Today, Sly Stone — one of the greatest figures in soul-music history — is homeless, his fortune stolen by a lethal combination of excess, substance abuse and financial mismanagement. He lays his head inside a white camper van ironically stamped with the words “Pleasure Way” on the side. The van is parked on a residential street in Crenshaw, the rough Los Angeles neighborhood where “Boyz n the Hood” was set. A retired couple makes sure he eats once a day, and Stone showers at their house. The couple’s son serves as his assistant and driver.
Hi mommy! I’m your kidney! You don’t know me very well, but I am 24 years old! (I’m as old as you!!) Let me tell you a little bit about my self…I’m one of your organs, I am essential to your urinary tract, I regulate your electrolytes, maintain your blood pressure, and I filter your blood and make sure no nasty waste gets in your system! (wow I sure do love you LOTS!!) I am pink and only about 12cm long!! I know I’m going to be inside you forever, but I love you and me and you are going to be great pals! I’m going to help you out A LOT during your life! I want to keep your healthy as we grow up. I LOVE YOU MOMMY!!!
You found out about me today mommy! The doctor was telling you all about what I did, I was so proud! But mommy…he made you cry. He said there was something wrong with me! THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH ME MOMMY!! He said I had a disease! He kept touching me, and saying you had to get rid of me. Don’t listen to him mommy! I can protect you and keep you healthy mommy! I promise! Why doesn’t the doctor like me, mommy?
Everything felt weird tonight mommy. You didn’t eat like you normally did. I feel sick mommy, I feel really sick. But I’m trying really hard to make you happy! Please mommy, don’t listen to the mean doctor!!
Mommy, you took me to a hospital today. I’m scared mommy!You’re asleep I can feel it and all these people keep talking about getting rid of me!
help mommy they’re touching me! It hurts! They’re tearing me away from you with knives mommy! It hurts stop it mommy!!
Mommy, I’m floating in a glass jar now. The doctors said you had a medical procedure called a kidney transplant. Why don’t you love me? Why wasn’t I a good enough kidney? I don’t want to be in this jar! I wan’t to be with you making you healthy!!
EVERY KIDNEY REMOVAL IS JUST ONE MORE…
KIDNEY THAT WON’T REGULATE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
CLEAN YOUR BLOOD
LOOK AT THAT PICTURE OF KIDNEY REMOVAL! DISGUSTING. IT’S SICK. WHY DO PEOPLE DO THIS?? PUT AN END TO KIDNEY REMOVAL. I’M PRO-KIDNEY, ARE YOU??
Apparently, Asian men scare the wealthy, white establishment- and bankers. So they pretend they don’t exist.
The story of ordinary people achieving their goals by tapping small donations and economizing is just as threatening to banks as Asian space-flight is to many white Americans. So this inspiring all-American tale of hard work and ingenuity is rewritten as an alliance between white hegemony and the banking system.
advertisements and the corporations that fund them are too often truth-murderers! just out stalking through your media, injecting reality-poison. how do they expect us to live a life out here when they keep polluting history with this distortion? GOOD JOB STEERING, TONTO! NOW WATCH THIS DRIVE
I told my mom about this when I saw this commercial! Ridiculous, especially since the original video of this has been available online for a long time.
The really frustrating thing about the “Save the boobies” campaign and similar ones is that it gets it exactly backward. Often, the point of breast cancer treatment is to destroy some or all of the boobies in order to save the woman.
Saying that we should work to cure this disease because it threatens breasts is really upsetting. For starters, it suggests that women are worth saving because they’re attached to breasts, rather than the other way around. But worse, it tells any woman who’s had a life-saving mastectomy that she’s given up the thing that made people care about her survival. What a punch in the stomach.