Monthly Archives: February 2007

QotD: First Celebrity Crush

Who was your first celebrity crush?Submitted by Glory. I remember being 4 or 5 years old. I was reading something, maybe a newspaper or a magazine, and thinking she was pretty.

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Vox Hunt: Overdubbed

Audio: If you could sing like anyone, living or dead, who would you choose to sound like?  Share a song of theirs.Submitted by aa. I like my singing voice, but I think of it as a fat crayon and myself as a bit of a toddler.  One day I aspire to pencildom, and perhaps simple […]

QotD: Happy President’s Day!

Ever run for office?  (School, club, organization, politics, etc.)  Did you get elected? Our first day of journalism class in high school, I walked out to visit the restroom. When I came back, my classmates had named me editor-in-chief.

Pigmentation itself, ethnicity itself, is not a factor that is going to sway people

[…] "In my district, people are going with Hillary," said state Sen. Robert Ford, a Democrat from Charleston. "I am sure there will be some young blacks who will be behind Obama, but elderly blacks are going with Hillary because they love Bill and they love Hillary for standing behind him for eight years." […] […]

High human drama, quiet terrifying and dignified

i fucking hate the new breed of docs that seem to be made by cats who just wanna make indie flicks…i long for the quiet old documentaries…im talking that PBS 1960s shit…shooting people just being…while the soundtrack plays a conversation you dont see on the screen…when you feel privileged to see what yer seeing… instead […]

Timelapse Love

Timelapse Love George Kelly (4 bars intro) Through binoculars or a telescope, you are far away but you seem so close. I am staring up into the nighttime sky at your face looking down from on high. I'm always hitting rewind on our timelapse love, captured on camera with the whole wide world watching on […]

In other words, black is whatever we say it is

[…] Consider this: Just 40 years ago, one could make certain assumptions about the average Negro, or black American. She was probably no more than one generation removed from the South; whether a Northerner or Southerner, he had first-hand knowledge of Jim Crow, or segregation; when it came to religion, he or she was most […]

QotD: Never Seen It

What's the most famous movie you've never seen?  Submitted by Mike. Hm. Laura's post helpfully links to Wikipedia's highest-grossing-film list. I haven't seen either "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Shrek" or "Spider-Man" movies. I guess I'll go with "The Lion King."

QotD: Life-Changing Books

What are five books that changed your life?  Inspired by Ms. Genevieve. The Nine Planets (Exploring Our Universe) 0645 Discusses the characteristics of each of the nine planets and explains the techniques used in the discovery and study of them.  When I was eight, Franklyn M. Braney's "The Nine Planets" made the planets much more […]