Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Been There, Done That

I was going through my usual news reading routine (world, national, local, next door) and came across a well-written story.

Yeah, its another Vick story, but this one really hit me. Maybe its because its one of the first pieces I've seen that really put the consequences of his actions in perspective. It also had a familiar name, Bam Morris. All of my Steelers fans out there know who Bam is. He is the talented, but troubled running back who chose a career as a drug dealer over one as a football player.

Anyways, the story is about Vick getting transported to Leavenworth Federal Prison in Leavenworth, KS. Its supposed to be one of the toughest joints in the country. Morris served his time there and had words of wisdom for Vick.

The story ain't exactly the best thing to start your morning with, but, it was intriguing.

Vick Goes To Kansas

Sunday, January 13, 2008

What A Coinkydink?!?

So, even though my Steelers lost to the Jags last week, I figured I could still enjoy the NFL Playoffs. The games have had some entertaining moments, but none more entertaining than the commercials I've been seeing during the games.

The latest one to catch my eye is the preview for the new movie Vantage Point. In it, the President of the United States is the victim of an assassination attempt. The theme of this movie is to show the assassination attempt from 8 different perspectives. Now, when I hear the word "perspective" I'm thinking they aren't just saying "points of view." Oh no my friend, I'ma jump the gun and just assume that they are saying "8 different ways to do that shit."

How convenient. Just like when Hollywood starts releasing those Saving Private Ryan/Pearl Harbor type films when we are in the middle of a war, it seems like they're releasing a "How To (Almost) Kill A President" movie right when the primary season starts.

How in the hell does this kind of stuff get greenlighted? Who thought that it would be a good idea to release a film like this, at a time like this. Granted, I know Bush is still in office, but I don't think the potential wackos out there are going to be driven to take out a dude who is nearing his last day on the job.

Am I the only one who finds it highly ironic that a "How To (Almost) Kill A President" film is dropping during an election where both candidates who are the anti-thesis of the White Man President are looking like the front runners? Somebody must not want them to win. Something tells me that they had this movie in the can, and just in case Obama and Hillary were looking too good, they'd pull it out just to put some fear in their hearts or some ideas in some dumbass' brain. Surely, this film isn't supposed to be directed at Romney, McCain, Gulliani and the rest of those white boys.

The movie comes out in February, giving it ample to not only make an impact in theaters, but in stores on DVD as well. That pretty much gives the movie two seperate runs during the election. Got damn...someone is a genius!

Friday, January 4, 2008


Man, I've already voted for my NBA All Star teams, but I might have to do it again after seeing this video. Toronto Raptors' forward Chris Bosh knows its gonna be difficult to get voted into the starting lineup for the Eastern Conference because of these dudes. But instead of sulking, he went the Soulja Boy route and went to YouTube to talk to the people directly.

This shit is funny as hell, I would have never thought that Chris had a sense of humor. I used to have some underlying hate for dude because he left Georgia Tech after just one year to go pro. Had he stayed, GT would have WON the 2004 NCAA Championship Game. He would have murked Okafor in the paint. Oh well, the past is the past.

But yeah, go out and support the guy if you haven't casted your All Star Game votes yet. Like he said, its absolutely free!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Barack Boards the Enterprise

I don't know who's been on more covers over the last 12 months, Lil Weezy or O'Beezy. My place is littered with mags featuring both of these dudes faces.

Anyways this month's B.E. is making it obvious who they are rolling with in this years election and I am glad to see this. Prime example of Black owned businesses supporting their own.

I really don't get why every Black person isn't sold on Barack. We do all this complaining about wanting a Black president and when we get a decent candidate, we start talking about "he doesn't have enough experience." What?!? Look at what the folks with "experience" have done for the last 20 years (Clinton included, he's sent more Black men to jail than Bush has sent to the chair. Don't sleep.)

My brother made a funny point this past weekend as to why he doesn't think Black people are going to vote for Barack like they should. He said "we hardly support Black owned businesses, you think we gonna support a Black president?"

I don't care, I'm giving dude a chance "experience" or not. I mean damn, its not like dude just came home from working at Pep Boys and came up with the bright idea of running for president.

Anyways, B.E. takes a different approach from the other mags that have covered Barack and straight up tells you why you should vote for dude. You know, kinda like Vote Or Die, but with some fucking focus and agenda. (anybody still have their V.O.D. shirts?)

This month's B.E. also has a feature on they are callng the Next Generation of Entreprenuers. They only named 3 though. Don't know what to make of that.

They also have some pieces in there about Master P launching a digital record label, the Black travel market and why you should start saving towards retirement BEFORE landing a job with a 401(k). Good stuff as usual.

There is a gang of them left at your local Kroger. They don't seem to be moving too too fast, so get one when you get a chance.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Can't Get Enough of That Gangsta Shit

Last year Cube said ya'll gonna eff around and make him bring his jheri curl back. I got what he was trying to say, but um, I think bringing the 'fro back is the farthest he should go. Here is his new vid for "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It."

Oh yeah...am I the only one who has noticed that Cube tends to drop his best material when a Bush is in the Oval Office?