Sunday, August 31, 2008

Aged like a fine wine...a great vintage

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Warning: If you don't enjoy an attractive man showing a little skin or aren't in a position to do so at the moment, then this entry isn't for you. I suggest you scroll right on past this post. I don't want any dumbass comments from people acting as if they haven't been warned. Seriously.

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Supermodel Tyson Beckford is damn near 40 -- 37 to be exact -- and looks better than ever. His hairline is receeding a lil' bit, but I counted six or eight packs, err....I mean reasons to look beyond that in the first picture alone.

Here are a just a couple of pictures that recently surfaced on the internet. I'm not exactly sure why he's half naked and exposing all sorts of skin and I really don't care. Then again, I've never been one to ask questions when faced with these sorts of situations, if you know what I'm sayin'. Anyway...hope you enjoy these as much as I did.













Friday, August 22, 2008

I'm headed to New York City, but will leave you with this...

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Can Feel It In the Air

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Not for nothing, but do you ever get the feeling that life is trying to send you a message or tell you to do something? Recently I've been feeling something in the air, but I can't figure out what the fuck it's trying to say or what, if anything, it's trying to tell me to do. I just know it's my turn to make a move.

This shit is frustrating as hell.

Song of the Day: Beanie Sigel - 'Feel It In The Air'


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'M UNITED STATES KING! I'M HIGHER THAN DA PRESIDENT!

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This clip has been around for awhile and has been posted all up and down the internet, but it never gets old.

Police in Los Angeles respond to a distress call and get quite a surprise. I was DONE when the cops walked up and heard Tupac's "Ain't Nothin' But A Gangsta Party" blaring through the front door. I was soooooo not expecting Cybil's crazy ass to answer.

"Come on in motherfuckah! Let's have a mas-ah-cah!"


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It's A Family Affair

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A few months ago, I filled out a profile on one of those family tree websites. I started this process because I've never had a very strong sense of family and I kinda just wanted to know from what type of cloth I was cut. I got a response last week and because I've had some free time recently, I began using it to trace my genealogy. After visiting other websites, talking to family members and visiting the National Archives in Maryland and Washington, I've been able to go back seven paternal generations and eight on the maternal side of the tree.

As a black man, I was surprised by the number of white folks in my family. My third great grandfather, for example, is a decedent of English immigrants who settled in Connecticut and was a Captain in a Massachusetts Militia, during the War of 1812. A woman named Henrietta worked as a housekeeper and moved from Germany to the United States in 1882.

That probably explains why I'm so damn yellow.

This has been an incredibly humbling experience and I recommend that everyone embarks on this journey.Have any of you out there ever done the whole family tree thing?

Man, they can't tell him NOTHING.

Why is Mr. West looking like a 50 y/o man? Why is he shirtless with that flabby belly jiggling everywhere? Why does he have taco meat for chest hair? So many question...





Photos from: Dlisted.com

Monday, August 18, 2008

**SMGDH**

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Jessica D either has a GREAT sense of humor or is a total dunce. Knowing America, I wouldn't be surprised if it were the latter.

Click the image for clarity.


Monday, August 11, 2008

This Made Me Proud

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It wasn't just the fact that the Americans fought their hearts out to win gold in the final seconds of last night's 400-meter freestyle relay. Nor did it have much to do with America coming from behind in the final seconds of the race to steal what the world assumed belonged to the heavily favored French who proclaimed they came to Beijing with purpose: To smash the Americans.

My pride had little to with the fact that the win enabled Baltimore's own Micheal Phelps to continue his quest to become the greatest Olympian ever. It wasn't even that after losing to the Australians in Sydney and the South Africans in Athens, the Americans finally brought Olympic gold back home either.

That all played a part but I think what was most exciting about what could go down as America's crowning achievement in this Olympiad is that Cullen Jones, a 24-year old black kid from Newark became just the second African-American to capture a gold medal in swimming at the Olympics.

Ya'll know that's my cousin, right?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

"Hail Alma Mater. Hail to thee, Maryland."

