MSNBC’s “Lockup” really is a great show. Some of those prisoners would make damn good middle-school arts and crafts teachers; ironic, since that’s one of those jobs they could never, ever get. They fashion shivs out of pork chop bones and styrofoam cups, tattoo needles from bed springs and ball point pens… those crafty lushes at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility even made wine in their toilets with a sock, an apple and some bread. And here I was complaining that my Target brand boxed wine tasted like shit!
But now, to get to the real reason for this post: I am sincerely pleased that everyone’s favorite southern rap phenom Lil Wayne is out of the big house! I watched a documentary about him a few weeks ago and he seems like a pretty nice guy! Granted, most folks who smoke pot all day long are pretty nice guys. Like non-stop. He smokes pot non-stop, the whole movie, in every scene, in every shot. At first I thought I had popped a Judd Apatow flick in by accident, but then I was like, “wait, there are no black guys in Judd Apatow movies”… and only a black guy can pull off hair like Lil Wayne. Trust me, there was an unfortunate 3-month period in high school when I thumbed my nose at hairbrushes and wore nothing but Phish t-shirts and corduroy pants. Believe it or not, my white girl dreads* didn’t look nearly as cool as Lil’s.
So congrats, Lil Wayne! I hope you’re celebrating with non-shitter liquor and a big ol’ blunt!
* or as my mom called them, “that rat’s nest on my head”