Between countless annual events (i.e.: awards shows, season premieres, etc), weekly regularities (i.e. episodes of â€œRHOAâ€ or â€œBasketball Wivesâ€), and more â€œspontaneousâ€ occurrences (i.e.: Whitney Houstonâ€™s funeral, Oprahâ€™s interview with the Houston family, etc), weâ€™ve reached a point in our culture where, for many of us, the collective consumption of a subject matters more than the subject itself. Basically, we careinfinitelyÂ more about whatâ€™s said on our Twitter timelines about Jim and Chrissyâ€™s relationship on â€œLove and Hip-Hopâ€ than we do about Jim and Chrissyâ€™s relationship.
This quote is from “Collective Consumerism: It Takes a Village to Watch a TV Show (?)” — an article I wrote at Ebony.com. And while I do still think that the latent premise remains true, I think it’s pretty ironic that I’d write an article talking about how what we consume pales in comparison to our consumption of itÂ in the same week I wrote two posts here talking about the importance of the avalanche of virtual attention the Trayvon Martin case has received. Anyway, if you haven’t checked it out already, please do. (And, if so compelled, leave a comment.)
Panama, aka “The Girl’s BFF,” aka “The Three Goggles” has an interesting post up at Guyspeak this week titled “Man Law Violations That Women Want Us To Engage In”. While he didn’t mention what I consider to be the most annoying Man Law Violation That Women Ask Us To Do — “share food from our plate before we even had a chance to eat it” — the list includes “Wearing Sandals” which, I swear to Baby Jesus, every single woman I’ve ever seriously dated has tried to convince me to do.
If that doesn’t quench your Panama thirst, you can also check outÂ â€œAsk A Black Manâ€ â€“ Meet Panama JacksonÂ on Madame Noire. And, while you’re over there, make sure to check out the transcript from my weekly live chatÂ on Madame Noire’s Facebook page.
Lastly, the pic up top is from Wednesday’s #millionhoodiemarch in support of Trayvon Martin. We did this already on our Facebook fan page, but if you have any hoodie pics to share, please leave them in the comments below. Because we’re not all that original, we’re going to copy what Urban Cusp has already done try and create a gallery of our own. I know creating a gallery isn’t going to save any lives or right any injustices, but if we’re all going to start doing something, we gotta start somewhere, right?
—Damon Young (aka “The Champ”)