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‘Titties and Carrot Cake’
04.23.2011
12:44 am

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Thug Friends have dropped their new video, “Titties And Carrot Cake,” and I don’t know what to say other than I fucking dig it. Another awesomalishtic track from Really Real Nigga Shit Records.

Me and my homie TwiggyKix have come a long way since starting our rap group, Thug Friends, two weeks ago. (It hasn’t really been long at all, but fuck it #doe.) We’d like to thank everyone who has played a part in getting this done. WE LOVE Y’AAALLLLL, MAYNE! *wipes tear*… Alright, enough of that shit. Here’s the video. It’s Thug Friends, ho!

This diabolically funny parody of crunk rap from the mad geniuses at Made Monarchs is gonna go viral. Why? Because it’s not just funny, it’s a catchy as hell song and everybody loves titties and carrot cake.

When it comes to titty milk, I like mine slightly chilled and served in a shot glass.
 

 
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Greenwich Village weirdos get haircuts on national TV in 1966
04.22.2011
02:16 pm

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Somehow how I missed this. Must have been because I was eating acid instead of watching TV.

The Hi-5 (Seth Evans, Jeffrey Comanor, Ted Barron, Vic King, Pam Robins) play “Did You Have to Rub It In” and get their hair cut on this episode of I’ve Got A Secret aired on March 7, 1966.

At first I thought the Hi-5 were a bunch of actors posing as a band, but no, the group were real and had a very brief recording career, releasing one single, “Did You Have To Rub It In,” on Vanguard Records.

And no, that is not Brad Laner on bass guitar.
 

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Patti Smith: Queen of the pirates
04.21.2011
08:57 pm

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Patti Smith plays dress-up for a pirate-inspired photo shoot by Annie Liebovitz in the London studio where the latest Johnny Depp pirate movie is being filmed for Disney. The shoot took place last September.

In the video, Patti makes the connection between rock and rollers and pirates and manages to look like both.

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Rastamouse to appear live at this year’s Glastonbury Festival
04.20.2011
08:20 am

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Yes! Feelgood British TV sensation Rastamouse is to appear live, with bandmates Scratchy and Zoomer of the Easy Crew,  at this year’s Gastonbury Festival. From the festival’s website:

Rastamouse, the reggae-playing, crime-fighting mouse who’s become something of a phenomenon since hitting TV screens at the beginning of this year, will make his worldwide live debut at this year’s Festival, with a daily performance alongside his Easy Crew.

I’m guessing they will be performing the single “Ice Popp”. Yes, the show has been so popular that they have released a single. Here’s the video, and you can buy “Ice Popp” here.  
 
Rastamouse and The Easy Crew ft Toots, Gladstone & Ice Popp - “Ice Popp”
 

 
Previously on DM:
New BBC TV kids show Rastamouse

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A lovely J.R.R. Tolkien documentary from 1968
04.15.2011
09:40 pm

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J.R.R. Tolkien seems like a character out of The Hobbit in this charming BBC documentary, In Their Own Words British Authors J.R.R. Tolkien, from March of 1968.

The interviews with Oxford students are fascinating in their wildly divergent views on Tolkien’s fantastic novels. A couple of them come off as humorless, pretentious twits who have clearly not yet been introduced to any kind of mind-altering substances.

An entertaining half hour spent with a man who initiated many of us into realms of magic, shifting our consciousness away from the mundane into the mystic.
 

 

 
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GE Returns Billions to Public, NOT: The Yes Men punk A.P.

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Once again the heroically funny Yes Men (along with the anti-Tea party patriots of “US Uncut”) have punk’d the establishment. This time their victim was the Associated Press. From the press release:

USA Today, AP fall for US Uncut ploy; GE stock loses billions

Washington, DC - US Uncut, a burgeoning grassroots movement pressuring corporate tax cheats to pay their fair share, posted today a fake GE press release announcing that they would return their illegitimate (but legal) $3.2 billion tax refund, and that they would lobby to close the sort of corporate tax loopholes that had allowed them to skip taxes in the first place. Several major media outlets, including USA Today, ran the story as true. (Here is a link to the original USA Today story; here is the first article debunking the release.)

