Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Fox "News" LOL

This is unreal.

Expect these same journalistic standards in the WSJ soon.

Here's some more Republican awesomeness to start your day with.

  • A congressional candidate is defending his speech to a group celebrating the anniversary of Adolf Hitler's birth, saying he appeared simply because he was asked.

    Tony Zirkle, who is seeking the Republican nomination in Indiana's 2nd District, stood in front of a painting of Hitler, next to people wearing swastika armbands and with a swastika flag in the background for the speech to the American National Socialist Workers Party in Chicago on Sunday.

    "I'll speak before any group that invites me," Zirkle said Monday. "I've spoken on an African-American radio station in Atlanta."

So blacks are equal to Nazis. I love this country.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Dark Knight Posters (UK)

I am a huge Batman nerd and these upcoming posters from "The Dark Knight" are the only things helping me maintain my sanity in the post-Wire, pre-Shield world.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Batman is not Al-Qaeda

When I first saw this poster I didn't think "Oh noes! Not the 9-1-1!" until I saw a bunch of blogs bring up the connection.

As a NYer who was hit hard by 9/11 I think it's time to get the fuck over the hypersensitivity and enjoy the new Batman movie.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sean Bell Day Is Tomorrow

Riots for profit and justice!

If Sean Bell doesn't get justice tomorrow, I'm putting a garbage can through a window and copping a HDTV and at least two PS3's.

Bring your duffel bags.


Thank the judge in the Sean Bell case at his home. (Peacefully with a letter...)

Arthur J Cooperman
11523 Grosvenor Road
Richmond Hill, NY 11418

I already picked the Best Buy that will be donating to my living room.
I also uploaded a MuxTape for Sean Bell because I felt like it.

Fuck work.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Hip-Hop Is Dead and Nas Ain't Helping

(Look at me! I'm controversial!!!)

When Nas released Hip-Hop is Dead everyone ignored Nas' own contribution to rap's downfall (Nastradmus) on the strength of Illmatic alone. Well it's reached a point where being the man who created Illmatic is no longer enough to excuse Nas' bullshit.

By now you've heard of this "Nigger" abortion that Nas has been working on. Apparently something from it leaked and it's worse than you could have ever imagined.

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  • The hook is borrowed from the old Dr. Pepper commercials with the lyrics "I'm a Pepper, he's a Pepper, she's a Pepper, we're a pepper/ Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?" — with Nas' substituting N-word for "Pepper."

    Later in the song, he continues: "To all my 'kike' niggers, 'spic' niggers, 'guinea' niggers, 'chink' niggers/ That's right, y'all my niggers, too."

    The song's verses are lyrically combative ("Nas is bred for the plan/ To hold a Grand Dragon's head in my hand") while still dropping references to events old and new, like the October slaying of African Reggae artist Lucky Dube.

    "Not mad 'cause Eminem said 'nigger,' " Nas raps. " 'Cause he's my nigger, wigger, cracker friend/ We all black within/ We all African/ Some Africans don't like us, no way/ A killing happened in Johannesburg yesterday."

    "Be A Nigger Too" — co-produced by Salaam Remi and Big Jack — is the first record to come out from the Nigger recording sessions, but it is a street leak; the official first single is expected soon. News about the album's title unleashed a flurry of controversy last fall.

Sweet fucking Jesus.

I'm all for free speech, so I wasn't knocking Nas on his selection of an album title as much as I was knocking him for being too stupid to offer any insight on the topic and he's proved me right. This album isn't smart enough to warrant the controversy it will bring.

These old NY rappers dreaming about the glory days on 1994 need to step up to the fucking plate and make some music and stop the crying and shock tactics. What Nas is doing isn't advanced the "art" any more than Soulja Boy or the Ying Yang Twins.

The sooner Nas realizes that the better off we'll all be.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Mother Fuck the U.S. Government

(Motherfuck Neil, motherfuck Lynn, motherfuck Mike)

Maybe I've been listening to Eazy-E too much but mother fucker any government official or Congressperson who decides to investigate a sporting event before any of the million ___________________ (fill in the blank) real scandals that have gone untouched.

