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Old 02-11-2019, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post


I didn't get a harumph out of that man!
Uppity.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:46 PM
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Oh, the tone here is far from casual and easygoing.

You realize it is a top 25-30 school in the USA in every academic ranking, right?
She's a very smart cat. In fact she wrote a rap song.

It goes:

Meow Meow Meow - snort, snif
Meow Meow Meow - MEOW!
Meow Meow Meow - snort, snif
Meow Meow Meow - MEOW!
Meow Meow Meow - snort, snif
Meow Meow Meow - MEOW!
Meow Meow Meow - snort, snif
Meow Meow Meow - MEOW!

Its a satire about modern cat food. The lyrics are amazingly deep - almost as good as:

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
Song is a satire on the mentality on what many black Americans feel the country has come to, including the sad reality of the ingrained perpetuation of the handout/welfare system. It is also mocking current rap 'music' style (many of his songs are more R&B), and state of American 'values'. I don't like the music, but the more white people this pisses off behind keyboards, the more accurate it is.
A simple google search shows this is simply not true and is fake news. I ask that anyone interested please look up the meaning of this song.


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Old 02-11-2019, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SEATOAD View Post
She's a very smart cat. In fact she wrote a rap song.

It goes:

Meow Meow Meow - snort, snif
Meow Meow Meow - MEOW!
Meow Meow Meow - snort, snif
Meow Meow Meow - MEOW!
Meow Meow Meow - snort, snif
Meow Meow Meow - MEOW!
Meow Meow Meow - snort, snif
Meow Meow Meow - MEOW!

Its a satire about modern cat food. The lyrics are amazingly deep - almost as good as:

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away
Or a different lyric he has written.

I find my dad in the parking lot. He drives me back to our house and camp is over
So is summer, even though thereís two weeks until school starts
This isnít a story about how girls are evil or how love is bad
This is a story about how I learned something and Iím not saying this thing is true or not
Iím just saying itís what I learned

I told you something. It was just for you and you told everybody
So I learned cut out the middle man, make it all for everybody, always
Everybody canít turn around and tell everybody, everybody already knows, I told them

But this means there isnít a place in my life for you or someone like you
Is it sad? Sure. But itís a sadness I chose

I wish I could say this was a story about how I got on the bus a boy
And got off a man more cynical, hardened, and mature and shit
But thatís not true. The truth is I got on the bus a boy. And I never got off the bus
I still havenít...
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
I don't like awards shows, and largely ignore them, but I wonder how many people here actually know who he is? Stand up comedian and writer/actor with a degree from NYU. Song is a satire on the mentality on what many black Americans feel the country has come to, including the sad reality of the ingrained perpetuation of the handout/welfare system. It is also mocking current rap 'music' style (many of his songs are more R&B), and state of American 'values'. I don't like the music, but the more white people this pisses off behind keyboards, the more accurate it is.

Most people who bash the song for supporting ideals, look up satire.

A little bit about the guy, for the few of you interested.

The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (Smith), ran a daycare center, and his father, Donald Glover, is a retired postal worker. He is not, despite rumors, related to actor Danny Glover. He has a younger brother, Stephen Glover, a screenwriter and producer. Donald graduated from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006.

In 2006, at age 23, while still living in the NYU dorms, Glover joined the writing staff of NBC comedy 30 Rock (2006), for which he received a Writers Guild of America Award nomination in 2009. Later credited as an executive story editor, he also had several cameos in front of the camera. In 2009, he left "30 Rock" for a role on the comedy series Community (2009), in which he played an athlete in a rather odd study group, opposite Chevy Chase and Joel McHale. The show ran for six seasons.

Glover is the creator, writer, producer, director and star of the series Atlanta (2016), which debuted on FX in 2016. The series was an immediate critical and commercial hit, winning the 2017 Golden Globe Award for Best Series and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) for Glover. At the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, Glover won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, while the show also earned four other nominations: Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Glover (for the episode Atlanta: B.A.N. (2016)) and his brother, Stephen (for the episode Atlanta: Streets on Lock (2016)).

His first stand-up special aired on Comedy Central in March 2010. As Childish Gambino, Glover has released the studio albums "Camp" (2011), "Because the Internet" (2013) and "Awaken, My Love!" (2016). In 2015, he was nominated for Grammy Awards in 2015 for Best Rap Album for "Because the Internet" and Best Rap Performance for his single "3005" In 2018, he was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for "Awaken, My Love!" and Record of the Year for the hit "Redbone," winning the Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

On the big screen, Glover's credits include Magic Mike XXL (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and The Martian (2015). He will star as the young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and will provide the voice of Simba in a remake of The Lion King (2019).
all that,
and itís still shit.
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20 seconds of that song was more than I could take.
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Wow.

Is this really music
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Ha ha ha Torfed actually listens to this shit haaaaa!
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:05 PM
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I agree that for a portion of the population that is pretty accurate song, the problem is that it does not make it reality, fact or anywhere close to civilized.

