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Friday, February 29, 2008

Family Guy eyes a spinoff.......Introducing Cleveland Brown!

This just in, courtesy of Reuters:

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Family Guy's" henpecked husband Cleveland Brown might be getting his own show.

The Fox network and the show's producer, 20th Century Fox TV, are developing a spin-off from their hit animated series centered on Peter Griffin's bathtub-accident-prone neighbor, sources said.

The project, tentatively titled "Cleveland," is being written by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry -- a writer/producer who voices Cleveland -- and Rich Appel, an executive producer on MacFarlane's other Fox cartoon, "American Dad."

Cleveland, who plays off black stereotypes, is the most levelheaded among Griffin's trio of friends. He's also pushed around by his wife.

Once canceled by Fox, "Family Guy" triumphantly returned on the network in 2005. It is Fox's top-rated comedy and has grown into a $1 billion franchise with red-hot DVD and merchandise sales.

Fox executives have made it a priority to find another hit animated comedy to complement their Sunday comedy lineup. They have several cartoons in the works, including an animated version of the 2003 short-lived live-action comedy "The Pitts." In addition to "Cleveland," Fox is also developing a spin-off of the drama series "Prison Break," set at a female prison.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

William F. Buckley, the father of the Modern Conservative Movement Dies

William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist, talk show host and the father of modern conservatism dies at 82. Here's more on the story, courtesy of the LA Times:

Buckley, who had been ill with emphysema, died while at work in his study in Stamford, Conn., according to Richard Lowry, the editor of National Review, the magazine Buckley founded in 1955.

An urbane pundit with a lacerating wit, Buckley was the intellectual heart of American political conservatism in the 1960s and '70s. His ardent friends and admirers came to include a California governor, Ronald Reagan, who sought Buckley's counsel frequently during his campaign and presidency, calling him "perhaps the most influential journalist and intellectual in our era." Buckley also inspired generations of conservatives, who now fill think tanks and write for National Review, the Weekly Standard and the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal.

"It's not lonely the way it was 45 years ago," Buckley said in an interview with The Times a few years ago, "when there was really nothing, certainly no journal of opinion on conservative thought. There are tons of people here now."

"Without Bill, there'd be no conservatism as we know it today," said Lowry. "One of his earliest achievements was to forge this coalition of social conservatives, national security hawks and economic libertarians. That became the conservative coalition, and there would not be one today without it."

Buckley was a fierce debater who loved trading savagely lyrical put-downs with his political opponents. But, unlike the conservative pundits who drive talk radio today, he had many personal friends and admirers among his public foes, including such luminaries as the late economist John Kenneth Galbraith and late writer Norman Mailer. Some of his political opponents, though, had trouble reconciling the two Buckleys -- the irresistibly charming raconteur and the talk show host who drew exquisite rhetorical nooses around the necks of his opponents. "You can't stay mad at a guy who's witty, spontaneous and likes good liquor," Mailer once said.

During his life, Buckley was a prodigious speaker and writer with an extensive vocabulary of multisyllabic words that he wasn't afraid to use and that invited much good-natured ribbing from friend and foe. Samuel Vaughan, his editor, once said that Buckley's use of language elicits "both exasperation and admiration."

He gave thousands of speeches across the country, using the proceeds to keep his beloved National Review afloat. And he wrote or co-wrote more than 50 books, often during his winter vacation near Gstaad, Switzerland. The eclectic list includes "Cruising Speed," a documentary of a week in his life; lyrical memoirs of sailing journeys; and the Blackford Oakes series of spy novels.

For more, click below:

William F. Buckley Jr., dies at 82

Reminder-Afronerd Radio at 9pm eastern-Tavis, Obama, Dr. Gates....One Big Party!

Just letting folks know that we have another broadcast scheduled for 9pm this evening. Check us out at afronerdradio.com and the call-in number is 646-915-9620. Be there and Be Square!

