Chris Brown On BET

28 June 2010 at 10:56 am (Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Videos) (, , , , , , , , , , )


The internet was ablaze last night with talk of Chris Brown’s performance and tribute to the late legend Michael Jackson. There is NO ONE in entertainment today more fitting to do this tribute (and do it RIGHT) than Chris Brown. In all honesty, it should’ve been done last year but ….well … we all know what happened. This year, Chris had a chance to tribute HIS idol. And man, he did an AMAZING job. It was on point, it was heartfelt and while there’s NO doubt in my MIND his PR team and BET set it up that way, I believe in my HEART that the emotion that came during the end was real. The heavy symbolism last night would make anyone emotional. I truly feel CB is sorry for what he did and he’s worked hard to try and move on. He deserves another chance. The media killed Michael Jackson and they did a hell of a job trying to kill Chris. The lyrics for Man In the Mirror would break any man down given what Chris has gone through to redeem himself and his name. He never said he was innocent of what he did but he definitely said he wanted to be rid of the past and move on. BET was giving him that chance to move on and you add all that onto having the HONOUR to tribute the King of Pop? Let that man have his moment. I don’t think for a second he was crying for show. He was crying as much for his situation as he was for a legend gone too soon. And I could care less if anyone agrees with me. This is just my take on it. Chris Brown won back the hearts of many last night. And for fans like myself who never left, we love you even more, boo.

If you missed the performance, here is a youtube of it. Many are being taken down quickly so once it’s gone, it’s gone. But enjoy if you get to see it:

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How Many Times Must A Man Be Told!?

27 June 2010 at 5:46 pm (#Kanyeshrug, Life, Rants, WTF!?)


So this past weekend must’ve been the weekend that my exes or guys I’ve dated decided to band together and hit me up. I’m not trying to brag or boast because there’s nothing to brag about. Not on these guys, anyway. I’m simply trying to make sense of why certain guys keep coming back even though they’ve been told not to! I’m wondering if there is a common theme of regret and guilt over the way they acted or if it’s something else.

Three guys. Three different scenarios. Let’s start shall we?

Remember awhile back I blogged about a guy that thought it would be cute to think I’d be dumb enough to be the sidepiece he’d cheat on his girl with? Well he hit me up via text at random on Friday while I was at work. I was quite cold and callous with him. I mean, if you’re familiar with the story, don’t you think I should’ve been!? I asked him what he wanted and did he forget our last conversation? He admitted he did (what else is new?) and continued to ask me how I’ve been, how’s my day going, and etc. I’m like this fool really has NO idea what happened between us. Some of you men (and I use that term loosely) have such selective memories. I believe I again asked him what he wanted in a more blunt manner to which he replied: “Why are you being so mean. Dang! I was just trying to be nice. Forget it, enjoy the rest of your day.” I started to laugh. I’m thinking, are you serious right now? Is that supposed to make me feel bad? ME being mean to the likes of YOU? On to the next one. Apparently, his reasoning for hitting me up was that I “came across his mind and he wanted to see how I’ve been” then he proceeds to say “Kinda strange huh?” …. Um ….. Negro, fuck you. That is all. I can’t even type anymore about him because he just sets every last cell in my body ablaze with disgust. Go run your girl some more bubble baths or something you misguided-romantic fool.

Guy #2 is a little harder for me to be disgusted by, although he frustrates me to no end. I loved him very much and he was not the easiest person to love. He admittedly didn’t have anything going for him but we were friends first and I saw through all his problems and just loved him for him. In a time where I was not trusting of men and relationships I allowed him to get the best of me and we had quite the tumultuous yet passionate relationship. Needless to say we split up over some stupid shit and he REALLY made me look stupid in front of his friends and family and just treated me REALLY REALLY bad during the breakup. To that he says he was young, naive, stupid and just not a good person. I’m always telling him to let it go, leave it alone, move on but he won’t. He says he can’t. He knows what he did was wrong and never, ever fails to apologize to me for it. I put a snippet of last night’s MSN convo on my tumblr should you wish to view it. His regret and guilt runs VERY deep. He’s convinced I was “the one” for him and refuses to let me go. Apparently, there was a time in our relationship where he told me he let his wall down for me, let me in, and that I’m stuck with him because once that wall comes down, he can’t put it back up. My homeboy says I’m being too hard on him but between him and my LDR of 3 yrs – I just can’t give chances to people who have hurt me that badly. I love myself too much to put myself through all that again. I guess I don’t have to be such a bitch to him but I don’t even see the point of being friends. He says since he knows he’ll never get me back he’ll settle for me just being his friend but I know what his ultimate goal is and I know he’ll never achieve it. It would be unfair of me to give him false hope by agreeing to be his friend again. The thing is, at the end of the day I can always forgive but I’ll never forget and because of that, his treatment of me will ALWAYS  be in the back of my mind. Forgiveness aside, resentment is a bitch. And I VERY much resent him.

