the blog manifesto.

the purpose of sme is simply this: to overthrow the capitalist hegemony that has a stranglehold on our beautiful, multiethnic society. contributors are asked to take part in this, our overriding mission, so the people of the green earth can breathe together in the clean air of progressive politics and non-judgmentalism. each blog post must bask in the sunlight of earnest expression, never falling into the trap of satire or parody. our aim is clarity and verisimilitude; our mission is truth and the propagation of it. the blog is the perfect place to post your old family videos, homophobic video blogs, another blog's material, awkward, poorly-drawn sketches, halo reach updates, or unexplained/irrelevant wikipedia articles--sme is home to the entire eclectic conflation that is the internet. if there is one thing entirely intolerable to the editors of sme, it is sarcasm. there is simply no room in this blog for sarcastic, humorous, and reference driven posts. if you are among those responsible for such garbage, please leave.


barnaby jones

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Indie band names, a trend

indie bands with animal names--just on my ipod:




Arctic monkeys

Modest Mouse

Mice Parade

Horse Feathers

Band of Horses

Department of Eagles

Animal collective

Wolf Parade


Andrew Bird (alright, not really)

Gregory & the Hawk

Noah and the Whale

Black Moth Super Rainbow

The antlers

The Dodos

The Eels

The Unicorns

The Wombats

The Wrens

The Bug

The Mountain Goats

The Octopus Project

Swan Lake

Jaguar Love

Cannibal Ox

Fleet Foxes

Flying Lotus

Frightened Rabbit

DJ Danger Mouse







Grizzly bear

Panda bear

Minus the bear

Friday, April 29, 2011

Marketing Fail

Perhaps next time they should have a better defined criteria, besides just "jaw." Haha

And in case you were curious: Try to make sense of this.

News, According to Yahoo

National News this is

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mikey Met Jamal Tonight.

Eric: what up nigga
Mikey: what teh-hey heck
Eric: lulz
Eric: whats?!
Eric: up?!
Mikey: why did a black person soundboard
Eric: ????
Mikey: be used in a conversation
Mikey: hold on that was really poorly written
Eric: oh dude that was jamal dont worry about that
Mikey: that wasnt a soundboard?
Eric: soundboard???
Mikey: do you not know what a soundboard is?
Eric: not a chance
Mikey: and who is jamal?
Eric: dude dont worry about that!!!!
Eric: MIKEY!!!!!!!!
Eric: what can is dos youz forz?
Mikey: was he being serious?
Eric: jamal?
Mikey: yah
Eric: dude hes always serious man.
Eric: dont worry about that.
Mikey: aiight man
Eric: so...
Eric: whats up dude?
Mikey: eric who the heck is jamal
Eric: DUDE!!!!!
Mikey: =O
Eric: so whats going on man?
Eric:pumped for your party?

mikey is offline.

Friday, February 25, 2011

An Ode to Matt

cole, matthew, matt, mccarty,
master of sports, winner of things,
shredding guitar, falsetto he sings,
agile as a fox, beardy and hardy,
owning face; threaten'm? hardly.

Want to top him? matt is faster;
I dare you. it'll be a disaster.
no! try him. Please do; let's see
the consensus is in. all agree
defeat for him is most unlikely,
much like the surname Reichley.

The best thing is, he cares not for Glory
or riches or ladies—well, maybe a lady.
The man's a man, chin like Tom Brady.
But it's not about that, he's another story,
He'd sooner have death, is peroptato mori,
Than have an empty soul, but full inventory.

Matt's leaving, going even as I speak,
gone for five months, back for a week.
To school after that—he's booked straight,
studying the Bible; there's texts to collate.
Onward Matt! Faithful, you give us hope.
But life without Matt requires God to cope.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Top 5 Albums of 2010

2010 has come and gone. Here are the best musics as assembled by the SME editors. You’ll check these albums out, if you know what’s good for you.

1. The Age of Adz//Sufjan Stevens

Sparkly splooshy wonderous techno/folk pop.

2. Contra//Vampire Weekend & Total Life Forever//Foals

Catchy beautiful indie/pop


Epic, sweeping, melodic, sublime.

3. Mines//Menomena

Inventive, intelligent, grand, by turns beautiful and intricate, indie rock.

4. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy//Kayne West

Intriguing, engaging, monumental rap.

5. Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty//Big Boi

Boucy, tight-as-thingsthataretight, smooth flowin’ rap awesome.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Grow your very own Taco Bell!

Step 1.  Find a vacant lot. (if other fast food chains are nearby you'll know it's good soil)

A empty lot nearby popeyes was a good find!

Step 2.  Dig a hole and plant a 100% Authentic Taco bell hard shell Taco in the hole.

Cover up the Taco and wait!

how exciting! and soon a small taco shrub will emerge.

Step 3.  Lift taco shrub to the sky, and sing for it.  My taco shrubs really like Never Surrender by Corey Hart.  But any song will do.

And when the night is cold and dark
You can see, you can see light
And no one can take away your right
To fight and to never surrender, to never surrender!

Step 4.  Reap the Taco harvest!

Just remember to water your Taco bell daily

Good luck!

Saturday, January 15, 2011