Tuesday, December 29, 2009

he's covered the whole spectrum

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Pacman VS Super Mario

Some people that get close to the fire...get burned

I'm reading this novel by the guy that wrote the novel "Fight Club", called "Snuff". Its about a woman that is trying to beat the number for largest gang bang ever recorded...Yeah I know...WTF???

I actually was attracted to book because the cover kicked ass and I wanted to see who was responsible. By the time I figured it out I was sold on buying the book.

Anyways, the novel has me thinking about porn...even more than usual. As kid growing up watching the scrambled channel, hormones raging, I couldn't help but to think "Damn, I wish this channel would get clear for 30 to 40 minutes". And after that I would think... "Damn, I would really love to be a porn star. Being able to have sex as a job would be the shizneeto bam snip snap sam". Little did I know at the time that my childhood wasn't fucked up enough to fit the requirement to get the job... SMH.

Who'da thunk it? Apparently in order to totally disregard your personal sense of dignity as well as the respect and or livelihood of your friends, family, and associates you'd have to go through something that would blur the lines indefinitely. Talk about fucking up a fantasy.(Don't let that last line make you think for a second that I'm putt off of porn though...because then you'd be lying to yourself.)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lemme help yall out ladies...

Are you one of those chicks that says...

"How come I can't just have guy friends that stay friends. How come they always try to get some?"

Lemme break it down for you right quick. You wanna know why this is so? It's because, to these particular guys either your sex is equal to or greater in value than your friendship.

If a dude values your friendship more than your sex then chances are you can chill all you like.

One thing I've found in my many years on this planet is many of you chicks blur the line ya damn selves. Don't use a dude as a teddy bear, a free lunch ticket, etc... and then complain about him trying to get on.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Crocodile T. Ayers

It finally happened. I went to pick up the tickets from the convocation center and as soon as the lady slid the 6 tickets under the window, it hit me...I am fucking graduating. After 9 years of almost equal parts fun and hardship I'm gettin my muthafuckin college degree. I then walked back to the car and the last 9 years whizzed through my head. I gotta admit I got choked up a bit for a hot second.

Monday, December 7, 2009

cute

Sportscenter has the best commercials..HAAAA!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Nothing says "I love you" like kissing someone with morning breath...

A cousin of mine once told me that she couldn't fathom loving someone after smelling what they did in the bathroom...(POOP)I replied to her. "Well I've walked into the bathroom after my parents have used the bathroom numerous times and I never let that stop me from loving them..."

From that point on that convo came to personify both literally and metaphorically what "real love" means to me...In my opinion if you're "in love" with someone then you are willing to put up with their shit (not necessarily all of their shit...but enough).

...It's complicated

Fact: Generally speaking,life is very complex.

With that being said, unfortunately that doesn't mean that everyone is equipped to deal with those complexities. You see it all the time. People try to make complex things into something simple when its not. The tactic is most prevalently seen in the adult dealings with children.

Ex:
Child : Mommy why is it thundering?
Mother : Because God is bowling.

Its very common for people just to assume that children can't comprehend such things so they cop out. As if telling them the truth would destroy their world. It's often funny to me though when I run into children that have more understanding than their adult counterparts.

I remember some years back I decided to cop out on an adult. It was an ex to be exact. I had broken it off with her and then days later she told me that her mother told her that the reason I had broken up with her was because I had fallen out of love with her. She kept repeating it to me over and over again till it made me upset. I told her that her mother was wrong and left it at that. The truth was she made me miserable. In fact in my entire life I had never been as miserable as I was when I was in a relationship with her...and that says a lot because I grew up with a drug addicted mother. She was the highly emotional type throughout our relationship I decided to save her some tears and save my eyes and ears from receiving those tears. I hate hearing and seeing women cry. It fucks with my soul. It doesn't matter if they are wrong and should be crying, I can't stand it. I may have done her a disservice by holding back...or maybe not. Some people can hear the truth... some people can see the truth and still won't be able to deal with it appropriately. Such is life though. And then again, who's to say what is appropriate and what isn't.

I'm a firm believer in the ideal that almost nothing in life is "black or white" (meaning either or). In relationships this type of thinking is often seen

Example:
Woman: No you don't love me, because if you loved me you wouldn't treat me like that.
means to love or to be loved, so one can actually have feelings of love toward a person but be completely incompetent relationship-wise. This fact absolutely became clear to me when I was watching of all things The Maury Povich Show. It was a lie detector show and this one lady wanted to see if her husband had been stepping out on her. So Maury had the guy come out as he read the results of the test.

The first question...Does he love his wife?
He answered: Yes...which turned out to be the truth

Unfortunately the following questions...
*Do you find your wife sexually attractive?
*Are you bored with the sex?
*Did you proposition her friend with sex?
*And have you cheated on her since you've been together?
All had negative responses.

I dunno...I'm still unsure if simplification is a good or a bad thing. I want to think that doing the hard work that is thinking "outside the box", getting to know people, doing your own research,and telling people the truth would lead to a better world. Who knows?

I'll end this one with quote a philosopher once said...

