Ed Piskor at 12:00 pm Tue, Dec 4, 2012
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Simplifiers and Optimizers, by Dilbert creator Scott Adams
Hugh Downs looks like Joshua Pearson of Emergency Broadcast Network. (he shows up in this video at about 2:42)
Ah. Back in the day when TV journalists actually did research for their stories.
“Hip hop ain’t real music — not like when I was a boy.”
Awesome. The Thin Man Tours a Flattop
“Anyone can rap.” Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha… Oh, Hugh. If only you’d stepped up to the mike yourself in an attempt to prove that.
Anyone can rap? Worst mistake I ever made at a karaoke bar is try to do Eminem. Even with the words in front of my face, and even though I knew the song by heart, no way could I keep up.
the biggest problem with karaoke is that they only show two or four lines at a time. with melodic lyrics, this is often an entire verse, probably 45 seconds to a minute’s worth of material and you can skim it at a glance to refresh your memory. with rap, 4 lines is like ten seconds, there’s no skimming ahead. instead of showing a screen at a time of a few lines, it should be a continuous scroll with the next two lines always visible. then we wouldn’t look like dumb-asses singing songs we legitimately know /rant
IMO, the comic mis-interprets or mis-represents the last line, “Not everyone can sing, but anyone can rap.” Setting aside for a moment the fact that it’s actually not true… The way I heard the line when I watched the story was not that it was a put-down of rap for being “easier” than singing, but that it was explicitly speaking to rap’s accessibility.
Given that the name of this segment is referred to as INFAMOUS, I suspect that whatever the intention may or may not have been, the Hip Hop community received it the way the comic implies.
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