Oh dear – The WHAT in the White House?
Well-heeled West Villagers will be in for a rude surprise when they open the latest copy of their local newspaper and see the headline, “The N—-r in the White House” — except without the dashes.
The shocking headline in the WestView News is a reference to President Obama and sits at the top of Page 15 above an opinion piece that criticizes what it calls the anti-black “racism” of far-right voters.
The convoluted screed by author and journalist James Lincoln Collier is actually a pro-Obama piece — but that didn’t stop West Villagers from decrying the printing of the slur.
Ah. Well this escalated quickly. Firstly, this goes back to my theory that you can’t trust people with three names. John Wilkes Booth. Mark David Chapman. James Lincoln Collier. The first two were assassinators. The third is an 86 year old white male who thinks it’s OK to put the N word in a newspaper headline describing our current President. You’d think someone who knew he was going to run a piece that would receive this much backlash would have a better excuse than “well I was nice to him in the article, though”. I don’t care if you nominated him for the Human of the Year award, you still called him the N word! In what universe is that OK? Maybe on Mars, where I heard they’re horrible racists. But on planet Earth, you gotta be better than that. Gotta be.
It’s an undeniable fact that Charlize Theron is gorgeous, but she kind of sneaks under the radar sometimes. Whenever these beautiful people lists come up she never seems to float to the top but she absolutely should. Short hair, long hair, no hair. She’s just got that face that makes you forget where the hell you are. As far as hosting SNL, this is her second time, with the first being way back in the year 2000. She’s a pro, so I can’t see her flopping, and with her there promoting A Million Ways To Die in the West, I’m hoping for a cameo or two from some of her co stars. Seth Macfarlane? NPH? Liam Neeson? Maybe even her new lover Sean Penn? Possiblities are endless. The Black Keys doing the singing is just a major bonus. I can’t wait for Saturday night.
Source – A Florida man remains in jail without bond today after telling police he didn’t know cocaine was illegal in the state.
Key West police officers arrested Guy Lanchester on Duval Street last Sunday. A security officer for the Pier House resort saw him and two others acting suspiciously and called police, according to an arrest affidavit.
When officers arrived, they found Lanchester, 46, and the two others near a parking lot. As the officers approached, Lanchester walked behind a flower pot and began fumbling with a small, plastic baggie containing a white, powdery substance, the arresting officer wrote.
When the officer walked up to Lanchester to see what he was doing, he shoved his hands into the dirt inside the flower pot, leaving the baggie behind, according to the arrest affidavit. The white powder later tested positive for cocaine.
Upon his arrival at jail, Lanchester reportedly told officers, “I don’t understand … I thought cocaine wasn’t illegal in Florida.”
Lanchester has been charged with cocaine possession and tampering with evidence, police said.
I really thought 2014 was going to be different. I really thought we’d be able to get through most of this year without the craziness that is Florida engulfing our nation. Then came along Guy Lanchester. Openly doing cocaine in public and then telling the police he didn’t know it was illegal in Florida. In Guy’s world cocaine laws aren’t federal; in fact I’d be willing to bet a lot of money that in Guy’s world cocaine laws don’t exist. I also have a sneaky suspicion that Guy wasn’t trying to be smooth with this excuse; he genuinely believes cocaine isn’t illegal in Florida. I respect that and at the same time I’m worried that someone this oblivious to the real world exists. Not excited about flying into Orlando Friday. Not one bit.
This is all the proof you need to know that Seth Meyers is going to be a great Late Night host. He may not have the charisma of Jimmy Fallon or the chin of Jay Leno, but the guy can conduct an interview with just about anyone. Did you see his interview with Amy Poehler Monday night? Not only was it funny, but the style of the interview reminded me of a conversation that me and my friends have all the time. Granted Poehler and Meyers are best friends and have great chemistry, but the conversation was so casual and entertaining to watch. It didn’t feel like you were watching a host interview a guest, it felt like you had the inside scoop on two friends shooting the breeze.
Back to Kanye. Have you ever seen Kanye look this comfortable on a talk show set? Ever? I have to give almost all of the credit to Seth Meyers here. He has the ability to make anyone who comes on set, whether it be his best friend or a famously bad interviewer, feel comfortable. Talking about being a dad, showing old SNL sketches; this is easily my favorite Kanye interview of all time. He’s never seemed like “just another guy” to me, but this interview is helping to change that perception. He’s still bat shit crazy, but it’s nice to see this side of him. The only thing left to do is for the Late Night YouTube page to put up his musical performance from last night. Neeeeeed it.
