Tuesday, October 31, 2006

White People Are Still Doing This Shit?

(That's a real picture.)

I thought white folk would have learned their lesson from little Jon Benet Ramsey.
But some new whites have decided to setup a website to sell advertising space on their son.


Oprah tried to prevent this kid from meeting the next John Carr by paying his parents $10,000 (cheap by Oprah standards) but it seems even she couldn't stop the madness.

Look for Lil' Jake on the news by the end of the decade.

- It also seems like white college kids can't stop throwing these mock "Ghetto Themed" parties they seem to love so much.

There was the Ghettopoly game that was a big deal when I was in college.

Then it was a bunch of University of Texas retards got busted for a ghetto party.

Not to be undone, a fellow group of retards at John Hopkins followed suit and upped the ante by hanging a lynched skeleton on a noose.

Enraged Negro groups might even sue the fraternity responsible for the party because only black people are allowed to propel the stereotypes about black people.

Fry Dat Chicken Bwoy!

Who can be held liable for this party?


I got word of a Pee Wee football game in Ohio where a white team played a black team and the white kids were painted up in blackface and fitted with afro wigs while their parents shouted "nigger" and the opposing team of eight year olds.


America is no fucking joke.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Monday Signs of the Apocalypse

(A Dipset concert or the Jonestown Massacre?)

Jim Jones is the head of a record label?
That shit is definitely not ballinnnnnng!
You should at least have one Gold record before you run anything.
Shit is getting sloppy out here.

Drama Records examines further.

- First their was CrackSpace and now we have NiggaSpace.

What was MySpace too intelligent for people?
For real people, what is going on?

- That's almost more ridiculous than politicians that want to wash their hands after greeting voters on the campaign trail.
If anything it should be the other way around.

I would say they should be happy we even still vote for them, but they are barely letting us do that as it.

- Try explaining to your husband why your twins are different races...

Science is wiling out.

And so is Cheney with this quote,

  • "It's my belief that they're very sensitive of the fact that we've got an election scheduled and they can get on the Web sites like anybody else," Cheney said. He said al-Qaida and other elements were trying to "break the will of the American people" because "they think we don't have the stomach for the fight long-term."

    Asked if the attacks were timed to influence the U.S. elections, Cheney said, "That's my belief."

Vote Republican and show the terrorists you have balls.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Snitch of the Week: 10/22 - 10/28 (Prison Break)

I got an e-mail tip about some classic snitching from the white trash spectacle that is the Carter family.
Seriously, they make Flavor of Love look classy.

Nick Carter, Paris Hilton's old sperm donor and washed Backstreet Boy, blew up Paris' spot after the British press photographed weed in her purse.

Carter said,

  • "She relied heavily on drugs and drink to give her confidence in the bedroom and was more often than not too wasted to even perform.
    "I lost count of the nights I had to pick her off the floor and drag her to bed passed out.
    "If she was going overseas she'd cut a hole in her teddy and stuff it with cannabis. She had to have her own private stash with her at all times regardless of the consequences."

If you've seen her shitty sex tape you knew this already. I can't give that fool Snitch of the Week because anyone can snitch on Paris. That shit takes the same amount of courage as it does to be a Backstreet Boy.

- There was also the Ex-German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder who wrote a new book saying that George W. Bush's frequent references to God in their meetings before the Iraq war had made him wary of the U.S. president's political decisions.

When your belief system frightens a German leader you know that shit is out of control. I didn't even know Germans could get scared.
Is Bush really that gully?

But he's not the Snitch of the Week because we kind of already knew Bush was asking Jesus to guide him.

- The real Snitch of the Week goes to Robert and Donald Hughes who are suing Fox and Prison Break's executive producer and creator, Paul Scheuring for copyright infringement in U.S. District Court in Jefferson City.

