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Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Okay, so most of you read the story about the two little girls from Brooklyn who were left in the city's streets on Sunday with just a handful of diapers with no place to go, right? When I told you about the story yesterday, the whereabouts of the mother was still unknown. Well, thank you, once again, to Facebook for solving another mystery! I mean, seriously, as if leaving your kids with just some diapers on a city street wasn't dumb enough, you had to further your dumbness and celebrate what had done on Facebook? Wow! The stupidity of people still shocks me!

Apparently, Dalisha Adams, mother of abandoned little Dominae and Diani, updated her Facebook page with a photograph of someone hoisting a bottle of champagne just just hours after her toddlers were dumped on a street corner. NYPD were all over Canarsie looking for the mom at about 6:15 pm on Sunday when the photo of the pink bubbly popped up on Facebook. What an odd time to celebrate, huh?

Dalisha Adams was busted around 11 pm on Sunday, more than four fours after the head-scratching Facebook post. Miss Adams was awaiting arraignment late Monday on two counts of child endangerment. There were no signs of abuse on the two little girls, but neighbors did say that Adams often cursed at the two kids and gave them a tongue-lashing hours before she ditched them. The girls were found bundled in coats wearing UGG boots and clutching diapers down the street from where their grandmother lives.

The grandmother, Bertha Davia, said that she had no idea that the girls were there until she read about it on the front page of the paper. The grandma also said that she would have taken the girls in. All Adams had to do was call. Davia's son, Shawn Cobbs, is the girls' father, and has been accused by Adams of domestic violence several times. On Sunday, Cobbs and Adams got into another argument over the two little girls. Adams wanting Cobbs to take the kids, and Cobbs responding with the fact that he had no stable place to take them, so Davia claims that Adams in fit of rage must of dressed the girls up and brought them to her house.

The Administration for Child Services, which may have known about the family because of the domestic violence case, helped police identify the two girls. At around 10:10 pm, police used a crowbar to open the door of the Breukelen Houses apartment where Adams lives with the two little girls. Adams, who works as a security guard (go figure!), heard that cops were looking for her and walked into the 69th Precinct station house sometime after 11 pm.

A close friend of Adams said on Monday that she didn't believe her friend would leave the girls on the side of the road because she really loved them, but a Breukelen Houses neighbor said that Adams seemed to be at her wits end. She said that she always heard Adams yelling at the little girls, "Shut the f**k up!" or "I'll punch you in the f**king face!" or "Stop crying. Shut the f**k up. I'm gonna get you out of here!" It's just unbelievable!

After two days of following this story, I've come to the conclusion that Miss Adams wanted to get caught! Why commit a crime, post it on Facbeook, and then walk into the station house to turn yourself in, if you didn't want to go to jail? Then again, maybe she did want to just drop the little girls off at their grandmothers, but she didn't want to see the baby daddy's family? Maybe, the two little girls didn't understand the instructions of walk to grandma's house, so they wandered all around Brooklyn? Either way, this whole thing is f**ked up! Sorry that I wasted two blogging days on this, but the fact that she celebrated on Facebook after abandoning her girls and then getting caught because of it seemed a little funny to me!

Monday, January 30, 2012


I read this story in the paper this morning and my heart immediately sank! I mean, I'm no parent yet, but I know that I wouldn't be abandoning my children in the streets of NYC with a handful of diapers to fend for themselves. That's pretty much what happened to Domini and Dioni (pictured left). I don't care how misbehaved these two little girls were, you just don't do that! Leave them with relatives or drop them off at an orphanage if you don't want them. Secondly, why would you even have kids, if you didn't want them? I can understand one being a mistake, but you had two, which indicates that you wanted to have the children. I swear! People can be monsters!

So, the hunt is on for a malevolent mother who deserted her two daughter, ages 3 and 5, on a Brooklyn sidewalk on Sunday, leaving each of them with extra diapers and a heartbreaking lesson in hard knocks. Just seconds after a good Samaritan found the two little girls stranded on a bustling corner in Canarsie, the oldest little girl was heard saying, "Mommy just left us on the sidewalk and drove away." Domini and Dioni were bundled up in hooded down coats wearing UGG boots and holding fresh disposable diapers when they were found just before 3 PM in front of the Bay View Houses on Shore Parkway.

The older girl told cops that her name was Domini and that her little sister, who spoke very little, was Dioni, but the officer said that their identities are still unknown, and that they were only told their first names at that their mom dropped them off. Domini did tell the officer that they live in a blue house with flowers in front on 53rd Street, but could not recall what neighborhood or borough they were from.

There were no signs of abuse, but the girls were taken to Brookdale University Hospital for precautionary observation, and are now in Administration for Children's Services custody. The police have been scouring the neighborhood for answers. The older girl did tell the police the mother's name was Dalisha and she was driving a white car, but the make and model of the vehicle are unknown. The weird thing is that the girls were not even crying at all, but they did appear confused as to why their mom would desert them on the streets.

