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  • Just a bunch of rock stars on motorcycles. (Dangerous Minds)
  • An amusing cover of Toto’s “Africa” by Weezer. (You Tube)
  • A playlist of the 100 best one-hit wonders. (Kottke)
  • A smart piece on motherhood and gender roles. (The Cut)
  • Here’s an oral history of the series finale on The Americans (full of spoilers). I can’t get it out of my head.

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    Caroline
    1 Jun 2018
    8:13am

    Toto via Weezer made my Friday!!
    😘

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    Y.k.
    1 Jun 2018
    8:39am

    thank you for that piece by Claire Dederer – I love it.
    what she writes about – gender roles today, disappointment, motherhood – it is so damn important. everything springs from how we – both partners – handle motherhood.
    anyway, i liked it.

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      Dana D
      1 Jun 2018
      8:52am

      I liked it also. But it’s sort of the same old story, no? One sure way for her piece to never having been written in the first place is for her to work full time like her husband does.

      No one will ever convince me that women should stay home with children and miss the years of fulfillment and money that work brings. Especially with a divorce rate still at 50%.

      Whoa, where did that come from? What I meant to write here is that Kim, I so appreciate these links. They help me to be somewhat culturally literate and cooler than I am. I didn’t really know what Weezer “was” until this morning…

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        Jtms
        1 Jun 2018
        9:39am

        Totally agree about work — you are in such a precarious situation if you don’t work.

        One thing that always strikes me about housework though is how women are socialized into thinking that things must be done I certain way. Beds must be made every day, dishes must be done right away, decorations for parties must be done a certain way, etc. Then we get angry that our husbands are not doing things to our standards. I think my husband and I have a really equal partnership, but in large part because I am a messy person and am indifferent to the state of the house!

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          Rachel
          2 Jun 2018
          4:33pm

          I’m a lesbian married to a woman and we have similar dynamics. I remember the shoe sizes, who needs new cleats, etc.

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          Tricia
          5 Jun 2018
          8:27pm

          It’s amazing what happens when you just don’t do the dishes. Or don’t remember the all birthdays. I’m allowed to be as busy as my husband, even if society still thinks otherwise, and not have time for this shit. He does dishes when he gets to them. Our house isn’t as clean as it could be. Oh well.

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    Kelly Simmons
    1 Jun 2018
    12:06pm

    I also can’t stop processing the Americans finale. Keep staring off into space, worrying about them all. My husband and I now have a phrase we use: “But can you burn the painting?”

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    kimberly
    1 Jun 2018
    12:07pm

    Oh man, that “Americans” article was great – Thanks!
    (A series finale sometimes is so much to process at the time, that reading something like that afterwards really helps you understand it better)

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    Michele
    1 Jun 2018
    11:18pm

    Is it me? Some of those “one hit wonders” are by bands whose albums I collected & played to death & went to see at clubs. Sure, Norman Greenbaum belongs on the list. But some of these others? OK, they weren’t top 40s bands but I loved Luscious Jackson & Sneaker Pimps! Concrete Blonde? I protest!

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      Heather
      4 Jun 2018
      7:44am

      Totally agree! Everything but the Girl!

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    Katrina
    4 Jun 2018
    2:14am

    It’s been a few days since The Americans finale and I still think about it A LOT. I don’t think an episode of a TV show has ever affected me this much, save maybe for the S4 finale for The Wire.

    Vulture actually did several excellent pieces about the episode, not just the one you linked to. So if anyone still wants to wallow in the aftermath of that finale, I encourage you to head on over to the site. My particular favorite might be Angela Bastien’s piece breaking down why that garage scene was just so so so GOOD.

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      Sammy
      5 Jun 2018
      12:18pm

      When they killed off Stringer Bell. I had to take an emotional time-out!

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    AmyM
    4 Jun 2018
    6:02pm

    Glad to know I’m not the only one obsessed with The Americans finale. I’ve viewed it multiple times and find small, new things each time that make it even more meaningful.

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