Not a Helicopter
December 14th, 2011

Not a Helicopter

I got old at some point. Cue the actual old people saying, “YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE OLD” out of their earhorns or whatever the fuck, but hearing the sound of a floor full of college freshman playing dubstep wasn’t dissimilar to Elizabeth Perkins walking into Tom Hanks’ room and going ‘wtf’. I didn’t bang a falsely matured teenage boy like she did, though, so I still have that going for me.

I heard this name, Skrillex, mentioned a lot recently, and, curious as to what new type of candy this was, I googled it. It’s a dude with some hair like you’d imagine a guy named Skrillex would have and he’s the hottest thing in music right now. When I say “hottest thing in music” I refer you to other people who keep saying he’s the hottest thing in music right now. I trust them because Google told me to. Here’s a Skrillex video. Personally, the hottest thing in music right now is the 1996 music video for Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s (I had to look up how to spell it) Tha Crossroads.

So that should tell you something.



  1. Markus Seaberry

    Interesting. I feel old when it comes to some of the hot trends now myself. Also, “Tha Crossroads” is an awesome song.


  2. DynaMike

    Even Cartoon Network is cashing in on Skrillex and using one of his songs in the background of their sneak peek of DC Nation:


  3. Pj Perez

    Bone Thugs stood alone in their own genre – Barbershop Quartet Rap.

    I also have no idea what dubstep is, and I’m sure it’ll be gone by the time the 15th wave of retro-rock comes back.


  4. Jorell

    Huh, so that’s who Skrillex is. I saw his old band From First to Last live a few years ago, and he was terrible. Never thought I’d see him again.

    The Linkin Park stickers on Prime’s door is a nice touch. I can only imagine the horror inside.


  5. lostinube

    Korn’s newest album is all about the dubstep (with the aforementioned Skrillex):,66406/

    The name Skrillex sounds like, I dunno, a skillet cleaner or something.


  6. Euge

    I know that a lot of people who don’t know dubstep, or more importantly don’t know the MILLION JOKES about dubstep that are out there, won’t think this strip is as genius as it is.

    But it is. This is a genius fucking strip.


  7. chrishaley

    I wanted this strip to be called, “That’s right. Optimus Prime lives with us.”


  8. StripeyC

    I feel like this about a lot of music, but actually quite like some dubstep. Skrillex is a little hit and miss, most of his stuff is a lot of noise. However there are some really good Dub step artists who don’t sound like they are trying to destroy your ears. Try the following:

    Nneka – Heartbeats (chase n status remix)
    Nero – Me and You – Their whole album could be the balde runner soundtrack
    Magnetic Man – I Need Air
    Katy B – On a Mission
    DJ Fresh – Louder (Doctor P and Flux Pavillion Remix)


    StripeyC Reply:

    BTW Totally sounds like a robot masturbating


  9. djempirical

    The car repair shop dubstep trend is recent. There’s a ton of dubstep that actually sounds like dub and uk garage (the roots of dubstep over a decade ago), and focuses more on the bass than weird screechy overtones.

    Rather than post a million youtubes, just check Joe Nice:

    He puts a new mix up every month, and he HATES the bro-step stuff.


  10. djempirical

    and p.s. TOTALLY great strip. hurr durr i am a geeses for not mentioning that FIRST


  11. JoeAconite

    Autobots in the cradle and silver spoon.


  12. Joseph Brian Scott

    That funny little hand in panel 2 cracks me up.


  13. WUBWUB

    I’m head over heels for dubstep, and this is the first time I’ve been into a ubiquitous modern trend that most sane people seem to despise.

    Is… is this what it feels like to be a Miley Cyrus fan?


  14. MO'Cal

    I wouldn’t even call skrillex dubstep. he is an abomination.


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