Recommend Something

Lol-taire's picture

You know just recommend something you like. Something you think would make people happy. If you like it can be to a specific Oasian, or it can be general.

For example:
I recommend to everyone- but especially to Electricity because of her minor Emily Haines obsession- Cat Power* (who you probably know already) and Emmy the Great (who you probably don't).

I also recommend brown pita bread with tzatiki and lime and chilli chutney.

I recommend Gabriel Garcia Marquez '100 Years of Solitude'.

I recommend learning how to dance the Charleston (even though I can't).

*I'm not the biggest ever fan in the world- but I like them and what I've heard of Emily Haines reminds me of her a bit. Emmy the Great I am a very big fan of. I told a friend I was gay once by telling his that I prefered Emmy the Great to Jeremy Warmsley. I also recommend Jeremy Warmsley. I once made Jeremy Warmsley a cake.

I also recommend making a cake. Or scones.

Leisa's picture


I second the charleston recommendation! I learned how to do the charleston in highschool and it's definitely the best dance evar!

I recommend taking math courses even if you hate them.
I recommend living for the moment a little more that usual.
And finally, I recommend that you not endeavor to write a 7 page paper in the span of 1.5 hours or less.

the ghost's picture


I recommend always leaving time for matter how busy you are!

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent-Eleanor Roosevelt

electricity's picture


Oh, the obession is beyond minor.

Thank you for the recommendation!!
I have heard of Cat Power. The same girl that introduced me to Metric [ultimately Emily Haines, since she sings/plays keyboards/writes for Metric] listened to Cat Power. It's been a while though and I can't remember their [her?] sound.

So I'm going to check those out, thanks again!

electricity's picture

my recommendation

I forgot my recommendation!

If you're looking for a good movie: "Harold and Maude." It's not gay related. An excellent excellent movie, in my opinion. It's not cliche or predictable. It's a well told story about the relationship between a 18 [give or take a year or two] year old guy Harold and an 84 year old woman named Maude.

Initially people think it's gross and/or graphic, but it's really not. It's cute and a beautiful story.

andyouwillknowmebythesoundofmyname's picture

Harold and Maude!!!

Ditto on the Harold and Maude. That movie changed the way I look at life, and death.... okay, I was already pretty morbid when I saw it.

I decided to take a peek in the closet.
What a surprise to find myself hiding inside!

dykehalo's picture

I recommend stripping down

I recommend stripping down naked or underwear turning on music (make sure your door is shut and blinds) and and using a hairbrush or pop bottle or whatever for a microphone and just singing and dancing.
This is best done home alone and is great for females when angry or upset i recomend pink, kelly clarkson, and the veronicas in general and for the dancing and singing.

thoughtgoddess's picture

I recommend going to see the

I recommend going to see the movie The Ex. It's out right now.

I recommend trying lamb as a meat one day instead of chicken/beef because apparently many people don't eat it and it's the best thing ever.

I recommend reading at least one book of poetry not for a school assignment.

lookin to the future...'s picture

i recommend...

doing what my best friends and i did today instead of going to school... go drive down the main street in your town and hit on the poor 16 year old papa murphey's employee who sits on the street corner... the poor guy had to be dressed as a piece of fucking pizza.... THEN as if that weren't enough already drive around in circles, passing him each time with a different disney song on full blast... every few times switch drivers just to confuse the hell out of him and think that the three of you really are insane...

oh! another recommendation... if you ever really want to laugh your ass off get a best friend/HUGE fucking crush that is one of the best female race car drivers on the west coast... that way you have an excuse to go to really hick race tracks on the weekends and laugh at the entire families that all have mullets.... i recommend this one highly.... there is nothing funnier.... honestly....

and one more... read "white oleander" because it really is the best book ever written...

shadow fire's picture

I recommend going up to

I recommend going up to random people at school and asking them if you can buy male strippers on ebay. You get funny reactions...and yes I have a reason why I asked them that...not that I asked them that...STOP STARING AT ME :D

my three wheeler rox's picture


I recommend being nice to people even if you don't think you'll get along with them (if they hate you and you're still nice, it pisses them off! XD)
out of curiosity, is this in any way connected to 'You Learn' by Alanis Morissette?
Ride hard or stay home.

Do they react that way because of who we are or because of your personality?
"I like to think it's me."

Lol-taire's picture

Nope, I was just thinking

Nope, I was just thinking about a way to talk about Emmy the Great without starting another music themed thread. I'd just found out she was playing a festival I'm going to this summer. I bloody love her. She's better to see/ hear live though. So pretty.