All this is from the article,

  • In a federal lawsuit, they say their agent sent Fox a manuscript in 2001 chronicling their experiences and the network wasn't interested in it. So they were surprised when, last fall, Fox began airing "Prison Break."
    "It's a classic case of the rich trampling on the poor," Donald Hughes, 63, told The Associated Press. seeks unspecified damages and other costs from Fox and the show's executive producer and creator, Paul Scheuring.
    In May 1964, 16-year-old Robert Hughes was wrongfully held in juvenile detention after his mentally ill mother, who suffered from paranoid delusions, told authorities he had threatened her with an ice pick during a family argument. She later recanted, but he was ordered to serve time until he was 21.
    Donald Hughes, then 20, planned an escape and sprang his younger brother two months later. For the next four years, the brothers were fugitives, working jobs when they could and dodging authorities throughout the nation.

That shit is extra grimy. But Fox likes to share.

Robert and Donald Hughes for your true prison breaking and snitching on Fox right before Sweeps Month kicks off, you are the Snitch of the Week.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Yes Homo!

(Black) People who believe the gangster shit that rappers spit but are against gay marriage need to give it up after this picture surfaced on Byron Crawford's site.

No man kisses his father on the lips and calling a guy who isn't your father your father does make it Kosher.

The studio thuggery and hypocrisy have reached unsustainable levels that can only be rectified by hip-hop's inevitable implosion.

Rap has warped the average Black man's sense of reality. There are Negroes who aren't voting because they think they'll be arrested at the polling station for unpaid parking tickets.
I don't even know what to say to that.

If you want to see the rare dinosaurs of hip-hop, rappers you can believe, peep these two interviews with;



Fat Joe.

Both long but good.
It doesn't get realer than evaluating your failed album and meeting with members of the British Parliament to discuss hip-hop.

- And this right here is a case of keeping it too real.
I knew this was bound to happen.
The Wire has always been dark and depressing, but this year that darkness centers around children and it has lead the liberal white people who tend to love The Wire to ask, "Do Black people really have it that bad?"

ABC News Nightline asks that question and has a 10 Minute video feature as well to see if the Black community is really as screwed as The Wire says.

Peep what David Simon, the co-creator of the show as well as my personal hero had to say,

  • "The show is about being honest with what opportunity is in America, and the truth about this country right now is, we don't need 10 or 15 percent of our population," he says. "The jobs that used to define a city like Baltimore no longer exist."

The realest white dude in the world.

- And this is way beyond my level of real.
Gangs are cutting off police officers heads in Mexico?
Yea, maybe that Border Fence Law Bush just signed isn't such a bad idea...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Harold Ford Jr. May Like White Women!

(Not Barack Obama)

America nearly lost their mind when Terrell Owens (black dude) had implied sex with Nicole Sheridan (white chick) from Desperate Housewives on Monday Night Football way back when.

So what are Republicans trying to imply about Harold Ford Jr., a good-looking Obama type Democrat Negro who is running for Senate in Tennessee and on the verge of becoming the first popularly elected African-American Senator from the South in United States history, as well as the first African-American Senator from the Southern United States since Reconstruction in this objectively poor ad?

Hide your daughters white people.
Hippie Liberal Man-Dingo warrior Ford is on the prowl!

Racist? The NAACP seems to think so.

Remember, this is just a black dude running for a Senate seat who is actually more conservative than Barack Obama.
What will the G.O.P. whip out against Obama who may be running for the damn presidency of the U.S.A. in 2008?

Woo boy.
I hope his closets are clean.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Aishwarya Rai, Indeed

I just found out my Indian wifey is about to star in a movie with Will Smith.

The Fresh Prince has got Indian superstars flying across the world to make it happen with him.
The dude has come a long way from "Parents Just Don't Understand."
I will be crashing the set.

- Sudan has malls and restaurants?
Luxury cars?
Their economy is popping?

  • The traditional meal of ful, a bean stew eaten for breakfast and lunch, is giving way to kebabs, yogurt, hamburgers and hot dogs.

    “We even have Pringles,” said Mohammed Abdelwahab Salih, a 26-year-old entrepreneur who recently started a business in Khartoum designing Web sites.

    Mr. Salih remembers the days, not so long ago, when he used to have to wait in line for hours for a single loaf of bread.

    “And it wasn’t even good bread,” he said. “When we got home, we had to pick out the flies.”

Reading all those newspapers has got my mind twisted, I need to get over to Africa sooner or later and see what's popping for real.

- Kurt Cobain makes more money than Elvis Presley.
True that...

