Friday, September 30, 2005

"You Don't Sweat Much, for a Fat Chick"

Yes, the Bush administration is at it again demonstrating its inability to issue a statement without offending the African American community.

HUD chief foresees a 'whiter' Big Easy

A Bush Cabinet officer predicted this week that New Orleans likely will never again be a majority black city, and several black officials are outraged. Alphonso R. Jackson, secretary of housing and urban development, during a visit with hurricane victims in Houston, said New Orleans would not reach its pre-Katrina population of "500,000 people for a long time," and "it's not going to be as black as it was for a long time, if ever again."

It's like all their interoffice memos are MadLibs that start off with "You people...." or "Your kind..."

19 comments:

Thrillhous said...

So, is that a prediction or a promise?

I can't wait for the new city motto: "We're not as black as we used to be."

InanimateCarbonRod said...

"Now with less jazz and more Emeril! BAM!"

alex supertramp said...

y'know - if we could just keep aborting these 'types' then there would be no crime and we wouldn't ever have to pay for bus fare or for things we buy in thestore, oh happy dayyyy, oh happy dayyyyy......

Norbizness said...

Alphonso Jackson? Wasn't he Will Smith's preppie couin The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?

The Bush Administration's new slogan: "It's all wrong, but it's all white."

Studiodave said...

This is truly the "Wonderbread" administration.

Otto Man said...

Jesus, Jackson is himself black and even he's saying this stuff?

On the bright side, it's nice to know we still have something resembling a HUD department. You think we might have heard something from them over the last month as all those pieces of Housing and Urban Development were destroyed in New Orleans.

Otto Man said...

Thrillhous, they'll still have jazz. Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Harry Connick... all the greats!

Studiodave said...

I think "3 Mary Doors Down" is from there too. Or some band like that, they all sound the same - their kind, that is.

Their kind of souless grunge without the anger rockers.

ORF said...

Brubeck is from N.O.?

Otto Man said...

I don't know where Brubeck is from, but it's Whitesville.

Yossarian said...

Brubeck is from California (Concord maybe?) and I agree that man couldn't swing from a rope.

InanimateCarbonRod said...

There will be no more Dave Brubeck bashing on this thread. How can you dis Time Out? Sure, 75% of the tunes are used in car commercials, but the same can be said of Bob Seeger, and nobody can say anything bad about him, right?

Yossarian said...

"Time Out" is a concept album. Each tune is written in an "odd" time signature. Now that's all good, but let's consider what other albums were released that same year (1959). John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue". Both those albums set the stage for hard bop, a style that is to this day emulated. Can't you see the difference!!!!

sideshow bob said...

The joke's on Bush...all the balcks fled into Texas! Bwahhh haa haaa haaa haaaaah!!!

You have to wonder if the administration is busily figuring out how the hell they're going to flood the whole of the Middle East.

InanimateCarbonRod said...

Okay, I didn't say that Brubeck is better than Davis or Coltrane. I said that album was good, and I stand by that statement. I wouldn't use the criteria of who is emulated as the measuring stick for success. There are a lot of Britney Spears wannabes, and not many people try to be Frank Zappa...

Yossarian said...

oh contra mon ferret ( gosh I wish spoke french). Rod, our fabulous Mrs. Spears is by no means an original. She did add a touch more schoolgirl sex, I give you that, but besides that, she followed the same formula as Tiffany, Debby Gibson (both who later appeared in Playboy), Olivia Newton-John, Diana Ross ...

AND Frank Zappa had influence on many bands
Phish:( http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/7248602 ), moe and just about every jam band ever. Also pianist George Winston, They Might Be Giants, Art of Noise, Talking Heads, and just about anybody who pushed the boundaries. They all wanted to be Frank Zappa. Hell, I was pissed at 15 when I couldn't grow a mustache like his.

Some guy named Matt Groening once said "Americans are really suspicious of anything cerebral, and Zappa didn't disguise his intelligence well enough. In addition to being a man of wide-ranging talent, one amazing thing that always struck me about Frank was his melodic dimension.....Frank Zappa was my Elvis.". And I think it show in Matt's work (and yes I get to call him Matt because of all the money I have given to him in merchandising)

Studiodave said...

Ok, please leave Frank Zappa threads out of this. I know he is a genious and funny, blah, blah blah. But I would rather listen to a million songs supplied by thrillhouse than 2 seconds of Zappa.

I was once at this party where this nerd I knew in college played Zappa and the buzz stopped dead like my grandmother wanted to talk about intercourse.

Of course, nothing rivals this other dude I know who broke out Bjork at the earlier year's festivities - I heard a dog die once - similar sounds and I was happy when both ended.

Thrillhous said...

But I would rather listen to a million songs supplied by thrillhouse than 2 seconds of Zappa.

I'll take that as a compliment.

Otto Man said...

I love Frank Zappa solely for the fact that he once ran a marathon with peanut butter slathered under his armpits and then, once he finished, he ate the peanut butter.

As far as Bjork goes, StudioDave is threatened by all female singers. He likes his rock stars to be all-man and, if possible, faaa-laaaaaming.