Today In Girl Talk: A Date Which Will Live in the Opposite of Infamy


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Like a shaggy George Washington crossing a Delaware of hipsters

Happy Gregg Gillis Day! Oh, you thought it was Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day? Get with the times, fossil. December 7 is now a holiday devoted to the one-man dynamo of exhaustive intertextuality that is Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk -- at least this year, at least in Pittsburgh, in the bosom of whose Polish Hill neighborhood Mr. Gillis has nestled his multi-tracking, frequently shirtless self. According to Gillis's Twitter feed (via Pitchfork), after an agonizing wait, the resolution sponsored yesterday by PGH City Councilman Bill Peduto was approved today. The system works!

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Certain inalienable rights, yadda yadda yadda

In other Girl Talk news, the infographic-mongers over at Fast Company have chosen to celebrate the holiday by publishing a gnarly song-by-song visualization of all the tracks that constitute the raucous sonic tapestry of Gillis's latest release, All Day. Check it out here: if it's not as visceral and user-friendly as this interactive project, it's pretty classy-looking. And in the end, isn't that what Edward Tufte would want?

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