Black people love them some Taboo. We love Taboo more than macaroni and cheese. We love Taboo more than fried chicken and waffles. We love Taboo more than watermelon on a hot summer day. But when did this happen? When did the National Black People Game go from Spades to Taboo? You can't go to a cookout, a birthday party, or a housewarming without someone breaking out this game. And since when did everyone become the "best Taboo player you'll ever meet."
My friends and I were recently walking down my block in Harlem and we heard a woman screaming, a dude shouting, and a whole bunch of commotion. We got a lil nervous and were about to call the police when we heard a man yell "Give me the damn buzzer!" Buzzer? They were doing all that screaming and hollering over Taboo? Yep! It's THAT serious.
Yep, Number 3 on my "Stuff Black People Like" list is definitely Taboo. (Followed closely by pot liquor at Number 4.)
Now that I think about it, I guess Taboo isn't just a Black people game. Four Christmases (a hilariously underrated movie) had a whole scene about it.
The next time you invite me to a party, make sure there's Taboo. And if you suck, make sure you're on the other team.
Div (The best Taboo player you'll ever meet.)