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I'm 420 Months Old

Yep. I'm getting old and wrinkly.


Since it's my berf-day today, I decided to try the birthday calculator. This is what came up:

You entered: 9/21/1970
Your date of conception was on or about 29 December 1969.

You were born on a Monday under the astrological sign Virgo. Your Life path number is 11.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2440850.5.
The golden number for 1970 is 14.
The epact number for 1970 is 22.
The year 1970 was not a leap year.

You are 35 years old.
You are 420 months old.
You are 1,826 weeks old.
You are 12,784 days old.
You are 306,823 hours old.
You are 18,409,380 minutes old.
You are 1,104,562,850 seconds old.

Your birth tree is Lime Tree, the Doubt

Accepts what life dishes out in a composed way, hates fighting, stress and labor, tends to laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous, loyal.

" . . . many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom" -- This is true. I need to step my game up, I'm not getting any younger.

" . . . often wailing and complaining" -- Hell to the Naw. I never complain about anything. LOL!

Whatever.

And according to this birthday generator:

I'm . . .

53 years 11 months younger than Walter Cronkite, age 88
(The grandfather of broadcast journalism)
49 years 2 months younger than Nancy Reagan, age 84
(Good)
46 years 3 months younger than George Herbert Bush, age 81
(Fuck him and his damn son!)
39 years 0 months younger than Barbara Walters, age 73
(I'm about to cry)
36 years 10 months younger than Larry King, age 71
(Ewww!)
30 years 7 months younger than Ted Koppel, age 65
(Cool, I like him)
27 years 3 months younger than Geraldo Rivera, age 62
(Shave that mustache off, son!)
24 years 2 months younger than George W. Bush, age 59
(George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People)
19 years 2 months younger than Jesse Ventura, age 54
(Hey Angelique! LOL!)
14 years 11 months younger than Bill Gates, age 49
(Hey Bill, holla at cha berf-day boy!)
10 years 1 month younger than Cal Ripken Jr., age 45
(Who?)
4 years 3 months younger than Mike Tyson, age 39
(He's old enough to kick my ass, though)
0 years 2 months younger than Jennifer Lopez, age 35
(My future baby mama! LOL!)
5 years 3 months older than Tiger Woods, age 29
(Yo Tigga! Give me some cash! . . . And do you have any white women laying around? LOL!)
11 years 9 months older than Prince William, age 23
(What up, Prince?)

Whatever, whatever.


Do I have any plans? Well, I don't have any immediate plans.

But, as a birthday gift to myself, my future plans is to check out the Goapele concert in Philly. She's trying to change it all and I'm with that, you know?

Maybe she can sing a belated happy birthday to me. And have my baby.

Hee-hee!

Dang, she's fwwiiine!


Holla!


Nano-Nano!

I will be flying into outer space this week like Mork from Ork on Mork and Mindy, ya feel me? Nanu-nanu, motherfuckers!

I'm about to be the proud owner of an Ipod nano this week -- and I had it engraved and everything. I'm now searching on the 'Net for some cool accessories for the nano and I'm also reading some reviews. One article that caught my eye is by the guys over at the technology blog ars technica. Not only did they review the iPod nano for its design and usage, they also gave the iPod nano the stress test. What did the stress test entail?

Well, parts of the stress test included the boys running over the Ipod nano with a car -- twice! And guess what? The iPod nano kept on playing. Now how amazing is that? This is one tough little iPod. Then they threw the iPod nano 40 feet up in the air and let it crash on the concrete. It died, eventually, but not before it shuffled a few songs. Afterward, the boys did an autopsy on the iPod nano -- CSI: Miami style. They cracked that baby open and pulled its insides out. And let me tell ya -- the iPod nano may look nice on the outside but inside, it's a mess.

Peep the review HERE. These techno heads are nuts.

Anyway, I can't wait. I'm so damn excited right now.

Nano-nano, motherfuckers!

Holla!


Mikko Monday

I'm having a bad day today. But it's Monday -- so I'm expecting this day to always suck, which is why I hate Mondays.

But thank God for this cutie. Isn't she lovely? This Texas native is featured in the Oct/Nov issue of King magazine (turn to page 56) . By day, the 23-year-old hottie is studying to be a broadcast journalist. By night (or sometimes mid-afternoon), she pays the bills as a video vixen (peep Mike Jones' "Back Then" video). She's also a dancer and her favorite hobbies are shopping, roller-skating and going to the movies.

Wow, a girl after my own heart. I would love to do an in-depth interview with her.

Peep her website right HERE.

Holla!


The Show Show


Music reviews for Little Brother's new CD The Minstrel Show have been very positive, so far. The overall response to the disc are better than that of Kanye West's latest, Late Registration. I just copped the disc on Tuesday and I love what I'm hearing, so far. I don't have time to write a song-per-song review; so instead, I'll let my fellow bloggers tell y'all how the disc sounds.

Gully blogger Bol, of bryoncrawford.com, hasn't given a favorable review to any rap CD released this year. So I had to read how he was going to trash the LB fam's disc. But to my shock, Bol gave Little Brother thumbs up. Whoa!

Bol spits:

The skits on this album are arguably the best ever. You'd have to go back to early De La Soul to find anything comparable. This one, because it takes the form of a TV show, is actually reminiscent of the ones from 3 Feet High and Rising.

I was worried that this album would completely suck balls, nullus, but it's actually not that bad. In terms of the individual songs, the now two-albums-old LB formula is definitely starting to show signs of wear, but you can tell a lot of work was put into the overall presentation, which is nice.

Not only is LB getting love in the United States, but in Japan, as well. Blogger Beej of Full Court Press -- who apparently like to skeet skeet on pillows -- proclaims that The Minstrel Show is the Best Rap Album of the Year! He skeets:
I'm willing to go out on a limb and say that its better than Common's Be (blasphemy!!) and Kanye's slightly over-rated, though still dope Late Registration.
However, U.K. blogger Wasteland Drifter thinks LB's Minstrel Show is boring. He opines:
For those that care, the Little Brother album The Minstrel Show isn't a 5 mic album. Just like their debut (The Listening) it's background music at best and a potential cure for insomnia.
Ouch! He also gives a complete rundown of the disc, HERE.

But writer Oddeye loved The Minstrel Show and gave it an 8 out of 10. He also provided readers with a song clip of the most hilarious skit on the disc -- The "Cheatin'" song. Trust me, it's a very funny track.

Finally, North Carolina University student/writer Jake Seaton of Technician Online loved the skits. In fact, most of his review is about those "thought-provoking" skits. He writes:

The album is smart in comparison to what is typically heard on the radio, but is similar to the feel of Kanye West’s message in "Diamonds from Sierra Leone." Satirical and thought-provoking, The Minstrel Show is sure to get the kids listening -- if the radio and television allows them to.

I'm also going to leave you with one of my favorite joints from The Minstrel Show. The song is called "Not Enough." Enjoy. (A Hat Tip: HipHopDX.com)

But the year is not over yet. I have been talking to a few journalists and they all keep telling me that Blackalicious' CD The Craft is the BEST OF THE YEAR. I'm a big Blackalicious fan so I can't wait.

If you are dying to hear some new stuff from Blackalicious, blogger DJ Moody posted two new joints from The Craft on his blog, Freemotion. "My Pen and Pad" and "Give It To You" (F/ Lyrics Born and Kween) is on some experimental rap shit. I think the duo is going down The Roots' Phrenology route. And we all know how rap heads felt about Phrenology -- some liked it, some didn't, while others were simply confused.

But I have faith in Blackalicious.

Holla!