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I am not a big Jay-Z fan, for the same reason I don't like a lot of rap music -- I just can't get into a track when the artist is constantly throwing out the N-word, usually once every 10 seconds. That said, I have to admit that this is kind of interesting --
Illegal Art: The Grey Album.
"DJ Danger Mouse's recent Grey Album, which remixes Jay-Z's The Black Album and the Beatles White Album, has been hailed as a innovative hip-hop triumph."
> I scored 67% Dixie. I don't think this will work for those of y'all who aren't U.S. natives.
O.K., I can't help myself: another political link. This is Andrew Sullivan's analysis of the Bush interview last weekend --
The New Republic: Attention Deficit.
"To the question ‘Why ... would you allow ... this kind of deficit disaster?’ the president replies, ‘Sure.’ Sure? I think I know what the president means. It's a verbal place-saver, a pause. But it's surely worth pointing out that I know of no one who can reply to an allegation that he is about to deny with an actual affirmative. ‘Did you kill your wife?’ ‘Sure. I never touched her.’ Who talks this way?"
The Writer's Almanac: Abraham Lincoln.
"‘Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.’"
Houston Chronicle: Famous Jacksons.
Meet the Press: Interview with President George W. Bush.
> It's going to be a long election year.
Doonesbury: John Kerry, 1971.
Houston Chronicle: Revealing halftime costume had some last-minute alterations.
"Jackson's people also shopped at Montrose's Leather in Exile Friday and bought $800 in accessories... They [later] returned the jock strap and the bra, which couldn't contain Jackson's breasts...."
> If you didn't see it live, here's a pic of the infamous nipple.