Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Twenty Questions Tuesday {7.14.09}

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1. Why text messages cost .20 cent?

2. Why is it so hard to organize communities?

3. Why is getting out the bed so hard?


4. Why is Sasha Obama so cute, that I wanna hug her?


5. Why did my coworker call some clients white trash in front of me?


6. How did Erykah Badu help me accept my body and all its
imperfections and beauty?


7. Why do I wonder what my ex is doing?

8. Why do most Black blogs spend their time responding to white media?

9. Why does the loss of (Old)Vibe, (Old) Honey, Soul Purpose,
Audios Barbie,
Fierce Magazine and Hues make me feel
like nerdy Black girls can't live?


10. Why can't we accept the the internet makes mad shit free?


11. Why is it so hard to forgive?

12. What does it mean, if our popular Black blogs are responses

to white media and/or focused on gossip about Black women?

13. When is Tyler Perry going to make a movie about a Black
lesbian
couple?

14. Why is
Wendy Day's Twitter stream one of my favorites?

15. Why is it so hard for folks to accept that homophobia is
rooted
in a hatred of women?

16. Why I wanna write Black Ameila Bedila books?


17. Why is my blog about to turn 4?


18. Why is the new site so damn fresh?


19. Why do I need to stop playing an learn CSS?


20. Why biscuits taste so good?


I've got questions, I know you have answers. Big {TEEF} Smile.

12 comments:

arieswym said...

if you write black Amelia Bedelia books, I'll definitely read them. They were my favorites growing up.

I think that if black blogs are mainly responses to white media or gossip about black women that there is still very little insight and honest reporting about the black community, especially the non-celebrities and the black females in the community. They remain invisible and out of sight in new and old media

Luna said...

1) Biscuits taste good because they just do. Put some honey on 'em and BOOM.

there it is.

2) Tyler is still holding onto that stronnnngly conservative black community- a black lesbian movie will throw them off. I know you know where I'm getting at with that one.

3) Erykah Badu's "Cleva." One word= FRESH.
i'll answer more. i'm at work. LOL.

randomill said...

2. This is America, we are on are own ish first.

3. Because the perception of drudgery is stronger then the application of life

7. Cuz its natural

8. Because they stay on some **k***y (white media), are so prominent, and its better to blog angry feelings than to punch people in the face.

9. 9 is deep, never thought about that…good point.

10. Cuz mad people are losing gwap. I’ve accepted it (and love it) but won’t sad surprised nor really sad when it comes to a end.

11. Cuz forgiveness makes you feel like a sucka far to often, and even the power of forgivness can’t erase the effects of the transgressions one might have done to you.

12. White Media dictates “Black Water Cooler Talk” just as it does White Water cooler talk. It is the “American Media” so all Americans.. by default takes its cue from it. (I read Bossip to much to continue on this question)

15. Your gonna haft to ask you to explain that one to me one day, because I’m completely ignorant to the basis and origin of that opinion/fact.

17. Dedication and Good Product.


19. Cuz knowledge is good. And there are made CSS books around that J-Stor neighborhood

20. I can only speak on Red Lobster Biscuits that I will punch somebody in the face for…, sorry they are a legal drug with highly addictive qualities.

M.Dot. said...

@ arieswym
Thank you for responding.
True.
Out of sight and out of mine, NOT FOR LONG.
Had a conference call with the Quirky Black Girls last night and its looking like we are on to something here.

@Luna
Thank you for commenting.
See..I don't butter on my biscuits. I just like 'em, ahem, hot and raw.

@Randomill
Say word. You went ahead and did the damn thing. Hunh? Thank you for commenting.

wow.
12. White Media dictates “Black Water Cooler Talk” just as it does White Water cooler talk. It is the “American Media” so all Americans.. by default takes its cue from it. (I read Bossip to much to continue on this question)

and

Wow.

3. Because the perception of drudgery is stronger then the application of life

K1NG said...

2. Why is it so hard to organize communities?
People have too much on their plate just trying to survive..

3. Why is getting out the bed so hard?
Life is repetitive..

5. Why did my coworker call some clients white trash in front of me?
Because the clients just got done watching a Nascar race and playing horseshoes before your meeting.

7. Why do I wonder what my ex is doing?
We are all jealous people..

10. Why can't we accept the the internet makes mad shit free?
We live in a capitalist society..

11. Why is it so hard to forgive?
Because no matter how hard we try, we can't forget..

Vee (Scratch) said...

