Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cough, sneeze, cough cough…

So Swine Flu (or H1N1 as all the geeks are calling it) has hit the headlines, and yet again everyone is worrying about the possibility of some sort of apocalypse. People have taken wearing surgical masks, even pimping them out:

But do you remember all the other diseases that had the media whipped up into a frenzy?

There was Swine Flu’s predecessor, Bird Flu (H5N1), which I wasn’t too bothered about as I didn’t know what the heck was going on. In 2002, a SARS outbreak happened, and anyone on the Tube who coughed was given the side eye, especially if they were Chinese (where the outbreak happened). The Foot and Mouth outbreak of 2001 had half the population turning vegetarian and the other half worrying we’d run out of meat (guess which side I was on). And during the mid-nineties, Mad Cow Disease caused my mother to ban beef from our diet for the next ten years.

And yet even after all of that, here we are, still living and breathing.

I’m just saying that there’s probably a good chance you’ll make it out of this alive. And if I’m wrong, so what, I never claimed to be a health expert anyway.

Image copied from here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Overheard Articulation...

"Listen to you, you get one girl's number now you think you're Flavor Flav"

My friends are jokes.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Read this...

I personally think that he is just a bit bitter due to his own experience of living in London. I agree with certain aspects of his article, the bit about white people being promoted quicker than black people, however, at the end of the day, many black people have lived in London all their lives and have done just fine.

He says that “we need black universities just like they have in America.” I personally wouldn’t go to one, the idea of living in a multi-cultural area but going to an all black school seems a bit bizarre to me.

He also insists that “some of these hideously white companies should be forced to hire and promote black people.” Erm… I wouldn’t want to work where I wasn’t wanted, would you?

What do you think about Peter Akinti’s article? Comment.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Overheard Articulation...

On the subject of materialism:

“Some people have the mentality of owning a Ferrari when their paycheck only permits them to own a wheelbarrow.”

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Get Your Champagne ft. Goldrush…

I’m not really feeling this tune; however, the featured three black boys wearing black and yellow scarves are the dance troupe known as ‘Goldrush’. Hailing from East London, I’ve watched these three guys come from doing end of term school shows (and practicing in our school sports hall and drama studio, good times...) to now appearing in music videos. Mixing urban and contemporary dance, Goldrush places an emphasis on creating routines that complement a song perfectly.

Check out their Myspace and Facebook group for more information, and contact details.

Oh, and guys, any business you get through promotion on this blog will mean that I get 50% of all earnings. You know I’m not joking.