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Archive for July, 2010

Scott Pilgrim…

Posted by and1grad on July 27, 2010

vs THE WORLD!!

Although I’ve never seen or heard of this comic before the movie previews started, I think this is an extremely interesting concept. What if you have to fight your prospective lady’s exes in order to be with her?

Would you? Lets say you only had to fight the ones that were currently single. That STILL could be a daunting task. I mean, she would HAVE TO be exceptional right? And preferably, not have a ton of BFs I guess. There HAS to be a point where you’d be like “Fuck this, bitch you stayin single,” right?

“Girl, I love you and all but…Kimbo Slice? Maybe we should just be friends.”

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Marital Considerations

Posted by and1grad on July 20, 2010

Found us a Reverend

With the last post, I talked a little about why I think women, far moreso than men, want to get married. I sincerely believe women are what drive the practice of marriage, as most men would, more than likely, be perfectly fine as just a partner/companion. To be clear, this isnt to say that men dont want to be in exclusive relationships…but the need for it to be a “marriage” is minimal AT BEST. But it isnt as though women are the only ones that benefit from marriage.
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Posted in Life, Relationships | 9 Comments »

Why is marriage so important to women?

Posted by and1grad on July 19, 2010

When the ring means everything...

Reading WisdomIsMisery’s post, on Single Black Male’s blog, entitled “Why Men Dont Commit” got me to thinking about what may be an obvious question that I rarely see asked…”Why is marriage so important to women (as opposed to men)?”
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Fame

Posted by and1grad on July 15, 2010

I was listening to some Reflection Eternal this morning, which if you dont have RPMs yet, you sleepin, and this particular song called “In The Red.” Kweli spends most of the song talking about the sometimes inevitable fall from grace that our “stars” suffer. These lyrics really struck me:

“Shame how our heroes is broke, we call em stars;
Thats because when they falling to earth, they falling hard…” — Talib Kweli Read the rest of this entry »

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Men are from Cali, Women are from NY

Posted by and1grad on July 13, 2010

Yes, I did decide to keep that title in the realm of the Continental US. I am not an Astronomer. With that, Lets get started. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Dating, Life, Relationships | 22 Comments »

Quotables — Whitlock on race

Posted by and1grad on July 12, 2010

An EXCELLENT and entirely TOO real quote on how we discuss race, from Whitlock’s article on Jesse Jackson’s comments re: Gilbert/Lebron
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“Jackson and other African-Americans need to follow LeBron’s lead. We look foolish. We look hypocritical. We come across like people who have little genuine interest in seeing racial prejudice disappear and more like people who just want it to swing in our favor.” — Jason Whitlock

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Oscar Grant trial: A realist’s perspective

Posted by and1grad on July 9, 2010

Involuntary Manslaughter was the correct verdict. There will be a lot of reactionary commentary that will try to feed you other stuff such as racial injustice, etc. Dont be fooled. It was the only verdict that could have actually gotten a conviction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Something Dumb From Twitter

Posted by and1grad on July 8, 2010

Re: Mary J Blige and her potential attendance of Howard University

Rappers should remix songs they did with Mary to honor her new quest for a degree. Like JayZ’s verses in Cant Knock The Hustle.

“Bouncin down the highway, switchin 4 lanes; Screamin thru the sun roof, Bachelor’s aint a thang…”

“I’m one of the best jiggas that done it, 16 credits and runnin; Yall dudes dont want it..”

*Method Man voice* Word life, you dont need a ring to be my wife; Just get this degree & Ima make sure we; Be livin in the f’n lap of luxury, I really thought you didnt even have a GED; But you did, now I’m goin all out kid; And I got mad love to give, in tuition…”

CHORUS: “Like sweet morning dew, I looked at NYU; But it was plain to see, Howard’s my destiny; HU, I’ll spend my time, I’ll write a conscious rhyme; I’ll sacrifice for you, Mary J, HBCU!”

“You’re all that I need, I’ll be there for you; Plus I heard you got that GOOD Howard U!” Yeah Mary. #youcandoit

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I’m gonna go ahead and apologize for this piece of stupidity. But I was bored & needed a laugh.

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