On Being Alone

“See, that’s the behavior of someone who is afraid of being alone. Which, quite frankly, I just don’t understand. I think I’m pretty great and I love spending time with myself. If you don’t agree, you obviously don’t enjoy the finer things in life and we don’t have much in common.” – My Dad

Sometimes “capable of being alone” seems like the secret to life.

On Empathy

Earlier this week I got a chance to talk to a close family friend about, among other things, the shortsightedness inherent in viewpoints like Gene Marks’ “If I Was a Poor Black Kid”. I heard about the article and decided to talk about here, 1) because the first rule of the internet is to not feed the troll and 2) because as Cord Jefferson points out, the grammar of the headline is almost as offensive as the column itself.

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First Prince, Now Kellz?

From Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories we learned that Prince is nice with the rock. Now from Fat Joe’s Tales from the Darkside we learn of R. Kelly’s time as an underground boxer.

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My Favorite Things (Nerd Podcast Edition)

You may not know this, but I am a HUGE nerd. The two podcasts I’m obsessed with right now scratch three of my huge nerd itches. NPR, comedy and science. Continue reading

Shop at Divine Rags

One of my favorite things about visiting a new city are local advertisements. I worked in sales in a former life and the thing that always amazed me were the clients that tried to do something and fell just (or way) short of the mark. The most common “idea” was to take an existing commercial and copy it. Because that’s always funny. Witness this commercial from Divine Rags in Memphis.  Continue reading

Fake Ghostface Killah: Comedic Genius

I don’t know who this is, but they are a comedic genius. Someone has been blogging as Ghostface Killah and it is f’g hilarious. The blog was temporarily pulled down after Wu-Tang’s corporate arm (how weird/dope is that?) objected to a Watch the Throne review. The complete review is high comedy and contains choice bits like:

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Truth from ?uestlove

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Of course there are some laws I’ve applied to my life in this lane I’ve decided to travel. 1st and foremost is the only mofos in my circle are people that I CAN LEARN FROM.

I believe THAT is the first and foremost rule to a successful life. you are going to be as educated and successful as the 10 most frequented people you call/text on your phone. seriously. does the truth hurt? is there an oz. of truth to it?

Go check your call log, don’t worry, I’ll wait.

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Umm…Yeah…So This Happened

Normally, I don’t post on the weekend, but this could not wait until Monday. Continue reading

My Favorite Things (take 2)

Here it is again, a brief round-up of a few things that I’m digging right now.

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