"To face ourselves - that's the hard thing. The imagination - that's God's gift, to make the act of self-examination bearable." (Six Degrees of Separation)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What matters more: Pounds or £££s?

One thing that annoys me is when references are made to a person's appearance, and it is COMPLETELY off topic.

I was reading Forbes' list of 2008's biggest earners in hiphop and came across this entry:

"5. Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley ($22 million) : The portly producer has churned out hundreds of tracks for hip-hop's brightest stars, including all four above him on this list. ..." etc etc

Portly producer? What the-? Are we talking about an obsession with port? Because otherwise what on earth does his weight have to do with his money? These things just BAFFLE me. I have never given one brain cell of thought towards Timbaland's poundage--why is a random Forbes reporter so interested?

If he was a woman Timbaland would probably read that description and run to the bookstore for a copy of Skinny Bitch in the Kitch. As a boy, his thoughts were more likely: "Kanye's #4! Fuck this shit."

"Doncha wish your boyfriend was rich like me... heh heh... kiss my ass Forbes."

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