Archive for November, 2011

Ryan Adams + Laura Marling Sing Pretty Song

Posted by Matt on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

At the age of 21, Laura Marling is the author of 3 very solid albums.  At 32, I often ask, “why bother?” in reference to cutting my toenails.

Here is Marling doing her best Emmylou on Ryan Adams’ “Oh My Sweet Carolina.”


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Governor Brownback Flips Out At High Schooler’s Tweet – Probably Going To Write Something Mean On Bathroom Stall

Posted by Matt on Friday, November 25th, 2011

"One thing I hope the Kansas Youth in Gov't participants took away is that criticism and dissent will land you in detention."

It has been a while since Sam Brownback was in the national news criticizing the Gays, creepily C-Streeting, or pretending evolution is a false prophesy of the Big Chimp lobbying machine.  Looks like he met his match.

Emma Sullivan, an 18-year old high school senior, was at an event in Topeka this past Monday for Kansas Youth in Government, which was addressed by Brownback. During the event, Sullivan posted to her Twitter account:

Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot

Haha. So simple, yet so effective to get a rise out of the thin-skinned (but oh yeah, I’m a turn-the-other-cheek Catholic) governor.

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