Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rage face : dating

From the Reddit rage comics... 
Thanks, N.

How To Dress Well

What if there's no such thing as "good" and "bad" music, and it's all about whether you like it or not?

Obviously there is such thing as BAD music.  But I'm talking about the gray, in-between areas.  Guilty pleasure territory.  Lots of people love pop music, for example.  I don't like a lot of it, blame years of being a college radio DJ, but just because I find it simple and formulaic doesn't necessarily mean it's bad music.  If that's all you listened to, maybe I'd think you have a bad taste in music, but maybe you don't know any better.  Who cares?

There's this song, "Ready for the World" by a band called How To Dress Well.  I really like this song.  I guess I'd describe it as kinda trancy electronic, which isn't a genre I spend a lot of time listening to.  Still, I get nervous about liking this.  Is it good?  Does it sound too 1990s?  Is it simple and formulaic and I just don't know any better?  Would my electro friends disapprove?

Does it even matter?  I still like the song.

Luckily Pitchfork gave this album, Love Remains, a score of 8.7/10.  So, finally (unfortunately?), I feel justified.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Outfits based on album covers

I started playing around with Polyvore over a year ago (thanks Gala) during a wardrobe crisis. It's a super entertaining way to mix and match clothes and accessories and put make-believe outfits together. That makes me sound like such a girl. But seriously, it's like, hours of your life down the drain entertaining. And then I got the idea to build outfits around album covers and... basically lost track of several days. So addicting!

Isn't it amazing how much music can influence personal style? Think about the music you listened to in high school and the clothes you wore back then. Similar, right? I also realized that I use a lot of the same adjectives to describe a band, or even a band's sound, as I do to describe human beings.

Here's a few looks I put together based on some of my favorite albums.  I like to think each album and corresponding look represents a different girl.  Or maybe they're all just different versions of myself.
Feminine, hippie, thoughtful, brooding, sweet.

Selected track: Banshee Beat
The perfect soundtrack for laying down in sunny patch of grass in the park
and doodling in your Moleskine.

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Edgy, young, trendy, tomboy, LA, aggressive, energetic, badass

Selected Track: Ripped Knees
Good to listen to when you're pre-partying with shots of tequila and
funny skateboard videos before you head out to some relevant dive bar.

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Thoughtful, intelligent, New England, classic yet modern, mature,
possibly a tad pretentious?
Selected Track: Cheerleader
This song is for riding the bus to work, and being obsessed with
crossword puzzles.

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Check out the entire collection of outfits on album art on my Polyvore page:

Monday, April 25, 2011

RIP OkStoopid

The entire OkStoopid archive is now available on Auntie Cake!  You may browse the old posts labeled with the tag okstoopid.

I will no longer be updating OkStoopid.  Just seemed easier to have everything in one place.

"Will you get me a Slurpee if I give you a blow job?"

If you're on Twitter, you follow Kelly Oxford, right?

Women throw up when they're pregnant because nothing is grosser than a human growing inside of you.
Seriously guys, there's no way Madonna still gets her period. 
I'm pretty sure she's so good at twitter that she's managing to make a career out of it. (Yes! It can happen!) She's working with CBS on a tv pilot about her life as a stay-at-home mom. She was even recently interviewed on Carson Daly. (Is that even noteworthy?  I was just surprised that he was still around.)

Kelly also wrote an article for GQ magazine, out this month.  It's called "Quid Pro Fellatio" aka Sex Trade, all about using sex as a bartering tool to spice up your love life. I love this!
...When I see a father at the water park with three young children and no mother in sight, I no longer think, "What a cool dad" or "How sad—widowed so young." Instead I think, "That guy's getting fucked for hours tonight." 
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

RIP my radio show

I decided to take a break from hosting my weekly radio show, Between the Bars.  I loved being a DJ and having an excuse to look for new music every week.  Unfortunately, putting together my show and staying on campus late every Wednesday started to feel like a chore.  I need to focus on finishing my thesis, ok?  Also, my car broke so it made getting home on Wednesdays difficult.

So far, I don't really miss it.  This could easily change.

The other day I was listening to my iPod and this Enon song came on. And I thought, "I LOVE THIS SONG."  And then I thought, "Aww, I can't believe I didn't play this on my last radio show!"  And I stared feeling sad.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Disappointing Gay Best Friend

From the Onion

Really funny fake news segment.

How To Get A Guy To Notice You While You're Having Sex With Him

"We've all been there... You have a crush on a guy, he's thrusting his erection inside of you, but you're laying there wondering, 'Does he even know I exist?'"

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Depending on what the girl looks like, I'll just fight her."

This video is going viral because this chick is really drunk and it's really funny.  But I feel like single gals can learn a lot from her, in that she probably sets herself up to meet men really easily.

First step: ALCOHOL.
Step two: Be into sports (you don't even have to be really into the game as long as you're into, like, beer, wings and hats).
Step three: Not giving a shit.  Clearly.

Opening Day: The Cubs biggest fan from WBEZ on Vimeo.

Friday, April 8, 2011

I'm the mayor of your dick

I think the underlying message of "Where That Bitch At" by Boom Chicago is this:
Social networking a makes life difficult.