Gas Prices

10 06 2008

A couple months ago, I made the conscious decision to stop driving to the greatest extent possible. This decision was motivated by the following:

  1. Spite
  2. The imminent threat of global warming
  3. Preparing for the not-so-imminent threat of gasoline rationing

I was supposed to have lunch today with an old business associate and coworker of mine all the way across town, so today was one of the few days I actually had to drive to work. It’s been about a solid month since I’ve a.) driven in rush hour traffic, and b.) filled up my gas tank…and my reintroduction to weekday traffic brought me to a particular conclusion:

Gas isn’t nearly expensive enough.

Figure 1: Now THIS might get us somewhere.

Here in DC, gas prices are hovering around $4.35/gallon for premium unleaded, and it’s definitely over $4.00 for regular pretty much everywhere. In spite of the constant uptick in fuel costs, I didn’t notice any real decrease in the volume or stupidity of traffic I encountered during either the morning or evening commutes. In fact, I’d be willing to say that traffic was even slightly worse.

Keeping yourself out of your car for an extended period of time has an interesting effect on your driving – that is, you become INSANELY aggressive when you get back behind the wheel. If you haven’t driven for a month, then you’ve been used to walking around in the fresh air and sitting on the train or bus reading and/or working while some other shmuck deals with the roads scholars, soccer moms, old people, young people, asian people, and stalematers that would otherwise be driving you insane.

Figure 2: Incubator for aggressive driving

But when that day comes that you suddenly find yourself forced away from your city-paid chauffeurs, you are plunged right back into the fray and you are not ready to deal with it like a well-adjusted human being. You drive ridiculously fast, you cut people off (either before or after giving them the finger), you run red lights, and you aim your car at child pedestrians when school buses stop. You do this because you are enraged. Half of you is pissed at the seemingly infinite stupidity of the drivers around you, and your other half is pissed at the fact that you know you don’t ordinarily have to deal with this shit. You feel like you’ve been plucked from First-Class on a British Airways flight and tossed into the No-Class section of Soul Plane, with a blond-haired blue-eyed male stewardess* calling you ‘nigger’ just for good measure.

To solve this problem, the price of gas needs to go to at LEAST $50.00/gallon. The reason it needs to go so high is because people – especially white people – are making remarkable sacrifices to continue driving as long as the price of gas increases incrementally. A cataclysmic spike is what’s needed to get people off the roads, into public transit, and out of my fucking way when I need to drive every other fortnight.

I can imagine what you’re thinking. If everyone suddenly floods public transportation, isn’t the system going to become overloaded? It will at first, but it won’t be that way for long. Why? Because the government always responds when white people are inconvenienced.

Hop on any bus or the endpoints of a subway in virtually any major city in America, and you will notice that damn near everybody around you is black or hispanic. You’ll see plenty of white folks on the train once you’re in the city center where the train is more convenient that driving – but minorities are the only people you’ll see taking public transportation when it’s LESS convenient than driving. As a result, minorities make up the vast majority of public transportation users, and the government doesn’t give a flying fuck about them. That’s why public transportation is so miserably underfunded even though so many people rely on it.

But if you spike gas up to $50.00 a gallon and even whitey is forced to give up his car, then all of a sudden Average Joe White Man is going to find himself inconvenienced by crowded, filthy, and poorly maintained trains and buses…and there’s no way that the federal and local governments are going to let blue-eyed soccer moms suffer in crowded niggeriffic subway cars.

Figure 3: Interior and exterior of a public transport vehicle once white people are forced into the system

*No, this is not a typo

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505 responses

10 06 2008
Muse

First!!!!!!! Hahaha.

BTW I have to pay 4.78 per gallon.

God Bless Los Angeles.

10 06 2008
Dragonaut

“As a result, minorities make up the vast majority of public transportation users, and the government doesn’t give a flying fuck about them. That’s why public transportation is so miserably underfunded even though so many people rely on it.”

Close – minorities don’t vote proportionate to their numbers, the suburbs and city traditionally hate each other (largely because the suburbs don’t like brown people) which produces gridlock in the statehouse, where a lot of supplemental and essential funding comes from (I’m from Chicago, and this is especially the case here). So get out there and elect aldermen, state reps, and mayors who will push for funding. Oh, and it doesn’t help that the Federal funding scheme for highways and transit is ridiculously skewed towards highways.

10 06 2008
Sister Toldja

“Because the government always responds when white people are inconvenienced.”

HAHAHHAHA. *sad face*

Yes, this is true. I need to find a way to make White people inconvienienced by every thing that bothers ME, so it can be addressed! This is why I am the only Negro happy to see when the police step their random patrolling up when White folks move to town. Yeah, they are annoying, but they are stopping you niggas from robbing or raping me. So long as they don’t shoot us, I am good.

I too am making the transition out of daily driving and I think I will be able to write a book after a month on the NYC subways.

10 06 2008
KLysha

I just gave up my convenient parking space underneath the building I work in..that cost me $60 in addition to the arm and a leg that gas costs me because my employer subsidizes public transportation. So I go to work basically for free (the cost is the 30 extra minutes it takes me to ride the bus and train.) I’m hoping to be able to reward myself with some nice shoes or a vacation or something with the savings from not driving. But I have to actually disagree a little because I live on the other end of the subway. The end where white people dominate the passengers. My commute ends before I get to the part where brown people dominate. Well except on the bus….everyone on the bus I ride is hispanic or African until I get to Rockville. Since I’m not from this area I actually used to think that only white people used the subway because that’s all I seem to see out at Shady Grove. At any rate the post was quite funny as usual. I look forward to the space commute in the near future.

10 06 2008
Deesigner

When George Bush was elected the first time gas was $1.48 a gallon.

That is all.

10 06 2008
ndenise

I take the bus and a subway during the summertime. Why? Because turning on the AC in your car means burning double the gas. Plus I live in Philly and there’s NOWHERE to park downtown.

LOL @ the interior of public transpo when white people start taking it over. Hell yeah. I ride those buses and it’s ridiculous, the conditions and all. When Black folks complain about the state of things (and believe me, they do) it’s seen as just that… complaining. However, when white folks do it it’s seen as taking part in their civic duties and being concerned citizens. FOH. Nobody was concerned when it was just “us” on those crowded buses and subways.

10 06 2008
HeavenLeiBlu

“If everyone suddenly floods public transportation, isn’t the system going to become overloaded? It will at first, but it won’t be that way for long. Why? Because the government always responds when white people are inconvenienced.”

Ha, this is what I’ve been saying and gleefully waiting for since gas hit the 3.50 mark in ATL. MARTA will eventually be smarta, soon.

Unfortunately, I’ll have no choice but to drive from Wed- through this weekend. Pray for me, y’all.

10 06 2008
KLysha

Dang that’s a pretty sobering fact about the gas prices. I just looked at gas prices over my lifetime. 1976 (yeah I’m getting old) $0.70, 1986 $0.76, 1996 $1.27, 2008 over $4 WTF!

10 06 2008
ninasimone

“blond-haired blue-eyed male stewardess* calling you ‘nigger’ just for good measure.”

this might get me banned like that somali girl but I suppose if the flight attendant was female with that phenotype it might be a turn-on, no? foreplay even? HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

But sadly my poor student wallet is feeling it too..I miss the DC area and the metro ( hated taking the bus especially down Georgia Ave) . I live in 1945 (also so known as the South) and the bus system sucks so I have to drive ..I will walk since I dont live so far away from campus and the hospital but not on 90 degree days. Hells no.
I do find myself becoming more and more aggressive ( relatively new driver) but Im probably one of those drivers ya’ll hate since Im probably listening to Goljan Path audio ( does that make me a road scholar or is that for fucktards {thank you for that awesome descriptor} who read the newspaper and drive?)

10 06 2008
lisaturtle

LoL, public transportation is BARELY an option in Anne Arundel County, MD. Gotta DRIVE all far just to get to the damn Metro.

10 06 2008
Glennisha

Michiganders are just not starting to feel high gas prices. Are prices just shot to like $4.06. I’m glad that I don’ t have a vehicle of my own. I’m not in a rush to get one unless I can afford a hybrid.

10 06 2008
Saun

@Sister Toldja…. Ditto on that police steppin up their patrols. Say what you want but gentrification means the police start caring again. I’ll take it how I can get it.

I’m in NYC so I don’t even have a clue what gas costs anymore. I don’t see how people even think to drive here. My road rage would be lethal.

10 06 2008
scarletjones

Driving in NYC is not for the faint at heart. And it also costs too damn much because it’s inevitable that you’re gonna get a ticket parking some-damn-where! When me and the husband were still dating I drove out to NY to visit him and got 3 parking tickets in 2 weeks!

Luckily i didn’t get any dents though. 🙂

I’m glad i live in less-than-metro oklahoma city, and am homebound in dissertation mode, because even though we still have regular unleaded for less than $4, it’s not far off.

10 06 2008
scarletjones

was anybody else driving in the late 90’s when there was a period where gas was like a dollar a gallon? Ohhhh but i miss those days. i think that was around 97 because i know i was still in high school.

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

I remember a time when it cost my my $10 to fill up her Tercel and she was making fun of other people paying $50 to fill up a Hummer. Those were the days….

And I am a young driver as well, just got my license in December of last year (and i’m 22, I was 21 when I got it, ain’t that a damn shame?) and I was super hesitant the first few months of driving. Then I go back to school and don’t drive for like, 4 months. Then I come back home to LA and hello road rage. I was cutting people off, speeding, crossing quadruple yellow lines to get into the carpool lane and swearing up and down about pedestrians always being in the way.

As soon as I’m out of a car, I am a perfectly normal person. But behind the wheel I am a she-devil. The interesting thing is, I was doing all that bad driving and never got a ticket. In LA. Where they give tickets for looking at a CHP officer the wrong way. I was seriously just lucky I guess.

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

*it cost my MOM not my “my”

10 06 2008
Chris Waa Doqon

This is why I’m glad I get car sick. It finally paid off.

10 06 2008
The Doc Is In

I love it, perfect plan! Besides, we really need to start feeling it here since we don’t pay anywhere close to prices in a lot of European nations and we’re the ones driving the planet raping “Canyoneros” and crap.

I also totally agree that infrequent driving makes you more aggressive. Pretty much everything I need is within 20 minutes walking distance and for everything else I have a stockpile of free metro cards from a gov’t internship years ago (claimed I took the metro in but was actually walking to work), so I maybe only have to fill up my car once a month. But I do love how when I’m driving I’m completely intolerant of all the same shit I do as a pedestrian (crossing as the light is turning red, etc.). Man, when I’m walking I strut into those crosswalks like a queen, cutting my eyes and cursing at people who zoom by…but let it be me speeding down Wisconsin Ave. or somewhere, pissed at the person who should have waited to step their slow azz in the crosswalk because they saw how fast I was coming, LOL!

10 06 2008
The Doc Is In

Oh, and I wanted to add, I so agree that traffic actually might be worse now you know why…cuz cheap dumbasses are running out of gas on the road in record numbers! I see it all the time now… a long traffic back up only to finally get up and see it’s because a smoking Pinto is blocking a lane because its idiot owner was trying to hold out until he got to the cheap gas station, or didn’t realize that “5 on it” wasn’t going to get him home like it used to.

@ninasimone – Goljan path? You studying for boards? Ugh, I remember those days, good luck!

10 06 2008
Meka

Well what I want to know is this: will my shopping choices change when white folks take over public transportation or will I still be able to get a lifetime supply of knee socks and batteries for $2?

10 06 2008
ninabrown

i am soooooo waiting for whitey to become inconvenienced!
i have made up “driving goals” for myself lately:
1. plan all errands around my work schedule-once i’m home, i don’t leave again until the next day
2. drive 35 mph on the freeway
3. only make right turns-no waiting in the turning lane for me anymore!
4. whenever i look at my murano-ram my head into the garage wall for picking a car that requires “premium gas”
5. still put in “regular gas” and thank the stars above for leasing that bitch-cause i don’t give a fuck
6. make sure i schedule a carpool with a white co-worker and bring along my neighbor’s six bad ass kids just to make sure they white ass is inconvenienced
7. cancel all frivolous activities: going to grocery store, graduation parties, weddings, picnics, shopping, dr. appts, visitis to nursing homes, going out to kick it; i’d rather stay at home and be the life of the party
8. establish an electric shock system whenever i think of driving

10 06 2008
Produce Stand

Dude we get to pay 3.84 over here in Baltimore County :).

10 06 2008
zoso

It won’t work if the government keeps trying to subsidize it. This is why I’m thinking about shifting from a a career in building highways to building transit! The road building market is still going strong, even though the government’s running out of highway money. Guess who’s starting to pay for it? Other countries of course! Just like China owns our national debt, other countries like Spain are starting to pay for our toll roads, etc. In other words, they pay to build our toll roads, and we pay them back for 30-100 years. Pretty soon, our country won’t own anything… maybe iPhones and some historic SUVs.

10 06 2008
Esquire

“Hop on any bus or the endpoints of a subway in virtually any major city in America” Key words?…MAJOR CITY

Try living in a place WHERE THERE IS NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

We are forced to drive to work everyday. It’s really sad, because some laborers down here have even had to quit thier jobs because they literally cant afford to go to work. It costs them more to work than to sit at home and collect a govt check. Work is too far to walk or ride a scooter, segway, or other such nonsense.

I dont live in the country or on a farm, but trust me, a city bus that stops MILES from anyone’s house is NOT public transportation. Damn, we dont have a Metro (dont know if thats a blessing or not) subway, whatever.

What am I supposed to do? Ride a fucking horse? That presents a problem too. I dont live a damn farm. where would Mr. Ed stay? Where in the hell would I park Mr. Ed once I got downtown? ugh. go to hell Exxon. Believe me, I WISH public transportation was even an option.

10 06 2008
Esquire

*should be “I dont live on a damn farm”

10 06 2008
Angry IV

Filled up $4.06/gal today. I wish public transportation was an option too, or at least my office was within walking distance of my living quarters. However, neither is true where I live.

If the government wants to fix gas prices, they need to pump $100B into public transportation projects until we have bus and train systems like the UK and Paris. Then, $5/gal gas won’t seem so bad, because you’ll only fill your tank once a month.

Until then, we just need to focus on getting Obama into office so he can hopefully start to fix this crap.

10 06 2008
Ljones

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/nyregion/10remains.html?th&emc=th

change of subject, thought this was interesting.

10 06 2008
Ljones

i work in NYC and live in Nj and have used public transportation the majority of my life. We purchased a used vehicle when my son was born and it served the family well. Gave it up last year, couldn’t take the gas prices THEN and now it’s ridiculous. I have actually missed it only about 4 times in the last year. I am fine with the NJ transit and NY train system. Lucky for me those are 2 major urban transportation providers. We rented a car this weekend, a 300M, 45 dollars to refill HALF A TANK OF GAS!!! WTF is right and there was no friggin LOL about it. We can walk with my son to school and we adjust how we travel but make no mistake, we are doing just fine without the spending my kids college money on gas!!!

10 06 2008
Ljones

@ SAUN- NYC mad trains that can get you anywhere!! Love it!!! and yes, me too n the gentrification, I moved to North Newark, 3 years ago and now is a great time to be there, the city is in the midst of gentrifying and I am fine with it. I live int he northern most section, a historic area and VERY close to the next town, city has many plans to change the look of downtown Newark altogether and they want to bring in professionals who commute to NY via 2 major train stations and they are TOTALLY playing up the public transportation aspect tapping into peoples concerns about gas prices!

10 06 2008
letinstar

i haven’t driven since april…and thats because we rented a car for the day to do a big grocery shop…i do have a car, but it’s in phoenix and i’m in boston…so right now, my betsy is soaking up the arizona sun…however, i miss my my car…only because i would like to have a car when i go grocery shopping…so i’ve been going back and forth about having my betsy shipped to me…the car is paid for and it’s mine….and i want her…

10 06 2008
stuffblackpeoplehate

I’m so happy somebody brought up the Canyonero.

