#31WriteNow Blogging Challenge
My Life

Join Me for the #31WriteNow Blog Challenge

Hey folks! So I just randomly decided that I was going to do another month long blogging challenge, and this time, I want to encourage you to join me. Starting tomorrow, August 1, I’m doing the #31WriteNow, which means I will post something to my blog every day in the …

TV and Movies

I Got 20 Questions About the LHHATL Season 2 Finale

Last night was the season 2 finale of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, and I hate to see them leave. I’m not ready. But all ratchet things must come to a seasonal end so yeah. Let’s just get right to it. I haz questions. 1. Why is Joseline trying to …

Columbia House DVDs
TV and Movies

So Columbia House DVD Club Still Exists

I was minding your own business (O__o) when I got an email with the subject “The New Columbia House Site Is Here!” I thought I fell into a space-time continuum and landed in 2003. I was like “Harpo, WHO DIS WOMAN?!?” THEY STILL EXIST?!? Well damb! Talk about throwback Tuesday! …

TV and MoviesVideos

I Want This Daria Movie With Aubrey Plaza To Happen

As a child of the 80s and the MTV generation, certain things automatically make me all nostalgic and Daria is one of them. That super sarcastic, no dambs to give, smart chick was everything. Daria was too cool for high school, misunderstood and perfectly fine having no range of emotion. …

Ratchet and the Geek podcast
My Life

Ratchet and the Geek Podcast: Episode 15 (Chicago Live)

Scott was in Chicago last week for a conference and while he was here, we decided to record our 2nd live version of the Ratchet and the Geek podcast. The first time we recorded it and allowed folks to watch on YouTube was when I was in Portland in May …


Dear Vibe Magazine, About Your Twitter After Dark Chat

The other night, Vibe Magazine’s Twitter account turned was turned over to radio personality, Angela Yee, for an hour for a “Twitter After Dark” chat. And I’m here to tell them to sit down for this decision. Because it was terrible, in my opinion. So here’s a sternly worded letter …

Social MediaVideos

10 Hilarious Vine Videos You Gotta Watch

I know that when Instagram video kicked off a couple of weeks ago, folks were declaring Vine to be dead since it allowed folks to post up to 15 seconds of video. But I shook my head because I’ve never been here for IG video. All it did was provide …


George Zimmerman Wants to be Superman And I’m Not Buying It

Man, look. Folks (ABC, CNN and ’em) are reporting that George Zimmerman saved a family last week when their truck overturned on a highway last week. Apparently, a family of four were trapped in their SUV when Porky Pig and another fella came outta nowhere to rescue them. DUN DUN …

Geraldo Rivera Shirtless
Famous folks

Geraldo Rivera’s Shirtless Selfie is the Anti-Thirst Trap

Yesterday morning, Geraldo Rivera, he of epic moustache and soldier coordinate reporter, woke up and decided he was proud of what he looked like. He tweeted “70 is the new 50 (Erica and family are going to be so pissed…but at my age…)” and included a selfie of himself shirtless …

Brown Twitter Birds Inny Vinny
CultureSocial Media

About This Whole Black Twitter Thing…

The phrase Black Twitter started as a joke when people realized the power of Black people who use Twitter. People started noticing that we were driving hashtags and trending topics. Then Nielsen did research and found out that African American women are the most active group on Twitter. Since then, …