Voyage To Jerryworld: Cowboys-Eagles Game

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Aiiiight, let me start this off by just saying that I’m long winded. Feel free to go straight to the slideshow & pics I took at the Cowboys-Eagles game and ignore the dialogue. You’ve been warned.

Voyage To Jerryworld: Pic Set

Voyage To Jerryworld: Slideshow

a few of my previous trips

Day in the Life of a True Celtics Fan – NBA Finals Edition

Day in the life of a die hard Celtics fan

Day in the life of a die hard Cowboys fan

Destination – Eagles vs Cowboys Wild Card playoff game
Location – Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX
Time – 8PM EST/7PM CST

Sunday Jan 3, 2010
• Cowboys smashed the Eagles 24-0 taking the NFC East title. This set up a re-match for the Wild Card game at Cowboys Stadium for Sat. Made a few calls to some partners to see who was interested in going to the game in Big D.

Mon Jan 4, 2010 – Tues Jan 5, 2010
• Checked flights from DC, but none were under $459. Hoped to catch an e-saver when they came out on Wed.

Wednesday Jan 6, 2010

• Checked flights in the morning, saw that US Airways had a RT for $211. Booked it. Went back to ticket sites StubHub & NFL TicketExchange and purchased the best single seat available in lower level. Informed the bojangling ‘friends’ that I was leaving them and going solo since they were shucking & jiving. Made other necessary reservations for rental car & prepaid parking at off stadium location and was ready to roll.

Saturday Jan 9, 2010

• 11:37am – Arrived at DCA airport, parked car at $12 lot and caught shuttle to terminal.
• 12:02pm – Breezed through security, although agents (clearly Redskins fans) harassed me during the entire process. When I got to the gate, it was a sea of blue & silver. At least 30 other Cowboys fans were there already. There were only 2 dudes there with Eagles gear on. They caught hell.
• 12:08pm – Pilot came through and said “Look at all these Dallas cockroaches” and gave five to the 2 Eagles fans.
• 12:44pm – Boarded plane en route to DFW. Sat next to a young girl who reminded me of Peppermint Patty. She paid me no mind while knitting, but she was coughing up a lung. I took cover quickly.
• 1:52pm – Flight attendants served up some cranberry apple juice. That was the perfect complement to some homemade oatmeal cookies I had brought with me.
• 4:20pm – Arrived safely at DFW. It was freezing!!!!! I swear the temps were colder than the weather I had just left in DC. Called wife letting her know I made it safely, stood outside for a sec and caught the Alamo shuttle to their location. Scooped up a nice looking Malibu and was on my way.
• 4:40pm – 5:26pm – Followed the directions via Google Maps on the Blackberry while listening to Jets-Bengals game on radio. Drove to First United Methodist Church where the parking reservation was for, showed them my prepaid $25 receiptd for parking & jumped on their shuttle to stadium.
• 5:41pm – Ahhhhhhhh…. The arrival at Jerryworld!!!!! From the outside, that joint was amazing. I had been past during the construction a year prior, but was amazed at the monstrosity before me now. The excitement was building.
• 5:45pm-7:50pm – Just soaked in the experience. Walked around the stadium, located my seat, gave high fives to random folks, talked trash to Philly fans and took a ton of pics with my DSLR camera. The big screen aka The Jerrytron was dope!!!!
• 7:53pm – Located my seat, said what’s up to folks in and around my row
• 7:58pm – Eagles enter. Chorus of loud booooooooooos…
• 8:00pm – Cowboys arrive. Yesssssir!!!!
• 8:03pm – Ted Nugent performed National Anthem with an electric guitar solo. The joint was tight.
• 8:06pm – Opening Kickoff. Talk about a fever pitch.
• 8:42pm – First strike, Tony Romo to John Phillips with a 1 yd TD pass, Cowboys 7-0
• 8:47pm – Didn’t enjoy that TD for too long. Vick hits Maclin on a 76 yd pass. Jenkins fell down. The stadium got suddenly quiet. Eagles fan 3 rows in front starts running his mouth and taunting. Tied 7-7.
• 9:09pm – Cowboys strike back. Tashard Choice with a 1 yr TD run. Cowboys 14-7
• 9:20pm – Eagles fumble on 18. Suisham kicks 25 yd FG. Cowboys 17-7
• 9:30pm – Tony Romo to Miles Austin with a 6 yd TD pass. I holler “Where you at playa???” down to Eagles dude who was popping off at the mouth. He glances back with“Yeaah aiiight, you got it man”. Cowboys 24-7
• 9:48pm – Eagles fumble again. Suisham kicks 48 yd FG. Cowboys 27-7.
• 9:58pm– 10:13 – Halftime. Took more pics, celebrated on the concourse with random fans. Hollered, jumped around and acted like a fool.
• 10:28pm – Definitely the highlight of the night. Felix Jones with a 73 yd TD run. Once he got the ball, he was gone!!! Straight smoked the entire Eagles D. Mayhem broke out in the stands. Cowboys 34-7.
• 10:32pm – Trash talkin’ Eagles dude turned into a punk. Cat actually got up, grabbed his stuff and left from his seat amidst a loud chorus of cheers. No heart. Of course I hollered “Where you going… you leaving us so soon?” in my ‘mommy cares’ voice.
• 10:51pm – McNabb throws a meaningless 4 yd TD pass to Jackson. Cowboys 34-14
• 11:06pm – Desean Jackson drops back to receive a punt along the goal line. I holler out “Ayyyy Desean… who’s azz is stinging nowwwwwwwww chummmmp!!!”
• 11:34pm – Final: Cowboys 34 Eagles 14. First playoff victory since ’96. Celebration begins. The sounds of Lil’ Flip’s Game Over plays throughout the stadium. When is the last time you heard that joint? LOL….
• 11:37pm – Some random woman came up, stood patiently while I taunted some folks and then asked me if I had a girlfriend. A girlfriend? What is this HS? I flashed the wedding ring, she smiled and kept it movin’.
• 11:40pm-12:31am – Hung around stadium. Took more pics & joked on Eagles folks who were still around . Hollered, high fived, hugged & dapped up every single person I saw who was wearing Cowboys gear.

