There is a very niche genre of songs my Dad loves.
They’re a blend of weird slapstick-parody comedy. Think Weird Al but more archaic.
Artists like Dr. Demento and Allan Sherman (Camp Granada guy) produce music in this genre. My Dad’s favorite, Tom Lehrer, however, stands out to me.
Like the rest of these creators, he is really smart. In fact, he graduated from Harvard. When I was a kid, I remember watching his song “New Math.” Besides being really catchy, it is overloaded with subtle jokes like the rest of his songs. Anyway, he’s a really clever guy and is one of my favorite satiric songwriters.
I feel like I need to write more so I’ll talk about Weird Al, I guess. I have first introduced to him a really long time ago one night while I was eating dinner. Someone thought I ate too slowly so she started playing “eat it.” I thought it was really funny. Anyway, he’s a cool guy too like Tom Lehrer, really smart. And guess what, he went to Calpoly. Like what’s the deal with all these comedian-songwriters and their impressive educational backgrounds.
I have gotten into a lot of discussions recently about the best way to organize one’s music library. This discussion goes beyond the typical Apple Music vs Spotify discussion. While that discussion is equally important, there is a right answer (the right answer being Spotify). The discussion of what is the best way to organize music is open-ended and transcends the void of the preferred listening platform. That is unless you use a platform like Pandora, a radio station, and if you use Pandora, I will respectfully avoid interactions with you.
I organize music by just shuffling my liked songs. This is mainly inefficient. Unless I find new music consistently, I end up listening to the same songs way too often. Also, when I play music while hanging out with friends, I have to put a lot of attention into making sure the music fits the “vibe”. I used to organize music by having one playlist for every day of the week, and while this worked for me, once again my playlists did not always fit the “vibe” of hangouts due to the mixed-up genres.
Probably the more efficient way of organizing music is having one playlist of all the songs I like, which I would listen to while driving or working by myself. Then I would have a few playlists of some different “vibes”; like summer beach days, light night vibes, or just chilling. Which would allow me to have more versatility when playing the role of DJ.
Tweak of the Week. Tweak Playoffs. Free the Commish. A mysterious New Yorker patrols the sidewalks, parks, elevators, and doorways of the city, a vigilante not too dissimilar from Batman. Except instead of protecting the people and stopping criminals, he is heckling normal individuals and acting as “commissioner” of New York City.
Here he is heckling a woman who is trying to spot Mayor Eric Adams (who the commish HATES) from the top of a car.
He asserts his masterful advice, stating that the woman shouldn’t care that much about the mayor, a belief close to the commish’s heart.
He also inserts his masterful skills in his many passions: here is an example of the Tweak Referee’s architecture masterclass.
He never fails to update the citizens of NYC of the happenings: relaying celebrity lookalike sightings.
Shockingly, there are also social justice causes close to the commish’s heart: when he sees an injustice, he doesn’t hold back his feelings about it.
Overall, The Commish’s lack of care for what others think about him and undying desire to share the stories of the city, and his opinions, make his content must watch. #FREETHECOMMISH
Here are some other great ones for your enjoyment.
Here he just heckles a family gathering.
Here he just closes someones car door for them without asking.
This is surely the best one, he recommends a free pile of garbage with good books, dropping the location for citizens to pick up the books.
On Thursday, April, 28th the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft took place.
Months prior NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell read off the words, “With the first overall pick…” rapper Drake bet 100k that USC standout wide receiver Drake London would be the first receiver to be drafted. Drake posted a screenshot of his bet on his Instagram, captioning the story post, “Drake betting on Drake just feels right” And Drake was right, London was the first receiver taken off the board going 8th overall to Atlanta.
pc: @champagnepapi Instgram
Drake’s bet earned the rapper $335,000.00. London got a kick out of it but he was definitely more excited than he is about joining the NFL
Here I am, writing about opossums again. You’re going to read it and like it.
