Friday, August 26, 2011

Are black men not allowed to be sexy on film?

Back in May of this year when Psychology Today published an article by evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa that stated black women are "less physically attractive than all other women" based on his "objective" research, there was understandably and rightfully huge backlash. Nevermind that physical attractiveness is purely subjective, the "study" failed to take into account that part of the reason those interviewed would rate black women lower in attractiveness is because eurocentric ideas of beauty dominate the culture and shape our perceptions what is and what isn't attractive. Black women, by-and-large, are not going to fit that criteria.

Less discussed, however, is how eurocentric standards of beauty effect black men. It's for good reason: black men are not constantly under attack for their looks in the same way black women constantly are. Still, there are certain ways in which black men are viewed and categorized that differs from their white counterparts.

In a recent interview, actor Idris Elba, best known for his acclaimed roles as Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire and Detective John Luther in his latest BBC crime drama Luther, had this to say: "Black men, we're never called sexy. We're called athletic, intense, we're described as being the strong type, the silent type. But we're never really described as being sexy... in general the word sexy doesn't apply to black men, particularly."

I personally know of a lot of women and quite a few men who believe Elba to be sexy. And he's not the lone black man exalted for his sex appeal. I hear Boris Kodjoe, Blair Underwood, Lance Gross, Will Smith, Laz Alonzo, Michael Ealy, and others constantly praised for their physical attractiveness. The caveat, however: most of those doing the praising are also black.

In mainstream (read: white) America, these same men do not receive the type of adoration they're accustomed to in the black community. There is a very particular relationship mainstream America has with the black male body, and it doesn't lend itself toward sexual gratification.Sidney Poitier was one of Hollywood's great leading men in his prime, but nearly every character he played was de-sexualized. Even in the critically acclaimed film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, who's plot revolves around a married couple, Poitier is more strong and defiant than suave and debonair.

billy-dee-williams1.jpgBilly Dee Williams is perhaps the most suave and charismatic man to ever grace the big screen, but you would have to be familiar with the films that didn't produce great fame for him to know this. Williams is portrayed as the epitome of cool and male sexiness in his roles in Mahogany and Lady Sings the Blues, but as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars movies he takes a backseat in sexiness to Harrison Ford's Han Solo. Where he is appreciated for his exceptional good looks in a predominantly black cultural context, when presented in a multi-racial ensemble Williams becomes simply another non-sexual actor.

In the moments where black men are allowed some sexual expression, black male sexuality is typically portrayed as Othello-style forbidden fruit, as in the case of Sean Patrick Thomas in Save the Last Dance, or terrifying in a King Kong type way, where a 50 foot tall savage gorilla (a stand in for black men) attacks a helpless white woman. There is little in the way of honest and true black male desirability.

There are a few exceptions, such as model Tyson Beckford and singer Lenny Kravitz, who have transcended and become sex symbols in mainstream America. Most recently, the "Old Spice guy" Isaiah Mustafa, through a series of absurdly funny commercials that often featured him shirtless, became a national sex symbol in a way most black men don't.

But these men are exceptions, coming few and far between and hardly garnering the same press as a George Clooney or Brad Pitt, both of who are two-time winners of People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" award. As a matter of fact, in the 25 year history of People's "Sexiest Man Alive" honor, the national barometer for male sex appeal in pop culture, there has only been one African-American honoree when Denzel Washington was named in 1996.

There are very real cultural differences in what makes for attractive features. In a recent print ad, Nivea for Men grooming products shows a clean cut, clean shaved black man holding in his hand a head with a large afro and goatee.

In bold letters across the page, the ad reads "RE-CIVILIZE YOURSELF" and in the upper right-hand corner "LOOK LIKE YOU GIVE A DAMN."
There are other ads that feature two white men as well as a black man, but this one in particular is culturally insensitive and reveals much about what it would take for a black man to gain recognition as physically attractive in mainstream society: a denial of quintessentially black features and an acceptance of eurocentric standards of male grooming.

So long as these ideas persist, Elba is right, and there will continue to be a segregated application of the word sexy. But in the black community, these men will find no shortage of folks ready to defend and revel in their sex appeal.

