Rod and Karen discuss the premiere of Game Theory with Bomani Jones, recording day, writing, dreams, working with talented people, imposter syndrome, appreciation, improving and organizing the house.
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I had a light bulb moment when I was watching the show last night. I was chuckling at you poking fun of Duke losing Coach K’s last game last week and it made me think of a very good friend of mine (a white woman) who loves college basketball but hates the NBA and has a garbage take about how they’re all overpaid and don’t respect the game. I know how this sounds, but I’ve known her a long time and I know where she stands on social issues that are important to Black people or else we wouldn’t be friends, so I was always confused where she came up with this dog whistle-y opinion of hers that felt out of place with the rest of her personality. Now hearing Bomani talk about it I slapped my forehead, of COURSE she absorbed that from being a Duke fan. I wish I would’ve figured that out 10 years ago so I could fuck with her about it.
As always, keep up the great work, like all the others who have said similar things I’m very proud of you both and love seeing you accomplish great things.
Im happy that you have this success Rod, you deserve it! ❤ ( this black heart is not blackfishing, it turned black automatically! I promise! ) I hope it was a great experience for you.
Of course. Now on the website it’s red again and I sound insane)
The premiere of Game Theory was great. Like I mentioned before, there’s no legal way to watch it up here in Canada so I won’t get into how I was able to watch it lil’ nigga ’cause you don’t need to get involved in this gangsta shit. You a good nigga, you got a future, not like them other niggas, so imma need you to get up off them corners cuz, and go write cause I don’t want Roc coming by the crib to look for you.
I kept trying to figure out which jokes were yours the whole time because it was like watching a high production value version of Balls Deep. I loved it, and not on some “I want Rod and Bomani to succeed” type shit, but the shit was objectively funny and smart and black as fuck. Definitely looking forward to the next episode and I hope it gets a second season.
I did relocate for my current job and it was the best decision that I ever made. For a while, I was communting, but decided to just bite the bullet and move. I think back and it was the best decision that I ever made. And I cannot imagine trying to commute now with the sticker shock of gas!