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Thank you for oppression
January 17, 2011 4:27 PM   Subscribe

Happy Martin Luther King Day everyone! Audio from The Pod F. Tomcast, well worth checking out.
posted by America (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
... and a Merry King Day to you, too.
posted by Ardiril at 4:33 PM on January 17, 2011


I was going to post this in another thread, but it's probably better here. I'm not sure who did the original song, but DJ Shadow threw it into a mix a couple of years ago. It's worth hearing if you haven't.
posted by Catblack at 4:36 PM on January 17, 2011


Ug, I have such respect for Dr King, didn't realize this FPP was some sort of post-modern hipster take on his "I have a dream" speech.
posted by Catblack at 4:40 PM on January 17, 2011


Google voice transcription is a hipster?
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:42 PM on January 17, 2011


You can easilly tell what's hipster in how close to an Urban Outfitters knockoff it is. Or, like, whatever.
posted by Catblack at 4:46 PM on January 17, 2011


Thanks for posting a link to that speech, Catblack. Who was that? He seems really smart!
posted by Greg Nog at 5:01 PM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
posted by nickyskye at 5:35 PM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Needs more Cake Boss.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:45 PM on January 17, 2011


And, actually, now that I've watched the video: That's just the payoff of the bit. Whoever made the video chopped off the setup wherein it is explained what's going on, and other examples are proffered, and it is clear that the piss is being taken out of Google and Google alone. The setup is not optional. Boo, YouTube hack. Hiss.

And playing the audio over actual footage of MLK? No. No.

You don't do that to Dr. King, and you don't do that to Mr. Tompkins.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:02 PM on January 17, 2011


i lol'd.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:07 PM on January 17, 2011


Sys Rq: "And playing the audio over actual footage of MLK? No. No."

This. In the bit, the "I Have a Dream" speech is used as go-to work of American oratory with which your audience will be at least somewhat familiar - leading to "thank you for oppression" as a big pay off.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 8:26 PM on January 17, 2011


Needs more Cake Boss. Andrew Lloyd Webber

FTFY
posted by revmitcz at 8:49 PM on January 17, 2011


Hi Richard!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:41 AM on January 18, 2011


My favorite MLK quotes:

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."

"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem."

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
posted by richgee at 3:14 AM on January 18, 2011


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