Round 2 Results:
- Cancel That Bitch (52.1%) def. Jody & Yvette (47.9%)
- Della Reese vs. Eddie (51%) def. The Cornbread Scene (48.9%)
- Coming To America/Barbershop Scene (53.5%) def. Until You Do Right By Me (46.3%)
- Ricky’s Death (67.1%) vs. I Hate My Gums Cause They Black (32.8%)
- Bye Felicia (61.8%) def. Stepped On Jordans (38.1%)
- Cleo’s Death (53.1%) def. Sexual Chocolate (46.8%)
- House Party Dance-Off (65.2%) def. Pinky & Craig (34.7%)
- You Got Knocked The Fuck Out (60.8%) def. Bernadine Burning Shit Up (39.1%)
Thirdround starts now and polls will be open for 48 hours. You may not be able to see the polls on mobile. Going to your desktop/laptop is recommended.
Shocking that the cornbread scene didn’t make it but i predicted everything else
That Della Reese fight was funnier and more significant being that Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx are gone.
It was close though, could have gone either way. Last night the cornbread scene was winning and when I woke up the votes had swung the other way.
I saw a news report about this on T.V., she was a straight A Student who had perfect attendance and everything. Everyone loved and respected her for her skills, but when she started this experiment and people thought she was pregnant, they started treating her like garbage. Even her teachers started looking down on her like she was scum of the earth. The only people who knew she was doing this as an experiment were her school principal, her health care teacher, her boyfriend, and her mother. Her own siblings thought she was pregnant!
I mean even her friends turned on her, it was horrid. Very very sad, and as soon as she revealed during an assembly that the pregnancy was false, a lot of people were in shock as she brought up all the horrible things they said and did to her because they thought she was pregnant.
The reason for the experiment was to see how people would react and treat her if they thought she was pregnant, as opposed as to treating her as the straight A “Perfect” student they usually did. And it proved that people were horrible scumbags to her as soon as they thought she was.
holy shit. this is fucking awesome
I read this chick’s book! It was so cool.
Her book is The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez
Pretty sure I reblogged something about this in the past, but now someone’s posted a book title and I want to read this book
They also made a movie about this too, you can watch it here.
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Baltimore Improv Festival is back!
Check me out Tuesday and Wednesday!
Last night’s show was amazing. Minority Re’port closed the show, and the crowd loved us.
Tonight, I’m doing short form with Plan B!
Hopefully, you have been following the trial of Theodore Wafer, a Michigan man, who killed 19 year old Renisha McBride last fall when she came to his door in the early morning hours after a car accident begging for help. He shot and killed her through a locked door, because he claims he felt afraid. Local residents in Detroit, marched and rallied on Renisha’s behalf and ensured her killer was brought to trial. But there has been no national outrage of the sort we saw last year with Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis. Wafer’s attorney has attempted to prove that Renisha was “up to no good,” citing alcohol and drug use. It simply remains unclear to me how drinking, smoking, and then needing help, constitute a crime worthy of being shot in the head and left to die on a random man’s porch. Renisha’s life meant something, and she deserved so much better than to be shot down on a cold Michigan morning, because she found herself in need of something we all will need eventually: help.
Between Gaza, Boko Haram, mass deportations, and the indiscriminate killing of Black folks by police, these are scary times in which we are living. We hope you are all taking care of yourselves, being gentle with yourselves and each other, seeking out and giving your energy to the things that matter.
In the immortal words of Tupac, Keep Ya Head Up.
Now, I want to share with you this poem, that I received after I did a recent appearance on HuffPost Live with Marc Lamont Hill to discuss Renisha’s trial.
by Sheree Renée Thomas
“We don’t see black women as women, so they don’t get the traditional protections of femininity…”—Dr. Brittney Cooper, aka Professor Crunk
They say Medusa
was once so beautiful
a goddess envied her
drove her from
her sisters’ side
and stole her grace
Was it her dark skin, the color
of sun-ripened flesh?
Was it her locs
that writhed and swung free
with their own breath?
Banished from her throne
to lie beneath another’s heel
time ravaged her birthright
so that her very name
a fear that echoed
through the ages
What kind of fear
a closed, locked door
and blasts the head off
a lone black woman?
What kind of fear
in the witching hours
What kind of fear
pulls one from sleep
and blinds both eyes
to the humanity
that lives within
What kind of fear
finds it reasonable
and honest to leap
from lending a hand
to triggering the finger
Medusa belongs nowhere
Is there a space where she belongs?
Is there a corner of a dark cave
she is free to cling to?
Where may she find
one of triple moons
the goddess of renewal
She is bereft of her sisters
and we her sisters
mourn her loss
- “I love it when women love themselves.
I love it when women are learning to love themselves.
I love it when women inspire other women to love...”
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