Monday, February 25, 2008

I'm Sure You Saw This Coming......Hillary Goes Negative, The State of the Black Union 08' & More-Next Afronerd Radio

Well we have a quite a bit to discuss this Thursday for the next Afronerd Radio broadcast as Team Billary appears to be imploding. If you haven't heard the latest news, the above photo has been circulating the net for the last few days allegedly (but denied) by the Clinton camp to continue to paint Obama as being a secretive Muslim operative or at the very least maintaining Islamic underpinnings. First, this reeks of desperation on the part of the Clintons and I'm of the opinion that this may backfire as an ever perceptive public may see through this a ruse further proving Obama's message that these tactics bespeak of politics old.

As I have stated on numerous occasions, if Obama does get the Democratic nomination, in order for him to best McCain he must adopt a centrist perspective. Trends indicate that our citizens are just not going to be open to implicitly leftist politics. But let me refrain from a full on analysis of this situation at this juncture-let's flesh this out on Thursday's Afronerd Radio broadcast. I also want to delve into Tavis' annual collard greens and chitlins gathering aka The State of The Black Union which was televised courtesy of CSPAN this past Saturday. Suffice it to say, it was exactly what I expected-and again, I'll address this more definitively during the program. And on a lighter note, we will also try to fit in a review of Dr. Henry "Skip" Louis Gates recent PBS special entitled African-American Lives 2 and what this ground breaking series means to Black American and African genealogical scholarship. So join us Thursday at 9pm eastern and let's mix it up-call us at 646-915-9620 or IM/email-afronerdradio@yahoo. In the interim, what do you guys think about this new strategy of Senator Clinton? And what about Obama's Muslim ties-real or imagined?

Afronerd Radio's Week in Review

And here is a clip of a pretty funny Dick Gregory during the Black Union (again channeling Halle Berry-"make me feeeeel good"):

And now words of wisdom from my political cuzin, former Lt. Governor Michael Steele. He is essentially mirroring what this blog has been espousing since its inception-people of color need a variety of thoughts and ideas in order to survive. And we should be allowed to break free of this monolith. Check it out:

Sunday, February 24, 2008

And Now It's Comic Shoppe Radio time! Join us tomorrow at 7pm eastern

More and more broadcasts. We just had a great Afronerd Radio show this evening discussing Black Cinema and now it's time to discuss comics on The Comic Shoppe. The same cast of characters (yours truly, Daryll and Max) will guide you through last week's comic book stack (Ultimate X-men, Mighty Avengers, Ultimate Human, Incredible Hercules and Hulk), our Justice League: New Frontier review as well the latest in graphic novel and sci-fi related news. Drop by and give us a call at: 646-200-0104 or via IM/email-thecomicshoppe@yahoo. Make mine the Comic Shoppe!

The Comic Shoppe

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Black History Month Treat-Discussing Black Film-Past, Present & Future next on Afronerd Radio-Sun at 8pm eastern

Hey folks! We decided to delay Thursday's Week in Review broadcast in preparation for Sunday's show. As the month of February draws to a close, we would be remiss in not addressing Black History Month and what better way to celebrate the occasion by discussing the trailblazers in Black Cinema. In addition, we have two esteemed guests to help with our celluloid analysis-Invisible Woman of the Invisible Cinema blog and Tambay Obenson of The Obenson Report blog/podcast. Our faithful audience knows the drill-call in with your thoughts, opinions and questions this Sunday 8pm eastern at-646-915-9620 or contact us via IM/email-afronerdradio@yahoo. I assure you as always it will be an eventful evening. Damn Oscar night....check us out in homage of Black History!

Afronerd's History of Black Cinema show

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What Michelle Obama and Sally Field have in common......

I'm sure everyone by now has heard Michelle Obama's infamous "first time I'm proud" speech. The unfortunate lesson that Mrs. Obama has learned is that in politics one cannot be so honest as to forsake political expediency. I liken her faux pas to the actress Sally Field's legendary "you really like me" Oscar acceptance speech when she exclaimed to the academy that after all of her work she was finally accepted. Well in the case of Mrs. Obama, her husband still has a way to go if he is to get nominated and even farther still, if he is matched up with the Republican front runner, John McCain.

