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Jun 22, 2011 ly_yng commented on The Taste of Chicago.
As someone who's lived in Chicago, has eaten at Taste of Chicago and is moving back there in a month, I have to say that this review is about as accurate as you can get. If you want to appreciate Taste of Chicago, you need to understand what Chicago food is, and it's much more about the attitude and spirit than the flavor.

Seriously, if this review doesn't mean anything to you, the food at Taste of Chicago won't either. It's really nothing special, but it's authentic and it feels like home.
May 31, 2011 ly_yng commented on Modest Mouse: Rough Hewn, and Really God-Damned Good.
I only caught the end, but for the encore, they played "The World at Large", "Satin in the Coffin" and then something I didn't recognize.
May 31, 2011 ly_yng commented on Robyn Pulls It All Together.
We were on the front railing for the whole set (the key: dance forward through Matt & Kim then sprint up) and the mix sounded great up there. It's too bad she went on late, she probably had another 4 great songs she could have gone through. Amazing that her new album is good enough that there wasn't a single filler track in the whole set.
May 26, 2011 ly_yng commented on Dear KEXP, Please Institute a Ban on "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire.
I'm not saying you're wrong Bethany and I'm not saying you shouldn't have posted it, but this post makes me sad.
May 24, 2011 ly_yng commented on Bridesmaids: Death to the Chick Flick.
An excellent example of how women can write smart, funny reviews of movies.
Apr 20, 2011 ly_yng commented on Blast It.
I hate basically 95% of what Charles writes, but this is genius.

It's a fine line, I guess.
Mar 24, 2011 ly_yng commented on My Favorite Discoveries of SXSW, Part I.
This is fantastic. Good find!
Mar 10, 2011 ly_yng commented on Today's Music News: Thom Yorke! David Lynch! And a New Sub Pop Band!.
Really? Liverpool? Really?

Paul McCartney is rolling in his grave.
Feb 11, 2011 ly_yng commented on "The platforms of social media are built around weak ties.".
"Would the revolution in Egypt have happened without cell phones, Mr. Gladwell?"

I think that's the main point. If Twitter didn't exist, then a different communication medium would have been used. Maybe it increased the ease of information transfer, but Twitter wasn't a game changer.

Citizens have been revolting for millenia. Saying Twitter made it possible is short-sighted and inane.

As far as "weak ties" go, well, honestly, a lot of things led to this point in Egypt. To say any one is right or wrong is very, very hard to disprove.
Jan 21, 2011 ly_yng commented on Keith Olbermann Quits MSNBC.
@25 I agree 100%. As a liberal, I found Olbermann embarassing. They should can Chris Matthews while they're at it, who's way worse than Olbermann ever was.

What's nice is that Rachel Maddow (hopefully) becomes the face of MSNBC. She deserves it.