[audio src="http://www.angelfire.com/fang/woller/Simpsons_-_Canyonero.mp3" /]

10 06 2008
vitazza

I’m all for putting YT back on the bus!! Yippy……..It won’t happen though, because after the depression Mr. Robert Moses had this grand idea in NYC to build all these GD roads out of the city into the burroughs(sp)(dyslexic and refuse to try without spell check, sorry) so that YT would buy ehffin cars to get away from the colored folk……then of course if you sell em a car then they will need to go up-town or across to THE COUNTY where they now live. In Baltimore trolleys and buses ruled (last trolley left in 1968) until the cars came to town. Now the buses in Baltimore suck a$$….. sorry long post while riding the BUS to work..blaaah I can’t drive this far@ 4.00 much less 50.00 a gallon…..

10 06 2008
PrettyPiscesGirl

It’s like he reads my mind, that Chris does…LOL. Anywhoo, I usually come into work pissed every morning because (a) I live too close to the job to take the bus, but too far to reasonably walk/ride a bike without getting heatstroke, rained on, run over, or all of the above; (b) people in Houston drive much like they do in DC and many other metro places-like they got their DL by correspondence; and (c) Houston ONLY has a bus system and ONE lousy light rail line that only serves ONE area in downtown.

So when I go to places like DC, I silently curse the fact that every breathing entity over the age of 16 HERE feels like they need their own personal car, and that we don’t have a light rail system to help offset the slowness that is our bus system. I curse the idiots that weave in and out of traffic, getting no further than I do, in LARGE trucks, causing me to have to slam on my brakes every few seconds due to their assholery. I WISH gas would go up to $50 per gallon…especially for all these tards that STILL drive their SUVs, at the expense of say, FOOD, all the while complaining.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

See this is why I almost cussed my parents out about getting my car inspected in VA. My dad was just like, drive down and get it inspected. Fuck no! I’ve been taking the chinatown buses, metro and Ride-on for my stupid commute to work I haven’t driven this car out of the city in 3 months. I had to get it inspected though. Damn thing took $60 worth of gas but lucky me the inspection fixed something in there so it used a lot less gas to get back than it did getting down. Now my dad is like, you gotta bring your car down so we can get it washed. I want to choke the shit out of him for saying something so damn simple. This car will be dirty as shit until I get my reparations check damnit. Driving to VA from NJ just to get it washed and waxed??????????

10 06 2008
Cola

I have been waiting for you to talk about this! I wish I could take public transportation. But since the public transportation is so jacked up in my county its not an option! I keep asking myself how high does the gas prices have to go before people start to revolt?! I was ready when it hit $2 especially since I can remember filling up for 89 cents a gallon!

10 06 2008
Natalie

Holy crap I haven’t heard that Canyonero song in YEARS

10 06 2008
Esquire

Cola!

I remember that! And I was PISSED after 9-11 when they “jumped” to $2.00. ohhhh how I miss those $2.00 days.

I laugh at the thought of public transportation down in SC. I mean how EXPENSIVE would THAT be? The environmentalist would have fucking heart attacks for distburbing the natural state of things…but its okay for everyone to have a car? Everyone over the age of 15 rides dirrrty dirrrty down here.

10 06 2008
creativecat

I might take public transportation if it were even remotely convenient here. It would take me an extra hour to get where I was going! Instead, I moved closer to work where I can walk to most things. Biking is another option for places that are too far/too sketchy for walking.

10 06 2008
Knatural

YAY! for Zipcar!!!! Free gas, drive when I want, and insurance included.

10 06 2008
creativecat

@ScarletJones: Hell yeah I remember when gas was less than a dollar a gallon! I remember it kept dropping every time I passed the gas station. Now, it keeps going up every time I pass the gas station. : (

10 06 2008
Landon

Its funny you bring up this post, I use to work in the city so Public Transportation was all needed living in Harlem and working the Bronx / Chelsea… but now that i took a new job in Patterson NJ (which is quite hood by the way) I have to drive. I felt i was the opposite of an aggressive driver when i came back on the road, or maybe that was due to my horrific experience driving in the ATL… THOSE BAMAs can’t drive to save their lives. I mean seriously, i ve seen these Atliens comes to a full stops in the middle of the highway to make a sharp turn for their exit. Now i understand why we have GUN laws in NYC… because if people drove like that in NYC and we had GA gun laws there would be a shoot out every rush hour on the FDR. 2 soccer moms and lawyer killed today on the FDR by an angry black man in a silver mini cooper. The Shootout began after the mini cooper was cut off. There would be shoot outs for parking spots. And you guys do not have to deal WITH OUR CAB DRIVERS… THESE MOFOs must race in the Nascar circuit in their homelands of Pakistan / India or Bangladesh. They literally try to run you off the ROAD… NO JOKE!

To make matter worst I got my first TICKET today in 4 Freaking YEARS….. ON SomE BS!

10 06 2008
vitazza

@Mika..
So, sorry but you will not be able to get your lifetime supply of knee socks, batteries, or boosted bath and bodyworks supplies on the bus…..you will however be able to receive a mani and pedi while on commute as an incentive to ride public transportation.

10 06 2008
Landon

I remember when we use to say Gas would never get to two dollar, than we were like 3 dolalrs impossible….

it wass 99 cents my junior year in ATL and i was still struggling to fill up my car…. i could not even imagin being a college student with a car now…. It would have been between buying texts books, filling up my car or eating…. not a good look…

10 06 2008
Cola

And you can forget about riding a bike here in ATL. That would just be pointless as it is too damn hot and humid!

10 06 2008
Landon

To hot and HUMID… to ride bike in ATL… they would just RUN You over!!!!

They must pe hurting in atl because you hve to DRiveunless you getting on the marta that closes at 1am? nad the marta is only good if you are going North south or east west… if you live… NW SW NE SE you are screwed!

10 06 2008
Seymour Cheese

the mayor of our city proposed free bus rides for the spring and summer months and the city council in essence said go fuck yourself. the money he wanted to use had been earmarked to buy new buses and upgrage the system. what do you do? go fuck yourself, i guess. regular gas is about $3.96 here. yes that’s right it’s high as giraffe pussy. from what i can tell whitey hasn’t blinked. yeah they get on the news and talk but they don’t fail to drive that SUV daily or cancel any road trips for the summer. i wish the average whitey would have to ride public transport and sit next to the colorful derelicts i know. whitey would be traumatized.

member that Eddie Murphy/SNL classic joint where; when all the black people get off the bus and there is nothing remaining but whites, they start serving champagne and prawns (scrimps) classic shit. whitey is some kind of motherfucker boy.

10 06 2008
miss kate

“But when that day comes that you suddenly find yourself forced away from your city-paid chauffeurs, you are plunged right back into the fray and you are not ready to deal with it like a well-adjusted human being. You drive ridiculously fast, you cut people off (either before or after giving them the finger), you run red lights, and you aim your car at child pedestrians when school buses stop. You do this because you are enraged. Half of you is pissed at the seemingly infinite stupidity of the drivers around you, and your other half is pissed at the fact that you know you don’t ordinarily have to deal with this shit. You feel like you’ve been plucked from First-Class on a British Airways flight and tossed into the No-Class section of Soul Plane, with a blond-haired blue-eyed male stewardess* calling you ‘nigger’ just for good measure.”

–This is also known as “The Story of Miss Kate’s move from DC to NC, Part the Thirteenth.” Seriously I didn’t know I could BE so mad driving around–and people here are actually fairlyy NICE and courteous on the roads. (Not to mention the bus system in my town is free.) I spent much of my first year just thoroughly pissed off every time I got in my car that I needed to drive at all.

10 06 2008
Aisha

DEAD @ Figure 3

What’s sad is that’s exactly what would happen. White folks get inconvenienced, the government is tripping over itself to help them. I ride my bike everywhere in this backwards ass town…so I haven’t had to deal with the inexplicable stupidity of people behind the wheel.

…but I was hit by a car last week and am now suing this old white lady for negligence.

10 06 2008
JaBe

Fig. 3~hilarious and true. Since the recent spike in prices at the pump, here in Atlanta, a lot of people take the train into the city(much more than usual). Each week I find myself parking further and further away from the entrance of the Marta station(HE Holmes).

Pet peeve: non-drivers riding the right lane, with no intention of exiting for at least a coupla miles and, refusing to let cars in on the on-ramp wtf?!?

10 06 2008
Cola

@Aisha you were riding your bike when you got hit? OMG!

10 06 2008
Esquire

Aisha,
what state do you live in? You better hope they dont hit you with the “Last Chance” rule of negligence.

10 06 2008
Bailey Blues

I’m in NYC so I don’t really drive anymore. Public transportation gets me everywhere I need to go. I’m from atl though so I know all about it. I was there a few weeks ago and rented a car. I rented a little car and the man said he was going to upgrade me “You’re cute, think you can handle a charger?” Ewww…yeah, let me get that! I had to fill up that car 2 times that weekend and it was 70 bucks each time. I was pissed.

10 06 2008
Ethel

I’m old enough to remember standing in line with my dad for gas. Depending on your license plate #, you could only fill up on certain days. He’d keep the car off and in neutral and then when the line moved, we’d get out and push it forward. Good times. Good times.

10 06 2008
Ms. Kristine

Ahem! WE all know gas prices are causing the rise of everything everywhere, the public transit systems are raising fares due to this– So even if we all abandon our rides and jump on the “T” we are gonna get our pockets emptied! Gas is now about $4 and change here in Boston and folks (white included) are packing on to the public transit systems like nobody’s business causing all type of problems! One line caught on fire last week the other collided with another a few days later! The fare is going up and folks are crying broke in the worse way…I think the only way our pockets will stay relatively fat is if we just dust off the bicycles and our legs and plow!

Ugh!

10 06 2008
shabooty

I will be sure to have this post read to my limo driver, by an indian spelling bee champ w/o an accent.

10 06 2008
Knatural

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH@Shabooty!
Indian Spelling Bee champ = redundant.

10 06 2008
Roger

Cities in the South (aka 1945) show an amazing antipathy towards public transportation. Even in Atlanta, “public transportation” takes the form of those hideous buses and the virtually useless MARTA train. Two frakkin’ lines.

10 06 2008
PrettyPiscesGirl

Wonder what the market for horse drawn buggies/carriages is like right now?

10 06 2008
D.R.L.F.

Ironically, I just checked the public transportation schedule this morning because I can’t stand to spend anymore on gas. Unfortunately, I live in Texas where public transportation is at best a joke. So now I’m going to work on convincing my company to let me to telecommute one day a week.

10 06 2008
Ms. Kristine

PrettyPiscesGirl–you better get on it! Actually…shhh, let me and you talk on the QT! We can get it on the ground…Where the hell are we gonna get horses from!?! Rumor has it that they cost a grip!

10 06 2008
aceklub

I definitely remember the days of a gallon of gas being $1. And when you was the personal driver for your boys to the high school ball game and asked everyone to chip in for gas and everyone pulled out a dollar to help put enough gas to get there, drop everyone off and drive back home. Nowadays, when asked to chip in for gas, everyone is pulling out $20 bills.

10 06 2008
Knatural

PrettyPiscesGirl – use rickshaws. Horse poo is really smelly.

10 06 2008
Monie

Here in the San Francisco Bay area White people are the minority, but enough of them take public transportation that it is pretty good. It (quality) varies a bit depending on the local transportation agency but over-all it’s pretty good.

I take public transportation everyday. I own a car but I only drive it about once a month. So this whole gas price thing in going over my head.

But you (Chris) are right; people are not giving up their cars. And they are really not giving up their stupid pick up trucks. WTF does anyone who lives in the city and works in an office need with a pick up truck. That’s just being stupid on purpose.

10 06 2008
london

& you know as fuel prices go up so do food prices…
we can do without cars…
we cannot do without food…
i am starting to hoard dry goods and ‘for the freezer’ goods..

bloody hell – this must have been what it felt like to be on rationing after the 2nd world war..

10 06 2008
B4Prez

LMAO@ the interior and exterior of pub transportation once YT is back on the scene.

10 06 2008
Monie

London,

Hording is what makes prices go up. There is no food shortage (assuming you live in the western world).

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

The local Exxon up the street gas is $3.97….thats just today tmrw it will be $4 easy….I was reading this article on AOL a few weeks back and now in some places they have “Gas Bandits”. Gas Bandits drill a hole in the gas tank(plastic ones are popular) take your gas and run! These people aim for SUV’s since they are higher of the ground and the tank is easier to get to than a lower car. After reading this i just shook my head and laughed so hard. People are fucking nuts…Oh yea and when you leave for work make sure you have your license plates ppl are stealing those too so they can go tot he gas station and pump n run..and when the camera gets the plate number your ass is getting arrested not them! SOME FOUL SHIT…My husband drives to work everyday.. but he has no choice the only bus around here just loops around the PG Courthouse area…and he works all the way in Falls Church and I work in Arlington.. bleh…We would find new jobs around here but theres nothing but Bails Bound crap and resturants…sucks ass

10 06 2008
Sister Toldja

I wish I knew how to ride a bike. But I don’t understand how people ride their bikes to work unless it is 40 degrees outside or if they have a shower in their office. That is dirty and disgusting.

I am enjoying the end of my Newark commuting and daily driving. I think the Newark kids were kicking dents in my car. Maybe later in the year I will buy a used jawn for weekend driving. I really want a hood car, like an old 300, from when they used to look like Sebrings.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

True; not only is it gas, but food prices also. I decided to do a cleanse/fast/water diet (see: manorexia); between that and this plantation heat we’re experiencing in NY, I’ve lost 15 lbs since yesterday. I feel like shit, but I look good; maybe after a few weeks of this I’ll even be able to afford a few gallons of gas.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Klysha-I just gave up my convenient parking space underneath the building I work in..that cost me $60 in addition to the arm and a leg that gas costs me because my employer subsidizes public transportation. So I go to work basically for free (the cost is the 30 extra minutes it takes me to ride the bus and train.) I’m hoping to be able to reward myself with some nice shoes or a vacation or something with the savings from not driving. But I have to actually disagree a little because I live on the other end of the subway. The end where white people dominate the passengers. My commute ends before I get to the part where brown people dominate. Well except on the bus….everyone on the bus I ride is hispanic or African until I get to Rockville. Since I’m not from this area I actually used to think that only white people used the subway because that’s all I seem to see out at Shady Grove. At any rate the post was quite funny as usual. I look forward to the space commute in the near future.

girl i know right.. i use to live in Rockville..nothing but white ppl out that way….i rarely saw a bunch of black ppl on the train from Rockville to Bethesda lol I would always see these little middle school kids in their uniforms going to school and old white men and women. I always saw my teachers on that joint to haha

10 06 2008
A.K.

This is why I went ahead and purchased a second car (4.2L V8 VW Touareg). Unlike you DC snobs, some of us still live out in the burbs and have to for work. Public transport is horrible in VA and it’s unlikely to be fixed anytime soon. So fuck you all and gimme my premium unleaded at $3/ gallon even and I’m fine.

10 06 2008
Aisha

I live in Atlanta. MARTA = subway to nowhere, as Lewis Black would say.

But I school in Augusta (not my idea, trust me). And yes, I was on my bike when I was hit (and then subsequently run over). I am all drugged up and fucked up right now.

I hate Georgia Motorists. 😐

10 06 2008
A.K.

On a related note… I would like to take this moment to mention that this is the same Chris who when I first met him drove around his Fast and Furious Mitsu Evo from College Park, MD to Reston, VA everyday to work along with his personal driving. Oh how an apt. in the city has changed you…

10 06 2008
shabooty

when i pimp mah bitchez see, and i gotta drive my workin girls to their next job, i gotta add a fuel surcharge to that pussy, nah mean?

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

dont get me started on food prices.. it cost an arm and a leg to eat healthy food geez…veggies mannnnn i like my shit fresh..i dont do canned and frozen…but i might have to start since its so expensive to eat organic now. But I will continue to buy organic anyways hahah

10 06 2008
aceklub

TO add to what Mrs. Epps has said, I heard that people are using vacuums and going up to people’s car and stealing their gas by vacuuming the gas out of the car and pumping it into their own car.

