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Hip Hop Is Dead In ’08

By Jesse Taylor
Thursday, June 19, 2008 15:13 EDT
 

No, L’il Wayne will not resurrect the game. Every time he releases something like this:

He releases five songs like this:

I do have one bone to pick with the reviewer – if Baby the Birdman is (justifiably) called out as one of the worst rappers alive, Rick Ross makes him look like NWA circa 1986. He will always draw every ounce of ire I have for making the man who helped introduce crack to the ghetto a pop culture touchstone.

That is all. And fuck Rick Ross. Again.

Cookie McCain

By Jesse Taylor

I have no earthly idea why first ladies are expected to have recipes for everything – besides the fact that everything on a campaign happens by committee and the ultimate recipe is likely going to be something nobody in the candidate’s family has made themselves in years, if ever, it’s not really like the candidates are sitting down and enjoying home cooking…well, ever. But really, if you’re going to participate in the charade, don’t just…

 

Looking beyond just getting every sick person to a doctor

By Amanda Marcotte

Salon has a doctor writing about how even “socialized” health care is way too expensive because the emphasis is on “get sick, go to the doctor” instead of on prevention. Like pretty much all decent people outside of the U.S., he takes first world nations’ responsibility to see to the…

 

Yet another attempt at scientific gaydar

By pams

A couple of times a year you see a rash of news articles about some institute or scientists trying to prove there’s a way to tell whether someone is gay by one trait or another. In the LA Times we have a nice listing of some of the proto-scientific gaydar…

 

John Lott: Still Wrong After All These Years

By Jesse Taylor

Via Plunderbund, John Lott (or as he’s known in superhero circle, the Drastically Unethical John Lott) is back to prove that all of our problems surrounding out of control gubmint spending stem back to…women. Academics have for some time pondered why the government started growing precisely when it did. The…

 

There Is No More News

By Jesse Taylor

Theoretically, John McCain could be found rolling in a wading pool of baby oil with a local high school’s swim team. Somehow, I don’t think that will become a narrative worthy of hours of discussion on cable news.…

 

You’re A Bad Terrorism Guy

By Jesse Taylor

The main reason I like poking at Andy McCarthy so much is because it’s like the only thing he knows about terrorism is that whatever Democrats do won’t work. If Obama threatened a year of crotch stompings to all people convicted of terrorist activities, McCarthy would have 750 words penned…

 

A press conference untethered from reality

By pams

It’s just too over-the-top to ignore. This loser, Larry Sinclair, has been peddling a ridiculous story about having blown Obama in a party-hard limo in Illinois; he held a three-ring circus news conference at the National Press Club today. Sinclair, who has a 27-year criminal record of petty crimes and…

 

TN: brutal trans-bashing by Memphis police officer caught on tape

By pams

Our trans brothers and sisters are human beings. How difficult is this concept to grasp for the bigots out there? I’m sick and angered by story after story about grown adults — in this case a law enforcement officer sworn to serve and protect everyone — acting like violent brutes…

 

Request

By Jesse Taylor

If anyone out there has a Mac-compatible copy of Photoshop they’d be looking to get rid of cheap, e-mail me. We are in dire need of self-made internet macros.…

 
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