Just some thoughts, Ladies and Gentlemen. Right or wrong...just what I was feeling at the time. - S. Carter

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hi Mr. O'Reilly. Hope All is Well, Kiss the Plaintiff and the Wifey...

I'm sure you've heard about this, but I had to send it anyway. Bill O'Reilly is indeed a racist, one who thinks that he can say whatever he wants, about whomever he wants. On his show last night, he defended his comments, saying that he was trying to say something good about blacks - pretty much that he didn't see a difference between our restaurants and theirs. Why did you need to say anything at all?!? If you like the restaurant, just say that! Why does it ALWAYS have to be a race issue?

I can't help but look back at the case with him and Ludacris a few years back. Ludacris was going to be a spokesman for Pepsi, and O'Reilly made big stink about it because he called Ludacris' lyrics misogynistic. While I agree that some of Luda's lyrics are demeaning to women, I'm assuming that one of the reasons Pepsi chose him to be a spokesman is because of his charity work. Its amazing to me that O'Reilly, the same one who wanted to bash Ludacris, was taken to court for sexually harassing one of his co-workers. Well ain't THAT the pot calling the kettle black? Now here he is again in the news, sticking his foot all the way in his mouth, and refusing to apologize. Mychal Bell, Megan Williams…this foolishness has GOT to stop!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Throwback Video of the Week

This week's video is "Come and Talk to Me" by Jodeci. Not much needs to be said about this song except for...I LOVED IT! I thought Devante was SO fine! They all look a hot mess now, but we can still look back at Jodeci with fond memories!


Saturday, September 8, 2007

THIS is how it should be done....

Why do they insist on letting people who can't sing perform the National Anthem? Her pitch was all over the place! There should be some sort of patriotic law against it.

This is how our National Anthem should sound.

Or even like this...

But never, EVER like this!

Or this, but at least her rendition was supposed to be funny.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Throwback Video of the Week

On My Own, by Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald. I have loved this song forever, just because it reminds me of my Grandma's house. Lol, don't ask me why, but everytime I hear it I think of summers spent visiting down south. I wasn't even a Patti fan back then (hard to believe it, since I absolutely LOVE her now), but I just liked the song. Don't even get me started on Michael McDonald! That Doobie Brother can SING! I believe in giving credit where its due - and he gets it. Lol, close your eyes and tell me he don't sound like a brotha! EXACTLY!


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Can I Have It?

Seriously, I CANNOT get enough of these clips! Nicole Randall Johnson, the sista (yes I did say SISTA) who plays this character is great because she so accurately captures all of those annoying lines in one conversation. My friend Shatani put it best "no man could play that character" because none of the guys who act like "Darrel" actually realize just how ANNOYING they are! These clips are "ridiculous"! Enjoy!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

NJ B.A.P.'s Product Spotlight - Miss Jessie's

Being a natural-tressed girl myself, I am always looking for new hair products. Miss Jessie's products were created by sisters Titi and Miko Branch. These sisters of mixed Japanese and African-American descent got the idea and formula for their hair prodcuts from their grandmother, Miss Jessie, who seemed to be the only person able to manage their thick, neither straight nor kinky hair.

**** Love this product and would recommend it to anyone.
*** This product works pretty well, and I like it, but it doesn't do everything I need it to do.
** An ok product, but I've used better
* This product is terrible, and I still have most of it sitting in a drawer somewhere.

Curly Meringue: This medium hold styling cream helps define natural curls. It has the smell and consistency of lemon custard, and can be used everyday. This is one of my favorite products. The only downside? It costs $38 for a 16 oz. jar, but they do now sell smaller sizes ($22 for an 8 oz. jar and $7 for a 2 oz. jar). Trust me, a little goes a long way. ****

- Curly Pudding: This soft hold styling cream helps define and elongate curls. It really is the consistency of pudding, which is where it gets its name, and it kinda smells like grape candy - which can be a good or bad thing, but for me it got kinda annoying. I like this product, but it contains aloe (to which I am allergic) so I don't really use it anymore. It also costs $38 for a 16 oz. jar, $22 for an 8 oz. and $7 for a 2 oz., but like the Curly Meringue, a little goes a long way. ***

- Baby Buttercreme: This moisturizer is great for hydrating dry hair. It softens the hair without weighing it down and making it too greasy. It has the smell and consisency of vanilla icing (are we sensing a pattern here?) and ,like the other products, a little goes a long way. It's great for twists, puffs and other natural styles. Keep in mind though that it contains water, so its not necessarily the best for natural hair that has been straightened. It costs $58 for 16 oz. (ouch, I know), $32 for 8 oz. and $9 for 2 oz. ***

- Curly Butterecreme: This product pretty much does the same thing as the Baby Buttercreme, but it has a strong peppermint smell. It's a little thicker than the Baby Buttercreme, and it is priced the same. The peppermint smell was a bit much for me, so I'll stick to the Baby Buttercreme. **

Visit Miss Jessie's website - www.MissJessies.com