New York state's Abandoned Infant Protection Act allows parents of NEWBORNS up to 30 days to anonymously, and without fear of prosecution, to drop their infants off at a hospital, police station house, or a firehouse. Until they know all of the circumstances of why the children were abandoned, the cops would not speculate on what charges, if any, the mother would be brought up on. How about endangering the lives of minors? How about that one New York state!

As the word of the sisters' ordeal spread through Canarsie like wildfire, locals expressed shock and anger at the mother. Honestly, I would love to see this mother left out in the cold with no money, some Depends, and nowhere to go out in the cold! What a monster! Seriously, some people are just not meant to have any kids. Like I said earlier, there are other options than leaving them on the street with just extra diapers. I guess we can place this in the 'what's wrong with people column'! I really hope they find thew two girls' mother and punish her the way that she should be punished!

Friday, January 27, 2012


The former California prison psychologist above was recently accused of staging a home invasion and sexual assault pleaded to no contest to a felony conspiracy charge. Prosecutors say that Laurie Ann Martinez of Sacramento, CA, committed the elaborate hoax to convince her hubby that they need to move to a better neighborhood. This past Wednesday, Martinez was sentenced to five years probation and 180 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to pay more than $4000 in restitution for the police investigation.

Last April, Martinez made a frantic 911 call after she'd created a scene in her Sacramento home that appeared as if someone had ransacked her place and attacked her. She split her own lip, and made her friend punch in the face wearing a boxing glove. She also went as far as rubbing sandpaper on her knuckles, ripped off her blouse off to expose her top, dropped her pants to her ankles and urinated on herself to make officers believe that she had lost consciousness. Yes, that's right! She peed on herself to prove she was attacked! Is this the most insane story you've ever read or what?

Martinez and her accomplice also removed two laptops, credit cards, a video game console, a purse, and a camera and hid them at her accomplice's house. Martinez's accomplice also pleaded to no contest and received three years probation time, and community service.

Prosecutors are calling Martinez's behavior outrageous, saying that it undermined the interests of true sexual assault victims. Martinez has since lost her psychologist license, was fired from the Sacramento State Prison, and her husband filed for a divorce about a month after she filed the false report. Once again, stupidity just does not pay! Martinez went from having a job, a husband and a home, to losing her job, peeing on herself, losing her husband, and now having five years probation. Yeah, I don't think that was all worth it because you wanted to move out of your neighborhood. Try communicating with your other half before you do something this dumb! Then again, as I look at her picture, the word 'smart' isn't exactly glowing from her face!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I'm not too crazy about blogging on celebrities since that is Perez Hilton's job, but the latest celeb breakdown by Demi Moore had me laughing. I wasn't laughing at her misfortune. I was laughing at what caused it! For those of you living under a rock, Demi was recently hospitalized for what seemed to be exhaustion. Now, a story is coming out that she was hospitalized because of a seizure-like crisis brought on by the downmarket drug that us, kids, call 'whip-its'! WHAT? Are you kidding me? Superhot and former Brat Packer Demi Moore got sick off of 'whip-its, otherwise known as Nitrous Oxide or NO2. Wasn't that one of those things that you did when you were younger and experimenting with drugs? That's not something that you do when you're 49-years-old with three kids. I mean, we used sneak into convenient stores when we were kids just to suck the NO2 out of whip cream canisters, and then as we got older, we would buy balloons filled with NO2 at Grateful Dead shows. I seriously can't imagine doing these kiddie drugs at her age and at her stage of the game.

For those who've never experienced 'whip-its', as they're called on the streets, they're little gaseous canisters of nitrous oxide, inhaled from whip cream dispensers, sending it's users into this euphoric state for a matter of ten seconds or a little more. Not that I would know or anything, but I was told that you almost hear a PacMan game in your head with that "whacka-whacka-whacka" sound repeatedly until the high worked itself through. It literally is just a cheap thrill, but very stupid!
Friends have watched the 49-year-old's downward spiral with increasing worry after her high-profiled marriage to 33-year-old actor, Ashton Kutcher, collapsed a few months back. According to one magazine source, Ashton wanted Demi to take care of herself and get a hold of things, but the actress wouldn't listen and her sudden weight loss has left her frail and gaunt. It seemed to all come crashing down for Demi on Monday night, when Paramedics rushed to her Beverly Hills mansion and whisked her away to a nearby hospital with daughter Rumer Willis in tow. After her release from the hospital, she will be entering a rehab for the second time in her life. Demi's first run-in with substance abuse happened back in her Brat Pack days after director Joel Schumacher threatened to cut her from the Brat Pack hit "St. Elmo's Fire".

This wasn't meant to be a "Demi Moore: This is Your Life". I'm just a little blown away that this supposed responsible adult who is constantly in the public eye, would be taken to the hospital because she was doing 'whip-its'! WHIP-ITS! That is simply amazing and just plain stupid!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


If you're a guy, how can the picture above not make you cringe a little bit. As a glutton for punishment, I had to read what this story was all about. It turns out, a New York City police officer was fired for flashing a woman. The only problem is that she says he was uncircumcised, but the officer kind of has proof that he is, and now he wants his job back!

