Archive for January, 2009

Is minor soft-serve recording artiste Theophilus London a self-googler?

January 29, 2009 4 comments




Submitted on 2009/01/29 at 9:09am



TO BAD YOUR BLOG DOESNT GET THAT MUCH REVIEWS. and only got 5 comments hahahahahhahah



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In review: Theophilus London – This Charming Mixtape

January 28, 2009 31 comments



This Charming Mixtape. This… Charming… Mixtape. How… how is that even a thing? Why is it a thing for that matter, why has this been allowed to happen? Obama’s only been in charge a week and already the world’s falling apart. And why is it called “This Charming Mixtape”, but he’s recreating the album cover of “This Year’s Model”? Was “This Year’s Mixtape” really too far a pun to stretch to? Couldn’t his art director find the right Photoshop filter for a faux-Smiths album cover? “This Charming Mixtape” sounds like an MP3 “mash-up” compilation circa 2002, y’know, Freelance Hellraiser blends together the exciting and challenging sounds of can’t-miss future superstars Ms Jade and The Von Bondies. Read more…

In review: The Wrestler (2008)

January 25, 2009 5 comments



Why not try arguing that professional wrestling and science fiction are, at their hearts, exactly the same? Most people have an active interest in the pair when they’re eight or nine, before growing away from it in their teens and returning to it, if they ever do, as socially ill-adjusted adults. When you get rid of all the whistles and bells, both tell the same story of good versus evil over and over again. Both reflect changing political concerns as well: wrestling will always have a roided-up muscleman on hand to play an evil German/Jap/Russian/Arab, depending on how the political winds are tilting, while sci-fi will offer up alien tribes called “The Komune Istz”, who have lots of well-meaning ideas but an ill-functioning society. Both genres give the message that women are objects, both have significant gay followings, and while both are intrinsically American, douche nerd stans for both like to pretend, in a fit of self-loathing, that the Japanese take on the product is superior. So there you go, pro-wrestling and science fiction are exactly the same. Someone get me a fucking media teaching position. Read more…

An open question to readers

January 22, 2009 2 comments

Grading the fat acceptance gravatars

January 20, 2009 1 comment


You know how we do on IchLugeBullets, we stay ahead of the curve. And are there two more exciting things to discuss right now than the concepts of “globally recognised avatars”, as in pictorial representations of internet users that stay constant across a number of websites, and “fat acceptance”, as in a post-feminist movement consisting of women who did feminism 101 at university, found that whole “fighting for equality” thing a bit too much like hard work, but did take great to the “fat is a feminist issue” thing, and promptly when balling in Greggs? Of course there isn’t So we here at ILB would like to present to you a brief review of some of our favourite fat acceptance blog gravatars. No links to the websites themselves, because we really don’t need to give these people any more coverage than they deserve.

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On second listen: That one Puppini Sisters’ debut album that they did

January 19, 2009 2 comments



Being as this blog has now been going a good seven months, it’s probably safe to assume that I’m an utter failure at it, as nobody’s come to offer me a single fucking book deal, and we still get more people on here looking for pictures of Alex Sim Wise’s snatch than intelligent music debate. That guy who writes “Stuff White People Like” was already sitting on twankies seven months into his career, and instead I’m reduced to treading the boards of past glories and providing updates on topics discussed therein. Which is a flowery way of saying “The only place I encounter music these days is at the gym, for some reason they’ve added 2006 novelty act The Puppini Sisters to their “warm down” playlist, so here’s me talking about a review I did of their debut album from back in the day”. Read more…

Tom’s Top Picks For The Year

January 17, 2009 Leave a comment

thedaisyofyourchoice1 If you ask me, the most important piece of news out there at the moment is WordPress has decided that “K_Blade’s PUA blog” is a similar enough blog to this to start appearing as a “suggested post” under a bunch of ILB entries. And really, how can you not flock to any weblog cataloguing the adventures of a pick-up artist in Grimsby? As “K_Blade” himself says, “reading Neil Strauss’s The Game… was one of those lightbulb events when suddenly your reality shifts slightly and your view of the world around you changes”, and I don’t think any of us could argue with that. Thrill as he opens up a “three set” in Cleethorpes, and groan as he fails to follow up “indicators of interest” displayed by a woman standing next to a man dressed as a stormtrooper. In all fairness, it’s a lot more interesting than me listening to MySpace’s tips for the year, which is going to take up the rest of this entry. Read more…