Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) - The Beach Boys

I've been laying on my back
Like a freight train off a track
Trying to find a job to fit my trade
With the morning sun come 'round
Well I'll be covering plenty of ground
And I don't need nobody to pay my aid

Now Bess and me were feeling bad
And all the good jobs they were had
I had to take to sweeping up some floors
Well I don't mind that so much
Or the changing of my luck
But you know I could be doing so much more

Well I'll be coming home tonight
Everything will be all right
And we'll be looking at tomorrow


All good things must...

Very tragic week. At this stage of the competition, you can't afford to have really bad days. Unfortunately for Fo, she had a day from hell.

Fo's day of go-sees. Yup, it was that bad.

Cris Barros says
"I like her ethnic look, and her face is strong"
"She should be taller"

Adriana Degreas says
"She's not quite high(tall enough) for the beachwear line"

Oskar Metsahvat says
"She much more for commercial than high fashion"

Clo Orozco says
"Very commercial. I prefer in photos. She's not very tall"

Fashionably late is a bad thing in this challenge.

Left behind

Time for her portfolio shot. I considered not posting this picture; it was that bad.


"I found it difficult to shoot you" - Nigel
"This is the worst shot of you yet" - Paulina
"You have to work on your angles. What we're looking for is proportions" - Tyra
"You look mushed" - Ms. J
"In this picture you look unnatural" - Cris Barros
"You have to make people not look at the one thing that they would focus on (height)" - Tyra
"This picture is such a disaster" - Paulina

Fo receives the bad news

Words of encouragement from Tyra

"You are so special"
"This was so hard for the judges today"
"Such a beautiful girl"
"Such a lovely spirit"
"Can you promise me one thing? Do not grow your hair out...this is stunning on you"

Take note Natalie. This is how you bow out gracefully

Still Dope - DOOM(featuring Empress Sharhh)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Jenny Lumet Q&A

Jeff Goldsmith, Senior Editor of Creative Screenwriting Magazine, hosts a Q&A with Jenny Lumet, screenwriter of Rachel Getting Married, and Neda Armian, one of the producers of the film.

Download Available Here: Creative Screenwriting Magazine

Old School Video: Steady Mobbin' - Ice Cube

"There goes the neighborhood"

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Felicia, you have some serious work to do in the coming weeks. Especially since you've made an enemy out of Teyona, who's really stepped her game up the last few episodes, and is now looking like a front runner.



Ayo, eff dem hatin ass hoes


On her appearance before the judges

"...if you had on a skirt it could have been wilder" - Ms. J (Dude is feeling Fo!)
"Personally I think you look the best I've ever seen you" - Nigel
"Even when you look busted, when you're happy and's ok" - Tyra

On her portfolio picture

"A little more model, and you would have had a great shot" -Tyra
"You haven't made (the shot) your own" - Nigel
"The fashion is missing a little bit" - Fernanda Motta

Won both challenges this week, but the judges weren't blown away by the portfolio shot. Survived the cut, so hopefully you'll have a better showing next week.

She's dope.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Pep Love & Jay-Biz - Rughead

"If you got a weave shut the fuck up..."

Cash Money & Marvelous - Is It Real?
"Don't tell me it's real...stop lyin'"

Friday, April 17, 2009

GQ - May 2009

"There's 150 guys that are just like me, except more talented, and they probably deserve to be out here. It's a fluke." - Zac Efron

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Felicia, don't worry about not being invited to the Seventeen Magazine photo shoot. I'm sure you would have looked great, but you'll  get Teyona back when you win the competition.

"Fo, I don't choose you" - Teyona

I love the red hat.

Celia lucked out, by having you model for her

Feedback for this weeks Portfolio shot 

"I love the variety you're giving me in the face" - Jay
"This is a great picture, and I do love her body" - Ms. J. 
"Tension in your face without you trying to look tense, and that's hard to do" - Tyra
"You're long; your limbs look all works together and it makes a great photo" - Nigel
"She has beautiful lucious lips. I think she looks gorgeous in this picture" - Mike Ruiz

Survived the cuts, so we'll be back next week...from Brazil.

She's dope.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hip Hop Interviews You Should Read

De La Soul - Making of 3 Feet High and Rising

Link: HipHop.Com

C. Brown (Leaders of the New School)

Link: 20/20 Proof


Link: HipHopDX

Monday, April 13, 2009


I had a crazy dream last night involving Vampires.

I think it's a result of me being in a bookstore on the weekend, and scoffing at the fact that they had a Vampire section (populated by Tweens).

So I'm partnered with Laurence Fishburne, and we're sent to question this lady, as part of some ongoing investigation.

