Is it possible to make a joke about fried chicken to black people without being branded racist? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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I have been a fan of Survivor since the series started 13 years ago. It is compelling television to watch people leave their comfortable lives to come to deserted islands and learn how to survive with minimal help from series production. We have seen the best and the worst in people, and this cycle was no different. Two women characters were front and center last night. Brenda, the beautiful and selfless contestant who believed nice girls could actually win and weeping mom Dawn. Dawn would cry at the drop of a hat and proclaim her love for so many of her competitors. During the series Dawn actually lost her lower partial in a stream. Brenda heard her wailing in the woods and she ran to her rescue. Brenda dived in and retrieved her partial and Dawn proclaimed her love for Brenda but an episode later Dawn was the swing vote in voting Brenda off the island. Brenad actually thought the “island” friendship was genuine, but like all things on the island it was temporary. That brings us to last night’s finale. At the tribal council Brenda said that she had seen Dawn at her most vulnerable and Dawn had even said if she did not have her teeth she would have had to leave the game. Dawn backed off the statement at Tribal, but Brenda pressed her and demanded Dawn to take out her teeth and finally Dawn took them out and she looked horrible. The satisfied Brenda, but Dawn was not the only one that voted against Brenda, but Dawn was the only one that pretended to genuinely care about Brenda. The question is why did the winner of survivor who clearly stated he lied and deceived all the jury members get rewarded for his actions but Dawn got villified for her actions? The fact is Dawn and Cochran were in cahoots throughout the season but cochran walks away with a million dollars, Dawn walks away with pictures of her toothless floating around the Internet today. If you watched the Survivor finale share your thoughts.
CNN John King was first to announce the arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing case. He even had a description of the suspect “dark skinned individual”. It had to feel great to scoop the competition, but the problem was he was wrong. The police say there is no arrest. You win some, you lose some. No, this is sloppy journalism and in this age of social media and instant gratification it is happening far too often.
When the lottery is at its highest many fantacize about what would they do if they won the money. Winning 10 million dollars should be life changing but for some it is but that is a temporary condition. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Brad paisley and LL Cool J teamed up to create this song. do they just seem to be spotlighting generalities? Does this song trivialize racism? Share your thoughts.
Roger Ebert died today. I have been reading his film reviews for years. I remember in the early 70s he shared a stage with the late Gene Siskel and they would have a lively discussion of the fine points of the films they reviewed. Over the last few years we have seen Ebert valiantly fight cancer and in the latter years he lost his voice to the disease, but his mind was a sharp as ever. he still wrote his reviews and last week as I prepared to see Tyler Perry’s Temptation I tried to locate a review by Ebert, but earlier this week we learned his cancer had returned, and today we learned that he lost his battle with the diesease. He fought the good fight and he will be remembered, not so much for what he said but for what he wrote.
Rapper Busta Rhymes hurls sexist and homophobic slurs when he receives the wrong condiments for his hamburger. apology no doubt coming soon. Read the linked story for the details.
“In a blog post, Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll explained: The stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that “illegal” should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally. Why did we make the change? The discussions on this topic have been wide-ranging and include many people from many walks of life. (Earlier, they led us to reject descriptions such as “undocumented,” despite ardent support from some quarters, because it is not precise. A person may have plenty of documents, just not the ones required for legal residence.) The new AP policy notes that “illegal” refers to the action, not the person. “Acceptable variations include living in or entering a country illegally or without legal permission,” the AP wrote.” share your thoughts.
American Idol judge Nicki Minaj feuds with ousted contestant…could this be one of the reasons ratings are slipping?
If you were a judge making millions of dollars on a major competition reality show would you engage in a Twitter war with a rejected contestant? Isn’t that shooting down? Nicki Minaj must not feel that way because she has been busy on Twitter. Read the linked article and share your thoughts.
Jenna Wolfe made three major announcements today. She is gay and she is pregnant, and the third one is her girlfriend is fellow NBC reporter Stephanie Gosk. See linked story for details.