Monthly Archives: January 2011

NOT happy to be nappy.

 

this guy definitely doesn't look happy to be nappy.

GD of PostBourgie slid this to me in my gchat today and i knew it would be great blog fodder.  this is a young woman who is not at all pleased with the natural hair experience.

some quick thoughts:

-i think there’s a conversation to be had here about the way that natural hair product lines (particularly high priced ones) market their products.  how often do you see (this is an actual question im posing to you all) natural hair product lines featuring models with nappy/kinky/afro’d hair?  go look around the kinky-curly website real quick.  don’t worry, i’ll wait.  actually, i’ll save you some time; they all look like this:

actual pic from actual site

same is true for miss jessie’s, carol’s daughter, and we dont even have to mention mixed chicks, lol.  it seems that the message sent is that natural hair is only beautiful when it’s curly and bouncy.  are companies like these profiting from an idealistic standard of beauty that many can’t achieve, due to dna?  maybe this young lady just thought that using the products she used would make her look like the shiny curly heads in their ads?

-i’m certain that lots of people are going to label this woman self-hating.  is that a fair assessment?  everything just ain’t for everybody, right?  and it’s just hair, right?

i’m very curious and excited to hear what you all think.  let me go put my wet & wavy on a hanger & pull on up to the table.

(sad afro guy via)

dopplegangers.

nba player & ‘basketball wives’ douchebag eric williams looks like that alien dude from ‘enemy mine.’

like if the alien dude got some proactive.  there he go.

this is the dawning of the aaaaage of…. capricorn?

so!  today some man smacked all you zodiac obsessed yatches in the face when he announced that the zodiac that we all know and love has changed, complete with a new addition.  you were a Taurus yesterday?  hope you like being an Aries from now on!  got “sexy virgo” tatted on your tit?  better put a lion face over that!

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come on out to the Light Skin vs. Dark Skin party!

first, let me state that this is A REAL EXISTING THING happening in columbus, ohio on january 21st.  this flier made it’s rounds around Twitter yesterday courtesy of steenfox.

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EXCLUSIVE! #YoungStruggleFace freestyle!!

via nerdatthecooltable.com

okay

so we all know the legend of #YoungStruggleFace, the oldest, grownest toddler ever.  he probably owns property.  he’s probably served jury duty a couple of times.  but here’s what you don’t know–he raps, too.

apparently he and twitter’s own @seansmyph used to hit the studio all the time back in ’01, and with his new found twitter fame, he’s been in the booth again.

check out this snippet from #YoungStruggleFace’s mixtape, ‘Grind Diego Grind,’ dropping sometime in the new year.