Comments from El Gummo

The fan reaction to TLJ was embarrassing. I agree it's a great film overall with a pointless subplot and a few cringey parts here and there. If you wanna see top-notch film criticism by an Internet nerd and still haven't seen those hour-long Red Letter Media reviews of the Star Wars prequels, go watch them ASAP. They're the funniest things I've seen on YouTube by a mile and so insightful they permanently changed the way I watch movies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI
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July 11, 2018 on Childish Gambino – “Summertime Magic” & “Feels Like Summer”
One time a friend on Facebook said Rogue One is the best Star Wars movie, so I asked him to name one new character without looking it up. I got unfriended real fast.
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July 11, 2018 on Childish Gambino – “Summertime Magic” & “Feels Like Summer”
If Nigel’s response isn’t “Fuck you / I won’t do what you tell me” I quit.
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July 11, 2018 on Rage Against The Machine Demand Nigel Farage Rename His Podcast
Gotta love that editor's note: "A previous version of this report included information about the meaning of 'American Idiot' that was attributed to a Clickhole.com article. Clickhole.com is a satire site. The information has been removed from the story." Translation: "A previous version of this report contained a damning indictment of our near-complete lack of editorial standards and frothing hatred of Donald Trump. We have removed it from the story and will decline to comment on the ways in which our continued failure to maintain any semblance of journalistic rigor during his presidency lends credence to his usually baseless accusations of fake news and increases the likelihood of his re-election in 2020."
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July 10, 2018 on WaPo Mistakes Green Day Quotes From Clickhole As Authentic In Report On Campaign To Get “American Idiot” To #1 In The UK
I thought "queer" now means anyone on the LGBT+ spectrum in the same way that POC means anyone who's not white.
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July 10, 2018 on Braids, Japanese Breakfast, & More Condemn Company For Sexist “Pussy Melter” Guitar Pedal
Never apologize to me for anything. Besides, I think everyone thought you said it again on purpose to trigger meat.
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July 10, 2018 on Braids, Japanese Breakfast, & More Condemn Company For Sexist “Pussy Melter” Guitar Pedal
IMO the new version fixes almost everything that made it useless.
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July 10, 2018 on Braids, Japanese Breakfast, & More Condemn Company For Sexist “Pussy Melter” Guitar Pedal
Jack White is in the same category as Jonny Greenwood, Josh Homme, and a few others. If you try to sound like them just by using the same pedals as they do, you're gonna have a bad time.
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July 10, 2018 on Braids, Japanese Breakfast, & More Condemn Company For Sexist “Pussy Melter” Guitar Pedal
My comment wasn't clear, but that's what I meant: My take on the hardware store was wrong for all the reasons you just gave. What I meant is I stand by my take on the pedal: I'd rather the bands who are offended by it speak out about it and then take their business elsewhere without petitioning TC to change it. They would get the chance to broadcast why they think it's offensive, their fans would get the message and boycott TC, the people who like the pedal as is could buy it as is, and we could all move on with our day.
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July 10, 2018 on Braids, Japanese Breakfast, & More Condemn Company For Sexist “Pussy Melter” Guitar Pedal
Thanks! You're right: The hardware store was a bad analogy. I stand by my take on this case, though.
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July 10, 2018 on Braids, Japanese Breakfast, & More Condemn Company For Sexist “Pussy Melter” Guitar Pedal
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July 10, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
I feel the same way about this as I did about that hardware store in Tennessee with the "No Gays Allowed" sign in the window: Let them do it. I'd rather know which companies endorse things I think are gross or insulting so I can choose not to support them.
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July 10, 2018 on Braids, Japanese Breakfast, & More Condemn Company For Sexist “Pussy Melter” Guitar Pedal
UPDATE: When he came out his shit was gone.
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July 10, 2018 on Watch Car Seat Headrest Cover Death Grips
cheap_suit used a GIF! https://media.giphy.com/media/3o72F8t9TDi2xVnxOE/giphy.gif
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July 10, 2018 on Drake Beats The Beatles’ Record For Most Simultaneous Songs In The Top 10
*apologized after realizing she was wrong, which, conveniently, happened right after Palin threatened to sue her.
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July 10, 2018 on Azealia Banks Teases New Song With Grimes
Forgot "Best I Ever Had" and Take Care sorry Tom
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July 9, 2018 on Sounds Like Eaux Claires’ Surprise Lineup Experiment Didn’t Go So Well
Speaking of Francis Starlite being an imitator (and I agree): Chris, please write a thinkpiece on "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap and how influential it was in popularizing vocoder/Auto-Tune harmonies to express vulnerability and inner turmoil and how everybody forgot because of Dear Sister/Jasoooooon Deruuuuuulllooo and because Speak for Yourself didn't make any AOTD lists so much that 10 years later nobody realized "715 Creeks" or however you write it by Bonny Bear was a rewrite an absolutely gorgeous rewrite but still a rewrite of "Hide and Seek" and how important it is in the overall vocoder/Auto-Tune-as-art timeline: "Around the World" → "Believe"/"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" → "One More Time" → "Hide and Seek" → Rapper Ternt Sanga808s & HeartbreakBlood Bank EP → MBDTF → "Beth/Rest"/good kid, m.A.A.d city/22, A Million/Francis Whoever the Fuck
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July 9, 2018 on Sounds Like Eaux Claires’ Surprise Lineup Experiment Didn’t Go So Well
Broken clock/twice a day
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July 9, 2018 on Azealia Banks Teases New Song With Grimes
I need to make an Azealia stan infograph already: 1. Choose your euphemism! "Sure, she may..." a) ...be controversial b) ...be outspoken c) ...be a troll d) ...have a big mouth 2. Choose your cop-out! "But..." a) ...she's just telling it like it is! b) ...at what point do we gonna forgive her and move on? c) ...she deals with much worse every day as a woman in the industry! d) ...people just feel threatened by there being more than one popular female rapper at a time! 3. Choose your distraction! "And besides..." a) ...have you heard "Anna Wintour"? b) ...Broke with Expensive Taste is criminally underrated. c) ...she's more talented than 99% of the artists Stereogum covers. d) ...have you heard "Anna Wintour"?!?!?! 🔥🔥🔥
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July 9, 2018 on Azealia Banks Teases New Song With Grimes
Thanks and right back at ya, rj. You made this commentariat what it is. I knew we were meant to be when you posted yr half-decade AOTD list way back when and had Kaputt, Kill for Love, and The Seer on it. And it's all love energy. I'm about love now, bro.
