commented on Never Heard of 'Em
I agree with 100% of what Fnarf said, except for the point that pub rock has to be terrible (hey, Dr. Feelgood lead me to Eddie and the Hotrods).
Also, don't listen to any self proclaimed music nerds— they're stuck. Give them another decade or so to reflect on the idea that your tastes don't define or elevate you in some magical way. If you love Combat Rock the best, then damnit, listen to Combat Rock.
commented on "The Age of Leisure Is Dead, and the Art of Conversation Is Dying"
It's adorable they used to use the expression "olden times" back in olden times.
I remember the Sony Walkman was promised to lead us onto a path of damning public introversion jeopardizing the very future of the human race. Instead, we made mixed tapes for the people we had crushes on.
commented on I, Anonymous
I don't mean to imply an ounce of charity when I say this is sweet letter.
3:29 PM yesterday
commented on "Is abortion a social good?"
Didn't those Freakanomics dudes take some heat for postulating something similar back when people read Freakanomics?
Hey wait, I think I know a doctor that helped in the UCSF study. Small world! Round about name drop!