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Kanye West Bites Cal’s Style—and Cops Our Nobel Prizes

Posted By Patrici Flores On Oct 3, 2007 @ 12:58 pm In Sandbox | Comments Disabled

Kanye West has a crush on us. When he first landed on the scene, the hip-hop egotist concocted an imaginary “Universecity” and subsequently based his albums on it. We were flattered when he chose a bear as the school’s mascot–whose cuteness admittedly rivals that of Oski’s.

Then, there arose more similarities between West’s persona and the Berkeley campus. We realized that his pashmina scarves, “look-at-me” attitude and bizarre, pseudo-trendy sunglasses are reminiscent of 95 percent of our liberal arts majors–and the way the Louis Vuitton Don milks free speech for all its worth is totally done in stereotypical “Berzerkeley” fashion as well. Such is evident in the anti-Bush remarks [1] he made on live television, and even in his attempt to make like The Daily Californian and join the blog world [2].

We admit we are feeling special–albeit a bit uneasy–by West’s clearly obsessive fascination with us. What’s next, stealing Nobel Prizes from George Smoot [3]?

According to a skit on last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, he’s already been there. Aww hell naw.

Kanye West Skit on SNL [Youtube [4]]
Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People [Youtube [1]]
KanYe West Blog [Universecity [2]]

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URLs in this post:

[1] anti-Bush remarks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pVTrnxCZaQ%22

[2] blog world: http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com/blog/

[3] George Smoot: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=21655

[4] Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDZYtdTb3D4

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