Archive for March 2008
15 words: Trail Blazers Ups and Downs
<![CDATA[People ask me from time to time what I think about this year’s Trail Blazer team. I don’t really have the time to give you my full analysis, so I’ll give you the quick hits. First, the good side. The Portland Trail Blazers 2007-2008 Season: … in one word: streak!…in two words: unlimited potentialin three…Read More
Smokey Robinson is gettin' all militant up in this piece
<![CDATA[DISCLAIMER — he does use some R-rated language. This is an excerpt from the HBO series Def Poetry, a spinoff of Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam. As such, you’re prone to hear a few four-letter words spill, as you would on any HBO original program. And while I definitely don’t agree with everything he says,…Read More
Here's a Secret for you: Jesus ain't no password.
<![CDATA[ Apparently, times are a-changin’. Or at least time-shares are, anyway. No longer are they just good for one place for one week per year. The latest is that most time-share companies invest in many properties and give you the flexibility to pick and choose which units and which times make the most sense. At…Read More
A Little Advice, From One Jelani to Another
<![CDATA[(Editor’s note: This letter probably won’t mean much to its recipient — seated on the right in this picture — at the moment. Right now he’s probably too young to full appreciate the truth of what I’m about to tell him. Chances are he might not ever get to read it. But if he’s anything…Read More
Links to make ya think: Obvious Edition
<![CDATA[A glimpse at today’s headlines reveals a correlation between individuals who move up the chain of command and their inability to grasp the obvious. Consider the latest sex scandal to sully a politician, where an avalanche of amorous text messages are threatening to be the downfall of Kwame Kilpatrick, the mayor of Detroit. The obvious…Read More
The LA Times has my back — way back.
<![CDATA[Yeah, so I’m not gonna lie. I do get a small jolt of smug self-satisfaction when I see some denizen of the MSM (mainstream media) reporting on a phenomenon that I have already covered somewhere on my blog. But more than that, I feel vindicated… now I have more concrete, anecdotal proof of something I’ve…Read More
15 Words: My NCAA bracket so far…
<![CDATA[In one word: Sucks. In two words: Sucks again. In three words: Davidson over Gonzaga. In four words: Higher seeds usually win. In five words: When will I ever learn… ]]>Read More
Links to Make You Think: Ignorant Edition
<![CDATA[ I usually don’t like to pile on like this, but sometimes abject ignorance can be hilarious. And as always, I’ve tried to give equal access to the truly ignorant among us. First, the mild: Korean pop star promises to sell nude photos anywhere but Japan. I know, it’s pretty tame on the Ignor-A-Meter, but…Read More
Can Someone Tell Me Exactly Where the Hate Speech Is?
<![CDATA[Seriously, folks. I’m not just being sarcastic and asking out of anger. I want someone to show me exactly what was so racist, bigoted and hatemonging about what Dr. Jeremiah Wright said. I know why Senator Obama repudiated his words, but that, in my opinion, was primarily a political move. He did so because he…Read More
Passion Week Pwnage: An XBOX Live Experiment
<![CDATA[ Wow, that hurt. See yesterday, I experienced a rude awakening: I realized I’m no longer any good at video games. This was a painful realization to me, as I’ve thought of myself as being good at video games for a long time. I grew up playing them, and I’ve enjoyed video games in one…Read More