Ridiculous!

The world is full of ridiculousness. Ironically, I was watching the show Ridiculousness, laughing and getting stunned, at the sheer number of totally ridiculous things people engage in whether for fame, fun or to make a statement. Totally ridiculous!
Then came the end. And with the credits came this ad by a bank that I probably expected would know better.

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So it’s about savings. How does saving to buy a car sound? To me,  ridiculous. Except maybe for ease of movement which I doubt is the usual reason these days.
But here’s what really ticked me off. That after they said to save for what matters the first of three things on their list was a car. A car! The first thing!
In this times of car pooling, of air pollution and traffic. Of less money for car maintainance. Yet another car! And from a hard earned, painstakingly saved up cash?

I’m probably going crazy over something that’s totally normal and even expected, but I think it’s nuts.

Ridiculous!

Whatda?!

Y’all have seen Malcolm X, right? Not to worry, this isn’t about racial inequality and such. Thing is, I’m only just seeing the movie Malcolm X. That 1992 film starring Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, and directed by Spike Lee. That one.
I had to pause the movie to type this. You see, I’m at the party or club, or whatever this is scene where everyone is going crazy as they dance. If you haven’t seen it yet then picture a typical black American church here. Crazy! And then some; The women are swinging over the men, undergarments and all in the open, men are jumping on women, slides, cartwheels, faces were in contact with crotches, and some holy ghost type frenzy on display. All in the name of dance. Did they really dance like that? I mean the the folks of those times.
I was watching and all I could say, on many occasions, was “Whatda?!”

I have seen videos of this type of dance. But those were not as crazy.

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That’s not superman and Dart Vader. Those black people in America were crazier than the black people in black Africa. I know that for certain. Heck, I am a black person in Africa.

Time…

I stumbled on this pieceĀ  by a friend, Henrietta Obinyan, and thought heck, a must share!
Henrietta has the best afro in Italy!
OK enough…
Read the piece.

Time
The importance we place on time differs in different societies.
The picture always look like everyone is busy with their time, but busy is relative.
One’s concept of busy is different from another.
A dream reminded me of various encounters, mostly in Nigeria…
Time is useless in Nigeria.
Everyone may look busy, but more often than not, they are busy taking their time.
Lagos looks very busy…busy wasting your time.
No one expects anyone to be on time. Everyone excepts the other to respect their time.
A public transporter will tell a passenger “I’m not going to that place, it’s too far” but will wait an hour to get a different passenger going where he wanted.
Board a faulty taxi, other passengers will talk you into being patient with the driver.
In Nigeria, no one can rely on an arrangement without taking into consideration, time factor. But, hear…
Time is constant everywhere, people are the disruptive elements.
Managing time properly is wealth.
Then, health.

See, what did I tell you? Her afro is awesome!

Time…

I stumbled on this piece  by a friend, Henrietta Obinyan, and thought heck, a must share!
Henrietta has the best afro in Italy!
OK enough…
Read the piece.

Time
The importance we place on time differs in different societies.
The picture always look like everyone is busy with their time, but busy is relative.
One’s concept of busy is different from another.
A dream reminded me of various encounters, mostly in Nigeria…
Time is useless in Nigeria.
Everyone may look busy, but more often than not, they are busy taking their time.
Lagos looks very busy…busy wasting your time.
No one expects anyone to be on time. Everyone excepts the other to respect their time.
A public transporter will tell a passenger “I’m not going to that place, it’s too far” but will wait an hour to get a different passenger going where he wanted.
Board a faulty taxi, other passengers will talk you into being patient with the driver.
In Nigeria, no one can rely on an arrangement without taking into consideration, time factor. But, hear…
Time is constant everywhere, people are the disruptive elements.
Managing time properly is wealth.
Then, health.

See, what did I tell you? Her afro is awesome!

Drake is a rapper?

That’s my first puzzle of 2017.
A whole lot of crazy stuff has happened since I was away but this Drake guy…

So I was listening to the radio… Oh by the way, i work at a radio station too. Anyway, it was a countdown and the hip-hop artist, Drake was on.

I’m still wondering how he’s a hip-hop artist.

Let’s move on.
So his hit track ‘One Dance‘ was on. I learnt it’s the best selling song of 2016.

Im also wondering how that is.

OK, let’s move on.
Wait, the song isn’t even danceable. He was singing on a dance beat, then going off beat, totally ruining the rhythm I was building up at instances. And that’s the best song of last year?

A friend of mine said to me how he thought mostly stupid songs made it to the Grammys. That’s not related to this at all. Or is it?

I would love to say a lot about how Drake is making me confused but Willie Nelson is on, so, on the road again.

Happy New Year! I’ve missed you guys so!

The series ends today

Finally!!
Y’all should just pick already.

Oh! Remember…

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OK…

It’s been a long, intriguing, humorous, disgusting, appalling season of the new president, America’s most watched series.
Complete with action figures.

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Sigh

Now we the people of the rest of the world wait to see the general thoughts of the viewing public in America. And of course we still wonder how Bernie Sanders fell out. Anyway, it’s out of our hands. You know how film critiques get? Do they ever affect the ratings though?

I woke up to think…

Why is the person to give you a massage not called a massager?
Why is the guy from the post office not a post officer?
Why is a freezer in the refrigerator? If the freezer freezes, the fridge fridges?
Why is a surgical operation different from a sting operation? Aren’t they both operations? Why is it called a sting operation when there’s no stinging?
Why is refuse and refuse not the same thing?
Why is English unnecessarily complex ?
Why is the letter C unbelievably useless?

again and again!

I am reminded of this one time I was taking a stroll just as the sun was setting. OK I wasn’t strolling, I was starving and had to go buy what to eat. I get in front of this gas station and thud! the pavement hit my right big toe. I finished one round of cussing and thought to look back at the spot so I can ponder on how it happened. I shouldn’t have. Thud! the raised opening of the underground tank hit my right toe again.

What in Trump’s tupee is this about?!

So I had to massage the toe and take my time walking. I stepped in the mini mart at the station and as I move to open the refrigerator door. Thud! my right shin. I swear i could see the galaxy in all its shades.
Indeed life wasn’t being fair to me but I took it like a man with a single tear waiting for the slightest opportunity to slip through the eyelids.

But then some days after, I got my first ever nomination on WordPress from the ever cool O’Shine . And I was still busy stretching out and relishing that moment when I got another.

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It was from Madhumita and
Rohit Srivastava
, the amazing blogger duo

I hadn’t let that sink in yet and was still thinking on how to respond when I got yet another!

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This one by Confabler the amazing writer.

Yea, maybe it’s not much, but hey, its got me feeling like this…

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Many thanks to these guys who thought I deserved them, it’s such a good feeling knowing you are there.

My toe still hurts though.

Let one of us

So there’s been a lot of talk of how Trump represents plenty of what is wrong with the world. People who talk, either in public or private, of how they enjoy taking advantage of other people because of their colour, gender, race, financial and intellectual position, etc.
We forget that this category of people are us.
The world has only gotten worse with every president whether they were good or terrible.
Funny thing is, the only way Donald Trump is different from other politicians is in his trying to be real. Most other politicians are usually fake. It’s all pretend meekness. I don’t like politics. I don’t support Hilary or Trump. I think both are meat from the same pot. One’s just without seasoning.

But I digress.

We have a little bit of Trump in all of us which is why we are where we are.

About the accusations being put forward by several women against Trump, I have no take. He probably did, or didn’t.