well actually it’s not grammatically correct to use “they” pronouns for a single person so no, I’m not going to call anyone th—*several thousand bees land on me, covering my body from head to toe, and begin vibrating their flight muscles rapidly to raise their internal temperature thus cooking me alive between them*
If I’m speaking about an individual in the third person, and I don’t know anything about them at all, I’m going to use “(s)he”.
Sorry that the rules of the language don’t default to your preference; let me know what it is, and I address you as that, instead, but don’t jump down my throat because I’m not referring to you by a term that is NOT the accepted standard.
If you wanna CHANGE the accepted standard, cool. Living languages DO evolve and adapt, just be patient; how long ago was it that we were using “thou” and “ye” in everyday language?
Rule of thumb: if somebody on the internet is talking pompously about the “rules of language” they are probably wrong and don’t know what they’re talking about.
Also, if you’re “speaking” about someone, how are you going to call them “(s)he”? How does one pronounce that word?
I would say Wood Water is the worst, but it’s been a while since I listened to that one or Very Emergency so I barely remember them. 30 Degrees Everywhere was my favorite for a very brief time. Then I relistened to Nothing Feels Good and came to my senses on that.
My bank is such garbage. I just tried to withdraw cash from two different ATMs and both of them declined me. Panicking, thinking I had somehow overdrawn my account, I rush back to my apartment to go look at my balance. It’s totally fine. The problem is that my bank’s fucking ATM network is down. So I just can’t get cash until they fix that.
Today’s reddit report: there is a subreddit where creeps submit pictures of girls they go to school with (without consent, obviously), and the community tries to determine which porn star they most resemble. So like… if you have a creepy crush on some girl that you’re afraid to talk to, you can just look up some porn of her doppelganger and pretend you’re having sex with her.
Ah, but then there are the times when the transcript is written by an AP and a bunch of lines are wrong. Then the other post assistants get to hear me mumbling “he says ‘very tasty’, not ‘great tasting’ you fucking idiot.”
It’s hard to say, before I left my old TV job I was working on several things at once. It would probably be TV One’s short-lived Parole Diaries, or maybe season 4 of Mobsters on Biography channel. Or NatGeo’s Inside the Afghanistan War. These are all things that would’ve aired last fall/winter.
Well I'm with you on Sleigh Bells. Just not my bag.
Sleigh Bells is probably the most bitter disappointment on that list. I was pretty sure I was never going to like any of those other bands, but I really wanted to like Sleigh Bells. I just wish their music was actually as good as people’s descriptions of their music made it sound. I really felt like I was taking crazy pills when I first listened to their album. I thought maybe I had downloaded the wrong thing.
fun.? Gotye? The Lumineers? They were all indie groups that became huge that I couldn't stand in 2012, anyway.
I don’t know Gotye or Lumineers, they must have flown under my radar.
fun. is pretty terrible, I actually kind of forgot about them. I feel like fun. has a pretty high number of haters compared to the other bands I listed, so I don’t feel quite as “alone” in disliking them. I have a really hard time finding people who agree with me about Sleigh Bells. Even my parents love Sleigh Bells.
Seems like every year some new indie pop band will emerge that everyone loves but who I think is really really terrible. The only year in recent memory I can think of where that didn’t happen was 2012. In 2009 it was Dirty Projectors, in 2010 it was Sleigh Bells, in 2011 it was Cults, and this year it’s Haim. EDIT: In 2008 it was Vampire Weekend AND MGMT. Double year.
The CTA has a weird affect on the human mind. If you take it every day for a long enough time, you will begin to whole heartedly believe things that are clearly delusional, mostly about how the entire organization is conspiring to fuck you and make you late for everything.