Archive for October, 2004

Todd Nelson commits suicide

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

EMINEM was devastated last night after the uncle who he regarded as his dad committed suicide:

Todd Nelson shot himself in the head as he sat in his car. He had become depressed over a sheriff’s rottweiler which was allegedly terrorising his family.

The 42-year-old helped raise Eminem, whose real father walked out when the rapper was a baby.

It is the second close relative the 32-year-old controversial star – real name Marshall Mathers III – has lost to suicide.

His other uncle, Ronnie, killed himself after being dumped by his girlfriend.

A family friend said: “This news has hit Marshall hard. It will bring back all the memories of losing Ronnie.

“To lose two uncles at such a young age is terribly sad, especially as his father has never been around. The fact they both committed suicide is so tragic.”

Eminem’s granny, Betty Kresin, said the family was “completely devastated”. She added: “I’m so heart-broken, I don’t know if I can handle this as well. He’ll be buried next to my Ronnie.

“Todd had been very upset about a rottweiler owned by a local sheriff who was causing problems for his family.

“The dog scared his girlfriend’s son and scratched his car.

“But when he complained to police, they wouldn’t do anything about it.

“He shot himself in his car in his own backyard. My grandson, Todd junior, found his body. He thought his dad was asleep but he was dead.

“He called me and then Marshall and the rest of the family.”

Betty said her daughter, Debbie, Eminem’s mum, rang the star to tell him they are to bring Todd’s body home to St Joseph, Missouri, following his death in Michigan.

It is the latest family tragedy to strike Eminem.

His ex-wife, Kim, tried to kill herself four years ago. And mum Debbie, 48, who he once called a slut in a song, is recovering from breast cancer.

His tormented family life has inspired many of his songs. He recently fell out with Todd over his uncle’s plans to sell the family home. But when he was younger, he idolised Todd.

In the past, his uncle said Eminem had been “a shy kid with few friends”.

He added: “Marshall grew up believing he was different to everyone else. It was something instilled in him from an early age by Debbie, me and his grandmother.

“Marshall was a happy kid. He was good at entertaining himself and he laughed a lot.

“I remember one time I walked into his room and saw all these posters of black superstars on his walls. Basketball stars, baseball players, rappers. He would spend hours drawing groups such as Public Enemy and NWA. Even as a kid, he idolised Dr Dre.

“At the time I thought he was going through some kind of identity crisis. But I guess he just knew from an early age.

“Everything Marshall has achieved professionally is wonderful. I couldn’t be more proud of him.”

E-voting problems

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

Well Florida voters got their first taste of the problems that could end up becoming endemic throughout the US, but some clever people have put together a problem that could arise. Hehe. Thanks to Dan for the link.

Having problems voting? Vote for Bush!

Bush’s Bulge

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

So even Kevin Drum is suspicious about the now infamous bulge in President Bush’s back. I have to say I am pretty convinced after looking at these photos. The question is, what they hell is it? And will we be seeing more of it in the future?

The Register meanwhile suspects foul play with a wireless network. Is it a prompting device, that I really could have used for my Leaving Cert exam? Is it a medical device? Back brace? Bullet-proof vest?

The Whitehouse flatly denying it really doesn’t wash with me.

Nicholas D. Kristof: Our least efforts save thousands of lives

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

Nick Kristof praises the US president for his action on Darfur, but laments the tardy and inadequate response to the overall situation. He pointedly asks if a mediocre effort saved so many lives, how many lives could a full and immediate international response have saved? And to those out there who seem to either dislike or even despise the United Nations, read the figures:

Even within Darfur itself, the UN World Food Program managed to get food to 1.3 million people last month out of the 2 million who need it.

Sterling work indeed. Do people still think the UN is a waste of time?

Dail Reshuffled Flash movie

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

Thanks to Twenty Major and Rob for this one: a movie depicting the new Irish cabinet – hilarious.

The dropping of a lyrical bomb called “Mosh”

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

Mosh is a meaningful and powerful song. Listening to it increased the huge respect I already have for Eminem.

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The Bush crash (freestyle, by me)

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

How many people will stay in their ignorant blindness and madness
Supporting a man like Bush who should have landed earlier in the trash
I wish he was the victim of a plane crash…
Open your eyes, it’s been a long time
This fucking government is spreading a bunch of lies
It is obvious, Bush wants more cash
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Mosh is out!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

The song is really great. Come get Eminem’s new bomb here:

Sheridan works for 50 Cent

Monday, October 18th, 2004

Sheridan Works for 50 Cent
In America helmer teams with rap artist:

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Will Pee Wee Hermann really sue Eminem?

Sunday, October 17th, 2004

« So sue me… ». Eminem’s statement seems to be taken very literally by some people. Not only his mom and his ex wife, but also people from the music industry like the French pianist Jacques Loussier have intended to take Marshall Mathers to Court. It seems like Eminem’s name and fortune is an easy way to get some rapid publicity and a big maggot at the same time in many people’s mind. If it wasn’t the case, Eminem wouldn’t have collected so many lawsuits in a couple of years.

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Blog

Sunday, October 17th, 2004

I have not been posting as usual – call it blog fatigue. I might get back into the swing of it this week, if not I will close the site down.

An appearant Eminem hater may hide a deep Eminem lover inside

Friday, October 15th, 2004

Usually Eminem haters piss me off. I hate reading their comments. In Chuck DiMaria’s case, it is a little bit different. He even managed to make me smile as I happened to cross his website where I got to read his article entitled «’ Why I hate Eminem‘ »:

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Shade 45

Friday, October 15th, 2004

Groundbreaking Hip-Hop Channel To Premier With Exclusive Broadcast of Shady National Convention :

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Benzino condemns Eminem MiJack spoof

Friday, October 15th, 2004

The Source’s CEO Benzino has co-signed BET’s decision to pull the latest Eminem’s video “Just Lose It” from rotation:

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The king of pop’s struggle against the king of rap

Thursday, October 14th, 2004

Michael Jackson doesn’t feel comfortable with Eminem’s brand new video. Because Marshall Mathers dared making fun of the whole « Jackson case »,the king of pop has described it as « inappropriate, insensitive, demeaning and disrespectful ».

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