Boogie Fever, Cabin Fever

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Do you hate when your children are stuck in the house the whole day or even a week from school? It may be great. No school. No homework. Your children are running around the house playing kickball in the house. Make them your maids and let them clean up the house for money and make them stop annoying each other.

School buses cannot travel thru flood, if there’s a school bus is an ark bus, that would be great. If there’s snow, how about a school bus with skies, which would be great too.

Another thing, one can do if your children are bored at home and if they have finished their homework. Their teacher can give them more study materials through either email, Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites. If the school website has blackboard account for students and teacher, they should use that too to communicate with their students and their assignments. And the teachers can post assignment and grade them. If a student missed an assignment and give them a due date when it is completed, and REMIND your students constantly and every day about their assignments. Students do tend to do forget things and end up in the principal office many times.

That means they don’t have to go to weekend school or Summer school. They will be caught up and graduate on time with their class. I know that schools and teachers in other states are doing this, because of weather situation and they should do this in North Carolina School System.  I know few high schools teachers are doing this to keep up with their students, assignments and giving them credit of what they are doing.

Saturday Night Live turns 40

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So if you were watching Saturday Night Live, on a Sunday night it was a great show to watch. It all started when it premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, the first host was George Carlin, comedian and actor.  It was known as NBC’s Saturday Night and later it became Saturday Night Live.  It was a variety show created by Lorne Michaels and develop by Dick Ebersol.

The show’s comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest (who usually delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast) and features performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!,” beginning the show proper.

This year was the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live and the past guest and celebrities came and celebrate memorable sketch they like and live in front of the audience.

Fifty Shades of Grey

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I have just seen 50 shades of grey, the next screen was showing 50 shades of yellow, Sponge Bob Square pants, that’s a kinky movie.  I meant Sponge Bob Square pants.

Dakota Johnson

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Daughter of Melanie Griffin and Don Johnson. Granddaughter of Tippi Hedren. TV show she appeared was FOX Ben and Kate, and the movie 21 Jump Street (2012). On fifty Shades nudity “Obviously I want to look naked. I Totally understand now why people exercise, because you feel awesome” said Dakota Johnson.

Jamie Dornan

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Jamie Dornan his big break was modeling for Calvin Klein and Abercrombie & Fitch. He guest star in ABC’s Once a Upon a Time. On Fifty Shades of Grey sex scenes “I am fairly worldly guy. I grew up in a very liberal place. I am not saying we had a playroom, but I’m not perturbed or shocked by the sex of the book. It’s essential to tell the story. I can’t believe films that don’t invoke the sexual side of it. So it works for me.”

When you watch it, I won’t give out any spoilers for the movie, but the ending is quite awkward. Everyone in the audience were laughing and they like it. It must have been the sex scenes.  Other reaction was the final scene and it was quite awkward.

“Anastasia” he said.

“Christian” she said

“Really?” I said. Awkward face.

I had to put that in here. It might puzzle you and intrigue you to watch it. Will it be a sequel? She did write more Fifty Shades of Grey novels, if this one becomes successful in the big screen, within three months they would start production for the next books.  Will the sex scenes be different in the next movie, probably more lust and more criticism of the movie?  Remember E. L. James wrote the novels, it was her imagination and fantasy.

While I was watching the movie my pillow could not stay still. I had the pillow on my lap. My Viagra kicked in and my ding-a-ling could not stay down I keep saying down boy and people heard him. I was embarrassed.

I Should have waited when it comes out on DVD or Netflix.  It’s a good movie, with graphic sex scenes and nipples; male nipples. My favorite scenes were all of them. Could not choose. Great movie and I love it. Make sure you close your flip phone when watching the movie. Go see it and bring a blanket or pillow.

Happy Valentine Day

Happy Valentine Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, better known as Feast of Saint Valentine, it is not a holiday, but this year it falls on a Saturday and that’s today.  Someone gives a spouse a big feast, and the next day work out to the gym or work out, if you get my drift. Wink, wink.

The ironic part of Valentine ’s Day, it follows Friday the thirteen. First, you have bad luck and the next day good luck.

