Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Movie Quote Trivia

If you love movies as much as I do, maybe you can guess the movies these lines come from. Whoever gets the most answers right, will be crowned Movie Champion Of the World!!!!!!!! (Okay, that's a little dramatical, but that's how my older brother and I competed in everything when we were growing up. We had Wheel of Fortune, Connect Four, Uno championships, etc. for all of the marbles. It was actually pretty serious to win--sooo good luck and no googling!!).

  1. I've been in love with you since I was eleven, and the s**t won't go away.

  2. The details of your incompetence do not interest me.

  3. Why is he alive? It vexes me... I'm terribly vexed.

  4. Don't you think I realize what's going on here, miss? Who do you think I am, huh? Don't you think I know that if I was some hotshot from out of town that pulled inside here and you guys made a reservation mistake, I'd be the first one to get a room and I'd be upstairs relaxing right now. But I'm not some hotshot from out of town, I'm a small reporter from "Rolling Stone" magazine that's in town to do an exclusive interview with Michael Jackson that's gonna be picked up by every major magazine in the country. I was gonna call the article "Michael Jackson Is Sitting On Top of the World," but now I think I might as well just call it "Michael Jackson Can Sit On Top of the World Just As Long As He Doesn't Sit in the Beverly Palm Hotel 'Cause There's No N***ers Allowed in There!"

  5. Actually we've got a nice little Saturday planned. We're going to Home Depot to pick out some wallpaper, then maybe well hit Bed Bath and Beyond... I dont know! I dont know if we'll have enough time!
  6. In thirty seconds you'll be dead, and I'll blow this place up and be home in time for Corn Flakes.

  7. Haven't you seen Boyz N The Hood? Now one of us is going to get shot.

  8. Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

  9. And what else? Why don't you just jump off the roof, right here and now? That's what you really want, isn't it? Yes, you do. You smoke crack, don't you, boy? Don't you smoke crack? Yeah, I thought so. And you know what that does to you? You don't? It kills your brain cells, son. It kills your brain cells! Now when you're destroying your brain cells, you're doing the same thing as killing yourself. You're just doing it slower! Now, I say if your wanna kill yourself, don't f**k around with it, do it expeditiously! Go on and jump! JUMP!
  10. Who am I? Well, they call me Brother to the night. And right now I'm the blues in your left thigh... trying to become the funk in your right. Is that all right?

  11. Poor people are crazy, Jack. I'm eccentric.

  12. Wait'll they get a load of ME!

  13. Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn't have f**ked with? That's me.

  14. Mr. Musgrave, please don't interrupt me when I'm asking rhetorical questions.

  15. I was married at your age. You don't even want to learn how to cook dahl!

  16. A Jedi Knight? Jeez, I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur!

  17. As your leader, I encourage you from time to time, and always in a respectful manner, to question my logic. If you're unconvinced that a particular plan of action I've decided is the wisest, tell me so, but allow me to convince you and I promise you right here and now, no subject will ever be taboo. Except, of course, the subject that was just under discussion. The price you pay for bringing up either my Chinese or American heritage as a negative is... I collect your f**king head. Just like this f**ker here. Now, if any of you sons of b***hes got anything else to say, now's the f**king time!

  18. I don't give a d*mn if Marvin Gaye 'gonna be there, you wont!

  19. After stomping on Ilena's cousin like that, I knew I was gonna have to deal with that fool someday. D*mn! I never thought he'd come back like this, blasting. Like I said, it was funny like that in the hood sometimes. I mean you never knew what was gonna happen or when. I've done too much to turn back, and I've done too much to go on. I guess in the end it all catches up with you. My grandpa asked me one time if I care whether I live or die. Yeah, I do. Now it's too late.

  20. I will be watching you and if I find that you are trying to corrupt my first born child, I will bring you down, baby. I will bring you down to Chinatown.

  21. Well, here's my first question. Do you think it's kind of dangerous handing out guns at a bank?

  22. Money talks, and bulls**t runs a marathon. So, see ya and I wouldn't want to be ya.
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Joker Of The Week Nods

Hello bloggers,

This week will leave you scratching your head as to who to vote for. So many contenders and so little time....

  • NY Post - For publishing that tacky, racist cartoon regarding Obama, a chimp and the stimulus bill. (See Post Below).

  • Chris Brown - IF that picture of Rihanna's battered face pic from http://www.tmz.com/ is real then he needs to do more than give a general apology and talk about his pastor....I know he's young, but that picture of a battered Rihanna just saddened me and there is no excuse for that kind of violence. None.

  • Roland Burris - For accepting the Senate nomination from shady Blagojevich and now having his "dirt" come out of the closet (i.e. he tried to fund raise for Blago right around the time it was clear Senator Obama would become President Obama and leave a vacant seat in the Senate). Old and shady.

  • Luther Campbell - For being arrested for being a deadbeat dad and owing $10,266.36 in back child support. Pay for your kids Me So Horny!

Last Minute Honorable Mention - Terrence Howard - For saying in response to the Chrianna debacle - "It's just life, man. Chris is a great guy. He'll be alright. And Rihanna knows he loves her, you know? They'll be alright." Maybe he should have just kept his mouth shut since he was arrested for assaulting his estranged wife back in '01....

