For readers interested in learning more about how not to be labeled as registered sex offenders, a good first step is not to rape unconscious women, no matter how good your grades are. Regardless of the strength of your GPA (weighted or unweighted), if you commit rape, there is a possibility you may someday be convicted of a sex crime. This is because of your decision to commit a sex crime instead of going for a walk, or reading a book by Cormac McCarthy. Your ability to perform calculus or play football is generally not taken into consideration in a court of law. Should you prefer to be known as “Good student and excellent football player Trent Mays” rather than “Convicted sex offender Trent Mays,” try stressing the studying and tackling and giving the sex crimes a miss altogether.
Mallory Ortberg, laying waste to fools on GAWKER, today, regarding CNN’s offensively lovey-dovey coverage of the two high school football stars who were convicted on Sunday of sexually assaulting a blacked-out drunk 16 year old girl from a neighboring town at a party, and then sharing pictures of her on the internet.
I think it’s reasonable to say that, given the football culture of Steubenville, OH and the notorious difficulty of proving sexual assault even when the victim REMEMBERS WHAT HAPPENED, it is likely that what these jocks did to this other human would have become simply a dark part of Steubenville high school folklore, were it not for the digital trail of photos, tweets, and texts that the bystanders and assaulters themselves put out into the world.
SO THANK YOU, NERDS, FOR INVENTING SOCIAL MEDIA.
And thank you, Mallory and Manhattan snark-media for reminding some people—including CNN, apparently—what personal responsibility actually means.
another leak from upcoming album on Error Broadcast
There’s something so amazing about how uncomfortable the track makes me feel. It’s so unsettled. (I mean all of these things in a good way.) Honestly, I have not heard a synth line this interesting in a while.
“Ugh. Well, if all you have is processed, corporate peanut butter, is at least organic? Thank you. Hm. You don’t have to stir it, looks like. It’s probably not even really organic— I bet they just slap that label on and hope they fool someone. Well, I guess I don’t have much choice. I’ll take this ‘organic’ peanut butter. And do you have any disposable spoons, preferably hemp-based rather than plastic? I’m going to eat this in the street like a crazy goddamned animal.”
While I try not to hock my wares on tumblr much, as this isn’t a blog to sell records, but just a blog of a dude who happens to sells records…
However, due to some recent unfortunate circumstances I need to pull together some money quickly, so I have just listed close to 250 auctions.
There is a little of everything from classical to classic rock to metal to indie to folk to easy listening and a little of everything else in between!
Free shipping in the USA on all items.
Any how, please check out Sofa King Many Records’ auctions if you collect of vinyl or reblog this to pass the URL along to folks who do. Maybe I’ll have something you or someone you know are looking for!
This is my first successful cassette tape loop. The tape itself came from an old mix tape Esti gave me many years ago (thank you Esti, it was the tape that introduced me to M. Ward, “Sugar Mix” - but now it has been repurposed, please don’t be mad.)
Anyhow, the construction is a modified design of this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Cassette-Loop/#intro
However, as I show in the video I super-glued another pulley from a different tape to give me the proper tension. Besides that, it’s basically the same. I’m going to make more and see if I can get a super long loop with a lot more glued pulleys.
It has been a long while since I’ve had time to write something new. Most of my efforts have been going into working on two other projects. One is an electro-acoustic piece entitled “Harpoon Survivor” (for piano and electronics) and the other is vocal and percussion music for a play called “In the Red and Brown Water” which debuts in February.
Geez, I remember when I had time to do stuff for myself. Seems like a long time ago and hopefully it won’t always be like this. I think these are the years in which I’m “cutting my teeth”. My teeth are gonna be so damn sharp when I’m done with this.
“On Saturday September 27th 1986, close to 1.5 million balloons boiled up from Cleveland’s Public Square, setting a world record. In the hours and days and weeks that followed, the United Way executives who had engineered the feat were reminded of the basic law of gravity: What goes up must come down.”