Thursday, January 31, 2008

Don't f*ck with my money or my food.

I had to post this video.

First time I saw it was at The Lo Zone.

*warning* do not drink while viewing.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Lego Church...

I got this in an email a few days ago...I thought I would share it with my peeps.

A few quick facts:

How long to build it? It was about a year and a half of planning,

building and photographing.

How many pieces of LEGO to build it? more than 75,000

How big is it? About 7 feet by 5 1/2 feet by 30 inches

(2.2 m x 1.7 m x .76 m)

How many LEGO people does it seat? 1,372

How many windows? 3,976

I think it's pretty cool.

What do y'all think?

huh? wtf is all this about?

First let me say that I am a huge fan of the body of work that C.ruise has done. This expose on his faith is pretty deep.

I must say that this video is funny as hell though.

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

How to eff up Dr. King's Dream Class 101

pimpalicious Mayor and his wife

Keepin in the theme of honoring Dr. King for MLK Week for me, I found out about this story. It's sad, but the reality is that a young, black mayor of a major city got caught up with an affair of his chief of staff and fired some folks when the pressure of being exposed was at its highest.  It may not seem like a way to honor the legacy, but it is.  Dr. King is honored in my eyes because of the opportunity presented.  How the opportunity is squandered is another story.

I'm certainly no saint, but just like the old sayin goes..."with great power, comes great responsibility"...

DETROIT (AP) — Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick exchanged romantic and sexually oriented text messages with a top aide, contradicting their denials in court that they had romantic ties, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The county prosecutor's office declined to comment on the legal implications of the report, first posted Wednesday on the Detroit Free Press' Web site. A conviction of lying under oath can bring up to 15 years' imprisonment.

Kilpatrick issued a statement Wednesday night saying the messages "reflect a very difficult period in my personal life."

Last summer, Kilpatrick and chief of staff Christine Beatty testified in a police whistleblower lawsuit and denied any sexual or romantic ties in 2002-03.

Mike Stefani, a lawyer for the officers, asked Beatty if she and Kilpatrick were "either romantically or intimately involved with each other" during the period covered by the case.

"No," she replied.

Stefani asked Kilpatrick if he was "romantically involved with Christine Beatty" in 2002-03.

"No," he replied.

At another point in his testimony, Kilpatrick expressed anger about claims of an affair between him and Beatty.

"I think it was pretty demoralizing to her — you have to know her — but it's demoralizing to me as well," the mayor said. "My mother is a congresswoman. There have always been strong women around me. My aunt is a state legislator. I think it's absurd to assert that every woman that works with a man is a whore.

"I think it's disrespectful not just to Christine Beatty but to women who do a professional job that they do every single day. And it's also disrespectful to their families as well."

But the Free Press said it examined about 14,000 text messages on Beatty's city-issued pager from two months in 2002 and two months in 2003 and found many examples of such ties.

Kilpatrick is married, and Beatty was married at the time.

"I'm madly in love with you," Kilpatrick wrote on Oct. 3, 2002.

"I hope you feel that way for a long time," Beatty replied. "In case you haven't noticed, I am madly in love with you, too!"

On Oct. 16, 2002, Kilpatrick wrote Beatty: "I've been dreaming all day about having you all to myself for 3 days. Relaxing, laughing, talking, sleeping and making love."

In a statement released by his office Wednesday night, Kilpatrick said: "It is profoundly embarrassing to have these extremely private messages now displayed in such a public manner.

"My wife and I worked our way through these intensely personal issues years ago. I would now ask that the public and the media respect the privacy of my wife and children and of Christine Beatty and her children at this deeply painful moment for our families."

Kilpatrick was scheduled on Wednesday to chair a panel discussion on responding to the mortgage crisis at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington and attend a breakfast and luncheon at the conference on Thursday.

Elena Temple, a spokeswoman for the organization, said Thursday that Kilpatrick didn't attend the conference.

When asked if the prosecutor's office would open an investigation into possible perjury, Wayne County prosecutor's spokeswoman Maria Miller said: "We have not received anything from anyone. Other than that, we have no comment."

In the civil case, a Wayne County jury awarded $6.5 million to two former police officers in the lawsuit against the city and Kilpatrick.

The jury said Kilpatrick and the city unlawfully dismissed two officers — Gary Brown and Harold Nelthrope. The men claimed they suffered after looking into alleged wrongdoing within Kilpatrick's security unit.

The events happened in Kilpatrick's first four-year term. He was elected to a second term in November 2005.

The Free Press didn't explain exactly how it obtained the text messages, but said it was outside a lawsuit it filed to get all records related to the settlement the city reached with the two officers. The newspaper said it cross-referenced the text messages with the mayor's private calendar and credit card records from that period to verify events in some messages.

quick summary: Kilpatrick is 37, known for being the "hip hop mayor", not well liked by most of his peers, known to party hard, known for being a bling-blinger, exposed for using city money for non city expenses...He is a Black Mayor of a major city. He should know that he is unde the microscope anyway.

