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Sinking Long Before Helsinki

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on July 18, 2018 at 7:34 am

sinking_quicksand.gifYes, the ground has been unstable since the presidential race started;
unclear if Donald’s totality of morale and honesty had long departed.

Access Hollywood blamed Billy Bush for being socially pushy
in defending himself that he had nothing to do with Don’s quote,
Grab ’em by the pussy.”

Donald went on to become the Republican’s nominee.
They chose him as if it wouldn’t cost this country a huge fee.

The move is threatening to our democracy. It could… but it shouldn’t.
Don confirms his belief in Russia with the double-negative “don’t and wouldn’t.”

A strong man stands on his word
and is clear to be heard.

Therefore, Putin spoke his piece with clarity and no misunderstanding.
Don stood there like all in the world was lovely and fair;
the phrase “fire him now!” is increased; public demanding.

We’re restrained and sinking in quicksand.
Does not the branches of government independently stand?
I pray they get it together today because we could use a helping hand.

YES, WE CAN!

President 44 spoke on the state of our union yesterday morn.
Remarking that our way of politics is looking tattered and torn.

He‘s honest and he’s on it. Integrity? It’s a trait that he beholds.
I appreciate the sentiments but I’d like more for him to get us out of this hole.

“Ugh.” Is what my daughter always says, when something is waxing old,
I’m Qui
Good morning Wednesday.  Lend us a hump to get out of this hold.
Together WE CAN do this. I’ve got your back, kinfolk. beating-heart

PULL UP.

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Oh Boy

In Griot, Music, News, Politics, Video on July 13, 2018 at 5:39 am

spanky_oh-boy.gifAnother glorious Friday! The weekends always yield me joy.
Though for what went uphill with Congress’ grill
of Agent Peter Strzok made me say, “Oh boy!

Did you get a chance to drop in and see it?
Strzok on the stand – I wouldn’t want to be him,

but he handled-up and told it like it was.
the statement he made about who the FBI is yielded him applause-love.

I was tuned in and little else ran in broadcast so steady.
For whatever the committee had planned for him, Strzok was prepared and ready.

I’m sure on Thursday morning Republicans in Congress felt confident that they would ‘bring the grill-filled noise,’
though they weren’t fully prepared for Strzok’s dismiss of their dares – he spoke bluntly and… Oh Boy!

Mr. Goodlatte was the chairman and his tone was on swoll
as he tried to conduct business like a boss but quickly lost control.

Democrats spoke-up in opposition of Goodlatte’s lead and the session went into rogue fashion.
Many began yelling about what Strzok would and wouldn’t be telling;
made me think of Cam’Ron & Santana…

Especially when Mr. Gohmert was questioning the Agent and brought up the agent’s wife.
That’s when I had to check the station, Gohmert’s tact was on vacation;
is he about that thug life?

Things in the hearing were pretty ripe. I enjoyed witnessing history unfold.
It really looked like fiction; I grew an instant concern and addiction.
Our country is in crisis — PLEASE VOTE!

Peter was grilled for about 8-hours, with a 2-hour lunch.
How many people tuned in with me? My guess is a bunch.

I almost changed the channel at its start, but I had a back-of-the-mind hunch.
Oh Boy! How many around the world tuned into the hurl? I reckon a whole bunch.

That was yesterday and this is today,
it’s Friday baby. Drop the cares and consider play.

I’m going to consider it immediately after my endearing collegiate ploy,
I’m Qui
On this glorious Friday, an intellectual high day – I pray thee not succumb to the Oh Boy‘s!

Congress started it but Peter Strzok brought the noise.

Tuesday’s Timings

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on July 3, 2018 at 9:24 am

2 Cats at the moviesGood morning, good morning. How art thou today?
June 21st birthed Summer; let’s go out to play.

I’m duly on break from my collegiate affair
and confess that I’m rarely without a movie in my hair.

