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(Starpulse)   Rolling Stone had planned on putting Kanye West on the cover that ultimately featured the Boston Marathon bomber. Apparently they decided to go with the lesser of two evils   (starpulse.com) divider line 27
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2013-07-26 12:41:17 PM  
Rolling Stone made the right call.
 
2013-07-26 12:41:24 PM  
This is a completely ridiculous, pants-shiatting non-controversy. If you find yourself offended by this magazine cover thing, please keep drinking nerve tonic until you can no longer post on the internet.
 
2013-07-26 12:47:37 PM  

FarkedOver: Rolling Stone made the right call.

 
2013-07-26 12:48:16 PM  

FarkedOver: Rolling Stone made the right call.

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2013-07-26 12:49:26 PM  
If you think putting Kanye West on the cover is more evil than R. Kelly, well ur in exceedingly over your head my friend.
 
2013-07-26 12:54:51 PM  
who?
 
2013-07-26 12:57:26 PM  

FarkedOver: Rolling Stone made the right call.


Apparently so.  I read somewhere that sales are up.
 
2013-07-26 01:17:18 PM  

Cagey B: This is a completely ridiculous, pants-shiatting non-controversy. If you find yourself offended by this magazine cover thing, please keep drinking nerve tonic until you can no longer post on the internet.


You're gotdamned right, Bob. Such absolute twaddle.

As a side note, 'alleged' bomber. There's been no conviction just yet, kids.
 
2013-07-26 01:17:47 PM  
I still don't know what this Kenya person is or what he's supposed to do besides accompanying some Armenian prostitute that had something to with OJ Simpson.
 
2013-07-26 01:20:36 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-07-26 01:26:00 PM  
Yo dawg, I'ma gonna let you fini... holy shiat!
 
2013-07-26 02:07:17 PM  
Nary un fark var gegaben fur das.
 
2013-07-26 02:50:22 PM  
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2013-07-26 03:16:10 PM  
Hey, now! Getting upset about the Rolling Stone cover combined three major American passions:

- Rewarding terrorism by being excessively impressed by it.

- Getting worked up into a twisted tizzy over meaningless media wanking.

- Acting like Rolling Stone didn't stop being relevant sometime around the mid-80s.
 
2013-07-26 03:27:40 PM  

RandomAxe: - Acting like Rolling Stone didn't stop being relevant sometime around the mid-80s.


Not that it's really relevant to the current derp being spouted, but I've seen this point bandied about several times. People seem to forget that it was a story in Rolling Stone that led directly to the resignation of the US general in charge of troops in Afghanistan.

Wait, I mean "lol old people music."
 
2013-07-26 03:39:34 PM  
Hey, if Rolling Stone wants to be a serious investigative magazine, fine, but that doesn't jibe with most of their programming, which is unnecessarily vapid even for a weak imitation of MTV. I bet Fox News runs an actual news story once in awhile, but I'm not going to tell you it justifies their existence.
 
2013-07-26 03:41:05 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: [i.qkme.me image 250x246]


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-07-26 03:47:19 PM  
Who cares?
it's what people read when they are taking a dump.
 
2013-07-26 04:15:47 PM  

Cagey B: This is a completely ridiculous, pants-shiatting non-controversy. If you find yourself offended by this magazine cover thing, please keep drinking nerve tonic until you can no longer post on the internet.


The fun part is that there is now a backlash in my town (Dartmouth; he went to UMass Dartmouth) because the article apparently said all we have is a "sad mall and a bunch of fast food restaurants." Wouldn't know for sure because I wouldn't waste my time reading that shiatty magazine in the first place, but ya, they've pissed off a LOT of people here.

\and for reference's sake, the strip takes up less than a square mile of a 60 square mile town with 20 miles of shoreline facing Buzzard's Bay
\\not being Boston =! nothing to do
 
2013-07-26 06:05:16 PM  

Cagey B: This is a completely ridiculous, pants-shiatting non-controversy. If you find yourself offended by this magazine cover thing, please keep drinking nerve tonic until you can no longer post on the internet.


Meh, it made my Facebook feed hilariously derptastic for a few days.  Me pointing out the number of covers OBL made went over reeeeeaaaaalllllllyyyyy well.
 
