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Just won an ebay auction for one of these http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Tri-Dimensional-Chess-Franklin/dp/B0018S4WM0 . Pretty stoked.
My roommate and I were watching that ep of TNG last night where Picard gets sent back to the past to resolve that conflict with the Nausicans over magnet-pinball pool and I was just like "god I love these fake-ass future games... do you think there are tri dimensional chess boards out there?" And there are!
I LOL'd hard at the Call of Dooty vids.
Edit: I really liked The Knife's latest album Shaking the Habitual. Didn't care as much for Silent Shout, but in general I like their trajectory into weirder art pop territory.
I dunno, I liked the feel I got out of some tracks initially, but it's the kind of thing I never feel like going back to. Perhaps that's less of an issue than I make it out to be.
Also, this may be because I'm relatively young and spend a really unhealthy amount of time on the internet (this is probably it, actually), but when I hear stuff like "let's talk about gender baby; let's talk about you and me" my gut reaction is "man, who isn't talking about gender?" Is this actually all that edgy? Maybe I'd feel different if the song felt more personal particularly insightful *shrug*.
Yea. I'd love to know when that particular internet habit started. It's rising up there with unboxing vids and the use of the bestardized "prolly" , in the warped human interaction caused by the web category.
Actually I don't think that's an attempt at being edgy so much as a play on pop music of the past. The original song's lyrics were: "let's talk about sex baby; let's talk about you and me." In the original the term meant the act of carnal passion, but here they're playing on the fact that sex can also be used to mean biological sex.
Even if that wasn't the case, why assume bringing up gender is an attempt at being edgy in the first place? If anything I think that speaks more toward Internet culture. On the Internet we (in the collective sense) tend to assume gender talk is an attempt by people to get attention.
Also keep in mind The Knife is from Sweden. There's been some controversy there in recent years about policies toward transgendered people that require them to be sterilized.
But yeah, I have to say, the music itself on Shaking the Habitual is pretty edgy from a commercial pop standpoint. Kind of like The Flaming Lips' recent stuff. Sure, when you compare it to stuff on the bleeding edge of underground music it's nothing to get your knickers in a twist about, but in terms of music you can pick up at your local Best Buy, it's actually pretty far out there.