Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The first 100 days

(From FreakingNews.com.)

17 comments:

verb said...

No disrespect to Mr. Obama, but I just have to comment on the Redd Foxx recording. Damn that man is wrong...in a good way!! I think the President would agree. :)

Undercover Black Man said...

^ The thing about Redd Foxx... isn't it nice to watch a professional work? To just see someone bring all of his stage experience to bear and own that stage?

verb said...

EXACTLY! The timing and storytelling alone.

Again, no disrespect, but the "repeat the phrase for effect" rhythm of Chris Rock can be a bit tiresome. Mr. Foxx and others of his day, incorporated those who did not get the joke the first time around into the game. Both performer and audience had to pay attention, or as you so aptly put "work." Work can be fun too...as our President also shows. :)

Very cool cats, all of them.

verb said...

Is that a relative of yours in the lower right column? Same eyes.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ My grandfather... whom I never knew. He passed when I was 1 year old. I had never even seen pictures of him as a young man, until somebody hooked me up with this one last year.

bklyn6 said...

^ My grandfather... whom I never knew.I see a resemblance around the mouth.

I'm guessing your mom's dad?

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

That photo is just sooo wrong on sooo many levels!

But I am still cracking up!!

*LOL*

Undercover Black Man said...

I'm guessing your mom's dad?

My dad's, actually. Looking all like an Indian and shit.

One of my aunt's told me I could go to the Pamunkey reservation in Virginia and be accepted by the (mostly mixed-with-white) remnants of that tribe, whereas my brown-skinned cousins wouldn't be.

She said I could be chief of the Pamunkeys!

that dude said...

You better go get your chiefdom on. Do you know what kinds of scholarships you can get for your kids?

Not to mention open a casino and finance your own projects....

Undercover Black Man said...

Do you know what kinds of scholarships you can get for your kids?

My aunt worked that angle.

that dude said...

I think more black folks should research and embrace their Native American heritage. Not to run away from their blackness in pursuit of "good hair", but to represent a people who have suffered from genocidal attacks.

lawegohard said...

Pictures like this are great, because even if you have never met the person, you feel like you know them. It is like a big piece to your human puzzle.

Got a pic of my Great Grandmother (1915) and I look just like her. I nearly cried, because I was the black sheep of the family. It was like a big FU to my inlaws.

UBM, Your grandfather was fine.

verb said...

Sadly, many of America's Native American tribes are working to "disenfranchise" those African Americans who can link their heritage to them.

Racism. What a powerful and dangerous cultural wedge.

(yeah, my mom was/is very angry with me for not applying for such scholarships. i just kept thinking of the kids who were raised in reservation ghettos. in comparison, i was a privileged girl. of course, i still have dollars upon dollars of student loans to pay off. :)

Undercover Black Man said...

UBM, Your grandfather was fine.

He was rocking the super sperm too, la. He had, like, 18 kids.

lawegohard said...

@verb: loan forgiveness for non-native americans:

http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/LoanForgivenessMarch18.pdf


@UBM

"Super Sperm" is funny! ----o -----o -----o

lawegohard said...

@verb: I don't know why the link won't post, but google: loan forgiveness for public service employees.

bklyn6 said...

He was rocking the super sperm too,Okay. I saw "super perm."