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Snoop Dogg Joins the War on Cybercrime
September 1, 2010 5:47 PM   Subscribe

Snoop Dogg and Norton Announce 'Hack is Wack' Video Contest To Raise Cybercrime Awareness
posted by finite (71 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
From 187 to an undercover cop to obey the law... I suppose if they got Flava Flav, Snoop was easy pickings.
posted by yeloson at 5:53 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Smearing hacking in general is easy if you want to ignore all the reasons why people hack computer systems.

T'would make a lot more sense to put down Script Kiddies.

So that we can see a rap battle between the real Black Hats and the Script Kiddies.

That would be a much better commercial.
posted by LogicalDash at 5:54 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


You’ll also get two tickets to a Snoop Dogg concert and a new laptop pimped out with Norton Internet Security 2011.

I'm not sure which of these I want less.

I'll head over to the haters section and shut up.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:55 PM on September 1, 2010 [26 favorites]


Little known fact: 82% of all script kiddies think to themselves, "Hmm, what would Snoop do?" before committing crimes in cyberspace.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:57 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


> I'll head over to the haters section and shut up.

I don't think we'll need two sections here.
posted by stp123 at 6:00 PM on September 1, 2010 [12 favorites]


From Crips to 'Cripts.
posted by NoraCharles at 6:04 PM on September 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


Can we all just pretend that the prefix "cyber-" was never invented and save us all a lot of embarrassment?
posted by signalnine at 6:05 PM on September 1, 2010 [4 favorites]


You'll pry my @ out of my cold, dead hands, Snoop Dogg!
posted by Artw at 6:05 PM on September 1, 2010


MORE LIKE SNOOP PACKETS
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:07 PM on September 1, 2010 [24 favorites]


your connection has been dropped like it's hot

posted by Fiasco da Gama at 6:08 PM on September 1, 2010 [44 favorites]


Don't copy that floppy!
posted by delmoi at 6:16 PM on September 1, 2010 [7 favorites]


Also, don't copy that floppy.
posted by subbes at 6:17 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dammit delmoi!
posted by subbes at 6:17 PM on September 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm hollerin' X-eighty-six with my interrupt vector in your mouth beeatch.

got nothin' or at least not much
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:21 PM on September 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


Or what I meant to say .. Norton sold out when he stopped crossing his arms in '97.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:23 PM on September 1, 2010 [4 favorites]


Bizzletorrent.

That is all.
posted by unSane at 6:23 PM on September 1, 2010 [7 favorites]


Is there anyone Mr Broadus won't guest with?
posted by docgonzo at 6:24 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Or what I really meant to say ... COULD YOU IMAGINE DR OCTAGON RAPPING FOR NORTON UTILITIES LOL FAIL
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:24 PM on September 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


Whoever came up with this probably thinks software is compiled via 3d-animated pieces which assemble themselves on screen.
posted by dunkadunc at 6:25 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


help the Dogg take a bite out of crime.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:31 PM on September 1, 2010 [5 favorites]


that's it, i feel old.
posted by TrialByMedia at 6:47 PM on September 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


Getting someone called 'Snoop' to argue against hacking seems somewhat....counterintuitive.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:51 PM on September 1, 2010


Doesn't Snoop know that it's crack that's whack, not hack? Somebody explain to Snoop about crack.
posted by straight at 6:54 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Lookin' forward to his next duet with Katy Perry, "California URLs".
posted by lukemeister at 6:58 PM on September 1, 2010 [7 favorites]


TrialByMedia: that's it, i feel old.

Did you know that someone born in 1992 is old enough to fucking vote and buy cigarettes and guns?

1992.

Yeesh.
posted by paisley henosis at 7:01 PM on September 1, 2010 [10 favorites]


Wack?

Do people actually say that?
posted by The World Famous at 7:03 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Heh. My favorite thing about the contest is that the grand prize is listed as: "2 tickets to Snoop concert, meet his mgmt/agent, Toshiba laptop." Because that's who we've all always wanted to meet. Snoop Dogg's agent. Or, y'know, maybe his publicist.

... although, actually, meeting his publicist or his agent might be really interesting. You could ask the questions on everybody's mind, like 'okay, seriously – True Blood? "Oh Sookie?" WTF?'
posted by koeselitz at 7:07 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


a new laptop pimped out with Norton Internet Security 2011

Oh GOD NO. Knowing Norton it'll probably have like one year's subscription before the DIRE DIRE WARNINGS begin.
posted by JHarris at 7:14 PM on September 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's almost as if Snoop Dogg is doing anything that will make him money.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 7:15 PM on September 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


First Prize: Two tickets to a Snoop Dogg show.

Second Prize: Two tickets to a Snoop Dogg show, and a copy of Symantec Norton Antivirus.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:15 PM on September 1, 2010 [28 favorites]


I had no idea my generation needed a Nipsey Russell equivalent.
posted by pxe2000 at 7:18 PM on September 1, 2010


Warez my mutha fucking homies at?
posted by twjordan at 7:23 PM on September 1, 2010 [4 favorites]


Maybe he'll join forces with MC Hammer!
posted by mwhybark at 7:28 PM on September 1, 2010


Thread needs more image macros about this.
posted by sparkletone at 7:28 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


one born in 1992 is old enough to fucking vote and buy cigarettes and guns?