I would theorize that a boating forum is comprised of successful, intelligent, hard working people who pay an extremely large portion of taxes. Like many people here, I built everything that I have without help and overcame issues. I didnt blame other people or America.

"You mothafuckas owe me
Grandma told me
Get your money, black man (black man)"
you do understand that he's mocking culture as a whole, not just white culture? he's pointing the finger at everyone. he's appealing to the next generation in the hopes that they will take themselves more seriously and stop worry about how they look in their next seflie while their peers are being shot. just because you dont understand it, doesnt mean you should mock it. i would assume that at some point in your life, you disagreed with an elder who "just didnt understand me, maaannn."

/get off my lawn
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:16 PM
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you do understand that he's mocking culture as a whole, not just white culture? he's pointing the finger at everyone. he's appealing to the next generation in the hopes that they will take themselves more seriously and stop worry about how they look in their next seflie while their peers are being shot. just because you dont understand it, doesnt mean you should mock it. i would assume that at some point in your life, you disagreed with an elder who "just didnt understand me, maaannn."

/get off my lawn

A simple google search shows this is simply not true and is fake news. I ask that anyone interested please look up the meaning of this song.
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Originally Posted by happyjack92 View Post
you do understand that he's mocking culture as a whole, not just white culture? he's pointing the finger at everyone. he's appealing to the next generation in the hopes that they will take themselves more seriously and stop worry about how they look in their next seflie while their peers are being shot. just because you dont understand it, doesnt mean you should mock it. i would assume that at some point in your life, you disagreed with an elder who "just didnt understand me, maaannn."

/get off my lawn
I read the lyrics a couple of times, how do you get your definition of what the song is supposed to be about? If it's supposed to mean something like you are saying than there isn't anyway I can interpret it from a single word or the combined words of the lyrics. If I and the other intelligent people that read this don't pick up on any of what you are saying how can the gang bangers in the hood ever possibly interpret this supposed meaning??
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Originally Posted by SEATOAD View Post
Ha ha ha Torfed actually listens to this shit haaaaa!
i listen to some of it. i dont enjoy it all, but my kids listen to it; and the young analysts that work for me listen to it. i'm not trying to be the "cool dad" but it's a way to connect with my kids and younger people that work for me. it's a chance to open a dialog about current events / headlines.
of course, it's probably just a waste of my time. it be so much easier to remain ignorant on this dumb stuff.
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Originally Posted by captbone View Post



A simple google search shows this is simply not true and is fake news. I ask that anyone interested please look up the meaning of this song.
I don't know man, maybe your google is different than mine! "a simple google search" made me wanna puke!! I think all hope is lost...and that is all I gotta say about this RIP "America"

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You can think or believe what you want and I will do the same. People like you try to shove this excrement down the throats of everyone and expect us to follow like sheep. I don't and won't buy into it...ever.
so I take it you donít dance at wedding. Got it, one for no dance.

i didnít write the song btw....
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You guys all got punked!! Many of the negative responses would make Donald Glover proud. Look him up. Heís punking all of you. Pretty smart dude, and waaay more accomplished and successful than all of you, even the sheltered rich white dudes here!! Love it.
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Originally Posted by happyjack92 View Post
i listen to some of it. i dont enjoy it all, but my kids listen to it; and the young analysts that work for me listen to it. i'm not trying to be the "cool dad" but it's a way to connect with my kids and younger people that work for me. it's a chance to open a dialog about current events / headlines.
of course, it's probably just a waste of my time. it be so much easier to remain ignorant on this dumb stuff.
I attended a wedding recently and was christened to this new music. All the hotties in the room were slinking around to this stuff and singing lyrics. I then realized I might be the problem, not the music. This is what young people are listening to. After the wedding we as a group all hit some clubs including the one in harrahs casino and they were playing this type music. I understand the connection deal you are attempting to achieve.
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You guys all got punked!! Many of the negative responses would make Donald Glover proud. Look him up. Heís punking all of you. Pretty smart dude, and waaay more accomplished and successful than all of you, even the sheltered rich white dudes here!! Love it.
you say sheltered like thatís a bad thing. Itís by choice for most. Some of us attempt to understand whatís going on. Yes itís like a science project or going on safari, bird watching, ect... but some are making an effort.....
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Who the hell would put something on the Emmys which required thought? C'mon..1/2 the viewers are still trying to figure out their remote control.
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Who the hell would put something on the Emmys which required thought? C'mon..1/2 the viewers are still trying to figure out their remote control.
and what bathroom to use.
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When it comes to music, paintings, sculptures, anything that is created from ones mind, the, "art", I look at or listen to the finished product and see if it appeals to me.
Why should one have to do research on the person and find the sometimes hidden meanings behind what drove the, "artist", to produce the, "art"?
Display your goods and see if the public likes it w/o detailed explanation.
Play your music, we will listen and give it a thumbs up or down. Simple.
Most of the lyrics out there are hard to make out the words in the first place let alone to be able to find the deep dark hidden meaning behind them.

When I see someone shoot a person in the back of the head, or shoot a choir with a automatic weapon, that's supposed to be, "art", really?

Also, the intro was way too long.



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