"The truth is blade that often bloodies more than it cuts."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

SAT analogy for artists

Stretch marks is to birthing as getting paint on your clothes is to creating art

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Something like a sex machine

Sex Machine! from Dan Meth on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

funny like a bat to the head

Definitely NSFW...and for the squeamish...3:15 in...male nudity...you've been warned...

Otherwise the vid is effin hilarious.

Monday, November 23, 2009

You can work your fingers to the bone and still...

some people just won't get it.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Check this out...it's something else...

One of the coolest, craziest, and rawest videos I've seen in awhile

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Irresponsibilty of Biblical propotions

Yo... not everything in the world is an "act of God". I swear I got this irresponsible ass friend that whenever he fucks up he chalks it up to God's will.

I got an F on my test...it was a sign from God (of what??? ...that your ass needs to study??)

My lights in my house, got turned off...it was a sign from God (Of what??? that you need to pay your light bill??)

Getthefuckouttahere!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NY state of mind

One of my favorite stories my dad told me from when he was growing up:

Him and a friend were walking home from school, when out of nowhere a dude jumps from around the corner and yells "GIMME YA MONEY"
My dad's friend asks, "Do you have a gun?"
The criminal replies "No."
My dad's friend asks, "Do you have a knife?"
The criminal replies again,"No"
My dad's friend says "Well nigga you better get out our face before WE ROB YOU! This is Harlem!"...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Good Hair"

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ummm...

Damn...I really don't have anything interesting to blog about right now...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Spike Jonze and Kanye West "We Were Once A Fairytale" (short film 11 mins)

In my opinion, it's an interesting commentary on fame and humanity.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The struggles of a graphic designer in cartoon form

So I was going through youtube the other day and I found these animated shorts that depict the relationship between graphic designer and client. The fucked up thing is as off the wall as some of the back and forth is. There ISN'T much exaggeration at all. I've heard and been asked all these things before throughout my career. Oh yeah if you click on the vids and either remember saying something one of the clients in the vids said or don't see anything wrong... find the nearest cliff and proceed to jump the hell off. Please and thank you. The world will be a better place.





Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Warriors come out and plaaaaaaaay!!!!

So I was watching a show on the Spike channel (Think Lifetime if it were meant for men) entitled Deadliest Warrior. On the show they basically go through out time and pick 2 different warriors and put them against each other. This is done by getting experts in the particular warrior's fighting style along with the warior's historic weapons and running tests. After the tests are run basically they decide who wins by which one inflicted the most damage. It's a pretty decent show...though I often feel it could be biased and naive at times.

Anywho...The show always concludes with this mock batle between the two warriors. The one I happened to be watching was the Apache Indian VS. The Gladiator. The Apache won and scalped the gladiator...and after he scalped the Gladiator he licked the knife he used.

EWWWWWWW!!!!

I mean don't get me wrong. That shit looks pretty cool. But I remember stories of disease ridden Europeans coming to the states. It just had me thinking...

Like could you imagine being the Apache warrior that got a std after doing that shit...

Apache warrior: Baby I swear I ain't been fucking nobody baby...Naw...I got it from licking knives...What you mean that's some buffalo shit??

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

...and bow to the midwest

When I moved back to Detroit from Maryland back in 96 one of the first things I noticed was the ridiculous amount of churches in the city. And when I say "ridiculous" I'm not being disrespectful to the religious community. Their is literally like a church on damn near every other block. And to make it even more ridiculous some of the churches that are a block away ARE THE SAME DENOMINATION! What sense does that make?

When I was a child I would think to myself that with all these churches you'd think that Detroit was the most religious place on the planet. That was back when I thought of religion with purely optimistic traits attached to it...when religion to me meant:

- people loving each other
- people caring for each other despite their differences
- people doing the moral thing

Then as I grew up and learned about the history surrounding the actions of many organized religions. I found out that many of the actions carried out contradicted many of the "mission statements" of the organizations.

Today it occured to me that Detroit could possibly be the most religious place in the nation

Thursday, September 24, 2009

What you know about Black Dynamite?

"Black Dynamite is a comedy set in 1973. Basically, a satire of a blaxploitation film. It's supposed to hit theaters nationwide on Oct 16th. Quite frankly some of the funniest stuff I've seen in a long while...and I have only seen the trailers and supporting vids...which are all in this Blog. If you like laughing I advise you check em out.

Start with this one : The Movie Trailer--















(funniest)


The (Unofficial) Movie Review

Friday, September 18, 2009

Why do we do this?

While I was driving the other day, I listened to some random radio program. They were talking to some youngster who was speaking about how he felt bad about cheating on his girlfriend. The radio host as well as others who called in consoled him saying that he's too young and he shouldn't be in a relationship at this point in time. The young man was in his early 20s...

Then it hit me...

A young dude in a relationship who cheats on his girlfriend = too young to be in a relationship

A young girl in a relationship who cheats on her boyfriend = hoe

When do you ever hear people tell a young lady who cheats on her boyfriend that she's too young and probably shouldn't be in a relationship? I would say not often. The only times I've heard a young woman be told she's to young for a relationship is either :

  • to keep her focussed on school
  • or to try to keep her from having sex.

