We're so fucked.
It would be one thing if we simply said that Kanye made some decent music. That kind of cultural designation would make it easy to admonish him when he goes off on one of his humorless, self-pitying rants or shows almost no respect for the music others have made. Instead, though, we've elevated Kanye to a place within our culture he really doesn't deserve to be.
You DO NOT fuck with Shirley Manson.
If you’ve seen the James Franco/Seth Rogan and Muppets parodies, you probably know that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will grace Vogue magazine’s April cover, she in a bridal-y strapless, he with his arms lovingly encircling/strategically placed over her hips.
This article will inevitably go up on The Daily Banter’s Facebook page where it will inevitably be commented on by a handful of people that will, without ever reading a word of this article, dismiss it because they’re “tired of hearing about that adjective, adjective noun Kanye West.”
It's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so you shouldn't be at work reading this. If you are, your boss is an a$$hole. Either way, here's some interesting bits from the world wide web for ya:
It's Thursday, which is basically Friday, which is basically the weekend! Here's what's happening on the interweb:
In a ludicrously expensive, overly produced music video featuring wild horses, snow covered mountains, and themselves having sex on a motor bike, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have taken tastelessness to a new level.
"American Psycho" author Bret Easton Ellis has started a weekly podcast featuring "popular culture's most fascinating minds". The first episode featured Kanye West, and what can only be described as a casual game of 'Who Can Sound More Pretentious?' ensued. Here are the 10 best quotes from the awesome interview.
Some pundits can predict important world events or what a political leader will or won't do next. I have Kanye figured out. The line to kiss my ass forms to the left.
There's something really ballsy about what Kanye's doing here. By taking complete ownership of the confederate flag to the point where he's actually selling it to people, Kanye West is sending a message and issuing a challenge. That message? Fuck you.
It's Friday, which means you'll be looking for something to do to pass the time while you're waiting to bail out of work and start your weekend. Here's a little reading material.
After news emerged that Kanye West demanded his dressing room at the BBC should be 'all white' and have ironed carpets, we thought it appropriate to gather a list of the top 10 most ridiculous things celebrities insist upon for them to cooperate with the outside world.
You’re wondering why Kanye West is interesting. We get that. But the following is a frightening account of what happens when someone who has had success forgets where he is and what he is doing. A bit like Tony Blair after he stepped down as British Prime Minister and tried to fix the Middle East. Or Arnold Schwarznegger when he decided it was a good idea to do Expendables 2.
The tragic tale of the New Orleans Mother's Day shooting hadn't even finished before the media lost interest, while the Boston Bombing story was covered for weeks. Why do we make one story a tragedy and ignore others? Kanye West may have revealed the answer back in 2005.
In this week's 'Celebrities Are Important Because...' column, we imagine ourself as Kim Kardashian and write about how difficult it is being, like, pregnant, getting followed by the paparazzi, and having a family that doesn't appreciate how famous they are.
In this week's 'Celebrities Are Important Because...' column we look at the incredibly important 'Met Ball' in New York where celebrities get photographed wearing outfits that cost more than most people earn in a year. Never heard of it? Shame on you!