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

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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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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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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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