Archive for July, 2007

31
Jul
07

Becky aka Buckwild…your ghetto pass is revoked for this mess!

What kind of slave auction ass, sudo-dating game mess is this. Potential Negro #1, Potential Negro #2…WTF. What white person in their right mind is going to play a dating game called “Know the Negro” and not realize that someone might be offended? I’m going to need Mo’Nique, Shay, and the chick who’s hair looked like fire and the rest of the african americans who were on Flavor of Love and Charm School to check this chick. For real.

Know the Negro…know that negroes aren’t going to be feeling this. Come on people…wake up. This is what happens when you let white folks get a little to familar with you. They can’t tell offensive stuff from fun stuff. We have to educate Whitey. It’s the only way they will learn. For the brothers who called in to the show to be the negros…damn…you know better than that man. You guys are encouraging this.

Becky aka Buckwild…do not pass GO, don’t collect $200, no more black dick for you…your hood pass is revoked. “Kick Rocks!”

Cowhead Show on 102.5, take the hoods off and listen a min. I don’t even have words to express how ignorant you are. However, I’m sure you’ll get many letters and calls from people who do have the words. Enjoy the free publicity while it lasts, bitches! Just because you are in a picture with a “negro” doesn’t mean shit to me. You know only a black radio show could have possibly gotten away with this…you can’t. Sure sure, it’s not fair and equal, but neither is racism.

31
Jul
07

Star, girlfriend…we all know from the way your skin is hanging

“Star Jones Reynolds says in a new interview that her dramatic weight-loss was due to gastric-bypass surgery, and that she dodged questions about it for years because she was “scared of what people might think of me.

Reynolds, 45, says she was “intentionally evasive” when people asked how she’d dropped 160 pounds in three years. The former “View” co-host opens up about her weight loss and self-esteem issues in a story featured in the September issue of Glamour magazine, on newsstands Aug. 7…

‘I used to look in the mirror and take pride in my figure, but that was when I was legitimately a full-figured woman,” she says. “I’d gradually gone from full-figured to morbidly obese'” – AP

Star Jones is the only one who cares at this point. We ALL know she had gastric…we were just waiting on her to let go of the secrecy. Damn Star, you look just like Al Roker and all the other people who’ve had the operation. All of the tale tale signs are there. Sagging skin, turkey neck, wings of extra flesh under the arms, and plastic surgery to remove all of the extra skin and lift up your sagging boobs. We understand, you should have just told us. The would knows how hard it is to be an overweight woman, we wouldn’t have hated you for wanting to be smaller. Everyone knows the status quo makes it easier for thin stars to do well in hollywood, and that regular sized, non-plus sized women have it easier in life in general. Self-esteem is a bitch…you have to do what you have to do to be happy and accept yourself. Damn the world! Good for you Star, there is no need to hide anymore!

If you are obese and you want to have gastric…that is your life and your business. However, when you drop 100 pounds in 3 months…people are going to want to know your business. Note to the wise: go ahead and tell them, because they will already have figured it out.

30
Jul
07

what do i think about mo’nique’s fat chance paris?

First of all I’d like to say that I really like Mo’Nique and I believe that I understand what she is trying to do to encourage and validate overweight women.  However, after the spectacle I witnessed last night, I just have to say that she’s barking up the wrong tree.   I don’t think it’s realistic (and to a degree it’s not fair) to lead overweight women to think that they will ever conquer the status quo of beauty in the westernized world.  Overweight women building Self esteem, self confidence, self love, and self acceptance are all things that are possible side effects of Mo’Nique’s efforts.  Shows like this may even be able to open some minds and expand what the westernized world, specifically Americans, considers to be beautiful.  But in the end, these women will not be regarded as beautiful and attractive by the majority of society.  Any effort to change the minds of the masses must be targeted at the masses.  This movement that Mo’nique has begun is in my opinion targeting overweight women, and not the greater public.  The people who love to see shows like this and people who are Big and Beautiful.  It’s like African Americans loving to see validating images of black folks on TV…even if those images do nothing to influence how we are seen or perceived in society.  It’s just nice to see a positive reflection of self.

