Monday, January 31, 2011

off tha dome

random thoughts...

i was surprised that people didn't believe that the Egyptian government "turned the Internet." think it can't happen here...think again

wonder how many people would go crazy if the Internet was turned off? *raises hand*

it was 70 degrees yesterday. can't beat a warm day in January

the government are getting rid of the color codes. good! never paid attention to those things anyway

never understood why dudes wear their best suits to a smokey, sweaty club

i wanna take piano lessons

y'all can't front...Arsenio had a dope show

last week marked the 25th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy. i remember it like it was yesterday. we watched it live on tv in our class. i was in the 7th grade. when it exploded, we sat there in silence for about 15 seconds b/c we weren't sure what happened. i remember our teacher crying. it was crazy

the Challenger tragedy hit close to home because one of the astronauts was a brother named Ronald McNair. he was from Lake City, South Carolina...a small town about 30 miles from my hometown.

i really hope this is the last year of the NBA Slam Dunk contest

i won't say Jay Cutler quit on his team but his body language was horrible

do women still use the hot comb?

i saw a commercial for pajama jeans the other day. never heard of it before that. do people wear that?

hey John Boehner...stop cryin'. you're a grown man.

do y'all remember Tang? i used to love this drink

following celebrities on twitter will make you realize how dumb some of them really are

funny to hear republicans give Prez O props for his State of the Union speech

my golf game will be nice this year...i promise

Martin Lawrence is doing another "Big Momma" movie...WHY???

i wonder if Beyonce actually cooks for Jay Z?

i'm so glad that i didn't get an earring when i was in high school

all of my blog peeps are on twitter...thus...we all barely blog anymore. *sigh*

my girlfriend will be leaving next week and she won't be back until next season. next season is soooooo far away...

The Horne...The Horne...The Horne...Lena Horne

Friday, January 28, 2011

are you hungry???

They say that fast food kills.

I guess you'd rather die from food than a bullet, right? I'm not gonna say that I eat healthy every day. I try to balance what I eat. I mean...I enjoy a good burger as much as the next guy but I don't over do it.

Recently, The New York Daily News published an article about some of the most unhealthy foods. I thought I'd share a few of them that made the list...

Meet Denny's new Fried Cheese Melt, which is basically fried cheese encased in more fried cheese, wrapped in fried bread. For just $4, you can risk your life by consuming, 'four fried mozzarella sticks and melted American cheese grilled between two slices of sourdough bread. It is served with French fries and a side of marinara sauce.' Yeah, because who doesn't need fried carbs on the side of fried carbs.

The much-hyped lasagna sandwich, considered the first of its kind, is making (big) waves. The extravaganza, which has the same amount of fat as two McDonald’s cheeseburgers, consists of 'two thick slices of bread and a filling of diced beef in a tomato and herb sauce layered with cooked pasta sheets and a creamy cheddar, ricotta and mayonnaise dressing,' according to the Daily Mail.

If a chili dog is too boring for you, meet the Hamdog. It's a hot dog encased in a beef patty that's been deep-fried and drowned in chili, cheese and onions. It's topped with a fried egg and served on a hoagy bun with a side of French fries. Eat one, if you dare, at Mulligan's in Atlanta.

This KFC sandwich is a heart-stopping creation that layers two kinds of cheese with bacon and oozes 'Colonel’s sauce.' The twist? Instead of bread, two deep-fried chicken breasts round out the calorific concoction.

Everyone knows that a bacon cheeseburger is terrible for you - but sandwich one between a split, grilled Krispy Kreme donut, and you'd better have a set of defibrillator paddles handy. Called the "Craz-E-Burger," this 1,500-calorie burger was offered, amusingly, just outside the West Springfield, Mass., agricultural fair's 'Better Living Center.'

If you don't want to skimp on the most important meal of the day, stuff yourself with Carl's 830-calorie Breakfast Burger. It's 'a charbroiled all-beef patty, fried egg, crisp bacon, American cheese, hash brown nuggets and ketchup on a sesame seed bun.'

Throw in a side of Poutine, a Canadian staple consisting of French fries topped with cheese curd and slathered with brown gravy.

Fried mac-and-cheese. According to the recipe by the Food Network's Paula Deen, it's a square of macaroni-and-cheese wrapped in bacon, dredged in flour and egg, and coated with bread crumbs that is then fried in oil - peanut, of course, to be healthy.

Deep-fried Oreos are the standard-bearers, found at fairs and at confectioners across this great, fat land

One Arizona restaurant makes no beef about the healthiness of its burgers. The Heart Attack Grill menu boasts the Triple and Quadruple Bypass Burger, three or four beef patties stacked and covered with cheese and the usual trimmings. If you're over 350 pounds, they'll even let you eat for free. It doesn't seem like a sound business strategy, but neither does killing off your customer base.

Fatties everywhere, salute! Hardee's rolled out its Monster Thickburger at the precise time that other fast-food joints were unveiling healthier options, like salads and fruit cups. This 1,420-calorie monstrosity is 1/3 of a pound of angus beef, four slices of bacon, three slices of cheese and mayonnaise on a buttered bun. The company's CEO wasn't kidding when he said, this is 'not a burger for tree-huggers.'

If you thought tuna salad was for dieters, think again. The Quiznos large tuna melt maintains the dubious distinction of being the sandwich chain's unhealthiest sandwich, with 2,000 calories and 175 grams of fat. Catch one, if you can.

Are you still hungry??????

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011


You think Superman wears a cape and tights?

You think Superman is from another planet?

You think Superman can be defeated by Kryptonite?


Superman isn't Christopher Reeve.

I am Superman. I don't wear a cape. I'm not from another planet. And I can't be defeated by Kryptonite. But I AM Superman. Maybe not to you...but I am to my 3 sons. To every little boy, your father is Superman. He can DO all things. He can do NO wrong. He can't be beat. That's the way that we think as kids.

"My daddy can beat yo daddy..."

I know that my Dad has always been Superman in my eyes. As I've gotten older, he became more of a brother than a father. And I hope to have the same relationship with Deion, Kameron, and Brandon. Nevertheless, they will learn in time that their father isn't perfect and he makes mistakes. Not many...but he's made one or two in this lifetime. LOL. Fatherhood is the greatest gift that I'll ever have. Every day that I'm on this Earth, it is my job to mold and shape them into becoming the young men that my wife and I hope they will be. It's not my job to make sure that they are the next great rapper, singer, or athlete. It's my job to give them love, discipline, and example to follow.

As I've gotten older as a father, I've realized that I'm not just Superman to my sons. I have been Superman to several kids. Some of the kids who are on our football team that I coached. As a black man, I am Superman. I can never forget that. Someone was Superman for me. I have to return the favor. It's not an option.

It's what I HAVE to do.

Monday, January 24, 2011

yellow rain

It's about to start raining...

Yellow rain...

The funny thing about the yellow rain is that nobody seems to be the least bit concerned.

I am MORE than concerned.

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about. I'm speaking of the yellow rain that's about to fall from the sky. There is a set of billionaires and a set of millionaires who can't agree how to share millions of dollars. Listen to them. The billionaires will want you to believe that they are "losing" money. The millionaires will want you to believe that they are being "cheated" out of money. You could choose sides. Or you could act like you don't care.

As a fan of the NFL...I care.

As a fan of the NBA...I care.

If the NFL's owners (billionaires) and the NFL Players Association (millionaires) can't come to an agreement by March 4, the players will be "locked out". We, as NFL fans, could be looking at an abbreviated NFL season...or maybe no season at all next fall. Same for the NBA. The fact that both parties have met sparingly to hammer out their negotiations could spell doom. Guess who gets caught in the crossfire???

The fans.

Are fans supposed to feel sorry for millionaires and billionaires who can't agree on how to share millions of dollars? Gimme a break. The unemployment rate for "us fans" is at 10% in this country. We are slowly digging ourselves out of the worst recession since the Great Depression. We are the ones who will spend $200-$500 to go to a game on Sunday. We love the game. We live for Sundays. But don't get it twisted. We don't share your pain. We aren't millionaires or billionaires like you. We don't live in the financial world that you live in. So, please don't look for sympathy. Personally, I don't care how the labor agreement gets done. Just get it done. We don't wanna hear your sob story about how much money is lost. We don't care.

Don't piss on us and tell us that it's raining...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

12 Radio

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Friday, January 14, 2011

dirty money

He cheated.

She cheated.

Cheating is one thing.

Financially cheating is another thing. How many times have you heard about someone “stacking paper” and keeping it hidden from their significant other. Is it prevalent? Of course it is.

