Friday, March 31, 2006

Shut yo' mouth! I'm just talkin' 'bout Bloomberg (Then that's all right)

A main-- and awfully lame-- humor staple is having a nasally voiced, preferably white person reciting hip hop language, lyrics, or names in public. It's not that funny when you think into it-- it's just language at best, and often belies a pandering attitude at worst. Still it shows up in Lifetime movies, in CBS dramas, and now...

from Mayor Bloomberg??

In announcing "Hip Hop Week," October 12-17th of this year, Mayor Mike had company from Russell Simmons and Ice-T. Now, while everyone knows that to be really hip hop, he'd have to have five scowling sycophants, three handlers, a DJ, and a hype man, I'll give credit for stating (and this is a paraphrase from the radion this morning):

Where else could you have Hip Hop week but in New York City? We have the Russell Simmons and Run-DMC from Queens, th Wu-Tang Clan from Staten Island, the Beastie Boys from Brooklyn, mostly, and me, Mike B from Manhattan."
I am sure he named a Bronx representative, but "me, Mike B?"

Strike anything I said in the first paragraph. If you could have heard it, damn that was funny.

2 comments:

Tobias said...

And suddenly, I'm again reminded of the existence of www.yourethemannowdog.com.

eben said...

ooh, what about eb'n'flo from greenpoint?
damn. why does mike always have to hate?