Why why why...why would he be so smug to commit perjury in court, then when they had an opportunity to settle for 100K...not do so. Why would he let his d*ck and lying cost the city over $9M when Detroit is one of the poorest cities in the country with a forclosure rate that is astronomical.

I know why..

When you are an arrogant, selfish, sneaky f*ck that thinks that you are where you are because you feel entitled, feeling invincible goes with the territory. Additionally, since he isn't personally responsible to pay one cent, I guess it's no skin off his nose. Motherf*cker!!!!!!

to see the sourceClick here.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Happy MLK Day, fam!

In honor of Dr. King---

One of the greatest speeches ever delivered.....

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Do you know, Sara Baartman?

When I came across this blog post last year, the title was fixated on women knowing who this woman was. I believe that everyone should know who she was.

I was introduced to this story late last year on Sylvia Hubbard's blog.
I encourage you to read her short life story and pass it along to someone else.

Happy MLK Week!!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

just in case you haven't heard this...

Moving right along with the theme of honoring Dr King and uplifting people...

Everyone needs to hear this at least just one time!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, fam!

Happy Listening!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Lest we forget...

With the coming days celebration of Dr. King's Birthday, let us not forget what it was like a few generations ago.

What goes through your mind when you read this? Black, Hispanic, Asian or white readers...any and everyone should feel something.

Is it anger, sympathy for the(black cause), gratitude it wasn't you, numb because you can't relate, proud because we have come so far or motivated to make the best of your life?

Care to share?

Enjoy the long weekend and tell someone about the legacy of Dr. King!

I'm really feelin this video right now!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

what are the odds?...really!!

I know that some of the old school cartooners recognize the Wonder Twins from the Superfriends. Jan and Jace did seem a little too close on some of the episodes. Could they have been....nahhhhhh let me just stop.

In a strange and bizarre twist, twins separated at birth reunite and marry. I won't go into how many incest jokes are running through my mind. I feel badly for the couple/siblings.

From henceforth, I shall double my efforts of reuniting lost siblings. If I had acted faster, this may not have happened.

Please stay tuned for our Lost Sibling Day Reunion posts so that we can stop such embarassing moments.

For a complete story please go read about the Marrying Twins.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

When saying "Uh Oh..." works!

It's funny how the mind works.  I was thinking about the BCS Championship game with The Ohio State University vs. LSU in which my team lost.  Being a former student/athlete of the OSU Buckeye track team, a native Ohioan and finally a fan of the university in general,  I hate seeing them lose. I don't really want to dwell on that right now though.   I'm still affected by losing 2yrs straight.  So, that's not important. What is important is the little known fact is that the Buckeye's speed coach is none other than Butch Reynolds of whom I have been a fan of for many many years.  Not just because I ran track for OSU, or because I was on the same track with the one time "Fastest Man in the World".  

How many Universities can say that?

It didn't stop there. I segued into thinking about another favorite athlete of mine Marion Jones also one of the best athletes to ever put on a set of track shoes.  She was great!

Finally...somehow it came to rest on the extremely gifted Carl Lewis.  I can't explain how I got there, but I did.

This brings me to the reason for this post.  All these great track and field athlete flashbacks while watching a football game brought me to the recollection of Carl Lewis singing the National Anthem to open a game.

I won't go into detail about it, but for those of you that didn't catch it the first time, here you go.

Click the pic!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Is it just me?...

Ok, y'all. I'm tripping on this one. Or maybe not. Is this real? Is it some kind of joke? I mean really, what kind of conversation could be going during the online chatting sequence.

male farmer: "so ma'am, what size tractor ya got?
female farmer: "I got me one of dem brand new John Deere tractors with the hay bailer hitch"
male farmer: "ya don't, I've always wanted ta get me one them...oh sorry about the delay wireless modem signal is low.
female farmer: "Don't you worry none, pa...I just had roadrunner installed in the barn and ran a network into the house."

really now....what the hell???

Peep, the hell are they going to promote that city slickers aren't welcome? Who'd know? Suppose a farmer guy wanted to meet a city gal?...oh nooooooo 

At first I was trying to work it out in my head that there actually was a Farmers Only dating site, then I had to wrap my brain around farmers hookin up using the net.  Hey, someone might need a lil' help feedin' the chickens and milkin' the cows.

Maybe it's just that I really would just want to be a fly on the wall and see what the eff would be a first date conversation for folks that met on the service.  Would that guy be talking about rollin around in the hay?      

I'm totally out of line for thinking that farmers wouldn't be using the internet. Technology reaches into every area of the world. Why would I think that BPM would have a monopoly on the internet scene?

Well...good luck to all the folks that subscribe to dating sites.

Happy New Year, ya'll! To the single people, I hope that you find love and happiness using a dot com or conventional methods!

This has been my Public Service Announcement!