Thursday, February 19, 2004

BGLU News and Random Thoughts - tia

Britney Spears and su madre (her mom, for our non-Spanish speakers) reportedly responded to an alter call last week at a Christian church in California.
(Reader be warned. The article comes across a little judgmental. A term that was used to describe an earlier version of this post)

Toya made a very valid point. Since no one was there no one has a right to say whether or not Britney's "experience" was real. I don't have a heaven or hell to put the girl in but I will be anxious to see what, if anything, transpires. I personally think the term "Christian" is used too flippantly in this day and age. Nowadays I have to be all philosophical with it. I'm a disciple of The One, a follower of The Way, if you will. :) I know it's odd, but it gets people wondering.

But who knows? The girl just might shock the world. How fresh would it be if Britney starting using her influence to help shape the next generation of girls into modern day Prov.31 women?

Fellow Followers
A certain young follower of The Way was recently quoted as saying Britney and Christina are degrading to women in how they dress and act. I mean, I'm just saying, if the shoe fits. I'm not going to front and act like I don't like Britney's new song Toxic, but the video leaves almost NOTHING to the imagination. I honestly thought she was naked save strategically placed glitter in the new video. Upon further inspection it's only a nude body suit with strategically placed glitter. My Bad.

(Recently, one of our readers mentioned seeing a video with Stacie Orrico in less than covering attire. We're getting something like 100 hits a day. SOMEONE out there has to have seen this video if it exists. If someone could forward a link or some sort information to corroborate this statement that would be fabu.)

MMC News
Remember this kid from the Mickey Mouse Club?

Did anyone else think that he was a little...sweet...for a kid?

Anyway, Tate, who is now going by Marque Lynche, is (was? I've haven't been watching) one of the semi-finalists on
American Idol. Man, I wish I had tried out for the MMC. They were good for cranking out stars.

And speaking of MMC stars, has anyone seen Tony Lucca lately? Can you say
creepin' on a come up...

I leave for the UK in 41 days. How that is news for you I don't know. I just felt like sharing.

Kanye West's freshman project The College Dropout hit stores last Tuesday. As one who hasn't been feeling the rap game in the last few years, trust me when I say if you have ever at any point been a fan of rap/hip-hop you need to be about this cd. You're going to want to add this one to your repertoire. Yes, there are the obligatory nonsensical tracks, namely Breathe in, Breathe Out but overall the cd is a fresh breeze in a land of festering crap. All I can say is finally.

Election Year
Has anyone else noticed that this year's election doesn't seem to be about the issues? It's not about the economy. It's not about jobs, the homeless or even the war on terror. The biggest issue this year seems to be who can beat Bush. I usually don't discuss politics with people because it seems to be the one thing that pisses folks off more than religion. But dang! All I've heard is Bush this and Bush that. We know what Bush did/is doing. You bashing him doesn't make me any more inclined to vote for you. Bullies.

(The preceding was the first and probably the last time I will ever mention politics on this site. Unless someone like Harrison Ford decides to run. In which case you will not be able to shut me up. Remember Harrison Ford in Air Force One? He should have run for office right after that movie came out. It would have been a landslide victory. )

Okay maybe this was a coincidence
We got the weekly flyer from Food Lion in the mail a couple of days ago. In the top right hand corner there was a decent sized picture of Dr. King with the header "Celebrating Black History Month." Now I'm SURE this was a coincidence but the whole top half of the first page was advertising a sale that the store is having on Chicken AND Ribs. I was cracking up. It's not right, but it's funny.
Send your complaints about my mocking a black stereotype to

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