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Love.Hater.

“If I don’t like it I don’t like it, that don’t mean that I’m hating…” ~ Common “The Sixth Sense” Like Water For Chocloate

I get called a hater all the time.  And well, me and Reggie Noble?  We’ll be dat.

Now I can’t in good consciousness refer to myself as a hater.  That makes no sense.  For one, I’m too sexxy (for this shirt) for that.  For b, what exactly is a hater anyway?

I’ve always viewed haters as those assholes who came up with asinine reasons for not liking something or knocking somebody down.  You know that bullsh*t like, “Beyonce looks like a robot version of Brak from Space Ghost.”

That’s just not true.

Or even better, my favorite hater to want to slap the monkeyshine sh*t out of:  the person who just can’t be happy for anybody.  You know this dude very well.  Somebody gets a promotion and he’s on some, “he probably tossed a few salads to get to the top” type stuff.  True or not, that’s hateration at its finest.

Tyra Banks on the season finale of ANTM last night?  Not at her finest.  Word to the wise, my ebony sisters, dirty blond wigs mixed with the dresses from East Hell makes you look a gay metrosexual moose with a wig on that smokes Newports and only drinks Zima out of a shot glass.

Now see, that could be construed as hating, except…it’s totally true.

See, that’s not hating.

Well, anyway, this got me to thinking about stuff I’ve been accused of hating on.  And quite possilby it’s true.  There are things and people I just don’t “get” and in my lack of “getting it” I tend to make known my disdain for such things, which can be construed as hating.

So f*ck it.  Call me a hater.  Hell, call me what you want but don’t call me on my Sidekick.

I have an iPhone, beeyotch.

So, without further ado, things that Panama Jackson just doesn’t get and “hates” on:

Drake - I honestly don’t understand the hype behind this cat.  Sure he can rap.  Whoopty damn do.  Sure he can sing.  Whoopy damn do.  He is about as interesting to me as Soulja Boy is deep.  Read:  not very.  Plus, his entire rap style is Kanye’s…except, Kanye is WAY more entertaining than he is.  The funny thing about Drake is that it seems like the whole world fell in love with him at the same time.  In one two week span, I got no less than 20 emails, IMs, texts, and phone calls on some, “have you heard of Drake?”  Yes, bitch, I have.  And no I’m not feeling him.  I’d rather go watch a puma screw an oddly named IKEA appliance than listen to So Far Gone again.

(Suggestion:  Now if you want to hear that good raw hiphop, then I suggest you check out Diamond District’s “In The Ruff” album.  Been on repeat for the past three weeks. Real.Hip.Hop, dawg.)

Twitter – I’m on twitter right now trying to understand it.  Lots of folks are following me which is a shame because I update like every other other day.  And for no reason and with nothing interesting to say for real.  If you really want to holler at the good Reverand Petey Jakes, hit me on AIM or GChat or something.

Basically, tweet deez.

Panama - Ole wacksauce second tier bloggin’ a** ninja.

Hill Harper - He’s never seen a bad script he wouldn’t jump on and yet for some reason, women swoon over this cat like he’s Hollywood Will Smith and sh*t.  He hasn’t done anything of real accomplishment aside from graduating from college and going to school with Obama and writing a book for women (I think).  You know who else wrote a book for women?  Iceberg Slim.

Skinny jeans - “I can’t wear skinny jeans cuz my knot to thick”  I have no earthly idea why grown ass men thing wearing denim tights is the way to go but there’s a whole lot of buttchex looking cats running around influencing our youth.

Tyler Perry movies – Mostly because they suck.

OJ Da Juiceman - Sike.  I totally get this one.  He’s talented and makes me believe in myself.

Katt Williams - Mostly because he’s really not funny in his standup.  Actually, it’s ALL because he’s not funny in his standup.

I think that’s enough of Panama’s dislikes for now.  So my good friends here at the VSB.com HQ, what are some nouns that other people seem to love but you just ain’t feeling and get accused of hating on?

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka TANGLE JIG P aka YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD 3

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Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future.

  • iloVEGrits

    I am with you on the Twitter thing. It’s for losers. Sorry one and all. I can take the heat.

    Others:

    Jennifer Hudson: Not. feeling. her. at. all. I did not think her Star Spangled Banner was great. Nor did I think her Dream Girls performance was great. Sure…she blew Bey out the water, acting wise. But is that that hard to do?

    Idris. My feelings about the crust have been made known.

    Carol’s Daughter. NONE of her products do anything for me. Waste of my money! Infusium leave in, Garnier conditioner and conditioning styling cream and Neutrogena Deep Conditioner work better. And it’s…gasp…cheaper.

    house music. Prefer true 70s disco.

    making friends/giving someone a chance. I could care less about it. I am never rude but I can tell if someone is an a$$ wipe in about 10 minutes. If my gut says you ain’t cool, I don’t extend the energy to get to know you. And I think I have been right 100% of the time. Now, my instinct on who IS cool is far less refined and I’ve been wrong numerous times.

    life long friendships. Some people ain’t meant to be around forever.

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @iloVEGrits,

      D*mn @ “Twitter is for losers”. Don’t hold back. Tell us how you truly feel.

      • iloVEGrits

        @Luvvie,

        I use the term in the most positive sense of the word.

