Reason 9,356 why I can't get enough of the animal kingdom: bonobos. These endangered apes are close relatives of the chimpanzee and can only be found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They also get their freak on for as many reasons as we humans do.Social ascension in the bonobos universe is kind of like the standard human coming-of-age tale: the young female bonobo leaves the family she was born into, picks a new group to take up with (helloooo freshman ... Read More
I miss Downton Abbey so much already. It's gonna be AGES before it comes back and I'm pretty much inconsolable. I want to feel as infinite as the final minutes of the Christmas special made me feel every moment of my stupid life. Is that too much to ask??? Am I flying too close to the sun? Here are some songs Internet People wrote inspired by DT Abbs (wow I thought that would sound better than it did sorry.) I am listening to them on repeat as I slowly rock ... Read More
 The much anticipated premiere of The Hunger Games is only three weeks away. I cannot wait! I've read all the books and I'm ready for this: body, mind, and soul.  Here is a brand new clip from the movie. Watch Katniss be a total badass.  You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video   YEAH!! Takes that, Game Makers! While we're on the topic, check out this Hunger Games parody of Lana del Rey's Video Games. You need to a ... Read More
At this point, dealing with the shit that spews from Rush Limbaugh’s mouth becomes physically exhausting. I don’t know how he manages to keep topping himself, but he’s done it again – this time in the form of a horribly misogynistic (and just plain creepy) radio rant against Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke.  Fluke testified during an unofficial hearing headed by Nancy Pelosi, giving a personal account about the health ... Read More
Splendor Squalor (out now on Kanine), the second full-length from Brooklyn-based Xray Eyeballs, finds the quartet in a much poppier place than they were on their first effort, Not Nothing. The raw, energetic sound backing O.J. San Felipe’s husky vocals is still present, along with the perfect blend of nostalgia for sounds of the past with a vision decidedly focused on the future. But if Not Nothing felt like a Velvet Undergound–hosted night of garage ... Read More