Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip “Thou Shalt always Kill”

by alphamonkey on April 23, 2007 · 9 comments

in Music Videos,Uncategorized

Here’s a great little manifesto beat that really makes you listen. 

Thanks to long-time Buddha booster, Laura

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  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    Excellent. It brings to mind a question that’s been bugging me for a few days. Can anyone give me a justifiable reason why athletes and entertainers make millions of dollars a year while farmers go bankrupt? Sure, both are providing a service to society, but only one of those is tangible and neccessary for basic survival. The people that make the world work make minimum wage, and the people who work the world make millions. In any case, that’s extremely tangental, so I’ll just say I liked the video. Except for the part where he said Radiohead is just another band. smile

  • nklpht900

    thou shalt always remember that guns, bitches and bling were not part of the original four elements…

    how true is that.

  • http://www.myspace.com/yourgoodtwin Your Good Twin

    Also, wear sunscreen.

    (does anyone else ever seen the things you have to type below as answers to questions?  Q: “How many days are in a month?” A: “usually31″)

  • DataShade

    (Posted by elkciN on 04/23/07 at 03:41 PM | reply to this comment )

    Uh, farmers in which country?  Because in USA most of the food out there is produced by a couple giant agro-combines like ConAgra, and US Gov’t gives out billions in farm subsidies every year.

    Farming was never supposed to be something you did for profit, it was something you did for survival that was two steps up from roots and nuts and one step up from hunting.

    But it’s a great little piece, is there an MP3 available somewhere?

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    I don’t know too many millionaire farmers. Billionaire corporations are an entirely different subject, though. Forget about farmers, though. I just want a valid reason why athletes and entertainers should be paid as handsomely as they are, while the people who do the less glorius jobs, the jobs that actually make the world work, have to struggle just to feed their families. You could even drop the part about ‘normal people’, I just want to know why these people deserve millions of dollars.

    We could ask some of the athletes that complain about ONLY getting 10 million dollars this year, citing their need to ‘feed their family’, or huge megastar musicians who complain that because of piracy, they have to eat their lobster with a non-diamond encrusted fork.

    I get really sick of hearing these people, athletes and entertainers, as being credited for ‘giving back to their community’ when they make more money each year than the entirety of the community to which they’re giving back. The trickle down effect is clogged up somewhere. You can’t have a successful capitalist society (and don’t fool yourself into thinking we have anything but), when 10% of the people are making 90% of the money, especially considering they do so without any sensible reason.

    In any case, this has nothing to do with anything at hand, it’s just something I’ve been stewing over for quite some time. I just want an explanation. *shrug* I guess it just doesn’t make sense to me.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    Ugh, I know I said I was done, but I just want to clarify on that ‘giving back to the community thing’. Sure there are some celebrities that probably do stuff like volunteering or donating a few thousand to a charity just for good press, but I’m also sure there are others that really believe in the causes they’re fighting for. But at the end of the day, they’ll still kick back in their mansions, thinking about how they won’t do any movie for less than 15 million dollars, and wondering why there are so many poor people in the world, and what they can do to help.

    If you really want to help the homeless, don’t go on TV pleading for everyone to help, maybe just shave 10 million dollars off of your salary. Maybe you’ll only be able to afford one exotic car this month, but everyone’s gotta make sacrifices, right? Bullshit like Latrell Spreewell’s comments bother me, because last time I checked, it shouldn’t take millions of dollars to ‘feed your family’. No one needs that much money.

    Sorry, this is just a really heated topic for me.

  • DataShade

    I was sort of sidetracked by your Celebs v Farmers idea above, and you rightly indicated that I shouldn’t stop with farmers.

    well, don’t stop with Celebs, either.  there’s a huge income gap in the USA and most of the countries that follow our lead.  For example, I work technical support for a major ISP, and my last annual performance review was rated “strong,” which, I believe is the second-highest rating possible; yet, my “merit-based wage increase” was something under 3%.  Contrast that to the company’s CEO, who, despite being in the last year of his contract and having made noises about pursuing other options after the contract expires, was given a 35% pay increase.


    Look at that graph. Look at it. Now, think about your boss at work, or your boss’s boss, and think about beating them to death with a bag filled with $18,000 for every dollar you earn.

    Now, think about what Senator Jim Webb was saying on the campaign trail about “social unrest.” Imagine what form that social unrest might take.  In my imagination, it looks the exact same. Amazing!

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    I agree whole-heartedly, I was just using entertainers due to the tangental relevence to the actual clip. There’s a huge problem with the fact that we have so many people making millions of dollars and another group of people making minimum wage, or living on welfare, or being homeless. I’d like to see both sides pulled more towards the center. I don’t know what it would take, but I don’t think it’s a good path that we’re heading down right now.

    How the hell can we have reality shows giving away so much money for having common knowledge on par with a 5th grader, or picking numbers, while there are still so many people around the world suffering in poverty? It just seems kinda dickish to me, to look at those starving around the world and say, ‘no, this million dollars is not for you, it belongs in briefcase number 47’, or ‘Sorry, we can’t really help you out right now, we’ve got 100 million dollars tied into the next big blockbuster film’. How are CEOs of major companies allowed to make billions, while only paying their employees minimum wage? How is any of this acceptable? How many pay raises did our congressmen give themselves between the changes to minimum wage? I forget the number.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I may be incorrect, but I believe Congress voted to give itself 6 pay increases in the last 8 years.

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