Q: What draws Kareem Abdul-Jabbar back into the blogosphere?
Watch him, he’s gonna swing left, shoot right.
Last season the show was criticized for being too white. Watching a full season could leave a viewer snow blind. This season that white ghetto was breached by a black character who is introduced as some jungle fever lover, with just enough screen time to have sex and mutter a couple of lines about wanting more of a relationship. A black dildo would have sufficed and cost less.
And why the 2 year lag since his last post? Research!
When it takes itself seriously is when it stumbles. I just wish it would express its seriousness by being funnier. Seinfeld made it a point to ridicule the characters’ shallowness and self-involvement, raising it to a level of social commentary. And it was funny. Two other girl-centric shows that reached these same heights to be voices of a generation were My So-Called Life and Wonderfalls. Both funny, yet also insightful and original. Perhaps that’s why they both only lasted one season before becoming cult hits. Girls, a safer more mousy voice, has already been renewed for a third season.
Honestly, Kareem is my hero. Lets list the things he has done:
1. All-time leading scorer in the NBA.
2. Using a shot, the sky hook, that nobody else has ever used to good effect.
3. Wore those zany frog goggles.
4. Starred in Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon as a Kung Fu bad guy.
5. Starred in Airplane as Kareem Abdul Jabbar pretending to be an airline co-pilot.