Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The hundreds just recently had a post entirely focused on Takashi Murakami, interesting read and cool weird artwork. I was especially interested when Bobby hindreds (from the site) wrote about how he got a hold of a book titled Meaning of the Nonsense of Meaning by Takashi Murakami himself. Then Bob ends the post with a quote:
"In certain kinds of writing, particularly in art criticism and literary criticism, it is normal to come across long passages which are almost completely lacking in meaning."
– George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946
Very interesting, check it out now @ Thehundreds
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
I don't wanna sound like a ignorant american, but does england even have any ghettoes? If not does it at least have communities where a lot of poor people live in parts of london? I just watched the 'kidulthood' movie. I have wanted to watch it for some time but never had the chance. After watching the movie and reading some of the hilarious responses on the youtube page (yeah I watched it on youtube, can't find the movie at the local blockbuster), I had to comment myself, so here goes. Londoners can not FUCK with New yorkers or any other american cities toughest hoods. I'm not going to get into it too much, but the fact is our streets are more violent because our country is more corrupt. The idea that teens are carrying glocks and baseball bats just so they can cause trouble and brag that they run with a rough clique is the dumbest shit I've ever heard. So I shake my head to you 16 year old black kids who come fom good homes but want to imitate the lifestyle you see on TV, grow the fuck up.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
I posted some time ago about the history of the cocaine epidemic(the Rick Ross story) during the Reagan era. I have also studied the history of big gangs such as the bloods and crips of Los Angeles. What I have come to find out that no matter where you go in the world most of the gangs, especially the ones involving the black youth tend to be caused by the government and or the greed for money. The government supplies the guns so that the poor kill themselves and or help the government reach a certain goal such as raising money for a war or votes. Of course poverty also goes hand in hand many times with crime but it seems that no matter where you go in this world, whether to London, NYC, Jamaica, or Darfur black teens are fighting wars because of two things government and money. What makes this video stand out for me though is that I find it interesting that teens in London want to live the gangsta lifestyle they see on TV. Imitating their favorite rappers by wearing Yankee fitteds even though they may never watch a Yankee game their whole life. If in fact these teens are picking up guns to act cool and tough, then I say to them STOP THAT SHIT OUT. In my opinion Gangs are products of poverty and lack of a good family oriented community. If these kids have neither problems do not try to create one.
Friday, October 05, 2007
When I was growing up I was a big comic book reader. Even though most of the time I could barely afford new comics. I read almost all most new comics by borrowing them from the local library. But if you know anything about comics you know of the horrendous movies that have tried to bring them to life in the past. Batman begins and Superman returns are two movies that in my opinion show the world what a good comic book movie should be (Xmen2 was good too, but I am originally a DC comics fanboy so eh). Having said that I will now stress how cool I thought Batman begins was. IT WAS AWESOME! Christian bale kicks ass as Bruce Wayne and is the best actor to don the bat suit since ... ever. Plus he's also the face you see to your right every time you visit my EBBS/Evilvader blog. Anyway as far as I know the next movie will star batman's greatest nemesis THE JOKER, and so far I am certain this joker wouldn't be as cheesy as the previous jokers we've seen.
Click link below to read Michael Caine's (Alfred in Batman begins) reaction to seeing the new Joker (played by Heath Ledger).Rottentomatoes