Monthly Archives October 2012

Celebrities Step Up For Obama

Celebrities Step Up For Obama

Celebrities from Morgan Freeman to Jay Z step up and support President Barack Obama.

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More Black Dynamite

More Black Dynamite

Because we are a museum and we clearly love poster and pop art, just had to share some of the really cool artwork that the Black Dynamite folks have created for their animated cartoon. NOW THIS IS SOME FUNKY STUFF!!!

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New York Comic Con 2012

New York Comic Con 2012

Although I had a press pass and was on a mission to throughly cover this annual event, I took some time out to share the Comic Con experience with my sister. This was her first trip to Comic Con and we had a great time. It was a bit overwhelming for her and my feet, as after a couple of hours they felt like they couldn’t move another inch. But in the end it was truly worth it, as she enjoyed herself and spent as much money money as she could.

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The Wine Library Super Wine Tasting Event

The Wine Library Super Wine Tasting Event

Last week I attended one of the biggest wine tasting events in New Jersey, The Wine Library Super Wine Tasting held at The Manor. This has got to be one of the biggest wine tasting events in the country. I have written about the Wine Library in an earlier post, one of my favorite places to shop, hands down. Well, they know how to throw a wine tasting party! There were over 400 different wines, beers, champagnes and liquors available for attendees to try during my four and a half hours of uninterrupted tasting. Yes a number of guests came in limos to insure that they returned home safely. I had my trusted designated driver which allowed me to fully enjoy all of the spirits I could sample.

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Afroella

Afroella

I met these cats at the New York Comic Con. When I heard them talk about their love for Blaxploitation and how their character was based on the film genre, I knew I had to include them in Aesthetic Grooves.

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Black Action Tees

Black Action Tees

I met this cat at NYCC and I was reminded of my childhood. So I had to give Black Action Tees a shout out!

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Why Hate On PBS?

Why Hate On PBS?

I have to ask, what did PBS ever do to you? What is up with the all out assault on teachers, on science, on the arts, on intelligence, on Bird Bird, on common sense? Why take your hatred out on a bunch of defenseless puppets and pre-schoolers? Just how dumb does this country have to get? I have covered Sesame Street, The Electric Company and Zoom in my Funky Stuff blog, three of my favorite childhood shows, so I am definitely not objective when it comes to PBS. I am at a loss…

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The First Debate Aftermath

The First Debate Aftermath

So now it is the weekend after the first debate and let’s recap where we are…Obama supporters have come down off of the ceiling and screwed their heads back on after their collective post debate meltdown. I have already provided my thinking, psuedo-conspiracy theory, on Barack’s strategy during the debate (see my post on The First Obama Vs. Romney Debate). Let me summarize…ROPE-A-DOPE. Oh yee of little faith…

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Why Obama Now

Why Obama Now

Wow! Forget the debates. Let’s just run this video on national TV and call it a day. I think this is one of the clearest articulations AND visualizations of President Obama’s definition of the role of government that I have ever seen, complete with cool graphics for the attention challenged. Lucas Gray, animator of The Simpsons and Family Guy, and his talented crew have done what they do best, animating the President’s speech given at the Associated Press Luncheon in April. The full transcript of this speech is below. WATCH AND SHARE!!!

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Keep Your Hands Off Big Bird!!!

Keep Your Hands Off Big Bird!!!

As has been stated in another post on this site, I love Sesame Street (See The Soul Of Sesame Street). It is one of my favorite shows from my childhood. So as you can imagine, I am vehemently opposed to cutting funding for PBS, for Sesame Street or any of the other educational and cultural programs that they produce.

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The First Obama Vs. Romney Debate

The First Obama Vs. Romney Debate

Here is the full video of the first Presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, held October 3, 2012. I think that it was Obama’s strategy to rope-a-dope and not give Romney an opening to explain away (e.g. LIE, DENY, EVADE, SHAPE-SHIFT) all of his offensive and out of touch comments, gaffes and policy positions to millions of people with so much time left on the clock before the election. Now Republican money stays invested behind the top of the ticket, does not get diverted to the down ticket races. See where I am going with this…

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Janet Jackson Taking Control Documentary

Janet Jackson Taking Control Documentary

Here is a documentary produced in 2011 by the BBC on Janet Jackson. Enjoy!

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President Obama’s White House Beer Recipe

President Obama’s White House Beer Recipe

There is nothing like a frosty glass of beer to go along with a great bowl of chili and a spicy debate. I already posted the Obama family’s chili recipe. Here is President Obama’s Official White House Beer recipe to complete your debate menu. Enjoy!

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Celebrating 75 Years Of Their Eyes Were Watching God

Celebrating 75 Years Of Their Eyes Were Watching God

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the original publication and to herald its place as a seminal work in the American literary tradition, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR presented a multiplatform exploration of the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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The 30th Anniversary Of The Color Purple

The 30th Anniversary Of The Color Purple

It’s hard to fathom that The Color Purple is 30 years old already. I read the book in my Black literature class in college. I have watched the movie so many times that I can recite all of the lines by heart…like many Black women can and do every time. I saw the broadway play three times. I can’t think of another piece of work that has made me cry, over and over again, across multiple formats. Here are some comments from Alice Walker on the 30th anniversary of The Color Purple.

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