This gif takes me to a happy place.
|Copyright Marian Wood Kolisch|
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
--Calvin Coolidge, 1932(?)
1. Weezer - The Blue AlbumThe rest of the list is just as spot-on: 10 Great Albums Ruined by Douche Bags
This is a combination of the band becoming douche-bags and douche-bags doing what douche-bags do best. Weezer only made 2 great records. This was one of them. I'm afraid to tell you the other out of fear that they'll ruin that one too. The Sweater Song isn't witty or cute after the 14 billionth listen. Buddy Holly isn't associated with that awesome video anymore. You still haven't learned the correct lyrics to Say It Ain't So. He lied about his name being Jonah and nobody surfs to work. Weezer has become everything they set out to defy. (See also Metallica and Rage Against the Machine) They were once the anti-hero and now they are the typical run of the mill mainstream mediocrity that douche-bags flock to.