Jan 4, 2016 PEM commented on The Film I Liked Too Much in 2015, The Film I Liked Not at All, and the Film I Thought I Liked Until I Realized I Didn't.
After a unit on stocks for my 4th grade GT math class, my parents bought me a single share of Disney (which, since 1988, has split several times). I am super excited that this means Charles is writing about me.
Jun 24, 2015 PEM commented on What Is Puppy Play and Why Is It So Popular?.
I'll save you some time preparing next week's corrections: "In last week's issue, Matt Baume erroneously implied that straights a) are not into puppy play, and b) won't get hip till gays think it's tired. We have since taught him how to use a search engine, procured him accounts on FetLife and CollarMe, and sent him to Anthrocon. The Stranger regrets his smug errors."
May 6, 2015 PEM commented on Last Days: The Week in Review.
In addition to citing Mother Jones, it would be a major oversight for Seattle's alt-weekly to not mention Baltimore's alt-weekly, the City Paper, which was all over the coverage well before Monday's riots, including covering how racist sports fans helped fuel the first incidents of vandalism on Saturday and filming photographer Joe Giordano's beating by police later that night.
Jan 8, 2015 PEM commented on The Song of the Day Is Animal Collective's "Who Could Win a Rabbit?".
Among other things, "Boy's Latin" is a reference to a rival Baltimore private school. Animal Collective all went to Park.
Oct 29, 2014 PEM commented on Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Dubstep Remix.
You picked the wrong remix. I'm not a dubstep fan by any means, but the Rudebrat one is actually pretty good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEZcnbTB…
Sep 10, 2014 PEM commented on Dig 20/20's Rap Music Profile From 1981.
I'm blown away by how positive it is and how truly interested the newscasters appear to be. The rap-as-menace narrative I grew up with (I probably taped my first rap song off a friend in '87 maybe?) wasn't in place yet.
Aug 27, 2014 PEM commented on Tonight in Music: The English Beat and Radius Etc..
"For those who do not know what ska is, do not bother me or bother going to this show." Forget Megan; Kyle is my new favorite Slog music writer.
Aug 22, 2014 PEM commented on Tomorrow Night in Music: The Gods Themselves, Crazy Eyes, and Soft Blows.
I, for one, welcome our new italic overlords.
Jun 24, 2014 PEM commented on I, Anonymous.
I try to respect local customs, so I get that it's customary for "I, Anonymous" commenters to rip into Anon. especially is s/he dares utter anything resembling the oh-so-dreaded privilege. But Jesus, people, have you never been pissed off by shitty service, or do you all have the patience of Tibetan lamas?

I don't read from the disruptive economy Bible and I'm suspicious of Uber and Lyft. But most cab experiences suck, period. When I was in Mexico and needed to get to the airport—at 4:30 AM the next day no less—I walked to the taxi stand, talked to a driver, and he was there the next morning at *4:27*. You try that with a cab in the states.

And hell yeah to @17, because the way cab companies treat people in wheelchairs is *beyond* shit. Let me tell you how much I enjoyed the call from my sobbing girlfriend whose taxi driver got her to a doctor's appointment 45 minutes late and broke her wheelchair.

Are there bigger problems in the world? Sure. But if you're rallying to attack Anon., you're not a working class hero or staffing the privilege coat check at Club Integrity. You're defending crap service in a crap industry. I don't like Uber and Lyft, but if they win cab companies and cabbies have no one but themselves to blame.
May 21, 2014 PEM commented on I, Anonymous.
Reading these comments, I've learned so much. Specifically, I've learned that the name of Anonymous's dad is Arthur Zifferelli.