This morning, after hanging up my Adidas Star Wars Stormtrooper Superskates on my bedroom wall, while slipping into and admiring my laser-etched Jordan V’s and glancing over at my Olympic-colorway Jordan VI’s, Space Jam “Hare” Jordan I’s, exclusive-colorway Kobe IV’s…I realized that I’m NOT a “sneakerhead” — even after scanning through all the ridiculous prices for each shoe on ebay. (I, of course, bought them for much cheaper…mostly at the store.)
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Posted in Random, Thoughts, TV/Entertainment, tagged bloggers, Blogs, books, Christian Lander, Class, Entertainment, Mp3, Music, pop culture, Race, Random, Random House, Society, Stuff White People Like, wordpress on March 27, 2008| 13 Comments »
Christian Lander, (co?)creator of Stuff White People Like, pictured here doing something white people enjoy doing.
So I hear the the Stuff White People Like blog is being turned into a book. (I also just realized that their blog uses the same site-theme as mine.) Random House, who are known to take some risks (especially with bloggers), have signed Christian Lander, the creator/author of Stuff White People Like, to what is reportedly a six-figure book deal (here’s a link to the to-be-released book). I can just picture Lander doing a little white person jig of joy and celebration.
Posted in Music, Random, TV/Entertainment, tagged Area Codes, blogosphere, download, Entertainment, Hip-Hop, john mayer, Ludacris, maps, Mp3, Music, Nate Dogg, pop culture, Random, Rap on March 14, 2008| 8 Comments »
A studious geography major, Stefanie Gray, apparently couldn’t let this opportunity to inform and educate pass her by. So she collected data from the lyrics of the song and mapped it out. Her diligent work produced this result (click to enlarge):
And here are some of the interesting things she found by analyzing the data:
- “Ludacris heavily favors the East Coast to the West, save for Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Las Vegas.”
- “Ludacris travels frequently along the Boswash corridor.”
- “There is a ‘ho belt‘ phenomenon nearly synonymous with the ‘Bible Belt’.”
- “Ludacris has hoes in the entire state of Maryland.”
- “Ludacris has a disproportionate ho-zone in rural Nebraska. He might favor white women as much as he does black women, or perhaps, girls who farm.”
- “Ludacris’s ideal ‘ho-highway’ would be I-95.”
- “Ludacris has hoes in the Midway and Wake Islands. Only scientists are allowed to inhabit the Midway Islands, and only military personnel may inhabit the Wake Islands. Draw your own conclusion.”
Go back to the post on Strange Maps for more details — and the very entertaining comments that are posted there.
Songs of the Day:
John Mayer – “Kid A (Radiohead cover)” / (live/unreleased)