Friday, November 4




Quik Bong Hits

A PS to a previous hot topic... Found this comment about the beef between Fiddy and Samuel L. Jackson. It was submitted to EURweb by one of its subscribers:
...Samuel is right, the one second that I thought to perhaps see 50's movie was when I saw Terrence Howard was in it, no other reason. Terrence is amazing, 50 is boring. But then my senses came back to me and I've decided that I won't be spending any money to see 50's movie, it looks too much like a bad version of '8 Mile,' plus 50 is hard to look at. I can't imagine having to endure him for 2 1/2 hours!"
But EUR countered by responding with this editorial note:

EUR: Not to defend 50 Cent, but after seeing 'Get Rich ...' we have to admit that he/the film - is anything but boring.

Hmmm... Sounds like Fiddy just may prove critics like Sam Jackson wrong.
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Noticed that Popeye's Chicken has a new TV ad campaign in which the e's in the word Popeye's pop like big bulging eyes. Well, if they want to see eyes poppin', just wait till they look at their sales once Bird Flu hits the 'hood. They'd better get lots of crawfish suppliers and recipes lined up, fast!

I, for one, will be among the tweakers, looking like the spooky cast from Spike Lee's Taj Mahal scene. Sure gonna miss my finger-lickin' favorite chicken. That stuff's to die for -- but not really.
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The uppity authorities in Paris had better recognize: these folk want a chance for a better life, and they aim to get it by any means necessary.The jobs outlook in France just isn't cutting the mustard. The Paris riots have spread to neighboring cities, including Dijon. Authorities claim that shots were fired at riot police in various parts of Paris, slightly wounding five officers. Hey, wait a minute: Thought guns were so totally outlawed in France that not one, single citizen owned one? (I sure noticed enough men with knife-slashed faces over there to prove that Parisians are blade-runners of the highest order.) So who really shot J.R. (Jean-Rene?), we'll stay tuned to see...
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A few weeks ago, it was reported that Michael Jackson's people were claiming that Beyonce, Jay-Z and many others had agreed to participate in his Hurricane Katrina relief song. But none of these artists seemed aware of ever having made such commitments; some wouldn't even return press inquiry calls.
Now there's a big update: Michael Jackson and R. Kelly had teamed up for the song, due out later this month. How sad, I thought, that these two powerhouse performers are so tainted that all they have is each other. But alas, it appears that MJ has dug up a few other supporters. But the only other one mentioned by name in this article is Snoop Dogg -- so the blacklisting of MJ continues.
According to Mike's publicist, Ramone Bain:
Micheal found he did not need as many artists to participate as originally planned. The final tally will be about 12.
That has got to be the lamest PR spin I have ever heard in my life. But in the words of MIA artist Jay-Z: what more could she say?
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Dis ain't no Judge Mathis, and that's for sure. This cat is a damned Bushie! Last but not least, Here Come the Judge... Saw the headshot yesterday of the brother who's presiding over the Scooter Libby case, Judge Reggie Walton, and grew excited. Being a huge fan of the comedic, cool as hell Judge Mathis, I felt proud. That is, until I Googled Judge Walton's azz this morning. I now feel sick. Check out who's his daddy...
Now I'm hyperventilating, having an OutKast moment. All I can manage to say is, Damn, damn, damn James!

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11 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Techjitsu said...

Point 1: my FIRST formal job was working at Popeye's when I was 15- buttering the buscuits! When I moved up to battering the chicken, I learned to HATE 'hot seasoning'... That stuff would burn your skin if it got on you!

Point 2: the situation in France just goes to show that Race & $$$ will always be linked in a Euro-Centric world. By that, I mean that as long as we ALLOW the Western-Euro 'model' to dominate our very existance, we will be subject to the marginalization that is forced upon non-Euro peoples. We let them divide the African continent among themselves, then brainwash the leaders into behaving like other Euro leaders [embezzling funds, raping the natural resources, etc]. I am not saying that non-Euros are somehow 'benign' or benevolent [some would refer to that as the happy ignorant savage], but I AM saying that we submit to THEIR way of thinking, behaving, and governing.

Case in point: Chinese, Hindu, and many other cultures have a history [calendar] that is much OLDER than the currently used Roman-esque system. However, what does the ENTIRE world use? Time as we know it is logged using GMT- which is based in the UK. I am not a conspiracy theorist- I am a REALIST. Reality is relative, indeed, but it is obvious that we have ACCEPTED the status quo.