(Per Smarty Jones' suggestion, I've removed the Rihanna pic. I think it's news that should be covered, buuuut I don't want to further victimize Rih Rih.)

On a more positive note, this week's winners? The fab ladies who attended the Essence Ladies Luncheon.

See more pics here!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Random Question Of The Day: NY Post Cartoon

There has been quite an uproar over the last day or so about the NY Post cartoon above. Do you think that it is an innocent joke by the author expressing the opinion that a monkey must have written the stimulus bill because it is so bad? Or, was there a more sinister, racist motive behind the cartoon with a black president being the monkey?
Given the cops, the monkey, the association of persons of African descent with monkeys, Obama being synonymous with the bill, and the ultra conservative NY Post, I'm leaning towards the latter. What say you?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Early Joker Nod - Burris

You know, I never liked the fact that Roland Burris accepted that bozo Rod Blagojevich's nomination for the U.S. Senate. It just seemed shady and desperate to me. Why accept something from someone so tainted? Did he want to be a senator that badly? Now, word is Burris did have some suspect contacts with Blago's people. Apparently, Burris admitted in an affidavit that he had spoken with Rod's brother about fundraising for Rod and he actually made some calls on his behalf seeking thousands of bucks around the time of the election. Now, he may be accused of perjury. UN-FRIGGIN-BELIEVABLE. If you KNEW you tried to fund raise for Rod when you knew he was going to nominate someone to replace Barack Obama, why would you turn around and accept the seat? Even if this was somehow completely legitimate, it still stinks to high heaven. Disappointing brother. Disappointing.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY BLOGGERS! In the spirit of all things love-related, we will not have a Joker of the Week poll this week. So Chris Brown, A Rod and MIA's stylist are LUCKY. D*MN LUCKY. But, I may hold their names for next week's poll though...

On a positive note, I'll give a shout out to Jennifer Hudson and Muhammed Ali. Hudson's moving musical tribute to the champ and his sad state as a result of the Parkinson's disease moved me to tears last night during the NAACP Image Awards. I thought about all that she had been through and the class and grace and sheer talent that she performed with last night in the midst of it all. It was incredibly inspiring. Kudos to Jennifer, Yolanda Ali, who gave a wonderful speech, and the entire Ali family.

Have a great weekend!

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Joker Of The Week Nods

The Joker of the Week polls are BACK folks. This week's list is actually a little tough....

  1. Christian Bale - For cursing out the director of photography on the set of Terminator 4 for four minutes! While it was funny, I don't care how big of a star you are, you should not treat people that way.
  2. Etta James - For her sour grapes over not singing "At Last" at the Neighborhood Ball to the first couple. She said, “You guys know your president, right?” You know the one with big ears? Yeah, wait a minute. He ain’t my president.” Classy 'till the bitter end Etta.
  3. Michael Phelps - For smoking weed in front of someone with a camera and being suspended from USA swimming.
  4. Tom Daschle - For knowing that he wanted to be in Obama's cabinet for MONTHS, not paying his taxes and then withdrawing from the process at the last minute.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

25 Random Things

(Smarty Jones tagged me on Facebook--I might as well kill two birds with one stone. :-)

