Archive for the ‘That’s the Business’ Category

You Need More People

September 20, 2007

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“…It ain’t to play games wit’ you/it’s to aim at you…”

I was all for it.

At first.

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The Porn Supremacy

September 17, 2007

Happy Monday.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s watched it. People try to play it off as if they’ve never seen it before (even though DVD sales prove otherwise).

Yes people….I’m talking about:

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Operation “Save Curtis”: The Meltdown

September 11, 2007

Hi.

I tried to have this done earlier this morning, but as you’ll find out, this one actually required some brain power on my part. Lemme tell you – after the first “Curtis” skit, people started requesting more, and more, and more. They were honestly getting harder to top. It’s been fun, but unfortunately this is probably the last installment of the “Curtis” series – unless more material presents itself. I spent a little bit more time on this one – please let me know if it’s better, or worse, than the others.

And now….without further ado:

 

 

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Health > Beauty

July 26, 2007

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Monique is a comedienne/actress who is mostly known for being proud to be overweight (and that one show on VH1). While her outer appearance may not necessarily concern her, you’ve got to wonder if she considers her health to be an issue (and why she opted to host “Charm School” instead of appearing on “Celebrity Fit Club”).

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When Keeping It “Real” Goes Wrong

July 16, 2007

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“Hot Ghetto Mess”, a six-episode series dedicated to the “betterment of the African-American community”, will debut on Bullshit Excuses Television on July 25th. Judging from the show’s title I’d say that it should fit in well with the network’s current programming (it’s even hosted by Chaalie Murphy). This show has probably caused a first in television advertising history (I know someone will correct me if I’m wrong) – companies State Farm Insurance and Home Depot have asked BET to pull their advertising from the series’ time slot…..and they haven’t even seen an episode.

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The TI: All In Your Best Interest

July 2, 2007

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“My people were the white man’s nigger when yours were still painting their faces and chasing zebras.” – Hesh Rabkin

In an effort to catch up with most of America, I spent most of my time watching Season 1 of The Sopranos on DVD last weekend. In one particular episode, Tony’s associate Hesh Rabkin reveals that he made a fortune off of “helping African-Americans get their start” in music in the 1960s. Tony later airs him out, saying that all he actually did was add his name to the credits as a co-writer (in order to receive royalty checks). In a later episode, not-so-cliché rapper Massive Genius (played by Bokeem Woodbine) pays Hesh a visit in an attempt to take back royalties that are owed to his deceased relative. Of course this whole scenario is drawn from actual events, and you have to wonder if recording artists (of all genres) are ever going to smarten up and stop letting these TIs make a fortune off their creative works.

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