More memes and anti-memes that have crept out of my MSPaint in the past few weeks…
Hello, random coincidence, my old friend.
I make no excuse for my love of puns. It’s all over my chapter titles too. I know.
I’m in the midst of finals week, so yeah, I’m quiet. But I did take a break from studying to de-stress and see a movie tonight. The verdict:
“The Muppets” is rad (yeah, I’m trying to help a friend bring back the word “rad”). I laughed my butt off and got a little misty-eyed a couple times, especially during Kermit’s first song. It’s a nostalgia overload that feels both timely and timeless, and with all the stress and thoughtfulness I’ve been through lately, it was probably the movie I needed to see today to get the catharsis I was craving. It was the perfect mixture of winking-at-the-camera self-awareness and good storytelling. Go see it if part of your soul is still 8 years old like mine is.
Do you hate Christmas music as much as I do? Then have I got just the albums for you!
I can’t describe how much I want to put that song on repeat on the speakers at a WalMart somewhere.
Back in 2009, the goons at Something Awful created a pair of purposefully horrific Christmas albums. I can still find a couple songs from that project on YouTube, but I haven’t been able to find the whole thing. Luckily, I have both albums on my hard drive. I would suggest downloading these and playing them at your holiday parties. If you’re as tired of shitty Christmas music as I am, why not try fighting fire with napalm this year?
Of course, note that when I say “purposefully awful,” that’s not to say that this album is necessarily bad. Hell, I’d say a few of the tracks on here are downright badass; personal favorites beyond “Ho Ho Ho It’s Christmas Time” and the one-lyric “Christmas” that got the project rolling (both of which I love for the sheer schadenfreude) include “We Wish You An Adequate Festive Period,” “Robot Jesus,” “Wisest Man,” “CHRISTmas” and “Cancer For Christmas.” You know, just listen to the whole thing. It’s chock full of good stuff.
Quick disclaimer: I didn’t make any of these songs. I’m just a fan trying to spread the love. I’m assuming these should all be in the public domain given the manner of their creation and original distribution.
I’m also knee-deep in the next bit of “The American Occupy Movement and the Way Forward,” so expect that soon-ish. Oh, and I suppose it’s time to get rid of the site’s fall colors…