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The Onion A.V. Club - Aaron McGruder

The Onion A.V. Club - Aaron McGruder Ok, follow the link and look at the picture of the dude. Don't read the text because it will ruin my stupid joke. Ok, so, believe it or not, Aaron McGruder is not the newest R&B star the girls are wooing over. He is a cartoonist. Yep. Of course, his comic, The Boondocks is a crude political comic with art that has dissolved into cut and paste. It's because he's busy making the Boondocks TV show, which will premiere on Adult Swim. And the picture continues to confuse.

Posted on 23 November, 2005 | Post Page |
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del.icio.us most popular mp3s: The worlds most inaproprate mashups.

del.icio.us, which is properly spelled in anoying lowercase letters, is the most popular site for what is known as social bookmarking. It's where people post links to things they like on a page simular to a blog and anyone can look there to see things that that user likes. Anyway, this page <del.icio.us / popular / system:filetype:mp3> is eccentually a list of the things liked the most by nerds who inhabit that site. The number one spot seems to be whatever version of a popular (outside the internet, that is) song has been redone in the least aproprate matter.

For example, in the order of popularity:
  1. London Symphony Orchestra/ Super Mario Brothers Theme - I feel sorry for the musicans who had to play this song while thinking about the years of music theory and classical training have lead to, well, this. It's awesome in it's own weird way, though, if kinda sad.
  2. Jim of Seattle/ Windows Sounds, Concerto Style - Ok, so it works. But I think that I've heard enough of those sounds already, thank you.
  3. Arty Fufkin - Gorrlaz vs. Gwen Stefani/ Hollaback Girls Feel Good - Why must the awesomeness of Gorrlaz be horribly mashed with the annoyance of Gwen Stefani? That's like putting bushel sprouts in a cake.
  4. Jimmie Jammes - Guns and Roses vs. The Beatles/ Sgt Peppers Paradise - If you thought the Gray Album was sacrilegious, this is pure heresy. Heck, I liked the Gray Album but I hate this. God, I can't even listen to it. Next.
  5. Unknown - Snoop Dog vs. Huey Lewis/ Drop It Like It's Huey - Like number 3, the clashing styles really clash here.
  6. Hard-n-phirm/ Rodeohead - The best of the moody rock band Radiohead done in silly bluegrass. You know, after hearing bands like Coldplay, Radiohead front man Tom Yorke admitted to having an identity crisis. Here's to hoping that he never hears this.
Even though most of the stuff there is really bad, a few songs stick out as very good.

Modest Mouse/ Paper Thin Walls - "It's been agreed that the whole world stinks so no one taking showers anymore." Ehhhh.

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Posted on 13 November, 2005 | Post Page |
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The Veterans Day assembly was a day early, the post a day late.

Last Thursday my school had a Veterans Day assembly that ended up as an odd collision of several different world views. First off was a speech from the principal written by the vice president. It was suprisingly basic and simple and filled with common bush words like Freedom and American. Then came the unofficial counterpoint argument from one of the oddest charicters in my school, a fiercely liberal, freckled Indian who is allergic to the sun. As you can probably guess, he isn't exactly popular. His speech had a lot more more complex language than the Vice President's, but most of it ended up as kinda embarrassing. He also talked about how veterans preserved capitalism, another odd statement from a guy who has a Che shirt. He ended with a comment about solders fighting for the unalienable rights of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and some vague threat against the current presidential administration taking that stuff away.

Then came the band, who had a very good song that with a break in the middle for a little speech. It was about the kind of love solders show in the selfless act of risking their life for another. It was awesome.

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Vice President's Remarks at a Remembrance Ceremony for Veterans Day

Che Guevera From Wikipedia

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Posted on 12 November, 2005 | Post Page |
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