Genius list or random ten, leave yours in comments. Here’s mine.
Original song: “Dance This Mess Around” by the B-52s. Sorry about the ridiculously long intro. The music starts at 1:05, but if you can skip up to it, it’s so worth it.
2) “Precious”—The Pretenders
3) “The Cutter”—Echo & The Bunnymen
4) “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”—Bauhaus
5) “Twist and Crawl”—The Beat
6) “Holiday In Cambodia”—The Dead Kennedys
7) “Seether”—Veruca Salt
8) “Street Fighting Man”—The Rolling Stones
9) “Only Shallow”—My Bloody Valentine
10) “Can’t Hardly Wait”—The Replacements
I’m thinking of returning to the random ten, since Genius seems to be allergic to mixing it up. My fond wish, as of now, is that Rock Band would add early B-52s (before Ricky died, basically) to the downloadable content. Of course, the problem with that is the lack of a bass guitar. But you could play the keyboard parts on the bass guitar.
More videos and cat pics after the fold. Veruca Salt, “Seether”.
It’s disconcerting to watch 90s rock videos with women in them, because it was so common to see women with relatively unstyled hair, wearing just jeans and T-shirts and barely any make-up. This Veruca Salt video was not unusual in this regard. You also had the Breeders:
Kim Deal unafraid to make crazy faces while rocking out! And then L7:
Juliana Hatfield, to prove that this was standard even when we’re talking wussier music:
Liz Phair “vamped” it up in a somewhat shapeless tank top and yep, barely any make-up:
Alas, we only had a few golden years before the backlash that brought us nubile nimrods whose fame depended on physical training regimes and expensive make-up artists (a la Britney Spears), and of course the openly misogynist, Limp Bizkit turn that popular rock music took, culminating in the ugly series of rapes at Woodstock ’99. For those of us who grew up with L7 rocking for choice, this was indeed a dark age that we haven’t pulled out of completely.
The colder it gets, the more time they spend laying around.
Molly will occasionally throw all caution to the wind and crawl up under the covers to maximize toastiness and, I suspect, cheek.
She usually only does this when I’m making the bed, but this time she did it all by herself, so I was able to get a picture instead of being otherwise occupied.
After many years and many server changes and finally landing here at Raw Story, which has taken very good care of us, it's time to say goodbye to Pandagon. I've been blogging under this banner for ten years, after Jesse Taylor asked me to join. He, in turn, had been running this joint since he was in college. A lot has changed since then. I became a journalist, moved from Austin to New York and learned to play Dungeons & Dragons. Jesse became a lawyer and, just this past weekend, a married man.
Carly Fiorina defends her lie with a whole bunch of lies
I do like it when Republican candidates sport a resume full of corporate executive work, because it really shows the public how many fools and idiots coast into that position not on merit but on their bullshitting abilities. Donald Trump, Herman Cain, and now we have Carly Fiorina, who just can't understand why her perceived underlings (voters, journalists) won't scurry away, pretending to accept her bullshit like former employees of hers had to do, lest they lost their jobs.
And so it goes that Fiorina, who could make this entire Planned Parenthood controversy go away by saying something like, "I may have misremembered the video, but I still think abortion is wrong," instead is doubling and tripling down. And every time she does, she lies more and more. She was on Meet the Press and, so enamored of the idea that she is perfect and could never do anything wrong, just went to town with the defensive posturing.
Marco Rubio has an astoundingly low opinion of women’s intelligence
At RH Reality Check, I covered this story that I wish was getting more press, about how Marco Rubio goes back and forth between suggesting that women who get abortions are greedy monsters who get pregnant for cash:
I just think you’ve created an industry now … a situation where very much, you’ve created an incentive for people not just to look forward to having more abortions, but being able to sell that fetal tissue for purposes—these centers—for purposes of making a profit off it, as you’ve seen in some of these Planned Parenthood affiliates.