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It’s getting FUNKY

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics, TV Shows, Video on May 17, 2017 at 5:06 am

Last night as satellite news was spilling it–
The world beside me was watching and reeling it.

Taking notes.
Making jokes.

On that man in the white house
whose not working but should be kicked out?

I don’t know, I’m not crazy about the orange homey,
but he had my patience-pending then he fired Comey.

And then he did an interview with Lester Holt
to prove his good mind may be on the fro.

He admitted on camera like a bird that sings
how he fired James Comey while thinking of “this Russia thing.”

McMasters, Huckabee-Sanders and Sean Spice alike
Have all looked like fools behind Trump on the mic.

Each one braving reporters to buff for the orange twitter.
Just to have the rugged pulled from under them; the prez is no quitter.

Sean is worn out and Huckabee-Sanders is looking crazy.
McMasters came out with a “non-denial” denial, like that would phase “we.”

But to phase or erase from yesterdays memory — It did not.
It just reconfirmed that the SPOT is quite HOT!

Pennsylvania Avenue is still the hottest soap opera (to date) brewing.
Isn’t the prez protected from being court dragged by the suing?

Some are hinting the prez to take a thwarted term and go hiate
after it was leaked that he asked Comey to drop the investigate.

Look guys he’s 70. He is living long,
but that holds no guarantee on the mind being strong.

We should all be concerned
from what I’ve learned.

My father passed 2 weeks ago
and he was only 69, yo!

But I can tell you from recent dealings
a strong mind is not what he was feeling.

In fact to watch him slip on basic judgments — broke my heart.
To recognize the prez may be “slipping in judgment” would be smart.

Sadly, it’s Ivanka’s daddy. I too am a Daddy’s girl.
So yeah, It’s Getting Funky is the jam being heard across the world.

Good morning baby, It’s Wednesday again,
Pray up, stay up and forgo building sin.

I’m up early with my cup of jo and a smirky grin,
I’m Qui
On that Dr. Dre piece. ‘Bout to run it again.

It’s Getting FUNKY!!!

Hump @ The Hill

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on May 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

nixon-comey-firing.jpgGood morning family, friends and kin. What’s good play cousins and homeys?
What do you think about the firing of FBI Director James Comey?

Oh. Me? I, well… I wasn’t surprised
that his role was thwarted and insignificantly surmised.

He was up for sounding the hacking alarm about Clinton emails…
I reckon he’s up for shouldering this orange backlash of hell.

Riveting TV? It’s easy to sell. Good Lord I’m tuning in daily.
The White House is so messed up… I’m watching like they’re paying me.

dancing-jester.gifEntertaining but not “phasing.” I don’t have time to be “phased.”
It’s Hump Day baby and I’ve got cobbled stones to lay; a street to pave.

I’m up early on my writes, blocking pages of excite.

I’m up early talking to you. The collective vibe pulls me through.

Ooo! I thank God for this another brand new day.
I’m glad to be of sound mind and with a smile on my face.

I’m grateful for oxygen, limb activity and the warmth of human touch.
I’m Qui
Happy Hump Day baby — be responsible for firing off LOVE.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Sports, TV Shows on May 1, 2017 at 8:04 am

3-2-1-smile.gifChild, you’ve been on my mind
The DRAFT came and the draft went
and The COWBOYS did fine.

We needed help on the Corner Back line and scored.
We drafted 3 that couldn’t be ignored:
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Taco was an awesome take away. We drafted him in the 1st round.
So Good morning Monday, let’s chart another funday
and start this day off with a productive pound.

So how did you sleep last night? Pretty sound?
I did until that ol’ rooster came around.

That’s what I call my iPhone 7’s alarm. The tone is just dirty.
Well that’s how I feel when it goes off every morning at 4:30.

I’m always like, “Good Morning Monday.” It is you, whom I’m so glad to see.
Then I grab my cup of jo and mosey on over to chat it up here on QE.

What did you think about the White House Correspondence dinner?
The president didn’t attend and I read the zingers were  winners.

I didn’t attend it or watch it – I had an aging parent on my hip,
but I did manage to read a few highlights and see some funny clips.