2013-07-26 07:01:29 PM  
Christ, the derp.  I was arguing with another (otherwise smart) guy on Facebook for a full farking day over this.

Now, I like to keep my language on Facebook to polite and professional (my rule is: if you wouldn't want your mom, your boss or the President to see it, don't post it there), but I was ready to say this:  I'm actually on Rolling Stone's side, because hell, at least they aren't acting as just another cock-cozy for Kanye.

You can say that it isn't part of their branding, but at least they're trying to do something that's outside the regular knob-slobbering pop culture pub.  It has the unfortunate side effect of making otherwise reasonable people think that when they have something serious to say, people interpret it as turning an alleged terrorist into a rock star.

I swear on my life, how is "now all a kid has to do to get on a magazine cover is to set off a bomb" a reasonable argument?  Because you're turning into "that guy" who says "heavy metal music" and "video games" are brainwashing kids, too.
 
2013-07-26 08:37:57 PM  

Cagey B: This is a completely ridiculous, pants-shiatting non-controversy. If you find yourself offended by this magazine cover thing, please keep drinking nerve tonic until you can no longer post on the internet.


b-b-but... what about the outraaaaaaage?
 
2013-07-26 09:37:02 PM  

Flappyhead: Cagey B: This is a completely ridiculous, pants-shiatting non-controversy. If you find yourself offended by this magazine cover thing, please keep drinking nerve tonic until you can no longer post on the internet.

Meh, it made my Facebook feed hilariously derptastic for a few days.  Me pointing out the number of covers OBL made went over reeeeeaaaaalllllllyyyyy well.




Do you just keep your Facebook profile to troll people? It's an interesting idea, maybe I shouldn't have been so quick to nuke mine.
 
2013-07-27 10:42:54 AM  
So now it can be said that no matter how important Kanye West thinks he is, even Rolling Stone thinks the Boston Bomber is more important than him.
 
2013-07-27 10:49:55 AM  

Cagey B: RandomAxe: - Acting like Rolling Stone didn't stop being relevant sometime around the mid-80s.

Not that it's really relevant to the current derp being spouted, but I've seen this point bandied about several times. People seem to forget that it was a story in Rolling Stone that led directly to the resignation of the US general in charge of troops in Afghanistan.

Wait, I mean "lol old people music."


Matt Taibbis's coverage of Wall Street in recent years is pretty relevant too.
 
2013-07-27 11:20:28 AM  

FriarReb98: Cagey B: This is a completely ridiculous, pants-shiatting non-controversy. If you find yourself offended by this magazine cover thing, please keep drinking nerve tonic until you can no longer post on the internet.

The fun part is that there is now a backlash in my town (Dartmouth; he went to UMass Dartmouth) because the article apparently said all we have is a "sad mall and a bunch of fast food restaurants." Wouldn't know for sure because I wouldn't waste my time reading that shiatty magazine in the first place, but ya, they've pissed off a LOT of people here.

\and for reference's sake, the strip takes up less than a square mile of a 60 square mile town with 20 miles of shoreline facing Buzzard's Bay
\\not being Boston =! nothing to do


The article only described North Dartmouth that way:
A middling school an hour and a half south of Boston, UMass Dartmouth had one distinguishing feature - its utter lack of character. "It's beige," says Jackson. "It's, like, the most depressing campus I've ever seen." Annual costs are about $22,000.

Jahar arrived in the fall of 2011 and almost immediately wanted to go home. North Dartmouth, where the university is based, is a working-class community with virtually nothing to boast of except for a rather sad mall and a striking number of fast-food joints.

Rolling Stone
 
2013-07-27 11:33:24 AM  

RandomAxe: Hey, if Rolling Stone wants to be a serious investigative magazine,


They have been that for a long time. They are one of the few that are left.

fine, but that doesn't jibe with most of their programming, which is unnecessarily vapid even for a weak imitation of MTV.

Sounds like you read a few issues in the late '90s, when they tried phasing out the political and investigative reporting in favor of more teen idol crap. It made them suck, but at least they realized it and reversed the trend. They got better again.
 
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