Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Free Sum (revision)
the sustaining flow escapes
and runs down the back with hate
irrigates the seeds of freedom
the harvest of 1600 seasons
after he loses the war
be something he never saw
be everything there is to be
balance the pain of history
the weight of skull duggery
is crushing me... freedom is luxury
to go up north...so exspensive
life senseless… heart relentless
journey endless or so it seems
to get away go in teams
know the schemes to recapture and
block the freedom you're after
the sustaining flow of life escapes
and runs down the back from the hate
it irrigates the seeds of freedom
the harvest begins in 1600 seasons
after the master loses the war
become something he never saw
thought he was everything there was to be
those who wasn't he put in custody
skull duggery is just too much for me
the weight is crushing me freedom is luxery
the cost of a trip up north so exspensive
this life is senseless… my heart relentless
the journey is endless or so it seems
if you really want to get away then go in teams
know the schemes they use to recapture and
block you from the freedom you're after
Monday, March 14, 2011
Thess guys have the right idea! Fight ignorance with humor. It doesn't matter how huffy and puffy you get about racism, there will always be racists. I believe I may be a little bit racist because I think about race so much. But I would never oppress any other race though. Unless it was in a movie that was only meant for adults 18 and older to view and it starred me and Tera Patrick (WARNING: PORN ALERT!) Any way enjoy the videos I've posted here and remember this one thing.
IF YOU WANT FREEDOM OF SPEECH TO WORK FOR YOU, YOU MUST ALLOW IT TO WORK FOR RACISTS TOO!
I could translate this but I think blondie has already done enough damage. Peace in the Far East baby. WON♥
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Since the metamorphosis of the comic book culture to the mega blockbusters in today's theatres, the black superhero has gotten a raw deal. It has become commonplace to portray white super Heroes as altruistic, god-like creatures who only momentarily lose their way. From the beginning black superheroes have been plagued by gang affiliations, hand me down special powers and of course drug abuse. It would seem as though the black super hero is actually nothing more than a super cliche.
It is clear that stereotypes have infected the comic book world when the most popular black superhero in modern cinema – Hancock - is an alcoholic homeless man with a bad attitude. Hancock can't even fight crime without causing serious harm to those he's trying to protect. Who ever heard of a hero that can fly, take bullets straight to the forehead but can't handle a bottle of rum? That's like Superman getting addicted to crack (probably sold to him by the Green Lantern), and then watching him fly to outer space so he could hit the pipe on the dark side of the moon. It's ludicrous to think of Superman as a crack head, yet it's no stretch of the imagination to believe that a black man has fallen on hard times and turned to booze for answers.
Unfortunately the black super hero's career in the movies has been consistently sub par. Whether comically ridiculous or morally questionable, black superheroes always seem to lack the heroic qualities embodied by their white counterparts. Blankman, for example, was a ridiculous hero played by Damon Wayans. The story is about a man who is genius enough to build a bulletproof super suit but is too stupid to use it properly. Claiming to be the most low budget super hero ever, Blankman is arguably one of the most insulting of all black superheroes only rivaled by Halle Berry's brilliantly awful role in Cat Woman. In Halle's defense, competing with the white cat woman was a losing battle from the start. Michelle Phiffers cat woman was directed by Tim Burton, starred Danny Devito as the Penguin and Michael Keaton as Batman. Halle Berry's co-star was Sharon Stone. Enough said.
Arguably two of the coolest and most respected of cinemas black superheroes are Spawn and Blade. Spawn's entirely malleable cape controlled by his mind is bad ass. Blade's sword and ninja vampire fighting skills kind of make you wish you where half black and half undead too. Unfortunately both of these crime-fighting brothers indirectly worship the devil. Blade is a vampire and Spawn is actually from hell! Not the kind of guys you want saving your grandmother from a purse-snatcher.
The struggle for racial equality, it seems, has flown past the tangible world of equal rights movements and marches on Washington and found a valid battleground in the imaginary realm of comic books and action movies. The situation may seem grave on the surface but the black super hero has come along way. From the dark days of DC's black spider man who got his super strength by weight lifting in jail, to the hit Blade trilogy is progress. So stay strong black super hero, for one day the color of your skin will no longer determine the budget of your special effects or the quality of your super suit.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I was coming back from my break and my co-workers didn't see me walking up. When they both noticed me one stepped away trying to quiet his hystericcal laughter. The other maintained his composure as if he didn't say anything at all.
I saw them looking at the woman and they saw me looking at her. The laughing guy gave me the break sheet to sign back in. And that's when he chimed in with this gem, "Hey Steve, you're just like us. We're trying to figure out WHAT THE HELL THAT WAS?" He said it with a straight face too.
I thought she was beautiful and exotic. I wonder what they really thought of this African beauty. All I ask for is a little bit of PROFESSIONALISM in the fucking workplace! Is that too much to ask for? I don't think so.