Another mixed-bag entry, but I have special dispensation to do that sort of thing. So nyaah.
This is Tanya Jessen's story of how she lost 95lbs,
not through conventional diet and exercise but by playing the video game, Dance Dance Revolution (DDR). Tanya started playing DDR 4 years ago when she was 17 and enjoyed it so much that it became a regular activity. Through sharing her weight loss story, Tanya hopes to tell people that losing weight can be easy and fun by choosing an activity that fits in with your lifestyle. Tanya is working with RedOctane to educate Americans about a fun new way to lose weight while using an Ignition™ Dance Pad.
Results may vary, I expect. But I ordered a copy of DDR Konamix anyway.
Among other themes, Scott’s work pointedly addresses various forms of violence faced by people of color with searing critiques of the dominant culture, its hypocrises and contradictions.
Scott’s work, “What is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?” came under fire this Fall at an exhibition at Nassau County Community College where Nassau County officials attempted, unsuccessfully, to have the exhibit taken down. The College refused.
I vaguely remember said work from the brou-ha-ha which accompanied it at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago back in '89. The previous President Bush called it "disgraceful."
Others were less guarded:
In Russia you would be shot and your family would have to pay for the bullets. But once again what do you expect from a nigger named "Dread Scott"?
Right now a lady is on the ground crying because of what you have done. I feel you did something wrong and I feel you should be put in jail or have something done to you for this. I love my country and it hurts me to know that don't. I hope you feel good about yourself for what you are putting people through. You're an asshole.
And there are a few more reactions in the sidebar at his site.
Not all of them are hysterical. Honest.
Speaking of the School of the Art Institute, which I was a bit ago, someone who shall remain nameless described her stay there as, "a complete waste of fucking time," and offers more details if there's interest.
What else? Expect I need to write something about the hyphenless uppitynegro.com site at some point. If for no other reason, because all those little ™s almost look like a challenge. . .
Later, I may put them in alphabetical order, which takes like all of two mouse clicks. . .
Update: I'm a spazz. Also added DebWire and sorted the links and stuff. Bloglines makes all this much simpler than I make it sound, and if it wasn't for the whole not marking recently updated blogs in your links list thing, I'd recommend 'em unconditionally. As it is, there's just that one condition.