19 thoughts on “My Sure-Fire Way to Get Lee…

  1. Not to mention the nontrivial fact that the biggest consumers of gangsta rap are…. young white men.
    Who, by the way, are pretty bad about inciting violence themselves.
    But when they do, we don’t say “See what values the white community is teaching its youth!” We don’t even say, “See what values gangsta rap is teaching white youth!”
    That’s because white violence is totally unconnected to material culture, riiiight?

  2. Damn, and here I was hoping to get laid, pay B’s rent next month, and consign my soul to the unfathomable tortures of hell for all eternity.

    Btw, if tender, go with the Chi-Lties, “Oh Girl”.

    But if adventerous, and willing to fill out the proper legal forms not holding me liable for any injuries that may occur, try “Black Dog,” Led Zeppelin.

    “Hey hey mama, said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove “

  3. “Not to mention the nontrivial fact that the biggest consumers of gangsta rap are…. young white men.”

    The problem is, most young white males today listen to gangsta rap in the same way that our grandparents listened to Amos n’ Andy on the radio.

    “Oh those silly coloreds, capping each other and pimping their ho’s.”

  4. The problem is, most young white males today listen to gangsta rap in the same way that our grandparents listened to Amos n’ Andy on the radio.

    Our grandparents (or parents, in my case) thought Amos n’ Andy and Kingfisher were funny.

    White consumers of rap seem to think that the rap culture is awesomely cool ‘n edgy.

  5. Ha, Lee, I talk a good game, but the thought of all your pent up conservative sexuality being unleashed upon me to the tune of “Black Dog” has made me blush so hard I about can’t leave my office.

    But, in this case, I do agree with you. I do think there’s a level of humor to it, though, Coble. Not as straight-forward as it was with Amos & Andy, but still there. After all, it’s cool to listed to rap and emulate it to some degree. But not too much. You’ve got to maintain the proper distance. It’s okay to play at it, but don’t forget that we’re not like that in real life. White people who are like that in real life, who don’t get that we’re just playing, are treated as fools and figures appropriate for ridicule.

    The point is just the same as it was with Amos & Andy–for white people to enjoy the antics of black people in a way that reinforces for white people that black people aren’t really like them.

    Now, Lee, to get back to you now that my temperature has come back down, if you wanted to talk about how damaging that is to black people–white people’s appreciation of black culture for the sake of reassuring ourselves that black people are so different than us–I’d be all for it.

    But, as to whether listening to rap music causes this nonsense? I just think it’s not that clear cut. I mean, for starters, you have to concede that y’all (meaning be-penised Americans) seem to lose your minds from about 14 to 25 and whether or not you’re going to survive your foolishness is often just a matter of dumb luck.

    How can we say that a 24 year old man killed by other young men is because of rap or just because y’all tend to be lost–to us and to yourselves and to common sense–during this time, while you try to figure out how to be men in a culture that doesn’t offer you much more guidance than “men are monsters.”

    Well, surprise. Until you figure out different, a lot of you tend to act like monsters.

    This is why we need gender studies and some kind of masculinist movement (that’s not just whining about how much ex-wives suck and how they’re going to get a Russian bride and show us American Bitches) that says, like the feminist movement (when we’re at our best), “Hey, what you’re feeding us is shit and it’s poisoning us.”

  6. Well, B, in truth I also don’t think it is clear cut.

    I clip and pasted that snippet because I thought the author made some good points in his article, and whether you think there is no truth, pure truth, or something in between in that sentence, it sure is one that grabs attention.

    I’ll probably post in greater detail on how I further feel about culture, media, music, etc. at my own place later on. It’s almost too intriguing now that I’m really thinking about it, to relay in snappy two sentence rejoinders.

  7. and whether you think there is no truth, pure truth, or something in between in that sentence, it sure is one that grabs attention.

    If he can say it in sign language with his toes, that would grab attention. Otherwise, he’s just another dipshit sports writer talking from his ass (in a not-so-creative way). Oh, how conservatives love it when a negro tells them what they want to hear.

  8. The problem is, most young white males today listen to gangsta rap in the same way that our grandparents listened to Amos n’ Andy on the radio.

    Uh-huh. Cause white people aren’t influenced by the media, they just enjoy it.
    People of color, on the other hand, are totally brainwashed by the music they produce for white enjoyment.

    . . . . yeah, it doesn’t make sense to me, either.

  9. In 2020, they’ll catch onto this global warming thang.

    If only liberals would start to worry about their social security money as much as global warming.

    Let me be the first news junkie to get on here and update that they caught the guys that shot him, and they confessed that they did not know him, expected him to be gone (he was home because of a knee injury), and were only there to rob him.

  10. Oh, how conservatives love it when a negro tells them what they want to hear.

    And oh, how liberals hate it when a negro escapes the plantation.

  11. If only liberals would start to worry about their social security money

    Nothing to see here, Chicken Little. But the sky is falling. Or at least it’s getting too hot.

    how liberals hate it when a negro escapes the plantation.

    Actually, I think the negro in question sees no need to flee the plantation. He’s done such a fine job of working his way into massa’s good graces.

    But thanks for the update, Exador. Sportswriter Quimbo was full of shit after all, eh?

  12. “He’s done such a fine job of working his way into massa’s good graces.”

    Ahhh, the Uncle Tom arguement. Always a sign of class.

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