This mentality is how double standards are kept in the stratosphere. Instead of telling young men that they should try to be better men so they might be able to avoid future fidelity problems we tell them they're "too young". This phrase "too young" insinuates that this is normal for young men to carry on this way. It saying this behavior is somewhat acceptable .

Monday, September 7, 2009

--Why there could never be a Female Tool Academy--



So I was watching the show Tool Academy on VH1 and the thought came to me that this show could never work in reverse. Meaning: a bunch of dudes bringing their terrible "tool" girlfriends in order to change them to better women and therefore have more meaningful relationships... It just wouldn't be realistic. This is why.

1. First off women are rarely attracted to men they can walk over in the first place. You've heard it a million times...

"What happened to ol boy? He seemed pretty cool."
"Aw hell naw. I couldn't be with him I'd walk all over him"

The dude could be a diamond in the rough, it doesn't matter. If dude shows weakness women spot it and either take advantage of said weakness or leave the dude alone all together

And if they DO find a man, enter a relationship with him, and take advantage of him...THE MAN HAS NO POWER. Meaning the man can not and I REPEAT CAN NOT demand anything from the woman. Why? Because more than likely the only reason she is with said man is because she can extort him. Therefore there is no cause for change.

2. Pussy = Power, money= power, therefore pussy= money

If a man loses everything he has, he basically becomes worthless to the world.
If a woman loses everything she has, she still has pussy. Therefore she still has the potential to make a come up with very little brain power involved.

3. Dick is too readily available.
As much as it sucks to say... Dick is pretty worthless to chicks. Not useless, but worthless. And what I mean by that is that we've flooded the market with it. Chicks are up to their eyeballs in potential sex...To the point where chicks barely even notice any more. Guys you've seen it...You'll be talkin to some chick talking about she hasn't had sex in forever because she hasn't had the opportunity or whatever...and you personally have seen dudes try to "get on". Shit you could be trying to get on...lol. Even the ugly chicks can get sex whenever they please.

Trust and believe the recession will never affect the amount of dick offered to women...I wish I could say it works the other way around but like I said before...Pussy=money.

4.Like I said in my previous blog, the general consensus about men who show weakness is that it makes them less of a man. That doesn't make for good television. Nobody cares about a man crying unless somebody has died... And even then there is a time limit. Cats will watch that shit and yell at the tv like "Your parents died in a car crash 5 years ago. Man up!" No compassion for the guys.

Compassion for men is equal to the amount of sex there is in the Champagne Room...word to Chris Rock



In fact as far as I can see it, there is only one and I mean ONE way that having a female tool academy could work....

Lesbians.

I'm just sayin.

Women have the power

I was thinking about the next blog I was going to write when this revelation came to me...

The more a man outwardly shows weakness (i.e. crying etc.) the more he is thought to be less of a man.

But

When a woman shows weakness she's never thought to be less of a woman. In fact more often times she's thought to be MORE of a woman because she's showing weakness.

Personally I think thats pretty damn powerful by itself. Another thing that occurred to me is that crying is pretty much never thought to be weak among women. Mainly because among women it expresses a freedom to let loose emotion whenever the feeling arises. But as a man looking on the other side of the fence I see it powerful for the simple fact that when a woman cries or expresses weakness, that is often a power move within itself. I dunno how many times I've been rendered powerless because some woman burst out into tears in front of me. Many times the case is, I haven't even done anything wrong. Some chick just bursts into tears and start shouting demands. Y'all are like emotional terrorists...lol. Real talk. And most of the time you guys get what you want...The shit is kinda cool (as long as I'm not the victim). I'm just saying.

Monday, August 31, 2009

for the homey Teecolah

The evolution of revolution

A change gon come
but that change may not be the change you been dreaming of
The change may have changed itself
Time changes
Things change
We got a wealth

of change

Its a magic word this revolution
Some things change, some things stay the same
Full circle
360 degrees
Sometimes you just start right back where you started from
but that's not failure, just an opportunity to show what you've learned

It's called experience

Full circle
Like dusk to dawn and back again
The light is back again soak it or be burned by it
Be SPURNED by it
Grow from it
LIVE from it
And when the sun disappears
Don't be dismayed that you'll experience the same shit tomorrow.

It's called experience.
Full circle

The evolution of revolution.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

the piece I punked out on spittin in public

D PRESS IS ON

No news at 8
No special Updates
Just always late
As in, I wish I could've gotten to him sooner
But I was just too late
I wish I could've told him he was so great to me
But fate just snatched him away

D PRESS IS ON

No time to adjust
No look past
No time to pass
No time to fake
It's real
No time to breathe
Only time to choke
No crossover
Only souls crossing over

D PRESS IS ON

No off switch
Only nervous twitch
It's in your name
And you're gonna pay
Everyday
No breaks
Just heartbreak
Just earthquakes
The type of hurt that makes ya whole core shake
Ya soul ache
Went from "take it all in" to " call in the undertaker"

D PRESS IS ON

On your mind
All the time
No unwind
No rewind
It's like gravity is working overtime
Giving you special attention
Affliction
Detention
Arrested
Dead locked
Death deep down
Buried in dispair
Pain
Grief
Hatred
Self-hatred
No you're not garbage, just wasted

D PRESS IS ON

and on
and on
and on
and on...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I know a lot of people say this, but I actually mean it

I'm not afraid to die.

