Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Freshman 15

This is pretty funny! Good look on this one Puto!

She eeeeeeeeeeeats my chocolate!

FRESHMAN 15

Hip-Hop = HELL???

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on the website listed below are not those of the blogger presenting them to you (that's ME, people). They are the opinions/beliefs of the bama that's giving them. ENJOY!

Resa G., this is VERY interesting and thought-provoking stuff!

www.exministries.com

----Elder Lewis

Be sure to click onto the links entitled:
-The Vision

-The Watch: scroll to the bottom and click enter to read about certain artists whose lyrics he's pointing out

-The Argument

Saturday, November 26, 2005

SAW II



T and I saw this yesterday (in the afternoon mind you, because a certain person was a lil scared) and I thought it was a decent movie. It wasn't as good as the first one, but it was pretty entertaining. If you're afraid of blood, torture, and twisted thoughts, this movie IS NOT for you! I give this one a 3 out of 5.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Fiddy Movie


I must say that after sitting through "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" last night I am quite impressed with the movie. There are no Oscar-worthy performances (although Terrence Howard's performace was great) but overall, the movie was pretty good. 50 didn't over-do it with his attempt at being a thespian, and they didn't over-do it with the gangster-izm. And they even managed to create a decent story.

Aside from the somewhat unrealistic scenarios in terms of the beefs between 50's crew and the Columbian cats and the shower scene, I was pleased. I liked the movie a lot and I would recommend that if you are a fan of 50 or just a hip-hop fan, it's worth going to see and it's worth the price of admission.

Now that I've given praise to the film, I have to pose a few questions/comments:

1. How much of this story is really truth? I think 50 said in an interview like 75%, but I find that hard to believe

2. Was the dude named JuneBug being played by Mike Jones? WHO?????

3. The shower scene...M&therf*ck#r for WHAT? Ladies, I hope you enjoy(ed) it!

4. Joy Bryant is cute and attractive, but not as BAD as everybody has been sicing her up to be.

5. Where were Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks? I know 50 had his crew in the film, but I can't imagine those guys were supposed to be Yayo or Banks.

6. Why does Majestic have the same netted shirt on the first 3 times you see him in the movie? And those appearances span like 10 years?

7. How do you think Irv, Ja (who is mocked in the movie via the character Dangerous), and Supreme feel about this film?

I musta hadda blessin' from Pastah Ma$on..

Somebody tell me you'd go to church on Sunday after your pastor spit this rhyme...

Ma$on Betha spits HOT FIRE! (Windows Media File)

"I feel I'm God with the flow cuz people started believin" - Chaundon

New word I learned today...Euthanized

Euthanized...Which means to be subject to euthanasia...Which is "The act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as by lethal injection or the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment."

Essentially this means getting "put to sleep". So being euthanized means getting "put to sleep".

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

"MIKE, YOU BE LUNCHIN'!!!"

I'm officially convinced that I am either dyslexic, retarded, "spread to thin", or just plain stupid.

Examples:

Dyslexic - I transpose numbers frequently. And I know most of you are reading saying to yourself, "I do that too sometimes". Yeah, sure you do that sometimes. But I do it all the time. How often do you mix up the last 4 digits of someone's phone number? Not daily I bet! Moreover, if I'm looking at mapquest directions, I quite often mix up the exit number (and letter if it exists) with the actual road I'm traveling on. Let's say I'm going south on I-95 to exit 98B...My route wil be I-98 to exit 95B. I'M DYSLEXIC!

Retarded - Oftentimes, I find myself fumbling through normal conversation with people. For example, how can I come to work and start a conversation with a person I've had ten billion conversations with before and forget how to speak? That's mental retardation! And it's more than just not being able to put what you want to say into words. It's a lack of knowing which words go together. This is only temporary (let's hope) but DAYUM! I'M RETARTED!

"Spread too thin" - I'm sure all of you have been told at some point in life that you shouldn't spread yourself too thin. That applies to me right now I think. Let's see...There's work, school, small business, organizing get-togethers, outings with friends, planning Thanksgiving dinner with my mom, reading while listening to music (try that one), blogging, listening to ideas that friends have for starting their businesses...That's all I can think of. Just call me Peanut Buttah! I'M SPREAD TOO THIN!

