Free Concert Causes Rap Riot


“THIS SEEMS LIKE a great recipe for a riot: New York Times Arts & Leisure cover boy Drake playing a free show in the rap capital of the world on the day his sure-to-be-No.1 ‘Thank Me Later’ hits stores.”
Blogs.villagevoice.com correctly predicted, one day before Tuesday’s disaster, that the Drake-Hanson concert would cause a riot at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport.

“ENCOURAGING BP LEADERS to commit suicide is no joking matter, and it would not solve the problems in the Gulf in any way. We need some grown-ups in Congress.”
Weaselzippers.us was not amused by Rep. Joseph Cao, R-LA., who intimated that BP America Executive Lamar McKay should consider the Samurai tradition of Hari Kari, or ritual suicide, as an alternative to resignation.

“ONCE YOU DETERMINE it is time to act, and assuming you have access to some kind of blade … you have two questions to answer: (1) How are you going to prevent yourself from bleeding to death, and (2) How will you break or cut the bone?”
Blogs.howstuffworks.com offers detailed instructions on self-amputation after the ordeal of Jonathan Metz, who tried to cut off his left arm when it was stuck in a furnace boiler.

Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post

Holly J. Morris is Express' managing editor for features.
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