What's there to fear? If you're gone you're gone. There are no more worries because there is no more YOU. At least not in the physical sense. Haven't been into religion for quite sometime now but it isn't a stretch for me to think of the "spirit" as something real. The Law of conservation of energy says that energy can not be created or destroyed only transferred. Sounds like how religious people speak of God (cannot be created nor destroyed) and death (energy transferred).

But I digress.
One thing I think is actually worthy of fearing is being alive in a non-functional state...meaning severely handicapped. That would suck.

Not only would it suck to be the person who can't control themselves, but also for those people who are in control of you. Like they literally hold your life in their hands. Do they try to keep you living even though you may suffer the whole time? Do they cut you off quick? It's the dictionary definition of a catch 22.



Just some shit I thin about from time to time.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

classic youtube clip...smh

Clas

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"spark"

The light shines so bright
it's so right
It's so night
So it's illumination can 't be ignored

And sunglasses you just can't afford
Not cost
I mean afford to ignore what's staring you right in the face

Not displaced
Not misplaced
Done purposely
executed perfectly
Damn near divine

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

point a to b (short jouney in photos)




Sunday, August 9, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Moral of the story :parenting is hard

The time after moving out of my parents house is somewhat funny to me. I grew up in a household where my dad, for the most part, ran the show. And what that meant in my specific case of upbringing is that my influences were monitored throughout my (0-18yr) life heavily but as I got older I was given more freedom to act on my own. I am still clueless on whether my parents did this purposely or was it circumstantial. Anyways, like I said before, it was funny once I moved out of the house and saw that my mothers side of the family, which was more matriarchal and also had an impact on my upbringing, was always worried about me. Like if I didn't check in with them every couple days, weeks, or so they'd set the family a buzz with all types of questions and such and if I wasn't there to answer questions most of the time people would just make shit up. It just came to me now like after 9 years of (legal) adulthood that maybe the hardest part of parenting isn't during 0-18. Maybe the hardest part is when they are out of the nest and the fam (because it takes a village) has to wonder to themselves "did I prepare them properly?"

Fuck a symbolic report card for the president. The true grade of parent is how a kid handles themselves when they're not in the presence of their parents...or better yet when they no longer have to fear the punishment from their parents. That's how you grade a parent.

Some double standards are ok...right???

Oddly enough, it was discussed in a statistics class I just took that certain double-standards are just ingrained in society. And some of them I honestly don't know whether or not I want them to change.

Maybe it'd help if I shared the discussion...

Our teacher, a statistics professor, told us (the class) that apart of his job as a stats prof. every once in awhile he has to gather...statistics. And being that he doesn't want to get bored while doing it he tries to pick interesting subjects to gather info about. One of the subjects we discussed for many hours was "sexual coercion"

Sexual coercion by definition is being persuaded to do something sexually that you don't really want to do.

Many of us instantly think of some of the darker types of coercion such as rape (threats of violence and such), but the definition is so broad that more can fall into it. Behaviors such as:
-Nagging someone until they give in
-strolling in naked in order to distract your significant other from the game (distinctly a female behavior)
-telling someone that they aren't a real (woman/man) because they won't have sex with you
-threatening to put someone business in the street if they won't have sex with you
-telling some one they don't really love you because they won't have sex
-trying to assure someone that you won't dog them out after you have sex
-trying to assure someone that they won't regret having sex with them (i.e. the sex will be good)
-getting people drunk or intoxicated on drugs
-giving people gifts in order to get sex

I can go on and on.

Now, any of these in the environment of a job are grounds for sexual harassment. So for the purpose of my argument I'm gonna exclude that scenario. Lets say all of these happen outside of the work place.

If a woman nags a man to have sex over and over is that a big problem?
If a woman gets a man drunk with the purpose of getting him loose is that a big problem?

Now what about if a man does those things?

In the class we also tried to come up with a number of behaviors to more specifically define stalking. One of the things that came up out of us doing this was we found that when males were the "offenders" or the people doing the actions that they were taken more seriously then when females do the same thing.

You rarely hear about female getting caught up for vandalizing a car...If a man vandalizes someones property. It's a problem.

If a woman starts showing up at places at unexpected times guys tend not to sweat it. They may even use it to stroke their ego. When a man does it, immediate problem.

If a woman leaves a billion messages on your phone, a man thinks "I'm the shit" and chances are they won't think of taking any action other than blocking their number. When a guy does it, a woman thinks "restraining order"

Shit...even when a woman threatens the life of a man that man rarely takes the threat serious enough to take action...straight up. But if a man does it, its pretty textbook for a woman to call the police on his ass.

