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Friday Morning Latin Lesson, Volume XL

September 18, 2009

Holy crap! Did you guys hear about this Kanye West fellow? Apparently, he had been hitting the liquor a little hard prior to strolling down the red carpet at the Mtv Video[1] Awards. Better yet, I guess he kept hitting the liquor during the show and got up in arms when this girl named Taylor Swift won an award for best female video or something. Apparently, this Kanye fellow went completely out of character (most likely fueled by the alcohol...we can't all just puke in a trash can and go quietly into the night), and he lost his shit. Jumping onto the stage, he shoved Swift out of the way and told everyone that Beyonce should have won the award.

This was big news, and then Patrick Swayze died and reminded us all how much we loved Red Dawn. Now, get up here and piss in the radiator!

Anyway, yeah, so Kanye was vilified the world over because he dared to speak his mind. That's what America's about. Okay, so maybe the forum in which he chose to speak wasn't the best means of getting his message out. Isn't that what Twitter is for? Bitching about something you don't like?

The funniest part of this whole thing, I thought, was when someone caught President Obama saying "He's a jackass" over the whole Kanye affair. Congratulations, Mr. President! You've finally found something all Americans can agree on! Ironically (based on the previous paragraph), this was reported through Twitter! Ah, there's the main reason for Twitter: reporting on verbal Presidential gaffes.

Anyway, what President Obama should have done was to go a more classic route. Had he uttered the following instead of going the "jackass" route (no matter how true it is), he could have had people applauding his verbal aplomb all the while they're scratching their heads saying "What the hell did he just say?"

"Quando podeces te regi eorum fecerunt?"

Pronounced: "Kwon-doh poh-day-case tay ray-ghee ay-ore-oom fay-kay-roont?"


Translation in the hovertext.


The other funny line that came out of this was someone (I think Katy Perry) "tweeted" that it was like Kanye had stepped on a kitten. That made me laugh, because of the mental image. But really, which is worse? Kanye stepping of a figurative kitten, or all the kittens that God kills when all the middle-age loser country music fans are masturbating to Taylor Swift's video? Exactly.

[1] "I see"

16 comments:

erin said...

Oh my God. I'm having some sort of kitten related break down. All I can think of are paralyzed kittens. And I hate animals...well I don't like them? Or I detest them? Hate seems kind of a strong word.

Mimi said...

HAH!
I wonder where the assholes hold their meetings. I'd like to attend one for shits and giggles.

Soda and Candy said...

Hahahahahahhahahaha, perfect. I must memorize this phrase.

So then how many kittens does God kill when you get it in Mr Darcy's (photograph's) eye?

JenJen said...

middle aged country music fan losers are masterbating to Taylor Swift, she's uh...like 19 or something.
Ew ew.
Kayne wins the douche of the week award. Hands down.

mylittlebecky said...

perfect! that would have been perfect. and classy. because it's in latin.

Gauche said...

yeah, I saw that. talk about lack of class. I mean, seriously.....why anyone would do that is beyond me. I hope Kanye dies in a hole someplace. yeah, I know its childish for me to say that, but honestly. why is this moron still famous? I guess he's the Paris Hilton of the Rap world. Famous for being a train wreak. Awesome. you know, in a utter moron type of way.....

JennyMac said...

HAHAHAHA...the aHoles have a King, and several knights as well.

Love the pic..you are quite artsy too?

corticoWhat said...

I had to do it. I searched "Latin Rap" until I found this gem.

Right up your alley Mjenks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKwuijhCpsw

Scope said...

I think Kanye is getting "Taylor Swift Boated" over the whole thing.

Cora said...

What Soda & Candy said!

Cool as Folk said...

I think "jackass" is a good, safe word to use when describing someone. Very underrated.

Jules said...

I ALSO like that the "jackass" then went on Leno and apologized. Kind of. Well, not really. But that's what it was supposed to be an attempt at by his publicist.

Jeney Peney said...

Wait! Hold the phone! Kanye is an ass and Obama was the one who called him out on it?

Well, I'll be damned.

Trowing kittens around can be fun though... http://www.burststudio.com/kitten.html

Jill Pilgrim said...

Hahaha- dude, I am so going to use that!

~E said...

He wasn't wrong for speaking his mind. But that really wasn't the place or time to do it in. Swift should have been allowed her 30 seconds of glory...

But who the hell cares what I think.

Lisa-tastrophies said...

I love it that even the President thinks Kanye is a Jackass. Dude, you got an opinion ~ write a blog like everyone else. Don't piss on their moment because your-two-bit-hack-talented-ass has no class and got dumb-drunk at a public event. F*cktard