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File this one under "Stuff you need to know about to avoid cultural ostracism." Cred Sheet is a periodic gauge of cultural stimuli for those unwilling or unable to think about this shit for a living 24/7. (Note: These people are most often smarter and better compensated than those who are willing and able.) It seeks to be a reliable fount of valuable info and ostensible humor. Clip it out and take it along to speed-dating engagements as a valuable icebreaker and greased pathway to "The Coitus." Have at you.
Abrupt Alt-Rock Resurgence
The frightening realization that the best power-pop record of 2006 is the Gin Blossoms'Major Lodge Victory.
Paving the way for the great Spin Doctors revival.
Probably Project Runway.
Album of the Year This Week
The frigid, unstoppable brilliance of Junior Boys' So This Is Goodbye.
"In the Morning" is the jam.
Getting punched out on stage by Jeff Fucking Tweedy.
The ignoble demise of Tower Records.
Funeral bouquets of plastic flowers will be manufactured for a dime apiece and retail at $18.99.
Cathartic Band Breakup
The drug-addled demise of the Darkness.
Contrary to prior belief, one cannot snort cocaine ironically.
The Internet's abysmal failure to produce a halfway-decent Blood Brothers song-title generator.
Just rig a fill-in-the-blanks form combining naive, childlike whimsy with unimaginable violence -- e.g., "You're the Dream Unicorn," or "Set Fire to the Face on Fire." (Gonna be hard to beat "Huge Gold AK-47," though.)
Better impression than Dave Chappelle.
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