Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm not happy with the Wikileaks open thread

Hey guys,

It'll be a light week of blogging. So use this as an open thread.

Also, for reasons I'll make clear later, I'm really unhappy about the wikileaks.

Friday, November 26, 2010

No Flashback, Just Food

I'm taking a week off from Flashback.
Blame it on an extended case of food coma and the fact I'm just really trying to enjoy this 5-day weekend I'm half-way through.

Instead, I'll post this clip.

Granted the folks who made the video are Canadian, I think it's perfectly applicable to America's food-eating holiday. A dead animal wrapped in another dead animal stuffed in another dead animal wrapped in another dead animal.

I'm glad they didn't fry it. If they had, I'd be cleaning my keyboard off right now.





That's it, I'm hitting the gym as the first order of business today. Who's with me?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Give Thanks


Happy Thanksgiving
and enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

HARVARD Kids Shut It Down!!!

This makes me sad:

"A party for black Harvard and Yale alums at a Boston club this weekend was shut down just after 11pm. Why? The club owner was concerned that a long line of black people outside would make the club look bad."

Details and a letter from "Michael and Kwame" at the link below.

Read more: http://jezebel.com/5696308/club-mistakes-black-harvard-crowd-for-local-gangbangers#ixzz16DoDz2Fy

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Four Albums

Almost every type of hip hop album has dropped in the past two weeks.

Kanye



Nicki



Cee



and Lloyd



Bought them? Downloaded them?


Register an opinion in the comments section.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Asshole(s) of the Week

Sometimes sh--ty-ness comes in twos.

Prince George's (P.G.) County is located right across D.C.'s border in Maryland. It's known for having one of, if not the, most wealthy black populations in the U.S.

Couple of problems, though. One-- The schools (still) blow.

And then there's the County's First Couple, the Johnsons.



Jack is the soon-to-be departed County Executive, a job he's held for the last 8 years, and Leslie is a representative-elect to the County Council. Think of them as a lower level, ethnic version of Bill and Hillary.

Except the Clintons haven't pulled anything like this. If you don't like your news in Taiwanese cartoon form, read the nitty-gritty here. Otherwise, enjoy:



I thought William Jefferson was stupid for taking the phrase cold, hard cash literally but 80 grand in a bra?

Come the f--k on.

At least the folks in P.G. County have a new exec coming into office after Thanksgiving and Leslie is being pressured to not take her new job.

I'm just wondering if either of them had heard of off-shore accounts? Switzerland? Pass-throughs? Some criminals need to step their money laundering game up.*


*=Of course, you're innocent until proven guilty. But once again, come the f--k on. This is some tomfoolery.

Flashback Friday

From time to time I go to young, professional black folk meetings. Given this is D.C., we get a lot of folks coming in from a number of places and it's always interesting to hear where people are coming from.

Most of the time people are from the same spots: Atlanta, Chicago etc.

Today, there were three people in attendance from Seattle, none of whom knew each other.

This coincidence struck me as kind of random. I know Seattle has a black population, my mom joined her sorority out there, but outside of that cop beating the girl a few months back, I don't really hear much about the Emerald City. These factors sparked this week's Flashback from that Seattle's favorite rap son.

I've become a sucker for that 808 sound so this Sir-Mix-A-Lot track sits well with me.

I must check out the "Broadway" of which they speak.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Teach Me How To Study


I like it because you can tell it was made by real kids. Not comedians.

Enter The Mind Of The 15 Year Old

This Willow Palin FB chat is pretty interesting as I think it gives a window to the way teenagers talk and interact.

Also, some of the boys on here have some pretty hilarious comebacks.

But, that said, I still marvel that FB has kids airing their dirty laundry in public. Kids have always talked to each other this way...but never like this for the world to see.

The other crazy thing to me is that Alaskan kids clearly identify culturally with norcal kids as evidenced by the heavy use of "Hella"... a word I never heard til I met kids from the Bay.

Lastly...and this shows I enjoyed this thing way too much, but how interesting coincidental is it that the two kids who "start" all the trouble are named "Tre & Matt".

"Sarah Palin's Alaska" Or...

Joker The Bailbondsman's Alaska?



Which version of the Seward's Icebox would you you check out on TV?
I know where my vote's going.

But seriously, Bristol beat out Brandy on DWTS even though Brandy scored better consistently. How the f--k did that happen? The interwebs think the Tea Party might have something to do with it; Bristol denies it.

