Posts Tagged ‘Bamboozled’

Jester or Majestic

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Video on August 28, 2020 at 12:04 am

Q: What is a jester?

A: A good understanding’s arrester.

Self hate and ill understandings invoke sore and fester. Civility is in a fight and the jester yells, “arrest her!”


Pay no mind to the jester. He does not understand that to wear such a suit is to be dressed by another man.

A fashion not tailored for the backside of his own hands. Oh man, oh, man. There’s no favor in being bland.

Whatever you do — don’t don a jester’s suit.

Use your energy and platform to help folks stay alive. Respect begets respect – via compassion, we all can thrive.

I know that you know who you are. You used to be folks’ favorite star.

Love? We still have it, so please search your heart. Your skill is a hoot; versed in scripted parts.

You used to make us laugh but these times require no “jest it.” You are bigger by dimensions but framing-up far less than majestic.

Momma always says “if you don’t have anything good to say – then don’t say nothing at all.“ I like to key-key & ha-ha, but not as much as I love to stand tall.

BAMBOOZLED – 2000| By: Spike Lee

“Every time I watch Bamboozled and especially when I see the Blackface Montage scene – I cry because it hurts just a little. Okay it hurts, a lot. The montage is composed of real, archived footage. #Truth. Well done, Sir Spike Lee.” Majestic.


The HAUNTING Of with Kim Russo

In Communication, Griot, TV Shows on January 12, 2014 at 11:09 am

The HAUNTING OfHave you seen this show? Perhaps a better question is have you seen a ghost? If you have, the next step should probably be to call Kim.

Kim Russo is of Italian decent and has East coast roots just like Theresa Caputo [Long Island Medium], however, regardless of the height of their hair, the two pyshic mediums are not related.

So this weekends broadcast aired 2 episodes back to back that I had not seen before, and one was The Haunting Of Michael Rappaport. Remember Michael from the 80’s? He has got to be the finest red headed, Irish-Jewish guy I’ve ever met. Ow! I’ve been crazy about him since the days of Spike Lee’s BAMBOOZLED. Or so I think, though my better half tells me, Spike’s cool recollection of Michael Rapparport came in 1992 in a film called ZEBRAHEAD [Interracial love story set in Detroit], by Anythony Drazen. I personally don’t remember Zebrahead or being smitten by Rappaport in the interracial-love role, (though somehow I feel that I would have), all the same, he is one sexy guy!

I don’t know if you happened to have caught Michael’s paranormal experience story on Celebrity Ghost Stories (2010), but his experience happened at Earmus High School in Brooklyn. He and a friend, Gerald, were fined detention for mischievous classroom behavior and as punishment, they were made to clean up a room in the basement of the school. The room was locked by padlock, Michael and Gerald had the keys, opened the lock, removed it and had Michael had it on his person. They began organizing a massive pile of desks, (re-enactment showed one-piece desks stacked high, nearly to the ceiling). One they had a few lined neatly in a row, the remaining desks in pile began to rumble and release a thick dusty smoke (from debris under the pile, Gerald noticed a few cat carcass). Shortly thereafter, there was light flickering and the two began to see figure shadows here and there within the room. Michael and Gerald ran for the door and it was locked. They were trapped. But how could it be, Michael had the padlock on his person? The door locks only from the outside with padlock.

Michael called upon Kim Russo to help him make sense of the incident that originally happened in 1987. Kim agreed to meet Michael and Gerald at Earmus High School. Did you see it? Awesome broadcast. It all boiled down to being ‘the mischievous spirits that were trapped in the basement were indeed the spirits of a couple of boys that had died in the school in previous years, before Michael and Geralds tenure. The spirits were mischievous in nature and felt, at the time, that Michael and Gerald were like them – so they taunted them. In part, because of that experiment Michael transferred and spent his graduating year at Martin Luther King High and redirected his energies towards the arts. IMDB has his film and entertaining credits dating back to 1990. Kim was able to connect the dots for Michael and Gerald and show how those mischievous spirits were able to help influence the (then) adolescents to change ways.

In the end, Earmus High School is still haunted with those spirits that roam, as Kim, Michael and Gerald on two different occasions heard the collective voices of children, (likened to what you’d hear in a school hallway), but they aren’t angry or looking to necessarily taunt Michael and Gerald anymore. Maybe.
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When I think of Kim Russo, I think psychic mediumdetective.”
Her work is so accurate, in past energy; reflectives.

Kim Russo is the real deal as well
she taps into the spirits on a “social spell.”

Rarely does forceful energy rise up in Russo’s reading-world.
She’s a no-nonsense, smudge cleansing cinch, big-hair-wearing girl.

Brightly perched on Long Island was Michael Rapport re-living a dark scene
with Kim (at Earmus high school) and a few spirits from the in-between.

Kim Russo is confrontational and left no investigational stone unturned
Michael and Gerald were the recipients of understanding and life lessons learned.

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The other story that ran back-to-back last night
was the story of Jack Blades under the Apache moonlight.

It was a good investigation as well, under any kind of light
Jack was told by Kim Russo, that he once had another life.

Revealed were antiqued artifacts that Jack picked up at trade shows
that angered past native american spirits and sent them into scold.

In the end Jack Blades had to offer the spirits a gift of peace
and believe it or not, he granted the angry energy sweet release.

And this is what Kim Russo does. She takes a situation that seems crazy and daunting
then she walks you back through it, to make sense of your haunting.

Do you watch the show and what do you think?
I’m Qui
Enjoying it very much
, so much so, I had to wordpress ink.