- Forget Congress gittin’ ‘r done, it’s shutdown time!
- Confusing religious freedom with just firing anybody you want to.
- Maybe the Democrats need a better strategy (any strategy, really) than waiting for demographics to save them.
- Did Haruki Murakami make this year’s shortlist for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award? He sure did.
- Of dingos and media circuses.
- Not writing about teenage vampires or already have a fully-operational media operation? Go ahead, try and find an agent.
- Before we start building artificial intelligence bots, they should be understand. Otherwise: Skynet.
- Fox News vs. Jon Stewart; it goes on.
- “The Keep on the Borderlands,” lol; when young’uns play Dungeons & Dragons.
- Bill Cosby and the difference between black Republicans and black conservatives.
- Print and read: A novelist moves from Santa Monica to Irvine and discovers all that is glorious and utterly wretched about … Buffalo Wild Wings.
After having gone from being the rare gangsta rapper who had actually lived the life instead of just rapping about it to loud monotone fixture on Law & Order: SVU and too many horrendous movies to count, Ice-T has a new gig: Recording audiobooks. It makes sense, given his clear, bottom-heavy voice. But according to Paste, he talked on a recent podcast about running into some trouble recording an unnamed Dungeons & Dragons novel. Just realizing the depths of nerd-dom that he’d gotten into (“They were talking about ‘pegasuses’ and ‘pegasi.’ That’s horses with wings”) was an education in itself:
It took Ice three-and-a-half hours to record 25 pages of the book, whose title he does not reveal. But, he added, he will slay the fantasy-lingo dragon and let fans know when the audiobook goes on sale.
“It’ll be a treat to watch me, with my South Central-educated ass, trying to read some Dungeons & Dragons shit,” he promises.
The O.G. further notes that “Considering the way music is right now, you’re better off listening to a book … Honestly, it’s more entertaining.”