So many Jacksons!

I've been listening to (parts) of Janet Jackson's new album Discipline for awhile now, but the album is just starting to come to fruition for me. Namely, the track "LUV." It's a shimmery, bouncy song with just the right volume for her voice (which, while extremely recognizable, is also extremely thin). "Rollercoaster" is also great, if you don't mind that it isn't radio-friendly. A big dissapointment is "2nite," which Rolling Stone liked for some odd reason. The production values are remarkably low compared to the rest of the album.

Bully: Scholarship Edition on Xbox 360 is a total blast. I love Rockstar, but this game (designed by the Vancouver branch) is a really unique take on the free-roaming, beat-up-everything genre that GTA: III created. The characters in the game seem to, well, act. It's creepy but riveting to watch a poorly pixelated animated character speak and move in a convincingly human way. Gary, your arch-enemy in the game, delivers some top-notch lines like "It's sink or swim, Jimmy. If you can swim, you have to let the losers drown." YES.

On a more personal note, it's really nice that the weekend is finally here. Time is a two-part gift for me: on one hand, I always have things to look forward to. On the other hand, life seems to move so fast.

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