“… by any means necessary…”

wed.jan.17: an awesome song (4mins.52secs.)

her intro in this video is kind of cool, the way she explains what the lyrics are about. i guess it’s a theme that has transcended time. think “dr. jekyll and mr. hyde” by r.l.stevenson, or even william james, who i luv, cuz he was just so smart and wise and all that (and, IA, he studied, then taught, at harvard, where you’ll be soon. alas, he didn’t have his own magazine! lol!). but i digress. as i was saying, williams james said: “Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.” (perception again, huh, IA? cool!)


Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - Posted by | 700 the arts


  1. oh now i get the song better!=)

    Comment by Iman | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

  2. cool! i actually listened to this song in college a lot. (“don’t worry, people, you can put your guns down — i didn’t listen to this song on an *ipod.* i repeat, i *didn’t* listen to this song on an ipod. guns down, please, guns down.” lol!
    btw, since when did “ipod” become the next big four-letter word? thank goodness the iphone is 6 letters — although it’s also about 6 hundred dollar, so i couldn’t get it even if i wanted it!

    Comment by jworld | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

  3. IPOD = HARAM!!! Only in PTO madhab 🙂

    Comment by American Muslim | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

  4. yea…i’m gonna go to harvard AND have my own magazine!LOL!…and hey maybe i’ll also grow up and end up teaching at harvard or maybe Johns Hopkins!=D

    Comment by Iman | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

  5. that sounds awesome. maybe you’ll end up with dr. ben carson’s son at johns hopkins university! woo-hoo!
    btw, if you start a magazine, please, please, please, put other people’s faces on the cover. after all, i think everyone now knows who oprah is. i doubt she needs the publicity of being on one *more* magazine cover.
    of course, my mom likes oprah. (no, i didn’t write that because i think oprah might be reading this!)

    Comment by jworld | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

  6. I like Oprah. I wish she knew how much I’m making and how I work my behinds off everyday. Then she’d say, “we have a house for you in Edmond!!!! Then, she’d say, ” do you remember the Toyota Prius that you really liked?” “We’ve got it here…!!!!!!” Sigh.

    Comment by Takumi Nakashima | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

  7. that would be the best. yeah, i wish i was there when she gave away cars to the entire audience. i’d actually be happy if she gave me a 10-dollar certificate to wal-mart! gosh. and i think she just spent like 17 million or something like that on schools in africa. so she’s doing good stuff with her money, which is cool. (but i still wouldn’t mind the $10 gift card… toyota prius would be nice, too, come to think of it. lol!)

    Comment by jworld | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

  8. Hey!!! What is this teaching at John Hopkins talk?! Shouldn’t we be talking about teaching at Mercy School?! I mean come on, you can’t beat the pay Mercy School gives! (That was a bit of sarcasm there that JC would appreciate).

    Comment by americanmuslim | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

  9. actually, i want to clear up this confusion about my pay. i think people have misunderstood me. at the end of the week, after putting in my 93 hours, with my pay, i’m able to buy 5 things from the dollar store. yes, FIVE things. wait a minute — FOUR things, cuz they add tax. lol!

    Comment by jworld | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

  10. ya..that would be awesome if i ended up working with Dr. Ben Carson’s son! can u imagine! then we’d both be on the cover of my magazine!lol!…well..ok…maybe i’ll only be on the cover of my magazine every other month!lol!…naw..every month i’ll honor someone i admire and then put their picture on the magazine cover..how about that??? (oprah will be the first one ..after me of course!) lol!…
    by the way ur mom is AWESOME!

    Comment by Iman | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

  11. i’m confused. you say you want to “honor someone [you] admire,” but then you say you’re gonna put “oprah” on the cover first? isn’t that kind of contradictory? ooohhhhhh… j/k! don’t pull a taekwondo move on me, now!

    Comment by jworld | Wednesday, January 17, 2007

  12. man i know u aint talkin to me!lol!…u know what i’m gonna pull a major tae kwon do move on u via computer(dont forget i work out! u better watch out!lol!)=D

    Comment by Iman | Thursday, January 18, 2007

  13. okay, okay, i’m sorry! (that was hilarious, though, what you wrote! perfect use of the movie line!) my apologies… lol!

    Comment by jworld | Thursday, January 18, 2007

  14. apologies accepted! i luv that line now!!!

    Comment by Iman | Thursday, January 18, 2007

  15. WOMAN, i KNOW you ain’t talking to ME! don’t be accepting MY apologies! oh no you didn’t! (wait a minute… i think i’m mistaken. lol… too late at night for me to think straight…)

    Comment by jworld | Thursday, January 18, 2007

  16. My name is Maximus Cornelius, father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife… And I will have my vengeance…

    Comment by americanmuslim | Thursday, January 18, 2007

  17. Gladiator, it is! man, that scene when he returns back to his native/home village, towards the end of the movie, wow, that was just so powerful.
    btw, i think we borrowed *your* copy of the movie, when we watched it like 2 years ago. (i’m pretty sure RA brought it for us to watch. also, SK, i think you had mentioned the movie to me like decades ago, but i never got to it. oops…)

    Comment by jworld | Thursday, January 18, 2007

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