Friday, July 31, 2009

tony hansberry II

how come nobody talks about this kid?? i suppose there are a rack of unsung wunderkids, but i love young black boys so this story makes my heart smile: Tony Hansberry-A 14-year-old Surgeon In The Making

let that hacker go!

title sung in the tune of "let my people go". apparently a few years ago British hacker, Gary McKinnon, cracked into 90 somethin military computers bc he thought the US was hiding info on ufo. this guy has asperger's syndrome & is (obviously) a ufo fanatic...he lost his appeal at the high court in the uk.

"Mr McKinnon faces up to 70 years in prison if convicted in the US of what prosecutors have called 'the biggest military computer hack of all time'".

who has time for that?? 70 years?? don't think this guy realized he was being "a threat to national security", think he was seriously just trying to get to the bottom of if there were ufos or not! nope he should not be extradited, case closed.

here's the full bbc article from today for more info.

I'm more concerned with what he actually found in going through the military's computers! where's that info?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

short animation: alarm

since i'm always raping current for their resources, thought i'd actually sign up & become a member of their community!

1st cool video i saw as a member is below:

love the animation...and this guys apartment... & the fact that he sleeps with a gun!

ps22 chorus: don't stop believin

super cute! kids with the solo is adooooooooooooorable! here's ps22's blog for more gems :)

gettin creative with toilet paper rolls!

i shall go home & play w/ mt toilet tissue rolls... or maybe step it up to paper towels :)

read/learn more from greenwala (or via current , which is where i found out about it)

D.L. Hughley cries...then i cry...

listening to the radio this am & they played this clip & i started crying in the car bc it's so true! wich is why i looooooooooooooooooooooooooove volunteering with "at risk" youth, bc you never know what 1 kind word or gesture means to someone!

hotness! rda!

richard dean anderson (aka "macgyver") in the 70s rockin out! i love this man even more...

wendy's: bad commercial

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

texting your way to love!

Web Player

Web Player: "Nouvelle Vague"

new artist: nouvelle vague

thanks to twitter found out about a free always streaming music place, like i-tunes but aesthetically more pleasing! was listening to the "indie chill radio" & it was awesome!...listened to some josh ritter, cat power, etc... then i heard "a forest" by nouvelle vague. i stopped in my tracks (no pun intended) bc i had to hear/learn more!

the next song i looked up was dance with me then love will tear us apart...& now i'm a fan :) 3 great things i found out in less than 10 minutes today: is awesome!, indie music is sooooo nice to listen to at work! (used to listen to dolly, johnny cash or john mayer to chill out at work, but no more. all indie all the time), lastly nv is an awesome group and i LOVE expanding my music portfolio.

song o the day: a relaxing

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

blue m&m's & tiny dancing werewolf!

a big I TOLD YOU SO, to the world for not caring when i say all m&m's are different! i'm a huge fan of brown bc it taste more chocolatey. not big on red or blue bc they're too sweet (thanks to the dyes), but after reading this: Can Blue M&M's, Blue Gatorade Protect Your Spine? i may need to eat a few, for preventative purposes!

tiny dancing werewolf, nuff said:

Tiny Dancing Werewolf! from Spellfury on Vimeo.

new artist: major lazer

please note: when i say "new artist". doesn't mean new new, but new to me!
courtesy of hypebeast, i've learned the following about such a remarkable man:

“Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA. His cover is that of a dancehall night club owner from Trinidad and he enlisted the help of long-time allies and uber-producers, Diplo and Switch, to produce his first LP. His true mission is to protect the world from the dark forces of evil that live just under the surface of a civilized society. He fights vampires and various monsters, parties hard, and has a rocket powered skateboard.”

everyone knows i'm not a huge fan of raggae, but i'm impressed! (but how can you NOT be after that descriptions??) major lazer myspace here ofcourse next tshirt on my list is "guns don't kill people, lazers do"

Major Lazer - "Hold The Line" ft. Mr. Lexx and Santigold

Thursday, July 23, 2009

rapper feud mirrors world polititcs

this is so hot! i love music, rappers, people opinions on such topics, etc. good job npr!

click here to see the full story

whatever happened to...

