So in the coming weeks I’ll be preparing and shooting a mostly shot-for-shot remake of the pilot episode of The Golden Girls that will star myself as the four stars. If that sounds like something you might be interested in (and let’s face it, who wouldn’t be) you can subscribe to my YouTube channel now so that when I finish it you’ll be among the first to know.
—Doubloon Tuxedo Tango
Symphonic Synergy, Stemple’s Havoc EP.
The best EP from 2008 rereleased in 2013 that you will ever hear in your entire life. Free to download on Symphonic Synergy’s BANDCAMP
Cleveland emo/pop-punk band Downer. They start recording their first full-length record this weekend, check ‘em out.
We’ve been at events and had all our actors up onstage, and people ask Anna Gunn, “Why is your character such a bitch?” And with the risk of painting with too broad a brush, I think the people who have these issues with the wives being too bitchy on Breaking Bad are misogynists, plain and simple. I like Skyler a little less now that she’s succumbed to Walt’s machinations, but in the early days she was the voice of morality on the show. She was the one telling him, “You can’t cook crystal meth.” She’s got a tough job being married to this asshole. And this, by the way, is why I should avoid the Internet at all costs. People are griping about Skyler White being too much of a killjoy to her meth-cooking, murdering husband? She’s telling him not to be a murderer and a guy who cooks drugs for kids. How could you have a problem with that?
Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan on online fan-hatred of Skyler.
The entire Count Your Lucky Stars catalog is up for free/”name your price” on Bandcamp this week (5/13-5/17 or 5/18, not sure). Oodles of emo, pop-punk, and other such beautiful, sad, silly indie goodness. Into It Over It, Joie de Vivre, Annabel, Dowsing, Football etc., SO MANY MORE JESUS WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE GO THERE RIGHT NOW AND DOWNLOAD MORE FREE DECENT-TO-EXCELLENT MUSIC THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY LISTEN TO and then show those folks some love on Facebook and Tumblr and junk.
the researcher’s central dilemma exists in an especially acute form in psychology: either the animal is not like us, in which case there is no reason for performing the experiment; or else the animal is like us, in which case we ought not to perform on the animal an experiment that would be considered outrageous if performed on one of us.
—Peter Singer, Animal Liberation
I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals
—Henry David Thoreau