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Episode Fifty-Eight: The Pigskin Knight Who Knelt

August 3, 2017

It’s been a whole year since former-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (who will be referred to in this episode as “Kappa Kap”, due to his Kappa Alpha Psi membership) decided to protest the national anthem at the start of NFL football games, and with it, has come a whole year of a divided country on whether […]

Episode Fifty-Seven: The Funny Side

November 18, 2016

So, when we last left off in this blog, we were (mostly) horrified to learn who would be America’s new Commander-in-Chief to close out this decade. (Fair warning: that mammal will only be referred to in this blog as “45” from here on out, and you’re lucky I’ve even toned that down). Like many of you, […]

Episode Fifty-Six: Winter Is HERE.

November 9, 2016

After a two-year absence, I decided that this blog needed to be resuscitated. Especially on what probably will be America’s most important (and gloomy) night in recent memory. As for the show itself, it looks like it doesn’t matter how gross you are, how many women you’ve harassed, how literally inexperienced you are in politics, how […]

Episode Fifty-Five: Ebola Doesn’t Want YOU.

October 30, 2014

One of the truest things I’ve heard about the American public came from an episode of The Wire. It’s when a detective was asked if people would believe a story that may or may not have actually happened. His response was pure genius: “By in large, people are pretty stupid, especially here in America. We […]

Episode Fifty-Four: The Male Sewing Circle Influx

May 13, 2014

It’s pretty incredible how social media has “evolved” all of us. It’s made us more aware of the world, it’s brought us closer to everyone we care about, and it’s open the doors to find out more about people than we’ve wanted to admit. Unfortunately, with all this awareness, has come a horrible thing for […]

Episode Fifty-Three: The NEW tape heard ’round the world….

April 29, 2014

So, it appears justice has been served, for once. The NBA has taken a strong stand on it’s zero-tolerance on racism , and the people who perpetuate it in the NBA. This was made true by the league’s action against hopefully-soon-to-be-ex Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. If you’ve been in living in a cave […]

Episode Fifty-Two: Why Hip-Hop Simply Needs to Die

January 27, 2014

If you are black living in America, chances are at some point in time, you’ve seen your share of injustices. Some may happen directly to you, some just may affect you from afar. From overt and subtle racism to police brutality, to economic sabotage (some done by our own selves) and everything in between, we’ve […]

Episode Fifty-One: The Charmin-Soft States of America

November 6, 2013

It’s a shame sometimes how a society mentally shifts, in terms behavior-wise. Sometimes, it is for the common good that old ideals are rendered obsolete thinking. Take for example, the whole idea of being un-American in the 1950s, mostly with the HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) that started a witch-hunt allover the country fro pretty […]

Episode Fifty: All the motivation we’ll EVER need now…..

July 16, 2013

OK, so if you’re like me, you are now heartbroken and outraged at what happened in America on Saturday, July 14, 2013. Starting back in February of last year, A man named George Zimmerman, who was not a police officer – yet wanted to assert his authority like one – confronted a 17-year-old kid named […]

Episode Forty-Nine: The Draining of the American fighting spirit

July 8, 2013

As we speak, there is another “revolution” going on in Egypt. In the wake of the Egyptian people’s successful overthrow of former president/dictator Hosni Mubarak of 2011, a new leader was elected by the people of Egypt. His name is Mohamed Morsi, and for the last two years, he was given the leadership position to […]