Tuesday, July 08, 2008

In Memory Of "The 'N' Word"...LOL.

"....in the closet, that's ma stuff - yes if i bought it, nigga please don't touch..." -Beyonce

Its been about a year since the NAACP held a mock funeral for the "N" word, complete with a casket and a hymn singing choir. People called it a waste of time...some said it was rather pointless; Others even went "nigga please"...they were all right.

Was it a faked death? Are we facing a ghost, or a zombie?

Truth is, the "N" word is anything but dead and the funeral didn't change shit. The word is no less alive today than it was before it was buried. It sure as hell isn't dead in the entertainement industry which was the NAACP's target...The cartoon show The Boondocks uses it like a conjunction, and if i remember correctly, rapper Nas wanted to title his new album "Nigger".

Honestly, for a word whose derivatives cause harm solely to a group of people, i find it strange that they are the very ones against getting rid of it. One day people throw it around in everyday conversations and the next, somebody's ass is on the line because of "racist remarks".

lol @ Hitler

Vantage Point

A Series of Very Fortunate Events (spoiler alert!)

Vantage Point follows the "assasination" of the President of the United States at a summit in Salamanca from the View/Vantage Points of about 8 different characters: the bodyguards, the terrorists, the bodyguard/terrorist, the REAL president, viewers at the summit, and a news agency.

The movie loops from one perspective to another, each one building the plot and providing a crucial piece to the puzzle that is what actually happenned. It all climaxes towards the end in a series of VERY fortunate events where all their paths crash and collide - literally, even.

Vantage Point has a talented star-studded cast of Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Wiliam Hurt, Sigourney Weaver and Zoe Saldana; and its got some SERIOUS car chasing scenes in the streets of Spain second only to THE BOURNE IDENTITY films...I do not blaspheme.

This is one thriller you shouldn't miss...