One thing that I suspect many of my critics and/or detractors mistakenly believe is that this writer is some sort of apologist for America's racist power structure. This is certainly not the case. People of color have irrefutably been the victims of a historically racist society. But as I have stated many times since this blog's inception-one does not remain a victim ad infinitum. If the system is racist as a constant, then it is incumbent for the victim to be in flux and malleable. It is hard for many Whites who have naturally possessed white skin color privilege to comprehend that Black folk do not see this country the same way they do. And that's OK.

Many people of color just do not have the luxury as Marty McFly to get into a souped up Delorean and travel backwards in time. What time period was great for a Black person? How about 1870? 1930" 1965? If Cindy McCain were to attempt a Black Like Me experiment, perhaps she wouldn't have had such a snappy repartee in response to Michelle Obama. It is understandable for a Black/Brown person to see the country in a different light based on the amount of votes Obama has received from varying nationalities willing to consider a Black president. What's not copasetic is for enabling and victimization precepts to be the "constant" or the cornerstone in a sepia toned philosophical paradigm. I hear you Mrs. Obama.....even we conservatives of color get it-you just can't say it aloud if you want to win an election. For more of the Michelle Obama fall out and her explanation, click here.

And for another Michelle's (Malkin) take on this matter, click on the link below:

Michelle Obama's America -- and Mine

Monday, February 18, 2008

Enjoy it Before the Suits at Warner have a Conniption-Gotham Knight Animated Hits the Web

Check this out. Batman goes Anime! A sneak peak at another DVD animated series-Batman:Gotham Knight scheduled for release in 08.

Much to do about Absolutely Nothing.......Obama Accused of Plagiarism......Really?

No long deep proselytizing needed here. Is this the best that Brutha and Sista Clinton can come up with? Does anyone think that Senator Obama and Governor Patrick both referenced President Kennedy as if they were the only ones that ever did? I'm the first to pick apart something if I feel that it is substantive but this is just sorry-talk about the Clinton campaign running on fumes. But then again, fumes have been known to make one teary-eyed before a primary. Check out this excerpt from The New York Times:

Mr. Obama told reporters he should have credited Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, a friend, for a passage in a speech he delivered on Saturday in Milwaukee. But Mr. Obama said his rival was “carrying it too far.”

“Let’s see,” Mr. Obama said. “I’ve written two books. I wrote most of my speeches. I would add that I noticed Senator Clinton, on occasion, has used words of mine as well.”

The exchange injected a fresh dose of contention into the bitter fight for the Democratic nomination. Mr. Obama said two of his standard lines — “It’s time to turn the page” and “Fired up and ready to go” — have made their way into Mrs. Clinton’s remarks in recent weeks.

As Mrs. Clinton campaigned in Wisconsin in advance of the primary there on Tuesday, one of her top advisers, Howard Wolfson, convened a conference call with reporters to accuse Mr. Obama of plagiarizing Mr. Patrick’s remarks from a 2006 campaign appearance.

Mr. Wolfson said it was important for voters to know that Mr. Obama’s rhetoric, at least in this instance, was not original.

During a news conference here, Mr. Obama said he and Mr. Patrick “trade ideas all the time.” Asked if he should have given credit to Mr. Patrick, he said, “I’m sure I should have,” but he said he doubted that voters were concerned by the dust-up.

“I’m happy to give Deval credit, as I give to a lot of people for spurring all kinds of ideas,” he said. “But I think it’s fair to say that everything we’ve been doing and generating excitement and the interest that people have had in the elections is based on the core belief in me that we need change in America.”

Let's here it from the class. Is this a case of plagiarism or is it fume-gate?

