In one sense, the realities of the rapper’s off stage violence and vexed relationships with women have little bearing on the degree to which these songs participate in a broader economy of violence: the argument of the songs is already familiar to us (“bad” women must be killed), and listeners who share this sentiment relate to the songs, whether or not Eminem claims the sentiment himself. But the details of Eminem’s relationships are frequently cited in ways that seem to justify or explain the vehemence of his woman hating lyrics. While Mathers and his wife were estranged but still married, he did stalk her and pistol whip a man he believed he saw kissing her, leading to a felony weapons charge for the rapper.28 The similarity of this event to the murder raps bolsters their reality aesthetic, yet the fact that the incident stopped short of murder allows the rapper to claim that the lyrics are not real, that he doesn’t really mean them..
And Rowan Robinson, M. And Ruiz Granados, B. And Rumsey, C. Some of these things are similar to the silicone balm you put in your head hair to keep it frizz free (in that you rub or comb it on the beard alone and it helps tame and condition it). Others of these things are to keep dandruff/acne/dry skin at bay under the beard (and you massage it into the chin/cheek/neck skin). Says that you basically don need to use any of it but that you might want to try it to see if you like it..
In Ellington’s song, the singer turns the insult around. If they call me “shine,” say the lyrics, it’s because of my gleaming personality. A brave stance, but Sublett’s version of it shows what that stance costs. “Who do you guys work for?” Shouts one Manhattan protester, as police load arrestees into a van. This morning, in the heart of New York City, protesters exercising their constitutional rights to free speech and assembly were swept away by the state, while that state also did all it could to prevent media coverage. No matter what one may think of the occupiers or their cause, nothing they’ve done justifies blockading the press or ignoring court orders.
Recent academic and policy preoccupations with Black Swans TM underscore the predicament of capturing and communicating risk events when information is absent, partial, incomplete or contingent. In this article we wish to articulate some key thematic and theoretical points of concurrence around which academic and practitioner interests in risk communication under conditions of high uncertainty TM intersect. We outline the historical context and recent debate concerning the limits to risk thinking TM spurred by Black Swans, and in particular how this calls for a more holistic approach to risk communication.