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The Society for the Advancement of Despair. [Via]
posted by homunculus (18 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Jeez.. Why bother. I guess I'll just go eat thistles.
posted by Balisong at 8:58 PM on February 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


Now I have a reason to live.
posted by SteveTheRed at 9:05 PM on February 14, 2009


We're doomed.
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:05 PM on February 14, 2009


It looks like somebody got an early case of the Mondays!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:05 PM on February 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


Despair, yay!

I suggest sleeping too much on the weekends so you can dream about the job you hate.

The quiz might be funny, but it's broken. If you omit an answer, it tells you "Please fill in all required values." and then won't accept any. On second thought, it's perfect!
posted by zinfandel at 9:17 PM on February 14, 2009


Screw this, I feel like eating some nachos.

Just kidding, I can't feel anything. :(
posted by adipocere at 9:28 PM on February 14, 2009 [4 favorites]


I don't get it. It's a band? I see a rather boring website with an "audio" page where the music reminds of nothing so much as this.

if this is a parody of something, I don't get it. Why so contextless? It really doesn't stand on its own at all.
posted by drjimmy11 at 10:03 PM on February 14, 2009


Wait, I thought the neocons were voted out of power...?
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:49 AM on February 15, 2009


Who wants a hug?


Not me.
posted by orme at 7:55 AM on February 15, 2009


Wow. This (in my opinion crappy) band just hit the jackpot.
posted by nosila at 7:56 AM on February 15, 2009


This FPP brought to you by the makers of Despondex.

"Are you annoyingly happy? Despondex could be right for you."
posted by Rhaomi at 7:59 AM on February 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Impressive that the message is expressed congruently in both form and content.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:02 AM on February 15, 2009


I thought it was really a site to enhance my efficiency at wallowing in misery, which I have been doing a lot of lately. I was really hoping for tips and tricks but it turns out to be the site for a really crappy band.

I have to go now. There's a ray of sunshine peeking in through the crack in the curtain that is really harshing my wallow.
posted by SteveTheRed at 12:10 PM on February 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Listening to their album made me feel bad, but not because some sort of philosophical position.
posted by nanojath at 1:09 PM on February 15, 2009


I linked the site because I thought the Valentine's Resistance e-cards were amusing, not because I wanted to promote their band. Sorry if this comes across as a Pepsi Blue post.
posted by homunculus at 1:24 PM on February 15, 2009


I'm friends with Erin and Jeremy of the band Marrow. While they are the most energetic and happy people I know, their music is quite morose. Being former performers of beloved defunct SF group scabaret they decided to push the dreary aspects of their song writing and create a fun concept around the band. No just in video clips but also street theater.

The band also played my showcase show at Red Devil Lounge in January, and they were quite good. They also lent themselves to a very funny interview on my radio show.

So to all you naysayers, I cheerfully say, "Up yours!"
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:58 PM on February 15, 2009


Also check out their other videos, including my favorite, a glummy christmas
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:02 PM on February 15, 2009


A crappy band trying to go viral with a minimalist, post-irony site. As far as the sentiments expressed therein, I agree. I had no idea that things would be this bad, this intensely and for this long, as that saying goes. Or something like that. Pour me another Cuban Breeze, Gretchen.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 4:01 PM on February 15, 2009


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