Flashback Friday: Paula Abdul.
The one good thing that came from this week’s RuPaul’s Drag Race is some of us were reminded to listen to Paula Abdul this week.
To this day, I still think of Paula Abdul as the knock-off Janet Jackson which is why I was never fully on her team, but aside from Miss Nasty herself (and maybe Karyn White), Paula had the best New Jack Swing productions out of all the solo female artists around that time.
5:25 pm • 18 April 2014 •
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Look at this photo.
I am a grown-ass man and I STILL can’t open a Capri Sun.
(Might have something to do with being drunk at 4:30 in the morning though.)
4:27 am • 18 April 2014 •
Colonialism is a twisted relationship.
"So, er, for the non South Asians in the audience who perhaps didn’t understand why there was applause, the British built a really extensive railway system throughout India before they left, and it wasn’t so much for transportation for the Indian people, it was because it’s really hard to plunder on foot."
Hari Kondabolu’s joke about the British colonisation of India [x]
This is a perfect way of illustrating how colonialisation works, it it’s brutal and intimate. It’s degrading.
9:04 pm • 17 April 2014 •
Look at this photo.
#TBT!!! Me and my TwinCousin Sharae so fresh and so clean at the Piggly Wiggly….because in the South, some grocery stores have photo studios. (I don’t know why, but obviously it was a good idea.)
Our birthdays are about 6 weeks apart, so we used to tell the other kids at the bowling alley arcade that we were twins while my parents bowled in the leagues. I don’t know why, but twins were cooler than regular people and we looked enough alike.
People doubt me sometimes when I say I grew up in bowling alleys, but I was there two-three nights a week my entire childhood, doing math homework and eating sour cream & chives fries while Mom & Dad bowled. And of course there were road trips to bowling tournaments in states hours and hours away. When Sharae and I were 9 or 10, we were in Cincinnati spending all of our quarters on video games when we decided to take a break and go through the trash. See, they sold scratch off lottery tickets and I guess one of us figured somebody would mistakenly throw away a winning ticket because they didn’t read it correctly. I don’t know how long we looked, but we found a $50 ticket that someone threw out, so my dad redeemed it for us and we bought new shoes.
Who says no one ever wins the lottery?
6:58 pm • 17 April 2014 •
B. Scott’s transgender discrimination lawsuit against BET dismissed.
Last year at the BET Awards, B. Scott was told to pull his hair back, take off his makeup, and change his clothes in order to look more “manly.” He complied, but the pre-show was still taken over by Adrienne Bailon. B. Scott sued BET for discrimination and the judge has sided with BET, dismissing the case earlier today.
I want us to imagine this scenario from a race standpoint instead to more easily illustrate that this really is discrimination.
5:35 pm • 17 April 2014 •
Top 5 Trinity K Bonet Performances.
I’m a latecomer to Team Trinity because it’s hard for me to root for someone who always makes excuses. That said…I now understand why Trinity kept saying “I lip sync for a living.” It’s because she is the best lip syncer in the history of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the only one I would actually pay money to see.
Y’all are not ready for these.
3:48 pm • 17 April 2014 •
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Porsha Stewart just KILLED the mugshot game.
Killed, slayed, murdered, eliminated, widespread end of the Cretaceous Period mass extinction, every other mugshot is now dead and irrelevant.
Lips on ten with the half grin. Hair is laid, glazed, and set to behave. Steven Meisel is like “dang, lemme get a prison photo camera real quick.” Lindsay Lohan bout to go get arrested immediately just so she can try to match this new bar Porsha Stewart just set. Paris Hilton already at the jail bringing up past crimes people forgot to arrest her for.
God bless this mugshot and keep it in your tender mercies for giving Po’ Porsha some shine because that child is divorced, broke, jobless, and still on the third lesson in Hooked on Phonics.
10:35 pm • 16 April 2014 •
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