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February 2, 2011

Joan Rivers Called Michelle Obama Blackie O.

by MullOverThis

Joan Rivers, my absolute favorite comedienne, told Howard Stern, the lord of decrepitude, that she refrained from calling Michelle Obama “Blackie O” onstage because she knew it would offend African-Americans.  The joke was along the lines of “We used to have Jackie O…now we have Blackie O.”

Of course, quixotic African-Americans are already on the prowl to let Ms. Rivers “have it” for which can only be in truth and at its’ greatest worth,  hypercritical pontifications.  

To my fellow countrymen I say:

1.  Hast thou ever chachinnated whilst harkening to the illustrious vituperations from the Crowned King of The Idiocy of White People, Paul Mooney?  Mightest thou be presently queasy with paroxysm from the convulsions of  ill-requited hypocrite juice?

2.  To wit,  the JAP and  BAP acronyms are often affectionately esteemed by the privileged personas to whom they are often directed: the promising cusp of the upper middle class, the wealthy, and  Jewish American and Black American Princesses, respectively. The JAP simply wanted to snap on the BAP.

3.  Hast the farcical performances which causes an anamnesis for Blue Collar Comedians and audiences alike generated billions of dollars for the crowned King Jeff Foxworthy and his sidekicks because Rednecks don’t exist?

4.  SO WHAT!

Joan Rivers is a comedian and that is what comics do:  go to the line and push it.  She said she DID NOT use the joke out of sensitivity, which is more than what 99% of Black comics would do.  Whitey had no rest while the Bushes were in office.


November 14, 2010


by MullOverThis

Hello, blogosphere.  It’s been a minute or two, but after seeing the cranky reviews of this film on the Root and other African-American blogs-which I highly anticipated-I had to chime in.  Tyler Perry’s latest film, FOR COLORED GIRLS is based upon  Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf.”

This film is not a great adaptation of the original artistic work because the original play, based upon a series of Shange’s poems, depicted her morally decrepit view of the world and life through the Black woman’s experience.  Although Tyler Perry has issues, he is not a feminist and could not have possibly sought to bring a baseless feminist point of view to life on the big screen.  Personally, I’m glad he didn’t.  I remember having to take some Tylenol when studying Shange’s work back in college.  I thought, “Lord, what is this world coming to.”

Of course, this flick is in line with most of Perry’s movies:  It does cater to the same stereotypical Bishop Jakes audience of wailing Black women as an all-inclusive view of the Black family/Black life and marginally includes the Black man.  DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS presented a story that needs to be told about the single Black male father who is often the “better” parent, and has to struggle to give his children the influence, upbringing and life they deserve. So, although I am not a Tyler Perry fan, he did give some “dap” to Black men.

As for COLORED GIRLS, my girlfriends and I all have one opine that cannot be trumped:  We all see ourselves or know someone personally who has the same story as the characters in this film.  So, what is all of the fuss about?

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