Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Brief Note on "Blaxploitation Week"

Yes, that's right. For one week only, Bryan and I are posting about our love of Blaxploitation and our memories of growing up watching and obsessing over it. Just to give you one idea of our longstanding passion for the genre: For almost 10 years, Bryan was called, almost exclusively, "Shaft" by his friends and loved ones. I am not making this up. Even his parents and grandparents got into it! Personally, I tried to go by "Dolemite" but, sadly, it never stuck...

So anyway, we're big fans. And, seeing as how the massive grant given to us by the Rockefeller Foundation stipulates we have to raise awareness of worthy causes, we decided there was no greater cause than getting every man, woman, and child to sit down and watch Melvin Van Peeble's classic film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song


So c'mon, do us (and the Rockefellers) a favor and watch it already!


4 comments:

todd said...

Psst...generally people announce theme weeks at the beginning of the week, not the middle. But this is ballsy, and I can respect that.

Josh said...

Yeah, I know, a little late in the week. But hey, we've got something that no one can ever take away from us: gumption.

ami said...

Dear Better Chatter:

Should I bookmark your blog under 'media' or 'film' in my firefox toolbar? Or maybe even 'literary'? A little help would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
An Angry Fan

Josh said...

Ami, these are your words to me when you first heard about the blog:

"Hooray! It's finally the best damn sports/words blog in Brooklyn!"

So, do you have a "sports/words" section? That would probably be ideal.