Sunday Jan 10, 2010

• 12:35am – 12:56am Got outside and couldn’t remember where shuttle was. Walked all the way around stadium. Temps were in low 20’s. Decided to catch cab back to church.
• 1:04am – Arrive back to rental car. Lady from church says “Ohhhh honey, the shuttle is at stadium waiting for you”. I explained to her that I lost my bearings of where I was and just took a cab. Talk about feeling like an idiot.
• 1:10am-2:30am – Drove around & bar hopped with fellow Cowboys fans. Somehow it wasn’t quite like DC. Remember the scene from 48 Hrs when Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) walked into the redneck bar? That’s kinda how I felt.
• 2:38am – Drove to Denny’s for some eats. It was the first time I had eaten since the plane ride to Dallas. No joke, I can’t eat or drink when adrenaline is pumping at Cowboys games. I forget all about hunger or thirst in the energy of the moment. But I tore up that Grand Slam breakfast at 3am. I sat up in that spot for like 90 min with a terrible migraine.
• 4:33am – Had to gas the rental back up. It was deadly cold outside. Temp gauge in car showed 14 degrees. That was crazy for North Texas!!!!
• 4:40am – 5:33am Arrived back at Alamo & took a nap in the warm car.
• 5:38am – Took shuttle from Alamo to terminal. Did the security thing & went to gate for 7am flight back to DC.
• 5:44am – 6:32am– Sat and talked to a few Cowboys fans who had been on the exact same flight with me from DC. A lot of them were just as amped as I was.
• 6:39am – Boarded plane for flight back to the District.
• 7:02am-7:31am – Plane sat on runway, then had to return to have wings de-iced.
• 11:18am – Plane landed at DCA. Called the wife to advise her I was headed home, caught shuttle to the lot where my car was, paid the bill and hit the road.
• 12:21pm – 6 something pm– Arrived back home, watched Patriots-Ravens game and some of Cardinals-Packers game. Crashed!!!
• 2 something am – Woke-up realizing that the crash had taken place. LOL!!!!

The End……………………………

Peace-N-Love

G. Mo

Blessed With An Angel

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Every good and perfect gift is from above” – James 1:17

The arrival was at 10:20pm on October 7, 2009, She weighed in at a healthy 7lbs, 11oz and 19.5in.

