If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Daily Athenaum)   How Macklemore is like Martin Luther King. Man, I remember MLK's "I Got a Great Deal On This Suit" speech   (thedaonline.com) divider line 61
    More: Amusing, Macklemore, Martin Luther King, Freedom to Marry  
•       •       •

1857 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 27 Aug 2013 at 11:47 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



61 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-08-27 11:00:00 AM  
"Damn! That's a cold ass honkey." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
2013-08-27 11:02:57 AM  
He probably does smell like R. Kelly's sheets now.
 
2013-08-27 11:04:50 AM  
I'm gonna pop some dreams, only got non violence in my pocket.
 
2013-08-27 11:07:06 AM  
"I have a dream that the ceiling can't hold us."

Actually kind of makes sense in a civil rights context.
 
2013-08-27 11:08:31 AM  
I just heard that song for the first time today... it is really poignant and very well written.  You never know what message will resonate through the years.
 
2013-08-27 11:10:04 AM  

Aarontology: I'm gonna pop some dreams, only got non violence in my pocket.


I'm, I'm sitting, sitting for a protest, this is f*cking awesome
 
2013-08-27 11:17:04 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-27 11:20:46 AM  

James!: [610x343 from http://i.imgur.com/zSzsNa4.png image 610x343]


Apparently, he only wore a 10.5 sized shoe. So maybe not.
 
2013-08-27 11:45:07 AM  
 
2013-08-27 11:50:37 AM  
i45.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-27 11:57:42 AM  
How many times do you suppose the editor of this piece threw up while reading that headline?
 
2013-08-27 11:58:52 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-27 12:05:15 PM  
Macklmore is worse than Snow.
 
2013-08-27 12:11:29 PM  

the dizzle: Macklmore is worse than Snow.


Macklemore has some great lyrics, though I see how he can sound annoying

Snow was just ridiculous in every way
 
2013-08-27 12:13:11 PM  
I have never laughed so hard in one thread.
 
2013-08-27 12:19:44 PM  
I have an earworm.


/So many funnied
 
2013-08-27 12:24:42 PM  
The 'Same Love' song is really well done.  Just because his normal stuff is kinda 'pop-bad boy' doesn't take anything away from this one.
 
2013-08-27 12:25:44 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-27 12:30:40 PM  

Sybarite: "Damn! That's a cold ass honkey." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-27 12:37:47 PM  

RangerTaylor: The 'Same Love' song is really well done.  Just because his normal stuff is kinda 'pop-bad boy' doesn't take anything away from this one.


I would counter that Thrift Shop is not like most of his stuff.  He's a pretty conscience style rapper.
 
2013-08-27 12:39:10 PM  
That article was the biggest pile of sh*t and so incredibly insulting to Dr. King that my brain hurts from reading it.

That being said, that song is amazing and well written and hopefully makes people rethink their actions
 
2013-08-27 12:39:41 PM  
Can we go back, this is the moment
Tonight is the night, we'll fight 'til it's over
So we put our hands up like the ceiling can't hold us
Like the ceiling can't hold us

Let the night come, before the fight's won
Some might run against the test
But those that triumph, embrace the fight cause
Their fears then prove that courage exists
 
2013-08-27 12:54:08 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: That article was the biggest pile of sh*t and so incredibly insulting to Dr. King that my brain hurts from reading it.

That being said, that song is amazing and well written and hopefully makes people rethink their actions


I agree, it's an amazing song.

Also that song, admittedly, birthed one of my favorite Penny Arcade newsposts ever.

"
Dad Stuff
I was driving in the car yesterday with my son who is currently 8. It was just the two of us and the song Same Love by Macklemore came on the radio. I like the song but I looked over and saw that Gabe was being really quiet. He was obviously thinking. You can always tell when an eight year old is working through something in their head. I listened to the lyrics and thought "wow here it comes. He's gonna ask about what it means to be gay and I gotta have an answer ready,"

So I started working through my response in my head. "son" I'd say "sometimes boys love girls and girls love boys. But sometimes boys love boys and girls love girls. That's what being gay means and there's nothing wrong with it that's just how some people are born. Some people might tell you that being gay is bad but that's not true.  In fact there are people we love, friends and even people in our family who are gay." I felt like that was a pretty solid start. Obviously I'd need to go into the concept of gay marriage and try and explain why certain people don't like it. I'd need to talk about religion and how that colors certain people's views. I figured I would play by ear after that and field any follow up questions as they came. Sure enough he said "can I ask you something Dad?"

