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The Rick
01-14-2010, 12:47 PM
Surprised I haven't seen any American Idol threads yet. This clip from last night was comedy gold!

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Sure-Oz
01-14-2010, 01:24 PM
I cant see the clip but is it the psycho black dude that told them all to eff off and security had to escort him out

The Rick
01-14-2010, 01:27 PM
I cant see the clip but is it the psycho black dude that told them all to eff off and security had to escort him out
No, it's a 62-year-old guy (who was part of the civil rights movement) that did an original rap he called "Pants on the Ground". It went like this:

Pants on the ground, Pants on the ground
Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground!
With the Gold in ya mouth, hat turned sideways
Pants hit the ground, call yourself a cool cat
Looking like a fool, walking downtown with your pants on the ground!!
Get it up, hey!, get your pants off the ground! lookin like a fool, walkin! talkin! with your pants on the ground! (x2)

Sure-Oz
01-14-2010, 02:01 PM
Yeah, i'll have to view this when i get home lol

DMAC
01-14-2010, 02:10 PM
I agree with him 100%.

pants on da ground...pants on da ground....lookin like a fool...

BigRedChief
01-14-2010, 02:24 PM
No, it's a 62-year-old guy (who was part of the civil rights movement)
He's a retired General.

The Rick
01-14-2010, 03:11 PM
He's a retired General.
I could be wrong, but I don't think so. This article (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2010/01/general-larry-platt-a-closer-look/1) states he "got his nickname, 'General,' from the Rev. Hosea Williams because of his heroic efforts on behalf of the civil-rights movement".

Farzin
01-14-2010, 03:30 PM
Lookin like a fool wit yo pants on da ground!

BigRedChief
01-14-2010, 04:54 PM
Man, I like this guy. He got beaten during the march in Selma and now he gets his 15 mintues.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2010/01/general-larry-platt-a-closer-look/1?csp=hf

The you tube clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am-Y5DVjZIA&

We all got a good chuckle Wednesday out of General Larry Platt (http://www.generallarryplatt.com/) and his Pants on the Ground (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am-Y5DVjZIA&) song. Entertaining as he was, I couldn't help but wonder why the American Idol producers saved the last spot of the show for a 62-year-old guy with a funny song.
Now I think I know.
Take a look at the photograph on the home page of the Civil Rights Veterans Movement (http://www.crmvet.org/) website. See the young man on the left, looking directly into the camera? That's Larry Platt, age 16.

"We had come by bus in 1963 to a church in Savannah, Georgia to plan a march to desegregate the city," Platt writes (http://www.crmvet.org/vet/plattl.htm). "Reverend Hosea Williams and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were our leaders. That particular planned march was canceled and we were singing to raise our spirits before returning home."

Platt worked with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (http://www.ibiblio.org/sncc/) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Christian_Leadership_Conference) in Georgia, organizing sit-ins in the South.

He was beaten during the Bloody Sunday march (http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/al4.htm) from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery.

He got his nickname, "General," from the Rev. Hosea Williams (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_26_98/ai_68018830/) because of his heroic efforts on behalf of the civil-rights movement.

The Georgia General Assembly proclaimed Sept. 4, 2001, Larry Platt Day (http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/fulltext/hr286.htm) in Atlanta, because of "his great energy and commitment to equality and the protection of the innocent and for his outstanding service to the Atlanta community and the citizens of Georgia."

He remains a community activist in the Atlanta area and recently has become known for publicly protesting foreclosures.

If anybody in that Atlanta crowd deserved his 15 minutes of fame on national television, it was Larry Platt (http://projects.ajc.com/gallery/view/metro/north-fulton/0202lives/3.html).

When he tells you to get your pants off the ground, you'd best listen.