Stupid - BHill or L can vouch for how stupid I am. L has a much more recent example though. Let's just say...When everybody's got a secret they're trying to keep from someone, I lack the ability to send an email to everyone "in" on the secret without sending the secret to the person it's being kept from. Uhhhh, you guessed it...I'M STUPID!

I'm giving you all the opportunity to tell me exactly why I am one of the four aforementioned items....Feel free...

I'm Sorry Ms. Jackson...

Oops, I mean Mr. Jackson...



"Tea? Tea? Dog, that ain't gangsta!!" - Cedric the Entertainer (Be Cool)

T and I are going to catch Get Rich or Die Trying tonight. I have heard pretty good reviews for it and I'm looking forward to seeing it.

You shocked are going to shock a lot of people with this picture though...LMAO!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Thanksgiving

This year, Thanksgiving's taking place at MY HOUSE! Wow! I've been thinking about doing this the past few years and finally it's actually going down. Now, for all of you wondering who's going to be cooking...I can assure you it won't be me poisoning my own family. Besides, the only thing(s) I cook well are:

  • chicken (fried or baked)
  • spaghetti
  • salmon

Anything else that I cook is pretty much a shot-in-the-dark. Maybe it'll turn out good, maybe it won't...It's your call.

So anyway, I am looking forward to this since my brother and I are holding down the spot right now. So it'll be like moving 4-7-1-6 to 6 Merk. It's a beautiful thing!

In case you care, here are some things I'll be thinking about while eating on Thanksgiving:

  • "Why are people making such a big deal out of the Young Jeezy snowman t-shirts?" I've been to Patapsco flea market and seen shirts with GUNS ON THEM! Why are we worrying about a snowman picture? It's the "snow" we should be worrying about! Say no to drugs everyone.
  • "Why did the Redskins lose to Oakland? I'm pissed"
  • "Why do I always have to sit through a damn Detroit and Cowboys game on Thanksgiving?" At least I understand why they won't be showing any "redskins" games on Thanksgiving! "There will never be peace on stolen land..."
  • "Man, I know Walmart is gonna be packed like sardines when I get there tomorrow morning at 5am! They better have the cute cashiers working!"
  • "Can I possibly save enough food to eat through Saturday night?"
  • "Damn Cad can cook his a$$ off!"
  • "I hope the Cowgals lose by 50 points!"
  • "I'll be glad when winter's over."
  • I wonder what all my friends are doing and if they're gonna be selfish and not invite me over to wherever they are and feast with them. Suckas!
  • I hope none of my web development clients call or email me before Sunday.


Things I WON'T be thinking about while eating on Thanksgiving:

  • Work
  • School work
  • How much it's gonna cost to get the leak in my car's sunroof fixed
  • The price of gas
  • How I am gonna be pressed to blog about Thanksgiving again on Monday

Friday, November 18, 2005

PHOTOS: Wizards Lose, but I WIN when it comes to GREAT trips...

Even though Lebron dropped 37 on the Wizards, I had a wonderful time in Cleveland. The only thing that could have made this trip better was if the Wizards actually came out with a win.

But from the niceness of the people in the city to the hotel upgrade to a suite (for free) to the cheap drinks ($3.95 for a Ciroc and pineapple)...Cleveland's a wonderful place. I can't say enough about how nice the people of Cleveland were. So nice that I had to email my friend Brandi (who was born in Cleveland) and tell her how nice I thought the people in her city were and how much I like the city.

In comparison to people in other cities I've visited (I will refrain from naming them), the people in Cleveland were pretty much the nicest. Kudos to the wonderful people of Cleveland with their west-coast-sounding accents and kind demeanors.

I have some pictures from the trip below. We spent most of our time eating, drinking, and even went to a lil club (where the DJ was CRANKIN') after the game.

For some reason, the pictures seem to show up WAYYYYY below this text so you'll have to scroll down to see them.





















Eating before the game....




Shot from the stands:


B sleep at the game...LMAO!


This is a HUGE billboard Nike has of Lebron on the side of a building right by the arena. IT'S HUGE!


Me and my Larry Huges (LOL) bobblehead:

That's a Joke, Right?

Okay, now that I've got your attention...