10 06 2008
JG*

Just some interesting links

http://gasprices.mapquest.com/ will show you the prices of the gas stations surrounding your address.

http://maps.google.com you can type in your locations and it will tell you how to get there BUT it will also tell you how to get there via public transportation.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

@Aisha – Did they give u the good stuff? The stuff that has u seeing shit in ur backyard?

And damn, does everyone on this blog live in DC/MD/VA or ATL? There’s like 5 of us NY area folks….I feel like the kid at the table where no one else would sit…except for the other outcasts.

10 06 2008
Monie

A.K.,

Wow a Black person that’s stupid enough to buy a Touareg? Oh my. Do you know what ” Touareg” is? Or maybe you aren’t Black.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

Organic? I can’t afford organic food these days…not without giving up my midday “snack”/habit/jd on the rocks…

10 06 2008
A.K.

@ Monie

I’m def. not black. I’m a PJ. And the Touareg is what the saavy consumer buys as opposed to the douchebags and coloreds who decide they want to pay a $20-30k premium for Porsche Cayenne badges.

10 06 2008
Ed The Sports Fan

Cincinnati – $4.13/gallon

LOL @ crowded niggeriffic subway cars…too funny.

-Ed.
http://www.edthesportsfan.com

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Ace STOP PLAYING..a vaccum?? wow thats gangsta hahahah

and damn Aisha! girl are you ok?!! thats fucked up i would sue that white lady for all she’s got! I swear ppl in the south are reckless!!!!!!!!!! Jax man there is no such thing as J-walking cuz your ass will get hit no questions asked…even the cops speed there its crazy! Everyone and their mama got a car because puplic transportaion is the pitts! no train and the buses come every 45 mins…its like fuck! but foreal ppl drive like a bat outta hell there which made perfect sense when i saw the course ppl take the test on..its a fucking parking lot and hella easy…I had to take it to get my florida license sicne i never got mine in MD before i left…man you could do that shit blindfolder! all you had to do was a)pull to a curb b) park in the straight parking space c)back up in a straight line d) use your turning signals correctly(which btw is not required to use in florida anyways) bleh…

10 06 2008
Knatural

“I’m def. not black. I’m a PJ.” What does this mean? Punjab? Pickle Juice. I hate anagrams I don’t understand.

10 06 2008

pj?

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

B4Prez-And damn, does everyone on this blog live in DC/MD/VA or ATL

pretty much…

10 06 2008
ph2072

$60.00/week to fill up the car in New Jersey (not my state of residence but live VERY close to it), regular unleaded. God damn America.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

PJ..umm wtf is that…pj as in pajamas?

10 06 2008
Monie

A.k.,

Pj? I’m not familier with that term. And I assume you were just trying to be funny with the colored reference or maybe you’re South African?

And most of the people I see driving a Porsche Cayenne are White.

10 06 2008
Esquire

Aisha

Augusta State, MGC, or Paine? I hate Augusta just because the city is so dirty and nasty for no reason. And girl you KNOW it aint no public transpo there.

10 06 2008
Esquire

But really, while we are all complaining…I was bitching in line because my car requires premium. REQUIRES, not SUGGESTED.

anywhoo, this trucker in front of me turned around and told me it took him 700 bucks to fill up his tank and that he’s having to quit driving and try to make another living cause diesel is so damn high. I shutup then and tried to stuff my mouth with a Snickers bar.

10 06 2008
stuffblackpeoplehate

PJ = Person of Indian or Pakistani descent, or someone whose body hair weighs more than his/her actual body. In most cases, the second part of the definition is redundant.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

B4Prez- I get organic because its better tasting and better for you.. I know its expensive…but i will sacrafice shit for better food.. fuck gas and cars…i rather have better food than drive around everywhere..

10 06 2008
A.K.

PJ = Punjab = Indian

10 06 2008
Esquire

PJ = Person of Indian or Pakistani descent, or someone whose body hair weighs more than his/her actual body. In most cases, the second part of the definition is redundant.

I just laughed so hard, I farted. Time for lunch

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

umm AK why didnt you just say 7 eleven owner and call it a day hahah i kid i kid

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Esquire-I just laughed so hard, I farted. Time for lunch

thanks for sharing 🙂

10 06 2008
Knatural

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, I heard it Esquire. gross!
Thanks A.K., hope we didn’t make fun of you too much.

10 06 2008
Dustin

I wish I worked at Hogwarts so I could just hop on my broom to get to work.

10 06 2008
aceklub

@ Mrs. Epps
I wish I was lying with the story. I am not surprised that I haven’t been approached by hustle man trying to sell me gas that he took from another person’s car. I could imagine that it would be easy to do…just roll up to a person ride at night with a vacuum, portable generator, and begin the process. I am just saying…not that I have done it before…lol Consider it like OJ book “If I killed my wife, this is how I would have done it” “If I steal gas, this is how I would do it”.

Luckily, I think they target those cars that the hatch to the gas tank can be opened easily without a key, etc.

10 06 2008
Muse

What sucks about the gas crisis and living in LA is that public transportation is NOT convenient like it is in NYC and DC. Buses are always late and it can take up to 2-3hrs to get to the other side of LA! There are a lot of low-income and working class people in service jobs who might end up losing their positions because public transportation in Los Angeles is not reliable and they cannot afford the gas prices. All jokes aside, our country is in a sad state when people have to debate whether or not to pay a household bill or fill up their gas tanks. Bush ruined this country and those idiots who want to vote for McCain because they have Negrophobia will end up paying the consequences for their actions. Even through I’m a huge Obama supporter, my life will be comfortable regardless of who is in office. I never understood why people vote against their best interest…I really don’t. McCain will be Bush part 3, I guarantee it. I also have friends in the oil/gas industry who said that gas will go up to 5 dollars a gallon by the end of this summer.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Esquire-anywhoo, this trucker in front of me turned around and told me it took him 700 bucks to fill up his tank and that he’s having to quit driving and try to make another living cause diesel is so damn high. I shutup then and tried to stuff my mouth with a Snickers bar.

good god 700 bucks fuckkk all that!!!

10 06 2008
Muse

Oh BTW gas is so bad in LA that folks are STEALING gas out of other people’s cars. If that isn’t deperate I don’t know what is.

http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-gas-thefts,0,1961126.story

10 06 2008
Knatural

Dustin – what about the ability to just teleport? Gas would be $.30/gal.

10 06 2008
Dustin

Teleport? Hell yeah! That’s where it’s at. I would teleport with my invisibility cloak and steal gas.

10 06 2008
Knatural

Dustin, if you could teleport, why steal gas??!!!! LOL

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

I heard that on 4th of July they are goign to up the price of gas to 5 bucks because they know 1/2 the damn nation will be traveling that day…aint that a bitch…me and the hubbster was gonna go to Kings Dominon the end of this month because we got these free tickets from his friend.. now we are debating on going because gas is a killer right now..i still wanna go..i gotta get my rollercoaster on! we may end up going to Six Flags instead since we basiclly live not even 10 mins away from it lol

10 06 2008

PJ = Person of Indian or Pakistani descent, or someone whose body hair weighs more than his/her actual body. In most cases, the second part of the definition is redundant.

a piece of my grape just went through my nose! I have to quit this blog before I die

10 06 2008
Dustin

For fun!

10 06 2008
B4Prez

lol@ 7 eleven

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

if i could teloport my ass would be at the beach right now and then make it back in time for the 3:30 meeting hahah…my boss would be like why do you smell like the ocean? is that seaweed and sand in your hair hahah.

10 06 2008

I agree with dustin.

::swooshes off to my dentist appt on my broom::

10 06 2008
Bailey Blues

yo i would love if i could teleport. i would be dressed and skip the nasty NY communte and be at my desk by 8:30 (like i’m supposed to be but never am lol)

corny question…if you had one super power, what would it be?

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

that should be teleport not teloport 🙂

10 06 2008
Knatural

AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAH@Dustin. Idiot. Sell it to the non-teleporters, make a lil cash. I get a cut!

10 06 2008
Merri Lee


Deesigner (03:50:45) :

When George Bush was elected the first time gas was $1.48 a gallon.

That is all.

When I first started driving, near the end of the Clinton years, it was $0.98/gal.

*dies a little inside*

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

IF i could have a super power it would be Teleporting and Mind reader/ control like Xavier off X-Men hahah. Then i could go any where like the grocrey store and steal the organic food i want and steal money out of banks like in the movie Jumper. I would quit my job buy a house in all the states i want to live in travel the world…

10 06 2008
B4Prez

I think I would want to have time travel…to see what REALLY happened, and what’s about to go down, lol

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

BTW – is there a point to filling up a rental car when you return it? Isn’t $5/gal if you don’t? I’m reminiscing on when my mom cussed out Hertz for charging her for two gallons of gas when we visited Orlando when I was a kid. Now, she’d come out ahead.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

sigh..when gas was only a dollar or less…:-( the good life…

10 06 2008
Knatural

Bailey – with the amount of nerds here, that’s not a corny question. Clearly, my power would be teleportation/time/space travel. I would love to visit past events to see with my own eyes, minus any historical bias. I just saw Jumper and I smell sequel, since the plot was so thin.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

I miss Julio Land(Langley Park) everything was so close..liquor store a block up along with, safeway, cvs, 7 eleven ect…i miss the pupusa cart that was up the street 5 for 5…apt was right off the bus line too..dammit why did we buy a house again in the middle of the boonies of upper marlboro..fuck

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Knat- we watched Jumper yesterday when we played hookie from work and we liked it..i smell sequel too…damn Sam Jackson really is in every fucking movie..btw wtf did they give that poor man blonde hair?? damn damn damn james damn!

10 06 2008
Monie

Knatural,

As a Black person time travel does not really appeal to me. I mean it’s better now for us than at any other time tight? So if we go back in time it would be worse.

My only caveat is that if I had to time travel I’d want to visit Harlem in the 1920’s during the ‘renaissance’.

10 06 2008
Monie

tight = right

10 06 2008
B4Prez

@MrsEpps – Of course the first hing you said you missed about that neighborhood was the liquor store! That was great.

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

THIS pisses me off to no end. I saw another article that said oil companies get $17billion in tax breaks, but can’t find it now.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

@Monie – While things are obviously better now, I would still love to go back and see first hand how it was decades and centuries ago, talk about a history lesson….and besides, once the shit starts to hit the fan, thats when u snap ur fingers, or click ur heels or sumthin n get the hell outta there…after stabbing as many YTs as you could of course

10 06 2008
Mental_Revelations

Sometimes the truth, even when it is O so horrible, can still be overwhelmingly hilarious.

Reading this makes me feel better about the prices down here in the tiny towns in Tennessee (avg 3.80 a gal), but since I commute an hour and a half, it still hurts me deep down inside, mainly in my pockets

*sigh*

But your blog is amazing, good shit!

10 06 2008
Knatural

Monie – I wouldn’t necessarily go back in time during US History…you crazy. But ancient history other cultures interests me.

10 06 2008
Monie

B4Prez,

“click ur heels or sumthin n get the hell outta there…after stabbing as many YTs as you could of course” Lol

But you might get caught-up and get into a jam that you may not want to or are able to get out of. I’d be scared to go back to the Reagan Era. Lol

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

B4Prez- hahaha shit…that was the best part compared to over here…The Golden Bull stayed open til midnight while or wack ass liquor store is open til 10 and closed on sunday!!dammit…dont they know Hay-sus drank wine with every meal..even on SUNDAY!!!

10 06 2008
Monie

Knatural,

I understand but it’s been bad for us for a very long time, we were slaves in Egypt weren’t we? How far back are you talking? Maybe I’m being to literal and taking the fun out of it but I’m just wondering.

10 06 2008
Knatural

exactly B4Prez. Advantage of teleportation.

10 06 2008
Landon

This is stupid but i wrote this short story when i was in highschool – my super hero had the ability to make someone have an orgasim by telepathy… I concluded I would be the most powerful person in the world. I would never lose a fight, I could have any woman i want… i could overpower anyone physically because they would be rendered useless… It sounds like something out of super bad…. but if you think about it, you would honestly be the most powerful person in the world right now. Do you know what would happen to a person if they busted an O with out warning… I would just sit out side my house with a video camera and just make random women have an O while they walking down the street. They would prob just fall out in the middle of the street. It would be a YOUTUBE sensation… I have no idea why i thought of that or even worst wrote it down when i was like 16…

10 06 2008
Landon

hell if you could go back in time, i might bring some weaponry with me….

go back a lil further like 1500-1700 when they first rolled up to africa… an AK-47 would do a lot damage to a bunch of men with swords… Lets just say ADV. Darkies all of a sudden… England Rolling up on the Zulu’s fully armed with automatic weapons would of even the fight a little bit… 🙂

SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE Friend… click click cluck click… i guess would be the transalation…

10 06 2008
Muse

Landon you are delusional too? Damn boy…

Even if you had the gift to give women orgasms, I highly doubt that you would be able to pull any woman you wanted. After a female bust a nut she could still tell your ass to go home.

10 06 2008
Roger

I’d say “flight” for a superpower, but I’m crazy afraid of heights (you should see me on a flight during take-off). The ability to teleport would be SWEET. I’m mad that I’m moving from an apartment that’s within walking distance to a grocery store and to my job to a house where I’ll definitely have to drive to the store/work. I picked a HELL of a time to buy a house, didn’t I!

10 06 2008
Knatural

Blacks held slaves/servants throughout Africa. I’d go back along the entire human evolution timeline if I want, I wouldn’t interact/interfere with anything. I’d be in an invisble bubble or something. Clearly, I’ve thought about this before.

Telepathy is scary. I wouldn’t want to read some sicko’s mind (Muse) and be haunted by creepy images.

Super hero abilities I’d want, in order:
(1) Teleportation
(2) Flight
(3)”Genie” ability
(4) Super strength

10 06 2008
Monie

“After a female bust a nut she could still tell your ass to go home.” Lol

Plus we are capable of giving organsims to ourselves, so what’s the big deal.

10 06 2008
Landon

Hmmm… seeing that i have no problems now with ladies… really think about that… a simple thought… first time you on a date with a guy he just kisses you and you start shaking… I mean come on, i know there is more to relationships then physical, i am not talking abotu marrying a girl…. but i have a feeling that would be a pretty convincing power…

NO HOMO…. i am about to fight a dude…. i doubt he would be able to fight me well if he is sitting there busting… NYPD couldnt shoot straight it they were trying to shoot me…. even with there penchant to shoot 50 + times. you could embarass someone at work and get them fired…. the possibilites are endless.

10 06 2008
Knatural

Monie – people who pick invisibility as their super ability are naturally sneaky. Tsk tsk.

10 06 2008
Deesigner

In Houston, there is No public transportation to speak of outside of the loop so driving is the only option, and everything is 45 min – an hour away because the city is so spread out. We have to fill each car 2-3 times a week.

Our fuel costs for the month of April was exactly $952.60. Seriously

I was at the Texas Democratic Convention this past weekend and I swear that even Klan members are working to get Obama in office so that he can do something about these damn gas prices.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

I would say I would get the slaves to revolt…but we all know that didnt work out to well wit the uncle tom house folk in the past.

Could you imagine telling them “let’s rebel; in 100 yrs there’s a black pres candidate” ? Theyd prob lynch me themselves, thinking i was crazy as all hell, lol.

btw, for the MD ppl…what’s thios I’ve ehard about 24 hr drive thru liquor stores down there? I’m sure MrsEpps can verify if this is true, lol

10 06 2008
Monie

Knatural,

But wouldn’t the fun of going back in time be changing a few things? I mean what if you went back to the begginings o fthe Slave trade and convinced the Kings in West Africa not to trade/ sell slaves by explaining what Slavery in the U.S. was really like?

10 06 2008
Knatural

AAHAHHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH@Landon! The paralyzing affects of ‘gasms. Landon, you need help.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

@Knatural – Don’t feel bad, I’ve wasted a lot of time that I could have used productively thinking about this impoosible idea which will obviously never happen, lol…but could you imagine going back and seeing your great grandparents as teenagers? That would be wild.