        *tentatively* e-hug?

        • iloVEGrits

          @iloVEGrits,

          damn. guess not. sniff.

        • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

          @iloVEGrits,

          *side-eye*

          *gives V Church hug*

          *mo’ side-eye*

          • iloVEGrits

            @Luvvie,

            lol @ the lingering side eye.

          • Gem-balaya

            @Luvvie,

            lol NOT the church hug aka booty out w/ lazy pat on the back.

            • overit

              @Gem-balaya, lol NOT the church hug aka booty out w/ lazy pat on the back.

              lmao, that’s the mosque hug but include 2 (or 45 if they ayrab) air kisses to both cheeks.

      • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

        @Luvvie,
        Twitter isn’t for losers, just narcissists.

        • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com blackberry molasses

          @Monk,

          agreed.

        • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

          @Monk,

          You tryna call me a narciss…

          *passes mirror* Oooooo I look FLY today!

          • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

            @Luvvie,
            If the shoe fits, be Cinderella.

    • http://headedintherightdirection.blogspot.com Liryc

      @iloVEGrits,

      say it ain’t so.. Not Idris.. not Mr. Elba.. say it ain’t so.. I think he’s the hottest thing since sliced bread.. you can’t be serious..

      as for twitter, it takes some getting used to..
      Its legalized stalking at its best.. why not enjoy it.. can’t blame me for being a voyeur!

      • iloVEGrits

        @Liryc,

        “legalized stalking”

        this is a good thing? lolol.

        • http://headedintherightdirection.blogspot.com Liryc

          @iloVEGrits,

          Hey I can’t get arrested for knowing what you’re doing at every minute of the day, and I don’t have to hide in your bushes in hopes of getting little glances of you so in my book I’d have to say YES…

          • JamaicanGirl

            @Liryc, exactly, people cant get mad when their business (or naked body parts) is in the streets because they told me and the rest of the tweeps before the s%*t went down.

      • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

        @Liryc,

        legalized stalkin = yups thats exactly what it is
        (high 5)

    • Leila

      @iloVEGrits, “Carol’s Daughter. NONE of her products do anything for me.”

      I thought that I was the only one. After the hype, I tried about 3 different products and it didn’t do anything for me. I don’t understand what the fuss is all about.

      • iloVEGrits

        @Leila,

        I was mad. The hype had me amped to buy the stuff and I was like ‘wth’?

        • tnt

          @iloVEGrits,
          i refuse to try it bec they dont have samples and the price point is way to high. i feel same way about miss jessies. that ish has WAY too many chemicals and frankly i dont NEED a 32 oz tub of product. tried it once (used my friends) and it took fooooooooooooooooooor.eveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrr for my hair to dry. AND i had crunchy hair. i could have gotten the same results with some black gel. for cheaper might i add.

          sorry i just hate all these “natural” haircare products that are preying upon us.

          im also not a fan of purchasing things from online. me, this chick right here, she’s all about instant gratification, and taking ish back to the store if it doesn’t work the way i like want it to. online stores, not so much

    • Gem-balaya

      @iloVEGrits,

      my hair appreciates garnier as well.

      but now, when i want festive curls and ringlets i’m all about MIXEDCHICKS. their products will have me saying “do you like my styyy-elll?!?” for hours on end

      • iloVEGrits

        @Gem-balaya,

        Been meaning to try them.

      • http://www.twitter.com/Vivacious2 This Just In

        @Gem-balaya,

        Can you only buy MixedChicks online? I’ve tried everything for my hair (including Aveda Be Curly…that shiggity is WACK) and the only thing that worked was discontinued…R.I.P. Garnier Curl and Shine products. :’o(

        • Gem-balaya

          @This Just In,

          i don’t believe they sell it in stores but you can get it from one of their salons or salons who have it in stock. otherwise i guess it must be be purchased online.

          my mom goes to a salon that sells it so she just sends it to me. such a good mommy. keeps me looking festive–like i am today!! DO YA LIKE MY STYYY-ELLL??!!

      • overit

        @Gem-balaya, mixedchicks! tho i am not a mixed chick, my hair tells me i am lol. i looove their products, and its a great condioner for your hair.

        • Gem-balaya

          @overit,

          you’re my etwin so its LIKE you’re mixed. same difference (p.s. i hate the phrase “same difference”)

          • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

            @Gem-balaya,

            Ummm… no.

            • Gem-balaya

              @Luvvie

              i’m sorry this convo is for mixedchick having hair only. the carol’s daughters reunion is down the hall. k thx bye

    • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

      @iloVEGrits, Carol’s Daughter.
      I agree. I did like her stuff much better years ago before she went corporate.

    • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com N.I.A. naturally….

      @iloVEGrits,

      Carols Daughter is definitely a waste of good money…when i was a loose natural, that hair milk did nothing for my hair that curl activator could not do much better. and the loc butter is yucky…

    • http://nextbigthing.blogsome.com Hostess

      @iloVEGrits, I’m so with you on the Idris thing. Plus, he wasn’t nice to his ex-wife. Same thing with Jen Hud. I don’t get it.