- Can you really say that Michael J. Fox is exaggerating his disease?
He was on Family Ties for Christ's Sake.
Is nothing sacred?!

Republicans are getting desperate...

The Muslims are Coming!!!

Laquisha and Tyrisha are Republican!
Hm Mm girlfriend!

The two women in that ad win the First Annual Clarence Thomas Cooning Award.

- You can't fire me! I quit!

Jermain Dupri is out as head of Urban Music at Virgin Records after Janet Jackson's album arrived DOA.

Did any of y'all hear it?
It was atrocious.

He put together Mariah Carey's surprisingly decent comeback record and helped Usher go 8X platinum but he couldn't give the woman he's sleeping with a hit album?

Relationships don't mix with music.
Ask Badu and Andre 3000.

- And keeping with flops Puffy, as I will always call him, opened with his lowest week ever and still had the number 1 album.

170,000 sold. Damn.

Lloyd Banks dropped 14 slots, 67% percent and he hasn't even sold 200K by his second week.
The G-Unit is dead.
Thank god.

Are rap sales bad this year because rap is the worst it has ever been or are all the kids just stealing the musics off the Internets now?

Jack Black and I both agree you shouldn't steal music.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

There Are No Thugs On Change Of Heart

(We don't believe you, you need more people.)

The whole G-Unit 'movement' has been collapsing for quite some time now.
It pretty much started when the Gayme quit/was fired and continued with the subsequent flops of Yayo, Mobb Depp and most recently Lloyd Banks.
It's death couldn't have come sooner.

Recently Gayme caught some beef after an altercation with Ras Kass, an underground Cali rapper whose overly intelligent lyrics and legal problems have precluded his mainstream success.

It's one of those weird beefs where the less popular rapper wins on paper but doesn't have the support of the Clear Channel zombies to get the credit he deserves.

Ras Kass - "Gayme Over"

If that doesn't kill Gayme enough, there is the all too easily forgotten footage of him on "Change of Heart."

How can you launch a career on some hardcore BS after this airs?
Who believes this shit?

The dude's album is named after a guy who kicked him off his label.

The curtain has been lifted on these industry Cosby thugs too many times for this "bang bang shoot 'em up shit" to sell records anymore.

When November 14th comes around, knock those "Doctor's Advocate" CDs off the shelf.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Party Like It's November 1994!

(Where my WASPs at?)

The NY Times has a piece trying to convince its readers that young Republicans are people too. Seriously, they even go to parties and stuff!

Can you imagine what Karl Rove or Dick Cheney was like at age 25?

Some things are already self-parody so I won't dissect this one.
But this serves as a great eulogy for the last 12 years of Republican power.

I can't wait until election day...


Republicans really understand black people.

Peep their new ad to get the Negro vote...

  • BLACK MAN #1: "If you make a little mistake with one of your 'hos,' you'll want to dispose of that problem tout suite, no questions asked."
    BLACK MAN #2: "That's too cold. I don't snuff my own seed."
    BLACK MAN #1: "Maybe you do have a reason to vote Republican."

Sounds like a rap song.

- Is Starbucks really becoming an arbiter of culture?
They may started out as some underground coffee shop in Seattle but at this point they are the Wal-Mart of this caffeine game.

Does it even have to be said that you're a tool if you think Starbucks makes you cool or indie-hip?
These people didn't know about Etta James or Miles Davis before they saw the CD on the rack and heard it playing on the radio system?

This quote from the article kind of made me sick,

  • Even the keyboardist Herbie Hancock, whose recent album “Possibilities” has been a strong seller at Starbucks, buys the idea. “Going to Starbucks,” he said, “you feel kind of hip. I feel kind of hip when I go to Starbucks; that’s how I know!” He said people of every age had told him they weren’t familiar with his work until it appeared there, then he called back to say he’d never gotten better promotion in his life.

Herbie Hancock, what the fuck?
I used to bump Headhunters with pride until I read that shit.

To be honest, the reason I didn't check out one of the only non-coon ass black movies of the year, Akeelah and The Bee was because it was produced by Starbucks.

The only thing that reading this article has done is confirm Starbucks position as the store to hop into when I have to use the bathroom.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Snitch of the Week: 10/15 - 10/21 (Egypt President)

As I've pointed out before, Muslims need to step it up and look at themselves to understand why they are demonized by most of the world.

