Here’s a term that you should familiarize yourself with:
“Nostalgie de la boue” means ascribing higher spiritual values to people and cultures considered “lower” than oneself, the romanticization of the faraway primitive which is also the equivalent of the lower class close to home.
Vanity Fair has a new photo-spread this month called DEPRESSION-CHIC where they dress up a [...]
The New York Times has gone and laid a faux nostalgia egg on us with its piece lamenting the closing of the last NYC Virgin Megastore. Honestly, there are 10,000 things I feel sadder about than the closing of music stores (like Mad Men spoilers! Booo!). Burn the fuckers down for all I care. Big [...]
Kansas State University recently released the results of a study of the geographic distribution of the Seven Deadly Sins (Ugh, the movie was better than the book!). As you’ve come to expect from Kansas, it shows tremendous intellectual depth and rigor. It’s also, by NO MEANS, influenced by oversimplified judgments derived from ideas about goodness that’ve [...]
First we have Bristol Palin, famous unwed teenage mother and daughter of the arial wolf-slaughterin’ snowbilly Queen of Alaska. She’s got a gig going around to schools and lecturing the younguns about how much being a teen mom sucks!
And if it’s hard for someone who gets to dump her kid with rich relatives while she galavants [...]
As Hunter S. Thompson said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”.* What do conservatives do in a post-election world, where Congress and the White House are firmly under Democrat control, Ann Coulter’s latest tome is tanking, and Bill O’Reilly seems positively subdued? Turn up the weirdness to 11!
Enter Glenn Beck: Two months [...]
If Dora is being “imagined” to age along with her demographic, we wonder what would our generation’s most beloved tender-hearted B42K authentic cartoon icon DOUG FUNNY be like if he aged with us?
It’s been awhile since I wrote. Blame tumblr. Anyhow, Ever since Skeeter started on his PhD in Blue-or-Darker Studies, he’s [...]
Somewhere between the fluffy fun of Snoop Dogg and the unflinching introspection of Elliot Smith lays Jayz’s work. And it’s perfect.
When I listen to Jay-Z my mood changes. I intetailly listen to his albums for hours at a time during work or transit because its cathartic. As some of you may know I resigned [...]
Not content with having ruined Journey, lumberjack shirts, and Williamsburg; 2008 was the year that hipsters bent their black frame eyeglassed-gaze on bacon, the heretofore innocent treat of our Sunday breakfasts.
Hipster doofuses have added bacon to everything from chocolate to vodka this year. Part of my rage stems from the fact that I suspect it’s [...]
Hipster Runoff is one of my favorite blogs.
Ever since Alex Blagg’s weekly hiptard hatefest, Blue States Lose went off-line there’s been an emptiness inside of me that no smutty LA photoblog can fill (really though, BSL is what originally got me hooked on Gawker. If you’ve never read it you’ve been denying yourself an [...]
(We aren’t still using “dropped” for “album release”, are we? Because I hate terminology that makes me think of testicles.)
So this week Guns n’ Roses’ long-awaited album Chinese Democracy finally shat and got off the pot; after a wait of about 97 years, 14 different studios, and the loss of the entire original band line-up [...]