June 27, 2008

You realize if we played by the rules right now we'd be in gym?

Ferris Bueller vs. Requiem For A Dream
"In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? "

One movie you can watch a million times (I know someone who literally watched this movie every day in 7th grade), and one can only be watched once. I'll still never forget that, you know, scene with Jennifer Connelly earnin' that change. Amazing how they were really the exact same movie all along.

Of Montreal - Requiem for OMM 2 (Daytrotter session)

Pulp vs. Star Trek
Doubt many would argue that "Common People" is one of the best songs of all time; Pulp being a band that addresses class and social strata in almost every song but absolutely shouts about it here. William Shatner's cover version came along and everyone had a chuckle, it wasn't very good but certainly confirmed the song's pop cult classic status. Now this month a talented Youtuber has nicely pulled another meaning from it all, choosing to focus on Star Trek fan speculations that sexual attraction is always brewing beneath the surface between Kirk and Spock.

Pulp - Common People (live at Glastonbury)

1 comment:

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