Results For "celebrities"
May 15

Nothing makes me feel more broke and plebeian than viral celebrity news. When you’re stuck on the ground floor, or hell even the tenth floor, you are forced to drown in it. As a writer and Social Media resident I have to take it into my nose, swish it around a bit and let it marinate before I can spit it out. We worship celebrities and for someone that can’t help but be a cynic it all looks like we’re a bunch of broke people gossiping to me. One of the newer hooks in celebrity gossip is the memes that were born from the dregs of the nerd ghetto. Memes were once a treasured secret of spaces such as 4chan and Reddit, but now everybody with a computer is snatching up photos of celebrities and typing ugly, pixelated font quotes all over them to garner… [Read more]

Dec 04

The following list is a number of things that the average person does, or tends to do, or strives to do to fit into the world of normalcy. When people defy the odds by choosing not to abide by this list and live by a list of their own it is not uncommon for their friends and family to assume that they’re crazy. At the same time the people who strive to be different aren’t very friendly to those who play it normal either. Can weirdos and normals ever get along!? Take a look at the following list and see how close you are to either being a good, normal citizen, or a rebel without a cause. Once you have decided which side of the fence you fall on, think about how you feel about the other side. The list will probably offend you because… [Read more]

Oct 30

I once had a friend of mine (white person) ask me if it would bother me if they showed up to a party in some brown paint to complete their ensemble for a black character they loved and wanted to be for Halloween. I asked them why couldn’t they just be the character without the offensive, extra detail. That was the end of the conversation. I think now of how I would portray a character like Tony Stark the Iron Man, one of the main Marvel Super Heroes that I loved and adored as a kid. I would get my mustache right, grow a junior ‘fro and then carry around a glass of liquor while wearing a glowing arc-reactor under my shirt. No time during my imagination of myself as Stark do I picture myself in the mirror with some makeup, going white to complete… [Read more]

Sep 12

How many of you women reading are completely happy with your breast size and shape? Who is this ideal standard of beauty and proportions that we are all trying to be? Celebrities get multiple surgeries to alter their faces, there’s an increase in penile enhancement surgeries, and women are getting plastic surgery and breast augmentation done.  Is there a standard to this man and woman that we are all trying so desperately to become? What is the perfect breast size, ideal penis size, and what are the preferred facial features for men and women? The infographic that you see below is taken from The Psychology of Human Sexuality blog by Dr. Justin J. Lehmiller. Its numbers speak volumes on the way that women feel about their breast size, but for me it speaks even louder on humanity’s general dissatisfaction with the bodies that we are… [Read more]

Aug 15

Are you easily manipulated? I am quite sure you answered no to my question but if you are a Twitter user then chances are you have been manipulated and led to anger by someone’s tweets. Think about it, were you one of those people who got suckered into championing a cause off of Twitter only to find out later that you were wrong? I’ve noticed something about Twitter and I am sure that many of you have noticed it too. Twitter has become the staging ground for passive aggressive attacks and for goading celebrities into responding. As a writer I know all too well how easy it is for people to mistake my intent and miss out on context whenever I write. Throw in my cynical and sarcastic wit and you get a huge divide between those who get it (and laugh) and those who… [Read more]

Jun 28

“I will stay on course. Sometimes when I am running a hard work out I get discouraged. I begin to doubt if I can finish. The pain seeps into my lungs, my legs and eventually my heart feels like it will burst. Same as in life when you hit hurdles to your goals. You get weary from trying, your heart has so much pain and begins to think it will fail… As I thought about the hardest workouts and races in my life, I know it is always most difficult right before the finish line and accomplishing what I thought I could not. So I will stay the course. I encourage you to do so as well.” Lolo Jones (SOURCE) If you’ve been following Lolo’s life you know her name has become one of the public’s favorite target for scrutiny. From the Olympic disappointments to… [Read more]

Jun 06

There seems to be a disturbing pattern developing online where child celebrities are being treated with as much ire as their adult counterparts. People voice their negative opinions on public spaces but that negative opinion is normally in the form of personal attacks. Online bullying has been revealed as a real thing over the years and many kids have suffered from it in one form or another. Children get YouTube videos posted about them and the disgusting commentators anonymously tear them apart with glee. In the last few years there have been more than a few suicides to come from this. Are we to believe that child celebrities are somehow different and the attacks against them aren’t read, heard and taken the same way? Or is it the same as with many things concerning the haves and the have-nots where we assume that money makes… [Read more]

May 28

Recently friend of the site and fellow “Man of Honor” Darryl Frierson of Ashy2Classy.net penned an article on the losers (my word) who had something to say about the charitable contributions of Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and Kevin Durant. People were upset at Dr. Dre for donating 35 Million dollars to the University of Southern California (USC) instead of (insert random HBCU here) and mad at Kevin Durant for “not giving enough” to Oklahoma City for the tornado disaster. In my school (and obviously the same school that Darryl was raised in) you stay out of another man’s pockets unless you yourself are doing something. Too often in our Twitter age do we take on this guise that Celebrities are non-people who must bend to the demands of the hive. It becomes frustrating for everyone involved and it becomes especially disgusting when it’s a charity that… [Read more]