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The_Nick Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-04 09:05 PM
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243. Eminem

I've come here a lot over the past few months, but have never
had the urge to post as I do today.

First I have to say, that song/video is goddam amazing. I
don't cry. I don't cry when people I know die, I don't cry
when I get hurt, either physically or emotionally. To this
day, the only two things I could say ever caused me to produce
tears are Catcher in the Rye, and this video.

Also, I'd like to point out to those who've posted about
regarding Eminem as a woman/gay basher, this video should show
you you've had him pegged wrong. I'm 22 and have been
listening to Eminem since his first album. Right from the
beginning I knew that Eminem was far more intelligent than
anyone would ever give him credit for. As far as I can recall,
EVERY Eminem song is laced with critque of the American
suburban culture. When he sometimes seems to depricate women
obviously, if you apply the context of that song you will
often learn he is not disapproving of women, but instead
pointing out that the "Cancoon party all night, be a
whore, and meet a rich guy" mentality that stations like
MTV promote, are not advisable if you wish to be a happy

For a great example of Eminem's own feelings on how his words
are misconstrued, please google the lyrics for or listen his
song "Stan".

And now I'll never be back, cause I hate having to enable
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