December 2008 Archives

Charles Barkley DUI

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There's nothing like a little pre-NYE DUI to start off the New Year!

Former NBA superstar star Charles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Gilbert Arizona last night. Said Lt. Eric Shuhandler " "There was nothing unusual about how he was taken into custody. He was treated exactly like we treat anybody else." After running a stop sign and refusing a breathalyzer, Barkley was taken into custody and given a blood test at the station.

"I am disappointed that I put myself in that situation," Barkley said in a statement to the Associated Press.

Can we give him an award for sweatiest mugshot of 2008?

From Harry Potter fansite The Leaky Cauldron come some new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince promo pics. We here at ohsorad may be a little biased since we were Hogwarts students for Halloween this year, but this movie needs to come out, like, yesterday. Every new picture from the movie is like Christmas wrapped in Easter wrapped in New Year's Eve.

July 2009 can't come fast enough!

I do hope they got Emma Watson's eyebrows under control this time around though.

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weasley is our king

harry potter and the half-blood prince

10. Tegan and Sara -- Call It Off

Heartbreaking in its simplicity.

9. T.I. -- Whatever You Like

I don't care who you are, if T.I. came up and told you that you could have whatever you like, you'd go for it! And it's only natural to fantasize about such an event while working in fast food.

8. Britney Spears -- Circus

How long ago was it that everyone called her a fatass? I'd kill for this bitch's body now. Circus is a much better video than Womanizer, but really it was the lack of clowns that put it over the top. (clowns = evil)

7. Radiohead - House of Cards

Leave it to Radiohead to make a music video without a camera.

6. Weezer -- Pork and Beans

Welcome to teh interwebs. It's not just for porn anymore.

5. Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul

Heart on a plate, who hasn't been there?

4. Erykah Badu -- Honey

Ooh, early 2008, how about that! This video makes me want to rummage through a record store and spend lots of money. It's good for the economy.

3. N.E.R.D. -- Everybody Nose

It's so silly, and about coke, and Lindsay Lohan is in it for a hot second. What's not to love?

2. Kid Sister -- Pro Nails

Any music video that encourages me to go to the salon is the music video for me! And the little shoes on Kanye West's feet - omg I die. Forget about it, just love this video! Technically the end of 2007, but it was widely watched in 2008 so that still counts!

1. Bjork -- Wanderlust

This video will blow your mind. And then you'll watch it again. And then it will blow your mind again.

USSR was formed

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Flag of the Soviet Union Here in the United States, we grew up worrying that the Russians would set up us the bomb. Today in 1922 Vladimir Lenin unified the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic,  Ukrainian National Republic, Belarus National Republic, and Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic into the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (Say that three times fast).

In memory of this one time superpower, here's Paul McCartney live singing Back in the USSR.

Soviet Union Coat of Arms

Grandma Sarah Palin

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Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday. The poor thing is named Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. I suppose we're lucky it's just "Tripp" and not "Pepto Bismol" or Tonka Truck". The baby weighed in at a healthy 7lbs and 4oz, and word from the baby daddy is that he plans to make an honest woman out of Bristol by getting married.

Fun! Shotgun wedding!

The governor's office called the birth a private family matter.

What would your name be if you were a member of the Palin clan? Use the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator to find out.


Jennifer Lopez is introducing a new perfume.

According to
"Sunkissed Glow is a flowery, fruity and sensual scent with notes of orange blossom, waterlilies and passion flowers. You will also smell the scent of ember, musk and cashmerewood."

If you were just itching to smell like Jennifer Lopez this spring, here's your chance.

I was going to ask if J-Lo was even relevant anymore, and if she's had any fans since '01, but I suppose the name of the site answers those questions (and more!). The bottle is pretty, if a little phallic. Gonna stick with Marc Jacobs Daisy for now.

Happy Birthday Jude Law

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Everybody's favorite nanny-humper, Jude Law, celebrates his 36th birthday today. He is currently filming his part in the Guy Ritchie film version of Sherlock Holmes, and also currently still the cutest robot in existence. Put A.I. on your Netflix. It's way too long but he's adorable in it.