NYPD officer Owen Hopper's lawsuit against the NYPD says that the woman who accused him of flashing her insisted he was uncut, but he has evidence that his foreskin was removed when he was a child. Hopper said a hearing officer's ruling that arousal can make it difficult determine if the sex organ is uncut was just wrong-headed. At no point during the trial was an expert called in to render an opinion.

Hopper is a decorated officer receiving six medals and high performance ratings during six years on the force, and now he wants his uniform back and rightly so. He says he was fired on September 29 after pleading guilty to minor charges stemming from an incident at Iona College, where his then-girlfriend was a student. The details are sketchy, but Hopper claims those charges amounted to little more than administrative violations that normally result in docked vacation days. He contends that the real reason for his firing was the allegations that he exposed himself and made 'vulgar' comments to a woman being held at his precinct.

The nameless accuser repeatedly stated and testified that she clearly saw the officer's penis and it was uncircumcised. Hopper says that he submitted evidence that he was circumcised as a child, but the hearing officer didn't believe him and concluded that an erect circumcised penis and uncircumcised penis will appear the same when aroused. WHAT? That statement is true, but then how did the accuser know that it was uncircumcised if he was aroused? Besides, what made that hearing officer an expert on penises to fire this poor guy? Shouldn't they have consulted a doctor?

At any rate, Hopper went on to say that the idea that he exposed himself in a busy station house equipped with surveillance video and no one saw him is "somewhat far-fetched"! He's right! If he did expose himself to this woman, wouldn't it be on video somewhere. There's something really dirty about this, and it's not because a penis is involved! Okay, I'm done talking about male genitalia for one day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I used to be a huge wrestling fan and still watch from time to time, but I've never heard of this scumbag. Anyway, here's the story, and you decide if he should be awarded scumbag of the week. A former professional wrestler was recently sentenced to 32 years in prison for having sex with women without telling them that he had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Andre Davis (pictured left) was sentenced on 14 counts of felonious assault. Davis, who used to wrestle under the stage names Gangsta of Love and Sweet Sexy Sensation, was convicted back in November 2011. Prosecutors say that Davis violated state law when he neglected to tell a dozen sex partners about his HIV status. That's a pretty dick move, don't you think?

Davis told the judge that he was a "sex addict" and that his addiction grew worse when he lost his dream of becoming a professional wrestler after getting the HIV test results. He also stated that sex addiction is probably the worst addiction anyone could have. Davis, who went on to say that he didn't disclose his HIV results because he didn't want his family to know, said that he wasn't a monster and never meant to hurt anyone.

One prosecutor argued that Davis should go to prison for a long time stating that the case was about his responsibility to tell the women about his test results. Davis's attorney retorted with the fact that his client was sorry for what he'd done and that the women involved also had some sort of responsibility for choosing to have unprotected sex.

The judge, who cited medical privacy laws, prohibited the attorneys from bringing up whether any of the women was infected with the virus, which can be transmitted through unprotected sex. Back in 2009, the WWE told Davis that they wouldn't hire him because he failed his physical and tested positive for HIV. During the trial, Davis's attorney, noted that a company, not a doctor, notified Davis that he was HIV-positive and that he didn't think that the prosecutors could prove that Davis even has HIV. According to the prosecutor, state law does, however, require those who test positive for HIV to inform their sex partners of that status, and it wasn't necessary to prove that Davis is HIV positive.

Davis could receive up to 100 years in prison. Is that enough for possibly infecting over a dozen women? What kind of scumbag has unprotected sex with someone and doesn't tell them that they have HIV. If he indeed does have the disease, doesn't that mean he technically killed a dozen people too? The only thing that I do agree with is that that his partners did have a responsibility to having protected sex. Other than that, this guy was a monster!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Here's an amazing story out of Colorado! A battered and bruised 9-year-old is home safe after bravely facing off with her kidnapper, stating that she got her fight from daddy! Little Calysta Cardova credits her daddy for teaching her to stand up for herself. The young girl was abducted while walking home from school in Colorado Springs on Thursday afternoon. Her parents knew almost immediately that something was wrong when she didn't return home in time.

It's believed that little Calysta was kidnapped by 29-year-old, Jose Humberto Garcia (right). An amber alert was issued immediately. The two headed north, where nearly 18-hours later they got a flat and crashed. After the crash, they had to hitch a ride to a Circle K convenience store, when Calysta plotted her escape. She went inside the convenient store and asked to use the phone to call her uncle, but actually called 9-1-1.

One witness in the Circle K stated that Calysta was in some pretty bad shape with 'two black eyes, a bruised lip, and an enormous bruise on her cheek. It's unclear how she received the injuries, but I think that it's blatantly obvious. After she made the 9-1-1 call, Garcia tried to get her out of the store, but the girl refused, saying that she was not going anywhere and that she was waiting for her momma.

According to authorities, Garcia is suspected in a separate molestation charge. He actually escaped before police showed up, and was arrested hours later at a bus stop a few miles from the store. He's being held on $250,000 bail, and is being charged with kidnapping and sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

This is an amazing and courageous story, but seriously, how dumb is this kidnapper to fall for the 'I want to call my uncle trick?' I mean, I'm happy that he was that dumb because little Calysta got away, but I just can't believe that trick worked! Now, that he's been arrested he deserves any punishment that is coming to him, and then some!