Not a man’s fingers or an offspring humdinger but hear me when I speak,
I have been averaging for the last 3-months about 3 movies a week.

Yes-yes! Ol’ AMC Theaters is getting a pretty fair cut.
I used to court Harkins until I joined AMC Stubs.

Yeah. It’s just a loyalty click with a roped-line appeal
and their awesome full body recliners have an “at home” feel.

Anywho, between me and you, I’m likely going to see another movie today.
I’ve seen AVENGERS, SUPERFLY, DEAD POOL, UNCLE DREW and a few more via satellite play.

So, yesterday I saw a satellite run of the film EXPOSED on SYFY tv,
starring The MATRIX’s Neo; ol’ Keanu Reeves.

The director of the film is credited as a man named Declan Dale,
after Gee Malik Linton filmed his vision and producers in editing shot it to hell.

Yes. It appears producers are “known for” pulling a PROUD MARY; also known as “puzzle-editing” after the shoots.
I always reference PROUD MARY to make a point about movies made at the miscalculation of loot.

It was clear to me as I sat in AMC to watch the debut of PROUD MARY,
that the acting talent was great, but none, in particular, seem to be able to carry

the films expected reputation.
Producers unintentionally invoke degradation

when they plan to reign over sequence play
after the film has been shot via the editing bay.

I remember the writers of BLAIR WITCH having been under a terrible strain,
regardless of their film concept – the producer’s financial grip was a pain.

The producers withheld crew pay just a little bit
until writers bent in creativity and yielded to their will.

The writers did bend to feed their family’s – ’tis true.
At the risk of the entertainment experience of me and you.

There was no sequel; no part two.
The film EXPOSED pull something like a Blair Witch Deux.

After hiring Linton to envision the script and film the tale
producers, in editing, rearranged the sequence of scenes;
forcing Linton to create the pseudonym: Declan Dale.

Now, why is this important? Once the artistic view is reeled who will protect her?
The vision of most scripts aren’t the writer’s dib but yielded to the director.

So unless the writer is the director and the producer too,
it is likely (and pretty darn highly) they’ll be vulnerable to the producer’s hue.

The producers have the money, honey!

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Pockets so deep they risk swallowing creativity.

The best producers are artists and writers with financial fluid.
Either way, if big money is at play…
Rearranging a director’s view? The producer will do it.

It’s how the business works. Besides, producers are mostly known
for having a good gut feeling of what the people want reeling.
Producers co-sign and finance – if a film is to be shown.

So why then did producers change up the view of EXPOSED?
The original title was DAUGHTER OF GOD, so God only knows.

The film seemed to be presented as a composition of two different stories
with Spanish subtitles and a mass request to believe in conceptual glory.

I bit on the subtitle reading and I’m a believer in glory,
regardless of the re-arrangement of scenes in editing, I still enjoyed the story.

Though I hated to hear about how Declan Dale came to be a credited pseudonym name.
I suppose the timing is perfect to get an understanding; I’m studying the science of the game.

I’m a student of film; not a day goes by that I don’t see several flicks,
I’m Qui
Timing this Tuesday with thee to be reflective of a Digital Cinematography chick.

She is me and my movie viewing log is thick.
The first film today starts at 11:30. Wouldst thou come with?
By 5pm,  the two of us could have at least 2 films in.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 21, 2018 at 5:52 am
Be inspired today. You can handle it: https://youtu.be/P8kgbpR1fSc

Ooo child, where have you been?
Everyday of the week tried to spike & peak
in headline news with a funky spin.

Empty headlines and fruitless grapevines serve the people none.
I used the weekend to ‘life sweeten;’ I insist on having more fun.

Please tell me that you, too are getting some, dear Monday?
You are a leader not a tweeter; you’re an opportunistic fun-day.

I’m up early and eager to participate
in what it is that you intend to give weigh to –
I’m awake and ready to play.

Good Morning Monday, what do you say?
Will we have another gumbo of headline news today?