    • CoCoPuffs

      @iloVEGrits, Im hating on your list cause you listed errything I just don’t get before I did! Why does Carols daughter charge $20 for shampoo that is no better than diswashing liquid is beyond me…and JHuds album sucked donkey balls…

      • Gem-balaya

        @CoCoPuffs,

        lol @ JHuds album sucked donkey balls…

        i thought the same thing and was shocked she was nominated for so many grammy’s. like, did they listen to the same ish i did??

        • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

          @Gem-balaya,

          j-hud can get it i likes me a thick woman

          • http://www.blkbond.blogspot.com Blk Bond

            @BLUNTBLAZER,

            man, first it was Sarah Jessica Parker, NOW J-Hud can get it? Dammit man…(SMH)

            • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

              @Blk Bond,
              naw im not that guy sarah aint she that skinny chick from sex in tha city naw she needs a few bbq’s

        • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

          @Gem-balaya,

          Not only that, but she won.

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @iloVEGrits,

      And methinks all you Carol’s Daughter haters got the “Mixed Girl” hair. It works for me :-p *shots fired*

      • iloV.E.G.rits

        @Luvvie,

        naw. CD is just plain whack.

      • overit

        @Luvvie, i actually like carols daughter lol, i like all the products that were named, its just pricey and not as accesible as garnier and infusium.

      • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

        @Luvvie,

        It works for me too…

        So you might be onto something here, hunny! :)

      • shay_d_lady

        @Luvvie, I dont have mixed hair….but carols didnt work for me AT ALL.. CURLS cleansing cream and asian green tea conditioner and burts bees avocado pre treatment was the bomb diggity and noting defined my curl better than water good ol curl activator… the clear kind thats like 1.99 for 3 gallons…LOL

    • http://www.kindredsmile.blogspot.com Kindred Smile

      @iloVEGrits, I’m with you on Carol’s Daughter, but then again I’m relaxed, lol. But the Hair Milk and Kizzy Pomade do work wonders for Piggy Wiggy, but not so much to the point where I’ll run out and buy em again.

      Oh, and Twitter? Tweet deez.

    • http://www.MonicaMingo.com CreoleInDC

      @iloVEGrits,

      I really WANT to love me some Jennifer Hudson…but I can’t. *sigh* Loved her in “Dreamgirls” but nada else.

      I’ve only purchased one product by Carol’s Daughter. This bronzing cream stuff. Waste of $20. Used it once and never again.

      House music makes my ears bleed.

  • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

    I’m not a h*ter, I just roast a lot.

    iRoast:

    *Hairhats – I’m sorry but weaves makes me scowl. Every 5 mins, a horse (probably in Detroit) loses its tail. *cues violins*

    *House of Dereon – The clothes are tackier than a bed of thorns. Mama Tina needs not design jack but red lipstick (she loves em)

    *Napoleon Dynamite – All the hype around the film. When I finally watched it, I MAY have chuckled once. BOOOO!

    *Halle Berry in “Monster’s Ball” – Wackness! How she won an Oscar for that was beyond me. She was in greater movies and got 0 props (see: Losing Isaiah). The “Make me feel good” scene made me cringe. I averted my eyes till it was over

    *Asher Roth – White boy with slightly clever words that he SPEAKS (not raps. That fool just talks) to a so-so beat. Now he’s famous. WOMP! Jeebs be some musical standards for us all.

    • iloVEGrits

      @Luvvie,

      “She was in greater movies and got 0 props (see: Losing Isaiah)”

      She has never been in a good movie, imo. But I give her a pass b/c she tries, lol, and cuz she’s so darn cute.

      • charli skipper

        @iloVEGrits,
        um…Queen? “I’s NEGRA!!! AHHHHHHHHH!” Classic.

        • iloVEGrits

          @charli skipper,

          That line was classic. The acting? not so much. lol.
          But she tried. hard. I know she did.

          • overit

            @iloVEGrits, That’s why I love her, she tries and is so cute!

      • pinksghetti

        @iloVEGrits, exsqueeze me, didn’t you like her in “Jungle Fever” as the crackhead with the foul mouth. I love that movie and I saw it when I was about 12 or 13 on HBO (what was my mom thinking, lol) and she scared me because I thought her and Samuel L. Jackson were crackheads for real (I know I was a sheltered child). This is her best role that I’ve seen her in and she wasn’t too bad in B.A.P.S. (I know I’m not PC but that movie was so wrong but so right because it was so funny).

    • http://headedintherightdirection.blogspot.com Liryc

      @Luvvie,

      Napoleon Dynamite was comedic stupidity that I found to be hilarious.. not everyone liked it.. but I did..

      asher roth is a cool white rapper.. he’s no eminem, but he’s ok..

      LMFAO @ hair hats.. weaves are sometimes needed.. I know women with really thinning hair and if it wasn’t for the weave they’d really be “bald head scallywags ain’t got no hair in the back”
      I’ve worn my fair share of wigs and weaves.. and sometimes they are a needed accessory to an already fabulous outfit that couldn’t be achieved. its not that bad

      • iloVEGrits

        @Liryc,

        agreed. Weaves are okay if they are good weaves. And if you are not a repeated weave wearer.

        Since I frown upon sistas who frown upon girls with natural hair, I try not to talk about weave lovers, unless they are Bey or Tyra (because they are repeat offenders). To each his own.

    • Lili

      @Luvvie,
      Halle made that movie so that 2520 would give her the Oscar. Nobody better doubt that.

