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frustrated  A lot of times, people fear becoming the grouchy old person that people hate (and the hate is definitely mutual) because they constantly fuss about things that they don’t like. I’m not one of those people. Slowly but surely my tolerance level has become more and more like a grouchy old person’s, and quite frankly, I don’t give a damn. There are some words and phrases that if I didn’t hear them ever again, I would be on top of the world! Here are the top six most annoying words or phrases that I want to go away ASAP (and this time they are ranked in order).

#6. “Something of that nature”- This may be because an old boss that I didn’t care for used to say this all the time. When this is said in every other sentence, it would bother you too.

#5. “Copacetic”- This is something else I heard constantly repeated and now I hate. This word needs to disappear for LIFE.

#4. “Twerk”- First of all, Miley Cyrus did not invent this. I wish people would stop acting brand new. Obviously, they’ve never seen Strawberry work the pole on Saturday nights. This word is overrated and it’s annoying how now people want to show that they can do it too. Sit down and stop it. As far as I’m concerned, leave it to the professional strippers and stop posting bare-assed pictures of yourself doing this foolishness.

#3. “Keep it 100” or “Keep it real”- If you’re being real, you shouldn’t have to point it out.

#2. “Turn up”- This is one of the most annoying trends off all time. How ‘bout ‘turn off?’

#1. “Must be nice”- This drives me up a wall. Basically, instead of saying, “I’m jealous,” this is a way to pretty it up and it gets on my nerves. Try something a little more positive, you ass.

What would you add?

Into Thin Air- Part Two

poof  A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog about overrated celebrities who need to sit down. As soon as it was posted, I forgot to add some people, so I went back and added two more. THEN after my re-post, I came up with even more names (which I’m sure I will repeat the cycle after tonight as well).

Now granted, there are some people that I purposely left off. One, being Beyonce, because even though I am a fair-weather fan, I respect her as an entertainer. She’s not the best talker or singer, but she is a damn good entertainer. So without further ado, here are ten more celebrities that need to vanish…quickly (this time, I’m not putting them in any particular order).

1. John Mayer- Has this dude dated every single woman in Hollywood? He needs to get tested and then go sit down and figure out what else he wants to do with his life.

2. Miley Cyrus- I keep forgetting that this is a kid, or at least very young. But when she strips for magazine covers and wears barely nothing, you kinda start to wonder. The best thing she did was cut her hair, because I think it looks cute on her. Otherwise, she’s too young to not have much purpose.

3. Omarosa- This bitch… .

4. Brittany Spears- I’ve been tired of Brittany ever since she hooked up with K Fed (wherever he is). All we hear about now is who she’s dating or marrying. Who cares! Let’s talk about if she’s taking care of her kids. How bout that?

5. Kristen Stewart- I actually feel a little bit sorry for her, but I had to put her on here. She got blacklisted because of cheating on her boyfriend. Don’t get it twisted, I’m not defending what she did, but how many MEN cheat on their girlfriends and spouses and their behavior is overlooked? Why are people treating her like a red-headed step child because of that? Double standards are very much alive and present in today’s society and it is extremely annoying. On the other hand, Kristen, I am tired of hearing about you, boo. Sit down until you can get your image together. Try looking a little friendlier too. The stoned look is not attractive.

6. Rick Ross- Between him and Lil Wayne, do they really have to be on everybody’s songs? And how many of us are sick of seeing his titties (no, these are not breasts, people- he’s got C cup titties)?

7. Chris Brown- Musically, I will admit to liking a few of his songs. Personally, he probably is the pompous ass he portrays himself to be. You can’t claim to be misunderstood or anything like that when you throw tantrums, beat up people, and urge men to control women’s lady parts. Take a long vacation full of intense anger management, then MAYBE I will be able to believe that you’re rehabilitated, Chris.

8. Demi Moore- Nobody wants to get old and especially look it. But, it’s better for everyone if you were to act and dress your age. If your preference is twenty-something year olds, fine. But, don’t forget that you’re fifty-something and look sixty-something and dress twenty-something. And stop trying to hold on to men who don’t want you. Use your ‘me time’ wisely.

9. Adele- I’m just not a fan. I don’t know where she came from all of a sudden, but I want her to go.

10. Bobby Brown- Poor Bobby. He just has no purpose in life whatsoever. Damn shame.

Into Thin Air

???????????????????????????????????????   Some may agree and some may not, and that’s okay. But there are some celebrities out there who just need to go away…for a long time. And when I say “go away,” I don’t mean die. I would never wish death on even my worst enemy. But there are some people who are just flat out annoying (even their presence) and the media hypes them up over the silliest things. For example, there was an article on my number one person who tripped. Seriously?? The public needs a picture and a write up on this?

