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Nonsense Rap Lyrics

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I guess it's official: now there's a blog for everything. Snacks and shit is blog dedicated to making fun of ridiculous rap lyrics, inspired by the Jay-Z song "Hey Papi," which includes the ridiculous line "no room service / just snacks and shit." The blog's proprietors explain:

This blog is about rap and hip-hop lyrics that are absolutely absurd, ludicrous, nonsensical, ridiculous, basic, basically stupid, basically bad, basically basic, or preposterous. We also take some lines and examine them literally. In the words of one of our critics, we are "willfully obtuse". Call it what you want. Hopefully we don't get capped. You have to understand that we really do love rap and all of these artists that we kid about.

In any case, here are a few of our favorite examples.

Yung Joc: "Hundred dollar bill, that's a C-note. You got ten of 'em, then that's a G-note."
(Nope. That's 10 C-notes.)


Kanye West: "I live by two words, "F**k you, pay me".
(That's four words.)


E 40: "I'ma be the first hustler that set up shop on Jupiter."
The bloggers write: Nobody is going to do business with you on Jupiter.
Filed under: Too far away / Would die instantly


Young Jeezy: "They know I got that broccoli, so I keep that glock on me."
("Broccoli" is slang for one's stash. Yes this makes sense, but as a rhyme it's undeniably silly.)


Pharrell Williams: "Make your chest look just like some pizza."
The bloggers quip: So, you're going to shoot me and I'm going to have holes in my chest and those holes are going to look like pepperoni... ?
This is kind of... a stretch.
Filed under: Not gangster


Nas: "I never sleep, 'cause sleep is the cousin of death."
(This is poetic, but absolutely untrue.)

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Can’t See the Eclipse in Person? Watch NASA’s 360° Live Stream
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Depending on where you live, the historic eclipse on August 21 might not look all that impressive from your vantage point. You may be far away from the path of totality, or stuck with heartbreakingly cloudy weather. Maybe you forgot to get your eclipse glasses before they sold out, or can't get away from your desk in the middle of the day.

But fear not. NASA has you covered. The space agency is live streaming a spectacular 4K-resolution 360° live video of the celestial phenomenon on Facebook. The livestream started at 12 p.m. Eastern Time and includes commentary from NASA experts based in South Carolina. It will run until about 4:15 ET.

You can watch it below, on NASA's Facebook page, or on the Facebook video app.

Cephalopod Fossil Sketch in Australia Can Be Seen From Space

Australia is home to some of the most singular creatures alive today, but a new piece of outdoor art pays homage to an organism that last inhabited the continent 65 million years ago. As the Townsville Bulletin reports, an etching of a prehistoric ammonite has appeared in a barren field in Queensland.

Ammonites are the ancestors of the cephalopods that currently populate the world’s oceans. They had sharp beaks, dexterous tentacles, and spiraling shells that could grow more than 3 feet in diameter. The inland sea where the ammonites once thrived has since dried up, leaving only fossils as evidence of their existence. The newly plowed dirt mural acts as a larger-than-life reminder of the ancient animals.

To make a drawing big enough to be seen from space, mathematician David Kennedy plotted the image into a path consisting of more than 600 “way points.” Then, using a former War World II airfield as his canvas, the property’s owner Rob Ievers plowed the massive 1230-foot-by-820-foot artwork into the ground with his tractor.

The project was funded by Soil Science Australia, an organization that uses soil art to raise awareness of the importance of farming. The sketch doubles as a paleotourist attraction for the local area, which is home to Australia's "dinosaur trail" of museums and other fossil-related attractions. But to see the craftsmanship in all its glory, visitors will need to find a way to view it from above.

[h/t Townsville Bulletin]


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