Dooky in Po0p Culture

Just in case you haven’t read our lovely header; you’re at the Dookyblog. Greetings and salutations to all our new comers and regulars. Some people may find our chosen moniker strange, but to us in the Junkprints clan it makes perfect sense.

I’m sure Chanel’s reasoning for the name differs from mine, but to me, Dookyblog is the perfect name for the blog of Junkprints because dooky is a kind of junk and plus we credit our site as “A fine place to talk sh!t”. However, if you are looking for the latest celebrity gossip you won’t find it here.

Have you ever thought about Dooky before? I just thought I’d put that out there because it sounds absolutely absurd.

Maybe it’s because I write for a blog that goes by the name of Dooky, but I have realized that there have been great moments in Dooky history. So many, in fact, that I  feel that it would be a great disservice not to share them with you.

I’d like to start off with a quick definition of the word dooky (as if you didn’t already know).

Dooky( also spelled as dookie): crap, poo, sh!t, ca-ca, fecal matter, the list goes on.

Okay, now we can begin:

1980s: Dookie Rope Chains

Big Daddy Kane

Dookie Rope Chains were the jewelry of choice in Hip-Hop for artists like Slick Rick and Rakim, among many others. According to DJ Jazzy Jeff, “Slick Rick had the most [ropes], but I think Rakim did it better than everybody else. The Fila suit with one gold chain-it was fly!” Rope chains were most certainly fly. Wearing one or many meant that you were relevant in the streets.  The late rapper Easy-E once said, “Everybody on tour had a big rope. You wasn’t nothing if you ain’t had your big rope. The bigger rope determines your status.”

1990s: Dookie Braids

"Sheneneh" from Martin

Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice

I’m sure that this style was worn well before the 1990s, but they were popularized on a wider scale by Janet Jackson in the movie Poetic Justice and Sheneneh on the television show Martin.

A little tidbit about me: In high school I dressed up as Sheneneh one year for Costume Day. Unfortunately, living in the suburbs I should’ve known better because most kids were unfamiliar with the character. Sucks to be them because Martin was a really funny show, so they definitely missed out on it.

Also, does anyone remember the British girl group Cleopatra? They wore dookie braids a lot in the 90s. At the time I was so fascinated by the group that I mimicked the style and referred to it as “Cleopatra Braids”. No, I will not post any pictures of that. I think we’ve seen enough of my childhood days.

1994: Green Day Dookie Album

Dookie Album Cover

Dookie was Green Day’s third full studio album. The album is the group’s best selling album to date and their only album to reach diamond status. Yes, I’m talking about diamond as in “diamond’s are a girl’s best friend”, diamonds.

The following are some of the most popular songs on the album:

  • “When I Come Around”
  • “Welcome to Paradise”
  • “Basket Case:
  • “She”
  • “Longview”

2006: No that’s not a sh!t stain on your computer screen…it’s the birth of the Dookyblog!

Last Halloween (2009) Chanel dressed up as a Cat Person. Pretty awesome costume. You won't believe what I dress up as.

In May of 2006 the Dookyblog was birthed on blogger by Chanel. The birth of the dooky happened like this:

Way back when in 2006 the word blog used to be a very dirty word. So, one day Chanel saw a couple on the subway full on making out and she yelled at them, “Why don’t you guys get a room!” Then the male half of the couple came up for air and yelled back at her, “Why don’t you go and blog yourself!” Then Chanel thought to herself, “Maybe I will”. Sometime later the Dookyblog was born with Chanel having to raise it as a single mother until….

2009: Anuli to the rescue!

I dressed up as a Lion Tamer. Pretty funny since we didn't plan it. I wish we were in the same city because I couldn't find anything to tame in my city, so I bought a pen with a lion on it. Yes, I know that's lame, but I couldn't find any good stuffed animals or a cat person.

In case you forgot, my name is Anuli and I contribute to the Dookyblog? Why? Because I can and child neglect is not cool. I’m like it’s second mother. Not every blog has two mommies, but Lil Dookyblog knows that every blog family is different and special. Some blog families have a mommy and a daddy, but ours doesn’t which is perfectly fine.