Peep the newest failure of America,

  • Reps. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., and Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, are introducing a resolution rejecting the oft-criticized bowl system as an illegal restriction on trade because only the largest universities compete in most of the major bowl games. The resolution would require Justice's antitrust division to investigate whether the system violates federal law.

    Abercrombie said the matter is worthy of federal review because college football is big business with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

    "It's money. That's what this is all about," he said.

    But it's no coincidence that all three lawmakers have home-state schools with recent beefs against the bowl system.

    The University of Hawaii and Boise State University in Idaho each had an undefeated season in recent years, but were denied a shot at the championship. And Westmoreland said he is still smarting about his University of Georgia Bulldogs being passed over for the national championship game last year.

    Georgia instead was matched up against undefeated Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl, winning 41-10.

Please kill all yourselves. Now.

I swear I feel like I'm watching Rome burn.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bill Maher Would LIke To Welcome the Pope

Cosign, but still, Ouch.

I really don't get how everyone rolls out the carpet for a dude who in his previous job, told churches to hide child rape until it couldn't be prosecuted.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Alicia Keys Has Lost Her God Damn Mind

I would call it Lauryn Hill syndrome but Alicia is no where as talented.

Peep game,

  • In a potentially controversial chat with Blender mag, Alicia Keys, 27, says, "Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. Gangsta rap didn't exist."

    Ms. Keys, sporting a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck, says she has been reading books by some of the members of the Black Panthers.

    She says the feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers, which led to the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., was fueled "by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing."

Great, expect a shift from shitty love songs to even shittier political songs.

It's been over 10 years, let's be real, Tupac wasn't a leader and neither was Biggie. They were rappers who got shot.

NWA wasn't a government funded experiment to disseminate the idea of black-on-black violence to the hood. It was a bunch of black dudes playing thug dress-up to make money. Expect Alicia's career to take a quick nose dive.

If I'm going to fuck with a mentally unstable black woman it has to be my girl Erykah Badu.

See at least she knows how to mask the truth with humor, absurdity and self-awareness.


Much like the gangster rap that was created by the media, Alicia Keys now says that her comments were twisted by Blender.

  • "We stand by our story," Blender spokeswoman Kate Cafaro told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

    "My comments about `gangsta rap' were in no way trying to suggest that the government is responsible for creating this genre of rap music," Keys said in a statement issued by J Records. "The point that I was trying to make was that the term was oversloganized by some of the media causing reactions that were not always positive. Many of the `gangsta rap' lyrics articulate the problems of the artists' experiences and I think all of us, including our leaders, could be doing more to address these problems including drugs, gang violence, crime, and other related social issues."

    As for the AK-47 remark, Keys said Tuesday that AK-47 is a nickname given to her by friends "as an acronym for Alicia Keys and a metaphor for wowing people with my music and performances, `killing 'em dead' on stage. The reference was in no way meant to have a literal, political or negative connotation."

I don't believe her.

What happened was her label said,

"Um Alicia, I see you're getting political. That's great. Hey quick question, what race of people do you think buys the majority of your CD's?"
"Ok, great, I'm calling the AP now, prepare some more bullshit excuses."

Monday, April 07, 2008

Setting Humanity Back a Few Millenia

I don't want to become a link farm but in lieu of time to post in length I gotta share the shit that crushes my soul so I don't suffer alone.

As a music lover and music player (in my ancient past) this video hurts on several levels.

The product is so dumb the blog that discovered it trashed it completely and was contacted by the company's PR firm.
Gotta love Gizmodo.


I think Lil Wayne just bought 15 of these.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

How Much Is Your Dignity Worth?

Please don't ask how I found this picture on Flickr.

The question I was asking at work today is this,

What would someone have to pay you to carry and use this water bottle for one month during the summer?

Sweet Jesus...