Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Bob Dylan, "Like A Rolling Stone"

Knifey crimeyYesterday when a friend was all, "Oh my God, have you seen the Kanye video?" I was like, no, I don't care about the Kanye video and I feel as if it is one of the few signal achievements in my career, if we want to call it that, that I have somehow gotten myself into a position where I don't need to have an opinion about the Kanye video, and, more importantly, no one really needs to have an opinion about the Kanye video, the fact that you are going to watch something that is widely acknowledged to be terrible—the fact that you are going to watch something and hope while you watch that it is exactly as terrible as widely acknowledged—so that you can be a part of the "conversation," which is just an empty and ridiculous exchange of self-important jack-offs trying to speak as loudly as possible so that they can drown out the inner voice that tells them just how shockingly bereft of value their own lives are as they careen towards oblivion, is a remarkable indictment of the vacuous, hollow pit we confuse with culture these days. You don't have to watch ANYTHING, and the less you say about something the smarter you are. Good Lord, people, listen to yourselves, if you can even stand it, it's horrifying. (I had switched to the second person plural at this point because my friend, having heard so many variations of this monologue already, had long since wandered off.) Anyway, that was before I saw this Bob Dylan video, which is really something. And I say this as someone who doesn't go in for the concept of "interactive" at all. It's pretty neat!

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joshc (#442)

SAME.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

The Dylan video is amazing, but yeah let's talk about how people who talk about how Kanye's video sucks suck. Beauty needs no explanation, but suck just begs for it.

186463758@twitter (#249,514)

the best interactive art is when a great artist interacts by telling you your life has no meaning at all…that's why the song and now this video are great

KarenUhOh (#19)

Obviously, the price was right.

jessicapancakes (#237,115)

Man, watching Marc Maron sing thing is immensely pleasing, and I don't really know why.

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