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Daddy Issues and the Hour-Long Drama

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Thursday night when it became apparent that my NCAA brackets were going to end up looking like Mitch “Blood” Green’s face after his infamous street fight with Mike Tyson, I whipped out my Kindle and watched this week’s episode of TNT’s Southland. [i] After I finished watching I was reminded of an article the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Yes, that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) wrote for the most recent issue of Esquire entitled “What Primetime TV Tells Us About Being a Man” which deals with the rights and wrongs of how men are depicted on television.

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Random News/Ain’t it Thoughts (Week of 3/29/2013) 100% Easter Speech Free

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Happy Easter! Before you pop the tags on your new Stacy Adams ensembles and drive your blood pressure up with that ham, here’s some of my usual randomness/newsy stuff for y’all. Be honest, its Good Friday so y’all aren’t giving anything close to 100% right now anyway. Continue reading

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The Thing About The Tuck Rule and Why Raiders Fans Should Get Over It.

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away the Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots got together in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game. It was snowy night in Foxboro, Massachusetts which made for a really interesting football game in many, many ways. Continue reading

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The Things I Think When I’m Shaving My Head

During the course of a week I spend a goodly amount of time in front of a sink and mirror, shaving my head. This mostly due to the facts that I have a large head, I like my sh*t to look nice and tight, and I don’t have the accent to pull of the Jason Statham cut. One of the ancillary effects that come from me: A. Having a large head B. Favoring my sh*t looking nice and tight and finally C. Not having the accent to pull of the eroded hairline look is that I use my time in front of the sink and mirror to reflect on life and brainstorm. Continue reading

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Random News/Ain’t it Thoughts (Week of 2/15/13) — If There’s a Cure For This…

Man, what a week!

There were a lot of happenings happening this week. Chris Dorner decided to play Frank Castle. (The rest of the country talks a ton of smack about the south but let’s be honest. When Folks up north or out west, specifically California, decide to show their a**es they TURN IT ALL THE WAY UP.) Soul Brother Number 1 (That’s what I’m going to be called when I’m the president.) a/k/a Honolulu Slim b/k/a Barack H. Obama gave a State of the Union speech. (That I fell asleep on.) Lastly, yesterday was Valentine’s Day, which I hope y’all enjoyed (In honor of that I’ve placed numerous songs throughout the post to help ease the Friday morning love hangover. Hopefully these cuts will help you fondly remember what was put on or in you last night.)
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Random News/Ain’t it Thoughts Week of 2/8/2013

The Lumineers– Ho Hey This has been a week of sinus headaches and agitation. Y’all read this while I daydream about taking a nap at my desk. 1. I miss football already. This NBA life isn’t going to cut it … Continue reading

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Ain’t it News/Random Thoughts: Gone Off That Mali

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Man, f***k an intro paragraph!!! If you’ve paid any attention to international news of late you may be somewhat familiar with the crisis in the northwestern African nation of Mali. Mali, which has an extremely rich history has been in a state … Continue reading

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What if there were a (N)egro Rifle Association?

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Of late America has been having a conversation with itself about one of our great loves: guns. (Jesus, money, sex, narcissism, alcohol, and football are also on the list of America things America goes, dare I say it “Apey” in the paint for.) Unless you’ve been under a rock then you know why we’ve been chatting about our firepower and its place in our lives. On one side of the conversation you have politicians and citizens who would like to limit and regulate the type of firearms that can be purchased while setting up a comprehensive process to obtain guns. On the other hand you have other politicians, the National Rifle Association, and independent citizens who thinking any sort of regulation of weapons is a bad idea or would set a precedent that would allow the government to run roughshod over the Second Amendment (A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.) Continue reading

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Conversing With Fellow Travelers

“How are you doing, babe? I know that I haven’t asked in a while.” were Miss Moneypenny’s words to me a few nights ago.

I responded simply “I’m doing okay but that drive home was a little different but luckily I didn’t have to go straight home.”[i]

For those of you who don’t know, my mom passed away from metastasized breast cancer back in November. (The phrase “life-altering experience” isn’t nearly descriptive enough to describe the entire situation.)
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2012 in review- The numbers

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 16,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

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