The good luck is when you receive a four-foot big fluffy teddy bear, candy and flowers. The bad luck, it is not from your significant other, it was from your stalker friend that you met when shopping for the gifts.

The good luck is that your significant other is pregnant. The bad luck was, it was one hot summer fling you had in June after graduating from High School with the Valedictorian. He’s not the father.

The Good luck part you went to see 50 shades of Grey with the girl you like, the bad luck is when the lights came on she was making out with another person.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Fifty Shades of Smell: Dirty Underwear

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Did you know that women are renting underwear? Top retail stores are accepting it and giving cash to you. You are wearing used underwear that someone else wore. Some of the underwear are not even wash.  Do the employees wash it? No, they just repackage it and put it back on the shelves for the next victim can get sick. This is not healthy.

So if you think the underwear looks pretty and it looks sexy on you for Valentine’s Day, and decided to wear it for your special someone after you watch 50 Shades of Grey.  You will get 50 shades of smell from previous people who wore it before you.  Buy package panties in plastic bags. Wear it and keep it. If you wash it, don’t return it and don’t resale panties on the internet. Someone else would get sick.

Winners at the Grammys

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It’s good to have AC/DC to open the show for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The adults may like it, but their children or teens may not know them. They think AC/DC is an outlet that sings – if they touch the outlet, they will sing. It will ZAP the children and cool hairstyles.

Anyway AC/DC sang “Rock or Bust” and their classic “Highway to Hell” from the 70s and 80s.

The winner with the most awards goes to Sam Smith, who took home four awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Beating out Iggy Azalea and Taylor swift. Taylor Swift won so many times, it’s time for the new people to get a chance.

Kanye West thought some singers who are winning Grammies are not artist, if they are not artist, should they win a coloring book and crayons? And draw themselves Grammies? They are artist, take a note Kanye and stop complaining. Be an artist and show us what you can do.  Win something. Kanye is an artist. Or give Kanye West a color book and crayons to be quite.

Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams and Roseanne Cash all won three awards, as did Beck’s “Morning Phase,” which took Album of the Year honors. Kanye West like to crash in people expectant speeches. Give Kanye West something to do, make him hand out awards to the winners, if he runs away with one of them. You know where to find him.

Grammy performers that includes Kanye West (twice – obviously), Rihanna, Paul McCartney, AC/DC, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Sia and Usher.  Which one did you like?  I still like Sia, her performance was fantastic.  Mrianda Lambert was good but she was bleep or silence by the censors, I wonder what she sang.

And it looked like Prince was annoyed of presenting awards. Could they get Michael Jackson to come back from the dead to present an award?

Here are the other winners who won early and  during the show.

Record of the Year

“Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith

Album of the Year

“Morning Phase,” Beck

Song of the Year

James Napier, William Phillips and Sam Smith (“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith)

New Artist

Sam Smith

Pop Solo Performance

“Happy (Live),” Pharrell Williams

Pop Performance, Duo or Group

“Say Something,” A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera

Pop Vocal Album

“In the Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith

Dance Recording

“Rather Be,” Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne

Dance/Electronic Album

“Syro,” Aphex Twin

Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Cheek to Cheek,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Rock Performance

“Lazaretto,” Jack White

Metal Performance

“The Last in Line,” Tenacious D

Rock Song

Hayley Williams and Taylor York (“Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore)

Rock Album

“Morning Phase,” Beck

Alternative Music Album

“St. Vincent,” St. Vincent

R&B Performance

“Drunk in Love,” Beyoncé and Jay Z

Traditional R&B Performance

“Jesus Children,” Robert Glasper Experiment, Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner

R&B Song

Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor and Brian Soko, (“Drunk in Love,” Beyoncé and Jay Z)

R&B Album

“Love, Marriage & Divorce,” Toni Braxton and Babyface

Rap Performance

“I,” Kendrick Lamar

Rap/Sung Collaboration

“The Monster,” Eminem and Rihanna

Rap Song

  1. Duckworth and C. Smith (“I,” Kendrick Lamar)

Rap Album

“The Marshall Mathers LP2,” Eminem

Urban Contemporary Album

“G I R L,” Pharrell Williams

Country Solo Performance

“Something in the Water,” Carrie Underwood

Country Duo/Group Performance

“Gentle on My Mind,” the Band Perry

Country Song

Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond (“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell)