Friday, January 20, 2012


What the hell is wrong with our military? For a moment, I thought that they were sent overseas to fight for our freedoms and  to protect this great nation. Now, all these stories are coming back to our shores and it seems our military is doing everything but. We've rapes, bullying, suicides, and now you can add animal cruelty to that list!

The U.S. Army is currently investigating a disturbing video that was supposedly filmed back in November that shows a pack of soldiers crowding a man with a baseball bat beating the life out of a sheep. A spokesperson for the American-led International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, said that they are currently probing the video, but it it unclear whether the men in the video were Army soldiers or when and where the footage was filmed.

The video, which was posted on November 7, shows a sheep being led into a room by a young boy and a man dressed in fatigue pants, military boots and tan colored T-shirt, which is the same the other men in the video were wearing except for a man wearing black clothing. The man in black was holding a baseball bat, and as the sheep walked by, the man began attacking the poor sheep with the bat. The sheep feel to the ground while it's legs started to spasm. After several more blows to the head, the sheep lay on the ground lifeless. It was one of the most disgusting displays of humanism I have ever seen, but I couldn't stop watching. I watched this video in disbelief that these idiots treated this animal like that and not because I enjoyed seeing animals get beaten.

Obviously, PETA was all over this! They wrote a letter of complaint to the Army back on November 28, and have yet to receive a reply. The only statement that the Army has made is that it is under investigation, which to me, means "Back off!" According to another source, sheep are sacrificed for the holy festival of Eid, which occurred on November 6, symbolically to represent a sacrifice made by Abraham of a ram when the angels told him that he had fulfilled a dream ordering him to sacrifice his young son, at which he laid down the knife and sacrificed the animal instead. This is all alleged, by the way!

Either way! What the hell? Sacrifice or not, this is still so messed up! I'll post the video, but watch it only if you can stomach it because it's pretty graphic! I just hope that our government can clean up our military and give them something to do because it seems like they're bored to death out there!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Before I rip "Marky" Mark Wahlberg a new one, I have to admit that I am a huge fan of his. I hated him as rapper, Marky Mark, but he definitely scored some points when he did "Rock Star", which is one of my favorite movies of all time! Then, he produced "Entourage" and "Boardwalk Empire", how can you not love the way Marky Mark's career turned out?

Well, in the recent issue of Men's Journal Magazine, Wahlberg made a really dumb comment about 9/11 outraging families of the victims of that horrible day. The rapper-turned-underwear model-turned-actor told the popular men's magazine that he was supposed to be on American Airlines Flight 11, known to have purposely slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Wahlberg continued to boast that he would've stopped the plane from slamming into the North Tower if he had gotten on the plane, stating, "If I was on the plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been lots of blood in that first -class cabin and then me saying, 'Ok, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry.'" WHAT? Is he kidding? Has his action movies really gone to his head?

Hey, Mark Wahlberg! You're an actor! You're not a real life superhero! One woman who lost her mother on Flight 11 was furious after reading Wahlberg's claim that he would have been unstoppable in the face of five Al Qaeda hijackers armed with box cutters. The woman went on to say that people on that plane were maced, their throats were slit, they were shown things that looked like bombs, and it's not like the people on the plane just sat back and braced for their lives. As someone who lost a family member on 9/11, I feel that Mark Wahlberg's comments were out of line because he did not know what really happened on that plane. No one really does except for the victims who were on that plane. Personally, I think that Wahlberg and his tough-guy persona would have cowered in the corner like any Hollywood tough guy in a situation like that.

Mark Wahlberg has since apologized publicly saying that it was absolutely 'ridiculous' that he speculated about the situation at all. Wahlberg was booked on Flight 11 but changed his plans at the last minute to attend a film festival. Wahlberg's statement read: "To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible. I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive; it was certainly not my intention." Flight 11's passengers and crew were among the first to die on the morning that changed the world. I wanted so much to hate Mark Wahlberg for his comments, but the guy apologized publicly for his WORDS. I have to commend him for that. His place on my list of favorite actors won't change, but I do have one thing to say....."Hey, Mark! Say hello to your mother for me!"

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Actors in our beloved adult film industry will now have to wear condoms if they're filming in the porn capital of America, Los Angeles, California. It turns out, a new ordinance granted final approval on Tuesday (1/17) in the Los Angeles City Council requiring the use of condoms on their sets. For many of you who watch pornos, you'll notice that many porn stars have a tendency to 'bareback', or have sex without the use of a condom. Since the aids epidemic hit in the 80s, some porn stars required that their co-stars wear a condom to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

Well, the adopted 9 to 1 vote, next has to go to the mayor for his signature. Then before the law can take effect, the City Council has ordered police officials, city attorneys, and others to figure out how to enforce the law. The council's second and final vote to approve the law was taken without public discussion on a day when most of the porn industry's major players were in Las Vegas preparing for the opening of the Adult Entertainment Expo, the industry's largest trade event. Hey, there's a good idea! If Los Angeles wants you out, move the porn industry to the City of Sin!

