After a semi-lengthy hiatus, I’m back with a new edition of 5 Finds 4 Friday. This week’s finds are coming to you a bit late, I know. But as you all know by now, yesterday was my 40th birthday. Generally, my Thursday evenings are spent drafting the post for schedule. However, the evening was spent getting chocolate (and Moscato) wasted watching TGIT. This means that I’m writing this post bright and early on Friday morning. I’m a bit hungover, and I presently have a Little Dalek (Kai) giving me her version of a massage/acupuncture (I call it catupuncture) on my back while I type these words. Good times.
So much has happened in the week of my return. It almost feels like the Universe was waiting JUST for me to come back! Lady Voldemort is TOTALLY not a white supremacist, you guys! And in true Slytherin fashion, she will sue the pants off of anyone who says otherwise. And speaking of Taylor Swift, she was ALL UP AND THROUGH our TGIT last night, wasn’t she? I’m glad I am not the only one who was unhappy with it!! Last, but certainly not least, I’m sad, pissed all the way off, and I just want JUSTICE for the 26 Nigerian women found in the Mediterranean. Because this world is crazy, and we could all use a good laugh… Let’s get the finds started, shall we?
What Have You Done, Twitter?!?
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— Bill Withers (@BillWithers2203) November 8, 2017
So Twitter announced this week that all users will have 280 characters to say the wrong thing with, instead of the usual 140. I’ve used this newfound power to kvetch about Fifty Shades Darker, or whatever I’m watching, which is pretty much what I plan on doing with this update from here on out. Read more about it on The Root.
When You Take “Love Thy Neighbor” Too Literally
I’ve pretty much accepted and embraced my “happy heathen” existence, so I haven’t been to church is many years. That being said, if I had the opportunity to witness a mess-a-palooza like this one highlighted on Desus & Mero, I’d walk in singing Shug Avery-style, and would gladly add my meager coins to the collection plate. Entertainment like this shouldn’t be free, after all.
This Week in Black Girl Magic…
Tiffany Haddish will make history tomorrow by becoming the VERY FIRST black female comedian to host Saturday Night Live. Yes. You’ve read that correctly. The first. As in number one. Whoopi Goldberg? Nope. Mo’Nique? Not so much. As someone who finally saw Girls Trip recently and fell madly in love with Tiffany, I cannot wait to tune in to show my support. Of course, it goes without saying that I will be muting during the musical act, because I am free to do so. Read more about this on ColorLines.
A List of Everything These Posters Did to Me
How is THAT for an epic birthday present?!? Yesterday the Black Panther Character Posters hit the internet, and black nerds everywhere collectively YASSSSSSSSS’d for most of the afternoon. As for yours truly, the fact that the posters debuted on my birthday made me feel oh so special. Let me tell you what these images did for me. These posters cleaned out the cat box. It separated my recyclables. My eyebrows now arch perfectly as a result of these posters. I checked my bank account and there was an extra $50 in there with a black fist next to it. These posters blew my birthday candles out. Read more about it on The Root.
Let’s Chit & Chat About Olivia Carolyn Pope, Shall We?
— I'm Audrey… (@audreycanblog) November 10, 2017
As much as I had to acknowledge this, Scandal is presently on its last season. A part of me feels that when I articulate that fact, it becomes more real. My Thursday nights have become a fun ritual of TGIT, Treats with my Big Sister, and Live Tweeting. What will my Thursday nights look like without Scandal? I bring this up because, Holy Shit, what on earth is going on with Olivia Pope? It’s like she became a villain out of Carmen Sandiengo overnight, and I’m not quite sure where Shonda and ‘nem are going with this. Her and Jake out here (SPOILER ALERT) just blowing up planes and (possibly) kidnapping pregnant women. I never thought I’d see the day where I’m applauding QUINN for gathering Liv all the way together. What’s the end game for this show? Is Olivia going too far just so that we won’t be devastated by her demise? Will Fitz come in with a long-range shot-gun during the series finale to end her? Will she get her shit together in the final moments? So many questions!!
Now that I’ve shared my finds…. Let’s Dish!!! Tell me which of this week’s 5 Finds 4 Friday really resonated with you. Do you have a find for this week you’d like to share? Leave it in the comments!