One of the main reasons they don't step up is because most Muslim leaders would rather blame Israel or America than point the finger at the crazy shit they do to themselves.

And with all the crazy shit Israel and the U.S. does, it's an easy scapegoat.

Apparently the president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak reads Start Snitching because he went and said the same thing.

In a speech to Muslim clerics and senior officials Mubarak said,

  • "Shouldn't we Muslims shoulder part of the responsibility of these wrong ideas about Islam? Have we fulfilled our duty in correcting the image of Islam and the Muslims? What did we do to face a terrorism that wears Islam's cloak and targets the lives of the people?"

It must be infectious, because Muslim groups have called for the police to arrest Muslims regardless of Ramadan celebrations.

Hosni Mubarak, for telling the truth that about a billion people don't want to hear, you are the Snitch of the Week.

Just step up your security.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sweet Jesus, The World Done Lost It!

The recent terrorist threats made against sports stadiums were not only bullshit but were stolen straight from the season finale of the Showtime series "Sleeper Cell." (Great show by the way.)

Terrorists, fake or not, need to step it up on the idea front.
No one has even come close to Osama's attempt to get in touch with the black community by releasing mixtapes.

- Even the Tamil Tigers are getting bored.
Their most recent attack in Sri Lanka involved the use suicide boat bombs?

Wasn't that idea used in Syriana?

Are terrorists just copying shit from movies at this point?

And where was M.I.A. at during all of this?

- Shit even Bush has gotten some inspiration from the movies with his declaration that we will defend America from hostile nations that invade our territory in space.

That's right. It's Star Wars bitches!

- And not only do we have to fight off foreigners in space we have to fight off attacks from the ocean.

Stingrays aren't just satisfied with killing healthy beloved animal enthusiasts, now they're jumping onto boats and stabbing old dudes in the chest.
Keep telling me stingray attacks are rare...

The Earth/Sea/Space war is on, I and personally welcome it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Another Rapper Shot. Yawn...

(Da da da da, da da da da damn.)

Another rapper is in the hospital.

First it was Cassidy and now Fabolous got what was coming to him when someone put a hot one in his leg and then he was arrested.

Is it less gay to have your rap name be Fabolous if you spell it wrong?
What about Marvelous or Splendid?
Is that hood?

Anyway, it's about time someone paid me back for having to listening to that "Superwoman" song everywhere I went the summer it came out.

Now if someone would just take out Yung Joc and Jibbs this would be the best year for rap music in a minute.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Snitch of the Week: 10/8 - 10/14 (Wire Leak)

Someone leaked the rest of Season 4 of The Wire to the Internet.

If you have a high speed Internet connection, an understanding of video codecs/BitTorrent and a dubious sense of morality I highly recommend you download that shit ASAP.

I personally couldn't wait the 6 weeks it would have taken the show to finish normally on HBO.
Y'all know how I love this shit.

The truly great thing about The Wire is the way it turns preconceived or misunderstood notions on its head.

Peep this scene from Season 2 or 3, where gay stick-up kid Omar Little testifies in court and makes the lawyer look lower than the drug dealers he defends,


I gotta come back on this season after it finishes. It deserves a proper write up. The shit touches on No Child Left Behind, the Stop Snitching campaign, fake rape cases (Duke?), child welfare and a bunch of other shit that makes it the most relevant look at what blacks went/go through since Roots.

Having seen it all I can say without a doubt, that The Wire is the best show of 2006 and maybe one of the best if not most important television shows of all time.

It's that serious.

And for me to choose The Wire as the top show of 2006 over The Shield is like choosing between Beyonce and Christina Milian.
A man shouldn't have to choose.

Mysterious Wire leaker, for bestowing the blessing of unaired Wire episodes upon me, you are the Snitch of the Week.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Snitch of the Week: 10/1 - 10/7 (Wal-Mart)

Wal-Mart snitched on itself last week with its announcement that it wants to impose wage caps, decrease the amount of full-time workers and a bunch of other evil ass Wal-Mart type stuff.

All of this is to discourage workers from staying too long and to prevent long-term employees from getting raises in order to raise their stock price.

