Wednesday, April 11, 2007

It's hard out there for a bunch of PC hypocrites.

I JUST HAD A THOUGHT that actually got me laughing aloud. And it hasn't been a laughing-aloud kind of day, so that's saying something.

Remember the 2005 Academy Awards? Hosted by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart? The Oscar-winning song that year was from the film Hustle & Flow. (It was performed live, as I recall, by rappers Three 6 Mafia.) The title of the song, in case memory escapes you, was as follows:

"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp."

Again, this is an Oscar-winning song. A putative symbol of America's best and brightest. An example to young entertainers everywhere who seek to make their marks in Hollywood as well as in the broader culture itself. That's amusing enough as it is, in light of this whole Imus imbroglio. Maybe not quite laugh-aloud funny, though. So I give you, now, the lyrics, which I'm linking rather than simply reproducing because (a) they're copyrighted, and (b) they add new meaning to the word vile.

But it's Don Imus who's putting out the bad vibe and insulting black women everywhere!

Ha ha, ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha HA HA HA, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA....