Thursday, April 24, 2008

History in the making

The United States is in a unique position this election season. For the first time there is a chance a white woman will be president or a black man could be president. There have been women in power around the world before like Margaret Thatcher in Britain and Indira Gandhi in India but never in the states. Black men have been rulers before too but in countries where they are in the majority. Either way history in the making.........

Monday, April 21, 2008

happy to be me

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

that is a quote from the bible and for the most part I find it true but for most it is not. I am not cool, never have been. I don't walk to be cool, I don't say a lot of slang, I don't dress to be cool. I just try to be me.

I still watch cartoons, I still play video games and I still like to get the toy from the kids meal, although i just collect them and don't play with them.

I guess I am what you would call a geek or nerd and you know what...that is okay.


There is a popular Anime called the Deathnote that I have really gotten into recently and I wondered what I would do if I had the book. My first three entries are shown above. click on the page to see it clearer

Friday, April 18, 2008

spectacular spiderman cartoon

spiderman vs tombstone,spectacular spiderman cartoon
spiderman vs tombstone
After weeks of hiding in the shadows the big man is finally revealed and although I knew it was not the kingpin(Wilson Fisk) I thought it might be Silvermane. Imagine my surprise when it turns out to be every one's favorite albino Tombstone. The episode was good enough to merit it being a season ending episode but it is not because we still have not seen spidey fight Doctor Octopus or Venom

the great white hope

Today Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in a tennis match and it got me thinking about the reception the golden girl has gotten. When Venus and Serena arrived on the seen, two little black girls with beads in their hair they were thought of as somewhat of a novelty until they started to win. Then the criticism kicked in, they did too many commercials, they didn't practice enough and constant challenges from past great female players. Even loud mouth John McEnroe challenged them to a match, which was strange because I never remembered him challenging Martina Navratilova or Steffi Graf to a match.

But getting back to Sharapova,when she came around she was lauded as the great beautiful goddess,on every magazine cover praised by commentators even though she had only won one major tennis event. To be honest in the looks department she is average Anna Kournikova still runs circles around her but since she has some skill and the average female tennis player looks average, she is called hot by comparison like a rose between thorns or the lesser of two uglies.

A lot of the female tennis players are butter faces "everything looks good but her face" I call this phenomenon the great white hope syndrome. When blacks dominate something like music or sports when someone white comes along and is as good as them they are considered the greatest of all time. Eminem is another example, he is a good rapper one of the best of all time CERTAINLY but he does not deserve to be championed as the best ever just because he is white.

People who have never listened to rap listen to him just because he is white. The foreign actress Zhang Zhiyi listened to him and she could not even understand what he was saying because she does not know English.