Kanye West, fisher of men

I’ll be completely honest.  What little I’ve known about Kanye West over the years has often revolved around his notorious antics that have raised eyebrows and peppered news cycles.  You might remember his offhand, non-sequitur comment that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, or his storming the stage to interrupt Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the Grammys in 2009, where he told the young starlet, “I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!” Pretty shameful stuff, to be sure.  But right about the time of the latter incident, I vividly remember being very shocked and impressed by Kanye’s response to a particularly hysterical episode of South Park, which is well-known for slaughtering the sacred cows of popular culture.  In the episode, Kanye was methodically skewered as an outsized...(Read Full Post)
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