Wednesday, July 05, 2006
A meaty MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Moo & Oink, a Chicago meat company, has a new jingle. Chicagoans have listened to the original quirky jingle for 24 years, but now there’s a new tune to enjoy after a contest let customers offer ideas. A young rapper from suburban Country Club Hills — Kent Jones, a.k.a. Kenlo Key — penned the winning entry. Click on the essay title above to hear the top finalists.
• Hip-hop producer Dallas Austin won’t have to cook in a Dubai prison after all. The producer was caught carrying cocaine at the country’s airport, and he received a sentence to serve four years behind bars. But Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum granted Austin a pardon. Not sure what the ruler gets in return, but it will probably involve a recording deal or a plane full of chickenheads.
• Another celebrity caught with drugs at an airport is also off the hook. Rush Limbaugh was detained at Palm Beach International last month when authorities discovered a bottle of Viagra in his bag, and he potentially faced prosecution. But the drugs turned out to be legit, as Limbaugh’s doctor had prescribed the erectile dysfunction pills. So Limbaugh will not face any punishment. However, the same can’t be said for the females who may encounter Limbaugh on Viagra.