Thursday, January 05, 2006

this weekend's essay: play miss cleo.


what are your predictions for the new year?

mine? well...
discuss.


language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. language alone is meditation. ~toni morrison

15 Comments:

Blogger Phoenix said...

i think you should keep #2 uncrossed out. i believe it'll happen. come on man, you gotta believe.

5/1/06 16:07  
Blogger jb said...

Re: not seeing the fugees in the concert

What were you doing in the nineties? Did you at least go to the miseducation tour. I think any and every self-respecting young black woman should see Lauryn (solo or with fugees) and Mary J. Very necessary. I saw Mary in her "If you looked in my life and see what I've seen" (grammatical errors Mary's) days so I'm due for another dose. I would add Erykah but she kinda snubbed me and L at Lilith Fair.

And I would agree with you Re: the baby if I hadn't caught a glimpse of Pharrell's Special Someone one day on 6th ave? She makes Gwen Stefani look like the aging bleach blonde white woman that she is (I'm actually a serious Gwen fan--from her No Doubt days of course but truth is truth). And aren't we ecstatic that Pharrell's partner has got a healthy does of melanin!

6/1/06 09:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(j.breeze be up on her celebrity gossip. don't slip.)

6/1/06 10:16  
Blogger Jdid said...

is number 2 crossed off because its already happened for the new year? well you go girl!

6/1/06 10:50  
Blogger Amadeo said...

I seem to remember Gwen rolling with the darker member of No Doubt...I'd pay to see Gavin Rossdale and Pharrell duke it out though...skinny nerd vs. skinny brit.

6/1/06 10:54  
Blogger The Sarccastik Variable Why said...

uh-uh...did you already complete number 2....hmm..inquiring minds want to know....happy new year

6/1/06 12:21  
Blogger summer m. said...

@phoenix: i'm not crossing my fingers.

@jb: in the 90s, i was stuck in fort wayne, indiana. since i was a mere 16 when the score came out, and the 'rents had other kids to take care of, there was no way they were gonna escort my black ass out of town to catch the fugees in concert. though i'm sure they prolly played indianapolis. baby sis was the only one able to pull off such feats.

but since i was a freshy in college when i got miseducated, i was able to convince pops to let me drive to cleveland (we weren't living there yet) to see her. he even rented a car in his name. 'kast opened for her at csu. later that summer, i won a pair of tix to see her in indianapolis. it is the one and only time i've ever called a radio station for anything. the legendary roots crew opened for her then. it was zion's birthday.

i've also traveled to see erykah several times.

i hope that clears things up.

and now... your argument concerning gwen stefani's allegedly biracial baby is contingent upon the idea that if a man is publicly linked to a prettier (darker, too perhaps?) woman, he wouldn't bone another woman--less or more attractive. and, well, come on, you and i both know that ain't true; and i'm about 85% gay.

whether it's skateboard p's or not, i say he hit that.

@jdid: no, i ain't get laid. it just didn't seem like a legitimate prediction. besides, i wouldn't announce getting laid on my blog.

@amadeo: exactly!

@sarccastik: nah. i didn't.

6/1/06 12:41  
Blogger summer m. said...

oh, and, i've also seen post-unplugged lauryn in concert.

sept. 2004 see here.

6/1/06 12:44  
Blogger fuss said...

How pissed is Gwen that they have to mention Gavin's 16-year-old lovechild in every article about her pregnancy? You know how slebs (and the rest of us) love to be like "ohmygodi'mhavingababyi'mliketotallythefirstwomantoeverpassanotherhumanbeingoutmyvagina!

And P. better've hit that. Why else be famous?

6/1/06 13:04  
Blogger Harold Gibson said...

I predict that Damon Wayans is finally going to come and announce that he is bisexual.

I predict that Summer will accomplish #2 more than once and then on the regular and she will never tell us.

I predict that black women will stop being desperate and stop giving it to every man who says I want IT

I predict that we will still be talking about Katrina this time next year.

I predict that Alito will win confirmation and that abortion rights will be restrained and if this occurs before the election, then republicans will lose their asses, cuz white women want the right to choose.

7/1/06 13:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I share your preddiction about Summer M. and #2.

8/1/06 21:32  
Blogger Dr. S said...

I'm kinda psyched for #4, myself.

8/1/06 23:39  
Blogger jb said...

and now... your argument concerning gwen stefani's allegedly biracial baby is contingent upon the idea that if a man is publicly linked to a prettier (darker, too perhaps?) woman, he wouldn't bone another woman--less or more attractive. and, well, come on, you and i both know that ain't true; and i'm about 85% gay.

Speak on it god! I need to reaquaint myself with Angela Bassett's (I'm glad she found Courtney B. even if her eggs been done expired) sub plot in Waiting to Exhale i.e. black women's struggle in this strawberry blonde cornsilk world.

9/1/06 11:53  
Blogger ProfessorGQ said...

Fugees are wack..I hated that radio single.

9/1/06 16:27  
Blogger Safire said...

I have to say, Harold, your Alito shit in on-point.

White women don't want to have to die from a perforated uterus just because they didn't use a damn condom.

Aw, Dub, you and the boys done really fucked up now.

Oh, and J, I know you got the celeb gossip on lock, but I read somewhere that P broke up with his piece of sexual chocolate.

But even if he didn't, I agree with Summer. He hit that shit.

Now we just have to see if he did it the safe way.

15/1/06 15:37  

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