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An open letter to the idiots who are ruining my alma mater, Mizzou (The University of Missouri)

Congratulations, Mizzou, UM System President Wolfe has resigned. Apparently, Chancellor Loftin is also on his way out. Due to the idiocy of a few despicable people, “change” has been imposed on everyone, both the innocent and guilty. 1,467 more words

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Hollywood Theater Revisits 'Decline Of Western Civilization' Docs

After decades of unavailability, Shout! Factory recently released all three digitally remastered Decline of Western Civilization rock documentaries on DVD and Blu-ray. Produced between 1979 and 1998, the films served as a visual archive of the American punk, hardcore, and metal scenes, and as a launching pad for filmmaker… 371 more words


Whatever Happened to Black Culture, or, Why Hip-Hop Brings Out the Ugly Racist in Me

I was going to go off on a big angry rant about the practice of so-called “sampling” which began fairly innocuously with the pilfering of a beat here and a bass-line there, but which has now become so widespread and accepted that it is common to hear a complete recording being altered by simply merging an already recognizable hit into the gibberish misogyny and/or nihilism of the most recent flavour of the month rap/hip-hop star. 539 more words


Rorty on the role of college indoctrinat--I mean education

It’s an old post, but I recently discovered this nugget on Edward Feser’s blog about a unnerving passage attributable to the late American pragmaticist philosopher Richard Rorty and his casual… 1,275 more words

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An Interview with Penelope Spheeris

One of the most heralded home video releases of the year has been the long overdue appearance of director Penelope Spheeris’s underground music trilogy, The Decline of Western Civilization… 794 more words

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Happy birthday, Greg Hetson

As guitarist and founding member of Red Cross (pre-Kross) and Circle Jerks, Greg Hetson’s fast and furious riffage played a significant and essential part in developing my warped musical tastes. 104 more words