“Is this true?” Mayor Lenny demanded answers and he demanded them now. The fate of New York City hung perilously in the balance, and the handful of men that stood before him were the city’s - perhaps even the world’s - last and only hope. Beads of sweat danced across the brows of once…
“That’s impossible, even for a computer!” Wedge Antilles knowingly quipped, his years of expertise fueling his very real concerns; this was little more than a glorified suicide mission. General Dodonna must be completely out of his mind. Suddenly, a shrill, boyish voice chimed in. “It’s not…
I hope I lie
And tell everyone you were a good wife
And I hope you die
I hope we both die
Listening to this song on repeat is probably contributing a little bit to pretty tasty round of the Sunday Sadz that I’ve got going on right now. But the thing is is that, despite the really bleak themes at play here in the lyrical content, I still think this song is one of the most beautiful that I’ve ever heard in my life. The whole thing fucking drips honesty out of every second of running time. Real, raw, brutal honesty. The kind of honesty that gives you that wonderful sense of shame for being privy to the deeply personal moment of someone else. It’s crushing, but it rules. Totally, totally rules.
Also, John Darnielle is easily better than your favourite musician, and if it were a just world his lyrics would be included in school curriculum.
Throwing a frisbee
Doing a park thing
Cooking and eating foods
Jumping off rocks/cliffs
Looking at/playing with animals
Yeah, look. All of these are bloody sick little activities (except for skateboarding because I’ve got horrendous balance when my feet aren’t directly in contact with the ground, and skydiving because I… I just can’t handle heights, y’know?).
And any dingus who doesn’t want to do these with Fiona is a complete goose.
Great Beards in History #16: The Beards
These guys got #99 in the Triple J Hottest 100 for 2011 with the track “You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man.”
I love this, not only because it says everything that I’m FAR TOO PAINFULLY RIDICULOUS to say to anyone ever, but because their commitment to the bit is at an all-time level.
More of this from everyone, please.