Now don't get me wrong at all, I have a sister, and shit even if I didn't have a sister I would more than likely think that these particular realities (the female reactions) are on point. Meaning that if a guy were to do these things to any female I expect them to immediately act in order to protect themselves...but unfortunately, the reality of these reactions, both the womens actions and the mens often ignorant lack of action, means that that it is society general thinks that women are the weaker sex. I'm pretty sure it is this mentality that obstructs women from making advancements in other areas. Is it possible to make strides in one area without the other. I don't know. I do know that I honestly feel a bit of comfort telling my sis to get authorities involved. Don't get it twisted, I've also taught my sis to scrap her way out if she has to, the the reality is that's not gonna work all the time (and scientifically men are physically stronger than women), so it's best to take the steps to avoid the nonsense.

I don't put too much weight behind the strength thing tho. Every class I've ever taken dealing with intellectual subject matter (math, science, history, etc) has been dominated by females. So does that mean that women are intellectually superior? Could be... but if that's the case then you're compelled to ask (with womens' need to fight for equality over the past kajillion years) "is it wise to emphasize strength or intellect?" I personally don't know.

I could go on and on. Hopefully, I sparked some thought in someone other than myself in this one. Feel free to share thoughts opinions, etc...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

the illest break dancer ever





if you think otherwise
PROVE IT!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

I have to see this

My much older cousin once said to his wife...

I've been working at the zoo for 30 years.

Everyday on the way to work I smell shit.

When I get to work I have to shovel shit.

And when I leave I smell like shit.

Now when I get home woman I ain't gon' put up with your shit

Mmm mmm...That's too much shit.





LMAO!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Drakes explanation



(Source:http://o0hmikee.blogspot.com/ ...check out his blog he has a lot of cool media stuff on there.)

Just asking...

Alright I have a question for ya'll...and homey, if you are reading this (you know who you are), this isn't a dis at you, a slight, or anything like that. It's all love. I'm just trying to gain some information so maybe I can be enlightened. Trying to find out whether I'm tripping or not.

Ok...now that I've gotten the disclaimer out there.

Ladies and gents. Let's say, hypothetically speaking, you were dating a person for six months. Nothing official. No titles. But for six months you and another person handled each other in a way that it could possibly turn into something bigger. After that six months it turns out that it didn't work out. No official relationship comes out of it. You both go your separate ways. a little time goes by, and a person you both know asks the person you've been dating for half of a year about the said relationship and they deny anything happened at all. Forget dating...they say they "barely even know you".

Is that insulting to you?
Would you be offended?

I mean, forget about how you would react to the news of this afterward. After pursuing the possibility of a relationship for 6 months, and then someone denying they even know you, like you're a lesser being. Would you feel insulted?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The catalyst for many of my aspirations

11 statements

1. Everybody wants to be openly acknowledged as attractive
2. Not even unattractive people want to be with unattractive people
3. It's funny how being acknowledge as attractive by someone you perceive as not attractive is rarely ever flattering.
4. Nobody seems to be satisfied with how they look
5. Even the people you and I perceive to be attractive have moments of uncertainty
6. It upsets me to see people I perceive to be attractive to down their looks. I find it almost insulting to my senses.
7. I still don't know where I fall in the spectrum of things. My fam clowned me hard growing up and girls played mean tricks and sent too many mixed signals for me to really get a feel for where I stand...such is life
8. I think that my experiences have left me semi-bitter toward ultra attractive people. Not enough to make me a hater, but it's there non-the-less. I'm working on myself though.
9. A product of that...or maybe not...you tell me...is the belief that the majority of ultra attractive people tend to be unintelligent and lacking in personality. I want to think otherwise...but I rarely see otherwise.
10. Also in my experience...women who tend to be ultra attractive tend to suck in bed. My guess is that they have come to think that the guy should be happy to be able to get it at all. So actually doing something other than laying on her back isn't necessary.
11. 9 and 10 could mean that I am more of a hater than I previously thought, or maybe not.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Could've been a tweet..but eff it

Ladies and gentleman,
We MUST learn to differentiate between individual characteristics and stuff that most men or women do.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Alright folks I need ya!!!

I have just submitted a t-shirt design for this contest. I'd appreciate it if you took a couple seconds out of your time to click on the link here and once there click on the "5" by my design. Thanks They are finally allowing folks to vote now. It only takes a couple seconds. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

You talking that garbage

I've recently started to loathe the chore of taking out the garbage. Why now after all these years of doing so with no problem? Well now where I live currently,I have to walk 100 yards to the nearest dumpster to drop it off. And this walk has become a daily occurence.

I know I'm wack as hell for complaining. Especially since there are small villages around the world that have to walk miles just for water and other amenities. Yeah I'm on some bullshit...but I'm working on myself.

Anywho... On the way to the dumpster it occured to me that my household in which is made up of 2 people produces about 1 to 2 full bags of garbage a day. Lets say I'm responsible for 1 bag of garbage a day. Which honestly is pretty much a fact. How much garbage am I responsible for in a year. Say I produce 365 bags a year (which I'm sure is a gross reduction, after thinking about family events, parties, cleaning the house...and I won't even get into OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE GARBAGE) In ten years time I could probably more than fill my own dump! In a lifetime I could probably fill my own landfill!

