As you may have heard, reliably newsworthy Kanye West made news for telling a fan to "stand up" at one of his concerts. Of course, from his vantage point, he couldn't tell the fan was wheelchair-bound. It was an unfortunate mixup, made worse by Kanye's evident skepticism about whether or not the fan was being honest about his handicap. News outlets have reported on this whoops moment with the sort of schadenfreude reserved for celebrities who stumble mid-game, but West responded at a concert in Australia, saying,
It's like, 'Welcome to today's news, ladies and gentlemen.' We've got Americans getting killed on TV, kids getting killed every weekend in Chicago, unarmed people getting killed by police officers……It makes you just want to reflect on what are the things that are a little bit more sensationalized than others. ... Because they've got this thing where they want the masses—people who've never heard my albums—to somehow read a headline that reads negative, and think that I'm a bad person or something. I'm not judging, I'm just going to tell you who I am. I'm a married, Christian man ...Anyone here that's married or that's in a relationship knows that there's enough things working against you.
Oh, Internet. You've been around for a few decades now, but you can still delight. Today, that source of delight comes from a brilliant Tumblr called "Love, Grampa and Grandmaster Flash." Some genius noticed that an absurd number of grandparents—in attempting to sign their Facebook posts "Grandpa" or "Grandma"—accidentally let Facebook autofill the tag and ended up with seminal hip-hop emcee Grandmaster Flash. It's a small, silly mistake, but it is (a) incredible how often it happens and (b) a riot to see notes that read, for example: "Hi sweetie ...just sending you a hug ...love, Grandmaster Flash" ... Discuss
This week we're treated to an in-studio performance by Ellie Holcomb. Plus, we talk to Jamie Tworkowski of To Write Love on Her Arms, get a recap of Jesse's wedding reception emcee gig, catch you up on the week's news and entertainment, read your feedback and much more ... Read More
Apple wrapped up its big announcements today with a real knockout punch. After months of rumors and delays, Bono himself showed up to announce that U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, is on iTunes and you can download the whole thing for free right now. So, what are you waiting for? Go, go, go ... Discuss