Ole Dirty Disciple?

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This is an e-mail I received last night (including picture) from a friend, Ben Bass:

“Every morning when I arrive at my commuter train platform, I find a mystery in the form of a fiftysomething lady, tired-looking, eastern European-sounding, a completely unremarkable wage-earning immigrant except for her knit hat repeatedly emblazoned with “ODB.”

Even hip-hop illiterates such as myself know this is shorthand for Ol’ Dirty Bastard, aka the late rapper and Wu Tang Clan co-founder Russell Jones, who also performed under the names Big Baby Jesus, Dirt Dog and Dirt McGirt when not fathering thirteen children, releasing hit records or being incarcerated. Helpfully, lest there be any confusion, the hat also bears the legend “dirt mcgirt” (see attached photo).

You are receiving this because I consider you cool and value your opinion. Has this lady ever heard of Ol’ Dirty Bastard? Is she also into Method Man? Does she know that she is the most awesome person on the train?”

I think she knows.

ODB.jpg

This is an e-mail I received last night (including picture) from a friend, Ben Bass:

“Every morning when I arrive at my commuter train platform, I find a mystery in the form of a fiftysomething lady, tired-looking, eastern European-sounding, a completely unremarkable wage-earning immigrant except for her knit hat repeatedly emblazoned with “ODB.”

Even hip-hop illiterates such as myself know this is shorthand for Ol’ Dirty Bastard, aka the late rapper and Wu Tang Clan co-founder Russell Jones, who also performed under the names Big Baby Jesus, Dirt Dog and Dirt McGirt when not fathering thirteen children, releasing hit records or being incarcerated. Helpfully, lest there be any confusion, the hat also bears the legend “dirt mcgirt” (see attached photo).

You are receiving this because I consider you cool and value your opinion. Has this lady ever heard of Ol’ Dirty Bastard? Is she also into Method Man? Does she know that she is the most awesome person on the train?”

I think she knows

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