Think about that shit. All that shit we add to the clutter/downfall of the planet.

Now think about how we as individuals do to improve its welfare.

I dunno about ya'll but I need to figure something out because my shit ain't balancing out....shit...it's not even close.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

VOTE FOR ME!!!!!!!!!

I have just submitted a t-shirt design for this contest. I'd appreciate it if you took a couple seconds out of your time to click on the link here and once there click on the "5" by my design. Thanks

Friday, July 10, 2009

"Frah- Gee-Lay...ahhhh must be French"

"Life is fragile."

We've all heard variations of this phrase before...And it's usually meant in terms of how easy it seems to have life taken away from you.

But what people tend not to consider is that...life is a bit more complex than that.

Let me tell you a story that'll help articulate what I'm getting at.

I was watching the news a couple weeks ago and the story of a young boy had come on. Apparently, the boy had become (depressed/down/low) or what not to the point where he not only considered killing himself, the kid went all in and hung himself. Sounds simple enough right? A person gets down and commits suicide... a pretty gloomy and unfortunately common occurrence in this world... So what made this kid news worthy? Well, after the kid had been hanging for a couple hours his mother walks in and discovers him. Immediately she jumps into mom mode, takes her son down, and rushes him to the hospital. The good news (and I use that phrase very loosely) is that the doctors were able to bring the boy back to life. The bad news is that he had been hanging so long that the oxygen loss from his brain had done irreparable damage so he's left to be severely physically and mentally handicapped for the rest of his life.

A very depressing story I know...but on a grand scale this is the ULTIMATE metaphor for life. People always talk about how some bad decisions might kill you... Shit that's if your lucky. I would say that most of the time what happens is that you'll have to LIVE to face the consequences of your decisions over and over again...Like the movie "Groundhog Day" but not funny...

I'll end this with a paraphrase...

Life is fragile, make the right decisions so you don't have to live a fractured life.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Good for my ...uh uh uhhh.... ego

Every now and again I wish that I had a gang of comments on my blogs...but then I go to Kanye's blogs in which has umpteen followers and comments and then I realize that 80% of his commentors don't really ever have anything interesting or intelligent to say. Then I don't feel so bad.

Besides, when you do something for a reason other than it makes you happy it cheapens the activity somewhat...right?

Yeah...sure it does.

just letting ya know

First piece of REAL money I get I'm wildin the fuck out out. You used to trip when Andre 3000 came out with the football shoulder pads and the pants that doubled as pipe cleaners in the "Rosa Parks" video...Dre will not have shit on me....

Ok.... scratch that...that muh sukka showed up at an award show in a pink hippie outfit and a blonde wig that went down to his hip...On some hippie Zues shit.

Got dayum...niggas have made it really difficult to carve one's own lane.

"There is nothing new under the sun"

Fuck it..Word to Mr Nice Guy..."I sticks to mah story"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

**cerebral shit**

I used to write poetry. Back when my art work wasn't cutting it for me. Back when I had no one to talk to and my art couldn't speak or listen the way I wanted it to. That's when I wrote my best shit...when I was dying inside. I think happiness can be detrimental to art sometimes.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Young MyCreed puts the ladies up on game

Here is another video from my good friend. This time he gives insight on things to look for when making yourself available to a man. As well as other nuggets of knowledge in that department. Check it out.

HEY!!! LOOK AT ME!!!

Lately I've been checking out documentaries on one of my idols, Andy Warhol.

Dude had a pretty interesting life.

I learned that one thing that separates great artists from icons is their ability to draw attention to themselves...and a lot of the time...the attention isn't drawn in from the artwork. You have to become a mystery to people. People are fascinated by what they don't understand. Doing so is also dangerous, because people also FEAR what they do not understand. So when garnering attention you not only shine a light on yourself, you also put a target on your back. It's an artform within itself.

**Props to successful "attention whores" everywhere. EXTRA KUDOS if you've managed to turn it into a career.

Another thing that made Andy Warhol great was his ability to sell his work. He wasn't a marketing genius so to speak, but he surrounded himself with them and stayed on their case.

One thing that I had to laugh about was how people spoke of him. Sure enough Andy laid the groundwork for the pop movement, he represented hard for graphic designers ( a quality which I peeped but people rarely mention), and lived an eventful life..but GOT DAYUM... you'd swear dude was a god the way people spoke of him...Maybe I'm hating...In fact I'm pretty sure that's the case...but ummm...yeah.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

what I promised...




Well the class that I've been telling ya'll about wrapped last week. It hands down was the most freedom I've had in any college class my entire college (for lack of a better word) career. Premise was do what ever you want and follow it through to the end. And in the end of the class all the students will display their stuff in a gallery and if ya want you can sell your stuff. Dope as fuck right? So I decided to do a skateboard deck, a figurine, a sticker, and a button.

The skateboard deck and the buttons were the easiest. I basically just put the design together then I went through somw websites that printed them on the particular item.

