I LIED!

April 29, 2012

Tags: art in sweden, kakode linde, female genital mutilation, feminist issues, black artists in europe, delory welch tyson

Swedish artist, Kakode Linde
I promised levity (see last post). Can't deliver it yet. I just can't "shake" that "shock art" cake Happening in Sweden!

Sometimes the public can become so bogged down with concepts of racism that it can miss the entire point in creating controversy.

There is an old proverb that goes: When the axe (more…)

EVEN MORE DEPRESSING CRAP TO SHARE WITH YOU

April 25, 2012

Tags: racism in europe, stupid jokes, shock art, black artists in europe, female genital mutilation, african customs

This time courtesy of the Swedes...


http://abagond.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/clitoridectomy-cake


This leaves me speechless to say the least.


I promise some levity on the next post!

Have a terrific day!

THE LOST ART

April 22, 2012

Tags: conversation, facebook, email, text messages, ipod, correspondence, expat blogs, life in france

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I'd like to share with you, on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, the most depressing article I've ever read...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html

Look in the mirror...and then enjoy the day!

MY BLAXPAT BLUES: The EU

April 19, 2012

Tags: untited europe, the eu, french elections, us elections, delorys welch tyson expat blogs

Europe according to the future
‘What’s the matter, Martin? You seem very agitated.’ asked Harry Belafonte.

‘Well, I am, because I’ve come upon a thought that I don’t know how to deal with at this moment.’, Martin Luther King, Jr.replied.

‘Well, what is it?’

‘We’ve fought long for integration. It looks like we’re (more…)

Etiquette Advice: Part 3

April 16, 2012

Tags: madame bozells guide, ladyfingers: a novel, delorys welch tyson, etiquette

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Another excerpt from Madame Authuertta Bozell's Guide to Manners and Proper Behavior:

Invitations
An invitation is an unsolicited and generous offer of hospitality. It generally takes the form of an invitation to one's home, but it also could take the form of an invitation to a movie, or the theater, to dine (more…)

Ettiquette for the Young Homies in the USA: Part2

April 12, 2012

Tags: bad manners, ettiquette, madame bozell, delorys welch tyson booty call

Another excerpt from Madame Authuretta Bozelle's Guide to Manners Deportment and Proper Behavior:

Mating Rituals

An Affair is Not the same as a one-night stand. An Affair involves two people who are attracted to one another in more ways than the physical, although it naturally begins with at least a spark of (more…)

Manners for the "Homies": Part 1

April 11, 2012

Tags: manners, ettiquette, delorys welch tyson, madame bozells guild to manners and deportment

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Entering a Room: Professionally or Socially.


Upon entering a room, whether it is a social or professional situation, greet everyone (even if it is only
one person) by saying, good morning, good afternoon or good evening...depending on the time of day. If people are already engaged in a conversation, say "excuse (more…)

RACIAL PROGRAMMING 101

April 2, 2012

Tags: race in america, violence in florida, trayvon marin, teen violence, racism in florida

In response to the general reactions of the American public to the murder of Trayvon Marin by George Zimmerman, I would like to offer a quote fro a novel by E.Lynn Harris, entitled Invisible Life:

"Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, must be a duck...but then again, it might not (more…)