I think it’s wonderful for big beautiful women to feel good about themselves, to love and accept their size, and to not feel shame or have self hatred.  It’s a noble quest that Mo’Nique is on, but helping these women will not change the status quo and make the world more accepting of fat women. If fat women are proud and feel good…that doesn’t mean they will be more attractive to men.  Sure there are men who love large women, bbws, overweight women.  Sure the ranks of FAs (fat admires) may increase if large women loved themselves more.  People who love themselves are always more attractive…who wants to be with someone who hates themselves.

Is a show like fat chance something that people watch to celebrate overweight women, or is it a new age sideshow with “the fat woman” being crowned.  How many people laughed at these women while watching them in full body paint and thongs?  How many bloggers are going to write about how they couldn’t even see the thongs on some of the women because of all the rolls of fat?  How many videos on youtube or photos passed around on office email systems will simply make fun of this noble effort to empower fat women?  Is this just good television?

I think that fat women just have to accept themselves and love themselves.  They should not expect the rest of the world to accept them and love them.  If they do not receive love in one instance they can have faith that not everyone is shallow and hateful, and that there are people who will love and accept them.  There are millions of people who could careless how big or fat you are, as long as you are a good person.  It’s a waste of time trying to change people’s preferences when it comes to attractiveness.  It’s also fruitless to fool yourself into thinking that people will accept you just because they should and you’ve presented a great argument, set of facts, or a great example of why a change must come.

Fat women really should take Mo’Nique’s lead in being proud of whomever they are and doing thing outside the box, things that people would not expect of them.  They should live free and happy lives, regardless of what people think.  In the end, we all have to face the opinions and preferences of others, but we do not have to be defined by  them.

27
Jul
07

booty, booty, booty booty, poppin, poppin!

Is the strip club industry so vibrant and and making so much money, such that it warrants all of these God Awful booty shake-able stripper songs. They got my ass “suicidal” waiting on some real damn music. Buy me a drink…negro, buy me a ticket to see Common, Jill Scott, or Stevie Wonder…damn a drink.

And I guess you do need to be drunk and trying to get some “working girl” to go to the Champagne room with you to understand the lyrics of these songs. What the hell is A bay bay. Negro, pro-nun-c-ate. I had to say it like that…I know that’s not a spelling…but these folks can’t spell.

Lord

26
Jul
07

Hottentot Venus or Big Booty Video Model?

hottentot(Some knowledge from Hello, Negro)
The facination and adoration of big, large, oversized, african american “booty” is fast becoming a phenomenon. Sad to say, the display and promotion of photos and centerfold spreads of women with huge backsides makes me think of the Hottentot Venus.

hottentotvenus

“Saarjite Baartman, a young Khosian woman from Southern Africa whose body was the main attraction at public spectacles in both England and France for over five years, is perhaps the most infamous case of a Khosian body on display. Baartman, who became known as the Hottentot Venus, was brought to Europe from Cape Town in 1810 by an English ship’s surgeon who wished to publicly exhibit the woman’s steatopygia, her enlarged buttocks. Her physique, particularly her steatopygic appendage, became the object of popular fascination when Baartman was exhibited naked in a cage at Piccadilly, England. When abolitionists mobilized to put an end Baartman’s public display, she informed them that she participated in the spectacles of her own volition. She even shared in profits with her exhibitor. The spectacle of Baartman’s body, however, continued even after her death at the age of twenty-six. Pseudo-scientists interested in investigating “primitive sexuality” dissected and cast her genitals in wax. Baartman, as far as we know, was the first person of Khosian-descent to be dismembered and displayed in this manner. Anatomist Georges Curvier presented Baartman’s dissected labia before the Academie Royale de Medecine, in order to allow them “to see the nature of the labia” (Gilman 235). Curvier and his contemporaries concluded that Baartman’s oversized primitive genitalia was physical proof of the African women’s “primitive sexual appetite.” Baartman’s genitalia continued to be exhibited at La Musée de l’Homme, the institution to which Curvier belonged, long after her death.” – human exhibition/emory.edu This is of course a very brief description of this woman’s exploitation and overall journey…I’d encourage you to search online for more.

