Odds & Ends
Oh, Google Reader, thank you for the share function and for friends like Mr. Smart Guy who share things with me that no one should see, like this “back boobage/diminished glutes,” tragedy posted by Saney Sane over at In Hood Terms. Now I get to share it with you but still pretend that I had nothing to do with spreading it across the Internet. Figuring out this woman’s body is a Rubix Cube level endeavor, so good luck.
The Home of The Urban Chameleon is not for the faint of heart or black folks who don’t know what social switching is all about – every post tells our story – “not quite Cosby Kids but not quite Bebe’s Kids.” In fact, a recent two-part post, “I Don’t Care About White Love…Should I?” is one of the most delicious pieces of writing about blackgirl exploits I’ve ever read. The story (by an anonymous contributor named Regine Hunter) just spoke to me…you know what I mean? Be sure to check it out.
For some old news that got lost in my drafted post folder, sitcom pioneer Judi Ann Mason passed away last month at the age of fifty-four. You may recognize her name from the credits of legendary shows such as Good Times, A Different World, Beverly Hills 90120, and countless others. Tambay at Shadow and Act has the full bio on Mason’s contributions as a playwright, screenwriter, producer, and teacher.
11 Things That Look Like Joe Jackson includes some things that only marginally resemble the patriarch of the Black First Family of Entertainment, but at the very least the old eggplant looks enough like Joe that the photo gallery is worth a glance.
Cam’ron is on my list of men I’d never want to actually be with but it’s so fun to pretend that I someday might have a shot. Along those lines, it’s fun to pretend that his upcoming movie, Cousin Bang, might be any good, when every fiber of my being is saying nope, no thanks, and no way. His sooooo cute though…anyway, check out the trailer and count how many times Cam says “ay yooo!” It’s quite the exercise.