Unscientific study puts Jamaican men in the world’s top 10 of the manhood “size” war?

Social media has lit up with Jamaica’s newest “supposed” claim to fame in the world manhood “size” wars. An unscientific study of world “manhood” sizes by Mandatory.com has Jamaica in the top 10.  Jamaicans on twitter and facebook are bragging about this new “accolade” and “bigging up” Jamaica.  Does it really matter?
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When Labels Mean Nothing

  Rahm Emmanuel (at right, above) is a Democrat. Bruce Rauner (at left) is a Republican. So they say, anyway. But their political philosophy looks the same to me. According to a Reuters story : The two have been close friends and even political allies, with Emanuel appointing Rauner as chairman of the city’s tourism […]
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What Do Dreadlocks Signify?

  Zendaya Coleman, an 18 year-old Disney Channel star, wore dreadlocks to the Oscar Awards (photo above) and drew the following remark on E! News Entertainment from fashion critic Giuliana Rancic (at left): (She) looked like she smelled of patchouli oil…or maybe weed. Ms. Coleman was understandably offended. She called the remark “a large stereotype” […]
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Bringing up Barack – and Rudy

Nobody commented on my recent blog about Rudy Giuliani’s verbal slap in the President’s face. But I still think it’s worth discussing. So here I go again. This is what the former New York mayor said: I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe […]
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Will there be less “cheesey” Bob Marley merchandise?

  This week the Bob Marley estate won a court battle against against a clothing company, A.V.E.L.A. and other merchandisers accused of using the reggae star’s likeness on T-shirts without permission. Fifty-Six Hope Road Music (Marley’s heirs) control the ownership of the late reggae star’s likeness. Does this mean we will see less of the “cheesey” […]
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Jamaican Chris Gayle scores first double century at Cricket World Cup

Photo Courtesy of the ICC Cricket World Cup Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a World Cup double century when he made 215 against Zimbabwe as the opener for West Indies in World Cup Pool B match in Canberra, Australia. Gayle’s 215 surpassed the previous World Cup best of 188 by South Africa’s […]
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The Glaring Oscars Cop-out

  Come on now, do you really believe “Birdman” was the best and most significant cinematic event of the past year? You haven’t seen the film? I am not surprised. I haven’t and I don’t know anyone who has. Besides, the reviews don’t make it sound  all that great. Here’s what The Guardian newspaper critic […]
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Life Through a Gloomy Lens

We haven’t seen any of the movies involved but Sandra and I will be up late Sunday night along with the millions of other Oscar viewers around the world. I know, shame on me for not going to see “Selma.” But I am at a stage in life when I tend to avoid disturbing experiences, and I […]
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The American Saboteurs

In centuries gone by, President Obama would have challenged Rudy Giuliani to a duel. But today, slurs against the President’s character are so commonplace they probably just roll off his back. Here’s what the former New York mayor said recently: I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but […]
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The Attraction of Pain

  I haven’t read “Fifty Shades of Grey” and I don’t plan to read it. I will not go to see the movie or watch it on TV. Sadomasochism is a big yawn as far as I am concerned. But a lot of people seem attracted to pain -inflicting it or enduring it, or both. […]
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