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November, 2011 Monthly archive

Drake has been on repeat for the last couple days over here. Good stuff:

I think I killed everybody in the game last year, man
Fuck it, I was on though
And I thought I found the girl of my dreams at a strip club
Fuck it, I was wrong though
Shout out all to all my niggas living tax free
Nowadays it’s six figures when they tax me
Oh well, I guess you lose some and win some
Long as the outcome is income
You know I want it all and then some
Shout out to Asian girls, let the lights dim some
Shots came, I don’t know where they was sent from
Probably some bad hoes I’m ’bout to take the hint from

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Enthusiasm is infectious, stimulating, and attractive to others.  People will love you for it.  Lucky Numbers 52, 8, 22, 25, 30, 14

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I saw this play before an episode of Misfits, which is a pretty cool show from the UK that I’ve been watching.  The advertisement of course has nothing to do with the show, but it’s really really great and I wanted to share.

Enjoy.

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I put together a Spotify playlist of all of the Juice the Blog “Stuck In My Head” songs that I could, in chronological order. The songs were grabbed from anyone using the “Stuck In My Head” tag, and I wasn’t able to find all of the songs.

The collection is 5 hours of head-sticking greatness spread across 84 tracks spanning 3 years. It starts with “Why? – Light Leaves” and ends with “Jonathan Coultin – Nobody Loves You Like Me”.

Grab the playlist here: JTB: Stuck In My Head (Spotify Playlist)

If anyone is interested in any collaboration on the playlist, I am all for it. Otherwise, I will try to maintain it through updates as I see them.

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I’ve been a little upset as to how Joe Paterno has been treated in the last few days. It seems things have been blown out of proportion.  You have Andrew Sullivan calling him a “powerful enabler of child rape” and others claiming he abdicated his role as the “most popular and powerful man in Pennsylvania.”

Really?

I feel like we’re spending a bunch of time talking about someone who didn’t quite do enough, especiallyin hindsight, and a whole lot less time talking about the actual guys being charged with criminal offenses, including raping little boys and lying to a grand jury.

I mean, if someone had fell off the earth the last 4 days and saw the headlines today, I can imagine the conversation I would have with them.

Off-earth-guy: “Wow.  Joe Paterno abused some boys?”

Me: “No, one of his former assistant coaches did.”

Off-earth-guy: “So he covered it up then?”

Me: “No, he told his boss (the AD) but they didn’t do anything about it”

Off-earth-guy: “So he didn’t do it, and he didn’t cover it up, so…”

Me: “Yeah.”

This isn’t to say that Paterno, or more importantly Mike McQueary (who saw Sandusky raping a little boy) or the janitor (who saw him giving oral sex to a boy), did everything they should have.  Should these people, especially the witnesses, followed up more vigorously and make sure the police were involved?  For the witnesses, absolutely.  For Paterno, probably.  I say probably because at his level it’s just hearsay.  He didn’t actually see anything.  And it’s not like he dawdled and held it close to his chest.  Here’s the actual grand jury testimony:

I don’t feel like there’s a whole lot wrong with this.  Especially if you think about it in the context of the time.  Of course this looks bad now that we know that Sandusky abused countless numbers of boys, and you should rightfully shudder at the thought of all the boys that were put at risk after this incident that could have been prevented, but at the time, when this looks like an isolated incident where you’re not really sure what to think?  I’m not so sure.

I feel like we should be in a spot where we are acknowledging a collective absence of ownership for Paterno and all the other witnesses, but not in a place where we are crucifying Paterno for not acting like Superman.

Taking this to it’s logical extreme, are those folks out there in the lynch mob prepared to always inform the police about any illegal activity they ever hear about?

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Possibly one of the best live performances I’ve seen. Watch how effortless this all seems to the lead vocals/guitarist. Amazing.

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