Sifting through the questions already posted, everyone is hitting on a lot of key points. I guess my question has more to do with the advertising and brand. The article mentions how the character Batman, himself, was not a particular favorite by consumers, but the icon, the items that have the logo on them, were selling anyway. It wasn't the concern of Warner to make sure the movie did well, but that the brand was introduced and it infiltrated everywhere. The movie was rated PG-13 but the collector's items were still targeted toward the younger crowd. Did anyone really like Batman, the character? Or do you feel like you got sucked up into the logo, the colors, the items?
Here is the link to my annotated video. There may be issues with sound.
After days of fighting technology and that b.s. I-Movie, I've finally posted some clips from the Vices to Verses hip-hop conference. I wasn't able to post videos that are over 10 min (especially the Hip-Hop Feminism panel and dead prez portion of the concert) because Youtube won't allow folks to post clips over that time frame (sorry about that). However, either myself or a VM member will do whatever it takes to post the rest of clips, so just keep on eye out for more videos in the future.
You may view samples of the conference on this following link:
When thinking about Hip Hop and the artists, people who are caucasion such as vanilla ice, the beastie boys and Eminem do not come to mind at first. Yet they have proved them selves in the Hip Hop community. What I want to know is do you think they have to work harder to be taken seriously and not become a laughing stock in this world of Hip Hop and Rap? Is it harder for these artists to break into the Hip Hop communitiy? After seeing clips from eminems 8 mile when her first started in the clubs and got chirped by the audience and fellow peers for trying to compete.
Here is the battle where he is making fun of eminem.. It is all about him being white, they used examples of Willie Nelson, Vanilla ice and white ass.
As you can tell from my project, I absolutely love Aaron McGruder's cartoon series "The Boondocks". I thought the wait would never be over for season 3. But, I digress, LOL. I find this show so relevant especially from an African American point of view, whether it is politically, historically, socially, or culturally. Boondocks' really taps into the mindsets and varied thought processes and actions of black people. It often delivers a refreshing truth. I am pleased that you found a way to relate McGruder's genius to the class material. I must say that this was a funny and thought provoking clip because it made me think about how I really feel about snitching. You know, when is it a good thing and when is it just unnecessary, or for that matter unsafe. I really feel that it depends on the case. I also must admit to being a snitch to authorities in the past, even on family members and friends. These were extreme situations and people needed protecting so I did what needed to be done, and I honestly didn't feel bad about it. I think that the opposition to snitching can be taken way too far. The distaste for it should never supersede someone's safety, especially someone in a vulnerable situation such as children, the elderly, and animals. Yep, I'll call the PEOPLE in a hot flashing minute, anonymously, that is. LOL
I had to creat a comment as your blog doesn't allow for comments.
I wanted to know your thoughts on this subbject. What surprised you? How did these images make you feel, and do you see the connections between the three subjects?