– via Facebook
Dear Kanye West,
I am honored to be writing such an important star. I am a mere Internet sensation. I’m not sure I am worthy to address you, although the Huffington Post did say I was “Humorous and Insanely Popular.” I don’t pay much attention to those things. Anyway, please excuse my interference in your life for a quick second.
I read your interview and also watched it on video. You said:
“I’m just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally.….and I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.”
I want to thank you for putting your life on the line for all of us every day. I know that being a rapper is tough work. I have tried to rap, and it is very difficult to keep up with the pulse of the rhyme flow…although when Ice Ice Baby comes on the radio, I can usually keep up with ol’ Vanilla. Anywho, your job is just some very dangerous work. Most people don’t consider… if you rap really fast, without a chance to inhale, you could pass out and hit your head.
That last paragraph was covered in sarcasm. I’m letting you know, just so you do not think I agree with your very ignorant assessment of your career (or any other performer)as it relates to a person in the military or a police officer’s service. You sir, are as misguided as they come. I do have a suggestion for you. Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military. After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. It could be something like “I’m Kanye West, wearing a flak vest.” I’m sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck.
Your line of thinking is part of the problem in the world today….which include entertainers thinking they are something more than just entertainers. I know it is supply and demand and the demand for your services is high. I get economics. What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves.
Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver.
Hey Kanye, Chief Oliver isn’t impressed with your interview. But the world is impressed with you, Chief Oliver. Because this is the best thing I’ve ever read. Ever. I’m not sure anything else comes close. I might move to Brimfield, Ohio and steal a car just so I meet the Chief. There are so many great parts to this post. Chief Oliver might not be able to rap like you Kanye, but he can sing along to Ol’ Vanilla with the best of them. I’m glad the Chief gets serious towards the end, because he’s absolutely right. Celebrities are surrounded by so many “yes men/women” that they really think they’re the most important people in the world. Here’s a reality check: we watch your movies, or listen to your songs because you’re talented enough to be the very best at what you do. That’s it. You put on a front for a living. And you’re very good at it. No more, no less. When people like Kanye think they’re more essential to this Earth than someone like Chief Oliver, or any military serviceman or servicewoman, that’s when we have to take a step back and really think about who we choose as our heroes. Kanye West is not a hero. He’s a guy who just so happens to sing some songs. In the words of the almighty Chief: check yourself, before you wreck yourself, Kanye.
Source – Kanye West says performing on his Yeezus tour is similar to going to war.
The 36-year-old claimed in a recent interview that he is risking his life onstage and compared his musical antics to that of a police officer or soldier.
The rapper explained that he could ‘slip’ during one of his complex routines on stage and that he is putting his ‘life at risk, literally’.
The All Of The Lights singer told SaturdayNightOnline.com: ‘Like, I’m just giving of my body on the stage.
I’m putting my life at risk, literally!’
Kanye went on to explain: ‘When I think about when I’m on the Can’t Tell Me Nothing, and Coldest Winter moment, like that mountain goes really, really high.
For the full interview, click here
Nobody, and I mean nobody, loves Kanye West more than Kanye West. I can honestly say I’ve never heard someone ramble like Kanye. He’s the only person who can talk about finances, elephants and slaves in the same sentence. He’s great like Michelangelo AND Walt Disney. Interesting combination. The icing on the cake was obviously Kanye comparing his concert performances to being a police officer or a soldier in war. I wish I could say I was surprised by this, but every time you doubt Kanye, he proves just how big of an asshole he really can be. Hey Kanye: Walt Disney is dead. You can’t work with him. Get over it.
Well this is fantastic. No funnier duo than Rogen and Franco right now. Not sure anyone else is even close. Can’t wait for Kanye to lose his shit once he sees this. Nobody spoofs Kanye’s “art”!
What the hell is happening in this video? That’s a serious question. I honestly have no idea what’s happening. It starts off with a large raven flying away, then horses stampeding towards the camera, which oddly enough are the most realistic parts of the video. The rest of the video is just Kanye riding a Vespa with a topless Kim K straddling him with the worst CGI in history as the background. I guess this is art? I’m pretty sure there also having sex on the vespa at some point in this video. Their are just some things you can’t unsee. This is one of them.