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I will NOT read your F!@##$ Script!

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Sometimes we ask things of other people without asking ourselves what our asking means. (a purposely confusing statement for the conundrum we often create)  Confused? While screenwriter Josh Olson wrote crudely on the subject,  it was exactly the right point of view to get point across to those of us who just don’t get it!

Should you really ask? What exactly ARE you asking?

I’ve often consented to doing “favors” for others “gratis”, both within and outside my realm of expertise.  However, me myself, I tend to have a lot of guilt about asking others for their input in my personal and business endeavors.  For whatever reason, when I am asked –I just can’t say “NO.”  There have been very few times when I say, “no” (usually due to previous obligations or my inability to oblige) but more times than I can count where I’ve said, “yes.”  (insert sigh here)

After I’ve agreed and committed myself to undertaking someone else’s task I have taken on a duty.   I place an extreme amount of time and thought into my efforts.  Yet, to no avail. It seems that no one really gets it (it really doesn’t matter who asked).

I will stress about the deadline (even a perceived deadline), have increasing anxiety about the time it was taking me, skipped a few meals in order to make up for that time, passed on another appointment, neglected some of my own work, obligations, duties, chores, or worse…family.  In the end, someone says, “thanks” or “that’s ok, I got soandso to do it” or “I’ll keep that in mind.”  All the hours of built up tension and hesitation at presenting a result less than par because a certain somebody entrusted you with something that may or may not impact their future, comes to an unclimactic poof.  Whatever. Right?  I could NOT agree with Josh Olson more.  I second his emotion and that of other fields that run into the same dilemma.

Excerpt from the Article by Josh olson:

“There’s a great story about Pablo Picasso. Some guy told Picasso he’d pay him to draw a picture on a napkin. Picasso whipped out a pen and banged out a sketch, handed it to the guy, and said, “One million dollars, please.”

“A million dollars?” the guy exclaimed. “That only took you thirty seconds!”

“Yes,” said Picasso. “But it took me fifty years to learn how to draw that in thirty seconds.’ “

I think Josh Olson’s tone in this article is perfectly suited for the encountering audience.  Good job Josh! Way to be a dick!

“So the next time you engage a so-called friend, or friend of a friend or otherwise forcefully demanding “gratis” = FREE services/ consultation from them (doesn’t matter for what) under the usual unoriginal guise of friendship-related contractual obligation–ask yourself what am I truly asking for? Would I do the same for them?  How should I respond after they’ve given this professional gift of their own free will? Finally ask yourself …Are you really that good of a friend?

I just have to say it…..” I will NOT read your F!@#$! Script! I will NOT write your F!@#$% recommendation, paper, letter, give my opinion, take your photo, photoshop your picture, come to your event, write about that event,  blog for you etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. ” Whew…

I’m just tellin’ it like it T-I-Tiiz!


Dr. Dre’s (former NWA rapper) son Found Dead!

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Dr. Dre, rap phenomenon of the early 90’s, 20 year old son was found in his home according to E-Hollywood!

Our condolences.

Another TERRIBLE tragedy in the world of entertainment.

Rapper (Master P) starts New Cable Station?

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According to the Chicago Suntimes rapper and entrepreneur Master P is poised to launch his BBTV in 2009. He has teamed up with many celebrities including Denzel Washington. His station will provide alternative content and programming to MTV’s BET. It is aimed at persons of color yet still appeal to people of varied background. Will Master P be able to compete with BET and TVOne (also with the same target market?).

All I’m going to say is this will be interesting to see. Master P is a renowned pioneer, “hustler,” and philanthropist (I think that’s the right word). He’s even made his son into a brand name. He’s had his own potato chips and a few straight to DVD movies. However, Master doesn’t really have the reputation or resume you would expect of someone who had the ability to bring a successful family oriented cable network to the masses. Then again, nobody expected Bernie Mac or Ice Cube or Ice T to make their fortunes in family oriented shows on prime time or on the big screen –but they did! There are many critics out there that don’t believe Master P will even get close to success in this particular business venture. I won’t be a nay sayer –but I am skeptical. If Master P Theater featuring Black Superman and Uncle P are any indications of Master P’s creative skills –hopefully he doesn’t make the mistake of placing himself as creative director or producer of any of his programming… in that situation he would be setting himself up for failure! If he isn’t wise enough to hire a team of professionals who actually KNOW the industry then I would have to concur…the network is going down the toilet like a fresh one!

Don’t get mad at me I’m just tellin’ it like it T-I-Tiz!!!!

For your amusement:
Gangsta’ Potato Chips — a Master P invention

NEW REALITY SHOW: From G’s to Gents!!!

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ANOTHER STUPID REALITY SHOW???!!! –From G’s to Gents!!! When will we STOP being so obsessed with other people’s lives and live the life we’re given?

I’m just telling it like it T-i-tiz!!!

What do you think?


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Starting Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 and ending July 24, 2008. It’s a 2-part documentary about race in America by Soldedad — CNN Reporter. Now we’re talking about race. I wonder why? Will YOU BE WATCHING?