FBQ Gets Inoculated
First of all I have to give a HUGE shout out to Ms. Sharon Needles for mentioning the Queen’s little blog on her Facebook page. Proving once again what an elegant, classy, FIERCE corpse bride she really is. Thank you for your kindness and the exquisite entertainment you bring to so many of us fans every Monday night.
Please Stand By
The Queen was overwhelmed by the response to the post entitled “Please Stand By“. I swear I never expected such an honest and forthright discussion. It is my intent to continue the conversation and address every comment either directly or in a separate post. I did, however want to clarify the reason behind the post in case I wasn’t clear. My intent was never to stop posting. It was a musing among friends as to whether I should post about subjects specifically involving men of color. As many of you INCREDIBLE Miss Things stated, it really isn’t about defining myself for other people (as formallyamom correctly surmised, I’ve grown pretty weary of that job), but more about how others see and define black men in this country. The dialogue has begun. And I pray it goes far past simply black men, and into what ills the country that many of us call home, and how to fix it. So all of you FABULOUS Miss Things tuning in from all over the world need to join this conversation and tell us what YOUR countries are doing right/wrong on the subjects of race, gender, and class relations. The revolution will not be televised.
Fashion Star Episode 3-Here Comes Summer
The Queen is still trying to figure out whether there is enough substance in this show to warrant an entire post. As the episodes go on, the format is allowing us to see a little more of what happens in the workroom, and learn about the designers. If they would cut the dang opening extravaganza the show could pick up a good three minutes. That way we wouldn’t have to get these montages of some of the designers showing to the buyers. I really enjoyed watching Nicole Richie coach the designers. She is specific and practical–as are the other mentors. I must admit that the suspense of predicting whether a buyer will purchase a collection is fun, but ultimately the show is for an audience who knows that LMAO is a musical group and not just a web acronym. Is anyone besides the Queen watching this dang show? Do ya care?
Oh Oh Geraldo
We all know the reason that you apologized for your comments about a hoodie being partially responsible for the death of Trayvon Martin was because your son and the media kicked your ass. Be a man. I know in the statement you were speaking as member of a minority concerned for his child’s safety. True, it was an ignorant statement which perpetuates a subservient mentality–but stand by your comments because Melissa Harris-Perry and I agree with you. The Queen has a few more garments and accessories that should be on the Dress Code for Black Safety:
For starters, you might want to avoid baseball caps. People might think you are stealing First.
Also, avoid football jerseys. A Defensive Lineman might think you’re carrying the ball.
Stay away from Red Suspenders. A Firefighter might reasonably think that you’re a part of the Engine Co.
No Polo Shirts…unless you’ve also got your jodhpurs handy.
And PLEASE–most importantly of all: Do NOT WEAR LOW RIDER PANTS!
…you wouldn’t want a Proctologist to get the wrong idea…