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[Mar. 9th, 2004|09:34 am]
Okrzyki, przyjaciel!
I managed to flip through Fox News last night and caught Bill O'Reilly explaining who the 'media elite' are. Now most of my liberal friends tell me not to pay attention to people like O'Reilly and Ann Coulter, that they're a sideshow, but ... how can someone get away with stringing together paragraph after paragraph of unsubstantiated assertions with the air of complete authority? People take O'Reilly seriously, even though every time I've seen him he's been spewing non-stop idiocy.

"In the world of The New York Times, Ludacris is good; "The Passion" is bad." -- duh. I'm not a Ludacris fan, but WTF. His stage name is a corruption of Ludicrous, meaning whatever he's doing you're not supposed to take it seriously. He exaggerates thug life to hold it up to ridicule, and he makes party music. IT'S A JOKE O'REILLY.

"The Passion" is straight up torture porn. Which might sound flippant, but it's just the latest chapter in a theme of Christian mysticism that equates physical pain with spiritual ecstasy. There's a lot of uncomfortably erotic-sounding love for Jesus in some Catholic writing as well. "The Passion" is all about getting off on pain and torture. While this might be part of a sincere Christian's spiritual life, I for one feel like there's no disrespect in calling attention to how creepy it is.
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[User Picture]From: jenerator
2004-03-09 08:40 am (UTC)
I can tell you a partial reason why he goes by Ludacris... his real name is Chris... from my point of view it is like me going by jenerator which is a corruption of generator, as a matter of fact a bit of little known trivia... I picked up the name jenerator after attending the columbus party generator, which a shitload of my favorite dj's played at... Maybe O'Reilly are reading too much into the name Ludacris? I mean "what's in a name" anyway? ;) Now if Bill O'Reilly called me a thug for corrupting the word generator that would be a hoot... Gotta give one thing to the hip-hoppers... they do take the initiative in creating spelling ;)
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[User Picture]From: colorless_pixel
2004-03-17 03:01 pm (UTC)
I work for a uber conservative news and talk radio station in sioux city, ia and they have been talking about ludacris for weeks now. I dont exactly know what it was that he did that sent them all in arms but they really dont seem to like him at all. Because of this I took the time out to inspect Ludacris more closely...he doesnt seem all that controversial to me at all.

anyone have any ideas what stirred all this up?

also what do you think about shawn hannity?
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[User Picture]From: marmoset
2004-03-09 12:28 pm (UTC)
O'Reilly's just jealous that he hasn't dropped anything as catchy as "P-Poppin."
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