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Watching an oldie "law and disorder in johannesburg". Holy shit what a messed up place, then(10 years ago?) dunno about now. The township area where people were set on fire or beaten to death with bricks on somebodies word of a crime was unreal. But the "Bad Boyz" rent-a-cops where almost as bad, booting a subdued guy in the face then pepper spray an in h from his eyes, and then their own team by accident was disgusting. 

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Re-the Florida Hip-hop episode. And this isn't just targeted at rappers, but alot of musicians when asked the meaning of their lyrics and they just repeat the words back but in a slightly different order with a few "like"'s and "y'know"'s thrown in. That always makes me laugh.

 

But the hip-hop stuff is nothing new, is it really? It's the same stuff that NWA were rapping about and the same "diss tracks" that perpetuated the most popular stuff of the 90s? 

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Then, as for the porn episode, I really hope that the lady who shared her Ron Jeremy story was offered a hug by Theroux, she looked like she really needed one ☹️

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I think, sadly, Louis is floundering off into irrelevance. He's not as carefree and open-minded as when he started. It feels to me as though he now believes he has a responsibility to be judgemental. Watching his last series, it often felt like someone was having a visit from a concerned dad.

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I really liked his podcast series, particularly the ones with FKA Twigs, where I thought he did a really good, sensitive, job of letting her explain what it's like to be in an abusive relationship, or the one with KSI, where he got him to discuss some of the more unpleasant aspects of his material without coming across as too judgmental. I cannot stand KSI and was very reluctant to listen to it, but I thought the podcast was excellent - I can't say I like the guy, but his background and rise to fame are undeniably quite interesting, and I think I understand him a bit better now. The one he did with Justin Theroux was great as well, like an Adam Buxton-style rambly chat between two cousins who are obviously great pals.

 

I think he's really good at that stuff, even if he clearly has desires to tackle what he sees as more important subjects. Someone like Stormzy, who is charismatic and really smart but is probably also misunderstood, would be perfect for Louis' approach.

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2 hours ago, K said:

I really liked his podcast series, particularly the ones with FKA Twigs, where I thought he did a really good, sensitive, job of letting her explain what it's like to be in an abusive relationship, or the one with KSI, where he got him to discuss some of the more unpleasant aspects of his material without coming across as too judgmental. I cannot stand KSI and was very reluctant to listen to it, but I thought the podcast was excellent - I can't say I like the guy, but his background and rise to fame are undeniably quite interesting, and I think I understand him a bit better now. The one he did with Justin Theroux was great as well, like an Adam Buxton-style rambly chat between two cousins who are obviously great pals.

 

I think he's really good at that stuff, even if he clearly has desires to tackle what he sees as more important subjects. Someone like Stormzy, who is charismatic and really smart but is probably also misunderstood, would be perfect for Louis' approach.

Couldn’t agree more. I really liked his podcast series. And as much as I love his more serious docs, will be nice to see him hanging out with famous folk again.

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Just watched the old Twilight of the Pornstars episode. Forgot how wonderful/confused Tommy Gunn was and I love his zombie truck. I assume that Rob Black has done some speed or something in this. He was bizarre.

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Louis once did a rap in an episode of Weird Weekends, which he performed again in a recent interview, a remixed version of which has become the latest hot new dance trend on that TikTok thing that all the kids (and Anthony Hopkins) are using these days.

 

It even made it onto the Spotify charts! Shakira danced to it!

 

 

Of course, those who - like me - keep a finger on the pulse of all the latest hot viral influencer trending memes will be aware of all this already. But for anyone else, the whole tale is told in this interview:

 

 

And to think it all started here:

 

 

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