Tuesday, May 02, 2006

WARNING: Stolen Material May Cause Guilty Conscious If Viewed

What follows is a stolen post from the blog of David Parrish. I have committed what amounts to a felony I believe because the information contained in this post is so valuable and important that I wanted to make sure others who might not otherwise stumble across David's blog would be exposed to it. I especially wanted those of you with whom I had ongoing debates surrounding this year's Oscar's and issues there we won't openly revisit here today to read this all-important post. I challenge each of you, to be honest with yourselves in your self-evaluation. Did you, have we all really done everything we personally can do or anything at all for that matter to postively impact the images of ourselves that are considered for next year's Oscar nominations? Secondly, [contrary to my usual attempt to be a positive influence on others], I encourage and challenge each of you to commit the same felony I did and steal David's post to be posted on your own sites in order to broaden the potential scope of its impact. As it relates to the apology David suggests in this post, I too fell short. What about you?

ok everyone, Group Apology time!!!
I _____________ (state your name) do sincerely apologize for NOT going to see Akeelah and the Bee when I KNEW that it was important to do so in order to send a message to Hollywood that we, the Negroes who complain so much about the quality of Black Movies released into theaters, would be sure to go out and make Akeelah number one in the last weekend of the Spring movie season. Knowing full well that Summer Blockbuster Season starts this coming Friday with M:I 3, I have squandered another chance to send Hollywood a message with my money. I am well aware that as punishment, I will receive healthy doses of cross dressing comedians, aspiring rapper/actors, and well meaning movies which are lacking in the polish and creativity that a major motion picture release deserves.

--Parrish, The Thoughts

7 comments:

chele said...

Sharon -- I saw the movie and I loved it. It had me laughing and crying. Granted, I have an 11-year old daughter but I hope I would have still gone to see it if I didn't.

LadyLee said...

Haven't seen it yet, only because I wanted to take Grandma, and she was busy! (DARN!) But we will be seeing it REAL soon...

Good bootleg hijack of a post, Sharon... Oh so on point, and oh so true!!

Anonymous said...

here is a tip...

The author wouldnt mind being stolen from nearly as much if you LINK the post you are highjacking.


PS: Erikah says hello.

Nikki said...

I took 4 of my little cousins to see it this past weekend.

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