Census: Marriage, divorce rates higher in the South

(USA Today) -- Where you live may influence your attitudes and actions toward marriage and divorce more than you think, suggests a federal report out today that gives the clearest picture in 20 years about the evolution of marriage and divorce across the USA.

The report, from the U.S. Census, finds distinct regional differences, with states in the Northeast having the lowest marriage rates and lowest divorce rates for both men and women, and states in the South having the highest. New Jersey is among those with the lowest for both sexes; states with high rates for both men and women include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

"This does not mean you should move to the Northeast if you want your marriage to last," says sociologist Andrew Cherlin of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, who has reviewed the data.

MORE: Census report on Marital Events of Americans: 2009 In the South, people tend to marry earlier and often have less education, both of which increase divorce risk, he says. Those in the Northeast tend to have more education and marry later. "The lesson here is that a higher level of education leads to more stable families. Sometimes the data surprises people because regions we think of as socially conservative have higher rates of divorce, but that's largely because people have less education and marry younger."

The analysis is the first such comprehensive look at state and national data since a 1991 report based on 1988 data from the National Center for Health Statistics, which then stopped collecting such data. After a 20-year gap, Census began collecting the data reflected in this report, based on 3 million households in the 2009 American Community Survey.

"It's been such long time since we've been able to paint regional and a state-by-state picture; it really shows different marriage philosophies and how we have different marriage cultures in the same nation," says Census family demographer Diana Elliott .

Because data were collected during the height of the recession, it's possible they might even understate rates, Cherlin says. "Single people have postponed marriage; married people have postponed divorce."
Nationally, though, the most striking finding is a continued clear pattern toward later ages at first marriage, which have been inching up for 30 years. "We're at the point now that it's higher than before the turn of the century," says Census family demographer Diana Elliott. In 1890 it was 26.1 for men, 22 for women. The new data put men at 28.4, women at 26.5.

"What is interesting, I think, is that it continues to be delayed," Elliott says. "I read articles in the 1980s when they were noticing this change in the age of first marriage and they didn't know where it was going to end and we still don't know. If you look historically, it hasn't reached the apex yet. It hasn't started leveling out."

Experts say this upward trend isn't likely to end just yet.

"I think it will peak no higher than around 30 for women," says psychologist Howard Markman, co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies, University of Denver. "Most of us in the field think it has to do with dramatic increase over time in cohabitation - not as an alternative to marriage, but for most people it is a developmental stage toward marriage," he says. Markman says young people now focus on their careers and economic stability more than in the past and he expects that to continue as more women than men seek higher education. "It will level off at the point where women are starting to feel like they want to be married and start having a family."

Cherlin agrees that the median age could rise by a few more years before it peaks; in Spain and Italy, for example, the ages at first marriage are around 30. "It's not going to go up forever," Cherlin agrees. "There are biological reasons why the marriage age is not going to rise by more than few more years - namely men and women need to have time to have children."

Written by USA Today | Original Post by whatshotatlanta.com

US seismologists: At least 7 aftershocks registered after East Coast quake; more likely

RICHMOND, Va. — The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that rattled the East Coast this week has produced at least seven aftershocks.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershocks around the central Virginia epicenter ranged in magnitude from 4.5 to as little as 2.2, following the strongest earthquake to strike the East Coast since World War II. Two of them hit early Thursday.

When the number of aftershocks was still at five, geophysicist Amy Vaughan with the National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado, said the aftershocks so far had been remarkably few.

Vaughan said the agency isn’t sure what to expect, but it’s likely there will be some more for days, if not weeks. Typically, the larger the quake, the longer and the greater extent of aftershocks.

By Associated Press, Published: August 25

4 Skills that Give Women a Sustainable Advantage Over Men

Who Run the World? GIRLS!!

