting each other all week turning Christmas carols into Hold Steady songs. Here's "Jingle Bells": "I scored some bells off a St. Nick in Sacramento, He had dilated pupils and a face like young Marlon Brando"
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December 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
And now you're riding dollface's wave-riding. snakeeatingitsowntail.jpg
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December 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
rj vs. a.j. Rumble in the Who Cares We're All Dorks Here
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December 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
dansolo/a.j., I saw your replies to my comment in the Moogfest article way too late and wrote a reply you probably didn't read. TL;DR I don't take anything seriously on this site and love you both. :*
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December 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Hey: I respect that you have strong opinions on the prison system, especially because you said your job is providing legal education and aid to prisoners, which is great btw. I disagree that supporting the death penalty is inherently racist—capital punishment was practiced in racially homogeneous societies and predates the enslavement of Africans by Americans, America, and Western civilization as we know it—but that’s a much longer discussion and one on which we probably won’t find much common ground. And my bringing up South American dictatorships favoring death by helicopter wasn’t to be obtuse or be a dick or show off what I remember from the one Central and South American poli sci course I took in college. It was to say those dictatorships are just as irrelevant to Win’s comment as lynch mobs in the American South, because he wasn’t being racist.
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December 15, 2017 on XXXTentacion Jailed On New Charges, Could Face Decades In Prison
a.j., c’mon... theyachtmaster had the right idea with his reply/joke, which was pretty much, “Does this dingus not even realize how racist he’s sounding right now?” without explicitly calling him a racist. When OP didn’t even get the joke, it was pretty easy to infer he wasn’t being racist. And guess what? He wasn’t. If you’re gonna criticize him for supporting the death penalty—which I would, because I don’t support it, which I’ve said many times—who cares which method he’s talking about? Hanging has existed for a long time and isn’t inherently racist. And—again—he wasn’t being racist. It’s like when BLM accused War for the Planet of the Apes of racism because an ape in the movie poster was wearing a blue vest and BLM activist DeRay Mckesson wears one, too, so they must have been insinuating black people are apes. When in reality—wait for it—the apes have worn blue vests since the original Planet of the Apes movie. If you’re gonna call someone a racist, make sure you’re absolutely sure, because you’ll feel real silly if you’re wrong.
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December 15, 2017 on XXXTentacion Jailed On New Charges, Could Face Decades In Prison
I think we misunderstood each other there and can see now why you asked whether I was being obtuse. When OP replied to theyachtmaster’s “lynching” joke/criticism without even mentioning race, it was clear to me he thought people were mad at him for supporting the death penalty and had no idea people were reading racism into his comment. And I immediately thought “oh, no” and realized he’s gonna get 25+ replies calling out racist implications he wasn’t making. My point wasn’t that we should attack the other guy, too because of the helicopter meme’s origins. Just that it’s funny to me that both commenters said the same thing—“let’s just kill this guy and be done with it”—but everyone zeroed I’m in DJ_Windows_98’s possible racism and completely ignored the other comment. TL;DR OP’s comment had nothing to do with XXXTentacion being mixed race or from the South. It was because he supports the death penalty and thinks XXXTentacion deserves to die for what he allegedly did and decided to make a dumb, knee-jerk comment.
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December 15, 2017 on XXXTentacion Jailed On New Charges, Could Face Decades In Prison
True story: I considered posting “Argentina, too” after that first post but thought, “Eh, I don’t think anyone cares.” You never let me down, YBB. Now, how ‘bout a free helicopter ride?
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December 15, 2017 on XXXTentacion Jailed On New Charges, Could Face Decades In Prison
I promise I’m not being obtuse, and I don’t support killing anyone—judicially or extrajudicially. All I was saying was I don’t think OP was making any racist implications. And he wasn’t.
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December 15, 2017 on XXXTentacion Jailed On New Charges, Could Face Decades In Prison
The “throwing people out of helicopters” meme is actually referencing a historical reality for South Americans in the 70s and 80s: authoritarian regimes—I think Pinochet’s, specifically—abducting dissidents and throwing them from helicopters into the ocean.
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December 15, 2017 on XXXTentacion Jailed On New Charges, Could Face Decades In Prison
Anyone else but me notice the guy who said to throw him out of a helicopter got no replies while this guy got hit with an entire sub-thread because of a racist implication it turns out he wasn’t making?
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December 15, 2017 on XXXTentacion Jailed On New Charges, Could Face Decades In Prison
I'm gonna stick my neck out here and say I don't think DJ_Windows_98 meant anything racial by his comment. I disagree with him and know the historical inference everyone's making here, but I'm getting "we should just kill this guy!" vibes--not "we should lynch this black guy just like we used to!"
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December 15, 2017 on XXXTentacion Jailed On New Charges, Could Face Decades In Prison
You're right, but sometimes bad people do bad things for no good reason. Someone with a violent, abusive childhood who grows up to do violent, abusive things in the heat of the moment or because they were never taught how to resolve conflict peacefully is one thing--still horrible and completely inexcusable, but it's at least understandable. Tracking someone down you've already beaten up and coercing a confession out of them requires a lot of planning, agency, and evil. If he's guilty, he deserves to be behind bars for as long as we can put him there.
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December 15, 2017 on XXXTentacion Jailed On New Charges, Could Face Decades In Prison
The next time we're in the middle of a heated Stereogum comment debate, we should take a moment to remember the one thing we can all agree on: this guy is a fucking monster.
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December 15, 2017 on XXXTentacion Jailed On New Charges, Could Face Decades In Prison
"Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1" is one of the most played songs on my please-God-don't-die iPod from car plays alone.
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December 15, 2017 on Run The Jewels – “Call Ticketron” Video
I need to do the same thing ASAP. Glad that my "How Is This Not in Print?!" list has shrunk so much in the past few years: this, the Beta Band, the Hold Steady, Broadcast, Boards of Canada, and MBV coming soon. C'moooooon, The Reminder.
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December 15, 2017 on 27 Reissues From 2017 You Should Check Out
I'm disappointed in myself and everyone I know that this is the first I'm hearing of those Brian Eno reissues.
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December 15, 2017 on 27 Reissues From 2017 You Should Check Out
This is the "Jesus wept" of cokeparty comments.
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December 15, 2017 on Queens Of The Stone Age’s Ellen Appearance Cancelled
I agree with you but still wanna make a Hopsin or "J. Cole went platinum with no features" joke. I'm so sorry.
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December 15, 2017 on Black Thought’s Funkmaster Flex Freestyle Is Incredible
"I call it 'stealing!'" ~That uncle
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December 15, 2017 on Stream Eminem Revival
Don't worry: next season, I'll tell you what really happened.
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December 14, 2017 on Russell Simmons Says He Will Prove His Innocence Against Rape Allegations