I'm wondering you guy's thoughts on this...

http://sportspickle.com/features/volume3/2003-1119-daly.html

I'm particularly interested in hear non-Black people's thoughts on this article. It's website of sports satire, but (for me personally) while there's an odd humor to this story there is also a maddening offensiveness to it as well, considering, I'M BLACK!

This further goes to prove that point that someone (I can't remember who, but it was a comedian) said (and I paraphrase here) something to the effect of how SOME white people might try to talk like us, dress like us, rap like us, etc. But they wouldn't trade anything in the world to actually be BLACK LIKE US!

I'm not trying to offend anyone here, I am just expressing my feelings as a black man. Granted, this whole article is definitely a joke... But you know how sometimes you make a quip or a quickly jovial comment that really has some truth behind it? Yeah, I do that too! So don't act like we shouldn't pay attention to "funny" articles like this.

Some may say I lack a sense of humor off the strength of this entry but oh well...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Monday, November 14, 2005

25 Hours from now...Cleveland...

Around this time tomorrow I'll be close to landing in Cleveland. Hiwoo, me, BHill going to see the Wizards (my favorite team) take on the Cavaliers (Lebron is my favorite player) at Quicken Loans Arena.

I'm rooting for the Wizards to win of course, but I hope Lebron gets his rocks off! We'll see.

As usual, I will have some flicks to post when I return from my trip!

I love me some Queen Latifah...

...I just realized...Okay, I just accepted that like 37 seconds ago after watching the trailer linked-to below. She stays doing something big-time in entertainment and does it with class. I like the way she carries herself..."Who you calling a b&tch!?!!!" That's for everybody who remembers U-N-I-T-Y!

Even with all the rumors floating around about her sexuality, she's doing her thing! So WHO CARE'S???

The Last Holiday

Good look Tiff for sending me this trailer!

PIMPIN', PIMPIN', PIMPIN'...

Just wanted to share this clip of Katt Williams (better known as Money Mike) with everyone in case you didn't catch it. Shot out to Rah for sending this one to me. It's a Windows Media File...Enjoy!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Proof God Exists

I got this from Tiff and it's pretty deep. I'm sure (as usual) I am late on the email forwards but I figured I'd share this one regardless.

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This is one of the best explanations of why God allows pain and suffering that I have seen. It's an explanation other people will understand.

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects.

When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.

"Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things."

The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument.

The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber:

"You know what? Barbers do not exist."

"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"

"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."

"Ah, but barbers DO exist! What happens is, people do not come to me."

"Exactly!"- Affirmed the customer. "That's the point! ! God, too, DOES exist! What happens, is, people don't go to Him and do not look for Him. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

JarHead

Let me first say that I was pretty excited to see this movie. Jamie Foxx is in it, they used my man Kanye's music in the trailer. Man! I'm pumped. Then T and I go to my sister's party this past Saturday and one of my sister's friends says that it was "okay...It's not a war movie, it's a movie about the build-up of going to war. There's no real fighting in it."

I listed to him, but I didn't really pay that last part ("There's no real fighting in it") too much attention. I figured it'd still be an interesting movie and that Jamie Foxx could make up for any lack of blood-spattering and AK-47 rounds going off.

T and I and I went to see it last night and I CANNOT RECOMMEND this movie to anyone who is a "civilian". The movie is interesting in that it gives you some insight into the life of a Marine and what it's probably like in their world. But as a civilian who's pretty much anti-"fight-for-America", I was disappointed that there wasn't very much action in this movie AT ALL. It has more of a documentary feel to it than anything else, if you ask me. Jamie Foxx did his thing and so did Jake whatever-his-name-is.

But in the end, I left the movie theatre a little disappointed. T liked it, but that's pretty normal for us. LOL. Then again, maybe it was all the male genitalia and bare buttocks that she liked.

Anywho, overall, I'd have to give this movie a rating of 3 on a scale of 1-5. It's a movie that I'd recommend you wait to rent rather than pay money to see, unless you go to a matinee. But full price? Hell to the NAW! Shot out to Bobby and Whitney..."When I say bobby you say Brown...Bobby..."

LMAO! I'm out!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

It's official, I can't say "snitch" anymore...

Now that the media's got a hold of it and they're starting to talk about it, I am pretty sure it's gonna go the way of the term "bling-bling". Meaning, I am going to hear people using it b/c they think it sounds cool.

