NBA Player Shows Leadership Skills By Fighting Teammate During Game


I'm not surprised. The aggressor is Markieff Morris, the same guy who, along with his twin brother, assaulted someone just for making sweet love to his mom, as if Mom didn't want and need said love after raising those bad ass Morris boys. Said Markieff about the tussle with his teammate Archie Goodwin, "That's part of being a leader..."

-Dewan Gibson

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Marco Rubio Questioned About Plan To Re-Closet Gays

This is funny. Marco's software doesn't include recent legal advances related to gay marriage, so he walked away when a gay New Hampshire man attempted to install an update. From The New York Times:

A middle-aged gay man confronted Senator Marco Rubio here on Monday over his opposition to same-sex marriage, pointedly asking, “Why do you want to put me back in the closet?”

“I don’t,” Mr. Rubio replied. “You can live any way you want.”

During a brief conversation, Mr. Kierstead, 50, told Mr. Rubio that he was married but complained that the senator’s position amounted to him declaring that “we don’t matter.”

Mr. Rubio, who was standing with his youngest son, Dominick, 8, by his side, gently disagreed. “No, I just believe marriage is between one man and one woman.”

“Well,” replied Mr. Kierstead, “that’s your belief.”

Mr. Rubio continued: “I think that’s what the law should be. And if you don’t agree you should have the law changed by a legislature.”

Mr. Kierstead said the law had already been changed, referring either to a Supreme Court ruling that has legalized same-sex marriage across the country or to state legislation in New Hampshire that did the same.

Mr. Rubio decided to conclude their conversation.

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Baby Tantrums Aren’t Too Bad If He Sounds Like DMX

It's good to let your baby cry every now and then. It encourages self-reliance and helps his voice get deep and strong, like DMX's. My youngest is only 22 months and he already sounds like X after Iyanla tried to fix his life.

-Dewan Gibson

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Nurture Your Kid’s Creativity By Letting Him Eat Dinner While Sitting Bare Ass On The Table


The failure of us to yell "Get yo' ass off the table!" was inspired by a New York Times piece by Adam Grant on how children thrive with fewer rules. Read it here. Anarchy!

"So what does it take to raise a creative child? One study compared the families of children who were rated among the most creative 5 percent in their school system with those who were not unusually creative. The parents of ordinary children had an average of six rules, like specific schedules for homework and bedtime. Parents of highly creative children had an average of fewer than one rule.

Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it’s easy to thwart. By limiting rules, parents encouraged their children to think for themselves. They tended to “place emphasis on moral values, rather than on specific rules,” the Harvard psychologist Teresa Amabile reports."

-Dewan Gibson

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Writer Is Upset That Paul Mooney Is Old & Doesn’t Want To See Him


Paul Mooney is 74, an age where it's not unusual to forget things and just sit there with your mouth open while staring into the past. But he's still doing stand-up. Presumably because he loves it and there aren't many jobs for old folks, unless you want to work as a Walmart greeter. Somehow that all morphed into a Vulture article titled "The Curious Decline of Paul Mooney" (as if we expected an incline at 74). It's a negative piece, perhaps made more negative by the fact Mooney obviously didn't want to meet with the writer. From Vulture:

Now, though, Mooney’s legacy is in danger of being sullied by an increasingly disheartening series of appearances. Last May, he delivered a rambling performance on Arsenio Hall’s since-canceled talk show. A week after it aired, news outlets reported that Mooney had cancer, citing his cousin and sometime manager Rudy Ealy as the source of the info. I asked Ealy, who I’d been told lives with Mooney in Oakland, if Mooney was ill; he said Mooney was “fine.” (Despite agreeing to let me interview Mooney and inviting me to Oakland to do so, Ealy stopped returning my calls once I arrived in the Bay Area.)

See, got stood up. Here comes another:

Indeed, when I first called Ealy about the prospect of writing this story, I asked if Mooney was mentally well enough to be interviewed. He assured me he was, and a week or so later, Ealy called to tell me that Mooney had agreed to be interviewed. Except for a phone call I made that Ealy answered before immediately hanging up, that was the last time we spoke.

Damn...did dude really just not show up:

In early November, Mooney is booked to perform at B.B. King’s in New York. I make plans, with Day this time, to interview him. Unsurprisingly, the interview winds up being canceled.

Well f**k you then!

A few weeks later, Mooney is set to appear for multiple nights at the Uptown Comedy Corner in Atlanta. The possibility of an interview is again dangled and again comes to nothing.

I mean...give the brotha a break! He's 74. The average life span of black man in the U.S. is 75. Paul's right on schedule.

-Dewan Gibson

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