Best of Blogs Round-Up: February 16, 2006
EDITED BY PIERRE TRISTAM/Candide's Notebooks
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Featured Blog I: White Myth
Edgar Winter /February 11, 2006
Some people say that coke makes them feel like they are invincible. So far as I can tell, these people apparently get much better blow than I do. When I'm on the sauce, I hardly feel like I can conquer the world, although I often do feel like I am on top of it. If there is anything that coke really makes you do in reality, it is make decisions that are completely idiotic and nonsensical. Take last night, for example.
After a nice little dinner with a bunch of friends, we headed on over to a bar to continue our carousing, conversation, and of course, coke snorting. After a "re-call" to the guy (we quickly ran out of our original supply, and had to call back again to get more), sure as sin, I found myself in the bathroom stall, doing bumps out the back of a Parliament, and lines off the back of my hand. A typical night in Manhattan, it seemed, until I got back upstairs. 4 shots of Patron later, and I could barely see 3 feet in front of me. At some point, somehow, greater wisdom prevailed--I found my coat from under a large pile, and quickly exited the bar, intent on walking home despite the fact that I was a good 20 blocks away. At that point though, I really didn't care. I just needed to get out, and get home, and there wasn't a damn thing that could be done about it. Read the rest at Cocaine Corner...
Featured Blogger II: Segregating Silliness
Time for White History Month
RAHELIO /February 14, 2006
This will sound weird for me, but I am proposing a white history month. For years I've heard whites ask rhetorically "what would happen we started white student unions, or had white history month?" They usually follow up the question with the tag line "we'd be called racists." Well, no more. White people, you are free to be as white as you wanna be. Form clubs in schools, dedicate premium cable channels to strictly white entertainment, and develop sports leagues where you can really shine unhampered by minorities. And, most importantly, find a month on the calendar to start white history month. I must admit, it isn't my idea. I came from an article by Adam Mansbach in the Boston Globe: "If race is the elephant unseen in the middle of the room, then whiteness is the ethereal jockey straddling its back. We need White History Month because white people, just like our black brothers and sisters, need a time to contemplate the nature of our identities." [Adam Mansbach] The best possible outcome would be that white people would consider themselves racially, instead of seeing themselves as a standard being without race and everyone else as exotic. Maybe then, when telling stories, they can stop describing whites as "guys" or "chicks" and blacks as "these black guys" or "these black chicks." Another benefit is the reduction of the white sense of victimization. They feel left out. Everybody has something special, a Spanish channel, BET, etc. White people aren't so lucky. If it weren't for NBC, CBS, and ABC there would be no white people on TV. I'm all for White Entertainment Television. It would be great to partion things that are exclusively white into a designated space, that way the public airwaves could reflect the public and W.E.T. could reflect whites. But, the truest benefit to white history month is that for all the other months children could study American and World history instead of a long series of events that tell how whites are responsible for everything under the sun.Read the rest at American Hot Sausage...