“I saw on television the performing group known as the Village People. These are very exuberant, virile men. I have no delusions; I know that they are all lesbians. But they expressed in their dancing the kind of unapologetic enthusiasm for their masculinity that so many in our culture wish to repress in favor of Alan Alda.”—Ayn Rand writing for Parade in 1980 (via The New Yorker)
If you aren’t already using Dropbox, you should be! Plus by signing up using any link in this post, both you and me earn 250MB of free storage space. I’d really, really, really appreciate it. Translation: Do it now!
“The Confederate (Constitution) contained another great idea that would certainly upgrade our own Constitution: it limited the president to a single term of six years. The lousy second-term president is one of the great curses of American history. When loyalists chant “four more years” at party conventions, it’s almost like they’re hexing their subjects. From George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the disappointing presidential encore has become a dismal tradition. Given this pattern, even the most loyal Obama supporter must wonder whether re-election in 2012 would be worth it.”—
I just updated to 10.6.5, but I can’t remember if this happened before the update. It’s gradually been getting worse for a few weeks. If it’s a graphics card thing (or some other hardware issue) it doesn’t make any sense considering I just bought this MacBook Pro less than 4 months ago.
Whats happening? I really need these programs to work. It’s my livelihood. Somebody let Marco know about this.
PS: Happy Thanksgiving from Spain! I guess I’ll be spending mine with an Apple Genius, but it’ll be more American than paella so I’m not complaining.
I have loved the People Under the Stairs ever since I heard “Yeild” off Or Stay Tuned. Best fucking song ever, btw!
Anyway… no one in the US I ever mentioned the PUTS to has ever heard of them. It took me coming to fucking Spain to find someone who automatically knew who they were, without question. I mean, I didn’t even ask the girl “Do you know the People Under the Stairs are?”… all I said was I’m a banger, the kind you keep in yo’ disc changer and the girl went “Is that Double K?”. I mean… are you fucking serious. I mean, No. 1: she knows who Double K is; and No. 2: all I said was the mother fuckin’ lyric and she knew who, what, when, where and why…. and you guys think “Yeild” is a sign of caution? Mother fucker, that’s the number one signal you’re about to get fucking down.
How is it that, in a country where scarfs are accessories, they know more about hip hop than we do in the US? I think that’s why they hate us.
“If you a fighter, rider, lighter, flame ignitor, crowd exciter or you wanna just get high then just say it. But then if you a liar-liar, pants on fire, wolf crier, agent with a wire I’m gonna know it when I play it…”—…It’s bigger than Hip Hop by Dead Prez