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February 10, 2009

Overnight Open Thread. (genghis)

”Economy Crashes; Rappers, Hip-Hop Artists Hardest Hit.”

CNN continues to provide the hard-hitting investigative journalism we’ve come to expect. In tonight’s installment of the devastating effects that the recession depression apocalypse is having on people we don’t really give a fuck about, the network turns a probing eye to the diminishing of the bling.

”(CNN) -- Gold teeth, luxury cars and diamond chains heavy enough to slump a bodybuilder's shoulders have been ubiquitous symbols in hip-hop music for years, if not decades.”

“But -- as you may have noticed at the Grammys on Sunday -- there are signs that the genre's high-dollar bling may not survive the economic recession.”

“Like everyone these days, rappers are feeling the effects of the country's economic meltdown. But industry commentators are split on whether they think financial woes will cause rappers to give up their hefty jewels.”

“Some experts contacted by CNN said the bling era soon will come crashing down. “

Holy. Fucking. Shit. Up until now, I’d just laughed off the doomsayers as wild-eyed people who stand on street corners with signs proclaiming “The end of the world is nigh!” But now? This scares me. Makes it real. There’s no doubting it any more. We’re doomed. Game over. How can we deny what the "bling experts" predict? How can we live in a world without bling?

”A historical illustration of an example of bling.”

Note: Illustration taken from the 17 volume series “Piracy and the Laws of the Sea, 1683 to 1701,” limited human-leather-bound collectors edition, by Gabriel Malor, ESQ. Research was underwritten by Volvo, a major provider of bling chests in the late 17th century.

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