I’m from XXL’s blogging division…

My Madison, WI Bureau Chief Hastings Cameron has been hassling me about checking out this new MTV series “I’m From Rolling Stone” for a while now, but I never got around to it until just last night.

I almost always work the morning shift on Sundays, and once I get off, it’s not like I’m gonna wait until 5:00 to start cracking beers. So by the time it gets to be 9:00, when this bullshit comes on, I’m usually pretty damn useless – though I’m sure many would argue I’m like that all day long.

At any rate, it’s too bad they couldn’t put this shit on Mondays after “My Super Sweet 16,” which I love like a good milkshake, or Wednesdays after my favorite series evar “The Real World.” I mean, if “Rob and Big” could come on during the week, I’m wondering what’s the excuse here.

Of course some would argue that “I’m From Rolling Stone” is awful TV and seemingly exists for no other purpose than as a weekly half-hour commercial for Rolling Stone magazine, which hasn’t been relevant to youth culture since the days when Neil Young was considered a youth artist.

(I should note that Matt Taibbi’s budget Hunter S. Thompson political stories, which I read for free over the Internets, are generally the only thing worth really reading in any music magazine in any given month.)

To be sure, “I’m From Rolling Stone” could use… something. In the episode I saw last night, the kids didn’t do shit but ride the subway back and forth to the office, sit in front of a computer and type. You wish there was some sort of excuse for them to get wasted and fuck and/or fight a la “The Real World.”

That said, a lot of the criticism of the series that I’ve read so far has had to do with how the series isn’t such an accurate depiction professional music writer experience. Granted, I wouldn’t know what it’s like to be a real music writer, but I’m still at a loss for why this aspect of the series would be so bothersome.

For example, people have complained that the kids throw bitch fits when their editors insist that they rewrite stories over and over, but who wouldn’t? The thing that did strike me as bothersome was the sheer amount of time these d-bags would spend on one little 800-word story that hardly anyone will read anyway.

In last night’s episode, one d-bag spent days and days working on some little bullshit story about a Nellie McKay album. This other kid might still be working on his Band of Horses profile to this day. Not to let you d-bags in on more than you need to know about my process, but suffice it to say that I’m not spending weeks at a time on these stories.

Would they be better if I did? I guess, but who gives a shit? There definitely wouldn’t be nearly as many of them. Also, not to let you d-bags in on any more secrets, but a lot of these other writers who aren’t as prolific aren’t spending that much time fine-tuning, or waiting tables or whatever; they just don’t have anything interesting to contribute.

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Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t say something about the show’s breakout star Krishtine de Leon, even though she was hardly in last night’s episode. So here goes: I don’t dine on Chinese in general, but she does seem like the kind of broad that fucks a lot of black dudes, which is of course what I look for in a woman. The rather extreme pancake face, meanwhile? Not so much.

  • mannyworld33

    TOILET BOL!

    ONCE AGAIN YOUR TOPIC OF CHOICE IS WAY OFF. WATCHING THAT SHOW IS ALMOST AS BORING AS READING ABOUT WHAT SHIFT YOU WORK AND/ OR WHAT YOU DO AFTER WORK!

    DIG A HOLE, BOL!(NO BOL’S JOB)

  • Intifada

    shit.

  • content

    Nobody relates to this shit. Write about something else.

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    This has gone from a hip hop blog to a reality tv review blog. The weekly white rapper thing was 1 too many. If you’re gonna review TV then write about something that people really care about, like SPORTS! …

  • Combat Jack

    ^ “The rather extreme pancake face, meanwhile? Not so much.”

    Classic bol.

  • Urbanite

    Am I first or what?

  • Urbanite

    rather extreme pancake face

    hilarious

    yellow cake

    phenomenal

  • Meka Soul

    on an unrelated note:

    >So what’s the story behind that whole situation?

    An unfortunate incident. What happens in regular life. He almost killed me at an intersection. He cut me off and had me swerving and all that. I asked him what’s up through the window. He gave me the finger and shrugged. I got frustrated and got out and threw napkins at his grill, and he ran my Black ass over. Basically, don’t ever, ever get out of your car when you’re arguing with somebody.

    that’s got to be the best quote since jadakiss threatened to drop a maytag fridge on diddy.

