New York, Blog City
I'd love to make the joke that "other" bloggers get plugged in New York magazine, New York Observer, or The New Yorker.
While the black guy gets AM New York.
But I won't do that. It would be tacky. The last thing I am is tacky.
Plus it shows a lack of appreciation, and obviously I'm - *consulting assimilated dictionary* - um, stoked to get plugged in the paper. I've been blogging six months, and its been a crazy ride from drinking Steel Reserve out of my hands in the back alleys of East Harlem, to sipping Ketel and cranberries out of teacups at a "back room" in the LES. I remember when me and my bodyguard used to have beat down fools to get them to visit TAN. Now I'm over three thousand peeps a day (is that tacky? if so, see above), and hopefully still
So if you've never been here before and you're wondering what The Assimilated Negro is all about, I don't know what to tell you. TAN is difficult to categorize. Here are a handful of samples that, if nothing else, demonstrate that I'm incapable of giving you just one flavor:
The Relationship Stock Market
"Black" History Month
Don't Lick Your Lips At Me On The Train Please
Review of "Crash" or Why We Need "Better" Racism
Apples and Oranges Don't Care About Race
Then you got audio...
Hmmm ... maybe if the blogosphere is network television, then TAN is like HBO. You're not sure exactly what you're going to get, but it should be good entertainment. Drama, satire, suicide, snot, salt water taffy, long lost sisters, and tears.
(I wonder, if you link yourself enough times, does your blog just explode in your self-touching face? Blog-facials...)
Anthony Hopkins says Happy Kwanzaa.
Ok, I've lost control of the train, so I'll just pull the brake here.
ciao for niao
UPDATE: More from the TAN AM New York photo shoot