Monday, October 30, 2006

Ten Truths about Our People (pt.1 of 5)

These are just a few truths about us that we need reminders of.


1.Elvis is dead.
2.Jesus was not white.
3.Rap music is here to stay.
4.Kissing your pet is not cute or clean.
5.Skinny does not equal sexy.
6.Thomas Jefferson had black children.
7.A 5 year old child is too big for a stroller.
8.N-SYNC will never hold a candle to the Jackson 5.
9.An occasional spanking helps a child stay in line.
10.Having your children curse you out in public is not normal.

Friday, October 27, 2006


Again with the whole traffic thing! My very first blog entry (DAILY STREET LIGHT TRAFFIC) was about how much I HATE TRAFFIC! I am not your typical...when it comes to road rage. I'm an 'Internal Rager', as I like to call myself. Please...allow me to explain: I'm not the type of person who honks my horn at people when they can't drive. I don't give people hard looks (well, not too hard). I don't tailgate on the highway (not too often). And I don't give people the finger. This is what I tend to do: I scream at my windshield, and at their rear-view mirrors. I make rude statements (aloud) like...."you've got to be kidding me!", or "where the hell did you get your license from?" and stuff like that. It seems to work though, cause when I'm having my internal fit, they respond. They either drive faster, or get out of my way. Maybe it's the tone of my (internal) voice, or maybe it's the look of disgust on my face when I'm giving them the evil-eye from behind.

Anyway, the First in my Series of Pet Peeves is old men in their sports cars. Man, I can't begin to tell you how much I can't stand being caught in traffic behind one of the "still thinks he's 30" (even though he's pushing 100) geezers cruising at 30mph when the speed limit is 60.

These are not the old 'Sweet Valley High' days when old dudes with Hot Rods got all the girls. And besides that, what the hell are you doing cruising for chicks in rush hour traffic? I don't know about you, but if I had a Corvette, or Ferrari with over 500hp under my hood, I'm going to be moving too fast for one of those stop light traffic cams to get a shot of my shiny bald head. I promise you, I'd be driving like a BOH (Bat Outta Hell), but that's just me.

I'm not saying that you have to terrorize the road, and scare the living daylights out of 'Sunday Drivers', but what's the use of having all that muscle, if you're gonna cruise? Hell, if you really want to just cruise, take MY Dodge! That POS doesn't do anything but cruise! I'm all about using my possessions for their purpose. Corvettes are sports cars....so step your game up and get into the sport. Use the car for what is was made for...speed and sport. Besides, you're too old to be cruising around town with young chicks. What are you, some type of pervert or something?

It might just be me, but I'm not into dating younger women. Too much drama, and too much time invested in entertaining their short attention spans. If I ever end up with a muscle/sports car, you better believe that if there's an older chick in there with me, she's gonna have one hand on her heart, and one hand on her wig, cause we're gonna be doing damn-near 80 in a school zone ;-)....just kidding!!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of photographing a timeless classic...Classic & Custom car show here in Westminster, Ca. Every year, as I understand it, this car show is open to the public to marvel in the presence of, and enjoy these fully restored Lords of the Road....FOR FREE!

How sweet is that!? A car show of this calibur...for FREE!? You've gotta love the enthusiasm. I'm a car guy to the fullest! I love my POS Dodge, no matter how many times it's stalled on me..but I digress.

I love the glistening paint, the attention to detail, and I can truly appreciate the blood, sweat and tears put into adding the personalized, and finishing touches on your ride.

Cars like these ruin relationships...trust me, I know. It's funny how you meet a girl who's totally in love with your sweet ride...until she realizes that you love your car just as much as you love her...then comes the drama...but once again, I digress. Custom and Classic Cars are like members of the family. You've got to bathe them(detailed car wash), feed them (premium gasoline), dress them (ArmorAll and Tire Shine) and buy them new shoes(custom wheels) from time to time. You can't expect your car to take care of you, unless you take care of it, right?

See, I've been neglecting my Dodge lately, so she had to speak up and raise her voice a little. In the last 2- days, she stalled on me in the middle of homeward bound rush-hour traffic (I know what you're saying right now...you want to kill me too!) at least 3-times. Talk about embarrassing. I tend to give lots of dirty looks on the road (my silent form of road-rage), but when it's directed towards you, you can't do anything but bow your head in shame.

If I would have been taking care of her (like her man should) like these Custom & Classic enthusiasts', I wouldn't be running off on my own little tangent about my sassy lady....but I'm proud to say that I took a moment to look under her hood, fix her issues and give her a nice, and well deserved bath. Now my baby shines like a new penny ;-)...and there's no more stalling..so far.

My car in it's current stage is not worthy of competing in this local annual Show n' Shine (since she was stolen and stripped of all her goods), so instead, I'd like to invite you to see all of the Pride and Power in these beautiful beasts'. Take a moment to look at the photo shoot and appreciate these beauties of the past (and present). Actually, some of these rides look a little better than some of these weird spaceships we're driving around today...but that's just my opinion. What do you think?

CLICK HERE FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT & TO PURCHASE PHOTOS! (Listed in the Westminster Classic Car Show Gallery)

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Racist White Girl Group on Billboard Charts.....A Follow-Up to My Previous "Some STILL View Us This Way" post.

This is truly disturbing, and unreal!

By Claudia Rosett and George Russell

What does it mean for Black America that a hate preaching music duo could debut on the Billboard albums chart?

This week, the Billboard albums chart's top five is packed with nothing but new releases, with Bakersfield , CA Pop duo Prussian Blue shocking the nation by taking ..4 after selling 91, 000 copies of "End of A Black World" its first week out. The album is also serving as the soundtrack to a remake of one of the most controversial movies in U.S. history "Birth Of A Nation".

"End of A Black World" is the third and most successful album for 12 and 13 year old Lamb and Lynx, who have recently relocated to a private compound in Salt Lake City, Utah after their last album gained them national attention and death threats. The girls were lost, especially in December of 2005 when
their father was shot twice by an AME Minister. However, their father survived and their career was revived by what seems to be an unfathomable paradigm shift in American values.

"It really breaks my heart to see those two girls spewing out that kind of garbage, " said Ted Shaw, civil rights advocate and president of the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund.

"This is bullshit. Right now I am more so shocked that an album advocating the extermination of the black race could be so widely received by America , " continued Shaw, who plans to protest the girls' album and call for black artists to boycott Billboard.

Jessie Jackson of The Rainbow PUSH Coalition gave the following statement, "White America has spoken. Billboard has spoken. This is only the beginning."

The beginning is just what Lynx and Lamb, who have been nurtured on racist beliefs since birth by their mother April, are hoping for. "We hope to bring about change in our people, " said Lamb. "We hope that our album and Birth Of A Nation will show our people exactly what needs to be done to make this
country safe and white."

When asked about their inspiration for their latest efforts, Lynx gave this response. "I saw white people hating white people. I was afraid that America wanted to be black, " said Lynx. "I saw that funny nigger's show where he made a mockery of the KKK and white people were laughing. This broke my heart."

Lynx was speaking of Actor/Comedian Dave Chapelle and his comic sketch depicting a blind, African American, Ku Klux Klan leader who was unaware that he was not white. Dave Chapelle is also believed to be the inspiration of their single, "Funny Nigger, " which describes the gruesome fate of blacks who taunt whites. Dave Chapelle was not availible for comment.

Prussian Blue appear to have gone from one of America 's dirty little secrets to Pop princesses overnight. The group is now fielding offers from major record labels such as MGM and Geffen. This may be only the beginning.

Track Listing for "End Of A Black World"

1) Dawn of A New White World
2) Birth Of A Nation
3) Purest Soul
4) Tainted Blood
5) Affirmative Blaction
6) Reggin & Ekik
7) The Cleansing (interlude)
8) Short Drop and A Quick Stop
9) Burning Cross
10) N.A.A.C.P. (Niggers Against A Colorless People)
11) Funny Rich Nigger
12) Crack Babies
13) Nigger Lovers
14) No Darkie In Me
15) End Of A Black World
16) Hess' Praye

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Some STILL View Us This Way. Seeing this gives me a Heavy Heart.

These pictures were forwarded to me from a family member. It saddens my heart to see what my/our Grandparents had to live through and deal with. It's a shame that people can't be viewed as just that...people. I'm not trying to stir anything up, but please take a good look at the pictures below this article, and ask yourself how would you feel if you were considered to be nothing more than a slave, or a Circus act?

Black People have been ridiculed for more than 400 years, and here today, in 'modern society', these same Black People that are made fun of, are now our idols. We are Pro Basketball, Football, Golf and many other sports icons. We are Oscar & Emmy receiving and nominated Actors and Actresses, we are great Singers and Songwriters, Movie Directors and so on. Even with our popular and evergrowing Urban youth and Rap/Hip-Hop Cultures, although often imitated and duplicated, we are still made to look like untamed animals, and uneducated thugs. There are many PEOPLE of EVERY Race and Culture that are 'bad seeds', but Black People for some reason STILL end up becoming the focus of all negative attention. There is absolutely no reason for anyone, whether they be Black, White, Latin or Caucasian to be mistreated as the pictures below indicate. Side Bar: I can't believe they STILL sell 'Aunt Jamaima' (did I spell that right?) products! That's just as racist as the pics below.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Formula Drift

I know this is a little off topic from the normal direction of my articles, but then again, there is no REAL normality in my script...for this IS Aimless Thought.

Anyway, yesterday I went to Irwindale Speedway (Ca.) to witness the Final Round of Formula Drift racing. If you're not 100% sure what Drift Racing, or Drifting is, basically, it's like this. Drifting began (to my knowledge) in Japan roughly 3-4 yrs ago, and is now gaining heavy popularity in the US. It's kinda like the movie "The Fast and The Furious, Tokyo Drift". Racers local, and world wide come to showcase their driving/racing skills, and manueverability through highly modified racing/sports cars sliding around the oval racetrack....hence the name Drifting. There is always lots of smoke, from the burning tires, and lots of crowd excitement.

To me, it's kinda like the Dukes of Hazard used to do around the corners of Hazard County when they were running away from Roscoe P. Coltrane. What they do is get their cars going around the track between 65-75+mph, and then the sliding begins. They're hooking around the corners with the tail-ends of their cars swinging so close to each other, and the walls of the track that you think they're gonna rip their cars to shreds. And the best part is not the racing, or the pretty models...no no no! The best part is that some of these professional drifters are racing in fully-loaded Lexus's (did I spell that right?). These luxury vehicles have leather, tv's and sound systems in them. Some of these cars are their Daily Drivers!!! How do you drive to work in the morning, and drift in the evening...in the same car?

It was really unbelievable, and I can't wait til the next show. Until then, enjoy the short video below, and enjoy the photos that I took over at With Every Blink.

D1 vrs Nascar twin drift part 2

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


I WON!!!! I AM SOOOO EXCITED! THIS WAS MY FIRST WRITING CONTEST (I have to thank www.contrarywoman.blogspot.com for the invite, and www.lespiritdescalier.blogspot.com for providing the contest) AND I ACTUALLY WON! WELL, I TIED FOR FIRST PLACE...THANKS TO YOUR VOTES, BUT THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.




l'esprit de l'escalier

l'esprit de l'escalier

Here is where you can read my short/winning story!

My story is # 4

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


In our world of glamour and glitz, there lives an underlying feeling of insecurity and low self esteem. Women in our society are held up in the highest regard, only if they are physically capable of being molded into what "society" thinks is acceptable. I may be old-school, but I am not really impressed by the "new styled" woman of the 2000's. I'm into the natural woman. I like the natural breasts (whether big or small), the natural butts (preferrably BIG ;-) and the natural look. ( If you must wear make-up, try to use as little as possible if you're aiming to please me).

