State of the Maas | 15 June 2015

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One of the tricky things about being a musician, is the long process of making an album. It is often only after years of writing and recording that the fruits of one’s labour can be put out into the world, and for those with a lack of patience, this can be excruciatingly long. If one thing can be deducted from his name, it’s that A$AP Rocky must be one of the least patient artists around. Giving a distinctive touch of $wag to the conventional as soon as possible abbreviation, he could often be heard replying with his own name to the question when his new album was due. To emphasize his impatience even further, he decided to call his new collection of songs At. Long. Last. A$AP. In a lovely twist of irony though, his album got leaked on the internet one week before the official launch, forcing A$AP to live up to his name: he released the album as soon as he heard of the leak.

At. Long. Last. turned out to be too soon for A$AP

It is hardly surprising though, that highly-anticipated albums can be reeled in from a pirate bay before finding their way to official stores, just as one can expect a FIFA official to have a scent of corruption hanging around him. Now, all three remaining readers of this tumblr might have noticed that there hasn’t been any FIFA-bashing in this blog, and the reason for that is the brilliant John Oliver, whose scintillating rant about the world football association is far better than anything we could possibly write down.

Although FIFA president Blatter announced two weeks ago that he would resign, the 79-year old who according to the latest juicy gossip apparently had an affair with Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex-girlfriend, is reconsidering this move again. If the man had only the slightest bit dignity, he would do us all a favour and leave, but then again, I also stubbornly refuse to quit writing this blog, so I can’t blame him for ceasing to do a job no one wants you to do in the first place.

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FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter speaks during a joint press conference with Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Emirates Airlines, during the signing of a sponsorship agreement in Dubai, 18 April 2006. Emirates Airline, which received over 200 international awards for excellence since its launch in 1985, has become an Official Partner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The airline is an Event Partner for the FIFA World Youth Championship, which will be held in the UAE from 25 March to 16 April 2003, as well as the Official Club Sponsor of English football club Chelsea FC. AFP PHOTO/NASSER YOUNES
FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter speaks during a joint press conference with Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Emirates Airlines, during the signing of a sponsorship agreement in Dubai, 18 April 2006. Emirates Airline, which received over 200 international awards for excellence since its launch in 1985, has become an Official Partner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The airline is an Event Partner for the FIFA World Youth Championship, which will be held in the UAE from 25 March to 16 April 2003, as well as the Official Club Sponsor of English football club Chelsea FC. AFP PHOTO/NASSER YOUNES

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On the topic of quitting or not, we are all in serious danger of being asphyxiated in all the hashtags surrounding the future of Europe: #grexit and #brexit are dominating computer screens all across Europe. Well, except for Angela Merkel’s, because she apparently has been hacked by Russian cyberterrorists. So, while everyone’s favourite Bundeskanzlerin is installing McAfee to get her PC clean again before the all-important #grexit decision on thursday, let’s quickly look at the pros and cons of Britain and Greece leaving the EU.

PROS

No more jetlags when traveling to Britain
No more One Direction (Britain)
No more bi-monthly discussions whether we get our billions of Euros back (Greece)

CONS

No more trips to the wonders of Ancient Greece
Normal Greek people will get punished for actions of government officials
No more lovely Greek food
No more English football (incl. Louis-van-Gaal-English, a specific branch of the English language)
No more fantastic English music, movies, or tv series

PRO AND CON
No more Geordie Shore (Britain)

CONCLUSION

The cons absolutely outweigh the pros. Please, Angela, clean up you PC and keep them in the EU.

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Time’s almost up, but we found some last-minute footage which was even cooler than a picture of good old Angela to end today’s blog with. Last weekend, Pinkpop festival took place in Landgraaf, and despite headliner Foo Fighters having to cancel their headline slot

after singer Dave Growl broke his leg two days before while falling off the stage during a gig in Gothenburg, this years edition of the festival will be remembered for years to come, after the singer of John Coffey caught a beer while crowdsurfing, and drank it. See you next week!

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