WHITE GUYS SQUARE GLASSES
ALL ETHNICITIES WELCOME
Tanya Paz, Contributor
Hey you! Looking for a good podcast to listen to while you procrastinate on those pesky assignments that are piling up on that desk of yours? If so, you’ve come to the right place. I love the internet. More than a regular person should. My love for the web has introduced me to many new forms of entertainment, podcasts in particular. A couple of months ago I casually stumbled upon a podcast called, White Guys, Square Glasses. I decided to give it a listen, and what started off as a simple “test run,” if you may, has turned into a full-blown fixation.
I’ve spent quite some time looking for a show that doesn’t get boring after two episodes, and the hosts of WGSG definitely do a great job of making each episode fun for the audience. I appreciate that the show doesn’t really have a set theme; it’s not strictly about film or news and whatnot, it varies by episode. Whatever the topic may be, events in the news, the internet, random rants, and so on, you’ll sure be entertained. My favorite episode, you might ask? “Burn Victim Ghost Babies.” Back pussy, burning babies, cats? Incredibly awful yet wonderfully entertaining! The show is hosted by Joe Bryant and James Kislingbury, both CSULB alumni and former Union staffers. Apart from being terribly witty, the guys have excellent chemistry. Not only do they have a wry sense of humor, they do a great job of playing off each other’s personalities, which is a refreshing change from the typical “let’s just talk for an hour and see how many people we can kill with our tense, monotone, impersonal, exciting as a piece of toast” type of podcast. Trust me when I say these guys will charm the fuck out of you.
No podcast is complete without the array of terribly awkward moments. From their abrupt rants to gauche comments, WGSG has them all. Best awkward yet awesome moments? James’ impersonations of his dad and all of Joe’s endless laughing fits. I guess what I’m trying to say is, I fucking love this podcast. Take my good judgment into consideration and go ahead and give them a listen. Your pretty little ears will thank you later!
A Drunk Review
Sandie Buttoms, Contributor, Local Drunk
So turntable.fm is this new music website that works like Pandora, and last.fm, and any other internet jukebox that plays shit that’s actually relevant to your interests. It was created recently, or at least this year, I don’t know, I can’t really be bothered to look right now. The point is, it’s the new music-related-internet-thing right now, or at least it should be.
For one, there aren’t ads. Which is like. Awesome. And second, whereas the other sites don’t… aaand I just took another shot. Second, whereas the other sites lacked an interactive element… wow, I sound like a middle-school textbook. I am sitting right next to a fucking cat litter box and I want to puke. This may be the worst decision of my life tonight, but TURNTABLE ISN’T…. is my main focus. I have abandoned all form of correct journalism structure. PSY. PSY. There are little avatars that you can use on this site, and it’s kind of awesome, because you never really noticed how badly you need to be represented on the fucking internet as a cluster of pixels in the shape of a cartoon. DUDE.
And other sites are sort of elitists, because they think you’ll only like the things THEY choose for you, and turntable does the opposite. They have various genre rooms on their site – dubstep, indie, 90s, goth, you name it – is 90s a genre? Uhhh.
And in each room they recreate a little DJ booth and anyone can play their own music (so long as you snag a seat), and it’s cool. I’m tired of writing this. The music I find on this website is insane. “ZERO DEGREES” BY SCHULMAN. Everyone do it. I’m out. How do I send this.