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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.

A Few HOW TO’s

In News on February 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm


things-matter-control.pngHOW TO Be H a p p y.

I can’t speak on a thing, if I don’t know it.
Kinfolk, I know “THIS.” I’m living it and strides show it.

If It’s broken, I likely broke it. 😀
Every time crisis arises – I choke it.

If it’s unnecessary, I’ll uproot it myself.
I’m interested in the productive moves and creating wealth.

“If it don’t make dollars then it don’t make sense.”
Read a book or two to forgo being shallow or dense.

Like yourself, first and embrace your hair: be it silky or nappy.
Love you, first and quench your own thirst – broach the road to H a p p y.

Start at the root of it all. What do you have to offer the world?
If you consume something bad: food or info — I suggest a good earl.

Bad food will make you sick and fishy situations will make you feel crappy.
Caveat the company you keep, watch the leaks and focus on H a p p y.

You can do it! If you break it — screw it! It may be necessary, so do it quick!
I’d rather see you happy and comfy in life than popular and sick.

And this is how I do it. I purge often and keep my loads light.
You deserve happiness in all the you do by day and by night.

Go for it.
Everyday you wake up is a day to #ScoreIt.

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HOW TO Be E f f i c i e n t.

cant-pour-from-empty-glass.jpgFirst of all efficiency is privvy to those with knowledge of the ins and the outs
so if you want to be efficient, there’s quite a bit you need to know about.

I am a thespian and one of the best when I do it.
I learn everybody’s lines – I’m known for rescuing LIVE #ScrewITs.

It’s what I do: harbor efficiency for maximum benefit.
There’s tangible LIVE PRODUCTION Insurance – if I’m in it.

Learn your lifes script and the players in action
Learn the rules, the fools and the laws and the factions.

Plan each move well ahead of your counter.
Know your obstacle well, before you mount her.

By preparing in advance and knowing the ropes – makes all of the difference.
And THIS, dear kinfolk, will yield you more E f f i c i e n t.

Everyone knows that “the game is to be sold and not told.”
Please know (in griot format), I have spit-out for you pure gold.
Kinfolk: Partake & Behold.

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HOW TO Get A M a t e

Be willing to give even more for what you want.
Nothing comes easy if you seek a good mate to flaunt.

Work on yourself, pray for wisdom and be more flexible.
Can’t do it – completely work through it? Be more responsible.

Elizabeth Taylor married much. She was quite the charming mate nailer.
I suggest you do something different because you are not Elizabeth Taylor.

When you commit, stick to it.
It ain’t easy at all. Work through it.

And that’s just on #Dating.
Doing IT much may be required for the right mating.

That’s okay – too. Take your time and be real with yourself.
Oh and it wouldn’t hurt if you chose someone who saves well (fancies wealth)

and good health.  All are good assets and you will need them tomorrow.
Ignore signs to save well  or take care and your future WILL bear sorrow.

Get a Mate that suits you inside and out – even when it doesn’t feel like it.
You’re the quarterback in all that you lack get your eye on ball and yell “hike it!”

Everytime the ball is in your court
Make PEACE #ShowFace and chart a #Score.

After executing a few complete runs of this route
You’ll be facing marriage — Tis’ what dating is all about.

There’s no time to just get bedded.
If you love ’em (over time), go ‘head and get wedded.

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HOW TO Close a W r i t e:

It’s  quite simple for a griot gal, like me,
I’m Qui
doling A Few HOW TO’s of The Social 1-2-3’s.
Ooo OUI!!

A Happy Heart

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, News on February 17, 2017 at 5:31 am

a-happy-heart.jpgA happy heart is what I’m working with
I’m happier than the cast of Chapter 2, John Wick.

Have you seen the interview/trailer shtick? It’s got potential burn.
I was captivated by the behind-scenes look at Larry Fishburn.

Isn’t he calling himself Laurence and not Larry now?
Laurence/Larry, Clean face/hairy — I love him anyhow. 😀

A happy heart is mine today! Dare I try to shake it.
It’s deeply rooted in my soul. I’m high and wouldn’t think to fake it.

An opportunity to share goodness? Everytime I see it, I take it.
I’m high y’all with heralding gall – Good is in progress. I make it.

A happy heart is what I’m dealing with. What is it that you’ve got on your chest.
If it’s something other than love, drop that bug and get to doing what works best.

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Lighten your burdened load of mundane
and elevate your heart and elongate this chain.

Chain of Love, I’m trying to link it.
No haters in this click. Those suckers will sink it.

Speaking of Chains, I heard that soon there’ll be a halt in melodic excitement
as The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has announced she’s going into retirement.

Retirement? Now? Isn’t she a spring chicken?
When it comes to Gospel tones Ms. Franklin’s vibes are bone stickin.’

I hate that she’s calling it quits – still pending a few more tour dates.
I do love Aretha Franklin and pray that PROSPERITY remains her life long fate.

Yay!
A Happy Heart is mine today.
I promise you that I’m going out to play.

My retirement is far off.a-happy-heart1
I’ll spend my youth…a productive cost.

I’m learning the ropes and minimizing losts.
I’m utilizing and executing, preparing to be boss.

A Master at the Art of Living draws little distinction between his work and play.
I’m working at mastering the art. Living good yields my heart happy today.

Hey-ey! Whatchu say? Life is tricky and that I should watch out?
A happy heart means vibing smart and cautiously moving about.
I’m not into the wince nor the pout.

Life is at hand and things are looking pretty golden.
I’m Qui
Saying Oui-Oui! I’m producing goods to be beholden.

Approaching life with A Happy Heart
is me doing my best to hold a productive charge.

Not quite Kyphosis — at all

In News on February 15, 2017 at 7:39 am

Qui Entertainment Magazine

hump-on-the-back“Hump” on the backs of 4 and an exclamation mark.

Kyphosis. What it is? Kyphosis is the medical definition of ahump back. Kyphosis is evidence of an abnormal curvature in the upper back. It is grammatically and socially offensive to call the back condition a hump.

So what’s abnormal about the curve of the mid-week point that it is deemed “Hump Day?” I went on the hunt for clarity on this “hump” and found:

“Starting around 1965, Wednesday began being referred to as “hump day.” Smack dab in the middle of the traditional work week,
arriving at Wednesday symbolizes that we’ve made it over the hump and the weekend is in sight.
Mar 19, 2014″

http://blog.dictionary.com/wednesday/

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Words, Words, Words. I can’t explain them all
and that “Over The Hill” marker is not your youthful fall.’

I’ve already had my 40th and I think that…

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Yesterdays Hopscotch

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on February 9, 2017 at 4:56 am
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XO #ChildhoodFriendships

#TheHump wasn’t that high yesterday,
I spent a lot time outside; I went out to play.

I met a girlfriend in the leisure yard,
we spent hours on memories, they came fast & hard.

We spent hours on projecting and forecasting tomorrow.
Post 6-hours of hanging out our parting bore a little sorrow.

Because as much as we like hanging out and having fun
to do this long term? Time we’ve set aside equals none.

She promises she’ll do better, and I said the same.
In two different states we reside but the love remains

as tight as it ever was, for she is a girlfriend my childhood.
Just to know she’s doing well and is happy – does my heart good.

I didn’t learn too much new 411 that I didn’t already know:
besides she’s still living sangle and she’s still moving slow. 😀

I love that about her, yo! She moves slow and I move fast.
It’s been 35-years of consistency and our relationship still lasts.

She’s raising 3 kids with 1 in elementary.
When she can’t get away she lives vicariously through me.

She colleged long and started a family later.
I questioned my timing then, but now I feel I did myself a favor

by having my kids young (foregoing party time) I felt quite giving
today that time has been given back and I’ve no need for babysitting.

We’re living in two different acts of life – we are both the same age
but because I had children at 19, mine are on a grown page.

I now act as if I’m 19 because I’ve no kids in the house,
I’ve taken to travel like I’m paid to. I travel about.

Life is good, though as I mature,
I realize great relationships are an aging cure.

No matter your age, your childhood friends remain
the people they were when you first met — we met in 7th grade.

Yesterday we did behave while having girl time: we shopped and dined,
But not a minute before I got her tipsy off those orange juice mimosa’s of mine.

We finished up our playful eve
at a spa doing foot reflexology.

I tell you child,
a little Asian lady drove me wild.

It was only for 30-minutes
but she put every skill she had in it.

Woo! I enjoyed her plenty.
I was enamored, I tipped her $20.

She happily accepted and duly split the fee
with the masseuse that did my girlfriends feet.

Ooo wee.
What an awesome treat.

When was the last time you stepped away from the social fringe
and hung out with a real and true childhood friend?

For me, I am finding that I value them more and am hanging out more often.
Perhaps as you age in wisdom and grace, your heart for appreciation softens.

I’m an introspective person and time well invested speaks volumes to me,
I’m Qui
Hanging out with great friends, starting things up again – I’m excited about WE.

Life is great!
Go outside and play.

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Or stay in and get old.
You have been told.

Mondays Barriales & Aerials

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on February 6, 2017 at 7:31 am

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Oh my goodness gracious let me do break it down
I was in A-Z all last week though I feel like I’ve been out of town.

