Friday, June 14, 2019

Self Reality Check

Intelligent Black American is a hopeless title to hold. If you don't think like Thomas Sowell, conservatives won't give you the time of day. And, if you don't want to be Malcolm X, liberals won't either. This reduces you to a target for the pleasure of both camps. And they're both illegitimate for it.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Weirdness Known As The Macho Response Is Moving (Off The Beaten Track)

The Macho Response is now blogging for our chronicle of NewAge cultism, The Coal Train, and so - after 3 million visits here - all further updates will be there. 

Thank you,

The Crack Emcee

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Blinded By The Light

Instead of saying "If You Watched This Elizabeth Holmes TED Talk From 2014, It Was Clear She Was a Fraud From Day One." they could have said "This was before Trump, and anyone - with common sense - could see it from a mile away":
"She used plenty of interesting factoids. She said words like engagement, knowledge, and access. She shifted to a personal story. She lulled us, she calmed us. She talked about things we care about. That are quite serious.

And yet, we were not really listening.

She never really said anything about the science.

Or the tests.

Or the clinics.

Or anything concrete.

She mentioned a few notes here and there about blood tests and fingers. The word nanotainer should have been like a neon sign to all of us, a blinking light at an adult book store eliciting scrutiny and skepticism. Really? Nanotainer? You might as well use the phrase Theranos wellness center. (Wait, she did use that phrase.) 
Words matter. 
But not back then.

Whenever the public's ready to blame itself, I'm ready for their apologies. Promise.

Jordan Peterson vs Peter Jordanson


Seeing karma in action leaves the U.S. cold. It leaves China that way, too.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Is Beyonce A Witch?

Normally, I wouldn't even trip on this article, but I am because, right before I saw it, I had just been turned on to this interview with Fat Joe (below) who had some pretty creepy things to say about the Queen Bey's posse, which ain't like him to do, so....I don't know. That "illuminati" chatter has always followed Jay-Z around, but, maybe, it was Bey who bought into it. Go to 16:20 and see what you think:

 I know it's not much, but it's enough to make me wonder.

Is This The Face Of A People On Some NewAge Search For How To Be "Happy"?

Pharmacists In Germany And The UK Agree: Homeopathy Is A Load Of Bollocks

Well, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s verdict on homeopathy has come to town, and it's almost identical to the Krauts', so we can only conclude one thing:

If you've ever licked a homeopath's balls, you couldn't aim lower.

Unless, of course, you worked at GOOP...

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hooray!: "James Randi - An Honest Liar" Is Now Online For Everybody To Watch

If America, and it's people, were who we say we are, this man - and his work - would be much more famous. As it is, he's known just well enough to be my hero.

Sexy Time

"It's not like the signs weren't there. It's just I wasn't wanting to put them together and understand them, because I just wanted to keep doing it."