Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'ma Let You Finish But...

Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the greatest shows of all time:

M. Knight Shyamalan usually makes work that is artistic, but makes no sense. However, this show not only makes sense, it was great to watch. And, unlike most tv shows, it actually had an ending; a pretty good one at that. I really hope the movie doesn't ruin it. Speaking of that, who would make a movie about a series that had a definite beginning and end. That is exceptionally stupid. Oh well.

Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Somebody is going to punch me for this, but I believe R. Kelly is a genius. First of all, as a lyricist, he is in the upper echelon of musical writers. His singing is impeccable. He is an all-around musical genius. However, what made him a genius in my mind was his Trapped in the Closet series:

He managed to produce and direct his own modern opera that had its own twists and turns. It was very well written. I was surprised. I think someone should nominate that for an Academy Award.

Last Dance, Last Chance

World, if you haven't played this game franchise, you need to get with the program:

This game is visually stunning as you can see. That's an actual screenshot of the game by the way. Anyways, the music is amazing. The story is epic. The characters are lovable. Not to mention, it's an all-around good time. It's my favorite game. I'm sorry, I just had to let everyone know. Over and out.

Teach Me

It is Thanksgiving Eve. For the first time in my life, I will not be home to partake in it. It has its pluses. I don't have to clean anything, However, I can't see my immediate family. Oh well. Anyways, I have to take my hat off to Spike Lee:

This man has made so many groundbreaking movies, such as Crooklyn, Do the Right Thing, Inside Man, and Miracle at St. Anna, among many others. His movies always dealt with race relations, particularly with the black diaspora. He also transcends movie making into the social and fashion realm. In Do the Right Thing, he quite possibly made Air Jordan's popular with people outside of the African American race. In other words, I believe he made them mainstream. He was as much of a social and style icon as he was a movie icon. Ok, I need to stop riding him so hard. I'm gone.

Monday, November 23, 2009

All I'm Saying Is...

It is another rainy day out here and I just want to let everyone know that you need to stop thinking about Christmas when it isn't even Thanksgiving yet. Get a grip. Oh, and I think I found the most underrated rap group on the face of the planet; the Teriyaki Boys:

I know, it looks like I'm joking. But, these have to be the best Japanese rappers, not to mention among the top rap groups out today. They are best known for performing the title song for The Fast and the Furious, Tokyo Drift. However, people don't realize that they collaborate with BAPE in terms of design, and Pharrell Williams, yes, Pharrell Williams produces a lot of their beats and is very close with them both professionally and socially. So, all I'm saying is that you need to figure out who these guys are. Ok. Bye!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Simple Minds Do Simple Things

For the first time in a while, I finally have true quiet around me so I can study. Yet, what do I do? I end up blogging. I am pathetic. I found a painting that really captivated me. I had seen it for a while, but I never knew who created it. I learned it was Nighthawks by Edward Hopper:

This painting is so powerful. The concept behind it is that these dead 50's icons end up spending their eternity in this diner. It's powerful because I like to believe that's how heaven is. We will praise God, but at the same time, we will reunite with people who are important to us. I hope I can get famous enough to share a diner with cool people, preferably Michael Jordan, Pharrell, and Takashi Murakami.

Hey Man

So, listen to this. Actually read it. That was silly. World, I'm turning over a new leaf. I'm trying, but it's still hard. I'm in what someone would call a conundrum. I'm doing really well, but the bad things I did before are coming back to bite me. Time to tie up some loose ends and cut off the extra things. That's what you do when you sew a beautiful masterpiece. Look it up. Speaking of that line, does anyone remember the movie Max Keeble's Big Move?

That was a great film. It was one of those movies that got kids excited to see it, but the parents dreaded the hour and a half of juvenile filmmaking. Oh well, I'm going to hopefully have to pay those dues one day. For people who are dense, that means I want to have kids.

Give Me That Becky

Most people don't read books these days. I have to drop a little bit of knowledge for you guys:

If you haven't heard of this book, don't feel bad. It's pretty old. However, it is a perfect metaphor for modern American society. There's people who are born into money and those who are self-made. This book blurs the lines a little bit. Get it so you can have some literacy in your system.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I Started Seeing Sounds

I'm not really a fan of poetry, but one poet who never bores me and never puts me to sleep is Shel Silverstein:

He's one of the few people who is abstract, yet in an artistic way. People don't take him seriously, but I am an avid fan. Read all of his poetry. You won't be disappointed.

Simply Beautiful

In appreciation of the art in my life, I want to showcase Quentin Blake. He designed the covers for Roald Dahl's books, which includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

His drawings are so simple, yet so profound. I believe everyone should check out his art. People should also read Roald Dahl's books. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a classic. The BFG is good. Witches is good. All of his books are good. I will make sure my kids read it.

Need a Clear Mind Cuz' I've Been Blind

I have a question. Is Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” the anthem for all New Yorkers everywhere? Most of the people I know from New York already believe it should be its own country. I don't need them having a national anthem too. After all, California is the best state in the nation. I'm going to stop. Anyways, I’ve been getting into art lately so here’s another work, this time, by Brian Hitch:

Comic books aren't typically regarded as fine art. However, there is a trend going on now that has people hanging comic book frames up like mosaics. In all honesty, comic book artists are true artists. Their work has fine detail and they have to do it every frame. On top of all that, they don't have time to go "find their artistic muse". They have to produce every week or month or however they do it. Forget about rims. I'm buying art when I get rich.