She’s got daddy’s trademark dimples and inherited his crooked pinky fingers as well

To say that we’re overjoyed would be an understatement. We just thank God for bringing her into our lives safe and sound. We look forward to the blessings and challenges of parenthood.

There are truly no words to describe the feeling of hearing your baby for the first time.

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Lovely… Perfect… Amazing… Miraculous… Precious… Wonderful… Stunning… Angelic… Dream Come True… Captivating… Darling… Cherished… Delightful…Beautiful…. Gorgeous… Happy…

Blessed…

Truly Blessed…

Peace & Love…

G.Mo

Meet the ’09-10 Boston Celtics

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We’re talkin’ less than a month before my squad opens up the 09-10 NBA season vs the Cleveland Cavaliers. After being on an extreme high of watching them take the 2008 NBA title, I had to suffer in disgust as Kobe and the Lakers hoisted the hardware this past summer. With a healthy Kevin Garnett back, I look forward to an exciting season where they’re going deep into the playoffs. There’s no one in the East that wants to see them. No one!!!!

2009 Boston Celtics Media Day Pics

Schedule

There’s been a handful of changes to the roster since close of the ’08-09 season.

Additions:
Rasheed Wallace – from Detroit
Marquis Daniels – from Indiana
Lester Hudson – 2nd round Draft Pick from Tennessee-Martin

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Mr. Candace Parker… oooops I mean Shelden Williams – from Sacramento

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Losses
Leon Powe – Signed with Cavaliers

I’m gonna miss Leon. Hardworking brotha who made my eyes light up at Game 2 of the 2008 NBA Finals. In just 15 minutes, he scored 21 points. I think there’s a YouTube video of me screaming “Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Leon” in the stands when he dunked on Ronny Turiaf. This guy always came to play, just sad that he couldn’t stay healthy. Best of luck to him… even in Cleveland.

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Departures (sure as hell can’t call them losses)
Mikki Moore – Signed with Warriors
Gabe Pruitt – Free Agent
Stephon Marbury – Free Agent.

Steph’s career is most likely done after the summer meltdown. I wasn’t thrilled with his signing in the first place. Peace homie. Word on the street is that he’s on tour with Kirk Franklin and working on an endorsement deal to promote the dietary benefits of eating Vaseline.

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Starters:
PG-Rajon Rondo
SG-Ray Allen
C-Kendrick Perkins
PF-Kevin Garnett
SF- Paul Pierce

Key Bench & Rotational Players:
F/C- Rasheed Wallace
PG/SG- Eddie House
PF- Glen Davis
SF- Marquis Daniels

Rest of Bench:
Tony Allen
JR Giddens
Brian Scalabrine
Bill Walker
Shelden Williams
Lester Hudson

Team Strengths
• Defense
• Veteran Leadership
• Clutch Performers
• Scoring in the paint

Team Weaknesses
• Backup Point Guard and Point Guard Play
• Overall Bench Play
• Team Age

Time for my squad to get back to ballin’. I didn’t stutter when I said earlier that no team in the East wants to see them. Sure, it’s going to be very competitive. But I have faith that they’re going to get it done. The quest for Banner #18 begins…

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Peace & Love…

G.Mo

“Without Bias”

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First of all, make sure you see this documentary film.
Second, check out this joint.
Thirdly, don’t miss it!!!

Have I made myself clear?

The documentary film on the life and tragic death of Len Bias made by Kirk Fraser is outstanding. I had the opportunity to see a screening of it this past Friday night at the Lincoln Theatre. The film won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 13th Annual American Black Film Festival

It’s scheduled to air on Nov. 3 at 8pm as part of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary film series. It will continue to air on ESPN2 and ESPN Classic over the following month after at various times.

Now, if you’re a regular on here, then you know how the death of Len Bias affected me. If you’re not, feel free to check out an entry I penned entitled, Death of Len Bias: 20 Years Later on the anniversary of his death before continuing to read this one.

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There’s are a variety of reasons why I looked forward to this film. First off, Len Bias was an incredible athlete. Being truthful, using the word ‘incredible’ is a gross understatement to the talent that this man possessed. That’s like saying that Michael Jackson was a decent entertainer. Since the untimely passing of Len Bias, I’ve read tons of articles, watched specials on athletes and substance abuse and talked to youth about the dangers of drug use at various mentoring programs. Quite often someone much younger will ask me to give more details about Len Bias and what occurred. I always pause for a second, almost like I did when the news of his death was first received. There’s almost no way to explain the events that took his life. I mean, even 23 years later it still stings. Seeing Without Bias really answered some questions that I had. It gave me some clarity on things I had wondered for many years. I’m sure it will answer questions that folks have.