For more of the Times piece, click on the link below:

Clinton Camp Says Obama Plagiarized in Speech

We Have Shows and More Shows-Visit The Comic Shoppe broadcast, today at 7pm eastern

Hey comic fans-we have another broadcast coming at you from the gang at The Comic Shoppe. We will be discussing the latest movie trailers to hit the web (of which is the new Indiana Jones clip above), comic news and of course last week's great comic book/graphic novel reads. So give us a buzz with your questions, opinions or random thoughts at-646-200-0104 or via IM/email-thecomicshoppe@yahoo. Be there, Be square and make mine The Comic Shoppe.

The Comic Shoppe

Just a little bit more comic fun. I hope you guys enjoyed the latest episode of The Shoppe and as an added treat, check out this Batman serial before anyone heard of Burt Ward, Adam West or Christian Bale:

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Damn, Damn Damn......Sorry Folks Tech Problems Prevented Afronerd Radio from Airing-Same Show for Sunday at 8pm!!! eastern

Please accept my apologies folks. We had a great show prepped and no soundboard and hence no sound. We will have to pick it up on Sunday at 8pm eastern. I expect my supporters and detractors to mix it up on the name debate amongst other issues. Reminders will be sent out and like the movie of the same Good Times era..Let's Do It Again!

Just a Few things to Note: Yesterday's Bloggers Roundtable, Responses from the NPR audience, Afronerd Radio reminder 9(PM!!!) & The Stack...Whew

The latest from the guys at The Stack, courtesy of Pulp Secret:

Just a couple of links:

The latest NPR Bloggers Roundtable-
Bloggers' Roundtable: Nas and the N-Word

More fall out from my "afrocentric" name remark, courtesy of NPR's Digital Culture segment-

What's in (an Afrocentric) Name?

And of course, don't forget our Week in Review broadcast scheduled for tonight at 9pm eastern. The call-in number is 646-915-9620.

Afronerd's Week in Review

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

What exactly is the Beef Between Barack and Tavis? I'm just wondering...

One has to admit that the above interview with Senator Obama on Tavis Smiley's show was perhaps the most candid tete a tete of a presidential candidate on record. I've had my criticism's of Smiley in the past for highlighting too many Black progressives during his annual State of the Black Union gatherings without a sufficient conservative counter-balance. But I appear to be late on a brewing disagreement between the Senator and Smiley as noted on today's Michael Baisden radio show during an interview with Michelle Obama. I've had a nasty taste in my mouth ever since many in the old Civil Rights (the yes suh or "make me feel good" crowd) guard during last year's Black Union conference made unfounded proclamations about Senator Obama's questionable Black allegiance.....again. What is the beef this time? Well maybe it starts with an email. Check this out, courtesy of SOHH's message boards:

Obama vs Tavis?

What do our readers make of this scuffle? Let's hear it.

I'm Calling it.....Condi for VP!

The idea of a McCain-Rice ticket has been touted around certain media outlets and cyberspace as of late and I must admit that it would be quite an ingenious move on the part of the McCain camp if such a match-up were considered. Think about it-such a team up would bolster some excitement on the Republican side of the political aisle as well as rally the more conservative factions within the party. And let’s face it, it would also address race (although many would definitely question Secretary Rice’s Black authenticity-and you thought Obama had issues) and gender in one large swoop. I'm still an Obamacan but as far as pure entertainment value, a McCain-Rice team would be in the immortal words of SNL's Jon Lovitz-that's the ticket! Let's take a look at this supposition, courtesy of MiamiPoetryReview.com:

As the stage was set for the final Bush State of the Union address, his cabinet members made their usual grand entrance to the halls. As Ms. Condoleezza Rice did so, pundits at MSNBC wondered aloud if she might not be an excellent candidate for vice president.

