Last week I wrote this piece for Comic Book Resources about the new Teen Titans #1 cover. The point of the piece was hey, there’s a broad demographic DC *could* be hitting with this book but the cover is certainly not made for that potential demographic. Instead, it’s more of the same-old,…
I’ve finally made something in a while! I feel very accomplished finishing this.
I think you all know what this is ;-)
I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World) - Donald Fagen
Here at home we’ll play in the city / Powered by the sun / Perfect weather for a streamlined world / There’ll be spandex jackets, one for everyone
Shiny Happy People - R.E.M.
Meet me in the crowd (people, people) / Throw your love around…
|—||Barenaked Ladies (via fearofpop)|
I mean yeah, there are love songs and break up songs and stuff. But it’s pretty clear when you listen to the whole album together that there’s an underlying theme here. Insomnia, references to self harm, alcoholism, philosophic attempts to rationalize experiences and not feel so intensely down…
So Roosterteeth produced and presented BNL’s new music video here (an extremely catchy song by the way), and I decided to post some choice headlines from the music video:
- President being relocated to secure bunker. President calls top bunk.
- Religious leaders around the world: “We so called…
The song hit #1 in the US 15 years ago today. Do the rap verses still make sense?
Line: "You’ll think you’re looking at Aquaman/ I summon fish to the dish…."
1998: Aquaman’s ability to communicate with fish was generally considered a lame superpower.
2013: After a faux movie on Entourage and a failed TV series, Aquaman is still as lame as ever.
Line: "Although I like the Chalet Swiss"
1998: Back then, Swiss Chalet was Canada’s premier destination for roasted chicken and starch.
Line: "Big like LeAnn Rimes, because I’m all about value"
1998: At the time, 16-year-old Rimes had the most wholesome image imaginable.
2013: 15 years later, she’s a tabloid mainstay, from breaking up marriages to being “too skinny.”
Line: "Bert Kaempfert’s got the mad hits"
1998: Kaempfert, the songwriter behind “Strangers in the Night” and “Danke Schoen,” was long dead in the late ’90s.
2013: Still dead.
Line: "Chickity China, the Chinese chicken"
1998: A reference to Busta Rhymes’s verse in A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario.”
2013: This is now probably the most recognizable line in the history of pop music.
Line: "Watching X-Files with no lights on”
1998: The X-Files ran from 1993 until 2002.
2013: Now people would probably watch something else, like Fringe or Veronica Mars or something.
Line: "Like Harrison Ford I’m getting Frantic"
1998: This was an obscure reference even in 1998, as Ford had made a dozen movies more memorable than Frantic.
2013: Ford has not made any notable movies in the past 15 years.
Line: "Like Sting, I’m tantric"
1998: The former Police frontman became synonymous with tantra after a 1990 interview in which he claimed to engage in marathon sex sessions.
2013: A couple years ago, Sting’s wife, Trudie Styler, clarified things. Apparently, Sting was pretty drunk when he gave that interview and things got exaggerated.
Line: "Like Snickers, guaranteed to satisfy"
1998: The chocolate bar’s marketing campaign centered on its ability to satisfy (as well as “Not going anywhere for a while?”).
2013: The commercials still claim that Snickers satisfies. They add, “You’re not you when you’re hungry.”
Line: "Like Kurosawa I make mad films/ OK, I don’t make films/ But if I did they’d have a samurai"
1998: A reference to the Japanese director of Seven Samurai, who died in 1998, after the song’s release.
2013: BNL’s Ed Robertson still doesn’t make mad films, but he does make Ed’s Up, a TV series where he flies his own plane and then tries to do people’s jobs. Still no samurai though.
Line: "Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon/ Cause that cartoon has got the boom anime babes/ That make me think the wrong thing”
1998: The original Japanese Sailor Moon TV series ran until 1997, though the English-language version continued to run until 2000.
2013: A quick Google image search for “anime babes” proves they are still able to make one think the wrong thing.
Tell the bookie put a bet on “not a damn thing will go wrong”
Barenaked Ladies - Odds are [ ►]
cats are such beautiful assholes