Kermit an ‘nem be blinging. I wonder how BG’s wealth could have been transformed if he had “BLING” tradmarked. Just wonderin’.
So, Billy Sunday asked me when I was going to address the Venus Hottentot.
Here is a little about her history.
And some other ish about her.
But then I was stuck.
I felt I needed to say somthing more relevent.
Then I landed at this site and saw the photo below, and was like Holy shit,
Buffie the Body IS Venus Hottentot.
There is a very similar dynamic here, but there are also differences.
1. Both women are on display in a culture that says that women ARE for display.
2. What does it mean to us as a people that these women, whose bodies are ridiculosly similar were on display a hundred years ago and and still on display hundred years later.
Humans have allways enjoyed looking at the human body, black white or otherwise. Fair enought.
But there is a distinction between a woman showing off her wares, at her own will, and negotiating who is going to see it and for how much and how long.
Buffy is being placed in music videos as eye candy and in Venus’s case being displayed in a jar at a museum, far away from her loved ones.
In fact, negroes take very seriously burying our loved ones. So not only could Venus not rest while alive, she was not able to rest in peace. Until recently.Get it. Period. Stop.
Neither Venus, nor Buffie are in control of how their images are ultimatly displayed. And perhaps that is ultimatly how they are connected both visually and historically.
———————————————-Dear White Boy that stopped talking to me,
I will admit that I was kinda thrown off at first, because I thought that I made a friend. I find it ironic that you were so enraged at the courts reasoning over Brown v. Board of education, but in your relationship with me, you continued the tradtion of seperate but equal. How, you ask? I am struggling right? So when I ask you for notes, last month, it is because I need it right. When you did not respond to my request, AND decided to stop talking talking to me you made it clear to me that you as much as a bigot as the justices, who apparently enraged you, who mandated seperate but equal.
A sista reached out to you and you said f*ck you by not responding. You are just as culpable as those bigoted justices. If I have made it clear to you that being in school is difficult and you recuse yourself from our relationship without a word, then you let me know that you are NOTHING but shark bait to me fam.
Hol up, waiiit…..
Ghost and Papoose on Saturday the 22nd at the Nokia Theater.
Why isn’t anyone talking about this.
Who is going.
Tix are $33. I don’t know spongebob.
Black girls don’t like standing up for hella hours at a hip hop show.
Ghost or not. I ain’t 16 no more.
Mike Figgis shoulda blew Matt Dillons *ss up. How you gon’ feel on a sista’ then get offered redemption. And KILL LARENZ TATE. Fuck outta here fam.
Heads up to DP for the laink.
So, ?Crash? is white supremacist because it minimizes the reality of white supremacy. Its faux humanism and simplistic message of tolerance directs attention away from a white-supremacist system and undermines white accountability for the maintenance of that system. We have no way of knowing whether this is the conscious intention of writer/director Paul Haggis, but it?s emerges as the film?s dominant message.
While viewing ?Crash? may make some people, especially white people, uncomfortable during and immediately after viewing, the film seems designed, at a deeper level, to make white people feel better. As the film asks us to confront personal prejudices, it allows us white folk to evade our collective responsibility for white supremacy. In ?Crash,? emotion trumps analysis, and psychology is more important than politics. The result: White people are off the hook.
Mass has same sex unions and now they are about to get Universal health care.
They are doing three things.
Business will have to pay a flat amount in the form of a tax for every employee that
Poor folks making less than approx 10K/year will have state subsidized health insurance.
Then depending on how much you make, you will pay for health care.
If you choose not to, you will pay more in taxes. That is an interesting way of
dealing with the issue.
Tax help for women who like to let men feel on their feet for cash.
Who knew that you could even GET PAPER like that?
Raekwon the Chef needs to move over, there are new negroes in the kitchen.
White folks gentryfying other white folks. Only in Manhattan.
In the current real estate market, a 2,000-square-foot loft like Mr. Hasen’s, which rents for only $850 a month, could sell for $2 million or more, and a new generation of building owners is stepping up the pressure on tenants in lofts and small rental buildings all over Manhattan to move out. Dozens of owners have filed applications with the state to evict tenants so they can demolish the buildings.
Under state law, elderly people like the Hasens, who are long-term rent-regulated tenants, are protected from eviction if the owner wants their apartment for use by his own family. But they are not protected from eviction if the landlord gets approval to demolish the building.
In many cases these are demolitions with a difference. There are no wrecking balls. Walls do not tumble in clouds of dust. The plans filed with the Department of Buildings do not call for new buildings. Instead, they look like alteration plans that the same owner might have filed for an ordinary condominium conversion of a prewar building. Sometimes entire floors are left intact. Tenants fear that if the landlords succeed with such evictions, hundreds more may soon follow.
To spur the tenants to move, owners may begin to carry out the renovations of buildings long before their demolition applications are approved. Tenants are left to cope with dust and disruptions as walls of apartments around theirs are knocked down and rebuilt, destroying any vestige of the life they have known.
At issue are differing interpretations of the language and intentions of the laws governing rent regulation. Tenant lawyers say that when the Rent Stabilization Law states than tenants may be evicted when an owner “intends in good faith to demolish the building,” it means tearing down the building, not just altering it. But landlords contend that tenants may be evicted when only the interior is being changed, even if some floors are kept intact, or when the building is demolished in stages.
Why is Oakland lettin’ fat @ss Giambi and his Yankees spank them at home like that?
Talk about setting a tone for the rest of the season.
There is a reason why we call it homefield advantage feels.
If you are about to be homeless and are willing to mash with a complete stranger
in order to live rent free, then check out this.
Sex Tourism is in Atlanta along with Thailand and Brazil. Lets see some laws dealing with this senators!
It took place in Atlanta, the buckle of the U.S. Bible Belt, where the world’s busiest passenger airport provides a cheaper, more convenient and safer underage sex destination for men seeking girls as young as 10.”Men fly in, are met by pimps, have sex with a 14-year-old for lunch, and get home in time for dinner with the family,” said Sanford Jones, the chief juvenile judge of Fulton County, Georgia.