Happy birthday Jude Law!

Vince Offer of Sham-Wow! fame is selling a new product. I don't even care what it is, I'm buying it from him. The guy is a rock star. He could convince me to buy blinker fluid for the space shuttle when I neither know how to drive a space shuttle and I'm pretty sure blinkers don't need fluid.

Turns out he's selling a Slap Chop. It'll make my life exciting again. And he says I'll love his nuts.

Fettuccine, linguine, martini bikini!

Nothing but love for ya Vince.


MTV continues its year of Brit-Brit Ass Kissing by having her top the list of their top videos of 2008.

1. Britney Spears -- Womanizer
2. Lil' Wayne ft. Static Major -- Lollipop
3. Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown -- No Air
4. Chris Brown -- Forever
5. Danity Kane -- Damaged
6. Britney Spears -- Piece Of Me
7. Mariah Carey -- Touch My Body
8. Flo-Rida ft. T-Pain -- Low
9. Jonas Brothers -- Burnin' Up
10. Leona Lewis -- Bleeding Love
11. Chris Brown -- With You
12. Jonas Brothers -- When You Look Me In The Eyes
13. Beyoncé -- Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
14. Usher -- Love In This Club
15. Pussycat Dolls -- When I Grow Up
16. Rihanna -- Take A Bow
17. Katy Perry -- I Kissed A Girl
18. Paramore -- Decode
19. Rihanna -- Disturbia
20. Beyoncé -- If I Were A Boy
21. Tokio Hotel -- Ready, Set, Go!
22. Rihanna -- Don't Stop The Music
23. Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland -- 4 Minutes
24. Danity Kane -- Bad Girl
25. Pink -- So What

No T.I.? No Radiohead? And Katy Perry?? That song may get stuck in your head like the plague but the video is boring. Yawn. Good thing no one watches MTV anymore, that way they don't really have to try too hard.

Here's Womanizer.

James Joseph Cialella Jr., of South Philadelphia, was upset when a father and son sitting near him talked during a Christmas Day showing of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. When popcorn throwing didn't remedy the situation, Mr. Cialella took out a .380-caliber gun and shot the father.

The victim was wounded in the arm and the injury was not fatal.

However, no one in the theater got to see the end of the movie. A damn shame because it was fantastic really. All except that injection for no good reason of Hurricane Katrina, but I digress. Point is, poor man got shot and didn't get to see what will probably be lots of Oscar Winning moments.

Nice going James. Let me know if they have pay-per-view while you're on trial for attempted murder.

Clip from the movie, starring Cate Blanchettt and Brad Pitt:

Peace Out, Eartha Kitt

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Actress, singer and stage star Eartha Kitt passed away of colorectal cancer on Christmas Day at the age of 81. A huge bummer -- she is legendary. The voice of Yzma in The Emperor's New Groove, costarring in films such as Boomerang, Holes, The Mark of the Hawk and Erick the Viking, classing up the place as Catwoman on the Batman television series and the voice behind Santa Baby.

Peace Out Eartha Kitt. We just lost one fierce bitch.

New Prince Songs

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The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince has debuted four new tracks slated to be on his upcoming yet-to-be-named album. He's working without a label and doesn't want one, apparently looking for another medium for the release.

Back in the day I would have said "How about a release in my pants?" Then "Just kidding." and then "Not really."

I guess I haven't changed much from back in the day. I still love me some Prince, and he's doing a cover song (Crimson & Clover) which is extra brownie points. It's not a good cover, but they don't have to be. Colonized Mind, now there's a song!


Holly Madison at L.A. Direct Magazine's party

Hugh Heffner ex and new Mind Freak squeeze Holly Madison celebrates her 29th birthday today!

Having your birthday so close to Christmas must suck, but given her overall popularity, i'm sure she'll get that pony she's always wanted... It seems like the hard work at Hooters and Hawaiian Tropic have paid off.

