Friday, July 31, 2009

I Can't Wait For This

I love(d) Seinfeld so when the news came out this past May that all four of the stars would be on the upcoming season of Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," I was excited. Based on the news from yesterday, I am now officially VERY excited.

Apparently, according to Larry David himself, Seinfeld, Richards, Dreyfus, and Alexander, will appear in 5 episodes in the critically acclaimed HBO sitcom. David had this to say:

"The context is for years I've been asked about a 'Seinfeld' reunion -- as has Jerry and the other cast members, I would say, 'No, there's no reunion, we would never do that, it's a lame idea' ... but it might be really funny to do that on 'Curb' ... and I kept thinking of how we could pull this off, and Jerry was game ... so we're doing a 'Seinfeld' reunion show. ... We'll see the read-through, parts of rehearsals, the show being filmed ... you won't see the entire [mock 'Seinfeld' episode] ... you'll get an idea of what happened 11 years later [for the characters].".. "It was like getting on a bicycle," David said of writing "Seinfeld" dialog again. "Coming up with the right ideas about what they'd be doing 11 years later ... that took some thought."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pepsi Killed Michael Jackson

The date - January 27th, 1984.

The spot - The Shrine Audotorium in Los Angeles

The reason - Pepsi's new commerical featuring Michael Jackson and his brothers

Peep this never-before-seen footage:

Michael suffered second and third degree burns on his head and scalp. He was rushed to the hospital, after which he was prescribed several medications. Sources report that it is this incident that kicked off Michael's addiciton to painkillers and his obsession with plastic surgery.

[paraphrased from]

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Never-Bofore-Seen Interview With MJ

This is an interview from the set of the "Bad" music video. Check it out:

Also, one more thing. You can tell that MJ's skin color is obviously lighter, but I think his face is full of makeup. I personally believe he had vitiligo, the skin disorder that rids one of skin pigmentation, thus rendering the person looking white. But look at MJs hands! You can see that they are still black. So he must have had white blotches on or around his face, thus the reason for the make-up. Here are some photos of MJ with the skin blotches:

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Thoughts

I live right next to a church so every Sunday I see a ton of people out and about dressed in their Sunday best. Cars double parked, children dressed up - just a regular Sunday on 157th. Today was no different, but I did start thinking of some things. My thoughts in no way mean to offend.

What if the collective energy of all the people that go to church on Sundays, instead of being directed at prayer, worship and singing, began to be directed at the collective improvement of this country, starting as small as on the local community level? What if instead of sitting (or standing) around all day Sunday, these collective groups of people across this nation took their Sundays to help clean up their communities, or maybe to teach their children, or maybe to hold discussion groups on the country's issues, or maybe to organize support rallies or peaceful protests? What if instead of praying on Sundays for good things to occur, people started to take control of their lives and made good things start occurring.

These are obviously musings of an atheist, but it there is something to be said for them. I believe in the power of the human mind. I think we have yet to truly tap into its potential. I believe especially in the power of the human collective. I think we can do extraordinary things in this life. Unfortunately, I think Religion preys on this potential. People waste time praying for change instead of forcing it. Now I know, I know, "waste" is a very strong word and obviously is stated from my frame of reference and relative only to my experiences. There are people who very strongly believe in their religion, in their god(s), in their Sundays. But I look around the communities I work and live in and I see a lot of room for improvement, both aesthetically and fundamentally. And then I look at the amount of organization, thought and energy that goes into every Sunday. Then I think to myself, what does a day of prayer on Sunday really do, not in theory, but in practice? Do the streets get cleaned up? Do children get taught, not on scripture, but on the ins and outs of their daily lives? Do the conditions improve? And I am not sure about the answer to those questions.

Of course, there are amazing people that take their Sundays to relax, reflect and release. They use as their motivation for the week ahead. But I know there are many more people that instead of affecting change on their own take solace in going to church every Sunday and praying for change. Perhaps almost as adverse as our broken welfare system.

This topic is obviously a loaded one. And many people will be offended even at the sight of these thoughts because all they have known in their Sundays was collective prayer. Anyway, this is just something that I was thinking about. It's not like I really use my Sundays for anything substancial.

Look Alikes: Alfredo Aceves & Jim Leyritz

Friday, July 3, 2009

REBLOG!: Michael

[Orginally posted September 16, 2007. Hey if you can do it on twitter, you can do it here!]
"She gotta light skinned friend look like Michael Jackson/
Gotta dark skinned friend look like Michael Jackson..." - KW

Posting about Britney and the VMAs made me think back to other memorable VMA performances, but for the right reason. In my mind, this performace in 1995 by the G.O.A.T., Michael Jackson, is the best. The. Best. Ever.

I need you to watch it now, in it's entirety. Go ahead.

OK, now back to the post. As you just saw he is amazing. Specifically though, I love how Slash comes on, does his thing, then doesn't leave. Ha! You see how pissed MJ was? And then, Slash started riffing to "Billie Jean." Amazing.

Speaking of "Billie Jean," how sick was it when Michael restarted the song by flipping the fedora back on his head. Kind of how Chris Brown did it in his tribute to him here:

And then at the end of BJ, MJ just rips it with his freestyle robot dancing. 12 years from then he is still the best.

Funny thing that Brit is criticized by lip synching. Michael lip "sunch" through his whole performance, but he was just so good. And the group dancing to "Dangerous" at the end of his VMA performance? Also amazing.

Say what you want to say about MJ being a freak or what not, but no one out there can deny that he is a musical genius. He has single-handedly shaped the RnB and Pop fields for the next generation, molding the likes of Usher, Justin and the aforementioned Chris Brown. He is like Michael Jordan but more timeless. Every new RnB or Pop singer will always be compared to Michael first. His music and dance moves will live on forever. I just wish he makes one more comeback.