With news coming out today that Microsoft and NBC News are dissolving the 16-year relationship that brought the world the MSNBC cable television network and MSNBC.com, I was reminded of the fact that NBC provided many of the news articles that I’ve mocked over the years on this here blog. I’ve had fun making light… Read More Stupid MSN News for 2012 (SO FAR)
People are spoiled. Many Americans live without the threat of hunger, violent weather conditions and willingly listening to Nickelback. So why are people so assholey? Seriously. Listen in on conversations in public and be depressed about the future. And that’s without the anonymity of the internet. (Read Twitter’s Trending Topics sometime and try NOT to… Read More A Good Motto to Live By
Hitting 30 years of age used to be a grave marking, considering that the average lifespan of humans back in the BJ (Before Jesus) days was roughly that amount. Of course, their life force was being sucked dry by running from dinosaurs and dealing with nagging cavewomen — AMIRITE, GUYS? — so hitting 30 was… Read More 30 No-Nos After 30
Ah, another year has come to a close. And WHAT a year! In the past 12 months, we’ve seen oil spills, Mariah Carey’s belly fills (“And twins!”), former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson’s boner shills and M. Night Shyamalan’s cinematic swill. Just about every website, television show and newspaper (remember those?) have squeezed the life out… Read More Diary of a Genial Black Man’s 2nd Annual Blurst of the Year List!
(The inspiration for this op-ed is posted HERE.) The other day, my third personality asked me, “Do you really think people feel uncomfortable when they see Icelandic people making out anywhere?” Because I can be kind of naive— I’m not much of a social person — I had no idea what she was talking about,… Read More Should “Icelanders” Get a Room? (Even in America?)
A few months ago, I was boarding an airplane to Chicago. I spotted a window seat, vacant in the sea of people wedged into the cramped quarters, and asked an elderly lady if anyone was sitting next to her. She obliged and let me slide into the empty chair. Relieved, I stretched out as much… Read More We’re Running out of Prejudices!
(Inspired by this feature article.) Old white skin is loose and thin, flimsy between my fingers, like chicken flesh made human. There’s only one patch of skin on a young white woman’s body that even compares to nearly every geriatric inch of an old white woman’s skin — only one… one remote, discreet patch that… Read More A Black Man Explains Why He Prefers Old White Women