Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Free Period

Could it be I stayed away too long?:

In my absence, G.D. turned me into Wally Pipp with this week's edition of Your Monday Random Ass Roundup. But I'm back and I'm black. So there's always that.

Posted yesterday over at PostBourgie, the links cover topics ranging from the tragic shooting death of Air McNair, the strange case of the Quitta from Wasilla, Marion Barry (SMH), and the distubring tale of a college soccer star turned convicted rapist.

Also, a few other things:

1. Contrary to my spotty memory of an event that happened over 20 years ago, my mother has informed me that my beloved aunts - Tootsie and Nell - were the ones who escorted me to the Michael Jackson Bad concert. Apologies for the oversight.

2. I mentioned this Saturday but I'm still mulling over my thoughts about McNair. At this very moment, I can't find the words.

3. Here's a few more links in addition to the Random Ass Round Up:

a. Jason Whitlock, professionally edgy and thought-provoking columnist, thinks Serena Williams is an underachiever and a tad overweight. "BBWs — Big Booty Women — do not write me angry e-mails. I'm only knocking Serena's back pack because it's preventing her from reaching her full potential as an athletic icon. I am not fundamentally opposed to junk in the trunk, although my preference is a stuffed onion over an oozing pumpkin." Imagine what he might have written had she actually lost Wimbledon.

b. Like any limited point guard, Sarah Palin has been dishing off instead of taking it hard to the hole for quite awhile now.

c. Minnesota Senator Al Franken is both funny and wonky. It's possible to be both, you know? No surprise that David Broder can't understand that.

4. Don't forget to rock the vote!

More later. In the meantime, let's all hope that Michael gets a proper send-off.


Esquire said...

The McNair death has been pretty difficult for me to process as well. I tried to put together the gist of my thoughts in my return to blogging, but at the end of the day I still just can't believe it.

blackink said...

Dude, I'm still sorting through it. But I'm getting closer. Provocateur hacks like Whitlock are making it easier for me to sort through the garbage.