Commentary: While some have insisted that Ms. Rice is in her position only because of her relationship with the president, others see her as a woman of enormous talent. While the speculation centered on her joining the Republican candidate for president for November, there seems no likelihood that she would become part of either a John McCain or Mitt Romney ticket though the current Secretary of State would have seemingly been a match for Rudy Guiliani. Yet if Barack Obama were to be the candidate he could seemingly make a strong step towards ending the divisiveness in Washington by asking a Republican to join the ticket (to say nothing of choosing a black woman).

What say you? Any thoughts on this matter? Share your thoughts...

Oh and check out this photoshop special...funny:

Or god forbid this.....damn she has my vote already!

Gary Coleman Gets married......

Of course this news is of lesser weight and significance than the Hillary vs Obama vs McCain political drama but I’m glad that Mr. Coleman was able to find someone. I always thought that Coleman was always tortured soul on a number of different levels. Whether his troubles originated from his childhood kidney problems, stature or betrayal by his adoptive parents, he appeared to fall into the same self-destructive and tragic mode that has affected other child actors. This latest bit of breaking news may have broken the curse. This just in, courtesy of Gearlive.com:

Put away the wedding gown ladies. Gary Coleman is now a married man!
According to People magazine Coleman, 40, married Shannon Price, last August 28...on her 22nd birthday!
The nuptials took place “on a mountaintop”, according to the Diff’rent Strokes star. “Nobody was around but the minister, preacher, the videographers, the photographer, the helicopter pilot and us. That was all that was there. There was nobody else.”
Coleman, who met his bride on the set of their movie Church Ball, tells People that it is also his first ever romantic relationship. “I never got the opportunity to be romantic or feel romantic with anyone,” he says. “I wasn’t saving myself, she just happened to be the one.” (Oh, how sweet!)
Coleman however, does admit that things aren’t always kisses and sweet talk between them. He says that sometimes after an argument, they can go a whole week without speaking while she claims, “he lets his anger conquer him sometimes. … He throws things around, and sometimes he throws it in my direction.” She adds, “I don’t like the violence.”
Neither of them, however, have any issues with the age difference.
Well, as they say, diff’rent strokes for VERY different folks!

What Does Biggie have to do with Thursday's (at 9pm eastern) Afronerd Radio broadcast? See Below!

I readily confess that Biggie Small's opening monologue for the above song, "Juicy" always bothered me. More specifically, this part of the soliloquy:

“to all the people that lived above the
buildings that I was hustlin’ in front of that called the police on me when I was just tryin’ to make some money to feed my daughters”

Why exactly do the "people that called the police" have to suffer because the protagonist in this song desires to conduct an illegal and dangerous business in front of their children? Well we are going to do a part two of last week's Afronerd Radio Week in Review broadcast discussing the ghetto name/Black crime pathology issue that has so many folks incensed stemming from my comments on last week's NPR show. We will also discuss Senator Obama's continued success in the primaries (and what that means for the Clinton and McCain campaigns) as well as a friendly fire case resulting in the death of a young Westchester (NY) police officer.
Check us out this Thursday, call in and share your thoughts (you can agree or disagree) at 646-915-9620 or IM/email us at-afronerdradio@yahoo. Remember the show starts at 9pm (eastern) sharp! And the debate continues below at the Post Bourgie blog:

more on The Post Bourgie blog and Afronerd

And then there's always our link:

Afronerd Radio and the Name debate on the next Week in Review

Monday, February 11, 2008

A Gentleman that "Gets it"-More on my Ghetto Name debate......

The ghetto or pseudo-Afrocentric name debate continues. I still stand by my original comments concerning this issue but my detractors still grow like bad weeds to discuss the irrefutable. Check out the above video and then take a look at another debate on yet another blog:

The Post Bourgie blog vs Afronerd

All I can say in response is.....the death toll rises as the symptoms become more obvious. Our youth are literally dying due to apologists and enablers. It reminds me of this American Dad (a humorous take on enabling) episode:

