Wednesday, February 21, 2007

What Is Art? Is Art Art?

So CNN's Paula Zahn is running a prime-time special tonight called Hip Hop: Art or Poison, attached to the tagline "Shocking images and lyrics have America asking if hip-hop has gone too far."

Art or Poison? Jeeeez. I can't understand something like "Art or Not," but "Art or Poison?" That doesn't seem, like, you know, racist?

What, was "Art or Gangbanging Thugs Trying To Sleep With Your White Wife and Steal Your Son's Wallet and Bike?" too long to fit on the screen? Didn't want to go with "Art of Just No-Talent Darkies Trying To Widen the Growing Generation Gap Between You and Your Pants-Sagging, Hat-Tilting Wigger Kid?" I mean, if I were running the news network, I'd go with "Art or N-Words?" Basically the same.

Slack Link of the Day: Someone needs to tell Crossing Over Presidential Candidate John Edwards that the best path to the White House does NOT involve pissing off the Jews: "Perhaps the greatest short-term threat to world peace, Edwards remarked, was the possibility that Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear facilities." He may wake up with a pig's head and a latke in his bed.

Slack Song and Video of the Day: Since I've now watched my boy Scott Metzger nail Richard Thompson's incredible 1952 Vincent Black Lightning tune at his last two solo gigs, I thought I'd post an original version here. Damn good stuff. Must watch.

(Bonus points for anyone who can identify the post title's speaker)


At 12:50 PM, Blogger rainmansuite said...

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At 1:51 PM, Blogger Lozo said...

thomas lennon.

At 1:52 PM, Blogger hoobs said...

I thought that was a Lisa Turtle reference?

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Actually, it was a Lisa Turtle reference, but that Thomas Lennon skit is awesome...

"Like, paintings and stuff?"

At 2:53 PM, Blogger Lozo said...

"that's right. good night!"

At 1:23 AM, Blogger makeithappen77 said...

Re: Art or Poison: Of the participants in CNN's "Quick Vote *", 53% believe Hip Hop is poison, vs. the 47% who see it as art.


* This QuickVote is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a whole. The QuickVote sponsor is not responsible for content, functionality or the opinions expressed therein.

Double sigh.

At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Dave No. 6 said...

Slack, have you not learned that you cannot believe a thing that is stated on such conservative/GOP mouthpiece sites like "The Corner" (and your fave, the sludge report)? They are shills, hacks, and not reliable.

Shame, shame.

How about posting the fact that Edwards denied that he ever made such a remark.

Indeed, such a remark would be inconsistent with his prior statements that IRAN is a threat, in part because of its ability to threaten Israel, and it (Iran) should not be allowed to go nuclear.

You should know better.


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