After a few questions, the lady gets aggravated, and starts acting very weird. She starts moving all...herky jerky (think Sadako Yamamura in Ringu). Larry motions for me to leave the room, which I'm more than happy to do. He has this "Morpheus is about to whoop ass" look on his face, so I know he'll be alright, but just in case, I pull out my firearm, and shoot the woman twice in her face. She smiles, which scares the shit out of me, and I proceed to -not so slowly- leave the premises.

At this point the house is shaking. When I get outside, I can see them going at it, Matrix styles (yes I can see through walls). A crowd has gathered around the house, and I attempt (with little success) to clear the area. Suddenly, a very large explosion happens. After the dust settles, I can see that the house has been decimated. A lot of people are injured and panicking, so I lead them away from the house.

Emergency Services is now on the scene, and they begin to help the injured. I return to the scene of the commotion, and I see two ladies on the ground crying; one of them holding Laurence's decapitated head. The Vampire is nowhere to be found.

As I wander down the streets, still confused about the events, I notice a strange, darkly clad man looking at me. He tells me that I should probably get myself checked, smiles, and then crosses the street.

*ominous music*

I let you down, partner.

La Vampire - Michael Andrews

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Feist - The Water

15 Minute short film written and directed by Kevin Drew.

Starring Cillian Murphy, David Fox and Leslie Feist.

One week screening on Pitchfork.

Link: Pitchfork TV

Saturday, April 11, 2009


No model photos this week, as the girls were tested on their acting skills. Unfortunately, I only have shitty screen captures.


Clay wishing he wasn't strictly dickly

Struggled with some of her lines, but still easy, breezy and beautiful

Survived the cuts, so we'll be back next week.

She's dope.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bayonetta Trailer

New trailer from the Devil May Cry/Ninja Gaiden/Sarah Palin mashup, developed by Sega.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Literary Wives

Both of these 2008 releases are on my reading list, and I just noticed the similar poses used on both covers.

Padlock Jody poses are what's good in the world of wifey's.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Twilight of the Compact Disc

This is it.

The last big seller.

Are you ready for it?

Coming 09/09/09.

The Beatles Remastered!

Consider this copped.

More info here: The Beatles

Monday, April 6, 2009

All Things Exposure

Combat Jack With Today's Mathematics is one of the hottest hip hop blogs on the internet. Yes, I've posted about it recently, but for those who might have missed my post, you should check out the blog written by entertainment attorney, CJ.

Link:Combat Jack

Check out the prime real estate i'm getting on his blog.


(c) Yup! - Jay Z

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ready, Set, Go!

I thought about taking up soccer as a weekend hobby, but then decided on writing screenplays. I have Final Draft; highlighters; post it notes; books by McKee and Segar; I think I'm ready to get started.

My first attempt will be an adaptation. 

What fun.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Great songs from forgotten rap albums (cont'd)

Yogi, Chad, and Ha weren't the greatest mc's, and the album might have a number of filler tracks, but CRU's Da Dirty 30 was an ambitious debut, and remains a favorite in my collection.

CRU - That Shit

CRU - Loungin Wit' My Cru

Saafir brought his crew Hobo Junction into the limelight, but to this day I believe (and I'm probably alone on this) that the best album released from the crew came from his younger brother King Saan, and cousin Mr. Taylor. Whoridin' remains a slept on West Coast gem.

The Whoridas - Taxin

The Whoridas - Till The Wheels Fall Off

Many fans mistook the group's simplified delivery for "trying to be hard", and dismissed this album entirely. It didn't come close to following the success of their debut, but it was still a very solid album.

Souls of Mischief - Freshdopedope

Souls of Mischief - Yeah It Was You (Featuring Pep Love)

Original post by The Martorialist: Link

Darkroom Penelope


Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Two thumbs up.

Modern Warfare 2 - Teaser Trailer

Nice use of sonar.

Rough translation of the dialogue at the end of the trailer is: "There can no be revolution without a revolutionary situation"

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Judges ranked her #1 this week.

She's dope

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Caught With A Classic

Another day of unemployment leads to an afternoon excursion to the public library. I am to return books that are overdue, and pickup a book I had reserved earlier.

As I drop off my books, a lady at the counter catches my attention. A little heavy in the buttocks; a little weary from child bearing, but still attractive enough to bring out the inner wolf. She's involved in some colorless conversation with an employee at the library. Something about some books she ordered not being available. I pay her no mind and tread to the reserved books section.

I pick up my new book and head to the check out section. All the workers are busy doing what seems to be everything but helping those ready to leave the place. During this brief delay, the aforementioned lovely approaches.

With ocular precision, I guide her to check out counter. I smile, I salute. She smiles, she's cute.

She has a selection of movies. I inquire about the titles. I don't recognize them, but I feign interest. She looks at my book, smiles, looks again, judgment is now painted on her face.

"Peter Pan?"

Yes, Peter Pan.

Employee arrives, my book is checked out, I leave without looking back.

End Game.


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