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|2 days 14 hours ago||Laettner did a decent amount||
Laettner did a decent amount of dirty work with the Pistons. He was a solid player - I learned to appreciate him.
Singler was just a bitch, more of a typical dookie than Laettner.
|1 week 41 min ago||I'm laughing at the level of||
I'm laughing at the level of reading comprehension shown by the SEC fans in the comment section of that article who are really upset at the anonymous recruit. The violation wasn't triggered because some recruit changed his mind. It was triggered because LSU exceeded the amount of contact they were allowed to have with that recruit (the contact may have happened before or after the decommit and failure to enroll, but that doesn't matter).
|1 week 44 min ago||Why? Seems pretty simple to||
Why? Seems pretty simple to not exceed the permissible contact threshold until the recruit enrolls and not exceed the permissible contact threshold after the recruit doesn't enroll.
|1 week 50 min ago||I don't understand why you||
I don't understand why you would think LSU was screwed. Sticking to contact level thresholds seems simple and straightforward, and consequences for not doing so seems predictable.
|1 week 4 hours ago||I like these.||
I like these.
|1 week 1 day ago||1. You're giving too much||
1. You're giving too much credit to Penn State. Some Italian guy in their media department got the idea from it being used in Italian soccer leagues. It had nothing to do with awesomeness.
2. If we don't want the same jock rock, why don't we just pick some alternatives from the enormous plethora of availble music out there instead of trying to shart out some corporate-cheese crap? Just flip through some deep funk albums or some older Italian movie soundtracks. Or this always gets me hype: soundcloud.com/flyinglotus/coronus-the-terminator. There's so much that's so much better than what they will end up with from this "make a corporate board structure and hire celebrities" like a dictator commissioning a famous artist to make a patriotic song praising the leadership or face consequences.
|1 week 1 day ago||No, I might be older, but I||
No, I might be older, but I can still recgonize a douchey dork when I see one.
And I think you're backwards on how older folk misinterpret teenagers. I've always seen the opposite occurring: older people think the kids who really aren't that cool are actually cool, not the other way around. If older people actually think you suck, then you know you have a problem -- you probably really suck a lot.
Also, since Seven Nation Army is a song by a Detroit band, it is inherently distinct for us. Every other fan base that uses it is kinda really cheering for us without realizing it.
|1 week 1 day ago||Empty recognize empty||
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|1 week 1 day ago||It appears like they're||
It appears like they're trying to characterize the backlash as being specifically related to whether they're attempting to replace The Victors. That seems pretty disingenuous.
The main thrust of the backlash is that these are vapid dorks with no clue about what would make something good but still really want to be seen as doing something cool so they're pushing ahead with their wildly inaccurate notions of what's cool (big celebrities, mainstream corporate America trendy buzzthings) and completely empy substance. It's just corny.
This is what happens when you combine douchey with dorky. You get maybe the worst thing possible. My impression is that they're really trying to do have their names associated with something that they imagine will make them campus celebrities at the bar. It's a desperate attempt for attention, and it's corny. No one wants something like this officially associated with a school they're associated with by way of their degree.
|1 week 3 days ago||I agree. Hackett doesn't seem||
I agree. Hackett doesn't seem like someone whose decisions are determined by PR implications. Although, the upshot of that type of thinking eventually tends to be good PR
|1 week 3 days ago||Having Drake groupie-ing out||
Having Drake groupie-ing out in the lockerroom hasn't seemed to hurt Calipari...
|1 week 3 days ago||"Not a major talent for the||
"Not a major talent for the ages"...lmfao, seriously, you're a clown. Go check his production credits outside of his own albums. Kanye is the most respected musician in the industry today and for the past decade+. Your arrogance comes from a place of ignorance, and it makes you look silly.
|1 week 3 days ago||Kanye's pretty entertaining||
Kanye's pretty entertaining and original on the mic. He's never droppin the most knowledge or doing lyrical gymnastics, but whatever, it works. If you think he's a wack MC, you're probably not listening. He's clever, subtle, and full of personality.
I feel bad for your 3-year old for having to grow up in such a judgemental household.
|1 week 3 days ago||For the geezers, producers||
For the geezers, producers are akin to arrangers.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's because he only respects||
It's because he only respects music by people who resemble him physically. His nonsense explanations are an attempt to cover the actual reason.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This is great, useful info!||
This is great, useful info! Now I can go to all their middle school games and be their biggest fan and offer them stuff like rides and candy, and then when they're professional superstars, they'll like totally do me favors and give me monies to show their gratitude!
But seriously, they better have a strict srcreening process for people that apply to do this type of scouting work.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||http://gmwatch.org/index.php/||
My views on a number of things have changed through the years as I've become more informed, but it's all moving one direction -- against the behemoth industries. I look at someone who is pro-GMO in the same way I look at climate science deniers (brainwashed by big agritech is the same as brainwashed by big oil). I'm quite familair with the science (and the lack of science) on GMOs.
