Friday, March 6, 2009

Make the Best of It


-Bad Religion, "New America"

"Weve got to start to build
Progress and implement
For when we take our fill
And never pay the price
We only build ourselves
A fleeting, false paradise"


A reader writes to Andrew Sullivan:

"I’m a public school teacher and a mom. My husband’s small repair business is closing and our roof is leaking. Because we can’t afford new clothes or toys for our preschooler, we’re getting together with neighbors and hosting a swap meet. Everyone’s bringing old (but wearable) toys, books, and clothes, and without exchanging a single penny, we’ll all be pouring out our bags of stuff and “shopping.” With a coffee pot running and our kids running around, it’ll be one way to celebrate being poor together."

3 comments:

Tempy said...

Wow, updating your blog must be really difficult for you.

Alex Grubard said...

While I'd say that's a mediocre Bad Religion song the lyrics are still really good. I could do without the "Wa-oh!"s. The music video is really good though.

The Decider said...

Wow I love that you actually linked to a fucking super-bogus Bad Religion song. I thought I was, like, one of only 5 people who still listened to them. And that album is ridiculous - but i loooooove that you actually posted it here. And I still listen to that album.