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Banksy Directs Simpsons Intro

“Banksy is the pseudonym of a British graffiti artist, political activist and painter, whose identity is unconfirmed” – thank you Wikipedia!

You can also check out his website here

For those of you who are already “in the know” on Banksy, you’re either going to love the dark satire he has cleverly woven into the most recent Simpson’s intro, or you’re going to think more about how main-stream Banksy’s identity and his work have become. Take it or leave it, there it is!

Seeing Detroit Through the Eyes of a Jackass

Television prankster Johnny Knoxville established himself as the ultimate teenage-boy hero by filming himself getting maced, beaten, and tasered on the MTV show and movie franchise Jackass. His recent work, however, is directed at a slightly more sophisticated crowd.

In “Detroit Lives“–a three-part video series in collaboration with Palladium Boots–Knoxville brings viewers along a tour of the Motor City, exploring its rise, fall, and potential rebirth by showcasing the city’s burgeoning youth movements.

According to the series’s website:

Once the fourth-largest metropolis in America—some have called it the Death of the American Dream. Today, the young people of the Motor City are making it their own DIY paradise where rules are second to passion and creativity. They are creating the new Detroit on their own terms, against real adversity.

This “real adversity” includes one of the nation’s highest murder and unemployment rates, but also, what one of the video’s interviewees calls “pick and choose journalism,” which tends to highlight Detroit’s bad while ignoring all its good.

Is it just mean or does it kind of seem like hipsters might actually save the city of Detroit??

Playing next Friday (9/17/10) as part of Cinefamily’s Late Fridays Midnight Movies!

If you aren’t already intimately familiar with Antoine Dodson then you DEFINITELY live a hole BUT never fear, DBlawg brings you overplayed pop culture: click the image below to unleash a plethora of YouTube videos, including the original here.

Cee-Loo won me over as soon as he rhymed “Ferrari” with “Atari” – classic!

PS: if you haven’t seen/heard this yet then I assume you live in a hole… Ain’t that some shit?!

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