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Shea Serrano

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I Chaperoned a Middle-School Valentine's Day Dance

Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball, whose recent book is Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book. 3:20 p.m.: Today I am chaperoning our school's Valentine's Day dance. A line of about 100 kids is already waiting to get into the cafeteria, which is where we hold all......
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Things That Need To Happen At My Funeral

Flickr/Javier Lopez Zavala Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and writes this weekly column about his life and times. Earlier this week, I went to the funeral of a person that I cared about. While......
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Here Are the Songs They Play At a Kid's Skating Rink Birthday Party

Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball who writes about his life and times. Among many other things, my twin six-year-olds sons think I am Manu Ginobili from the Spurs; the model for the Georges St-Pierre action figure; Paco from Bloodsport; and the guy inside the......
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My Son Talked to God and Got Him to Cancel School

Everywhere except L.A., the weather has been shitty. Here in Houston, a nasty frost forced closed all of the city's schools and many of its businesses on Friday. The roads were so treacherous and lethal and unforgiving that, even despite the limited traffic, there were more than 500 accidents. But......
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My Kids Really Botched These Drawings

Flickr/Serranehth I am working on a new book. I cannot say too much about it yet, other than: (1) It is with the same company that published Bun B's Rap Coloring And Activity Book (2) It will be a real actual book with real actual words (and also illustrations and charts......
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Pitbull's "Timber," featuring Ke$ha: Why This Video Sucks

Note: in his column Serrano Time, Houston's award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Right now, "Timber," an unfortunate Pitbull song that features the perpetually unfortunate Ke$ha, is number two on Billboard's Top 100 chart and number one on my GTFOH chart. I don't remember......
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A Quick Note to 2013 About 2013 and Also 2014

Dear 2013, Oh, man. So you're officially over. That's kind of sad. You were mostly a very dope year -- at least for me, anyway, and truth be told, that's all I really care about because I am selfish and I guess I'm sorry about that. I'll try to be......
Kanye West; Credit: Lina Lecaro

Take the Ultimate Kanye West Illustrated Quiz

This game is very simple: Look at the pictures and guess what Kanye West song each one represents. Boom. That's it. That's all. You're done. That's a little thing called respecting your time. That's a little thing called sometimes Christopher Nolan works a little too hard. I'm saying, because I......
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Eminem's "The Monster," Ft. Rihanna: Why This Song Sucks

Song: Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went up against Papa Doc and choked. It was pretty sad. Then some more sad stuff happened to him. But then he did another freestyle battle and, if you can even believe it, he ended up going......

R. Kelly's Black Panties, Reviewed Using Baby Animal GIFs

Here's what you need to know about Robert Sylvester Kelly: He's the fucking best. At singing. At wearing masks. At making videos of himself having sex. All of it. And so of course his new album, Black Panties, does amazing things. There's one part where he says he wants to......