Monday, February 26, 2007

Skinny to world: "I quit"

Somehow we missed this:

AP writes story about Ghostriding wherein Mistah F.A.B. "concedes that sideshows have gotten out of control. He said he would like to stage sideshows in large arenas where organizers could charge admission....'It would be like a ghetto NASCAR,' he said."



Here is the obligatory "in France they speak French" lede from that story, for those of you buried under a pile of white people:
"Ghost riding the whip" — a stunt in which a driver gets out of his car and dances around and on top of the slowly moving vehicle to a thumping hip-hop beat — has gotten at least two people killed, led to numerous injuries and alarmed police on the West Coast and beyond.

A fad among devotees of a West Coast strain of hip-hop music called "hyphy," the stunt has been celebrated in song and performed in numerous homemade videos posted on YouTube.
They also go on to say that "in October, a 36-year-old man dancing on top of a moving car fell off, hit his head and died in what authorities said was Canada's first ghost riding fatality." I wasn't aware that Ghostriding had gotten so out of hand that people were doing it in Canada. Frankly, that's the most alarming part of the article, because we all know what happens next- that's right, liberalized, responsible ghostriding. "Canada's First Ghost Riding Fatality" sounds like an indie band. No, wait, "Canada's First Ghost Riding Fatality Wolf." That's better.

[SFGate.com: Area man goes dumb dumb retarded, white people in state of terror]



In another car-related story, our boy Joey Sweeney tells you how good Espers sounds in his new InfinitiTM. Joey, I know how to drive, so you can just drop the keys off whenever.

[Philadelphia WillDo: Joey WTF?]

Labels: , , ,