More of My Musings on Obama, Black vs Brown and Immigration

Well as everyone is probably aware of by now, Senator Obama won sweeping victories in the last three primaries-Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington with favorable predictions for tomorrow's primaries. Unfortunately, one matter that has not been analyzed in the media is the paradox of Obama's appeal with White Americans juxtaposed with a perceived disconnect with Latin and Asian communities. What makes this phenomena ironic was the perception that White folk would be the obvious wedge preventing Obama from opening the White House door when in fact it may be folks of color, hence the paradox. And perhaps more importantly-how can this be rectified? One would probably surmise that any tensions between people of color stem from a media contrived fight for preferred minority status or what I like to call the fight for massah's scraps. If we can refrain from playing this game of who is the favorite minority and fight for individual acceptance and a negation of an identity based political paradigm, then perhaps these aforementioned tensions would cease. And also if we start to hear more from our naturalized American citizens and less from those who speak for (and use euphemisms such as undocumented immigrants) illegal aliens, matters might improve. One could only hope. Here's more from 411mania.com:

The story so far…

While Hillary herself hasn't explicitly played the race card, her husband and ex-POTUS Bill made a mess of things when he compared Obama's South Carolina primary victory to Jesse Jackson's S.C. wins in 1984 and 1988. It was the political equivalent of saying "All black people look the same to me." But if you're going to play the race card in a presidential campaign, you might as well enlist America's "first black president" to do your dirty work.

Through Bill, Hillary's campaign was able to play the race card with enough deniability that the MSM wouldn't hold it against her too much. And in fact, nearly all MSM coverage of Obama's S.C. win noted that he received overwhelming support from his fellow African-Americans, which nicely tagged Obama with the "identity politics" label even though Barack has refrained from making race an issue. Unfortunately, the demographic reality of a Democrat primary campaign means that Hillary needs identity politics to be a factor. African-Americans vote 90% Democrat, and it stands to reason that Obama will continue to draw support from a majority of the black electorate. Since Hillary can't win among African-American voters, she has to win over voters from other constituencies within the Democrat coalition, preferably voters predisposed to identity politics:

In a 2006 study that ten academic researchers conducted of various racial groups' attitudes in Durham, North Carolina, 59 percent of Latino immigrants said that few or no blacks were hardworking, and 57 percent said that few or no blacks could be trusted. By contrast, only 9 percent of whites said that blacks weren't hardworking, and only 10 percent said that they couldn't be trusted.

I don't know if Hillary is familiar with that particular study, but she must be aware of its implications. After the New Hampshire primary, Clinton pollster Sergio Bendixen famously quipped that "the Hispanic voter – and I want to say this very carefully – has not shown a lot of willingness or affinity to support black candidates."

And for more from 411mania, click below:

Are Hispanic American Voters Racist?

And check out another article which attempts to analyze the alleged Black/Brown impasse:

Black vs. Brown: There’s Nothing Minor About Either ‘Minority’

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Check out another Week in Review, Courtesy of The Comic Shoppe Show-Mon. at 7pm eastern

We took a break from Afronerd Radio this Sunday due to the Grammys but stay tuned for The Comic Shoppe (Monday at 7pm eastern), featuring Max, Daryll and yours truly. We will be addressing The Boondocks vs BET controversy as well as last week's comic book reads (i.e. The Twelve, Cemetery Blues, The Justice Society, etc) as well as Kyle XY, The Terminator/Sarah Connor Chronicles and Smallville. So feel free to drop by and contribute to the conversation at-646-200-0104 or contact us via email/IM-thecomicshoppe@yahoo. You know how it goes-Be Square and Be There, true believers!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

It Looks like I made some new "friends" from the NPR listening audience.....Psyche! They hate me...it's cool

Well as can be expected, my latest appearance on NPR's Bloggers Roundtable caused a bit of a stir up but I stand by my opinions. Yesterday, I made some comments regarding the circumstances behind the tragic death of Tarika Wilson in the Lima, Ohio police shooting case. We are definitely going to get into this more this evening but take a look at NPR’s blog. The arrows are already getting thrown:

Today's Blogger's Roundtable: What's in a Name?

