Remember when this site wasn’t wall-to-wall Obama? Wait. You don’t because that’s how most of you found the site. (Save you TJ lovers.) Well, I used to write about other things — some serious, some not. And, quite frankly, I’m no more interested in being a cheerleader than a cynic of the Administration. Naturally, if it’s newsworthy I’ll write about it with the usual level of seriousness and verve, but … I can’t believe I’m saying this … The Snob is all ‘Bamaed out.
Now some classic Snob features survived Obamania. (Google Stalking TJ Holmes and The Great Wall of Sexy, anyone?) Others are in the Snob Blog Graveyard. Well, they want to come back, but they need your help and your votes. So here they are! The Zombie features! The Walking Dead!
The Vampire posts looking for a second life until Barack invades something. Read the background, check out the links and vote in the poll!
The top five will be reinstated.
More after the jump!
Incognegro: A popular feature based on writing funny blurbs on anyone related to the archaic “one-drop rule.” This feature often starred folks people had no clue were black or part black. like actor Wentworth Miller, baller Grady Sizemore, guitarist Slash and actress Jennifer Beals. But it also featured the not-black-black-people, like Kimora Lee Simmons, Dwayne Johnson and others who had black features, but looked racially ambigious at times.The bit was meant to be funny although some, alas, never got the joke and it was passed over.
The Limits to Blackness: This was one for those times when things got even a little too “black” for black people. Like I won’t eat hot pickles, dance to Lil Wayne or watch “The Parkers.” This feature was a way for folks to blurt out those taboos they’d long held inside (“I hate fried chicken!”) without being accused of selling out.
Word of the day: Left over from my original entertainment column in Bakersfield I used to feature obscure, weird or made up words as the “word of the day.” I usually tied it to the news of the day or something relevant.
Black Conservatives on …: If you didn’t notice (because they don’t always comment) I have my fair share of black conservative readers. Most because of a piece I did on black conservative views on Obama. My goal was to focus on the issues and if they had merit more so that screaming “Black Republican! Stone him!” which actually won me the respect of some surprising individuals. (Even one who I’d bashed once in a different column.) But I doubt their opinions’ stop with the president.
Doomed Romance: Remember that one time we all got together and wrote our hearts out about how love totally bites? We laughed. We cried. We wondered what we were thinking? Wanna go there again?
Parents: Last time we did mothers and daughters in a series called “The Chip on My Shoulder Is a Boulder,” after writer Rebecca Walker famously wrote about her turbulent relationship with her mother, author Alice Walker. Should we dare and do one on fathers? Because if the mother one is any indication on what the father’s one could be like, this is going to be a three Kleenex box event.
Professionally Pretty People: Remember when I used to post pictures of famous people, but I stopped because … I don’t know, the never quite fit and you could see the same pictures on Bossip? Anyone miss those critiques? Anyone want them back, but in a different way?
Glitter N’ Chuckles Updates: I once tortured you all for more than a month with nothing but pictures of Nick Cannon (Chuckles) and his Bride of Ghettostein Mariah Carey (Glitter). And even though the whole thing was totes glitter and sparkle ponies you STILL complained. But some of ya’ll know you loved it.
Kanye West Fashion Updates: Just because.
And For No Reason At All: Usually a random image or person meant to inspire humor.