      Both Vanessa Williams and Angela Bassett turned that film down!

      On the real, I really couldn’t take her seriously about how she tried dating Black men b4 her current mate (who is definitely a fine specimen) and couldn’t find one who would treat her right…If you’re judgment is so lapsed that you’d degrade yourself and women by picking a role like that, who really thinks you know how to point out a good guy?
      (I’m not blaming her for whatever trials she went through, but after a while, like Kat said, “You gotta figure out what it is about yourself that keeps attracting ain’t sh!t n!ggas”)*

      Good analysis of what that film was really about and it’s potential societal impact:
      http://metaphilm.com/index.php/detail/monsters_ball/

      *Sorry, I’ve been ranting as of late. I guess, as much as I try to like her, Halle is one of those who will eternally grind my gears because of that role.

      • temps

        @Lili, here here I am so sick f hearing well to do Americans crying about not being able to find a good mate-fools made more money in one decade than my grandmoms did in their entire life and have the nerve to make an issue out of not being able to find a good black man…We are out there but there are more excuses as to NOT date us than there are good men. On SBM.net some ditzy chick said the “more we men read the weaker our sex is” …wtf is that!?

        Oh so you want a good man but not one that reads so much cuz it might lead to ED…ONLY a jaded overpaid American women would reach so far as to say something so lame…now peep them Mexicans DIRT POOR and yet they in most case I’ve seen ARE MARRIED do you realize Mexico has been in a recession since most of us have been alive? Yet boneheaed American women heard Halle (a wealthy woman) BS and actually thought “see told you so”…whatever! Her ass got homes on both coast and in Europe..her ass just like white guys

    • miss t-lee

      @Luvvie,
      “*Napoleon Dynamite – All the hype around the film. When I finally watched it, I MAY have chuckled once. BOOOO!”

      I only laughed twice, and afterwards I wanted that hour and a half of my life back…
      bullish, I tell ya!

      • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

        @miss t-lee,
        i neva saw it

        • miss t-lee

          @BLUNTBLAZER,
          You’re not missing much.
          Trust me.

    • Wanjiru

      @Luvvie,
      Thank you!!!! And just-had-to-be-different people just kept telling me “You don’t get it do you? That Liger line is off the hook! Or maybe the latest Will Smith blockbuster is more your thing?”. Ermmm… here’s a thought. Maybe it just wasn’t that funny!!! I mean, me and my friends just twitting (he he) come up with funnier stuff. (Shiru sips on some hater-ade)

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Luvvie,

      *Napoleon Dynamite – All the hype around the film. When I finally watched it, I MAY have chuckled once. BOOOO!

      **nodding head**

    • YGB

      @Luvvie,

      I certainly expected better from Napoleon Dynamite – that movie is just pure shizz!

      • shay_d_lady

        LOL I loved Napolean Dynamite.. but then I am corny…when he decided to forego the karate lessons and just buy the pants? LMAO ……

        • overit

          @shay_d_lady, thank you shay! LMAO, “but my lips hurt BAAD”

          • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com blackberry molasses

            @overit,

            **blink…. blank stare**

            I don’t get it.

            And I’ve been forced to sit throught that movie more times than I care to count.

          • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

            @overit,

            *blink* *blink* *blink* :-|

    • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

      @Luvvie,
      neva heard of Drake or Asher

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @BLUNTBLAZER,

        i never heard of asher until yesterday. i think sister t wrote about him

    • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

      @Luvvie,
      “Every 5 mins, a horse (probably in Detroit) loses its tail.”

      We’re not going there with my city today.

  • Gem-balaya

    i’ve been accused of being a hater of….

    kobe. ppl seem to think i am just hating on him cuz he’s the “best in the league”. when actuality, i don’t deny the fact that kobe is a damn good baller, one of the best on the court right now. but he’s a b*tch@ss. plain and simple. he tryna dime ppl out on some BS cuz he can’t take the heat of his own mistakes and transgressions. i can’t support that. in any time or space. so therefore i dislike him. and all i see when i see him on the court is a snitch @$$ b*tchass…. it’ll be interesting to see if he can finally get a ring without Shaq. stay tuned…

    • JamaicanGirl

      @Gem-balaya: yes, yes, you get a standing O, that ninja attitude and arrogance surpasses his skills as a baller. Him and his receding hairline needs to sat down.

      • Gem-balaya

        @JamaicanGirl,

        right. i have the right not to like somebody based on traits i find undesirable. i’m not a huge basketball fan so his court skills alone aren’t impressive enough for me to be tuned into the kobe/lake show.

        • JamaicanGirl

          @Gem-balaya, Chile i had to watch the Houston, Lakers game on mute the other night because TNT commentators Kevin and Doug ride his pipe so hard, the ninja can play but he is not the only player in the NBA. I love ball i don’t miss a game, but the game will go on if he injured his back, break a big toe, tear a muscle and wont be able to play for the rest of the playoffs.

    • Tx10inch

      @Gem-balaya,

      major cosignage e-boo…

      Kobe ain’t sh*t w/o Shaq. My Rockets gonna get in dat azz in 7. Wait and see people..wait and see.

      • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

        @Tx10inch,

        We might be waiting for a minute on THAT one.