The stickers (shown above as the circulatory system pic) wasn't difficult either...I just had to cut them myself. If I were to do them again...and I will...I'll send them off to be printed. Ilike the design but I hated that I wasn't able to get the glossy sticky paper that I wanted. Also I want rounded edges and it's pretty difficult to do that by hand.

The most difficult of them all was the figurine. Actually, it was the only thing to give me any problems...I designed them completely with computer software so I didn't have to worry about craft. With the figurine I had to sculpt it...and since I chose to carve it out of foam (A decision which I now realize was a mistake) I had almost zero room for error. The same was true about painting it. And how I did one stage affected the other drastically. It is what it is...a prototype. Something to learn from. I will create another and this time I have better direction.

**Also I'm thinking about making another deck only this time around I'll add more detail to the character...I'll either do that or a different design with the character with more detail... I don't know yet.

Right now I'm focussed on doing a hand drawn animated short. I'm not sure how long I'll make it. It'll basically be the character transforming into outfit which he is shown wearing on the skate deck.

One of the most profound statements I've ever heard...

This is from an artist from UK who calls himself the streets. In a song entitled "On The Edge Of A Cliff" he says in the chorus...


For billions of years since the outset of time
Every single one of your ancestors has survived
Every single person on your mum and dad's side
Successfully looked after and passed on to you life.
What are the chances of that, like?



Next time you think you can't do something...think about that.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Look up on the podium. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a politician!

Why do we expect our leaders to be (idealistically) saints (meaning perfect)?

I mean these people are human (FLAWED) just like everybody else. Is it just that many of us are too weak minded to just focus on a man or woman's acts or qualities of leadership? I swear it seems like every time someone is in a position of leadership big or small...that we ascribe superhuman qualities to them. And as soon as these qualities prove to not be real as far as that individual goes, all of a sudden the masses decry that they are not a good leader. I'm talking stuff that HAS NOTHING TO DO with his or her job.

Could you imagine if you had to deal with such scrutiny while doing your job?

This blog came from the revelation of why there are so many phony politicians in the world...and it's because people tend to care about shit that has nothing to do with the job at hand.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Big up to stand up black women!

This a video put together by my good friend MyCreed (pronounced Mi-CREED). From his youtube channel. In his videos he typically tries to address whatever is relevant in the black community. If you watch his videos you'll hear and see references to "world orphan". "World Orphan" is a philosphy he has about black and other indegenous people. Some things I agree with, some I don't.

I once again must say...because some people get it twisted. This video is about honoring stand up black women. ANd basically what my friend does is he goes around our college campus and asks black people what he thinks personifies a stand up black woman. I do not agree with everything that is said in this video...But I do agree with a lot of it.

Enjoy...and feel free to check out his other videos.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Say Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?

You told who???
Don't you know artist keep no secrets?

I learned that shit awhile back man
You see, I told dude some shit, next thing I know, he told his (pen/pencil/brush/chisel)
And then that muhfukka told (paper/canvas/clay)
And then EEEEEEEEVERYBODY knew about it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

hairy situations

Women it's 2009...SHAVE! Your man should never be able to empathize with the dinosaur barber clippers from the Flintstones. Yabba Dabba dead that shit. And I know... I know...It's your body. I completely understand ideals of the female power movement. I understand that it's all psychological warfare...but AGAIN it's 2009! Refusing to shave doesn't connote Power...it connotes...
Cut that shit out...LITERALLY!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Got dayum I'm easily amused...part deux

Got dayum I'm easily amused...

Why I don't draw tattoos for people anymore

Here is the the thing. We all know that the tattoo business is booming. There are a very small group of people are getting good tattoos, and the rest are putting bullshit on their bodies. None of us want to put bullshit, or what can be perceived as bullshit on our bodies. So what do people do? They go to a friend or an associate of theirs that they know can draw to illustrate whatever concept they have in their heads.

THE REAL:

The secret behind a good tat lies first in the hands of the person getting it. Sometimes the way you've conceptualized the tattoo just sucks. Either it's unrealistic, or it'll just look bad all together. That's why I suggest, even if you say you can't draw, that you TRY to sketch it out yourself. And when I say sketch, I want you to do it like a tattoo artist would. You know where you want it and how big you want it, so put a piece of paper or have someone else put a piece of paper in that spot...then draw a circle of approximately how big you wish it to be. Then after you've done that draw your design in the circle. Chances are if you can't draw a basic blueprint of the design NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO. We are artists not magicians.

The second tip to getting a good tattoo is making sure the person actually putting the marks on your skin is legit. Do a little research for goodness sake. Ask if you can see pictures of (his/her) previous work. Ask (him/her) if you can watch while they tat someone else up. If their shit is wack then keep looking. Remember you are to good to get a wack tattoo.


