Look at the diamonds!

I love YouTube! I stumbled across this video at Bitch|Lab about two men who are emphatically not gay (seriously not work friendly). Which reminded me of this video that Rich sent me ages ago: meet Bruce B, Canadian gangsta-extraordinaire.

I'll fuckin' peel your banana back and mash your potato, boy!

You know this guy's tough, 'cause he's from Windsor. And that's, like, right across the river from Detroit!

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at Sunday, April 02, 2006 9:01:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even better, my partner, who happens to know how to shoot guns says that, were he to shoot that gun the way he's holding it, he'd break his thumb!

at Sunday, April 02, 2006 9:06:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

I think Bruce is convinced that he can lull his opponent into complacency by distracting them with his diamonds--that way he can run away and never even have to shoot his gun!

at Sunday, April 02, 2006 9:34:00 PM Blogger ID said...

Windsor is so rough and tumble. How gangsta can one be if they are named Bruce?


at Monday, April 03, 2006 11:58:00 AM Blogger ID said...

The website isn't any better. They look like a bunch of kids from the suburbs who decided that they wanted to be rappers when they grew up.

I like how one of them lists that they are from Canada's "Southern Most City." Maybe Windsor is Canada's rap equivalent of Atlanta. First ATL, now WSR.

Whew. Bad rap is so entertaining.

at Monday, April 03, 2006 12:01:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

I'm surprised they don't just straight up claim to be from Detroit--it would certainly give them more credibility than "Canada's Southernmost City." I'm trying to think of the last rapper that came from Canada--Snow, right? Wow, that's a legacy!

at Monday, April 03, 2006 2:16:00 PM Blogger ID said...

Toronto has a legitimate underground hiphop scene. However, I think you are right, Snow is the last mainstream offering that Canada has made to Hip Hop.


at Monday, April 03, 2006 2:31:00 PM Anonymous Rich said...

Aah, Bruce B. I love that guy. You need to go check out his new video on the site, it's yet more comedy gold. Best quotes - "Montreal? 'Boot the money!", and "Twinkle-twinkle motherfucker! That's for them n****z that be jealous of it!"

What a leg'.

at Monday, April 03, 2006 10:12:00 PM Anonymous Jen said...

I don't think you can be hard when you say "ahh-boot."

at Tuesday, April 04, 2006 9:13:00 AM Blogger Wake of the Flood said...

this post is over my head annamaria. guess ya gotta know Detroit for it to be a hoot. but the scary thing for me is realizing that though this man's a poseur according to the posts, and though he'll have a broken thumb, unless that thing has only water in its magazine, somebody gets hurt when the trigger is pulled. and more and more the trigger is being pulled. by younger and younger kids.

the powers that be here in CT have suddenly realized that we've got ten year olds out there gang-banging, and carrying loaded pistols. About time they figured it out. Been happening a long time. Had the new kid in one of my sons classes bring a gun to school his first day in our nice suburban district. Since my son was new there at the beginning of the year he figured my son was carrying one also and asked him how to keep from getting caught! My son came home with some very brown undies after seeing the real thing.

We're in for a very long summer. At the recent funeral of a slain dealer a large group of kids with ages ranging from about ten to twenty (mostly MIDDLE school age) gathered in the front of the funeral parlor at the end of the funeral in full colors and shouted "it's on." In the middle class suburban city next door to me, and around the corner from one of my churches, a guy was just shot down in broad daylight as retaliation for some of his friends robbing another guy a few hours before. Every one is holding their breath knowing the next retaliation shooting is coming.

We've become inured to this life. It's a culture of death we've become surrounded by. And I long for us to understand the true sanctity of life -- how precious and valued all life is -- especially life in the 'hood. Which is why I end up on rants like this over what many would see as just a stupid video. Thanks for bearing with me.

at Tuesday, April 04, 2006 9:25:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

Wake, let me tell you a little bit about Windsor to put this video in perspective. I have a friend, born and raised in Windsor, who was talking classes in criminal justice in college. When they got to the lesson about handling homicide cases, the university had to import police officers from Detroit to teach the class--there had been no murders in Windsor in over five years. I think it was Bowling for Columbine where Michael Moore indicated that the last murder in Windsor was actually committed by a Detroiter who crossed the border into Canada. That's why Jen, Ian and I find Bruce B. so hilarious--it's just not possible to be "hard" in Windsor!

And I appreciate your heartfelt rant over what is otherwise a silly display of unearned machismo. Detroit may not be the murder capital of the world anymore, but it's still a violent and dangerous city--and it's not just the city, anymore. I work in Oakland County (one of the wealthiest counties in the nation) and sometimes the only reason I feel safe it work is because there is a barbed wire fence and security guard separating me from the rest of the city.

I must admit that your post gave me pause--I'd always thought Connecticut was so quaint! I'm saddened to know that's not the case.

at Tuesday, April 04, 2006 9:45:00 AM Blogger Wake of the Flood said...

annamaria, Connecticut is quaint. But the scary thing is that it's not just the Detroit Murder Capital of the World places where the bullets are flying. You're young, but your generation still had some perspective. There are just a whole bunch of kids entering puberty now who have been saturated with this culture of being a hater. This is what they see as reality. Yeah, they're wanna be toughs from the tonied suburbs, but 10 years ago that meant they got in fights in the school hallways and mommy and daddy had to keep them from being suspended. Now they're carrying loaded weapons and thinking they're the next Eminem. And momy and daddy are getting the weapons charges expunged from their records. They don't turn into street dealers hangin in the hood, but they do devalue life and embrace misogynist values that objectify women, who look at the weak and less privileged as simply road kill. And a few end up having the chutzpah to actually pull the trigger when they get dissed.

at Tuesday, April 04, 2006 11:22:00 AM Blogger Dane meets Simone said...

That guy cracked me up.

What I notice we've become inured to is poverty, hopelessness, and the number of black males in prison. The NYTimes, that bastion of liberal blindness, even noticed, thanks to someone publishing a study on the topic. Guess it comes down to the irony of who exactly is weak and less privileged.

(I'm still done with irony though.)


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