One producer in the industry said that a large number of consumers, especially overseas, consistently refuse to buy films in which condoms are used. So, this could really effect the industry. Veteran porn actress, Tabitha Stevens said that she worked with and without condoms during her 17-year career. Although Stevens, who also produces now, prefers to work with condoms, she doesn't believe their use should be mandated by a government authority. I totally agree! Then again, this country is becoming more communist by the day, so it only makes sense that the government control this, as well.

The industry's self-imposed testing standard, in which major companies require their actors be tested every 30 days for sexually transmitted diseases, has been working  well. There has not been a confirmed case of HIV related directly to the porn industry since 2004. Advocates of the new law said that the testing isn't sufficient and the condom requirement adds another level of safety.

Will the porn industry, which 90 percent is based in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, pack up and leave because of the restriction? Many say that the porn industry is not going away (Thank God!) adding that other parts of the country are not as tolerant of hardcore sex films, and that the industry's infrastructure, from writers, directors, and actors to production facilities, are already based there, but they might be better off in Las Vegas, which might be just as sleazy without all of the condom laws. Don't worry folks! Porn is never going away! Besides, there always the amateur videos and those are filmed everywhere but L.A.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


This story might be a little old, but it is absolutely sickening! This California teenager was recently charged with sexually molesting two brothers, and conversing with more than 100 parents by advertising his babysitter services online. It's also a little ironic that this case against Jordan Liu (pic to the left) came to light after the boys' mother sat her boys down to discuss the Penn State University sexual abuse scandal. By now, we all know about the Jerry Sandusky case. No need to bring up that whole thing up again.

The mother tried explaining some of the acts that Sandusky did to his, I guess you can say, victims, when her son began to cry, "Mommy, the babysitter has been doing this to me."

Liu was arrested on November 22, and plead not guilty to the charges. He's facing 8 charges for allegedly abusing the 8-year-old and 3-year-old brothers over an eight month time period. Detectives have found evidence that he abused both boys after the allegations came to light.

Liu advertised his services on care.com and investigators have found they he may have been in contact with more than 100 parents, though it's unclear how many families he's actually met with. Liu is being held on $2.7 million bail. The guy is a freaking sicko and deserves more of a punishment than that. As the uncle of a 5, 3, and 1-year-old, I would literally want to cause physical harm on someone if they sexually abused any child of that age or even harmed a hair on their head. It's disturbing to know that there are people out there that actually think about children in a sexual manner. Once again, it makes me wonder, what the hell is wrong with people?

Monday, January 16, 2012


Today, we observe the birthday of one of the most significant Black leaders in American History, Martin Luther King, Jr. The day became a national holiday back in January of 1986 after a long battle in Congress to ratify the holiday. King is mainly remembered for his "I Have A Dream" speech, which he delivered 49 years ago, where he stated that he had a dream that all men are created equal. Well, would you say that Dr. King's dream came true?

Let's take a look! There's still racism in America, all men are not created equal, the gays can't marry who they really want to, and the nation is divided by political parties. To me, it sounds like we're worse off than when Martin Luther King made his speech. It's true that four years ago, a huge step in Dr. King's speech was taken when we (not me) elected in our first Black President in Barrack Obama. For many minorities, this meant a step in the right direction. Little did we know that Obama's Socialistic ways would turn this country into turmoil, then again, that's just my opinion.

And are all men really created equal these days? Races still seem to be segregated. There are just no signs separating people, but it's still there. For the most part, races do seem to be working together more cohesively these days, but there is still a sense of separation, especially, when it comes to sexual preference. Gay couples cannot get married in many states. Why can't they if all men are created equal? When you marry, you marry for love whether it's the same sex or not. If a man loves a man or a woman loves another woman, they should be able to marry. If they can't, isn't that discrimination? Isn't that what Martin Luther King was talking about? All Men and Women being created equal?

As for the political parties being divided, it seems more now than ever, that  this country is divided. Most of the Republicans that I know are hardcore, and most of the Democrats that I know are more pompous than ever. I feel that because of these parties, we're forgetting the simple fact that we're all Americans first, and because of that, this country is falling apart. We've become more of an "I don't like what they do" or "why did they do that" nation, rather than working together to make this nation the great nation that it is.

I don't know. Maybe it's me, but it just seems that things have gotten worse since Dr. King's speech. Why are we celebrating a speech that never came true? Actually, why are we celebrating his birthday at all? To me, it's just an extra day off from work. That's if you're company actually observes the holiday.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Since I'm still dealing with computer virus issues, I will make this short and sweet! I need to plug my friend's new reality show "Ink Master" on Spike TV, which features Jane's Addiction's flashy guitar God, Dave Navarro, and tattoo experts Chris Nunez (Miami Ink) and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo) as the judges. Yes, I'm talking about the American Idol of Tattoo artists. This is going to be awesome!

