Tossing Salt Presents:
A Day of Dougie:
Incredible Hulk, Hummingbirds & Cultural Appropriation
January 14, 2022
Good morning and how the hell are you? It’s Thursday and you know what that means, right? Absolutely nothing in the big picture of things, but we’re going to try to make it a good day anyhow. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, won’t you be mine. Won’t you be mine?
Okay, it’s too early to be channeling my inner Mr. Rogers, and besides, this is print media and not audio or video so my entire impression of the esteemed Fred Rogers is probably unappreciated anyhow. I guess I’ll just write some stuff instead. Coming up later today are two editions for the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A, as well as an edition of Questions By Casper, so if those are what you like, and who doesn’t, just stick around. They’re coming. (That’s what she said!)
As for now, it’s a trip to the Magic Bag and a brand new edition of A Day of Dougie. The past few days have been extremely stressful and I’ve been in the dark, morbid, FTW state of mind extremely much. By the way, did you catch that wrestling reference? Big shout out to Taz and Hook. Now, what was I saying? I’m not a happy camper right now. I miss my brother. I miss my work-peeps. I miss interacting with people and human contact. In four weeks, I’ve been out of the house twice, both times for doctor appointments. Other than that, not at all. I hate this damn place. But at least I’m not hurting quite so badly all the time and I’m alive so no bitching. Yeah, right. Bitching is my life. It’s what I do. That’s why this site was created in the first place. So bitch I shall continue to do. It’s my thing if you will. Now, where’s my magic bag? I need some topics. I found the bag and we have up for discussion today the subjects of The Incredible Hulk, Hummingbirds, and Cultural Appropriation. Wow. Someone is probably going to be offended today. Let’s do this.
The Incredible Hulk…
So where do I begin? Everyone knows who the Hulk is and the story behind him, right? Dr. Bruce Banner, exposed to Gamma Radiation, and now, he turns into a big, green dude with major anger issues when he gets pissed off. The story has been well documented in comics, television, movies, etc. But there’s another Hulk, and no I’m not talking about the Sensational She-Hulk series coming up on Disney Plus later this year. I’m talking about an Incredible Hulk. You know what I’m talking about, right?
Take a little bit of Henny, mix it with some Hpnotiq, and there you go. Let’s see if I can find the recipe. And here you go.
1.5 oz Hennessey
3 oz Hpnotiq
1/2 cup ice
In a rocks glass, pour the Hennessey & Hpnotiq. Stir it, add ice, and enjoy.
And there you go. If you’re looking to get all mean and green, that’s how we do it in the ‘Burg. Mix, drink, get wasted and don’t forget to tip your waiter or waitress. You’re welcome. Let’s move on.
These are little tiny birds who are amazing to watch, enjoy sweet substances to drink, are scared of nothing, and are the obsession of old people everywhere, myself included. I think they’re just cool as hell, but I’m not talking of those beautiful creatures today. Instead, I want to take you back in time to a group of musicians and singers. They were black, blind, and damn good. The Dixie Hummingbirds. While not a big commercial success so far as albums and concert tours goes, everyone had heard them do their thing at least once, thanks to a song they did the back-up for, a song by Mr. Paul Simon. Here it is right now. Enjoy and again, you’re welcome.
And finally, it’s time to get serious with the current event topic of the day. So what is cultural appropriation you ask? It’s the inappropriate or unacknowledged adoption of an element or elements of one culture or identity by members of another culture or identity. So if a white person wears dreadlocks, it’s cultural appropriation. If a white person wears a Kimono or Indian beads or performs R&B or soul music, it’s cultural appropriation. Essentially, from the few times, I’ve heard it spoken about, anything a white person does that has roots in another culture or is generally perceived to be more common with people of a different race, it’s all cultural appropriation. The black woman wearing a blond wig doesn’t count. The black man singing country music doesn’t count. It’s an argument generally used to argue the race-card arguments and to be an example of how the dreaded white man stole everything that matters to people of other races and cultures because that’s what Whitey does.
Yeah, I may sound bitter because it’s all just total bullshit! Our nation, America, is known as the great melting pot, where everyone matters, be they black, white, Native, blue, green, or whatever. The only thing that matters or should matter is character and if you’re a good person or not. If a white guy likes soul music and wearing dreads, so what? If a black person likes dressing like Mr. Rogers and singing Hank Jr. songs, so what? This whole cultural appropriation argument is just another way to create dissension between the races and stir up things. It’s a race-baiting tactic used to make sure that the people of different cultures and races never fully unite and come together. It’s total and absolute garbage and yes, I said it. And by the way, I once had a friend of mine, who happens to be a black man, tell me to kiss his ass, so I’m culturally appropriating his words when I say that if you are all into the cultural appropriation thing and don’t like Hank Williams, you can kiss my ass. Just make sure you buy me a drink first. I’m not that easy.
And there you go. My thanks for reading and putting up with me today. Shout out to my bro, the Infamous One. I love you man! And I love all of you too for our daily interactions, the loyalty and respect, and all that stuff. Until the next time, take care, be safe, and don’t eat the yellow snow. I’ll be back.