Recently (at least for a year now), I've been hearing lots of commercials on ALL of the popular radio stations advertising breast augmentations, face lifts and tummy-tucks. Althought plastic surgery is not new, I still think it is a terrible mistake. That has to be one of the worst things you can physically do to your body (besides drug abuse). Our women are so into pleasing the public eye that they are not considering the long term effects that plastic surgery has on their bodies. Ok, so your 45 year old breasts look like they're 20, but what happens when you turn 60+? Your whole body is going to be sagging (that's natural with old age), but your breasts are still going to be sitting up like war missiles. That's NOT going to be attractive...not even to perverts. What are you going to do then, go under the knife and get cut once again? Our bodies are extremely resilient, but this is going way beyond.

In a previous article (If you've Ever Wondered), I wrote about how many women are subjecting themselves to plastic surgery to get approval......from who? Men tend to say that they don't really care whether breasts are real or not, but honestly, if you take a close look at how some of these women look at 100lbs (with 30lbs of that being fake breasts), there's nothing attractive at all. I don't know about the rest of you, but I remember learning in high school that in some other cultures, women with the most 'meat' on their bodies were considered to be the most attractive. Weight was an asset as opposed to a defect. Now, I'm not encouraging obesity, but after all the diets that I've tried, I always felt better when I wasn't starving myself to look "Hollywood Good".

It's almost like these commercials are making plastic surgery ok, and if we don't do anything to change this, the "Nip-Tuck" tv show is going to soon become a reality show, and we really don't want that. More importantly, these commercials are targeting women. Men, we HAVE TO step up and let our women know that a little cushion is A-OK!! Another sad thing about this is that it's mainly happening in California. I just came from Vegas, and while I was in my room (trying not to gamble) watching regular tv, not once did I see a Bally's or 24-hour Fitness commercial. Hollywood is turning our women into Frankenstein Monsters (all chopped up and put back together).

I had an associate a while ago who was dating this rich 16 year old girl (it's ok, he's only 17). She had everything a 16 girl would ever want, and then some. In her rich little circle, all of her friends were "glamour girls". Tattooed make-up, liposuction and breast implants. At the time, she happened to be the only girl (I did say girl...she's only 16) in the circle that was under-developed in comparison to her friends, so just like any spoiled unsupervised and self-parented teenager would do, she asked her "too-busy to parent" parents if she could have breast implants for her 17th birthday. Do I really have to say that they said YES!!!? Does anyone else see the underlying problem with this? There's the obvious problems that come with plastic surgery (scars, mistakes, malpractice and sometimes death), but what about her age, her under-developed (late blooming) body, and the fact that when she hits mid-17 through 20 when her natural breast try to grow under those implants? This is what I mean when I say that people are not paying attention to the real problems with plastic surgery.

Our accredited doctors have turned plastic surgery (which was generally used to help burn and accident victims, and so on) into a marketplace for chopping up teenagers, and over-weight adults. We absolutely have to do something about what's happening to our society. No one is happy with who they are. What's going to happen when these young implanted women become mothers and grandmothers? What are our future grandchildren going to say when they see grandma with boobs like Dolly Parton? And what about the men???? I've seen reality shows on MTV where men were getting peck and calf muscle implants to help with their body-building competitions (as well as their self-esteem). When is it ever going to stop? Somebody talk to me please!!! Does anybody else see what's wrong here?!!!

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

No Pride in Poverty

Contrary to the photos that you'll see at the end of this article, I actually do live in a decent neighborhood where you can leave your door open overnight, and wake up in the morning with everything you had when you went to bed.

Lately, I've been under the impression that I make a decent living (although I'd like to make a better one....as we all would) considering all the extras that I have..i.e, computer, my own apt, my own car, digital cameras and innumerous unecessary toys that I've been led to believe I can't live without, but when I see people who are generally in my same situation struggling, it kinda puts things into perspective. It really seems petty to me when you're complaining about not having the fanciest car, or the latest cell phone or iPod while your next door neighbors are struggling to make sure their kids have a solid meal to eat.