Third guy got shut down VERY quick. My bbm went off around 1am last night. He said “Yo”, I said “Hi” … He said “What’s up?” I said, “Nothing”. That was that. Don’t talk to me and make small talk. I know the only reason he wants to talk is because he wants coochie. I’m not the one. No THANK you.

I’m liable to believe guy #1 and guy #3 were both bored and that’s why they decided to hit me up. Maybe it was more … I believe it was less. In any event, they pissed me off. I’m not someone you can run back to. I’m too nice and accommodating. I MUST be for these idiots to think they can keep hitting me up every few weeks to “say hello”. I make it VERY clear I want nothing to do with them but what am I supposed to do short of changing my number? Lately, I’ve been exercising my right to bitch a fool out. Rather than ignore them like I usually do, I’ve been making my stance on how I feel about people VERY clear. Why can’t a guy get it though? I feel as if you men almost like when you hear no. Grow up. The challenge in getting a woman who doesn’t want you is stupid. When a woman says NO she MEANS NO! How many meanings can you give “leave me alone” or “go away” ??? I thought those two statements only meant one thing and one thing only. Am I missing something here?

In MY specific situation, I know all 3 guys have regrets and feel a way about how we ended or split up and so they always try to see if they can smooth things over and make things right. For what? Could be many things. It could be emotional, sexual or just the thrill of seeing if they still have it. No matter the reason, it’s annoying because I have never done anything to invite this unwelcome saying of hello.

If there is anyone that has suggestions of what I could or should be doing that I haven’t already tried then PLEASE let me know. Being nice didn’t work. Being an asshole isn’t working. What gives!?

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For the Late Folk: #TeamBlackberry – NEW UBER!!!

27 June 2010 at 1:53 pm (Entertainment, Just For Fun!, Raves, technology) (, , )


If you didn’t go to bed or wake up with this link, well now you have it.

The New Ubertwitter (Beta for Testers)

You’ll need to do this from your BB browser and not your PC (as the link is dead)

You’re welcome!

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Vote For Landlord & Juice On MTV

27 June 2010 at 1:48 pm (Campaigns, Entertainment, Funny Things, Local Events, Raves, Televison, Toronto Life, Videos) (, , , , , , , , )


MTV CANADA LINK: http://casting.mtv.ca/promote.php?p=577

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @Kamakacci_Juice <== I have NO idea why it says “us” but only Juice’s twitter is listed. Let me go get Landlord’s … poor ting ==> @landlordd

AND CHECK OUT THE NEW MTV CANADA CASTING CALL VIDEO ” LANDLORD & JUICE ” OF DEADSTOCKTORONTO — SUPPORT THEM !

watch the youtube videos:

(offical video)

(landlord & juice fat boys)

and join the fanpage :

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Landlord-Juice/123270457712838?ref=mf

MTV CANADA (WE NEED OUR OWN REALITY SHOW) <== THEY REALLY DO

::: all info provided by Juice’s Facebook  (except Landlord’s twitter – smh) :::

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G20 Brief Thoughts (Non-Political)

27 June 2010 at 1:30 pm (#Kanyeshrug, Campaigns, Local Events, News, Politics, Rants, Toronto Life, World Issues, WTF!?) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )


I’m not going to sit here and go into what the actual G20 summit is about … I’m gonna say something extremely brief, short, sweet and to the point about what’s been happening in my city of Toronto these past couple of days.

First and foremost: all you idiots that came from far to come and mash up my city need to go back to wherever you came from and mind your own. This shit has gotten out of control. What are you really protesting about? When the first car was set ablaze I said on twitter: “If this unrest continues over the rest of the weekend, how much of it will really be about the G20?” This weekend is just an excuse for SOME people to wreck havoc and cause chaos. GTFO of my city with all that there bullshit. This is embarrassing Toronto. Canadians don’t get down like this. For the ones that do, I’m appalled at the behaviours of the city’s citizens. But at the same time, I’m not surprised either (if that makes any sense).

