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November 2010
By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

Bless their hearts.

Via Scroob.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

Born To Be: Drake (MuchMusic Documentary) from Karla Moy on Vimeo.

Not having telly, one forgets they make crazy ish like this. That guy’s voice is hilarious.

Via RR

— By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

The homie Lee Henshaw just sent me this, which is awesome, as I have wanted to see it for ages! Forsooth:

This 1979 documentary film focuses on gangs such as the savage skulls & nomads who occupied areas of the South Bronx. Perhaps even more compelling is considering that the backdrop and social conditions in this film are a ‘far cry’ from the lifestyle being promoted through disco music and film. Perhaps this answers questions to why many people took preference over the funk records which arguably paved the way for Hip Hop culture.

Read more about it here.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpMPFu3mMPA

At least they can both agree on the Iraq war, eh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JDCHPF8m7g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBBHMFiZX_U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TAG_kRsq1M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KRxp9IVn6s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II9GbQHtaOQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAcHmYo41Q4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBzhF8nuhSY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ATgUpJJJyQ

— By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

Thank you mighty universe, for blessing my life with the wonder of Leslie Nielson! He was so awesome! So handsome! So cool! So deeply fucking funny!

Those pedestrian lulz you enjoy most days are but wet-patches to the tsunami of funny that was Leslie Nielson. May his conciousness mate with a planet and create the most awesome place in the multiverse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5lJIb8vIl8

— By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

From The Guardian:

When Christopher Columbus paraded his newly discovered American Indians through the streets of Spanish towns at the end of the 15th century, he was not in fact introducing the first native Americans to Europe, according to new research.
Scientists who have studied the genetic past of an Icelandic family now claim the first Americans reached Europe a full five centuries before Columbus bumped into an island in the Bahamas during his first voyage of discovery in 1492.

Researchers said today that a woman from the Americas probably arrived in Iceland 1,000 years ago, leaving behind genes that are reflected in about 80 Icelanders today.

The link was first detected among inhabitants of Iceland, home to one of the most thorough gene-mapping programs in the world, several years ago.

Initial suggestions that the genes may have arrived via Asia were ruled out after samples showed they had been in Iceland since the early 18th century, before Asian genes began appearing among Icelanders.

Investigators discovered the genes could be traced to common ancestors in the south of Iceland, near the Vatnajˆkull glacier, in around 1710.

“As the island was practically isolated from the 10th century onwards, the most probable hypothesis is that these genes correspond to an Amerindian woman who was taken from America by the Vikings some time around the year 1000,” Carles Lalueza-Fox, of the Pompeu Fabra university in Spain, said.

Read the rest here.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010