In a recent survey, commissioned by Forbes Woman and the National Endowment for Financial Education and conducted by Harris Interactive, one in three Americans (31%) who have combined their finances admitted lying to their spouses about money, and another one-third of these adults said they'd been deceived. Worried your partner may be cheating financially?

Here are the top 10 red flags that signal you're being lied to.

1. Changes Topic Away From Money

Boston-based family therapist Carleton Kendrick advises people to pay careful attention to patterns in their partner's behavior that could signal dishonesty. If your partner quickly changes the subject or does not want to discuss money, he says, it's a red flag. They may be hiding something or have deep-seated emotional issues with money.

2. Easily Becomes Defensive After a Money Question

Therapist Kendrick also suggests paying attention to your partner's tone and emotional reaction to your simple money questions. If they are lying and you ask a basic question, "they may have an outsize response like anger, or might try to make you feel like a jerk." Defensiveness or blame directed at you may be a red flag that something is wrong.

3. Insists On Handling Finances Alone

Family lawyer Nancy Chemtob says many of the people she's worked with didn't have a clue about their finances because they allowed their partners to take full control. It's much easier to lie about debt and spending if the other person isn't involved. Warning bells should go off if you ask to share money responsibilities and your partner insists on doing it alone. There may be something in the bills they don't want you to see.

4. Lies To Others About Money

Therapist Kendrick recommends watching your partner's behavior early in the relationship to size up their financial philosophy. Willingness to lie to others about money is a red flag that they will also lie to you, he says. Notice if your partner inflates their income when talking to friends or becomes excited when a waiter or cashier miscalculates the bill to your partner's benefit.

5. Parents Have Unhealthy Money Relationship

Psychotherapist Tina Tessina says money attitudes and behavior are unconsciously learned in early childhood. Therefore, your partner's parents might signal an unhealthy money approach. Have you noticed that they fight about finances? Has your partner mentioned that his parents lied to each other or hid purchases? These clues will help you understand your partner’s influences.

6. Spending Is Inconsistent With Income

Signs that your partner is lying may be staring you in the face. If they seem to be spending in excess of what they earn, it may be a red flag that have undisclosed credit cards, hidden debt or that they are misrepresenting their income.

7. You Have a Negative Gut Feeling

Seattle-based Theo Pauline Nestor discovered that her husband of 13 years had been secretly gambling and had amassed thousands of dollars in debt. She had no idea that he'd been gambling, she says, but did have a gut feeling that something was wrong. Trust your instincts. If you sense there may be deception, there likely is.

8. A Sudden Change In Behavior

Therapist Kendrick emphasizes that people should pay careful attention to their partner's patterns but also to breaks in routine, which could signal that something's going on. If they've suddenly changed their work hours, spending habits or bill-paying routine, they may be hiding something.

9. Browser History Is Frequently Empty

Financial infidelity is even easier in an era when Internet gambling and online shopping are just a click away. If you notice that the browser history is empty, someone likely deleted it. It could be a red flag that your partner is attempting to cover up their online behavior.

10. You've Caught Them Before

Perhaps the clearest indication of money deceit is having caught your partner before. Because money-related addictions like gambling and excessive shopping are difficult to overcome, your partner may slip and then cover it up so they don't have to face your reaction. Embarrassment and guilt are top reasons for money lies in a relationship. If they've lied before, they may do it again.
Your thoughts...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

12 Radio

Tune in to tonight's show on 12 Radio at 9pm EST

Topic...Dating 105

co-hosted by MzInspiredmind

We'll be asking questions like...

What's the best place to go on a date?

What would you say is the average "cut off" in age differential between you and the person that you're dating?

Can you ever date someone who dated your friend?


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Monday, January 10, 2011

off tha dome

random thoughts...

a show called Basketball Wives but nobody is married that feeds into almost every stereotype for black women? Interesting concept...

black birds just fell from the sky and died with no reasonable explaination. i aint buyin the theories that they've rolled out. don't piss on me and tell me it's raining...

RIP to those who died in the shooting on Saturday where a gunman shot a congresswoman at a strip mall.

speaking of the shooting, why isn't the shooter being called a terrorist? all terrorist aren't Muslim. he's been described as "disturbed". he's a terrorist...period. White, Black, or doesn't matter.

