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making a sounders fan in 5 easy steps

My friend Penina asked me to make her a Sounders fan, so I'm going to write a general advocacy explainer for why one should join up. Strangely, this is the only Seattle fandom besides Husky football I'd feel really comfortable pitching someone on. I love my Seahawks and Mariners, but they bring me naught but unique psychic pain, generally.


The sport

You should like soccer. [Football, Association Football, footy, whatever. It's soccer here, it's never changing.] Penina, fortunately, already does. If you don't, be a friggin' global citizen, check out a few matches, and read How Soccer Explains The World by Franklin Foer. It's unfair, cruel even, much like baseball.

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sfs: wear clean draws for bianca and my future daughter

It's presumptuous to think I'll have a kid. [I'm terrified of pregnancy.] But I couldn't think of a better way to put it in the headline.

Whatever you think of The Coup's occasionally uneven discography, it's hard to deny that Boots can write and Pam can lay tracks. When they're both on point it's magical. I think I was still in middle school when I heard 'Fat Cats, Bigga Fish' at a friend's place [with the Baloo sample!] and lost my mind. This is my favorite, though:

The Coup - Wear Clean Draws

Bianca's a NYC girl, as she'll gladly tell you. She's funny as hell but will step to you in a second, and she did a really good job of bridging the gap between real talk and academic speech in school. I have girl friends that I think of as older sisters and twins, but few younger sisters. Bianca's one of them. I'm really proud of her.

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desean jackson, mainstreamin' jerkin'

Educational minute. I just want to answer all the people who will assume this was C-walking or something stupid like that.

DeSean Jackson, suddenly the scariest WR in the NFL, busted this out during Sunday Night Football [I wanted to type 'SNF', but how many abbreviations can you throw in a sentence before it becomes signifying for in-crowded-ness' sake?]

This is jerkin', an L.A. invention that is accompanied by a bangin' blip-based soundtrack. Matthew Africa explains better than I can:

Jerk music is like a Bizarro-world version of rap, where women rap better than men and a lot of the traditional rules about sex and race get gleefully mauled-- dudes wear fluorescent nut-huggers, dance and brag about giving head and dressing like white boys.

Matthew's jerk mix is essential listening if you're curious. Also super NSFW.

Specifically, DeSean 'doin' that reject', according to Audio Push in the video after the jump. Here's their vid for 'Teach Me How to Jerk', the best of the jerk tracks that caught a little dance-craze buzz last summer. Welcome to the subculture, new jacks.



DeSean is one of my favorites because he's consistently repping Cali [admirable in Philly] and has a killer web presence - Snoop Dogg does the intro to his site and his twitter is awesome; apparently, he's willing to bust out the reject in the club, too.

I picked the Eagles to win the Super Bowl at the beginning of the year and I don't feel so bad about it because of the DJACC factor.

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