Sunday, February 21, 2010

Keeping it real...with reality

(I'm going to attempt to make this sound not like a rant as much as possible.)

"To err is human..."

You've probably heard that quote quite a few times. Basically, it means that fucking up is apart of being alive. Its what we humans do. We fuck up from time to time. Some more than others. Many of us try our best not to do so but it's inevitable. The trick is to just contain the size of the fuck up and then you can probably at least live with yourself.

Now I don't say this to be a cop out or anything like that. I believe we should all strive for perfection. I mean why not? Sure it doesn't exist and probably has never existed but if your not trying to better yourself then whats the point of living?

With all that in mind I get some what annoyed when I see people judge each other so harshly. A friend of mine once got on a stage and told a crowd of people "There are geniuses all around you, be aware." That quote has stuck with me. Its true. There are special people, geniuses, everywhere. And most of them we'll never notice. Why? Because many of need some kind of sponsorship or special co-sign for people to see the light. And until that happens all we see is whatever we deem as imperfection. Why can't we have both? Why can't people fuck up and be geniuses? That would be too much like REALITY. That's why when I hear stuff like MLK cheated on his wife, Ghandi was racist against blacks, or stuff like that I'm not phased (anymore). What do we expect from these people? I know we are constantly beat over the head by these companies (which are out to make a dollar) that these people were just these superb individuals that shat world peace. But that isn't the truth. They were just people. They woke up and breathed the same air that we do. They just shined in certain areas.

Don't sleep on the geniuses around you.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Parallels of life

Doing poorly in pick-up basket is kinda like cheating on your girlfriend and her finding out. Sure... you may be able to stay in the game, but you ain't getting NO PLAY FOR A LONG TIME...smh. Like that hoop is literally like "the circle of trust"...and if your shots don't fall into that circle...

I think you get the

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A quick sneaker poem

I like to wear kicks
But I don't like to wear wear on kicks
So I try not to wear them out.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How many of us have them

Friends are people that have your back, be it physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, etc...

What makes a person a good friend as opposed to a bad friend is their ability to continuously have your back when the opportunity arises. As in, they have all the tools to make your life at least a little better, or to help you out even a smidgen. Those people that continuously answer the call (both literally and figuratively) are the people you want to keep in you lives.

**Never get confuse true opportunity with capability. If you're in need of help and your friend in question doesn't have the means, that doesn't automatically make them a bad friend.

" high or special regard "

It always disappoints me to hear someone say that they believe that respect should be earned and not given. That ethically doesn't sit right with me for a number of reasons...

  • Does that mean that you treat every new person in your life with disrespect?
  • What exactly does one have to do to earn respect?
  • And if someone is only going to be in your life a short while why is showing them ya know,MANNERS, a problem?
  • What do you have to lose by treating some random person with respect?
Now if you substitute the word respect for trust, can somewhat understand. Not to say that you should treat people like criminals or anything like that. It just makes more sense for someone to earn trust. Example. I frequent a public computer lab on a nearby college campus and most of the time I use the facility I have my book bag filled with things I deem valuable but are pretty much valueless to others. Anyone who has lived on a college campus for as long as I have knows that unattended bookbags are easy targets. Therefore I always make sure to carry EVERYTHING with me in the case of a quick bathroom break. And if there happens to be an acquaintance around I'll tell them to keep an eye on my stuff til I get back.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The best medicine

Well it turns out that I made the cut to the standup comedy competition. I've been super excited since getting the news. But now it's time to get my act SUPER tight. To do so I've been watching some of my favorite comedians for performance mannerisms that I could use. Here is one act that I'm sure you'll enjoy

Dave Chappelle - Stand Up before fame!
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

I don't endorse bullshit...

I don't care if you're my homey...real talk. It'll still be all love (as in, love ya as a person),but I refuse to ride behind the garbage truck.

With that said... My homey slash emcee extraordinaire, Boog Brown just dropped a mixtape. Dope beats dope rhymes what else do yall want (c) Phonte. You should check her out she's super dope.


This is not a photo

Neither is this

These are paintings by artist Linnea Strid...Get familiar.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Big fat Phonies"

I'm pretty sure my readers know by now that I am a porn fan...

"And if you don't know now you know"-- Christopher Wallace

But one thing I've noticed lately that has kinda dulled the luster of the whole fantasy, is the fact that the audio in many films are recorded AFTER the actual scenes are shot. I'm not even talking about just the really bad ones either. I'm watching the chicks mouths extra closely lately and the moans ain't lining up son. The "oh shits" have like a 5 minute delay. There are periods when I swear I'm watching porn via satellite.

I mean I understand it. I do. I mean they're actual films...meaning there is usually direction (by a director) involved. And nobody want to hear that ish. But damn. Couldn't there be cue cards or some shit to make things more natural???

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

soooooooooo yeah...

I performed a comedy routine I have been refining for a good 4 months to myself to my friends tonight. It was my second time performing it in front of people. They responded pretty positively, but they were high. So I don't wanna get too amped. I got a second audition this thursday so I'll let ya'll know how that goes... Wait...did I even blog about my first audition???? In short... it was as average as soft core porn sex. Improvement was needed. Hopefully, I've made the right moves. I've contemplated recording myself and just posting it on youtube but I'm pretty sure that won't have the same effect...

Oh yeah...I'm drunk...that's irrelevant...but not. Drop the details later.

Hard outside/chewy inside

Nobody wants to be that person that everyone knows is vulnerable. But as far as artists go, everyone usually appreciates and applauds those [artists] who let the public know that they themselves are vulnerable. It's like martyrdom only you get to wake up the next day.

I'm still coming to grips with that.