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Quite right, Josh. Consent is important, and if there wasn’t mutual consent than that is a problem regardless of what happens afterwards. I admit I’m speaking a bit from a place of ignorance here because I don’t really know anything about Danny Brown, but I feel like even if you talk a lot about how much you love blowjobs, that isn’t a global invitation for everyone in the world to give you a blowjob at any time.
Also, Tom: Even if he had backed away, pulling down somebody’s pants in an attempt to fellate them is still sexual assault, regardless if they actually get their mouth on your junk.
Is it just me or does the keyboard/vocal tuning seem way off at the beginning?
But the story of that horse is so inspiring?
Yep, this was great and Karen O’s wardrobe continues to be ridiculous and amazing.
Also, can I just put a plug in for the lady conducting BIV? She is AMAZING.
Ehhh…if I hadn’t read One Armed Scissor remix at the top I wouldn’t have guessed it listening to the piece
That would be pretty much every other day. Check yo’ privilege
The thing I like about Billy Corgan is that when he embarrasses himself, he doesn’t mess around
Here’s the thing. I kinda do agree with the central thesis of this article that it’s not a good thing to hold an individual as the sum of all evil and the devil incarnate.
That being said though Chris Brown has done some REALLY bad stuff. Like beyond just a poor choice here and there. Like a committed, long term campaign of ignorance, hatred, violence against women and poor choices. And I don’t have to forgive him for that. I don’t think we SHOULD forgive him for that. Not that he’s made any attempt to seek forgiveness, but the media’s desire to whitewash him is preposterous, and it’s damaging. Why are we mad at Rihanna for going back to him? The cycle of abuse is a thing! Why are we so willing to say “Oh Chris Brown, you know that one time he beat a woman to a bloody pulp it was a bad decision but we can’t hold it over his head forever” but it’s so easy for us to condemn Rihanna and say “Oh well if it was that bad then why did you go back to him?”
I think one of the reasons I am so strident in condemning Chris Brown is because it’s important to remember that he has hurt people. He has done a LOT of bad things, not just once but over and over and over. His actions have consequences and it sickens me to think that he can do something like that and have people just brush it aside like it was nothing. It was not nothing, and I personally feel he should reap some consequences from it.
Frankly I don’t have any problem with people enjoying Chris Brown’s music, even though I think it’s terrible. But please don’t come up and feed me this line of ‘well I like his music and so I must defend him as a person’ because frankly I think he as a person is indefensible, and I refuse to apologize for feeling that way.
Um, except they’re both really good? Maybe your ears don’t work, see a doctor maybe?
Okay, but there’s a difference between cheating on your wife and beating the shit out of her.
I look forward to Wayne Coyne starting to record this album, then releasing a vitriolic rant about how terrible the Stone Roses are to drum up any interest in the album at all, and to distract from the fact that he ran out of ideas a couple of years ago.
I’m totally ignorant of this entire controversy, but seeing Solange and Oliver Sim on the same stage just makes me really happy.
Nailed it. Love them
Ugh, this makes me sick
You know I like Amanda Palmer, but this video made me want to choke before I even made it to the actual song. Little self congratulatory maybe?
Never thought I would hear Herzog, Casavetes and sharting name checked in the same song
I’ve always really liked End of a Century, good combination of instrumentals and snark, like you do if you’re Blur
“…before many of us were born.” I think you can probably just lump yourself into the part that ‘many’ doesn’t include
Mmm that sweet sweet, geoblock. Thanks for nothing Spin!
Except for the fact that usage determines meaning not the other way around. There’s lots of archaic terms that we just don’t use anymore because of a negative connotation that was ascribed to them. The fact is that the word retarded simply doesn’t mean what it used to anymore because of the fact that it is almost universally associated as a synonym for stupid, not as a clinical definition. “Idiot” and ‘moron’ also used to be clinical definitions that the DSM has backed away from due to their negative connotation, much as they are now doing for ‘retarded’.
tl;dr summary: Usage defines meaning, your argument is technically correct but invalid.