Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Throwback Season

Welp....... guess it's that time of year again. No, not the holidays. Throwback Season. You know - that 4 to 6-week period right before Cuffing Season officially starts, when the lazy and uninspired make another run at their exes and former boos before putting in the work to find something new to get into. You know me, I'm sentimental and shit, so I get a blast from the past and I'm like "I crossed your mind? Aww, how sweet..." (What? Muhfuckas miss me sometimes LOL) but as soon as I look at the calendar, I know what time it is. Some of y'all doing it wrong though, the trickery has got to stop! *taps mic* Can I have your attention, please?

First thing you wanna do is walk over to a mirror, look yourself in the face and ask, "Am I playing myself?" This is a serious question and you should be honest with yourself because you could ACTUALLY be playing yourself LOL. The truth of the matter is, a lotta you think of yourselves as a woman's Drake (baby, you my everything, you all I ever wanted) when most of y'all are our Carl Thomas (we wish we never met you). Not every dude we once rocked with can come back around, so if you answered "yes" to the above question, go back to the couch and resume that wack ass beta of Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, but if you honestly believe you have a holla, take your shot.

Next, announce yourself. You need to let her know she's up so she can respond accordingly and the best way to do that is by using the standard season's greetings: "What's up, Big Head" and "Hey, Stranger". That'll do. Don't get all cute and creative now, nigga.

Humble yourself. Try not to piss her off by a) reminding her of the fuck shit you did or b) calling out the fuck shit she did. Even if she was on some bullshit, pretend it doesn't matter anymore. Once you're back in her inbox, it doesn't.

Lastly, this is not the time to be talking about all the shit you wanna do to her, especially if you don't know with 100% certainty that the dick ain't trash. Many a man has been humbled by the "Nah."

Make no mistake, the rules apply to women too, but let's be real - the fellas be having Throwback Season on lock. Why? Rule #1. A man on a mission don't give a damn about his dignity but women don't generally operate so recklessly because we know if you pull a "Who this?" we might have to stab you LOL. You know good and damn well you already picking out the basketball shorts, socks and flip flops you gonna answer the door in when we come over to chill but you tryna stunt. Ain't nobody got time for that. But the other reason we leave this shit to y'all? 95 times out of 100, we don't want ya asses back LOL.... that is, not until you show up and convince us that the worst thing we could ever fucken do in life - dealing with yo simple ass again - is actually a good idea. Crazy thing is, you quite often do, so if you haven't taken any shots by now, with just a couple weeks left in the game, what are you doing with your life? Get your shit together! LOL

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Power Trippin

Power Trippin is a weekly podcast that will make you feel like you're sitting at a backyard cookout, or up in a barbershop buggin out with ya people. It's morning show style, a crew of folks sitting around talking and laughing about the dumb shit that goes on in the world. Highly entertaining. Check it out via the link below.


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Yup. Still Hate Daredevil

So I finally buckled down and watched the Daredevil installment of the Marvel series on Netflix. Turns out there are actually 2 seasons so I committed to knocking out both. I liked this version of the story because it was kinda different than what we've seen but I still stand firm; I just don't like the guy. No matter who plays him, no matter what the story line is, Daredevil is still kind of a douche LOL.

The season 1 story was so good that I almost thought I would get over the hump. Great cast, everybody worked, and I peeped all the shout outs to some of the other series. But the great cast and writing worked against Daredevil, I think, because after a couple episodes of season 2, it was his part of the story I stopped caring about. I was more interested in what was going on with everybody else. They had some nice throwbacks to season 1, introduced the Punisher (OMG, he was the illest!) and who else but Elektra. You better come on, Marvel! The show had all the right ingredients but Daredevil still don't do it for me.

You know what I think it is? We grow a fondness for most of these superheroes who compromise their own lives to protect their cities, but Daredevil does it with such.....arrogance. Some of the shit he says about "his" city needing him to save it made me just squint at the screen like really, nigga? Don't get me wrong - it's great that you have these gifts that allow you to do things most people can't and that you've chosen to use those powers for good. We appreciate that shit LOL. But people like other superheroes because they're humble. They also have other shit to do, which they tend to be doing when they happen to stumble upon some mess going down and decide to help out. Who goes out at night TROLLING for muhfuckas to save? Get a fucken life LOL.

Now maybe I'm being too hard on the man, but I feel a way about folks with these delusions of grandeur that make them think it's okay to shit on their friends, out here tap dancing for random strangers. What about your peoples? You the dude in the hood that'll leave his man hung out over a bitch LOL. I got no love for you, Daredevil. No love.

But if you happen to be a fan, check these joints out. The story was well done, IMO, and despite my personal feelings for the Daredevil character, I'm curious what they do with season 3. I think The Iron Fist is the next one due out, early next year. Not at all familiar with his story but I'll be watching!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Marvel Dopeness

Yo! Have y'all checked out the Marvel series on Netflix? If you haven't, you might want to get your life together. Apparently, the first one was Daredevil, but Daredevil has been done..... and done again... so I wasn't really checking for it initially. I started with Luke Cage, which is actually the third installment in the series. Black as hell and the music? Son! Don't get me started on the level of sexy in that shit. I was all the way here for it. What I liked most about it was that it was relevant and didn't have all the corny writing we're accustomed to these days. Yeah, there were the expected phrases that a superhero movie just wouldn't be a superhero movie without, but nothing that made you go "really?" Just saying. Luke Cage was mad good.

After that, Jessica Jones. Don't tell my son but I didn't know who the fuck Jessica Jones was when he said I should watch it. Never heard of her. That said, ya girl watched the whole season in a day. That's how good it was. And it tied into the Luke Cage story in such a way that even though I didn't watch it in order, it made perfect sense. They even used the same actors for the crossover characters. I was impressed, they really thought this shit through.

So now I guess I gotta go watch Daredevil. To its credit, I heard it's better than any of the previously done versions, and these other two series were on point, so I'm optimistic, but not excited. As superheroes go, I never really fucked with Daredevil like that. I don't know why - it's not like bulletproof skin and muhfuckas that fly are so much more believable than somebody being blind LOL - he just never made me give a shit. I will set my judgement aside though until I watch it and hope to be pleasantly surprised.

But I doubt it LOL

Monday, October 3, 2016

Dixie Chicks - Landslide

Love this song. Sometimes a landslide is everything you need.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Summer '16

I mean.....if Drake can take the summer off...... *shrugs*

Definitely have had a lot going on. I needed to take a step back, not just from this blog, but from LIFE, really. Until very recently, I haven't had much of a presence anywhere, bar a random "like" here or there on Facebook. When you're in that place of evaluating everything, right down to your own core beliefs, you don't want anything or anybody influencing or interfering with your process. When you're in that place of evaluating everything, you're also extremely sensitive to the way people interact with you.... the things they say..... the way they say them. And I don't mean in the sense that everything offends you, but in the sense that everything means more than the words. More than the actions or behaviors. Everything becomes an RSVP to a particular space in your life... or the claim check to a little cardboard box with all their shit in it.

Still "separating clothes," so to speak, but mostly I'm sweeping up in the aftermath of Hurricane WTF. Just took on a side writing obligation so as of now, it's back to work.