Oprah welcomes Halle Berry and Tina TurnerIn a recent study by Pepperdine University, women in top positions reported beating the industry average in terms of productivity and profitability.  Beth E. Mooney, CEO of KeyCorp, just became the first ever woman chief of a top 20 US Bank. In fact, nearly 52% of managerial or professional positions are now held by women, according to a Catalyst, July, 2011 report. More women are obtaining MBAs than ever before in history. Yet, although major strides have been made by women in every industry, there are only 28 female CEOs in the Fortune 1000 companies according to the Catalyst, August 2011 report. 
Nonetheless, it is clear that women are reshaping the landscape of business.  Women are naturally wired to think, act and innovate like immigrants.  Women, more than men, have the ability to see what others don’t, do what others won’t and keep pushing their ideas and ideals when prudence says quit.
These skills taken together mean that women are better than men at earning serendipity! Here’s the breakdown:

File:Beyonce cropped.jpg1.     Women are Opportunity Experts
Women see opportunity in everything and everyone – their neighbors, friends, family, business associates, strategic partners, etc. Women have the ability to see opportunity and give their ideas life and inspire others to do the same. Women, when given the opportunity to be themselves, are natural leaders! I have seen time and again how women are much more strategic, focused and keep their eye on the prize.  They are not easily distracted and don’t get their egos in the way.  That is why women just don’t see opportunity, they seize it.   Look at the list of the top women CEO’s world-wide.  Impressive!   Review this list of the 50 most powerful women in America.  Pay attention to these women:  they are reinventing America’s enterprises.

2.     Women are Networking Professionals
Women are masters of navigation and putting their ideas to the test is their gift. They do this through networking. They follow-up and make sure they sow their seeds of ideas in the most fertile networking ground. Additionally, their inherent ability to be creative allows for the discovery of opportunities that most miss.

The ROI of your business network is only valuable if those in it are willing to risk in your growth.  Unlike men, women stick together and protect one another (though many would equally say that women also fiercely compete against each other too).   At the initial stages of networking, women are gracious and generous in their ability to give and open doors for one another.   They want to feel as if they are making an impact, helping to make a difference in the lives of others.

3.     Women Seek to be Relationship Specialists Women are specialists at cultivating relationships that are purposeful, genuine and meaningful. They focus on growing healthy, long-lasting relationships. Women don’t quit. They thrive at creating and sustaining momentum for both themselves and others.

*Images courtesy of google images, Article Courtesy of Forbes.com

Thursday, August 18, 2011

See what makes Atlanta's Kenny Burns the ULTIMATE PLAYBOY...

Lifestyle Specialist Kenny Burns has turned his ambassadorship duties to the wide screen for the upcoming NBC show, “The Playboy Club”…

Kenny Burns on The PlayBoy Club Mystique from KENNY BURNS

Whew! Kenny Burns is the weekend afternoon announcer on V-103, The Lifestyle Specialist and NOW the just-named ambassador for the new NBC show “The Playboy Club.” Starting at the Essence Music Festival he will be hosting a number of events to promote the new show co-starring Naturi Naughton (“Notorious”).


Check out the preview for the new NBC show

Jadakiss Speaks on his Lil Wayne/Drake Collabo

Jadakiss talks to XXLMag.com about his new record on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV & how he uses the blogs to gauge the fans’ reaction to his new material…

“I feel like Kobe [Bryant] or Mike [Jordan],” Jada shared with XXL. “Not with the 45 on [the Jordan jersey] either. But when he wasn’t dunking as much and when the turnaround was just as efficient as when he was kissing the rim, flying against people. I feel like it still don’t matter who you throw me in there with and I’m gonna shine like never before.”

LL Cool Kiss is still working on his next LP, Top Five Dead or Alive, but he’s also keeping his name out there with plenty of guest spots. One cameo he’s especially looking forward to coming out with is a Lil Wayne track called “It’s Good.” The song also features Drake and will be on the August 29 release of Weezy’s highly anticipated album, Tha Carter IV.

“I see myself as unstoppable,” the Black Babe Ruth boasted. “Especially joints like Carter IV. I gotta do [a song for] Jeezy’s TM 103 too. I read blogs and all of that. The majority of the comments are good. Some are bad. But just to feel I murdered stuff with the newer generation, it makes me feel great. I already know what it is, but when my point gets across to the outside listener or consumer, a blogger or just little Billy from Illinois, that makes me feel marvelous; opposed to some money or getting an award or anything. When I can read a blog and they said ‘Holy shit, Kiss just murdered this song wit Lil Tunechi,’ I’m like ‘Yeah, y’all recognize now.’ Like a professor who’s been trying to get that one math problem across to his students for an entire semester then they get it at the end. It’s a beautiful thing.”
The Yonkers legend remarked that it was humbling to be such a seasoned vet and get requested to appear on a LP as highly anticipated as C IV.

