When Harry Connick, Jr. recently used the word “pentatonic” on American Idol, his fellow judge Jennifer Lopez turned it into a joke. And, indeed, what could be more humorous than a musician of Connick’s stature trying to talk about musical scales on a TV reality show?Yet football announcers not only talk about “stunts” or the “triple option” but are expected to explain these technical aspects of the game to the unenlightened. The hosts on business cable channels refer to PE ratios and swap spreads, and no one laughs at them. So why can’t a judge in a TV singing contest employ some basic music terminology? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/18/music-criticism-has-degenerated-into-lifestyle-reporting.html
oh it’s that chick jimi likes!
If you’re not enjoying the original Australian version of Rake, you should be!
So much fucking! And strange customs (like bowing when entering the courtroom like it’s a dojo, and high ranking government officials walking the street like they’re ~people~!)… and the slang! Ahh, so many funny words. :)
I think human consciousness is a tragic mishap in evolution. We became too self aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self. The secretion of sensory experience and feeling programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact… everybody is nobody.
"This place is like someone’s memory of a town and that memory is fading" was pretty damn good too.