Will more comparisons to Nixon creep up that will make the prez sick?
With hands the size of a normal man, the prez still resembles Tricky Dick.

Good Morning Monday, I love the essence of your day.
I am grateful for all who survived the shooting in Santa Fe.

Another high school shooting has come to pass; this time in Texas.
There are no interests in making sensible gun laws that connect us.

Monday Morning, you remain in the column of good.
Let those of us who pray, do so in the American hood

for clarity and protection.
Compassion for others may be the connection.

Though, if we don’t change gun laws more adolescent lives are doomed to be lost.
Perhaps gun violence keeps rising because many haven’t personally felt the cost.

PICTURE - framingIf this is true,
don’t let the next bullet hit you.

Whoever it is among us, blindly championing for guns,
let him heal himself when all that he has is full of holes and undone.

It has nothing to do with sin, they’re likely just an NRA friend – they’ll be fine.
But you and I have got to get our kids out of harms way and off of the front lines.

Monday, let’s start this day
realizing that we can’t continue this way.

Monday, let us start this day
with us holding hands in unison to pray.

What do you say, Monday? I’m happy to testify first.
With so much funkiness in the world, I believe it’s prayer that we thirst.

Good morning sweetheart, you’re the first; I love the strength of your shoulders,
I’m Qui
On the infrastructure of WE; Monday bares the strength of a thousand boulders.

WE can handle it.

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Mix It Up, Baby

In Comedy, Communication, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on March 16, 2018 at 7:20 am

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We’ve finished this week of thirds in victorious might.
My segue to getting here came to a head,  after GAME NIGHT.

That’s the name of the film that I saw last night at AMC theater.
Laughter reigned from beginning to end, as far as I can remember.

I actually tried not to laugh too boisterous or hardy
as not to miss any dialogue being transferred to a party.

I saw the late show but was safely home by the stroke of midnight.
A movie a day won’t keep the doctor away,’ but it will lend a cinematographer student insight.

game night_comradery.jpgI need all of the light on this journey, that I can bask in.
I laughed so much; Jason Bateman is touched
and Rachel McAdams comedic sense is a win.

Pappadeuxs, a little homework, and a movie – I got it all it in,
and now the excitement of another workweek finally comes to an end.

Are you ready kinfolk? Are you wearing your dancing shoes?
Life is a game that must be played,” and I don’t want to lose.

Life is full of battles – we should be careful to pick and choose,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, keep laughing and showing your teeth; be mindful to mix up your groove.

Sources:
IMG 1: http://www.withlovela.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Game-Night-1.jpg
IMG 2:  Hopper Stone/SMPSP/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

News Peruse

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, TV Shows, Video on February 19, 2018 at 7:36 am

 

presidents day.pngPlease, yo – say it ain’t so.
Is it time for a News Peruse?
I’m inclined to say, “No.”

I don’t miss running down headlines, though they inspire me to script.
Then I wake up this morning to another round of the hill’s fat lip.

Oh, it’s nothing deemed new-news, we’re still swelling off of last weeks hit,
when Mueller passed down 13 indictments on Russians for election meddlin.’

I don’t want to talk about it, really.  :/ I’m poised to wait for the investigations answers.
Nor do I want to talk about Melania’s man cheating or the scowls of Sarah Sanders.

Oh – why, yo?
And on top of that, I think she’s a Leo.
Noo!!!

Have you seen Steven Colbert’s new animated show, OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT?
It is actually genius work and a great way to comedy vent.

When was the last time that you laughed? —- Oh! Just now? You did it?
Was the reason for the laughter over something the President twitted?

I see. I see.
‘Woah is me,’

is what I think when I start receiving courtesy cues
that folks in my circle are ISO a News Peruse.

I don’t even want to talk about the Florida shooting…
It’s like watching a hunting humans club and they’re recruiting.

The NRA takes no blame…
ill formed Tweets etch in certain shame.

The leader is so limp, unintelligent and lame
that even our children refuse to say his name.