Ink Master is set to be the first-ever tattoo competition series featuring some of the nation's top tattoo artists on a quest to determine who is the best at their craft and who will win the $100,000 cash prize. Throughout the competition, the artists will battle it out in various tattoo challenges that will test their technical skills and on-the-spot creativity, where they're going to have to create and execute an original tattoo on command and be judged on it. Wow! I'm already salivating at the thought of this show!

The show debuts on Spike TV this Tuesday night (1/17) at 10 PM!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


So, just when I couldn't hate a super couple any more, the latest in the 'are you kidding me' saga happened? Okay, I can't really say hate because I've met both of these celebs on a few different occasions, and both have been super nice. Then again, at the time, I was working for the top radio stations in New York City, which could explain why they were so pleasant.

Anyway, first, congrats to Jay-Z and Beyonce on the birth of their baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, who was born via C-Section Saturday night at New York City's elite eastside Lenox Hill Hospital. Here's where the 'are you kidding me' happens! It turns out, a Brooklyn couple had twin babies in the same hospital on the same night, but the problem was that Jay-Z and Beyonce's security wouldn't let the father of the twins in to see his newborns. That's right! Rosalyn Coulton gave birth to two baby girls, who were placed in the Neo-Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on the sixth floor of the hospital. It just so happened that Beyonce had given birth near the NICU and had spent nearly $1.3 million to redecorate and seal off a wing on that floor, which included installing bulletproof glass and security. Are you kidding me?

According to the father of the twins, Neil Coulton (pic on the right), he was repeatedly kept from seeing his children by security guards, and on one occasion, he was kept from the NICU for more than 20 minutes because Jay-Z and Beyonce wanted to use the hallway. Coulton says, "I know they spent $1.3 million and I'm just a contractor from Bed-Stuy, but the treatment we received was not okay. My wife is just terribly upset. She had a C-Section, gave birth to twins, and is sore. Nobody needs this!"

Coulton also claimed that the sixth floor waiting room was also cleared and that a few of his relatives, who traveled from as long as four hours away, had to vacate the area because the superstar couples security gave them the boot. Coulton, who is up in arms about the class distinction snobbery, is only seeking an apology. Personally, I think he and his wife deserve more than an apology. I mean, security for a celebrity couple is one thing, but bulletproof windows? If you're that paranoid, then have your baby in the privacy in your own home. Why inconvenience a family who is trying to share one of the happiest moments in their lives?

Now, forever, the birth of the Coulton twins will be scarred because of this whole ordeal. There is a fix for the whole situation, however. With the $1.3 million spent at the hospital by the super couple, I'm sure some of that money can be used to pay for the Coulton's inconvenience by paying off their whole hospital bill. Now, that would be the best apology! Otherwise, Jay-Z and Beyonce look like total snobs in this whole ordeal. Then again, they are Jay-Z and Beyonce, the Hip-Hop Royal Couple! Unbelievable!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I was going to let this one go, but as it stewed inside, I really can't keep my mouth shut about it any longer! What the hell, Papa John's? For those of you who haven't heard this story yet, Papa John's Pizza has been receiving some major backlash after an Asian woman, who recently paid a visit to the popular pizza franchise, tweeted a photo of a receipt that had "lady chinky eyes" printed on it where her name was supposed to go. That's right! Yeah, maybe I'm taking it personally because I'm of Asian descent myself, but for a well-known establishment like this, it was totally unnecessary! I mean, when was the last time you ordered Chinese take-out and saw "Mrs. Round Eye" or "Mr. Big Lips" or "Ms. Wet Back" on a receipt? You wouldn't because the racism is uncalled for. Yet, it's people like these that have jobs. So, it might be a minimum wage gig, but you might have to question the manager's hiring these low-lives!

Without getting off-topic, Minhee Cho, a Korean American from New York City, posted the photo of the receipt on her Twitter page, which was quickly retweeted by hundreds of followers. Within a few hours, the photo had become viral, as it received nearly 30,000 views.
Minhee posted: "Hey @PapaJohns just FYI my name is not 'lady chinky eyes'!" along with a photo of the receipt, which was issued from a Papa John's store on Broadway in New York City.

Cho's Tweet resulted in the pizza chain firing the employee responsible for the offensive receipt. Reps from Papa John's also took to their Twitter and Facebook accounts to issue an apology stating: "We are extremely concerned to learn of the receipt issue in New York. The act goes against our company values, and we've confirmed with the franchise that this matter is addressed immediately, and that the employee is being terminated. We are truly sorry for this customer's experience."

An assistant manager at the store stated: "We're of all different races in this store. So, she didn't mean any harm, didn't mean to stereotype her, to discriminate her, but that's how she took it." Franchise owner, Ronald Johnson, who runs five Papa John's locations, including the store where the incident took place, was also sympathetic to the employee who was fired saying, "I bet I'll talk to her, and she won't know why this was offensive." Meanwhile, the store's manager, Jerome, blames Cho for the negative publicity the company has received from the incident and says that it's been 'affecting the way they work, and that it was a place of business.'

