Drop the beat
just about the cutest fucking thing
The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men by Jon Clinkenbeard
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years…
Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.
The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).
The Alchemy Index by Thrice was release as four CDs: Fire, Water, Air and Earth. On the last track of each CD, at the end of each song is the exact same melody and chord progression to close each song. The difference is that they are in different keys with different lyrics. If you put the lyrics together, they read as such:
And who will stand to greet the blinding light
It’s lonely when there’s no one left to fight
But grace can still be found within the gale
With fear and reverence, raise your ragged sail
And after all of this I am amazed,
That I am cursed far more than I am praised.
Now safe beneath their wisdom and their feet
Here I will teach you truly how to sleep.
(00:00- 00:40 from The Flame Deluge) is in the key of F.
(00:40- 01:16 from Kings Upon The Main) is in the key of A
(01:16- 01:55 from Silver Lungs) is in the key of Eb (E flat)
(01:55- 03:22 from Child Of Dust) is in the key of C
Whether this was intentionally meant to be linked or not, I still think it’s brilliant to close each CD with the same melody. It binds the albums together because they all have the same closing.