Home » Archive

Articles in the Feel Smarter Category

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 …

Feel Smarter, News, Our Shame »

[5 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Feel Smarter. WAY Smarter.

Man Calls 911, Doesn't Know His Address

Police Say Man Reported His Marijuana Stash Stolen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When you dial 911, there's certain things you have to do to make sure you get the help you need.

First, know your home address, and second, don't wait 45 minutes to dial 911.

Von Powell, 22, who lives near Gainesville, had a hard time doing both of those things after he said he was the victim of a home robbery.

The man also told police that one of the things stolen was his "personal stash" of marijuana.

When you're committing a crime and you're also the victim of a crime, it

Feel Smarter, What the Eff? »

[5 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Who says the entrepreneurial spirit of the black community is dead? yourway You don't need a computer, typewriter, or fancy sign from Kinkos to go into business. You also don't need a command of punctuation mark usage or capital letters. All you need to do is hit the streets with whatever you've got, and you're in the hair business! I had to know - what exactly is "8 Braids" and "8 Extensions?" In a fit of investigative journalism/instigation-driven mocking, I called the number on the flier (I removed it from the photo for this post) pretending to be interested in an appointment. The stylist informed me that 8 braids means 8 cornrows going straight back, likewise for 8 extensions, just with

Feel Smarter, News, Our Shame, Spot Blowing, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling »

[4 Aug 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Cheddar? I Hardly Know Her. In Fact, I’ll Pass.


CINCINNATI -- Elmwood Place police say they caught an alleged thief chewing the evidence over the weekend. Court records show Maria Magobet, 50, from Dayton allegedly ordered lunch meat and cheese from the deli counter at Valley Grocery on Vine Street on Saturday, then walked out the store without paying. Police noted a pickle was recovered from Magobet before she left the store. When police caught up with Magobet, officers say they saw bits of lunch meat on Magobet’s mouth and shirt. Police also say she was still chewing and admitted to just eating some meat.

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.

At Least They're Not Black..., Feel Smarter, News, Spot Blowing »

[2 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]
Meth Will MESS You Up.

Man Shocked While Stealing Electricity, Police Say

powerpole BRANCH, Ark. -- A neighbor who lives along South Hopkins Road in Branch called 911 Friday night when a man fell from a power pole near her home. Franklin County deputies said Roy Achterberg may have been trying to steal electricity from the power pole to run to his nearby home.

At Least They're Not Black..., Feel Smarter, Not Racist Cuz It's True., What the Eff? »

[11 Feb 2009 | One Comment | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Only A Whiteboy

I wasn’t big into the show Jackass but they really had a great concept: put together a bunch of whiteboys and eventually someone will either chose to or be dared to do some ridiculous stunt. This happens among groups of …

Feel Smarter, Jacko, Spot Blowing, The Black Archives, Yipes! »

[13 Dec 2008 | 10 Comments | ]
Food For Thought…

Maybe it’s just me, but when I see an eggshell-colored man in a fedora, face mask, scarf, sari, and bedroom slippers, I just know that it’s Michael Jackson. So why does he think it’s a “disguise”?


Feel Smarter, News, Our Shame »

[11 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Advice: Don’t lie about your name when it’s on your neck

If you’re going to give the police a fake name, you might not want to have your real name tattooed on your neck.

That’s what St. Paul police say …

Feel Smarter, News, Our Shame, Spot Blowing, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling »

[22 Oct 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

Police: ‘Heavy’ Inmate Hid Pot, Tobacco In Folds Of Stomach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Police have filed additional charges against an inmate who they say tried to hide illegal drugs inside a Northside prison in an unusual way.

Officers said Cedric …

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 …

At Least They're Not Black..., Feel Smarter, Spot Blowing, White People Is Funny. »

[21 Aug 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

At their best, the police protect us from the dangerous criminal elements in society. At their worst, the police indiscriminately shoot, taser, and beat anyone they’d like. But what about that gray area where Five-0 steals your weed, makes and …

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 …

At Least They're Not Black..., Feel Smarter, Our Shame, Random Nostalgia, What the Eff? »

[6 Aug 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

Undercover Black Man, who is my long-lost play cousin, soul mate, or both, discovered a rather damning set of facts about the anagrams that can be made from the letters in Barack Obama’s name. I won’t spoil the …