Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Polluted View: Star Jones Out
Barbara Walters was duplicitous to the end and the whole affair did not help her image. The musical chairs in the television environment have been changing faster than the climate. Oh well. The View made Star Jones famous. And Rosie O'Donnell will not be there long.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Lex Luthor has the ultimate 300 foot three story yacht with a helicopter and landing pad. Lex wants to pollute the ocean and destroy the land. The yacht is named Gertrude after Gertrude Vanderworth, Noel Neill's character who died and left Lex her estate. Kitty, Lex's girlfriend tricks Superman, which almost got him killed but then betrays Luthor, which probably saves the earth.
Some Passion of the Christ religious symbolism is applied to Superman in this movie. Savior and all that. Remember that Christopher Reeve went back in time to resurrect Lois Lane. If Superman is Jesus then Lex is definitely Satan.
The special effects are great. Superman is shot in the eye at point blank range and the bullet just flattens and falls to the ground. We think people have wondered about this so the filmmakers decided to show us. The flying is great and the overall attention to detail throughout the movie is awesome.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
BET Awards 2006
The top performance was Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder and Prince doing Chaka songs. Chris Brown doing a back flip off the stage before singing his song was pretty cool too. Jay-Z and Beyonce's performance was hot too. Jamie Foxx and Fantasia french kissed big time during their number. The on-stage Good Times reunion was great too. It included JJ - Jimmie Walker, Wilona - Janet DuBois, Michael - Ralph Carter and Janet Jackson came out and stole the moment. She played Penny on the show.
The event was broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. Prince also won an award for best R&B artist and he performed a funky rock number called 3121, which is the title of his new album.
Black Entertainment Television is now owned by Viacom, having purchased it for $3 billion from founders Robert and Sheila Johnson.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Blade: Vampires, Blood, Gore & More
NASA, Navajo Elder & the Moon
One day, a Navajo elder and his son came across the space crew walking among the rocks. The elder, who spoke only Navajo, asked a question. His son translated for the NASA people: "What are these guys in the big suits doing?" One of the astronauts said that they were practicing for a trip to the moon. When his son relayed this comment the Navajo elder got all excited and asked if it would be possible to give to the astronauts a message to deliver to the moon.
Recognizing a promotional opportunity when he saw one, a NASA official accompanying the astronauts said,"Why certainly!" and told an underling to get a tape recorder.
The Navajo elder's comments into the microphone were brief. The NASA official asked the son if he would translate what his father had said. The son listened to the recording and laughed uproariously. But he refused to translate.
So the NASA people took the tape to a nearby Navajo village and played it for other members of the tribe. They too laughed long and loudly, but also refused to translate the elder's message to the moon.
An official government translator was summoned. After he finally stopped laughing, the translator relayed the message:
"WATCH OUT FOR THESE ASSHOLES. THEY HAVE COME TO STEAL YOUR LAND."
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Beyonce Knowles Harassed By PETA
Animals should not be tortured, but no evidence has been presented that Ms. Knowles has abused any animals. We encourage Ms. Knowles to wear all the fur she wants. Animals are renewable resources and we have Biblical approval to eat them and wear them. If you want some back up on this Ms. Knowles, just call us.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Graceland Mansion National Historic Landmark
Elvis has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame - the only artist honored by all three. Elvis mastered rock, pop, country, R&B, gospel, television, the concert stage and movies.
President Bush is even taking the Prime Minister of Japan, who is a big Elvis fan, on a tour of Graceland this month.
Monday, June 19, 2006
FAME: Is It Any Wonder I Reject You First
"For all but a few well-grounded individuals, stardom produces an artificial and unbalanced relationship with the rest of humanity. Psychologically, the relentless attention of complete strangers is abnormal, and gradually induces a state of perpetual self-consciousness - not self-awareness, but self-centeredness.
It is not surprising that stars feel entitled to exceptional treatment when privilege is constantly reinforced by acquaintances and strangers alike, and stardom seems to overrule civil conventions. In the midst of such exceptionalism, the golden rule is easily suspended."
HBO's 'Entourage' Shows Need For Power
Black Race Car Driver In NASCAR
A native of Washington, D.C., Lester, now 45, moved to California at an early age. In 1984, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He worked at Hewlett-Packard for a few years before deciding he wanted to focus on auto racing. He now lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Cheryl, and their son William Alexander IV (Alex).