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The Tomb Of Jesus Christ Found?

The Headline Reads: James Cameron finds the lost tomb of Jesus Christ for Discovery Channel

Here's the story on what is sure to spark discussions across the world...
Titanic director James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici of Exodus fame have produced a documentary, The Lost Tomb of Christ, which they claim is about to rock the very foundation of Christianity.

Cameron claims the coffins of Jesus Christ and his family have been found at a burial cave in a suburb of Jerusalem, adding that the discovery means Jesus did not rise from the grave - a popular Christian belief, also called the Resurrection.

The two ossuaries said to have been found in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Talpiot Jerusalem in 1980 that may have held the bones of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

The cave in which the coffins were placed was discovered three decades ago by internationally renowned Israeli archaeologist Professor Amos Kloner.

The filmmakers unveiled the artifacts in New York on Monday, to promote a documentary film, which claims scientists, may have found the lost tomb of Jesus Christ and that Jesus and Mary Magdalene may have had a son named Judah.

They claim to have put together DNA and archaeological evidence, as well as evidence found in biblical studies proving the coffins belong to Jesus and his family.
Visit here to learn more about this documentary and to see a preview. The documentary will air March 04 @ 09:00 PM on the Discovery Channel.

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posted by Soulfull @ 2/28/2007 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post




The Two-Headed Girl: A File From The Crazy Photos Department


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Update 3/6/07 10:18AM: Here's a video of this modern day marvel...


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Sharpton's Ancestors Were Slaves Owned By Strom Thurmond's Family

The Headline Reads: Strom Family Enslaved Rev. Al Kin


NEW YORK — Genealogists have found that civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is a descendent of a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The Daily News said professional genealogists, working at the newspaper's behest, recently uncovered the ancestral ties between one of the nation's best known black leaders and a man who was once a prominent defender of segregation.

"I have always wondered what was the background of my family," the newspaper quoted Sharpton as saying. "But nothing _ nothing _ could prepare me for this."

"It's chilling. It's amazing."

Some of Thurmond's relatives said the connection also came as a surprise to them. A niece, Ellen Senter, said she would speak with Sharpton if he were interested.

"I doubt you can find many native South Carolinians today whose family, if you traced them back far enough, didn't own slaves," said Senter, 61, of Columbia, S.C. She added: "And it is wonderful that (Sharpton) was able to become what he is in spite of what his forefather was."

One of the late senator's sons, Paul Thurmond, and a nephew, Barry Bishop, declined comment, the Daily News said.

According to the newspaper, the genealogists found documents establishing that Sharpton's great-grandfather, Coleman Sharpton, was a slave owned by Julia Thurmond, whose grandfather was Strom Thurmond's great-great-grandfather. Coleman Sharpton was later freed.

The newspaper said the lead researcher was Megan Smolenyak, the chief family historian for Ancestry.com and an author of several published books on genealogy. Another researcher on the project was Tony Burroughs, who teaches genealogy at Chicago State University.

Strom Thurmond, of South Carolina, was once considered a symbol of segregation. During his 1948 bid for president, he promised to preserve racial segregation. In 1957, he filibustered for more than 24 hours against a civil rights bill.

But Thurmond was seen as softening his stance later in his long life. He died in 2003, at 100. The longest-serving senator in history, he was originally a Democrat but became a Republican in 1964.

His children have acknowledged that Thurmond fathered a biracial daughter. Essie Mae Washington-Williams' mother was a housekeeper in the home of Thurmond's parents.

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Chris Rock's Top 10 Copulation Cop-Outs



HA! These sex cop-outs weren't even all that, but the preview for the movie, I Think I Love My Wife is too funny so I can't wait to see this film...

posted by Soulfull @ 2/24/2007 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post




Naked on the 'Net: The End of Privacy

The Headline Reads: Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy: The New Generation Gap


When the NY Mag came in the mail yesterday, I was immediately drawn to the cover story about the freedom that having an online identity provides...

Yeah, I am naked on the Internet,” says Kitty Ostapowicz, laughing. “But I’ve always said I wouldn’t ever put up anything I wouldn’t want my mother to see.”

As younger people reveal their private lives on the Internet, the older generation looks on with alarm and misapprehension not seen since the early days of rock and roll. The future belongs to the uninhibited.


Yes indeed. I am becoming more and more uninhibited everyday. More aware of my feelings and within those feelings comes a sense of loneliness and frustration. How long can I stand 'naked' online before I feel the need to put some 'clothes' on or as the old folks would say...
Kids today. They have no sense of shame. They have no sense of privacy. They are show-offs, fame whores, pornographic little loons who post their diaries, their phone numbers, their stupid poetry—for God’s sake, their dirty photos!—online. They have virtual friends instead of real ones. They talk in illiterate instant messages. They are interested only in attention—and yet they have zero attention span, flitting like hummingbirds from one virtual stage to another.
While I can agree that some teens (and adults for that matter) suffer from that need to feel interesting and special to someone else, but at the same time, I feel like blogging is more about ME expressing what's pinned up inside than fame and fortune. So although I'm drawing more and more of myself out into this online world, there's still parts of myself that remain very much hidden behind my privacy screen.

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posted by Soulfull @ 2/22/2007 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post




'Shocking' Treatment of Young Internet 'Addicts'

The Headline Reads: In China, Stern Treatment For Young Internet 'Addicts' (WaPo)

What the hell....

DAXING, China -- Sun Jiting spends his days locked behind metal bars in this military-run installation, put there by his parents. The 17-year-old high school student is not allowed to communicate with friends back home, and his only companions are psychologists, nurses and other patients. Each morning at 6:30, he is jolted awake by a soldier in fatigues shouting, "This is for your own good!"

Sun's offense: Internet addiction.

Alarmed by a survey that found that nearly 14 percent of teens in China are vulnerable to becoming addicted to the Internet, the Chinese government has launched a nationwide campaign to stamp out what the Communist Youth League calls "a grave social problem" that threatens the nation.

Few countries have been as effective historically in fighting drug and alcohol addiction as China, which has been lauded for its successes, as well as criticized for harsh techniques.

Now the country is turning its attention to fighting another, supposed addiction -- one that has been blamed in the state-run media for a murder over virtual property earned in an online game, for a string of suicides and for the failure of youths in their studies.

The Chinese government in recent months has joined South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam in taking measures to try to limit the time teens spend online. It has passed regulations banning youths from Internet cafes and has implemented control programs that kick teens off networked games after five hours.

There's a global controversy over whether heavy Internet use should be defined as a mental disorder, with some psychologists, including a handful in the United States, arguing that it should be. Backers of the notion say the addiction can be crippling, leading people to neglect work, school and social lives.

But no country has gone quite as far as China in embracing the theory and mounting a public crusade against Internet addiction. To skeptics, the campaign dovetails a bit too nicely with China's broader effort to control what its citizens can see on the Internet. The Communist government runs a massive program that limits Web access, censors sites and seeks to control online political dissent. Internet companies like Google have come under heavy criticism abroad for going along with China's demands.

In the Internet-addiction campaign, the government is helping to fund eight in-patient rehabilitation clinics across the country.

The clinic in Daxing, a suburb of Beijing, the capital, is the oldest and largest, with 60 patients on a normal day and as many as 280 during peak periods. Few of the patients, who range in age from 12 to 24, are here willingly. Most have been forced to come by their parents, who are paying upward of $1,300 a month -- about 10 times the average salary in China -- for the treatment.

Led by Tao Ran, a military researcher who built his career by treating heroin addicts, the clinic uses a tough-love approach that includes counseling, military discipline, drugs, hypnosis and mild electric shocks.

Tao said the clinic is based on the idea that there are many similarities between his current patients and those he had in the past.


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posted by Soulfull @ 2/22/2007 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post




Charges Dropped Against 'McMissile' Mom, But...


The Headline Reads: 'McMissile' mom can't catch a break

Here's the story....

However after Stafford Substitute Judge Frank Hoss ruled this morning that Jessica J. Hall had spent enough time behind bars and suspended the rest of her sentence, it was learned that Hall was wanted on an outstanding warrant in Desoto County, Colo., for insufficient funds. There will now be an extradition hearing, and she will not be released today. She has been in the Rappahannock Regional Jail since Jan. 4, when a Stafford County jury found her guilty of maliciously throwing a missile into an occupied vehicle.


Good grief. This story is definitely behaving like an unguided missile with all these twists and turns. Hopefully, she can get her business straightened out in Colorado quickly. I know one thing, this is definitely an eye-opener for me because Lord knows I have some road rage issues myself, but you won't catch me throwing ish out the window. At least not anymore. Hmph.

