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Radio, Weight, and Ron Artest

June 19, 2010

So much talk about and so little time, so here it is, presented in glorious low definition for your approval: The Weekly Wrap.

  • Why is it that, if you’re black, when you think about Atlanta you also think about Lithonia, but Douglasville is “way out there”?  By my calculations, Lithonia is 19 miles east of Atlanta and Douglasville is 22 miles west — but Douglasville might as well be in Alabama for all most people care.  Why that is, I don’t know, but it doesn’t really seem like that big a difference to me.
  • I listen to radio now, believe it or not.  In Tennessee, I’d stopped doing it.  There was just nothing on the air waves for me.  But now I’m back in Atlanta and when I’m driving I actually turn on the radio.  It’s a big development in my life.  It’s a good feeling, but now I realize I’ve been in a time warp for the past ten years.  The music that was hot when I left in 2001 sounds nothing like the stuff that’s hot now.  I listen to the radio and scratch my head.  My God.  Has the music changed that much in ten years?
  • Besides the fact that I’m starting to sound like an old person — you know, one of those “music ain’t as good as it used to be” geezers — I do find that I keep up with current events more now.  I tend to avoid the evening news because it seems to promote unrest and negativity, so without V-103 I wouldn’t have heard about the  Seattle police officer who made me think about Wayne Brady choking a bitch.  Nor would I have heard about the recent study that proves, without a doubt, what I already knew: Overweight men can sexual partner faster than overweight women.  As if I needed a scientific study to tell me that.
  • (Also, check out my recent vista: Less is Not More.  Except when it comes to value meals, it seems we’re prejudiced against “surplus” of any kind in this world.)
  • Last but not least, in honor the Lakers victory, the Comment of the Week via Ron Artest: “I just got to thank Coach Jackson for having me and Kobe and the Lakers for giving me this opportunity, and I’m really, really just enjoying this, and I just can’t wait to go to the club.”

And that’s the Weekly Wrap.

Next Vista: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, “The Power of Cheese Grits.”

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