US Uncut quickly reacted with another release pretending to praise GE for this entirely unpredictable, unlikely, and in fact impossible act.

“At a time when working families are being asked to accept massive cuts nationwide, this action showed another way the world could work,” said US Uncut spokesperson Carl Gibson. “For a brief moment people believed that the biggest corporate tax dodger had a change of heart and actually did the right thing. But the only way anything like this is really going to happen is if we change the laws that allow corporate tax avoidance in the first place.”

In the period the hoax was believed, GE’s stock plunged by .6% (far more than the value of the supposed return), then quickly recovered as soon as it became apparent the press had been duped. “Obviously, GE can’t possibly be expected to do the right thing voluntarily; their stock would keep plunging,” noted Gibson. “That’s why we must change the law.”

“GE’s tax avoidance is unpatriotic, it’s undemocratic, it’s unfair,” said Andrew Boyd, a US Uncut spokesperson. “It might be legal, but that’s only because GE has used its money and lobbying influence to buy the loopholes they’re now taking advantage of.”

US Uncut developed the project with help from the Yes Lab.

US Uncut’s Andrew Boyd told MSNBC (partially owned by General Electric, of course): “It might be legal but it’s immoral.”

YES it is. The Yes Men guys are absolute geniuses. If you’re going to infiltrate capitalism, you have to do it all the way….

US Uncut have over 100 protests planned across America this weekend to demonstrate against corporate tax cheats. More information here.

Oddly, you can watch one of The Yes Men’s feature-length documentaries on another entity partially owned by GE, Hulu.com:
 

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10 minutes of monkeys riding dogs: Epic
04.15.2011
12:43 am

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“In 1962, a little boy was born, and his dream, and his goal, was to own a monkey.”

Thus begins the inspiring tale of Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard and his amazing posse of dog riding monkeys, Team Ghost Riders. Lepard has been on the road with his extraordinary performers since 1989 and has no peer when it comes to teaching a monkey the fine art of riding a dog.

Once clothed in their miniature chaps and ornate costumes, Lepard said the monkeys “climb on, get adjusted and hang on.” He said the monkeys will be tethered to the collies to prevent a bucked Capuchin, known for their “organ-grinding” abilities, from running amuck into the crowd.

Like his hero Elvis Presley, Lepard was destined for big things.

I was born in 1962 in Memphis, TN and hang my hat at home on the outskirts of Tupelo, MS.  I guess that is why I feel I have a bit of Elvis in my soul. I have been involved with rodeo for 28 yrs and began my career riding bulls which evolved into bullfighting.  In 1988 I won the title of Mesquite Champion Bullfighter.  While fighting bulls at Mesquite, mentor, Jimmy Anderson told me “You can go to a rodeo and find twenty macho guys that think they’re bullfighters, but you’re only going to find one funny man and that’s you”.  Fellow bullrider Lane Frost was also at Mesquite and asked me if I had ever thought about fighting bulls and clowning for a living.  It meant something to me for a Champion like Lane Frost to see my potential and so I seriously began rodeoing and made rodeo my career.

It hasn’t been an easy road for Lepard. He’s paid his dues. But in the end, Tim found his true calling.

After nine major surgeries encountered while fighting bulls, I began to put together the dog and monkey act and concentrated on comedy.  I wanted an act that no one would forget in rodeo and felt performing with three dogs and three monkeys would accomplish my goal.”

Tim’s website is a celebration of all that is good about man, monkeys and hounds. A hoot and a half. The guy has a vision and he’s living it.

Of all the videos I’ve seen of monkeys riding dogs, this is by far the most epic - the Gone With The Wind or Battleship Potemkin of monkeys riding dogs videos.