We lost 15 children to gun violence on Valentines Day.
Giving credence to them saying, ‘Nothing ever goes their way.’

They complain and we brush it off.
17 more lives are lost. How much more is the cost?

In my mirror is a daunting reflection of world views,
in order to keep it real – we must thumb through and News Peruse.

I hear your vibes and it’s true – I love you anyhow.
You always come through with the supportive bOoM-PoW!!

Thanks for that.
Now make it a point today – to LAUGH.

You got this! I got this! Having a GOOD TIME is what we do!
I’m Qui
Serving you for coming through; Bon appetit la News Persuse.

Is there anything therein that you can use?

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NEWS Nuggets

A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on February 5, 2018 at 9:17 am

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So much went on last week on satellite TV that I failed to mention
this griot piece of intentional release that I created with specific indention.

Starting with Cecil and Simmone:
Is the love really all gone?

I heard, via the clip that you two are mid-course
on severing the union; you’ve filed for divorce.

I’m sorry to hear that.
You are a positive picture in the Culture of Black.

This bodes for a more detail conversation. On this topic, I’ll be back…

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Skirt It, Curtis!

Last week’s MARRIED TO MEDICINE was something indeed.
I heard about the verge in Jamaica, but how’s the Barbados’ weed?

I only ask because during Ep. 12 Island Fever we indeed flirted
with the idea that all is not completely understood with our beloved Curtis.

Besides inappropriately pulling Toya into his lap a couple of episodes back,
It seems the art of making up with his wife, properly –  may be a trait of lack.

I’m in your corner Curtis! I truly am. I want your union to work.
You made your point when you took a side joint out of being hurt.

Skirt It, Curtis! The world is watching. If you can hear me, you’ve got to back me!
Be informed young man, that which makes you taller than you stand –
Is indeed your wife; that woman named Jackie.

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It’s a DETAIL THING, Dear Dr. Eugene

No this spoonful post is not a MARRIED TO MEDICINE read… well maybe it is. 🙂
Only because we as fans understand life is not all hype episodes and glitz.

We love your style and your Psychological capacity to affect the way that we feel,
but outside of the MD’s office, I need you to increase your standing appeal.

I offer the same advice to your lovely wife. She’s the wisest broad.
I’m pulling for her, she’s a proud skirt, but you knew that when you met Quad.

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About a married man…

She calls you Petty Betty and then she completely commits to the part.
It’s clear the two of you are wounded. I suggest you search your hearts.

I suggest you both focus less on the show and more on you guys.
It’s the magic that you had prior to BRAVO that was good medicine to our eyes.

Don’t get caught up in the productions and bankable checks.
These are always staple ingredients for reality TV to relationship wreck.

At the end of the day, I love the production and each one of the cast.
I’m Qui
Weighing in, in hopes that the harmonious healing vibe will continue to last.

Collectively, you all yield us insight into life, love and a more fulfilled laugh.

He Struck Me

In Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows, Video on January 26, 2018 at 12:00 am
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Black Lightning struck me differently. 🙂

I’m quick with my reflexes but before I could get my viewing bearings straight, He Struck Me and I liked it. I liked it so much that I turned the other cheek and then to my DVR to schedule more to time to kick it with him. His name is BLACK LIGHTNING, have you seen him?

Most people in Freeland have seen him or at least heard of him. I live in Phoenix and I hadn’t seen hide nor hair of him until about two weeks ago on a Tuesday when I whimsically flipped the remote control onto CW and he was like Ba-BAM!!!
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I was like, “Yes, yes. What have we here?”
He’s an educator with a past and (starting to look like) Dad Of The Year!

He’s not married, ladies – but he was.
He made two daughters out of love.

The ex-wife is Black Lightning‘s youthful love;
she’s still in his life, offering support and hugs but

the two parents can’t be in a relationship together.
He’s a great hero for the community folk — but for her, t’was rough weather.

