This week’s current events episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory spans the gambit from the hypocrisy of Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” song to George Zimmerman signing up for a celebrity boxing match. As always, Heit & Cheri use current events and public attitudes to connect the philosophical dots on what’s really going on in our world.
Topics discussed include Heit & Cheri’s Jeopardy competition, George Zimmerman signing on for a celebrity boxing match, Sandra Fluke possibly running for Congress, contradictory images Beyonce portrays via critique of the lyrics to her new song “Drunk in Love”, Michelle Obama calling Beyonce a role model, start of the trial of the man accused of murdering Jordan Davis, Gabourey Sidibe–the star of the movie “Precious”–being on the hot seat for using the word “tranny”, and more!
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- Discussion about Heit & Cheri’s Jeopardy competition.
- Discussion about George Zimmerman signing on for a celebrity boxing match.
George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder last year in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, plans to take up celebrity boxing and is on the lookout for an opponent, the website Radar Online reported.
Zimmerman, 30, linked to the Radar Online report in a post on his Twitter account with the words, “Here we go.”
Promoter Damon Feldman is behind the celebrity boxing match, set to take place on March 1, according to Radar Online.
“Boxing isn’t new to me,” Zimmerman told Radar Online in an article posted on the celebrity news outlet’s website last week.
Zimmerman began boxing long before the February 2012 incident with 17-year-old Martin that drew national attention, he told Radar Online. The case polarized the nation around issues of racial justice, self defense and gun control.
Zimmerman’s plans to enter the ring come after he successfully capitalized on his celebrity in December by auctioning a flag painting on eBay, selling the artwork for just over $100,000.
Some of the proceeds from the event would go to an animal rescue charity, Zimmerman told Radar Online, but he declined to name the organization. He also suggested he might not box again after the event.
“Obviously if I get my butt kicked around, then no!” he told the website.
Source: Chicago Tribune
- Discussion about Sandra Fluke possibly running for Congress.
Sandra Fluke, a women’s rights activist who came to prominence after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh labeled her a “slut” for advocating government-funded contraception, is considering a run for Congress.
Fluke told KPCC that she is “strongly” considering a bid for the seat of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who announced his retirement earlier Thursday.
“I’m flattered that I’m being discussed as a potential candidate,” Fluke said. “A number of folks I respect very deeply have reached out today and encouraged me to run. I am strongly considering running.”
Limbaugh’s comments about Fluke came after she was denied the right to testify in front of a House committee about the federal health law’s contraception coverage mandate. Limbaugh, who had said Fluke was asking the government to fund her sex life, later apologized.
Source: Washington Post
- Discussion about the contradictory images Beyonce portrays via critique of the lyrics to her new song “Drunk in Love.”
I’ve been drinking, I’ve been drinking
I get filthy when that liquor get into me
I’ve been thinking, I’ve been thinking
Why can’t I keep my fingers off it, baby? I want you, na-na
Why can’t I keep my fingers off you, baby? I want you, na-na
Cigars on ice, cigars on ice
Feeling like an animal with these cameras all in my grill
Flashing lights, flashing lights
You got me faded, faded-faded, baby, I want you, na-na
Can’t keep your eyes off my fatty, daddy, I want you, na-na
Drunk in love, I want you
We woke up in the kitchen saying
“How the hell did this shit happen?” Oh baby, drunk in love
We be all night, last thing I remember is our
Beautiful bodies grinding up in that club, drunk in love
We be all night, love, love
We be all night, love, love
We be all night, and everything all right
No complaints from my body, so fluorescent under these lights
Boy, I’m drinking, park it in my lot, 7-11
I’m rubbing on it, rub-rubbing, if you scared, call that reverend
Boy, I’m drinking, get my brain right, Armand de Brignac, gangster wife
Louis sheets, he sweat it out like washrags, he wear it up
Boy, I’m drinking, I’m singing on the mic to my boy’s toys
Then I fill the tub up halfway then ride it with my surfboard
Graining on that wood, graining, graining on that wood
I’m swerving on that, swerving, swerving on that
Big body Benz serving all this, swerve, surfing all in this good-good
[Bridge + Hook]
[Verse 3: Jay Z]
Hold up, that D’ussé is the shit if I do say so myself
If I do say so myself, if I do say so myself
Hold up, stumble all in the house, time to back up all that mouth
That you had all in the car, talking ’bout you the baddest bitch thus far
Talking ’bout you be repping that Third, I wanna see all that shit that I heard
Know I sling Clint Eastwood, hope you can handle this curve, uh
Foreplay in a foyer, fucked up my Warhol
Slid the panties right to the side, ain’t got the time to take drawers off
On sight, catch a charge I might
Beat the box up like Mike in ’97 I bite
I’m Ike Turner, turn up, baby, no, I don’t play
Now eat the cake, Anna Mae said, “Eat the cake, Anna Mae!”
I’m nice, for y’all to reach these heights
You gon’ need G3, 4, 5, 6 flights
Sleep tight, we sex again in the morning
Your breasteses is my breakfast, we going in, we be all night
I’m never tired, never tired
I been sippin’, that’s the only thing
That’s keeping me on fire, we on fire
Didn’t mean to spill that liquor all on my attire
I’ve been drinking, watermelon
I want your body right here, daddy, I want you, right now
Can’t keep your eyes off my fatty, daddy, I want you
- Discussion about Michelle Obama calling Beyonce a role model.
- Discussion about music artists doign racy things just to stay on top.
- Discussion about a female police officer who assaulted a woman by tying her down and savagely cutting her hair weave from her head with a pair of scissors.
- Discussion about the start of the trial of the man accused of murdering Jordan Davis–the man who fired shots into a vehicle full of teens at a gas station.
- Discussion about Gabourey Sidibe–the star of the movie “Precious”–being on the hot seat for using the word “tranny.
Actress Gabourey Sidibe repeatedly used a transphobic slur when she recently visited “The Arsenio Hall Show” to discuss living in New Orleans.
The “American Horror Story: Coven” star said the word “tranny” no less than five times in under a minute when she appeared on the show on January 23:
Gabourey Sidibe: There was a bar that we would frequent and every time we’d go, when we were leaving every single time there was always like a gang of cops arresting trannies.
Sidibe: Specifically trannies.
Arsenio Hall: Yeah…
Sidibe: And I don’t know what goes on with trannies but that tranny on tranny crime needs to stop!
Arsenio Hall and audience: [Laughter]
Sidibe [chuckling]: It is tearing our nation apart!
Source: Huffington Post
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