Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just when you think it's safe to step off the porch...

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We’ve (read: Black people) have come a long way, y’all. We’ve got a Black President (and a Black First Lady), Black billionaires, Black NBA and NFL head coaches, Black surgeons and lawyers and renowned doctors. We’ve got Blacks leading the way in Congress and on Wall Street. We’ve got Blacks in Hollywood and in music. In spite of all our progress, we still have the one or two ole’ rotten, ghetto, ignant ass sour apples that stay trying to ruin the goddamn bunch.

With that said, this video is a fool. The whole thing, from start to finish, sets us back 20 years. Yikes! @ the chair fight. Oh noes!! @ that chick’s shirt and weave being ripped to shreds. In case you’re wondering, this took place at The Underground in downtown Atlanta.


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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The feds are always shoving things down the America's throat.

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Newspaper writers (and their editors who let mess like this slip through the cracks) can be just down right dumb sometimes. I highly doubt that a serious professional would purposely sneak in this pun. Silly me for thinking all this fuss has been about only about health care.



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Thursday, March 25, 2010

At some point in life I want to live in a house like this.

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Houses like this one in Austin, Texas inspire me to become an architect. The City House, designed by Dick Clark Architecture, has everything I want in my future home: an open plan, lots of glass, a view of a city, cold whites, warm wood, and dope art. This house is so sick.

I included a few pics below. Head over to The Contemporist for more.

















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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"I KNOW WHAT ALL YOU WHORES ARE SAYIN'! YOU CAN'T DO NOTHING BUT F*CK!!!"

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Remember this YouTube clip posted awhile ago? Hella funny, right? Well, the entire movie the audio comes from is even more hilarious. It's Blaxplotation at it's best (or worst depending on your perspective.)

Somebody found a clip from Trunk Turner, the original film, and sent it to me. Dorinda, the female pimp, drops THEE funniest one-liners.



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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I'm back, ninjas.

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What up, folks? Everybody and their momma's momma's momma has been telling me that I need to start blogging again and, in some cases, threatening me with bodily harm if I don't take heed. So, I've decided to take their advice.

To be honest with you, I don't even know why I stopped in the first place. I could chalk it up to life getting in the way or the instant gratification of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook ruining the blogging experience for me, but I won't. It likely has everything to do with my overarching issue of getting bored with stuff. It happens in life and in love for me and I have to get better at it.

Anywho...to commemorate my return to the blogosphere, my homie T.I. (and I use the term homie hella loosely) wrote a song about me. This joint knocks. Jig to this now (it's actually a hot track) and I'll be back with a real post later today.



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Sunday, January 31, 2010

I'm not dead...

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...but this blog probably is. I haven't decided yet. Just stopping by to say hey.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wanna know about me? Just ask my Twitter.

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Twitter is great. It really let's you get to know what a person is like before interacting with them. You get their most random and intimate thoughts without even talking to them. Just a minute ago I decided to check to see what my daily tweets say about me. I've only seen like the three most recent things I've said, so the other stuff I'm posting is as new to me as it is to you b/c I sure as hell don't remember half the crap I spew.

Here we go. Not that it matters but the tweets are in reverse chronological order. My reaction as I was reading through these just now is the emphasized text below the tweet. Yes, I did my own color commentary.

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My Tweets from the time I woke up today until now:
1) Chuuuch. - RT: @i_am_mrjones Tip: If you enjoy swallowing, dont ask to do it, just do it. Otherwise, it seems all weird and extra fetishy.

It may be slightly off color, but it's real and it's a statement I stand by. Chuuuuuuuch.

1a) Bonus Coverage: Yes, I retweeted myself and
@Nakialjackson asked why. My response: "LOL...Because I felt that one in my spirit!!! Chuuuch."

I'm a fool.

2) Good guy and a Terp. Vote for him. - RT: @VernonDavis85: Make sure you all vote for me at NFL.com for the pro bowl. Thank you all.

He is a good dude. Great player, too. One of the best athletes in Maryland history. Period.

3)
I like N.W.A. Ice Cube better than Disney Ice Cube. This boy was so dope.

Cube is pretty dope. You gotta admit it. Don't front. **screw face**

4) I'm def. in the office jiggin' to Gucci Mane. I have headphones on but still. I hope no one walks by and catches me coonin'.

