Sunday, December 31, 2006

I'd Never Drink The Stuff, But...

I am a beer snob, but Anheiser Busch puts out the best commercials on TV, hands down. Two of my favorites.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

I Swear

Congressman Virgil Goode made some headlines recently with his bigoted comments about new House Rep. Keith Ellison getting sworn in using the Koran. He muddled on about being afraid of a bunch of Muslim immigrants taking over the country. The insecurity of right wing Christianists is stunning sometimes. They don't believe in their own faith's ability to endure. Of course, it is not just Christians, other religions are also guilty of similar religious insecurity as well. Except maybe Buddhists, who seem comfortable letting their faith exist organically.

Monday, December 25, 2006

I Feel Bad!

James Brown is dead at 73. His influence on modern music cannot be underestimated. Check out this to see the godfather in glorious action.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Unreal World

The Real World: Denver

10:01: "Me and you is Bonnie and motherfucking Clyde!"

10:02: "Women have these kinds of things messed up!"

10:03: "I can smell their menses, it's like bratwurst" (ok, made that up)

10:06: "Seeing her party, she turns into this firecracker animal."

10:07: "Just because you are a big black man, doesn't make you better than me."

10:09: (yelling -- awesome)

10:14: "That's just what happens when people drink."

10:15: "Bottom line, drinking makes certain people volatilely."

10:17: "Welcome to the world of reality."

10:19: "Hell to the naw."

10:27: "When I'm drunk, I become this cocky mess."

10:27: "I've determined I have a problem. I drink entirely too much."

10:28:"I have this boss and she's an alchoholic. And, you remind me of her."

10:28: (cheesy save your life music)

Our youth...

Monday, December 11, 2006

The Coroner Flirts

So, I was at a party Saturday night, staring at this tall, light-skinned black guy with his hair in a pony tail. I knew him from somewhere. Or "somewheres," it seemed. I couldn't place him. As I pondered it, an older woman (it was an older person's party) asked me to dance. Heck, someone did.

As I was dancing with her, I saw the tall guy make a beeline for my girlfriend. He leaned in close and started to kick it to her. I was was too busy grooving to Earth, Wind and Fire to do anything about it.

Later on, I asked her what was up.

"He's from your favorite show, The Wire."

I stared at him for a second, "Oh yeah." The guy played Dr. Frazier, the coroner on the wire. He only appeared in a few episodes, but I remembered him. He also played drug kingpin Luther Mahoney on Homicide: Life on the Streets.

"So what did he say?" I asked.

"He was kind of hitting on me."

"The guy from The Wire? Awesome."

I went to go get a Diet Coke. When I came back to join her, she was kind of leaning away from a man in his fifties, who was leaning into her.

"Hey," I said joining them.

"Hey, Joseph," she said relieved. "This is [Ambassador from a Caribbean country]."

"Hi," I said. Even though I'd goofed it up for him, he was pleasant.

"So," he said, "What do you do?"

"I work at [Joseph K's job]."

The rest of the conversation was an uncomfortable exchange about money laundering in the Caribbean. Then a pause. Then [Ambassador from a Caribbean country] left to hit on an attractive fortish woman with long curly black hair.

On the way out, "Dr. Frazier" gave Girlfriend K a kiss on the cheek.

"Was he trying for more than the cheek?" I asked.

"Maybe," she said.


Thursday, December 07, 2006


I like Barak Obama a lot. I found out recently that he's a smoker. He claims he only smokes occasionally, that he's trying to quit. But, someone I know hung with him and said he chain-smokes Winstons. He needs to quit or keep it real. Either way, his allure is being himself and inspiring.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


I was listening to Michael Jackson's Off the Wall the other night. I rank it #18 on my list of all time great albums, just behind Electric Ladyland. No matter what you think of him now, you have to admit this: Micahel Jackson was pretty good when he was black. Want more evidence, listen to The Jacksons "Can You Feel It" and see how he cleans up the mess Jermaine and Tito make of their verses.

P.S. Did you know Jermaine Jackson's daughter is named Jermajesty? You can die now.