Archive for the ‘Get yourself educated’ Category

ILB spotters’ guide to inane platitude Twitter accounts

April 12, 2011 2 comments

Every now and then ILB will get commission from elsewhere to drop a guest post that turns out to be a “little too real” for them or “contains too many references to former ECW midcarders” or “has a joke about raping a minor feminist cultural commentator in it” so they just drop me a kill-fee that I end up spunking down Shakeaway (Turkish Delight and peanut butter 4life, bb). Anyway rather than ship it elsewhere, here’s an example of it for my ILB bredders. Read more…


Rachel Miller: star of stage and Summer Jam screen

March 1, 2011 1 comment

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Benoit balls

May 30, 2010 4 comments

Every now and then, people will ask me to justify, as an adult man with a job and perfunctory social skills, my love of professional wrestling. This video is probably the perfect encapsulation of why I still bother with it aged 27. Let me break it down for you. Read more…

Mia Culpa

May 27, 2010 4 comments

ILB, and its associates, will never tire of clowning on Simon Reynolds, but in fairness the man is right a lot more frequently than he’s wrong. I think his real problem is that he’s never been fully comfortable with the 1500 to 4000 word long article, so he tends to throw in a lot of obvious padding, needless diversions and poorly conceived “hey, here’s a thought” moments, which then get turned into the main thrust of his article by sub-editors. Case in point: his famous “don’t let the brown skin throw you off” comment about MIA seems like what you’d expect from a private-school educated Oxford graduate, a culturally awkward “they bring a lot of colour to this tournament, but they’re so naive defensively” moment. Read more…

ILB: The year in comments

December 18, 2009 7 comments

Word to Down The Line’s Early D, you people need to big yourself up dread. I may be the sole decent blogger left in music journalism these days, but I’d be zero without the people who get me up to that 700-hit-a-day level, you, the readers. And sometimes you don’t just fuck off elsewhere after reading my blog to see if Bol’s posted some Youtube clips of fat girls today, you actually post comments. I’m showing some love here, and trying to disguise the fact that this blog really has gone to the dogs recently, by celebrating some the comments that made ILB’s 2009. If you’re listed, kudos. If not, idk, maybe post to comments on Dutty Artz for a bit instead until you’re ready to move up to the big leagues. Read more…

Namedrops in the latest Game mixtape: we count them

October 18, 2009 2 comments

Triple H

A few weeks or so back, dunno when don’t care, The Game released a new mixtape. It appeared on the “new” page of Spotify and everything. It’s pretty mediocre, unless you really enjoy Young Buck guest verses. However, we had nothing better to do here at ILB, so instead we’ve decided to tabulate every single name drop in every single track and see if we could draw some mathematical conclusions from this. I know there’s little I enjoy more of a Saturday than doing such. Read more…

Roc Raida is dead

September 19, 2009 2 comments

ncfilms a famous dj named Roc Raida died i believe

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