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This is England ’90

I find myself endlessly drawn back to This is England, despite occasional boredom and lots of tears shed. I believe my first interaction was with ’86, and I was in love with the clothes and scooters mostly. I also think Joe Gilgun is pretty incredible, and Vicky McClure was cute back then too. I fondly remember the Monday mornings in school for those two weeks of rapes and murders – we were all pretty shocked and upset, and stole some ideas for a drama performance. I then worked backwards and watched the film which I didn’t love as much, because Shane Meadows is something of an acquired taste and I hate England. Yet every two years, here I am. Glued to my 4oD every Monday (because who watches live TV). The issue with This is England in all of its incarnations for me is perhaps wherein others find its strengths – it is boring. It is meandering, structureless, and frankly a bit dull until someone says something absurd or gets beaten or raped under a piano score. Despite thinking that maybe…

A Guy Asked Me Out and it Was Creepy

Originally posted on Just my humble life:
Today I came home from work. I was ust casually walking home and everything was fine. Then at the playground next to my home there was a guy. I didn’t know him or atleast I don’t think I’ve ever seen him before. He started talking to me, he was like I never do this, but you look beautiful. Will you have a drink with me as friends? I mean really as friends I know that wasn’t what he meant. And I was like no, sorry. He then asked me out a couple more times ans he kept telling me I looked pretty, but I just felt very awkward and I didn’t know him so I didn’t want to givw him any personal information. He said he lived in the street next to mine, which I think is true, but I’m not sure. I just felt kind of creeped out by the entire situation and I’m hoping I won’t see him again. If I do though my plan is…

New Professions for Meek Mill Now That His Rap Career is (Probably) Done

Originally posted on Black Millennials:
Unless you’re allergic to the New School of Hip Hop, you know of the electrifying rap feud between Drake and Meek Mill. But if you’re stuck in your not-today chilluns …here’s a recap. In what I imagine was an intoxicated rant fest with hoards of yes-men, Meek Mill went on Twitter and said Drake didn’t write his own bars. Ah shit. Stop comparing drake to me too…. He don’t write his own raps! That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out! 😁 — Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015 Audio soon surfaced of alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller rapping lines from one of Drake’s many smash hits “10 Bands” on a reference track. All eyes were on DrakeBeard. He dropped “Charged Up,” an okay response that we soon learned was actually a stage-setter for one of the greatest diss tracks of our generation. https://soundcloud.com/octobersveryown/drake-back-to-back-freestyle Laden with piercing (and slightly misogynoristic, but corporate hip hop …) punchlines, Drake CA-LEARLY took the win. Drake evinced the strategic, clever, straightforwardness of a young Hov;…

What Childhood Movies Taught Me…

Originally posted on Storytime with John:
I’ve been having myself a good old nostalgia fest today – thinking back to some of the best films I loved during my childhood (and still do!)  I suppose I didn’t realise it then…but a lot of the films were teaching me valuable lessons on life – and in many ways I owe everything I am now, to them! Here are ten of the most poignant philosophies that I, and millions of others were taught ~ 1. “That breakfast food is the best – and there is no such thing as too much…” (Uncle Buck) This lesson in particular, has held true all of my life. Although I am yet to use a snow shovel to make humongous pancakes – it is definitely on my bucket list. 2. “That they don’t sell human eyeballs in supermarkets…” (Jumanji)  Just in case they were ever on your grocery list. Also we learned that not all board games, make you bored – as the name may suggest. Obviously having Robin Williams present helps massively. 3. “That everyone…