THE FLAT CAP SITUATION: THE BIGGEST TURNING POINT IN THE HAT WARS SINCE THE FEDORA FANS LED THE CHARGE ON NEW JERSEY THIS IS SERIOUS YOU GUYS
This article is interesting in itself for its subject of the digital economy. But I favourited it for a different reason: for the first time I can recall the Japanese term for hikikomori, or more politely, NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) has been used in an English language, Western context.
I’m jolly excited about this new adventure with the English language, aside from the terror this article inspires. Anime nerds like me tried to warn people about the NHK conspiracy long ago, but it’s too late. The NEET conspiracy is here already!
i was just getting mad about this a minute ago
Well this is something.
I’d complain about that one typo in my eBook copy of American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis if it wasn’t so hilarious in hindsight, or in general.
It’s a typo where Patrick Bateman is referred to as Batman by a woman who thinks he’s a stud. This typo delivers on so many levels.
Was watching Brotherhood Of The Wolf and there was this scene where a poet was allowed to read a love sonnet if it was not too licentious. I love that word, licentious, because it makes me imagine these 18th Century poets with Tipper Gore “Parental Advisory: Licentious Sonnets” on their manuscripts.
Coming up with names for 18th Century rappers is fun too, like what if there was this 18th Century French Rapper called 2-Medals who had a hit single called Wenches And Mead, which was banned from the Salons of Paris:
All the wenches in this tavern gettin’ tipsy
Roaming all across this country like a gypsy
Gettin’ wenches and mead
It’s all I need
Ain’t got shit on me
And then he’s release controversial hit singles like “Fornicate The Navy” because they hatin’ on his piratical, booty snatching ways. His final collection of poems, “Ready To Die At The Gallows For Stealing A Loaf Of Bread” would be his most widely revered work, by a poet taken from Bohemia too soon by a justice system that jacked his swag.
I’ve never been one to rock and roll real hard on the guitar. I tried ukulele once but it didn’t take. I know I’ve typed novels with the ferocity of a madman, but I’ve never truly rocked.
There’s a joke in The Late Show where Mick Molloy says today’s generation is fucked because if there’s a war on the music will be shit. The examples he cites are Marky Mark and Billy Ray Cyrus. If only they understood it would only get worse from there. I can’t see anybody driving a tank to Flo-Rida or Kesha’s music.
Jake’s Best T-Shirt Ideas
1: A t-shirt which depicts a cartoon cat o’ nine tails with the slogan “Whip The Rich”.
2: A Call Of Duty parody shirt for Roma gamers that says Call Of Gypsy: Modern Roma.
3: A t-shirt with a photo of Al Capone on it that says Original Gangster on it in text that curls around above and below his classic black and white photo face.
4: A t shirt with the image of Robert Kerman smoking his pipe with the slogan “I Wonder Who The Real Cannibals Are” on it.
5: We really need a new Jurassic Park t-shirt that’s widely available online in Australia. Seriously Universal get on that one.
6: A Highlander themed T-shirt that says I’m Not Spanish, I’m Egyptian in the movie poster’s font.
That’s all the horrendous T-shirt ideas I have for now. Maybe I’ll get some royalties for at least two of them. Not getting my hopes up.
It’s taboo to admit that you’re lonely. You can make jokes about it, of course. You can tell people that you spend most of your time with Netflix or...”
geekphilosopher asked: My twin brother is a film school grad and I am an art school student/novelist who reads a lot but he doesn't, often I have to familiarise myself with movies a lot more than I otherwise would as a sort of second language apart from literature/books so I can bond with him in a way he understands. Do you think people who work in less mainstream mediums often take a peek at other mediums to communicate better with others, artists or not? I feel this helps me befriend non-book people, find new ideas.
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