I’m not gonna lie– this has been kind of a rough week for me. Two stories that have been heavily discussed in pop culture news include George Zimmerman‘s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin trial, and Cory Monteith‘s drug-related death. We’ve had some heavy discussions here on PITNB, but we’ve had lots of laughs in between (partly, in thanks, to Justin Beiber‘s new tattoo) and– as always– I appreciate the balance of pop and culture-related comments from our readers. Click inside to check out just a handful of our best comments of the week!
PITNBr Missy was joined by a bunch of you who had some hilarious reactions to Justin Bieber‘s new tattoo of his Mom……’s…. eye?! True story:
His arm (his body in general, I guess) is starting to look like a high school student’s notebook, after a few doodling sessions during study hall.
Here are a few of my other fave comments from the thread. That masturbating knight tattoo was a real hit, lmao.
That is creepy. I have a feeling he’s going to regret a majority of his tattoos.
On a side note; My mind is in the gutter because that knight(?) tattoo under the eye one, I thought it was doing something that made me have to look at it twice, ha.
Am I the only one here annoyed that he got her *right* eye on his *left* arm?
PITNBr cutitout presents to us her theory on the underlying attraction between Kelly Osbourne and her new fiancé:
Aaaaaaaaand [it's] totally not weird that she is marrying someone who kinda sorta looks like her dad.
PITNBr jen had a classic PITNB-related reaction to Rihanna‘s new ice-grey hairstyle:
Ok, so I was kinda scrolling and multi-tasking. I saw this picture and thought “oh, a picture of George Clinton. Today’s TBT must be parliament funkadelic”. Not even gonna lie.
We had a plethora of interesting comments regarding the Trayvon Martin case, and I really appreciate so many of you for weighing in on this discussion. On Sunday I honestly had to step away from the computer after I wrote my piece because I knew there would be a lot of comments to which I just did not have the energy to respond. For all of those folks who labeled Trayvon a thug and a drug user, for those who contended that he should not be labeled a child, and for those who truly believe justice was served with Zimmerman‘s acquittal– thank you for honestly stating your opinions and for reminding many of us of the reality of racial politics here in America… in case we forgot.
I also wanna give a special shouts-out to PITNBr Krissy who’s been sharing lots of comments, responses, and links to other articles throughout the week. Here’s one comment from her that I especially appreciated:
As a white person, I am horrified that it appears it is now legal to kill young black men as long as you are “scared”. It seems as if it is legal to kill someone in a fight, no matter how slapstick that fight may be. I just can’t see this trial, the BART cops at Fruitvale Station, the nightly news, and not realize that there is one set of laws for people like Trayvon, and one set of laws for everyone else. How to change this???? I weep for Trayvon. He was shot in the heart with a hollow point bullet.
… I feel there wasn’t justice for Trayvon because he was black. Even as someone who benefits from the inequalities in the justice system because I am white, I know it is wrong. As a white person, I know that I will be treated differently by society, by the police, by the jury, by the court system should I even be involved in a crime or trial…
I don’t think you have to be the victim of inequality to be OUTRAGED by it.
PITNBr Alyssa, thank you SO much for sharing this. “Baby fever” is a fun, silly little pop culture notion, but when I posted that viral video of little baby Indigo, it was refreshing to see you start a discussion among other readers (without even trying) on what it means (and doesn’t mean) to have a total non-reaction to a baby. For the record, having baby fever never made anyone a good mom, so, IMO, it’s certainly not a pre-requisite to parenting:
I am definitely still not maternal at 29!! I couldn’t even watch the whole video because I got bored. And I didn’t find him very cute, he wasn’t not cute, he just looked like any other baby to me. *sigh* Still waiting for the maternal gene to kick in. I suppose if it never kicks in, I’ll remind myself the world’s overpopulated anyway.
And finally, my absolute favorite comments of the week. We all lost our collective shizzes when Trent shared his Nerdgasmic experience at San Diego Comic-Con, but PITNBr Stevo took it to a whole ‘nother level! This little exchange was so hilarious I had to immortalize it in a screen shot:
LOLOLOLOLOLololololollllllll! WHAT?! I love it. I just love it. I’m sure this isn’t the first time Trent‘s gotten some holleration on the blog, but this had me cracking up. Nothing like a little Comic-Con to spread some lurve.
As some of y’all know, I have been losing sleep trying to make my way through the early seasons of Sons Of Anarchy. It’s been ridiculous. So tonight I plan to do the same, plus knock out a few chapters of The Reader, plus give myself props for working out today… and by ‘props’ I mean ice cream. Nobody call me!