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Not Racist Cuz It's True., Post-racial America my Great Aunt Fanny., What the Eff? »

[2 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
See, I wouldn't laugh this hard if the reason for rejecting my passport photo had something to do with my skin color, yet somehow because it's Mr. Li I can't stop laughing. The way my sense of humor has been developing lately, I swear I'm not going to have a single Asian friend left soon.

featured, Post-racial America my Great Aunt Fanny., Spot Blowing, What the Eff? »

[26 May 2010 | 12 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Peaches Mask Halloween Costume Uh, word? This mask is actually called "Peaches Mask African American Woman Halloween Costume Accessory." It's sold by the Amazon store Grim Reaper and produced by a Chicago-based company called Zagone Studios. The Amazon page doesn't explain how to rock Peaches properly, so I did a little but of web searching.

At Least They're Not Black..., Crime of Fashion, Not Racist Cuz It's True., What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[31 Mar 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: “Philipinas Got Talent” Presents Big Mouth You know those Filipino prisoner dance videos that have been floating around the internet for the past few years? I have Filipino friend who explained them by telling me that her people love to sing and dance and have true reverence for the ability to entertain. Logically speaking then, the Filipino version of the "Got Talent," franchise should be a doozy, right? Meet BM, which stands for Big Mouth. BM actually has a big mouth and big ol' eyes and a Big Bird inspired cape to match. I won't label BM with a gender but s/he has a great voice

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[24 Mar 2010 | 8 Comments | ]

Tampa, FL - A self employed female impersonator was arrested in Tampa at his home over the weekend after violating probation. Records in Volusia County show that 24 year-old Charles Thomas was originally arrested by Volusia County deputies on Sept. 29, 2009 after he tried to buy two MP3 players and a T.V. at a Big Lots store near Orange City with a fraudulent check in the amount of $329. Deputies also arrested a co-defendant

Spot Blowing, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[17 Mar 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Worst Dentist Ever?

Mass. dentist used paper clips in root canals

FALL RIVER, Mass. – A former Massachusetts dentist is accused of placing paper clips instead of stainless steel posts inside the teeth ofroot canal patients while billing Medicaid for the more expensive parts. The state attorney general announced Tuesday that a grand juryindicted former Fall River dentist Michael Clair last week. The charges include assault and battery, larceny, submitting false claims to Medicaid and illegally prescribing drugs. Prosecutors say Clair was suspended by Medicaid in 2002. He allegedly hired other dentists for his clinic and filed claims under

Hip Hop Is Dead., We Can't Have Nothin'., What the Eff? »

[10 Mar 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
I love hip-hop in the way one loves the last few seasons of a television show after it has already jumped the shark. Sure, it's not what it used to be and you're a little disappointed in the direction it's taken, but it's still one of the best things around and you're thankful for all of the good times. Now that hip-hop has gone completely international it's hard not to feel a sense of ownership when it comes to rap music -- I mean, I am a black American from the Northeast and all. This is why I will laugh at anyone

Web Stuff, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[24 Feb 2010 | 7 Comments | ]

Don’t get it twisted – the only criteria for “What The Eff?” Wednesday is that I post something that literally makes you mutter “what the efff?” to yourself. I do it only to be cruel and you know it. That …

Crime of Fashion, Good Hair Gone Bad, Hair Freaks, Jacko, Miscegenation, Music, My Life, Now That's Dancing!, Our Shame, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[19 Jan 2010 | 30 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Who Is Corey Johnson aka Musicorey? People always ask me, "Thembi, how do you find this stuff?" Well, this week I'm going to walk you through the process because there is no reason why a perfectly sane woman such as myself should be asking any questions about Corey Johnson. Please bear with me as I take you through the tragically painful journey of discovering all there is to know about this person.

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

[23 Dec 2009 | 22 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Ten Crazy Christmas Album Covers

Everyone who is anyone has a Christmas album, but in a rush to take advantage of our holiday cheer (i.e. trick us into buying bad music just because its Christmas-y) some artists have to cut corners on the cover art. Here are 10 prime examples of such ridiculousness.

10. "Naughty or Nice" - 3LW

The gall of 3LW to release a Christmas album at all (let alone with only two members, one of which is wearing a Christmas fur bra top)

At Least They're Not Black..., Fresh Black Girls, Music, Spot Blowing, What the Eff? »

[18 Nov 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Santo Gold v. Santigold

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When recording artist Santogold changed her name to Santigold I wasn't really paying attention. I heard something about there being another artist who already had that name and kept it moving. But did you know that the man behind the name change is a tragically weird infomercial/jeweler/musician from the 1980's? He brought legal action against Santi for infringement, saying that by her use of the name Santogold she was "crushing [his] hopes of continuing his music and acting career." Really? 'Cause I ain't never heard

Hip Hop Is Dead., That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, What the Eff?, White People Dancing, White People Is Funny. »

[4 Nov 2009 | 9 Comments | ]

As a little girl (and for that matter, as a teenager) I was so self-conscious about letting people see me dance. I think it all goes back to fourth grade, when I was in non-optional after-school jazz and tap classes. …

Jacko, Now That's Dancing!, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[6 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
I don't have anything to say about this. I'm spent

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

Dating, What the Eff? »

[23 Sep 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

I’ve been super busy this week with big things happening, but it’s Wednesday so I have to at least give you something to make you go “what the eff?” real quick. It’s times like these that I wish I could …

Black C-Listers, Jacko, Now That's Dancing!, What the Eff? »

[16 Sep 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Brother Franklin brofranklin There are three types of people on online: the kind who have never heard of Brother Franklin, the kind who have only seen him out of the corner of their eye once or twice, and the kind who watch his videos as often as possible just for a pick-me-up. The purpose of this post is to turn you into that last person, and as usual you'll either love me or hate me for it. First a primer: A few months ago a video of a man with a very special feeling about the Lord blazed across the internet. Please note that this video was posted in May, so the "Remember The Time" combination towards the end was completely