Monday, March 28, 2005

New York Daily News - Home - McHip-hop name-drop

New York Daily News - Home - McHip-hop name-drop

"McHip-hop name-drop"

Chain wants rappers to mention Big Mac

By Oren Yaniv and Laura Williams, New York Daily News staff writers

"With names like Big Pooh, Big Daddy Kane, Big Rich Tha Don and Notorious B.I.G., "big" is already huge for rappers.

Now, McDonald's reportedly hopes to lure hip-hop artists to drop references to Big Macs into their rhymes. Though it's not offering money upfront, the fast-food giant is willing to pay rappers $1 to $5 each time songs with the plug hit the radio, according to today's Advertising Age. McDonald's hopes to have its signature sandwich in several songs by summer, the mag says."

Oh sweet lord, is there no end to it?? ~ As if the incessant and thinly-veiled advertising in films and television were not enough, now we're to be patronized with product placement in songs!

Friday, March 18, 2005

Why work, when you can steal??

As you have no doubt heard, Michael Jackson is currently the target of a thinly-veiled extortion attempt, instigated by people who, it appears, would rather peculate money from others more successful than themselves than suffer the negligible amount of effort and dedication required to accumulate it on their own accord.

If you are molested, or raped, proving the veracity of your claims is simply a matter of answering a series of questions presented to you by the defense, or by your own counsel, with all the honesty and acuity at your disposal. Should the phrase, "Yes, I was lying then...but" appear in your testimony, there is a problem. If it occurs once, this might be overlooked. Should it appear a second time, your case is flawed...

But when it is uttered in differing forms on numerous occasions, not only by you but by various members of your family and by witnesses called to support your claims, your case is a sham. And the world will see it as such.

One day, a victim of this seemingly endless cotery of freeloading parasites will validate their innocence with such withering consequences for the perfidious accuser that this loathsome practice of exploiting celebrity for fiscal reward will expire in its onslaught and dissolve into oblivion, never to return.

We pray that Mr. Jackson will achieve this sweet avengement. Until then we gladly add our voice to the gathering chorus who stand four-square across the world in his rightful defense.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Fat Actress -- Anorexic Script

Well, the hype is finally over, the reviews are in, and behind demurely-drawn curtains all across the nation, the great America audience are quietly considering their opinion...And the results are not promising.

An incessant barrage of Showtime-sponsored hype has placed the show's main protagonist on our televisions more often than dust. And it was wasted effort.

Kirstie Alley is long overdue for a really good show. Unfortunately, this isn't it. No plot, No talent, No point...I predict it will run for ten years ;)