This is why no regular person should be happy when the stock market is doing well.

Anyway, I know it's not popping in the streets to discuss labor, or the death of it rather, but sooner or later people will start talking about this shit.

As if it wasn't already hard enough to make it in this country, it's going to get even harder.

I'm not talking about "MTV Cribs" make it, I'm talking about "pay your bills" make it.

And Wal-Mart is taking other steps to keep workers from staying too long: in some stores, according to workers, ''managers have suddenly barred older employees with back or leg problems from sitting on stools.''

Goddamn, Wal-Mart does not play around.
You thought them locking Mexicans in the store overnight was bad?

I bet they got some other shit in store that you couldn't even imagine.

Wal-Mart is the closest thing we have in modern America to a slave plantation.
As a, um, "money-conscious" Negro, I can see the appeal of a store like Wal-Mart, but there is a reason a DVD player costs $14.72 and half cent, or whatever their weird ass prices are.
It's not just because they have the supply chain on lock.
It's because they bust up unions and they have this modern slavery game on lock.

With its gully ass brand of self-snitching, Wal-Mart is the Snitch of the Week. But they don't need to hide it because that $402.63 flat screen TV looks so good doesn't it?

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Blacks Need To Stop Oppressing White People

(The new downpressor man.)

This is too good.

Ike Brown, Chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee, faces the first federal lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act accusing blacks of suppressing the rights of whites.

In a backwater town in Mississippi, where blacks outnumber whites by more than 3 to 1 in the county, he is accused by the federal government of orchestrating — with the help of others — “relentless voting-related racial discrimination” against whites.

Black people are so happy to have someone in power that the local Negroes cheer him as a hero despite the fact that he is a twice-convicted felon.

I can't say I blame them.

This is the truest sign of black progression I have seen in some time.
Imagine a place where a black man has the power to cherrypick the political players and hold down white people?

Some may call this place Black Heaven.

In all seriousness, from what the article says, he seems to be guilty, but still. What a beautifully ironic story.

- And if that wasn't interesting enough, peep the 27 year-old Indian kid who got rich off of selling PayPal to eBay a few years back and then picked up a few hundred million more as the silent third partner of YouTube when the company was sold to Google.

My parents should have strapped my ass in front of a computer.
I blame my parents.

The only thing that'll make me feel better is oppressing some white people.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Muslims Need To Stop Bitching

(Did Apple bite off of Allah?)

A Muslim website is currently complaining that the beautiful new Apple Store on 5th avenue is offensive to Muslims.
It's resembles the Ka'ba in Mecca.

The systematic murder of Muslims by other Muslims in Iraq and around the world?
Apparently not so offensive to Muslims.

This goes hand in hand with a NY Times article I read today about Europe being afraid that Muslims have lost their damn mind. (Obviously I am talking about violent fundamentalist Islam and those that let that brand of Islam appear to be the norm. So please, no angry e-mails.)

Have Muslims lost their damn mind? (NY Times)

Europe is scared because their Muslims have not done as well as American Muslims and are a lot more resentful because of their failed assimilation.
The reasons as to why that assimilation has failed are complex and Europe may be to blame, but Europe is not entirely wrong to worry about Islam as a whole.

They point the fact that Muslims got upset when the pope called Islam a violent religion but then Muslims killed a nun within a few days.

That's sure showed the pope didn't it?

That was obviously a stupid thing for the pope to say, especially considering that he was part of the Hilter Youth, but it is far more stupid to validate his claims and react violently.

There is this thing that evolved minds can handle, it's called criticism.

How can anyone engage the Muslim world in serious dialogue when they have to worry about an airplane on an express route to their apartment afterwards?

Shit, I'm not entirely sure they didn't get that building that got hit today in NY.
Did the Yankees pilot in the plane ever say anything about Islam?

Steve Jobs, watch the Apple Store.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Payback's A Bitch, Huh Cassidy?

(I'm a vegetable homie, ask about me)

Crapper Cassidy got into a car accident last week and is now in critical condition.
With any luck he may die.

This is the best news of this young week.

I take music seriously, but not enough to wish death on someone because of the shit they put out.
I'm not that evil.

