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IHPM - Episode #11



Babies are the theme and populations so large that life is cheap. In the Multiple Sarcasm feature Ira aims at the current trend of multiplex shootings, rampant car theft and “default citizen” criminality. Ira talks about the beauty of books and time travel. Ira touches on the cult of celebrity.

In Nerd News, The Fantastic Four Movie is yet another disappointment and Ira talks about how to make a great one, and anticipates the Deadpool movie of early next year promises to be solid. Rob Liefeld’s art skills are critiqued. Comedy from an early 60’s Flip Wilson on Ugly Babies and Richard Pryor doing his Supernigger bit. Episode 8 of Superman versus The Clan of the Fiery Cross. All this kicked off by a humorous excerpt from the movie Rage in Harlem and an hour of funk music in the Lunchtime Summer Music Mix.

Recommended Reading:

crossing_lines Crossing Lines: Race and Mixed Race Across the Geohistorical Divide Editors: Marc Coronado, Rudy P. Guevarra Jr., Jeffrey Moniz, and Laura Furlan Szanto (ISBN: 0970038410) – Crossing Lines addresses the issues of race and mixed race at the turn of the 21st century. Representing multiple academic disciplines, including history, ethnic studies, art history, education, English, and sociology, the volume invites readers to consider the many ways that identity, community, and collectivity are formed, while addressing the challenges that multiracial identity poses to our understanding of race and ethnicity. The authors examine such subjects as social action, literary representations of multiracial people, curriculum development, community formation, Whiteness, and demographic changes.
HowComeTIRAIN How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not by Robert Shemin (ISBN: 9780307395078) – In How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not? bestselling author Robert Shemin reveals for the first time the inner-circle secrets of the mega-wealthy. Have you ever wondered why some people attract wealth while others stay financially trapped and in debt? The key is wealth-friendly, upside-down thinking. Stick with all the old moneymaking rules and stay broke. Break them and get rich. This is the book that shows you how.


  1. Excerpt from A Rage in Harlem (1991)
  2. Under The Influence – George Clinton (Funkronomicon)
  3. If 6 Was 9 – Bootsy Collins (Funkronomicon)
  4. Do Your Thing – Isaac Hayes (Shaft)
  5. Thinking of You – Lenny Kravitz (5)
  6. School Boy Crush – The Average White Band (Cut the Cake)
  7. I Get Lifted – George McCrae (Rock Your Baby)
  8. Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players (Honey)
  9. Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin (Young, Gifted and Black)
  10. Cholly (Funk Gettin’ Ready To Roll) – Funkadelic (The Whole Funk & Nothing but the Funk: Definitive Funkadelic 1976–1981)
  11. I just Want To Be (12″ Extended Mix) – Cameo (The 12″ Collection And More (Funk Essentials))
  12. If It Don’t Turn You On (You Ought To Leave It Alone) – B.T. Express (Greatest Hits)
  13. If Anybody Gets Funked Up (It’s Gon’ Be You) – George Clinton (T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power of A Fully- Operational Mothership)
  14. Super Nigger – Richard Pryor
  15. Superman versus The Clan of the Fiery Cross episode 8
  16. Ugly Baby – Flip Wilson
  17. Sweet Sticky Thing – Ohio Players (Honey)
  18. Farting – Richard Pryor

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