Sunday, August 18, 2013

Auteur Watch - M. K. Asante

These days, in the second Internet Boom, peddling a little flesh is more important than ever.  Hobnobbing with the greats of your time doesn't hurt, either.  Look at the list of names!  Samuel L. Jackson!  Mos Def!  Maya Angelou!  A ringing endorsement from CNN; trust me, as much as The Daily Show likes to pooh-pooh such things, it means something to someone who hasn't made their bones yet.  CNN calls this Asante a "master storyteller and major creative force."  And the dude's only 31 years old!  That's a lot of pressure on a 31-year old; I'm just sayin'.  Thankfully, I don't have to worry about things like that.  Oh, I'm so over the hill meself.  He just wrote a new book about his childhood in Philadelphia... say!  Isn't that where M. Night Shyamalan grew up?  Oh, s'z'nap!  You don't want to follow his path, that's for sure!  Or maybe you do, at least up to the Sixth Sense part of things.  Nice work if you can pull it off.  Personally, for me there's too great of an historical thicket to hack through.

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