  • Toneloc_illa

    Bol, do you tell yourself that ALL white “broads” like to fuck a lot of black dudes? Cuz that’s like the 5th time I’ve heard you say that. What criteria does a girl have to meet to look like she fucks a lot of black guys? Just wondering….

  • let the game begin

    At any rate, it’s too bad they couldn’t put this shit on Mondays after “My Super Sweet 16,”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    faken pervert!!!!

  • SukedowN

    ^^ “The rather extreme pancake face, meanwhile? Not so much.”

    Classic bol.
    ——————————–

    Indeed. That was an actual “lol” moment,

  • derfla the hus’la

    2000 dollars for any one who’s gonna hack into the xxl computer system and replace bols face with a kkk mask…

    real talk

  • CoChese

    I thought this was a Hip Hop forum???? WTF does Rolling Stone have to do with Hip Hop or XXL you fuckin E-TARD.

  • JAY

    This sucks bols!!!!

  • Belize

    So…basically what you are stating is that:

    “I’m From Rolling Stone” > This lame post…

  • john cochran

    Who read rolling stone. Shit, I dont even read xxl. They post all the articles on here, so I dont gotta buy the shit.

  • 11kap

    corny niggas fold. stop writing for the whiteman, asshole!

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >If you’re gonna review TV then write about something that people really care about, like SPORTS! …

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manufacturing_Consent:_The_Political_Economy_of_the_Mass_Media

    I’m not saying people who watch sports on a regular basis are stupid. I’m just saying.

  • Flip

    Hilarious post. Spot on. Show is boring for the most part and the Chinese with the grill (WTF) needs to suck someone (anyone) off before seasons end.

  • mo’ green

    no

  • jacquez
  • Fernando

    Pancake Face…. damn, thats harsh.

    What happened to Rob & Big?? I actually enjoyed that crap. Did they have a season finale where Big dressed up as a slave for Rob’s comical enjoyment? (wouldnt be suprised)

    MTV has created more petafiles than any of us know about. Putting shows like Sweet 16 on the air is bad news

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >What criteria does a girl have to meet to look like she fucks a lot of black guys?

    I may have to expand on this in a post, but sometimes you can just tell.

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  • ill will

    u need newer topics than a dumb blond

  • LONZO

    who the fuck cares about that faggit ass show on mtv??? Dam 2moro’s post is gonna be a review of 2nites White rapper show bullshit on vh1……..no point in checkin out 2moro’s blog unless u like white rappers….dam Bol ur blog used to entertain me at work. recently, not so much bitch.
    One.

  • LONZO

    who the fuck cares about that faggit ass show on mtv??? Dam 2moro’s post is gonna be a review of 2nites White rapper show bullshit on vh1……..no point in checkin out 2moro’s blog unless u like white rappers….dam Bol ur blog used to entertain me at work. recently, not so much bitch.
    Step ur game up.
    One.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Another insipid story on Ashlee Crawford’s Monday Afternoon Bolshit Bonanza. UNO!

  • Bang

    bol is a funny ass muh’fucker

    props

  • http://Ifux.blogspot.com I Fux

    The rather extreme pancake face, meanwhile? Not so much

    ^^^LMAO…. as many of us already know, this here trait is common in Orientel Woman, But thanks Bol for once again shedding light on overlooked stereotypes like this one…..No G-Child

  • http://Ifux.blogspot.com I Fux

    The rather extreme pancake face, meanwhile? Not so much…………

    ^^^LMAO, Thanks Bol for shedding some light on Oriental Womans Stereotypical features along with they usually do Suky Suky for 5$, I have heard………..

  • J.R.O.

    Good job. But, iiiit waaaasss boooorrriiinnng, Bol. I’ma watch the oh you mad video, again, I guess.

  • BOL SUX BOLLZ

    FUCK U AND THE ROLLING STONE BOL.
    NOW I REMEMBER WHY I DON’T READ YOUR BOL-SHIT ANYMORE!
    BY THE LOOKS OF THE NUMBER OF YOUR RESPONSES ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T ANYMORE.

