Your early February linky roundup

February 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

Your faithful editor is going to be out of commission for a few days, so here’s one hell of a link round-up to keep you occupied.

secretplotFriday night, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Whoopass Girls and Buddy Jackson play the VFW. $5, 9 p.m. I’m guessing this is 21+. Here’s the Facebook event and here’s Secret Plot’s bandcamp. Atrocious band name, sweet band. Hitting the same part of my brain that really likes Brand New. It’s also Buddy Jackson’s first show since Nick returned from his tour of Europe, Scandinavia and the subcontinent.

Instead of Angry Birds, here’s Angry BURZUM. Tee-hee.

A Florida man took his wife’s last name after marriage, and got a ton of shit from the DMV about it.

Brian Baker ruled out a Minor Threat reunion, saying in part, “Minor Threat was a product of its time and we aren’t minors anymore and we certainly aren’t threatening. I just think to destroy the myth wouldn’t serve anybody.” Oh, bless him.

The Superbowl is Sunday! If you’re interested in looking at it from a critical feminist lens, here’s 5 Ways Our Changing Culture Will Show Up At the Superbowl. Teh gayz will be involved.

I really heart Run Forever. Delightful pop punk band. Here’s a new video for their song Basement.

On the flip side, here’s some heavy new shit from Inter Arma, who played the VFW a few months ago.

Back to the poppy shit, the Copyrights dude has a new band,  Hospital Job,  which “sounds sorta like The Copyrights playing Superdrag covers,” and you can listen to its album here.

The good ole racism behind your favorite corporate soft drinks! Coca Cola used to market only to white people, so Pepsi marketed to black people: “Middle-class whites worried that soft drinks were contributing to what they saw as exploding cocaine use among African-Americans. Southern newspapers reported that “negro cocaine fiends” were raping white women, the police powerless to stop them.” Also, Coke used to have, um, coke in it, which never fails to amaze me.

30 Rock had a running joke of Jenna dating Mickey Rourke, and now some of those outlandish memories have been illustrated. If you can’t stand the heat, get off Mickey Rourke’s sex grill.

I wrote about how rad and hilarious metal dude/comedian Duane Raider is in the Independent, and now you can watch some of his stand-up on the innertubes!

clothesAn art student put together a simple image that illustrates how bullshit sexual standards are for women. This article, The Balancing Act of Being Female, or, Why We Have So Many Clothes, makes the point that hem length illustrates how complicated women’s wardrobes often have to be. “Women have to constantly figure out where in that space they’re supposed to be.  Too flirty at work mean’s you won’t be taken seriously; too proper at the bar and you’re invisible.  Under the right circumstances (e.g., Halloween, a funeral), you can do “cheeky” or “old fashioned.””


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