        • overit

          @Monk, lmao…

      • Gem-balaya

        @Tx10inch,

        ummmm e-boo you know i e-love you and all but errr uhhh after tuesdays game, your rockets need more ppl. preferrably ones that arent allergic to a basketball. mmkay?? *rubs e-boos back*

        • http://bit.ly/nyexaminer streetz

          @Gem-balaya, Yo I salmost spit out my water reading this! LMAO!!

          The Rockets need everyone in China if they believe they winnin in 7!

      • temps

        @Tx10inch, yea I was so amazed to see the “Laker Fans” once they got out of the first round on these blogs and on twitter…cant stand front runners..didnt even know some of these ppl were even into sports..oh yea thats right they not into sports they are laker fans..now lets see Jordan in his prime playing a team who loses their top 2 players and yet the series goes to seven? No way.

        If P Ewing woulda been out of those playoffs in the 90′s Jordans Bulls woulda smoked the Knicks in four easy but with equal comp Jordan had to fight to win those series-win or not this series says SO MUCH about Kobe…to think he told Artest “you flopped” yet Artest showed him the bloody bit tongue he got courtesy of Kobes elbow. Remember Jordan got his ass kicked by them Bad Boys (Detroit stand up..RIP Mr Daly)
        from those playoff series he learned to win you must RUN OVER your opponent not assume he’ll just get out of the way cuz you know its the fourth quarter.

    • YGB

      @Gem-balaya,
      “he tryna dime ppl out on some BS cuz he can’t take the heat of his own mistakes and transgressions”

      This turned me off Kobe something fierce. Shaq had nothing to do with his azz cheating and getting caught out. Weak azz spineless jigga.

      • Me fail english?

        @YGB,

        I, for one, am happy that he ratted.

        If for no other reason than my 2008 Inappropriate Catchphrase of the year: “Kobe, how my azz taste?”

    • http://www.blkbond.blogspot.com Blk Bond

      @Gem-balaya,

      I second that to the highest degree. I argue everywhere I go about that overrated ninja. Can he Play? Yes. Is he great? NO. RESOUNDING NO. ECHOING NOOOOOOOOoooooo….oooo….ooo…oo…o

      Bond. BlkBond.

  • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

    Other things iRoast:

    *Ed Hardy – The ish is UGLY. Nothing that Bret Michaels rocks on a regular should be considered trendy (especially that bandana tail he wears on his head)

    *Air Yeezies: They are men stilettos, with those high *ss soles. I know Kanye wanted to get some height by designing some thick shoes but male chanclattas are not the answer. They look like Sketchers.

    *Gladiator Sandals – Some are cute but a majority look like they would be GREAT for 400 B.C. Them Air Foot Voyages just look outta place in the city. Ain’t nobody walking no deserts. Let my people go, and let gladiator sandals die a red (sea) death. Say no to Air Christs.

    I’m just saying… iRoast because iLove

    • Lili

      @Luvvie,
      Yea…Ed Hardy was hot like, 3.5 yrs ago, when it was somewhat exclusive because practically no one new about it.

      Now I see that mess plastered around Macys! Anything that was exclusive in tiny, trendy boutiques and is now being mass-produced for (mid-level) department stores is no longer not.

      • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

        @Lili,

        I disagree. Ed Hardy was NEVER hot. Ever.

    • mssmtaylor

      @Luvvie,

      “Gladiator Sandals – Some are cute but a majority look like they would be GREAT for 400 B.C. Them Air Foot Voyages just look outta place in the city. Ain’t nobody walking no deserts. Let my people go, and let gladiator sandals die a red (sea) death. Say no to Air Christs”

      I just bought a pair earlier this week. I think they are so cute.

    • V Renee

      @Luvvie,

      I agree with this whole list.

      • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

        @V Renee,

        me 2

    • Peyso

      @Luvvie, We call the Gladiator Sandals, the Air Disciples. Nothin that the 12 disciples were rocking should be worn in 2009. I know trends come back in style but this is getting outlandish

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @Luvvie,

      Co-sign on Ed Hardy and Gladiator sandals.

      Ed Hardy because those shirts look like they’re having seizures. Gladiator sandals because I don’t wanna look like Russell Crowe and this ain’t the biblical days.

    • http://www.blkbond.blogspot.com Blk Bond

      @Luvvie,

      Ed Hardy was never hot to me. Must be a left coast thing

  • Lili

    @ PJ

    Your middle name must be f*ck you
    Cause every time you make a post
    Readers be like, “F*CK YOUUUUU!”

    • Double J

      @Lili,

      lol I’ll be dat …..i’ll be dat

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Lili,

      any reggie noble reference gets kudos from me

      • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

        @The Champ,
        Co-signage.

      • Lili

        @The Champ,

        I do what I can. ;-)

  • Officer Ricky

    I must agree with “PJ” Tyler Perry and partially on Katt Williams. Tyler Perry movies suck, ain’t funny, and if you get genuine kicks out of them, go jump off a bridge cause Madea aint funny!! Katt Williams last comedy movie thing was such a fail, I started to seriously doubt his credibility.. “this sh*t right here?” Built up the hype but could not deliver on his last series. It was actually tragic watching him.

    JORDANS

    If you own a pair of those overpriced, ugly, ugly shoes, kill yo’self.

