The Second Coming, Not

The Pixies reunion was pretty amazing, clearly one of the most exciting things to happen in rock in the last few years. A Pavement reunion would be pretty rediculous (although Face The Truth makes it clear that a solid SM solo career is a pretty good compromise). But this is just too much. The only return to music that really matters, Jeff Mangum, was announced today on Pitchfork. Then, several hours later, Apples In Stereo had an exchange back and forth with the man himself, denying the story, and it looks like the denial is sticking. My God, that's the kind of emotional roller coaster I just don't have it in me to ride.

Jeff, we need you man, now as ever.

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The Second Coming, Not

The Pixies reunion was pretty amazing, clearly one of the most exciting things to happen in rock in the last few years. A Pavement reunion would be pretty rediculous (although Face The Truth makes it clear that a solid SM solo career is a pretty good compromise). But this is just too much. The only return to music that really matters, Jeff Mangum, was announced today on Pitchfork. Then, several hours later, Apples In Stereo had an exchange back and forth with the man himself, denying the story, and it looks like the denial is sticking. My God, that's the kind of emotional roller coaster I just don't have it in me to ride.

Jeff, we need you man, now as ever.

Neutral_Milk_Hotel
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Ok, the picture at the left is a real picture of s...

Ok, the picture at the left is a real picture of some Marines questioning an Afghan man. The one on the right is a fake picture of Bush all Bin Ladin'd up. But seriously, it took me way to long to decide for sure that the one on the left wasn't really Bush under cover. Re-dic-erous
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Ok, the picture at the left is a real picture of s...

Ok, the picture at the left is a real picture of some Marines questioning an Afghan man. The one on the right is a fake picture of Bush all Bin Ladin'd up. But seriously, it took me way to long to decide for sure that the one on the left wasn't really Bush under cover. Re-dic-erous
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Too Good

So this is what I like about Bush. On a policy level, his administration is a rapidly worsening train wreck, public opinion is down, and his party is facing the potential for a landslide defeat in November. Through all of this, however, it just seems like he's just hanging out (you know he doesn't actually care about any of this, he's just having a good time cause he gets to be president), getting into day-to-day hijinks. Like today, for instance, when he made fun of a blind man for wearing sunglasses.story.vision.bush.ap

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Too Good

So this is what I like about Bush. On a policy level, his administration is a rapidly worsening train wreck, public opinion is down, and his party is facing the potential for a landslide defeat in November. Through all of this, however, it just seems like he's just hanging out (you know he doesn't actually care about any of this, he's just having a good time cause he gets to be president), getting into day-to-day hijinks. Like today, for instance, when he made fun of a blind man for wearing sunglasses.story.vision.bush.ap

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Sign of the Times

Here's a good one, to file away as a rediculous thing that you saw happening "back when"...

A rash of SUV owners burning their vehicals to avoid loan payments!
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Sign of the Times

Here's a good one, to file away as a rediculous thing that you saw happening "back when"...

A rash of SUV owners burning their vehicals to avoid loan payments!
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The SS Eyman Is Sinking...

Not many days I get to wake up to a headline like this:

Eyman Fails To Deliver

Honorable mention to Neil Modie for the awesome article that he somehow got the editors to let through.
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The SS Eyman Is Sinking...

Not many days I get to wake up to a headline like this:

Eyman Fails To Deliver

Honorable mention to Neil Modie for the awesome article that he somehow got the editors to let through.
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Devine Rage

Can we just be clear about how ridiculous the picture below really is? This is of the floor of the NYSE yesterday, after the DOW lost thereabouts 200 points on Fed comments about a slowing economy. We've seen pictures like this on days that the market is down so many times, we're probably pretty jaded. But come now, lets take a second to actually look at this:
newt1.dow.1645.ap
First, and most shocking, is the guy with the incredibly flared nostrils, looking for all the world like he's waiting for you to throw a peanut so he can catch it in his mouth. But could this much emotion possibly be necessary? I mean, really, when was the last time you got this amp'ed at work? Moving on, we've got the guy in the behind him to the right, inexplicably yelling out of the side of his mouth. Did you notice his suit? I mean really, look at it. Last, we've got the guy to his left, made notable primarily by his dissimilitude to his two companions. Is he just slow, or does he really just not give a fuck? Actually, he kind of looks like he was just hanging out waiting for a bus or something, when all of a sudden a stock exchange broke out around him.

Ok guys, thanks for taking the time to reexamine something you otherwise might have taken for granted. It makes us better people.
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Devine Rage

Can we just be clear about how ridiculous the picture below really is? This is of the floor of the NYSE yesterday, after the DOW lost thereabouts 200 points on Fed comments about a slowing economy. We've seen pictures like this on days that the market is down so many times, we're probably pretty jaded. But come now, lets take a second to actually look at this:
newt1.dow.1645.ap
First, and most shocking, is the guy with the incredibly flared nostrils, looking for all the world like he's waiting for you to throw a peanut so he can catch it in his mouth. But could this much emotion possibly be necessary? I mean, really, when was the last time you got this amp'ed at work? Moving on, we've got the guy in the behind him to the right, inexplicably yelling out of the side of his mouth. Did you notice his suit? I mean really, look at it. Last, we've got the guy to his left, made notable primarily by his dissimilitude to his two companions. Is he just slow, or does he really just not give a fuck? Actually, he kind of looks like he was just hanging out waiting for a bus or something, when all of a sudden a stock exchange broke out around him.

Ok guys, thanks for taking the time to reexamine something you otherwise might have taken for granted. It makes us better people.
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