April 03, 2007

Things Are Lookin' UP in the REAL CARTOON World


Temptations - Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down
Staples Singers - This Old Town (People in this Town)
Pablo Moses - Blood Money
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Black & Crazy Blues

If you've been keeping tabs on the status of the black community in America, there's exciting news coming from the world of CARTOONS. Things are definitely looking up. Uncle Ben, the resident house boy of Mars Incorporated, was recently promoted to CHAIRMAN. After 60 years of slaving for the man (literally), Uncle Ben has made it from the back room to the boardroom. It just goes to show you, in the CARTOON world, there's always hope.

Don't believe me? Check out Uncle Ben's (virtual) office for yourself!

In other CARTOON news, there is new-found hope for young African-American girls....Frog Princess! After years of struggle for equal schooling, voting rights, and equal opportunity employment, things finally appear to be paying off: Disney is currently making a full-length CARTOON starring a black princess. Kathleen McCarther, a mother, captured the feeling perfectly: "I am so excited. There are lots of dolls of color and cartoons of color, but a Disney princess is a whole other level of acceptance."

Biochemical Slang wants to know: Can it get any better? What can our future possibly hold? Could Sprite's MILES THIRST be in line for a promotion? It would surely be a milestone. The world's first black, plastic, micro-dwarf CEO. We're all pulling for you, Miles.

Meanwhile in the REAL WORLD:

10 Comments:

Anonymous enigmatik said...

We have ARRIVED!!!!

9:47 AM  
Blogger vik said...

HA!

we'll just ride on the accomplishments of uncle ben from here on out.....

what else is left??????

9:53 AM  
Anonymous enigmatik said...

Is Uncle Ben CEO of Dirty Rice Operations?

1:56 PM  
Blogger Amadeo said...

I just got an email from someone about that movie...one of those forward this to the lady joints that diagrams why this joint is a slap in the face.

50 points for having a joint by my namesake up!

9:48 AM  
Blogger vik said...

50 points for having a joint by my namesake up!

who's your namesake, amadeo?

10:03 AM  
Blogger Amadeo said...

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

12:03 PM  
Blogger vik said...

damn. that dude knew how to PLAY.

three at once.

a whistle.

his voice.

perfection.

dude. this month is jazz appreciation month....i need to do some jazz posts. we live in the country that spawned jazz, yet most people barely know anyone outside of louis armstrong, kenny g, and maybe miles

folks over in japan have better jazz knowledge than we do.

a tangent.

PEACE

12:38 PM  
Blogger Mujer said...

By June this year, foreclosures on homes will wipe out the homeownership gains made by African Americans during the 90s.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you had bothered to read any further into the Uncle Ben's story, you'd have seen the President of the Food Operations at Uncle Ben is indeed African-American.

Clearly you're more interested in perpetuating the role of the VICTIM.

8:26 PM  
Blogger vik said...

anonymous - if you had bothered putting your name on your reply, we could have had an intelligent conversation.

this ain't perpetuating the victim role. this is making a mountain out of a mole hill. drawing a chairman doesn't do anything for anybody. schools.

if making a cartoon black is progress, you're definition of progress is effed the eff up. the fact that the pres is african-american makes this situation even more sad.

oh yeah, you are a coward.

10:37 PM  

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