Anyone who knows me in real life knows that my Instagram story is literally just a million opossum posts that I’ve reposted from accounts I follow. Due to some questioning from friends, I will be recommending opossum accounts to follow. They range from meme accounts to rescue accounts, and they aren’t ranked in any order. Enjoy.
Hank is an opossum who lives in captivity. I’m not sure if he’s disabled or can’t live in the wild for some other reason, but he’s very cute.
Seymour is a disabled opossum who’s very loved by his family. He recently got the cutest baby brother ever named Mooney.
Hubert is another opossum who lives with humans. She’s adorable.
This account posts (mostly wholesome) opossum memes. I like them.
This account draws very cute cartoon opossums and draws opossum memes. Their merch is super cute.
This account belongs to a person who owns and raises many opossums! Astrid likes to wear stylish outfits, and the new babies’ Cabbage and Sauerkraut are so sweet. They have an Amazon wishlist linked in their bio, so definitely go get them something to help with raising the babies if you have money to spare!
I’ve used this account’s opossum pictures in several of my other posts. They have the cutest opossums and merch. Definitely go check them out.
This account makes really funny opossums memes. A lot of them are remakes of other memes, but with opossums. I really like this genre of opossum memes.
Meme credit: beelovespossums on Instagram
This account is one of my favorites. They just got in a litter of joeys (baby opossums), and they’re just the fluffiest, most delightful little things. They also have merch and an Amazon wishlist, and getting stuff from or for them would definitely help them out with all their joeys.
Those are some opossum accounts you definitely have to check out! I love all of them and see their posts every day on my feed, not to mention that I post almost every opossum post I see on my story. Go check out my other opossum blog posts for some information about opossums that’ll get you hooked on them for sure!
Monday – Legs(Quad focus) Back squat – 4 x 6-8 Leg press – 4 x 15-20 Gobler squat – 4 x 10-12 Walking lunges – 4 x 8-10 Leg extensions – 4 x 12-15 Calf raises – 4 x ♾
Tuesday – Shoulders, Back, Biceps DB shoulder press – 4 x 8-12 Y-raises – 4 x 8-10 Rear delt push downs – 4 x 10-12 T-bar rows – 4 x 6-8 Kneeling lat rows – 4 x 8-10 Single arm lat pull downs – 4 x 8-10 Spider curls – 4 x 10-12 Seated curls – 4 x 10-12 Curl machine – 4 x 5 (heavy)
Wednesday – Chest, Triceps DB bench press – 4 x 8-12 Incline press machine – 4 x 6-8 (heavy) Seated chest flys – 4 x 10-12 PecDec – 4 x 8-10 (banded) Weighted push ups – 4 x 8-10 Single arm push downs – 4 x 10-12 (each arm) Long rope push downs – 4 x 8-12 Weighted dips – 4 x 6-8 (heavy)
Thursday – Legs (Hamstring focus) BB RDLs – 4 x 8-10 DB RDLs – 4 x 6-8 (heavy) High leg press – 4 x 10-12 Laying leg curls – 4 x 10-12 Seated leg curls – 4 x 12-15 Calf raises – 4 x ♾
Friday – Chest & Back DB bench press – 4 x 8-10 DB incline bench press – 4 x 8-10 Low to high flys – 4 x 10-12 Seated rows – 4 x 10-12 DB lat rows – 4 x 8-10 Face pulls – 4 x 10-12 Banded pull ups – 4 x ♾
Saturday – SARMs (Shoulders & Arms) Shoulder DB press – 4 x 6-10 Y- raises – 4 x 10-12 Shoulder press machine – 4 x 6-8 (heavy) Spider curls – 4 x 10-12 Seated curls – 4 x 10-12 Ez bar curls – 4 x 8-10 Single arm push downs – 4 x 10-12 (each arm) Long rope push downs – 4 x 10-12 Sing arm machine extensions – 4 x 8-10