At first I felt betrayed. And then I felt smug. This would be a piece of cake going cold turkey! No problem! I don’t need Ryan Gosling. I can go without. But then I started to realize it might not be so simple. Experience all of these emotions — and more! — in my first video blog following my coworkers “Goservention.”
The Internet has finally folded in on itself and pooped out the daddy of all Shit People Say videos: stuff that absolutely nobody in their right mind would ever say. I mean, nobody in the history of ever has actually wanted to burn a copy of a Nickelback CD, right? [YouTube]
Alana? Alana who? MaKenzie is coming back to “Toddlers & Tiaras,” Honey Boo Boo Child! Yay! Her Ni-Ni is gone, but she has a new flipper, a kitten named Prince and so many fans that her name is Tweeting on Twitter. Her ego must be the size of Alana’s mother’s double chin. I look forward to watching more of Mak being herself tonight, i.e. getting jacked on Pixie Sticks and dancing, throwing temper tantrums and verbally abusing her mother. What more could I dream of? Oh, Mack and Alana in one episode.
“It’s more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and — you know? But that’s been an image that people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced, that I’m some angry black woman. … You know, I just try to be me. And my hope is that over time people get to know me. And they get to judge me for me.”
– First Lady Michelle Obama reacts to portrayals of her as an “angry black woman.” Michelle has been dogged by this stereotype from the beginning of her husband’s campaign when rumors abounded that she ranted about “whitey”; more recently, New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor’s new book, The Obamas, alleges Michelle sparred with her husband’s staff. It is sad in our culture that a woman — who just happens to be black, and may or may not have reasons to be angry (ahem, ahem) — gets dismissively painted with a wide brush as an “angry black woman,” as if she is just behaving the way stereotypes say she is expected her to behave. The new book by MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women In America, is sadly quite timely. [Bossip]
Okay, okay, I know, you’re in love with me. You’re totally obsessed with me. You want to find the key to my heart. If you really want my undying love? Just show up at The Frisky offices with a backpack or child’s wagon full of these little guys and I’ll consider going out on a date with you. No takers? Ugh. Fine then. [YouTube]