1. Kim Jong-il Dropping the Bass.
Oh, don't even act like you didn't know North Korea's late leader could control crowds like this. [ Insert airhorn here. ]
[ Kim Jong-il Dropping the Bass ]
2. 10 Great Moments in Hip-Hop Philanthropy.
This post is worth mentioning not because it reminds us of the content of a certain book of hip-hop trivia. And also not because it runs down a list of moments in 2011 when hip-hop displayed compassion and generosity to our fellow man. It's worth mentioning because right there after the first paragraph there's a "related" link with the headline "SEE ALSO: TSA Discovers Ninja Daggers Hidden In Book." LULZ.
[ NewsOne ]
3. Chris Brown Ruins Christmas Again.
An open letter to the "dancer with a temper" for "blasphemously covering Donny Hathaway's 'This Christmas.'"
[ Grantland ]
4. Social Minded Hip-Hop Is Making a Comeback.
Jon Caramanica on Kendrick Lamar, Common, and more.
[ NY Times ]
5. Mick Jones Speaks.
On the 9th anniversary of the death of Joe Strummer, The Clash's co-founder talks summer riots, Sid Vicious, and "immigrant blood."
[ Sabotage Times ]
6. Mysterious 'Space Ball' Crashes Down in Namibia Grasslands.
Remember the Mel Brooks movie Space Balls ? This ain't it. An unidentified metallic sphere that looks like a lemon — or maybe Optimus Prime's testicle — fell from the sky recently and no one can explain its existence, neither NASA nor the European Space Agency. And, apparently, it's been happening for the past 20 years! What?! True indeed, the gods must be cray!
[ MSNBC.com ]
7. Hot Dog With Chili, Cheese, and Onions at Papaya King.
Sometimes — actually, a lot of the time — all you really need to have a good day on the Inna'net is a little bit of food porn to remind you that New York City still has some guilty treasures. Papaya King, we salute you!
[ Village Voice ]