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Who Spoke After Martin Luther King Jr.?!? | Potty Time with POTTYMINTS (Ep.34)


Goooooood Morning Potty People!

Let us begin by wishing you all a very Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 

Growing up, our school would have an entire school assembly, where we would watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

I remember vividly, sitting on the floor of our school’s gym, listening to Dr. Kings voice reverberate off the walls

It seemed that everyone else sat completely silent, completely entranced by the speech.

As far as speeches go… as Larry David would say, this one was “pretty, pretty, pretty good” 

But each year, I seemed to be faced with one question…

 

Who spoke After Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech”?  

 

Think about it…

As you overlook a crowd of 250,000 People gathered on the Mall in Washington, DC … 

(Not to mention the MILLIONS of people around the world watching on TV…)

Everyone in attendance… Standing in awe

Applauding until their hands are sore…

Screaming for joy… 

for hope…

for equality…

Everyone rejoicing having just witnessed the greatest speech in history

…And then there you are 

Speech in hand… about to speak next…

Much like using a POTTYMINT in a Outdoor Music Festival Port-o-Potty… Good luck with that

Luckily for us all… we weren’t the only ones who had this question!

Watch this hilarious Key & Peele sketch called “Speaking After MLK Jr.”

Interestingly enough, and completely true – the 250,000 people in attendance that day could not hear Dr. Kings Speech 

An expensive sound system was installed for the event, but it was sabotaged right before the speeches started, and later fixed by the Army Core of Engineers.

Enough with the speeches, let’s get into this week’s POTTY PICKS!  

As the weather gets colder… you know what that means… Dating Season is upon us

These days with dating apps like Bumble, Hinge, and Tinder there are so many ways to meet eligible singles!

While we all try and make a great first impression… in reality, we are all ultimately just trying to suppress the “crazy” that lives in us all as long as possible… before the other person finds out.

Speaking of dating…

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(Back to the Blog) 

For this week’s Video of the Week, we feature a hilarious sketch called “Post-Date Presser” from the HBOmax show: “A Black Lady Sketch Show”

This may be our favorite POTTY Picks yet… 

We say that selfishly, because we get to talk about the G.O.A.T. - Stevie Wonder

(For anyone reading this that disagrees… riddle me this: How many working eyes does your favorite musician have?... We will wait… )

As we all know, Stevie Wonder wrote “Happy Birthday” in MLK’s Honor… but if you listen to the lyrics closely… he is arguing that he deserves his own day!

That is because Stevie Wonder wrote the hit song with the intention of convincing the government to make it a National Holiday!

But Stevie didn’t stop there… he was actively involved in lobbying and rallying people around the idea of a national holiday.  

He kept fighting for it… until 1986, when the first MLK Day was celebrated as a National Holiday! 

… and guess who performed?

The song is honestly so good that it has now outlived the context of its original writing, and has simply become part of the fabric of American Culture! 

This week, we feature 5 Songs that we think embody the message of Dr. King:

  1. “Black or White” – Michael Jackson
  2. “Respect” – Aretha Franklin
  3. “What’s Going On” – Marvin Gaye
  4. “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)” – James Brown
  5. “Happy Birthday” – Stevie Wonder

While up this point, Baseball was widely considered to be Americas Pastime… after a 2 year pandemic… I think we can all agree: 

Searching the web for Zillow homes is Americas newest pastime.

So long Baseball!

Gone are the Gloves, Gone are the Bats… and here come the “Zestimates”

For this week’s Bathroom Moment of the Week, we go to a Zillow property for sale in Wisconsin.  

The home built in 1851 in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin looks perfectly pleasant from the outside… but one room in particular is causing a bit of an uproar.

You see… the six-bedroom, three-bath home comes with a communal bathroom — minus stalls for privacy.

We are not going to lie… it happens to be a great looking Bathroom, but we thought we would share with you some of the comments from the listing from people online.

“This is not a team effort thing at all.” 

“I feel like some sort of cult was living here”

“Dibs on the window seat”

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Thanks again for taking a moment out of your day to read Potty Time with POTTYMINTS!

We of have said it once, and we will say it again – there are not many chances we have in life to share with people our “Bathroom Moment of the Day” … (in fact, we recommend that you don’t do that) – but we are so lucky that we get to share these stories with you!

As you know, we like to end our blogs with a quote for the week ahead, and while there are literally hundreds of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes to choose from – we think that this particular quote is pertinent to the moment we currently find ourselves in.

 

 

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

We hope that you all have a fantastic MLK Day weekend and we will see you next week for another episode of Potty Time with POTTYMINTS! 

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