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Don't Forget-Discussing Super Tuesday and More on Afronerd Radio-Thursday, 9pm eastern

What's up folks! It's that time again-Afronerd Radio's Week in Review, scheduled for tomorrow at 9pm eastern. You know the drill-drop by with your thoughts and opinions at-646-915-9620 or reach us via email/IM-afronerdradio@yahoo. We will be discussing Super Tuesday (with a little Giants talk, of course) including the viability of a Obama/Clinton ticket, BET vs The Boondocks, my brief stint with being called for jury duty, today's NPR appearance including my controversial diatribe relating to the deaths in Lima, Ohio.

Afronerd Radio's Week in Review

Check Me out This Afternoon on NPR's Blogger's Roundtable-approx. 1:30pm(eastern)

It's that time again folks...yours truly will be making another appearance with News & Views' host Farai Chideya to talk about last night's Super Tuesday results, alleged police brutality coming out of Lima, Ohio involving the shooting death of minority women (and their children) and lastly, the growing popularity of the Black blogosphere. See you guys this afternoon!

The latest Bloggers Roundtable

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

And Speaking of Mixing Metaphors...A New Frontier just doesn't Mean Politics-A New trailer for New Frontier: JLA

Check out the latest from Darwyn Cooke-A New Trailer:

Monday, February 04, 2008

Well We're finally here Folks......First the Superbowl and Now Super Tuesday

Well in a few hours the race begins and if we are lucky history will be made. I'm curious about what our readers think regarding this historic run. I must say that even as a blogger with conservative leanings, I would like to see Senator Obama fare well for purely tribal if not symbolic notions. The Republicans (if one were to believe Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh) believe Senator McCain to be a liberal wolf in conservative sheep's clothing. The reality is that the nation is looking for demonstrative political change....all leading back to a centrist legislative paradigm. And what about those Dems? With an alleged racially divisive stratagem on the part of the Clintons, can this duo save face if an Obama/Clinton (or vice versa) ticket does not come to fruition? And let's say Billary does come out a winner on Tuesday and Obama is not considered, is it going to be assumed that people of color will just fall in (liberal) line despite the aforementioned political machinations? This, my friend, might be what I have suggested should happen-Black folk starting to dismantle the political monolith and spread themselves toward the center and god forbid-the right. Don't worry folks the water is still warm on the right side of the pool. Again, a quarter (adjusted for inflation) for your thoughts !

Sunday, February 03, 2008

YEAH BABY!!! We did it...Giants 17-14

That's all folks..Manning & Plaxico are made men....The Giants' parade and Super Tuesday in NY!!.....This might be the year for a President of Color. Let's see..

Getting Back on Track...Again.......and I'm not foolish enough to compete with the Super Bowl!

Just as the title of this entry implies, no Afronerd Radio broadcast today for obvious reasons. An although I have nerdic tastes-the Superbowl is where it's at-GO GIANTS! I have to rep for the home team and besides the Iron Man trailer is scheduled to be shown at 7:30pm. Well all is not lost, feel free to stop by Monday at 7pm eastern with Daryll, Max and I, as we discuss the goings on in the comic world on another edition of The Comic Shoppe. And just as the guys from The Stack (above, courtesy of Pulp Secret) are waxing on the last issue of Y the Last Man, so shall we. In addition-An interview with Ant's Mario Gully, a discussion about our favorite titles/graphic novel reads from last week (i.e. The New Captain America, final issue of Black Adam, Project Superpowers, Mighty Avengers, etc), the return of Smallville,the controversy surrounding The Boondocks and BET and of course the aforementioned Iron Man trailer. You guys know what to do-give us a call with your thoughts/opinions at-646-200-0104 or via email/IM-thecomicshoppe@yahoo. Be there, Be square and....GO GIANTS!

The Comic Shoppe's Week in Review

And here is the Iron Man trailer (in full glory):