Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ron Mexico, Great Black Hope and Boys in Speedos

Thursday, August 23, 2007
Author’s Note: This is my 100th post as a blogger! When I started this April 2007 I had no clue that four months later I’d still be going strong. I’ve (unsuccessfully) attempted blogging in the past – to no avail. I contribute my success this time around to the great people who stop by and comment regularly. This blog has fostered some great long-distance relationships and even a bourgeoning friendship. Thank you all for that.


Micheal Vick: Adventures of an Idiotic Rich Man

A couple of months ago, I urged restraint upon hearing of the dog fighting accusations against Michael Vick. I believe strongly in the judicial system (in principle). ‘Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law’, I reminded myself and everyone else. Remember the Duke Lacrosse rape case? The whole world was so ready to convict those kids upon hearing the news. Turns out the stripper slut saw $$ and cried wolf. I learned my lesson. I admonished people to wait for a verdict before we condemn him as a sick, twisted, cowardly asshole who gets his thrill by torturing animals.

Well, the verdict is in: Vick has declared himself guilty. He deserves all the jail time coming his way and probably more. I hope to hell they put his dog killing ass in a small cell with a big dude named Tiny who likes rough, lube-less butt sex. I just hope Mr. Ron Mexico decides to take his Valtrex with him to the clink – for Tiny’s sake.

Training dogs to fight? Electrocuting and hanging and drowning them (note the lack of the word 'or' - he and his turn coat co-dees often did all three) if they don't serve his needs? The only thing more repulsive is the idiots defending this behavior. (See: Atlanta NAACP: Let Vick Return To NFL and Marbury Expresses Support for Vick)

This is where I normally would say that the entire idea of prison is to rehabilitate criminals and that Vick should get another chance to play in the NFL someday. I think he should sit through a severe punishment and think long and hard about the dumb shit he did.

It's a damn shame too. When drafted, he was expected to revolutionize the quarterback position. What's really disappointing is the unrealized potential.


Color Me Unimpressed

Speaking of unrequited promise, let's discuss about democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama. After reading D.LavarJames' most recent post entitled Cover Model For President, I wrote the following comments:
I've said this before and I'll say it again. IMHO, Obama's 'rock star' image is going to ultimately cause his demise. While he appeals to the young, hip crowd, on balance VIBE readers (and to a lesser extent GQ readers) don't go out and vote.

Early on in his campaign, his people were relying on his popularity amongst the younger crowd a little too much. I mean, I can't say that I blame there. There really isn't much more to run with. He doesn't really have much experience to go on, he doesn't have an extensive track record to hang his hat on.

I never thought I'd see the day when democratic voters would give a woman the presidential nod before giving a man the nod...regardless of color.

On one hand, I'm glad that a black man has (had) a realistic shot at becoming president. On the other hand, I'm disappointed that this opportunity may (will probably be) squandered. The last Gallup poll indicated that Clinton is widening her lead. Time is simply running out for the Obama camp.
Initially, I felt the need to elaborate on my own blog, but after re-reading what I wrote just now, I think I said it all.


Pride Movie: Movie of the Year (In My Mind)

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know this movie appeared in theaters exactly 5 months ago today. And yes, I know it's been on DVD since June, however I finally Tivo'd the film Pride and watched it last night/this morning.

Can't tell you much about the storyline, but I really enjoyed watching these presumably talented actors. I'll be honest, I thoroughly luxuriated in this film. If you have haven't seen the film, I'm more than willing to post some screen caps so everyone can fully appreciate the essence of this wonderful film. It's truly captivating.


Organized Noise said...

Congrats on your 100th post.

Now as for "Pride". I wanted to see it when the movie hit the theatres, but never made it. I brought the DVD and I'm with you. This is one of the best movies of the year. Too bad not too many people have seen it.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on post # 100.

D.LavarJames said...

Ha ha, not lubeless butt sex!! LMAO

Thanks for the shout out about the comment you made on my page,

and I think I loved Pride for the same reasons ;)

Congrats on the 100 as well!

yet another black guy said...

yay for 100 posts! i may rent Pride now

Samara Leigh said...

This was a really great movie. I'm not very fond of sports movies so I sort of had to be coerced into watching it - much like Remember the Titans. I was wrong. It was a great film and I highly recommend it.

That Dude Right There said...

This was one of a few films that I had to see. That only happens when a movie has a black cast and a positive message. This one fit the bill and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Soldier said...

i dont know how i'm feeling about the movie, i think i'm tired of movies... im taking a movie-break for a few weeks

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