  1. I was born in Washington, D.C. at Washington Hospital Center. I'm a true D.C. native.
  2. I've been to hip hop clubs in Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Madrid, Lisbon and Albufeira. Barcelona is like the United Nations of Hip Hop. Imagine being in a club with people from every country of the world yelling "Now west side walk it oooout, now east side walk it ouuuuut." That is a wild thing to see.
  3. I LOOOOOVE to read. When I was a kid, I used check out 20 books from the library at once (usually Sweet Valley High, Nancy Drew and Sweet Dreams), read them in two weeks and then check out 20 more. I just finished the Brief Wondrous Life of Benjamin Wao--a book about several generations of a family from the Dominican Republic. It was a great read.
  4. I have a weird fascination with vampire culture. (Not in a sick twisted way--I guess....). But I enjoy vampire stories - movies (Underworld, Interview with a Vampire, etc.); tv (True Blood, Buffy); Books (L.A. Banks series).
  5. I am getting married in July and either I am the most relaxed bride in history or the biggest procrastinator who doesn't understand the scope of her responsibility....
  6. I've been to Las Vegas ten times and stayed at 7 different hotels (Circus Circus, Bellagio, Luxor, New York New York, Mandalay Bay, The Signature at the MGM Grand, & The Hilton). I usually do pretty well and actually hit the jackpots. But the last time I went, I was at The Mirage, and I hit for $300, cashed out and moved on to the next machine. Five minutes later, a middle-aged lady sat down at the machine I hit on, and hit the upper progressive for $15,000. I was disgusted. As the machine played "We're in the money" for the next 30 minutes I was almost sick. I did end up winning $1,000 that night, but my heart still hurt.
  7. I have two brothers. My older one is a character and my younger one is super smart, about to graduate from Princeton. Yeah, I'm bragging. LOL.
  8. I work to live, not live to work. There is a big difference.
  9. I love movies. I think it's an extension of my love of reading. Stories--it's all stories. The latest flicks that I've taken in? Slumdog Millionaire, Gran Turino, Taken and Notorious.
  10. We're going to Maui and Oahu for our honeymoon. I would like to leave right now.
  11. I have a group of lawyer friends. There are 4 of us and we call ourselves The Committee. We got the name because we talk on e-mail everyday about everything, and one of the boyfriends jokingly remarked "Oh yeah, I know you have to run it by the Committee." It stuck.
  12. I started calling people who do something stupid or something that annoys me "jokers." I even have a weekly "Joker of the Week" on my blog www.chicasinthecity.blogspot.com. Now everyone around me uses the word--my mom, my grandmother, friends. Unfortunately, I called my fiancé a joker once and my three year old nephew latched on. He subsequently called my grandmother, my mother and his father a joker; and he routinely asks me if my fiancé is still a joker? Thus, I unintentionally have gotten that kid into a lot of trouble.
  13. Barack Obama was the first political candidate that I ever gave money to. It was money well spent.
  14. I (gasp) like line dancing. Not necessarily the electric slide--but let the cupid shuffle come on--I'm hitting the floor!
  15. I had a jheri curl when I was in the 5th and 6th grade. (You've probably seen the photos former classmates/new frenemies have posted on FB). At the time it seemed like a good idea... And it did make my hair grow. LOL.
  16. I met Stanford from Sex and the City in the Hilton gift shop. The weird thing was, at first I didn't recognize him. I thought he was somebody that worked at my law firm, but then I said "Sex and the City!" He nodded and was actually pretty friendly.
  17. I love to go to Europe because people think my friends and I are celebrities. I'm dead serious. A black American--walking around on vacation, shopping, looking fab, staying at 5 stars in Portugal or Spain? Of course we have to be famous. Psssh, I put on my big sunglasses as soon as I get to Dulles Airport just to get ready for my landing abroad. Although the staring can be annoying, particularly when you're eating, I generally enjoy the fanfare and the yells of "guapa", "bella".
  18. I used to play soccer when I was younger, even went to a week long soccer camp when I was 14.
  19. I was semi-kidnapped once in the Bahamas. We were staying at Atlantis on Paradise Island. I decided to venture out a couple of times by myself to clubs in Nassau. Saturday night--went out, had a good time. Sunday when I went out--the club that I wanted to go to was closed. I told the cab driver he could just take me home. He said no--He had a place that he could take me. He proceeded to drop off another passenger and then took me to a dancehall in the hood. I was like "CRAP"--although it was not crap. He said I didn't have to pay, "he just wanted to party with me." I'm not against cabbies, but he wasn't even hot. I went in the dancehall---did not see one other tourist--realized I could be stabbed up and through there, and rolled out. I got a guy to hail me another cab (miraculously) and just as I was about to flee the scene, the cab driver (having parked a mile away and walked back to the club to meet me), stopped me from closing the door and said, "what happened?" I said, "It was just not my scene." Then I closed the door. I think if he could have slapped me, he would have. LOL. I took my butt back to Atlantis and shot craps that night. During the ride home, my new cab driver said he loved me, the toll ticket guy said I was beautiful, and as I was walking back towards the hotel entrance, another cabbie, grabbed me, looked at my chest and said he'd like to give me the royal treatment. Only in the Caribbean man! HA!
  20. When I was in Key West for a wedding, I ended up going to a clothing optional club--I can't remember the name of it--but I know the rooftop was called the Garden of Eden. Oddly, only people who should remain in their clothes at all time chose to disrobe. It was NASTY. One guy actually came up to me and was talking to me, asking questions, like he wasn't butt naked!
  21. Sometimes I get sucked into watching stupid reality shows when they run a marathon. (i.e. From Gs to Gents and I love New York). It's a source of shame.
  22. I've driven to work for the last 7 years. But now, the parking lot at my building is so small, I just don't want to risk dents in the car. So, in March, I'm thinking about getting back on the subway. The problem is, I hate people. Well, I guess hate is a strong word. All of the crowds, the pushing to get on the train, people standing over me if I'm lucky enough to get a seat. What a nuisance. I like the quiet comfort of my own vehicle. (SIGH). I need to pray on it.
  23. I think my mother is the best mother in the world. Ever. In the history of motherhood. Dramatical? Yes. True? YES!
  24. I've known my best friend for almost 26 years. Knowing anyone for that long makes me feel old.
  25. I am a fan of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. I even read The Rock Says. In my defense, it was Christmas present.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Batman Going Off!

Soooo, remember when Christian Bale's mom and sister accused him of attacking them? Uuuuh, maybe they were telling the truth. Bale may have some serious anger issues. He went OFF on the director of photography on the set of the new Terminator movie. And I do mean OFF. The director apparently walked behind someone during a scene and Bale went ballistic. On the one hand, I feel bad for the director of photography. On the other hand--HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! It was almost like a scene from a movie. If you have not heard it, take a listen.