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the breeders

  • I believe I have not yet mentioned that The Breeders are doing an anniversary tour to commemorate Last Splash, which was released—believe it—twenty years ago in 1993. The first US date was just announced, with more to follow. (Pitchfork)
  • As part of an ongoing attempt to protect the purity of their language, France has officially banned the word “hashtag.” Sometimes France cracks me right  up. (Time)
  • What 2001 looked like in 1967. (Smithsonian)
  • The Office‘s very charming Ellie Kemper may have an NBC sitcom of her very own next season. Let’s do hope so. (Split Sider)
  • And a few 30 Rock links, in honor of tonight’s series finale: “See, mother, not all species eat their young,” and other classic Jack Donaghy insults; the feminist academic legacy of Liz Lemon; the words and phrases it introduced into the vernacular, from “Blerg” to “EGOT” to “I want to go to there.” (Vulture, Daily Beast, Slate)
Posted on January 31st, 2013 3 Comments

3 Responses

  1. Sue says:

    Oh, France…. (the nation, not you)

    Fave Jack Donaghy line ever is still…”Never follow a hippie to a second location.”

  2. mslewis says:

    It’s funny how the French want to stay “pure” in language and food, etc. I was in Cannes last year and the McDonalds in Cannes on that street overlooking the beach was PACKED with young French people noshing on Big Macs. They were laughing and talking and I was surprised when I would hear some American slang in their conversation. They were so adorable. I’m sure these same young people will ignore the “hashtag” ban. The French are so cute. (BTW, I wasn’t eating Micky D’s, I was just sitting at the outdoor tables, resting from window shopping.)

  3. Donna says:

    Kim, your link about the Breeders… you made me feel very old! Twenty years? Where the hell has my life gone?