I’m going to take a bit of a new direction with this blog. Recently there have been a collection of things that have bothered me a little. Bear in mind please that all of this is my opinion, if you agree sound off! If you disagree feel free to discuss as well. I’ll outline 5 issues to start…
Number 1-Skinny Jeans…
…On men. Can someone please explain this to me? I just don’t get it. How do you get up one morning and say, “I think these jeans that hug my balls are cool”? In my youth I wore jeans that were excessivly baggy and big but never skin tight. Notice you never see anybody in skinny jeans sitting down, possibly because you can’t sit in skinny jeans without squeezing your balls into submission. What do I know, maybe I’m getting old.
Number 2-Wearing sunglasses inside.
Again, maybe I’m getting old but what is the point of this? Generally, I consider myself to be pretty cool. BUT, I don’t think I’m quite as cool as people who wear sunglasses inside. Wearing sunglasses inside, to me, is sort of like wearing snowboots in the summer. Normally its not sunny inside so sunglasses are not needed.
Number 3-Excessive Fight Brands
Last night I attended a fight show here in California and began to grow a little tired of all these fight brands. More and more it seems that they all look the same. “Something” fight gear is the common tagline. Now, it seems to me that if you didn’t put “fight gear” at the end of your brand you could market it to a wider audience. But really, what do I know. Tapout opened the floodgates. Perhaps I should be grateful that our sport has blown up to the level that everyone and their mother wants to be involved with it.
In most cases I’m annoyed by any sport in which you can’t shut your opponent out and, a little slap on the wrist is a foul. I can’t stand it. Basketball would be a lot cooler if they took some cues from hockey and allowed a little contact. Let ’em play dammit! Maybe the problem is that basketball players are pussies and that’s why they began to play basketball in the first place. I can hear basketball fans now…”A black guy that doesn’t like basketball?” But really its not like that, I think golf and bowling are for pussies too.
Number 5-Drugs and Violence in Hip Hop
First off let me say, I love hip hop music. Love it, I grew up listening to it and it has served as the soundtrack to my life. That said, recently I’ve grown disappointed with it. It seems to me that every artist is a reformed drug dealer. The content of our music has been limited to drugs and violence. To a certain extent, this paradigm shift can be attributed back to earlier hip hop artists. Its gotten so bad that artists feel they have to be involved with, or talk about drugs and violence to be credible. They feel they have to fabricate details of their pasts that include these things (i.e. Rick Ross). So, to all you current and aspiring hip hop artists out there, please, for our future generations let’s stop this cycle.
I’m done ranting for now. But I’m sure sometime soon there’ll be 5 more things that bother me.