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If Hammer Can Do It, Why Can't I?

For some time now, hubby and I have been discussing the pros and cons of having friends of the opposite sex when your married. Personally, I think it's okay to have single friends of the opposite sex, but hubby has his reservations on it. But at any rate, I was over here reading McHammer's experience at the Grammy's when he started to talk about his meeting with Gayle King.
Just when I thought the party was over and while everyone was leaving, I went to grab one last glass of water and I was suddenly approached by this lovely woman in a gorgeous black dress. She complimented me on my dancing and said she had no idea I could still move like that. I thanked her and then she promptly introduced her self as Gayle King. I told her I know whom she is and I knew from the moment she walked up to me. The room was basically emptied at this point and I began to engage Gayle in a detailed conversation about me and how I think she has a misunderstanding of who I am based on a quote from her that I once read. Well, we talked for an extended period of time and I found Gayle King to be a wonderful woman. She allowed me to express my opinion and never did she lose eye contact or drift away. She got me. I went from venting to admiring this brilliant woman. She disarmed me with the windows to her soul, her deep dark eyes. There was something there that I couldn't shake. They gave me the warm feeling one would get from an old trusted friend. So I let go and offered my hand and heart in friendship to Gayle. The world may never be the same. The beautiful thing is we may not agree and see everything the same way but we both have our honest opinions and have an ear to hear.
Now on the surface, one might get the impression that Hammer has found himself a new woman with his talks of "warm feelings" when she "disarmed him with the windows to her soul, deep dark eyes". HA! His words read just like a romance novel, but that's NOT the case. This man is experiencing the beautiful energy that two people can have regardless of their status in society. Reading his eloquent words were proof positive to me that one shouldn't be squelched from developing relationships outside their marriage. What do you guys think?

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Daylight Savings Is Coming Early


The Headline Reads: Daylight Savings Time Brings Fears Of Mini-Y2K

Now that Congress has decided to spring ahead on March 11 instead of the first Sunday in April, Microsoft is playing catch up on their software updates. Here's the story...
Technology is great, but it may leave you lost when the time changes.

Due to the change in daylights saving time, there is a computer glitch that could cause a mini-Y2K, WESH 2 News reported.

Daylight saving time comes three weeks earlier this year.

The U.S. Congress had hoped more daylight in the early-evening hours would equal energy savings, but it could mean headaches for businesses, travelers and online schedules.

Computer experts such as Devitt Harrison are preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best.

"Wow, déjà vu. It's back to Y2K," said Harrison.

When clocks move forward an hour on March 11, some software may not be ready.

"There's a few programs that have not quite gotten caught up with that," said Harrison.

Software created before 2005 is set to advance clocks an hour the first Sunday in April, not the second Sunday in March. The glitch could impact not only your computer, but automatic stock trades, airline schedules and calendars in your Blackberry.

Harrison said the government is preparing for the problem and you can, too.

"Do your updates, don't panic, but check your computer time when you go back on it, verify you're getting on the right scheduled bus tour or whatnot. You should be fine,” said Harrison.

You can download a patch that will reprogram systems with the right time, manually change your clocks or wait three weeks and your schedule should be back on track.

"Let's hope that everybody did take care of it and everything's going to be just fine," Harrison said.

On Tuesday, Microsoft will send out its daylight saving patch for Windows PCs with automatic updates.


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My Celebrity Look-alikes

I wasn't going to post this foolishness, but my sister had me all curious to see what the results would be...


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Okay so it looks like Condi and I favor. Hmmm. Whatever. Moving on to the others. Actually let me be brief - I see a few similiarities in all, but nothing major and/or shocking, but have any of you folks done this before?

You can see another celebrity look-alike photo here

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Don't Piss Off Your Customers

It's been a minute since I've had a crazy photo to share. This picture below is a good example why companies need to stop screwing their customers over. LMAO!


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I Could Live Here Forever


I'm finally able to come up for air and breath life back into a place that has been deserted for quite some time. The priorities have changed. The canvas is blank and I'm stuck in the joy of my imagination of what the picture could look like. The brush is in my hand, but will I be able to capture the right imagery? Will I be able to lay down on canvas what is already painted in my mind's eye? I suppose I could, but I don't want to. I want to continue to live in THIS moment. That space in time where dreams and reality collided. To collided into fantasies. Ah ha. Yes. When was the last time I had a good old fashion fantasy? Hmm. Dreams are much different from fantasies. Dreams, if molded properly, CAN be a reality. Fantasy on the other hand is just the imagination gone wild. High and giddy with thoughts that most likely will NEVER BE. At some point I gotta come back down from the clouds. At some point, I'm gonna have to open my eyes. You know, to face the truth. But shit, that point ain't came yet so I'm gonna live right here... In my fantasy.



