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nothing in here is true

  1. Saturday, November 30, 2013

    the xbi was not happy 

    xbi in the garbage can

    DID YOU REALLY SELL THE XBIMOBILE?

    did you really just call it that?

    THAT WASN’T YOURS TO SELL!

    what are you talking about, of course it was.

    WE GAVE THAT TO YOU!

    i was under the impression that if something is given to you it’s yours.

    NO! NOT AT ALL! NOT WITH US! NOT WITH THAT! DO YOU KNOW WHAT WAS IN THAT CAR?

    dude i had it exactly three years, i know what was in it.

    AND YOU JUST TRADED IT IN? FOR A… A… PRIUS?

    i didnt get no prius, bro.

    AGENT YOU HANDED OVER A CLASSIFIED WEAPON TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

    technically, if you take me out of that thing, and if i take the secret stuff, it’s just another fast car stuck in traffic.

    xbimobile in the shop

    HOW ARE YOU SURE YOU REMOVED EVERYTHING?

    i’m pretty sure.

    PRETTY SURE?

    jk im sure. i even got the goods out of the tires.

    THE TIRES? THERE WASN’T ANYTHING IN THE TIRES.

    great then you won’t mind if i keep them.

    the lonely life of the xbimobile

    YOU REALIZE THIS MEANS WAR!

    this doesn’t mean war. this means pretty much the opposite.

    DEATH?

    peace.

    YOU WANT TO BE AT WAR WITH THE XBI?

    listen, you have been at war with me since the very beginning. i’ve just been sitting here.

    YOU’VE BEEN A VITAL PART OF THE XBI. THE CAPTAIN OF CHOPPER ONE. THE PILOT OF THE MACHINE.

    first day owning the xbimobile

    im just a loser in a cubs hat and magic shoes.

    ARE YOU SAYING YOU DIDN’T LOVE THAT CAR?

    love? it was pretty. but wasn’t it the xbi who trained us that looks are deceiving, and usually a huge fakeout?

    DOESN’T MATTER, YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE THAT

    xbimobile in death valley

    shouldnt? what about all the things you guys did to me and the other agents?

    IT ALL MADE YOU WHO YOU ARE TODAY.

    well you made this agent a pacifist, so great job.

    THANK GOD NOTHING IN HERE IS TRUE LOL

    dude the agency is selfish and unloving and based around fear and greed. most of us just wanted to help people.

    WE HELP PEOPLE.

    you abandoned your best agent when he was down on his luck.

    YOU WEREN’T WITH US THEN

    danielle in the xbimobile

    thats not what you said. rewind the tapes.

    THE TAPES WERE IN THE CAR!

    XBI driver

    good.

  2. Friday, November 29, 2013
  3. Thursday, November 28, 2013

    Happy Thanksgiving 

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    theres a busblog tradition that has been interrupted. but now its back and it’s nice.

    what you do is to go to The Pantry, sit at the counter and order a nice turkey dinner with a friend.

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    for $18 they give you a huge amount of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.

    they also give you chicken soup, cole slaw and a half a loaf of sourdough bread.

    because im black i ordered an orange soda.

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    then when youre done you order two or three dinners to go and drive a few blocks to Skid Row and hand them out to the poor.

    true theres lots of shelters who give out food, especially on holidays, but some people are too wasted or immobile to make it there

    or in our case tonight, some people eat like kings at 2pm but by 8pm theyre hungry again

    and are stoked when a sweet black camaro shows up, pops open the trunk and gives them a little more

  4. Wednesday, November 27, 2013
  5. Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    this should be a movie: the relationship between Brooke Shields and Michael Jackson 

    michael jackson and brooke shields

    i just ran across this quote from the King of Pop:

    Now Brooke Shields, she was one of the loves of my life. We dated a lot. Her pictures were all over my walls and mirrors.

    I was at the Academy Awards with Diana Ross and she just came up to me and said, “Hi, I’m Brooke Shields. Are you going to the after party?” I said, “Yeah,” and I just melted.

    I was about 23 … during Off The Wall. I thought, “Does, she know[that photographs of her are] all over my room?”

    And we went on the dance floor. And man we exchanged numbers and I was up all night, spinning around in my room, just so happy.

    She was classy. We had one encounter when she got real intimate and I chickened out. And I shouldn’t have.

    then there is this:

    I met him when I was 13 [she was probably 15. they met in March 1981].

