Ratchet or Refined? Dill Pickled flavored sunflower seeds

20130324-164751.jpg While perusing a local bodega in the city, I ran across a new flavor of sunflower seed. The Southerner in me was instantly draw to them. I mean, Dill Pickles + sunflower seeds?!?! What an amazing combination….a delicacy in which to behold and delight! However, my sophisticated New York transplant alter ego questioned the ratchetness of this snack. While some might deem this flavor of sunflower seeds as being “country as hell”, I ultimately decided to try them, and was very pleased. So, what say you friends? Are dill flavored sunflower seeds ratchet or refined?

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Discussion on Black Twitter activism at SXSW

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Amazing panel on the phenomena of “Black Tweeting” at the South by Southwest interactive SXSWi festival today. So honored to have heard Prof. Mark Anthony Neal speak on how Twitter revolutionized activism for black people in the modern world. However, with “the revolution”comes “the ratchet”…and so continues the evolution of technology. How do we find balance in the use/ misused of new technology? The debate continues.