Today a teenager was walking down the street using his cell phone as a mini-boombox. I wonder if he lost his headphones, or if this is some new trend? Whatever the case, it was weird....
I posted a number of videos from TV shows by Black comics (like Dave Chappelle and Richard Pryor) to the website for my People's U Black TV Comics class.
Today after having lunch at a favorite Chinese restaurant I opened a fortune cookie that did not have a fortune inside (!). What does that mean?!?
There's a new Verizon commercial where two African American children are at a curb with their parents. In a nice inversion of first day of school jitters, the kids patiently explain new phone gadgets to apprehensive Mom and Dad. "Call or text if you need help," the kids announce as the parents board their car pool. I can't find the video online, though; when it appears somebody let me know!
While browsing today's online Minneapolis Star-Tribune I came across the following headline: "Rage Against the Machine to play during RNC" (!). My first reaction: how much money did they get to sell out!?! As it turns out, though, the actual story is about RATM playing at an event unrelated to the Republican National Convention, but held during the same week. I wonder if the editors intentionally mislabeled the headline in order to attract more eyeballs?
Today was the first day I rode my bike...and it's August 2! That's not the only weird thing about this summer, though. Other items: