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Published on December 24th, 2010 | by thevyne


Things We Gave The “Side-Eye” This Week

Lately, not a day goes by where we don’t give something the <side-eye>. If you don’t know what the <side-eye> is, it’s an upgrade to the standard “eye-roll”. You know, that “curious-did that really just happen-I can’t believe this hot mess” look? That’s the <side-eye>. We recently took a road trip from NYC to Chicago and while on the trip we talked about some of these <side-eye> deserving incidents and thought we’d share a few with you to see if they’re worthy of your <side-eye> too:

Facebook Re-friending: Is it just us or is it beyond annoying when you choose to “un-friend” someone on Facebook and they send you a request to “friend” them again?  Makes you want to say, “Uhhhh….it wasn’t an accident the first time I “un-friended” you so please don’t make this more difficult than it has to be” or perhaps you could go for something more dramatic like, “It’s not you, really, it’s not you…it’s me. I just need myspace”.

Basketball Wives?: Ok, not for nothing but why is there only one wife on the VH1 reality series “Basketball Wives”? Everyone else is an “ex” or a “never been”. Perhaps they should consider renaming the show…just saying…<side-eye>

BET 30 Years of What?: Every now and then while channel surfing the TV we let the dial stop on BET. This past Sunday we tuned in to see the highly advertised “BET 30 Year Celebration of Moments”. To our surprise, while the guide listed it as showing, BET had something completely different on in it’s time slot… a la some Tyler Perry movie. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who noticed the faux pas as The Root had a little something to say about it too. Come on BET…keep it tight. <side-eye>

Whipping-But-Not-Studying Willow: Willow Smith, 10 year old daughter of Will and Jada, recently told the UK’s Telegraph that she doesn’t have time to do her schoolwork: “I never really get to go to school because I am always on tour or with my father. There is a tutor most of the time, but usually I am working so I never get to do the lessons.” Um, does anyone else find something wrong with this? We need Will and Jada to put their daughter’s education in front of her “whipping her hair.” <side-eye>

Patty “Stank-er”: If you’ve ever watched Patty Stanger do her thing on Bravo’s reality show Millionaire Matchmaker then you know from the first season that the show is ridiculously entertaining. It’s got dating dilemmas, relationship advice, drama, you name it. Yet for some reason, this season, the execs at Bravo must have asked Patty to dial up the “stank attitude” a bit more because she’s been particularly snarky with her clients lately (even for her). It seems like every episode this season she’s dropping the f-bomb and kicking someone out of her office. Come on Patty, dial it back a bit…<side-eye>

Slang on the News: Since when did it become commonplace to use “slang” on the news? We’re not saying we speak the King’s English every second of the day ourselves, but there’s something about seeing the caption, “Barack Obama gets his swagger back” in the lower third of the screen on CNN that just doesn’t seem right. I mean yes, our President has swagger, but is it necessary for CNN to demonstrate how “down” they are by stating it? Just saying…<side-eye>

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2 Responses to Things We Gave The “Side-Eye” This Week

  1. Natalie LaRochelle-Eades says:

    Okay, so you ladies have done it again! I wholeheartedly agree with you! I am also laughing hysterically at how I have given the to so many things this year, including the ones you have listed. Fabulous piece!


    I am so with you guys! I’m also giving the side-eye to Dr. Drew
    1 – for introducing the worst season of Vh1 Celebrity Rehab EVER. Frankie is NOT a celebrity.
    2 – Because MTV 16 & pregnant is having the reverse effect. Teenage girls are now PURPOSELY trying to get pregnant to get ON the show.

    #sideeye Dr. Drew. Both the shows you created are an #epicfail

    Re-posting this on my blog BTW 🙂

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