And I thought that it would be nice to recommend good things. A bit of happiness help balance the threads on hate crimes and serial killers.

raining men's picture

I recommend

I recommend doing bugger all sometimes. It does wonder for the systems

"Sexual intercourse began in nineteen sixty-three (which was rather too late for me)"

Icarus's picture

i recommend getting naked

i recommend getting naked for no reason whatsoever....privately of course.

i recommend giving people hugs, even if you've just met them.

i recommend death cab for cutie, 'cause it's the greatest band of all time.

i recommend being yourself.

"Yes! No! Oh, damn!"

electricity's picture

I second the Death Cab

I second the Death Cab recommendation.
And if you want to get particular, get the We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes album or Transatlanticsm, because they're amazing albums. Don't so much get Plans, it's not as good as the others.

Getting naked for no reason sounds good, actually.

oldfoxbob's picture

i recommend

That everyone go skinny dipping with a good friend at least once in your life...its such a great feeling and its fun too
Genius is not a sign of intelligence, but rather
that of common sense.

-Ruby-'s picture


i recommend getting something pierced (other than ur earlobe), cuz everyone can find a part of their body that looks sexy with a little piece of shiny metal on it.
i recommend mixing little pieces of dark chocolate with dried cranberries and eating it... delicious and nutritious. :o)

alya's picture

Hmm...What shall I

Hmm...What shall I recomend...
Okay, I recomend going to the closest video rentel place that carries indie films and asking for the most obscure movie, so fun=]
nothing iz real
john lennon

dykehalo's picture

i recommend next time you go

i recommend next time you go grocery shopping or like to one of those all purpose stores like walmart, zellers, target, miers etc. in a shopping cart put pds, tampons, condoms, and depends in the cart. As you walk past other people put things in their cars like when they are looking at the shelf... if it's a femal put condoms, male put pads and then someone younger depends and for old people put a porn mag or something.

andyouwillknowmebythesoundofmyname's picture

I recommend

and more kissing

and if you are not in the mood for kissing, then more hugs

I decided to take a peek in the closet.
What a surprise to find myself hiding inside!

gaynow's picture

I recommend

8-10 hours of sleep a night
Singing various Disney songs very very loudly on the subway. Especially "I'll Make a Man Out of You."

dykehalo's picture

I love that

I love that song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


utter_insanity's picture


I recommend walking around in your PJs for the entire weekend. I do that all the time. Fuuuuuun.

I recommend turning on loud music and singing/shaking your butt to it while your sister/brother is in the room. Also fun. :D I love seeing. the look on my sister's face when she sees me dancing to music I like. Very, very funny. :D

"Women in rubber will ALWAYS be flirting with me!" --Maureen in the musical RENT

Lol-taire's picture


I also recommend Johnny Flynn (seeings as he's friends with Emmy and Jeremy etc). It's grey out today and last year on holiday me and Sister A spent half the time singing 'Tickle Me Pink'- so Johnny Flynn reminds me of being in Italy. He also reminds me of drinking tea and eating toast in CA kitchen with MA and the indie waif at two in the morning after a gig. Even if he doesn't remind you of anywhere in particular he's got a nice folky sound.

I recommend sitting in friends' kitchens in the small hours of the morning drinking tea and eating toast.

milee13's picture

I recommend learning to say

I recommend learning to say no with confidence and taking naps in the afternoon when you're incredibly stressed out and long walks at night.

Riku's picture

I recommend buying a

I recommend buying a vegetarian or vegan cookbook. Even if you're not. A lot of people don't realize what huge variety there is to food. :)

I recommend This web comic. because it's a work of art.

I recommend Firefox as a web browser, because it nobody likes viruses. It has tabs and a built in spell check! =D

I recommend going outside when it's sunny out and just enjoying the weather.

And I recommend being honest with yourself and with other people because it feels good. :)

whateversexual_llama's picture

I recommend taking

I recommend taking everything with a grain of salt.
I reccomend reffering to yourself as a 'fag' or 'dyke' because it makes the words hurt less when used against you.
I recommend ticonderoga pencils and pilot pens
carfry a notebook with you all the time.
walking barefoot
breaking out into song.
telling someone you love them.

Whatever I did, I didn't do it.

5thstory's picture

I recommend singing 'Singin'

I recommend singing 'Singin' in the Rain' in the rain.
I recommend a cup of hot, dark, coffee every morning.
I recommend laughing about yourself, it's the best cure for everything. Also laugh by yourself, what the hell do you care if they think you're nuts?
I recommend hearing sad songs while it rains
I recommend firing a fireplace and reading a book.

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens