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September 28, 2006

King of the free newspapers

Best of St. Louis 2006

I'll keep this brief, because I'm sure many of you are growing tired (read jealous) of reading about how famous/desirable to women I'm becoming.

If you're in the STL, you can catch me in the new Best of St. Louis edition of the Riverfront Times. At least, I'm assuming the bit about me is in the print edition. It's definitley on the website. You can check it out by clicking on the little graphic at the very bottom of the far right column of this page.

Interestingly enough, this has been the only award I've "won" in just shy of three years of blogging. Damn.

I've been in my share of free newspapers though. Here's are a few of my other stories in case you missed them when I posted them here before.

There may have been a few other stories where I was mentioned and/or contributed quotes, but once you reach this level it can be difficult to keep up with that sort of thing. Shit, I can barely roll off the couch before noon these days.

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September 27, 2006

Tragedy at Run's house

Tragedy at Run's house

I never got into Rev Run's MTV reality series Run's House. As much as I enjoyed staring at his daughters' boobs, the shit was way too sappy for my liking. Plus I found their accents grating.

But apparently his wife's pregnancy was a big plot point, the announcement of which being the cliffhanger that ended the last season. Presumably, the next season would've revolved around the baby being born and all of the attendant hoopla.

Only thing is, the baby died shortly after it was born yesterday. What actually happened to it is pretty fucking disgusting and would've ruined my lunch except for the fact that I was pretty hungry.

What I'll do is post it after the jump so that you can read it at your own risk, with the caveat that I'm still getting some pretty nasty mental pictures hours after the fact.

Also, interestingly enough, MTV's cameras were on hand for the delivery. Talk about a fucked up day on the job. So far there isn't anything about it on MTV's website though.

UPDATE: I was just informed that today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. Damn.

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Terrell owens ODs on pills

Terrell Owens

Suicide, It's a Suicide
Admittedly, I know next to nothing about sports. Sorry. I once considered trying to learn more about them, so that I could be the next Bomani Jones, but I figured that would take way more time than it's worth.

Plus, sports are retarded.

That said, I've been following the Terrell Owens saga for the past couple of years to the extent that it's been covered as if it was actual news. When I caught him on some talk show earlier this year, promoting some book he couldn't possibly have written, I knew something about him wasn't quite right.

Apparently, last night he tried to commit suicide by overdosing on a shiteload of painkillers. I'm sure the implications are vast and myriad, but I'm mostly at a loss.

In semi-related news, I got that new Killers album, but I haven't heard it yet. Also, who was it that said that Lupe would outsell Method Man and the Roots? Sounds like someone owes Bol a free shake in his choice of chocolate or vanilla. No Richard Simmons.

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September 26, 2006

Ludacris - Release Therapy: Album Review

Release Therapy

Ludacris, Release Therapy (Def Jam, 2006)
As I've mentioned before on this site, Ludacris seems especially desperate upon the release of this, his fifth album in about as many years. His schtick was already wearing pretty thin back in the days of the Red Light District, and that was still a bit before the age of crack rap uber alles. In an attempt to rejuventate his career, he went and got a haircut and is also trying his hand at a little "conscious" rap. Hence the neo soul-esque album cover.

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Shittier comedian: Carlos Mencia or Dane Cook?

Carlos_menciaDane Cook's Vicious Circle

Researching today for a story I wrote about HBO's god-awful Def Comedy Jam, I came across this list of the 12 worst comedians of all time at Maxim, a site I should probably be "reading" more often.

Of course they didn't have the balls to put comedy's golden boy Dane Cook anywhere on the list. And Carlos Mencia himself barely made the list, coming in at number 12. That said, most of the top 10 are people who don't really do stand-up like that or people who haven't been active for some time.

So Carlos Mencia is essentially the worst stand-up comic around these days. Or is it Dane Cook, who's emerged fairly recently as the worst thing that ever happened to comedy? Below I compare the two on all of the points that matter and come up with a definitive answer.

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