Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Science of Athletics

The laws of Quantum Physics versus NFL Athletics took a slight shift to the left as the Saints of New Orleans DEFEATED the Falcons of Atlanta 31-13 in the Georgia Dome about 5 minutes ago. The Falcons suffered 4 dropped catches the worst in the 3rd quarter by Dudley McHandsOnePlaceEyesAnother which pretty much cemented the Saints win. The 4th quarter TD was just the powdered sugar on the beignet. At least I'm pretty sure it was in the 4th, I've been busy with a paint roller and 4 cans of Black and Gold paint. Now where's my car keys? Ah they are. Well a promise is a promise,I'm off to the Georgia Dome.
The Saints stand at number 3 in the NFC South with Chicago and some other team as #'s 1 and 2 BTW...hope its's not chilly out tonight. GO SAINTS!!!!

1988 Honda Civic's Rule!!!

I'm going to tell you what a good feeling is,my friends. I was returning from picking up my clothes from the laundromat and realized I needed gas. I'm damn near on "E" so I pull into the Chevron advertising Unleaded for $2.20 or something like that. Anyway I decide to go for the fill-up for the week ahead so I give the attendant a 20 and tell him I want 15 on pump 6 and this grape 10-k. I begin my fill-up and the pump stops at $12.27. I TOPPED OFF AT TWELVE DOLLARS AND TWENTY- SEVEN CENTS!!! I'm good for the whole week!!!* In Sean Puffy Combs voice** Take That Big Oil!!! Take That United Arab Emirates!!! Take That! Take That!
It's a Very Good Feeling these days to walk back into the fuel depot and the attendant has to give you back your $6.04 return for your fill-up. People began cheering in the store!!!The fat guy at the lotto counter hoisted me on his shoulders as the hoodrats all broke away from their dopeboy's and flashed their tattooed headlights at me! Okay not really...but its still a good feeling anyway. So keep your fancy-schmancy gas guzzlers,with your "automatic windows" and your tv screens in the headrests. I'll take my little hoo-doo over all that bling right now anytime!!! 1988 canary-yellow Honda Civic 4-door...Pimp MY Ride? Not.

The Game

Go Saints!!!!
We shall lose magnificently in the home of the Dirty Bird Falcons this lovely Sunday afternoon. I begin this post knowing that we have the first scoring touchdown but its only the first one its the last that matters. The New Orleans Saints have a really bad habit of starting off strong and then gradually whittling themselves down to mediocrity. But I shall spectate this sport nonetheless as the Satellite has ample supply of pale ale and pizza to stomach the loss. I'm also in the middle of a laundry drying cycle,which distracts me as I have to drive through the throngs of wild babymomma kids running rampant in my apt's parking lot as mommy wont let them back in the house while babydaddy is stopping in to use the TV to host his football party. C'est La Vie',life in the USA. Besides,the Saints cant possibly win in Atlanta,lame duck Vick or not. For if they won that would entail me driving downtown to the Georgia Dome after painting myself Black and Gold, and doing the Running Man naked in the parking lot until stadium security comes to haul me off. Now try to get THAT image out of your fragile little mind anytime soon,sunshine. Heh. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuueeeecccceeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

It's About Time!!!

So the Gub'Mint is going to give Rev. Dr. Martin Luther KANG a statue in between the statues of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemmings would be so proud. Its supposed project completion date is 2008,coincidentally the year President Bush Jr. leaves office (did my heart just skip a beat?)...Have WE Overcome? I'm not so sure. We've definitely aquired a healthy knowledge of self-promotion but no real Awareness of Ourselves as people of color whose elders overcame everything imaginable to make themselves/ourselves equal members of society. I live in Atlanta now, there's an Eternal Flame sitting on the water grave of Rev. King here. I've only been there once,with one of my sisters when she came up here to visit. This was about 2 months after Katrina blew me and our mom here. So that would be around this time last year. So we go to the grave,I heard about the Eternal Flame and I felt that would be a good enough time as ever to go see it,maybe I'll get some inspiration from one of my heroes,some sort of psychic revelation as to why all this bad shit is happening in my lifetime to me and the rest of the world. We get to the flame...and its out.

