The Magic Negro?

In a recent MSNBC interview with Tamron Hall, political pundit Kate Obenshain "defends Rush Limbaugh's right to play  the song Barack, the Magic Negro on his radio show". Not really the note I would end on (defending Limbaugh), but I'm also pretty sure that there is nothing funny about calling someone a "Magic Negro." In fact I'm sure of it, especially given the historic background of it (thanks Wiki). Tamron gets props for keepin it real, yet not losing her cool. Because in real life, one cannot act like their job is a Dave Chapelle skit. Apparently the song, which surfaced early last year, is still circling around the RNC like a f*cking Christmas gift in a stocking or something. 
And after some research (google) it goes something like this....

(sung by an Al Sharpton impersonator, to the tune of Puff the Magic Dragon)

Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times they called him that
cause he's not authentic like me.

Yeah the guy from the L.A. paper
said he made guilty whites feel good
they'll vote for him and not for me
cause hes not from da hood.

See, real black men like snoop dogg
or me or Farrakhan
have talked the talk and walked the walk
not come and laid and won (not sure about this line).

Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times they called him that
cause he's not authentic like me
cause hes black but not authentically.

Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times they called him that
cause he's not authentic like me
cause hes black but not authentically.

Some say Barack's articulate
and bright and new and clean
the media sure love this guy
a white interloper's dream.

But when you vote for president
watch out and don't be fooled
don't vote the magic negro in
(then it repeats)

It's also reported that there are multiple tracks on the cd meant to be funny. One is called the Star Spanglish Banner. 

My brief opinion...just flip the script for a minute. Would it be funny if the song were about you and being played and distributed to the American Public? And I'm not talking that "you", like your policies or your personal life....I'm talking about that "you", like your skin color, race and being. Would it still be just a parody?

Sweet Baby Jesus Poncho!

hat tip to Aoife...I'm getting three.


Work That. Teriyaki Boys.

Ummm....the critically acclaimed (by me) Teriyaki Boys (the rap group from Tokyo) have a new video. You may not recall...but the Teriyaki Boys are responsible for the 2007 hit Tokyo Drift from the monster block buster hit Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift. Get on it people. This video is genius. I dare you to NOT bop your head to this. Asian rap = Awesome!

Grooming Ads.

Agency: Y&R, Singapore

VIA ibelieveinadvertising

“I grew up upper class. Private school. My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like The Jacksons...but I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.”
-Beyonce Knowls says in an interview

Damn Beyonce.

BTW...this is the saddest news I've heard all day. 2008 sucks.

Funny, then Mean. Poor Kanye.

Ok, so apparently I do have a conscience. This video was funny until the very end, which is pretty petty and mean. But auto tuning does suck. And I guess that's the point of the video. I mean...it's not like Kanye is the only one making a living off of auto tuning...and what does his dead mom have to do with anything?

10 Bathroom Rules for Men.

Joker over at WAS recently wrote a post titled 10 rules all men should follow when using the toilet. This is a topic that weighs heavily on my soul, especially within the work place. I think women around the world would faint if they knew the hedonistic discrepancies that occur regularly in the men's bathroom.  Though, my new job's bathroom layout alleviates much worry, Joker pretty much sums up exactly what all men over 25 should know and follow on a daily basis. This post is for Joe Coworker, who never washes his hands after he pees...you should be locked up and convicted. Word is born (throwback expression...2 points for me).  

1. Greetings should be limited to non physical acknowledgments. Who the hell wants cock, piss, ass or shit germs on ANY part of their bodies just to be nice and show you care. If you really care, wave or give me the Demolition Man greeting so you can keep your germies to yourself fucker. This applies to recently exited people from the bathroom where no less than three minutes must pass before offering a fraternal and physical greeting to a fellow human being.
OMG. the day someone pats me on the shoulder in the bathroom will be the day I lose a job.