Not shy about taking it all off, its no big surprise that she'd be part of the whole "I'd rather go naked" campaign.  Here's her video:

Holly Madison - Id Rather Go Naked... -


On her official website, Circus singer Britney is wishing people Happy Holidays with this card. Cute pictures I suppose, her thighs look terrible and she's got a fake smile plastered on, but the boys looks happy. What is with using the middle names though? Seriously, I've never heard anyone do that. It makes me think all my preconceptions about the South are true. I hope not. Y'all don't really eat possum, do ya?

Happy Holidays right back at you Britney! Now go give Papa back his glasses.

Lexus Keeps It Real

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Hey - remember when you got your first pony? Remember how jealous Annemarie was? That stupid bitch, I bet she works the drive-thru at the Dairy Queen in Yuma now.

You know what's even better than getting a pony and ruining Annemarie's self-esteem for life? Getting a brand new Lexus for Christmas! Complete with the GIANT RED BOW on top. And am I seeing things, or are those ruby red house slippers she runs out into the driveway in?

For some reason, Lexus thought this would be the perfect commercial to sell cars this holiday season. Nothing says "Hey, we're in touch with the world!" like cars with bows and ponies. Keep this commercial on your iPod to keep you warm in the line at the unemployment office next week.

I officially hate Lexus.

The top 10 music videos that came out this year, according to Spin magazine.

20. Stars -- Bitches In Tokyo
19. Vampire Weekend -- Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
18. Omaha Bitch -- Orgasmic Troopers
17. Bert and Ernie -- Ante Up
16. Bowerbirds -- In Our Talons
15. Feist -- I Feel It All
14. Yeasayer -- Wait for the Summer
13. Utah Saints -- Somethin Good '08
12. Terry Lynn -- The System
11. Thunderheist -- Jerk It
10. Devendra Banhart -- Carmensita
9. Beyonce -- Single Ladies
8. Le Le -- Breakfast
7. The Chemical Brothers -- Midnight Madness
6. MGMT -- Time To Pretend
5. Radiohead -- House of Cards
4. Weezer -- Pork and Beans
3. Gnarls Barkley -- Going On
2. British Port Authority -- Toe Jam

and at #1, my girl Björk with Wanderlust. it really is a great video. Embedded here for your viewing pleasure.

Amy Winehouse at the Beach

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In case you missed it, Amy Winehouse was topless on the beach recently. I have boobs of my own which I see on a daily basis, so I'm not as enthralled as her topless as some people are, and in fact am just more drawn to her hair. Which I not a fan of anymore. Please Honey, get your hands on a copy of the book Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey, stat!

Uncensored pic after the jump.

New Jason Schwartzman Music

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Jason Schwartzman is a man of many talents. Co-writing and starring in The Darjeeling Limited and making me happy as the king of France in Marie Antoinette (I don't care what you say, I love that movie with all my heart and soul) isn't enough to contain all that is within this man of wonder. He's a musician too. Formerly the drummer for the band Phantom Planet, he's now musically solo as Coconut Records.

His second album as Coconut Records is due out in early 2009, and as promotion the first single has been released. It's titled Microphone, and I kind of love it.



"I'm hoping Holly will just put a bow in her head and that will be my present." says Cris Angel (Mindfreeeeeeeeak!!!) about what he wants for Christmas this year. Stepford Wife Girlfriend Holly Madison, formerly of Hugh Hefner's bedroom, reciprocated saying "I'm in love and I'm so happy." All according to People magazine.

Holly has got to be on some serious rebound medication and doesn't know what she's saying. Anyone who slept with their grandfather for that long with nothing to show for it should be self-medicating. How long did Hef tell her she was too ugly for Playboy and then turn around and not knock her up? Poor baby. I don't believe it's possible to love the Mindfreak. He wears way too many rings. (read: gross)

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According to People magazine, Minka Kelly of Friday Night Lights fame and Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter were photographed looking "together and happy". Jeter has previously been romantically linked with Scarlett Johansson, supermodel Adriana Lima, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel and Mariah Carey.

Definite upgrade! I know Adriana Lima is a Vicky's model and all, but something about that girl's teeth really bothers me.