Let’s start with Atlanta, I ain’t dropped in in a minute
But Married To Medicine & RHOA have called me back in it.

I’m not much for taking medicine – I just don’t like to do it.
Though my love for the forementioned Bravo show proves I’m married to it. 😀

There’s Dr. Jackie, Dr. Simone, Dr. Heavenly, Mariah, Lisa Nicole, Toya and Quad.
As for how much #Illness accumulates therein? My God! There is a lot.

It’s addictive and I don’t want to stop,
The husbands are accommodating and the wives are hot!

quad-greg-mtm-2017Dr. Greg is Quad‘s man and I love his energy
I also have a soft spot for a Toyas Dr. Eugene.

These men appear soft spoken but aren’t shy in saying what they mean.
I’m also quite cut for Dr. Jackie & Simone’s betrothed C’s.

Curtis and Cecil — we don’t hear from them as much.
Curtis is Jackie’s sweetheart and Cecil is Simone’s 20-year love.

Yes child, Simone and Cecil did a 20-year wedded bliss shout
In Hawaii and invited all of their cast mates out.

There was drama in the arrive or should I say the lack of,
2 of the women arrived alone without their long time loves.

The two were Dr. Jackie and Lisa Nicole.
One stabilizes the group and one is quite cold.

Well that’s my opinion.
Lisa is cute but can be a little minion.

Who isn’t a little tricky from time to time?
Well more often than not Lisa is ISO #AShine!

And it’s thirsty looking but then there are those peaches in glam pearls
Just down the Atlanta road – those RHOA girls.

They are not MD’d but could use one indeed,
perhaps some Xanax, snacks, liq or weed?

kenya-moore-2017.jpgBut the deeds done by Kenya (Ms. Drama Queen Forever) Moore
screams we need more doctors making rounds on a door-2-door score.

Makes me want to reach back to Fridays #MTM
and  ask Dr. Eugene to send Dr. [Psychiatrist] Greg and ‘nem.

Remember Toya’s husband (Eugene) had that Dr. house call service?
I wonder if that has anything to do with their troubles with the IRS?

Well it seems on RHOA that all is okay
Though I’m a little concerned with Porsha’s plate.

She wants to have a child and that’s okay
But she’s so pretty and the day is late

Porsha is on the look for a qualified mate.
Todd Stewart won the spot but can he make the grade?

porsha-stewart-todd-2017Porsha usually looks “thirsty” during the show as she presses forward a “specific mingle.”
It leaves the viewer with little to wonder about when trying to comprehend why she’s single.

She’s one of my favorite cast members – I mean truly.
She’s degreed, successful & carefree not to mention a flawless beauty.

God bless the women of melanin – there’s sooo much booty.
I watch a lot of shows but lean hard towards those Southern cuties.

It could be their accents that I feel connects us.
I too am a southern belle — I’m from Fort Worth,Texas.

All the same I remain tuned-in because their story lines can’t be beat.
As well as their hair, lashes, nails, big pouty lips and #PrettyShoe feet.

Ooo Wee I absolutely feel kindred to their spirits indeed.
Yes sir and yes ma’am – I’m digging BravoTv.

It’s “THAT” season
And these two shows are the reason

That I keep (BravoTV) tuning in.
They’re the reasons why I’m
mentioning it to friends…

I like chocolate and skin of deep melanin.
Reminds me a lot of me and my kin.
It’s good to see my hood on #WIN.

So while I’m in Arizona I am up to date on all of the tea,
I’m a Qui
Happy Monday baby, I’m that Southern lady staying connected thru BravoTV.

Ps – Mariah and Phaedra are a little too much for me. Ooo!
But their make-up is always fresh, on fleek and absolutely FABU!!

Qui Kisses

Muah!
Southern Hoods: I Love You!

I’m PROUD like…

In Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows on February 2, 2017 at 6:39 pm

I’m PROUD like I’m a brand new auntie or something…
Bey said she is prego and since then, I’ve heard nothing —

from the side chicks with short wicks who were looking for a quick fuse
Jay-Z is nourishing a new 2-piece and likely won’t have time for the #GoldDiggerBoo.
Ooo.

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To me, that’s good news! I did not want the power CARTERS to break up.
I mean I loved me some LEMONADE but all I needed was one cup.

I was praying the tangy-ness would wake Mr. Jay-Z up.
A billionaire with a lot of flair; it’s not odd to be temped to cut-up.

beys-bambinos-2017You know American history. I am not here to re-sell it.
I’m that GRIOT SHE: Qui.  I’m just here to tell it.

I’m PROUD for the Carters, like I’m Auntie Qui or something.
This is the kind of PERUSE I like in the NEWS
because lately, there’s been nothing.

#MyNiece in Keller, TX is in love and is getting married in a week.
She’s my only niece on this family wing and she asked me to reception Emcee.
Ooo wee.

I’ve got my work cut out for me, though I’ve been around.
Give me the mic, and I’ll give you what you like —
MizQui is known to hold no bars and straight clown.
Yes honey! (Snap-Snap!) I get’s down. 😀

I’m PROUD because it’s an honor to entertain via personality say
among family, friends and non blood-kins on such a blessed betrothing day.

The count down is on and I have my part to play.
I’m PROUD to be kicking it with you. What are you up to today?

Watching any good television? You have!? You might?
Well don’t forget HBO will be broadcasting BILL MAHER tonight.

john-luther-idris-elba.jpgPlanning to stay in and cop an R&R fix?
I recommend a friend, snacks, liq and Netflix.

I recently watched a show with intellectual twists that delightfully cut through ya,
It stars Idris Elba playing the role of [Gov.] Police Captain John LUTHER.

LUTHER” is the name of the show and it was ruthless to its scripts core.
It had more deaths in its establishing episodes than I remember in FOX’s 24.

Woo! Remember that?
When we first met Jack.
Folks were dropping so fast,
I wondered how the show could last.

Good times.

Today is a fine day to feel PROUD about yourself.
It’s Friday – a likely payday, may you #ComeUP on your wealth.

This day is a full one for me as I’m hammering this piece out #OnTheRun,
I’m Qui
I’m PROUD about WE, enjoy yourself today and cop some fun.

Life is short and TIME is refundable to none.

Get out of the woods

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 30, 2017 at 7:40 am

the-woodsOne day when I was in 7th grade –
Going to Forest Oak Middle – where adolescents behave,

I was a walker to school and I’d arisen a little late.
Needed to arrive at school on time to keep admin trouble off my plate.

I distinctly remember cutting across a large field
That nearly confirmed Jason and Freddy Krueger were real.

It’s was a very risky feel but had I been late in time
A letter was coming home and Moms would be in my behind.

So I forged ahead in my girl shoes named CANDIE,
With blades of grass between my toes I arrived quick and felt dandy.

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I don’t think they’re #AllTerrain shoes… but they brought me through.

And there across the forested brush was my middle school.
I saw the social clicks: the populars, the jocks and the fools.

Just slightly forward of all of the clicks – towards the curb,
I saw my beloved crew, a pack of Honor Nerds.

And in that pack true concern was active,
I was spotted crowning the forest by Katrinna Mathis!

This was my best girlfriend from the Forest Hill hood,
She yelled out: “Oh God Qui – Get out of the woods!”

GET OUT OF THE WOODS? I suppose it’s the right call.
However I made it to school in record time with no stall.

My feet were a mess – I was delivered by “the walk.”
When traipsing through the woods – I’m focused; rarely balk.

Sometimes life is hairy and sometimes you’re the captain.
I challenge you to rise to the occasion – and forfeit saving cute fashions.

Forego the extras, the boo-boo, the ungroomed -ish…
And find your way through it all. I believe YOU’VE GOT THIS.

I had THAT – the day KAT saw me coming out of he woods.
Though being cared for, if I wasn’t prepared for — my best friends acknowledgment was good!

She didn’t want me out there! She didn’t want me lost.
I’m Qui
Encouraging you on your journey. Be the captain. Walk #TheWalk.

Pray for and Exercise

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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.

Farewell Dear Sir

In News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on January 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm

the-obama-familyTonight BIG LEO graced the political stage and said it:
THIS was his FAREWELL SPEECH to prelude his exit.

President Obama was real and raw in talking about one side and the other.
He’s not ever been a prejudice man – of all races he’s been a lover

and I appreciate his words of unity, his relativity and insistence to remain
that if we are to build a better world for our children we still need to change.

It’s true, change is still needed and BIGnevermind  the small.essence-president-obama-michelle
And there’s no such thing as a POST RACIAL America at all.

As sure as the President made that clear there lain he no sorrow,
because he backdoor’ed it with confessing his belief in our tomorrow.

The forum that President Obama chose to deliver his speech
held 20,000 heads – a pretty personal reach.

In times before, well at least with the last two administrations
the exiting president voiced his farewell via a small room and camera crew relation.

President Obama loves the energy of this nation and I’m glad he chose to do it BIG.
I cried during his delivery,  I really hate to see him leave — his style is one that I dig.

Because I am about change – I understand we must move on and happily, I will.
I’m Qui
saying THANK YOU Sir and FAREWELL. The change you’ve yielded – helped to push US atop of a very steep hill.

Your service to our country has been GREAT and worthy of the highest seal.