I don’t have video links to share with you at this time, honey,
but I do have a few quotes that I thought was funny:

    1. Poking Fun at Kellyanne Conway’s use of “Alternative Facts”
      “I would say it’s an honor to be here, but that would be an alternative fact. It is not. No one wanted to do this, so of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant. That’s how it always goes down. No one wanted this gig! No one. Don Rickles died just so you wouldn’t ask him to take this gig. RIP to Don Rickles, the only Donald with thick enough skin to take a joke like that. RIP to the legend.”
    2. Comparing the Trump Administration to Anthony Weiner
      “For the record, the WHCA is a group of journalists who cover the White House. They are not King Joffrey’s goons. So I am so glad you guys are all here tonight to honor a great tradition. Because we all know this Administration loves deleting history faster than Anthony Weiner when he hears footsteps. So thank you for being here.”

3. On Trump’s Absence at the WHCD
“I get it, we gotta address the elephant thats not in the room. The leader of our country is not here and that’s because he lives in Moscow. It’s a very long flight. It’s hard for Vlad to make it. Vlad can’t just make it on a Saturday, it’s a Saturday! As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.”
“I get why Donald Trump didn’t want to be roasted tonight. By the looks of him, he’s been roasting nonstop for the last 70 years. Historically, the President usually performs at the White House Correspondents; Dinner, but I think I speak for all of us when I say he’s done far too much bombing this month.”

Click HERE to peep the APPLE review to reap a little more “Hardy-hoo-hoo!” 🙂

In other news have you been watching that hit show wherein Sanaa Lathan was hired?
It broadcasts on FOX, the story lines are as explosive as it’s title: SHOTS FIRED.

Have you seen it? If not, YOU MUST. It’s a view from our community; a default that we face,
It stars Helen Hunt, Will Patton and that dude that played Jesse Owens in Race.

You did see the film Race, didn’t you? Well fear not if you did not see.
It’s never too late to cop a view on your plate via a myriad of avenues including DVD.

shots-fired-sanaa-stephan.pngSanaa’s co-star on SHOTS FIRED does have a name —
His parents blessed him: Stephan Jones and I like his game.

The cast chemistry is great and the writers are keeping it real.
SHOTS FIRED has that direct art-imitating-life kind of feel.

What makes this show different than other cop shows that I don’t watch,
is that besides the banging story lines I like this POV of DOJ & the cops.

It reveals to me that while sensational cases are exploitable flirty —
this series makes a strong case that ALL COPS ARE NOT DIRTY.

My word, have you ever heard? And isn’t this important to see?
FOX is heading up another winner, this could have easily been on ABC.

Ooo wee, the cast chemistry is sweet and the writers are so direct.
Ashe Akino and Preston Terry navigate into the scary to keep all in check.

Not quite Mulder and Scully or NY Undercover’s Det. Williams and Torres.
Ashe Akino and Preston Terry are noir pioneers and DOJ lead.

I find the view to be attractive, appealing, educating and a new must.
It’s nice to see men and women of the law that look like me – bridging trust.

output_UbDZXy.gifWe are people with menial differences like the color on the front side of our hands.
Though we are greater connected in spirit; way to easy to relate to and understand.

This is what SHOTS FIRED is yielding me. A little comradery connect.
Again the cast, the writing crew, location and appealing views will keep me coming back.

Good Morning Monday! I’m awake and watching ON DEMAND, 🙂
I’m Qui
Sipping and chatting it up with thee, because the view before us is never bland.

From the fictional write ups to DC and the real law of the land…
Child, we’d be better off to put it all in Gods hands.

I do.
Good Morning Monday, I love you, too.

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I’m in a VICE

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on April 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm

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…and each episode of VICE NEWS succeeds in yielding me much.
Research and journalism is showcased so “real to the touch…”
last nights episode recounted The 1st 100 Days of Trump.
Did you manage to catch any of the such?

Perhaps you didn’t catch it and would like to see it, my friend?
On the other hand perhaps you did see it and would just like to see it again?

Either way, me too!
So let me share this VICE with you:

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Click the image to open the VICE

If the imaged link hasn’t opened yet
use this line for an alternate connect.

Let’s talk about it after you watch it.
Once I focused my attentions on the view, I could not stop it.

I was enlightened…
senses heightened…
I traveled the world without leaving the couch.

It was all about Trump…
100 days of gas and brake pumps…
and the sling shots that have come from within the house.

