I'm in a bad mood today, so I'm going to gripe about a few things:

1. I am watching the Ken Burns documentary on Jazz, and I've been enjoying it until the documentary mentions Rock and TOTALLY FUCKING DROPS THE BALL!The narrative is set up as if rock and roll was invented by white people for white people and the popularity of rock over jazz represented the black presence being snuffed out of popular culture. I was so pissed off that I just completely checked out of the last few episodes.And to top it all off, the visual representations they use to show the difference between rock and jazz was ELVIS PRESLEY AND THE BEATLES!That's like using Eminem* and Macklemore to represent rap. I hate this kind of bullshit in even a well thought out documentary that shows the development of a great African American music form. I want to study every precise change in rock and roll so that I can say with more confidence that Elvis Presley is not the first rocker. Hell, it was a black man that coined the word.

2.I have not read Eleanore & Park, but I'm a bit hesitant to read it after the review on Angry Girl Comics. Then people are saying it's good...but OMG that review. No offense, but I kind of feel like I've been taking crazy pills if what this person is pointing out is in the book, and people are either not noticing it or ignoring it because Strong Female Character. From that review, and the snippets she's shared, I'm not sure I'd like the story.

3.I have been doing some work to get government assistance, and I can tell you that the amount of Not Caring from the people in these government offices is kind of hard to handle in real life.they literally have people's livelihood in their hands and they are checking in most of the time.Sure, it can be simply in order to protect themselves from getting emotionally strained, but it's hard to see someone not care when I'm going to them for help.

And that's all the hate I can spew today. Thank you, and goodnight.

ETA: a relevant Peanuts comic.

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* No hate for Eminem. Still side-eying Macklemore