Nine-deuce!
posted by TrialByMedia at 7:34 PM on September 1, 2010


Dammit, iPhone copy/paste is still a pain in the ass.
posted by TrialByMedia at 7:35 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


DO NOT BRING DR OCTAGON INTO THIS!!!
posted by waitangi at 7:39 PM on September 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


Did you know that someone born in 1992 is old enough to fucking vote and buy cigarettes and guns?

Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000
posted by ovvl at 7:42 PM on September 1, 2010


delmoi: "Don't copy that floppy!"

Indeed.
posted by meehawl at 7:48 PM on September 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


"COULD YOU IMAGINE DR OCTAGON RAPPING FOR NORTON UTILITIES LOL FAIL"

Actually, I can imagine Kool Keith doing all kinds of thing with/too Norton Utilities.
posted by The Hamms Bear at 8:00 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


HALF SHARKALLIGATOR HALF MAN

srs can we just have a Kool Keith thread and forget about Snoop and Norton? They are 'whack'.
posted by everichon at 8:05 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would be curious to see a list of recent projects that Snopp Dogg has actually turned down.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:30 PM on September 1, 2010 [7 favorites]


Yeah, well - we know that in the end it will be Deltron 3000 and Doctor Octagon who win this battle.

It'll be... instupicuous.
posted by symbioid at 8:37 PM on September 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


now scanning G:\funk...
whole new era detected

posted by Fiasco da Gama at 8:39 PM on September 1, 2010 [22 favorites]


"Wack?" Really? I don't think any rapper's used that word for decades now. Oh Snoop, ever since you went on The View you just haven't been the same.
posted by naju at 8:51 PM on September 1, 2010


cat gin juice | gin_n_juice
posted by pyramid termite at 8:52 PM on September 1, 2010 [5 favorites]


If it weren't for such fear mongering no one would buy Norton's bloatware.
posted by Tashtego at 8:54 PM on September 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


kittens for breakfast: “I would be curious to see a list of recent projects that Snopp Dogg has actually turned down.”

Well, there was the whole thing where he was going to rent the entire country of Lichtenstein but then rejected their proposals because they couldn't be ready soon enough.
posted by koeselitz at 8:55 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


If it weren't for such fear mongering no one would buy Norton's bloatware.

you're arguing symantecs
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:12 PM on September 1, 2010 [22 favorites]


ba dum tish!
posted by yeolcoatl at 9:30 PM on September 1, 2010


ba dum tish!

Loop that at about 100bpm and all that stands between you and a hit is a little rhymin' by Snoop Dogg, yo.
posted by The World Famous at 10:03 PM on September 1, 2010


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posted by iamck at 10:33 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


This post needs some wine coolers.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:19 PM on September 1, 2010


Okay, I'm not that into rapping about Norton or anything, but ... there are four videos up now. Just four. And I'm kind of loving that four people wrote songs and recorded themselves ... in their kitchens? in their bedrooms? in front of their in-focus shoe collection? while wagging their finger at their keyboard?? It's kind of interesting to think about these people who, rather than just sitting around idly commenting like myself, actually decided to make a song and post a video.
posted by salvia at 12:12 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Paging Mr. Frontalot... Paging Mr. Frontalot
posted by benzenedream at 12:39 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dear Snoop,

Hashtag does not mean what you think it means.
posted by fungible at 2:40 AM on September 2, 2010


Snoop ain't down with all the modern virtual crime muscling in. Ain't nobody even get'n capped!
posted by jeffburdges at 3:28 AM on September 2, 2010


Snoop Dogg Announces "Give Me Some Fucking Money" Scheme To Raise Awareness Of His Willingness To Do Literally Anything For Money
posted by dudekiller at 4:49 AM on September 2, 2010 [4 favorites]


Snoop hates crackers.
posted by straight at 5:49 AM on September 2, 2010


And here I've been spelling it "whack" for years.
posted by marginaliana at 6:28 AM on September 2, 2010


Who's Norton? That's a pretty weird name for a rapper.
posted by A dead Quaker at 7:08 AM on September 2, 2010


And here I've been spelling it "whack" for years.

Back in the 80's, I had a paying gig in a 50's cover band. We had commissioned a poster for a show, had them all printed up, and hung all over town, when someone pointed out that it announced that we played "Doo-Whop" music.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:12 AM on September 2, 2010


I originally thought this post had to do with a strange alternate universe PSA with Edward Norton and Snoop Dogg. I'm sure you can imagine my dissapointment.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 7:56 AM on September 2, 2010


Come on, this is ripe for a Mefi Music Challenge, if only for the laughs. I want to hear Cortex try this out at least.

You could maybe sell the laptop if you won, or auction off the tickets or something.
posted by misha at 8:07 AM on September 2, 2010


I hate to think what they paid him.
This is spectacular.
posted by Stagger Lee at 8:18 AM on September 2, 2010


Clearly, the man has become too legitimate to quit.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:22 AM on September 2, 2010


It's a tough economy, even for rappers. We should cut Snoop some slack.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:23 AM on September 2, 2010


Unless there's a segment about backtracing emails, and how to correctly report people to the cyber police, it missed the mark.
posted by bjork24 at 12:03 PM on September 2, 2010


Hack is Wack

Indeed you are, Snoop. Indeed you are.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:55 PM on September 2, 2010


...To Raise Cybercrime Awareness

Meanwhile, one out of three users don't trust any website they visit.
posted by robertc at 4:07 PM on September 2, 2010


Next up, Snoop and I are collaborating on a cover of this classic jam, as a way to remind folks to clean their browser caches.
posted by Eideteker at 6:41 AM on September 15, 2010


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