- chris tucker??
- los del río (guys who sing macarena)... that song rocked, i hoped they weren't 1 hit wonders but...
- tribute after oscar meyer chairman's death

song o the day: you guessed it :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

new chris breezy, teyana taylor

me likey...funny how hard chris breezy is coming out in this song though. rapping?? he actually doesn't sound that bad! worst line: teyana says something about "abusing it"

DC cuts August sales tax holiday

looks like i moved to va at the right time!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

y chromosome loss= world without men?!

so apparently the y chromosome is in trouble...according to a new study, researchers say there's a dramatic loss of genes from y chromosome "that eventually could lead to its complete disappearance-- in the next few millennia"! quite shocking, but automatically makes me think of super strong super smart amazon barbarian type women from old would a world without men be that bad?? (yep)
song o the day: brass monkey (beastie boys) discovered this song courtesy of my bff in middle's timelessly grrrrrrreat!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

sex change at 16 & now a pop star?!

soo kim petras used to be tim?! yep, he/she got a sex change a few days after 16!

call me old school, but that seems too young to have a sex change and taking hormones. the young body is still growing. isn't that puberty time? so your body is doing some extra funky stuff!

apparently germany (like uk) dropped the legal age from 18 to 16 especially for her.

read full story here

ummmm just looked up her music and she should probably stick to modeling bc, ummm just listen:

last forever
fade away (*auto-tune alert*)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

reason #3,489 of why i wish i cursed...

i would say this ALL the time, for every occasions (i.e weddings, bdays, funerals, etc)...thank you bad boys 2 for changing smoe & i's life forever

Saturday, July 11, 2009

drake: best i ever had video

wowsers! was on complex magazine's site (procrastinating on packing up) and came across a drake interview. at the top of the page there's his best i ever had video...SUCH A GUY VIDEO!

who says only blacks can dance??

white men can't jump? white boys can jerk!

lil asian boys can dance toooooo! best part is when the guy w/ pizza comes around the corner, so funny! (plus my song's in the background)

whatever happened too......

  • 3-women r&b groups like brownstone, total & swv??
  • hot stylz?? (the folks who sing this song)

Friday, July 10, 2009

accidental find

so while trying to go through my clotes- it finally set in that i'm moving next week so needd to get on it- i accidentally came acros this mix of the panties by mos def. it's pretty great!

female guitarists...

sooo a coworker came up to me & told me i should have been here yesterday for sounds in the square concert series bc there was a cool band covering 80s hits (backseat betties)! after talking about how much i like 80s music, coworker goes into how great the lead guitarist was & how it's rare to find a lead female guitarist.

i asked him how many popular lead female guitarist are there, he named 3:

joan jett: he said she wasn't that good. i replied, she had a cool look so gotta give her credit for that!

lita ford: he said one of the best

the donnas: said this guitarist was pretty darn good too

no song o the day necessary :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

2 words: marion barry

no words! marion barry is a a red line train crash, but i can't turn away bc!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

CT or bust...rock cats rock!

In bwi about to board flight to CT. Today marks the last day of our strike out ingalant abuse program.... & my last trip outta town for a while- I hope :) got a call from my buddy Sean earlier asking if I wanted to go 'out out' tonight or just do something low key. Told him I packed NO extra clothes (lightest packing ive done in life! Underware & a tshirt). Told him somethin low key will be ok...unless there's somethin worth chavking out tonite, in which case ill have to make an emergency shopping stop!

Just ate some lunch (Mexican ofcourse). Food was ok, server was cute, book I'm reading good. Overall a pretty solid dining experience...

I have a habit of being hype about a book, then putting it down only to NEVER get back in the groove/pick it back up again. REALLY don't want that to happen w/ this book bc its about hip hop: 'can't stop, won't stop: a history of the hip hop generation'. Ok off to paint my nails (should really start using top coats, so I won't have to paint my nails more than twice a week!)

mighty heroes?!

sooooo my eldest brother justtexted me about how he was reading a message board & someone's icon was 1 of his fav characters from "mighty heroes"...seeing as that shows from the 60s & i was born in '84 had to google it! it seems pretty cool, rope man seems kinda scary though...