I’m not saying that there’s earth shattering testimony given during the film. We hear from the James & Lonise Bias, former Georgetown coach John Thompson, former UMD coach Lefty Driesell, former UNC coach Dean Smith, a number of Bias’ Terrapin teammates including Keith Gatlin, David Gregg & Jeff Baxter and various sports writers including Michael Wilbon, Kevin Blackistone, James Brown & Jackie MacMullan. Now a documentary would not be complete without having Marion Barry in the mix. He said a few words also.

However that biggest impact on the film was the appearance of Brian Tribble. After all these years, we finally to hear from him during the film. I’m not talking about a quick 10 second sound byte either. You get to hear the story in his own words regarding what occurred. You get to truly see how Len’s death affected him. You can feel it. The segments where Tribble talked were very profound.

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As an added bonus to the evening, director Kirk Fraser was available for Q&A after the screening. It was clear that many folks either didn’t care about the Q&A session or just didn’t know because as the credits rolled, people were piling out into the lobby. I’d guess that maybe 75% of the folks had left, but best believe I remained. Fraser answered a handful of questions from the audience. A good number of folks also stepped to the mic to commend and thank him for making the film. There was a brief point where one of the audience members asked if there were any of participants of the film in house. At that time it was announced that Brian Tribble was present and he was given a mic and stepped to the stage to sit next to Kirk Fraser. The brother at the mic in the aisle began to ask a variety of questions to Tribble all in one breath. To his credit, Tribble maintained his composure amidst a flurry of random thoughts that seemed to pop in the gentleman’s head and said something to the effect of “That’s a lot of questions, what’s your primary point?”, which garnered a laugh from the remaining crowd.

The man proceeded to ask Tribble what he had learned from the incident, but also asked him whether the drugs were supplied by him or Bias that night and how such pure cocaine found it’s way into the dorm room that night. Without transcript of the Q&A, it’s impossible for me to summarize that complete dialogue. However, Tribble acknowledged being ‘hard headed’ and making young mistakes in life as everyone does. He also said that folks should listen to those who love them. In response to the question about the cocaine, he basically said “Only two people know where it came from… me and Len. He’s passed on, so I could easily say it was him. But he’s not here to defend himself, so what’s the purpose in discussing this aspect?”. That’s not a direct quote, but his response was similar to that. The way it is quoted might sound abrasive or snappy, but it was far from that. It was said more in a somber tone that I think everyone in the audience understood.

What does it matter 23 yrs later where the drugs came from? Why disparage the man’s name now or ever? Regardless of where it came from, the circumstances won’t change. It won’t bring Len Bias back. At some point he made a conscious decision to use cocaine that night and it took his life. I gained respect for Brian Tribble. First, just his appearance in the film and secondly for walking up to that stage and answering questions. That definitely was not anticipated. I for one, laid a great amount of blame upon him in my conscience for Lenny’s death. I don’t feel that way any longer.

Getting back to Kirk Fraser, there was one answer that really stuck with me. When asked by one attendee whether he was connected to the Bias family or what was the reason he decided to make the film he answered “My connection is I’m one of the individuals that he saved… because of his story I didn’t go down that path”.

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Props to Kirk Fraser on making the story come to life and told the way it needed to be told. Look out for Frosty (Len’s nickname), the biographical motion picture sometime in 2011

But first, make sure you see the documentary film. Yeah I said it again.

Peace & Love…

G.Mo

Kanye interrupted me too

Fortunately my IT team was on the case and quickly restored things back to normal order.

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I’ll be back with a new entry once I ensure that our security protocols have been upgraded to prevent these kind of disturbances from occurring again. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Peace & Love…

G. Mo

What artists have you seen live?