I decided to spend an hour in my front yard to play with my new camera (go figure) and take random photos of what I call life. What I was able to capture in 'my own back yard' was disheartening as well as eye opening. I was able to take a few photos of my neighbor and his family as they worked together to prepare their work truck for another haul. As far as I can tell, he's a salvager. He takes old appliances and electronics, and rebuilds them for resale. It turns out that he's actually very good at what he does. My brother purchased a vaccum cleaner from him for $25 over two years ago, and it still works to this day, with no problems (except us being too lazy to change the bag...go figure).

I also caught a photo of this young Asian lady who visits my neighborhood for her daily recycling. She can't be much older than 23 years old, which further proves the title of "No Pride in Poverty". I don't think I've ever met anyone in that age group that wasn't too proud to walk the streets and rifle through trash dumpsters to look for plastics. I do understand that California is slowly becoming a 3rd-World Country, but with all the glamour and glitz in Hollywood and the other surrounding cities, you'd think she would be a little embarrassed to push her cart through the street. My hats' off to her.

I have much respect for those who bite the bullet and push their pride aside in order to survive. You've got to try to image what walking the streets with a shopping cart, and rifleing through trash cans does to you. I'm not anti-California, and I'm not going to give up what I've earned to bond with the "common-man" to see life as they live it, but I can never look at someone who's living a hard life as someone beneath me. In some instances, they are above me, cause I don't think I'm built to walk to streets to stay alive.

As sad as it is for me to see people experiencing financial hardships, it still doesn't stop my motivation. It actually adds to it. I refuse to let myself end up in their situations. I know that sometimes things like this are totally out of your control, but as long as I have two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes, two ears and two feet (knock on wood), I will NEVER live like this. There's no pride in poverty, but there's a lot of pride in me, and that's what keeps my wheels spinning every day of the week.

I'm not writing this article to lead you to believe that you should be ashamed of your good living, but I do hope that you realize and recognize that this could be any one of us at any given point in our lives. Who knows what type of lifestyle they all came from? I've met lots of people who were millionairs now living in their cars. Although there's no pride in poverty, having to live in your car after you've "had it all" has to hit you in the heart. It takes a real strong man and woman to keep their heads up when all else around you has fallen.

I am very thankful for the life that I am living, and I will continue to push to make it better. There's is nothing that can get in my way to stop me from becoming a success, no matter what path I choose. I just hope that I can help all of you see what see through my writings, as well as through my photos. Please have some pride in yourselves and try not to disrespect those who are less fortunate around you.

(You can see the photos for this article HERE!)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Words of Wisdom

This set of reality shorts was sent to me from an old friend of mine, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Some of the Truest Words Ever Spoken (Written)


Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy


Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime


A man will pay $20 for a $10 item he needs.
A woman will pay $10 for a $20 item that she doesn't need.


A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.


Married men live longer than single men do,
but married men are a lot more willing to die.


A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.


A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling,
telling me, "You're next." They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

26 Crazy Facts

I know this is probably useless and all, but I thought you'd enjoy it. It was sent to me from another good friend of mine, so in turn, I'd like to send it to y'all. Enjoy...

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1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

2. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a bellybutton.

3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.

4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.

5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop---even your heart!

6. Only seven per cent (7%) of the population are lefties.

7. 40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

8. Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.

9. The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

11. The average housefly lives for one month.

12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.

14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.

16. Most of us have eaten a Spider in our sleep.

17. The REAL reason Ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.

18. The only 2 animals that can see behind it without turning its head are the Rabbit and the Parrot.

19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie."

20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.

21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little paint thinner is used in place of the milk.

22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.

23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.

24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.

25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.

26. If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.

I hope you enjoyed these 26 Crazy Facts as much as I did....