Monday, August 18, 2008

Random Thoughts

So I am watch the Olympics with my wife and there was a cyclist that came in dead last like 4 minutes behind everybody else and I said to my wife, "Sheeeit I could do that!" What I mean is who the hell trains 6 days a week 8 hours a day for four years qualifies for the Olympics and finishes 4 MINUTES back. I could train for a day and a half to be that damn bad, seriously. Did anybody happen to catch the gymnastics finals. I have never seen more people falling and there was no liquor involved. 4 years of sacrifice in order for 60 million people to see you break your ass in a floor routine. Stay in school!!!

You ever have someone do or say something so ridiculous that you are so angry that you should break your foot off in them but instead you just laugh as if you heard a funny joke while slowly sharpening your blade. Maybe it's just me.

Restraining Orders
Is it me or does it seem illogical that in some cases in order to get a restraining order the individual that you are trying to be separated from must appear in order to proceed?
Judge: Where's the defendant?
Complainant: He was in my bushes this morning, your honor. Oh he's probably going through my underwear drawer or at my kids school.
Judge: Postpone until the defendant is present or the homicide is discovered.
Next case.
You've gotta love our legal system, best in the world!

TV During the Summer

Police Funerals
The loss of a human life is a horrible thing. You ever wonder how it is that all of those cops can attend the funeral. Thats the time to commit a crime. I mean they come from every county, they shut off highways, I mean really. Aren't there shifts that need to be covered? There needs to be an investigation.

Yard Sales
Ever have one? They are great you get to try to sell your old clothes, VHS tapes, appliances, basically the crap you don't need to someone that is up 7 in the morning trolling for crap they don't need. We are doing our first this weekend. Anyone need a XXXL shirt, with the arms cut off that reads "Just Did It?" Come on by!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Late Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes was an American soul and funk singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, composer, and actor. Hayes was one of the main creative forces behind southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served as both an in-house songwriter and producer with partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. In the late 1960s, Hayes became a recording artist, and recorded successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971) as the Stax label's premier artist.

Alongside his work in popular music, Hayes was a film score composer for motion pictures. His best known work, for the 1971 blaxploitation film Shaft, earned Hayes an Academy Award for Best Original Song which was the first Academy Award received by an African-American in a non-acting category, and two Grammy Awards. He received a third Grammy for the album Black Moses.

Hayes was an innovative musician and as my pops tells me he put on a mean concert. Peep his outfits.

Yes ladies and gentlemen that is a chain vest and yes that it young Jesse Jackson in a duck-shaker (dashiki)

Some of you may have only been exposed to Isaac Hayes was his portrayal of Chef in South Park. The love making mentor/cafeteria chef of the South Park boys. A quick YouTube search will show the hilariousness (Probably not a word) that was Chef.

Another legend has gone on to the other side.

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Bernard Mac Gone at 50

The father husband comedian actor Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning at the age of 50. The Chicago Sun-Times first reported his death, which was later confirmed by CNN and the Associated Press.
Although the cause of death was not disclosed, the comedian, whose real name was Bernard McCullough, had been hospitalized recently for pneumonia. He had suffered from sarcoidosis, a respiratory disease, since the 1980’s.
A columnist for the Sun-Times, Stella Foster, said that a close friend of the family confirmed his death. Mr. Mac starred in the Fox television series “The Bernie Mac Show,’’ he was the KING of the Kings of Comedy tour and his film credits include roles in the “Ocean’s Eleven” series of movies.
I guess getting older this is what you expect, those that inspire, those that entertain you, and those that are close to you pass on. Bernie Mac was to me one of the funniest comics ever. He had a presence that took over a room, he had a way about him that was magic. He had a freshness about his comedy that I had not seen since Robin Harris.
This is the first time I had ever seen Bernie Mac, I was instantly a fan.
Man that brother was funny. Another great lost to us family, at least he suffers no more, him Pryor, Foxx, Carlin, and Harris are cracking the angels up right now. Thanks for the laughs.

Bernie Mac October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

100th Post - Could this be real?

I had different plans for my 100th post. I am not sure if this is true, I do know that it is scary as hell. Some interesting perspective. The "Amero?" World Government? Corrupt media. Good grief, I need a drink.

I promise my 101st post will be more of what you are used to.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Jordan - Damn Straight

Jordan VS. Kobe - MJ says, "In my prime it would not even be a contest."

Before the arguments start what did you expect him to say, the most competitive athlete, arguably, and a man. Hell I don't think anyone can beat me at anything and I am far removed from being a world-class athlete. It's an ego thing. Now imagine being MJ and knowing that you are GREAT, how would you respond? He aint a politician why sugar coat it. When I build my time machine I will make it happen.