What a VICE of a view?
A real constitutional head screw,

kicked-in-the-nuttslike:

👉🏾Day 21. Executive Orders [7:59]
On Feb 9th the president swore in Attorney General Jeff Sessions then signed 4 Executive Orders designed to look like he was getting tough on crime.  One called for the creation of an Anti Drug Smuggling Task Force that already exists. Another created a succession plan if the Attorney General dies and the two people below him also die. Trump likes Executive Orders, so far he’s issued 29. A few could have a real impact including the travel ban despite being blocked in federal court, but for the most part – their just show business…

Executive Orders can get attention but Trump isn’t using them to make actual policy, for that, he turns off the cameras and pivots to the little known Congressional Review Act. The CRA allows congress to get rid of legislation that it doesn’t like provided that they act within 60 legislative days. Because the Trump presidency is still so young the CRA’s time window reaches back into the last administration letting Trump and Congress erase Obama era regulations. The catch, once rules are overturned by CRA, they can’t be easily reinstated…

👉🏾#35 Detained at the Airport [13:24]

Henry Rousso, Holocaust Historian: Yes – I landed in Houston, it was about 2pm, I was interrogated by a young (U.S. Immigration) officer, actually. He asked me a lot of things about my parents, about my family. He told me that ‘I wasn’t allowed to give a lecture and be paid for that lecture.’ He said, “You will be deported back by the next plane.” As a whole I spent about 10-hours in this room where people were being checked, so called “vetting,” and finally I was released because it was an intervention from a lawyer from the university. The officer who released me was a more experienced officer than the previous one and he said to me, “You know the guy who interrogated you was absolutely inexperienced and didn’t know there was an exception for people giving lectures with a normal tourist visa.”

butt-kickWhat was really disturbing to me, this officer told me, “the next time you come into the U.S. you will have your passport of course, you will have your letter of invitation from the university but bring with you the excerpt of the U.S. Immigration law to show to the officer.” So I said, “I have to show the U.S. Immigration officer what is U.S. Law?” This is absolutely unbelievable.

👉🏾#50 Detained at the Airport [21:18]

Muhammed Ali, Jr.:  Immigration pulled me aside and asked me if they could ask me a couple of questions.  I said, “Okay. Sure.” [They said] What’s your name?  I said, ” Muhammed Ali, Jr.”  Then they asked me, “Who gave you that name?” I said, “My mother and my father.”  So they asked me, ‘What is your religion?’ I was like, “I’m a Muslim,” but what does that have to do with my travel?

Khalilah Camacho Ali: (wife of the late and GREATEST OF ALL TIME, Muhammed Ali) In the meantime, they roll me into another room and the first thing that they asked me was “What is your religion?” I just happened to have pictures with me, with signed autographs, and so they were like, ‘Oh. You’re Muhammed Ali’s wife. Oh okay. Okay. You’re free to go.’ And I said, “Well, where is my son?

Muhammed Ali, Jr.: And then after that was up – my 4 or 5 minutes, they told me I was free to go.  Then were invited to Washington, to Capital Hill to speak about this whole incident…

On the way home from Washington, DC —- 

Muhammed Ali, Jr.: I presented my ID and he [Immigrations Officer] said, ‘Oh. I’ve got to call somebody.’ We were like, ‘Who have you got to call?

Mrs. Muhammed Ali: Homeland Security.

ouch.jpgMuhammed Ali, Jr.: He said, “They’re checking something, – I don’t know?” And then he said my ID was invalid, so that’s when I presented my passport. But if I didn’t have my passport I wouldn’t have gotten back to Fort Lauderdale.

Mrs. Muhammed Ali: This is total harassment. Total discrimination. Totally out of line and totally unacceptable.

Muhammed Ali, Jr.:  Totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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Friday night, there were 99 bullet points to mark 99 days +1 still shot of the President, today
that trailed the 50-minute VICE GRIP of raw journalism shooting from the hip to the lip; a real heavy lay.

While I may not be a visitor in the U.S. or on a visa, I’m pretty willing to bet
that most folks living & thriving here – have roots to IMMIGRANTS.

Yet, we are a stinker about it, because immigrants aren’t working for free anymore nor are they the fairest complexion of friends.

America! We’ve worked hard on the beautification of our yard, what’s the deal with the sharp turn in trends?

Come on!!! 100 Days in and we are going to burn to the ground
the grace of this country; from her sole to her crown?

