Friday, January 11, 2013

"All My Babies' Mamas"

The cable TV channel Oxygen is developing a one-hour special called, "All My Babies’ Mamas," which follows the life of Carlos Walker, a.k.a. rapper Shawty Lo, his 11 children and their 10 mothers in Atlanta.

Cori Abraham, Senior Vice President of Development, Oxygen Media said. "'All My Babies' Mamas' will be filled with outrageous and authentic over-the-top moments that our young, diverse female audience can tweet and gossip about."

The Parents Television Council is urging Oxygen to cancel the show, calling it "grotesquely irresponsible and exploitative."

The response to this show amazes me. Who, after watching "reality" shows such as "Jersey Shore" and "Here comes Honey Boo Boo", could even think that "All My Babies' Mama's" wouldn't fit right in with the current array of garbage on television.

This show is probably the closest thing to reality currently on the air. I tried to delve deeper into this by reading another article by Reverend Al Sharpton, but I couldn't understand him since I don't speak Walmart. I'm thinking this show could hurt the actors playing Obama authority figures in most Madison avenue advertising campaign strategies.

The News As I See It: Baseball's Hall of Fame voting results are in and for the first time since 1996, not one player was voted in. They turned down Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds. They should have had a separate category for steroid users. However, Pete Rose is already taking bets for next year.

The White House announced that the theme for Barry's coronation inauguration will be "Faith in America’s Future." The idea is to get our minds off of America's present. Evidently, no one in the White House has ever seen "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."

Oscar nominations are in and Denzel Washington was nominated for best actor for "Flight." It’s about a pilot who's an alcoholic or as we call that now, a documentary.

Obama is promising special perks for donors who give at least a million dollars to the inauguration. You know what else can get you a lot of perks? Keeping that million dollars. Barry will be sworn in with not one, but two Bibles. Relax, Mr. Soetero, we get it. You're not a Muslim. You're overcompensating......

The mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, was seen partying in Mexico with Charlie Sheen. I believe that celebration is called "Sinko de Career-o." The mayor is denying it. He said he only saw Charlie for a minute, but Charlie said he and the mayor had a wild time in Mexico partying with a number of hot women. Who are you going to believe, a party boy who has never done anything in his life or Charlie Sheen?

Prostitutes in Brazil have started learning English so they can communicate with out-of-town clients during the World Cup. They are learning key phrases like, "You are very handsome" and "Nice to meet you, Mr. Sheen."

Justin Bieber is being sued for allegedly beating up his ex-bodyguard. Who hires a bodyguard that Justin Bieber can beat up?

This Date In History: 1935; Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. 1964; The first government report regarding the dangers of cigarette smoking was issued by the U.S. Surgeon General, Luther Terry.

1973; Baseball's American League adopted the "designated hitter" rule which allowed another player to bat for the pitcher. 2002; The first al-Qaeda prisoners arrive at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

2003; Outgoing Illinois governor George Ryan cleared the state's death row by commuting the sentences of 167 inmates. 2011 The Arab Spring movement begins in Tunisia when demonstrators take to the streets to protest chronic unemployment and police brutality.

Picture Of The Day: You've either been there or you haven't. Thee's no othre way to describe this era of automobiles.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) There was a trivia quiz at a party the other night. I lost by one point. The question was, "Where do women have the curliest hair?" Apparently the correct answer is Fiji Islands. 2) I read somewhere that 77 percent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 percent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves. 3) Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps. 4) After watching a winter Olympic sled competition, I have come to the conclusion that the strategy for the Luge competition is to lie flat and try not to die. 5) I bought my girlfriend a hamster skin coat. We went to the fair last night and it took me 3 hours to get her off the Ferris wheel.....and that's five !

Today's Horoscope: Capricorn - January 11th: This weekend, you may choose to seek solace in the bosom of a loved one. If your loved one has a particularly ample bosom, be aware that there might be others already in there.

Birthdays: My longtime pal Richard - Happy Birthday ! 19XX, Alexander Hamilton statesman 1755, Ezra Cornell financier 1807, Sir John Macdonald statesman 1815, Alice Paul activist 1885, Alan Paton novelist 1903, Jean Chrétien politician 1934, Mary J. Blige singer, songwriter 1971.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: This year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address will occur within days of each other. One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication, while the other involves a groundhog.

A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Obama fans. Not really knowing what an Obama fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for little Johnny.

The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to be different. Little Johnny said, "Because I'm not an Obama fan." The teacher asked, "Why aren't you an Obama fan?" Johnny said, "Because I'm a Libertarian."

The teacher asked him why he's a Libertarian. Little Johnny answered, "Well, my Mom's a Libertarian and my Dad's a Libertarian, so I'm a Libertarian."

Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, "If your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot, what would that make you?" With a big smile, Little Johnny replied, "That would make me an Obama fan."

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to Brother Kirt for his contribution to today's stories

A busload of politicians were driving down a country road, when suddenly the bus ran off the road and crashed into an old farmer's barn. The old farmer got off his tractor and went to investigate. Soon he dug a hole and buried the politicians.

A few days later, the local sheriff came out, saw the crashed bus and asked the old farmer where all the politicians had gone. The old farmer told him he had buried them.

The sheriff asked the old farmer, "Lord, were they all dead?" The old farmer said, "Well, some of them said they weren't, but you know how crooked politicians lie."

A blonde teenage girl brought her new boyfriend home to meet her parents, and they were appalled by his appearance - leather jacket, motorcycle boots, tattoos and pierced nose.

Later, the parents pulled their daughter aside and confessed their concern. The mother diplomatically said, "Dear, he doesn't seem very nice." The daughter replied, "Oh please, Mother. If he wasn't nice, why would he be doing 500 hours of community service?"

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. ~ Winston Churchill

That's it for today, my little coconuts. Remember, 91 percent of illegal immigrants come to this country so that they can see their own doctor. I'm going to brave the flu epidemic and head over to AREA 51 for drinks.

That's it for now. Have a great weekend and more on Monday.

Stay Tuned !


jack69 said...

Thanks for the great read and pictures, I WANT THAT '55! AIN'T SHE A BEAUTY!!
The dog pictures cracked me up, but I ruined the monitor with the 500 hours of community service. LOL Great one...

Careful over the weekend, don't imbibe enough to buy a ticket to a special seat at the inaugural ball.

Heli gunner Tom said...

Call me a goofy bum, but sometimes your songs are so nostalgic that I have to exit before I get too blue-- looking back to those years and times. --Tom S

Rose said...

I enjoyed the chuckles. Great read for the end of the week.

I, love your songs especially when you are personally singing to me.