Everyone has their guilty pleasures. Don't judge me.

5)
Palm better be thankful WebOS 1.3.1 didnt eff up my phone when they raped it about an hour ago. All is well. Crisis averted.

Bitches. Everything worked out cool, but I'm still salty.

6)
FUCKITY FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!! Palm automatically pushed thru an update and I didnt remove the tweaks from my phone. :-(

I was in panic mode. By this point it was too late. The phone had automatically started to do its thing.

7)
I have no problem using the shorthand of street and avenue, but refuse to write BLVD, always boulevard. Im odd.

So random, but so me and so true.

8)
Julia Louis Dreyfus is a anomaly; she looks better as she ages.

I agree with myself on this one. She looked great in the recent Seinfeld episode of Curb Your Enthusiam. Not Phylicia Rashad Jenny Craig commercial great, but great nonetheless.

9)
I downloaded Birdman's new CD last night. It's basically a Lil Wayne EP. So far it's sounding like a mistake.

Ugh! Save your bandwidth. It's not that great at all. The last track, 'Always Strapped', is the best song on the CD. What a mistake.

10)
I dont wanna go to wooooooooooork. **throws a fit like a white kid in the grocery store**

What can I say? I'm not a morning person.
Make of that what you choose. I can lead a horse to water, but it might piss on me.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Throwback Video: Ginuwine - In Those Jeans

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I was walking to work this morning when this song suddenly popped in my head. This used to be my shit in 2003. I'm not sure about his full CDs cus I never download them, but Ginuwine typically releases good singles.



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Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Obamas sure do photograph well.

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The White House this week released a new Obama family portrait - a casual shot taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz. The official White House photo, taken in the Green Room, shows the President in a White shirt and red tie, with daughter Sasha draping her arm around him. Sasha is holding hands with mom, Michelle, who is being embraced by big sister Malia.

I like the shot, it's casual, yet appropriate. The President and First Lady look great. The kids do, too. The Green Room, which is often used for very casual receptions, was a good space to use.



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Monday, October 19, 2009

Looking for a new cologne? Surprisingly enough, this one has a GREAT smell.

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Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not one for urban labels. J. Crew, Club Monaco, and the United Colors of Benetton is typically MUCH more up my alley than Coogi, Azzure and Rocawear. This cologne, however, forced me to buck that trend. Hell, if I'm keeping it a hunnit, then I have to admit this season's Sean John collection is also worth a gander. This post is about cologne, so I'll stick to that.

I was in Macy's this weekend and came across X, by Rocawear. It smells damn good, ya'll. To me, it's a daytime scent that I'd wear to work or school or to run errands, not a night out on the town.

Check for it.



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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Priscilla Renea goes sooooo hard in the paint.

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When I first saw this video I have to admit I was a little reluctant to get into it. I mean, I feel like the black girl rocker chick has been done before. Res and Pink say, "What up."

Priscilla strikes me as different. She might be singing over a rock/pop track, but home girl is still very much a home girl. Note the black woman sass and rhythm and the brown love interest. I can dig all of it. The track goes hard, too.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Soulja Boy Magic Marker 'Em?

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Soulja Boy stays coonin' and he remains true to form in this picture I stumbled upon today on the innawebs. It's pretty obvious that he (and the barber who did his line up with a Sharpie, for that matter) is the clear-cut front-runner for the Spook of the Year award. I'm just sayin'.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This definitely used to be the jam.

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Picture it: Senior year of high school, 2001. Momma Jones has just purchased my first car. I can remember riding into school bumping this shit like it was yesterday.

[Archie] Thooooooose were the days. [/Bunker]



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Al and Jesse, please go sit the hell down and let Rush Limbaugh buy the Rams already.

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Black folk hate them some Rush Limbaugh. They don't even know why they hate him, but they hate him. Hell, I was hyper-critical of Rush Limbaugh until I turned 25 for two reasons: I'm black and like random Soul Train lines to Will Smith's 'Summertime', it's what we do.

Rush recently announced that he is part of a group that wants to purchase the St. Louis Rams football club. Instead of applauding that man for being brave enough to dump money into one of the NFL's shittiest teams, Black America chastised him and booed and hissed from the peanut gallery. And you know when Black America cries out you know our saviors Al and Jesse swoop in to the rescue. Yet again, they answered the bat phone:
From the Associated Press:

ST. LOUIS (AP)–The Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson attacked the bid by Rush Limbaugh to buy the St. Louis Rams on Monday, saying the conservative radio host’s track record on race should exclude him from owning an NFL team.