Have you ever said goodbye to someone, only to end up walking next to them? This might be the epitome of awkward situations. It's one of those situations you can't avoid. All you can do is pretend to text or walk faster, either of which makes you look like a complete and utter idiot. Someone should do a stand up routine about that and give me credit. Well, I gotta go. Beam me up.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hands Up, Now Wave

Here is an ode to my favorite artist, Takashi Murakami. I want to buy a print of this and hang it in my house:

I'm not in love with him. After all, I'm not gay, but his art is phenomenal.

Wax On, Wax Off

I might have found my new dream car. Please put your hands together for the Bugatti Veyron:

Can anyone acquire that for my Christmas gift? By the way, I have a cult classic that I just need to bring out:

This movie will blow your mind. It's kind of dated, but when is a classic ever new? I think everyone should see that movie before they die. It'll make them appreciate life and think about their choices. That is all.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Me and You So Crucial Baby

Does anyone remember Ready 2 Rumble Boxing for the Sega Dreamcast:

That game had to be one of the best boxing games before Fight Night came out. Go ahead, get sentimental thoughts thinking about your old video games. Sorry, but nobody remembers playing your games. Go home. I'm just playing. Don't be sad.

I realized I have aspirations to model for my favorite clothes. I really want to be in an LRG ad. If anyone can arrange that, let me know. I want to do an ad like this:

This ad just screams swagger and I need to let mine shine. Ok, I need to stop loving myself too much.

Yesterday, I was walking to the Metro stop, and I saw this fifty year old man. I nodded my head to him and asked him how he was doing. He responded by saying, "Not as good as you young man. You're a lucky man." It's weird how someone you least expect can put your world in perspective. Every problem I thought I had suddenly evaporated. I looked at myself and at my life for a few seconds as he said that and I realized that I didn't just have everything I need. I truly did have the world. God has given me everything, especially recently. I think I've been a little greedy because I have everything I need but I want to have everything I want. Now that I think about it, I have most of everything that I want. I have to thank God for taking care of that for me. Not many people can say they have their world in their hands. It feels nice. Hopefully, I can prove myself worthy of such an honor.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Shade Doesn't Matter. Heart Makes the Lover

Good morning America. Did anyone notice how when couples talk, when one is telling a story, they get mad at their significant other because they believe "they are not listening"? In all honesty, I believe people listen. But, after awhile, we're not going to have the shocked, highly dramatized expression for every story, especially women's stories. Because, no offense, but you guys have a lot of stories, and you're not a modern day Ronald Dahl. Therefore, your stories aren't going to catch my interests every time. It's not your fault. My stories probably sound like a five year old children's stories. There we go, lets just accept that we're not that interesting.

I'm convinced Tyler Perry is the hardest working man in Hollywood:

To make it into Hollywood, he made too many plays to count. Once in Hollywood, he's been on pace for making about 1.5 movies a year. Did I mention he is also a television producer and a studio owner? Oh, and he acts in most of his work; quite amicably in fact. Well, I'm running away now. Try to catch me.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Now Here's Another Hit, Barry Bonds

Hey, I'm back. So, I was talking to my friend from Chicago who happens to live next door and he was going through the college doldrums. He was elaborating to me how he was kind of lost in life. As I was listening to him, God threw something in my head. I realized, in all honesty, does anyone truly know what they're doing? I decided that no one really does. However, I also realized that there's not really a big difference between success and failure. I came up with this saying, "The man who is truly successful is not the smartest, strongest, or most popular. Rather, a successful man is the one who is focused." I don't know why God gave me that idea, I just hope it will be useful in the future.

Right now, I have a sudden craving for Pillsbury Toaster Scrambles:

That might be one of the products of the decade along with Golden Oreos:

I don't get how people make these things so good. There's got to be a committee in Japan somewhere that comes up with ideas for good things to eat. Ok, I need to depart. Go go gadget escape!

You Know Me, I Don't Need No Introduction

I think I'm starting to get used to the college game. I don't know why I'm telling people this, but it feels kind of great. Does anyone remember Sega Dreamcast?

What a great idea for a console. I wonder why it failed? Oh, this past Halloween weekend, I realized that I'm a secret agent. Don't ask questions. Just appreciate me. Why does 50 Cent keep making albums? I don't want to be mean, but does anyone remember any notable song that he has been in during these past five years? Exactly. I rest my case. I saw Paranormal Activity the other day and I'm convinced that the demon in that movie is a thug. For the next paragraph, there will be spoilers. Anyways, this demon made himself known. He started playing games. He would make a little noise at first. Then, he just started getting bold. By the end of the movie, he was walking up and down the stairs and throwing people all over the place. I personally love God, but this demon had to be the coolest demon I've ever seen or heard of. Wow, I really just made it seem like I associate with demons on a daily basis. Ok, my train of thought is broken. I'll be back.