LOST premiered on Wednesday nite. It is my second favorite show on TV behind The Wire. My mom wanted to watch the season premiere because I talk about the show so much but I told her — and you know if you watch the show — you can’t pick up in the middle of LOST. If you haven’t watched every episode, you won’t really get it. I got into it kinda late. I had never really even heard of the show until the middle of the second season and I’m not usually home in the evenings, but a friend lent me the first season on DVD and I was hooked. Then when the second season came out on DVD I bought it and now I’m all caught up. Problem is, I’m used to watching it without commercials all at once — none of this wait ’til next week cliffhanger stuff. Boo!
Funny thing, I was trying to explain to a friend what the show was about the other day and I’m like “OK, so this plane crashes on this tropical island with wild boars and horses and polar bears, and there’s a button on the island that like controls the whole world. And everything in real life is backwards on the island, and there are these other weird killer people… She wasn’t interested at all and I realized how ridiculous it sounds when you say it all out loud, but it’s such a good show. Plus I’m a fan of any survival-drama where ALL the black folks are still alive. How often does that happen?

Let’s see, what else?… Robin Thicke’s new album dropped on Tuesday. If you enjoy good things, you should buy his album. It is a good thing. Robin Thicke makes good R&B music. If you’re not familiar, he is the son of Alan Thicke who is (and I don’t mean to offend) a very white man. BUT he is married to a very beautiful Black actress, so black folks are OK with his album being the hotness. If a white guy is going to make good R&B music, he better be married to a black woman or have some black folks somewhere on his family tree. I’m still trying to write a joke about this but notice… It’s cool with us that Robin Thicke makes good R&B music because he’s married to Paula Patton. He’s in the club. Justin Timberlake — nappy hair and he’s from Memphis so there’s a chance he’s got an Uncle June Bug somewhere way on back. Teena Marie — sleeping with Rick James. Do y’all get the picture…?
Umm, I don’t have a lot to say today. It’s wet and dreary. My socks are still wet from walking in the rain three hours ago. I guess I could take them off, huh? …OK I took them off. I feel much better now.

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