If you have any sort of social circle, you’ve probably heard some variation of the titular question screech incredulously from someone’s dumb lips, dumbfounded by the fact that you haven’t experienced the same media they have. And it annoys me anytime someone says it to me or within my vicinity. Pop culture is filled with… Read More “You Haven’t Seen/Heard/Read/Played [BLANK]?!”
And play the best drinking game devoted to freedom, liberty and ‘MERICA, “True American”: Originating from the great sitcom New Girl, this patriotic pastime can be dry or liquor-fueled (though booze helps navigate the game’s ridiculous nature), clothing optional or required. The one thing that is needed is fun. And if you need to understand… Read More Be a “True American” This Independence Day
If I’ve learned one thing from the critically-acclaimed TV show Mad Men, it’s that white folks be trippin’. If I’ve learned another thing from the show, it’s that advertising is about evoking emotion. In the past few years, Kraft Foods Group seems to be concerned with keeping their salad dressing/mayonnaise-fearing product Miracle Whip on the… Read More Don’t Be So Miracle Whip
Unless you live in a city or town that contains people of a similar ethnic background, you will encounter different cultures and races on a daily basis. Don’t fret! It’s 2013; you should be used to diversity. But that doesn’t mean that your brain does. Despite minorities growing in number in the United States, people… Read More Ten Ways to be Racially Sensitive
Please excuse my lengthy (two weeks!) absence, for I have been basking in the glow of being nominated one of the Best Poets of 2012! In fact, I have the chance to proudly display my accolades! WHAT? you ask, accusingly. (Why accusingly? Who says I can’t be a motherfucking poet?!) Around this time last year,… Read More I Am the Best Poet of 2012
Another year has almost passed (despite the potential end of the world and sentient robots that could have walked the bare earth), and with it has brought a wealth of best and worst moments in our society. Of course, our culture is easy to mock, and I like to do that with the yearly acknowledgement blog post… Read More Diary of a Genial Black Man’s 4th Annual Blurst of the Year List!