We received a review copy of the latest ICP repackaging, Bang Pow Boom: Nuclear Edition, featuring the original version of BPB, plus a seven-track bonus disc containing stuff that was clearly too awesome and non-irradiated for the single-disc, non-nuclear version, and a "Video DVD" containing the stirring documentary "A Family Underground," and the Bicycle Thief of clown-make-up wearing-fake-MC music videos, "Miracles" (see above). For real, this is one of the best things I've seen on the internet in a long time. That shit'll shock your eyelids. And all of this can be yours, you lucky-ass juggalo.
All you've got to do is write an essay comparing this verse from the ICP song:
I see miracles all around me
Stop and look around, it's all astounding
Water, fire, air and dirt
Fucking magnets, how do they work?
And I don't wanna talk to a scientist
Y'all motherfuckers lying, and getting me pissed
To this poem by Walt Whitman:
When I heard the learn'd astronomer;
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me;
When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and
When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much
applause in the lecture-room,
How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick;
Till rising and gliding out, I wander'd off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.
Easy, right? Like discussing the symbolism of fish in a barrel. (Also a miracle! How'd those slippery fuckers get in there, yo?)
In the case of a tie, the bonus round will require you to explain how miracles can happen in the universe when this video clearly disproves the existence of a benevolent god.*
Send your essays to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post them in the comments below.
*Note: I'm not really kidding about that. Don't click that link if you want to continue having faith in humanity.
by Shannon Sweet
Oct 19, 2015
on December 6, 2017
on December 7, 2017
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