I AM THE WHORE OF BABYLON HEAR ME ROAR.
Someone apparently found the Whore of Babylon on OkCupid? Or is a loon. YOU DECIDE
Did someone send this message to Dana?
This message is so horrifying, but I’ve read it like 5 times now. I couldn’t do a satirical imitation of this if I spent the rest of my life trying. Weirdly flawless.
Do you like Godspeed You! Black Emperor?
Their early work was a little apocalyptic for my tastes, but when
Slow Riot For New Zerø Kanada came out in ‘99, I think they really came into their own, eschaterically and thematically. The whole EP has an intense and tenacious sound, and a new sheen of modern romanticism that really gives the songs a big boost. Efrim Menuck’s been compared to Win Butler, but I think Efrim has a much more pragmatic, wise outlook on the world.
In 2000, Godspeed released this: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is Static, a song so sobering, most people probably don’t listen to the samples. But they should, because it’s not just about the imminent mortality of man as a society and as an individual, but it’s also an important statement about fighting against the industrialized life-cycle of the Western world!
So PornMD has a function that allows you to see what people are searching in real time and it is one of the most mesmerizing, weirdest, funniest, and horrifying things I have ever seen in my life. I have spent nearly two hours tonight just watching this thing scroll by. I mean, just look at some of these: “lazy,” “lobby,” “pudding farts,” “secretary real.” The misspellings and phrasings and weird specifications are all weirdly wonderful. Nowhere else can you be such a witness to America’s deepest, darkest, most fucked-up desires. It’s like hearing the longest, worst, and most perverted haiku ever delivered at a poetry slam, but not being able to leave because the dude delivering it is just so captivatingly weird. This isn’t what the internet was made for, but this may be its end point.