"Sure buddy" I responded

He turns to me and asks "do you think Master Chief could beat a Kaiju all by himself?"

Please be eight forever son.
-Gabe out
 "
 
2013-08-27 01:02:27 PM  

the dizzle: Macklmore is worse than Snow.


You know nothing
 
2013-08-27 01:21:09 PM  

Felgraf: Tat'dGreaser: That article was the biggest pile of sh*t and so incredibly insulting to Dr. King that my brain hurts from reading it.

That being said, that song is amazing and well written and hopefully makes people rethink their actions

I agree, it's an amazing song.

Also that song, admittedly, birthed one of my favorite Penny Arcade newsposts ever.

"
Dad Stuff
I was driving in the car yesterday with my son who is currently 8. It was just the two of us and the song Same Love by Macklemore came on the radio. I like the song but I looked over and saw that Gabe was being really quiet. He was obviously thinking. You can always tell when an eight year old is working through something in their head. I listened to the lyrics and thought "wow here it comes. He's gonna ask about what it means to be gay and I gotta have an answer ready,"

So I started working through my response in my head. "son" I'd say "sometimes boys love girls and girls love boys. But sometimes boys love boys and girls love girls. That's what being gay means and there's nothing wrong with it that's just how some people are born. Some people might tell you that being gay is bad but that's not true.  In fact there are people we love, friends and even people in our family who are gay." I felt like that was a pretty solid start. Obviously I'd need to go into the concept of gay marriage and try and explain why certain people don't like it. I'd need to talk about religion and how that colors certain people's views. I figured I would play by ear after that and field any follow up questions as they came. Sure enough he said "can I ask you something Dad?"

"Sure buddy" I responded

He turns to me and asks "do you think Master Chief could beat a Kaiju all by himself?"

Please be eight forever son.
-Gabe out
 "

Fantastic.

And tell him "No, probably not".
 
2013-08-27 01:22:21 PM  

the dizzle: Macklmore is worse than Snow.


You're worse than Snow.
 
2013-08-27 01:25:01 PM  
 
2013-08-27 01:36:48 PM  
It's a damn good song, and I respect Macklemore for trying to tackle the issue head-on. He's not MLK level, but he's doing a hell of a lot more than 99% of the other artists out there.
 
2013-08-27 01:38:32 PM  
When Martin Luther King Jr. was thinking about Goodwill, it wasn't the store or the amazing bargains you could find.
 
2013-08-27 01:44:34 PM  

eyeq360: When Martin Luther King Jr. was thinking about Goodwill, it wasn't the store or the amazing bargains you could find.


// I need a new keyboard...
/// very nice work

/// Macklemore is trying to have the conversation, and he should be commended for his views.
 
2013-08-27 01:44:48 PM  

cettin: RangerTaylor: The 'Same Love' song is really well done.  Just because his normal stuff is kinda 'pop-bad boy' doesn't take anything away from this one.

I would counter that Thrift Shop is not like most of his stuff.  He's a pretty conscience style rapper.


Hey, Thrift Shop gently letting poor people know that spending their meager paychecks on a "Limited Edition" Sean John shirt that they can get three of for ten bucks at the thrift shop IS conscience. We need that message more often.
 
2013-08-27 01:47:58 PM  

Smelly McUgly: Hey, Thrift Shop gently letting poor people know that spending their meager paychecks on a "Limited Edition" Sean John shirt that they can get three of for ten bucks at the thrift shop is silly and a bad economic choiceIS conscience. We need that message more often.


FTFM. Need more coffee.

/I had a dream I could buy my way to heaven
//When I awoke, I spent it on a necklace
///I told God I'd be back in a second
////Man, it's so hard not to act reckless
 
2013-08-27 01:49:12 PM  
His song Awake is really great, and I love Starting Over.
I like the fact that he can be silly and a boy and actually thinks about things and puts work into his lyrics. But he is on a whole different plane from Eminem.
 
2013-08-27 01:57:05 PM  

Smelly McUgly: cettin: RangerTaylor: The 'Same Love' song is really well done.  Just because his normal stuff is kinda 'pop-bad boy' doesn't take anything away from this one.

