Friday, July 10, 2009

My Friday Afternoon Happiness Pill--This is What Happens When Your Grandfather Discovers These Internets

White folks can keep Elvis all to themselves (although I must admit that he was an amazing performer).

Every Friday I am going to post a new youtube discovery and personal happiness pill to get us through the weekend and to celebrate the end of the week. And given that this was a heavy week with MJ's homegoing--and I am really enjoying the range of discussion pro/con on Michael's legacy--some levity seems appropriate.

Remember, Michael Jackson belongs to everybody! I think I am going to get a t-shirt made with that slogan emblazoned upon it. Actually, I would describe Michael's relationship in the following terms: while he belonged to "us," he was on loan to the world.

Because he is such a prolific and lucid thinker, Mike from Brooklyn also has some insights into Barack Obama's racial ancestry, genetics, and the politics of race in America:

Question: is this what happens when our elders get access to the internet? Are you afraid to get your parents or grandparents online because of the havoc they may wreak? And how would you respond if you discovered moms or pops had put a video on YouTube?


msladyDeborah said...

Hold up and wait a minute!
I'm a grandmother. And I am all over the inter-net.

Of course, I am not acting out-well at least not too much.

I suspect if my maternal grandfather was still living he would probably be on the internet too. He loved gadgets. A computer would of been his pride and joy.

Lady Zora, Chauncey DeVega, and Gordon Gartrelle said...

Well a little acting out is okay by us Ms. Lady Deborah!

My mom is on me to give her my 2nd computer so she can get online. I am actually worried that since she mas more than enough time on her hands and has an opinion about everything she may start her own blog. I don't need to be competing with her as she would undoubtedly be more popular than this humble site.


Unknown said...

no words...just *dead*...