10 06 2008
Landon

your taking it purely as a way to get women… LOOK out side the box…

you could prob even kill somone with that power. they driving a car 90 mph and than lose control because they lose control of their body…

I am not saying it the most powerful weapon in teh world, but it would still be a hell of a weapon. I know women can please them selves at any moment… but i am sure there are times your man could do that for you EVERYTIME…

MUSE i am in a meeting with you at work, i dont like you… during your presentation to the Sen VP you just start BUSTING in the middle of your presentation… i have a feeling you would not climb high in that company… It would be like that seen in BRUCE ALMIGHT when he makes dude start speaking in tongue on live TV…

10 06 2008
Muse

Knat, I would go back in time and give all the Africans weapons and the strategies used by the Europeans to enslave us.

If I had a super hero power, I would go with Jean Grey/ Phoenix all the way. That was a bad bitch. Rogue would be a close second but I would have to have control over my ability. Storm would come in a close third.

10 06 2008
Knatural

If you go back in time, and change things, the present wouldn’t be the same. Haven’t you seen Back to The Future or that episode of the Simpsons? My travelling through time would be for knowledge’s sake alone. Thank you.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

lol@ death by orgasm

10 06 2008
Esquire

Speaking of superpowers, Am I the only one who thought that show Heroes had TERRIBLE racial undertones??

Black man: marries white woman: His power: walking thru walls so he can steal shit and break out of prison.

Black Girl: Power to do everything she sees on TV aka BET drop it like its hot dancer

Little mixed boy: Power to generate electricity aka steal cable and jack payphones.

Hispanic Twins: They just kill people with weird eye power.

WTF??? Why cant some of the nergos and negras fly? walk on water? morph? huh huh? The only minority with a lil sense is the weird asian one. And they made him goofy as hell. What happened to that show anyway?

10 06 2008
Ethel

super power: Flying or super strength [without getting angry and green to do it]. Spiderman powers might also be cool–he was always my fav. super hero.

Rickshaw? How about an electric scooter?
http://urbanscooters.com/

Wonder if I could ride a razor while wearing pumps… hmmm.

10 06 2008
Monie

Landon,

Also (to be a little technical) some people have very small orgasms. So having an orgasm for some people isn’t a body shaking OMG experience. So your power would not work on everyone.

That might be the fatal flaw. Lol

Knatural,

Sneaky? Who me? Lol

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

lol@ B4Prez.. yea we have a few drive thru liqour stores i know of 2 only been to one but that was before i actually started drinking…they have a butt load of drive thru liquor stores in florida…they only wacked out shit about florida was that they didnt sell 40’s only up to 24 oz…you would have to drive to Georgia to get one if you really wanted one…there is a drive thru liquor store near our house that we find and its open on sundays too..dammit!

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

Deesigner (17:40:20) :

Our fuel costs for the month of April was exactly $952.60. Seriously

Eff that. i am no longer laughing at the Segway Post. i may have to buy one if gas gets too high. But I’m putting spinning rims on mine 😀

10 06 2008
Knatural

And why is it only about Africans and slavery? I know most of us are Black, but still. What about witnessing some of the world’s greatest historical events first hand? Seeing how lush the Sahara was, or some cities before they were overtaken by tall buildings?

10 06 2008
Esquire

My superpower would be to read minds. Oh my GOD what kind of attorney would I be. MOOOOHAHAHAHAA

10 06 2008
Muse

Some people can maintain their composer during an orgamsm. Awhile ago my ex boyfriend that he would be funny by giving me me head in the theater. It was great but based on my facial expression, you couldn’t tell that I was having a killer orgasm.

So Landon your power is as useless as being a Sigma LOL.

10 06 2008
Monie

“Haven’t you seen Back to The Future or that episode of the Simpsons?”

Lmaooooo!

10 06 2008
Monie

“So Landon your power is as useless as being a Sigma”

That’s sooo wrong. And sooo funny!

10 06 2008
Landon

I didnt think about crazy women chasing me down like “thin line between love and hate” Hmmmm i might have to rethink this one…

but forget about baggin women… just randomly walking by people and seeing them fall over themselves….. would be hillarious…

there has to be way i could make MIllions if i had this power…

– going back in time… lets just say i would owned alot of google, IBM and YAHOO stock 🙂
would have bet A LOT OF MONEY on some sportevents…

10 06 2008
Muse

Why is Landon so simple-minded? While everyone else is coming up with these creative and awesome powers, this country negro wants to give folks orgasms. Get the fuck out of here with that LOL.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

@KNatural – that’s y u can’t go witness that shit, becus “u’s colored”! They’d a beat the living shit outta u, then dragged u to the closest ship to the sahara, n sent u on a ‘free cruise’ to the U.S.

@MrsEpps – I’m starting to think FL might be the place for me

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Ethel-Wonder if I could ride a razor while wearing pumps… hmmm.

lol that would be interesting

10 06 2008
Monie

“And why is it only about Africans and slavery?”

Knatural,

That’s the seminal point in our history. If that (Slavery) changes then everything about us changes.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

Dunno but that show made me love Nathan Petrelli. The only reason I watch. If he’s not in an episode its a waste of my time. I hated that mixed couple and child. I was so sick of their storyline. I wish they all died damnit. And I’m sick of that little girl.

To go on my nerd rant, as much as I hate jean grey I would like her super powers . But I really want rogues. Storm, being the only black superhero of any reasonable popularity, has stupid fucking superpowers! I can control weather, fucking A man, lightning strikes are scary and I would definitely end this mothafucking heatwave but damnit picking up a pebble and turning it to a grenade is much more satisfying. But my superpower I want is invincibility. Man I’d do what I want, take out my wallet in front of cops, walk down MLK at midnight, punch suge knight in the face. anything.

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

Muse – I’m trying to imagine Landon on “Oprah’s Big Give.” Everyone else is like, “I want to give money to the poor,” “I want to save the whales,” and Landon comes in with, “I will buy every woman a dildo.”

10 06 2008
Landon

You are right… but i am sure like anything w prepare ourselves to recieve such physical pleasure… we know what to expect or in a situation where we know people are around or we need to b e covert “most” people can contain their emoitions… but if i was walking down the street someone cnapped there finger and BAM i wsa BUSTING lets just say i dont think ANYONE could control such an instant urge… i would trip over my self like Eurkle…

every power mentioned has a flaw…
flight – fly to high run out of oxeygen (pass out crash and die)
Super Strength — still cant stop bullets
read minds — might drive yoru self crazy if you knew what people thought about your muse
time travel – go back step on a ant and somehow you end the world as we know it
Jean grey – didn’t she have to be killed because her power was to strong
rouge – great you touch somone with out gloves they DIE… good luck getting a date
teleporting – i am sure if you miscalculate where you are going you might end up in a situation like stuck in a wall, in a valcano hit by a bus..

10 06 2008
DJStylus

Everyone’s upset about gas prices, what we need to be upset about is the retarded urban planning fuckery of the last 50 years that was based upon the car being king and an assumption that gas would always be cheap. That’s why we have these sprawlopolises like Houston, L.A. and Atlanta and why if you live in the ‘burbs you can’t walk any fucking where.

I DO NOT miss owning a car. Even though I still suffer indirectly as prices for consumer goods go up I’m laughing at everyone who is complaining about this shit… EXCEPT for folks whose incomes don’t allow them the choice of living in livable (walkable and/or public transit friendly) communities that are close to their jobs. And truckers, it sucks for them too.

Everybody else… no one forced you to buy that big ass gas guzzler and live in Stripmallville where you sit in traffic 3 hours a day to get to a job that allows you to afford your crappy McMansion or pre-fab townhouse.

My fuel budget is awesome.

10 06 2008
Monie

Landon,

“there has to be way i could make MIllions if i had this power…”

It’s already been done, it’s called a Rabbit! Lol

10 06 2008
Muse

Obviously you aren’t into comics because Storm’s power’s isn’t just limited to the weather…

Storm is one of the most powerful characters of the Marvel Universe. Storm has demonstrated a plethora of abilities, most of which are facets of her power to control the weather. Storm possesses the ability to control all forms of weather. She can control the temperature of the environment, control all forms of precipitation, humidity and moisture, coalesce toxic atmospheric pollutants into acid rain or toxic fog, control the wind to elevate herself to fly at high altitudes and speeds, generate lightning and other electromagnetic atmospheric phenomena, and has demonstrated excellent control over atmospheric pressure. She can produce all forms of meteorological tempests, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, blizzards, and is capable of summoning even a hurricane, as well as a mist. She can dissipate such weather to form clear skies as well. Besides the atmosphere, Storm has demonstrated the ability to control natural forces that include cosmic storms, solar wind, ocean currents, and the electromagnetic field. She can create electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields and has demonstrated the ability to create electrolytic fields to separate water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen. While in outer space, she is able to affect and manipulate the interstellar and intergalactic mediums. Storm can alter her visual perceptions so as to see the universe in terms of energy patterns, detecting the flow of the electromagnetic fields behind weather phenomena, machines, and nervous systems and bend these forces to her will. Storm has shown to be sensitive to the dynamics of the natural world. One consequence of this connection to nature is that she often suppresses extreme feelings to prevent her emotional state from resulting in violent weather. She has sensed a diseased and dying tree on the X-Mansion grounds, detected objects within various atmospheric mediums–including water, and sensed the incorrect motion of a hurricane in the Northern Hemisphere and the gravitational stress on the tides by the Moon and Sun as well as the distortion of a planet’s magnetosphere.[39] Storm’s mutant abilities are limited by her willpower and the strength of her body. Her character has been described as being a “possible Omega-level mutant.

God Bless Wiki X-Men

In other words, Storm can fuck you up.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

lol @ walk down MLK at midnight…u better have some serious powers to walk down MLK in _________(insert city here, cus MLK is MLK wherever u go) at midnight

10 06 2008
Knatural

Damn Esquire, never thought about that regarding “Heroes”. I hate that show. The first season was cool, but they got carried away with the subtitles for the second season. Japanese, Spanish, Ukrainian, Esperanto – too many damn languages and no plot! And why did the Black characters’ powers have to be so dumb?

10 06 2008
Muse

Jesus Christ I’m a nerd. I need help…

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

What kills me about gas prices is that after the 70s gas crisis, it took gas 30 years to hit $2/gal, a year to hit $3/gal and a few months to hit $4/gal. Ridiculous.

10 06 2008
DJStylus

And I’ve noticed that when I do occasionally drive (Zipcar), I’m a lot more careful and patient than I was when I owned a car

Maybe because I mostly bike everywhere but I’m much more aware of the dangerous and terribly inconsiderate ways that most people drive. I get angry but I don’t respond in kind. Everything goes much better when you follow at a safe speed and distance, yield sensibly, etc. You know, all that stuff that the laws mandate.

I guess I need to be worried about Chris along with the other wackos on the road that want to kill me.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

You guys are crazyyy…Landon made that shit up when he was horny and 16!! give him a break! lol 🙂

B4Prez… man i loved florida…i want to move back there…it was the shit too me…i went to the beach every friday, party hard with my ex’s sister on the weekends smoked weed every other day…went to school and work cruising passed cops blasting my music, throw crazy ass rent parites with my roomates…get arrested for fighting a bitch…and best part it was always sunny… ahh the good ol days

10 06 2008
Monie

B4Prez,

Isn’t it a shame how all MLK streets/ blvd’s are crime ridden and in the ghetto.

10 06 2008
london

does omnipotence count as a superpower? that one i would like very much please..
just that one with a touch of omniscience..

breaking news blighty side..
tanker drivers going on strike here on friday…
am going to fill my tank and a spare right after i finish here…

spain is already in a similar grip of a hauliers strike..
it is chaos… no fuel and no food on the shelves..

no food = doom for me…
::making mental list of stuff i need and stuff i will just want in the next week or so in case this ish escalates here.::

10 06 2008
Muse

I heard weed makes your gums Black. EWWWW

I tried weed once in Amsterdam and I don’t get what’s the big deal?

10 06 2008
Landon

Muse:

honestly, i can see you were able to keep a straight face… but do you think you could write your name on a piece of paper or summon the mentla ability to write a short sentence via texting?

Storm – was closterphobic – surround her in anything and she freaked mentally and her powers become useless… thats how they killed her at least in the comic book… so sad.. her powers turned against her! SO SAD

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

She may be powerful, i never doubted that, but its still a stupid power. But I guess it would be more useful in real world but I’m living in pretend world of flashy ass powers. I would want to be gambit, simple, changing the kinetic energy of anything around me. Light it up, blow it up, suck it back. And knowing french and speaking in a ridciulous accent wearing a trench and boots with leggings all the time. Also I think its damn ridiculous that rogue is the only mutant that cant control her powers, i think she’s lazy or something, then again how would she test her powers without fucking someone up. This has gone farrr to nerdy for me. Back to work..

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

Monie – side note on MLK. In Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive is ro-DAY-oh drive. As it gets closer to the hood, it’s RO-dee-oh. WTF?

10 06 2008
Landon

wait truckers STRIKE????

Thats not the move… that would kill CONSTRUCTION we couldnt get any materials to our sites… that would really mess up or economy and infastructure.

NEW SUPERPOWER… THe ability to turn saltwater into GASOLINE…. I open up one gas station in every major city and sell the gas at 1.50 a gallon… would be a biollionaire by Sunday!

10 06 2008
ninasimone

@ the-doc-is-in,

thanks! i am way past the burn-out stage and I have 9 days to go….cant wait to take it and breathe easy again 🙂

10 06 2008
Monie

Muse,

Bob Marley’s gums weren’t black. Lol

10 06 2008
Knatural

Muse – you called Landon simple-minded AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHA.
Storm, probably the because ever. And she’s Black. Unfortunately Halle Berry ruined her for me.

Monie – “That’s the seminal point in our history. If that (Slavery) changes then everything about us changes.” True, that’s why I wouldn’t necessarily change anything. It’s part of who I am and how I interact with folks. If I altered the Atlantic Slave Trade, I’d have to alter what happened to Native Americans in this country, Blacks in Europe, too many things connected and tangled up together.

10 06 2008
Monie

Merri Lee,

Is that true? Lol That’s wierd.

10 06 2008
Muse

Landon, Storm isn’t dead. Your powers are gay and tells me that you probably can’t give a woman an orgasm even if you memorized very sex manuel in existence.

Will- Gambit is my favorite character. He actually has amazing powers but some of the writers don’t explore that. There was one storyline in an alternative future where Gambit’s power’s evolved to the point where he killed the Phoenix.

Anyway, I’m still a girl. I love shopping and I have lots of friends LOL.

10 06 2008
Landon

I think it would be worth saving the 270 million african lives that were lost in teh traingle trade…. Plus give a couple inventions that would give AFRICA an advantage…

the moral dilema is would you enslave those who enslaved us if you had the power to reverse history by giving our ancestors the advnatage in warfare…

10 06 2008
Muse

Halle Berry sucks at life but dammit that broad is goregous in person.

Landon reminds me of that retarded cousin everyone keeps in the back room.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

umm weed doesnt make your gums black lol..its your lips..No i dont have black lips either hahaha…pot just relaxes you, makes you lazy and want to lay around and watch moives, you laugh at dumb ass shit, you get hungry as fuck and then you have the best sleep of your life.. the end… its not like all the other “drugs” out there that will make you go crazy and shoot a punch of ppl..you cant OD and die from it either…as long as weed has been around you never heard of a person dying from it like E, crack, meth or coke.

10 06 2008
Monie

Knatural,

Well if you just went back to pre-Atlantic Slave Trade Africa and invented the machine gun that would change our history without having to worry about changing everyone else’s history. There’s would change simply because the power/ weaponry would be in our hands.

I wonder what the world would be like now if Africans had invented an advanced weapon.

10 06 2008
ninabrown

gas out here in vegas is $4.13, for regular! you know damn well i can’t ride my bike to work in this heat, let alone wait for a bus. i don’t know how people do it out here.

10 06 2008
Landon

nina how hot is out there? I never been to vegas and its sad seeing that i am a huge poker player.

10 06 2008
Monie

There’s = Theirs

10 06 2008
Esquire

Muse weed will make your gums and lips black. But that is only people who smoke it day in and day out.

I thought weed was played out now. Maybe IM just getting old.