Here's what this song is saying to me:

Come to see, victory in a land called fantasy,
Loving life, for you and me, to behold, to your soul is ecstasy
You will find, other kind, that has been in search for you,
Many lives has brought you to
Recognize it's your life, now in review
And as you stay for the play, fantasy, has in store for you,
A glowing light will see you through

It's your day, shining day, all your dreams come true
As you glide, in your stride with the wind, as you fly away
Give a smile, from your lips, and say
I am free, yes I'm free, now I'm on my way





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ANNA NICOLE SMITH HAS DIED

Wow. In the blink of an eye, a life can pass on. God bless her and her family...
The Associated Press is now reporting that Anna Nicole Smith has died.

Smith reportedly collapsed at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. this afternoon. A local fire official said told MSNBC Smith was found unresponsive when rescue workers arrived and was transported to a hospital after being intubated at the scene.

As mentioned in today's Morning Mix, a judge yesterday ordered Anna Nicole to submit to a paternity test for daughter Dannielynn. [SOURCE]


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posted by Soulfull @ 2/08/2007 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post




Urban Film Series Comes To DC

I read over here that the 4th Annual Urban Film Series is in DC. MORE>>

I hope you good people will be able to get out and attend. Me? I won't be able to make it as I have prior obligations. O joy. :-/

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DC Metro Thinks Of The Short People

The Headline Reads: Metrorail Car's Trial Run Lets Short Riders Get a Grip

Well alright now. THIS is the kind of changes WMATA should be focusing on (along with how to prevent derailments and other incidents that have hurt/killed people), but I can't help but to wonder are they going to use this new 'improvement' as a way to increase fares in the future? Hmmmm...

After years of pleas from the height-challenged, Metro responded yesterday with a single rail car designed to help short people: It has spring-loaded overhead handles that pull down eight inches from standard ceiling bars. MORE>>


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WHAT! FDA APPROVES A DIET PILL?

The Headline Reads: FDA approves diet pill that doesn't require a prescription

One word... FINALLY.

By Randolph E. Schmid
The Associated Press
Posted February 8 2007

WASHINGTON · Dieters got a new tool Wednesday to help them take off the extra pounds -- the first government-approved nonprescription diet pill.

The Food and Drug Administration said the fat-blocking weight-loss pill orlistat, which has been available by prescription, can be sold in a reduced-strength version over the counter.

The new version will be sold as "alli" by GlacoSmithKline PLC. Xenical, the prescription version, is made by Roche Holding AG.

The drug is intended for people 18 and older to use along with a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet and exercise.

Dr. Charles Ganley, FDA's director of nonprescription products, stressed that the drug is intended for use along with diet and exercise programs.

"Using this drug alone is unlikely to be beneficial," Ganley said.

While some dietary supplements make weight-loss claims, Ganley said this is the first nonprescription drug approved by the agency for that purpose.

Ganley said in trials, for every five pounds people lost through diet and exercise, those using orlistat lost an additional two to three pounds.

When taken with meals, orlistat blocks the absorption of about one-quarter of any fat consumed. That fat -- about 150 to 200 calories worth -- is passed out of the body in stools, which can be loose as a result. About half of patients in trials experienced gastrointestinal side effects.

The agency recommended users take a multivitamin when using this drug.

The new drug would contain half the dose of Xenical prescription capsules. The price has not been set but is expected to run $1 to $2 a day, company officials said. The company estimated 5 million to 6 million Americans a year would buy the drug over the counter.

The Food and Drug Administration said the most common side effect of the product is a change in bowel habits including loose stool and some oily spotting. Eating a low-fat diet will reduce the likelihood of this side effect.

FDA said people who have had organ transplants should not take OTC orlistat because of possible drug interactions. In addition, anyone taking blood-thinning medicines or being treated for diabetes or thyroid disease should consult a physician before using orlistat, the agency said.



