Monday, November 28, 2005

My newest nephew

appears to a bit apprehensive about making his extra-maternal debut. Please send up shouts of encouragement when you have a moment...

(though I can't say I really blame 'im)

Ed.: He's here. Sean Edward Bennett. Stats and pics to come.

"My Ebony Princess"

by Jimmie Briscoe & the Little Bea.


cop that.

Saturday, November 26, 2005


ESPN Gameday is in Houston for the Bayou Classic?!??!?? What!!!!?!?!??!

(ridiculous glee)

Thursday, November 24, 2005

What Is this for?

For all of my jumping up and down about how ppl should blog and how blogger is at least ridiculously easy, I cannot figure out how to get MySpace to do what I want it to.

Which, basically, is to point to this blog.

I'd care less, but, like, er-body is MySpacing now. Which I don't like. I don't like seeing things centralized at one site. That's what's gorgeous about blogging. You got options.

I want my MySpace blog to point here.
I've already got two years and change invested in this one.

But I feel obligated to keep the MySpace acct 'cuz, as previously stated, errybody (I give a nickel about) has one.

'Least it makes more sense than Friendster.


I apologize for not being able

to spend more time at home as I planned. I got cast in a play.

My bad.

In other news, ladies who are tired of being harassed by men: this seems like a good idea. In addition to making camera phones seem useful.

(although the quality would be SO much better with a cheap digi cam)

Friday, November 18, 2005

Blog Spammer Dedication

It would appear that someone has either figured out a way around word verification for comments or these nitwits are focused enough to actually go through wach page individual-like to post garbage.

Guard your blogs carefully....

Fridays suck

at this job.

& that just ain't right.

(cue the K. Sweatt)

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Something only those who never got whipped could be mad at...

One girl's very public punishment

Mom's approach to her daughter's behavior, grades causes controversy

Associated Press

EDMOND, OKLA. - Tasha Henderson got tired of her 14-year-old daughter's poor grades, her chronic lateness to class and her talking back to her teachers, so she decided to teach the girl a lesson.

She made Coretha stand at a busy Oklahoma City intersection Nov. 4 with a sign that read: "I don't do my homework and I act up in school, so my parents are preparing me for my future. Will work for food."

"This may not work. I'm not a professional," said Henderson, a 34-year-old mother of three. "But I felt I owed it to my child to at least try."

In fact, Henderson has seen a turnaround in her daughter's behavior in the past week and a half. But the punishment prompted letters and calls to talk radio from people either praising the woman or blasting her for publicly humiliating her daughter.

"The parents of that girl need more education than she does if they can't see that the worst scenario in this case is to kill their daughter psychologically," Suzanne Ball said in a letter to the Oklahoman.

Marvin Lyle, 52, said in an interview: "I don't see anything wrong with it. I see the other extreme where parents don't care what the kids do, and at least she wants to help her kid."

Coretha has been getting C's and D's as a freshman at Edmond Memorial High in this well-to-do Oklahoma City suburb.

While Henderson stood next to her daughter at the intersection, a passing motorist called police with a report of psychological abuse, and an Oklahoma City police officer took a report. Mother and daughter were asked to leave after about an hour, and no citation was issued. But the report was forwarded to the state Department of Human Services.

"There wasn't any criminal act involved that the officer could see that would require any criminal investigation," Master Sgt. Charles Phillips said. "DHS may follow up."

DHS spokesman Doug Doe would not comment on whether an investigation was opened, but suggested such a case would probably not be a high priority.

Tasha Henderson said her daughter's attendance has been perfect and her behavior has been better since the incident.

Coretha, a soft-spoken girl, acknowledged the punishment was humiliating but said it got her attention. "I won't talk back," she said quietly, hanging her head.

She already had been forced by her parents to give up basketball and track because of slipping grades, and said she hopes to improve in school so she can play next year.

Donald Wertlieb, a professor of child development at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University, warned that such punishment could do extreme emotional damage. He said rewarding positive behavior is more effective.

"The trick is to catch them being good," he said. "It sounds like this mother has not had a chance to catch her child being good or is so upset over seeing her be bad, that's where the focus is."

Sunday, November 13, 2005


here's a pretty interesting photoblog I just came across. Good way to make backgrounds (for those who spend 5 hours a day making new bg's - like me).

the Black Eyed Peas gives Southern Food a bad name

so I'm going to have to develop some readily recognizable, but wholly insulting derivative of the name so I can crack on them and still enjoy dinner on New Year's. Although it really shouldn't be a problem since I don't really spend a great deal of time thinking about them.

That said:

While BEP is quite nausea inducing as the Barney & Friends of the pop rap world, they seem even more pitiful trying to be risqué.

"My Humps"? What?

First: get a singer who can visually sell the concept of having curves worth referring to as humps.

Second: Stop trying to add to the cultural lexicon. The cool youth have a bad habit of eschewing corporate attempts to add to their culture.

Then again, I guess purple dinosaurs have to copulate, too.

No, actually, they don't (no nuts).

I'm going to start a new line of hate-wear aimed at college-aged, well-to-do, white kids.

It's going to be called Bah & Bollocks.

Then I'm going to manufacture a pop/rap group to market it called

The Wack-ass Cheese.

Haters Unite - Funk the White House (Laura would appreciate it)

PEace: ceederble

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Run's House addendum

Ok, I take it back. There's blatant setuppery. Looks like it anyway. Still watchable for some reason.

I didn't even like RUN-DMC. I liked Down with the King. But I don't think that counts.

Run's House

I never thought I'd be admitting to liking a reality show, especially on on MTV, but Run's House is the jawn.

It does, at times feel, set up (see the "sportsmanship" ep). For the greater part though, it's nicely normal.

But not in a "see how normal these rich people are" type way.

OK. No more talking about TV. I can feel my sentences fragmenting.

"English is the language of success"

so sayeth the Conservative half of Hannity and Colmes.

Somewhat strange to say considering it seemed to be intended to support the need for immigrants to be willing to assimilate in France.



I don't, at all, think this dude believes anything he says. It's all pandering to the intended Fox audience.

The overall deal had to do with "the media" not being willing to refer to those participating in the French uprising as Muslim; how we must be willing to focus on Muslims since they're the ones causing all the trouble.

Aside from the general violation of what I've always been told are American ideals in that line of thought, what I've heard from the news is that those involved are mostly Black and Arab from North and sub-Saharan Africa. I was tempted to call or write to clue homie to the news that not everyone of African decent is Muslim, but I remembered that dude just says whatever he thinks will appeal to the intended demographic (and invites guests who do the same).

I wonder if, during Vietnam or Watergate or the entirety of the 80's, the words "end of the American empire" were thrown around much.

Like 80's R&B? - (Joy, stop frontin')

This is pretty nice stream. Click on the rather small speaker icon in the top right corner of the page.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


Returning home, I did something I usually do: looked somewhere I already had.
My ID's and pics were in my bag. Not sure how it came out of the wallet, though.


ok, enough of that. back to the hate.

Curtis "50 Cent" jackson is a moron.

I wonder how long before somebody tries make him "the next Tupac"...



I just realized why my wallet felt so much thinner last night. My ID insert fell out somewhere. If memory serves I heard a slap on the ground somewhere during this past week while walking around NYC. I'll check the places I went yesterday, but I fear it is quite gone. Which means all my pictures that were in are gone also. Hopefully it's at home on the floor.

Been meaning to put those in an album for a minute...


The Adidas Ozweego

is the perfectest fitting on my foot shoe ever. I went slipped one on today and was reminded of what made my pay fullprice almost nine years ago. It hasn't happened again since.

Why can't I find a casual moc-toe boot that feels as good on my foot as the Ozweego?

I think I'm gonna just buy some and paint them dark brown.

It really is the best feeling shoe ever.

And while I'm talking about being good to the foot...

Why do women wear heels that cause their ankles to turn? Don't that @#$# feel scary? I break it down to one knee like James whenever I even think my ankle's about to give on the x-axis. And how do you walk around NYC with that on all day? And you WONDER why you're pigeon-toed?

A hypothesis: one should never wear a shoe with a narrower heel or forefoot area than one's own heel or forefoot.

Seek health not vanity.

Balance AND stability. (metaphorically and literally)

Uh, somebody call Jesse, I just wrote him a banger.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Boondock Follow-up

Upon the 3am viewing, I realized that an egregious though not uncommon (in the 80's low-budget stuff) mistake was made.

While Grandad is explaining that they're all going to the garden party, the same voice gets used for Huey & Riley. It could be a result of Ms. King having gotten confused. It could've been a script mistake during v/o taping. Whatever the case, it should've been caught. Of course if the characters were better (more distinctly) voiced, that catch would've been easier.

Alas, we'll see how the next few go...


is the JAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWN!!!!!!!!!!

especially the "Chalky Trouble" episode

if only boondocks was this good (sigh.....must.....reserve......judgement........)

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Boondocks Cartoon Review: First Episode

First Segment

"Hush nigger" was funny.

John Witherspoon is only sorta getting on my nerves at this point.

Regina King's voicing is NOT working. Who made that decision. Why would you make that decision?

The jokes seem to be a bit over-the-head-with-a-blunt-object for my taste. Part of what's funny on the strip is that you CAN'T say "nigger", or certain other things. @$%@# makes it funny. (d@mn, it)

Second Segment

"I think the 'n' word is ok if they say it," was funny

Charlie Murphy voices a white dude: funny, but he could've been used on a better character. Neverthelss, Charlie Murphy talking - anytime - is hilarious.


First ep's are usually sort of dragged down by plot setup, but there wasn't much here. Still series can improve as they move into the third week, so I'll reserve judgement.

Of what I've seen so far, however, I ain't real enthused.

So they said nigger a lot. I can go and hear that !$!# in damn near any public school 8th grade homeroom.

Wow (name)

There is a member of my alma mater's current football team whose first name is


That is not misspelled, miss-capitalized or mis-spaced.

I need some backstory on that one...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Fun with staring

Over the past couple of months, people have commented to me about people staring at them.

Yesterday was my turn.

I noticed the whole time I was out yesterday that people seemed to be taking more than usual notice of me. There never seemed to be any disgust involved, and I wasn't wearing anything out of the ordinary: hoodie, tam, jeans. (shrug)

I was walking through Chelsea on my way to rehearsal and, as they passed, two male toddlers started pointing at me and sing-saying "there's the clown". I would've gotten krunk with the parents, but I realized they were out with their nannies, and nannies really don't give a $@*# as long as their bratly wards aren't interrupting their conversations with the other nannies.

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