July 18, 2014
Life imitates Do the Right Thing, which itself was "ripped from the headlines." Plus ça change.
A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.
This is the modern day equivalent of white people getting together to watch a lynching.
Never has Murica been so perfectly encapsulated in an 11 second-long YouTube video.
When you get fired from a job in fast food they don't let you continue to come behind the counter and make yourself a sandwich, but it's not as easy to keep former employees out of the kitchen, so to speak, in the web and technology fields.
Case in point, this comment from Facebook, in which ousted Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam claims to have created another account and become an editor.
Moghadam was fired from Rap Genius this past Memorial Day weekend for making humorous comments on the text of Elliot Rodger's manifesto My Twisted World, including comments about whether or not his sister was hot.
Later he was partially vindicated when pictures of Elliot Rodger's sister emerged and she was in fact smokin' hot.
I checked just now, and Moghadam hasn't posted under his old RG handle Maboo since he was let go. His last few annotations are the ones he made on My Twisted Worlds, minus the ones that got him fired, which have been flushed down the memory hole.
I wonder if they made him sign anything stating that he wouldn't just continue to vandalize the site, for free. When people on drugs are fired from jobs in retail, the store takes out a restraining order on them regardless of whether or not they stole anything, just in case.