Country Album

“Platinum,” Miranda Lambert

New Age Album

“Winds of Samsara,” Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman

Improvised Jazz Solo

“Fingerprints,” Chick Corea

Jazz Vocal Album

“Beautiful Life,” Dianne Reeves

Jazz Instrumental Album

“Trilogy,” Chick Corea Trio

Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“Life in the Bubble,” Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Latin Jazz Album

“The Offense of the Drum,” Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Gospel Performance/Song

Aaron W. Lindsey and Smokie Norful (“No Greater Love,” Smokie Norful)

Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Torrance Esmond, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson, Kenneth Chris Mackey, Lecrae Moore, Joseph Prielozny, Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone (“Messengers,” Lecrae and For King & Country)

Gospel Album

“Help,” Erica Campbell

Contemporary Christian Music Album

“Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.” For King & Country

Latin Pop Album

“Tangos,” Rubén Blades

Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

“Multiviral,” Calle 13

Regional Mexican or Tejano Album

“Mano a Mano — Tangos a la Manera de Vicente Fernández,” Vicente Fernández

Tropical Latin Album

“Más & Corazón Profundo,” Carlos Vives

American Roots Song

Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal (“A Feather’s Not a Bird,” Rosanne Cash)

Americana Album

“The River & the Thread,” Rosanne Cash

Bluegrass Album

“The Earls of Leicester,” The Earls of Leicester

Blues Album

“Step Back,” Johnny Winter

Folk Album

“Remedy,” Old Crow Medicine Show

Regional Roots Music Album

“The Legacy,” Jo-El Sonnier

Reggae Album

“Fly Rasta,” Ziggy Marley

World Music Album

“Eve,” Angelique Kidjo

Children’s Album

“I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Malala Yousafzai),” Neela Vaswani

Spoken Word Album

“Diary of a Mad Diva,” Joan Rivers

Comedy Album

“Mandatory Fun,” Weird Al Yankovic

Musical Theater Album

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, producers; Carole King, composer and lyricist

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

“Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall and Chris Montan, compilation producers

Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

Song Written for Visual Media

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Let It Go,” from “Frozen” (Idina Menzel)

Instrumental Composition

“The Book Thief,” John Williams (John Williams)

Producer of the Year, Nonclassical

Max Martin

Producer of the Year, Classical

Judith Sherman

Remixed Recording, Nonclassical

“All of Me (Tiësto’s Birthday Treatment Remix),” Tijs Michiel Verwest (John Legend)

Orchestral Performance

“Adams, John: City Noir,” David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony)

Opera Recording

“Charpentier: La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers,” Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)

Music Video

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Music Film

“20 Feet From Stardom,” Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill

Should You Read “Go Set a Watchman”?

When Harper Lee wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird”, no it did star Jennifer Lawrence in the movie, that was Mockingjay, not mockingbird. Gregory Peck stared in the 1962 film adaptation. The book itself was global hit, it taught us about the civil rights, the court system, and the morality of the south.  It’s been read in the public school system from Middle School through High School.  She won a Pulitzer Prize for her work in 1961 and a year later the film.

The new book of Harper Lee called  “Go Set a Watchman” will  be published on July 14, 2015, this is not a sequel to the book  but a prequel of the book and not to be confused of the themes. Go Set a Watchman was written in the mid-1950s, before she wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published in 1960. It was set aside when her editor suggested that she write another novel from the young Scout Finch’s perspective. The manuscript was then lost for many years, until being rediscovered by her lawyer in the fall of 2014. It will be published as originally written, with no revisions.

The novel, which was completed in the 1950s, is set 20 years after the  events in To Kill a Mockingbird and follows an adult Scout Finch who travels from New York to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus Finch where she reflects on the events of her youth.

Harper Lee said that she had originally written Go Set A Watchman first, but it was rejected by her editors who were more interested in the flashbacks contained in the novel. They persuaded her to write another novel from the point of view of the young Scout, which became To Kill A Mockingbird. The manuscript was believed to have been lost until Lee’s lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. The novel contains some of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Would you read it?