“I feel blessed to still be here,” Jada added. “To get called for Tha Carter IV, for him being able to recognize that I can help on one of the songs on his album with my mechanics is a beautiful thing. I respect his ear. Some shit he does is far out to me, but I still love him as a lyricist. For me to be apart of that is a beautiful thing. Especially coming out of jail, he could have called anybody.”

Shaheem Reid - http://www.xxlmag.com/

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lil Wayne & Birdman Ball While Lawsuits Roll In

4th Producer Sues For Non Payment On Tha Carter III

As we draw closer to the August release date of Lil Wayne's new album 'Tha Carter IV' lawsuits keep pouring in from producers wanting to get paid for their work on it's predecessor, 'Tha Carter III.'

Just within the last week, Wayne has been sued twice. First by producer David Kirkwood, who claims he's owed $1.5 million, then the production team of Play-N-Skillz sued him for $1.5 million for producing the hit song "Got Money."

"A Milli" producer Bangladesh sued Weezy for $500,000 last May, and in March of this year Darius ‘Deezle' Harrison sued the rapper for $20 million for his production work on the album.

Add Jim Jonson's accusation that he was never paid for his work on "Lollipop" and you have five producers who are still looking to get paid three years later.

As we draw closer to the August release date of Lil Wayne's new album 'Tha Carter IV' lawsuits keep pouring in from producers wanting to get paid for their work on it's predecessor, 'Tha Carter III.'

Just within the last week, Wayne has been sued twice. First by producer David Kirkwood, who claims he's owed $1.5 million, then the production team of Play-N-Skillz sued him for $1.5 million for producing the hit song "Got Money."

"A Milli" producer Bangladesh sued Weezy for $500,000 last May, and in March of this year Darius ‘Deezle' Harrison sued the rapper for $20 million for his production work on the album.

Add Jim Jonson's accusation that he was never paid for his work on "Lollipop" and you have five producers who are still looking to get paid three years later.

The King Is Back, T.I. Writes New Blog & Thanks Fans in new Letter


Read what T.I. had to say in the message below from his website. With his impending release just a few months away the Kaang updated his audience on his well being. Free TIP!

What up world? Been a minute. I’d like to thank you all for the thousands of letters, cards, books, pictures and words of encouragement. I’m truly grateful. I’m sure you already know I’m nearing the end of this chapter of my life, and looking forward to taking all of the things I’ve learned with me while leaving all the rest of the “BS” behind. I’ve been tuned in somewhat to what’s been happening out there. I can’t even begin to tell y’all how much being on the outside looking in, having to witness all that’s going on (and not going on) in the game affects me. Not being able to do what I love especially. It’s like a whole other sentence within itself. But I really do appreciate all the love, respect, shout outs and salutations during this very difficult period in my life. Everybody from da homies Weezy, Killa Mike, R. Rozay my lil bruh B.o.B, Terrence J (106 & Park) and my “durty” Nelly. Regardless of whether the gestures were the greatest or the smallest, they still meant the world to me. REAL TALK. The separation from my art has definitely sparked an inferno of inspiration that will soon be felt by all. As a matter of fact, to show my appreciation to those that have been in support of me and granted the requests of TEAM T.I. I’ll be releasing a record in the near future (couple of weeks tops) to hold y’all over til I get back in action. During this time of seclusion I have developed a mind full of thoughts, ideas, plans and strategies of change to incorporate into my professional endeavors, as well as my personal lifestyle. But none of them is as strong as my determination to conquer my own imperfections and my will to WIN NO MATTER WHAT!!!

I love, respect and appreciate all those who have stood beside me and I have accepted those you didn’t. But one things for sure and two for certain. As long as the Most High blesses me with the ability to live and breathe….My campaign will continue!!! Stronger, smarter, bigger and better than ever. For those that doubt that…See me when they free me.

Love King

Article posted by @MissNVNC courtesy of @Thisis50

Are you HAPPY with your relationship? Hear it straight from the Horse's Mouth!!

How Happy Couples Stay That Way
Here is my personal list of
the traits I admire most in couples.