I began to feel insane so I started laughing. The Eternal Flame that guards the one black man who all colors can love and respect is out. So we go inside the museum next to the grave and I go up to the curator lady running the gift shop and I say "Excuse me,is that supposed to be the Eternal Flame on Martin Luther King's water grave?" She says ,"Yes,yes it is." And I go "Well its out. You might want to get somebody to rekindle it or something." She seemed highly embarrassed and probably sent maintenance to work on it. I guess it bums you out when the first time you see something that actually has a signifigance in your life whether you want it to or not, in my case,the burial site of Dr. King, and the Flame is Out. Typical. Hopefully if I ever get to see the Ka'ba in Mecca it wont have graffiti on it from our occupation. So good luck with that statue,America. I only hope when he's standing next to Lincoln and Jefferson he wont look like their lawn jockey.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Anybody got $5.00?

Good game,tho,anyway. R. Bush bust a flying touchdown in the 2nd and the Team held Pittsburgh down 3 points for the most part ...These Comeback Kids got Heart! They better tighten up for Atlanta,though. The Dirty Birds have gotten their shots. Go Saints!!!!

And Captain America for President

“V” Meets The Secret Service

Accepted As The Vox Populi

On Monday, November 6, 2006, “V” visited security check points at the White House, the main Treasury, IRS and Justice Department Buildings and the Capitol. “V’s” purpose was to deliver the People’s Petitions for Redress of Grievances relating to the Government’s violations of the war powers, tax, privacy and money clauses of the Constitution, and to inform key Government officials that at least 100 more “Vs” would be at their doorstep on November 14th expecting a response to the Petitions.

At the White House about a dozen Secret Service agents appeared on foot, bicycles and car to meet “V.” While virtuously assuring the security of the state, they were curious about the image of “V” and asked many questions. Most, when asked if they had seen the movie “V for Vendetta”, smiled their approval.

When an agent asked if “V” would remove his mask for identification purposes, “V” explained that would defeat the very purpose of the mask, which was to give expression to the fact that the nation was becoming a police state, that too many people were becoming afraid to be identified as dissenters or protestors, and that this was not in the long term interest of a free people. The agents accepted the veracity of “V’s” message and refrained from veering “V” from his vanguard visit as the vox populi.

Many law enforcement agents dutifully responded to the first impression security concerns caused by “V’s” dramatic and startling presence at the seat of governmental power. All but one who confronted “V” were generally pleasant, professional and ultimately respectful of the voraciously valued Rights of peaceful protest, dissent and Petition that “V” was claiming and exercising.

Unfortunately, there was one agent who, either out of vanity, vice, or emotional instability, believed his vows of service and badge would vindicate his use of violence where clearly none was justified.

One Secret Service agent near the White House, even after he and all the other agents had recognized that the toy daggers in “V”’s belt were plastic and part of the costume, and despite the clearly peaceful and non-threatening behavior of “V,” the officer forcefully seized the plastic daggers from “V’s” belt.

After a bit of mental gymnastics between the agent and “V”, amid the growing public spectacle and peer pressure from his fellow officers (who voiced their agreement with “V’s” logic and assertion of his Rights), “V” eventually prevailed over the vexed officer and succeeded in securing the return of the toy daggers.

The crowd by the White House gates also included activist Cindy Sheehan and her supporters who were demonstrating nearby and had gathered to observe the incident between “V” and the Secret Service. They let out a cheer as the SS agent stood down and returned the plastic knives.

At “V’s” request, a Secret Service agent called up to the White House to ask if someone would come to the gate to accept service of the papers. After 20 minutes or so, word came to the gate house that the papers should be mailed to the President. This was done the next day.

After departing from the White House, “V” walked around the White House compound to the security checkpoint at the Treasury Department. Treasury accepted service of the papers from “V” without incident. Other than the agent at the security check point who instructed “V” to use his phone to call the mail room, the only other person to speak with “V” was Mr. Lynch from the mail room.

The IRS building is apparently still closed due to the flooding experienced last summer. The agents at the security check point informed “V” that the papers would have to be delivered to IRS at 500 North Capitol Street. Rather than do that, the papers were mailed to the IRS Commissioner the next day.

At the Department of Justice several armed agents with “Homeland Security” patches on their arms, as well as DOJ security personnel met “V”. They too were very curious. There ensued another prolonged face-to-mask exchange of news, information, affirmations and assurances. Eventually, the officers determined that “V” and the camera person were not violating the DC code dealing with the wearing of masks on the streets of the city, or their refusal to produce identification, and that they were not a security threat. The protective security forces and agents from the DOJ arranged for a Mr. Burroughs to accept service of the Petitions for Redress for the agency.

