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scathing-tender:

"academic job market in recession" factoid is an erroneous assumption. there are actually no academic jobs. Spiders Jorb, who lives in a cave and works on his research 24/7, is the recipient of all TT job offers over the past few academic calendar years. he is a sttatistical outlier adn should not have been counted. 

scathing-tender:

okay okay okay. so our dearest tumblr user soph asked for pictures of brody dalle. and i know you didn’t ask for like, a primer on brody dalle, but maybe i felt like writing one? HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE AMAZING ACTUAL HONEST TO GOD ROCKSTAR BRODY DALLE.

[i should preface this by saying i’m not a huge music expert or even a huge punk expert. i just happen to think that brody dalle is an actual angel sent from the heavens to lead us with her grit and wisdom.]

okay. so. 

BRODY DALLE. THIS IS BRODY DALLE. LOOK AT HER. 

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brody (born bree joanna alice robinson) is from australia (fitzroy melbourne!) and moved to los angeles after she started dating tim armstrong from the band rancid. rancid was on tour and brody was 16 years old (16!!) in a band called sourpuss and she met armstrong while she was playing a festival. they dated and got married when brody turned 18. armstrong was 31 at the time, so. they even (ever so briefly) appear in newfound glory’s music video for “my friends over you.” 

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in LA she formed the distillers, magical punk band of my (and all of our collective) heart(s). the distillers released an eponymous album in 2000 and soon the same year released sing sing death house. brody has said in recent years that she isn’t really in love with the early stuff she was writing - she said she was trying to find her sound. sing sing death house has an amazing (an widely popular song) called “Seneca Falls" that’s about the 1848 convention in ny. <33333

brody was struggling with a meth addiction and her marriage to armstrong was going south (surprise! he was 13 years older than her and started dating when she was 16!). brody and armstrong split in a really messy, really public divorce, and he was a real shit through the whole thing. for instance, he claimed that brody used him to get to los angeles in order to jump-start her career. since armstrong was so big in the punk scene in la, he also apparently tried to sandbag her career

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she got out of the relationship and dropped coral fang, which is arguably the band’s most popular album. of particular importance to me is “Beat Your Heart Out" (with the words "there’s nothing left so take the rest" shouted in refrain). but there are no bad songs on that album.

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dalle started dating josh homme of queens of the stone age and also kicked her drug addiction. she and homme married and then she got pregnant with her daughter, camille. dalle credits her new baby daughter with helping her stay clean. (she has camille tattooed on her wrist, but i can’t find a pic ). 

she had a band called spinnerette, briefly, and she released a solo album this year - just a few months ago! - titled diploid love. she and homme also became parents to a baby boy, with whom she eats pancakes and goes to rock shows.

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she is an adorable, perfect emo mom! the single that’s being promoted from her new album right now is “don’t mess with me,” which maybe i’ve been watching on repeat. 

here are some more pictures of her. 

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in sum: brody is hardcore awesome and has survived through a lot of shit and continues to make me have heart eyes at her on the internet on a daily basis. 

<3 

“In this brave new world, in which formulas and equations play a much bigger role than ever before, our ignorance of mathematics is being abused by the powers that be, and this will continue until we start taking math seriously for what it is: a powerful weapon that can be used for good and for ill.”

Edward Frenkel / Feb 2013 / Slate