My Beef with drawing them is in the whole scenario:

You (the artist) get the idea from the person...It 85% of the time makes no sense at all...but they tend to have so much confidence in you that you take on the task anyways...After you've pulled out half of your hair trying to visualize the gibberish you've been given a light bulb finally goes off and you get to drawing...In the chance you finish it and give it to them what usually happens is:

-They sit on it forever
-They lose it/damage it/etc
-They like it but not enough to put on their body

So you go through all that (usually without getting paid) for nothing. (And unless you plan on using the picture to initiate a tattoo career those sketches are usually useless as far as your portfolio)

But even if you did it and they took it to the shop...THE TATTOO ARTIST STILL HAS TO REDRAW EVERYTHING TO FIT THEIR BODY ANYWAYS. SO THE ARTIST JUST DID ALL THAT FOR NOTHING.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I just felt the need to let you know...

That just because something is on my blog...doesn't necessarily mean that I co-sign it. 80% of the time I post something...it's to [try to] make you think. The other 20% is to [try to] make you laugh.

**UPDATE
After clicking "Post" and seeing the screen come back to my blog I realized that I often post to share stuff that I think is cool as well...so ummm...snatch like 30 percent from that 80...lol

A rather profound analogy...

by Kanye West

"Religion is like clothing. People want comfort. People don’t want to have to take that off. People don’t want to accept the concept of there not being a heaven possibly, or the concept of losing someone and not seeing them again. The only thing that keeps you going is the idea that you will see them again.
It’s [religion] also like branding. Some people go Bapes head to toe, some people do Polo head to toe. Some people go Rocawear head to toe. Me, I kind of just go into the store and take the piece that I like the most."

Songs in the key of Tarantino

A visual mix of music featured in Tarantino's movies...edited by Quentin Tarantino himself. Check this out...it's pretty fuckin dope.

The Tarantino Mixtape from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.



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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Okay so I have a slight bias

As long as I can remember thick chicks have always shown me love...even when I was too young to know what's so great about a big booty and or thick thighs...even when I didn't show love back...even when I wasn't so sure if I loved myself.

This blog is for those chicks that start a one woman parade every time they find a pair of jeans that can hold her curves..."properly".

Much love.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Another phenomenal joint from the Michigan emcee

Buff1 "Real Appeal" feat. AB (produced by 14KT) from Okayplayer on Vimeo.

She needs her ass whupped

Is Obama f*ckin up???

He's addressed on the last "New Rule"


Yes I know he's only been in there 6 months...but if what Bill says is true, and his bill is calling for a 4% emission reduction and we need 40% then we got hoodwinked by one more president who talked a good game but in the end that shit ended up being the game of "Sorry" as in my bad maybe next time. The only problem is, we can't afford to fuck around with the planet. I'm a big Obama supporter, but the main reason I got on board was he was supposed to be the anti-politician...or at least anti the old bullshit. I haven't given up hope, but like Bill I sure wish he was as gangsta as Bush when it came to getting his shit through (I know...still early....but still)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Put simply..."women be bullshittin"

I remember a long while back when all the chicks were going crazy over Allen Iverson, a friend of mine made a statement that went something like...

Maaaaaaaan... There's like a thousand niggas in the hood that look exactly like Allen Iverson and don't get a quarter of the play that he does... I guess that's the difference between men and women... A man can see a beautiful woman working at the gas station and STILL want to holla. A man can be watching a movie and want to holla at a movie extra. You gotta be a star to get a woman's attention.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Train of though>>>

I was on Facebook and I saw one of the new quizzes was themed around The Chappelle Show.>> One of my friends got Tron as the person they are most like...lol>>>I loved that show>>>Since it (along with the Boondocks) are off the air their is a void in television that needs to be filled. We need our perspective.>>> It's a shame that inn 2009 we still don't have even a handful of programs on the air at the same time that represents us in a positive fashion.>>>Recently Spike Lee has come foward calling out Tyler Perry for perpetrating baffoonery in his television programs. Truth is I've been saying that shit about him ever since I saw his first play, Diary of Mad Black Woman on video. Dude is smart though, he covers his tracks in religion. If it weren't for him having his characters shout out Jesus 10 second after shucking and jiving he'd probably be found out by now.>>>I hate when in discussions about sellouts that some muhsukkas try to drop Chappelle's name on the sly tip...When in reality not only was his show about pointing out those types of activities in the world but...shit...the muh sukka is obviously the poster child FOR NOT SELLING OUT!...He walked away from 50 mill because he didn't like the POSSIBILTY that people might try to get him to sell out...That's some shit. Sadly, I know for a fact that more of my people than I'm willing to admit not only would've took that money but probably would be breaking new ground in shucking in jiving right now...I'm talking cooning on mars type shit...smh.

One of my faves


"Vic is Dead"


"Recline"


"Approach"


"Bar Fight"


"Reign"

Nate (N8) Van Dyke
is a prolific artist and illustrator who began drawing at the age of two and has yet to stop. N8's medium of choice ranges from: pencil, ink, marker, watercolor, gauche, acrylic and oils. Regardless of what medium N8 picks up, his signature style can be seen in the contrast of his thin and thick lines in his pen and ink work and the high sheen contrast in his mixed media pieces.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

She's a G

I love this show



Thursday, June 4, 2009

Damn son...

BIG UP!!!

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