    Is hating on UGGS still cool?

    • http://headedintherightdirection.blogspot.com Liryc

      @Officer Ricky,

      I can agree with the uggs, but not the jo-jo’s…

      come on.. you gonna tell me you do not own one pair of MR. MICHAEL (the best that EVER did it) Jordan sneakers @ all.. you are strait trippin

      I’m not saying to buy every single pair, but not one pair.. I have my originals from the 90′s and they are still fresh..

      Uggs I say ditto.. Jo-Jo’s.. I’m gonna have to give you the wicked side-eye for!

      • Gem-balaya

        @Liryc,

        i’ve never owned or wanted to own a pair of jordans. but i’m not a sneaker fan. the only time i ever thought about buying a pair was in high school becuz all my friends rocked them. but i prefered spending my hard earned money on CUTE girly shoes.

        • Officer Ricky

          @Gem-balaya,

          Does “CUTE” include gladiator sandals?

          • Gem-balaya

            @Officer Ricky,

            ummmm no. not only would i not classify them as cute but i’d never let my feet/ankles be assaulted by them.

        • Double J

          @Gem-balaya,

          I don’t get the whole “I gotta have the Jordan’s thing”. I must have missed that lesson when I went for my negro certification. People buy Jordan’s , but are sitting on the bus stop. I prefer to ride by in my 09 Altima with my pumas.

          Bottom line I would rather have an auto to get me to and from where ever I am going,not planning to leave by the last bus, by my on discretion. Kind of hard to make that late night booty call when you gotta walk a few miles in the J’s. O and if you are fishin’ in the neighborhood you living in your about due for some stalker drama cause they know where you live!!!! lol

          • Peyso

            @Double J, I didnt know Jordans and Altimas were mutually exclusive….

            • Me fail english?

              @Peyso,

              lol. Yeah I don’t think that if the bus riders switched to Keds they’d be in Bimmers

            • Double J

              @Peyso,

              They would at least be that much closer to a hoopty lol

            • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

              @Peyso,

              lol, i was thinking the same thing. i mean, its not like $150 sneakers will stand in the way of a $20,000 whip

      • temps

        @Liryc, Brooklyn born and raised never owned a pair of Jordans…overrated IMO some of them were hot not ALL of em and when everyone got something (esp with no practical value like say timbs which when it rains or snows and is cold they do come in handy but jordans, 2 bills for what?) I dont get it

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @Officer Ricky,

      Methinks you just offended all of Chicago by calling Jordans ugly.

      *whispers* Some are hideous. You are right.

      *clears throat* HOW COULD U??? tee hee

    • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

      @Officer Ricky,

      yea i cant support a black man that dresses like a woman to make bread. jus cant do it

    • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

      @Officer Ricky,

      I agree with the Jordans hate. I’ve never owned a pair and never will. I can’t drop that much on a pair of gym shoes…I’ve got shyt to do.

      • temps

        @Monk, exactly 2 bills for something common (when toddlers and pre-schoolers have em they are common) and cant wear when it gets very cold and snows ironically something that occurs very often in Chicago

    • http://www.blkbond.blogspot.com Blk Bond

      @Officer Ricky,

      **Loads up the Ruger P89**

      What did you say about Michael Jordan?! Blasphemy at best. Those kicks were not ugly, everything from Jordan 3-12 were that fire…hater, lol

  • Nola Darling

    Bluetooth earpieces – bluetooth abuse runs rampant. If I see that blue light flashing in your ear at a a concert, club, open mic, or any other event where the audio level is so high that I can’t hear the voices in my head telling me to smack that ridiculous device out of ear automatically makes you a d!ck to me. Take that ish out your ear. Argh. Namaste.

    I’ll co-sign the Hill Harper and raise you a Terrance Howard. Both of them are too comfortable playing soft characters and they really can’t pick a good script. The difference is that Hill Harper appears to be an intellectual, or is at least well spoken/written. Terrance has a murse, a rep for woman abuse, and a conk.

    In light of yesterday’s post. Family Guy. I am completely indifferent to it. Sorry. Ok I’m not sorry.

    I can’t take Beyonce when she is wailing on a note. Sometimes she sounds like a cat in heat. I liked when she sang At Last for the POTUS and the First Lady and wishes she would exercise that same restraint all the time.

    • iloVEGrits

      @Nola Darling,

      “Bluetooth earpieces”

      I dislike them in general. I decided to violate the laws here in Chicago (no handhelds while driving) rather than get one.

      It’s dorkiness personified.

      • Nola Darling

        @iloVEGrits,

        I cannot take having to clarify whether or not you’re speaking to me or through your bluetooth to someone else.

        • iloVEGrits

          @Nola Darling,

          I know. And it just sometimes seems like folks are talking to themselves, until you see the blue tooth. I’d rather not be frightened in that way.

          • temps

            @iloVEGrits, you gotta love when the call dies cuz the EAR PIECE went dead…wants wrong with just using the wire head set? Doesnt need charging and ppl seem to realize “oh he’s on a phone” but yea with blue tooth it looks weird seeing ppl talking seemingly to them selves until you see the piece

        • iloVEGrits

          @Nola Darling,

          btw, I know others have told you, but I love the handle. The ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ shout out plus the fact that it could sooooo work for a girl from the Big Easy. :)

          • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

            @iloVEGrits,

            Is this THE “Nola Darling”?? Are you an artist?

      • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

        @iloVEGrits,
        yea i use the speakphone part of my phone dam a earpiece fight the power

    • Gem-balaya

      @Nola Darling,

      where the audio level is so high that I can’t hear the voices in my head telling me to smack that ridiculous device out of ear

      lmao

    • V Renee

      @Nola Darling,

      Bluetooth earpieces – bluetooth abuse runs rampant .

      I think they make people look slightly slow. It’s something about them that reeks of slow…..not down syndrome slow, but mildly slow.

    • tnt

      namaste?

      • A Plus

        @tnt, google it, or watch an episode of LOST. but “namaste” is an Indian (dot, not feather) salutation.

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @Nola Darling,

      My bluetooth comes in handy when I’m twisting my hair and talking on the phone. But I don’t wear it around town on some “YEah you see me” crap. I’ve seen people rocking the bluetooth headpieces in the club.I wanted to tackle em.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @Luvvie,

        My bluetooth comes in handy when I’m twisting my hair and talking on the phone

        by “twisting my hair and talking on the phone” you mean “popping the pepsi can to cece peniston’s vid for “keep on movin”, right?

        • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

          @The Champ,

          No.

    • http://www.kindredsmile.blogspot.com Kindred Smile

      @Nola Darling, LMAO Terrence “baby wipes” Howard is a character in that he actively works to create his own reality. There’s no other profession he could have chosen. None. I’ve never seen someone so delusional

    • A Plus

      @Nola Darling, your use of “murse” and “conk” just made my day! thank you nola darling, thank you.

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @Nola Darling,

      “Bluetooth earpieces”

      YES. And I hate the Bluetooth douches that always have them in their ear at all times. Only people who need them on their ear at all times are folks that get their business done by phone.

      All you other shopping mall morons can stop wearing it like it’s an earring.

    • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

      @Nola Darling,

      In light of yesterday’s post. Family Guy. I am completely indifferent to it. Sorry. Ok I’m not sorry.

      *gasps*

      I ought to put Stewie onto you. :)

  • iloVEGrits

    Forgot to add: bachelorette parties.

    I am currently coordinating one for someone and don’t mind doing it – she deserves to go out with a bang. But the money and time spent so we can get drunk and play with sex toys and watch a nakked boy pop his business?

    Seems not worth it once you see your bank statement.**

    **I am in charge of the three most expensive elements: the stripper, the pleasure party lady (her fee) and the bar crawl. sheesh.

    • iloVEGrits

      @iloVEGrits,

      I’m co-coordinating. left that out.

      • Officer Ricky

        @iloVEGrits,

        Out of curiosity, what would you prefer in place of Bachelorette parties?

        • iloVEGrits

          @Officer Ricky,

          A hen party: strong drinks, music, us telling stories, bad pron we can make fun of, lol. Maybe a show, then a club.

          Gambling in Vegas. A trip to the Caribbean (not cheap but relaxing).

          Something simple, that doesn’t take a lot of work. And that won’t stress me out the week of.

          • Gem-balaya

            @iloVEGrits,

            i’m with you. the few bachelorette parties i have been to have been more hen parties. basically bridal showers on acid. girls letting loose, having fun, celebrating that last bit of “singleness” w/out the strippers, “happy love” aspect, etc.

            besides, male strippers just don’t excite me in the least. most of em are gheys any way. my bff already knows not to include that BS.

            • iloVEGrits

              @Gem-balaya,

              “male strippers just don’t excite me in the least. ”

              Me either. They are kinda gross.
              And everyone knows I’d rather see a drag show for a bachelorette party. lol.

            • Gem-balaya

              @iloVEGrits

              lol yessssss!!! drag shows are extremely entertaining. you can’t go wrong w/ female impersonators.

            • JamaicanGirl

              @Gem-balaya, I like the way you think, give me a hen and redbull and a good drag show any day.

            • http://www.kindredsmile.blogspot.com Kindred Smile

              @Gem-balaya, When I get married, I’m gonna demand a bridal shower on acid. **looks at Luvvie** You’ve been warned.

            • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

              @Gem-balaya,
              “besides, male strippers just don’t excite me in the least.”

              So do FEMALE strippers excite you? Had to ask…

            • Gem-balaya

              @Monk,

              only when i’m looking in my bedroom mirror

          • luvtheshoes

            @iloVEGrits,

            Those are great alternatives to the same tired ole party bachelorettes have been having the last 10 years.

            I might have to steal one of those for the next one of my girlfriends that gets married.

            • Happy Meal

              @luvtheshoes,
              You definitely should! I recently went to a Five-way bachelorette party where we went to a drag show and had a list of “tasks” the brides to be had to complete before the night was out… like kissing a bald man on the head etc, and it made for a lot of fun. We got the club with the drag show to give us discount on drinks all night which was great because were were all wasted and didn’t have to worry about much, because none of the men in there were really interested in “taking us home” anyway ;-).