I've arranged them from "most necessary" on down.
[Thanks to my two major "teachers" on this topic:
Janet, my wife, and the couples I've met through therapy.]

The most important trait of a happy couple is that
they spend enough time and energy on each other.
"Enough" is a personal matter to be decided between them.
Each couple must work out how much is enough, and how much is too much, on their own.
Some couples have terrible relationships
even though they are good at all of the other things mentioned in this article.
To outsiders it appears that their only problem is screwed up priorities.
They spend their time and energy on money, career, and extended families
instead of on their relationship!
Even though these couples treat each other rather well when they are together,
both partners have major levels of fear about commitment and intimacy.
Therapy is usually a very good idea for them.

The second most important trait is
the regular availability of safe physical touch.
Non-sexual touching is a bit more important than sexual touching,
but safe touch (non-intrusive, wanted, freely-given, and well absorbed),
is why we get together as couples in the first place.

Sad to say, but this third trait is not a very common one in this culture.
Cooperative couples believe that conflicts are resolved
when BOTH people get what they want.
Competitive couples believe that conflicts are resolved
when one person wins and the other person loses.
Most couples try to compromise instead of being
either completely cooperative or totally competitive.
They each try to "lose as little as possible"
and "win as much as possible"
(which is still competitive, not cooperative).
Compromise is needed sometimes,
but very, very seldom.
In most conflicts it is possible
to find a way for both people to get what they truly want
instead of just settling for some part of it.
Compromising and competitive couples
don't even think about how they can both get what they want.

Every relationship has some serious problems to face,
and each person brings their own "psychological baggage" with them.
How couples handle these issues often separates those who succeed from those who fail.
Two important characteristics operate here:
Successful couples know:
Who OWNS the problem
Who is RESPONSIBLE for fixing it.
It is vital that each person own their own problems,
and that neither person takes responsibility for fixing the other.
(See "What Helps?" - Another article in this series.)

Couples often have disagreements about concrete matters
- things like how clean to keep the house, how much money to have in the bank, etc.
Successful couples understand that on each of these issues
the person with the higher standards is responsible
for any additional work that is required to meet their higher standard.

EXAMPLE #1:The Standard: He wants the house to "sparkle." She is happy when it's just "not dirty."

A Fair Resolution: They split the work required to make their place "not dirty," but it's his responsibility to go beyond that to make it "sparkle."

EXAMPLE #2:The Standard: She wants to be "rich." He wants only "to get by" financially.

A Fair Resolution:
They split the work required to make them "get by," but it's her job to go beyond that to make them "rich."
DISCUSSION:This way of resolving conflicts acknowledges that standards about such things are voluntary, and that each person's standards are their own responsibility. It also acknowledges that neither person has a responsibility to make the other person happy!
The person with the lower standards may choose to share the extra work, but this is a choice to be appreciated and not a requirement to be demanded or expected.
If this still feels unfair to you, remember: Each person chose their partner in the first place! If my wife is "too dirty" or "not rich enough" for me - and if she didn't con me when we met - it is my responsibility that I'm with her, because I made that choice!

Tigger & Friends Got Swag!! CAT DADDY at DISNEYLAND!!

posted by @MissNVNC courtesy of @WORLDSTARHIPHOP

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Michael Jackson's Infamous 'Thriller' Jacket Is Up For Auction

Stills from Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video.
Photo: Courtesy of Julien's Auctions/Getty Images
 Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills is kicking off a Music Icons auction on June 25, which features items from legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash. (You may have heard of one of those dudes before.) But the star of the show is quite clearly the undeniable holy grail of performance fashion memorabilia: Michael Jackson's infamous red angular jacket from the 'Thriller' music video. Bidding on the MJ-signed jacket starts at a cool $100,000 and is estimated to rake in double, maybe even quadruple, that. (There are very few things we could justify someone spending that type of money on fashion-wise. This MIGHT be one of them. What an icon!) Don't have that kind of dough handy? That'sOK—we found some more pretty bananas items you could score for a little less moolah: a cow-hide Liberace jacket for lounging around the house, checkered pants worn on stage by Gene Simmons, a bustier signed by Madonna, and this totally ridic-amazing double-breasted lame suit Snoop Dogg wore in the video for "Sensual Seduction". Too bad Snoop is too tall for our size... we'd take two. More pictures of MJ's jacket after the jump!

