Ain’t it News/Random Thoughts: Week of 4/19/2013

JrobinsonMan, this week has reeked of unawesomeness. We however are still here and we have to keep moving forward because that’s what we’re programmed to do. So in the words of newly inducted Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Chuck D …Here comes the drums…

  1. After the madness and destruction occurring in Boston, West, Texas, and the halls of the legislative branch of the United States Government America (Y’all failed the people again.) needs a long weekend. We need a long weekend with no bombs, explosions, or spineless, self-serving politicians so we all can just eat too much and chill with the folks.
  2. Seriously, this week has been a bad Michael Bay movie Okay just a Michael Bay movie. (That “bad” in his work is inherent.)
  3. Moneypenny and I caught “42” last weekend and I’ll describe it as is imperfect biopic. In case some of y’all haven’t seen it I’ll avoid and spoilers but just keep in mind the film only covers a few months out of an extraordinary life so please don’t expect the film to encapsulate every aspect of blackness. Chad Boseman (Jackie Robinson), Nicole Beharie (Rachel Robinson), and Harrison Ford (Branch Rickey) (Harrison Ford is f***ing 70!) all did great jobs in their roles. In all, the cheese factor was kept to a minimum which I can respect because biopics often come heavy with the cheese. I honestly want to discuss some scenes with y’all but again I don’t want to spoil anything. (Let me know in the comment section if it’s cool.)
  4. Korea, specifically the North, actually existed before the crazy. (I’m a stan for history laden picture spreads and dogs.)

That’s all I have. Y’all have a good weekend.

Vaya con Dios!

Bootsy Collins — I’d Rather Be With You


5 responses to “Ain’t it News/Random Thoughts: Week of 4/19/2013

  1. Even though the cheese was indeed kept to a minimum, it still was quite a bit of cheese there. All in all not bad though.

    • Cheese in biopics is always going to be present. When comparing it to other beloved biopics I’ll rate it on the level of “No one man should have all that power” or anything in Remember the Titans. The scene in Cincy with the white kid was probably the most cheese laden but it made a point. The same with the kid chasing the train.

  2. The Only Real Outcast

    A crazy week indeed…watching the coverage from Boston now…they just nabbed the suspect.
    So–what’s the deal with N.Korea? Do they really want to go there?

  3. I don’t have any idea what causes a 19yr old to crack but he’ll have a longtime to think on it. I wonder if they beat his ads before he got to the hospital.

    I have no idea what to make of North Korea. They’re a threat but they have to know they can’t win. If they attack the south or Japan the retaliation would worsen a already jacked humanitarian situation.

  4. 1. *sigh* yeah… what you said.
    3. habibi and i went to see the movie. i liked it. lots that wasnt covered but it was still a feel good story that had the right element of “they REALLY treated us like that and yet we still gotta be the bigger person”. lots of cheese but it was to be expected i guess. im glad we got to see it together in the theaters.

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