Category: InternationalSnob

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia arrived in Paris, France Friday and took in a tour of the Eiffel Tower. Saturday they will be participating in D-Day commemorations, honoring the day the Allies began the liberation Nazi-occupied France, furthering the Franco-American love affair. You know America and France. We love each other. We hate each other. But never enough to actually go to blows because … we lurve each other.

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I honestly wanted to write something deep and profound about Kim Jong-Il. Really. I did. I was going to go on about how he’s really not “crazy,” and testing missiles is his usual song and dance to get more cash out of us, Europe and his neighbors. But the whole “I’m a loco dictator and I’m gonna blow up the effin’ world if you don’t pay me, bitches!” shit gets super old super fast. I actually feel sorry for Russia, China, South Korea and Japan, who have to basically put up with this bullshit on a round-the-clock basis as they are within weapons range. We talk like a missile might be able to get to Alaska. Maybe. But they have to live it. Even if Jong-Il got one of those raggedy-ass long range rockets off the ground and got it aimed in Alaska’s general direction, the state is about 90 percent tundra and rocks and about 10 percent people. All he’s gonna do is kill some polar bears, incur the wrath of Sarah Palin and piss a lot of Americans off (including yours truly).

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Fleeing residents of Buner in Pakistan’s troubled valley of Swat look at destruction caused during fighting between government security forces and Taliban militants, on Monday, May 11, 2009. Pakistani warplanes bombed suspected militant positions in a stronghold close to the capital Monday, pressing ahead with a fierce offensive that has driven hundreds of thousands from their homes, many into crowded refugee camps. The government claimed 700 insurgents had died and the Taliban were on the run. (AP)

On one hand we have our friends in Pakistan, the country we basically pay to defend itself (Wait? How did that happen again?), on the other we have our neighbor to the south, Mexico who had to send their military to the border to fight drug lords.

The military.

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Myself and a student with some Haitian decent get to talking about Haiti’s Revolution and its impact on the United States.While sitting on the media panel at the Harvard Black Policy Conference I received two questions from men, one Liberian (a former US colony), the other also from an African country, about the diaspora and how we felt in regards to reporting on the plight and lives of black people everywhere. I talked about how a few times on my site I’d mentioned how my heart breaks when I see different types of people of African decent fight each other using the same terminology either our slave masters or former colonialists used against us.

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Don’t watch if you ever plan on watching either “The Departed” or the original Hong Kong masterpiece, “Infernal Affairs.” Also, don’t watch if you can’t take the Dropkick Murphy’s and people getting shot in the head. I love Martin Scorsese New York version of Boston! Don’t know if it matches the Boston version of Boston.

The Snob is here! In Boston! (And still can just barely use her new camera) so you’ll have to bear with me. I’m not to this particular woman’s skill set yet in taking pictures of yourself with a timer and a digital camera.

Me attempting to take a picture of Dane and I as no one was around the bus station to assist us at the time. (Note to self, take off Coke Bottle Lenses in pictures)My trip was smooth (way to go AirTran!) and I slept through most of it. Due to the help of a handsome gentleman named Dane with United Airlines (who likes to cook himself some cordon bleu and knows the public transit system well), I found the hotel with ease. Dane, a 30 year career employee with United was adorable, but I resisted the urge to hit on him once he said “30-year-career” and I realized he could be Papa Snob and was all squicked out by the prospect.

Older guys are always interesting until I think of them meeting my dad and I imagine them talking about the Cardinal’s game. Then all the sexy rapidly melts away and it’s just two old dudes lying to each other for fun.

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