Thursday, August 16, 2007

Information Stream: Stop Making Shitty Records

The title will come to make sense in due time, but let's start on this one first.

  • In an eerie resemblance to an article from FrontPage Magazine about my alma mater, a teacher in Uganda is in huge trouble for getting involved in a nude dancing orgy with students. There was no sex, but I'm sure there were a lot of flying bits.
  • As you well know if you are a resident of D.C. or a frequent reader of this blog, the city is rife with infrastructure and social problems. But, these are usually problems that cannot be visually sorted out. They require planning of sorts. Today, a story appears about the firing of 3 MPD officers for strip-searching a criminal and putting them into the male processing system. The reason they are getting fired is because the criminal is a female. I have no idea how they failed to notice, after a strip search no less, that this is a woman they are dealing with here. Like, I'm seriously bewildered.
  • I'm not sure if this story is sweet or sad. I'll let you decide. This piece is about a man in Kansas City who kissed his wife goodbye and then threw her off a balcony four stories high. The man says he did it because he could no longer pay for her medical costs. If this is not another case for universal insurance, I'm not sure what does.
  • Iraq has no social infrastructure. Between all of the war and indecision, this would be next to impossible. So, Iraqi women have taken the quest for survival into their own hands by working in the world's oldest profession. I can only hope this doesn't become a trend.
  • I, Ace, today call Hugo Chavez a flip-flopper. How can he say that he doesn't want to rule the country forever but still push for endless terms? That's a flip-flop if I ever saw one.
  • Yo, Peru got its shit FUCKED UP! I hope there are no more deaths than there already have been.
  • And, this last item goes into a perpetual beef of mine with these celebutards. They think that they get a little press on and in US Weekly and can magically sing. All of them release records that are messes of samples, synths, lazers, and club sounds that are about 5 years old. Heidi Montag, i.e., the bitch from The Hills (no, seriously, that's her character's description), decided to release a shitty club track with her boyfriend who can't rap. To its credit, it's about the third worst pop song ever after Jessica Simpson's version of "You Spin Me Round Like a Record" and Paris Hilton's "Stars are Blind." People need to stop telling them that they have talent because they don' all.