Minutea Between Two Slices of Miscellanea
I have never done the “Random Thoughts of the Day” post before, but today there are so many small, minuscule things on my mind, and no one big issue, I feel I should pass it along. I realize this is almost as much of a cop of to a post subject as writing about what someone else wrote about, or letting a commenter take over your blog for a day. So perhaps this is White Dade Copout Week, who knows. I’m busy, leave me alone…
First and foremost, I would like to congratulate Graig, who overcame our mailing of the infamous Christmas Card to the Dean of Admissions at University of Nevada-Reno’s Graduate School for Behavioral Psychology and was accepted for the Fall 2006 semester. We’ll miss your bug-eyed face, Graig, but you are getting the fuck out of Miami, and I know that’s what you’ve always wanted. Best news I’ve gotten all week Except for maybe….
I would also like to congratulate Matt Johnson for FINALLY DTB-ing and, more importantly, being happy about it. I would like to thank all of you (Ali) that took part in the White Dade Campaign to save Matt Johnson as it seems to have worked. I guess he wasn’t one of my friends in an interracial relationship that I would describe as “Happy.” As I told him, you will now learn the true meaning of the phrase “Happy to be single.” He has talked about my rules of breaking up in his blog today. I think you should all give him a visit.
To all of my commenters: Congratulations. You have been deemed some of the nastiest, most insulting commenters on the ‘net by Miss FeistyRed. Like the Raider Fans of the Blogosphere. Keep up the good work. I believe her exact words "Not all comments sections can be as...insulting as White Dade's..." The vitriol has seemed particularly heated the past couple of days, thanks mostly I think to JenJen’s frustration with her workplace and certain “anonymous” commenters really pouring it on thick this week. At any rate, keep it going. A good comments box makes for a good blog.
Call me a big sissy girl if you want, but "One Tree Hill" continues to come up with some of the most mind-numbingly entertaining television around. This year’s 11-cheerleader dogpile catfight was one of the most pornographic things I have ever seen in an 8PM timeslot. Last episode had ditzy cheerleader Bevin teaching black basketball star “Skillz” how to swim. And the race issue was mentioned multiple times. You don’t get that on the OC. Maybe it’s just because the show is based in North Carolina
Speaking of “One Tree Hill,” Danneel Harris’ charceter Rachel has officially replaced Alice from “Closer” as my new fictional character obsession. Tall, athletic, sexy redhead with a little girl voice and an evil streak that would make Dick Cheney jealous. I want to marry that girl.
And also, why is the whole “Bad at swimming” thing the only negative stereotype about African-Americans that it is socially acceptable to joke about publicly? I’m sure a PC show like “One Tree Hill” would not have had a humorous scene involving, say, street crime or incarceration, but swimming is all fine and dandy to laugh at. Not that I was offended, it just seems funny that this is the one area where a lily-white production such as “OTH” can make an ethnic joke and not have Al Sharpton protesting at the WB by the next afternoon. Anyone care to enlighten me?