“Republicans are the fascist minded, they’re really to the right, and the Democrats are all the ones that the republicans don’t want. The people of color, women, every other assorted party has to uncomfortably fit itself into the Democratic party because nobody else will have them, and nobody treats third parties with seriousness.”—Michael McCusker Conversations With Matt Dwyer 108 Feral Audio
“This society makes you feel so uncool all the time that you’re afraid to tell people what music you like, you’re afraid to tell people what movies bring you joy, that it’s like the last thing you need is to feel judged for what you’re sad about. It’s really important to know that you can feel sad about a celebrity. You can also, as a white, straight, cis person, be heartbroken about what’s happening in Ferguson.”—Jamie Kilstein Citizen Radio 1060: Remembering our friend Robin Williams, Updates on Ferguson and Mike Brown
Last night I was driving down the street and I thought about all these people that are saying “oh you can’t say anything anymore, you can’t say anything anymore”…If I had a public address system I would just ask the world one thing: “Can we stop this publicly acting like when you say something, that when people act aggressively you’re not losing you’re freedom of speech. Freedom of speech means you don’t go to jail, so shut the fuck up.” But I thought about something, what they’re basically saying is because of who they are, they’re tired of the ridicule. “This is who I am, this is the way I feel, and I don’t like the ridicule that I’m facing because of who I am.” Well guess what fuck face, think of other groups that got more ridicule. Think about this…you’re saying you don’t like the ridicule you’re getting because of who you are. Well what is the ridicule you’re getting, write it down, and then write down the ridicule that other groups have gotten…Whether it’s gay people, or whether it’s women, or whether it’s black people. Think of the ridicule they got. Think of it. You have a problem with them and think of what they do to you- they just blast you verbally…you’re not getting dragged behind a car, you’re not getting a cross burned on your front lawn, you’re not getting beat up [in an] alley. So it does make me want to go “Oh boo-hoo. Boo-hoo…I don’t like the ramifications that I have to deal with because of who I am.” Well look at some other people, look at the ramifications they got. You don’t want to relate yourself to them because you perceive them to be sick, otherwise you’d say “Oh my God I don’t like all this criticism I’m getting but I guess I should shut up because look at what they got.” You don’t want to say something kind like that. You don’t want to even go there…
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Todd Glass has an amazing way of putting a new or different spin on topics. This has been shortened or edited somewhat for clarity’s sake. Do yourself a favor and go listen to Comedy Bang Bang: Shed Busting with James Adomian, George W.Bush, and host Scott Aukerman for a great episode of the pod.
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The plastic bag you scooped up your dog’s dump with? How ‘bout you put that in the garbage? How ‘bout not put that on a ledge? I’ve been eye level with two of those things this week. Where I just look over like I’m waiting to cross the street or something and there’s that little bag tied up, at eye level! At what point do you go “You know what? Let’s stash it right here.”
“I read only young adult. I just feel like it gets me. Both TV and literature that is aimed at girls who are about fifteen, sixteen years old seems to be my sweet spot for where I am, emotionally, as well.”—
“In the same way that you’ve got moveable type prints and then within the next 50 years the Catholic Church was falling apart and every country was full of revolutions: the internet broke homophobia. The internet makes it so you can’t make gay people scared of themselves anymore, and we can find each other and it’s amazing and lovely. It was once I had reliable access to the internet that I was able to go in a scared way, find something to masturbate to, then eventually chit chat with someone long enough to realize that: Oh, they’re not scary monsters. They are not ‘they.’ They are ‘we.’”—Guy Branum Nerdist 549
I’m Dustin, I run a podcast collective called Feral Audio. When I listen to podcast submissions, I take notes for myself to refer to after. For a $50 donation to feralaudio.com/support, I’ll “consult” on your podcast and send you the production notes I took!
The “Jim And Them Podcast” were upset that an incentive for a Kickstarter donation they made to one of my shows wasn’t done in a timely manner, so they took to their podcast to start a campaign of trolling against one of our podcasters. Their fans then started harassing the fiance’ of this podcaster and suggesting they would gang rape her. Cool scene! Well anyways, I listened to their podcast and here’s my production notes of “Jim And Them #388 Part 1: Came Up Empty”
I did things in my 30s that were ignored by the world, that could have been quickly labeled a failure. Here’s a classic example; in 1974 I did a movie called Phantom of the Paradise. Phantom of the Paradise, which was a huge flop in this country. There were only two cities in the world where it had any real success: Winnipeg, in Canada, and Paris, France. So, okay, let’s write it off as a failure. Maybe you could do that.
But all of the sudden, I’m in Mexico, and a 16-year-old boy comes up to me at a concert with an album - a Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack- and asks me to sign it. I sign it. Evidently I was nice to him and we had a nice little conversation. I don’t remember the moment, I remember signing the album (I don’t know if I think I remember or if I actually remember). But this little 14 or 16, whatever old this guy was… Well I know who the guy is now because I’m writing a musical based on Pan’s Labyrinth; it’s Guillermo del Toro.
The work that I’ve done with Daft Punk it’s totally related to them seeing Phantom of the Paradise 20 times and deciding they’re going to reach out to this 70-year-old songwriter to get involved in an album called Random Access Memories.
So, what is the lesson in that? The lesson for me is being very careful about what you label a failure in your life. Be careful about throwing something in the round file as garbage because you may find that it’s the headwaters of a relationship that you can’t even imagine it’s coming in your future.
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Howard:I tracked the sunset the other day.
'Stard:You "tracked" it?
Howard:Yeah, I was like when is it actually that if I wanted to look at the sunset, when is the good time? Cause here's the thing they don't tell you about the sunset: It'll burn your friggin eyes if you get to it too early.
Kulap:No, I think that's the first thing they say about the sun is not to stare at it
“I’ve seen lots of pictures of Ed Sheeran on Tumblr, where I like to visit once in a while like going to a junior high for no reason, but I’ve never heard his music.”—Karen Kilgariff Who Charted? 185: Letting Go of Macklemore Earwolf