Voyou Désœuvré

@voyou Pitbull covers the Soup Dragons in his new seasteading propaganda video http://blog.voyou.org/2016/02/14/the-official-chart-for-february-14/ 14 Feb 16 Reply Retweet Favorite

Like Patri Friedman, Pitbull apparently associates freedom with being on a big boat. Also with an acid house cover of “I’m Free,” made famous of course by the Soup Dragons. Which turns out to be a pretty decent song, and Pitbull’s joyful drag parody of masculinity is as charming as ever. Read more↴


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