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Hi, Little Marbles

Today is Columbus Day, that special time of year when we come together as a nation to celebrate a guy who historians tell us sailed the ocean blue, but had very little else to do with anything good at all.

Hopefully, you aren’t reading this today. Hopefully, you’re at the beach or on a boat and won’t even see this until tomorrow. If you are reading this on Monday, October 11th, 2010, please accept my condolences. We should certainly examine whatever life choices have led us to spend this beautiful moment in front of a computer screen and see what we can do to prevent more like it. While we do that, let’s watch this adorable Swedish band do their acoustic cover of Fat Joe’s Make It Rain

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Happy Columbus Day!

 

George Orwell has a blog?

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Of course George Orwell has a blog. Duh, Mom. He’s always all like; @Sn00ki Luv ur new l00k! #newspeak

Apparently this blog has been around for years, updating every few days with Orwell’s journal entries. But hold onto your elbow patches History & Literature Buffs, he just got to WWII!

Actually, you should check this blog out even if you don’t get your internet from a modified Underwood that types your search results onto sheets of gently burnt parchment.

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Mixtape of 1990s R&B dedication jamz
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The following are Inspired by The World Famous Two-Hour Power Love Hour.

For the full list, click on the YouTube Playlist.

1. R. Kelly – 12 Play (1993) – Bump N’ Grind: Trying to pick just one R. Kelly track for this list was one of the most difficult tasks I’ve ever assigned myself. He has at least five amazing Dedication Jamz on his first two albums alone, and that was before he got heavy into the ballad business. The man is a genre unto himself. Even after I’d basically settled on “Bump N’ Grind” as an early yet archetypal R. Kelly entry, I lost several hours listening to Chocolate Factory and TP.3 Reloaded, even though their post-millennial releases disqualify them from consideration. It was brutal, thankless work, but I stuck with it and if I had to do it all over again, I would. My only regret is that I have but one life to give in service of canonizing 90’s Dedication Jamz.

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FEMINIST HULK SO CUTE WHEN SHE'S ANGRY

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Feminist Hulk.

Name: FEMINIST HULK
Location: San Francisco
Bio: HULK SAYS FUCK PATRIARCHY. HULK HERE TO SMASH GENDER BINARY.

Highlights:
HULK LIKE HULK MUSCLES, NOT IN MACHO WAY, BUT TO DEFY CARTESIAN DUALITY THAT SEVER BODY FROM MIND. HULK FIND BODY’S WISDOM BEAUTIFUL.

HULK MAKE CAPITALIZATION EXCEPTION FOR bell hooks. HULK LOVE HER ESSAY ON MADONNA AND RACIST APPROPRIATION.

 

90% Grown (or, When I bite into a madeline I think of 120 minutes)

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Please add your favorite 90s songs in the comments and suggest genre specific mixes you’d like us to work on.

For an amazing 120 Minutes archive, click here.
You’re welcome!

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The Cramps (Stay Sick – 1990)

Bikini Girls with Machine Guns

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3 Reasons for you to spend your next 10 minutes on this youtube video of James Brown

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Understanding that in terms of relative length a 10 minute youtube clip of anything is equivalent to a four and a half hour movie, I will here justify what otherwise should need no introduction:

1. In the likely event that you are fully employed and/or spend less of your free time than I do scouring youtube for classic pop music performances, you can take my word for it: clarity-wise this is an incredible find! This is some of the best audio/visual quality available for free on the internet.

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