I spent long enough playing with yesterday’s Google logo when it came up — just screwing around, initially; then attempting to see, like, how much you could mess up one letter without moving the balls in the other letters — that I forgot what I had opened the page to search for, and in my head I let loose a silent “F---!”
And that reminded me of a couple of recent items I’ve been meaning to share:
• Cee-Lo Green’s “F--- You”
The official video for the song has come out since I first bookmarked it, so that’s for that, although the original placeholder has its own charm.
• RacheBloom’s “F--- Me, Ray Bradbury”
Her object of affection is described rhymingly as “the greatest sci-fi writer in history” and he celebrated his 90th birthday a couple of weeks ago. While the lyrics are crude, in the sense of not particularly inventive as well as scatological, the song definitely has its moments.
I’m not big on swearing. But I curse a whole heck of a lot more today than I did as a young man, for a variety of reasons. And as I’ve said before, I see the appeal and I’m perfectly willing to laugh at filthy dialogue or comedy routines if they’re funny. Still, I know that “the F word” is utterly offensive to some people, and that this blog could even get flagged for content if the word’s spelled out, so when I’ve had occasion to reference a variation of “f---” I’ve resorted to either blanking out letters like I’m doing now — despite finding the practice cheap — or used an entirely unsatisfying substitution.
Anyhow, I’ve added “f---” as a label and applied it to posts carrying the following material. The links below go straight to other sites rather than the previous posts of mine that included them, although you can find those posts by, uh, clicking the “f---” above.
• The F---ing Weather
• Lily Allen’s “F--- You”
• Casey Kasem Losing It in the Studio for What
Admittedly Is a Pretty F---ing Good Reason
• Matthew Gasteier’s F--- You, Penguin
There may be more relevant posts but since the “f---” label didn’t exist until just now
I went by memory. I was amused to realize that three of the four links were shared on Valentine’s Day; this post coming a day before the period of reflection and atonement that begins with Rosh HaShanah is, while not intentional, at least in a certain way serendipitous.
Related: F Is for... • Links to Love • Double “You”