Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Morning Edition - 3/14/07

FM vs. JT
Last night’s American Idol competition made clear that if America votes solely on vocal talent, FM and JT will go head-to-head in a battle of voices for queen of American Idol season 6. For those just joining us, former background singer Melinda Doolittle who has wowed anyone listening since her first audition, will heretofore be referred to as the Flying Monkey or FM and Lakisha Jones who let us know early on that she was “not going” has earned the honor of sharing NFL player, JT’s initials, for her massive talent with shoulders and back to match. The two are proving that the Lord is a fair God. He said, “Guys, give those two these amazing voices, I was all out of necks and lady’s backs.” On another front, Sanjaya Malakar will now be known as Golden Sunshine or GS. All talent be damned, GS is just astounding to look at. Last night the AI hair and make-up staff apparently blew a fuse using a curling iron on the angelic GS. The Kodak Xanax moment goes to superdiva Diana Ross who coached the final 12 for their performances as they tackled (no dig on Ms. JT) many of Ross’ hits. Tonight Ross herself will perform at the “chop” show, where one of the disciples will be sent packing. FM can let the poppies make her sleep…she has it in the bag.

Friday the 16th
So it doesn’t have the impact of the horror thriller, but the action set to take place this Friday at LQs in midtown Manhattan will certainly serve as a depression killer. Evelyn Maldonado celebrates a milestone birthday and her coworkers and close friends will congregate to be sure she never forgets it. Simply mention that you’re attending Evelyn’s birthday bash at the door and join the fun. The party begins at 5:30 p.m. and we dare not mention an end time. Gents will fork over $5 as an entrance fee and ladies are free before 6:30.

Baby Fag
Yesterday we spoke of X who has been quickly filling up my voicemail box with the proposition of showing me how many times 24 goes into 37. Unfortunately, my math isn’t that bad and after a quick pencil and paper session, I’ve figured out it only goes in once – hence, his calls haven’t been returned. Now, in yet another Twink-Gone-Wild episode, I’ve been propositioned by a 20-year old Pear, or some other fruit, PC salesman who has gone from polite pleasure seeker to Effie-wanna-be in a matter of a couple of days. Now, the you’re-gonna-love-me greenhorn (Jo) thinks that the old man is just going to roll over and play dead because I have regrets older than he is. Case in point, he called last night and said I should allow him to come over, lest I lose points with him. “Pa, I’m the scorekeeper and right now, you’re a high school team playing an away game against the Harlem Globetrotters. You need to fall back.” He tried to begin an attempt at a comeback, but I said, “Grown folks have to work tomorrow, so we’ll chat on Friday.” There was that long Cingular Wireless commercial dropped call pause, before I said, “Good night,” and hung up the phone. Okay…where are my grown and sexy folks this spring?

On Blast
Are women more likely than men to accept disrespect, dishonesty and tomfoolery to make a relationship work? Is there a different agenda / rule book for men and women after break-ups?

Keep passin’ the open windows…


Melissa said...

Hector,you go boi! I didn't get a chance to respond to yesterday's blast about age. But today's post is an example of why age can and does make a difference. Maybe it's me, but I've found that puppies (disclaimer...not calling men dogs, thank you) under the age of 30 seem to think they are doing "seasoned vets" a favor when showing an interest.

Is it flattering? Of course, but in my reality puppies need to check themselves before trying to take on this veteran because with the smell of their momma's milk or Similac still on their breath is an open invitation for me quickly hand them a diaper, pacifier and send them back home.

I don't have the time nor the want to teach pups new tricks. Hell, I'm still learning a few my damn self! LOL

taylorSiluwé ..... said...

GS all the way! That's all I'm saying on that. Okay, I more thing, Simon is wrong, this is a popularity contest -- and GS is POP U LARific!

As for on Blast: I think it runs equally, depending on how crazy in love your are, and how long it take you to wake up. Gender has no relevance for fools in love.

Just Me said...

I think that women are more apt to suffer the abuse in any relationship, due the their nuturing nature and being taught to please men. Look at these women with low self esteem, dressing/cutting eyebrows/shaving/putting on make up/tight clothing in 90 degree weather. This is, to me, a showing of what society has placed on them. It is not until they reach their mid 30s or 40s that they come into there true self.

Just my opinion, not the gospel...

Cocoa Rican said...

To be honest I never believe there is a true difference in how men and women handle relationships and break-ups. I believe there are societal expectations of each, but in the end character make-up and personality will dictate how a person deals with issues of the heart.

My hard fast rule is that of Maya Angelou – When people show you who they are, believe them. Too often we’re bent on wanting to see folks as we’d like them to be, as opposed to how they really are.

Love should always be linked with respect. Love should never make you feel that you’ve lost your dignity. Love should never prevent you from holding your head high. Love should be celebrated. Love encompasses the belief that my partner, spouse, etc. will always have my best intentions at heart and will act accordingly in trust. …but hey, these are my little rules. The Bible and other relevant writings say something a little different… I believe one of those things is, “Love suffers all….”

Go figure…

taylorSiluwé ..... said...

Just Me ... I hear what you're saying.

But I also know that no other group is more maligned and forced into self-loathing as black gay men. Society has not been kind to us.

But all that shit is a-changin'. Can't you feel it?

Darius T. Williams said...

JT, FM, and GS?!?!? Boy - who sits up and thinks of these things. HILARIOUS. And that whole (no dig against JT) almost made me choke on my sunflower seeds!

Dayne Avery said...

I havent watched this years idol except a performance here and there.

“Pa, I’m the scorekeeper and right now, you’re a high school team playing an away game against the Harlem Globetrotters. You need to fall back.” I LOVE IT!

life said...

lmbo at the comeback you did on the 20 y/o