The root of my hatred come from this news story from last year,

  • Three men, including Cassidy, armed with .45 and .40 caliber handguns, 9 mm pistols, AK47 assault rifles and 7.62 mm rifles, fired on three other men during an hostile argument that occurred in the rapper's West Oak Lane neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia just before 1 a.m. on April 15, 2005. Also in Cassidy's house, they found 80 magazines of ammunition.
Then the case went south when the witness caught the "Stop Snitching" bug.

  • The primary witness withdrew his confession, stating, "I only told the police what they wanted to hear, because they wouldn't let me leave, and I had a bullet in my leg."
So he shook a murder charge down to a bullshit involuntary manslaughter charge and ended up getting out with only 8 months served.

Martha Stewart may have done more time for selling her stocks a few days early.

But that's not it.

Peep the shit he was spitting after his release,

  • "Cuz when I had my last trial it was a fast trial my lawyer said he’ll spank the case like a bad child
    Wow he was bonafied
    I was found not guilty on both of my attempts and a homicide
    I’m in the hood like Rambo,
    so I got involuntary manslaughter ‘cuz of the ammo
    But I don’t really feel it’s a loss
    I was facing life and I’m home now so I feel like a boss.”

Get off on a murder and boast about it.
Ah, the joys of rap music.

You have to ask why was he the only one out of the five people in the car who had serious injuries when he was on his way to the studio to record for his album?

Karma, mo fo.

Maybe with his new scar from the crash and his jail time he can finally go Gold.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Worst CEO Ever?

(The Enron of this rap shit)

This is not another angry blogger crying because Jay-Z didn't save hip-hop.
I like Jay-Z.
I think he may very well be the best rapper of all time as well as one of the best examples of a rapper turning the slave system of the music industry to his favor.

But as a CEO the dude is/was suspect.

He didn't develop artists (The Roots, Juelz Santana and Memphis Bleek all went wood) alienated his veterans (Luda, LL and Method Man are all bitter) by stealing their shine (He's directly eating into Nas' sales by dropping his album around the same time) and his main strategy for marketing was to rap on the remix to whatever mediocre single he was trying push.

Rick Ross "Hustlin'" (Remix) anyone?

Or throw his own song in the middle of Bleek's wack-ass album.

Remember "Dear Summer?"

Peep this XXL article where they highlight all the songs Jay has been on since he "retired."

The dude has been busier than Enron's criminal defense team.

This is new leaked single which has Def Jam's lawyers on the attack.

Jay-Z - "Show Me What You Got"

Really now?
The whole celebratory soulful horn thing was officially killed by Kanye with "Late Registration" and the chorus may be one of his worst.

Not to mention the fact that lyrcially he's treading water.

The ridiculous hype around anything Jay-Z dribbles out is part of what happens when anyone reaches legendary status.
It's all legend and no merit.

If anyone was paying attention to the merit they would see that since Jay-Z 'retired' he has been rapping more than most working artists with an album to sell and what he has been spitting has been weak.
His verses on Beyonce's songs are trashbags, although to his credit, if I was in a studio alone with Beyonce, rap would be the last thing I'd be focusing on.

Let's hope he wasn't cooking the books at Def Jam and didn't wipe out the company's pension fund like some other CEOs out there.

Juelz Santana needs health insurance.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Best Thing BET Ever Did

(The Wire, coming to the average black person near you.)

HBO is in talks to sell the syndication rights of The Wire to BET and BET is talking about giving the show a serious marketing push.

That might very well be the first good show BET has ever aired as well as the smartest move the network made since they fired the hosts of 106th and Park.

Looking at the BET schedule online, I see the masterworks of Beef: The Series, Access Granted: Bow Wow and College Hill.

Negro please.

I never understood why The Wire wasn't a bigger hit in the black community.

It examines all the worst elements of black culture that are routinely fetishized in hip-hop culture; the drugs, the poverty, the struggle with authority and deconstructs them with a level of intelligence and grace that these issues have never received in the American media.

That's why the millions who watch the Sopranos don't tune in. It's too black, it's too urban and it's too real. And the reality is depressing.

