Straight out of somewhere in upstate New York

The forces that be designed this Straight Outta Somewhere website.

Jaquandor, that fly guy from the OP (that being Orchard Park), did this. There’s a new movie about NWA, “a Compton, California-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre.” I wasn’t a big fan Continue reading “Straight out of somewhere in upstate New York”

Steve Martin is 70

For better or worse, Steve Martin helped to popularize the air quotes gesture.

Steve MartinYears back, I found it weird and strange that, in some circles, people decided that Steve Martin was not funny because he wasn’t angry enough, was inauthentic, too oblique or whatever.

This bit from a February 18, 1982 Ben Fong-Torres Rolling Stone Interview, somewhat explains his humor:

“[College] changed what I believe and what I think about everything. I majored in philosophy. Something about non-sequiturs appealed to me. In philosophy, I started studying logic, and they were talking about cause and effect, and you start to realize Continue reading “Steve Martin is 70”