2. Moaning is for porn, contain yourself. Though we invite you to relieve yourself, I don't need to be nauseated by some blowjob moan coming from my left.
There is nothing worse than hearing the vocal abilities of someone right next to you on the stall. Especially when you know who it is from their shoes.

4. Phonecalls while you're peeing are ok but while you're shitting, we expect silence. I don't know what's more distrurbing, knowing someone is having a detailed conversation while having to snip a loaf before time, the fact that the person on the other line might or might not know this person is taking a crap, or the unyielding truth that courtesty flushes are totally ommitted since this person is obviously more engrossed in talking shit while taking one.
The courtesy flush is a must...

7. If there are several urinals and there is only one person peeing, you must leave one urinal in between your fellow pisser. If not, you are formally declaring that you are either gay or have had gay thoughts in the last 24 hours.
Lol, I think this rule gets a pass if you're drunk at a bar. You just have to keep the eyes aimed straight foward...and no talking if I don't know you!

8. Wash not only your hands, but your nails. I've had the displeasure of seeing people with nails that look like they came from a catfight with a Crunch bar. Seriously people, ew.
ALWAYS wash your hands...it doesn't matter what device you are using. You nasty SOB. I'll call the cops...I swear. 

There are just a few, click here for the rest. And I would like to formally thank Joker for confronting this horrid epidemic head on. You are my hero!


Prince sipping on some pop at a Lakers game. Need I say more? This, is my Christmas gift to you.

Happy New Year ads.

This impresses me. A New Years ad from an electricity company in Europe. 

Agency: Famous, Brussels

VIA thedenveregoist


Comfy Egg Ads.

Ha ha. Men's underwear...ha


It's All Over.

I hope you guys and gals had a great holiday. I know I only have like 3 readers, but I appreciate you all. A test tube baby of vanity and boredom, this blog has seen 2 Christmases, and for that...I am thankful. Merry Christmas kids. I had a good one. 



A Funky Soul Christmas.

Purple Snowflakes - Marvin Gaye

Santa Claus go str8 to the ghetto - James Brown

This Christmas - Donny Hathaway

Please Come Home for Christmas - Etta James

Just a few off of my Christmas playlist. They all go well with spiked eggnog. Enjoy!

Holiday Diddy Vlog.

"I don't care what religion you are, what denomination you are...give respect where respect is due. When it's you birthday, you don't hear us saying...happy holidays..."

Oh Diddy...correlation is not your strong suit. Still, your consistent ignorance is one thing I am grateful for this season. How about you do me one little thing for the Holidays (sorry Christmas), ...PUT DANITY KANE BACK TOGETHER niqqa!

An Advertising Parable For The Holidays.


Santa, will not be making it this year....

Sorry kids.

my Xmas Card is cooler than yours.

AKQA's christmas card. Sure...it's pretty genius, but is it better than the card I designed for my agency? OK, fine... it is. But in my defense...we didn't have TV/video as an option. And if we did, I would've shot it in Fiji...so it wouldn't even have been done in time. I'd still be on a beach somewhere sipping on a pina colata. So...what ever.

"I've advocated for years that it's OK for dudes to do things together. I'm fine going to the spa and getting massaged with my buddy. I quite like it."

-Ryan Seacrest, regarding his new show on MTV, Bromance

I apologize for saying this, but this is the gayest thing I have heard all year. "I quit like it"...hahahaha...GAY.

mac vs. pc ads for the season.

let's just get it out of the way shall we...

more great work from TBWA. They have dually payed homage to the old school Christmas  classics and still portrayed that PC guy as a huge DORK. If you have been anywhere near the Union Square subway station, you have experience the overwhelming print subway take over that portray other losers (besides Pharelle) claiming that they too are PCs. Unfortunately, these 2 spots slaughter any memorable message PC tries to shove down our throats. Bah hum bug!!! 

sexy fruit ads.

I don't speak the language...but I assume these ads (coupons...*puke in mouth*) are for the new food chain, Trader Hoes.

ba-dum-ching....I'm here all night.