The English Patient is on. I am such a sucker for this movie it’s unreal. Sometimes I feel like the only person under 30 who will admit to liking it more than Fargo.

The English Patient is on. I am such a sucker for this movie it’s unreal. Sometimes I feel like the only person under 30 who will admit to liking it more than Fargo.

What we see in many places is that while you can bring crime down by occupying the neighborhood and stopping everybody, what you do in the process is lose that neighborhood. … You fuel the idea that the police are an occupying, inimical force in the neighborhood. You play into these real and toxic racial memories about what came before civil rights. And you can make it work in many places, but you can’t stop. You can’t ever say, ‘We’ve won. Things are good. Things are stable,’ because you have driven them into hiding.

David M. Kennedy, on programs that target specific geographic areas through car and pedestrian stops in order to stop crime.  (via nprfreshair)

Listening to this ep of Fresh Air, seems interesting for people who have never seen The Wire. J/K! It’s actually an interesting alternative to that show’s nihilism.

(via nprfreshair)

  • mike: also I've reached a conclusion that season 5 of the wire is really good if you view it as absurdist comedy
  • me: tell me more about the wire, i like that theory
  • mike: basically i realized how absolutely hilarious the whole bit is with the fake serial killer
  • especially the mcnulty/templeton interactions
  • buñuel would be proud
champagnecandy:

petuniafist:

Reason #44 I love Halloween: Robyn dressed as Robin

is this the best thing ever? MAYBE.

yessssssssss

champagnecandy:

petuniafist:

Reason #44 I love Halloween: Robyn dressed as Robin

is this the best thing ever? MAYBE.

yessssssssss

This is a Ryan Adams appreciation blog, apparently. Come to think of it, my undergraduate thesis was written on a steady diet of Heartbreaker. This version of “Firecracker” is approx. 500 times better than the one on Gold. Seriously. 

ArtistRyan Adams
TitleFirecracker (live)
Album Art

Or, is this my favorite Ryan Adams song? This was from the period when his website was truly out of control and had like 70 albums by like 8 different alter ego acts up on it. I never really got into those, either, but this is a pretty nice jam to write a dissertation to. Any other “jams to write a dissertation to” suggestions?

ArtistRyan Adams
TitleBanana Jam
AlbumWebsite

Oh, itunes. Since so many of my faves are m4as, and I’m lazy, I wind up posting videos instead of uploading songs. This is my all-time favorite Ryan Adams song, I think. It’s sort of from the peak of my RA fandom (college, of course). I thought Jacksonville City Nights was really boring, and resented the amount of money I spent on it and Cold Roses, so I didn’t buy 29, or Cardinology. I did like Easy Tiger, though. How’s Ashes and Fire?

Since I’ve started watching more Jeffersons to make arguments about Reaganism, this has replaced “The Streetbeater” (Sanford and Son) theme song as the thing I walk around humming to myself on the regular. 

Album Art

thiswasmyjam:

Back Here | BBMak

This was definitely not my jam, but despite not having thought about this song for more than ten years, its chorus sprung immediately to mind upon reading the four words above. Pop music can be disturbing like that.

Is this what the Gayngs of 10 years from now is gonna sound like?

ArtistBBMak
TitleBack Here
AlbumSooner Or Later