Harshing Our Mellow

 By Shamus Sep 27, 2006 8 comments

Jay Barnson on anti-videogame legislation:

Note to baby-boomers: You guys had Woodstock — we have Mario. Get over it. It’s a different world now.

What he said.

I’ll take Lara Croft over Janice Joplin any day. (And I don’t even LIKE Tomb Raider.)

8Eight comments? Nobody's THAT hungry.


  1. Bogan the Mighty says:

    Well I can see his point. Janice Joplin can scare even the manliest of men.

  2. On the other hand, I really do treasure her recording of “Oh, Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?”

  3. Ubu Roi says:

    Doesn’t she spell it Janis? Or was that just a “70′s thing?” Stupid music radicals, don’t even know how to spell their own names… Oh well, misspelled names are better than what we got in the 90′s:

    “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.”

  4. She doesn’t spell it any way at all anymore; she died of a heroin overdose before you were born.

  5. Ubu Roi says:

    I may be ignorant of no-talent musicians (for reasons I won’t go into now, I’m much more familiar with Motown during that era), but 1970 was well after I was born. Since I was thinking she was still active a few years ago, I probably had her mixed up with Joan Baez.

    Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
    Go ahead and cheat a friend,
    Do it in the name of heaven,
    You can justify it in the end.
    But on the bloody morning after….
    One tin soldier rides away.

    And that’s memory, not Google. Just don’t ask me what I had for dinner last Wednesday…no idea.

  6. Don says:

    I utterly, utterly loathed “One Tin Soldier.” Thanks for dredging up the memory. That wasn’t Joan Baez, though, but some abomination called “Coven.” (Baez might well have covered it; it’s stridently preachy enough to appeal to a certain kind of flake.)

  7. Kyte says:

    What amuses me most of this post is that you didn’t even spell “Lara Croft” right. Shows just how much you care about it. xD

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