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uziq
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surprise surprise, rich celebrities and high-profile people get the carpet rolled out for them by institutions.

the sacklers have a wing at the new york met. i guess they're better than you.
SuperJail Warden
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At least he got gigs in a field he has had exceptional success in. It's not like they gave him a class on medicine.
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uziq
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he got an NYU professor fired when he was a student there because he gave him a 'D' for only turning up to 1 class all semester and writing a bad paper. lol. or something. i can't remember the intricate details of it. he sued i think.

regardless, if you're a hollywood a-lister who is going to pay all his grad school fees up front and bring positive PR for the place, it's safe to say that a lot of doors are going to open for you. it costs an english/writing faculty basically nothing to accept one more PhD or master's student that semester if they're paying all their fees up front. it's not like he's applying via the ordinary routes and taking up valuable space on a high-cost course.
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I think I read that he even knew that he'd get a low (but passing) grade by agreement(?) with said professor. And he still made a stink online after the fact. Man. Also that poem, yikes.
uziq
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

At least he got gigs in a field he has had exceptional success in. It's not like they gave him a class on medicine.
did you know that Big Shaq has a PhD in education, by the way?

i knew you were acting precious about ed. PhD's being 'special' but i didn't realise you meant their main requirement was being able to open a jar of pickles with one hand.
SuperJail Warden
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I had to Google who Big Shaq is. Get the fuck out of here with your obscure British satire rappers.
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uziq
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i actually have never heard of that guy. i thought everyone called shaq the basketball player 'big shaq'.
DesertFox-
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I thought it was a nickname for Shaq Uzi came up with so I didn't even bother to google it.
SuperJail Warden
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No, we just call him Shaq. Oftentimes Shaquille O'Neal.

Looking at his off the court section on Wikipedia, it seems like he likes to give everything a try.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaquille_O%27Neal
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uziq
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-41642214

Shaquille has teamed up with Toronto MC ShaqIsDope after seemingly taking offence at Roadman Shaq calling himself "Big Shaq".

"There's a lot of people who are named after me. Shaquille. Shaq. But keep in mind, there's only one Big Shaq," he raps.

"It is I, the originator, the dominator, the creator. Don't you ever call your name Big Shaq."
/shrug
SuperJail Warden
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uziq wrote:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-41642214

Shaquille has teamed up with Toronto MC ShaqIsDope after seemingly taking offence at Roadman Shaq calling himself "Big Shaq".

"There's a lot of people who are named after me. Shaquille. Shaq. But keep in mind, there's only one Big Shaq," he raps.

"It is I, the originator, the dominator, the creator. Don't you ever call your name Big Shaq."
/shrug
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SuperJail Warden
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Youtube put this on top of my recommended for some reason. I guess it is a Christmas song.

Shame that this song and the other one caught on after she was killed.
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uziq
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uziq
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SuperJail Warden
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Phoenix has some good songs. The older songs mostly but this is good too.
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uziq
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uziq
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SuperJail Warden
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

Youtube put this on top of my recommended for some reason. I guess it is a Christmas song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRU2qs82DAg
Shame that this song and the other one caught on after she was killed.

Her other great post-mortem hit.

Uzique, the most well read among us (no sarcasm), what do you think of Selena? She made two great crossover songs.
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uziq
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never heard of her to be very honest with you. not surprised someone can be huge in texas or mexico or whatever and never ever turn up on my radar.

sounds fine. reminds me of Sade or something.
SuperJail Warden
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Not amazed and not disappointed. She was an up and coming singer who was American but was big making Mexican style songs in the U.S. Being fluent in English, she eventually made an album for Americans, it was a major hit only after she died in, and in stereotypically American fashion, of gun violence. She was big in Texas which is why George W. Bush named a day after her right after she died when he was governor of Texas before he became president. The movie made about her launched Jenifer Lopez's career in America, and brought her to the east coast of the U.S. Spanish girls? They know who Selena is.

She only had two or three good English songs but is remembered fondly for them since she had the potential to be a big crossover hit. The two songs I linked are pretty good. Don't bother with much else. Shame, Gunslinger isn't here to tell you stuff I may have missed being in the greatest city in the world, NYC.
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SuperJail Warden
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Speaking of Spanish girls...I have a white guy friend I grew up with. He is pretty incel it sounds. Comes from a good middle class family but never got it altogether with figuring out girls. I don't know what went wrong there. He is in good shape, and other girls I know said she was cute but whatever. He exercises and diets. Seriously, what went wrong there? Anyhow, I told him, start dating Spanish girls. They go nuts for white guys. But he hasn't done it. I don't know. Same thing I tell Dilbert. Go for Asian girls. You could clean up there. 3 billion bitches in the developing world. Why anyone has to pay for it is beyond me.

I don't know. Can't help some people. Wonder what Jay would think.
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DesertFox-
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Not only gun violence, but wasn't it like a stalker president of her fan club? I'm half-remembering prior to checking The Googles.
uziq
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bjork had a crazed fan club stalker too. after some extremely risky close encounters, the fan committed suicide in a very public way. i think there was a video tape or something. very crazy.

i guess that’s a neat illustration of the different worlds we have inhabited. me with my one-name artist from weirdo europe and you with your one-name artist singing mexican soap opera ballads for homesick american latinos.
SuperJail Warden
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Yes, there is the Bjork stalker. I saw his suicide online. You can see the bullet impact the top of his skull in the video. Doesn't break the skin but impacts the skull. Interesting stuff in my business. 

It is interesting the different worlds we live in but intersect due to uh 2005 video games. (???) Do you know many people in Aus besides Dilbert?

Desert Fox wrote:

Not only gun violence, but wasn't it like a stalker president of her fan club? I'm half-remembering prior to checking The Googles.
The president of her fan club before it was call corporatized. The killer stole money before the whole thing became a racket for stealing money. +1 nonetheless. Seriously, thank you.
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uziq
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i have a few friends in auStralia but they’re in publishing or the culture industry in places like melbourne, moving in circles dilbert would never grace. one australian girl (half french technically) eloped with me when i was in my early 20s. she’s now a senior publicist at one of their main publishing houses and i think about to have a child. i wish her well. she still sends me promo copies and press galleys of books every now and then. one of them was even signed by a legendary new yorker writer. isn’t life just so rich and fun and full of infinite splendour and adventure?

i’m not quite sure what you’re describing in the bjork video but i have no desire to see it anyway. the person seemed very deranged and in need of serious help.

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