Friday Genius Ten “Can You Move It?” Edition

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, February 6, 2009 14:50 EDT
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Word is it that Harry Reid thinks they can push the stimulus bill through today, and he thinks they’ve got enough votes to invoke cloture. Good for him if he’s got it. Today’s Genius pick is a bit of encouragement to Senate Democrats. Leave your Genius mix—or just your random ten—in comments.


1) “Bruise Violet”—Babes In Toyland
2) “Straight”—Veruca Salt
3) “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes”—The Adverts
4) “Academy Fight Song”—Mission Of Burma
5) “Eraser”—No Age
6) “Born To Lose”—Johnny Thunders
7) “Lake Of Fire”—Meat Puppets
8) “Alec Eiffel”—The Pixies
9) “The Fox”—Sleater Kinney
10) “Looking For A Kiss”—The New York Dolls

More videos beneath the fold. Babes In Toyland:

The Adverts:


Mission of Burma:

Okay, clearly I could do that all day, but I’ll give you a cat picture. I bought a pair of knee-high patent leather Doc Martens, which of course came in a ginormous box. And the cats love it so much, I haven’t had the heart to throw it out. Here’s Molly enjoying their makeshift bed:

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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