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Dec
15th
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Trying to not try, someone stop Kanye

There has been some buzz at work over the Kanye performance on SNL. Make no mistake, I found his performance on both songs to be absolutely dismal. David Berman’s claim that “all my favorite singers couldn’t sing” rings especially true for some of my favorites, but the underlying truth to those performers is a believability. Kanye’s off-key, vocoder synthesized bleating “keep your love locked down” paired cheese ball lyrics (complete with “danger zone” reference) with a lackluster delivery. The background graphics were fantastic, simple yet interesting, but in the end served as so much distraction from the simple yet uninteresting singer in front. 

Dec
11th
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Dec
10th
Wed
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The Bu! If you have an hour, watch all of these! The ‘Bu Episode 1 (via thelonelyisland)

Dec
9th
Tue
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Economic Crisis

The economy is so screwed. I honestly cannot believe how terrible things are looking. For anyone that was sceptic that change was unnecessary I think it is crystal clear that our country cannot continue down the path it is on. January twentieth cannot come quick enough.

Dec
8th
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Dec
7th
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for serious

it’s freakin cold out today. i’m still sick. 

Dec
5th
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Ólöf Arnalds plays Vittu Af Mér on East Village Radio (via iceairpodcast)

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god help the fem-suit

It has long been a belief of mine that the common female business suit prevalent in areas of manhattan, is both an inferior model of it’s predecessor, the male business suit, and a degrading adaptation. The larger commentary revolves around the immense number of ill-fitting, poorly designed suits present in the greater population of New York City, but I have personally taken notice to a more frequent number of fabric injustices on the female side.

I’m not sure when it became decided that a feminine business suit was to be a recipe for awkward tailoring, one could argue that it is on account of its derivation of a garment designed specifically for the frame of a man, but ladies, come on. Three-quarter length sleeves, cropped short capri style pants, lumpy sagging shoulder pads, unflattering collars that overtly try to be “lady-like”?! It is an insult to woman that a female’s suit must in some way resemble a shrunken, thin fabric stereotyped version of it’s predecessor. 

Of all the grievances, the most unforgivable is the insistence on literally short-cutting sleeves. Is there some daily process I am unaware of that requires a woman to utilize a bare-skinned arm just below the elbow? Perhaps ladies find themselves in need of exposing their wrists, as if they frequently play five card stud and want to ensure their male counterparts that they are not cheating. Or the fabric choice - often thinner, more inclined to drape than to hold its form. Perhaps the body temperature of a girl is greater than that of a guy?

Is there anything wrong with simply producing a suit in the standard fashion that subtly reflects the differences in body shape between men and women? Let’s not get carried away. The spirit of the original can be maintained, there is no need to infuse a sexist slant, indicating that a suit for a woman must in some way feature, not simply cater to, her curves.

I feel equally as passionate over the injustice of the, droopy drawered, David Byrne inspired pin-striped numbers that many, many businessmen flock to. The bottom line, a suit should embody a sense of self, knowing full well that it is a suit and not a pair of capris, a baseball jersey, a blouse, dress, kilt, or anything else for that matter.

Dec
4th
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HALO BENDERS “DON’T TOUCH MY BIKINI” (via infantsock) …I have a cold so I sound like Calvin Johnson. Probably because I’ve got no heat or extra blankey.

Dec
3rd
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Land of Talk: Sea Foam (via TheDLShow)