bennett mcbride

This is a blog created for Rhetoric of Pop Culture class. I’ve never blogged before, so this is a first. I guess i’ll be writing about the required topics for the class, and maybe also a little bit about some new music or films that have been catching my attention of late. Or sports.

About me personally, i think i’m more of a laid back person than most; past circumstances have definitely shaped and influenced my demeanor and outlook towards things. When i’m not in class or at work, i like to do nothing. I am a big fan of women, like most guys. I love music and movies and I indulge in them as often as i can. I try to catch as many shows of my favorite artists as i can (most of the time its in Austin), but its been getting harder to do lately. I’ve seen Big Krit, Smoke DZA, Big Sean, Freddie Gibbs, Raekwon, Wiz, Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul ( all of them before they got famous! well except Raekwon obviously). I’m still pretty bummed about a Jet Life show i missed last week, but oh well. Favorite current artists include: King Chip, Kanye West, Curren$y, Nas, The Game, Black Keys, Jack White, UGK, Action Bronson, Brand New, Cam’ron, Max B (free the wave), Corner Boy P, Young Roddy, Pac Div, Theophilus London.

I hope to someday write screenplays or do some camerawork around films. A few favorite films : Fight Club, The Prestige, Snatch, Drive, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Paid in Full, The Departed, Take Shelter. I know none of those are comedies but i do have a sense of humor, albeit dry sometimes. I’m a fan of stand up for sure, C.K. is killing it lately and Chappelle is trying to come back, which is cool. I’m not big on politics, for obvious reasons, but i do have my beliefs and i like to stick to em. Die hard Dallas Cowboy and San Antonio Spurs fan, as well as the Mexican national soccer team for some reason.