As you get older it gets harder and harder to connect with your inner smirking and stupid 15-year-old—middle age, suburbia, and kids wrap their chains tighter and tighter around him.
So tonight I’d like to say thank you to Austrian Death Machine for bringing me a few glorious minutes of teenage stupidity and making the phrase “Get to the choppa!” pop up uninvited in my head every so often.
Let’s count the wins here, shall we?
The band name: Austrian Death Machine. Yes!
The song title: Get to the Choppa. Like Schwarzenneger intended it to be spelled.
Using an obscure Schwarzenegger sample instead of going with the tired, overdone ones.
Bringing the twin lead guitars. If there’s one thing the inner 15-year-old always responds to it’s twin lead guitars.
Apparently not worrying for one single second about how stupid the song is. Crucial, that.
So, without further ado, the video for Austrian Death Machine’s Get to the Choppa:
Posted Saturday, 06 June, 2009 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.