The “Machine” may be the U.S. government that Zinn has just referenced and Lupe thinks (based on his support for the Occupy movement) needs to be changed or, as the skit would have it, reprogrammed.
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The theme of the song is social responsibility.
A tribute to what is probably stand up comedian Kat Williams' best routine ever.
“Sometimes if I’ve had a couple of drinks and I come back and just like lie on my bed and fall asleep I wake up and realize that there isn’t a light on and I have to turn a light on”
In contrast to her siblings Ellie always felt unsafe in the dark.
Think of the Queen of Hearts.
Think of Alice in Wonderland.
The moral of that story is to view the world with childlike wonder, alas the queen has been overthrown causing Ellie fall of this path and loose her “way”.
The job of the hustler is bad for him. It hardens the heart. Even though this emotional void sucks, the money is hard to resist.
A hustler’s diet—guns, violence, and drugs—are all things that kill. Hence, his diet is death, which is the enemy of health.
The shirts were 25 dollars a piece, fair price considering Lupe practically charges an arm and a leg for a shirt these days.
Samples Last Living Souls by The Gorillaz.
The John Lennon Chuck was designed by Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono as part of the “Peace Chucks” line.
The Dutch Tilt is an oddly slanted camera angle.
He could probably even those tables out with a book or something.