10. Decoding the Golden Girls
There was some serious in-depth stuff going on in that show. Have you ever noticed the exclamation mark carved into the front door? Or the way Sophia sounds more Jewish than Italian? Someone needs to dig into this!

9. Modern Marvels: ShamWOW!
I don't know, it sells itself.

8. Cities of the Underworld: Colma, CA
Colma, CA is a city of cemeteries. There are more dead people there than alive people. Cities of the Underworld was MADE for this place.

7. The History of Dirt
I'm sure it's fascinating.

6. Older Than Dinosaurs: The Cloris Leachman Story
She was in her first film in 1947. 1947!!

5. Uphill In The Snow: How Grandpa Walked to School Every Day
I always thought he was lying. Prove me wrong History Channel, prove me wrong.

4. Battle 360: Nikki Blonsky vs. Bianca Golden
A computer re-enactment of the infamous airport scuffle from every angle possible! Complete with eyewitness voice-overs and slow motion play-by-play.

3. The Animated Adventures of Baby King Tut
For Saturday mornings. It would be cute. I bet all his r's would sound like w's.

2. Ancient Discoveries: Anne Boleyn's Tell-All Diary
Come on, you know she had one.

1. Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel, Clones
The world needs to know how they did it, so it can never happen again. One Katy Perry in this world is enough.

Professor Remus Lupin and Buffy the Vampire Slayer are in a new movie, which I can only assume is an attempt to get me to stop referring to them as Lupin and Buffy. Not gonna happen. This is the film adaptation to the Paulo Coelho book Veronika Decides To Die. It's an amazing story, and and while the track record for books being turned into movies isn't exactly promising, the trailer looks pretty decent.

Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jonathan Tucker and David Thewlis with a release date of March 2009.

Happy Birthday Katie Holmes

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The #1 Scientology baby mama, Katie Holmes, celebrates her Dirty 30 today. The Batman Begins actress is celebrating tonight with her husband Tom Cruise. Happy birthday Katie! I hated your Eli Stone appearance, but what do I know, I'm a Golden Girls junkie.

Dress like Danny Trejo!

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You know him. He's in everything. And while your pecs may never, never, never even come remotely close to the chiseled chest of Mr. Trejo, you can fake it on the outside. As the founder of ITN Clothing, he can put his face on anything he wants. And he does!

I'm not even kidding with how much I love these shirts. I feel like I have to, or I'll get my ass kicked.


shop for them here:

Piper Perabo's Lunchbox

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The Lunchbox Fund is a great orginazation that auctions off lunchboxes designed by celebrities every year. The proceeds from the auctions go toward feeding school children in South Africa. The auctions for the lunchboxes this year all end tomorrow, but I have saved you the trouble and found the best lunchbox to bid on.


This is designed by Beverly Hills Chihuahua actress Piper Perabo. It is painted gray or some color that looks like gray, with the world KISS punctured through the metal.

My guess is that Ms. Perabo is celebrating a recent Valtrex refill with her artwork here. Why else would you put "kiss" on a lunchbox, unless your cold sores have all gone away?


Second-Life Real Life Movie

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Second-Life is truly for those who have no life to begin with. Case in point, Dutch Hoorenbeek:


Dutch is a virtual guy in a virtual world controlled by a guy named Ric Hoogestraat. Ric's wife is all jealous because through Dutch Ric is married to a virtual woman and has cartoon sex with her on the weekends. He also - virtually - owns a a strip club and designs lingerie for his strippers to wear. True fax!

Now Universal, the studio behind Changeling and Frost/Nixon, has purchased the rights to turn this sordid tale into a movie.

Get out the popcorn, this one is sure to be a summer blockbuster!

Jennifer Garner

13 Going on 30 star Jennifer Garner was seen walking around Los Angeles yesterday with her baby belly poking out a bit. Homegirl is about 65 months pregnant. Ok that's not true, but hasn't she been pregnant forever now?

She's cute. I'm pretty sure that's not a maternity sweater. That's all.


I live for a good cover song. Scratch that - I live for ANY cover song. My mp3 collection is crazy full of every genre of every cover you can imagine. Just came across this Lily Allen cover of Brit's Womanizer. Gonna add it to the collection, and I must say I think I like it better than the original. It doesn't hurt that Lily has the cutest accent ever!


