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[30 Jun 2009 | 22 Comments | ]
Michael Jackson and The Five Stages of Grief: Anger mjfist I'm Angry at the Media. I consider myself a McNugget-sized part of the media but the coverage of Michael Jackson's death and its aftermath has done nothing more for journalism than demonstrate what low standards news outlets will set just to drive viewership. I'm still miffed at CNN for its faux-journalistic integrity on June 25, reporting that "other news outlets say Jackson has died," but speaking of him in the past tense for hours beforehand while not bothering to have a single reporter at the actual hospital

Celebutainment, Coonery, Crime of Fashion, Fresh Black Girls, Hip Hop Is Dead., Jacko, Long Live the Colored Race!, News, Spot Blowing »

[9 Jun 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
This Week’s Love/Hate Relationship With Black Pop Culture My take on this week in black pop culture! tpainchain Is this really necessary, T-Pain? I get so irritated at myself for paying this kind of mess any mind because that's just what this autotunin' fool wants, but to spend $410k on an almost-humorously redundant chain without it actually being funny? It may be the struggling writer in me talking but that really fries my rice! I haven't seen anything this ridiculous in a long minute. Hate.

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.

Crime of Fashion, Hair Freaks, Hip Hop Is Dead., Little People, Now That's Dancing!, Random Nostalgia, Spot Blowing, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[22 Apr 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Disturbing Strokes, Indeed I hate the internet so very much. Seriously, I start off looking into something that is borderline scholarly and end up finding types of despair that make me realize that I have no business looking on the internet with an empty stomach. I started out at Mental Floss (a nerd site) where I discovered this tickling re-interpretation of the opening credits to Diff'rent Strokes called "Disturbing Strokes." It's entertaining to see how much different music can change the intentions of Mr. Drummond. Check it out:

Crime of Fashion, Spot Blowing, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, Web Stuff, What the Eff? »

[25 Mar 2009 | 16 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday?: La’Domour Ive been a blogger for going on two years now and there is one thing I've still yet to grasp - how is it that videos become viral on these internets and why? Today I've spotted this video through two separate websites and I don't think either post did the wonder that is La'Domour justice. Resist the temptation to just close your browser and hear me out for a few moments. Can anyone tell me if there's ever been a more doomed intro to an artists bio, even on Myspace? La’Domour, aka Myron Thurmond, a native of Detroit Michigan . . . Why do black folks always have to French-ify names? To make them sound sexy or exotic (or, most likely, like something we have no business messing with)? I hate to break it to Myron but there is no such French word structure as "La'Domour" and as an unjustifiably francophilic black person I am so put out by what seems to be Myron's misunderstanding that "Domour" means something. So then I mosied on over to BlackPlanet, where I discovered his username is "loveyougood6969." That made me hit the back button and start reading his bio again:

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[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 …

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”?


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[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 …

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[28 Aug 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

While I’m on jury duty, we get a lunch break and there is a cafeteria in the court house. So, I’m getting on the elevator after lunch, back up to the courtroom. Ahead of me, a woman is mumbling to

Good Hair Gone Bad, Hip Hop Is Dead., Our Shame, Spot Blowing, Yipes! »

[25 Aug 2008 | 13 Comments | ]

We’ve been on Devante Watch for quite some time around here, but we haven’t had much to say about the often visible and always crackified K-Ci and JoJo. Here we have a clip from their concert this weekend in Sydney, …

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 …

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[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 …

At Least They're Not Black..., Dating, News, Our Shame, Spot Blowing, Web Stuff, Yipes! »

[7 Aug 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

My favorite type of comedy is that which is so utterly random, yet points out enough of a trend that while laughing you feel both in-the-know and sick-minded at the same time. Mexican Muffintops is just that. I am not …

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[5 Aug 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

Ladies and gents, In Living Color’s Tommy Davidson out on the town. Yes, I am disturbed.

Hat tip: Invisible Woman

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[30 Jul 2008 | 25 Comments | ]

Gary Dourdan has a pretty significant history on this blog and has brought me more pageviews through Google Search than almost anyone, so maybe I’m a bit biased. But something about this photo strikes me as disturbing. Can I get …