Regardless, the amount of free media Palin gets is unmatched for a politico. (And yes, I realize I'm doing it right here) If she doesn't run for something, it would be a huge waste of time and the handouts ABC, TLC and Fox have given her and her family.

So at a minimum, look for a Palin Senate run in 2014.

You might ask, "What about running for President in 2012?"

I doubt it.

She'll have a job she'll like even better by then-- "American Idol" judge.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

So That's Why You Don't Try And Roast Richard Pryor

I've been watching a lot of 70's celebrity roasts, especially the ones hosted by Dean Martin. They're better than the ones on comedy central because you actually feel like these people were old friends who'd worked together for years.

Milton Berle on Lucille Ball

Jonathan Winters kept it classy and silly

Don Rickles kept it edgy and racist but still very funny

And in the end the roastee gets to be the roaster and have the last say, usually, as Johnny does here.

The cast and writers of The Richard Pryor Show did a roast for him after one of their seasons. I think it was their last. We've linked to this before because it was funny...but I've been watching it again and I think Richard actually destroyed his panel so much that by the end it wasn't even funny; it was just hard to watch.

Look at the panel as he rounds the corner. The audience is still laughing but by the end the people are just slumping in their chairs as if they can't take anymore.

And Richard is slow and deadly as he deals insult after insult. It was like watching that opening scene is Saving Private Ryan...you just want it to end but Richard won't end it until he's ready.

Part 1

Part 2

I don't think anyone ever roasted him again.

The False God of "Objectivity"

I'm with Keith. In my opinion, he knocks it out of the park, especially at the end.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jay Pharohe on a Hot Streak

Hopefully you saw him do his epic Will Smith and Denzel Washington impressions in previous SNL episodes this season.

Now Jay does Kanye, and it's the best Kanye impression I'm pretty sure I've ever seen.



UPDATE: Someone pointed out he did Denzel again this week in a parody of the trailer for that Denzel runaway train movie, "Unstoppable". Again, no one is killing it like Jay right now.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Flashback Friday

I've been on a Minneapolis kick ever since I got my tickets to one of Prince's shows at Madison Square Garden next month.

Needless to say, I'm looking forward to that.

A little while back I posted a vid by Cherrelle. This week, I'm going with her frequent collaborator, and Prince/Flyte Tyme compatriot, Alexander O'Neal.

This probably isn't one of his best tracks, IMO, but it captures the visual of him as a singing version of Billy Dee Williams more so than any other I can think of.

I mean, just check the hair and the overall smoothness with the ladies. The dude is undeniable.

Congrats to Mr. O'Neal for being this week's "Flashback" and for celebrating his birthday this weekend.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cee-Lo Sings "FOX News"

Proud to say I went to high school with dude...



Instead of "F*ck You," he sings something more political.

The Suzan Covers Yeezy

I love the Suzan ever since I saw them live this summer. They're just great.


get up on these ladies.

Monday, November 8, 2010

YES!

Y'all asked for it. And now it's arrived.

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I Heard It On!

our buddy Ant has a great website called, "I Heard It On". Ya'll need to check it out. It's a great one stop shop for new music.

like this:

Still loving me some Quadron.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Flashback Friday

Frankly, I'm glad the week is over for a variety of reasons but I'm guessing a lot of you are feeling that way for the same reason I am.

Face it, the best thing that probably happened this week was Weezy getting out and Gucci getting off.

For that reason, I had to find one of the lightest, care-free tracks I could.

Thanks, Ghost, for bringing this one back to the forefront.

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Solid Sketch Comedy

Anyone else watching this show?

Ignorant, But Great

I'm not making any excuses. I love this remix.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Smoothe Da Hustler

I used to love this cat. And he was a true UNDERGROUND one hit wonder.

His one hit? "Broken Language." Classic! Explosive! Beautiful title, sample and killer execution.



Truth be told, I thought it was a good album. Anyone else remember his other single?

Monday, November 1, 2010

BET's DJ Competition

This show looks pretty hilarious/promising/cringe-worthy.



Hosted by Just Blaze and Kid Capri, it looks like someone finally did a DJ reality show (been about time).

I know some of these cats (Vikter DOES spin lots of Erykah Badu at gigs), so I'm sure the truth is going to come out on a lot of these cats.

Question: Is it weird they have famous DJs in a reality show like this, instead of DJs on a come-up?

Regardless, set the TiVo's. This should be fun.