record collector, michelada drinker, oakland dweller.
wait, so, which part of non-appropriation is the part in that song where she raps?
@dntsqzthchrmn that line always makes me crack up. it's totally inconsequential and idiotic in and of itself but given the context of the history of country music and small-town america it's kinda damning. like, our place used to be jimmy's burger shack, or the bar-b saloon, or donna's hometown cafe, or whatever. now it's pizza hut and applebee's and buffalo wild wings.
pedestrians are, by far, the absolute worst part of NYC.
my biggest crush in middle school and high school had a hyphenated last name. i, too, technically have a hyphenated last name but it pretty much only existed on my birth certificate and i was known only by my father's name. in the 8th grade, after a year of crushing heavily, i decided to register for school with my correct, legal, hyphenated last name in some bizarre and poorly calculated show of solidarity. needless to say, it did not work, people made fun of me, and by high school i'd gone back to the name everybody i'd gone to school with forever knew me by. in hindsight i felt like a condescending asshole for thinking that it would have worked; like this weird attempt to relate could counteract all the weird, shy, dickish things i almost certainly did. this letter feels like the long form adult version of that stupid move.
also, i learned a few years later that her hyphenated name was actually her biological father's last name and her step-father's last name so the joke was even further on me.
uhhhh, end of watch was, not unexpectedly, terrible, and racist, and unbelievable. i missed the fun part.
ugh, season 2 is the best. it's season 3 and season 5 that are the stinkers. CAN BROOKLYN HIPSTERS GET ANYTHING RIGHT?
you sound like an asshole.
at the risk of sounding too much like the crunchy granola dipshit i am constantly fighting back into the recesses of my personality, activated charcoal works for REAL. and grapefruit seed extract as a preemptive measure.
the funny thing about raymond chandler is that his best books are actually written by ross macdonald.