Note: The most disturbing part of “V’s” interaction with the law enforcement authorities at DOJ occurred when the Homeland Security agent in charge asked “V” what was the purpose behind “V’s” presence at DOJ. “V” began to explain the First Amendment freedoms and the Right to Petition. Almost immediately the agent said, in effect, “You’re pulling my leg. You are trying to pull a fast one. I’m not falling for the garbage. I don’t want to hear it.” At that point the agent phoned the DC police and learned that “V” was not violating any municipal laws. After asking “V” where he was going next, he told “V” he was free to go.

At the Cannon House Office Building, the agents of the Capitol Police who were manning the security check point told “V” they were instructed not to let him into the building. They said the papers would have to be delivered to a “Pitney Bowes” facility at 119 D Street. The papers were mailed the next day.

At the Hart Senate Office Building, the agents of the Capitol Police said someone from Majority Leader Frist’s office would have to come to the security check point to accept service of the papers. “V” was given the phone number of Senator Frist’s office. The young man who answered the phone said he was the only person there and could not possibly leave the office. The papers were mailed the next day.

As “V” and the videographer walked from one location to the next, he met and conversed with many people. About half of the people smiled; some said they had seen the movie. About half clearly did not know what to make of “V” and avoided eye contact.

Some people were interested in conversing with “V,” including a group of 6-10 college age young people who were waiting in a line to tour the Capitol. During the conversation, “V” said he wanted to quiz them on their knowledge of the Rights covered by the First Amendment. “V” asked if they could name the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. Two or three immediately said “Speech.” After a moment or two one said, “Worship God.” “V” restated that freedom for the young man. Then another said “Guns.” “V” corrected him.

That was as far as the young people could go in answering the question. “V” then engaged the young people in a discussion of all five of the freedoms and the four outstanding Petitions for Redress. The young people stayed with the conversation, expressing an interest in learning more, until they had to move along in the line.

All in all, Monday’s “dry run” was beneficial. All local and federal law enforcement agencies in DC have now been introduced to “V.” They now know that on November 14th there will be more than 100 “Vs” rallying at Lafayette Park and the Reflecting Pool and marching from one rally to the other along the streets of DC, stopping at various federal buildings to await a response to certain Petitions for Redress.

All local and federal law enforcement agencies in DC now know the purpose of these events is to show peaceful support for the First Amendment Right to Petition Government for Redress of Grievances and to give expression to the fact that too many Americans are beginning to fear the Government and that that is unhealthy to the longevity of a free people and our Republic.

All participants are asked to arrive at Lafayette Park between 11 and 11:30 am on the 14th. The event starts at NOON. The group will wait up to 1 hour for a representative of President Bush to appear and to tell the group when they might expect to receive a response to the Petitions for Redress of Grievances.

If no such representative appears, the participants will move to the front entrance of the Treasury Department where they will wait up to ½ hour for a representative of Secretary Paulson to appear. If no such representative appears, the group will move to the Justice Department where they will wait up to ½ hour for a representative of Attorney General Gonzales to appear. If no such representative appears, the group will move to the Reflecting Pool by the Capitol where they will wait up to 1 hour for a representative of Speaker Hastert or Majority Leader Frist to appear..

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Suspect Entertainment

I find this is Interesting. Whatever your feelings on conspiracies, personally I consider them Suspect Entertainment,like most current Rap music and current Louisiana post-Katrina politics. This one is,ehh, interesting,to say the Least without getting sued for slander. Consider GOP chairman Ken Mehlman (the High Chair of the Republican Party) announced Thursday this week that he is stepping down at the end of the year from his position...Big Whoop, right,Right? Lotsa changes this post- midterm week,Rumsfeld's sacrifice,the first Muslim Congressman elected to the House of movie idea..."Abu Smith goes to Washington" heh,Nancy Pelosi D-Ca. 8th district San Francisco the new Speaker of the House is amusing as well. Cant wait to see how her and G-Dub dance around each other...reminds me of the Elephant ballet in Fantasia. I'm no Dem but I like Nancy,she's a fiesty rich white lady with an Agenda. Nothing worse than that,ask Tipper Gore about lyrics in Rap Music if you dont see the power in that.