        • http://www.twitter.com/circa1908 Intellectual Hedonist

          @Officer Ricky, me and my crew recently started doing half days at the spa in lieu of bachelorette parties. We go to a Casino in AC or Mohegan and do it up. Spa in the morning, followed by lunch, shopping, hit a club and brunch on Sunday. Everyone spends their own money and shares the cost of the bride to be and we all walk away pampared and happy.

          • tnt

            where are the strip clubs where men strip? everytime i hear about male strippers they are at private parties

            • luvtheshoes

              @tnt,

              I’m not sure about around your area but around here, some of the female strip clubs offer nights where they have guys strip in a separate area.

  • http://headedintherightdirection.blogspot.com Liryc

    dirty blond wigs mixed with the dresses from East Hell makes you look a gay metrosexual moose with a wig on that smokes Newports and only drinks Zima out of a shot glass.

    Damn man!! are you serious… wow.. I stopped watching that ish a while back

    as for twitter.. come on man.. I mean damn.. its something you have to get into.. if you use facebook, then its more convenient.. but if not then I can see the misunderstanding.. but damn!!

    • iloVEGrits

      @Liryc,

      Tyra looked like Glinda the not so good witch in her finale get up.

      • http://headedintherightdirection.blogspot.com Liryc

        @iloVEGrits,

        I guess I’m going to have to check it out online..

        show has totally fell off… Ah oh well..

      • miss t-lee

        @iloVEGrits,
        I was thinking more like Bride of Dracula. I actually said that last night…that dress was not the business!!

  • Gem-balaya

    since kobe is the only THING i’ve ever been accused of hating, i’d like to submit another type of list…

    things i’ll likely never be accused of “hating”:
    ~b.scott. no explanation necessary. luvvie as my witness.
    ~bey. she may wear terrible wigs/weave, have a horrid clothing line (see luvvie’s iRoast comment #2), possess pathetic acting kills, and have a trisomy 21 camel lookin boy for a husband but i.love.her. i think she’s fly, is a great musical entertainer, and she makes records that i have fun listening to (even tho her lyrical content has the sophistication of a chitlin). i wouldn’t wanna be her friend (her convo could put insomniacs to sleep) than but i like adoring her from afar.
    ~moisture. my hair stays conditioned, my skin lotioned, my lips glossed, and so on and so forth. dry, chapped, dusty and crusty are not friend’s of this body.
    ~100% cotton underwear. i may stay “moisturized”, but yeast is NOT cute. bread ingredients have no place in my nether regions. synthetic poly blends rarely touches my gem (every now and then i bust out the sexy lacy vicky’s but i’m single so they typically stay in the back of my panty drawer).
    ~pedicured feet. good luck ever trying to see chipped toe nail polish, jagged toe nails, or any kind of crud on my feet. i promote upkeep of visible parts–hands, feet, hair, skin–at all times. but feet esp should not be allowed to see the light of day if they are janky. it’s just gross. period.

    • iloVEGrits

      @Gem-balaya,

      I am glad you added this

      “even tho her lyrical content has the sophistication of a chitlin”. The girl is fly, I cannot lie, but her lyrics are written for the slower set, if you get my drift.

      And I thoroughly agree on keeping visible parts and feet up at all times.

      • Gem-balaya

        @iloVEGrits,

        stringing meaningful, sensible words/phrases together is NOT her strong suit. in fact, if her lyrics were a suit, it’d be a Dereon suit cluttered with gawdawfulness. but truth is, bedazzlement is captivating.

        • iloVEGrits

          @Gem-balaya,

          I credit her for not knowing her niche and working within it.

          And yeah, bedazzlement is captivating. lol.

          • iloVEGrits

            @iloVEGrits,

            credit her for knowing her niche. lawd be a proofreader tonight.

            • Gem-balaya

              @iloVEGrits,

              the other way was MUCH funnier. it had a whole knew meaning that made me crack up.

          • Gem-balaya

            @iloVEGrits,

            lmao @ for not knowing her niche and working within it

            you know you wrong!!

            • JamaicanGirl

              @Gem-balaya, “(even tho her lyrical content has the sophistication of a chitlin). i wouldn’t wanna be her friend (her convo could put insomniacs to sleep)”

              DEAD. I cant deal with this right now its 4:15am and i cant sleep.

    • luvtheshoes

      @Gem-balaya,

      Not trisomy 21!

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @Gem-balaya,

      100% cotton underwear just reminded me of the Fruit of the Loom granny drawers at KMart. iCan’t.

      • Gem-balaya

        who buys undies in a PACK from anywhere?? that’s ri-damn-diculous. i don’t think i’ve worn a “brief” since i was like in middle school.

        • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

          @Gem-balaya,

          i buy my boxers in packs from JC penny’s top of tha line baby lol

          • Gem-balaya

            @BLUNTBLAZER,

            LMAO!! that line is classic. makes me wanna go home and watch the movie

            • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

              @Gem-balaya,
              lol you caught that huh (high 5)

        • Me fail english?

          @Gem-balaya,

          I pick up the free Victoria’s Secret briefs (they call em bikini’s but let’s be real) whenever they send me a coupon. :)

          • Gem-balaya

            @Me fail english?,

            LOL cannot turn down a free panty. but there’s one thing for undies to cover must of your @ss (which i prefer, minus a little cheek hanging out) but it’s an entirely different thing for them to cover your entire rear AND your torso.

            panties deserve to stay at hip height.