Cereal Trends

It’s sort of important to keep at least marginal track of breakfast cereal trends. They say a disturbingly lot about society and they a decent statistical of our children’s future health outcomes.

wheaties to froot loopsCereal Trends – From Wheaties To Froot Loops

Yeah, this certainly doesn’t look like a healthy trend in cereals at all, especially for our children. Transsexuality may be the new fad flavor but that doesn’t make it healthy diet. 😉

And yes. I find this image of Bruce or Caitlyn Jenner on the boxes of Wheaties and Froot Loops to be snarkily funny. I do almost feel bad about that – almost – because Jenner is suffering from a severe mental disease and I don’t normally like making fun of the insane or mentally damaged. If Jenner wasn’t a celebrity and one of the hangers-on of the Kardashians I’d never have posted this.

Related Reading:

The 50 Funniest American Writers*: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Creative Cursing: A Mix 'n' Match Profanity Generator
Celebrity Cocktails

Tags: | | | | | | | | |

That Shit Be Black!

Most reasoning people in America have to shake their heads in bafflement whenever a celebrity, especially and actor or actress, feels both the need to- and that it is their place to weigh in on serious issues.

A quite interesting example of this phenomenon is the recent video from Amandla Stenberg, Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows, in which the 16 year-old actress lambasts certain form of “cultural appropriation” by Whites.

Don’t Cash Crop On My Cornrows

Young Ms. Stemberg’s dissertation on the percieved evils of Whites adopting bits and pieces of Black Culture was eloquent and respectful, delivered with restraint and a voice carrying the compelling emotion that one would expect from a professional performer. Yet, at the end of the day, however, all Stenberg is really saying is, “Step off, Whitey! That shit be Black.” This is an interestingly hypocritical position for a light-skinned – possibly, if not probably, lightened-skinned – young female who obviously spends considerable time, effort, and money achieving “Good Hair,” i.e., White Hair, to be taking and espousing.

Of course, with Amandla Stenberg being a Light Girl, she may feel a lot of pressure to speak so in order to prove that she’s “Black Enough.” Hence, we should give her the hand-out of tolerance.

Yet, possibly inadvertently, Stenberg brought up one of the underlying problems that America is forced to with when confronting the problem of the Blacks within our borders. The “Black Community” are not and do not want to be Americans in a way shape or form except for legalistically and then only when it benefits them without impinging upon their deep-seated need to both other than- and antithetical to normative American society.

Generationally speaking, this behavior of the “Black Community” is recent but it is accelerating along predictable lines and with an equally predictable ending. Truly, it goes no further back than the end of segregation and with each removal of the physical separation of Blacks from the rest of America Black Culture has responded by being more exilic and more outre.

Ironically, the “Black Community,” coping with the end of segregation, wants and demands to be separate but equal. Sadly, the separateness is based upon cultural norms that are willfully at odds with those of America as whole.

Thus we arrive at Ms. Stenberg’s video. It’s simply a product of the “Black Community” striving to be a different and separate from normative American culture as possible in the wake of there being no barrier to their assimilation – social, societal, and psychological immigration really, for they are foreigners – into America as a whole.

Related Reading:

Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940
Celebrity
The Whites: A Novel
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice – 3rd Edition
URBAN FICTION AFRICAN AMERICAN: Hustle and Bustle In The NYC (Thug Romance)

Tags: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Harōkiti Futatabi

I wasn’t entirely jesting when I stated that I was concerned that Courtney Stodden’s 2012 “Hello Courtney” video, which was themed as cross between Hello Kitty and Nekomimi, was going to sour America on Nekomimi – as well as emotionally scar many women who grew up with Hello Kitty.

Harōkiti Futatabi

Fortunately, there’s a plethora of evidence to support the theory that these memes are more than robust enough to survive Stodden’s unusual sense of sexy and appropriate. 😉 So Harōkiti Futatabi (Hello Kitty Again).

Related Reading:

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Celebrity in Death
TRUE CRIME: True Crime Stories, Hollywood Deaths and Bullycide Box Set (A Book about Celebrities, Youth Suicide & True Murders)
Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities
Akira's Tail

Tags: | | | | | | | | |