Anyways, without further ado, here is my top twelve list of celebrities who need to vanish A.S.A.P.

1. Kim Kardashian- Just sick of her!

2. Taylor Swift- She is an immature brat. How many times is she going to publicize her breakups in a song? On top of that, Kanye gave her a severe boost in popularity after he stole her shine years ago. She just needs to go.

3. Drake- I can’t stand his being.

4. Nicki Minaj- I think she annoys herself too.

5. Kanye West- He’s just  an ass. Do I need to get any deeper?

6. Rihanna- She takes off her clothes in an attempt to disguise the fact that she can’t sing. So sad.

7. Justin Bieber- I just don’t like him. He seems bratty and catty.

8. Lindsay Lohan- She serves no purpose.

9. Jennifer Aniston- How long are people going to feel sorry for her and Brad Pitt’s breakup? It was a Hollywood marriage that was doomed long before Angelina entered the picture. Just read any interview they did while they were married.

10. Lil Wayne- Wack.

11. The Whole Kardashian Family- If they burp, they’re in the news. Who cares about any of them, really?

12. Tom Cruise- He’s just weird.

Hip Hop Is Dead

  Nas said it best a few years ago and he was absolutely right. Hip hop is dead. I never thought it would come to this, but it’s to the point where I can’t stand new rap artists, or should I say, where rap has gone (there are some older artists who I can’t stand now that I could tolerate years ago). I can’t even listen to the radio now without being totally disgusted. For example, who the hell made a song called “Booty Meat”? And why do they have a record deal? Sit down, shut up, and take out a book!

I’ve always been told that I’m an old soul, but I think many people will agree with me that rap has reached a new level of ridiculous-ness. All you need is one line to repeat over and over with a decent beat, plus a lot of bass and you’ve got a hit record. But my question is this… what happened to having talent?

Now before anybody gets uptight, I’m airing out my frustrations about rap because I listen to primarily rap and R&B. Currently, it’s moreso artists who have been in the rap game for years. I’m disappointed where rap is today and what it’s doing to Black youth. After working in the school system for years, I saw it firsthand. I cringe every time I hear someone under fourteen singing a song like “Lollipop” by Lil Wayne word for word or see a child pop, locking, and dropping it (I’ll address the parents who ALLOW their children to do this or think this is cute in a future blog). Children, whether they understand the lyrics or not, sing along to these highly provocative songs because they are the hottest songs at the moment. But they don’t know that these songs are garbage.

Can we just go back to where any and everybody can’t get a bubble gum record deal? Where you had to have real talent in order to step foot into a studio? Where the women in videos had on clothes? Where rappers rapped about substance? Where there was a certified message?  Is this too much to ask for?

Body Over Mind

On the way home tonight, I was listening to a song that I really like by Jill Scott called “So Gone”. The chorus says, “Why does my body ignore what my mind says?” and that got me thinking. Interesting question, Ms. Scott.

If I were Sigmund Freud, I would easily respond by saying that ‘Your id is acting up.’ “Id”, according to Freud, is the unconscious process that we all have as children, or preferable infants. It’s all about seeking pleasure- not now, but right now. So like in the song, you end up in bed with a person you have no business with; you turned the volume off on your mind and decided to give in to the pleasure principle and use your body.

If I were R. Kelly, I would just as easily tell you that ‘I don’t see nothing wrong’ (you know the rest).

But let’s get back to the original question. Why do people mute their superego (their conscience) and go with what they know they shouldn’t? Do some people not have a conscience? Believe that they’ll figure it out later? Make up a lame excuse for their actions to downplay what they’ve done (for example, ‘I needed a stress reliever anyways.’)? Or do some people just not have the self-control? And on the flip side, are there times where we should mute our conscience?

What is your opinion?

Disclaimer: I will not be answering this question, but more so looking for other’s answers and viewpoints. Also, sorry for the psychology lesson;)

Saving All My Love

I really wasn’t going to do this, but now I feel compelled. {Sigh} After just watching Whitney perform the “Star Spangled Banner” (at the 1991 Super Bowl) and the end of “I Will Always Love You” (at an awards show a couple years ago) on the music channel, I sat in admiration. She sang effortlessly.  Left with a face full of tears, her passing finally hit me. Since Saturday, I’ve noticed that many female singers have been compared to her, such as Mariah Carey, Beyonce, etc. I’m sorry, but there is no comparison whatsoever. Whitney’s powerhouse vocals were beyond incredible and were untouchable. Her strength, her range, her overall pureness of good old fashion raw talent. There is and was no other. Not only was a legend taken from us too soon, but she was also a music icon. I am truly saddened, and hope that she rests in peace as her music lives on and continues to bless us with her authentic gift.

Whitney Elizabeth Houston

August 9th, 1963- February 11th, 2012