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Bad Grammar, Feel Smarter, Our Shame »

[12 Feb 2010 | 5 Comments | ]

You guys really should become a member of the What Would Thembi Do? fanpage (see box in sidebar) because I share links and photos that don’t merit a whole post. Or maybe I just need to decide that they are …

Bad Grammar, Coonery, Hair Freaks, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Post-racial America my Great Aunt Fanny., That Not-So-Fresh Feeling »

[23 Jul 2009 | 17 Comments | ]
I can barely tell if this is a Public Service Announcement or a commercial, but it definitely rubs me the wrong way. Funny or foul? I find the eye-bugging, neck-rolling, finger-waving black woman thing (halfway through having a weave sewn-in, no less) extremely tired, but there's something else bugging me about this commercial and I'm not sure what.

Bad Grammar, Feel Smarter, Fresh Black Girls, Yipes! »

[16 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Odds & Ends

So much to write, so little time and willingness to hit the 'publish' button... in the meantime, check out some of my favorite stuff from other sites!


The photo above is from what Brokey McPoverty has named "possibly the most awesome book ever." As usual she analyzes the pure crazy with panache, and even treats us to a mind-boggling excerpt from this wildly foolish example of misguided Negroness. Laugh riot.

Bad Grammar, Feel Smarter, What the Eff? »

[9 Oct 2008 | 16 Comments | ]

People have been saying and doing a lot of really stupid stuff around me lately. This post serves to remind all of us what dumb really is.

This cannot be blamed on the gas crisis.

I took this one South …

Bad Grammar, Hip Hop Is Dead., Our Shame »

[27 Aug 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

Well, this pictorial song interpretation is pretty much what the 69 Boyz sounded like, isn’t it?

Bad Grammar, Hair Freaks, Hip Hop Is Dead., Our Shame, Spot Blowing, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, Yipes! »

[22 Aug 2008 | 11 Comments | ]

Much in the same way that it’s inappropriate to say negative things about church-sangin’, if someone makes any old haphazard song about departed loved ones we’re supposed to stay mum on how horrible it is. In this case, I …

Bad Grammar, Feel Smarter, My Life, What the Eff? »

[20 Aug 2008 | 14 Comments | ]

I’ve been living in the same apartment in West Philadelphia for eighteen months now. Having my own place was great at first, but then I started to notice how wack this building really is. Between the groveling black man upstairs …

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 …

Bad Grammar, Celebutainment, Feel Smarter, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Our Shame »

[3 Apr 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

“They need us to manipulate and do the bad shit because we conversate and our colour is friendly with other peoples. This colour” – he traces a loving finger down his cheek – “is friendly with every country. That white

Bad Grammar, Our Shame, What the Eff? »

[14 Nov 2007 | 14 Comments | ]

I live in Philadelphia where there is no real public access television, otherwise I’m sure I’d have a show by now (speaking of which, what would you think about a Thembi radio podcast? I’m considering it). Since it’s all about …

Bad Grammar, Our Shame, What the Eff? »

[17 Oct 2007 | 10 Comments | ]

I hate the word “Ebonics” just because of its cheesy root-word “ebony.” I feel the same way about kinte cloth, Kwanzaa, and the word “Nubian.” All of this justified disdain aside, I think the way that black people speak is …

Bad Grammar, Dating, My Life »

[10 Jul 2007 | 10 Comments | ]
I think I got this one because I have a South African name.

how sweety, its good to be writing you today on myspace..i am glad i took this route today and i am glad i didnt forgo the opportunity

Bad Grammar, Celebutainment »

[6 Jul 2007 | No Comment | ]

This photo is really tiny because someone finally caught the fact that this idiot wrote “roll” instead of “role” on her website and changed it. Doesn’t change the fact that what she’s written makes no sense. I’ve been sympathetic towards …

At Least They're Not Black..., Bad Grammar, Feel Smarter, News »

[21 Jun 2007 | 10 Comments | ]

N.Z. couple can’t name their son ‘4real’

Associated Press, June 21, 7:45 AM EST

New Zealand authorities have blocked a couple’s bid to officially name their new son “4real,” saying numerals are not allowed.

Pat and Sheena Wheaton said they …

Bad Grammar, My Life, What the Eff? »

[20 Jun 2007 | 8 Comments | ]

For the non-Philadelphians out there, Odunde is a huge annual African Diaspora-themed street fair. With around 500,000 attendees, I estimate that around 25,000 chickens and 40,000 shrimp were consumed. Did I say shrimp? Oh my bad. When black people eat …