- "Chicago Reader" Much love to the Reader, one of my favorite (and free) publications, for their report on the racist-ass drug arrest policies of the Chicago Police Department. It's not really a shocker, though. I'd bet the national trend is essentially the same. Some of the gruesome facts: the ratio of black to white arrests for marijuana possession in Chicago is 15 to 1, 86% of people found guilty of possession in Chicago are black men, the average street value of the confiscated amounts in these cases was $55. Cats are going to jail over $55. You can't even buy a video game with $55. It's a war goin' on outside. Read the full report here.
Speaking of black men and drugs, Thug Motivation 101 is six years old now. That's crazy. I remember buying - as in walking into Circuit City at Evergreen Plaza and leaving with a physical disc - the album as a freshman in high school. Everybody was ad-libbing everything. I had a Snowman t-shirt, sagging jeans, the whole deal. And then went home to my optometrist father and degree-holding momma. Youth. Via 2DBz.
- "Fuckery" My mom told me to watch my language when I type b/c The Man is watching and I may not be able to get a job. But fuck that. Listen to what bigwigs for the Washington Nationals said about their much-hyped Bryce Harper: "This is really unfair and it’s totally different, but if I can make a comparison to one guy that has been scrutinized like this, it would be Jackie Robinson." Illogicality aside - "it's totally different, but it's the same" - but, word? Jackie Robinson? As in the Jackie Robinson who not only had fans and opponents (and probably umps and ball boys) calling him "nigger" six times before the fourth inning, but some of his own teammates? I may never stop this site. There's just too much good stuff out there. Via TBL.
- "Alex Trebek" These crutches? He didn't get them doing normal person things like tripping over a curb or landing badly in a pickup game at the Y. No, Trebek got hurt chasing a chick down who just robbed him. Dude is 71.
- "Terrible Calls" The Pirates and Braves played 19 innings of baseball last night/this morning. Great game. At least it would've been if not for possibly the worst call ever. The picture above is of the Braves scoring the winning run. At least that's what the ump said. As you, me and Stevie can see, dude was out. This ump should get his check docked, and I can say that b/c it's his job and he failed in every sense of the word. If a truck driver goes to the wrong city, trust that he wouldn't get a pass "because he was so tired".