Black people consistently complain, and with good reason, that America doesn't look at the root causes of the problems in the black community, the way the 'War on Drugs' disproportionately affects blacks, the corruption of government and here we have a show that takes the time to explain every aspect of why minorities get the shaft and it gets less ratings than reruns of America's Next Top Model.

Of course there is talk of them editing the show for content, which is a bitch move considering there isn't a damn thing on The Wire that you couldn't have seen on BET Uncut or the new Jeezy video.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Alex Rodriguez NYY: 2004-2006

(The $252 million man)

Is there a worse job than convincing Muslim men to translate Arabic in Iraq on the front lines for the U.S. military?

How about trying to get Muslim women to take it off?

Or maybe being Alex Rodriguez's press agent?

That fool is the George W. Bush of sports.

In the Tigers-Yankees series he went 1-for-14 (.071) and didn't have a single RBI for his second postseason.

I could ask strangers on the street for a threesome and do better than 1-for-14.
I could try to fly and do better than 1-for-14.

What a fucking bum.

I went back and did a little research to see exactly what type of fucking bum he was and I found the article where it was announced he would come to NY.

Peep the laughable excitement here,

  • "I'm pretty excited. This is a big, big one," Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said.

    "It ranks with when we signed Reggie," he said, a reference to when slugger Reggie Jackson joined the Yankees before the 1977 season.

    The Rangers will wind up paying $140 million for three seasons with Rodriguez, an average of $46.7 million annually for three last-place finishes in the AL West. The Yankees will owe him $112 million over seven years. "Since the end of last season we said we would not trade Alex unless it made sense for our organization," Texas Rangers general manager John Hart said.

    "This deal is a win-win-win situation for the Rangers, the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez. This trade is about flexibility. We've traded the best player in the game, and we're getting tremendous financial flexibility."

    "We asked if we could achieve a championship faster doing this deal or not making this deal," Rangers owner Tom Hicks said. "We felt we could make it faster doing this deal."

Seattle Texas is still paying his salary.
Anyone who had anything to do with that $252 million/10 year deal in Seattle needs to be banned from sports management immediately.

No person should ever make that much money by playing a team sport.

Not to mention baseball is not even a sport where one player can change the game on their own.
Even when MJ was bringing guaranteed rings to the Bulls he wasn't making $25.2 million a year.

Look at what Rodriguez and his agent were asking for before Texas signed him,

  • Boras made extravagant contract demands, reportedly including the use of a private jet for road trips, personal office space usually reserved for managers and executives, a personal tent to sell A-Rod merchandise, and more billboard advertising space than crosstown Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter.

Although I'm a Yankees supporter, I hate A-Rod enough to be glad that a Yankees loss will get him the fuck out of NY.
I'm glad the Yankees got burned on their imperialistic style of baseball.
You can't buy a championship.
At least not anymore.

You gotta believe.
Let's go METS!!!

Beat Your Children, Please.

(Needs a minute with your child.)

I didn't even know you could still legally beat kids in school but I'm all for it.

As someone who takes public transportation in NYC and knows plenty of people in education, it's clear as hell, these kids need to get fucked the fuck up.

The little jigs Chicken Noodle Souping on the train, playing Laffy Taffy on their blaring cellphones between Nextel Chirps while elbowing their way to the back of the bus are only like that because they haven't caught a stiff one in the jaw from their parents and because their teachers aren't allowed to hit them.

Instead they are left to their own devices which usually involve snap dancing and remember, every time someone snap dances a prison cell opens somewhere in America.

And these are the white girls that will bail them out.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Harry Potter Will Never Be The Same

Little Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame, has scandalized the world with his ridiculous performance on Ricky Gervais' great comedy, "Extras."

It's a show about a bit player in the film industry and his constant juggling of failure and redemption.
It's like Entourage with intelligence.

It plays on BBC and HBO. It's only six episodes a season so catching up shouldn't be problem.

It is available on various Internet stores.

Here's the clip,

The Harry Potter people must be going crazy.
They don't even want to know what he offered to do to Hermione.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Snitch of the Week: 9/24 - 9/30 (Foley Snitch)

It's an election year so you know all the snitching is going to be political until about mid-November.

The trail of who dropped the word on Mark Foley is a little unclear. It may have even been a Republican that put it all out there according to some stories.

