—Christmas Wrapping (Single Edit)
This is my SIL’s favorite Christmas song - because it’s AWESOME.
- Arctic Monkeys, AM
- Beach Fossils, Clash The Truth
- Charles Bradley, Victim Of Love
- CHVRCHES, The Bones Of What You Believe
- Cults, Static
- Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
- Deerhunter, Monomania
- Ducktails, The Flower Lane
- Haim, Days Are Gone
- Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady
- Jason Isbell, Southeastern
- Javelin, Hi Beams
- Jim James, Regions Of Light And Sound Of God
- King Khan & The Shrines, Idle No More
- Kurt Vile, Wakin On A Pretty Daze
- Mikal Cronin, MCII
- Of Montreal, Lousy With Sylvianbriar
- Sam Amidon, Bright Sunny South
- Sleigh Bells, Bitter Rivals
- Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob
- Toro Y Moi, Anything In Return
- Vampire Weekend,Modern Vampires of the City
- Washed Out, Paracosm
- White Denim, Corsicana Lemonade
- Yo La Tengo, Fade
Dear lord, now this is a list we can all believe in.
Lexical variety, eccentric constructions and punctuation, variant spellings, archaisms, the ability to pile clause on clause, the effortless incorporation of words from other languages: flexibility, and inclusiveness, is what makes English great; and diversity is what keeps it healthy and growing, exuberantly regenerating itself with rich new forms and usages. Shakespearean words, foreign words, slang and dialect and made-up phrases from kids on the street corner: English has room for them all. And writers—not just literary writers, but popular writers as well—breathe air into English and keep it lively by making it their own, not by adhering to some style manual that gets handed out to college Freshmen in a composition class.
Only $99?! at Lowe’s Home Improvement – View on Path.
“If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.”
First Christmas song of the season for me, and I can’t think of a better call.
Best Pope story yet?
Pope Francis has been sneaking out of the Vatican at night to serve the homeless.
This reminds me of The Shoes of the Fisherman, but better. So much better.
First and foremost, the story is completely fictional. Think about it for two seconds: the lady gets in everyone’s face on the airplane EXCEPT the guy who antagonizes her, to whom she writes a perfectly well-thought-out and easily-photographable note? Wouldn’t 7A be a window seat, and in that…