Sorry for the hiatus, been taking some time out to settle back into the Bay Area. Don’t even know if anyone’s reading this anymore, but we’re gonna keep things rolling either way. Peace.
Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but The Box has moved out of the ATL and has temporarily relocated to Central America. I’m studying Spanish for the next several weeks at an amazing school in Guatemala called the Proyecto Linguistico Quetzalteco de Espanol (PLQE). It’s definitely a blessing to be able to travel in the midst of a global economic recession, and I’m only able to do this with some savings that I´ve put away over the last year and a half. My Chinese side says: “Save your money, kids, even if it´s only $50-$100 a month.” Who knows, that could be the deciding factor when you decide to leave your job and do something spontaneously ridiculous.
More to come soon, but in the mean time, check out PLQE’s website. I’ve only been here two days but am really impressed with the school and the folks who run it.
I saw this over at AngryAsianMan, and it blew my mind. Get the eff outta here, man, this kid is a beast!
A friend recently sent me this link, which proceeded to make me laugh my ass off. You see, apparently President Obama read the audiotape version of his book, Dreams From My Father. And apparently, a subplot of the book involves one of the President’s high school friends who…uh…swears like a motherfucker. Select clips are compiled on the link above, with the Prez impersonating his friend’s “colorful” language.
I never believed I would one day get to hear the President of the United States say: “There are white folks, and then there are ignorant motherfuckers like you!” Change is here, America!
Chris Rock reflecting on the meaning of Thanksgiving via “Everybody Hates Chris,” the really underrated tv show based on his childhood.
Happy Thankstaking/Thingstaken, y’all. It’s that time of year again where we thank the European pilgrims for colonizing this land through the rape, pillaging and genocidal spread of smallpox to the indigenous people of what we now call good ‘ol America.
My friend Sara has put together possibly one of the greatest lists ever with the best Thanksgiving tv/movie moments.
Terrible histories of genocide and colonialism aside, it is nice to take some time out to be with loved ones, eat good food and appreciate all we have to be thankful for. Whenever I get into a negative state of mind, I always try to tell myself, “It could be worse, think about how hard it would be if I didn’t have arms and legs” (and if by chance anyone is reading this who really doesn’t have arms and legs, you could say how hard it would be without a brain or something, you get the point). Cheesy, I know, but it is The Cheddar Box after all.
For a more intellectual reflection on the holiday, peep this dope article over at SleptOn Magazine.
Happy 16 month birthday to The Cheddar Box! Yes, as of this day, the Box has been in effect for over a year now. Although it is a box, The Cheddar Box also strives to break out of boxes, hence celebrating a random number of months as its birthday. Happy Box day everyone.
Bipartisanship, indeed. (Thanks, Bev!)