Gather round and see a fool, who’s looking for acceptance!
I feel like the circus is in town and pimping our adolescents.

The last 100 Days have indeed been a blessin’ for the rich and their friends.
But you’re not rich. So SIT DOWN short ends. 🙂

You’re not even at the level of lecturer, nor are you Mrs. Muhammed Ali and son.
Will there be any force coming to your aid when you’re rights are being undone?

blonde-qui-april2017Think about it once, then then think about twice…
then relate to the sound of the title, “We’re in a VISE.” 🙂

Oh yes! I’m laughing at it. Don’t let lifes realities pull you down,
I’m Qui
A well versed and informed she – taking it as a grain of salt to the ground.

NEWS PERUSE – Airline Jet Fuel

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on April 12, 2017 at 6:46 am

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Knotted Up Travel…

Yes-yes! Good morning good kinsmen, I pray that everyone is fine.
I want to talk a little bit about the bad customer service at United Airlines.

I’m no bandwagon jumper, I am, however, an opportunist of writes
and my New Years trip to New York this year – was partly facilitated by one of their flights.

And I promise to God I am not lying, but I told my dear high school beau
That our purchasing 2 tickets and given no designated seats was a big fat no-no.

Their flight destination board was shotty and they had the rudest flight crew staff.
I wanted to write of it earlier, but it was nothing at which to uplift you with or laugh.

I told my dear beau, if there’s an opportunity to fly United Airlines again? I’ll forgo.
He didn’t care for their protocol and was too willing to let thier lack luster display go.

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Unfortunately post seeing UA‘s new “customer dragging video,” I am convinced that they don’t care — even a little
for our passenger experience more than they do that we provide the funding in the middle.

The trip was more important for their 4-crew members that needed the seats of paid patrons.
It’s no wonder their seating was met with boo’s and statements that proved they were being ‘hated on.’

Again – I didn’t share my 2017 New Years Eve connecting flight woes with you,
because UPLIFTING news is what I’m into and bad news makes tasteless juice.

However, in light of what happened last weekend, I thought I’d better confirm
CEO Munoz is horrible with customer service; t’was from him, employees have learned.

Jimmy Kimmel gives an inside look into United Airlines Marketing:

WHAT IN THE WORLD is going on?
United Airlines… you aren’t looking too strong.

Your marketing team will have trouble spinning
the fact that you apologized only to the fact that you were inconvenienced in winning.

In fact Munoz said, and I quote:
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Ooo wee kinfolk, something has gone terribly wrong
for them to think they can treat patrons like so and we dance to this song.

Well, I’m certain I won’t dance with them. I won’t play along and be smiley.
I dropped United Airlines quicker than the 58 advertisers that dropped O’Reilly.

O’Reilly and the other Bill, Mr. Cosby
seems to have had a pretty similar hobby.

Call it what you want – it sure looks the same.
Be it O’Reilly or Cosby — Bill is the name.

Good Lord! Deliver us from our exceptional selves.
Morals should count higher than the stack of wealth.

Munoz has apologized a third time without dismissive intent to “word clown.”
Or perhaps his apology was in someway tied to the stock prices that were going down.

If you’re a United Airline stock holder or spouse/lover,
no worries on the stock, before the close they duly recovered.

human-kindness.jpgIf it weren’t for the money, I don’t think change or an apology would have come.
I think Oscar Munoz thought the majority of America wouldn’t add up his careless sums.

My beau is a Mathmetician, we did the math rather quick.
The fact that we’re talking about dragging customer service says the country is sick.

There’s a lot of coughing but no vomit or blood (yet) gushin’,
still our country’s acting a little funky
and might need some sort of Robitussin.

You don’t have to believe me, in fact you can outright refuse,
go out and grab a pussy and you could make the next NEWS PERUSE. 🙂

It’s up to you. I’m just dropping heightened information
something like The Cat in The Hat, tho in Griot formation.

Good morning kinsmen, it’s mid week and I’m on my mid-week grind,
I’m Qui
I always love kicking it with thee on any relative NEWS PERUSE find.

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Vibrate higher, resist temptation and take your Robitussin

Waking Up to Timothy Snyder

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on March 29, 2017 at 7:05 am

waking-up-is-keyI’ve been with my guy for more than two decades, (since high school), so waking up to Timothy Snyder was something new to me. Good thing my guy isn’t the jealous type, because Timothy has a book that has caught my attention and demands ‘curl-up-in-the-bed’ time, so I’ve been ‘curled-up.’

