Monthly Archives: July 2008

Ether for Ho-ish Black Men

This is a public service announcement I’m about to say some things that are going to endear me to white people and power. And I’m not saying these things to endear me to white people and white power, but it’s … Continue reading

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Ether for Torture of George Bush and Phonics — Reeeewind!

Ether. I light a candle as I walk in the workshed because George Bush is afraid of the dark. George Bush will be huddled in the corner of a closet in the workshed, chained at the ankles and wrists. “Come … Continue reading

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Ether for Janks Morton, Shelby Steele and the Legion of Fools — Part 2

Ether. … Maybe Janks Morton and them are right and Niggas are actively blaming our failures on white racism. Maybe we are waiting for the world to be pure of racism before applying ourselves. And maybe the key to moving … Continue reading

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Ether for Janks Morton, Shelby Steele and The Legion of Fools (or Toms)

Ether. Janks Morton has a Double Deez Nuts Name (the kind of name you fully understand when you hear it yet you can’t believe someone actually has a name like that in real life). And it’s a shame that such … Continue reading

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Ether for John McCain and Other Biters of My Styles.

Ether. I used to have more friends. Anyone who has been my friend knows two things about me. 1. I have invented a ton of rhetorical phrases and styles that you hear on television, movies, music and literature. 2. There … Continue reading

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Ether for Essence, Usher and Congratulatory Black Male Feminists

Ether. I started thinking tonight about what it means to congratulate yourself for being a black male feminist when I checked out the Essence 50 Single Men issue. Have you seen it? It’s the one with Usher on the cover … Continue reading

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Ether for White Jesus, Hawaiian Silky’s and Fred’s Dollar Store

  Ether. With the exception of the white folk on TV, White Jesus was the only white character I remember from my childhood in Mississippi. On especially boring Sundays, I used to wonder if White Jesus felt lonely watching us … Continue reading

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Ether for The New Yorker, Obama, Simple White Folks and me

Ether. (pre-speech comments from Barack Obama at last night’s NAACP convention in Cincinnati.) Ya’ll see the New Yorker cover of Michelle and me looking like some straight militants from the Republic of New Afrika? We get the irony, New Yorker, … Continue reading

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Ether for Run and them

Ether. It’s hard to do this so I’m not gonna do it fully. I peeped the first episode of Run’s House yesterday. I’m not gonna lie to you. I’m a grown man and I love that corny corny show … … Continue reading

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Ether for Hip Hop Fiction, American Literary Writing and Dexter — Part 1

Ether.   I am an American literary writer and right now I’m stealing knowledge from this American Studies Conference in New Hampshire. I’m posted up in the back, next to this hairy white dude with a ponytail and Save Darfur … Continue reading

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