10 06 2008
AC

In 1994, when I was in high school (yeah, I know I’m old!!!), gas was only 99 cents a gallon…

Damn…sniff, sniff…

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

for the record..i dont smoke anymore 🙂

10 06 2008
Sue

You know I want Wolverine’s powers although I never understood why he was one of the most popular characters. He got his ass beat every time!

10 06 2008
Monie

NinaBrown,

I lived in Vegas for a little while. It was like living in an oven. And I actually took the bus when I was there. It wasn’t that bad, since most people drive and they were not crowded.

The worse part about getting around Vegas without a car is that the darn streets are as wide as freeways. You almost have to run to get across the street before the freakin light changes.

10 06 2008
Esquire

Mrs Epps

stop smokin that ish. It makes you relaxed, but it also indirectly causes you to gain weight, become ultra lazy, and stinky.
It directly affects your short term memory and eventually kills off your long term memory and ability to respond and process ideas/concepts quickly. You are too smart and too cute. do better.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

yes, I think i remember reading that, where he got so powerful, i think he took on apocalypse. And I don’t remember what happened with onslaught but I never trusted prof. X. I didn’t like how strong his brain powers were and the way he tortured his brother to the point that crazy fucker is juggernaut. Plus all his old cronies seem to be crazy evil… makes me suspicious. Then again i haven’t been on the comic book tip in years….and I obviously like to create my own storylines in my head. I think rogue can’t control her powers because prof. x fucked up her head trying to keep ms. marvel in there. see i’m a suspicious bastard even in the land of make-believe. But I will once again declare my love for gambit. Have you guys heard of this black comic based on yoruba gods. This guy made it for a masters thesis but I can’t seem to find any more about it. It was pretty cool. Damn I’m getting my nerd on today

10 06 2008
Esquire

Whew. ignore last comment

10 06 2008
Landon

Muse:
Doesnt Storm die twice (like most comic book chacters)

1. In die of the Sword – x men — exalibur?
2. doesnt she die in the mutant Virus — when only wolverine survies? We are going way back….. to my child hood… but i think most of the Org. Xmen all die…
3. i am retarded… and how did you know my room was in the back – plus you and i took the short bus to school together…. so you know this already… you had that bright orange helmet on and i had the bib so i wouldnt spit on my self…

10 06 2008
DJStylus

I was in college in ’94.

Should I be in a home then?

10 06 2008
ninabrown

man! it’s 97 @ 11:23am. it’s supposed to get up to 103, which isn’t too bad for vegas.

10 06 2008
Knatural

Monie – the only thing is, if a Black person invents something – especially back then – White folks would just claim it as their own.

Muse – I think black gums are hereditary. I call ’em dog gums. Smoking darkens some folks’ lips. I used to smoke (a lot) and luckily no one ever knew because I never had dog gums or ashy lips. After 9/11, prices went up LOL. Plus, you just outgrow it, hopefully.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

wolverine never got his ass whooped b.c. he had that healing thing. He would get back up and stalk you down and tear you to shreds again. But he was short and muscly, like a Mandrew. Short people do that shit.

10 06 2008
Monie

Knatural,

It’s kinda hard to claim an invention if you’re dead. Lol

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

Off topic – I found Shabooty’s baby pic on the interwebs.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

Yea, and everybody died in onslaught thingie. Oh wait, except for the x-men, they stayed behind and got the blame. Sorry. But everyone died in the virus thingie except gambit and wolverine. Bishop was a stupid character too. fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, but that fool took 3 times to get shit straight. This is why time travel is jacked up. His ass kept having to go back and fix shit. Made him look damn stupid to be so desperate 3 fucking times. I was so disappointed in all black characters in comics.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

MrsEpps – u know how to party! I thought I was good, lol.

10 06 2008
ninabrown

monie: yes, the streets are hella wide out here. vegans are know for running people over, not just on the strip, everywhere-decatur, craig road, lake mead blvd!

10 06 2008
Landon

lol Monie (18:28:22) :

Knatural,

It’s kinda hard to claim an invention if you’re dead. Lol
— you right…

but it was the weaponry that made a difference… when those boats showed up off the shore of west africa… i think a couple rocket launchers would of set history in a new direction… Or if we “discovered America” first and defended its shores…. how history would be different. if that did happen i do wonder how we would of interacted with the Native Americans?

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

lol@ Esquire… i know..i was getting tired of the lifestyle and grew up…but i have a pretty fast metabolism woohoo go me so getting fat was never the problem..but yea my short term memory ahahah girl…it got to the point i asked someones name 5 times in a row before i caught on ahhaha but shit i was like that before and still am im bad with names but i good with faces.. when we 1st moved in our house our neighbor told me her name and i forgot the same day… we been here since January and yesterday i finally remembered it haha so baddd

10 06 2008
B4Prez

N yea, MLK is MLK, WHEREVER U GO!!!

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

LOL damnit merri lee, you stoopid!

10 06 2008
Knatural

AAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA@Merri Lee! I wonder if they’ll circumsize it.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

http://griotenterprises.com/

this woulda been cool if it took off.

10 06 2008
Landon

wow thats a crazy PIC… no words

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

B4Prez…shoooot..i can throw down when needed…but foreal i cant wait til my husband’s friend NBA Finals party tonight..goo Celtics cuz i hate the Lakers! dude has a projector in his basement shit is way to cool.. he was showing us how he played is xbox 360.. maaaaaannnnn he was playing GTA4 and the characters were life size!

10 06 2008
Knatural

If I started altering the timeline, I could inadvertently screw up some pretty important stuff, didn’t you see Butterfly Effect? What if I kill my great great-grandfather, then I’d never be born.

I saw the word “griot” (that Haitian dish) and my inner fat-girl got excited.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

poor shabooty no wonder he acts the way he does..he can get any one to suck his extra back dick…

10 06 2008
Dustin

I love Landon and his O-power! Talk about X(XX)-Men.

10 06 2008
Monie

Knatural,

Well ifthe concept is going back in time, then we would have all of the info and attitudes that we have today. Which means we would know how tragic bad race relations can be.

So I figure that in this scenario, of us inventing an advanced weapon or landing on North America before that idiot Christopher Columbus, we would embrace the people we encountered here.

So America would be a place where Native Americans and African Americans became one. Things would be peaceful and we would rule the world!

10 06 2008
leoninatl

Even here in ATL, the birthplace of MLK, MLK runs straight through the hood. However, the West End is undergoing gentrification right now.

Also, I commute from Marietta to Clarkston 4 days a week (my job let us have 3 day weekends this summer b/c of the prices), so for those of you who know where I’m talking about, you know I’m getting it at the pump right now. I’m ready to go get a siphon and get gas from everybody in my damn complex.

It’s gotten so bad, I don’t go anywhere on the weekends unless I absolutely have to. So much for going to NOLA for Jazzfest, dammit.

10 06 2008
Monie

Merri Lee,

That pic puts a whole new meaning to getting a back rub.

10 06 2008
Landon

whats your inner fat girl’s name?

I have an inner country pumkin named cleophus…. “dwayne Wayne’s middle name in different world” when ever i get IGNANT I blame it on him…

side note someone tried to argue with me that the Cosby Show was televised on wed at 8 pm… (WHEN WE ALL KNOW DAMN WELL IT CAME ON AT 8PM Thurs.) I believe her Negro card should be revoked for such a violation of the Negro By-laws section 74 article 1.1

10 06 2008
PrettyPiscesGirl

“Everyone’s upset about gas prices, what we need to be upset about is the retarded urban planning fuckery of the last 50 years that was based upon the car being king and an assumption that gas would always be cheap. That’s why we have these sprawlopolises like Houston, L.A. and Atlanta and why if you live in the ‘burbs you can’t walk any fucking where.”

PREACH…and I live in the ‘burbs. One freakin’ bus serves the street I live on…and then that joint doesn’t even run on Sundays (the claim is low ridership).
I literally just went to the gas station on my lunch break…I was at like 1/4 tank. I haven’t let it get all the way to E yet…I’m not trying to be one of those folks that runs out in some random place and has to call AAA. I paid 3.88 per gallon (reg 3.91 with $.03 discount)…took 36.50 to fill up. I laughed my ass off at the folks filling up their TX prerequisite Ford or Chevy Pickup, SUV…and I especially laughed at this one white soccer mom filling up her Land Cruiser…the look of disgust as she sat in her car waiting was PRICELESS. Makes me glad I have my precious PT Cruiser with its 11’ish gallon gas tank…

10 06 2008
Landon

Monie (18:42:39) :

Merri Lee,

That pic puts a whole new meaning to getting a back rub.

it would make happy endings a little easier…

10 06 2008
Knatural

Bertha

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

If you don’t think about time as linear, then the Butterfly Effect doesn’t apply.

As in, if you went back in time and “changed” something, that something was already supposed to be changed. So nothing would be different “now” because “now” was already affected by the person going back in time.

We had an unnecessarily long conversation about this in my Integrated Science class. My high school teacher had a PhD in Physics and had a million theories about time travel.

In 1994, I was in elementary schooland remember going to the gas station with my mom. Sometimes she’d ask one of us for our allowance ($5) so she could get gas to go out to Chatsworth where she worked.

I am praying that Obama wins this election because McCain will get us all killed.

10 06 2008
PrettyPiscesGirl

“side note someone tried to argue with me that the Cosby Show was televised on wed at 8 pm… (WHEN WE ALL KNOW DAMN WELL IT CAME ON AT 8PM Thurs.) I believe her Negro card should be revoked for such a violation of the Negro By-laws section 74 article 1.1”

Did she grow up in the US? Was she old enough to watch when it first aired? Seriously, who DOESN’T know that or still remember rushing to the TV at that time EVERY Thursday night?

10 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

I was going to comment on the post but I got lost in the middle of the comments and now I dont know what the hell is going on. I need to try to get here earlier……

10 06 2008
Landon

She’s 26 and went to john hopkins and grew up in NC…

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

leon man MLK in ATL is HOOOOOOOOOODDDDD i went to a party down on MLK and thought i was gonna get shot!

10 06 2008
Monie

leoninatl,

I keep thinking about moving to Atlanta; since it’s supposed to be the Black Mecca now. But the weather is atrocious. You have thunderstorms everyday in the summer. You have tornados in the spring and ice storms in the winter. And let’s not even talk about the humidity and the traffic. WTF!

Its expensive here (Northern California) but the weather is the best in the world, and I’m not exaggerating. And I’ll take an earthquake every 10 years over the crazy weather in Atlanta.

But still, it must be nice to live in a Black city like Atlanta with so many being middle class/ affluent.

10 06 2008
leoninatl

@ Landon:

Wooooow. NBC on Thursday night was the “black” night for years with The Cosby Show and A Different World. Fox did the same thing years later with “Martin” and “Living Single”

Remember when Fox put Martin head-to-head with “A Different World” during the 92-93 season? Oy vey, “ADW” didn’t stand a chance.

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

I never wathed the Cosby Show…is someone gonna come take my Negro card?

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

PrettyPiscesGirl (18:48:07) :

“side note someone tried to argue with me that the Cosby Show was televised on wed at 8 pm… (WHEN WE ALL KNOW DAMN WELL IT CAME ON AT 8PM Thurs.) I believe her Negro card should be revoked for such a violation of the Negro By-laws section 74 article 1.1″

I’m mad I still remember the time and day too! On NBC.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

side note someone tried to argue with me that the Cosby Show was televised on wed at 8 pm… (WHEN WE ALL KNOW DAMN WELL IT CAME ON AT 8PM Thurs.) I believe her Negro card should be revoked for such a violation of the Negro By-laws section 74 article 1.1

hahaha wow…i wasnt even born yet when it 1st aired but i still know what time and day it came on….

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

@notblonde, someone’s going to come and take your passport. You cannot be American and not have seen the cosby show.

10 06 2008
PrettyPiscesGirl

@Nina…I will be out in Vegas for a week at the end of June…I’m SO not looking forward to it, but Vegas is like Houston, minus the HIGH ASS humidity, so I think I might be able to hang. I don’t plan/won’t have the opportunity to leave the hotel during the day anyway…

10 06 2008
The Doc Is In

I’d go with teleportation, but only if it was coupled with invisibility. Knowing me, I’d want to show up in random places and cause foolishness, but if people saw me I’d then have to be on the run all the time.

And talking about X-Men, if he could harness the full potential of his powers without getting weak, it’s Magneto FTW. By using electromagnetic fields that gives him other powers like “flying” and teleportation (um, I think…I’m not really up on my wormhole physics, LOL). Plus anybody pissing you off…a little twisting of the blood hemoglobin and sucks to be that guy!

10 06 2008
Knatural

NotBlonde – it depends on how old you are. Cosby show was on from ’84-’92, soooo…

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Martin and Living Single hell yeaaaaa!

10 06 2008
shabooty

@Merri Lee

lol mad at that…

that guy could def have a future in porn thou

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

MARTIN! damnit, i was talking to my girl who never saw new york undercover about negro night and i was like living single came on then NYU but i forgot what came on before that. My excuse: I didn’t really get into martin until i got older for the reruns so my night started at 8:30.

10 06 2008
Monie

All the SuperHero talk is sooo confusing! I’ve never read a comic book in my life.

10 06 2008
PrettyPiscesGirl

I think I wouldn’t mind having Micah’s (the little mixed boy on Heroes) power…I mean, if I could manipulate an ATM to get cash, then I wouldn’t worry about gas prices or anything else. Hell, I damn sure wouldn’t WORK…

10 06 2008
leoninatl

Yep, Martin was on at 8, then Living Single, then NY Undercover.

BTW, I will forever HATE the show “Friends” because I thought they were a blatant ripoff of Living Single, which aired about a year earlier. I can’t look at the show “Friends” without my eyes twitching.

And Jennifer Anniston looks like a half-witted Cocker Spaniel. Do not WANT.

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

Ah HA! I was born in ’86 and a mere 6 years old when it went off the air. Even if I watched it, I wouldn’t remember…that is crazy.

10 06 2008
Landon

NotBlonde –
if reparations ever came about — do you qualify?

If so… YES, YES WE WOULD….. quicker than the INS on a day laborer.

there should be a reparations questionnaire.

Name 12 African countries – (this is sad but true. some kid son the subway were trying to sell M&Ms for a “fundraiser” wink wink… I pulled out $20 and said if you could name 12 African Countries I would give them $20… they were about 13-14… They named 6… Ghana, Uganda, Zaire (i let them slide on that one), Morocco & Nigeria)… They did not get Egypt, South Africa, Mali, Sudan, Niger, Liberia. To me are the easy ones… 12 countries in Africa, was I asking too much????

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

NEW YORK UNDERCOVER!!! i would watch that with my Mom everytime it came on…she would crack me up when she would talk about Malik Yoba(Julius) and say he was fine as hell but he stay having ashy ass lips! ahahha

10 06 2008
Monie

Landon,

How many countries are there in Africa? No Googling!

10 06 2008
Landon

Was it the claymation the PJs from eddie Murphy?

Thursday nights – later don’t forget Out All Night with

Morrischestnut – vivca fox and pattie Labelle

10 06 2008
Knatural

NotBlonde – not a good excuse, you wouldn’t remember it. I was four when Cosby Show started airing, and I remember when Rudy’s fish died and they flushed it, and when Denise brought home that muscle-bound dude and Cliff asked how ugly is he, and when Sandra wasn’t even their oldest child. She came in season two I think. 😀

10 06 2008
PrettyPiscesGirl

Malik Yoba was my MAN…plus I was dating this dark skinned, bald headed guy at the time…ah the MEMORIES…good times…

10 06 2008
Knatural

52!

10 06 2008
Landon

52 or 53???

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

Sorry my friend just shared this with me and i have to put this fool on blast. $15/hour to be someones mommy and tell them to go to work….

Morning Helper Needed (North Davis)
Reply to: gigs-697867918@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-05-27, 10:58PM PDT

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I need to employ a personal assistant for an hour per day, 5 or 6 mornings per week. I want this person to come to my home in North Davis and help me motivate and get organized for the day and get out the door for work.

