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Posted by and1grad on October 21, 2010

RT @Gambo620: Deanna Favre issued a statement: “Those pics Brett sent to that woman were meant for me, but u know Brett,they were intercepted.”

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The Concussive Shot

Posted by and1grad on October 20, 2010

The continuing debate currently revolving around football always winds up irritating me. Its the issue of concussions and how they’re caused. There were numerous incidents this past weekend that resulted in a player being concussed. Its becoming SO common that the NFL has FINALLY been forced to make a somewhat meaningful act/gesture/etc regarding preventing them…as opposed to the meaningless weasel words they usually like to give the public, including Congress, about it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Quotables — Kobe Bryant

Posted by and1grad on October 19, 2010

“I’ve always been comfortable as a kid growing up to think that when my career is over, I want them to think of me as an overachiever despite the talent that I have. To think of me as a person that’s overachieved, that would mean a lot to me. That means I put a lot of work in and squeezed every ounce of juice out of this orange that I could. Hopefully, they perceive me as a person who did whatever he had to do to win above all else. Above anything. Above stats. … If they say that about me, I’ll be happy.” –Kobe Bryant

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ART Club: Gemma Atkinson

Posted by and1grad on October 18, 2010


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The Influence of Culture (part 3)

Posted by and1grad on October 18, 2010

In the last 2 blogs, I’ve talked about the establishment of societal norms, how I believe they came to be societal norms, and the apparent impact of the evolution of gender roles. I mentioned how this impact seems to be especially illustrated in the Black family/community. In the Black community, we’re seeing more single-parent households than the norm and we’re also seeing more of our successful Black women remain single for longer than they probably should. I believe the evolution of gender roles plays a part in this due to the fact that they are no longer clearly defined. A man isn’t clearly going to be the breadwinner anymore and its up to both genders to learn how to deal with this possibility. Its not as simple as saying, “Yeah, it wouldn’t bother me if that were the case” because most likely, it will…to varying degrees of course.

I left off with the simplest of questions, “what’s the answer?” Plenty of answers have already been visited upon by numerous “relationship experts.” Think like a Man. Act like sheep. Blame White women. Date inter-racially. The list goes on and on. I cant offer you a simple answer. If I knew it, I damn sure wouldn’t be offering it up for free on a blog. I’d take my talents to South Beach. Here’s one thing I AM comfortable telling you though. Stop listening to “experts.” No one is an expert on you but…you. Imagine that.

But if you’re REALLY hurting for a piece of advice, here’s what I tell people. Somewhere in your life, in the present or past, you’ve stumbled across a couple that looks like they have what you aspire to have. Might be a close friend, an acquaintance…might even be your parents. I call them “relationship role models.” Ask them why their relationship works. Emulate some of what they do. If that sounds crazy to you, ask yourself what it is you did to become who you are. More than likely, you had a role model that you used as something of a blueprint to success…or at least as a way to avoid failure. Why wouldn’t relationships work the same way?

But hey, that’s just one man’s opinion. I am not an “expert”…*Big Pun voice* but I know a lot.

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The Influence of Culture (part 2)

Posted by and1grad on October 13, 2010


In my last post, I talked about the impact of biology on societal norms. These biological influences created a society where certain gender roles became established and are prevalent as a “social norm.” Men are the providers, women are the nurturers. The formula is simple…or it used to be. In our current culture, the ability to provide for your family is directly proportional to your ability to amass wealth. This is usually done by obtaining a skill that you can put to use either for yourself or for an employer. These skills are varied and the amount of wealth you can obtain by developing/displaying are just as varied. The established gender roles provided a framework for how families functioned, which influenced how communities functioned, etc. The flaw in the design is that the framework was set up so that it would be limiting to women and minorities, affecting the ability of their families to provide for themselves. People needed to evolve.
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The Influence Of Culture

Posted by and1grad on October 12, 2010

What actually IS the spectrum of cultural influence? What is the impetus that drives societal norms and are those norms solely the result of cultural influence? I find that these questions seem to be consistently answered the same way whenever I read about the impact of societal norms on the population, at large.
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Potential R. Kelly remixes: “Trapped in a Closet (Mine)…A song for Yoni”

Posted by and1grad on October 9, 2010

Pienso es la manana, I’m just waking up
I want some food in my belly, I’m tired of this jelly

I dream of chimichangas y…quiero carne asada
And maybe later some punana but…preferably con mi novia, O!
Then later con mi esposa…pero…mostly con mi novia, woah!

I hope they never meet…No
I’d really like to beat…both
I’d also love to eat…toast
Or even if its meat…loaf

I hunger for outside!
You know I never lied!
Open that hole wide!
I’m ready for some pie!!

Trapped Miner Cheating On Wife

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Potential Toni Braxton Remixes

Posted by and1grad on October 9, 2010

Another Repo Song

“Its just another repo song cuz I didnt feel like paaaayiinnggg…Please dont take my condo, I’ve nowhere to go and its raining; Cant you take this I.O.U-uuuuu???”

Come Break My Lease

“Coommmee break my leeeaaaasssseeee, Say you’ll loan me agaa-aaiinnn…Undo this boot from my car, the Toyota RAV4, parked out on the right; Lets go to SEARS!! Already tried Best Buuuuy…”

Bereaved Again

“If I never fill my bank account again, If I never earn how much I like to spend, If I never hear ‘I’ll pay you and your band,’ When I never make a payment once again, please understand…its cred-ii-iit. And this promissory note I just received ensured that I’ll be, bereaved again…”

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