I hate filling out those chirpy "My Interests" profiles for social-networking sites. What am I, Playmate of the Month? Usually I just ignore them. Would that I had the wit of The Assimilated Negro, who subverts the whole exercise and turns it into a poem of protest.
I admire that blog title, too. The author ("a moneylancing writer," according to his more straightforward profile) frequently refers to himself by its initials, TAN, which works perfectly. In fact, it's one of very few acronyms this anti-acronymista feels good about endorsing.
And the blog itself? Very nice indeed. Good stuff on "the negro hipster," Claire Huxtable, the mysterious whitening of Beyonce Knowles, and the music of Nas and Common. And do not miss An Open Letter from a Black Guy to His Average-Sized Penis. I started to quote from it here, but then I couldn't figure out when to stop quoting. Or laughing. Just go over there and read it yourself. (Okey-dokey pokey! Had to get that in.)
Discovered in Orange Tangerine's blogroll.