Sharpton sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, arguing that Limbaugh has been divisive and “anti-NFL” in some of his comments.

Jackson said in a telephone interview that Limbaugh had made his wealth “appealing to the fears of whites” with an unending line of insults against blacks and other minorities. “The National Football League has set high standards for racial justice and inclusion,” Jackson said. “He should not have the privilege of owning an NFL franchise–and it is a privilege.” The civil rights leader said he’s had contact with numerous players and ex-players concerned about the bid.

Limbaugh shot back at Sharpton on his radio show.

“Now, this saddens me as well this disappoints me,” he said. “I know Rev. Sharpton. Sharpton is better than this. He knows better than this. You know, I didn’t judge Al Sharpton’s fitness to be in radio when he wanted to earn an honest living for once, given his well-documented past as the author of the Tawana Brawley hoax. I believe in freedom and I also don’t discriminate.”

Limbaugh said last week that he is teaming up with St. Louis Blues hockey team owner Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the Rams. He has declined to discuss details of the offer, citing a confidentiality agreement.

In 2003, Limbaugh worked briefly on ESPN’s NFL pregame show. He resigned after saying Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.
Now why oh why are they making this an issue? Black women are still catching HIV/AIDS at a higher rate that any other demographic on Earth. Our schools are still failing miserably. We, and by we I mean us coloreds, are still paid less than our white counterparts. Our families are still broken and non-self-sufficient. Our urban neighborhoods are still very much crime ridden. Yet in the midst of all this these fools are up in arms about Rush Limbaugh buying a damn sports franchise?

Why? Because he says some bigoted shit sometimes? How exactly is Rush's comment about McNabb being overated and hyped because the media wants to see a successful black quarterback any different from black people thinking D. Whyte Man is holding us back or letting white folks get ahead based solely on race? I'm sure your older Aunt Faye has said some pretty racist shit about white people or Mexicans or Asians (cus ya'll know it's against our religion distinguish Koreans from the Japanese and Chinese or even know that peeps from the Middle East are actually Asian) and you still let her live, don't you?

We, the black people, have got too much going on in our glass houses for us to be throwing stones at Rush Limbaugh. This is especially true because majority of our broke asses aren't even in the market for a damn NFL team -- and that has nothing to do with the recession. Al and Jesse need not to cry wolf so often and fall back until a cause worth fighting comes along. I mean, it's not like Rush said he wanted to rip the President's nuts off or anything. Geesh.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The 2010 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Neiman Marcus Edition -- If I could, I would. :-/

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One of my favorite things to do in October is to anticipate all of the forthcoming holiday catalogs. Neiman Marcus recently dropped its Christmas Book and included this beauty. Meet the 2010 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Neiman Marcus Edition. With an MSRP of $105,000.00 I'm priced out just slightly (*snickers*), but that doesn't mean my pauper ass can't enjoy it from afar.

The XJL offers 470-horsepower and has a supercharged 5-liter V8. In laymen terms, this hoe is fast. The interior features navy and ivory leather and rather sexy zebre wood accents. Because people who can afford to drop $105K on a car can't be bothered with standard dashboard dials, the Neiman Marcus edition has an interactive 12.3′ HD screen giving the driver access to audio, Bluetooth 2.0, hard-drive based GPS navigation, and climate control systems by either touching the screen or speaking commands into the Interactive Voice™ system. Sexy, right? The car also features a media hub with docks for MP3 players and USB devices, a Bowers & Wilkins® 1,200-watt premium sound system with Dolby® ProLogic® IIx Surround Sound and 20 speakers throughout the cabin.

Oh, how could I forget the massaging front seats, electric sun blind, heated steering wheel, four-zone climate control, integrated security system, and 20" double-10 spoke polished alloy wheels that complete the exterior. Hell, they even throw in a five-piece set of matching Jaguar luggage, in navy blue leather.

Only 50 of these are being created, so if you're planning to make a purchase, be sure to reserve yours on the 16th of this month when they go on sale. Just remember who put you on. :-)






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