My 8 Mile

Sometimes I just feel like, quitting I still mightWhy do I put up this fight, why do I still write Sometimes it's hard enough just dealing with real life Sometimes I wanna jump on stage and just kill mics And show these people what my level of skill's like But I'm still white, sometimes I just hate life Something ain't right, hit the brake lights Case of the stage fright, drawing a blank like Da-duh-duh-da-da, it ain't my fault Breaking eye balls, my insides crawl and I clam up (wham) I just slam shut


Grammar that Rocks

From Sufjan Stevens to Miley Cyrus on the grammar used in her song, Get It Right.

"Dear Miley. I can’t stop listening to #GetItRight (great song, great message, great body), but maybe you need a quick grammar lesson. One particular line causes concern: “I been laying in this bed all night long.” Miley, technically speaking, you’ve been LYING, not LAYING, an irregular verb form that should only be used when there’s an object, i.e. “I been laying my tired booty on this bed all night long.” Whatever. I’m not the best lyricist, but you know what I mean. #Get It Right The Next Time. But don’t worry, even Faulkner messed it up. We all make mistakes, and surely this isn’t your worst misdemeanor. But also, Miley, did you know the tense here is also totally wrong. Surely you’ve heard of Present Perfect Continuous Tense (I HAVE BEEN LYING in this bed all night long [hopefully getting some beauty sleep?]). It’s a weird, equivocal, almost purgatorial tense, not quite present, not quite past, not quite here, not quite there. Somewhere in between. I feel that way all the time. It kind of sucks. But I have a feeling your “present perfect continuous” involves a lot more excitement than mine. Anyway, doesn’t that also sum up your career right now? Present. Perfect. Continuous. And Tense. Intense?"



Misheard Song Lyrics

I woke up groggy one morning to my radio alarm blaring Sublime's song "What I Got". This probably says more about what my subconscious was trying to tell me than anything else, but this is what I thought the song lyrics were: Life is like this. Hold out for what you want. You might get a little or a lot.

Later in the day, the same lines were ringing in my head and I thought what great lyrics, I have to look up that song.

I did. The actual lyrics are these:

Well, life is (too short), so love the one you got 'Cause you might get runover or you might get shot

Hmmm. Not so terrible really.

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