The jacket worn by Michael Jackson in his 'Thriller' music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Julien's Auctions
Michael Jackson's signature on the jacket.
Photo: Courtesy of Julien's Auctions

It is so hard to believe that it is coming up on the 2 year anniversary of the death of the KING OF POP. As always unfortunately the life of this icon was ALWAYS about making a dollar (not for Michael as much as much as the world around him). I can't even lie and say that I wouldnt rock this s*** out of this jacket in a photo shoot and then frame it and put it in the studio....lol

I have been a HUGE fan since I was 3 (telling my age a bit lol) and I was so devastated when I heard the news of his death. I was in the gym DYING in a boot camp aerobics class after work one day and all of a sudden you could have heard a pin drop outside our room. With more than 20 TV's throughout the main cardio room....the entire building heard the news all at once. It was a buzz of people asking one another if they just heard that Michael Jackson was dead. I couldn't believe it and hoped that it was a publicity stunt or some crazed fan/enemy on another rampage of destruction. I was crushed to get home later that evening to find that the news was in fact true. We lost a musical genius 2 years ago but what he did for music will last forever. RIP MICHEAL WE LOVE YOU!!

**So when you are by yourself hit a moonwalk up a hallway sometime this month...bonus points if you post it on youtube!

Make it a great day!

Peace & Luv

Am I Wearing A Dress?: Learn From These Repeat Offenders

I had to share this! Take the quiz....you might find out that you have NOT been wearing dresses lately. Share your answers and comment below. This article is courtesy of Gaby Wilson via mtv.com I like her style!

Enjoy! ~Miss NV

'Am I Wearing A Dress?' Infographic.
Photo: Courtesy of Buzzfeed/Creator lilys2 mtv.com

You know how sometimes you'll see some poor girl (or even yourself) walking around in a vestment that is just baffling? Maybe it was so short you swear you caught a glimpse of the girl's SOUL as she sat down/stood up? Usually one of two situations is playing out: Either this thing was supposed to be worn as a tunic (a fact she's choosing to blithely ignore), OR what began as a dress is made up of unnatural fibers and discarded dreams, and it shrank after the first wash. Either way, it's an unfortunate problem plaguing lady-citizens across the country, yielding wardrobe malfunctions and pedestrian blindness. Thankfully, someone created a handy dandy GENIUS 'Am I Wearing A Dress?' infographic (a spin-off of the Buzzfeed infographic for 'Am I Wearing Pants?') to squash the problem from this moment on. Print it out, tape it to your mirror, look at it every day, but ALSO let these classic repeat offenders be examples to you all...

Strawberry Shortcake Doll from the Marie Osmond Collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Irresistible Dolls

Yeah yeah, the girl smells of freshly ripened summer fruit and warm baked goods 24/7. And sure, she's always flashing the kindest smile beneath that cute button-nose. And her poofy pink bonnet and embroidered apron are totally charming and endearing. But have you SEEN how short Strawberry Shortcake's *massive air quotation marks* dress is?!!? I get it. She's a really nice girl. And I'm sure she's a great friend to all she meets, but none of that really matters anymore when you realize this chick is practically flashing her drawers to the world and all of human history. AND OUR CHILDREN. Who cares if they're gigantic voluminous bloomers and she has another layer of striped tights beneath them, SHE'S EXPOSING HER UNDERGARMENTS (and not in a fash-forward underwear-as-outerwear kind of way). Therefore, this is NOT a dress. Annnnd I'm blind. Aaannnd my childhood is ruined.

Daisy Duck poses for a picture.
Photo: Courtesy of Flickr user meeko_

 Can we even count how many rules Daisy Duck is breaking right now? There's SO much going wrong here with Daisy's pink ruffled, Peter Pan collared, puff-sleeved garment that "fail" is just not harsh enough to truly capture how miserably this misses the mark. This is the Hindenburg of dresses as far as lengths go. The worst part about this, though, is that Daisy is just so clearly not even TRYING to cover up her ladyduckparts. Come on, girl, you HAD to know that this was supposed to be worn with pants or shorts or another skirt or even leggings, for crying out loud! And don't even get me started on how egregiously she's just NOT thinking about Donald and his feelings with this move. I can't. She's just striking a pose. Batting her eyelashes. Inviting the universe in with her little duck tail flapping naked in the wind. Also, Crocs? ... I wash my hands of you.