When people like me were insisting there was a problem with antibiotics 10+ years ago, we were laughed at in the same manner. "Kooky luddites" who "deny science" or whatever the conservative yuppies were being taught by corporate media to say about us, even though what we were saying was based on the latest science then. Now that it's finally mainstream science and reaching the mainstream media, people are suddently acting like it's cutting edge science because it's in the NY Times or AOL's Huffpost...but that just means the corporate propagandists gave up on the issue and allowed the media they control to finally print some truth.
Meanwhile, I've been tossing out doctor Rx's for antibiotics and curing any type of infection I get naturally (and much faster and more effectively than the Rx antibiotics ever would have done) for years.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||College rock is indie rock,||
College rock is indie rock, they just changed the name for marketing purposes. But it's the same boring, overrated boring stuff packaged as intellectual and deep to sell to average US white yuppies.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, there is a difference||
Yes, there is a difference between unpopular and racist/ignorant.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hi, my name's Hancock, nice||
Hi, my name's Hancock, nice to meet you. Anyway, here's some racist and ignorant thoughts I have.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You obviously aren't familiar||
You obviously aren't familiar with the science on GMOs. You seem to just be familiar with company talking points on GMOs that get repeated in the mainstream media. Your mind doesn't appear to be free from corporate propoganda.
Also, you're likely a creationist, as anyone who understands and accepts evolution would understand why GMOs are not healthy to consume.
But yes, this "debate" (which in reality, not the media, has been settled) is mostly along political lines: Right-wing pro-GMO (Repubs, mainstream undecideds, moderate "NYTimes-style" democrats) vs. Left-wing anti-GMO (progressives, socialists)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I have an auto-immune issue||
I have an auto-immune issue that makes me gluten-intolerant. A few years back, it was just a quirky trait. But lately, the mainstream media, at the behest of their Big Food and Agri ad-buyers and stakeholders, has been pushing the notion that gluten-free is a lame trend. And now I have to feel embarassed when (easily influenced) people think I've embraced some lame trend whenever I ask for a GF menu.
But, in all honesty, I believe processed wheat is cheap crap that no one should eat since it's pretty clear our species hasn't finished the evolutionary step of adapting to it in our diet yet. It's main use was to feed poor people on the super-cheap way back in the day so they'd feel full and keep working, and it's still slowly killing nearly everyone who continues to eat it (whether perceptible symptoms manifest or not). Cupcakes and whatever else is the media-promoted bakery treat du jour are lame trends.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||People who say this still||
People who say this still exist in 2015? I thought this racist, rockist meme ran out of gas back in the 90s.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The current issue of Wax||
The current issue of Wax Poetics has a good article on Blondie.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That's what this site does:||
That's what this site does: dustygroove.com
A majority of the new music I listen to, I find out about there. By "new," I mean new to me.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||How about: Contemporary US||
How about: Contemporary US rock music is overrated in the US because our rockist mainstream music media is racially biased and the industry wants to be able push music by people who look like white fans.
Like, for instance, consider hip-hop and college/indie rock. Hip-hop, like jazz , funk, and disco music before it, has been embraced internationally, much more so than college rock. But in the US, college rock is what's been more popular now -- a lot of that is because it gets pushed more as being things like "intellectual" and "emotionally deep," and people who want to feel smart about themselves and project a smart image of themselves get sold into artists promoted as embodying those concepts easily, especially if it's someone who looks like them since it makes it more comfortable for them to be fan.
So hate me now, Pitchfork devotees.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Wow, that sounds like an||
Wow, that sounds like an amazing project that would revolutionize what it means to have music, sports, and entertainment!!! Like, totally something that’s never been done in music, college or sports ever!!! All we need is some celebrities, some Grammy-award winners obviously, and then we'll have our own song that we created, that we were a part of!!!
I'll throw in the idea that we should make a music video! And a documentary that's all about us making it all -- "Making the Movement"!!!
We can have sponsorships, school endorsements, and crowdfunding too!!! But, you know, it should also involve a significant philanthropic contribution.
This movement will energize Michigan fans globally!!!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||As someone who loves the game||
As someone who loves the game of basketball, I'll upvote this thread.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It works for: selling||
It works for: selling records. Sure, sometimes.
Except that this is entirely different context.
And, really when you think about it, high-profile collaborations that are put together primarily for the sake of being high-profile tend to miss more than they hit.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I see your point. But, at||
I see your point. But, at least from the article, it was presented as some aimless "the goal of this song is to get a lot of big names." I don't know, "let's get some famous people together" just sounds stupid and superficial.