100,000 fish died but there was no logical explaination

i'm gonna try to stop biting my nails. i know it's a bad habit but i've been doing it for SO long

it's funny how we loved snow when we were kids but we hate it as adults

#shoutout2 Ted Williams! dude went from being on being a an internet being back on radio/tv

ladies...we love taking showers with you. we just don't wanna stand in the back and freeze to death a leader. stop following the next man. blaze your own trail

they really should eliminate MOST of these bowl games.

Brett remind me of something I heard Fred G Sanford say..."I'ma be a DIRTY old man till I'ma DEAD old man."

as a parent, do you find yourself sounding JUST like your parents when you talk to your kids?

starting to watch the Food Network...not bad

Lifetime still gets no play on my tv

Lauryn Hill is showing up 3-4 hrs late for her shows where tickets are $80? GTFOH!!! I love you LBoogie but you betta get ya shit together!

Jay Z said his 2nd album was his worst. I disagree. those 2 cds with RKelly were HORRIBLE

I think...therefore I am

Ladies...we wanna hold you when you fall asleep. we just don't wanna wake up with the "dead arm"

remember when you could get "real" food on an airplane flight?

people talk about how dope Kanye's cd is...and it is a dope cd. but if you've got an all star lineup of producers and rappers on every song...shouldn't your cd be smash?

do they still sell spinnin' rims?

Gugu Mbatha-Raw...Gugu Mbatha-Raw...Gugu Mbatha-Raw


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

12 Radio

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Topic...Sports Wrap Up

We will cover...NFL Playoffs, NBA, College Football, NCAA (Pimps), and Groupies

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

and the winner is...

I'll be honest...I follow some crazy people on twitter

I don't mean crazy as in crazy but crazy as in funny.

I wanna share with you a conversation that me and some of the fellas were having.

The topic...Best jheri curl!

And here are some of the nominees...

Michael Cage - NBA player

Eric Dickerson - NFL player

Rick James - R&B singer

Stoney Jackson - actor

Troop - R&B group

Ready for the World - R&B group

Full Force - R&B group

Gary Sheffield and Dwight Gooden (his uncle) - major league baseball players

Michael Jackson - pop icon

The topic...and the subsequent dialog was pure comedy! It kept me awake during a boring day at work! Shoutout to @eclectik who came up with the topic. Also, shoutout to @AngryBlkManDC @crecks for the comedy! Y'all are crazy!

Follow these dudes!
WHO wins the award????

Monday, January 3, 2011

off tha dome

random thoughts...

happy new year. may this year be filled with great health, mental peace, and prosperity.

can you really say 2010 was a bad year? i lived to see it! every day above ground is a good day.

sometimes i laugh when i hear people talk about these "personal changes" that they'll make in the new year. why wait until the day on the calendar changes? do it now.

2010 was on record as the warmest year in the history of the earth. i think the residents of new york may beg to differ after getting 2 ft of snow last week

how many of y'all rely on spellcheck? i do

i slept on Everybody Hates Chris for a lonnng time. i love that show now

"Difficult takes a day...impossible takes a week."- Jigga yourself more than you love ANY man

Fellas...never be afraid to tell another man that you love him. stop being macho and let him know. that's not's real!

i still hate B.E.T

i won't be watching the oprah network

me and the wife at Rare (midtown)

how is Steve Harvey a "relationship expert" when he's on his THIRD marriage? get outta here with that bs

gonna be interesting to see how the "new" Congress works

for once...i'd like to hear a politician, democrat or republican, tell HOW they are gonna create jobs. stop tellin people that the country needs new jobs. no shit? tell us HOW you will do it.

Though some of that shit y'all pop to it, I ain't relating
If I don't like it, I don't like it, that don't mean that I'm hating
I just want to innovate and stimulate minds
Travel the world and penetrate the times
- Common

my man Craig Sager from TNT has the illest suits

can't wait for the spring to get here. i'm even looking forward to the pollen

i don't care how you explain it...xy + b = z makes NO sense to all

didn't know the Blackberry was so durable. i've dropped mine plenty of times.

@12kyle <---follow me on twitter i don't make resolutions but last month i stopped doing something that was very dangerous...driving and texting. i almost learned the hard way when almost rear ended another car in while driving in my subdivsion. i didn't have to wait for January 1st to stop doing that
y'all remember the pushup pop?

and yes...there is such a thing as a ghetto burger! they are served at Ann's Snack Bar here in Atlanta. want a burger?