14 thoughts on “Queen Latifah – U.N.I.T.Y.”

  1. yesterday's amazing comment to vote ratio

    pfft, you're not even close to "amazing". i think sean once showed some of the more impressive ratios. my favorite ones are when five people comment on their opinion of a video, and it ends up with only one vote.

    1. Man, tough crowd this morning! 😂

      BTW, I was really hoping "Nobel Peace Prize Concert" was an orphan tag until today (since I knew I was the first to use it), but then it turns out that you had to go and use it one other time.

      1. mwahaha! i wonder who's responsible for more orphan tags, me or jeff.

        also, i love entering a tag that you 100% expect to be an orphan tag only to find out it exists.

        1. I may have read that post/lte string at some point, but likely not contemporaneously - Kernel was 10 days old on that date. Final comment is still true:

          I can honestly say this was one of the most interesting posts I have read on this site. It constantly amazes me how the group of people that make up this community can have actual discussions and disagreements without the whole thing blowing up into a steaming pile of dreck. Nice job, fellas.
          -bhiggum

        2. That dates back to before I became a citizen of this fine nation, but I know I've read it once before, and it made a thoroughly entertaining re-read over lunch. (Also, I agree with CoC's comment above.)

          [That last word totally was "above" all along; I never would have made such a silly error as typing "below."]

            1. I . . . ugh. Predicting how comments will nest is so hard! (Although do you remember the comment wave?)

  2. Notes on today's book: yesterday the longlist for the young people's literature category of the National Book Awards was announced. This books on this list tend to be primarily young adult novels, with a smattering of nonficiton and the occasional graphic novel. But this year a picture book made the longlist, which is why I chose it for today.

    This morning the finalists for the Kirkus Prize were announced, and lo and behold, The Undefeated is on that list as well.

    I got this book from the library a while back, and it's very impressive but I wasn't able to get either of my kids very interested in it. So I'm still forming my own thoughts on it.

  3. I saw a few Kadir Nelson's at the Iowa Historical Society's Negro Leagues exhibit back in like 2008ish? 2010? Anyway, I've loved his stuff since.

    1. I love Kadir's New Yorker covers too.

      The text of The Undefeated is impressive as well--you can see Kwame perform it here. It's not quite 2 minutes and well worth a listen.

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