Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I don't normally post entire articles but I'm making an exception today. The product you just viewed in the video has been using Jennifer Hudson's personal tragedy as an example to help sell them.
This story comes courtesy of the Chicago Tribune:
Officials with a company that manufactures shotgun racks sent out a news release Tuesday that asked, "Could a Bedside Shotgun Rack Have Saved Jennifer Hudson's Family from Tragic Death?"
The rack, called The Back-Up ($39.95, plus shipping and handling), is designed to fit along the side of the gun owner's bed, between the mattress and box spring. The release goes on to say, "Whether it is someone known or a stranger entering the home, too many people in this country are paying with their lives during these home invasions. The Hudson family is just one of far too many Americans gunned down in their own home."
A. John Peters, president of Home Back-Up Protection, said Tuesday that he didn't issue the news release to capitalize on the Chicago family's pain.
"I really feel sorry for these people," said Peters, 60. "I just don't want this to happen to someone else. Sometimes I think people need to be hit between the eyes."
Peters, of Browerville, Minn., population 734, said he got the idea while talking with some co-workers about the Hudson tragedy, in which the Oscar-winning actress' mother, brother and nephew were shot to death.
Asked if he thought the ad might offend people, Peters said he expected it might. "Just having a gun rack offends a lot of people."
Git yer gun rack folks. Crazy how that joint is definitely within child reach!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Obviously Willie's Mama braided his hair too tight, he's talking that McCain B.S. but over all these kids make me really proud.
I love Chelsea Handler. You'd have to be a totally uptight biotch to not love her. LOL and we know I'm definitely not one of thoooose... She totally charms T.I. in this clip. Good thing Tiny goes everywhere with him and was probably back in his dressing room. Otherwise, who knows!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Now that looks good. I'll gladly pay ten dollars to see a reenactment of Faith beating the crap out of Kim, or any other Biggie groupie actually.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
“I look at these people and can't quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention? To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. "Can I interest you in the chicken?" she asks. "Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it? To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."
- Author David Sedaris, on undecided voters
- Author David Sedaris, on undecided voters
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
A lot of folks may not know this but I was the first to write about Kidz in the Hall when they originally signed to Rawkus. I still remember waking Dan Solomito (Kidz manager) up out of bed so he in turn could wake Naledge out of bed for the interview. Oh and when I say my babydaddy I'm talking about my boo Travie. Katy Perry can kiss all the bitches she wants cuz I will gladly take him! (just jokes sorta)
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Growing up in Iowa I was on constant lookout for anything remotely related to black culture, latino culture, hip-hop, graffiti, gang culture -- you get the idea. So when I got my hands on Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur I literally devoured it. If you haven't read it before I HIGHLY suggest you give it a shot. It's good stuff - very well told and honest without glorifying gang life.
I'm extra happy to hear someone finally had the good sense to make it into a film. The site isn't really fully up yet but here's a link to stay aware about it: http://www.cantstopwontstopthemovie.com/
Another one I need to see (actually in theatres right now) is Blindness, which was adapted from the Jose Saramago novel of the same name. A friend of mine saw it already but didn't read the book so he thought the rape scene was gratuitous, but it's actually pretty pivotal in the book so I suggest if you are gonna watch the movie, get some learning on and read the book too!