Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Confused and disturbed.

So, I'm still using the old, crappy laptop (craptop?), but a couple of things happened yesterday that confused and disturbed me so much I'm willing to brave Explorer and a freakishly tiny keyboard to tell you about them.

First, I noticed last night that I'd had nearly six times the traffic that I usually do--we're talking Pioneer Woman numbers, people. I haven't written about sex or gay marriage lately, so I was kind of confused. And then I noticed they were all directed here from the same place: News One for Black America.

That's right. My blog post about slavery apologies and reparations was listed as a "related article" on a news site.

Considering the number of e-mails I've received over the past year and a half telling me I'm a racist and I should DIE, it's rather ironic that my first real exposure comes from News One for Black America.

(By the way--if you're here from News One for Black America, please know that I'm not a racist. I'm pretty much annoyed by all races, especially white people.)

What confuses me, though, is that of all the blog posts in the world about apologizing for slavery and making reparations--posts written by people who actually know what they're talking about, you know, like journalists--why on Earth did they choose mine? I'm not being humble. I'm being realistic. I really didn't have anything profound or even informative to say about the matter. I'm quite baffled by the whole thing. But hey, traffic is traffic, right?


Now for the most disturbing thing I've ever seen.

I was at Wal-Mart and they had these.

That's right. Edward Barbies.

Now you too can own your very own pasty skinned, controlling boyfriend.

If they hadn't been $25 apiece there are a whole bunch of people who would have been getting one in the mail from me this week.

I wonder if he sparkles?

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