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July 6, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Yep! I'm still El Goodo on Twitter and SpottieOttieOtify.
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July 6, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Damn, didn't realize Gravatar was giving everybody such a hard time. I use Chrome and am not tech-savvy at all, so the only possible solutions I can think of are that you need to go through your profile to get to gravatar.com to make sure it recognizes your 'Gum profile, or that you need to clear your cache because some browsers make you do that before your avatars start showing up. Wish I could help more. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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July 6, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
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July 6, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
If you start using quotation marks we're not friends anymore.
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July 6, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I walked to the mailbox. https://media.giphy.com/media/5TBlqBtLtrzUc/giphy.gif
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July 6, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Stereogum is for the children.
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July 6, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Stereogum 101 for Babies 👶 Uploading an Avatar 👶 1. Go to any article, log in to your Stereogum account, then scroll up. 2. Click the blank avatar in the top-right corner to go to your profile. 3. Click "Edit Profile", then click the link to go to gravatar.com. 5. Click the Create Your Own Gravatar button, sign up, and log in. 6. Go to My Gravatars, then click "Add a new image". 7. Upload your image, then go through the prompts until you're done. 8. You done. 👶 Posting Images 👶 1. Go to tinypic.com*, sign up, and log in. 2. Choose an image file, resize if necessary, then click "UPLOAD NOW!". 3. Copy the "Direct Link for Layouts" link, then paste it into your comment. *Don't use Imgur. 👶 Posting GIFs 👶 1. Go to giphy.com and enter your search terms (e.g., "elmo fire"). 2. Click the GIF you want, then click "Copy Link". 3. Copy the "GIF Link" link, then paste it into your comment. 👶 Adding Bold Text, Italics, and Embedded Links 👶 HTML tags are surrounded by angle brackets (the "less-than" and "greater-than" signs)—not regular brackets, which I'm using here so you're able to see them. 1. Use [b]text goes here[/b] for bold text. 2. Use [i]text goes here[/i] for italics. 3. Use [a href="link goes here"]text goes here[/a] to embed a link. 👶 Posting Tweets and YouTube Videos 👶 1. Copy the URL, then paste it into your comment. 2. That's it. 👶 Viewing the Number of Upvotes/Downvotes on a Comment 👶 1. Hover your cursor over the thumbs-up or thumbs-down button. 2. Chill for a sec.
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July 6, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I tried downloading some of their songs from KaZaA, but Winamp and RealPlayer both say the files are corrupt. Could you IM me the link? What's your screenname? I'm XxGummoxX on AIM: 16/m/pa Bands: K0rn, Slipknot, Reel Big Fish, Queen *~///{YoU LaUgH aT mE bEcAuSe i'M DiFfErEnT, i LaUgH aT yOu bEcAuSe yOu'Re aLL tHe SaMe}\\\~*
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July 6, 2018 on It’s Been 20 Years Since “One Week”: Ed Robertson Looks Back At Barenaked Ladies’ Mad Hit
And I get what you're saying: The audience knowing a comedian's personal history with a topic affects how they'll react to him joking about it. But make no mistake: There are people out there who believe no one—no one—should ever tell a joke even remotely involving mass murder, sexual assault, terminal illness, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, or any other sensitive topic regardless of the comedian's intent. These same people are disproportionately likely to respond to those jokes by starting a social media campaign instead of changing the channel or writing a bad review.
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July 6, 2018 on Ariana Grande Responds To Controversy Over Pete Davidson’s Resurfaced Manchester Bombing Joke
I don't think that's the issue. The issue is that comedy is built on comedians saying things no reasonable person would ever say or think, and there exists a certain type of person out there who thinks no comedian should ever tell a joke involving x—even when x isn't the butt of the joke, even when the comedian has a personal connection to x, even when the comedian agrees x is awful and is using satire to call attention to it—because x is so horrible as to be unfunny no matter what the context or intent of any joke involving it. The other issue is how you react to jokes you find offensive: choosing not to support that comedian again, or participating in a social media campaign to get that comedian fired or blacklisted. Both options are perfectly legal and First Amendment-compliant, but which group you fall into says a lot about you as a person.
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July 6, 2018 on Ariana Grande Responds To Controversy Over Pete Davidson’s Resurfaced Manchester Bombing Joke
It's missing the italics: "Britney Spears didn’t have a terrorist attack at her concert." (implying Britney isn't as big as Ariana because she didn't have a terrorist attack at her concert > implying a terrorist attack at someone's concert is an indicator of their success as an artist > no reasonable person would ever think that > WOCKA WOCKA) Dumb joke, but that's the joke.
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July 6, 2018 on Ariana Grande Responds To Controversy Over Pete Davidson’s Resurfaced Manchester Bombing Joke
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