March 29, 2012 1:00 pm
Total Tropes

The new shit. 

March 27, 2012 11:06 am

The end of the end?

This has been a long time coming. When Michelle and I first started Totally Crushed Out three years ago, it was to have the freedom to write about whatever, whenever with a rotating cast of pop culture savvy people. We’ve had an opportunity to talk to a bunch of awesome people and go to shows and just basically enjoy our collective late twenties because of this. 

There also came a point, about a year ago, when we were sort of lagging on content but still gaining new readers that I realized that we had sort of betrayed ourselves inasmuch as this thing became a machine of its own. Not that that’s a bad thing, but when you couple self-imposed deadlines with a conflicting battle of how to keep building a brand AND not be stale, it takes all the fun away from wanting to write about comics, music, and movies. And of course, there are the ongoing projects I have outside of TCO that have kept me relatively busy (Moon Waffles, Speak Priest, Clothes and Dagger, and Vintage Dope, to name a few). 

More than anything, however, I feel like the last few months have turned this webspace into something that is difficult to distinguish from other Tumblrs, which was something that I took to heart. 

All that being said, I’m going to leave all this stuff up, if you kids want to go back and read my super awkward interview with Julie Klausner or the ridiculous interview with Open Fire! (still my favorite band from Tacoma, more than Seaweed). 

I’ve also collected these interviews and started my own little project called Total Tropes. You can follow it, if you want. Light writing about fun stuff. Ultimately, that’s what it comes down to. 

As ‘Pac said, keep ya head up. 

— Ryan

March 26, 2012 9:19 am
Relevant to previous conversations

Relevant to previous conversations

(via shadypinesretirementhome)

8:00 am


We all just want something real, Matt.

March 20, 2012 1:27 pm


The famous Will McAndrew took video of most of our set last night. We played mostly new/unrecorded songs. and a Wipers cover. Check it out. Thanks Will. Say hi to Sprocket for us. 


The Ambulars.

The Marvelous. West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

March 19th, 2012.


— Ryan

(Source: letthemhateus)

7:38 am


Hi. I just released my brand new standup special “Dangerously Delicious.” You can download/stream it at for only $5. The above clip is a free preview. Thanks.


What is this?

I did a standup tour called Dangerously Delicious. Then I filmed it at the Warner Theatre in DC in June of 2011. I paid for the production myself and wanted to release it online. While I was trying to figure out the proper method of release, my friend and hilarious comedian Louis CK did his whole thing and it seemed to me that people really liked that model, so that was the route I decided to go. 

Is the same material on your new tour? 

No. The material on my upcoming Buried Alive tour is totally different. None of this material was on Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (my last special) either.

I tried to get it, but something happened and its not working?

Don’t worry. Email or tweet at @azizsupport and someone will help you.

Do you like fish tacos?

Of course I do! 

An Aziz Ansari special for $5. Okay!

— Ryan

March 19, 2012 8:53 am
Stuff You Will Hate: Todd Jones of NAILS on SYWH Podcast #2


After a brief hiatus, the Stuff You Will Hate podcast is back! I was joined by my cohost ShawnYouWillHate and our guest Todd Jones of NAILS (ex Betrayed/Terror/Carry On/etc), who was fresh off a visit to the inventor of scene hair. We discussed his status as the most copied man in…

Whether you have your own disapproving opinion of Sergeant D and Stuff You Will Hate or not, it’s hard to deny that this site gets people talking. SYWH also has its own podcast, which if you give a shit about good hardcore and music, is worth a damn to listen to. Also, D posts some stuff that I write from time to time when I have a free moment to rag on stuff. Check out their latest podcast with Todd Jones.

— Ryan

PS: We’ll be posting a ton of new content soon. I have a 9-to-5 which takes up a good chunk of my time and this season is incredibly busy for us. Excelsior!

8:00 am


This week might be better than last.

March 5, 2012 8:00 am
(I know you need to start it off with a double dose of sexual frustration)


(I know you need to start it off with a double dose of sexual frustration)


February 29, 2012 9:13 am
The new trailer for Marvel's The Avengers is live. GO GO GO GO!

Holy smokes, you guys…. Well, it is new comic book day, might as well pack on an awesome trailer…

— Ryan