I’m just happy that so far there have been no major injuries or human casualties because that would just set me over the edge.

In conclusion: here’s a word to the masses that wanna damage Toronto: if you fuck up a Tim Horton’s people will burn you at the stake. Timmy’s is a national treasure. DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT, SON!

Photo Credits: Tosha Dash (1&2), Jay Jones (3&4), Zoi the Femcee (5)

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[New Audio]: Silly Me – Jon Doe

27 June 2010 at 1:10 pm (Downloads, Entertainment, Heavy Rotation, Music) (, , , , , , , , , )


The homie sent out his new track to the masses a few days ago (I got it via Twitter) and I’ve been too busy to blog it at the time but I had to make sure my readers heard this. I don’t know WHY he’s not signed. Mind boggling but I expect big things for Jon so I’m not too worried. Take a listen here: http://www.artst.com/artwork-view/36616 or just click play on the youtube link. This song is available for download via his myspace page … Enjoy. Listen & love.

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WTF Is Drank? The Unhealthiest Juices In America

7 June 2010 at 11:41 am (Beauty, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, Life, Product Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


So I was on Facebook this morning and came across an article link that I found interesting. I found this interesting because the content was about juice. I love juice. ALL KINDS OF JUICE! It made me pretty upset because some of the juices I love were mentioned. The upside to this article is that they DO provide healthy alternatives (though not all are readily available in Canada – poo!).  Now, don’t get me wrong. I know unless the juice is 100% FRUIT juice that it’ll be packed with sugar but I don’t read labels and therefore what I don’t know won’t hurt me. I know now. Now I’m hurt. So it’s my mission today to hurt other juice lovers, too! lol …. Let’s all be pissed off together, shall we!

We’ve scoured restaurant menus and supermarket aisles to uncover the best and worst drinks in America. Below, we reveal the six worst juices at the supermarket, and for each one we’ve provide a healthier alternative.

Think of your all-time favorite rock song: Hey Jude, London Calling, Smells Like Teen Spirit, whatever. Now imagine that the next time you crank it up, all the guitar riffs will be replaced by violins. Kinda weak, right?

Well that’s akin to what happens when you turn a fruit into fruit juice: You still have the flavor, but you don’t have the grit, the substance, the power. Even the very best fruit juice isn’t as nutritious as the fruit it originally came from, because the fiber that makes a piece of fruit so filling has been stripped away: Instead of filling your belly like an apple or an orange, juice just passes through your gastrointestinal tract like a little stream of sugar. It’s like listening to “Hey Jude” without the “Na-na-na na” part at the end. The sweet melody is intact, but the soul is lost. So as a rule, always choose the original version (that would be the fruit) over the Muzak version (that would be the juice).

That doesn’t mean juice is a terrible choice—after all, it’s still a great way to get your daily quota of vitamins and minerals. Problem is, a lot of what food marketers try to sell us as “juice” is about as healthy for you as, well, being chased down a highway in a white Ford Bronco. Manufacturers have found that mixing a lot of water and sugar with a tiny bit of fruit flavoring and calling it “juice” is a great way to get health-conscious consumers to pony up the bucks for the liquid equivalent of Skittles.

To put together our new book, Drink This, Not That!, we scoured restaurant menus and supermarket aisles to uncover the best and worst drinks in America. Below, we reveal the six worst juices at the supermarket, and for each one we’ve provide a healthier alternative. Or, as the Beatles might say, we took a bad juice, and made it better. Just call it “Hey Juice!”

#6: WORST CRANBERRY COCKTAIL
Ocean Spray Cran-Apple (8 fl oz)
130 calories
0 g fat
32 g sugars

Ocean Spray makes a whole line of cranberry juice blends, but there’s only one thing you need to know: They’re all polluted with unruly loads of added sugar. The first two ingredients here are water and sugar, the hallmark of an inferior bottle. In fact, the best juices in this line have only 27 percent juice. This one? A paltry 15 percent. Go with Ocean Spray’s Cranenergy line instead. Compared to Cran-Apple it delivers slightly more real juice, a far weightier package of vitamins, and just over a fourth as many calories. (You’re far better off eating your vitamins than drinking them. Here are 40 foods with scientifically proven superpowers.)

Drink This, Instead!
Ocean Spray Cranergy Raspberry Cranberry (8 fl oz)
35 calories
0 g fat
9 g sugars

#5: WORST MIXED-BERRY BLEND
Welch’s Mountain Berry (8 fl oz)
140 calories
0 g fat
33 g sugars

The flowering bouquet of fruit on the outside of this carton makes it appear to be just one step down from a smoothie, but in truth, it’s just one step up from Sunny Delight. Regardless of what Welch’s wants you to think, this juice is made with only 25 percent real fruit, and with this many calories in each cup, you should expect nothing less than 100 percent. Go with Bolthouse Farms 50/50 Berry blend and you’ll trade out the sucrose for an antioxidant- and flavor-rich blend of purple carrots, blackberries, pomegranates, and blueberries.

Drink This, Instead!
Bolthouse Farms 50/50 Berry (8 fl oz)
120 calories
0 g fat
28 g sugars

#4: WORST LEMONADE
Minute Maid Lemonade (20 fl oz bottle)
250 calories
0 g fat
67.5 g sugars

In 99 percent cases, lemonade contains between 10 and 15 percent lemon juice, meaning that 85 to 90 percent of the calories are added as table sugar or high fructose corn syrup. The reason we pinned Minute Maid as the worst lemonade is that with this bottle, they’ve dropped the lemon juice concentration down to 3 percent, and at the same time, jacked the sugar level up to soda-like proportions. In fact, this bottle has more sugar than a same-sized bottle of Coca-Cola, not to mention a bevy of preservatives, fillers, and artificial colors. The only lemonade we’ve found that can legitimately call itself “juice” is the one below by R.W. Knudson. It replaces the added sugars with a blend of apple and grape juices. (Of course, if you’re looking to lose weight, diet is only half the equation. For the other half, check out our list of the 100 best fitness tips ever written.)

Drink This, Instead!
R.W. Knudsen Lemonade (8 fl oz box)
130 calories
0 g fat
30 g sugars

#3: WORST JUICE IMPOSTER
SoBe Elixir Cranberry Grapefruit (20 fl oz bottle)
250 calories
0 g fat
63 g sugars

With a name that references two fruits, you might expect this bottle to provide a respectable dose of real juice. Unfortunately that’s not the case. The only juice this bottle carries is used as a coloring agent, which means every gram of sugar here is added during processing. That puts it right alongside soda as one of the worst beverages at the supermarket. Cut calories by looking for water-based beverages that use juice as a sweetener and flavoring, like the one from Olade below. The few calories it has come from a blend of lemon, pinapple, mango, and passion fruit. (Speaking of overblown packaging claims, check our roundup of “health” foods that aren’t.)

Drink This Instead!
Olade Tropical Juice Beverage (16 fl oz)
20 calories
0 g fat
4 g sugars

#2: WORST GRAPE JUICE
Tropicana Grape Juice Beverage (15.2 fl oz)
290 calories
0 g fat
72 g sugars

It’s hard to say which is worse, the fact that this bottle has as much sugar as six scoops of Edy’s Slow Churned Rocky Road Ice Cream, or the fact that it looks legit but contains only 30 percent real juice. The thing is, even if this bottle weren’t teeming with high fructose corn syrup, it would still be loaded with sugar. Grapes produce the most sugar-loaded juice at the supermarket—even a 10-ounce bottle of 100 percent grape juice carries more than 200 calories. If you like rich, dark juices, try the one below from Bossa Nova. The acai fruit from which it’s made is one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits on the planet. 

Drink This, Instead!
Bossa Nova Acai (10 fl oz bottle)
114 calories
0 g fat
22.5 g sugars

#1: WORST CANNED JUICE
Arizona Kiwi Strawberry (23.5 oz can)
360 calories
0 g fat
84 g sugars

These hulking calorie cannons—5 percent juice, 95 percent sugar water—have the equivalent of 20 teaspoons of sugar! (That makes the 1,800-calorie salad look downright nutritious.) They’re sold at gas stations and convenience stores across America for the low, low price of 99 cents, making this quite possibly the cheapest source of empty calories in the country. Earn more flavor in fewer calories by switching to V8-Fusion instead. The company makes a reasonable line of regular blends and an even better line of light juices.

Drink This, Instead!
V8-Fusion Strawberry Banana (12 fl oz bottle)
170 calories
0 g fat
42 g sugars

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