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University Seal


Comcast Center


Testudo (our mascot)


McKeldin Library Detail


Alumni Center


Testudo watching over the Mall


Campus Drive at Library Lane


McKeldin Mall


McKeldin Library in the distance


Patterson Hall


Testudo in front of McKeldin Library


The M


Maryland alum Jim Henson and Kermit


Memorial Chapel


McKeldin Mall and the Administration Building


The Mall...again


South Campus

I Think We're Done Here and Jazmine Sullivan



Maybe I took my cue from Cocoa Rican. Or maybe I was finally willing to read the writing that's been all over the walls for weeks. Either way, I finally admitted to myself that this -- whatever that was -- isn't working out for me and that I was ready to move on.

It was easy, really. I made my mind up yesterday after he completely ignored the plans we made for the morning. I tried calling -- three times. That's a lot for me. So, it all ended with a simple email which read: This isn't working for me. I think it's best we cut our losses. Thanks.

Hey, it's better than Carrie's Post-it.

No need to cry me a river though. I've got a Michigan grad doing graduate work at Howard and a recent SEC champion in my back pocket. I'll be alright.

On a lighter note, I cannot WAIT for Jazmine Sullivan's album to drop. That's her that's been singing in the background as you've been reading. Random aside: You didn't think this song was for ole dude, did you? Anyway, Jazmine goes off on this joint. She gives me Lauryn Hill vibes and I absolutely love Lauryn, so the Philly native is already in good with me. Get into how Jazmine makes you want to go to church at 2:40.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Team USA Looks SHARP This Go Round

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**If you're all anal about not knowing about shit in advance, then don't read any further because this is definitely a "spoiler"**.

NBC won't air the video feed in the United States until tonight at 8pm EDT, but that doesn't stop us from getting a sneak peek.

Ralph Lauren designed Team USA's uniforms for the opening ceremonies in Beijing and did a damn good job. David Lauren, Ralph's son and Senior VP of marketing (and some other shit) for the company said the design goal was to create "something simple enough for the athletes to put together, yet stylish enough to elevate us as a country."

I'm really feeling the blazer; that hoe is sharp. I would rock the hell out of one of those (sans the Olympic patch) any day. I'm so glad they decided to get away from the windbreakers and track pants. For more pictures from the opening ceremonies click here. From the look of things, China will really have you thinking they don't violate people's human rights like it's going out of style.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

People Are So Fucking Stupid

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Damn Shame

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LOL @ there being more alcoholic beverages in my refrigerator than actual food items. I really do go to the grocery store -- honest.

On one hand, I'm slightly embarrassed by the fact that it looks like I haven't gone grocery shopping in ages. In the other hand, I'm holding a beer.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

PLEASE wrap yo shit up.

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This AIDS shit in America is some scary shit. You better protect yourself.

Our federal government is clueless and has completely failed us on this. It recently admitted that the CDC has been suggesting there are fewer number of total cases in the country than there actually are -- for nearly a decade. This issue in the Black community is even worse.

In a recent fifty-five-page report, the Black AIDS Institute found that the number of African-Americans infected with HIV exceeds the number of people with the virus in seven of the fifteen countries served by US international AIDS relief efforts.

Black women and gay Black men are the hardest-hit groups. Two-thirds of HIV cases among women in the United States are black. It remains a leading cause of death for African American women who are twenty-five to forty-four. This is disproportionately hitting black women.

It’s disproportionately hitting black gay men, too. In one study that the CDC did a couple years ago looking at HIV infection among gay men in seven cities, they tested a bunch of gay men, gay and bisexual men, and 46 percent of the black men they tested were already HIV-positive. 46 percent!!!

This shit is even worse in my neck of the woods. CNN recently reported that 80% percent of people living with HIV in Washington, DC are African-American. Yikes!

This Is Bullshit

I got a fucking $100 parking ticket for semi-unwittingly parking at a bus stop across from the Hotel Monaco near the Verizon Center in Downtown DC last week. $100 for a mistake tho?!?!

Bastards.


Friday, August 1, 2008

You have to respect her candor.

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You might hate her or think she's trashy, but YouTube celeb Alexyss Taylor can put bitches in their proper places with the best of 'em. She goes the fuck off when the guy behind the camera calls her a "bustitbaby". You know, that dumbass phrase that rapper Jughead Plies seems to have coined.

The fun starts at 1:11.

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