“I’m hip about time.” – Captain America (Peter Fonda) in Easy Rider
We are anything but timely here at Cup O’ Books. We do try though.
I mean, come on dude. I gots a blog, right!?
Speaking of time, racial politics is always a sticky subject, and I am uniquely unqualified to address it. But hey, that never stopped me before. Yesterday, while using my powers for evil and surfing some You Tube, I was introduced to Bomani Armah, a self described “poet with a hip-hop style, not a rapper.” The introduction was made via the following vid which caused a bit of a stir last fall.
You thought I forgot about the whole time thing, eh?
A quick warning that many people have found this song and video funny and satirical, which means others find it offensive and racist. Our position at Cup O’ Books is that speech is free and you are free to take your own position on speech. Hope that is sufficiently clear enough to confuse in a Thomas-More-keep-my-head kind of way.
The following is a video of Armah and others on CNN discussing the video and song.
I think I really became a fan when Armah responded to the idea that children cannot understand satire with his adolescent love of Mad Magazine. Awesome comeback!