Knowles-Throne 4ever.

“All these fucking recaps, they’re crazy.”
— Pamela Adlon on the Louie blogsteria

thecompanionsdoctor:

thecompanionsdoctor:

The thing that sucks about mental illness is that if you aren’t depressed enough, suicidal enough, bad enough, nobody cares. Nobody cares until you reach their standard, and that standard is when your problem is bad enough to effect them

The amount of people who can relate to this makes me equally incredibly sad and immensely angry

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Jay and Bey’s faces after watching a pyrotechnics test. Jay and Bey’s faces after watching a pyrotechnics test.

pitchforkreviewsreviews:

I wrote a novel about three years ago and it took like two and a half years to edit. On July 22nd, it comes out in hardcover, Kindle eBook, and audiobook and you can preorder it here in any of those formats. You can also read more about it there. I don’t really know how to talk about the book, although I think I will probably be having productive conversations with a therapist about it in like 20 years. It’s my first and last book. 

When people ask what it’s about, I generally look at the floor and say, “It’s a novel,” and then if they press me, I say, “It’s a novel about being supported by your parents,” or, “It’s a novel about being supported by my parents,” or, “It’s a novel about a blog,” or, “It’s a novel about a Tumblr about a popular music reviews website.” I don’t know exactly how to describe it, but if you read the book and generate a concise and appealing description of it, email me and I’ll try to naturally work your description into situations where I have to talk about what my book is about, e.g., at my grandma’s birthday party in August, on dates, during interviews.

I suspect, if you liked this blog, you might really like the book. And if you hate-read/hate-followed this blog, I guarantee you will love the book and you should pre-order it now. The cover is above and I am the one in the black shirt. The model for the cover was this Minor Threat press photo but the cover didn’t turn out badass like the press photo.

Anyway, this has been the book’s official announcement. I hope you like the book.

David has something really, really special and beautiful on his hands with this novel. Keep an eye out.

“Well, all right. To be frank, most of it’s not very good. Some of it’s useful, though. One of the things is, it’s made this sort of continuing-story TV — you know what I mean, House of Cards, Damages, The Killing, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, that kinda thing — the Internet and the blogs have made it possible for people to follow the stories even if they miss an episode or two. And thanks to the computer generation, they don’t really even have to do that, because you can always pull one down from iTunes or Hulu or something like that. But a lot of the actual criticism is pretty ham-fisted. I’m not just talking about reviews and stories about series that are not good. I know that the reaction on the blogs to Hostages, for instance, was [chuckles] pretty goddamn harsh! But a lot of that harsh criticism wasn’t written very well, and some of the [positive] criticism’s the same thing. But it’s been an interesting thing — you can’t, when you’re in the process of making these shows, writing a continuing series, it’s not a good thing to look at them too much, blogs and everything. Because a lot of times the speculation is very close to what you’re planning to do, and then the impulse is to say, “Oh, people have already figured this out! We have to change it!” And a lot of times, your first way of going’s your best way. Does that answer your question?”
— –Stephen King re: the online TV criticism machine | Grantland (via popculturebrain)

I mean, only for nine minutes, and only about Under the Dome (and cable TV generally), but yeah, it was phenomenal and I was and am so happy about it.

Bon Iver & the Roots – “Perth”

(with auto-tune :D)

policymic:

Since marijuana’s legalization, drug use among teens has been on the decline

What’s happened to teen drug use since more states have legalized weed? Nothing.

According to the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), the number of youth who have tried marijuana has dipped slightly over the last decade from 42.4% in 2001 to 40.7% in 2013. The number of current users (who consumed weed in the 30 days before the survey) remained steady at about 25% of all teens.

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Was actually wondering about these numbers after last week’s episode of Louie. Interesting stuff.

Earthbound. Best there ever was or will be.

popculturebrain:

How is this much incredible and unlikely television in one week even allowed? This is like how The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Airplane!, Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers all came out in the same summer.

YES. I don’t know what the second image is [edit: Veep], but:
-Orange Is the New Black came back so, so strong, and still so necessary.-Fargo has upped its game every single episode.-And Louie, while challenging and weird this season (but still good!), was astounding on Monday. popculturebrain:

How is this much incredible and unlikely television in one week even allowed? This is like how The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Airplane!, Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers all came out in the same summer.

YES. I don’t know what the second image is [edit: Veep], but:
-Orange Is the New Black came back so, so strong, and still so necessary.-Fargo has upped its game every single episode.-And Louie, while challenging and weird this season (but still good!), was astounding on Monday. popculturebrain:

How is this much incredible and unlikely television in one week even allowed? This is like how The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Airplane!, Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers all came out in the same summer.

YES. I don’t know what the second image is [edit: Veep], but:
-Orange Is the New Black came back so, so strong, and still so necessary.-Fargo has upped its game every single episode.-And Louie, while challenging and weird this season (but still good!), was astounding on Monday. popculturebrain:

How is this much incredible and unlikely television in one week even allowed? This is like how The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Airplane!, Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers all came out in the same summer.

YES. I don’t know what the second image is [edit: Veep], but:
-Orange Is the New Black came back so, so strong, and still so necessary.-Fargo has upped its game every single episode.-And Louie, while challenging and weird this season (but still good!), was astounding on Monday.

popculturebrain:

How is this much incredible and unlikely television in one week even allowed? This is like how The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Airplane!, Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers all came out in the same summer.

YES. I don’t know what the second image is [edit: Veep], but:

-Orange Is the New Black came back so, so strong, and still so necessary.
-Fargo has upped its game every single episode.
-And Louie, while challenging and weird this season (but still good!), was astounding on Monday.