“I Don’t Like” by Chief Keef – Song Review

Song Review – “I Don’t Like” by Chief Keef

It works best if you listen to the song while you read the review… To get the full effect.

A tale of sneak dissers and popped bitches, “I Don’t Like” by Chief Keef is a deeply philosophical tale about life in a low-income neighborhood.  In a world of phony gangsters, Keef finds a group of loyal homies who he can spend his hard-earned money with.  Some time later, he crosses paths with an attractive woman who he regularly smokes hydroponically-grown marijuana with.  To him, he is the real world Alejandro Sosa, but Keef doesn’t appreciate it when people give information about him to the police.  He and his crew are so prosperous, the aforementioned snitch’s girlfriend wants to have sexual relations with all of them.  In the song, he warns that if a snitch threatens him in any way, they won’t be fighting with their fists, but instead with live firearms.  Keef had already been arrested multiple times for selling drugs (and also, perhaps, for aiming a gun at a policeman), so he continues by saying, no matter what, he’ll never snitch on those he is loyal to.  “I Don’t Like” is a haunting and gripping tale with a poignant twist.  9/10

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All About Butts: 20 Songs About Butts

All About Butts:  20 Songs About Butts

Note: The lyrics and videos to these songs may be downright offensive to some.  Tread carefully.

A Pop Music experiment is about to begin.

My wife recently shared a video on Facebook — a song by Jennifer Lopez featuring Iggy Azalea called “Booty”.  THIS article from Billboard states these two ladies are “celebrating the booty”, and I thought that was interesting.  They did this mere weeks (or however long it has been) after Nicki Minaj’s new song “Anaconda” came out nonetheless.  We all like to celebrate the booty every once in a while don’t we?  After typing a sarcastic remark on her Facebook post about “J-Lo and Iggy” breaking new ground by creating a song about asses, I started thinking about the purpose of making a song like this.

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Equiano and Douglass: Selective Christianity in the Slave Narrative

The Slave Narratives of Olaudah Equiano and Frederick Douglass

Selective Christianity in the Slave Narrative

Olaudah Equiano and Frederick Douglass were among the most influential black writers that came out of the Pre-Civil War era.  In their slave narratives, they both endured similar hardships throughout their lives as slaves, though one was allegedly taken from Africa and the other was born in America. These two men lived vastly different lives and their works were published with over half a century between them, the oppression and torment that they endured were of the same vein. Christianity often plays a key role in slavery for both the slaves and the slaveholders. Each party has their own way of looking at religion, and they both use it to justify their actions, whether it is for abolition of slavery or for the right to own slaves and to treat them as such. From the time Equiano published The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano in 1789 to the time Douglass published The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass in 1845, with David Walker’s “Appeal” appearing in the middle in 1829, the theme of this “selective-Christianity” between the slaves and slaveholders has remained a constant throughout and can still be found today in our own society.

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Parenting Advice From a Childless Man

There’s so much more to be said on parenting, but here’s just a few things I came up with from the perspective of a person who does not have children. I’m usually on the parent’s side on most issues, but there are some things that really get under my skin when I see them. Enjoy!

Infant Level

  • People Without Children Do Not Understand Your Struggle

Listen. I understand that we all have needs. We all need to eat, and we all like to have fun on occasion. But not everyone understands the day-in-day-out struggle of new parenthood. All of a sudden, you’re not allowed to have fun anymore because you can’t leave your baby alone for more than a few minutes at a time, and while the child is so young, it’s difficult to find a babysitter you can actually trust.

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David Foster Wallace – This is Water

Anyone who is friends with me on Facebook has probably seen me share this video about a dozen times already.  “This is Water” is one of my favorite speeches of all time.   The essay below mostly talks about the rhetoric of the speech, specifically using Aristotle’s appeals, means of persuasion, ethos, logos, and pathos, or whatever you want to call them, used throughout the speech by Wallace.  The video below, hosted on YouTube by Howard Koepka, shows a shortened, edited version of “This is Water” along with a video that illustrates Wallace’s point perfectly.  Even if you don’t read the essay below, at least watch the video.  You won’t regret it.

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The Worst Arguments against Gay Marriage

What I’m trying to do here is to provide some basic arguments people use against gay marriage, along with a small response from my personal perspective.  I am not homosexual (even though my About Page says I am), but I am pro-marriage, gay or straight.
Before I do anything, I’m going to make it a point to say that I’m not trying to generalize anyone here. I make statements that “Christians do this” or “homosexuals do that”, but I know that everyone is different. No two people are exactly alike. Please keep that in mind while reading this.

1.  The Religious Anti-gay Marriage Argument

This one legit makes me mad.

I understand that The Bible says homosexuality is an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22), but it also says “there is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?” (James 4:12).

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5 Things I’ve Learned From Losing Friends

1. Don’t Take the Friends You do Have for Granted

In high school, friends are a dime a dozen, but there’s always that tight circle of real friends: your “ride-or-die hoes”. These are the people you truly care about. Don’t take these friends for granted because after school is out, anything can happen. People move away, go to college, start a career, and get married; just because you’re not hanging out daily like you used to doesn’t mean your friendship is over. Treasure the time you spend with these people. If they’re your true friends, any time you spend with them will feel just like old times.

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4chan: Beneath the Mask

4chan: Beneath the Mask

Expect explicit language in this piece.  If you’re familiar with 4chan, I’m sure you already suspected this was the case.

What is 4chan?

4chan.org was launched on October 1st, 2003 by Christopher Poole—aka moot— originally as a place to discuss anime, manga, and other facets of Japanese culture. The site is what is known as an imageboard, an internet forum which operates mostly by the user posting images, although text is also encouraged. What makes the site unique is the level of anonymity it allows its users. Popular social media outlet Facebook on the other hand has no anonymity because it uses real names and personal information to link created content to its creators. Another popular website for online discussion is Reddit, which has some anonymity, but it still requires its users to create an account, where what they post will always be associated with their username for other users to read and to comment on. 4chan is different because the website was created with no feature to retain user data, and anyone who posts under their own name is ridiculed and called an “attention whore” or a “namefag”. The site has no memory after a discussion has reached its end, and said discussion is not archived in any manner after it deletes itself from the site. Though there are many different topics to choose from when visiting 4chan, the most popular and the most interesting is the board classified only as “random”. This random board, called /b/, is where 4chan receives most of its website traffic. The site has so much traffic that oftentimes it cannot be moderated properly and what little rules there are can’t be enforced with any standard of reliability, though there are informal rules created by the users themselves. These “Rules of the Internet” are generally accepted by users of the site. A few examples are rules one and two are both “Do not talk about /b/”, rule eight is “There are no real rules about posting”, and rule 36 is “There is always more fucked up shit than what you just saw”. For this reason, many use the site as a place to say the things they want to say without consequence, and without restriction or restraint. With little moderation, a lack of authority, and no system of gaining or losing a reputation with other users, one is free to express themselves completely unfiltered. What we are left with is an abyss of aggressive, sexual, and raw energy, that of which can easily become offensive, hateful, and sometimes illegal outside of its own context. Using a Freudian lens to study 4chan and its users, one must ask if having the ability to release these desires so unacceptable in society is a viable way of achieving happiness.

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