Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Why, Bam Bam? What's in a Name?


DC over at DC Dating Adventures, a regular reader of ACOW asked the question why do I refer to President Barack Obama as Bam Bam? Kim over at Kimistry also recently chimed in that I and other Black Men, don't know him like that. (laughter)
Well, When you a regular Black American kid, and your name is Barack Hussain Obama that has got to a heavy burden for a kid. Can you imagine what a wierd name will get you on the playground? Playground rules mean alot! Note to all y'all, Artsy/Fartsy types, that get the idea to name your chile Sirius Seven, ( Erykah and Andre) or Moon Unit (Frank Zappa) or maybe a good ole fashioned Christian name like say ummmmm... Bathsheba or Jezareel.

Note to Parents: Your Children are God's (IAM) gift to you not another canvas for YOUR art.

Now, my reason for referring to the President as Bam Bam is simple. It's cause certain types of folks try to make Obama anything but what he is. He ain't just a regular Afrikan American or Black, he's SPECIAL! No, he ain't just like 1000 Black dudes, not just a Knukka, but a special, new Super Kinda Knukka!

Naw, the sad part about that is that there are thousands of Black Men who had more intelligence, drive, ambition and vision that helm corporations, prisons and graveyards all too often. So Barack H. Obama is indeed one of us; Not some Super Universal Space Knukka or Some Supreme Super Knukka or THE ONE but one that has achieved. Is he special, yeah, Bam Bam is special but if you really, truly, honestly look. Yeah, he's special but not sooo special dig?

God Bless Bam, ooops! I mean President Bam Bam!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!


Jaycee

14 comments:

Miss.Stefanie said...

Gooo Presi Bam Bam

ChocolateOrchid said...

Thanks for breaking that down!
Rofl at the "Arsty/Fartsy types" names!
Lol.

RiPPa said...

I often wonder if he grew up in the hood what they would call him. You know everybody in the hood had a nickname. I just can't see them calling him Barry in the hood like they did when he was little and in Hawaii. Hell, I don't even think Barry White was even called Barry when he was in the hood.

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lol
why can't he be noonie?

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DC DIVA DATING ADVENTURES said...

Hmmmm, I thought maybe you got it from the Flintstones cartoon, there was Bam Bam & Pebbles, inseperable....but now I see...genius! LOL Thanks for the clarification.

Mista Jaycee said...

I too am a fan of the Flintstones! Barney Rubble, an underrated, wholly underappreciated actor. He was dawged out in 1962 for Best Supporting Actor in A Man Called Flintstone!
Jaycee

Indrayani aka, Indi! said...

hahaha... Lol!

I like this new name for him...
Its gonna stick with me now, I am sure!

Kim said...

Still doesn't make any sense to me. It's Mr. President for me although I also like Commander-in-Chief.. I see folks also are calling him the HNIC..SMH

Mista Jaycee said...

Kim, that's cool too. When you bear a name like Barack, and I bear a name like such you know what's it's like, oh, the burden.
So for me it's Jay, Jaycee but not........unless it's for some legal purpose or you really know me. Barack it not a Barry, What Mrs. Michelle calls him is not my business, but I think he would dig Bam Bam. I'm respectful.
Jaycee

Cherise said...

Lol I'm a new reader and never saw you refer to him as Bam Bam but I like the whole concept behind it...lol entertaining yet so true.

Mista Jaycee said...

Welcome home for the first time Cerise. I would encourage you to go back and read my earlier work. I have been talking about Bam Bam all through the election. I like him as a President although I was an avid supporter of John Edwards.
Jaycee

lyfesimplified said...

Wow you are funny.."artsy/fartsy" you say? I could see where that name would cause a problem especially here in the south..Kids can be sooo mean! but yes in my day I have heard some really weird names
Go.

Anonymous said...

I like your efforts and understand your intent. However, can we please learn to spell and grammar check when we're posting about us! Please don't take offense; it's just a little food for thought...