Wikipedia says it goes a little something like this,

Whoever it was dropped a bomb in the Republican game that even the most hardcore Prius driving, non meat-eating, gay marrying, Michael Moore loving liberal couldn't have dreamt up.

As with any controversy the cover-up goes upward a few levels and might shake out some of the top Republican brass who were trying to get their Catholic on by covering up any traces of boy touching.

Silly Republicans.

Anonymous snitch, for the putting the Republicans out on front street, you are the Snitch of the Week.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Survivor: Deep South Edition

All this talk about Survivor segregating contestants got me curious.

There is a documentary series on PBS called American Experience, about the Civil Rights Movement.

This is probably one of the most important periods of American History because the entire identity of the Democratic and Republican parties as we know them today, were re-formed around this fight for integration.
The part I caught was about the end of Segregation in the southern schools.

There was no tribal council meeting to vote out members but I'm sure the white folk at the time wished their was.

It's easy to forget how ugly the end of Segregation was when you are not watching archive footage of it all.
But watching the clips and interviews with the actual Little Rock 9 and James Meredith (a really bizarre man,) it was quite clear.
White people really did not want to go to school with Negroes.
I mean damn.

There were hundreds of white people standing around booing, amongst other things, nine little black children trying to go school. The situation was so bad that each kid had their own U.S. soldier escorting them around.

Can you truly imagine that?

The soldiers couldn't go into the locker rooms and other places with them and as soon as they parted the black students under watch recalled being tripped onto glass bottles and other ridiculous shit.

Forty years later black kids still need their own soldier in school, but now it's to prevent the other black kids from killing them.

And the realest shit of it all is that white people still don't go to school with black people.
Most public schools are still segregated. It's just legal now because all the white people moved away.

Affirmative action is getting chipped away at daily and black kids who are coming up are more willing to do the Chicken Noodle Soup dance than go to class.

It's not looking good.
The reason I was interested in season Survivor was because it addressed the reality of modern day segregation as well as hilariously embarrassing numerous stereotypes in the process.

Up to this day, people are mainly split into tribes that fall along racial lines.

The producers of Survivor had the courage to address the issue within the context of their show but idea was scuttled for whatever reason.

It's okay though. There's still enough real life segregation to hold me over.

I Paid For Music...

I know. It's weird.
Let me explain.

It has become so easy to steal music that it's almost tedious.

Between SoulSeek, BitTorrent and Limewire you can find damn near anything you want for Free .99.
But as a music nerd trying out all the new releases fills up a hard drive fast.
Not to mention some of the old stuff is hard to find.

And then you have to worry about misnamed files, the lack of album art, shitty audio quality and of course you have to wait for it all to download.
Most people don't care about that, but as I said I'm a music nerd, so I need it organized.

It got to the point where I had tons of sloppy unheard music sitting on my computer pissing me off.

So I deleted most of it and I started messing around with Yahoo!'s free trial.

I've been addicted to Yahoo! Launchcast Radio for a minute.
It's crack.

But Yahoo! has another music service called Yahoo! Music Unlimited.
It's like iTunes where you can buy songs and albums, but it has another feature where you can pay a rental fee like Netflix and get all the music you want.

The fee is $5 a month/$60 a year and you have access to the millions of songs in their catalog.
I listen to everything so I can guarantee whatever you listen to is there.

You can download music to your computer or just play it straight from the Yahoo! servers without clogging up your own comp. Of course they are locked down with DRM protection so you can't easily pass it around to your thieving friends or play the files once you stop paying the rental fee.

But there are ways around that...

Anyway the main point is you have all the music you could stand to listen to for an entire year for $60.
No messing around with fake SoulSeek files or shady AllofMP3 shit.
You rate the music and get good recommendations back.
New releases and old shit on demand instantly.
It's ridiculously convenient.

And Yahoo! has a promotion that allows you to get two years for $60 if you pay for it with a MasterCard.
Two years of unlimited music for $60.
I sold off a bunch of my old CD's collecting dust so that it could pay for itself. So I kind of got two years to legal unlimited music for free.

I know I sound like I work for them but I don't get shit for promoting this. I just wanted to put it out there.
If you actually like music it's definitely worth it.