For those of you who didn’t know (although I don’t really think that’s possible), the fourth season of “The Game” premiered last night. Initially, I wasn’t at all interested in watching the premiere, but because all of young Black America took over Twitter to discuss the show, I decided that maybe, just maybe, I should check it out.
And so, I did.
Now, after much reflecting, I’d like to share with you 25 of my thoughts about last night’s season premiere. If you didn’t watch the show, there’s really no reason for you to continue reading this post, as you’ll be completely left in the dark. If you did watch, however, read on…
*shaking my head…*
I wasn’t the most hardcore fan of professional wrestling when I was growing up, but there was one wrestler that I loved to watch more than any other wrestler out. His name was The Rock.
There was something about his personality that I admired. From his signature catch-phrase (“If you smell what The Rock is cookin’!”), to The People’s Eyebrow, to his unbelievably cocky and arrogant nature as “The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment”… I absolutely loved this guy. He was awesome.
That was then… this is now.
I was watching Hannity last night on Fox News (ugh…), when Sean Hannity was conversing with his “Great American Panel” about whether President Obama owes anything to Black America. The Panel, which consisted of a white man, a black man, and a white woman (great picture of diversity), basically came to the consensus that the idea of a black President owing something specifically to Black America was racist. To paraphrase what they said: President Obama shouldn’t owe anything to black Americans that he doesn’t owe to all Americans.
Interesting perspective. But I kinda disagree.
Just so you know, though, the guy pictured to the top-left is Michael Meyers, the president and executive director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition. He was on the Panel. Looking at his picture, though, I don’t know who I’m more scared of… him, or Michael Myers from the Halloween series. Other than the fact that one has two E’s in his last name and the other only has one E, they’re pretty equally scary to look at. I’ll offer a side-by-side picture comparison at the end of this post, which should encourage you to read on, if you’re not already interested enough. But I digress.
Anyway, back to the question at hand. Does President Obama owe Black America anything?
At least that’s what Glenn Beck thinks.
Beck, a talk-show host, said that “this guy is, I believe, a racist.” “This guy” is none other than President Barack Obama.
On the Fox & Friends show on Tuesday, Beck sat down with host Brian Kilmeade to discuss the President’s response to the situation regarding Boston police sergeant James Crowley and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Beck said that he thinks the President “has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.” And this hatred was just reinforced when the President said that Boston police acted “stupidly” in arresting Gates. (How dare the President criticize the police, right? *insert sarcasm here*)
This might be the dumbest thing I’ve seen on TV since MTV’s My Super Sweet 16.
For those of you who don’t know, The T.O. Show is a reality show based around Terrell Owens, the crazy wide receiver for the 49ers Eagles Cowboys Buffalo Bills. In short, it’s a show where “Terrell Owens will expose his personal life as never before, bringing all the drama, energy and heart that only he can bring.” At least that’s what VH1 has to say about it.
But who really cares?
I really hope not.
In fact, I would rather be the only Black college student that actually likes “College Hill,” because that would mean that my peers wouldn’t enjoy watching this nonsense.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with “College Hill,” it’s basically BET’s version of “The Real World.” Eight college students are forced to live with one another under one roof, and their day-to-day drama is the main focus of the show. In BET’s description of this season, they write, “Pulling no punches, the new cast members clash almost immediately within minutes of meeting one another.”
Black people fighting each other, in order to get good TV ratings. Excellent concept.
Usually, shows like this annoy me, but they don’t push me over the edge. That is, until I recently saw an episode of this season’s “College Hill,” in which Kyle, one of the main characters, refers to Kathryn, one of the other housemates, as a “slave.”
Yes. He really called her a slave.
Curious as to why? Here’s the play-by-play: