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Are you OBSOLETE, man

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on February 22, 2017 at 8:03 am

 

technology-becoming-obsolete.pngShortly after I lock into Rod Sterling’s intro: “You are traveling into another dimension…” the Twilight Zone’s  opening scene starts to unfold and an elderly gentleman is being escorted through 40ft tall double doors leading to a judgment council where over the narrating host continues:

[June 2, 1961]

Rod Sterling: “You walk into this room at your own risk because it leads to the future.  Not a future that “will be,” but one that “might be.”

This is not a new world, it is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who’s ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advances and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom.

But like every one of the super states that preceded it, It has one iron rule:  Logic is an enemy and Truth is a menace.”

STRONG WORDS. Wouldn’t you say?

For years I have been telling my 19-year old daughter about the dangers of reality TV. It came out of nowhere and when it first started up, the intimate insight into “the behind-the-scenes views of a couple of “average you’s,” was fine, but then the concept took off like an epidemic. Trump became even more popular via the reality show vehicle and our youth have succumb to heralding “this particular attitude” and often vocalizing, “Ugh! Reality shows have some of the dumbest people on them, I COULD DO BETTER because my life is way more screwed up than… (the subject under review}.

How is that a good premise for a show?

My warning to my daughter throughout the years was ‘I won’t stop you from watching output_eivj5vreality shows but you must keep in mind that they are ENTERTAINMENT and more over that I really believe reality shows came into our lives to DUMB DOWN THE viewing MASSES.’ If that wasn’t the intention, it’s exactly what has and is happening. How many young girls wanted to be Paris Hilton back in the day or wanted to be Kim Kardashian yesterday? Reality icons always fall off the radar of remembrance a month after the show cancellation but during their weekly 15-minutes of fame… they are larger than life to the onlooking masses.

I warned my daughter to avoid being “one of the masses.” I advised her to look – if she must, but to stay focused on her own journey. We ran into instances where she just “wanted to be like everyone else.”  I encouraged her to stand as an individual and then Twilight Zone comes on in the wee hours of this morning and it turns out maybe my advice is indeed “OBSOLETE, man.”

Peep the clip of episode 65, Twilight Zone, THE OBSOLETE MAN:

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I love books and there is indeed a God, my friend.
Mr. Romney Wordsworth was a librarian and believer until the end.

Though government could not appreciate his diversity stance
and decided if he’s not “like everyone else” he must be OBSOLETE MAN.

Obsolete? Because he wasn’t as shallow as the weighted mass?
After watching this episode, I promptly got up off of my ass

to locate the reel and share the episode with you;
There’s nourishment in the Twilight Zone’s archived view.

Unfortunately it has a PRESENT DAY hue, and still – I’m not feeling it.
Twilight Zone saw signs of obsolete back then – they were reeling it.

This episode is perfect to review today, hop onto the couch of a true Twilight Zone fan,
I’m Qui
Happy Hump Day to thee and BEING YOU is never OBSOLETE, man.

Sex Appeal is real

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on February 1, 2017 at 6:27 am

Confession is Qui

I saw a 2017 Tesla flipping suicide doors…
I stood at attention; I want to know more.

I’m turned on by gadgets and learning things that I do not know.
Thus I admit I’m turned on by Tesla’s entrance and exit m.o.

Sex Appeal is real, yo! It can be quite consuming.
I always get a nipple perk when Spring is close and flowers are blooming.

Spring is closer today than it was in December
and the botany blooms at Costco are prettier than I remember.

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More exotic for sure.
Spring may be a cure.

Surely she’ll bring something fresh.
Anything less ORANGE toned… would be best.

I confess I’m an easy turn on – it doesn’t take much.
I’m into love, hugs, encouragement and human touch.

Sex Appeal is real and is rarely out too far.
One way to start the party up, unveil some new art.

I approach each hump like I’m smart, I analyze and then I play,
I’m Qui
Turned on with ease as Sex Appeal is real on this HumpDay.

I’m yielding and I’m receiving.
Vibes of appeal trump seething.

Attracted to the good of…


On that flight from Dallas

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 29, 2017 at 7:12 am
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ABOUT My immediate neighbors in the air…

I’ll be quick and make this short
I sat in row 1 in the middle of two sports.

Both were of senior age but not together.
All of us on our way to enjoy the Phoenix weather.

The lady to my left was fighting Parkinson‘s — HARD.
At times, uncontrollably – for her, I prayed to the Lord.

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She was sweet as pie and told me how much she loves her grands and 3-month old great grand.
Though even sweeter tales came via the right from the senior man.

This was only his first flight since being shipped out to Vietnam.braided-qui-red-lips
His outer appearance was aged though he bore youthful charm.

He complimented my hair. I’m wearing micro braids.
He talked to me like we were old friends. I dig his way.

He’s been married for 42-years and is a proud snow bird.
He usually lives in Kansas but WINTER IN PHX – is #WORD.

He went to Dallas because his sister passed still he remained strong.
He’s got Hawaii plans – he plans to live long.vietnam-soldier-of-peace

I love that. We should all love life with no fear.
Had his father seen 2017, he’d have been married 70 years.

His father and mother were married for 69 years! What you say!?

The day for him is young, for his 50th wed anniversary – he plans to play.

That’s when he wants to go to Hawaii.
I yielded to his zest. Yes – nothing could stop me.

He’s in his mid 60’s and making plans like he’s 30.
If you are younger and doing less – you’re living dirty!

Now I don’t usually talk on flights because my voice carries.
When I do, the tales I tell, the public – near, naturally marries.

That means FOLKS FOR MILES seem to hear me and respond,
I’m Qui
And Dallas was good to me especially the #ReturnFlightBond.

IN Per SUIT

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on January 18, 2017 at 7:48 am

byron-allen-suit-sharpWhat up kinfolk? What’s good and what has happened
that caused a $10 Billion Lawsuit to be filed by Byron Allen?

No, I don’t suppose this is #NewNews, but it’s news all the same,
the lawsuit was filed in respect to Charter Communications and its BOS frame.

BOS. What does the acronym stand for?
Black Owned Stations. Byron wants to know “What’s the score?

I think we have two, but could we have more?
Are attempts to own black stations being thwarted at the door?

I remember many years back when Bill Cosby wanted to get a station,
not long after — allegations raped him of his reputation.

Thank God for the OWN station, though Byron says there could be more,
he got with the crunchers and did the numbers and is confident before us is a locked door.

In October 2016, a judge ruled the suit to go forth, to proceed.
Black folks are major consumers, may we have a little more ownership of feed?

Great progress is in the works but no victory for WE, though Mr. Allen is on the case.locked-door
I know you remember Byron Allen from occupying yesterdays late night broadcast space?

Well his drive has not waned or aged and nor has his face.
I won’t lie, I’m a writer ’til I die – and I’m glad Byron’s on the case.

What good is a scripted create if it has no prospect of a home?
How many writers are praying for outlets; fighting off ‘popularity in the dead zone.’

An artists appreciation is usually on the rise
when he produces much and then he suddenly dies.

What the what-what? Ain’t nobody got time for that anymore.
So God bless Byron Allen on his “judicial access
regarding BOS” score.

The battle is lain before us and I’m sure it will be long and hard.
I will continue to write a reflective insight and continue to pray to the Lord…

I really need Byron Allen to make headway today for many of our tomorrows.
I’m Qui
Taking my cues from that NO LIMIT dude, he’s got the notes that a #GoodHead must follow

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It’s just Good Business.

Black-ish Racket: Play Ball!

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows, Video on January 13, 2017 at 7:30 am

BLACK-ISH

Wednesday night on ABC a rather direct episode of Black-ish aired.
Dre, played by Anthony Anderson went where most scripts don’t dare.

During a round table discussion at the marketing firm
the president-elect came up and dialogue began to burn.

Dre’s co-workers went around the table expressing their despair vs. hope
and most were perplexed, admitting: for the pres-elect, ‘they did not vote.’

But then there was one young lady sitting across from Daphne (played by Wanda Sykes)
who did vote for the pres-elect; her name is Laura and she happens to be white.

Suddenly the script got hype and the mostly male co-worker situation started to question
what was on her mind in the booth? With debated breath they insisted confession.

The young lady at the round table expressed her truth-in-thinking the elect would be fair –
and did not wake up post election like her co-workers with a pitted feeling of despair.

When the mic was turned to Dre
at first he didn’t have much to say.

But when pressed by peers on the subject
Dre had much to say and with clarity it erupted.

The writers of the LEMONS episode were sharp in laying their delivery
When Dre spoke on his feeling, I was chilled and it went right though me.

The monologue was touching and Dre was convicted in his necessary release.
In short he said, ‘I’ve always supported this country, even when it doesn’t support me.’

 Ooo Wee.
You see?
That’s what’s it like to be BLACK LIKE ME.

Dre continued at the round table expressing how he remains hopeful and presses on…
he is not unique in his stance, this is many a Black persons song.

So let me let you hear the monologue as not to quote him wrong:

Watch It Quick – it’s the most reflective say!
Again Watch It Quick- before YT takes it away.

I couldn’t quote it word for word, so I found this cheesy shot.
Give me a few minutes to compose a word-for-word on this slot.

In the meantime enjoy the view
the writers of this series are thinking about you.

The writers of this series are thinking about us as a whole.
Racism is an ugly mother and the –ish is way past old.

I love this series because it does its best
to build a bridge that connects us at the vest…

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@The heart.
What Dre expressed needed to be said… it’s a start.

I hope that you saw the series on Wednesday if not, try and cop it ON DEMAND.
I’m Qui
and Black-ish is Playing Ball. Thank God, because we need ’em to, man.

#SayThat

2 Hours of TAKING THE STAGE…

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm

taking-the-stageOMG! What an awesome broadcast. Did you see it?
I’m glad I did or I wouldn’t have really believed it
would be so good and so deeply uplifting.
I found the broadcast while channel surfing and sifting

because I don’t watch a lot of network television
I blindly landed on The African American Music and Stories that Changed America – rendition.

I hadn’t seen any commercials advertising the event
and there,  the better part of my evening, 2-hours were spent.

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Mary J Blige opened the show – it was a very appropriate and proper note

There was Usher, Fantasia, Christina Aguilera and those Broadway singers too,
There was Common, Dougie Fresh and Chuck D reciting Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes.

There was Gladys Knights, but no Pips, Mary Mary and Shirley Caesar —
John Legend, Stevie Wonder and the Howard University Choir – no preacher.

ABC SPECIAL - TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA, a star-studded special commemorating the opening of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, taped at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, 9/23/16, will air as a two-hour primetime special on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 (9:0011:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Watkins/ABC via Getty Images) ANGELA BASSETT

Angela Bassett introduced the memories of Lena Horne, Nina Simone and Billy Holiday

And a host of others that played their part in blessing us too —
It was good to reflect on the American History of YOU.

This was the celebration of the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum in DC.
I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for a place that will house the history of WE.

I’ll drop by the museum often to reflect on and gaze upon
those fragments of time that I do call my own.

The Smithsonian is a fine home and so the party went off without a hitch,
I’m Qui
Fading-to-black the TV because the last two hours satisfied an Historical itch.

THANK YOU
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For thinking about WE.
It sho’ felt good to me.
XOXO

A Strike to The Gut

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking on January 11, 2017 at 6:01 am

fist-2-gutSomebody stole my toy chihuahua/mut.
That’s A Strike to The Gut!

Strutting through a crowded party when someone grabs my breast and butt.
A small man palmed my arse and a tall woman grabbed my — That’s A Strike to The Gut!
What the what-what?

I lost my iphone on the way home from partying and such,
FindMyIphone located it at a major intersection — that’s A Strike to The Gut!
It was all run over and beat up.

I love a sharp pair of shoes, but should they get roughed up
because YOUR DATE stepped on them? That’s A Strike to The Gut!
Nothing a little Oxy Wash can’t clean up. 😀

Strikes happen all of the time – to the gut and in the creative produce.fist
I keep my abs toned; touting PUNCH HERE and watch me juice!
Ooo Ooo!!

To try me brings me joy.
I giggle every time – like that Pillsbury Dough boy.

Ahoy matey! I am that lady who is happily atop of this hump.
I’m Qui
Inhaling this sweet literal breeze and exhaling dramatic skunk!
My scripted mounds are high and round like a perfect ba-donka-dunk!

#FilpThat

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MONDAYS Maybe — My Sure FIRE BABY

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, TV Shows on January 9, 2017 at 5:07 am

carmen-jones-pinupOoo wee and yes lawd, things are getting a bit hot.
I’ve got it, he want’s it — not sure if I want to ‘get got.’

If loving you is WRITE I don’t want to be wrong.
I’m DNA to the southern pin up Carmen Jones.

Not quite Louisianan; I don’t read chicken bones.
I’m a hallelujah girl – Jesus is my ‘jones.

I pray. I walk a key & tailored line…
the view is good from the front – the view is good from behind

and good lawd — the deeds that do occupy my time
are good for me; my colorful sublime.

I can’t physically bottle it but I can type it out.
A literal Monday will be my lips pout.

MAC Gold. Lips sticking out but I’m not mad nor hurt,
This fire I’m fanning is quite the invoking flirt.
qui-footwear-2017It’s drawing me in and pulling up my skirt,
it’s roughing up my hair, but no — it doesn’t hurt.

It’s firm and it’s good…
you know that paper is made from wood.

Wood is a natural erection. Nature gives us that.
And now a forest is before me so with my ax – I’m up to bat.

The day is young however when it gets old,
I’m stacking enough wood to stave off future colds.

It’s pouring out of me, so today I will produce and concept bottle.
I’ve got my laptop, my coffee pot and I’m on CREATION THROTTLE

and it feels good.
I’m making wood.

It could get you hard…
Good lawd.

But I’m willing to bet
if you’re “about that skirt” – it’ll get you wet.

The skirt that I flaunt produces color and excites…
comparable to what you’d see on Brown Suga or that OWN Network of writes.

An insight of delights and the title list is long:
Intellectual, action-packed, and chemistry strong.

My creative mood is quite firm, so I’m going hard!
Happiness is about me, ooo wee and good lawd.

When crafting life imitating pieces many canvases may be used.
Sometimes I strike and start over, other times I blur and fuse.

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It all depends on the relatives of the situation at hand…
I’ll either seduce like Shondra Rhimes or execute like that Shakespeare man.

To let go and let it flow is my 24-hour plan. I am that lady.
I’m Qui
and Mondays Maybe is My Sure Fire Baby.

I’ll be thinking about you too.

Merry Christmas – from The Maxons

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement on December 25, 2016 at 7:52 am

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Merry Christmas baby, under all pretenses!
Last night the fam and I went out to see FENCES.

This morning I awoke, washed my face and put on clean clothes.
I confess I wear a sophisticated dress; I want to avoid being Rose.

The beloved playwright of last night never received high ratings from Neilson,
but you can bet your bottom dollars, I am all tuned in to Mr. Wilson.

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Frederick August Kittel is AUGUST WILSON

AUGUST WILSON wrote the play and it’s been on Broadway many, many times.
Fences if about patching and mendin’ – I knew seeing the film would produce a rhyme.

The director’s vision was on time.
Yesterdays BLACK LIFE – looks like mine.

I’m thinking why and how? – in my mind, because the years have surely passed…
still the feel of the scene (it being a black thing) has survived; outlast.

How could this be? When the film started up in 1946 or so?
It’s the last days of 2016 and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Yo!

If you change the low housing to middle class suburbs —
You’d have been in my backyard or on my neighbors perch.’

Ouch! That hurts: Same economical issues and relationship whoa’s.
All of that stuff we thought over that TIME we had learned from and let go.

Rose’s life said ‘NO. We aren’t passed too much. ‘
August Wilson is that play write of whom I’ve got mad love,

but damn bruh! That was relatively ‘the joint.’
When we exited the theater, I heard a 60’s-something white womans point,

She said, “That was Horrible!!!” when another person asked her for her film review.
I wasn’t sure about her feelings o’ demure – because that’s the world she lived through.

She was surely approaching 70’s door, she lived through Rose’s era; day and time.
The theater was filled with senior citizens looking to re-live ‘some kind of sentimental shine.’

I think they thought, (because of the setting of the play write)
that this was a film would remind them of ‘yesterdays light.’

Mmph. Imagine the somber faces that exited the theater with me.
After ‘Nigger this and Nigger that,’ was expelled by Mr. Washington, D.

fences-lyrical-posterDenzel was phenomenal in the film. Who would think as much,
that he in one script could make me consider recoiling from him – my love. 😀

He was quite convincing as Troy Maxson, he was bogged down with the mundanes of life.
And I, will not be Rose; Viola Davis exceptionally played Troys wife.

Have you seen the film version of the historic and relevant play FENCES?
Don’t go with a faint heart, the weight of yesterday and today may break your winces.

In the end it was a good for everyone to see how it was and realize what’s going on now.
The last thing we need is another fence. For no reason. For no vow.

Yesterday is gone and tomorrow can be whatever you like.
Merry Christmas baby, I fancy #Griot on the mic.

I fancy retelling tales to you in rhyme,
“the going-on’s of the day” — line for line.

And so today is the Sabbath and the last one of this year,
I’m Qui
Merry Christmas to thee! For the annual sum, I bid you prosperity and cheer!

Here-Here!!

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My DAYTIME ENERGY is hers

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on December 19, 2016 at 8:48 am

handicap-little-girl-no-limitsWhile at Fry’s the other day ISO electronic components and no other care,
I saw a young lady in pink, a slight posture-sink, sitting in a wheel chair.

She was pretty in pink – her age was less than 21,
she was out for a stroll with family – a little practical fun.

The lady to her rear pushed her chair
and I was shopping in Fry’s without a care…

But I DO CARE and more than I’d apparently ever thought;
our agile energy is an absolute divine gift that can’t be bought.

I know this.
Medical science shows this.

You and I walking around ever day confirms that – YES,
to be agile, to walk and run every once in a while is to be #Blessed!

I watched the young lady in pink as I exited the store
I drove past her, waved at her and have remembered her evermore.

Likely cerebral palsy… for when I was seventeen
I had a friend name Aisha and she had a brother named Saleem.

I used to date Saleem, he had a wide smile and college-cut groomed hair.
He was cute, but you couldn’t refute the beauty of the girl in the chair.

Aisha didn’t talk to me, but she was aware of my every visit.
My life is full and my compassionate pull… for them, I wish this:

day-for-nighta ‘WHAT IF‘ when I lay down to sleep
God blesses you with my energy to creep?

Where does our energy go at night when we retire the use?
Could Aisha and friends borrow a bit of it  for flight-of-life fuel?

It’s FANTASTIC, I know – and I don’t think SCIENCE is in it,
though if God allowed us to share as much – that line, I’d be in it.

I have so much energy in this body of mine
it keeps me on the go and sustains my grind.

It yields me the GO AHEAD to consume knowledge in binds.
I read, write, run and play all day – all of the time.

This energy that God has given me is truly divine
in the face of a kid at Six Flags, my energy outshines.

It’s always a race to the next ride, I’m pretty quick to get in line
so when I saw the lady in pink, I fictioned off into night time.

My #CreativeThoughts yeilded me from there to compassion
If I loaned my daytime energy to her tonight – there’ll be crazy action!

So I did! In my mind, I focused on the young lady in pink
and I put in an ENERGETIC Pay-It-Forward to her once I am asleep.

If felt strange to do such a thang‘ – but I mean really,
if it works – it’ll quench her thirst and if not, paint me “compassionate silly.”

Though it would be illy if only the young girl in pink could really feel me.
I’m Qui
and this was the spark that ignited my heart to script out: MY DAYTIME ENERGY.

What they can’t do under the suns glorious light —
the more is yielded to them when you and I sleep at night…

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