Since December 13, 2015 I have written 172 blog entries. I'm only answering to "Young Feed The Streets" today. I deserve it. I told myself I wanted to be consistent and real when I started this blog and I've stayed true to that promise.
I was juggin and had the trap jumping like Spud Webb. For 2017 200 write ups will be the goal. 172 is a lot but I can do more. Before we get to 2017 here are my 12 favorite articles of the year. The links to them will be below each one. Except the Insecure ones. Those are more recent so you can find them easily on the blog.
5 MOVIES FROM MY CHILDHOOD THAT'S WEAK AS FUCK BUT I WATCH ANYWAY
I came up with this topic while watching "Mortal Kombat" on Netflix and while I was watching it I just kept telling myself that the movie was so fucking horrible but at that point it was my 3rd time watching it in 2 weeks. The topic hit me immediately and I sat down and wrote it after the movie was over.
This was the birth of PoliteAsFlannels.com and people really thought I was funny. I always thought I was goofy not funny but this article made people laugh from what I was told. This is definitely my baby.
5 THINGS ABOUT LIFE WE CAN LEARN FROM MONKEY D. LUFFY
One of my good friends Rushi put me onto this show 3 years ago. I watched it up to it's 90th episode and created a mixtape based on it. "One Piece" was that show. I didn't watch it for 2 years after I made the mixtape.
When I decided to start watching it again the episode list was up in the 600's. I picked it back up anyway and One Piece is not only one of my favorite shows ever but one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to life.
Monkey D. Luffy's journey was something I had to share and write about. The way he started out with nothing and just went for what he wanted is something we all need to do. Just start. Stop making excuses. Stop wasting time and watching life pass you by. You gotta go for it.
I'm still searching a straw hat to buy.
A POLITE TALE: THE DAY I CHANNELED MY INNER BEYONCE
Beyonce isn't human. She's a cyborg. I really admire her work ethic. I'm afraid of her power too. She's in a position where the world won't allow her to be human or make mistakes. She's backed into a corner sort of. She has to be perfect at all times. The fact she hasn't gone insane shows how strong she is.
This article was really tough to write because I didn't know where to stop. Beyonce does so much that I could write for a year straight about her. Her music is for women but I am inspired by her work ethic.
POLITE TRUE LIFE: I'M A SILKK THE SHOCKER FAN
I don't give a fuck this article was BRILLIANT! Niggas slept of this. One of my homies was talking bout how trash Silkk was and I was defending Silkk as best as I could. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Silkk The Shocker has 2 albums in the top 20 best Southern albums of all time. I'll stand on that FOR- EH- VER *Squints voice*
THE TIME RECESS TAUGHT US CAPITALISM
AGAIN ANOTHER MASTERPIECE FROM BENNY. This when I knew nobody was fucking with me with this writing shit. I was hitting my stride. I'm too fucking left field with it. Buzzfeed come holla at me.
I was watching this episode of Recess in awe. When I was a kid I didn't trip off it but as an adult I was spotting the gems everywhere and I ran right to my macbook.
THE DAY I WANTED TO BE A LUCAS BROS
When it comes to comedy writing I study the Lucas Bros a great deal. The more I watched their work the more I noticed that I am just like them. Same personality. Same philosophy. Same demeanor. I'm just a chill ass guy who wanna have his weed and streaming services.
I seriously could be the 3rd Lucas Bro. Without a doubt.
7 REASONS HEY ARNOLD > YOU
If you know me then you know this is my all time favorite show. Not cartoon. SHOW. It's one of the greatest shows ever created. When I started this blog I told myself if I didn't write about Hey Arnold then this shit would be a failure.
WHAT THE FUCK IS MARRIAGE
A lot of people related to this write up. I wasn't trying to bash marriage. The day i get married please believe that it will be 100% my wife's idea. I just don't care for it much but if the woman I love desires it then I'll do it.
It's just a lot of money wasted. Let's get married in the courts then take the wedding money and go to Africa, Spain, everywhere. Let's just stamp our passport like good dope.
POLITE OPUS: N*E*R*D - IN SEARCH OF
A album that changed my view of myself, people, and my surroundings. It's an album that doesn't get enough credit for it's impact on music. It changed the game.
I was listening to "Baby Doll" and something just told me that I had to write about how much this album meant to me.
Well it's clear as fuck to see why my followers on twitter went up by 300 and it was because of my recaps of HBO's "Insecure." I only recapped the show because it's one of those shows that you have fun watching. It felt like an event I could relate to every Sunday night.
I never thought people would care about the recaps but when Prentice Penny retweeted my recap a domino effect happened. Yvonne Orji (Molly) retweeted it next, put Issa onto it, and then Issa Rae and Jay Ellis retweeted the write ups and it was officially crackin. My site traffic went through the roof. I started to get actual fans because of my writing. Insecure threw me the ultimate alley oop. I am forever grateful and I WILL work with the show one day. I'm claiming it now.
13 THINGS NEEDED IN A RELATIONSHIP
I already knew when I started the blog that i wanted to write about relationships. I'm an expert on them but I didn't want to write about relationships in a boring way. The 13 things I stated make relationships great. Fuck the norm. Things are supposed to be fun.
This write up was a big favorite.
This one obviously meant the most to me because I opened up about my depression and my mental health and where I felt I was headed in life. It's hard for me to open up about myself when it comes to my private personal matters but I felt it was a step I had to take for me to get to the next chapter of my life and that's writing full time and putting music behind me. It was just me being honest with myself and whoever read my testimony. The realest shit I ever wrote.
12 write ups for 12 months. Get ready for 2017. I'm going to get better. Believe that.