1. My great friend John Hodgman to whom I owe 70% of everything and the brilliant Paul F. Tompkins in conversation? With real gin? You gotta see it!

    paulftompkins:

    SPEAKEASY WITH PAUL F. TOMPKINS: JOHN HODGMAN

    I love doing this series, but I love it extra much moreso when the guest is a friend of mine. 

    *SPOILER*: Mr. Hodgman has yet to make good on his promise of sending me some weird book that he was all jazzed about.

  2. "I was talking to Schoolboy Q about it…I was asking him how do you get over it, like how do you just get past it. He was like, “You’re not. You’re not going to. ‘Cause I feel like I do wrong when I hit my homies up…I feel like that’s not my job, but in reality it is because that’s what it’s for…It’s not about killin niggas…It’s about taking care of the people you care about, and the second that got lost is the second that anybody could die.”"
    Vince Staples, on the traumatic and true nature of gang life (taken from "Bullseye with Jesse Thorn")

    (Source: mttblck)

  3. heavyasboulders:

    This is an interview with the rapper Vince Staples who not only writes strikingly personal, self-observing lyrics but also tends to answer questions in the form of long winded rants of that same nature. They make for a thrilling listen and contain fascinating insights about the world in which Vince’s songs (and most rap songs for that matter) are set in, even if they sometimes have little to do with the actual questions being asked.

    There is also a moment in this where he admits that his music is not yet up to his own standards, which is not only disarmingly honest (and therefore classic Vince Staples) but also exciting. His tape from earlier this year showcased a very distinct delivery and a lot of that detailed storytelling he is so good at, but he seems to have outgrown the emotionaly narrow lo-fi-production that dominated it and with it the favouring of just straight rapping over more advanced songwriting. Now, if he keeps working on his shortcomings - like he said he’s set out to - this could get very, very interesting.

  4. "It’s kind of like storytelling s & m - sort of an alternate world in which Martin’s punches land, and they land hard enough that we feel them, but not so hard that we have to use our safe word. Once we heal, we might want to come back for another session."

    Jesse Thorn on Game of Thrones in his show Bullseye. Good point. (via clarityandchaos)

    It’s true! I wrote and said this! I liked that sentence!

  5. lisahanawalt:

I was trying to think about what toy I’d want, if I collected action figures. I’d definitely want one of these James Herriots, with castration and birthing equipment included!

All Creatures Great and Small. Emphasis on the GREAT.

    lisahanawalt:

    I was trying to think about what toy I’d want, if I collected action figures. I’d definitely want one of these James Herriots, with castration and birthing equipment included!

    All Creatures Great and Small. Emphasis on the GREAT.

  6. My pal Noe is a great inspiration!
noemontes:

http://losbangeles.com/articles/noe-montes-interview/
  7. Chairmen of the Board - Patches (1970)

  8. Come for Freddie Stone introducing the rest of the Family, circa like 1972 or something(?), post-Larry Graham and Greg Errico. Stay for a totally amazing version of If You Want Me To Stay, then stay more for a crazy sad/lonely version of Stand.

  9. Just hanging out and jamming the jams.

  10. misspryss said: Jordan, just wanted to tell you that the joke you made on JJGo about the IKEA phone tree saying "For Bjorn, press Fjorn" made me laugh so hard I almost drove off the Palisades Parkway and into a ditch.

    jordanmorris:

    Hey thanks!  I noticed that the products at Ikea have foreign names that are funny to me, an American.

    #TopicalSatire

  11. Attention all dumb idiots: quit trying to score on Yoenis Cespedes.

  12. Peter Sagal on Jeopardy in 1988. GOLDEN.

  13. In which I argue that sarcasm and all, “I Love LA” really is the greatest tribute LA could ever hope for. And all the Randy Newman haters are ignorant, dead wrong and can go suck a lemon.

  14. "Of all the things that defenders the name have said, there’s nothing to touch the effrontery of [Redskins attorney] Raskopf’s assertion “This is our word”—as if the team had the power to pluck the word out of history, both theirs and its own, and oblige everyone, Indians included, to honor their meaning of the word."
  15. THIS IS GONNA BE MY TIME! TIME TO TASTE THE FRUITS AND LET THE JUICES RUN DOWN MY CHEST! I PROCLAIM THIS: THE SUMMER OF GEORGE!