Monday, November 26, 2007

American Gangster

"The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room"

New New Outkast


Ok, just when I thought 'Lil Wayne had no one to compete with comes somebody challenging the reigning champ. Hip Hop is dead? I don't think so. 3000 is on a entirely differently level out of this world, "Trying to live like a nicca supposed to live." Good to see Andre' back rapping. They don't hear you Dre'. Poetry in its purest form:

Outkast ft. Marsha Ambrosius (formerly of Floetry):
"Art of Story Telling. Part 4"

So I'm watching her fine ass walk to my bedroom,
and thought to myself that's the shape of things to cum.


She said, "Why in the club you don't make it precipitate,

you know, make it rain, when you can make it thunderstorm?"
I'm like, "Why? The world needs sun.

The hood needs funds.

There's a war going on

and half the battle is guns.


How dare I throw it on the floor,

when people are poor?

So I write like Edgar Allen to restore."

Got a chord,

umbilical attached to a place that can't afford,

no landscaping
or window draping.
This old lady told me, "If I ain't got nuttin' good, say nathan."


That's why I don't talk much.

I
swear it don't cost much,

to pay attention to me.

I tell it like it is, then I tell it how it could be.
The hood be,


requesting my services.
Oh don't get nervous.


It's step your game up time.

These ain't them same old rhymes,

designed


to have you dancing in some club.
Niggas ride to me. Women be off in they tub,


expholiating with they pom poms yelling, "Go
3000!"
I'm in my whatever bumping what a 100 miles and


running running running running .

Summon woman.

Come and

sit down. Heard you need some plumbing

done in.

I'm in
a swell mood,
or rather swole mood.

Until she told me that she told dude,


that she'll be back she's going to the store.

I didn't know she had a boyfriend, so the door


I pointed her to. I said call me when you'll break up.
I don't fuck nobody bitch and never owned a Jacob.


Know what time it is,

Nigga just trying to live

like a nigga supposed to live.

If I still

drink that malt liquor
I pour the beer


on the ground
for niggas not around.

I started off starving,

now they got me out here Brett Favre'n.


Trying to see if I still got it. Got it.

I guess I can write something about it. Bout it. Bout it.
Bout it. Bout it. Bout it.

-Andre' 3000

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day, is a traditional North American holiday to give thanks for the things that one has at the conclusion of the harvest season. Good times!

Question: Why do I still have to sit at the kiddy table?

My Grandma, pushing 90, looks guooood.










Sunday, November 18, 2007

SS Chevy Shinin'


Ok, the water pump on Big Thelma was leaking (bad gasket), which gave me an excuse to replace the water pump. What started out as something straight forward turned into installing new harmonic balancer, timing chain cover, front seal, valve covers, oil pan seal and of course restoring the engine back to her original color of Chevy Orange. She's a beast. It's amazing how much oil can slip out of a bad front seal and dirty your engine up. The SS engine is back shinnin' like she's supposed to be.

"I drive Chevys, fuck Mercedes
Hopped out the new CL V12, got in the SS"

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Model Lakshmi - Born with 4 Arms & 4 Legs in India



This was reported in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today:

BANGALORE, India — Revered by some in her village as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess [of wealth], a 2-year-old girl [named Lakshmi] born with four arms and four legs was undergoing surgery Tuesday to leave her with a normal body.

...She is named after the four-armed Hindu goddess of wealth and her parents say she is revered in her village.

"Everybody considers her a goddess at our village," said her father, Shambhu, who goes by one name. "All this expenditure has happened to make her normal. So far, everything is fine."

Others sought to make money from Lakshmi. Her parents kept her in hiding after a circus apparently tried to buy the girl, they said.

The complications for Lakshmi's surgery are myriad: The two spines are merged, she has four kidneys, entangled nerves, two stomach cavities and two chest cavities. She cannot stand up or walk.

"It's a big team effort of a lot of skilled surgeons who will be putting their heart and soul into solving the problem of Lakshmi," Patil said earlier in the day. "It's going to take many, many hours on a continuous basis to operate on the baby. So, these issues definitely make it complex."

Patil put the risk of losing Lakshmi between 20 and 25 percent. Doctors have said the best case scenario after the surgery is that she will walk and function as a normal child.

Doctors at Sparsh Hospital in Bangalore, where the girl is undergoing surgery, said she is popular among the staff and patients. The hospital's foundation is paying for the operation because the girl's family could not afford the medical bills.

"She's a very cute girl," Dr. Patil Mamatha said. "She's very playful and gets along well with others."

The girl named Lakshmi is joined to a "parasitic twin" that stopped developing in the mother's womb. The surviving fetus absorbed the limbs, kidneys and other body parts of the undeveloped fetus.

A team of 30 doctors was removing the extra limbs and organs, surgery that if successful would give her a good chance to live past adolescence. They have already separated the fused spines and the next step will be to remove the extra limbs and the rest of the "parasite," said Dr. Sharan Patil, the orthopedic surgeon leading the operation.

"As of now, the child has been responding very well," Patil said several hours into the operation.

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Lupe Fiasco - Superstar

I'm feeling this song....Rare Art! It's great to see an artist that actually makes music for the love of music and not money (look how he's feeling the music in the video). Lupe quote:
"Like Jay-Z told me. He was like, don’t sacrifice your art for some fame. You ain’t gotta dumb down; you ain’t always gotta do that. Don’t chase radio. That’s one thing that always stuck: “Don’t chase radio.”



This is the third verse that is not in the video (pay attention because he's not going to 'dumb it down' for you);
So chauffeur chauffeur come and take me away
Cuz I been standing in this line
For like five whole days
Me and security ain't getting along
And when I got to the front they told me all of the tickets were gone
So just take me home where the mood is mellow
And the roses are thrown
M&M's are yellow
And the light bulbs around my mirror don't flicker
Everybody gets a nice autograph picture
One for you and one for your sister
Who had to work tonight but is an avid listener
Every songs a favorite song
And mikes don't feed back
All the reviewers say you need to go and see that
And everybody claps cuz everybody is pleased
Then they all take the stage and start performing for me

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween 2007

Pac said he wanted to be batman for Halloween since he already has the ears.