Maybe we spoke too soon about Feng Shui.
There are alternatives to the Christian/Western/Gregorian calendar. Chinese Asian ones. Cah-razy! Exotic! Amirite, white people?
Wait, the Jewish New Year is in the fall? And the 2013 Islamic New Year?!
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Yeah, Sailor Moon doesn’t really have time for racist, misogynistic losers
Not since Juggalos met magnets has something so easily researched caused such lyrical consternation.
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Unclear what or whose “tradition” is being referenced here. “Asia” is only the world’s largest and most populous continent, after all, with well over 40 countries located in the continent.
Conflating completely different countries and cultures through ignorant fetishization?
Law enforcement officer appear almost exclusively as either an oppressive menace or ineffectual embarassment in Smith’s songs.
Smith’s critical feelings extended beyond song metaphor:In 2002 he was beaten and arrested outside a Flaming Lips show after defending a victim of police harassment
This dynamic will be familiar to many visitors of this site!
A recent (ongoing, really) example played out on a prominent stage as self proclaimed “male feminist”, tenured gender studies professor, and attempted murderer of his ex-girlfriend Hugo Schwyzer “quit the internet” (in dramatic statement, if not practice ) after growing weary of being unable to fully escape his history of abusive and predatory behavior towards women
He had, and has, defenders who support his access to feminist spaces. Grace writes on the blog Are Women Human:
“I think we shouldn’t hesitate as a community to eject someone who has lied about and minimized his history of abuse, and I think feminists in Schwyzer’s circle really failed in this regard.”
This line is changed to “They say she’s a dyke, but I know…” on the Joan Jett-produced New Radio 7" version
Jett performing with Bikini Kill at a 1994 Rock For Choice benefit in NYC
The song’s title and refrain are taken from a Yiddish proverb: “There’s nothing more whole than a broken heart”
Aka California State Route 1, a particularly beautiful highway that runs up much of the Pacific coast of California
The Scarborough Fair originated in the middle ages, and lower-key commemorative celebrations continue today