A thread to honor those who have no sense of proportion

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by superdave, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's my nominee for the day.
    http://www.salon.com/ent/wire/2002/08/20/ashanti_petition/index.html
    The article is an account of the uproar against Ashanti being a nominee for the Aretha Franklin award. There's a protest against her nomination for the Lady of Soul Award. The award is sponsored by Soul Train, which responded to the movement against Ashanti by putting the following on their website (and I'm not making this up)

    (The) show's Web site...expressed outrage "over the fact that a people, whose ancestry suffered 400 years of slavery, can be herded so easily into a virtually bottomless mud hole and be taught to sling such mud therein."
     
  2. eric d

    eric d Member

    Sep 9, 1998
    Sounds like Walt "Clyde" Frazier is doing the PR work for Soul Glow.






    BTW- I think this thread has great potential.
     
  3. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC STILL USOC Champs
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    [sharpton]Aretha should withdraw her name in light of this travesty of jus- [/sharpton]

    These folks must surely have more important things to protest, but would rather not at the time. Tht's the only guess I have.

    But 400 years does afford lots of time for brainwashing. Whatever.
     
  4. SoFla Metro

    SoFla Metro Member

    Jul 21, 2000
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    This may be the funniest thing I've read all week.
     
  5. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    > "be taught to sling such mud therein"

    I love this phrase.
     
  6. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who?
    What?
    Where?
    How?
    Why?
     
  7. joseph pakovits

    joseph pakovits New Member

    Apr 29, 1999
    fly-over country
  8. chaski

    chaski Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Itchycoo Park
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
  9. DoctorJones24

    DoctorJones24 Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    OH
    Pretty comical.
    Has anyone ever heard of Ashanti before?
    She's new to me...
     
  10. bocatuna

    bocatuna New Member

    Aug 8, 2002
    England
  11. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh man, it gets worse:

    I urge everyone to check out these links. It's like these press releases are a Dr. Evil plot to hold all of the commas in the world hostage...for 1 meeeelion dollars.
     
  12. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    No way. These are poetry. I wish I could write like that.

    "precious time they all have left on Earth". Oh, man that is beautiful.
     
  13. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Ask your teenage granddaughter. She can tell you all about Ashanti and her Murder Inc. crew. :)
     
  14. chaski

    chaski Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Itchycoo Park
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Maybe it was Don Cornelius himself

    People who have been, enormously, successful at making sound creative decisions, for more than three decades.
     
  15. Dan Loney

    Dan Loney BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 10, 2000
    Cincilluminati
    Club:
    Los Angeles Sol
    Nat'l Team:
    Philippines
    Re: Maybe it was Don Cornelius himself

    Yeah, and Lou Reed once wrote a song about egg creams. Doesn't mean it was a masterpiece.
     

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