Alternatively, The Field Manual for the Kanye Militia
September 2, 2005
PREACH, KANYE! LET AMERICAN KNOW! Look, America is crying, and the black people in Louisiana are left suffering. Kanye is saying what we're all thinking right now, and it is a national travesty. Good on Kanye for using his platform to say what's on his mind. Kanye's a socially conscious rapper, what did you expect to happen when you put him in front of a camera?
November 2, 2006
Look, you gotta respect Kanye for being a proud man who's unashamed to say that his work is the best. I mean, I think the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. video was a little better than the "Touch the Sky" video, but Kanye has the right to dissent. Actually, you gotta love the way he's fighting for his recognition here. He's a brave artist, and the way he stands up for himself is a testament to how strong his art is.
September 9, 2009
Beyond the fact that Beyonce's video was way better than Taylor's, you gotta look at what Kanye's been up to. His fiance broke up with him, and his mother died. He brought an open half-drunken bottle of Hennessy to the red carpet of the VMAs. This is just a drunken act that was done at the wrong time and the wrong place. Can you blame him? Besides, he didn't literally attack Taylor like John Lennon beat his wife. Not to mention that he's sticking up for his best friend's wife! Wouldn't you kill to have a friend that stands up for you like that? (Besides, we will later discover that Taylor Swift is a snake)
February 8, 2015
Okay, so Beck can play a ton of different instruments, and he's well-respected and fully deserves a Grammy... but Beck himself said that he loved Kanye's music! Besides, Kanye apologized, and said it was wrong for him to say what he did. Anyway, Kanye never won Album of the Year for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy so who's the real victim here? Can we just let it go? Please?
February 9, 2016
BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016
Alright, so I know this looks bad, but Kanye, along with the rest of America, probably grew up with Bill Cosby as a wholesome idol. I'm sure there are a lot of thoughts that he's processing, and he's conflicted about the allegations. Not to say anything bad about the poor women who had the courage to come forth of course... I mean, I don't condone what Kanye's saying, but maybe we should try to understand?
November 17, 2016
"I would've voted for Trump" - @kanyewest pic.twitter.com/XtyUteCgUZ
— albertoreyes (@albertoreyes) November 18, 2016
Even to this day, "Dark Tournament" remains the defining shonen "Tournament Arc."
Oftentimes, it's impossible to separate the quality of the anime we grew up watching from the sense of nostalgia those series evoke.
Case in point: Dragon Ball Z. Historically, DBZ is likely the most influential anime series of all time, both redefining the shonen genre for every series that came after it and introducing an entire generation of Western kids to Japanese animation through the legendary Funimation dub on Cartoon Network's Toonami block. Chances are high that if you meet someone who loves anime and grew up in the late '90s or early 2000s, they'll have a deeply personal bond with DBZ.
At the same time, it's hard to argue that DBZ holds up in the modern day, especially for new viewers coming in with fresh eyes. The pacing of the original series is super slow, the fights drag out forever, and while DBZ created so many of shonen's most prevalent tropes ("This isn't even my final form!"), almost everything DBZ ever did has since been done better by other series.
About a year after being accused of selling furniture to ICE detention centers, e-commerce site Wayfair is in another controversy.
Wayfair, the e-commerce website beloved by millennials on a budget who don't want their apartments to look just like IKEA showrooms, is no stranger to controversy.
Last summer, employees of the company organized a protest after allegations surfaced that Wayfair had sold $200,000 worth of furniture to border detention facilities. Now, Wayfair is being suspected of trafficking missing children in their furniture.