  • Tom

    that show suxx.

  • Dubsmith_NZ

    Boring ass hater

  • hannah smith

    Can you do a post on sandwiches please? They’re an artform.

  • http://madison.com/post/blogs/emcees hastings

    i should note that “hassling” Bol to check out the show was hardly an endorsement. The magazine and the show are irrelevant.

    “WTF does Rolling Stone have to do with Hip Hop or XXL you fuckin E-TARD.”–Cochese

    Good question. Bol’s favorite “breakout star” bridged the cultural gaps five times over.

    check the byline on the pieces below

    http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=1595

    http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=5686

    http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=4833

    http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=292

    http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=3139

  • GuNNz

    this blogg used to be entertaining…….

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    I hate rolling stone magazine. Its written for old white people, and the hipster authors always write in the first person as if I give a shit about their personal opinions.

    Nice post Bol, Sweet 16 is a gully show.

  • Adrenaline

    This is true, man. It pisses me off that these kids can’t write. It is NOT that hard! Just be humble, basically, and do what you do! GOD DAMN! They should have hired me.

  • Voy

    Bol you are a real wrter, your shit is read all over the world. But watching My Super Sweet Sixteen religiously at your age is a sign of a new phenomenon, its called Before 30 Early Midlife Crisis.

  • EReal

    Bol, didnt I ask you last week if this was XXL or the fuckin TV guide? 07 has sucked ass for you. Id rather see you write at least one – half interesting / dicussable post – in one week then 7 pieces of absolute shit that people just make fun of you for.
    Tara-Squad dosent write as many blogs, but at least hers are thought provoking and people actually express their points of view and discuss, rather than discussing how shitty your blogs are.
    You also gave us alot of secrets in this trash post, like you have no life and you goto work, get drunk, and spend your nights watchin reality TV in your moms basement and being an all around loser. You obsession with My Sweet 16 is extremely disturbing and sickening on soo many levels, and the fact of your favorite show being The Rheal Whorld because they “fight / fuck ” only shows that you’re obviously not doing those things yourself.
    *shaking head in disgust*
    You need to step it up bigtime Bol, you used to be one of the love to hate(No Weezy F(ucks) Baby) kinda people, now you’re just getting lame.
    Maybe you should bust out some more racial slurs, JayZ hates and Dipset dickrides(No Camron in Drag).. that shit was workin better than your T.V. reviews.

    1 hunned.

  • bol fell off

    for someone that gets pissed when people mess up details.. de leon is filipino you idiot. what kind of chinese last name would de leon be? dumbass. you fell off bol. fell off hard.

  • rofl

    LMFAO @ ereal’s response

    bol, thx for the post anyway, the shit is interesting, just random.

  • Nina Parks

    Fist off I will like to re-enforce Hastings and Ninoy Brown’s (on Fear of a Brown Blogger)comments. You really should have done your research first before you formulated such an ill thought out opinion:

    “Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t say something about the show’s breakout star Krishtine de Leon, even though she was hardly in last night’s episode. So here goes: I don’t dine on Chinese in general, but she does seem like the kind of broad that fucks a lot of black dudes, which is of course what I look for in a woman. The rather extreme pancake face, meanwhile? Not so much.”

    If you google her name, or actually read the articles on the site that you are so blessed to shit your thoughts out on you would have already known who she is. And, you would have saved yourself from looking like and ignorant child.

    Second, Krish is not Chinese, google her. She plays a her part in the PILIPINO Community. Not to mention de Leon is not even slightly reminisant of a Chinese name. And as a Mestiza (Half pilipino/Half White) I’m offend.

    All in all this was a bad look for you. It makes you look “stupid” and not in a good way. (If you don’t understand the swagg then don’t speak on it.)

    And lastly, if you have beef with me calling out your ignorance, Nina Parks is the alias, Leah Weitz is the name Public Relations for Iller Clip Online Mag. Launching next month Come holla at me that’s my word.