- First Nations teen subjected to “brutal police assault” demands justice
- My life needs an undo button – let me explain
- Premier clamps down on ‘illegal’ Black Lives Matter protest
- More mums are blocking their kids on social media
- What the guano wars of the 19th century can teach us about applying science to 2020
What day is it? What happened while you were asleep? Fine, comrade question. Snoop Dogg dropped a clown, the new ACTU boss didn’t mince words, and the five second rule was legitimised. Happy now?
Snoop Dogg pops panto cap into Trump-a-like clown, clown’s lawyer demands immediate apology.
This is a strange thing to admit as we have never disrespected a woman, jacked chrome feet on an automobile or grabbed our street sweeper to pop a tray-eight slug into a mark’s head, but, we at The Big Smoke love hip-hop. However, we also don’t take it too seriously. Front-and-centre to this thinking is the Doggfather, California’s premier gentleman, assembled entirely from the stickiest of the icky, the S-n-o-to-o-p, D-o-to-the-double-g.
In Snoop’s triumphant return to saying words to music, he took a rather subtle/not-so-subtle shot at the current POTUS with the mostus, dropping Trump like he was proverbially hot.
— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) March 14, 2017
Predictably, the lawyers of the Don Dolla responded in a fashion you’d expect:
President Trump’s personal lawyer on Snoop Dogg’s video: “It’s absolutely disgraceful” https://t.co/aiyfGdidGv
— TIME (@TIME) March 14, 2017
But it brings a fairly obvious question to the fore. Prior to the Obama administration, which was a golden period for government/hip-hop co-operation (the administration gave as much as hip-hop gave to it), the roses really smelled like…normal. (Shout outs to Kanye West dissing Dubya after Hurricane Katrina, Lil B’s seminal ode to the 42 president, Bitch I’m Bill Clinton, Yeezy taking on Ronald Reagan in Crack Music, and Xzibit predating Obama with his Presidential tilt in Year 2000, replete with his backroom powerbroker, D.R.E.)
So, have the eight years of Barack Obama skewed the landscape of acceptable Presidential criticism in the hip-hop world?
New ACTU boss, Sally McManus tells Leigh Sales that laws can be broken when they’re unjust. Canberra loses context.
Speaking to the 7:30 Report, the new ACTU chief took an opportunity to punt the hornet’s nest into the Derwent and make it clear, in no-uncertain terms how things will be under her stewardship:
— abc730 (@abc730) March 15, 2017
In an age where people read the headline and not the context, this has already caused a bit of a problem, as without the proper background information, the statement certainly sounds a lot like this:
As the lumbering albatross of criticism has already begun its laborious flight from Canberra to the ACTU Headquarters to empty its bowel upon the finer points, it’s probably best to say a little prayer for the proper context, and live with the hope that it will survive the coming nights.
New ACTU head, Sally McManus, told #abc730 she believes in rule of law except where laws are “wrong”. Coalition will pounce ASAP on that.
— Stephanie Peatling (@srpeatling) March 15, 2017
— Dan Conifer (@DanConifer) March 15, 2017
Science proves “five second rule” is legit, serious scientific community grumbles discontent.
Everyone knew that grubby kid in school, the one with a sweated brow and fumbly short useless fingers, whose food always met the floor before his mouth. But, thanks to the truism he held to (in his mind at least), it was fine, as it had been on the ground less than five seconds.
It seems that the Ashton University has decided to pool its resources to solve a mystery that has wracked the minds of generations. The equivalent of space exploration for the Boomers. As it turns out, if one drops one’s food on the floor for less than five seconds, it’s “probably fine”. To prove it, they’ve supplied a nifty chart. To point out, again, this was an actual study undertaken by actual people:
The top five Tweets from overnight:
David Davis confirms that 9 months after the EU Referendum, the Govt has no clue as to the potential economic impact of Brexit. #negligence
— Keith Burge (@carryonkeith) March 15, 2017
Found the perfect clip of David Davis coming up with his Brexit Plan pic.twitter.com/xOJyHnJmlI
— Nicholas da Costa (@nick_dacosta) March 13, 2017
How to make the Matrix reboot good: change it so taking the red pill makes your dick fall off
— Pixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) March 15, 2017
“Warner Bros. in early talks to reboot The Matrix.” pic.twitter.com/rxMy6RClzQ
— Charles Lai (@comtar) March 15, 2017
Has Leigh Sales ever asked AG George Brandis if he “believes in the rule of law”. #abc730
— Sir Peter the Bogan (@P_bogan) March 15, 2017