Saturday, August 20, 2005

File under misc.

Just a quick weekend shout.

First up I get soaked on my way home yesterday as Toronto was hit with some serious thunderstorms and flash floods and the like. A Tornado warning was even in effect. Seems like some of the small towns in the area got the brunt of it but we still managed quite a bit of water so much so that the Don Valley Parkway, one of the major highways to get in and out of downtown, was flooded and had to be closed.

By the time I reached home yesterday I was thoroughly soaked. And since me and rain don't really get along too well I really didn't feel 100% last night but I survived.

Second wanted to shout out another Caribbean blogger in the T-dot area that I just discovered, the one miss Becky Banton, me no kno if she a Buju likkle sista' but go check her site out. She had a couple of interesting posts this week about how Kayne West came to Toronto and make a complete ass of himself. These celebrities! You would think a guy who almost got to met the maker after a serious car accident a couple of years ago would learn some humility wouldn't ya? Big chupse!

Speaking of Caribbean Bloggers, I am now a proud member of the Cariblogrs crew. Is just a web ring highlighting bloggers with a Caribbean link and as can be seen by my being a member you don't actually have to be physically in the islands to be a member so I would like to invite all wunnah wid a Caribbean connection to join up. Right now it peeny peeny den, but I know we have quite a few of you guys out there with Caribbean connects so yo juss link up nuh man!

What else I have to say? Well regarding my last post the more I think of it the more I say Councillor Thompson has made a complete johnny (that is a bajan word meaning fool) of himself. I'm seeing interviews with him in the local West Indian newspapers where he is claiming he is glad he said what he said then I see in the article I linked I quote "Mr. Thompson said he had been advised by a lawyer that randomly targeting and questioning black youth was illegal and so he would not support it. " Ok so how dumb do you have to be to need a lawyer to tell you that you said something wrong? I bet he's going to backpedal now and say he was just trying to get folks to discuss the issue by saying something controversial and he wasn't to be taken seriously. Yo dude should just tender his resignation immediately. He's not fit for office.

Getting to that whole gun murders thing in Toronto I must reiterate that I feel that somehow the community has let down our black youth and more has to be done. Those who have made it cant forget those who haven't made it and our elders cant/shouldn't just pass sweeping judgments on the predicament of the youth without realizing that they must take some of the blame for not stepping up and being leaders in the community. While you were pursuing your dreams you forgot all about the helping of those less fortunate than you.

And speaking on my own behalf even though I'm not an elder yet I think I've got to go and do more myself.

On that note I must say I am pretty impressed by the efforts of NBA player Jamaal Magloire in staying in contact with his community here in Toronto, offering scholarships and just giving back in general. And I don't think I've ever seen homeboy walking around all blinged up either which isn't really the image I get of most NBA players. He just looks like one of the boys hanging out whenever I've seen him only standing out because he's like 6'10" or something of the sort. Just seems to be a cool dude who actually takes some of his millions and helps others. So respect due for that.

Anyway that's about all for now. Have a good weekend.

14 comments:

Mad Bull said...

Oh cool! Our numbers are really swelling! Our member list has grown by 25% now that you've joined! :)

SoftSpoken said...

Just stopped to by to say Hi! I am sooo happy to see another blogger in Canada! Interesting Blog. I will make it a daily stop.

Abeni said...

I was online with Devin when he just disappear.Today he tell me his basement got flooded out etc.You lucky that didn't happen to you.

Tracey said...

Take a shower as soon as you get home when you caught in the rain. Glad to hear about the caribean bloggers.

Mr. Thompson is an idiot!

~b*b~ said...

thanks for the shout-out, dude! and your right, jamal is just a regular dude - i see him n fetes all the time just chilling.

Luke Cage said...

Brotha Jdid, first, blessings that the inclement weather that's really tearing up a path in Toronto only left a brotha soaked and not much more. Thank God for that man.

This blog thing is growing at such a geometric rate, it's so fantastic to see people networking, and combining their efforts to expand beyond the blog world itself with meetups, webrings and even crews now. A Caribbean bloggers crew? Now, how tight is that.

Hey, I've got to head on over and rep my country Ayiti Cheri'. Thanks for bringing it to us clueless islanders. And kudos on that bball playa. They're not all azzholes. Not like Mr. West. I heard about how he showed his collective ass in Canada. Boy, talk about letting success go to your head. Take it ez man!

brooklyn babe said...

Dont U just hate getting all soaked, and your clothes look all like leather. *Sniffle* Glad your in better spirits and drier clothes, lata *

Amadeo said...

Kanye should have a reality show like "Leave it to Beaver"...then we can just shake our heads and go "Oh Kanye"

Dr. D. said...

JDid, cho, you get wet inna rain...likke wata doh hurt nobody man! ;-)

Any shyte that celebrities get up to...doh surprise me, that is why dem name celebrity. Once dem have fame and dollas, dem tun eediat....plenty o dem.

Shotta M said...

Hope you have a good week.

I definitely respect celebrities who give back to their community, I think that needs to be encouraged and also the provision of more good role models for the youth.

Bless...

Sunshine said...

Hi Jdid-It's to note that there are some NBA players that are generous with their wealth. I believe that those of us that have should give back.

Big N said...

Don't forget who found that quote, JDid.

Does Guyana count as a Caribbean country?

Inside Man said...

That boy Kanye man, he's trying to be a rockstar instead of representing correctly (but the muzik's so good!).

Didn't know Jamal Magloire was from Canada, big props for staying humble. Giving back should be a priority when you get to that level........

button_nose said...

I love the rain, but I guess too much rain is never a good thing especially when it involves thunder and lightning! Those two I hate. Sorry you got wet, hope you feel better :)

It's a nice thing you shouting out other blogggers.

Smooches :)