Well, you know what, Jerome? A 'place of business' would never print "lady chinky eyes" on a receipt that the customer would see either! Are these people for real? God forbid, the racist remark was made about a black person, there would have been a riot in NYC or another million man march or something. How is this comment not offensive to them? Maybe if I went to their shop and called them the "N" word, and say that I didn't mean it as a stereotype or to discriminate them and that was just the way they took it, would that be acceptable? Hell no! So, in what universe would they think this was unacceptable?

I'm no dummy! Racism is everywhere, but to speak about it jokingly to a friend is one thing; to print it or write it publicly is another. What is wrong with people? Though, I love their garlic sauce, I may have to put Papa John's on the old boycott list with Best Buy!

Monday, January 9, 2012


In another case of "what the hell is wrong with people?", a New York City school employee was recently caught for scamming the system to get a week off for a vacation in Costa Rica by pulling off the hoax of all hoaxes. What did she do, you ask? Well, she convinced her bosses that she couldn't work because her daughter had died.

Joan Barnett, a parent coordinator at the Manhattan High School of Hospitality Management, was so determined to make sure that she made it to Spring Break 2010 that first, she had one of her daughters call the school to say that her sister had suffered a heart attack in Costa Rica. Next, she had another daughter call the school later that day to say that her sister had died, and about a dozen relatives, including her mom, were traveling to Costa Rica for the funeral. Then, she faxed a forged death certificate of her daughter "Xinia Daley Herman" to the school as proof of the death, a document required by a city school employee asking for bereavement days.

Thanks to the scam, Barnett was able to spend two and a half weeks in lovely Costa Rica back in March 2010 including her school sanctioned Spring Break. Is this story unbelievable or what? Anyway, a school official quickly grew suspicious of the death certificate because of the 'slightly different fonts which were not aligned properly'.

Costa Rican government officials later confirmed that the certificate was indeed a fake and that the identification numbers matched that of a man who died back in 2005. Investigators were also able to determine that Barnett booked the tickets for her vacation three weeks before her trip, and long before her daughter's supposed death.

When confronted of the forgery evidence, Barnett insisted that her daughter, indeed, died of a heart condition, and that the death certificate was, indeed, real! What? Barnett even went as far as submitting another death certificate, this time with the month and year changed to March 2010, according to court records. The morbid scam cost Barnett her $37,000-a-year job with the school. She also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor over forgery Manhattan Criminal Court this past fall. Can I say it again? What the hell is wrong with people?

Friday, January 6, 2012


So, the word in the news this morning was that the U.S. added 200,000 jobs in December in a burst of hiring that drove the unemployment rate to dip down to 8.5 percent, the lowest it's been in three years, raising hope that the economy might be healthy enough to power an even stronger job market. Really? Where are all these jobs? And who are they hiring? I've been unemployed since July for the second time since 2009. I have a college degree, and think that I'm pretty smart. I've also been on quite a few interviews and my background is pretty strong. Then, why is it so hard to find work out there? The only job that I was able to find since 2009 was a temporary position with the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier. Well, that was quite an experience! Their financial situation is not exactly a secret, so back in July, I was laid off again.

My point is, if 200,000 jobs were added in December, where are they? Is the majority of those jobs in the Midwest and the west coast? Am I going to have to pick up and move? Apparently, it's been four years since the start of the most recent Recession that wiped out 8.7 million jobs. The Department of Labor reported that the past six months have been the strongest for job creation in the United States since 2006. Maybe I'm taking this too personally, but where are the jobs? I do see job listings and I do apply to these positions. The interviews do happen, and I seem to get pretty far into the interview process, but then something happens and I get no calls back. Am I doing something wrong? Yes, I am ranting! But seeing stats like this is so frustrating, and I know that I'm worth way more than unemployment is paying me. So, if anyone can tell me where these jobs are, please lead me to them! Until then, I'd have to say that I do not believe that the U.S. has added 200,000 jobs!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


The NHL's Winter Classic game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia was supposed to be a tame event just to watch some outdoor hockey. Unfortunately, fans of a Philadelphia sports team once again prove why they are some of the most hated and most feared fans in the country. Being feared is not a compliment by any means! If you ask anyone in this country, who is a sports fan, what city would you not want to see a sporting event in, I can bet that nine times out of ten, the answer will be Philadelphia. I've been to a few games in Philly already, but I am smart enough not to wear paraphernalia from the teams that I actually like because I'd rather not get hassled by a dumb and drunk Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, Flyers fan. I'd have to say that the Flyers-Eagles fans are most brutal!

Anyway, last week at the Winter Classic, a group of Flyers fans brutally beat a New Jersey cop and his son, who were dressed in Rangers garb, right outside the famous Geno's Steaks. Three bullies clad in Flyers jerseys sucker-punched the off-duty Woodbridge, NJ police officer. before pummeling him and his son after they fell on the ground outside the legendary cheesesteak shop. The Woodbridge officer was identified as Neal Auricchio, a former Marine. The assault happened shortly after the New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in this year's NHL Winter Classic. Auricchio and his son were hospitalized and stitched up to close their wounds. Didn't we learn our lesson with San Francisco Giants fan Brian Stow, who was beaten up by a group of Dodgers fans? Seriously, these are just a sports that none of us play and are just fans of. Nobody should be beating someone else up over it. It's plain ridiculous!

