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Neil Degrasse Tyson vs ‘bOb’ – Flat Earth Rap Battle

Here is an interesting post.  Puerto Rican and African American astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson is having a ‘rap’ battle of sorts.  A rapper named ‘Bob’ tweeted some strange tweets claiming that the Earth is Flat. He posted theories and ‘evidence’ that comes from conspiracy theorists and seems convinced it is factual.  Well, Dr. Tyson took to task and corrected his ideas prompting ‘Bob’ to make a ‘diss’ rap against the astrophysicist.  In a twist, Dr. Tyson had his nephew respond with a ‘diss’ rap of his own defending his uncle.  The entire exchange is unbelievable and hilarious.  Note: the idea of the ‘Flat Earth myth’ comes from and was propagated by an atheist.
Here are the links to the rap battle:

 

 

 

 

Here is the original exchange on Twitter regarding the ‘Flat Earth theory:’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://fusion.net/story/259431/neil-degrasse-tyson-bob-flat-to-fact/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialshare&utm_content=desktop+top 

Abe Vigoda Dead At 94

 

Abe Vigoda, known for his ‘sad face’ and role of ‘The Godfather’ as ‘Salvatore Tessio’ as well as ‘Detective Phil Fish’ on the sitcom ‘Barney Miller’ has passed away at the age of 94. He died in his sleep in Woodland Park, New Jersey at the home of his daughter Carol Vigoda Fuchs. He was of Russian-Jewish descent.

Vigoda was a broad way actor who rose to fame. His role on ‘The Godfather’ was a boost. He played the role of ‘Tessio’ who was a childhood friend of ‘Vito Corleone.’ The character would later be ‘sent to swim with the fishes’ after it is learned that he betrayed the ‘Corleone’ family in favor of the ‘Barzini’ family after ‘Vito Corleone’ chose his son ‘Michael’ played by Al Pacino to head the ‘family business’ instead of ‘Tessio.’ After the movie, he starred in the comedy ‘Barney Miller’ until 1982 when he left the show. Shortly afterwards, ‘People Magazine’ made a mistake when it reported that he had died.

On his website, http://www.abevigoda.com/, Vigoda kept running with the mistake announcing his death in 1982 with a meme with two X’s on his eyes.  May he rest in peace.

Source:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/27/arts/television/abe-vigoda-actor-of-godfather-fame-dies-at-94.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/abe-vigoda-dead-death-fish-barney-miller-201029318.html

Blizzard 2016 Jonas

A monster blizzard named ‘Jonas’ by weather authorities hit the north east on Saturday bringing in record snow fall in many areas. New York City had about 27 inches recorded. The storm shut down the city and brought worry to many in New Jersey who live near the shore.

After the storm, many residents of New York and New Jersey complained of the poor response by the city.  Manhattan, particularly the wealthy areas, was plowed instantly.  However, other boroughs, especially in areas where the poor live did not see one plow until today. Moreover, DiBlasio decided to keep schools open despite little MTA service and un-plowed streets making it impossible to drive and even park.

Residents took to the media and social media to voice their complaints by posting photos and video. The poor performance by the administration of New York City comes at a time where the City Council voted to increase their salary and that of the mayor by 40% which is an injustice in my opinion. They do not deserve an increase period.