Sunday, August 3, 2008

Toby or not Toby

I was just goofing when I slipped that Ludacris link into the previous blog, making fun of the 'experts' who tried to make a song part of the Presidential campaign. It's not a threat to the country.

You know, forget about media spin and Barack Obama's or John McCain's reaction; just listen to/read the lyrics. Make up your own mind and move on. And yeah, I was hoping somebody would bite.

But the accompanying blog brought up what Immortal Technique has called "Toby Moments". That's a reference to Roots, when Kunta Kinte is whipped until he accepts Toby as his new name, and media pressure for Obama to constantly attack supporters. Not advisors, not members of his campaign. Supporters. That is Ludicrous.

I'd like to see the term enter the vernacular. It's no big thing actually, just another interesting piece of the media puzzle.

Oh, and the Immortal Technique interview is interesting, if you can bear with the hip hop mixed throughout

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