Sailor Moon figurines.
Photo: Courtesy of iOffer

Let's face it. The entire cast of girls from Sailor Moon is doing it wrong. These skirts don't just fail the fingertip test. They outright defy it (and gravity), flaring up in such a way that is most definitely exposing things that have no business seeing the light of day outside of a beach. Or a pool. Or a nudist colony. Ladies beware: Moving the fabric around in the form of giant satin bows, elbow-length gloves, and knee-high boots doesn't compensate for the lack of coverage on your netherparts. And I'm aware that you could argue that grown-up Sailor Chibi Moon (the one front and center with the pink pigtails) is just wearing a dress with a really high slit, but that thing is about as modest as a hospital gown, so I'm pulling rank and decreeing it not a dress just because it weirds me out. On a separate note, I'm highly skeptical of anyone whose hair extends past their hemline. Especially in an up do. Not OK. Check yourselves.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ice Cream Man Goes Postal

Good Humor must have gotten to be too much for BJ.....

Posted by @MissNVNC courtesy of @WorldStarHipHop

Monday, June 6, 2011

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

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Friday, May 27, 2011


and the BEST Daytime Special Event will be
taking over the beautiful City of CHARLOTTE.
Unique in CONCEPT & Tantalizing in EXECUTION,


is a DAY Time Soiree that exceeds the expectations of the most
discriminating guests.





(*PHOTO* & *VIDEO* will be everywhere to celebrate the celebrity in all of us. . .)


Fellas:   Fitted hats & Fashionable Trendy Sneakers are OK. The Summer is here. 
No matter what you choose…
SWAG it Out. Not to mention keeping it fresh for the ladies!


Ladies:   Ultra Sexy is always the way to go, Sundresses, Sandals, and Shorts are welcomed.
#DLNSHOEICIDE is looking for the SICKEST shoes in NC so come correct & get your STRUT on!

**But of course we still reserve the right to be selective**












             2.  DAYLITE NITES Radio Spot  - Bigg B (Coast 97.3)
3.  Bomb - CHRIS BROWN featuring Wiz Khalifa
4.  Girls (Who Rule The World) - BEYONCE'
5.  Next To Me (NC Summer Anthem)  - DJ B.BARNES presents Danja G & Hersh
6.  My Last - BIG SEAN featuring Chris Brown
7.  I Like the Way (Kissing Game) - HI-FIVE
8.  Candy Rain - SOUL IV REAL
9.  Drinking Rum & RedBull - BEENIE MAN featuring Future Fambo
10.  One Blood  - JUNIOR REID
11.  Tour (Remix) - CAPLETON
12.  I Get Around - 2PAC
13.  Thug  Passion -  BACKYARD BAND
14.  Rude Boy (Live From Takoma Station) - SUTTLE THOUGHTS
15.  Rock, Paper, Scissors - CHRIS BROWN featuring Big Sean & Timbaland
16.  Real Love - MARY J. BLIGE
17.  Summer Rain - CARL THOMAS
18.  Sure Thing - MIQUEL
19.  She Ain't You - CHRIS BROWN
20.  All Of The Lights (Remix) -  KANYE WEST featuring Lil' Wayne, Drake & Big Sean
21.  Hey Muma - CAM'RON & VADO
22.  Hypnotize - BIGGIE SMALLS
23.  Doin It (On the Air Mix) - LL COOL J

24.  Skip To Ma Lulu - SERANI featuring Ding Dong, Razz & Biggy
25.  Yu Sure (Hands Up) - MR. VEGAS
26.  Perfect Day - JIM JONES featuring Juelz Santana
27.  Show Me What You Got - JAY-Z
28.  Tell Me If You Like That (Live From Takoma Station) - SUTTLE THOUGHTS
29.  Lay With You - EL DEBARGE featuring Faith Evans
30.  Bright Lights, Bigger City - CEE-LO GREEN featuring Wiz Khalifa

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