Special Kosher for Passover Edition of The Media Nerd

April 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm 1 comment

For the first time in quite some time, I read last Sunday’s Times Magazine within a week (applause, please), making this story on African-American Jews actually timely.

The two-minute Haggadah. (Thanks, Mom!)

There are Jews in Bahrain!

20 tons of hot dogs spill on highway.  Okay, they weren’t Hebrew National, so it doesn’t count.  (Thanks, John!)

Okay, that’s it for the KoP stories.  The rest are regular TMN fare, but still Kosher…

University of Maryland shows porn; school does not implode into endless hours of godless procreation.

Bethesda is the second most livable city in the country.

This puppy does dog tricks!

Dangerous things named after women.

Disney templates. (Thanks, Matt!)

The Fabric of Our Lives” commercial to come back…with Zooey Deschanel singing!

I am sure you all know this already, but Kumar comes to Washington.  (Think he was in town for an interview the night we saw him at Local 16?)

Stop Anthropomorphizing Me.

Rice University developing cancer-fighting beer!

Man streaks for a cause.

Creepy mind erasing drugs.

These kids are my heroes.

Last, but most certainly not least…Jon Caramanica did it again: A review of both Flo Rida and Mims’ new albums.

“Like other cadence-obsessed rappers, Busta Rhymes and Twista in particular, Flo Rida threatens to have his content and wordplay obscured behind his rhyme patterns…

…Fortunately (or not) nothing is lost: “R.O.O.T.S.” is hollow and forgettable.  “I’ll be your personal fitness/Girl, I’ma get you addicted,” Flo Rida raps on “Shone,” on which his guest, the R&B singer Pleasure P, proves to be the more nuanced rapper…

…its simple rhyme scheme and astral, unshakable beat impossible to disown.  It made Mims rap’s last great one-hit wonder, which raises the question: If Mims made a great album, would it make a sound?

…Often Mims refers to how hated he’s become for his success, but truly it’s hard to loathe someone so underwhelming.”

Read the rest of the review for more.

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