Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thugs in School....What are YOU Thinking For Real????

Sesame Street is harder than 'Thugs in College'.My roommate kind of inspired this post. I almost forgot about it to be truthful and I don't know how. I don't understand how you can believe that you are a thug but yet you are sitting next to me in my 300 or 400 level english course. I don't understand what the appeal of being a thug is. I mean really. Most thugs end up in jail at some point in time during their life. They sell drugs. They are always worried about whether the police, excuse me 5-0 as they like to call it, are going to be this place or that place. You don't have time to go to class.

What is really the appeal about being a thug or let's go with another term 'DOPE BOY'? I mean why do you want someone that can't even take to certain places for fear of getting arrested. The sad thing about being a 'dope boy' is that they usual are pretty smart. For you to think of make $2000-3000 a week, and to keep up with who owes you, shows signs of businessmen, but in the wrong aspect. But then again, you really aren't smart enough to not blow your money on BS that calls attention to yourself. That kind of thing seems to be common sense, but I digress, I'm getting side-tracked from the topic at hand. My slight add kicking in lol.

Like I was saying, there's no way that you're thugging and you sitting next to me in my Business Statistics class getting 100s. That's just not logically. I mean really, let's think about it here. I'm a thug but I'ma fill out this Financial Aid form so I can make sure that I take this Organic Chemistry class, and I gotta make sure I get this book for class too. I mean really, stop trying to be something that you're not. Why can't we just strive to be an educated and enlightened generation? Why do we glorify things that should be looked down upon? No one should want to be a thug, I mean really. The general reasoning behind 'Dope Boys' And 'Thugs' doing what they do is because they don't have the opportunities that others have, or excuse they feel that they don't. They just made bad choices. So I say this to the so-called 'Thugs' and 'Dope Boys' in school....What are YOU Thinking For Real???

Friday, April 24, 2009

G's on TV.....What are YOU Thinking for Real???

The next thing that I feel like is absolutely ridiculous on T.V. is the apparent trend of making most black men look like some type of Thug on T.V. First of all, there are no thugs on t.v.. I really hate to burst anyone's bubble, but I mean let's be real. Besides the people that we see on First 48, there aren't any thugs on t.v.. MTV's invention of G's to Gents has to be one of the biggest jokes. I mean for all these people to be so-called thugs, why are they always crying and fighting over stupid stuff. I'm not saying that men can't cry, but I mean over dumb stuff. This past season's winner cried on like every show. What the crap? For one, why do you have to be a thug to even want to better yourself. That's bs to begin with, and on top of that we want to have crying thugs on T.V..

Than we have the infamous MTB4. I have never seen more people, forget excluding this to just men, I mean people in general cry about STUPID CRAP. I refuse to cry because we got into an argument and now we're not mad at each other anymore. And I ABSOLUTELY refuse to go out in the street and cry because two of my friends are fight. I mean when I saw Robert on T.V. walking down the street in New York, and BOOHOOING....WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING MAN???? I mean for real. I understand that this your life long dream but I'm not getting ready to cry because two people are fighting. If anything I'm going to try and continue to get my paper, that's t.v. for you though.

The one thing that we need to understand though as a society is that what we see on T.V. is no where near a real depiction of life. The sad part is that younger generations are looking to T.V. for role models and that's not good when t.v. continuously portrays the idea that black are thugs. Than the ones that don't act like thugs are portrayed as being maybe on the DL. We have got to do better. I know that I'm probably going to make a lot of people mad with this one, but you know what this my blog so who cares lol. Half of these rappers that are supposed thugs, really aren't. I mean you have people coming out and saying that people were Correction Officers, and all sorts of other crap. Since when is having a job, looked down on. That's the problem, we would rather put people that continuously hurt the community on a pedistel instead of positive figures. This is just one of many of my rants that I'm just going to end with this question...What are YOU Thinking For Real???

Saturday, April 11, 2009

What Are YOU Thinking For Real....Video Vixens or as I like to say

I really didn't want to address this until I got a little more publicity but you know what...this ish is getting out of hand. It seems like these so-called "Video Vixens", who are just glorified whores in my opinion, are coming out with books describing their sexual escapades with various artists in the industry.

