The Mountain Goats - This Year
“Noah Pozner wanted to work at a taco factory when he grew up. Tacos were his favorite food, and no doubt he wanted to ensure that the world kept producing tacos,” reads the introductory text on the website. “Help us create a virtual taco in his memory. Add your special ingredient below and tweet it. Voila! Tacos for Noah, all in memory of this very special Little Man!”
Fucking hell, man. Trying not to lose it.
“Is that your dog? Because it reminds me of this thing my dog does, let me tell you it, it is super interesting.”
“You know, my dog, does this thing, where he is the most best dog ever.”
“Well, my dog, does this other thing, while I ride my horse, that I have, because I have a horse.”
“Oh, my TWO horses do that all the time.”
Oh, I don’t have any dogs or horses, but my unicorn does the most interesting thing.
The Great Recession may be over, but this era of high joblessness is probably just beginning. Before it ends, it will likely change the life course and character of a generation of young adults. It will leave an indelible imprint on many blue-collar men. It could cripple marriage as an institution in many communities. It may already be plunging many inner cities into a despair not seen for decades. Ultimately, it is likely to warp our politics, our culture, and the character of our society for years to come.
I know I’m warped now. Well, more warped.
To hell with delicate studies of the American scene. Fuck the American scene. Fuck moers [sic], manners, customs all that horse shit. Let us have more and better fucking, fighting and bulls.
—Ernest Hemingway, in a letter to Ezra Pound (via putthison)