Archive for the 'Internet Surfing' Category

26
Dec
08

R.I.P. Eartha Kitt

The “most exciting woman in the world”, Eartha Mae Kitt, passed away yesterday at age 81.

So fabulous.

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18
Dec
08

Wish I Were There…

Something about Harlem has always fascinated me. Check these out:

These pictures are from a costume contest at the Urban League Ball at the Savoy Ballroom.

Harlem, 1949

Google Image Search-  Harlem Savoy Source: LIFE

13
Dec
08

Q-Tip and Prince

I don’t know how late I am with this one…but I have one question…

Wouldn’t you hate to be the dude that got debo’d off of the guitar?

I mean, it’s Prince, and you kind of have to defer to him but you’re just gonna let a dude roll up and snatch your guitar?

I’m only joking. I would have loved to be there to see it happen. Q-Tip rocking with Prince, that’s dope.

18
Sep
08

Hilarity: “Mr. Carter” Spoof

Affion Crockett is hilarious.

11
Sep
08

Every Action….

…has an equal but opposite reaction…

Newton’s 3rd law of motion and something to think about as the biggest scientific experiment of our lifetime is underway. Like most people who don’t fully understand something, I am a bit apprehensive about this new foray into the heretofore unknown. And in reality, I wonder about the real world implications of this experiment. Let me backtrack.

The way I understand it, the main purpose of the Large Hadron Collider is to produce the Higgs Boson (aka the God Particle, so-called because it “gives mass”).

The Higgs Boson is like the Big Foot of particle physics. It is said to exist but no one has ever really seen it. Producing this God Particle will confirm its existence and also bring physicists one step closer to a Grand Unification Theory. I won’t get into the physics of it but apparently by somehow finding this thing, scientists believe that they can figure out all of the secrets of the universe, or at least the secrets of its origins.

I have always been a strong believer in political gangsterism but now I am completely convinced that scientists are the true gangsters of the world. They just convinced multiple nations to chip in to build a multibillion dollar light show. Now that’s gangster.

I’m sure that there are some implications of this experiment that extend beyond my minimal understanding of physics. I hope that the experimental environment is a little more controlled than my Organic Chem lab, because the thought of unchecked black holes shivers me timbers.

14
Aug
08

When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Olympic Style

I’ve been mad busy. The opening ceremony was sick. But Spain, I must call this out:

The entire team is posing with their fingers tugging at their eyelids to make them slits.

The entire team is posing with their fingers tugging at their eyelids to make them slits.

When I first heard of this story, I thought it was some big hoax or sick joke. Why did a team of grown men think it would be okay to do this? I don’t want to seem overly sensitive. But the simple fact of the matter is this is not an attempt to show love to China or to Chinese people. I don’t think attempting to create a caricaturization their appearance is right, no matter how you swing it.
Then I came across this genius (insert sarcasm here) post. The author puts forth (or tries to put forth) that racism “ain’t all bad”. My response is such:
“I would advise you to look up a definition of racism because it goes far beyond acknowledging a difference between people of different ethnicities. You said you wanted to look at the root of the word without positive or negative connotations but you didn’t discuss that this is difficult to do or even give an adequate reason to do so. You should have delved into the meaning of the suffix. -ism denotes a specific ideology that is driven by race which is almost always negative. So yes, racism is all bad. Acknowledging differences is different from building a system of beliefs around them. Put together race+ism= the belief that the primary means of differentiation between groups of people is race. If you want to move beyond this color-based theory of personhood it’s better to abandon the word racism altogether. Racialism is, perhaps, a better suited term.”
03
Aug
08

Beautiful Things: Natural Hair

A collage of hair photos that I’ve collected from around the net.




…of Things

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The majority of photographs used in this blog are not mine! I am not trying to take credit for anyone's work.

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