It’s sort of like a cross between a motivational assistant and an office manager. It will be your job to help me to wake up (if needed), organize and prioritize my day, motivate, work more, and make more money.

I am looking for someone who is self-motivated, positive, friendly and serious about this responsibility.

I am offering $15/hr, paid daily or weekly.

Thanks. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

10 06 2008
Knatural

or is it 53? Do they count those African islands? Give me the money Landon.

10 06 2008
Monie

Knatural,

Sandra wasn’t always on the show? I didn’t know that. That’s grat Black tv trivia.

10 06 2008
Monie

It’s54. I can name only about 25 off the top of my head.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Leon I fucking FUCKING FUCKING HATE FRIENDS with a passion…i rather watch teletubies which i hate too hahah and that fucking laughing baby face sun dammit for hrs straight than watch fucking friends.. like if i even hear the theme song from the other room i get pissed off! I think i hate it so much because thats all my ex roomate( whitey) watched day in day out FUCKKKKK YOU JEN!

Landon I was born in 87 and i can name 12 african countires because 1/2 my friends are from different parts of Africa lol 🙂 now give me 20 bucks!

10 06 2008
Landon

NO i think its 53…..

56 if you include territories

i.e Canary Islands and so on… (even thought hey are claimed by other countries….

10 06 2008
Knatural

Canary Islands is “technically” owned by Spain. You know Europe keeps the nice parts.

10 06 2008
leoninatl

One of my favorite Cosby Show moments was when ‘Nessa and dem went off to Baltimore to see the Wretched, got their car stolen and robbed. When Cliff had to hold Claire back from jumping Vanessa’s simple ass, I freakin DIE to this day.

Oh yeah, and “I say ay Mon…Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrop!!!”

10 06 2008
B4Prez

I was a complete Martin fake when I was a kid…i would go to school the next day running his jokes with my friends…who were also fake ass Martins, lol. Good times

And the networks always, ‘conveniently’ play black shows opposite each other so the ratings can be split w/o then having to simply acknowledge the fact that white ppl WILL NOT watch black shows.

And thank God for fixing the west end in ATL. Im not from there, but I think I got shot the one time i was in that mall while visiting. Then I shot my friend for taking me there!

10 06 2008
Monie

“but I think I got shot the one time i was in that mall while visiting.”

Lol

10 06 2008
Knatural

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA@Leon. Stupid! ‘Member Vanessa’s boyfriend? Then he was Joan’s boyfriend on Girlfriends! As a sex addict. Ewwwwwwwwwww. ‘Nessa was a freak!!

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

willnotbetelevised LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO so dude basiclly is looking for a mom…i wouldnt get this job because i would be a total bitch him as my parents were when i was growing up and going to school hahah…My dad would come in the room flip the light on…and tell em to get up if i didnt with my alarm clock…if that didnt work..he would sprinkle water on my face..if that didnt work he would proceed to flip me off the matress hahaha..

10 06 2008

I loved Martin cause his characters were so real.
My favorite character would be dragonfly jones and bob from marketing.

10 06 2008
leoninatl

@B4:

Sheeyit, I still don’t fuck with West End Mall!

They have opened all these bars and restaurants over by the AUC though. And plenty of condos. Still not too many white faces though, it’s the black yuppies over there.

10 06 2008

Oh yeah, and “I say ay Mon…Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrop!!!”

lmaooooooooooooooooooooo looooove the cosby’s!!!!!!!!!!

10 06 2008
Landon

mytruepeeps.com/africa.html

here’s a good test – uyse microsoft word because if you like me as MUSE already said i am retard and i cant spell.. and you have to spell the countries correct… i got 32 out of 53… missed some easy ones… and i am pissed!

10 06 2008
leoninatl

Yep, when “Martin” started airing, it was a wrap for “A Different World” because the black audience was split the hell up. It didn’t help that “The Cosby Show” ended a year earlier, so they didn’t have that lead-in with it’s big ratings. Also, “ADW” adressed a lot of racial issues that “Cosby” wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole, so it made YT folks are uncomfortable and inconvenienced when they were trying to watch “Cheers” and “Seinfeld”.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

“OH NO ITS BIG SHIRLEY”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

dont hate but i love Seinfeld lol…

10 06 2008

Cole’s big shirley! lmaooooooooooooo. Cole was so stooopid

10 06 2008
Landon

WEST END MALL has loft condos now… the west end is safe compared to when my brother went to school there and when i went to school there…

They told us to walk in packs to deter being robbed…

That made no damn sense… that just gave them more targets… like 3 cats or 8 cats was goign to make a difference when somone pulled out a gun…

10 06 2008

I like seinfeld too, I love lucy, and the nanny/:)

10 06 2008
B4Prez

The best episode of Martin was when they won the car and they had to share it among the crew. That was one of the funniest episodes of any show that I’ve ever seen. Martin did every character on that episode, except for Bob from marketing, lol…but Jerome, Sheneneh, and Roscoe were the best.

And remember how he would always get into fist fights with the old lady MS. Jerry?? lmao…yea, I know I need ‘Martin Anonymous’.

As for Atl, I’ve been thinking about moving there for a while, but I feel like there are more bougie blacks down there than I care for. Like you’re better off being a Jack n Jill alum if you wanna get ahead down there. Maybe I’m wrong???

10 06 2008
Knatural

got five minutes left, need 20 countries HELP

10 06 2008
Merri Lee


Né (19:17:37) :

Oh yeah, and “I say ay Mon…Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrop!!!”

lmaooooooooooooooooooooo looooove the cosby’s!!!!!!!!!!

That guy is a barber in NJ. All day everyday people duck their heads in “and I say Eh mon.” I hope no one does the neck thing while he has clippers

10 06 2008
Monie

Mrs Epps,

I have not been able to watch Seinfeld since Michael Richards had his racist moment.

10 06 2008

10 06 2008
PrettyPiscesGirl

My fave Martin characters were Shenehneh (of course), Mr. Otis, Jerome, and Elroy (Mr. “Don’t you know no good”)…

10 06 2008

10 06 2008
leoninatl

One quick thing I found out about ATL is it ain’t WHAT you know, but it’s WHO you know. So many people have been flocking down here expecting the land of milk and honey, and that is so far from the fucking truth. You don’t necessarily have to be a Jack and Jill alum, BUT you really have to network like hell here.

And as for blacks here being ‘bougie’, eh, not so. You have your bougie folks and your hood folks and everything in between. I will say that classcism between the blacks that ‘have’ and ‘have not’ is a big issue that is swept under the rug here though.

That being said, I like being somewhere where a lot of ‘us’ are doing it big and doing it well.

10 06 2008
Knatural

The nerd in me liked that quiz. I got all but 19. How did I forget Senegal and Sierra Leone? How is hell are Republic of the Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo two different countries????!!!???

10 06 2008

@ merri lee…I know he is tired of that shit

Shanaynay was the best! AAAIIIGHT!

10 06 2008
Knatural

Best Martin character = Dragonfly Jones!

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Yea I can dig it Monie…

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

damn landon, now i feel bad because I forgot sierra leone and burundi. I was trying hard to remember. I spent too much time trying to get democratic republic of the congo correct and remember sao tome. Well thirty’s not terrible is it?

10 06 2008
leoninatl

One of my favorites is when Shenehneh had Gina work in her Beauty Shop to get those Pistons Tickets and it turns out they were Martin’s all along.

When Shenehneh had Pam singing “Old MacDonald”: “With Soul!”

“Are.we.sitting doooown, lil miss lazy dukes, oop der it is!!!”

“First take off your shoes”

“They are off”

“Girl what are you doing? You don’t file like that, oh my goodness! You got to Work on Myra’s feet!!”

10 06 2008
Bailey Blues

since yall were talking about riding bikes and somebody said i don’t know if i could do that going to work, well…

I was just outside. i saw this chick with a dress on and a pair of red stilletos riding a damn 10 speed! but then again this is manhattan and worst shit happens.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

10 06 2008
Yonnie3k

My favorite Cosby Shows were the two episodes when they danced for the grandparents’ anniversary: “Babaaaaaaaayyyyyyy – babaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy”

My other favorite was The Real World Apartments with Mrs. Farquar and Millie. Oh how I wanted to be a Cosby Kid

10 06 2008
aceklub

Yea, the quiz is tight. I think the pressure of the time makes people forget. I got 22 right but definitely missed some easy ones that would have brought my number to 30+. Definitely didn’t know all 53 countries

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Bruh Man would crack me up!!! i loved him and Drangonfly Jones was the shit

10 06 2008

DRAGONFLY JONES….classic character

10 06 2008
Yonnie3k

I’m considering buying a house in The West End. 30310 is one of the highest zip codes for foreclosures and you can get some good stuff over there for low, low. I’m still weighing my options.

10 06 2008
Knatural

And Roscoe, how did I forget. That damn Africa quiz screwed up my memory.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

i just finished the quiz and got 21 right..bleh i seriously went blank trying to think about the countries haha

10 06 2008
Monie

I routinely scan CraigsList Atlanta looking at home prices (torturing myself). I can’t believe how cheap house are there. You can by a freakin’ mansion for $200,000! I’ve seen very nice 3 bedroom ranch style homes for under $100,000! You can’t even by a broken down fixer-upper here (Northern California) for under $300,000.

10 06 2008
Knatural

Favorite Cosby episodes:
(1)when Denise made a fake designer shirt for Theo.
(2)when Cliff and the other men where all pregnant
(3)when Sammy Davis Jr. couldn’t spell
(4) when Cliff teaches Theo about budgeting with Monoply money

10 06 2008
Esquire

Seriously, am I the only one who truly has a friend like Tommy?

No one knows what this negro does. He has a lot of money and is always talking about work, he has cards…but he NEVER works. Whenever we need volunteers for things like in the middle of a work day, HE is always the one available. We are convinced he is an undercover dope dealer. Today he is poll watching while the rest of us had to work.

10 06 2008
leoninatl

Well Monie, if it helps, it seems that half of Oakland and a quarter of LA lives down here…

10 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

LOL I love A Different World. I was watching the episode of a different world Wednesday when Freddie got fired for telling Whitley’s boss off about her affirmative action stance. I just had that same discussion/argument a few days ago. Its amazing how relevant that show was. The first year was not that great but after they got rid of Maggie and Deniece that show took off.

10 06 2008
Yonnie3k

Gordon Gartrail. I’ll never forget. Yes that one was hilarious.

10 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

Esquire… I have a cousin like that. I mean he always seems to be around talking about work but never at work, yet he has a house, a nice car and an interchanging white chicks on his arm. I am starting to think he is either a pimp or a male gigolo.

10 06 2008
Yonnie3k

I got 26 on the Africa quiz – and I’m counting DRC even though I didn’t put “of the”

10 06 2008
Monie

leoninatl,

Half of Oakland. Oh my, that’s not good. Lol

10 06 2008
Esquire

Monie,
I bought my first house a few years ago. It was a lil over 2000sq ft, crown molding, garage, landscaping, a damn yard, hardwoods, tile floors in the kitchin, bathrooms, granite counters, etc. My cousins from up north really thought I was big ballin.

Til I told them I paid 250K for it. They were like…get tha fuck outta here. Cost of living in the southeast is great.

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

Esquire (19:53:49) :

Seriously, am I the only one who truly has a friend like Tommy? Friend? FAMILY!!!

Yonnie3k (19:55:07) :

Gordon Gartrail. I’ll never forget. Yes that one was hilarious.

OMG. My ex co-worker used to make her own clothes. Every once in a while we’d all say – um, what’s with your Gordon Gartrail blouse?

10 06 2008
Yonnie3k

Cosby episode when the men were pregnant – worst episode of all time. It is rivaled only by the episode when Cliff dreamt about muppets after eating a hogie. Thats when I knew that the show didn’t have much time left. I’ll call that episode (whichever one was first) the jump the shark episode.

10 06 2008
Esquire

http://www.propertyshow.com

look at how much house you can get for the prices.

10 06 2008
Monie

What about the show with Queen Latifah? What was that called? I loved that show; it was like a prequel to Girlfriends.

10 06 2008
Esquire

well this link might be easier to search. oops

http://www.propertyshow.com/cgi-bin/PropertySearchFrm.cgi

10 06 2008
Cheekie

2)when Cliff and the other men where all pregnant

This is my shit. The scream that comes outta Heathcliff’s mouth when he gives birth to that mile-long hoagie is pure comedy.

I also love that episode where Vanessa gets caught drinking at that party and her parents teach her a lesson with that ABC game. Chug-a-lug!

10 06 2008
Cheekie

Monie: Living Single. That show was everything that Girlfriends is not.

10 06 2008
Yonnie3k

Merri Lee – and I bet everyone knew exactly what you were talking about when you said Gordan Gartrail, right.

Another classic quote was when Rudy was taking tap dancing lessons, and then Cliff tried to tap dance. Challlaaaaaaannnnngggeeee!! I say that all the time and it never needs an explaination.

I think Cosby Show, The Color Purple, and Coming To America are the most often quoted movies/shows by black people.

10 06 2008
leoninatl

@ Monie:

Thanks to them, I started using the word “hella” a whole lot 😉

As for the cost of living here, housing costs in Texas tend to be cheaper than Atlanta. And they have no state income tax. And Houston and Dallas have a large black middle class population as well, although they haven’t reached critical mass the way ATL and DC have. If folks that I knew from Mississippi didn’t move to ATL, they moved to D/FW or H-Town. Or Memphis or Nashville, and I wouldn’t live in TN if I can help it.

I tell people to move somewhere else though if I can (half-joking/half serious) because realized how many people I went to HS and college with moved up here when I went to the damn bank and the bank manager kept staring at me and then we realized that we had the same class together back during our junior year in HS. Or that time I was in the mall and someone hollered out my name. Old Church member. You’d think in a metro area of 5 million people, I just wouldn’t run into folks like that, but there it is. But my hometown is a shithole, so I understand.

10 06 2008
Monie

Esquire,

What about the pay scale there. Is it comparable to other major cities? I remember a while back I was going to transfer with my company from her to Las Vegas. I was planning on buying a house there. Then my company told me the pay scale was less in Vegas and if I transferred I’d make less money. Needless to say I didn’t go.

10 06 2008
B4Prez

Best Dif World – When Freddie was hearing voices n started fighting herself in class. That was hilarious.

Yea, as for ATL, it’s those cheap homes that has everyone tryin to ‘move on up’ into ATL. I was blown away my first time there, visiting schools, n its still on my relocation possibilities list, because a million $, yes, a million $ for a box in bed stuy, brooklyn isn’t hittin it for me.

10 06 2008
Monie

Cheekie,

Thanks. That was a good show. Kyle Barker craked me up.

10 06 2008
leoninatl

Salaries in ATL are going to be low for someone coming from the West Coast or the Northeast. However, I find salaries here to be higher than say, Florida. I knew a teacher who got a $10,000 a year pay hike just from moving from Tampa Bay to Atlanta.

10 06 2008
Monie

leoninatl,

I just don’t think I could ever live in Texas. I’m sure it’s okay in some parts but my image of Texas is of wall-to-wall rednecks.

10 06 2008
Knatural

Gordon Gartrell
It’s real?

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

Living Single…I used to love Living Single and now that I think about it, why on earth did my mom let me watch that? Along with In Living Color and Martin.

Bruh Man was my favorite character. He’s from the fif flo. *puts four fingers up* hahahaha

10 06 2008
Monie

Why was Marrisa Tome on A Different World? Lol

10 06 2008
Knatural

“Challlaaaaaaannnnngggeeee!!” YES Yonnie. Few people get that though.

10 06 2008
shabooty

Kyle Barker gets madd pussss!

10 06 2008
Monie

B4Prez,

If you want something cheap in N.Y. City you might still be able to find something in East New York or some other god-forsaken hood. That is until the yuppies find it.

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

Kyle Barker was sexy…

10 06 2008
Yonnie3k

Monie, I’m not sure if you did this, but make sure you go to bankrate.com and use the cost of living calculator to compare salaries and the like. For example, if you make $200k in Vegas, and you’re looking at moving to ATL, you’ll only need to make $177k to maintain the same standard of living b/c as we’ve discussed everything (housing, food, etc.) is cheaper. So if you made $200k in Vegas, and they offered you $185k to move to ATL, its a come up.

