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my semi-inappropriate anthem du jour

Consistent with my shameless love for Wu-Tang and my prideful New York roots, I have recently been awed by Ratatat's synthed out, electro-hop "Stomp Remix," featuring Young Buck, TI, The Game & Ludacris. Wow, what a roster, right?

While the original version of "Stomp" isn't really my cup of tea, the remix jacks-up all of the collaborator's high-points tenfold and polishes it off with Ratatat's signature overcoat of fun-inducing hip-hop/electro beats. Ratatat's sound is so tight that the duo (Mike Stroud and Evan Mast) manage to even out and earn the ridiculousness of the original track's lyrical content. Face it, if the beat's good enough, it doesn't really matter what nonsense is being boasted about.

For my taste, the lyrical bling of this remix only contributes to my feeling of self-satisfaction as I humorously bump it on the mean (or rather, clean?) streets of Austin whenever I feel the urge. While I am easily amused and often feel the urge, I know moderation is key with any of life's pleasures. So I try to refrain from overindulgence and save it only for the most appropriate of occasions:

No milk for my cereal? Stomp

Why is there an empty o.j. in the fridge? I gots to Stomp!

Cut off in traffic? Holy STOMP!

Gas at 4.00/gal?? STOMP!!

Drunk History is hilariously intoxicating

The third volume of Drunk History continues to raise the bar of my expectations for the intoxicating Funny or Die series. The premise is win-win, the storyteller gets plastered and colorfully recounts a historical event for the viewers mis-educated enjoyment. I just might have to try this at home!

For this particular production Jen Kirkman drank a bottle and a half of wine and dropped some loosely coherent knowledge, all the while battling her incessant hiccups, which she struggles with for the duration of the short film. The real kicker is the "Trapped in a Closet"-esque character performance synced to Kirkman's drunken delivery. CLASSIC.

The Tale of Oney Judge

The series is a Derek Waters creation, directed by Jeremy Konner. The series' premier episode, Volume 1, features Michael Cera as Alexander Hamilton, and Volume 2 & Volume 2.5 cast Jack Black as a seedy Ben Franklin. It may not be historically accurate, but it's loads of fun!

Mustang Island State Park