Friday, July 11, 2008

This morning, right across the street from where I sit right now, there is an AT&T store. Outside of that AT&T store, there are about 75-100 people waiting to get their hands on the new iPhone 3G, that comes out today. Considering I just got my little blackberry back in March, I am not exactly the most qualified person to be talking about phones and the like. My phone allows me to access the internets, talk to my family and friends, take dirty pictures, and occasionally shoot a dirty video. I mean what else could a man want? Apparently much more, because 90% of the people in line were men. Is it really that serious that you have to stand in line for this phone? The short list of things I would stand in line like that for are: 1)Michael Jackson tickets and..that's it, that's the list. I am quite sure my boy Kevin will have this phone within the next couple of weeks, and when he does, I'll look at his to see what the fuss is all about.

I mentioned here that a major biking accident happened basically across the street from my apartment. In the days since the accident there have been vigils for the slain biker by other bikers, and press conferences from some bikers' association saying that drivers need to be more cognizant of the bicycling community. That my friends is bullshit. Bikers play by their own rules. They want to be considered on par with cars and trucks, yet when it comes to obeying red lights, they instantly turn into kamikaze pilots, and they do what they want to do. You can't have it both ways man. Either ride on the street, and follow the rules of the cars, or stay your ass on the sidewalk. When you try to have it both ways, you get hit, simple as that. No one deserves to die, but you gotta put yourself in a position to live too.

The late Tupac Shakur had a line from his song "Against All Odds" that went as follows:

"All you old rappers trying to advance
its all over now, take it like a man
Ni***s looking like Larry Holmes flabby and sick, trying to player hate on my sh*t
can eat a fat d**k"

Now sure its a bit over the top, but hey that's what rap is with it. But when I heard Jesse Jackson's comment about Obama, I couldn't help but think about that 2pac line, especially since this isn't the first time Jesse has said some off the wall comment about Obama. The previous time, he accused Obama of "talking white", which is a sensitive issue for any black man. If Jesse had some pointed, well structured and thought out criticism, I would be all for listening to him. But when you speak out your ass, and off the cuff, and your star power is already waning, you just come off looking like Larry Holmes against Mike Tyson. A fallen star getting his ass kicked by a rising one. Damn if I didn't just feel like Keith Olbermann just now.


Bashful said...

Mannn Jessie is jealous and salty. Obama is doing something he tried to and did not succeed in doing.

I would love to see Obama say "big ups to all my haters!" after they inaugurate him. LOL!

Kawana Cohen-Hopkins said...

You did have a Keith Oberman moment. I don't think Jesse is jealous but I do think he wants to prove his "blackness" and that he is more blacker than Obama. Truth is, he is cause his mama and em (mother and father) are both black, but since Obama's dad is directly from Africa, then you can say its a tie.


Chubbs said...

Jesse's from a different generation/background than Barack--and he probably chalks Barack's nomination up to his cross-over appeal--something Jesse will never have. The nasty comment he made is pure jealousy and bitterness.

The iPhone thing is a silly competition. People starting CAMPING OUT in front of the Apple Store up here--on Monday.