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My Life, Old School Fridays »

[27 Feb 2009 | 7 Comments | ]
Old School Fridays: When I Was In 10th Grade
That's me second from left at Nerd Camp, summer '95. No, seriously, I literally went to math and science CAMP..

[That’s me second from left at Nerd Camp, summer ’95. No, seriously, I literally went to math and science camp.]

My tenth grade year was 1994-1995, arguably the best year in music. It was hard to even narrow it …

Our Shame, What the Eff? »

[26 Feb 2009 | 10 Comments | ]

I added this to my What The Eff? Wednesday post for posterity, but I wanted to make sure that everyone saw this mess!

Just when things didn’t seem like they could get any worse, my homegirl spotted the most inappropriate …

Black C-Listers, The Black Archives »

[26 Feb 2009 | 12 Comments | ]

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Lee Weaver may be the quintessential Obscure Black C-Lister; you’ve seen him dozens of times but could you ever even try to guess his name? His fifty years in television and film (125 credits!) is practically unparalleled, and he continues …

Long Live the Colored Race!, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Random Nostalgia, The Black Archives, What the Eff? »

[25 Feb 2009 | 13 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Black History Month Tragedies

Black History Month falls into that category of “things I’d like to re-purpose to fit my selfish needs.” The concept of having a month dedicated to any history at all follows the delusional thinking that the rest of the year …

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[24 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge Final Exam!

The Rules again:

– You will have until Sunday evening at 8:00 pm to submit your answers to me via e-mail at quiz@whatwouldthembido.com.
-I will post the answers and the top 10 scores every Tuesday.
-The quiz will be …

Celebutainment, Good Hair Gone Bad »

[23 Feb 2009 | 17 Comments | ]
Good Hair Gone Bad Update: Devante Swing on Chris Brown and Rihanna

There are times when I just get all choked up with this magical combination of fear and extreme laughter, and this is almost one of those times. I’m not as much scared right now because I know Devante can’t hurt …

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[23 Feb 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge Week 3: Answers!

This week’s quiz was way easier but it was just the calm before the storm. Trust me, Week 4’s quiz will come out on Tuesday and because it determines who gets $100 of my hard-earned dough it will be nothin’

Jacko, Old School Fridays, The Black Archives »

[20 Feb 2009 | 14 Comments | ]
Old School Friday: The Jackson Family!

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By now you may have seen the news item about Marlon Jackson and his investment in a Nigerian slavery-themed amusement park. I had too much to say and I just didn't have the heart to start delving into the Jacksons and their weirdness, so I'm glad for this week's theme! I do love the Jacksons, I really, really do, I just don't always have the patience for the madness that results from getting yelled at for leaving towels in the pool or whatever else it was that Joe Jackson cracked those kids' hides for - the surgery, the unreasonable drama, the ill-advised hair.

Long Live the Colored Race!, News, Our Shame, Yipes! »

[19 Feb 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
UnBeWeavable!

Cops: Hair Weave Stops Bullet

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A woman was complaining of a headache Thursday morning, but police say her tightly-woven hair weave kept it from being much worse.

Detectives say a bullet, allegedly fired at her by

Politics »

[18 Feb 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
I’m Offended That I’m Offended

There are times that I feel like a poor excuse for a strong black person because I’m not legitimately offended enough to get upset about some things, I’m just offended that I have to spend time being offended! Today’s controversy …

Random Nostalgia, Yipes! »

[18 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

This is the only thing I’ve ever seen rival Bert and Ernie doing M.O.P. Poor closeted Marcie.

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[17 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge Week 3! 7. Who Am I? Name this pioneering entertainer. (10 points) The Rules again: - You will have until Sunday evening at 8:00 pm to submit your answers to me via e-mail at quiz@whatwouldthembido.com. -I will post the answers and the top 10 scores every Tuesday. -The quiz will be cumulative, so anyone can take the lead at any time! The best part is, because I love my readers so much, the winner gets a $100 gift certificate to iTunes, Target, or Amazon.com! I’m so for real! The best way to go about this is to copy and paste the quiz into an e-mail, title the e-mail “Week One” insert your answers and send it to me. I will only accept one entry per week per person, and you may not use an anonymous e-mail address for submissions. Don’t leave answers in the comments because what’s the point of that?! Lastly, if you use the internet to find the answers you’se a CHEATER, but to guard against you sneaky petes not all of the questions can be answered through Google alone anyway so don’t even try to break fly! And yes, there will always be an extra credit bonus question that loyal readers will have an easier time answering. 1. Photo ID. This is the cast photo of what short-lived 90's sitcom? (5 points)

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[16 Feb 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge Week 2: Answers

This week’s quiz was intentionally tough, and you guys rose to the occasion! Since some people did last week’s quiz but not this week’s things are closer than expected. This week’s top scorers were:

1. Joy – 95

2. MrSmartGuy …

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[13 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Superstitions = silly, random pop culture inferences = brilliant. Check out this too-cute segment from Robot Chicken.


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My Life, Spot Blowing »

[12 Feb 2009 | 20 Comments | ]
The Black People At My Job

I think I just discovered one of the problems with Affirmative Action. Depending on where you work there may be plenty of black folks around but for so many of us we can count the coloreds on one hand. It’s …