    There were a handful of child stars at the time – actress Jodie Foster, Michael and myself among them – and we were friends because we shared an understanding of how difficult life was in the public eye.

    When we were together, we were in a safe place.

    We could be ourselves.

    in 1984 there was this from Rockwell:

    Michael is having an affair with Brooke Shields and sees her a lot.

    Every time I talk to him about her he smiles and seems to be very, very happy.

    I keep saying to him ”Do I hear wedding bells, Michael?” and he breaks into a big grin.

    But he dates other women, including a former Miss Universe and Tatum O’Neal.

    He’s also very clsoe to Diana Ross but he isn’t obsessed with her.

    When he died in 2009, Shields spoke to Rolling Stone about their friendship, which included him proposing to her several times

    “I would say, ‘You have me for the rest of your life, you don’t need to marry me, I’m going to go on and do my own life and have my own marriage and my own kids, and you’ll always have me. I think it made him relax. He didn’t want to lose things that meant something to him.”

    Shields says the innocent nature of the pair’s bond persisted as they grew older, and that as he aged, Jackson became “more asexual” to her. “You saw women who were more sexual, who wanted to throw themselves at him and feel like they were going to teach him,” she recalls, “we just found each other, and we didn’t have to deal with our sexuality.” Shields tells RS her conversations with Jackson about her relationships revealed a lot about how Jackson insulated himself from the outside world. “As I grew up and started having boyfriends, I would share with him, and he was like a little kid who talked about the bases — what first base was, what second base was, and it sounded very odd to the outside, I can imagine, but to the inside, to someone who’s never really left his bubble, you can understand how he would be curious.”

    michael jackson and brooke shields

    I bet there is way more to this story. Or at least more that isn’t salacious that would be an interesting movie.

  6. today is my sisters birthday, shes 24 

    kyla and babe

    it’s true my sister has accomplished more in her life already than i’ll ever in mine, but thats fine.

    she was always better in school, had more friends, and certainly had way more drive.

    she’s had to amazing children of her own, has not one but two giant homes,

    and has even adopted a poor black child.

    tyler

    her generosity and big heart led to her rescuing dogs and cats and birds and gerbils and swimming pools

    and an amazing hot tub, and me, all ive seemed to rescue are 99 cent tacos from the jack n the box.

    she helped elect the first black president, she’s always there for our mom,

    and shes such a good daughter in law that she often drives across the midwest so the kids can visit their grandparents

    be it through rain sleet or snow.

    im very proud of my sister, someone who couldnt be more different than me.

    she has done many things that i would have said now why you wanna do that

    and then it turned out that it was a really good thing to do.

    i love you angie! happy birthday!

  7. Monday, November 25, 2013

    Fun at the NEJ 

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    last night the LA Press Club gave out the National Entertainment Journalism Awards

    because i’m on the board of directors i was tasked with tweeting the events

    we gave two special awards to Forest Whitaker and LA Times movie critic Kenneth Turan

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    it was held at the beautiful Biltmore in DTLA. Forest is thinner than I was expecting and so humble. it was sweet

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    the food was good, the drinks were nice, but as always it was very energizing to be around so many talented LA journalists

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    it was also very nice to sit at the KPCC table and especially nice when Air Talk won an award, Larry Mantle is a classic

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    Patt the Hat was in the house of course, and nothing could have happened so nice without Diana, the secret weapon of the Club

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    Jon Regardie of the Downtown News and Mike Roe were in the house. excellent gentlemen

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    and it was nice to see John Rabe, his husband (far left) and a nice fellow also named Tony.

    it’s so funny how ill i felt Friday and didnt think i could do anything this weekend, but when push came to shove i did it

    and it was all such a very nice success.

    except for the Bears loss. sigh.

    grumble.

  8. Sunday, November 24, 2013

    weirdly seeing nirvana wasnt the greatest show i ever saw 

    which is strange because i had been blown away before at the forum when eric clapton played there in 85

    and even though it was a great show as you can see here in this super good recording

    the replacements at the roxy a few years earlier was easily

    the greatest show id ever seen in my life

    or this crazy one i saw with karisa and almost didnt

    or the beasties pauls boutique

    or acdc back in black

    i dont know. who cares. the bears lost.

    never forget that: the bears lost.