Saturday, November 26, 2011

In Heavy Rotation

A few new albums have been in heavy rotation at Common Sense Dancing headquarters. Here is a sampling:

St. Vincent - "Actor"


Wild Flag - "Future Crimes"


Real Estate - "Easy"


Real Estate - "Wonder Years" (sadly, not a great recording)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thank You, Internet! Vol. 2

What I can't even . . .

This cover of "Bad Romance," sung in Mandarin by a group of middle-aged Chinese people, is so hilariously weird that the Fig Leaf Gang from the "Yatta!" video is starting to get jealous. Don't worry, Fig Leaf Gang; these middle-aged Chinese people are still 3,050,000 views away from being a real threat.


Ah, fuck it -- let's watch "Yatta!" again for old time's sake:

You may say its juvenile, but I believe that it will never get old.

Thank You, Internet! Vol. 1

Miss Kentucky. Presented without further comment:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Money Talks, with John Hodgman

The opening credits alone - where Hodgman's face appears on a number of different currencies, including the Yen ("What is this, the eighties?") and the Peso ("Money never siestas"). Hodgman has reached the point where I basically start laughing as soon as he comes on screen, and this bit is no exception. Somewhat selfishly, I like how he introduces nerdy Yale stuff to a wider audience, admitting its ridiculousness while appreciating it for its, well, awesomeness. I wish I had a rich man's megaphone following me around, wearing white gloves and harmonizing.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Men of a Certain Wage - Money Talks
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