Five for Friday – 19th April 2013


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Well boys and girls, we have some awesome stuff for the Friday Fives this week, and I won’t even mention Record Store Day because, honestly, that need a whole other post, which I will have to write this afternoon. In the meantime we have some things which you may find interesting, culturally satisfying and ridiculously hilarious in no particular order so, as per usual, sit down and enjoy, and add your own contributions in the comments.

1. The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense – by The Reason Stick

I know I harp on about irrational bollocks a fair bit, and also about our baffling desperation to believe in magic.  Well, maybe not baffling, I can kind of understand the little panicky feeling people get when they feel out of control, and I suppose gods and goblins and homeopathy are some sort of attempt to imagine that this stuff isn’t as out of our reach as it seems. Nevertheless, there is a pretty startling amount of utter nonsense still floating around what should by this point be a fairly rational and mature society, and the diagram above is a pretty nice summary of it.

2. Song of the Week: Swam by Le Thug

These chaps will be playing at our Beer vs. Records launch tomorrow, and for all this video might be a tad premature, it’s such a good song I figured you should all hear it anyway. The vocals in particular in this one are absolutely incredible.

3. This Woman is Clearly Fucking Insane

If you want to read the entire, CAPS-riddled rant of the sorority sister who wrote the following sentence, then please click the link above. I promise you, it’s worth it.

“I will fucking cunt punt the next person I hear about doing something like that, and I don’t give a fuck if you SOR me, I WILL FUCKING ASSAULT YOU.”

4. Awesome Gay Marriage Speech in New Zealand’s Parliament

New Zealand recently legalised gay marriage, which makes them fucking awesome, and as well as a spontaneous sing-song breaking out in parliament (check this out) some bloke delivered the above speech, which is absolutely brilliant, and reminds me of the graphic I posted on MiniToad a few months ago.

5. People on the Tube Hate Sitting Close Together

I know that’s a pretty obvious statement, but transit planners in New York have found that people will do just about anything to avoid sitting in the middle seat in a row of three. I am not sure how that translates to places like London, where there are two long rows of seats facing each other, but it does remind me of my commuter rail trips when I lived there, when the seats were arranged in rows of three. Now if only they could find a way to stop dickheads on the bus sitting on the outside seat, putting their piles of shit on the window seat, and then acting like you’ve hurt their feelings when you tell them to fucking shift it.