Red's midlife crisis actually sounds pretty good, even though I don't believe a word of it.
Cool! Now once we identify the first woman to twerk we can put her on the ten dollar bill. From The Japan Times:
The word “twerk” dates back to as early as 1820, the Oxford English Dictionary said Thursday as it announced twerking as one of 500 new entries this year.
The word rocketed into popular use following U.S. singer Miley Cyrus’s controversial gyrating at a music awards performance in 2013.
However, research by the OED — which styles itself as the definitive record of the English language — found “twirk” was first used as a noun in 1820, referring to a “twisting or jerking movement.
The verb is believed to have emerged later in 1848, with the “twerk” spelling popularly used by 1901.
(Note: The picture above was taken right when it was getting tingly.)
In 1999, DMX and Sugar Sisqo asked the world "What they want from a ni**a?" Years later we have found the answer: at least $400,000 for the 12 kids they gave you, Earl! By the way, thanks a lot for nothing, Dr. Phil and Iyanla. From The Guardian:
The rapper DMX was arrested on Friday for failure to pay child support – just as he was about to perform at Radio City Music Hall.
A spokesman for the New York City sheriff’s department told WPIX-TV the 44-year-old rapper was taken into custody for several “issues outstanding”.
He said those issues included $400,000 worth of unpaid child support, a warrant issued by the city of White Plains for bail jumping and a robbery complaint out of Newark, New Jersey. No charges have been filed in the Newark case.
Fast food, killing black folks, special treatment from police--there's something inherently American about all of this. From TPM:
Police in Shelby, North Carolina bought a Burger King meal for the white man who allegedly killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina after they arrested him Thursday, The Charlotte Observer reported.
Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford told the newspaper that the only conversation his officers had with 21-year-old Dylann Roof was about food. The alleged gunman told them that he was hungry after eating nothing but some chips he'd bought at a Charlotte gas station before he was arrested in a traffic stop...
“He did have something to eat while he was there, and he was secured in cuffs the entire time,” he told the news site.
Almost all of my fighting experience is through video games, but this looks like self-defense. Well, until the end, when cronies of Saints' player Junior Galette run back to fight and start choking and haymaking people out without regard to gender. But like my dad told me: "If people jumping on yo' ass, you better take off your belt and start swinging...but hit they ass with the buckle." The buckle, Junior! The buckle! Happy Father's Day.
"Yeah, maybe the shooter was actually a black guy in whiteface. Eddie Murphy pulled that off on Saturday Night Live. Wait...maybe Eddie Murphy was the shooter, haven't heard much from him in awhile. I wonder if he got weapons training while filming Beverly Hills Cop?"
As for Fox News, they focused on the faith aspect of the terrorist attack, never mind that it was a black church of historical importance and reports had already been issued stating that the shooter said this to a survivor: "I have to do it. You rape our women, and you've taken over our country..and you have to go."