I love that that last clause exists somewhere.
By virtue of my never having seen Adventure Time, let’s say sure.
Rules: Arizona, Alaska, and South Carolina are all automatically out of the running because the handicaps would have to be astronormous.
In discussing Odd Future with my friend Jean, I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe they’re one of those groups you have to see live to “get.”
However, my original objection stands.
- Connell: How are you, scale of 1-10?
- Leah: Is 10 the best?
- Leah: Or is it like "I'm number 1!"?
Is [branzino] the “in” fish lately? It seems like I’m seeing it everywhere.
Kiitos! (Apparently that’s “Thank you!” in Finnish.)
Chase Utley is one of those players everyone loves! He’s not arrogant like Ryan Howard or semi-skeezy like Cole Hamels. Furthermore, no one knew he’d probably be starting the season on the disabled list (sidenote: whenever I see DL, I think of being on the down-low), but when he comes back I think you’ll get your money’s worth.
Things I like: Chase Utley — and no one wants to hear about things people like. It’s tedious.
Things I don’t like: Odd Future and David Foster Wallace. And let’s be honest, whichever of these two I end up discussing, I’m going to end up pissing someone off.
So whatever, let’s talk about Odd Future. I not only dislike Odd Future, I actively hate them. And I’m sure it’s a personal failing that I’m the type to like commercial hip-hop and rap (though I’m sure it’ll come as a surprise to many people that I like even commercial hip-hop and rap, being, as I am, the whitest white who ever whited), but this weird, avant garde hip-hop and rap are just too out there for me.
At the same time, I get it. I get the appeal of Odd Future (and Tyler The Creator, specifically), but remember that Hipster Runoff piece about how Animal Collective was a band by, for, and about the internet? I think that might be even more true of Odd Future. They’re a group that absolutely thrives on the hype cycle. Which is actually fine! Good for them.
I’m not accusing them of selling out (they’re so out there that I’m not sure that could ever even happen, and besides, because I’m broke I’m actually very pro-selling out — just make me an offer!). It’s really just that I’m only very moderately hip, comparatively, and I just don’t get it.