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What started out as an innocent question on Facebook, led me to sit down and compile a list of all artists I’ve seen perform live. I figured I’d get to 50 easily, but never imagined that the overall number would be closer to 150. I know I’ve attended a lot of shows over the years, but maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!! Keep in mind that aside from being an audience member on my personal time for a number of concerts, I attended both the American Music Awards in ’92 and the Soul Train Awards in ’96 at the Shrine Auditorium in LA. I worked at WKYS for a few years and did a lot of remote set-ups and club hits during that time. I also toured and audio engineered for a number of artists and attended a ton of industry parties where artists performed live sets. So most of the time I was seated in an assigned location comfortably. But as far as other locations I’ve been backstage, on the side of the stage, behind the stage, at the mixing board, in the pit, in other standing room only locations, whatever.

Two things I want to point out. The first ever show I attended featured Today, Guy, MC Hammer and Sir Mix-A-Lot at Charlotte Coliseum in North Carolina. My pops worked for the Hornets at the time and while visiting him on winter school break I had tickets for pretty much everything going on at the arena from wrestling to basketball games to concerts. That evening was cool cuz I had free reign all over the coliseum. Show didn’t really excite me, but as a teenager with wandering eyes, I was watching every sistah up in the place with their new hair styles and fresh gear. Need I say more? I think not. The other note is that there are at least 15 of the artists listed that I’ve seen perform more than 3 times, not including Go-Go music bands. But none more than Patti Labelle. At last count I’ve seen her perform 6 times. I think I first saw Patti in ’91 or ’92 and fell in love with her from that day.

Every time I think I’m done adding an entry to the list, I think of 2 or 3 more performers I’ve seen. I’m pretty sure I’m close to being done at this point. I started this 2 nights ago, so it’s taken me 48 hrs plus to come to the current number. Anyway… here it is.

1. 311
2. A Tribe Called Quest
3. Alicia Keys
4. Amel Larrieux
5. Anita Baker
6. Anthony Hamilton
7. Ashanti
8. Backyard Band
9. BBD
10. Beyonce
11. Big Pun
12. Biz Markie
13. Boyz II Men
14. Brandy
15. Busta Rhymes
16. Cam’ron
17. Carl Thomas
18. Celine Dion
19. Chill Rob G
20. Chuck Brown
21. Color Me Badd
22. Cypress Hill
23. D’Angelo
24. Da Brat
25. De La Soul
26. Del tha Funkee Homosapien
27. Destiny’s Child
28. Digital Underground
29. DMX
30. Dru Hill
31. Eric Roberson
32. Erykah Badu
33. Estelle
34. EU
35. Fabolous
36. Faith Evans
37. Fertile Ground
38. Foreign Exchange
39. Foxy Brown
40. Frankie Beverly & Maze
41. Gerald Albright
42. Gerald Levert
43. Ghostface
44. Ginuwine
45. Groove Theory
46. Guns N Roses
47. Guy
48. Heavy D & Boyz
49. Hoobastank
50. Huck-A-Bucks
51. Ja Rule
52. James Brown
53. Jay Electronica
54. Jay-Z
55. Jazmine Sullivan
56. Jean Grae
57. Jill Scott
58. Junkyard Band
59. K’Naan
60. Keith Murray
61. Keith Washington
62. Kid-N-Play
63. Kriss Kross
64. Lalah Hathaway
65. Lauryn Hill
66. Lil’ Benny & The Masters
67. Lil’ Kim
68. LL Cool J
69. Lost Boyz
70. Luther Vandross
71. Mad Lion
72. Mary J. Blige
73. Mase
74. Maxwell
75. MC Hammer
76. Method Man
77. Michael Jackson
78. Missy Elliott
79. Montell Jordan
80. Morris Day & Time
81. Mos Def
82. Musiq
83. N.E.R.D.
84. N.O.R.E
85. Nappy Roots
86. Nas
87. NE Groovers
88. New Edition
89. Notorious B.I.G.
90. Outkast
91. Patti Labelle
92. Peabo Bryson
93. Pharcyde
94. Pharoahe Monch
95. Prince
96. Public Enemy
97. Puff Daddy
98. Queen Latifah
99. Queen Pen
100. R. Kelly
101. Rachelle Ferrell
102. Raekwon
103. Raheem Devaughn
104. Rakim
105. Raphael Saadiq
106. Rare Essence
107. Redman
108. Regina Belle
109. Ronald Isley
110. Royce 5’9”
111. Run-DMC
112. Sir Mix A Lot
113. Stevie Wonder
114. Talib Kweli
115. Tamia
116. Tech9ne
117. Teena Marie
118. The Fugees
119. The Lox
120. The Roots
121. Timbaland & Magoo
122. TLC
123. Today
124. Toni! Tony! Tone!
125. Total
126. Whitney Houston
127. Whodini
128. Will Downing
129. Yolanda Adams
130. Ziggy Marley

I think that’s it. I do reserve the right to add more as necessary. LOL!!!!