This is how we met.

This is where I started talking sh!t.

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#MusicMonday: Musical Timeline

There is always at least one song that can describe your emotions at a certain place or time. That’s why I love music. I am just a fan of music. I have enough rhythm to get me by on the dance floor, but I am in no way a dancer. I love to sing along with the radio in the car, but I am in no way a singer (so, please don’t ever record me). I played piano for five years (that was all a blur), but I am in no way a musician. I am no more than a true fan of music and appreciate the work that dancers, singers, and musicians put into songs and expressing themselves through this art form.

When I look through old photo albums I can easily track my musical time line. There are songs that I will always remember because they represent a significant period in my life. Below are some song and pictures that represent the gist of my musical time line. Enjoy!

1995- I was in kindergarten at this time and remember listening WPGC 95.5 ( located in Washington, D.C.) every morning on my way to school. TLC’s “Waterfalls” was a very popular song at the time and of course I had to learn the lyrics. Unfortunately, it took me two years to finally learn the correct lyrics.

My Version: “Go, go Jason’s waterfalls”

Correct Version: “Don’t go chasing waterfalls”

I don’t even think I understood what the song was about at the time. It all seems so obvious now. What would you expect from a five-year-old ?

1997- I used to be OBSESSED with the Spice Girls. I had the posters, roller skates with matching helmet, Scary Spice doll, gum, anything and everything Girl Power. In fact if you look at my pictures that year I am always doing some sort of lunge towards the camera while holding up the peace sign. Please note the pink leather skort (skirt +short) and vest set, with a Spice Girl necklace in the picture below. I had style. Right? By the way, those Spice Girls had a lot of sexual innuendos in their songs. They had little seven-year-old girls around the world singing about “Two Become One”. Hmph.

1999- I was in fifth grade at this time and feeling like a big shot because I was almost done with elementary school. Eiffel 65’s song “Blue” was really big on the playground. It was a big deal because everyone thought the lyrics were, “I’m blue if I were green I would die”, so there was some tension between kid’s who liked the color blue and kids who liked the color green. I was on the blue side at the time. It was a big deal (everything was a big deal back then). Yes, I know now that those were not the real lyrics. Chanel a.k.a Poopster doesn’t care too much for this song, but for me the memories run deeper than it’s musical content.

2003- I’m actually ashamed to mention this now, but I was a major B2k fan. It was ridiculous. I never liked having posters on my walls because I felt like they were always staring at me, so I wallpapered my closet with B2k, Mario, Bow Bow, and more B2k (J Boog) posters. You can say that I was a bit of a “closet fan”. It’s funny because I always point my finger at the Justin Beiber fans and think of them as crazy and obsessed. Then I remember “when you point one finger at someone else, three more point back towards you”. I can’t judge them because I’m sure if twitter was around back then I would have single handedly made “#IloveJBoog” a trending topic.

B2K Scream Tour III Ticket

2008- All through middle school and high school we had dances and functions that always played the song “Cotton Eyed Joe”. I loathe that song with a passion. I find it annoying. It’s a line dancing song for people who can’t get with “The Cha Cha Slide” or “Electric Slide”. Graduating from high school meant that I would never, ever, ever have to hear that song again. I had to put my computer on mute just to find the video for you.

2008-This was my first year of college and Lil Wayne’s song “A Milli” was pretty popular around campus. In case you don’t know by now my name is Anuli, so when people would introduce me they would say, “Her name is Anuli, like A Milli, Anuli, Anuli,Anuli”. They would also point me out at parties when the “tougher than Nigerian hair” part came up because I also happen to be Nigerian. I eventually ended up making up my own rap to the beat of the song that only two people on the earth have ever heard. All I need now is a good stage name and then maybe I’ll get signed to Young Money. Just kidding. I bet you can’t find me in the picture below. I can hide better than Waldo, plus my hair was different.

Random Party Picture

2010- To be determined. I looking forward to the rest of the year and the songs that will help create some new memories for me.

I want to hear from you. What songs are on your musical time line?

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