Here's the song if you haven't heard it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFKs2jFKdKY
No...snotty "I've gotta ramble babe" tropes are misogynist. Though I think it's rare for men in a break up song not to use misogyny if bitterness is what they're going for. Misogyny is fairly ubiquitous.// Merle Haggard's "I Think I'm Gonna Live Forever" is quite bitter and doesn't have the same sense of "I am cool for being able to not care about women." The thing about Haggard's song is that it's willing to admit to the love as a weight, so the release feels personal (and funny) rather than self-mythologizing.
Thank you, Alan.
Brilliant. Good work, Beck.
I don't think it matters one way or another. Many sitting presidents did not attend the inauguration of the incoming presidenst as a form of protest. He will never outdo Obama's first inauguration which was the largest attendance ever in Washington, D.C. over 1.8 million people! I was there! No protests! It was wonderful!
I admit, I was compelled to read BF's post. It may not be verified or substantiated but all news on that document certainly came to an abrupt end. After the initial reports, nothing? The news media hasn't touched it? Makes you wonder?
41) "Shower the People" - James Taylor
Re: Don't Think Twice - In other words, any breakup song with some bitterness contained is "misogynistic."
Completely disagree on "Hard Rain." It's a remarkable song from a 21-year-old, even one with Dylan's smarts and ambition.
There was no shortage of birther coverage when everyone but Trump was unable to verify. There was no shortage of Cruz's father/Kennedy assassination story. In fact, there is no shortage of coverage of any of Trump's lies. So what is the difference between reporting on Trump's tweets, which almost always occurs prior to the veracity being explored, and printing someone else's unverified claims? My point, is that this is not at all new yet everyone gets the vapors, must mean its a slow news day, so its time to gin up controversy. After all, it is news that it was presented to both P and P.E. regardless of veracity.
Did you read BuzzFeed's post, Tex? It repeatedly said it couldn't verify the accuracy of what they printed. That's what's wrong, and really stupid.
I think sitting out the inauguration is seen as important because Trump is so ratings obsessed. He wants to beat Obama's record-setting attendance numbers, and he wants to be able to say his inauguration got the best ratings ever. He'll probably say those that anyway, regardless of the truth.
Stillwater, OK would be a better choice. Put the federal agencies out in the hinterlands. It will help federal employees stay more in touch with the people. Plus, the cost of living is lower, so less expense for the taxpayer. Employees will get to live a more relaxed, "simpler" lifestyle.
Great story, tommy. Im sure our grandfathers knew each other, also sicilian fron Hamilton, made wine ran a fruit stand, etc, etc. etc. Like so many sicilian men of that time period. Thanks for sharing with me!
Can hear, see, smell, taste all of this as My born '51 in poor worker's urban hood Grand Central Station of the new world, Brooklyn NY -memory chest is brimming with much of the same , yes i identify, not on all levels of radical raconteur lifestyle by any means, nor by personal level of anarchy, but knowing This honest guy from sister town Baltimore to Brooklyn, i lived thru the american parade of charlatans and dis-ceptionlism with my own gradual awareness of the what Rick Perlstein calls the Long Con, and DiVenti nails the connecting bridge with the big 4:" Our history was built on greed, slavery, exploitation, and genocide."..and not a Word about it taught through "high(haha yeah baby)school, i have survived my similar demons, with the Grace & blessing of a loving forgiving Woman as well, we met 1979, (1st show i took her to was Lou Reed, Xmas eve, that year,), we separated as i was at the mercy of the drink & drugs, i went quasi bohemian, drunk and stoned, mid life, with the EFF ITS, you know the drill Tom D, she waited, i had moments of clarity, i came, she opened the door again, at 65 living in hermi-t like exile , and loving the healing, but yes Tom D, you are a Voice that speaks to our enlightened crazed boyhood, you the walking breathing book, we all got em, us guys, keep it coming! (and the hardest Laff i guffawed reading this was the name of your Balt HS! haha so apropos for you..birthplace of Da Moronics ..Mergenthaler Voc! hahaha my word of the day.. hey wasn't Herr Merg a german printing press inventor? Perfect for Mr Apathy Press! ..city of B Knew what they were doin all along..Please brother, keep these comin..
So, no silly pink knit cap with cat ears for you then? Pity.
That's Tom DiVenti! Seems like I was there! More more more!
What can I say, great article Tommy. The circus closed down, trump got lost, and voila.
Ouch baby. I like it because its sugary sweet and mom likes it for its seven essential vitamins and minerals.
Sounds like a cool guy to have supper with. I am a tad older and had many of the same experiences, but in New England. Nice work...
Beautiful writing, and having known Tom since the '70s I was there for some of those events. Great memories
This is the first online magazine/paper read and this has inspired me to come back to Splice Today. This particlar story has stirred memories and I have a big grin on my face. Like many, 70's and early 80's was a blast for me. More stories Tom!
Great read -- a Baltimore tale.
Guaranteed Rate? Thanks, Spike. Shows how much I read sports pages in winter.
I hear ya Russ. Roids made Roger think the splintered wood was a horsehide baseball, he said. And the White Sox now play at Guaranteed Rate Field. I kid you not.
You neglected to mention the huge dugout clearing fight that followed Clemens throwing the bat. I wish I could find the pictures I took of the field filled with fighting players. And I was happy to see Ortiz hit a home run at the last game we went to last year, one last time.
Not true. The boys were resistant, for some reason, and more often than not it fell to me.
Sorry Russ, gotta take your boys side on this one. I totally believe the fact your bros made you take out garbage in the 50's/60's but don't for one second, believe that you didn't pass this chore onto your boys once you hit Baltimore. Maybe you resumed the job once your boys went to college but c'mon, you are hardly shy about passing on the dirty work to the youngster s, " as an educational experience".
No Trashmen reference? Not the closest reader, I might have missed it, but jeez.
Your discretion is appreciated..You might want to define "unit."
Nicky vs. Booker: The Cage Match.
first of all, rude much? also, materialistic much? cold much? lacking in sentiment much?
i'm getting the watch.
Unnecessary "Imagine" diss at the top. Also, morbid much? That watch is never going in a shoebox...