If they change the name of their band to "Arnold and Willis" that would be pretty fucked up....
I’m really enjoying that new song “I’m not going to teach your girlfriend how to dance” by that band, Black Kids .
“You are the girl that I’ve been dreaming of ever since I was a little girl.”
I imagine a young woman in love with her female best friend who is dating some dude who can’t dance. She is asked by the friend to teach this idiot how to dance…and it’s breaking her heart to do it.
This makes for a much more interesting teen movie than if the characters were all “straight.” (Though the plot does seem to be vaguely similar Some Kind of Wonderful.) I will probably never write this screenplay, but someone should! Also, whoever writes it should give me a cut of the profit since I came up with the idea. Notice the date, kids. No way of pretending you came up with it first. I expect some fat checks for this.
Oh yeah, then there’s the name of the band: Black Kids. Of course this makes me a wee bit uncomfortable. Clearly, that’s the point of it. It’s shocking when people are confronted with race, even in such a superficial way.
I do like the idea of people openly declaring “I love Black Kids.”
I mean, could you imagine people actually saying the opposite out loud?
Me: You hate Black Kids?
Dude: Well, I didn’t mean…
Me: They’re too loud for you, right?
Dude: Well, I mean...I wouldn’t put it quite like…
Me: Is it their look? You don’t like how Black Kids look?
Dude: You know, I wouldn’t…umm…
Me: You’d prefer Black Kids to dance on stage more, right? They don’t dance enough for you?
Me: Bigot, go buy their record now!
Dude: Ok, I’ll buy it on itunes immediately!
Me: Itunes? What are you afraid of being seen with Black Kids? Fuck Mr. Drummond, right?
Ok, I'll stop here. This could go on forever...like racism.
I assume most people assume the “Dude” in that funny piece of dialogue was white. He was. He was white.
Hmmm…I wonder if the fear of looking racist could actually lead to increased Black Kids record sales in the
I suppose there’s also the possibility that people just might stick the word “the” before the band’s name just to distance themselves a little bit from sounding racist.
The Black Kids, doesn’t quite sound as edgy.
Has the word “the” ever had such power? The Definite Article as a racism buffer.
And yes, both the title of this blog and the end of that little dialogue above were references to the 80s television program, Different Strokes. That show was great. Remember that episode when
Man, I wish they had the whole episode on there. The kids actually escape and that dude gets arrested. It’s still fucked up, but a little less so.
Hmm...it's strange to think that Michael Jackson somehow turned into some strange cross between Gary Coleman and that white child molester.
I will end on that Michael Jackson joke.