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Kanye West’s Epic “Runaway” Video

Kanye West is a genius — just ask him. In this HALF HOUR-LONG video for his new track “Runaway,” Kanye saves a phoenix-type model bird lady from a fiery blast. Then he plays with an 808 sampler and makes her dance. Then there’s a parade featuring an effigy of Michael Jackson, and a dinner party. Then a rash of ballerinas make the scene. Then he attempts to feed her turkey, which does not go over so well. Does any of it make sense? Not really. But it is nice to look at. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Social Experiment: Who Is The First Person You Thought Of When You Heard Kanye’s “Runaway”?

For the past week, I have been putting my sociology degree to good use and conducting a little experiment. I’ve been asking people, “Who is the first person who popped into your mind when you heard Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’?'” The song has been everywhere, but in case you haven’t heard it, listen above. The chorus goes, “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags / Let’s have a toast for the a**holes / Let’s have a toast for the scumbags / Every one of them that I know / Let’s have a toast to the jerkoffs / That’ll never take work off / Baby, I got a plan / Run away fast as you can.”

Here is where things get interesting. Every single guy I have asked this question, with the exception of one male friend who said “Santa Claus,” has given the same answer: “myself.” Keep reading »

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