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Monday, August 8, 2016

The 12 Best Songs With "Fuck" In Their Titles

Posted By on Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 1:07 PM

"F" is for "fuck"
  • "F" is for "fuck"

I still remember the first time I heard someone my own age say the word "fuck." I was in second grade in Mrs. Wright's class, and  I was sitting on the bench behind the dugout waiting my turn at kickball. Josh Kaplan, a towheaded boy who also happened to be the class clown, was ahead of me, and when he kicked the ball out of bounds, he uttered the then-outlawed word, at which point I'm pretty sure every pre-pubescent jaw on the baseball field and beyond dropped. 

"Josh said the f-word," my classmates whispered to each other for the rest of the day. It was the talk not only of Mrs. Wright's class, but of the entire second grade. It was a BIG deal. 

And now it's not. Not only are we adults, but the f-word — and seemingly every other cuss word — is pretty much OK to utter, even if you are a kid. Blame it on the media, the proliferation of rap music, or bad parenting, but the fact is saying "fuck" just isn't that big of a deal anymore. 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Find Out Which Artists Are Most Listened To On Pandora In Each State (Spoiler: The Whole Country Loves Drake)

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 1:46 PM

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 Analyzing data is always fun (though it's probably not very fun for the people compiling it in the first place). With this in mind, Pandora dug through their station adds from the past year to amass a list of the most listened to artists and bands in each state. Their findings? The U.S. loves rappers and female vocalists.

Like plenty of other states, Drake was the top most listened to artist in Cali, and, quite honestly, none of the other artists who made it on the list are that much of a shocker either. (Though it should be mentioned that although Taylor Swift popped up on a number of other state's lists, she was absent from Cali's. Hooray!) In addition to Drake, California's top 10 included The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Beyonce, J. Cole, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and Adele, as well as Los Angeles natives YG and Chris Brown. 

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Monday, May 16, 2016

I’m Just a California Boy: 10 Songs That Make Me Nostalgic For The Bay Area

Posted By on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 10:03 AM

Dayumm, that's one fine-looking city right thurr. - STEVE EDELSTONE
  • Steve Edelstone
  • Dayumm, that's one fine-looking city right thurr.

Until September 2013, I had never spent more than a few months at a time outside of the Bay Area. Growing up in Moraga, a pristine suburb in the East Bay devoid of any sort of culture, I had my gaze focused to the west, through the Caldecott Tunnel, just over the rolling green hills, to UC Berkeley.

For the first dozen or so years of my life, attending UC Berkeley was my ultimate goal. Both my parents and grandparents had graduated from the school, and, as a child, I would bring my plastic trumpet to football games so that I could play along with the marching band. I recently cleaned out my closet in Moraga and found a poster I made in third grade in which I had to answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I wrote, “A Cal student.”

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