My biggest hiccup with this is that many of the women claim that they are writing these so-called memoirs so that young women won't follow into the life that they are living. Usually when someone writes a book and its whole purpose is to deter people from getting into that lifestyle, you usually stop. I mean what's the purpose if you're still going to do it. I would prefer you to say that 'hey I'm broke and I figured that I would make a couple of dollars off of telling who I did and what I did.' Plus I think that this has got to be one of the most selfish things that they could do. At the end of the day they're not hurting the males, they're hurting themselves and the families involved.

Now some people say that they are using what they got to get what they want. I say to that.....those women are called prostitutes. Now if you don't mind being demeaned and never having anyone look at you for anything other than sex, then hey do what you do. But don't get upset when people address you the way that you should be addressed. The oh so famous scandalous female in the picture above takes the cake for me. You for one accuse someone of abusing you, but yet you find him responsible enough to drop your son off with. Then we get upset when someone calls you 'Supahead', but you happily wear a t-shirt with the word spread across your chest. And then you dedicate the book to your child. What kind of sick and twisted mess is that? Here's the thought...let me write a book on every one that I've slept with and let me dedicate the book to my that and anyone who writes this kind of crap I say.."What are YOU thinking FOR REAL?????

Thursday, April 9, 2009

My Guilty Pleasure...MTB4 QUE....What are YOU thinking for real????

I got that picture from the IPS over at thafeedback. I know I know. This is pure foolishness at its best but I can't help it. Day26 actually had a pretty solid debut album and they have the potential to be a mainstay in the music industry. They just have to get away from this as Diddy would say "BITCHASSNESS". I mean really. What is it with people continuously messing up opportunities that people would die for?

This seems to be a pattern in fame based "reality" tv. People get the dream that they want and then they proceed to mess it up. Day26 only has one real problem: QUE. I mean I don't know if ol dude is on drugs or whether he just can't handle the pressure or what. He is literally spazzing out. At first there were complaints about not having any money to support his family. Um maybe its just me, but why would you quit your job in hopes of your son supporting you when he is part of a five member group. Clearly she didn't watch the behind the music on TLC or any of the artist that explained how the money works in the industry. I want to ask her WHAT the hell she is thinking for real, but I digress. But that doesn't excuse Que's antics by far. He acts like a little boy that just reached puberty and had his playstation taken away. I mean do we really have to act like this. Then we have Robert crying...I mean REALLY crying. We just can't seem to get it right on t.v.. If we're not fighting on t.v., we're acting really feminie. I just don't know anymore. But yet again, this makes GREAT t.v.. It's something to laugh at.

Anyways I'm anticipating the finale and I hope Diddy makes the right decision. Right now I just want to say QUE What are you thinking For Real????

Correction...MTV got me. I thought it was the finale lol...oh well. I'm glad QUE is in timeout LOL!!!

What In the HELL was BET thinking...

When they thought up College Hill. I mean really. As an African-American female college student, this crap is outrageous. Now don't get me wrong this is good entertainment wise, but let's not call this a reality show. Who do you know that can basically do nothing and still pass in college? And with the current season BET even has the nerve to have the cast members GPA on there, I guess as a reassurance that they aren't dummies....yea we see ya. Yet ol' girl got kicked out of the house within the first three days because someone told her to watch who she brings in their shower...REAL SMART.

That's my other issue with them. If I'm staying somewhere RENT FREE, there is no way that I'm going to mess that up. Yet another way to show that young black people do not know how to act.

My other issue with this is that I rarely see them do any type of work. I've experienced what doing no work gets you and believe me you when I say I wouldn't be in school anymore if I continued along those lines. There is so much that I can gripe about with the show but I will end it with this last gripe.

WHY MUST EVERYONE BE A HO? LOL...I mean really. Majority of the cast sleeps with each other or wants to sleep with the other person or has slept with everyone on campus. But you know BET looks for that. I actually thought about applying for the BET College Hill Interns and I was about to fill out the application until I saw this question: How Important is SEX in a relationship to you? Um excuse me...why do you need to know anything about MY SEX LIFE if I'm applying to an internship. On that note....BET What Are YOU Thinking For Real?????

Allow me to Introduce Myself....My Name is..

Katrina. Yep so I'm just trying this blogging thing out. I hope you all like it. I hope I like it lol. I'm a Senior in college right now. I won't tell you where lol. Journalism is my major and um yea. Enough about that. I know you're wondering what the heck this blog is about.

Well...I'm going to discuss my views on certain things that make me say WHAT ARE YOU THINKING...FOR REAL?? That will be the basis of my blog with an occasional input of my life. So I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy starting this up!!!!