Saturday, August 18, 2007

opinion - Smoking Section on O'Reilly vs Nas

UPDATE: Video blogger Jay Smooth intellectually obliterates O'Reilly, showing that using O'Reilly's own definition of what O'Reilly labels Nas a gangsta rapper for, O'Reilly HIMSELF is a gangsta rapper.

Plus Smooth shows O'Reilly contradicts himself within 10 seconds! Ha!


This is good opinion article from Smoking Section, on O'Reilly criticizing Nas.

I'm getting really upset with this douche O'Reilly lately. He takes random anonymous comments from DailyKos, or random "negative" lines from Nas, & claims them to be "haters" or "violent".

Nas has made many "positive" songs such as "I Can". Nas also made Illmatic, perhaps the GOAT rap album, & the best album of ALL GENRES in the 1990s. Read that sentence again. A true artist like Nas, should not get bullied out of performing a concert, & have his free speech limited, by a douche O'Reilly.

Meanwhile O'Reilly himself is a known sexual harasser. O'Reilly is also racist, having called Mexicans "wetbacks", & lamenting to McCain that immigration "threatens the white male Christian power structure in America".

One doesn't have to take statements out of context to show that O'Reilly is a "hater", racist, or douche. He makes these statements frequently, to hurt all of our ears.

Fock O'Reilly! If he keeps this up, he will join mAnn Coulter & Micheal Weiner "Savage" as America's worst racist/demagogue/douche commentators

Thursday, August 16, 2007

nohomology & [||]

I've noticed that the phenomenon of, what I define as nohomology, has grown exponentially in the past few years. I only noticed it myself in 2006, although there are examples within rap dating back to at least the late 1990s. Certain people even use disclaimers in real-life conversations, as evidenced by the incident I "reported" here where sportscaster Gus Johnson "paused" film director Spike Lee, in an interview on national TV. However, nohomology's real "sweet spot" is on the internets.

Those unfamiliar with nohomology, are probably wondering WTF I'm discussing here. Since I'm defining this phenomenon as nohomology, I will define it.

Nohomology itself is the practice of using disclaimers, to indicate that a statement that sounds gay, is not intended to be gay.

Examples of disclaimers used in a sentence
1 "can you drive a car that's a stick? Pause."
2 "It feels good, pause, holler at me, the ruler's back" (c) Jay-Z
3 "Yall gotta get behind me, right on my ass, pause" (c) The Roots' Black Thought & Questlove
4 Spike Lee referring to a specific individual basketball player ".. I like Dick", Gus Johnson "pause"

Example of disclaimers
no homo
no homo just in case aka nhjic
no homo of course aka nhoc
no {insert name of gay person here}, eg no Lance Bass, no Rev. Ted Haggard, no Bob Allen, etc.

The intent of nohomology is not homophobic. For example, myself & others use disclaimers, while concurrently also politically supporting equal civil rights for gays. Instead, the intent is really comedy. On one hand, to an outsider of nohomology it may seem quite juvenile. On the other hand, it tends to make regular everyday boring statements incredibly funny. One blogger wrote that nohomology is the most hilarious "trend" in slang in the last 5 years. I can't disagree with that blogger, as I can't recall anything funnier.

The disclaimer "pause" has seemed to recently displace "nhjic" as the most-used, consensus disclaimer, on both the internets & in real-life. Some benefits of "pause":

1 only 1 syllable, & thus easier to say

2 people unfamiliar with nohomology, will not understand what is meant by "pause". OTOH, other disclaimers such as "no homo", may offend certain people not familiar with the comedic, non-discriminatory intent of nohomology.

Now that "pause" has reached "consensus disclaimer" status, I will attempt to innovate in the nohomology field by introducing a new "emoticon" symbol for pause, to be used on the internets.


note that this is the left bracket key, 2 "pipe keys" which are shift + "\" key, & the right bracket key.

Advantages of [||]
1 efficiency: [||] requires 4 keystrokes, less than the typical 7 keystrokes needed to type *pause*

2 [||] visibly looks like the "pause button" one sees on everyday consumer electronics products, such as a DVD or MP3 player.

Anyways, going forward I will be using [||] on my internets posts & comments. I encourage all to spread the [||] meme as well, just remember to cite this blog as the source.

Oh, & [||] on this entire blog post.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Economist

I stumbled upon this blog New Economist, which links to articles & books on many interesting economic topics, & gives an opinion on them.

opinion - article on book "American Jobs Scam"

This is a book review, of 3 books about the American job market, on how we as Americans have gotten screwed, as employees, taxpayers, & stockholders.

Really interesting stuff, that puts the activities of Corporate America of the last few decades in perspective.

Summary quote: we've devolved from "owners' capitalism" to "managers' capitalism"

Monday, August 13, 2007

Dick Cheney's Iraq War position in 1994

This is some "Twilight Zone" type stuff, but it's real.

Dick Cheney's Iraq War position in 1994. Cheney says that invading Iraq & removing Saddam Hussein would be a "quagmire".

Damn, why didn't the Dems just get this clip, & run it as a commercial on TV, when Cheney & Gee Dubbz were "selling" the Iraq War in 2003