As Dr. Cornell West put it, the entire world suffers from varying degrees of 'white supremacist thought'- knowingly and unknowingly. We accept certain so-called truths as facts of life without questioning their origins, relevance, or accuracy. The true revolutions start with the people that have the LEAST to lose and the MOST to gain. Until we recognize that our position matches that description, things will not change.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Mr. Techjitsu said...

I just saw that you added the presiding Judge over the Libby case... thought you might like to read what I wrote on the jury that indicted Libby in the first place.

The grand jury that heard Patrick Fitzgerald's case and returned the indictment against 'Scooter' Libby consisted of 18 Black jurists!
Grand juries typically seat 23 people; this means that more than 75% of the jurors were Black... Damn! Karl Rove must have done some SUPER sweet talking to get his ass out of that hot seat after being called before them to TESTIFY 4 TIMES.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

mr. t,

re: brainwashing... your comment reminds me of when i'd returned to chi-town from a trip to senegal. i'd been back about a week and glanced out my window... and out of the blue just had a bizarre panic attack for about 2 min. unlike anything i'd ever known.

these "NEW REALITY" thoughts raced in repeat thru my head: what the hell am i doing here, living in the u.s.?? i don't belong here!! omg - yanking africans over here was the most bizarre error ever made on the planet. folks seriously fugged up big-time doing this, and NOW look. look at how crazy and unhappy it's made everyone involved. this is NOT where God intended black folk to be. everyone keeps trying to make this work, but it was never meant to be: this is grossly out of sync with nature's design...

it seemed that some dramatic curtain in my mind had opened wide, revealing more clearly than ever how "displaced" i was -- everyone is -- being black and living in america. i continued staring out my window a moment, just watching shiny, happy people that seemed as peculiar to me as nine-eyed, purple beings who'd just landed from Mars. lol (but really, it was i who was the stranger in a strange land.)

then i shook the thoughts away. just plopped down in front of my TV and watched the damned o.j. chase or something... (a case in point, but i'm not going there!)

so when you talk about the "truths" we accept in our lives, i can tell you that frightening awakenings await us, if we ever stop and think too hard about all these circumstances.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Mr. Techjitsu said...

Ms. French,

You are speaking about the exact reasons I dropped out of college during my double major in PoliSci\Sociology. I was 'awakened' to the ultimate contradiction: humanity's search for equality. The source is beyond a racial or geographic origin; it is cultural- specifically, the eurocentric capitalist diaspora. The central theme to the belief is 'MINE'. 'Ours' or 'we' is replaced with a perpetually reinforced super-sized version of selfishness...

2:32 PM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

mr. t,

re: eurocentric capitalist...

you are, no doubt, watching the protests in argentina right now.

interestingly -- although out in full riot gear and astronomical numbers -- the argentine cops seem curiously laid back amidst the fire and destruction of property.

have to wonder if their letting the "anarchy" go so unchecked is a cloaked little missive to the u.s... the message would be something like: "we're not going to gas our people for expressing such disdain for bush being in town. we secretly agree with their position, so let the people speak!" :-)

3:30 PM  
Blogger Mr. Techjitsu said...

Well- the US is NOT liked in South America for some of its support of ANY group that fights against peaceful, leftist political movements [not the military coups]. Hugo Chavez has rallied a lot of the Latin Leaders and their people by his stance; plus, the way our NeoCon pundits react to him [Rev. Robertson's assasination chat]- they are PUSHING people towards an underdog that they can identify with.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Berry said...

...and that's the Friday wrap up. LOL! You put some much in here I might have to come back to comment on each piece. Good looking about that Judge...I hadn't heard anything about it.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Berry said...

I know what I wanted to say, the chicken. You should be alright on that front but its the crawfish that are scary after the flooding on New Orleans. Scrimps and other crustaceans will be second guessed on my plate.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

mr. j,

yup, chavez is fashioning himself as something of a "castro," ready to take on the u.s. only he has the resource of oil to levergage.

12:59 AM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

berry,

ewwwww! why did you have to remind me about the tainted seafood. lol

guess it'll only be rice 'n beans from popeye's, at best.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Berry said...

Strangely enough...I like their rice and beans :-) Probably the best thing on their menu.

5:16 PM  

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