I keep saying I'm going to go on a diet, but being 4'11'' and a size 6 isn't THAT bad. Okay, so I used to wear a size 2. Big deal. After two kids, I've come to the conclusion that being overweight (fat, plump, juicy, thick, whateva you wanna call it) is a state of mind. I mean, look at Mo'Nique. She's a big girl and LOVING it. She's so full of love and life that being F.A.T (Fabulous and Thick) isn't going to stop her from having fun. Even still, I'm definitely gonna do a better job of making good food choices. Like yesterday. For breakfast, I had a Apple/Cinnamon oatmeal and for lunch I had cream of broccoli soup, a slice of veggie pizza, and bottled water. That's a big improvement from eating huge plates of Shrimp Pad Thai or Bertucci's pizza almost everyday. Wait, now I'm hungry!! :)

Okay update: How about I went to Bertucci's website and they have this game called "What Does Your Pizza Say About You?". I choose my favorite pizza, Pucillo and here are my results...
Your mother would be so proud. You always ate all your vegetables, never broke curfew, put gas in Dad's car and always made the honor roll. Even with your pizza you've got the four major food groups represented. 2.5 kids, a white picket fence in the 'burbs and the whole family dressed alike for the Christmas card picture taken at the beach last summer. American dream, we salute you.


HA! All of this is true. Well except for the fact that I'm not working on my .5 child and the Christmas photo was NOT at the beach. Shit, I guess with being 'the perfect (repressed) child' is one of the reason I'm trying to grow more as an adult.

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Til Death Do You Part...

The Headline Reads: Prehistoric Rome Lovers Found in Embrace (ABC)

Aww, the perfect story right before Valentines' Day...

By ARIEL DAVID

ROME Feb 7, 2007 (AP)— It could be humanity's oldest story of doomed love.

Archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Neolithic period locked in a tender embrace and buried outside Mantua, just 25 miles south of Verona, the romantic city where Shakespeare set the star-crossed tale of "Romeo and Juliet."

Buried between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, the prehistoric pair are believed to have been a man and a woman and are thought to have died young, as their teeth were found intact, said Elena Menotti, the archaeologist who led the dig.

"As far as we know, it's unique," Menotti told The Associated Press by telephone from Milan. "Double burials from the Neolithic are unheard of, and these are even hugging."

The burial site was located Monday during construction work for a factory building in the outskirts of Mantua. Alongside the couple, archaeologists found flint tools, including arrowheads and a knife, Menotti said.

Experts will now study the artifacts and the skeletons to determine the burial site's age and how old the two were when they died, she said.

Luca Bondioli, an anthropologist at Rome's National Prehistoric and Ethnographic Museum, said double prehistoric burials are rare especially in such a pose but some have been found holding hands or having other contact.

The find has "more of an emotional than a scientific value." But it does highlight how the relationship people have with each other and with death has not changed much from the period in which humanity first settled in villages and learning to farm and tame animals, he said.

"The Neolithic is a very formative period for our society," he said. "It was when the roots of our religious sentiment were formed."

The two bodies, which cuddle closely while facing each other on their sides, were probably buried at the same time, possibly an indication of sudden and tragic death, Bondioli said.

"It's rare for two young people to die at the same time, and that makes us want to know why and who they were, but it will be very difficult to find out." More>>


Awww, somebody get me a tissue... Sike. This is a nice story, but not for all the love crap, but for the shear fact that these bones are 5000 years old. OMG! I know those Archaeologists were too excited with this find!

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This Ain't No Competiton

Got damn it. I'm sorry, but I have had it. What was it that Lil Kim said -- "Get yo own shit, why you ridin' mine?" I don't know how to explain this guys, but folks have been steadily pushing my buttons. Saying I'M the one that's changed. Well, newsflash -- I HAVEN'T!!!! Could it be that you lost your own identity trying to keep up with mine? I've never wanted to assimilate. Well, maybe in High School, but that's besides the point. I don't want to do the same things and go to the same places now. I'd much rather coexist with you in a world that is equally entertaining on both sides of the spectrum. Because, for real, I have too much to worry about to take on your issues to. And when I try to help, we both end up feeling frustrated. Shit, I can't do it all anymore. I won't. We can't always drain the life out of one another and then expect something to grow. Nope. That's not going to happen. Besides my motto of...


won't allow me to revert back to some (and I stress SOME) of my bad habits. All things considered, I really wish this competition would end. :sigh:




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I LOVE THIS MAN....


