"These two words, nerd and geek, are frequently used interchangeably. However, this does a great disservice to all nerds and geeks who wear the badge of their respective anti-social lifestyle choice with pride. For this reason I feel that it is of the utmost importance that we correctly define the two terms.

A geek can best be defined as one who maintains an excessive fascination with a single thing or collection of things. I use the more general term thing only because there is a wide range of fascinations available which may qualified as geeky. Some have asserted that the object of obsession must be one that is not considered to be socially acceptable or commonly observed from the majority of inhabitants of any give society."




Sunday, June 27, 2010

BET Awards 2010 - My Favorite Moments

The BET Awards was on and poppin tonight, as well as Entourage :). Everything was star-studded and the performances were great this time around.  Shoutout to Erica at HerDailyFix.com for having an appearance out there, as well as a few other cohorts of mine. Shouts to NecoleBitchie.com as well.  

First of all, Kanye West's performance was real fly. I was digging the mountain backdrop and the hilariously huge chain of his that he rocked while performing his single "Power". I pretty much destroyed my headphones while bumping this song on my Zen.  The Zen is my personal harddrive that carries songs, pro tools sections, photos, videos, and all kinds of material that I need.

Another favorite performance of mine comes from Usher, who performed one of my current favorite songs on the radio "There Goes My Baby".  Real smooth transition from the hoopla that was going down with Queen Latifah changing into the chick from "Set It Off" every 10 minutes.  I guess she did that because she felt more black people would appreciate that as opposed to her walking around with a curling iron with Alicia Silverstone beside her.

A very big highlight for the night, as most people would tell, was the Michael Jackson tribute performed solely by embattled R&B/Pop star Chris Brown.  This was a very special performance since he was allegedly banned from doing this last year. Isn't it funny that Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Rihanna were not present at the show? :/ Anyways, during the segment for Man In The Mirror, he started to cry and couldn't even finish the set. I wonder if this set will bring him back into the limelight or just be the result of more ridicule and scrutiny. I prefer the former, but you can never tell with people these days.

Another great performance I must add was put together by Janelle Monae, who was one of three artists involved in a tribute to Prince for his Lifetime Achievement Award.  I must say, Janelle is a brilliant artist and I love how she tore this performance down. As you can tell, Prince was pleased as the rest of us. A good choice that he picked to do the tribute, indeed. I do wished that he would perform after, but I guess he was a little too shocked about some others who came on stage...

One performance that never quite made it to television in full form was of newcomer emcee J.Cole, an artist thats signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint.  I met J.Cole once at Howard Homecoming in DC and he couldn't be more humble and honest, so it was a good look to see him at this show doing not only his verse from "A Star Is Born" but also a brand new verse at the end with a live band. 

What did you guys think about the BET Awards this year? Good parts? Bad parts? What was THAT nigga wearing? Post some comments and see what's good. 

ENTOURAGE - Season 7 Premiere Tonight!!!

Tonight is a very special night (Sunday, June 27th). I've been waiting for this day for the past year.  While you guys are finished watching the 2010 BET Awards, remember to turn to HBO on 10:30pm for the season premiere of the 7th season of "Entourage".  This has been my favorite show since its debut on July 18, 2004.  If you watched the last season, there were a lot of things that went down that may get spoken more about on this season.  The 8th season will be the last one (as spoken of by Jeremey Piven on the David Letterman Show earlier this week) and that there are talks for a possible movie as long as the fans want it.  I, for one, would LOVE to see Vincent Chase become the movie star that he's destined to be. After all, the last movie that I recall seeing him in was "Drive Me Crazy" with Mellissa Joan Hart, and we're all glad that he didn't stick with that cotton-candy type of role.

Things that happened in Season 6 that you should know about when seeing Season 7:

  • Vincent Chase is set to fly to Italy to star in a new movie after being in a serious slump from getting fired off "Smoke Jumpers".
  • Johnny Drama was thinking about taking a break from acting after feeling under-appreciated, then finally decides to get back into acting when he realizes the TV network gave him a holding deal to star in his own show whenever they developed it. He went to Italy with Vince after the audition.
  • Lloyd is officially an agent working for Ari Gold after working 50 out of 100 days of Ari's challenge. Though they had a tumultous relationship when he tried to work for Davies, Ari Gold bought the agency company and sticked to his word. 
  •  Ari Gold is now the head of the biggest talent agency in the world after buying it for an estimate of $65 million.
  • Turtle, despite him staying faithful to his girlfriend Jamie Lynn from "The Sopranos", had broken up with her. She went to New Zealond to star in a new television series, and he traveled on the plane to visit her. Before take off, they talked on the phone and discover that she may be the one that wants to see other people instead. Thus, Turtle is stuck riding on the 14-hour flight for nothing...or maybe not?
  • Eric has proposed to Sloan and they're now engaged after he dumped the crazy chick Ashley, who wanted to look through his phone, his emails, and all kinds of privacy. 

Please be sure to watch Entourage at 10:30pm tonight on HBO.  If you're like my broke friends who don't have cable, then you can watch the episode (as well as the other episodes of the seasons) on HBOGo.com