5 Reasons ‘The Boondocks’ is Still The Truth

A few quick disclaimers. If you’re not familiar with the Boondocks, this is probably not where you want to start. If you cannot tolerate profanity, you probably should mosey on along. And if for whatever reason you have a problem with afrocentric anime, brash opinions or cartoons for adults(not that kind) then there is another post scheduled to drop in 30 minutes or so that you could probably spend your time on. That said…. Continue reading

STOP ACTING RETARDED Part 1: Social Media & Communication

I’m a relatively peaceful guy, I swear I am. But there are few things in this world that I just flat out will not tolerate any adult doing in my presence or in my general direction. Things that invoke the wrath of the Krakken from the depths of my spirit’s Hell. For example.

U shld nt snd me txt/sms Tht lukz lk ths f ur nt 15 yrs old,or srsly RETARDED! kthxbai

Especially if it’s business/work related.

Jesus Christ, what did vowels ever do to you? Was grammar your childhood nemesis? Or is this just another failed attempt at rekindling your youth? Continue reading

Boondocks Season 3: “The Truth Is Back”

We interrupt your regular scheduled programming to bring you this life-changing announcement. The 3rd and final season of Boondocks, that afro-revolutionary comic strip turned urban anime hit TV show, is finally upon us. Now, if you are not familiar with it, I respectfully ask that you close your eyes and plug your ears while the rest of us jump around and shriek like a bunch of giddy, pre-teen girls as we watch the trailer.

I don’t own a TV. Don’t care to. Most of the sh*t on there is…just that: sh*t. So I save myself the stress of watching backwashed, eurocentric, myopic, sensationalized, high budget BS, and read a book instead.

Among those books, Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks series. I was an avid reader of the comic strip when I could find em in the papers, so I bought the books first chance I got. And to be honest, when I heard the comic strips were going to become a cartoon I was…skeptical. Boondocks was like Huey’s hair; unkempt and unapologetically Afro. TV censors and mutes, and I could see them putting a leash on Aaron real quick. Gil Scott-Heron wasn’t joking about the Revolution not being televised.

Huey's Back!

But I tuned in for Season one. And it was glorious. Especially after the banned from TV episodes “leaked”. Same story with Season Two. And now, the third and final batch is queued up and ready to entertain and make a bunch of conservatives uncomfortable. Next to The Wire, House, Californication and Dexter (yeah, I know. Weird list.), Boondocks is the only show I bother to follow. So for me, I’m rejoicing. Counting down to May 2nd.

Oh baby.