Peace & Love…

G. Mo

Well, it was worth a shot

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It’s 6am in the morning. You roll over to the nightstand to shut off the alarm on your Blackberry. While doing so you check your email. There’s a message with the title Samsung 52″ LCD $9.99. You wipe the cold from your eyes cuz obviously you’re still in some kinda haze. You look again. It still says Samsung 52″ LCD $9.99. That’s nine dollars & ninety nine cents for a LCD that’s easily 2 G’s. You set the Blackberry down, grab your laptop and access your email from there. In the email there a link to Best Buy where the TV is being sold. You click the link and this is what you see.

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What do you do now??? I’ll tell you what you do. You grab your credit card and you order that joint. That’s what you do!!!!

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Once you get to the shopping cart you realize that this is indeed the case. Pick a delivery date and put the order through. Why wouldn’t you?

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Once you get here the process has been completed. Within 3 minutes you receive an email confirming your order and the date of delivery. Now you have to sit back and wait…. and wait… and wait… and wait cuz you know that it’s too good to be true. Then you think to yourself, why not share the deal with friends? So you log onto Facebook and post the link for all your folks. Get dressed and hit the office as usual. While at your PC in the office you decide to Google to see if anyone else has seen the deal. Bam!!! There’s a ton of articles already on the Best Buy miscue. Welp, that pretty much seals up the fact that the order is going to be cancelled. It was just a matter of time. Around 3pm that afternoon, the email arrived.

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Now, I’m no fool. I didn’t honestly at any point in time think that Best Buy would honor this thing. Hell, they need to fire their web development team or whatever web master screwed that one up. I mean it wasn’t even a decimal point off. The price of the Samsung LCD is $1,999.99, so someone was really asleep at the wheel.

I was one of thousands who ordered it and figured “What the heck, I’ll give it a shot”. I guess what shocked me was how long it took Best Buy to react to the mistake and to correct the issue. They’re a major retail company and there’s no excuse for why they couldn’t have almost immediately discovered this and at least removed the item from the website completely and then taken time to address whatever technical bugs they had. All major retailer have some sort of Terms of Conditions that protect them from mistakes like this one. Anyone who really thought that they’d honor this is living in a dream world. Imagine what would happen to their profits. Think about the shareholders would be going ballistic about the snafu.

Right or wrong, mistake or not, they still left a really bad taste in the mouths of their customers. They received a ton of press coverage on this mistake. If anything it gave them a commercial that they didn’t even have to pay for. Talk about a PR spin. You screw up on your website by offering a $2,000 LCD for ten bucks. You then revoke the deal from consumers because of an error and then you get on the news all day. I wonder if they planned this. Honestly though, Best Buy should do something for the folks who ordered the TV’s. I’m not saying to give folks a TV for that ridiculous price. But they just outright canceled the orders via email and nothing else. How about giving your customers 10% off their next visit. Maybe a gift card of some denomination for the hassle. Anything to shine a brighter light on the image of a company that stood in the dark shadows that day. But hey, we see how they handle business. They’re like every other company out here that doesn’t really care whether they lose a customer or not. Business for them will be brisk especially since the departure of Circuit City from the competitive marketplace.

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To be honest, I’m not really a Best Buy customer anyway. It’s not bitterness speaking honestly. I truly don’t get my electronics from them. Those who know me are aware that I purchase high dollar items and tend to look at Best Buy as the 7-Eleven of electronics stores. It’s a Mom & Pop joint. They have a little bit of everything and the best of nothing. I’m a Myer-Emco kinda guy. A cat who’ll order from companies direct or through reps I know personally. So all in all, there’s no loss. I mean, Best Buy sells HDMI cables for a hundred bucks, why would the TV be $10??? LOL!!! Just imagine how much the warranty would’ve been on that? Nevermind, that would’ve been dumb. You could’ve just ordered 10 more TV’s. With shipping that would’ve been about $800 for 8 52″ Samsung TV’s.

