i had something i was going to put here,
but i'll be damned if i remember what it was
must not've been that important

i'm taking two history classes this summer,
and they couldn't be more different
my online one [encounters in the age of discovery] is a trip
the prof is rather pompous asshole,
the kind of asshole has a ten bullet point list of things he wants in two–page papers
[while grading them like we're twelve years old]
and he posts about 2 1/2 hours of lecture we have to sift through a week
he also keeps making awkward, joking asides in our lectures
it also turns out that there's only four people in that class
which means we all get extra scrutiny

my other class is sex, dating, and marriage from wwII
and it's a fucking blast
that prof is both funny and insightful
and we've had interesting class discussions so far
and, unlike my online reading list,
i've actually got interesting books to read for this class
and we've watched/will be watching plenty of movies
makes the three hours twice weekly somewhat bearable

in one of my vagrant displays of consumerism ever,
i bought myself a really nice [and super expensive] ipod docking stereo
and let me tell you, it's nice
it's an altec lansing, so it's got a super deep bass
along with a really wide top range
plus, it has auxiliary jacks my old stereo so unfortunately lacked,
so now it can act as the speakers my laptop has always deserved
[which is not to knock my old usb speakers
which were great, but now belong to my parents]
i also replaced my old headphones,
which were good but crapping out
so now i am surrounded by glorious and gorgeous sound

also, in one of my most vagrant displays of practicality,
i bought myself a really nice, really inexpensive desk
the kind of desk i have been craving my entire time in the dorms
it actually has fucking shelves for once,
so i can put shit on it without cluttering the top of it
talk about convenient, right?
it's like that's what desks were meant to be,
as opposed to flat tabletops with the most useless keyboard drawer ever
so now i am surrounded by glorious and gorgeous workspace

last weekend i got to see vienna teng [!] at the e/l arts festival
i've loved her music for about five years now,
and somehow managed to see her live twice in the past two months
she's fucking phenomenal, let me tell you
she did some great arrangements of her songs with her percussionist
[alex, an amazing musician in his own right]
and even did a radiohead cover
talk about a great way to spend a sunday afternoon

and now, i'm gonna go play some max payne 2
[after dabbling around with it off and on for the past year
i sat down and played the original in one go
9 straight hours well wasted, in my opinion]



dear weather,
let's cut right to the chase
i really don't like when it's hot outside
and i HATE when it's humid,
unfortunately, you like to do both here during the summer
[which, by the way, is a poor choice to make]
and sometimes, when you're feeling particularly vindictive,
you give us good citizenry a little teaser of what's to come

take this week, for example
coming off of last week, which was relatively decent for early may,
you decided it was time to blow past spring
and plunge headlong into late–june weather
not only was i not expecting mid–80s this past week
i also wasn't expecting it to get so damn humid
i gotta tell ya, i was pretty pissed
especially yesterday,
when i faced to prospect of 82º, super humid, and moving shit outside

but, beyond my annoyance about the heat
what really cuts me to the quick was the your lies about the rain
see, what got me through that shitty heat wave was the prospect of rain
glorious, long stretches of thunderstorms
coming in to sweep away the heat and humidity,
but then, in what can only be described as a bitch move,
you decided there would be no rainstorms
[and there would certainly be no thunderstorms]
and instead taunted me with 2 minutes of quick drizzle
which, of course, made the humidity worse
again, i was pretty pissed, even more so than before

and then, like i said before, came yesterday
after mercilessly mocking me with florida–like muggyness
it got a tiny bit cooler and much grayer
and then wonderfully, implausibly, it began to rain
and not just rain, either
it poured for damn near three hours, and then kept going
nearly 10 straight hours of solid, glorious raining
and, even though i had to walk through it to get back
and, ESPECIALLY because i had to walk through it to get back
i was giddy like a five year old
and, upon checking to see what the forecast would be
saw a solid predicted week of cool, rainy, ~60º days

so, even though it goes against my better judgment,
and the inevitability that more shitty weather approaches,
and my certainty that you're doing this just to fuck with me
i forgive you for this past week's hideous conditions
now let's keep it coming, eh?



as much as i am loathe to admit it
[especially considering how many musically judgmental fucks i know]
i do actually like dubstep
but, i've found that the main reason i like it isn't always the music
the comments that people leave on dubstep videos are, in short, amazing
and, after spending some time on youtube,
i present you with some gems i've found