Prince preforming at Superbowl XLI

Updated 2/7/2007 11:49PM - Okay, I'm not gonna link to another video of Prince because AS SOON as I do, it's promptly removed. Trust me the joint was off the chain and you can still watch it on YouTube if you do a good search.



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Somebody Help ME....


I AM ADDICTED...

With 330 calories, I really can't believe that I went through TWO PINTS of ice cream, but I really can't deny myself the gooey richness of Chubby Hubby! So it's official, five years later, this is my FAVORITE Ben & Jerry's flavor, but I'm curious -- What's your favorite ice cream flavor/brand?



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It's Black History Month



And so it begins. I'm in the process of gathering information for a story on Black History Month, when I come across this from The Daily Show...

Larry Wilmore: Okay, first of all Jon, relax. It's not Black History Month yet. We all have, oh, about 45 minutes to blow off some steam before we bow our heads in solemn reverence for Harriet Tubman and the Tuskegee Airmen.

Jon Stewart: Larry, I don't think you should undersell the contributions of the Underground Road and Black pilots in World War II--I think it's obviously worth taking time to commemorate these achievements.

Larry Wilmore: Don't let me stop you.

Jon Stewart:
Larry, I feel stupid. Don't you feel that Black History Month serves a purpose?

Larry Wilmore: Yes...the purpose of making up for centuries of oppression with 28 days of trivia. You know, I'd rather we got casinos.

Jon Stewart: Larry, perhaps I'm not in a great position here, but I don't think it's trivia. I think it's important.

Larry Wilmore: Okay, name the important stuff.

Jon Stewart: Well, like you were saying... Harriet Tubman. And the...Tuskegee Airmen.

Larry Willmore:
Okay....

Jon Stewart: ...and the...fellow who invented the peanut. And the heart...operation man.

Larry Wilmore: Right, okay. Now we're at February 5. By the 8th we'll be down to the Wayans brothers. And not even the famous ones--Zeppo!

Jon Stewart: Larry, what are you suggesting that we do?

Larry Wilmore: Let's be honest. Black History Month is a drag, okay? White people have to pretend to care about Black people, Black people have to pretend to care about history. It's a lose-lose, okay? I'm suggesting the real celebration should be tonight--Black History Month Eve. We've got 43 more minutes, so all the party people need to get on the dance floor!

Jon Stewart: What are you talking about?!
Larry Willmore: Jon, let's do what the Catholics do with Lent. Before it starts, we'll throw a huge party with a bunch of parades! I don't know, we'll call it--"Whitey Gras".

Jon Stewart: What would people do at this "Whitey Gras"?

Larry Willmore: Well, hopefully, show us their t*ts! And not the National Geographic type--believe me, we'll get our fill of that next month!"


So good people, I'm curious, do you agree/disagree with Larry?

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I Am Changing


There aren't many words to describe this new place I'm in. I just know that, inside, I am changing. Good or bad, my vision is not the same. In fact, I have a renewed interest in Astrology. I got a reading the other day and found this out:
Intensely restless, dynamic, and energetic, you are always on the go. When you want something, you want it NOW, and you act decisively, impulsively, sometimes hastily and prematurely. Impatient, high-strung, and often nervous and tense, you find it difficult to slow down, pace yourself, or relax. You are fiercely individualistic and independent, self-willed and intolerant of restraints and restrictions imposed by others. You have a reckless disregard for authority and can be extremely rebellious. Cooperating with others is not your strong point! You are often brutally frank and abrupt with people, and can be quite impersonal when you are pursuing a desired goal. You may have an explosive temper when your will is blocked. You have a superabundance of energy and need much personal freedom to do things in your own style and at your own pace.
Hmmm, rebellious? Impatient AND high-strung? Who ME? LOL! Yeah, it's all true and in the words of Rhett Butler -- Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. At least right now I don't. Man, it's a bumpy road I'm on, but I suppose I'll be okay.

On another note, I saw Dreamgirls yesterday (Yeah, I know I'm late, but I refused to get caught up in December's hype.) and I must say it was really good. Of course, Jennifer Hudson stole the show, but I give big props to Beyonce as well. In years to come, they both will turn out to be amazing actresses. Now Eddie Murphy? Oh my goodness, he was THE BOMB! Very good work in this film, though I doubt I will entertain his newest release, Norbit(trailer here). Yeah, I know it's just comedy, but damn! Can't these movie houses find some better material when it comes to African-American films? Geez.

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