November 12, 2007

The Times gets Fucked Up


Pink Eyes is the lead roarer in a ferocious band from Toronto. What band? Well, the name won't be printed in these pages, not unless an American president, or someone similar, says it by mistake. Suffice it to say that this is an unruly hardcore punk band with a name to match. (You can find out more at the official Web site, lookingforgold.blogspot.com.)

Actually I very much doubt the Times would quote Bush saying fugged up.


Posted by Daniel Radosh


not unless an American president, or someone similar, says it by mistake

This is kinda bizarre. I assumed this was added as a hint to the content: "Major League Asshole"? "Go fuck yourself?" "We will fuck him like he's never been fucked"? All seemed plausible candidates. But am I missing something - who's famous for accidentally saying Fucked Up?

I think it's just a reference to the unofficial rule that "we only print shit when the president says it," most recently during that "Lebanon better cut this shit out" story that started this whole thread.

Not sure "accidentally" is the right choice of word though.

The Times is basically mocking itself here.

But it probably doesn't realize it's mocking itself.

Also, what's with "about half a dozen"? Because "six" really needs to be seven syllables.

Are they opening for the Buttonhole Surfers?

Actually, that's how the Christian band ApologetiX refers to the Butthole Surfers in the credits for their parody version of "Pepper". (See disc 2, track 18 here.)

Jesus fucking Christ, if I may be allowed. Fortunately I still have time to add a footnote to my Apologetix sentence.

My Sunday paper tv guide took a tv movie to task for using "screwed" instead of what it referred to as "something pithier."

Apparently you can say "motherfucker" in New York magazine -- at least the online version.

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