2. Why is it so hard to organize communities?
It is not hard organizing a small number of like minded motivated folks.

8. Why do most Black blogs spend their time responding to white media?
No clue.

12. What does it mean, if our popular Black blogs are responses to white media and/or focused on gossip about Black women?
No clue, but fortunately with the internet there are folks focused on their niche interests that largely ignore what I tend to call the B.S. On one of my happier, positive days I discovered this site happynews.com

13. When is Tyler Perry going to make a movie about a Black lesbian couple? Well there's always film producer Lee Daniels.


15. Why is it so hard for folks to accept that homophobia is rooted in a hatred of women? I'll be honest, I don't see it. However I do see the connection when men call other men sissies, or demean their manhood by calling them girls a-la the Governor of California's speech during the Republican National Convention. But "hatred of women," I don't see that emotion in there. (Did that make any sense?)

M.Dot. said...

15. Why is it so hard for folks to accept that homophobia is rooted in a hatred of women? I'll be honest, I don't see it. However I do see the connection when men call other men sissies, or demean their manhood by calling them girls a-la the Governor of California's speech during the Republican National Convention. But "hatred of women," I don't see that emotion in there. (Did that make any sense?)

Nahhh, not quite sure where you @ w/ this one homie.

1. So you think that in cases homophobia is rooted in a hatred of woman, or it never is?

Vee (Scratch) said...

In some cases yeah. I know some people that have are really homophobic but do not express themselves in a misogynistic or sexist manner. Male and female.

M.Dot. said...

Ahhh I see. There in lies the rub for me.

I am curious as to what that looks like?

What does expressing oneself in a misogynistic or sexist manner look like, on the day to day?

Vee (Scratch) said...

First I'm definitely not adept at detecting misogynistic or sexist behavior well because . . . I never really didn't know or care. I'm was only aware of harsh - extreme examples. So when I say that I know some people that do not express themselves in a misogynistic or sexist manner . . . I'm talking about people who don't color their conversations with the word bitch, blame women for social problems or exhibit some of the behavioral norms seen and heard in popular culture that are generally disrespectful but oddly acceptable. "Yeah, get your car pimped out!" Blank stare.

So while I've seen moderate to strong, consistent examples of homophobia, personally I've never seen a connection toward the hatred of women in those people. I don't hear a connection through their every day phrases, behavior or attitudes. As I write this, I'm doing some quick research on the topic "homophobia is rooted in misogyny," who knows what I may learn today.

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Oh yeah by the way, I've been thinking more and more about question No.12 and while there are many exceptions to the rule . . . reactions to mainstream media and gossip appears to dominate many discussions.

Something else, I've been pondering. Many bloggers know the first CNN special concerning Black America was seriously flawed in more ways than one . . . so why are they tuning in for the second offering? Did their expectations change? Are some looking for a resolution or validation? In addition to that, I decided to check out the recent BET Awards after avoiding it for a couple of years. Was I surprised by the outcome? No. Will I tune in next year? No.

M.Dot. said...

Hey Vee,

Thank you for hanging in there with me.

As a result our conversation, I am going to post on bell hook's "Feminism is for Everybody" which clears up, feminism, how homophobia is root in sexism/hatred of women etc.

Something else, I've been pondering. Many bloggers know the first CNN special concerning Black America was seriously flawed in more ways than one . . . so why are they tuning in for the second offering? Did their expectations change? Are some looking for a resolution or validation? In addition to that, I decided to check out the recent BET Awards after avoiding it for a couple of years. Was I surprised by the outcome? No. Will I tune in next year? No.
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Well. I have two things to say about this. Another person responded.

Some Black people, are addicted to being a victim. Those who watch CNN, complain about CNN and expect something different from CNN, are certainly exhibiting victimhood behavior. I should know, I have been one in the past. That being said, so long as you are in victim stance you don't have to take ownership of your own life. Makes sense, no?

The bugged out shit is that CNN is asking bloggers to "write about it." If this isn't a case of the system ascorbing folks in I don't know what is.

What would have been material is if bloggers played a role in vetting and choosing the producers and the stories for Black in America.

Real Spit. Dissent is the most patriotic shit you can do, most of the time. Word to Bobby Kennedy.

Vee (Scratch) said...

I think I read 'Feminism is for Everybody" a while back. -Maybe I'll re-read it. I think she's really kind of dope. Too bad she's not really known outside of academia and women studying feminism.

Looking forward to that post.
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That response makes perfect sense to me.

I'm sure CNN wants folks to write about it because it will keep their brand of info-tainment in our consciousness.

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