Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Microsoft Being Straight Up Brash With Their New "Avoid The Ghetto" App

Obviously this app reeks of not-so-subtle racism, but let's be honest, who out there is excited to roll through the ghetto? Not me. Nuh uh.

Fun fact about me, I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. While shit wasn't always gumdrops and sugar plums it certainly wasn't WWIII and molotav cocktails weren't being hucked at luxury sedans anytime they rolled down the street. I didn't consider my area to be "ghetto", but I'm sure some people would have. Everyone has their own relative idea of the ghetto. It's like those Russian Egg Dolls that keep getting smaller each time you remove one.

Large Russian Egg Doll=Well to do suburbs
Med-Large Russian Egg Doll=Suburbs close to trailer park
Medium Russian Egg Doll=Urban neighborhood with some suburban tendencies
Small-Medium Russian Egg Doll=Urban neighborhood with some projects
Small Egg=Financially, educationally and socially deprived projects
REALLY Small Egg=Fucking Afghanistan

As you go down, each egg wants nothing to do with the other egg. I was told by my Dad, Mufasa style, to never go into the South Bronx. I never knew why, but whenever we had to drive through that area, I was fucking terrified. It was an ignorant thought, but 10 year old me would have 100% wanted that app.

I got a little older, I got a little more perceptive and with that said, there's still a 100% chance I'd want that app if it prevents me from ever ending up in the South Bronx. To this day, I haven't been there and irrationally and ignorantly never want to. Papa Jeezy struck the fear of God in me about that place and it ain't going away.

PS. On the real though, this app should be shut down. Can't take 60 yard shots downfield on 4th and 1.

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