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Archive for December 29th, 2009

An 80 Year Old Rap War

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/12/29

I don’t really enjoy rap music and I don’t really enjoy poetry, but I just found some poetry that reminded me of the movie 8 Mile. (I believe that’s the movie, the one where nimnimnim is in. My daughter would know.) The movie shows a series of verbal beat-downs set to “music.” The winner is the one who did the best beat-down.

Thanks to Foxfier’s shared RSS feed, I found an article over at Uncommon Descent I enjoyed. O’Leary talked about a rap war that began in 1915 and ended in 1933. He gave a newsreel account of the war and then linked to it so everyone could go back in time to watch the war take place.

Charles Darwin’s grand-daughter started the war in 1915 and GK Chesterton ended it in 1933. It’s a great watch.

Posted in history, humor, Poetry, society, stereotype | 3 Comments »

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