Article by Bizarro Tha Bold
I recently found myself inspired and intrigued by indie rapper Riff Raff best known for his flashy and colorful style as well a short lived affiliation with Superstar Rapper Soldja Boy and his label SODMG. I long suspected that Riff Raff had his snow shoes on deck but got the confirmation when I watched him snort a line on a video blog of his. Although Riff Raff acts a fool in his songs and video’s he comes across as a well spoken and intelligent person who has an aura of authenticity and realness that cannot be denied when he is interviewed, or is speaking in one of his countless video viral’s. Speaking of his numerous videos(93 in two years he boasted)on the web Riff Raff’s work ethic is is only bested by fellow underground workhorse Lil B.”I’ll make a mixtape in four hours” he said to DJ VLAD on VLADTV.COM I’m assuming that he was motivated by the same substance famed author Stephen King was in the eighties. From 1979-1987, the horror novelist was addicted to cocaine, describing it as his “on switch” and cannot remember a couple of books he wrote during this period. King claims it saved him from alcoholism and an early grave.”Without coke I’d have gone on drinking until about the age of 55 and it would have been a couple of lines in the New York Times:”writer Stephen King dies of stroke”. Similarly Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the famous story Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Hyde in six days and nights on a cocaine binge.”That an invalid in my husbands condition of health should have been able to perform the manual labor alone of putting 60,000 words on paper in six days seems almost incredible” said his astonished wife, Fanny. In his autobiography legendary Hall of Fame football player Lawrence Taylor admitted to using white girl as early as his rookie season on the gridiron, quoted as saying”coke was the only bright spot in my future”.Hmmmm. Sigmund Freud penned an essay UberCoca extolling its virtues.Charlie Sheen; no editorial needed. My main man Steven Tyler said “I snorted half of Peru”. The now-sober Aerosmith frontman said he threw away “realistically 5 or 6 (million) easy” to feed his habit during the 1970’s and 80’s. The one constant that I’m noticing is that coke seems to inspire genius level inspiration and creativity at a price, literally. Known as the “caviar of street drugs” cocaine is the status-heavy vise of celebrities, business high rollers, street hustlers, and catholic priest’s. Hmmmm. So I did the research, the highs of coke are a enhanced sense of energy and alertness, an extremely elevated mood, and a feeling of supremacy. The cons are irritability, paranoia, anxiety, and restlessness. Hmmmm, should I give it the ol college dropout try? Would I finally be able to finish my book? Could I make something of myself? Could I pimp bitches!? Ahhhhhhhh some of life’s many mysteries. What do you think? Share some of your experiences cleaning off mirrors.
by Jaron Brown
Hello, welcome to the Bizarre Lab and to my friends welcome back! In this article I’d like to present, the charming, and Greatest Freak of all, “The King” Francesco Lentini the Three Legged Man! Frank Lentini was born 1889 near Syracuse Sicily to a family as they’re twelfth child; born with three legs, four feet, 16 toes, (one foot having extra set of toes), and two fully functional genital’s. Because of Lentini appearance his family thought him to be a devil and so was giving away as a baby to a home for disabled children; there he grew to appreciate his condition after seeing children that were far worst off because of their disabilities. At the age of nine he emigrated to america where he began his career on stage as “the Three Legged Wonder” in 1898. With his keen sense of humor he became an instant success, and even though all three legs where different sizes he amazed crowds with the ease in which he maneuvered his extra limb, kicking soccer balls across the stage.
Throughout his forty-year career he’s preformed in just about every major circus and side-show like Barnum & Bailey and Coney Island. His acts became more complex and alluring due to his vast intellect, in a way becoming a teacher.a during shows and interviews he’d answer questions about his sex life which was something he was comfortable with. Also educating people about hygiene as well as healthy sexual practices while conducting interviews sitting on his extra leg like a stool. Lentini was known to be a very open and charming man and was greatly respected by all his peers; they called him “The King”. He has inspired millions, both disable and able to pursue their goals regardless of the cards they’ve been dealt or the judgments of others. Lentini married Therese Murray and fathered four children with her but he often traveled; continuing to touch the lives of many during his tours. When the movement to banned all Freak shows started, Lentini was amongst the disabled people the opposed it, most of the performers did this because it was their only way to make a living. He died in Florida 1966 at age 78, and I think people like him show what true strength and perseverance is.
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