10 06 2008
Monie

NotBlonde,

Kyle Barker was soooo gay. (and I mean that in a non-offensive way.) Lol

10 06 2008
Dustin

Leoninatl, that was my favorite episode of Martin. When Shenehneh went to work on Myra’s feet, I died of laughter. I only came back to life to see Gina prepare to whip Pam Grier’s ass for going after Martin (second favorte episode).

Knat, GET OUT!!!!!! My inner fat girl is named Bertha. She’s constantly at war with Brendan, my inner, bitchy, anorexic, gay man. Brendan is winning today. He went to the gym at lunch and had a lean cuisine and some protein water afterwards. But this weekend Bertha was in control. Brendan tried to go for a run, but that fat bitch sat on his ass and baked cupcakes. Whore!

10 06 2008
Yonnie3k

knat – you need new friends. Who doesn’t get challllaaaannnnggggeeeee!!!

10 06 2008
Yonnie3k

I liked Martin when it first came out…but after awhile, it just got to be too coontastic for me.

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

@Monie, Look, I was very young when I watched that show. Do not ruin my youthful memories of a hot-looking dude!

*cries softly* I knew it all along!

10 06 2008
leoninatl

@Dustin:

Wasn’t that Beverly Johnson who played Miss Trinidad?

10 06 2008

“don’t cha know no goood”

10 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

Dont forget the last dragon! “catching bullets with yo teeth?…. Nigga please!

Forget Kyle.. give me Obie anyday.. you can fix my sink and sing “gangster lean” This is for my homiiiiiieeeesss…….. LMAO

10 06 2008
Monie

Yonnie3k,

Yep I used one of those cost of living calculators but even with that I would have made much less in Vegas than here.

But I may start to compare here to Atlanta and see what I find. I know that if I can buy a house for $150,000 great. Now I’m paying more in rent than most people in Atlanta probably pay for a mortgage. That’s a shame.

10 06 2008
Esquire

Monie,
the pay scale is different in some industries. But the cost of living still greatly outweighs the difference.
ex. Pro ballers get paid the same everywhere. If you play in the Carolinas/TX…you are acting more stupid with your money cause you bought a tricked out house for 1 mil instead of 4 or 5 mil necessary in say San Diego.

Attorneys are pretty much paid a wee bit less than in NY, but its really the same. Most first years start at 70K-110K (thats a big margin, but theres a lotta different attorneys). In NY you might start at 100K-130K. But you can only afford a little 900 sq ft apt, some Manolos and a nice bag vs. a big ass 2500sq ft house, a nice ride, and a NICE retirement pile for later on in life.

Everything is cheaper, even gas by 4 cents. Cheaper food, houses, land, hotels, our pro sports events are cheaper (weird) But there is hardly any public transportation and lots and lots of racism, wee bits of diversity, etc.

Its one’s preference really. A lot of people would rather pay the expense of DC or NY for the cultural experience. But you can make a lot of money here and actually get to keep it.

10 06 2008
Monie

Lol@NotBlonde…..sorry.

10 06 2008
shabooty

i bet you all have bra’ man , intruder rape fantasies

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

And I really have to disagree with Friends copying or being anything like Living Single. Almost every sitcom has the same basic formula (dramatic stuff between characters, characters hooking up and breaking up, people having babies, perpetually off-camera characters dying); both shows had single people living in the city. Other than that, I saw no real similarities.

10 06 2008
Esquire

I like living here, giving white people hell, and traveling. It works for me.

10 06 2008
Landon

Yonnie
nice SPORTS GUY REFERENCE with jumping the shark… someone spends time on espn.com…. you aint slick…

What about the cosby episode when Theo gets his ear pierced…

Or when Venessa gets Married…
and was it me or Were the Cosby’s getting it on alot…

BUUUUUUUUDDDDDDDDD, why didnt they ever show Bud’s brother…

what about the episode with Alicia Keys ? another classic….

Or when Rudy was babysitting the Hampster and it died…

My moms favorite episode was when Claire thought she could dance still and damn near killed her self trying to prove her self…

and you cant forget Challlanggeeeeee with the sandman

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

Kyle was a bougie asss on the show. And he looked short. But he did look kinda good. Picture postcard good, not fantasy good. b/c he still had short, bourgie-ass all over his face.

10 06 2008
Monie

Esquire,

” lots and lots of racism, wee bits of diversity, etc.”

Is it really that bad there? I thought Atlanta was the “New South”?

10 06 2008

I AM GOING TO HAVE TO DISAGREE

10 06 2008
Ethel

FYI, Gordon Gartrelle was actually a writer on the Cosby show and they used his name for the brand, which I think is kinda funny.

Fav episode: Vanessa and Rudy watching the scarey movie and then when their parents get home, they’re sleeping on their bed surrounded by frozen beef packets…just in case the vampire shows up, they can put a ‘steak’ thru his heart.

Or Cliff and his buddy playing Pehtonk [spelling?] aka Bocci Ball.

10 06 2008
Cheekie

Landon –
“what about the episode with Alicia Keys ? another classic….”

LMFAO. When he was swinging her around on his leg?! Cracks my shit up every time. And she had that wee lil’ fro? Good times, man.

10 06 2008
leoninatl

I like Atlanta, but I’m still debating whether or not I should stay here or move to the DC Area. I’d have to save my money though. I have family up in DC, and I find it to be a much more cosmopolitan and worldly place than Atlanta. Not to say that ATL is a backwater, but it still has a bit of a ways to go.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

Ne since we seem to have several conversations going on, would you like to let us know specifically about which you disagree? or is it just a general orneriness attack you felt you had to express? 😉

10 06 2008
Monie

What just a darn minute! Alicia Keys was on what? The Cosby Show? How in the heck did I miss that!

10 06 2008

…with the the kyle barker being fine

10 06 2008

lol I got a phone call in the middle of me typing.

10 06 2008
Landon

When all the little kids are with rudy for her party…

and they are doign rodeo on cliffs Knee…

she looks liek a lil BOY…

a lot of young stars were on that show…

PAM cosby show to living color… didnt make sense how she didnt get to different world..

10 06 2008
Yonnie3k

Wait – Alicia Keys? Are you guys sure? I didn’t know that.

When you watch tv today, I see mad people from little insignificant parts from the Cosby Show – but I always recognize them – apparently except Alicia Keys.

Did anyone notice that Joseph C. Phillips played a guy that Cliff wanted Sondra to date when she and Alvin were fighting – and then he showed up again as Denise’s husband.

Also, the guy from The Wire was Cousin Pam’s nerdy boyfriend.

10 06 2008
Landon

living single…

speaking of Linving Color…

HOmie DOnt play that…

and fire marshall Bill

LET MET TELL YOU SOMETHIN> : )

if you think about it… in the 90’s more people had succesful careers on living color than Saturday Night LIVE…. in the 90’s 80’s SNL still has an hall of fame cast of comedians.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

he was good looking, they dont allow them on television otherwise, but you just can’t wipe that smug-short-ass-bourgieness off the face. So can’t really get into that. shame if i ever met the actor in real life, i would not be able to give him a chance, i’d still think of him as bourgie-ass smug bastard kyle.

10 06 2008
Prime Minister Cinema

Shabooty it’s Shaboi, PMC. Kyle Barker is gay as the fuck. terd burglar even.

10 06 2008
leoninatl

Naomi Campbell, Dondre Whitfield, Adam Sandler, Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams (fmr. Miss California, not the former Miss America) all had guest spots on the Cosby Show over the years too

10 06 2008
Monie

leoninatl,

Well if I can get past the idea of dealing with the crazy weather in Atlanta I may just move there one day.

10 06 2008
Esquire

Monie,

I live in SC. ATL is okay I suppose, but I live about 2 hours from there. Racism is deep rooted in the South.
You may get followed in a store, you may get slow service in a restaurant, or you may get called a coon by an ATL braves fan wearing a jersey and jean shorts. (ew). But then again, you may not experience any of that. It is just waaaay more likely here. When I go other places, it is certainly not as noticeable.
At least call me a nigger when you walk away from the table, not in earshot. But like anywhere in America, we are improving a little. you see more interracial couples, but not really. There are still places (clubs, bars, parts of town) here that blacks/hispanics ABSOLUTELY do not go. I WILL say the brown/black relations are much much better. That may be because white people think both of us aint shit. If you are hispanic, you are pretty much considered black. Some of my cousins dont even count this as interracial dating. (Then again, these are the same cousins who called the puerto rican dude on Undercover new york “lightskinned”)

10 06 2008
Landon

here is the miss keyes episode shes near theo with the short fro…

theo w/ the Morehouse shirt on!

10 06 2008
Cheekie

Alecia Keys was def on the Cosby Show. I remember some little interview with her and she mentioned it. This was like 5 years ago so I JUST found out myself.

She’s the one with the mini fro in the gray/black jogging suit (about 2:42):

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Esquire i have a friend like that! OMg this nigga claims to be work but i swear he isnt! When I was taking my vacation last yr i swear i was his ass around the way all the damn time! I’m like should you be at work or something.. he would always have the excuse of “i already got off” or “I have the day off” WHATEVER d-boy! Dude has a house in Jax the part where the big ass mansions are in my aunt’s neighborhood. has two freaking cars a Range Rover and Benz.

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

Alicia Keys is credited under her real name, Alicia Cook. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1006024/

10 06 2008
Landon

SOunds like he has a JOB, just not the type you file W-2 form with… hmmmm

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

how come no one mentioned Prince of Bel Air?

10 06 2008
Monie

Esquire,

Well thanks for the info. I thought things were a bit futher along in Atlanta. They do have a Black Mayor but I guess that might not mean much.

Also thanks Landon, I had no idea that Alicia Keys was on the Cosby show.

Anywhoo I have to go…..It’s been fun. All of you Eastcoasters stay cool in all that crazy humid heat!

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

i mean Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Landon that nigga a damn d-boy foreal.. never carrys a wallet only cash…if he was working and ballin like that his ass sure wouldnt be walking around with that much cash…get plastic and save some tress haha

10 06 2008
Landon

I am audi 3000 my self people (brought it back on yall)… i am old like cross colours 😦 and vultron

Is it me but if they came out with transformers – is thundercats the next movie?

10 06 2008
B4Prez

I love the DC area but it’s financially just as bad as NY.

And @ Monie – I all ready live in the “less gentrified” part of Bed Stuy…I don’t know about East NY, LOL

10 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

Yeah you are old Landon…I thought it was audi 5000, later shortened to audi 5? Maybe that was just a Memphis thing. A thundercats movie would kick ass, but Voltron would have to be first… And I’ll form….the head!

10 06 2008
Yonnie3k

Esquire, I’m so mad at your cousins calling detective Torres light-skinned. Did everybody peep that dude in Michael Jackson’s Beat It video?

Also on Cosby- that Santana kid from The Steve Harvey Show. He was murdered BTW.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

THUNDERCATS!!! i loved thundercats!

10 06 2008
Dustin

It was Beverly Johnson on Martin. Pam Grier guest starred as the older, hot woman on Fresh Prince.

Um, I was jut talking about a possible Thundercats movie this a.m with my friends.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

No you didnt say Voltron..damn damn damn james! smh…

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

hahah i was watching the Fresh Prince episode with Stacey Dash in it the other day damn i cant believe her ass is 42 now…wow

10 06 2008
Dustin

She is? She looks damned good. I read her King article. I get such a kick that that magazine is still being published.

10 06 2008
Sue

I guess I’m the only one who hated Martin. He reminded me waaaay too much of JJ and I HATED that Step-in-Fetch it fool with a passion!

Side note: Not that I’m the most beautiful thing on the planet, but how in the HELL did JJ manage to get all those attractive women with his fugly ass? He wasn’t funny, he was coonish!

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

ho Voltron was the shit! I swear every week we bring up thundercats though. They need to bring that shit back just so we can stop talking about it.

10 06 2008
aiych

if gas was $50.00 a gallon, wouldn’t bus fares go way up? and then people would start biking and stealing horses to ride.

I got gas yesterday and I was .50 cents away from turning my engine on as I pumped and blowing up the damn station.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

yea Dustin she looks good as hell let me look like that when im 42! well most black women age gracefully anyways..phew

10 06 2008
Sue

Voltron?? Thundercats??? we’s some old mofo’s!

Which version of Voltron was the best? I personally liked the one with the princess. And I watched GI Joe too, don’t judge me!

I got one fo’ yall assess…..ULTRA MAN!

10 06 2008
Cheekie

Mrs. Epps – When we were sitting here reminiscing, I was JUST thinking about Fresh Prince. I can watch episodes of that show an infinite number of times.

Loved when Phil, Will and Carlton was stuck in that cave:

“I can still hear them taunting him….Silly rabbit Trix are for kids. I mean, why couldn’t they just give him some cereal?!”

Such great times.

Oh and when Will/Carlton are pulled over because Carlton is black. That dirty ass convict busted out “Let My People Go”. *tear*

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

ho=yo..haha, ho

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

Remember when Stacey Dash was on the Cosby Show? She was Denise’s pregnant friend.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

Ultra man! Thank you for telling me the name. I was such a baby watching that and pinwheel. Man I loved old Godzilla and shit like this. back when I thought Japan was exporting quality television….. I hate anime

10 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

Oh my God… I thought I was the only pinwheel fan.. what about Today’s Special… Can someone answer me this.. How did James die on Good Times? we are having a heated office debate about it.

10 06 2008
Sue

@willnotbetelevised.

You know I like some anime….though I’m real picky.

10 06 2008
shabooty

I heard Dustin Diamond’s cock touches the water when he sits down on the toilet.
no homo.

10 06 2008
Cheekie

Shay-d-lady: Car accident, I think.

10 06 2008
Muse

I’m a great sister. I just purchased my brother who is graduating from college a Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite System.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

You are also a wealthy sister. You may be my sister anytime you choose.

most anime is crazy and dangerous. My house almost burned down due to Dragonball Z.

10 06 2008
Muse

I meant to say purchased for my younger brother. Blah. Anyone have recommendations on what games to get?

10 06 2008
Muse

He’s a cool kid. I’m really proud of him. He’s only 21 and has his shit figured out. Someone jacked his old system from the dorms so I decided to buy him another one has a gift for graduating college. Now I need to figure out what games to get. I stopped playing video games years ago.

10 06 2008
Muse

Will: I’m also an anime junkie but I like some of the girlie stuff like Utena. My favorite series is Fushigi Yugi.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

anyone ever watch 227?

10 06 2008
leoninatl

Today’s Special was the shit! Nerene Virgin, the black lady who played Jodie on the show was a newsanchor in Canada for awhile after that.

And Pinwheel was cool, even though it was a bootleg ass Sesame Street.

Who remembers “Eureka’s Castle”?

10 06 2008
Muse

OMG I remember Eureka’s castle! That was the show back in the day…I miss childhood.

10 06 2008
Sue

James was away on a job and was run over by a tractor or something like that. Some kind of accident at work. I remember thinking the family never got any compensation for that. Even in the early 80’s you got compensation for that.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

those gotcha last twins on pinwheel almost caused me and my brother to destroy 2 homes and cause 7 car crashes. Does anyone remember the name of that nickelodeon show where dude was a mannequin that would wake up in a store at night and do shit. There was a mouse in it too.
227 was cool, so was Amen. Amen comes on PAX now everyday. I can get my Amen fix anytime I want. yay! Sherman hemsley should be in every show.

Muse: Grand Theft Auto4 is the only reason for gaming systems. Also anime sucks. big ole hairy balls.

10 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

LOL @Even in the early 80’s you got compensation for that. Thats what I thought. My co-worker swore that James died on his way to that job in Alaska. Muse you are a great sister! I was going to buy my lil bro something when he got back from his tour of duty in Iraq. He wanted the X-box 360… he ended up with a Wii. LOL

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Muse get him these:
Grand Theft Auto trilogy
Gears of War 2
Ninja Gaiden 2
Assassin’s Creed
Battlefield Bad Company

personally i like PS3 but these are the games i woudl play lol

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

HAHA! so I just looked up what today’s special is. and its exactly what i was talking about. Shoulda looked it up before asking. Actually i shoulda known we were all watching the same shit in the eighties. Were you guys in my house or something??