Nothing says Christmas like nude religious figures!


Maria Florencia Onori graces the December cover of Mexican Playboy standing in front of a stained glass window wearing nothing but a white cloth draped over her head. Playboy has issued an apology for the cover, which was timed to coincide with the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, saying that rather than a religious figure "the intent was to reflect a Renaissance-like mood on the cover."

The most offensive cover in Playboy history? Probably not. I'm like 97% sure Mary didn't have fake boobs back in the day. Great publicity for Playboy? Most definitely.

Flo Rida gets a year older

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Flo RidaEveryone wish Flo Rida a happy birthday! The Rapper turns 29 today.  Almost the big Three-Oh. If you live in a cave and haven't heard Flo Rida's breakout hit, Low, here you go...

Low - Flo Rida

He might be a year older, but he's not slowing down.  Early next year, Flo Rida plans to release a new album, R.O.O.T.S (Routes of Overcoming the Struggle).

2012 Teaser Trailer

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A few things in this world scare the hell out of me. Clowns. Spiders. Richard Ramirez. Massive bodies of water that engulf mountains. Thankfully the teaser for 2012 only has one of them.

According to the Mayan calander, December 2012 is the end. The end of what, who is to say. The world, time, that's when they got tired of writing, who knows. I expect that John Cusack and Amanda Peet will be in the next trailer when it comes out. The real end of the world will involve clowns. I'm sure of it. No clowns in this movie, and we're home free.

Lady Sovereign - I Got You Dancing

New Lady Sovereign. It's a great self esteem boost. No matter bad how life is, at least you aren't in this video.

(for those not in the know, it's supposed to be a homage to the film The Warriors. If by homage I mean 'complete crapfest attempt at being cool', which I do)

Kanye West on SNL

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You'd have to get up pretty early in the morning to come up with a version of a Kanye West song that isn't enjoyable. That means Kanye got up at, what, 3:30AM for his performance on Saturday Night Live this weekend? So bad, it's almost unwatchable. Almost.

Thanks for phoning it in Kanye. Next time just play a music video for the audience and be done with it.

Tara Reid Cheks Into Rehab

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Just about five years late to save her career, legendary party girl Tara Reid checked herself into rehab. Confirmed by her rep, Tara will most likely be spending the holidays at Promises Rehab Center in Malibu, California. She voluntarily checked in on Tuesday. What she is being treated for has not been revealed.

The smart money is on alcohol. Though, if Promises treats addiction to media attention she can knock two birds out with one stone. Girl, you were looking good at Sundance 2007, what the hell happened? Even though everyone was yelling "Hey Paris, over here Paris!" you smiled and took it like a champ. Oh wait...

In any case, here's wishing Tara a smooth recovery.

Peace Out, Bettie Page

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Cheesecake pin-up model Bettie Page died of a heart attack yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 85. Pop culture will always remember her as the queen of bondage; Hot Topic will (from now on) remember her as the queen of sales. Either way, she'll be remembered and that's an honor in itself.

Peace out Bettie. I hope they have garter belts in heaven.

Khloe Kardashian and PETA recently revealed the newest "I'd rather go naked" anti-fur ad, and the only thing I can think when I see it is that it must be rough being the Amazonian sister of a girl famous for having a big ass. Caveman hair, sideboob and 37 Photoshoppers are supposed to make me forget her sister looks like Princess Jasmine and got boned on video.

Oh wait, something about fur...

I'm so distracted.


full size on PETA's website:

also: What the hell is up with that mint green nail polish? Are we sure no animals were hurt for that? Has anyone reported a missing Keebler Elf?


Morrissey will be touring the U.S. in early 2009. has a few dates confirmed, Ticketmaster lists a few dates on their site as well.  He loves his fans as much as we love him.  Will I be there?  Hell to the yes!

