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R.I.P. Nathanial Hornblower: MCA’s Hilarious Response to a Bad New York Times Review

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In 2004, The New York Times’ Stephanie Zacharek negatively reviewed the video for the Beastie Boys’ new single “Ch-Check It Out.” MCA a.k.a. Adam Yauch, who died today at the age of 47, had directed the video under his pseudonym Nathanial Hornblower. He didn’t take kindly to Zacharek’s review, and let her know in a letter to the Times demanding, among other things, that she send him a goat.

His letter:

One Goat, on Account

To the Editor:

I had the great pleasure of reading your unsolicited critique of the “Ch-Check It Out” music video [“Licensed to Stand Still” by Stephanie Zacharek, May 16]. It took some time to get to me, as it had to be curried (sp?) on goatback through the fjords of my homeland, the Oppenzell. And in the process the goat died, and then I had to give the mailman one of my goats, so remember, you owe me a goat.

via R.I.P. Nathanial Hornblower: MCA’s Hilarious Response to a Bad New York Times Review.

Too young, Adam. To fucking young.

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Written by edparnell

May 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

Posted in Funny, Sad

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