A Thursday Interruption: A series of thingers involving the US military. Also: Marx and The Little Mermaid!

I’m telling you — in ten years there will be academic papers on YouTube, gender, and the US military. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6K1_rdzndE The Other Patrick prompted this post. 😀 Anyways, in other news: “Now I’m an ordinary human instead of a beautiful princess mermaid!”

A Thursday Interruption: Alicia Keys, a public service announcement, and some minor rocking out

The girl signing has amazingly intense facial expressions. 😀 From TheOtherPatrick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyJIWA2QOPI On this side of the ocean, I’ve been spat at, had my picture taken by a stranger’s cell phone, and had garbage thrown at me and a friend because we wouldn’t get in someone’s car. All in the same week. Being female in […]

A Thursday Interruption: Shawn Colvin, Salt N Pepa, Michael Franti, and Salt Fish Girl

Yeah, so I’m not sure why Lilith Fair’s 2010 anniversary has Ke$ha in it. IN FACT I AM KINDA PISSED ABOUT THAT ACTUALLY. I think the video’s a cute parody of chauvinism. A surprisingly catchy tune about getting tested for HIV/AIDS. GRRRRRRRRRRR Why was Larissa Lai’s book Salt Fish Girl made into a play in […]

A Thursday Interruption: Fiest’s “Mushaboom,” Ozomatli’s “Gay Vatos in Love,” and a kick ass cover of “Bad Romance.” Also: NEWSIES!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr7zVwX4fsU Look! A love song that’s not weirdly stalkerish. I love Ozomatli. Here’s more on Angie Zapata, in case you aren’t familiar with her story. :-/ Looks like someone’s been editing the Q&A her friends made in a really jerktastic way. Here’s your weekly dose of choreography.

Midweek Media: Madonna’s “Bad Girl”

I’ve always wanted a discussion of this video – is it feminist? Anti-feminist? Something else? – and Midweek Media seems like a perfect opportunity. To transcribe a six minute video with the level of detail Revena devotes to commercials would take thousands of words, so I’m brush-stroking it and you can read the lyrics here. […]