I would counter that Thrift Shop is not like most of his stuff.  He's a pretty conscience style rapper.

Hey, Thrift Shop gently letting poor people know that spending their meager paychecks on a "Limited Edition" Sean John shirt that they can get three of for ten bucks at the thrift shop IS conscience. We need that message more often.


True, good point.
 
2013-08-27 02:22:37 PM  
Is cream pie like moon pie?
 
2013-08-27 02:28:03 PM  
I'm gonna shake some inc's
Got a crazy son in the hoosegow
Playin' out the race card
Sharpton is a retard
This is ing awesome.

-- Jesse Jackson
 
2013-08-27 02:32:24 PM  
His relatives are milking every penny they can from his legacy?
 
2013-08-27 02:33:59 PM  
WTF is a "ceiling fan holder", anyway?
 
2013-08-27 02:39:29 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-27 02:45:13 PM  

Kyosuke: WTF is a "ceiling fan holder", anyway?


The ceiling.
 
2013-08-27 02:49:27 PM  
Yeah, I see the resemblance....
 
2013-08-27 02:50:38 PM  

Peruvian Silver Mine: Kyosuke: WTF is a "ceiling fan holder", anyway?

The ceiling.


Then why would I want to raise my hands like one?
 
2013-08-27 03:00:59 PM  
Felgraf:
"
Dad Stuff
I was driving in the car yesterday with my son who is currently 8. It was just the two of us and the song Same Love by Macklemore came on the radio. I like the song but I looked over and saw that Gabe was being really quiet. He was obviously thinking. You can always tell when an eight year old is working through something in their head. I listened to the lyrics and thought "wow here it comes. He's gonna ask about what it means to be gay and I gotta have an answer ready,"

So I started working through my response in my head. "son" I'd say "sometimes boys love girls and girls love boys. But sometimes boys love boys and girls love girls. That's what being gay means and there's nothing wrong with it that's just how some people are born. Some people might tell you that being gay is bad but that's not true.  In fact there are people we love, friends and even people in our family who are gay." I felt like that was a pretty solid start. Obviously I'd need to go into the concept of gay marriage and try and explain why certain people don't like it. I'd need to talk about religion and how that colors certain people's views. I figured I would play by ear after that and field any follow up questions as they came. Sure enough he said "can I ask you something Dad?"

"Sure buddy" I responded

He turns to me and asks "do you think Master Chief could beat a Kaiju all by himself?"

Please be eight forever son.
-Gabe out
 "


Man that is good. And I agree with the other poster, no Master Chief can not beat a Kaiju by himself.
 
2013-08-27 03:06:34 PM  

Kyosuke: Peruvian Silver Mine: Kyosuke: WTF is a "ceiling fan holder", anyway?

The ceiling.

Then why would I want to raise my hands like one?


 new nomeclature on  raising  the roof?
 
2013-08-27 03:15:56 PM  
Yes, a song about gay rights written at a point where it couldn't be anything other than popular makes him so in touch and a freedom fighter.

/its corporate politics playing the proletariat like the fiddles they are
 
2013-08-27 03:20:44 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: Yes, a song about gay rights written at a point where it couldn't be anything other than popular makes him so in touch and a freedom fighter.


In Rap music?
 
2013-08-27 03:22:21 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: Yes, a song about gay rights written at a point where it couldn't be anything other than popular makes him so in touch and a freedom fighter.

/its corporate politics playing the proletariat like the fiddles they are


Ok smart guy, explain the songs about relapsing in to using again, not wanting to be on a label, and the amount of effort needed to succeed.
 
2013-08-27 03:27:51 PM  

Hebalo: ThatDarkFellow: Yes, a song about gay rights written at a point where it couldn't be anything other than popular makes him so in touch and a freedom fighter.

/its corporate politics playing the proletariat like the fiddles they are

Ok smart guy, explain the songs about relapsing in to using again, not wanting to be on a label, and the amount of effort needed to succeed.


I think what he's simply trying to say is that the goddamn Hollywood Jews are using Macklemore to make a quick buck.

I call that being swindled and pimped.
 
2013-08-27 03:35:25 PM  

bdub77: I call that being swindled and pimped.


Shait.
 
2013-08-27 05:09:27 PM  

WhoIsWillo: bdub77: I call that being swindled and pimped.

Shait.


I call that gettin tricked by business.
 
Displayed 50 of 61 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report