How did I meet Timothy? Bill Maher introduced me to him last Friday night (I’m quick! 🤗) – he was a panel guest. Did you see the show? It was enlightening and heavy all at the same time. And by “heavy” I mean in yielding brain lobe capacity. You know THAT works for me. Oui! Meet Timothy:

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I met Timothy on REAL TIME with Bill Maher on Friday
He was discussing historical tyranny; education always equals a high day.

I kept the channel locked. Here is where I wanted to play,
it was pretty good stuff. Here’s a 8-min vid of Tim’s informative say:

Heyyyy! That’s whats up. Did you get that?
Aw, you know me. I’m a knowledge hungry she,
and yes — I definitely dug that.

It was so good, so proven and so deep…
I think I’ll transcribe the conversation for “readers on ‘the creep.'”

But that will take a little bit of time.
Peep YouTube – now, before they kill the line.

Me? On this Wednesday morning, I’m feeling fine.
I’ve got a few hours pending before tackling my grind.

I’m hitting you up, because you’ve been on my mind.
Good morning baby. I’m on my lobe-lift grind.

The day is early and knowledge is a good serve anytime!
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, I’m content with spooning this book of mine.

I’m imploring you to expand your mind and to read a book today
Protect yourself, health and wealth from the tyrannical methods of yesterday!
DO Be wary of it creeping up again; Resist “the tyranny sway.”

#PayAttention

Going UNDERGROUND

In Communication, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on March 14, 2017 at 7:29 am

bokeem-woodbine-undergroundI’m going UNDERGROUND again. Are you coming with?
Bokeem Woodbine has joined the awesome casting list.

Season 2 has insight and good music comes with —
I believe I heard a little Beyoncé and Lamar, Kendrick.

The underscore is deep and references are thick
UNDERGROUND brandishes history and that “slave trade” shick.

I’m down with it – Season 2.
I’m trying to see what Noah ‘nem ‘gone do.

I see that Rosalee‘s mom, Ernestine (house slave queen) is in a reality bind.
Post her fling with the late master she left him hanging from the porch by a vine.

His demise split up the plantation and she lost her “golden ticket” lover.
Now she’s on another slave plantation shacking with a field brother.

Noah is in ‘fate limbo’ and Rosalee is on his heels.
She’s down to free her man; resistant blood will spill.

Talk about a woman that’s down to “ride or die…”
This series would get Harriet Tubman high.

rosalee-noah-undergroundSpeaking of “getting high,” Ernestine is doing it.
A handkerchief to the nose… Ernestine isn’t new to this.

Whatever she’s inhaling in the hankie yields a mind-altering haze.
It allows Ernestine to carry on in the lows that are the life of a slave.

Sad stuff.
America’s History is rough.

However, last season when she was living high on the hill
She offed Pearlie Mae. She delivered ‘the kill.’

Any thrill was short lived and death is nothing at which to squawk
On his wedding day, on the courthouse steps death took John Hawkes.

Now I feel like Esther Rolle, I’m saying “damn, damn, damn!”
We needed him and his protections – human decency is on the lam.

Hot damn! This plants a big arse stick deep in the mud
And retrieving a win with Noah, looks like a distant thud.

By the end of Episode one Rosalee was in progress to free him from a scheduled hang
When they were chased and had to face an even more hungrier gang…

They wanted Noah and while Rosalee and the crew fought –
It was John Hawkes CIVIL RIGHTS assistance that invoked his death be brought.

There was a single gunshot wound to his head as he did arrive
from the doors of the county courthouse with his new bride.

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Real stuff.
Our country’s mirrored history is tough.

However, this show is back in the chamber and Thursday nights are looking up.
I’m Qui
Going UNDERGROUND with thee. This production could use our supportive love.

Hey-Hey-Hey Ms. DuVernay

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on March 8, 2017 at 3:48 am

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Have you seen her work? Doth you know the fascinating she?
Ms. Ava DuVernay is a Director of much, including GREENLEAF.

Yes! Oprah has her OWN, Tyler Perry has Madea
and the beauty of GreenLeaf is brought to life via a Sheeba.

ava-duvernay-on-setMs. DuVernay is beautiful and elegantly rocks
visionary eyes, a lovely smile and strong mane locks.

