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Thursday
Sep092010

OK Cupid Survey Reinforces Stereotypes

Man, do black people love Jesus! (Jesus, be a reply to a wink!) But I didn't need OK Cupid's survey to tell me that. I also didn't need them to tell me that white dudes like Dave Matthews Band and The Big Lebowski. I would have been more interested in how many people defied stereotypes. Like, how many black women love Dave Matthews who aren't my sister Denise? How many Asian dudes quote The Big Lebowski? How many white guys read Harlem Renaissance fiction? How many black guys like Rage Against the Machine and The Killers? And once they find those menfolks, could the nicely send their contact info to my inbox? I'd like to ... um ... talk to them about something. (Source: OK Trends)

Thursday
Sep092010

Fashion Discovers Gapped Teeth, Will Likely Get Over It In A Few Weeks

Essence Magazine founder Susan L. TaylorOoo! Look! My mouth is in style!

From The Wall Street Journal:

At model casting calls for New York's fashion week, which begins today, one of the most coveted attributes is an affront to modern orthodontics: gapped teeth.

The look is a bold departure from recent standards of idealized beauty that have rewarded curvaceous and perfect-smile models, such as Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr, with high-profile ad campaigns.

Instead of perfection, designers now want what casting directors call "characters."

Now, before my fellow gapped-tooth brothers and sisters get too excited. Or start chirping about how in certain parts of Africa gapped-teeth are like the it-sexy thang to have, let's pay attention to who is being prized for their not-so-atypical mouths.

Psst. It's not you, Condoleeza Rice and Essence founder Susan L. Taylor!

More after the jump.

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Friday
Sep032010

And I'm Off!

Hope you all enjoy your holiday weekend! I'm bushed! August was the Best. Month. Ever! on The Snob Blog. I reached TWO MILLION overall visitors and had my highest monthly average ever! Now I'm off to enjoy the rest of the weekend with my friends, go see "Machete" and do absolutely nothing.

Try to avoid that hurricane!

XOXOXO

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