A few random thoughts…

I haven’t posted in a bit (my apologies), and I feel like I’ve missed out on a few things. With that said, I have no desire to talk about politics… today — but we’ll get there, eventually.

Here are a few random thoughts:

*****ROUGH NIGHT wasn’t the worst movie I’ve seen in awhile, but the current state of comedy is just depressing. From OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY to FIST FIGHT to SNATCHED to BAYWATCH, it has become brutally obvious just how difficult it is to make a legitimately funny movie without depending solely on the charisma of the lead actors to save the day.

*****When I saw the YouTube clip of Bill Cosby yelling out “HEY, HEY, HEY” as he left the courthouse during his GODDAMN RAPE TRIAL, there was a small part of me that did want to laugh. But I couldn’t. The complete lack of self-awareness on Cosby’s part is simply insane to me, and it’s a further reminder that of just how flawed our ‘heroes’ can be behind closed doors.

*****As a huge boxing fan who ended up falling for the UFC, there is a part of me that wants to get excited about Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Conor McGregor. This IS a dream match — but that doesn’t make it a good idea. Conor is woefully inexperienced in the world of boxing, and the difference between fighting five 5-minute rounds and fighting twelve 3-minute rounds is greater than just eleven minutes of potential action.

Without question, all of the pressure is on Floyd’s shoulders. He is the professional boxer. He is the one with the undefeated record. He is the one with the legacy to protect. And he is the one who is supposed to win. If McGregor happens to land a lucky shot and take out Floyd, it would not only be the biggest upset in sports history, but it would also be the final bell for boxing’s credibility.

*****And, at the end of the day, I don’t care if Bill Maher (or if anybody else, for that matter) says the word “Nigger” for one crucial reason:

I am not a nigger.

It’s a word. It’s a word with an ugly and disgusting history forever attached to it, but it is still just a word. It’s a word that shamed my ancestors, and was used in order to ensure their continued oppression — and THAT’S exactly why (some) black people have embraced that word.

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