And after taking another look at this article, since when is not snitching a code of hip-hop and not a code of the street? This applies to the mafia as well. Don't snitch! Duh! So, anyway, I am not really supporting this stop snitching campaign b/c I think it's kind of dumb. But I am bothered when the media gets ahold of things and just turns terminlogy and slang into cliché's. That irritates me.

Anyway, feel free to leave your thoughts on this.

Am I the only person tired of...

rappers not paying child support? First I hear about Young Jeezy not paying and now Beanie Sigel. What's the deal fellas? This gets on my nerves because I assume (like most people do) that rappers have the money to pay their child support. I am not going to believe that all rappers have what they say they have in regards to their material possession and money, but come on! They have to have at least the $184 (in the state of MD for example) per month to pay their child support.

In general, not paying your child support is just wack to me anyway. It's really no excuses for it. But to hear about rappers not paying just makes me upset.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

CELEBRITY STUNT-DOUBLES: I can't take this sh^t no mo!

I am officially tired of all the celebrity comparisons that I have to deal with. I mean, I know all tall, skinny, light-skindeded black males look the same, but jeez! If you know me, you should know better.

For those of you who are wondering, here's the people I get compared to:

#1 - Swizz Beats. This one used to piss me off, but I am starting to accept it now. And that a blip!











#2 - Grant Hill. That's fine. And so is his wife. ;-) It's the ears I guess.











#3 - Joe Budden. Where this one comes from, I have no idea whatesoever!











#4 - Common. NO COMMENT









#5 - Boris Kodjoe...Sike nah, got ya'll a$$e$...LOL. "Don't be HATIN!"

FUNNY: That boy Fred Mar strikes again!!!

I think he's gonna make himself famous with these videos of him singing!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1736976751768330821&q=Fred+Mar

Monday, November 7, 2005

FIRST: MEN dance together in the club???

This is another interesting thing I noticed last night while in the club. The event taking place was a hip-hop party. Basically a Sunday night party that's supposed to be like a Friday night party. Dancing, drinking, hip-hop, reggae, etc.

Last night however, for the first time, I saw two men dancing together in the club. And not just dancing face-to-face, but dancing like you see guys dancing with girls in the club...Like the CLIPSE..."GRINDIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNG!" This disturbed me at first. No one seemed to pay it any mind though. I was kinda shocked. But after continuing to dance and just mind my own damn business, I realized it didn't bother me as much as I assumed it would.

Some of you may be questioning why this would even bother me in the first place. If you are, STOP LUNCHING! I'm a grown-ass man! Grown ass men don't dance like that with other grown ass men. I will admit a slight homophobia but I like to think that I am more open-minded than a lot of men in general. And last night helped me become a little bit more comfortable in the presence of openly gay men. While it pretty much makes my stomach turn to see something like that, I think I am now better equiped to handle such a sight! Wheww, that was tough!

Anyway, this was a kinda important moment in my battle against this slight homophobia I have. Now, for the record, DO NOT expect me to completely loose this homophobia. It's not gonna happen! Every man should have some, I believe. But I am becoming a little bit more comfortable and accepting of men who live that lifestyle, even though I don't agree with it.

And I admit that I am a complete hyprocrite and uphold an unbelievable double-standard when it comes to women dating other women versus men dating men. Why don't I mind women-dating-women? Ask a guy...He'll tell you! I think deep down, all men have that bit of confidence in them that says "Even though she likes girls, you still got a shot homie!" Perhaps that's why?

I know this blog entry could cause some negative feedback towards me, but oh well, I had to put this out there.

Laffy Taffy song...again...

Okay, so I was in the club last night having a decent time. Doing my lil 1-2 step (shot out to Ciara) and screaming all the Young Jeezy ad-libs you can think of. Then, all of a sudden, I hear "the dumbest song" I've heard in quite some time (for the second time).

Now, I was interested in seeing how the crowd would react to this horrendous song! Hilarious, yet horrendous! Would they do like me and go "I can't believe they're playing this bama-a$$ song" and walk off the dancefloor? Would they begin tossing their drinks in the direction of the DJ? I was really interested in seeing the crowds reaction...

