From a Vauxhall Velox

And her Dad was a Policeman

Which I must say worried me

But some things have just got to be

So we passed very fast like ships in the night

Or cars in a contraflow system

Billy Bragg, From a Vauxhall Velox

Not only is this a perfect simile, it’s goddamned ballsy to drop a term like “contraflow system” into a pop song.

Who's Afraid Of Lana Del Rey? - The Awl →

If you’re as baffled by the whole Lana Del Rey as I am, this is a good place to start. I just wish the author had expanded it a bit more - five lengthy paragraphs about the ways in which people are hating her, barely a mention of why.

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“I have dreams of a rose, and a long flight of stairs. Incidentally, who is this Damien you speak of?”

If I could have one wish, it would be that Blatty got the chance to assemble his original cut of Legion, the way he envisioned it before studio meddling turned it into The Exorcist III. Despite the final versions flaws, it’s still one of my favorite movies.

It might be a hot mess, but Exorcist III is still one of the most terrifically creepy movies I’ve ever seen. It gets under your skin and stays there. There are scenes – single shots, even – that still manage to give me shivers when I think of them. It’s criminally underrated/overlooked as a horror film.

This is a much better cover than the nonsense they ended up going with.

B-Sides: Is She & Him's Gender-Swapped "Baby It's Cold Outside" Less Date Rape-y Than the Original? →

As a follow-up to the previous post, Bitch magazine asks if having the woman play the predatory role in the song makes it less date-rapey.

I’m going with “no”. This song is inherently sketchy, no matter what way you spin it.

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Dean Martin: Total mutt.

Although, you just know he boned both of those girls. And probably that girl in the background too.

Yes, I’ve started listening to Christmas songs. And this weekend I fully intend to watch Scrooged and maybe Elf. And there’s nothing anyone can do to stop me.

Future of Literature

Why 3D movies need to die - The Oatmeal

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Alone Again, Naturally.

Is this what happens when you get older? You don’t listen to The Smiths when you’re feeling sad. Instead, you start listening to Gilbert O’Sullivan?

Just me? Oh.

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As an Irishman, I just want to say thank fuck for Romania.

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