Sunday, December 13, 2009

Um.. Who Reads this Shit Anyway?

I haven't written for this blog in a while - although I have been watching comment after comment be posted about one of my entries about "Why are Black People So Loud?". It's now gotten to the point where I feel like writing and giving some thought to the comments that the entry received.

There were a couple of comments that appeared today. One comment that talked about paving the road back to Africa kinda took me be surprised - I mean, really?? Yup, it's still 2009, 21st Century.

Another comment mentioned me calling the "Asker" a fool. Well, I actually know the guy that asked the question and it's all about taking on the personality of being a "loud black man" from the 70's. Think Fred Sanford from Sanford & Son. LOL That's who I was channeling my humor from. He was one of the friends that helped me come up with the concept.

The concept of this blog lies in humor. It's that simple. I appreciate all comments (the good, bad, offensive, etc) because it definitely allows your point of view be out there - even if you're posting anonymously and angrily. I've read each one. It's been pretty interesting what people choose to pull from a satirical blog. I've also seen the number of visitors sky rocket. I mean.. Wow.. Thanks! That's got me wanting to blog some more. I just need more topics. I definitely have the viewership. Those Anonymous folks always tend to have the most "eloquent" and "wholesome" responses, too. :0)

I never intended this blog to bring anger. My only intention was to make people laugh. A lot of people have laughed at this topic and others. There was some point where the laughs ended and people stopped reading the entire entry and began to feed off comments or what others have forwarded on to them. That's unfortunate. I guess if I were doing stand up, this entry would have been taking differently. HA HA!

I have considered removing the entry. It's not one of my funniest (clearly!). I think the Bobby Brown/Whitney Houston one is pretty damn good. So if the one about weaves. However, I won't remove the entry because I stand by the idea that it's all about humor, sarcasm and irony.

Why is it the black people can be loud? Well because WE ALL can. Meaning that like anyone else in the United States - it's part of that whole freedom of speech thing. If you want to yell - yeah.. some people might look at you crazy - but you can do it! None of these stereotypes written about in the "Loud" entry truly belong to anyone specific group. All types of people can, at times, be appropriately AND inappropriately loud.

One thing these blog comments has reminded me of is that people can take away whatever they choose from a writing, speech, etc. No matter your intention, it's often interpreted differently. Even if I made the entry even more over the top than I thought it was - someone would think I really believed all the stuff I'm writing.

Oh well... I guess with the description of the blog being at the top and on the side must have been overlooked. HA HA!