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Music, Old School Fridays »

[27 Jun 2008 | 14 Comments | ]

I’ve finally decided to do a weekly internet meme, one that is perfect for lots of the random things going through my head. It’s called Old School Fridays. Created by Ms Grapevine and MarvalusOne, the goal is to post …

Music, What the Eff? »

[26 Jun 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

There’s nothing to even say about this. I miss Chuck E. Cheese’s!

Dating, Fresh Black Girls, Good Hair Gone Bad, Long Live the Colored Race!, Miscegenation, My Life, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Our Shame, Politics »

[25 Jun 2008 | 34 Comments | ]

After the meaningless nonsense of the past few days, in fact, past few years, I’ve finally accepted that Black Love is in a bit of trouble. I ADORE Black Love itself – as corny as it may sound, there’s …

Hip Hop Is Dead., News, Our Shame »

[24 Jun 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

I’ve been paying only cursory attention to the Ice-T/Soulja Boy beef. I don’t understand how Ice-T can even be bothered to get involved in beef anymore. He should be someplace picking out Coco’s cameltoe and making sure that Law &

My Life, Our Shame, Spot Blowing, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling »

[23 Jun 2008 | 32 Comments | ]

It’s usually beyond the purview of this blog for me to share my personal life. For the most part it’s way less interesting than the random things I conjure up to discuss. But this wack nigga called me to duty …

My Life, Yipes! »

[20 Jun 2008 | 9 Comments | ]

Answer: Mercury has been in retrograde.

After being out of the country for almost a month, coming home has been unusually bittersweet. It’s great to be back around folk but life can just be so mundane. My apartment needs cleaning, …

At Least They're Not Black..., Old Folks Wilin', Yipes! »

[20 Jun 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

Sorry about the post title, I just couldn’t help myself.

This video of two old ladies beating each other with their handbags makes me wish I knew enough Russian to understand what brought this on. I get the feeling that …

At Least They're Not Black..., The Black Archives »

[20 Jun 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

Vernee Watson-Johnson is one of entertainment’s most recognizable faces but one of its least recognizable names. She’s been in over 200 commercials, including a current ad for V-8. She has over 100 film and television credits to her name and …

Celebutainment, Hip Hop Is Dead., What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[18 Jun 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

Key evidence that hip-hop is dead: There was a time when being “hot on wax” had a whole different meaning.

“While I’m getting ready I like to relax with a drink – vodka and lemonade – and listen to some

Coonery, Fresh Black Girls, Hair Freaks, Long Live the Colored Race!, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Now That's Dancing!, The Black Archives »

[17 Jun 2008 | 20 Comments | ]
Why is it that almost every black sitcom has had at least one "talent showcase" episode, while such episodes on mainstream sitcoms have been few and far between? I've certainly never seen anyone seriously throwing on costumes to sing and dance on Friends or Seinfeld, and the "talent showcase" in black sitcoms certainly pre-dates reality shows like American Idol. Ever since I learned that "coonery" is one of the search terms that has brought people to WWTD, I've been thinking a lot about our tendency to cut a rug and start up some showtime just for its own sake. I believe that random talent showcasing on black sitcoms is due to two factors: first, black sitcoms have so many multi-talented performers that can do more than just act.

General, WWTD »

[12 Jun 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

Maybe I’m just a nerd, but I love crunching numbers. Here are the top 10 search terms that bring visits to this site, so if you missed these posts the first time around it’s time to catch up! It’s worth …

News, Our Shame, What the Eff? »

[12 Jun 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

I know I’m late on this week’s “What The Eff?” but did you REALLY need to look at this foolishness yesterday as opposed to today?

Man arrested with beef sticks and ‘hot sausages’ in pants


Bad Grammar, Long Live the Colored Race!, News, Not Racist Cuz It's True. »

[12 Jun 2008 | 9 Comments | ]

Fox News Houston reporter Isiah Carey is a seasoned journalist and my new favorite person. His hilarious and magnificently-colored news report outtakes give much-needed shape to a backhanded compliment that most of us have received before – “articulate.” We can’t …

Good Hair Gone Bad, Jacko, My Life, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[10 Jun 2008 | 10 Comments | ]

Over the last year a few pieces of random interweb trash have popped out of the woodwork and, in impressively poor English, tried to tell me all about myself. I tend to ignore the few negative comments I get because …

Long Live the Colored Race!, My Life »

[9 Jun 2008 | 12 Comments | ]

On June 12, 2007, I realized that I should start a blog. I figured that I’d rant, share a little about my life and views, and of course highlight and criticize the beautiful and amorphous thing that is best known …