If I were younger and smaller and a monkey, I’d run away from home and join Team Ghost Riders.
 

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Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All’s Earl Sweatshirt FOUND
04.14.2011
03:46 pm

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There’s been a question for some time about the whereabouts of MIA Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt and whether or not he’ll be appearing with the group during their hotly anticipated show at the Coachella music festival this weekend in Southern California.

Probably not if Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator’s recent tweets are any indication:
 
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No one seemed to know exactly where Earl Sweatshirt (real name Thebe Kgositsile) was and rumors have run rampant that the 17-year old rapper’s parents were horrified when they got a load of their son’s work and immediately shipped him off to a military boarding school, where he’s been for some months.

This appears to be the case as Complex magazine seem to have solved the mystery: Apparently he’s in Samoa as part of the “therapeutic” military academy for “at risk” teenage boys called the Coral Reef Academy. David Huebner, a U.S. official visiting the school provided the evidence:
 
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From Complex:

On September 13, 2010, the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa delivered concrete evidence to support our suspicions that Earl was staying at the Coral Reef Academy. He published the photo above in a blog post about his visit to the “off-shore treatment program for at-risk teenage boys.” Apparently, he was there for a fire-knife dance competition and variety show. We contacted the Coral Reef Academy to confirm with them that Thebe Kgositsile is or was ever a guest, but they couldn’t legally divulge that information.

Yep. It’s Earl.

If Earl Sweatshirt’s parents really want to completely alienate their son from them to the extent that he never speaks to them again, my guess is that they’re going about it in exactly the right way. What 17-year-old kid wants to hear that his partners-in-crime are about to get their own fucking TV show on Adult Swim (a surreal, half-animated hip hop Jackass is what I’m imagining from this crew) and is okay with missing out that action? Methinks Earl’s got just a slightly odder future planned for himself than his parents have… Just sayin’...

I’d imagine that the next chapter in this saga will be “Earl Sweatshirt: The Breakout!” Stay tuned.

Read the whole story: We found Earl Sweatshirt (Complex)
 

 
More Earl Sweatshirt with “Molliwop”:
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
My Name is Earl (Sweatshirt)

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‘Suck ‘Em Up’: A Don Ho memory on the anniversary of his death
04.14.2011
01:38 pm

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Don Ho died on this date four years ago and I can’t imagine a better way to commemorate his legacy than sharing this live footage from the early 1990s of Ho singing his classic song “Suck ‘Em Up.” Enjoy now. Thank me later.

Don is definitely in Dean Martin mode on this one.
 

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Video gaming pioneer Gerald Lawson R.I.P.
04.14.2011
12:45 pm

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Video gaming pioneer Gerald Lawson has died from complications related to diabetes. He was 70 years old.

In 1976, Lawson designed the Fairchild Channel F, the first programmable ROM cartridge-based video game console. He went on to create software for the Atari 2600 in the early 80s.
 

Lawson was the sole black member of the Homebrew Computer Club, a group of early computer hobbyists which would produce a number of industry legends, including Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Lawson also produced one of the earliest arcade games, Demolition Derby, which debuted in a southern California pizzeria shortly after Pong.”

In a 2009 interview, Lawson was candid in his appraisal of Jobs and Wozniak: “I was not impressed with them — either one of them, actually.” He was so unimpressed by Wozniak he turned down his application for a job at Fairchild.

In March, Mr. Lawson was honored for his innovative work by the International Game Developers Association, an overdue acknowledgment for an unfamiliar contributor to the technological transformation that has changed how people live.

“He’s absolutely a pioneer,” Allan Alcorn, a creator of the granddaddy of video games, Pong, said in an interview with The San Jose Mercury News in March. “When you do something for the first time, there is nothing to copy.”

 
Here’s Mr. Lawson discussing Fairchild Channel F and the roots of virtual reality:
 

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