LA in pics...

brent & i in the "green room" after he & his lb's appearance on wedlock or deadlock! came straight from lax to the ktla studio, didn't know i'd be in the front row of the audience, or else i wouldn't have looked so busted!

good ole cali bottled water!

while perusing in the mall, we saw a tooth following a kid around...ofcourse i had to check it out to make sure the kid wasn't in anger w/ the toothfairy (i'm so corny)...turns out the kid's dad is a dentist, so he was passing out flyers in the mall for his daddy!

brent looking super cool in outfit #1 for his masquerade party...

my outfit, brent called this my phylis hymen dress! i like it bc it was a lil 80s & a lot shiny! the side fell twice, but no one told me they saw nipple, so i'm assuming no one (thankfully) was paying attention

brent breaking it down & doing the jerk (smoe & i just spent 30mins doing an impromptu tutorial to teach ourselves the dance). so glad i ran into lebrese (other guy in pic) at the party, another hu alum... me & brese---->

brent in outfit #2, me & brent's sis' friend!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Marwa el-Sherbini: saddest story you've never heard?!

Egyptian woman’s death in Germany outrages Egyptian blogosphere... so i've heard about this story when it first broke (in passing) on bbc...but read it earlier & this is soooo SAD!! worst part is marwa el-sherbini was already the victim, she was in court bc the guilty guy was appealing the ruling...

how do security guards let this man, "axel w", stab her 18 times?? 18?? unless he's super quick with the knife a la jack the ripper, someone could have jumped out from somewhere to stop this tragedy!...

OH WAIT, her husband DID jump out and try to save her, and he was SHOT! the security folks finally woke up, but assumed he was the guilty party and shot him in the friggin leg!!! un-be-friggin-leavable!

song o the day: november 18th remix (drake ft cool kids)... 2 of my fav artists! not only do i LOVE this song, i like this slower version, feels more houston. plus i like chuck inglish's verse.

Monday, July 6, 2009

on the road again.....

So on a train from trenton (went to see trebypb thunder minor league baseball game for work) to DC.came back from LA at 11:35am. Just enough time to go to smoe's house, take an hour nap. Get dressed & catch 3pm train to trenton!

LA was very cool! Not exactly what I had planned (i.e. Being a super duper tourist & having Brent take time to show me around), but fun. Instead I helped him set up for his masquerade party...which I actually didn't mind! I felt all blue colar, like I was doing my manual laborish part in society :)

I'll put pics of the actual party & the hardwork he & his fam bam put in soon, stay tuned...

Must put down phone so I can braid hair & listen to music then take a nap before getting in at 1:30am :(

Thursday, July 2, 2009

david gonzalez

learned about dave gonzalez from a complex magazine's article. coming in at a very young 18, he's a cute. talented kid.
here's a skate video (1 of many from you tube)... not sure what song is in the background, but i like it!

murda murda Midwest?

Soooo thanks to smoe's mom I made my flight. No only did she call me at 4:30, waking me up so I can not miss my 6:15 flight, but more importantly giving me time to actually pack!

After packing, by which I mean throwing some clean clothes in a bag, I speed off to smoe's house where I linked up w/ his mom & she drove me to dca! Got there at 5:30 on the dotl check in was quick & easy! Hence why I still haven't learned my lesson about being 'late' to the airport...

Which brings me to my title. Upon touching down I realized I know NOTHING about Kansas city except the Chiefs & dorothy-& her shoes! During this layover I posed the question what's in Kansas city on twitter & the book of face. I got back the name of some county (starts w/ an m) that has the biggest steak ever & warnings that kc is super violent so I should stay in the airport. I know there are gangs everywhere, but violence didn't even cross my mind when I thought of this place, jeez.

Just boarded plane & not only is there s crying girl- can't stand lil girls, lil boys are sooo much better! OMG she just said 'I hate you mommy' really really loud, eek. A screaming kid is super annoying, but I have to deal. Icing on the cake is a friggin aisle...up up stewardess just came by saying there may be 1 up in 6! Must go do the stink eye 2 other passengers so they don't even think about asking for it :)

LA here I come, over dressed, over packed & under rested!