Mind of Mencia Revealed to Be Completely Blank (and other links too)
Two weeks later, I still can't shake the confrontation between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia out my head. In all my wildest fantasies, I had never envisioned something so breathtakingly spectacular as seeing two of the least funny men on earth, engaged in a Hatfield and McCoy-worthy, You Tubed feud. The only thing that may have improved things would've been if they'd had a tag-team steel cage match with Mencia, Joe Rogan, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and Ricky "The Dragon Steamboat.
I still remain stunned that the guy who is somehow the most popular comedian on Comedy Central, got eviscerated by a guy I'd previously taken for an even bigger chump, Joe Rogan (if you don't believe me, see Best Week Ever's coverage of Rogan waging message board war with a college kid). I took Rogan for a dude incapable of tying his shoelaces (he looks like a velcro sorta' guy), but somehow he shredded Mencia better than anyone since 2Pac told Biggie, "I've fucked your bitch, you fat motherfucker."
Surprisingly, Mencia hasn't been censured in the media, nor disgraced like other plagiarists, Kaayva Viswanathan, Jayson Blair or James Frey. Instead, Mencia gets to keep his hit TV show and Joe Rogan, for bravely (if bombastically) exposing the truth, got dropped by his agent. If you haven't seen the video, I highly encourage you to do so. It's kind of astonishing. Not because Mencia comes off as pathetic, weak and possibly anti-Semitic, but more because it forces you to ask yourself: If Carlos Mencia really does steal other people's jokes. How is impossible that he remains this unfunny? The guy makes Dane Cook like Woody Allen. That is all I have to say on this matter.
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka Says Read These Links SuckaIf you like Dylan, Expecting Rain, is a ridiculously good resource for all things Zimmerman.
Uncle Granbo's back and in incredible form with the recently re-designed Best Evs' Whatevs. See his post on the evolution of Angela Chase.
Check this 1978 BBC Hunter S. Thompson documentary that you can stream at Google Video
(via Largehearted Boy)
Speaking of the good doctor, Drowned in Sound has a guide to Gonzo. Though how they can leave Hells Angels off a list of HST must-reads is beyond me.
My Morning Jacket? A Prom? An Enchantment Under the Sea Dance? I know there must be a music editor somewhere fool-hardy enough to send me to investigate. C'mon Rolling Stone, you know I can't do worse than that retarded I'm From Rolling Stone kid who started interrogating Lupe Fiasco about black muslim terrorists?
Kevin from So Much Silence starts an excellent vinyl blog, Circa 45. Check for it.
Crime Notes over at The Cole Slaw Blog creates a comprehensive guide to the Hold Steady Volume 1
The Foundtrack puts out its March Mix, with tracks from The Arcade Fire, J Dilla, Modest Mouse and LCD Soundsystem, among others.
My Old Kentucky Blog takes on an oldie but a goodie, 1996's Pinkerton, one of my favorite records of the last 10 (or 11) years.
Kevin Bronson hits the nail on the head: "Whitestarr are the cubic zirconium of Los Angeles music."
Wake Your Daughter Up, offers up 1991's oft-slept on classic, Del The Funkee Homosapien's I Wish My Brother George Was Here. With of course, "Mistadobalina."