The Flyers fans might've gotten away with the beatings until the cops caught a break this Wednesday when one of the knuckleheads, Edward Neary, posted on the Broad Street Hockey Blog's Facebook page, where he confessed and bragged: "It was me and my friends, doing something about it. How dumb do I like knocking someone out? I'm pretty they look dumb eatin' concrete!" What an idiot! It just goes to prove that in Philly, they're just not all there upstairs, and they find a way to prove it every time! I'm no Rangers fan by any means, but no one deserves to get jumped at a sporting event!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


With the holidays officially over, I had to laugh at a recent post on Facebook by a friend who posted, "Best Buy Customer Service is awful!" which was attached to a link on Forbes.com that read : "Why Best Buy is Going of Business....Gradually!" I wrote a blog about this two years ago because I, like thousands of others, had succumbed to the horrible customer service of Best Buy. This past Christmas, I read that Best Buy was up to their old tricks and their customer service was once again no help to anyone.
Here's what happened to us two years ago.....We were moving into our new house, and we were looking for the best deal for a front loading washer and dryer. We found an amazing Black Friday deal for an LG Washer and Dryer with pedestals for around $700 for both on BestBuy.com. Home Depot had almost the same deal, but it was an in-store pick up on Black Friday. We chose to take the deal on BestBuy.com. What a mistake!

The delivery date came, and no sign of a Best Buy truck. So, I decided to call their customer service to find out what happened to our washer and dryer, and I was told that the items had been backordered and that they had no idea 'if or when' the LG washer and dryer model we liked will be in stock again. What? Why would they take the money out of our bank account if they didn't even have the items in stock? It made no sense! The customer service rep had no idea what to do, so she asked if we wanted our money back, but the thing that really pissed us off was that we missed out on the Home Depot deal, as well. So, now we're stuck without a washer and dryer.

Angry, as I was, I did some research and found someone in Best Buy's corporate office, who led me to the VP of Customer Relations. I wrote him about our ordeal, and he too did some investigating, only to find out that the customer service rep was right, only he told us the models were being discontinued. He did, however, offer to help us find a similar model and give us a deal that was close to the one we had, which, to us, meant, we'll be charged way more than the deal. We were disgusted with Best Buy and have boycotted the place ever since. We actually started going to P.C. Richards, which might not have everything that Best Buy does, but they have better deals and their customer service is way better. It makes absolute sense that this company goes under because they could care less about their customers. They might be a good company, but their customer service absolutely sucks!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Welcome to 2012, everyone! I hope everybody reading this had a great holiday! I know that New York City police officer, Bekim Becaj, certainly did! You see, at the stroke of midnight on January 1, officer Becaj was caught in a rare opportunity make out session with New Year's Rockin' Eve co-host, Jenny McCarthy! That's right! Jenny 'freakin'' McCarthy! When I was growing up, Jenny was a Playboy Playmate, who was also the co-host of MTV's hit game show Singled Out, and every adolescent boys wettest dream.

On December 31, as the bewitching hour quickly approached, Officer Becaj was asked the question most guys in America only dream of hearing, "Would you like to kiss Jenny McCarthy when the ball falls at midnight?" Becaj's answer to the New Year's Rockin' Eve staffer was simple, "Who wouldn't?" When the clock struck midnight, Jenny McCarthy got the third year cop's 2012 off to an amazing start! According to officer Becaj, "She fell into my arms and we had a kiss! I thought it was just going to be a peck on the cheek, but it was a more lengthy kiss."

The hot and steamy smooch seen around the world lasted around fifteen seconds with McCarthy grabbing the back of Becaj's cap, and kicking up her leg as the 9th Precinct cop grabbed it. After the kiss, a glowing McCarthy asked a Becaj, "How would you rate my kiss from 1 to 10?" His answer, "I would absolutely give it a 10!" McCarthy then asked, "Did you see fireworks? Because I did!" The officer replied, "I didn't see fireworks, but I think you might have given me some!" Becaj said that his cell phone didn't stop ringing after friends and family saw his public smooch with the blonde bombshell.

When Bekim Becaj returned to the precinct on Monday after a day off, colleagues gave him quite a ribbing, posting pics of him and McCarthy. To be honest, I'll take that ribbing any day! An NYPD spokesman said that Becaj was in no hot water, but why would he be? It was a New Year's kiss that just so happened to be with Jenny McCarthy.

The on-air sparks between Jenny McCarthy and her boy in blue might not be over just yet! On Monday's "Today" show, McCarthy had a message for her favorite New York City police officer, "If you're out there, please get a hold of me! I thought it was really cute and really sweet! I loved it!" It sounds like the New Year's Eve kiss between Jenny McCarthy and officer Bekim Becaj really swept Miss McCarthy off her feet. Can sparks fly again? Or did Becaj just get to live every man's dream for a night?