Thursday, August 27, 2009

Defending Madonna? What the...? (RANDOM COMBO INCLUDED!)

Yes. You read the title right. I find myself in the awkward position that I have struggled to imagine ever happening... defending Madonna. She apparently got crazy boos and jeers at a recent concert of hers in Romania. She has Roma dancers (also known as Gypsies) in her concerts. Their music and dancing is very popular in Eastern and Southern Europe, THEY, however, are NOT. Just after the crowd received the dancing of these Roma with cheers and applause, Madonna felt it necessary to bring up the struggles of the Gypsy people of these countries. According to Yahoo! she said, "It has been brought to my attention ... that there is a lot of discrimination against Romanies and Gypsies in general in Eastern Europe. It made me feel very sad." Apparently there were some that were cheering about what she said, but the loudest sentiment in the roughly 60,000-strong crowd was a negative one. The Roma have long been a people that has been openly discriminated and has struggled to get all the rights due to them in Italy, Romania and some other nearby nations. I am always glad when celebrities use their fame for some good, even if it's someone as creepy as Madonna. Way to go, Madonna. (Eew, that still feels weird.)

Anyway, on a much lighter note, I'm planning on doing something I haven't been able to do in months due to the lack of Photoshop... a RANDOM COMBO! Coming right up!

Sources:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/odibusmacsimus/2455520805/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklyn_museum/2488968515/


The BK Pharaoh


The BK Pharaoh was recently discovered in southern Egypt amidst the largest Egyptian archaeological disclosure in over 50 years. This unprecedented chunk of ruined monument proves an incredible link between our modern world and the ancient Egyptian world exists. Burger King has not released any statement on the monumental discovery and generally keeps very secret the goings-on of their corporate headquarters. However, Gary Hodgkins of Fakeville, Alabama had some information from the inside that he finally felt justified in spreading. He was recently fired from BK headquarters, but had signed a non-disclosure document restricting his ability to share information of the ancient traditions hidden in the burger empire. He has informed us that Burger King's uppermost leaders participate in "interesting clandestine activities involving fry-pyramids." He was reluctant to name any names, but it seems that Burger King's leaders have amongst them a person still referred to as Pharaoh. It seems that ancient Egypt has lived on through many other secretive organizations and now has a home in BK. Now that's a Whopper of a revelation for archaeologists, businessmen, and the world alike.

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