10 06 2008
Muse

Mrs Epps are you sure you weren’t a boy in your past life? MY guy friend just recommended those games to me. How funny. We need to hang out soon. I promise i will outdrink you LOL.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Will:those gotcha last twins on pinwheel almost caused me and my brother to destroy 2 homes and cause 7 car crashes. Does anyone remember the name of that nickelodeon show where dude was a mannequin that would wake up in a store at night and do shit. There was a mouse in it too.

i know that show but i forgot what its called!!! DAMMIT!

10 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

I was not a big fan of Amen because Thelma’s voice was like nails on chalkboards but I loved 227. I remember when Brenda’s friend was trying to get with Calvin at the party that Brenda was not allowed to go to. When she went anyway and caught her friend she told her that she was “perpetrating a fraud” on their friendship. I was saying that shit everyday. My momma was like, “I am about to perpetrate this ass whoopin” and that’s when I stopped. ….

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

LMAOOOO@ Muse…was i boy in my former life… ahah i dont think sooo….i told ya’ll i use to have alot of guy friends and still do hahah…plus my husband is a game freak so i gotta keep up with him and stuff plus i always loved video games!! oh as for drinking contest BET!!!!!! bring it on!!!

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

Eureka’s Castle was the shit. My favorite show was Rugrats. My mom used to watch it with us and explain anything we didn’t understand.

I looooved the episode where Tommy and Angelica are fighting over the chocolate milk like they are playing football. The mothers left the dads with the kids and the kids made a huuuuge mess with chocolate milk everywhere. My mom said that’s why you can’t trust a group of men with children. Hahaha.

10 06 2008
Cola

Did you guys already discuss this?

NAKED MAN DANCES ON CAR, RAMS GAS PUMP
A naked Clayton County man drove his car into a fuel tank and ran away. The man was captured. (WSB)

This happened today in Atlanta!

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

My Husbands b-day is in 2 weeks and got him a PS3 w/ Metal Gear Solid 4 and Grand Theft Auto 4..he’s gonan flip…i kept telling him that i was going to get him a PS3 one day and he didnt believe me! He’s gonna shit his pants and prob take off work just to play with his new toys hahah

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

NAKED MAN DANCES ON CAR, RAMS GAS PUMP
A naked Clayton County man drove his car into a fuel tank and ran away. The man was captured. (WSB)

Cola you cant be serious thats tooo funny!

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

damn mrs. epps, you gonna go to the hospital with all these drinking contests. Keep the IV ready. Landon, now muse, who else you gonna outdrink? Oh and that mannequin and mouse show was Today’s special, which other brilliant posters brought up without explaining just so i could feel stoooopid. 🙂

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

hahaha willnotbetelevised! yea all these ppl think they can out drink me..smh…lets just hope their is a wide range of recovery between drinking contests hahah

10 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

LMAO @ Oh and that mannequin and mouse show was Today’s special, which other brilliant posters brought up without explaining just so i could feel stoooopid.
Awww, Boo that was not my intention at all! But this “NAKED MAN DANCES ON CAR, RAMS GAS PUMP
A naked Clayton County man drove his car into a fuel tank and ran away. The man was captured. (WSB)” is the funniest shit I have heard all day!

10 06 2008
Deviant

Cyclops and Havok can’t control thier powers either. Cyclops has to wear goggles and Havok a regulatory suit. there are a number of mutants that don’t have control of their powers hence the concept of a school to teach them how.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

man why the naked man have to be black….damn damn damn

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

damn heat scrabbling our brains!

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/16558419/detail.html

10 06 2008
Angry IV

When I wanna save gas, I just stay home and have some ass instead – beatin’ guts makes you too tired to go out anywhere anyway, whaaaaaaaaassup!

10 06 2008
ninabrown

omg! eureka’s castle! i know someone who’s tooth looks like magellan the dragon’s!

http://puppet.wikia.com/wiki/Magellan_the_Dragon

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

Also I blame cyclops on the evil powers of prof. x. I don’t think he wants people to be in full control of their powers. I though Havok did have control though?

10 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

I am from the south so I know a lot of people with the magellan dragon tooth!

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

OMGGGG i just realized what you guys were talking about!!! EUREKA’S FUCKING CASTLE OMGGG YESSS I LOVED THAT SHOW!!!!!!!!!

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

im slow damn..

10 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

I take it you really liked Eureka’s castle, Ms. Epps? LMAO

10 06 2008

Where did this song come from?

“skinnama rinki dinky dink skinnama rinki doo…I LOVE YOU!”

10 06 2008
ninabrown

i am 34 yrs old and i know where that song came from! SMH!

10 06 2008

LOL.

Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

I just watched the intro to Eureka’s Castle on youtube….Holy shit. The people who come up with live-action children’s shows with any type of puppetry have to be on something when they come up with this stuff. I didn’t even remember that giant thing….

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

OH MY GOSH!!! My mom had Sharon, Lois and Bram’s Elephant show on videotape. I seem to recall them walking through a crazy colored forest with a candy-like walkway…or am I totally trippin’?

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

yes ma’am@ Shay

10 06 2008

Yes you are right notblonde. My mom use to let me watch these old freaky white people lol!

Do you remember under hte umbrella tree? Rhianna ain’t slick!

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

kid shows arent the same anymore..bleh…

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

oh the elephant show, I always like the elephant but i thought sharon lois and brahm (who should’ve been graham) were gey! I hated them. I like all elephants though. Babar, the elephant show, mr. snuffleupagus who is an elephant in drag.

10 06 2008

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

For realz. Best kids show was Beany and Cecil. Simply for the sheer insanity, sexual innuendo and allowing every character to go “what the heck!” every 5 minutes.

10 06 2008
Sister Toldja

Ahhh, angry. I was JUST discussing the use of anti-female language such as ‘beating guts’ to describe sex in another blog. I know you are referring to your sweetie, but still….tsk tsk. I don’t think you fellas would be comfy if we used language like ‘dick slaying’ or ‘cock chocking’ to describe sex. Oh, this misogynst world we live in. Love us or hate us, we still get the short end of the stick.

You all have been busy today! Alls I can add is ‘legalize it!’, and I wish I had the power to wiggle my nose like Samantha from “Bewiched” and change whatever I saw fit.

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

lol i just looked up this elephant show on youtube..omg creepy…but i think i heard the song you all were talking about

10 06 2008
NotBlonde

“beating guts”? I didn’t even realize what that meant until you pointed it out ST…that is a weird way to put it…

10 06 2008

I have never seen beany & cecil.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

Né i hate you for that video!! LMAOOO almost broke my laptop

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

watch that episode of beany and cecil. It something my mom went out of her way to get so we could see as a kids. Perhaps is explains why I am the way i am.

someone was on verysmartbrothas.com today

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

wow@ Beany and Cecil…just wow….is the wild man a black dude in white face..for a sec i thought they said if you cant beat a nig join em lol

10 06 2008

Mrs. Epps can’t stop laughing at it!

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

bob clampett made beany and cecil (and made sure everyone knew!) and he was one of the original team that made bugs bunny back when it was merrie melodies and no one had heard of them. There was some falling out and by the looks of beany and cecil, i think its because the original looney tunes crew thought bob clampett was a crazy mothafucka.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

twinkle twinkle little beatnik, from your head down to your feetnik!

10 06 2008
Mrs.Epps

ahhh beatnik..i knew that hahah

10 06 2008
Knatural

Wow, I missed the climax of the conversation.
Yes, Yonnie, Martin started to get real coonilicious, especially when he played his own mother. I hated her character.
Dustin- your inner fat girl being named Bertha doesn’t surprise, but your inner anorexic gay male (can’t believe I just typed that) should be named Raoul or Kevin. That how I envision him.
Whomever brought up Voltron and Thundercats has ruined my evening. Thanks.

10 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

never miss the climax knatural. Or i guess we could call super landon back to help you out if you need…

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH The bus is expensive, but riding the bus isn’t easy…

10 06 2008
Merri Lee

^^^shoulda wrote gas is expensive…

10 06 2008
Chris Waa Doqon

http://www.crunktastical.net/2008/06/09/sense/

Totally random, I just had to link it.

11 06 2008
Choco_Gnome

NotBlonde (22:47:58) :

OH MY GOSH!!! My mom had Sharon, Lois and Bram’s Elephant show on videotape. I seem to recall them walking through a crazy colored forest with a candy-like walkway…or am I totally trippin’?
——-

i always wondered about that “going crazy” song they would sing
having a crowd of 5 year olds singing “I am slow-ly go-ing crazy 1,2,3,4,5,6 SWITCH!”

it was the precursor to a prozac nation…

11 06 2008
ninabrown

one of my faves

11 06 2008
ninabrown

@ gnome: no a precursor to a ritalin nation!

11 06 2008
Choco_Gnome

@ ninabrown

hahaha, can’t forget about the ritalin 🙂

while we’re on classic kids programs…anyone else can still sing the theme song to this 20 years later? Or am i just the only odd ball?

11 06 2008
Knatural

3-2-1 CONTACT no, why’d you bring that up?
Awww, the 80s: best decade ever!

11 06 2008
ninabrown

3-2-1 contact!

11 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

Contact is the answer; is the reason that everything happens! Lets make Contact! I love That show… I am officially addicted to this blog…I am going to wake up early tomorrow to get involved in the action! This is terrible.. I will be singing this for the rest of the night. I have that musical turrets and I just bust out singing random songs. Now I will be singing this all night long. I hope you guys feel good about yourselves!

11 06 2008
Knatural
11 06 2008
Choco_Gnome

@ Shay-d-lady

I’m glad that i’m not the sole individual who experiences this
I like to think myself of a human jukebox tho’ 😀

Here’s another one for yall up on that 80s nostalgic kick

ok, ok, imma stop now. Before half this blog shows up tomorrow morning humming kid show theme songs at meetings and whatnot cursing out my screenname in the process

11 06 2008
Knatural

The link I posted was disappointing; no Thundercats, no Ewoks, no Jem! C’mon

11 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

AWWW SHIT! No you didnt say Jem, who was truly, truly, truly outrageous!

11 06 2008
Choco_Gnome

oh yes she did Shay!
🙂

11 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

Okay you have started something know Knatural! How about I hired a guy last year who was the original Kid in Kids Incorporated. His momma didnt want to move to L.A. so they turned down the job and recast Rashaan Patterson. He had a VCR and get this, BETA version of the original Pilot!

11 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

LOL Know= now… typing to fast

11 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

Oh and yes just now, while giving a status update to my manager I was humming the 3-2-1 contact song and she was like… Are you listening to me? Is that the PBS show you are singing? You guys are going to get me in trouble.

11 06 2008
Nice

I am sick of these high ass gas prices. I commute round trip about 32 miles to work. No buses commute out to my job. It seems as if I’m filling my gas tank up every other day. $40 used to last me a whole week in my car. Damn.

11 06 2008
Knatural

Effing Misfits! Bitches! I love Jem.
Smurfs, Muppet Babies, I could go on, but I won’t.

11 06 2008
11 06 2008
Knatural

I can’t be the only one who watched this.

11 06 2008
Nice

@knat- Haha, Ben Vereen. Thats hilarious. Thats about as bad as when I noticed that Lawrence Fishburne was Cowboy on Pee Wee’s playhouse.

11 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

UHHH.. I believe you are… what the hell is that?

11 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

You guys are crazy! What about Reading Rainbow and Small Wonder?

11 06 2008
Nice

Small Wonder was that the show with the robot girl named Vicki? She had the slickest mouth.

11 06 2008
Shay-d-lady

LOL yes small wonder was about the robot kid…they were terrible actors looking back but I loved it.

11 06 2008
Nice

Yes, that show was the ish.

11 06 2008
Deviant

Every so often Havok’s powers would go haywire. Thats why he wore that black suit and he always had those white rings radiating off of him. He couldn’t control the radiation he gave off. He could only control what he shot out of his hands and at times he couldn’t control the intensity of those beams like Cyclops did with his beams (with help from the visor) and he would blow shit up by accident.

11 06 2008
ninabrown

i don’t recall small wonder

11 06 2008
ninabrown

how about this one?

11 06 2008
The Doc Is In

Knatural, definitely not! I LOVED Zoobilee Zoo…that cockatoo chick was annoying as hell though.

Ok, back to cartoons…PLEASE tell me someone else watched Bots Master.
Fiercest theme song ever….http://youtube.com/watch?v=LLKYOSiW7U4

I woke up at like 6 in the morning to catch Bots Master, Captain Planet and James Bond, Jr. before school. I think technically I was supposed to be weaning off cartoons at that age which is why none of my friends ever cosign with me on them, LOL.

11 06 2008
NotBlonde

Captain planet
He’s a hero,
Gonna take pollution down to zero!

We’re the planeteers!
You can be one too!
Cause saving our planet is the thing to do!
Looting and polluting, is not the way
Here’s what Captain Planet, has to say:

The power is yours!

11 06 2008
The Doc Is In

Don’t forget the best part Notblonde…

“Gonna help him put asunder
Bad guys who like to loot and plunder”

Teaching kids to be eco-friendly AND preparing them for the SAT…holla!

I think I had a little crush on Kwame. Dang, between Captain Planet, Reading Rainbow and ST:TNG, Levar Burton OWNED the 90s.

11 06 2008
ninasimone

“Some of my cousins dont even count this as interracial dating. (Then again, these are the same cousins who called the puerto rican dude on Undercover new york “lightskinned” ;)”

well i think your cousins would be right…..he is light-skinned compared to darker-skinned black people or darker-skinned latinos or he is dark-skinned compared to lighter-skinned blacks or latinos. latinos come in all colors like black folk ( same origins..indians, mestizos, africans, europeans…..)

and hispanic or latino isnt a “race” (im of the human-race-is-the-only-race-crowd cuz anyother racial grouping is biologically invalid—you know the whole human genome thing and there being only 10% and the possibility of there being more difference between me and you then either of us and say a white person)

11 06 2008
ViK

Someone YouTubed me this old DeBarge video the other day. Watch the dance routine at the gas station. Gas was $1.29!

11 06 2008
willnotbetelevised

cosign on zoobiliee zoo and that cockatoo was annoying as fuck. what was with all kids show having one really annoying character? was there actually a child out there who liked that bloody cockatoo? or scrappy doo? Am I the only one who remembers Gobots? the fake ass transformers?

11 06 2008
willnotbetelevised
11 06 2008
Soullady

you don’t need to cry over gas prices. In Germany we pay right now approx. 1,50 Euro per Liter. One gallon is about 3 1/2 Liter. Makes around 5 Euro = 7 $ or so.

How does that sound? 🙂

11 06 2008
Dustin

I don’t remember any of those kids shows. Except Jem. My mom was not happy when I wanted to be Jem for Halloween.

11 06 2008
Yonnie3k

I can’t believe no one shouted out Fraggle Rock! I loved that show

11 06 2008
Jocolate

I grew up in London & now live in Houston as well. In my 10 yrs driving gas has gone from 89 cents to $4+ W/the lack of real mass transit, my little sis cant explore town like I did b/c of the sprawl here.

I’d love to see Maglev trains here connect the metro areas. My friend visiting was shocked at how cheap it is here but realized you had to drive, no choice. My 10 mile commute is short, I know people who log 50+ miles/2hrs a day.

13 06 2008
Hybrid-Lova

AHH I own a prius, its ok start hating, i drive around and literally laugh at people at the gas stations. My car probably only holds like 7 gallons of gas, but I can go sooo far on those 7 gallons. I usually just drive on battery when im just driving around the city, and it costs no gas. Im actually looking into the new 09 prius that is a battery powered plug in, and since I have solar panels on my house, Im hoping the panels will charge up the car for me. And I got solar panels 10 years ago, way before they were popular. I would take public transportation, if Los angeles had better public transportation, but we are car people, and that will likely never change.

30 06 2008
Merri Lee

Aside on gas prices – we need Katt Williams to fix this sh!t. Tragic.

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