Mar. 1 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live, Orlando
Mar. 3 Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
Mar. 6 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
Mar. 7 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
Mar. 9 Asheville, NC - the Orange Peel
Mar 13 Richmond, VA - The National
Mar. 26 (?????) New York, NY - Carnegie Hall
Apr. 28 Killarney - INEC Ireland
Apr. 29 Galway - Leisureland Ireland
May 1 Omagh - Leisure Centre Ireland
May 2 Belfast - Waterfront Ireland
May 4 Stirling, Scotland - Albert Halls
May 5 Dundee, Scotland - Caird Hall
May 7 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland
May 10 Liverpool - Empire
May 11 London - Royal Albert Hall
May 13 Birmingham - Symphony Hall
May 15 Great Yarmouth - Britannia Pier
May 16 Cambridge - Corn Exchange
May 19 Hull - Arena
May 20 Hartlepool - Borough Hall
May 22 Manchester - Apollo
May 23 Manchester - Apollo
May 25 Salisbury - City Hall
May 26 London - Mile End Troxy Ballroom
May 28 London - Brixton 02 Academy

Matteo and Valentino Martin

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Ricky Martin pulled a Clay Aiken and got someone pregnant via surrogacy.


Though already 4 months old, the babies made their pictorial debut this week. Martin is quoted in People as saying "I want to give them information and raise them with honesty and love, and give them self-esteem and a lot of acceptance."

They are adorable and have names I imagine would make great happy hour drinks. Bartender, I'll take another Valentino Martin. But come on, with a picture and statement like that, a Yes, I'm Gay magazine cover can't be far off.

The Grand Ole Opry is Born

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The Grand Ole Opry Logo

On December 10, 1927 the popular radio Announcer George D. Hay closed a segment of Grand Opera with, "From now on we will present the 'Grand Ole Opry'".  Thus, the longest continuous running radio program and a piece of american culture was born.

Here is a playlist of selections from the "Live at the Grand Ole Opry" album.  The album features many selections from Hank Williams and Carrie Underwood among others.

Live at the Grand Ole Opry

Happy Birthday Canibus

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Canibus Canibus, the Jamaican born rapper, turns 34 today.

According to one of his songs, his lyrics are designed to ''make you question any and everything you've ever believed in.''

Give it a try. Here is a playlist of his latest album, For Whom the Beat Tolls

Canibus - For Whom the Beat Tolls

Busta Rhymes B.O.M.B

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Busta Rhymes Busta Rhymes was originally supposed to put out his new album called "Before Hell Freezes Over" back in late 2007.  This was delayed until mid 2008. Oh yeah, it'll be called "Back on My Bullshit" now.  Well, Back on my Bullshit got delayed again to Dec 9, 2008... and would be called B.O.M.B.  It turns out, B.O.M.B will NOT be released tomorrow... It was delayed until March of 2009.

I suspect that this album is doomed.  Wikipedia has an entry that includes a confirmed track list for B.O.M.B.  Taking this track list, I was able to create a playlist on imeem that contains more than 2/3rds of the songs; perfectly streamable. See?

Confirmed to be on B.O.M.B

Hopefully the new March deadline will be met; or maybe the original title was accurate; it'll be released sometime between now and "Before Hell Freezes Over"

Pearl Harbor

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Attack on Pearl Harbor

 67 years ago, Hawaii's Pearl Harbor was attacked by Imperial Japan.  This action trumped the isolationist attitude held by the United States since World War I; forcing a formal declaration of war against Japan.

 In May 2001, The movie Pearl Harbor, directed by Michael Bay was released.  The historical fiction was the story of two best friends who find love and tragedy in the dramatic backdrop of the US entering World War II.

 Here is the movie soundtrack in playlist form. 

Pearl Harbor Soundtrack

The Trial of Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks

December 5th 2008 is exactly 53 years since the trial of Rosa Parks for not giving up her seat on a bus.  Looking back at it today, we all wonder how Jim Crow laws seemed possible.  Hopefully we'll continue to mature and reverse remaining laws of oppression.

In 1999, the estate of Rosa Parks sued Outkast for the use of Rosa Parks's name in one of their songs.  After a bitter uphill battle of trials and appeals, a settlement for some undisclosed dollar amount was reached.



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