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

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.