This thing I did last night. If you follow my main tumblr you probably saw this coming.
I’ve noticed that the way cr1tikal talks kind of resembles an Aperture Science Personality Core
I GLaDOS-ified his voice from this video and I have to say I think it works (aside from my own lazy editing)
sci you are a beautiful fucking human being
I wish there’s a tf2 update where it just consists of weapons made of other existing weapons
This guy goes so hard to make custom Rhythm Heaven Fever levels
rock fan: rap sucks, they don’t talk about anything that matters
the beatles: I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo goo joob
I get a lot of hate for pointing this out to people I know, but the Beatles are literally one of the first ‘boybands’ to be produced by the music industry in the vein that would later produce the Backstreet Boys and One Direction.
They were literally given matching haircuts and little boots and marketed aggressively in the same ‘girls love them, so cool, so trendy’ way that comparable groups are marketed now. They had an entire film that they spent ‘running’ from fans, trying to get to ‘the gig’, and making fun of ‘stuffy older people’ who didn’t ‘recognize them’. If that doesn’t ring any bells of the ’90s boyband phenomena’ marketing techniques then it should, because the formula that was so successful for them with the Beatles has been repeated ad nauseam ever since they figured out how well it worked.
Beatlemania, re-framed in the context of a time when there were few avenues to consume media outside of the mainstream (remember there were many radio stations but only three television channels)—unlike in the modern day, when the internet allows a person to peruse any genre or era of media in a much wider breadth and scope than anything available at that time—begins to look suspiciously like a very aggressive image-based marketing campaign. Which it was.
Furthermore, at the time the Beatles were gaining popularity, they had a fanbase much like modern boybands. Teenaged girls and young women being a large, if not the largest portion of their fanbase, and much like the modern day, they were treated with dismissal by other aspects of the same industry they were functioning in as those aspects tried to appeal to male audiences. (I bring up the famous line in Goldfinger where Sean Connery’s Bond equates un-chilled champagne to ‘listening to the Beatles without earmuffs’.)
The fact that in the modern day, the really ‘die hard’ Beatles fans I have encountered have all been A) men, B) incredibly dismissive of modern music as being ‘all rap and boybands’, C) constantly trying to defend the Beatles as ‘great artists’ and ‘really profound’, is one of the great ironies of time and marketing.
The Tangled Wood on Flight Crafting
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THIS IS THE FUNNIEST VIDEO I’VE SEEN ALL YEAR