The value of this woman, the reason why she was exhibited, was her large behind and large vaginal lips. Not her beauty, but her strangeness. She was not meant to be looked upon as a great beauty, just as the average video girl will not be on the pages or Vogue or walking the catwalk for Chanel. She inspired the bustle design in dresses of the day, just like big booty Latino and African American girls influenced the rise of Low Rise Jeans. The other comparison is that the video models and big booty models are (for the most part) not in control of the industries that employ and use them. They don’t shoot hip hop videos. They don’t own men’s magazines or own model casting houses. They have to wear what they are given to wear for videos…even if they think the outfits are tasteless. These women, like the Hottentot Venus, are facinating novelty items that please the eye of the beholder.

Serveral video models make me think of the Hottentot when I see them in videos…Buffie the Body and Lola Luv especially. There porportions of these women are extreme, just like the Venus. There is a video on youtube of Buffie clapping her butt cheeks that I just know would have fit right in in a turn of the century freak show. Black slaves and newly freed blacks were exhibited as oddities in circuses and freak shows, even in Barnum and Bailey shows. Just because we are not in chains at the whim of a master, and we are choosing to allow ourselves to be treated as an object (and paid), doesn’t mean it’s not exploitation. If a allowing your large behind to be on display is the best way you can find to make money, then I could understand. Is it easy money…some would say no. Is it all about the money…ask the Hottentot Venus…I’m sure she knows.
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I think I’m going to start a monthly award called “The Hottentot” for the biggest “big booty” model that I find online that month.  The factors will be level of exploitation, waist to butt ratio, beauty of face (less beautiful…more points), ….sigh.

26
Jul
07

Amy’s booty is headed for a milk carton

She is so skinny.  The girl used to have curves…now she is just bones.  Come on lady…men love booty, round curves, something to hold on to.  When I hear your voice I expect to see a “healthy” woman with some meat on her bones.  That’s soul…that’s what soul singers look like.  Even Joss has curves, and she’s lily white other than the crazy hair, clothes, and that freakishly soulful voice.  Eat up Soul Diva, have a sandwich or 3.

rehab

26
Jul
07

Beyonce falls in Orlando and censorship of the video

First let me say that I hope Beyonce is ok. Reports say that she fell face first down 12 steps. MediaTakeOut noted that a fan sitting up front saw blood.

Secondly, no need to censor. I just saw the news on E! that Beyonce fell at a concert in Orlando tonight and asked the audience not to post the video online. So, of course I go online trying to find it. Most of the videos on youtube not that “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Sony BMG”. Damn, she fell…it’s been reported on…just let the public see. They haven’t blocked video of Michelle and Kelly falling in the past. (note 7/26/07: They’ve taken off the Michelle and Kelly falling videos on youtube since this post was first posted.) But now…this is bs.

Local channel 6 has footage.
(7/26/07) oops no they don’t…just pics as of today. They got censored too)

I’ll link to this version on youtube while it’s there.

NOTE (7/26/07): Damn…they got this one too. If she got hurt, broke her neck, was in the hospital…sure. I could understand. Posting the vid would be just wrong, right? But damn…if you’re going to censor one…censor them all!! That’s just dumb, and it makes the story more interesting so more people will want to see the video, more people will talk about the video, etc. *sigh*

That fall made me think about the concert video where Michael Jackson’s hair set on fire. If that had happened in this era, the video would have gone around the world in less than 24 hours.  Lord, have mercy.