Friday Genius Ten “Hoping Without Much Hope” Edition

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, June 4, 2010 11:11 EDT
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Today’s Genius Ten is about the theme of survival and recovery, which is something I know we are all hoping for when it comes to the Gulf of Mexico, even if prospects look bleak. This short song by Bikini Kill is just about that, with a fish reference to boot. Leave your lists in comments, or thoughts about whatever’s on your mind.

Original song: “Starfish” by Bikini Kill

1) “Die” by Bratmobile
2) “FYR” by Le Tigre
3) “Bruise Violet” by Babes in Toyland
4) “Bata Motel” by Crass
5) “Capricornications” by Mika Miko
6) “24,900 Miles Per Hour” by 7 Year Bitch
7) “Less Teeth, More Tits” by The Lunachicks
8) “Let’s Submerge” by The X-Ray Spex
9) “Be Good” by The Frumpies
10) “Fuel My Fire” by L7

Videos and cat pics below the fold. I have company this weekend, so posting is likely to be light.

I bought a basil plant to put on the fire escape, and Dusty was beside herself. We had to pull her out of the window a couple of times, she was so excited. What can I say? The cat loves plants.

Dusty entranced by basil

Molly, in a self-satisfied nap.

Napping Molly

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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