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Before people start crying homophobia please read the meaning of the lyrics according to Xeni Jardin (Boing Boing writer), who heard it from Die Antwoord and Wanga themselves:

So, the story behind this video and song (or part of the story -- there's so much going on!) is that Wanga felt that he was being coerced into a form of ritual circumcision by his community. It's sort of taken for granted within his ethnic group that you must do this, so much so that if you are a young man and you do not participate, you are ostracized, as the band explained to me.

The thinking, and this is communicated very directly to the young men, is that if you don't participate, you're gay. You're effeminate. You're not a real man. You never mature from being a boy to being a man.

He struggled with all of this in real life: with what it meant for his personal and cultural identity. And he came to a point where he was like, you know what? Fuck you all. The fact that I won't consent to having my penis sliced with an unsterilized knife, out in the bush, and risk infection or worse-- that doesn't mean "I'm gay," as you say. I reject this tradition. If that's what being a man is, fuck it, I don't want to be a man. I'll be an "evil boy for life," even if it means I am ostracized from my community.

You might have chosen different lyrics, but dude, it's not our story or our culture or our world experience at all.

It's his.

Lyric translation
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Happy Independence Day, America!

This is the one day of the year that I ignore everything that's wrong with this country and just be happy that it exists.
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My Goddess

Jan. 31st, 2010 09:46 pm
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Hot drummer

Jan. 1st, 2010 10:20 pm
spooky_nine: (LG - BR Muffin)
So the song is all right, but I really like the video.


Dec. 14th, 2009 09:41 pm
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I don't give a fuck if you're tired of hearing about Lady Gaga. I ordered the super deluxe version of The Fame Monster and Amazon emailed me to say it shipped last night.
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Lady Gaga, typeface, and amazing facial hair.

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May. 3rd, 2009 01:45 pm
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I like it.

Mar. 31st, 2009 11:42 pm
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Mar. 21st, 2009 02:53 am
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The Mentalists play Kids by MGMT on their iPhones and iPod Touches, using only apps downloaded from the Apple App Store.


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