Her capacity to hold the masses attention
is duly up for mention –
for I am hooked on the view

that is the family of GreenLeaf
ava-duvernay-smilethe church folks and who creeps…
You know? The mirrored reflections of me and you.

It’s dimensionally good and relates quite strong.
Ms. Ava DuVernay has a visionary home on Oprah’s OWN.

Ava’s website is REEL tight, drop in on her work,
I’m Qui
Up on Ms. D’s story lines – they’re filled with mad familial girth.

 

THE MIRROR

In Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows on February 27, 2017 at 6:54 am

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Women talk. It’s WHAT we do.

Well child, we ‘done wrapped up MARRIED TO MEDICINE’s 4th season,
Lisa Nicole and Heavenly’s issues are a very live reason

to keep tuning in. The drama is real as is the sisterly communion.
Still a bigger fire singed the set of MARRIED TO MEDICINE’s Part 1. Reunion.

Did you see it? Honey, please tell me that you did.
There were tea stains and ruffled bangs between the cast of “breast friends.”

Mariah cancelled the boot on her foot. That thing was starting to meddle me.
Then she showed up in “twinsie footwear and earrings” exactly matching Heavenly.

The ladies were beautiful on the couch, competition was too tight to be outdone.
But when it came to high-siding energy – good Lord, our dear Heavenly won.

In Part 2 of the Reunion Mariah and Heavenly exchanged verbal blows
Tit for tat, Heavenly was on that ass and ‘to the wind’ Mariah did go.

Though not before Mariah called Heavenly a bullfrog and said she looked dusty.
Heavenly came back with “Yo mamma” and Mariah’s face grew real crusty.

Yes honey! The ladies were sweating, I know some must have been musty,
Though you couldn’t tell, by the glamour swell – not a shoe in the house was dusty.

Then during a commercial break Mariah had a change of heart –
Being twinsies with Heavenly had the aoura of a cabbage fart.

She just couldn’t do it.
During the break she ditched the shoes and earrings and said SCREW IT!

Mariah would rather be bare footed than dub Kimes style.
I reckon that’s what up – but Heavenly rocked ‘em child.

mtm-3Anywho, these mocha reflections of me and you – I dig them. I do.
I’m proud of Toya, Simone and Quad too.
For family, they’ve been there – each has come through.

Hard times took Simone’s father and downgraded Toya’s house.
It brought Quads brother to town, more love abound – then they moved out.

Jackie and Curtis are still in a realtively odd place.
It pained me to see the honest reactions on Curtis’ face

When Dr. Jackie said, ‘if things don’t work out, he can find someone else.’
That shocked my shick. I was like, “Jackie. What the hell?”

It was apparent that she was fired up and not thinking clearly.
I beg of thee to work harder Dr. J. – hold the regards of love dearly.

dr-jackie-married-to-medicine-hubbyDr. Simone has had much to say in reference to your relationship indentions.
Breaking from work and playing more with Curtis was in those mentions.

You gotta listen sister.
It ain’t easy to secure a “down for you” mister.

You and I – we’re pretty strong and stronger are our sires.
Let us not ruin it all by the passion of our fires.

Yes. I’m still Mirror watching.
Now I’m off to do a little Netflix clocking.

Married To Medicine has been good this season,
And yes Mariah, you’ve made sure Quad is the reason.

Mariah, I love you I do, you’ve got awesome self-loving pride
But it’s hard to get close to ya, because you’re a tad ugly on the inside.

It seems you’re role is old – let go of playing “the victim”
Your storyline is getting lost. Recalibrate and flip ‘em!

mariah-huq-faces.gifNext season please come back and share with us who you were
before the reality show’s birth; share magnetic character,  reveal your true worth.

Not the side eye, face making, trumped up girth.
I think you have real purpose – please unearth.

Remind the people why you are woman on the top,
And with the backbiting and face making – you can stop.

I’m looking in the Mirror and fixing my own face.
Black women are entertaining in a reality space.

But when the television show ends and the tube goes off,
Please believe medicine or not, counters are paying the cost.

Let’s look at self often and keep ourselves in check.
I’m Qui
Ladies keep pushing your side-gig and we’ll keep the connect.

For each of you I’ve got
MAD and ENDEARING RESPECT!

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.