So about 2.5 seconds into the daggon lyrics of the song (because it starts off with that old Nintendo sound for like 10 seconds) the crowd goes wild! NEEDLESS TO SAY, I WAS SHOCKED! Could not believe my eyes. I couldn't do anything but laugh. I guess I am the ONLY person who won't dance to this songs under any circumstances. Now by circumstances in this case, I mean drunk or sober. At a club or at a house-party (damn, when's the last time I was at a good house party?). While watching the video or hearing it on the radio. I think the song is pretty silly. I won't continue to complain like I did in my previous blog entry. But I had to share this experience with the world.

NFL Math

Eagles-T.O. + Redskins + FedEx Field = Redskins WIN

A win's a win!

Friday, November 4, 2005

I'M PISSED

This is some disrespectful -ish to do. I don't want to call it racist. But there's something VERY VERY wrong with this situation. Not a surprise that it's in Texas.


"6. Thug Day in Dallas High School. Students at Dallas, Texas' Highland Park High School dressed as gang members and rap stars during the recent Homecoming week. Meanwhile, a Dallas Civil Rights leader called the tradition racially insensitive. One of Homecoming's themes was Senior Thug Day, a day on which students sported Afro wigs, fake gold teeth, baggy jeans, bandanas and gold chains. For Fiesta Day, a student brought a leaf blower to school mocking hispanics. According to school principal Patrick Cates, no one was punished and less than a dozen students were asked to take off some of the clothing. Helen Williams, the District Communications Director, said 18 students were sent to the principal's office for inappropriate attire during Thug Day. No students were reprimanded on Fiesta Day. Students feel Thug Day was blown out of proportion and that they weren't being racists, but simply having fun."


Then again, Imma go ahead and call it RACIST!

This is taken from this URL (bottom of page):

http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/7787


What I wonder is the racial make-up of the student body because I want to assume that these are not black folks b/c we wouldn't mock ourselves like that. And we wouldn't mock Mexicans like that either. But I don't want to str8 up assume b/c that as gotten me in trouble before. But I don't believe that black people would do that and I am highly disappointed if that's the case.

Some shyt just ain't funny! This is my "just-got-finished" reading response. After it marinates I might feel a little different but we'll see.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

20 things I learned from the "BET 25 Show last" night...

#1 - Alicia Keys song Unbreakable is my sh&t!

#2 - Mary J. Blige is the BOMB! From her "bop" while she's performing and ad-libbing to her soufoul singing, the girl is BAD! And she's got that FLYY swagger!

#3 - I know every Earth, Wind & Fire song ever made. I'm convinced. I must thank my mother for this because I KNOW she was playing this in the car and around the house while I was younger and it's forever embedded in my brain. Besides, "I'm a shining star!"

#4 - Bob Johnson's daughter...yep, I said it...She's young, but she's kinda cute. Please, STOP all your R. Kelly jokes ahead of time. I'm just pointing out what YOU WERE THINKING.

#5 - Bobby Brown entertains the HELL out of me! "When I say Bobby, you say Brown!"

#6 - I need to start listening to more gospel music

#7 - Donnie Simpson is the most suave and debonair man on the earth..."Yeah I know I still got it baby, I'm just trying to figure out why they still want it!"

#8 - I ain't afraid to admit that at 25 years of age, I think Bow Wow is COOL.

#9 - R. Kelly had some bomb ass songs! Before AND after the allegations.

#10 - LL Cool J is a bad dude! I got a lot of respect for him as an entertainer.

#11 - The HITS dude is hilarious! He needs to come back to BET regularly.

#12 - Ananda Lewis is a DIME!

#13 - Regardless of how you feel about Bob Johnson, he gave black folks a HUGE opportunity and a HUGE resource when he started BET

#14 - Black people are beautiful! Not that other people aren't, but it's such a wonderful thing when black people come together and have a good time.

#15 - Paul Wall gets wider every time I see him

#16 - I want a damn removable grill for my mouth! LMAO!

#17 - Nelly's on steroids! But his new song is dope.

#18 - I believe the rumors about Johnny Gill. All that's missing is a lil narcotic cocktail from all those Johnny Gill-Murphy stories

#19 - Rachel still got it...Caribbean Rhythms!!!

#20 - I'm tryna be present at the BET 50 show.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005