  • so dirty, it feels like ten tramps and their dogs just spunked in my ear drum, then used my brain as a kleenex… and i normally pay good money for that service
  • The drop is so heavy my rubix cube fell off my desk and completed itsself, neighbors called the police and they got arrested, my windows broke and had to buy a mac,my cat barked, ʇxǝʇ ʎɯ oʇ sıɥʇ pıp doɹp ssɐq ǝɥʇ, , made --- people miss the like button, mom walked in and I switched to porn, it became my neighbors favorite song, hitler got his gas bill, I pressed F13 for extra bass, my water turned into wine, I clicked 720p, it went B0:00M and I want more!
  • Sounds like a Transformer having sex in the Renaissance!
  • wtf at 00:55 = duck on extasy ??? nice
  • I miss those comments about these type of songs, the ones about a group of monks playing this on there pubes and various other random things <3.
  • It's so filthy, when my mom walked in I had to switch to porn.
  • Oh my Jesus. Taking a bath in diarrhea would be cleaner than this filthy dubstep. :D
  • my Gf hated dubstep untill she sat on my subwoofer xD
  • Sounds like a tractor raping a dog...is that just me? O.o
  • My neighbors listen to dubstep, because they have to.
  • This song is so dirty that Mr. Clean made 2,4000 accounts just to hit the dislike button…
  • Michael J Fox doesn't have Parkinsons, he just heard this song and wasn't ready for it.
  • I like the part when my head started to bash the wall with the beat
  • The bass in this was so intense, I drank some orange juice.
  • Dancing is for fags. I fight gorillas to this music.
  • The drop is somewhere between Satan's penis and a Hobo's butthole as a far as cleanliness.
  • This is what Beethoven on an acid trip after 4 hits of cocaine and an army of droids sounds like.
  • The drop was so heavy that, well, it sounded really good. no faggy descriptions there.
  • Good sir, I believe i shat enough bricks to build a second Great Wall.
  • ok i literally looked for about 30 mins now be4 posting this...........fuckstep isnt a genre......... WHYYY?!?!?!?!
  • justin bieber's ball are never gonna have a drop as big as this songs drop :DDDDD



не для меня придёт весна
не для меня дон разольётся
там сердце девичье забьётся
с восторгом чувств — не для меня

не для меня цветут сады
в долине роща расцветает
там соловей весну встречает
он будет петь — не для меня

не для меня журчат ручьи
текут алмазными струями
там дева с чёрными бровями
она растёт — не для меня

не для меня придёт пасха
за стол родня вся соберётся
вино по рюмочкам польётся
пасхальный день — не для меня

а для меня кусок свинца
он в тело белое вопьётся
и слёзы горькие прольются
такая жизнь — брат, ждёт меня



when the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
there can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun
yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one
but the union makes us strong

is there aught we hold in common with the greedy parasite
who would lash us into serfdom and would crush us with his might
is there anything left to us but to organize and fight
for the union makes us strong

it is we who plowed the prairies, built the cities where they trade
dug the mines and built the workshops, endless miles of railroad laid
now we stand outcast and starving midst the wonders we have made
but the union makes us strong

all the world that's owned by idle drones is ours and ours alone
we have laid the wide foundations, built it skyward stone by stone
it it ours, not to slave in, but to master and to own
while the union makes us strong

they have taken untold millions that they never toiled to earn
but without our brain and muscle not a single wheel can turn
we can break their haughty power, gain out freedom when we learn
that the union makes us strong

in our hands is placed a power greater than their hoarded gold
greater than the might of armies, magnified a thousand–fold
we can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old
for the union makes us strong

we're the women of the union and we sure know how to fight
we'll fight for women's issues and we'll fight for women's rights
a woman's work is never done from morning until night
women make the union strong

it is we who wash the dishes, scrub the floors and clean the dirt
feed the kids and send them off to school—and then we go to work
where we work for half men's wages for a boss who likes to flirt
but the union makes us strong

they say our day is over, they say our time is through
they say you need no union if your collar isn't blue
well that is just another lie the boss is telling you
for the union makes us strong

they divide us by our color, they divide us by our tongue
they divide us men and women, they divide us old and young
but they'll tremble at our voices when they hear these verses sung
for the union makes us strong

solidarity forever
solidarity forever
solidarity forever
for the union makes us strong