State of the Pomplamoose Report, 2014 Edition

By James Fallows

No more fighting the Pomplamoose wars for me! If you're wondering what I'm talking about, you can start the background trawl here. In short: Some people love the indie group Pomplamoose. But some people really hate them. Worse, as I have learned, some of these same people cruelly mock me for not joining in their disdain contumely.*

My approach to the disagreement is to visit the topic no more than once per year. Since it has been just over a year since the previous update, let me thank supporters and mockers alike for pointing me to the newest Pplm release, above. When considering it, remember that it comes endorsed by no less than Cory Doctorow.

And in my view, no person of good will can help at least liking Pomplamoose's cover version of Earth, Wind, and Fire's September, below: 

It's a big world, and I will give this a rest until at least one year from now.

*And, yes, thanks for asking, I do try to use "contumely" once a year as well. I am waiting for Frank Underwood to work in into House of Cards, drawing out all four syllables; we'll get to that in the next HOC update. UPDATE: Oops, a reader has helpfully pointed out a recent occurrence. On the Freudian-slip angle, this one also had to do with reader reaction. Will give this a rest too -- after an oldie bonus clip of Mister Sandman.

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