Pops did this in one take. Yo Guru! You ain’t gotta punch his shit!
Eddie Effing Money.
I told you it was only a matter of time before the buddy cop movie starring myself and Kriss from Insanity Report surfaced. This is Part I.
INT. – NIGHT
Detectives Pitts-Wiley and Kriss pore over case files. The humidity in the room is stifling, but they continue to rifle through dossiers, newspaper clippings and photos. Both look as though they haven’t slept much in the last few days. Ties loosened, they dangle about the necks as though the gallows call. Perhaps it does. This case isn’t like that others. There’s a wrinkle they know they’re missing. But both Kriss and Pitts-Wiley are determined. They know the Tiger Woods press conference is a career bust and they can’t let it slip through their fingers. Suddenly Kriss slams down a folder. He’s fed up. Read the rest of this entry »
Twitterin’ (heeey) sing-le
Oooh, In a 1-0 kind of world
I’m glad I’ve got Twit-ter!
Confession: My Twitter feed is fairly one-note. There’s a spectrum certainly, but even that spectrum falls under the category of “Stuff I’ll tolerate reading 140-characters at a time.” Thus, I don’t have too many people who are, in my opinion, batshit crazy and perpetually insufferable. I once referred to Twitter as the college dining hall for grown-ups and that still applies. The people whom I follow are people who I would sit at a table and shoot the shit with. Read the rest of this entry »
INT – NIGHT
Jon and The Feath are napping in bed before having to go a play and work respectively. After considering her for a few moments, Jon nudges The Feath.
JON: Will you marry me? I’m really asking. I don’t have much but you’re my person.
The Feath claps her hands over her mouth in disbelief.
THE FEATH: Yes!
Jon and The Feath sit in silence, not really sure what happens the moment after such questions are asked.
THE FEATH: Dammit.
THE FEATH: I have to go to work.
JON: Alright. I gotta go to this play.
Fade to black
INT. – NIGHT
Jon and The Feath are sitting in bed. A heated discussion over positive thinking is in progress. Jon shrugs off such things in a fit of melancholy. The Feath has heard enough.
THE FEATH: I can’t! Jon…you could be great at so many things. I just…sometimes, I wanna punch you in the face, knock you on your butt and say “Hurts don’t it?” then pick you up and dust you off and go on with our life.*
JON considers this and thinks about a saucy retort. Then actually listens. Then laughs hysterically. The saucy dame had something of a point.
FADE TO BLACK
*”Hurts don’t it?” is from the Kurt Russell tour de force Tombstone, a favorite quoted multiple times a week since we’ve met.
Still in the throes of the infancy of adulthood, I find myself still struggling to get some adult-type things figured out. Some things, like paying bills, I have down pat. Other things, like grocery shopping, are still a bit of a mystery. It’s not that I don’t do it; it’s just that I don’t have much of a strategy.
Do you shop for particular meals? Should you focus on foods that don’t spoil quickly? How does the veritable cornucopia in my cart turn into pasta/rice, chicken and some vegetable multiple times a week? I just haven’t nailed this yet. On a semi-related note, the more time I spend at home in a professional and domestic capacity, the more I respect the crap out of stay-at-home spouses. Yikes. Read the rest of this entry »
The homie Leigh Davenport put me onto this righteous expedition and I had to do the do with it. PLEASE take the time to read and pass this along!
As you may know, I am serving on the Host Committee of the NYC ACT-SO Opening Ceremony: Cocktails for a Cause fundraiser taking place on November 17, 2009 at Tillman’s NYC.
The NYC ACT-SO program has been one of the most accomplished in the nation with over 6,000 New York City high school participants since its inception. This year, the NYC ACT-SO Chapter expects to work with over 350 students in 15 separate workshops, beginning in January 2010. Famous ACT-SO alumni include John Singleton, Jada Pinkett, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Roy Hargrove and Anthony Anderson.
Please help us raise our $15,000 fundraising goal by purchasing a ticket to The Opening Ceremony. This event will bring over 200 professional and civic-minded people together to celebrate the ACT-SO program and launch the 2010 program year. Tickets are $40.00 and include a complimentary drink, light hors d’oeuvres, amazing raffle opportunities and gift bags. The event will also feature spectacular performances and awe-inspiring presentations by NYC ACT-SO’s national medal winners. Tickets are available at by visiting our event web page at http://theopeningceremony.eventbrite.com/.
If you cannot attend but still wish to make a donation to the program please visit the NYC ACT-SO blog at www.olympicsofthemind.org where you can make a donation by clicking the Donate button at the upper right side of the page; or you can go to directly to our paypal page by clicking the following link https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8913156
In these trying economic times our schools are facing many cutbacks particularly the omissions of enrichment programs that give students the opportunities to nurture their talents. The ACT-SO program fills that void and gives students a chance to feel valued for their minds. Please support this years Olympics of the Mind and join us November 17, 2009 at Tillman’s NYC. We ask that purchases/donations be made in advance of the event so we may have an accurate headcount for the intimate affair.
ACT-SO is an acronym for Academic, Cultural, Technological – Scientific Olympics (Olympics of the Mind). This academic and cultural enrichment program provides high school students an opportunity to compete in over 26 categories in the Sciences, Humanities, Performing and Visual arts. Founded by award winning journalist and NAACP activist Vernon Jarrett in 1977, ACT-SO has helped to destroy the cycle of low expectations and low achievement that plagues minority youth by providing a rigorous schedule of workshops and academic programs.