I don’t know the depths of that storyline as we are only into episode two.
Black Lightning airs on Tuesdays. If you’re near CW consider copping the view.

He’s cute too, his real name is Cress Williams 
and his IMDB profile makes him a man poised to catch millions.

He’s no rookie, he’s been in the television and film game forever.
Wikipedia says he’s 47, though the way he’s kept his body… isn’t God clever?

I am a fan of man and I do appreciate the view of Tuesdays CW.
Mr. Black Lightning: I’m also a fan the latex suit that’s covering you!

Mama Mia!
Yes daddy, I see ya!

I see YOU too, kinfolk! It’s Friday! What have you got up for the eve?
I’m Qui
and I just wanted to share with thee, that Black Lightning Struck Me.

PROUD MARY

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Self Improvement, Theater, Video on January 13, 2018 at 12:15 am

I’m just in from Hawkins Theaters premier debut of PROUD MARY and Taraji P. Henson did her thang!

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No spoilers here. Should you see it? Yes honey!
There was a whole lot of action/script drama and a lil’ funny.

It wasn’t a comedy but life can be a gas.
I’ve been in a hairy situation or two and had to laugh.

taraji_p_henson_proudmary_silhouette.jpgProud Mary is an assassin and her ex-beau is fine.
He’s the dude from HTGAWM – from Analise’s line.

In Proud Mary his name was Tom and he was able
To hold down the leading male role; quite stable.

I enjoyed his presence.
Proud Mary bore a lot of Christy Love’s essence.

You probably don’t know or remember Christy Love?
But she is exactly what Cinematography needs more of.

She was the television version of the principle character in FOXY BROWN. Like Christy and Foxy, Mary shows up and throws down.

She can hold her weight in chrome pounds.
She rarely misses if she fires a sound…

Heavy stunt action work owned the view –
like any boom-bang film starring Tom Cruise.

Again — I LOVED IT.

Taraji is showing up for that action hero title!
I support the view. We could use a new femme action icon.

Right on to the reel – and reel to the right on!!
A woman’s touch is what’s needed when things go wrong.

billy-brown3.jpgI’m proud of Ms. T. P. Henson and her co-star Billy Brown!
They filled the theater, thickly in my fair melanin town.

They get a BIG POUND! 👊🏾

The bay was packed with large groups of 10 or more.
For me, this film was a more personal score.

I sat in the back
In a tilted black hat.

I observed the laughter – I observed the gasps.
I observed a good time that by all – was being had.

and so I was quick to come home and tell you all about it.
I’m Qui
That PROUD of MARY, she. So much so, I had to content shout-it!

Open for plans this weekend? Friends or solo, choose to be merry!
Get dolled up — or maybe not. Regardless, go out and enjoy PROUD MARY.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, Sports, Video on January 8, 2018 at 6:23 am
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A good nights rest will prevent this.

Good morning Monday. How art thou, today?
I’ve been about my studies: Psychology of Play.

I like it very much – I’m learning about me.
Knowledge of self is everything. Knowledge is the key .

Unto thee I say, “Good morning sweetheart.
Did you fancy anyone special last night; that mate that takes your heart?

It’s good If you did but if you didn’t — no loss, no fright.
Start stacking your flirt cards early today and reap play tonight.

Politics is crazy and work is insane
You deserve to end the day in an intimate frame.

Do it. Do it. Do it.
The gang wants to hang out tonight? Screw it!

Forfeit your social hang –
For a more personal bang.
Starting the week off right is my main thang.’
Let the bells be rang!

Good Morning Monday I’m truly glad to see you again.
I’m up on my toes, I’m dressed, got my jo, my laptop, pad and pen.

For in a few hours class will begin – I’m the predator, knowledge is the prey.
I’m Qui
Praying a monumental rise for thee and a comparable release on this Monday.

Hard work is ours –
Don’t forget the PLAY.

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Glide through
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Stephen Curry
and this dude…

Let the view hydrate your mood 🙂