On Wednesday night this week Bill Maher (the HBO comic slash political wonk) is on Larry King Live chatting about Disgraced Methhead/Massage Fiend Ted Haggard and he remarks that there are a lot more closet homosexuals in the GOP than one may think then names a Mr. Ken Mehlman as one of them. This is quite the Show Stopper seeing as how the GOP pushes more anti-gay legislation than any other party. Heaven forfend!!! CNN censored the interview segment 4 hours after it was posted on YouTube and in the rebroadcast of the show the next day was clearly edited for content as I saw the rerun on Thursday...same segment but dialogue mysteriously cut out. Pretty Sneaky CNN. At least Fox hasnt clipped the darts Former President Bill Clinton threw at uber-dweeb Chris Wallace on Fox Sunday back in September when asked how complicit he was in not protecting against possible attacks by Al-Quaeda. So What's Up, CNN? Why was the rebroadcast edited? Insomniac minds want to know...

The uncensored clip is my main concern... and I'm not just wagging the dog,here. Is he resigning from his partys political pressure a'la Donnie Rumsfeld, avoiding imminent disgrace before he ends up like Congressman Mark Foley, taking a cue from Ted Haggard or does he want to just catch up on his fly fishing? (no pun intended). If nothing else its Suspect Entertainment. Eh?

And in other news,Britney Spears is divorcing husband Kevin Federline and the first Black anchor on 60 Minutes died of leukemia. That Andy Rooney is a tough old bastard, I must say,what is he 193? The Cynicsm genome must be good for longevity...

"You know, I had heroes in my life who people outside of my life have never heard of " -- Ed Bradley June 2 1941-- November 9 2006 RIP Brother.

The Truth Matters.

Worst. Comic. Movie. Ever.

You know the saying "time heals all wounds"? Well I guess 12 years can make a big difference in perception in some cases. The last time I saw Roger Cormans 1994 Fantastic Four movie I was just learning what it meant to be a gypsy,whimsically traipsing to and fro from one mishap to the next in the City later to be devastated by the Great Wet of 2005. The only decent superhero movie out then was Tim Burtons' Batman and those made-for tv movies that Marvel Comics' were cranking out every other year starring Bill Bixby(RIP) as David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the Incredible Hulk...does anyone remember the Trial of the Incredible Hulk with Daredevil in black lycra tights wearing a mask with no eyeholes? What the fuck was Marvel thinking!?! Of course Christopher Reeve (RIP) WAS Superman even if the franchise was dead in the water after Superman III,which wasnt that bad a movie because you got to see a drunk Superman flicking peanuts at the mirror behind the bar. My favorite line has got to be when hes staggering out the bar with the 5 o'clock shadow and everybody's staring at him "What're you looking at Huh!?! What?!!"
Then flies off all drunk like weaving in the air. Made me feel better knowing even Superman can go on a bender and still come out on top. But anyway back to the 1994 FF movie, Roger Corman HAD to make this movie before his rights to it expired so he took a initial 11 million dollar budget and cut it to 1 million and filmed this dreck in like a week. And it shows...BOY does it show. Doctor Doom,the ultimate badass of the Marvel U. is actually not that bad considering the anorexic version in the 2005 version,and at least Corman stays true to his costume in the books and his Latverian roots. But the overall script,acting (or lack thereof) and the FF's COSTUMES...DAMN!!! If they were'nt the geeks of the Marvel Universe ALREADY Corman's movie solidified it. The FF,if nothing else,are like a Lost in Space type-family with leans to the Adamms Family in overall kookiness. Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic with the stretching ability is like a brainy Gomez Addams,bouncing here and there with Invisible Girl,excuse me, Woman,Ben Grimm the Thing and the Human Torch as his safety nets to bring him down to Earth. To read too much into the family dynamic of the group would be to cheapen the characters individual personalities and abilities and how they work together as a Fantastic Four. But what do I know,I've only followed these dorks stories' for almost 20 years...See for yourself.,..

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Part 2 of 2

The truly sad thing is...eleven years later the BIG-BUDGET flick directed by Tim Story wasnt much better...but it IS nice to revisit a simpler time of comic movies,before you had directors who were never fanboys like Story and Ang Lee trying to find the heroes' motivation (what motivation,Ang? Hulk Smash!) and over-artsifying what are already brilliantly crafted fantasy tales of suspense and astonishement. Excelsior!!!!

Man Fashion Sense

We all know that men are not quite as adept at fashion as women. In fact guys will pretty much wear anything, anytime, with anything. This creates the false impression that guys just "throw" any old thing on. This however is not the case. As this handy little guide points out, getting dressed is a highly complex and organized ritual for men.

Men's Dress Guide Graphic