2012:<br />
Year of the Ratchet?
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why, when, and how we’ll eventually fall. The last stanza of T.S. Elliot’s “The Hollow Men” even began to repeat on loop in my head. Strangely enough, it was voiced by Russell Brand.

Then, right in the middle of these not-really-all-that deep thoughts, I was brought back to Earth by the image of a still-free Omarion (Don’t ask why I assumed he was locked up) and Omarion’s Blond Part/Streak Thing --- a sight that brought the joy back to my face when realizing that, even if the world is supposed to end this year, we still have a good seven months of awe-inspiring ratchetness to witness.

Thank you, Omarion and Omarion’s Blond Part/Streak Thing. Thank you too, Lil Boosie.

Damon Young is the co-founder of the award-winning site Very Smart Brothas and co-author of Your Degrees Won't Keep You Warm At Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide To Dating, Mating, and Fighting Crime