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"All great truths begin as blasphemies," proclaimed the fiery playwright George Bernard Shaw. It's a sentiment that can be applied exponentially to the works of rapper Sage Francis and his exhilarating new album Li(f)e. Francis has never been afraid to provoke. As a result he is a sometimes polarizing and increasingly important figure in modern music. Adored by many, reviled by a few but never ignored and always essential, Sage Francis has emerged as the reigning agent provocateur of hip hop. Read more



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Planking is Political

Planking is Political

People often ask me why I enjoy planking photos so much. The truth is, planking has helped change the world for the better. This particular planking photo was taken during the Kent State Massacre of 1970. It helped end the Vietnam War. This may have also been the first instance of “owling” but that can’t be 100% confirmed.

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4 Responses to “Planking is Political”

  1. Jim says:

    Haha, I get it, he was shot and killed, and is dead in this photo, so it’s funny.

    The woman mourning over his dead body is also funny.

  2. Sage Francis says:

    Considering how the Kent State Massacre is a near-forgotten part of American history, I’m glad you’re able to appreciate how I was able to tie it into a senseless modern internet phenomenon.

  3. Iggy says:

    I lol’d irl. Incidentally, I’m also going to hell.