I got a $100 Best Buy gift card from a client around Christmas time. I didn’t even use it until May. I walked around the store for like 90 minutes, no joke. I couldn’t figure out what to get. Wanna know what I ended up getting? I’m glad you asked. I bought a very expensive toaster, ceramic stove cleaner, stainless steel wipes and the Stevie Wonder’s Live at Last: A Wonder Summer’s Night from London DVD. I groove to the Stevie Wonder joint. You gotta cop that. Guess Best Buy is good for something after all…. *shrugs*

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Peace & Love…

G. Mo

Mary & Barry = Marion Barry

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I decided to watch The Nine Lives of Marion Barry last night on HBO. The documentary overall was pretty good. But as I sat on the couch, I reflected back to the time when I was around 8 growing up in the DC area. I know I couldn’t have been the only kid that thought Marion Barry was really Mary & Barry. I always tried to understand why they always showed Barry, and rarely showed Mary. It confused the hell out of me. When the mention of Marion Barry was on the news, I always looked for 2 people. Then later realized that Marion was his first name and Mary was really his wife Effi Barry. Duh!!!

*smacks self upside the head*

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Just my abstract thought of the day…

Peace & Love…

G. Mo

Who cares about chicken fingers???

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So I was asked about the Erykah Badu/Chuck Brown show at Merriweather Post Pavilion over the weekend. But I wasn’t asked about the performance. A brotha was asked if the chicken tenders were any good. Were the chicken tenders any good!!!??? Are you serious??? Now, had it been a steak, slice of pie or fresh squeezed lemonade a critique could’ve been provided. But chicken fingers!!!!??? Who’s a connoisseur of breaded chicken strips??? Does anyone walk around like “Those joints at Kings Dominion were slammin”??? I mean, I don’t consider myself bourgeoise or nothin’, but I sure as hell can’t decipher between the good and the not so good chicken fillets. In actuality, I don’t eat them that much to really care. Sure I’ve been to many sporting events, theme parks, movie theatres & food spots over the years and had them. But I never once in my mind said “Awwwww shucks, these right here are like that!!!”.

Now, I’m not saying that anything is wrong if you’re one of those folks who actually breakdown what’s a good batch vs a bad batch. But it just seems weird to me. Lemme get a frozen bag from Costco or Murry’s, throw those jokers in the oven and I’m straight. Get some good BBQ, honey mustard or sweet & sour sauce and I’m grubbing. Now that’s something I can critique. A good sauce. I might even make my own from some Guinness, brown sugar, apricot preserves, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup & a few ‘other’ ingredients. But opinion on battered chicken feet? Nope….

If you’ve got a top 5 list of your favorite (or worst) breaded chicken spots, feel free to let a brotha know. I know somebody out there has a favorite chicken finger basket and fries spot. However, I’m on the outside looking in with this one.

Peace & Love..

G. Mo

Flashback: The Jukebox Network

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Awwwww maaaaaaaaaaan.. I remember sitting in front of the TV waiting for 2 Live Crew’s “Move Something” video to come on. In fact, I used to roll to my man’s house and request the video from there. My mom would’ve flipped when she got the bill if I had called from our house. His folks didn’t care anyway. He stayed requesting videos off of there. I was listening to XM and some songs came on that made me flashback to some of my favorite vids… and or course the ones that were annoying as well. They showed a lot of videos that BET & MTV refused to play at that time Here’s a few of them that I remember seeing a lot. I found a few on YouTube and uploaded some from my digital archives, but YouTube and their copyright mess is some nonsense. So I uploaded a few to Dailymotion. Guess we’ll have to see if they remain up.

Probably the most requested video on The Jukebox Network back then…

This was my joint right here… I went out and bought the LP single on wax cuz of this video

These two videos right here used to get on my nerves!!!!!! The had to have played these joints at least once ere’ 20 minutes back then…


LTrimm – Cars That Go Boom Music Video

Where the hell is MC Shy D these days??? LOL!!!!! This vid used to come on a lot too…

I guess if you really look at it, The Jukebox Network originated in Miami, so that explains the ton of vids from that area. Anyway… I may add videos as I remember them or if you comment with one that you used to vibe off of or hated, I’ll add it.

Peace & Love…

G. Mo