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Feb 18, 2016 skweetis commented on My Philosophy.
I don't care for ostentatious behavior in the real world, but bragging is in the DNA of rap and I love it in that context. But part of the deal is that you can't just say "I'm awesome", you have to say it in an awesome way. I seem to be alone in this, but I just think Kanye is a bad rapper. His rhymes are bad. His flow is bad.
Feb 3, 2016 skweetis commented on Tell Us What to Do with a Sad Misogynist Who Wants Us to Pay Attention to His Misogyny and Homophobia.
I'm concerned about misogynist trolling in general:…

A woman saying literally anything online is enough for these freaks to spew horrific abuse at her constantly until they are blocked. I don't think I know any guys who do this, so I can't say, "not cool, bro". And I don't think these guys are even capable of listening to reason. What can we do? Pressure twitter and other platforms to enforce zero tolerance?
Jan 20, 2016 skweetis commented on Ta-Nehisi Coates on Bernie Sanders: Why Is the Socialist's Imagination "So Limited Against White Supremacy?".
I think he is referring to *political* pragmatism and noting that Bernie (who I think is great) is inconsistent in his application of this litmus test. Second, I think he is generally trying to generally contest the idea that across the board socialist redistribution is sufficient to redress the real and tangible economic crimes committed by the state against black people specifically. I don't see either of these as a rebuke of socialism in general.
Oct 23, 2015 skweetis commented on I, Anonymusic.
Sing along - it feels so good - but keep your volume down. You are not singing into a black hole, but most likely, directly into the ear of the person in front of you. The same goes for conversation. If you are at the show with someone with whom it would be weird to lean over and talk in their ear (a no-homo bro or a first date) then just save your story until after the show. Even with a wall of PA speakers blaring from the stage, it ruins the experience so hard to have someone's story about that asshole Steve from work shouted directly into your ear while you are trying to rock out. And the part of the song where the drums aren't playing? That's still music. It's not an invitation to start yakking. While I'm at it: a show is not the time or place to try out your tall hat or obnoxious up-do.
Jul 23, 2015 skweetis commented on Ezra Miller: The Sexiest Shaggy-Haired Out Bi Guy Alive.
Ah, what a marvelously diverse rainbow of tastes there are. I'll take a pass on teenage Snape. In this clip, my hottie is Paul Giamatti.
Mar 10, 2015 skweetis commented on Heavy Metal's Illegible Fonts.
I roll my eyes when people comment on posts just to say that the post sucks or is dumb. Which is why I'm surprised to find myself taking time out of my life to do just that. Indecipherable heavy metal logos is such a great premise to write about. You could write something inquisitive, informative, or funny. This post is none of the above. I feel like maybe, because I like metal, I'm bothered by the ignorant and dismissive tone. But I can certainly enjoy having a laugh at metal and metal culture and I didn't think the piece was mean-spirited. It's just so weird how bad this post is. There are sentences where I think I detect the *rhythm* of wit, but there's no payoff. Anyway, back to reality, where I think people who make comments like this are wasting their lives.
Oct 30, 2014 skweetis commented on SL Letter of the Day: Drag ≠ Trans, Trans ≠ Drag.
I was impressed that Dave Chappelle at the Neptune managed to deftly navigate the drag/trans terminology guidelines during a joke to subtly scoot the bit onto firm PC territory. It was a precision maneuver.
Oct 2, 2014 skweetis commented on American Horror Story Opener: Is That a Leg Growing Out of Her Vagina?.
Will Michael Chiklis be playing the Strong Man. In other words, will he be in underpants?
May 1, 2014 skweetis commented on The Morning News: Jerry Manning, RIP.
I have been in a store when a brick was hurled through the window. My body remained intact but it certainly felt like violence at the time.
Mar 24, 2014 skweetis commented on When Our Galaxy Collides with Andromeda.
Surprising revelation about this from last night's Cosmos: The distance between the stars in these galaxies compared to their size means that no stars would collide during the whole incident. People on Earths would be treated to a million year light show with no ill effects. That would be rad.