me: good god. what could have been. could you imagine what life would be like if michael jackson stayed cool? it would be a different world
hasan: i like how they just blended a picture of MJ and Billy Dee
me: what we should do is invent a program that blends anyone’s photo with billy dee Williams. people would love it
hasan: sanam would look awesome
me: well, i feel like it should be, like, cicely tyson or cch pounder for ladies… whatever the girl equivalent of billy dee is
hasan: nell carter
me: there you go
me: hey, did you know that sanam once thought that cch pounder’s name wasn’t supposed to be pronounced with just the letters?
hasan: so how did she pronounce it?
me: like, it wasn’t “C C H” but “sscchh pounder”
me: this was suggested to be as if it were fact
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The following is a reproduction of a conversation between Hasan and me. It began with him sending me a link to the following image, which is purported to be scan from an 1985 issue of Ebony magazine that envisioned what the stars of the era might look like in the year 2000.