Thursday, October 04, 2007

News Brief

- Well well well Marion Jones admit that she took steroids. Oh me oh my! Poor Oba. So will the US treat Marion like Canada dealt with Ben Johnson. Will her Beliezian heritage suddenly take stage front and center?

- Anyone watching any of the new tv series this season? I've surprisingly found myself watching a tonne of them; K-Ville, Life, Journeyman, Bionic Woman, Back to You, Chuck. What can I say? I don't think K-Ville and Journeyman will last. Life is my favorite but I think that wont last either. Bionic Woman has potential plus its good to see that Isiah Washington was able to get a job after the whole Grey's Anatomy fiasco and Chuck is kind of funny even if the premise is ridiculous. All in all I don't see a runaway hit like a Prison Break, Lost, 24 or Heroes amongst this bunch but they all have potential. Oh and its good to have a sitcom like Back at You to watch again. One can only watch so much 1 hr dramas in my opinion.

-I discovered the Secret Blog of Patrick Manning the other day and its hilarious. Somebody need to do one for Owen. It wont be me though. For all my non-Caribbean friends Patrick Manning is the current Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and if that name Trinidad doesnt ring a bell that would be the place Jay-Z filmed his Big Pimping video.

-I'm also occasionally writing over here, just for fun and because.

-What can I say Facebook has grown on me. To be honest the whole linking to 3 billion 'friends ' doesn't really move me and I could care less who my 'friends' are 'friends' with but it does have some stuff I can work with. I kind of like the groups aspect of the whole operation and the discussion boards. I can see some potential in that. Been checking out some posts on my high schools alumni group and bringing back some old hilarious memories that I had completely forgotten. I still feel one should be real careful with ones personal stuff on that site though and I still wonder is how come every other girl on there have up some sexy photo as their picture.

- Yes the Isiah story shouldn't really be news and yes he lost but tell me am I the only one here who sees parallels with the Clarance Thomas case back in the 90s and not just that their last names are both Thomas.

-Every felt like your thoughts were bugged? I came up with some great reasons why MMP (mixed member proportional) representation which will be a referendum item on next week's election ballot was a bad idea. Wouldn't you know it last Sunday at Word on the Street someone gives me a flier opposing MMP and my exact ideas are all on there. Sons of ! I think the dentist put some sort of bug in my head or something.

21 comments:

Fiyah said...

I read the thing about Marion Jones earlier today. The thing is I knew she was drugged up from long time. The signs were there... he sudden disappearance from the track and field scene and her inability to run with the big dogs when she came back...

Melody said...

Her righteous indignation. Her outrage at those "unfounded" accusations. Her angry vow that justice would be done. Only description that comes to mind: "bare-face & dry-eye." Too wicked.

Melody said...

This in addition to what ah just said 'bout Marion: she's reportedly blamin' a shady J'can guy 4 slippin' her de drug w/out her knowledge.

Campfyah said...

When I heard the Marion admission, the first thing that came to mind was damned Oba. Another caribbean athelete falls from grace, cause now it's not gonna be American sprinter Marion, but Caribbean sprinter Marion. Everyone knew homegirl was hooked, how cud she be married to old boye Tim who was hitting the roids hard and not be doing dem also. Now Oba trying to make a comback for next year olympics and gotta do it under her shadow. Yea, she gettin dem medals stripped right along wid Ben.

My new TV show is Private Practice and suprisingly Lincoln Heights. Still can't do the silly sitcoms.

Jdid said...

Camp, not only Tim she had been married to C.J Hunter and he got caught for roids too. Will Oba mak it three for three?

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LoveMyselfFirst said...

marion Jones = a damn shame.. people need to not let competition get to your head.. if don't have it naturally, don't fake the funk because the truth will come out eventually

the Thomas case gets on my nerves.. if he had known how to act right in the first place, dude wouldn't be in this situation.. ass!

Stunner said...

No disrespect, but now with this Marion Jones admission, I believe all of the US sports teams are on drugs!

Fiyah said...

Actually stunner... yuh not too far off in a ways. In track and field, at least, you would be surprised to know how many big name sprinters have actually failed drugs tests by US anti-doping and still been allowed to compete because the US agencies kept stuff under wraps.

As far as I was concerned... if yuh running under Trevor Graham then yuh on drugs. I wonder if they can still catch Michael Johnson?

Deelze said...

I agree with you stunner all of them are taking the drug!

I was totally shocked by her admission, why now?!?!?

The whole thing is just crazy!

Lene said...

call me a hater, but i think all american sprinters are juiced. the difference between them and other countries is the fact that they used to back up their athletes. i know carl lewis was juiced too back in the day, but he never got strung out like ben did.

yes, marion is officially belizean now...

i want to vote yes for mmp, because i feel its the only way for ndp to get more seats.

i like lincoln heights and hell date. i dont watch any other new shows.

bobby said...

They hunting themselves a Jamaican ... just imagine how dare a Jamaican come over there and buss on them Americans... worst he was a part of the whole set up ...whoooeeee well the chickens as come home to roost... there is more to come i perdict and i ain't no Phinn

Abeni said...

I liked Marion a lot..guess I still do but geez am so dispapointed. Am curious as to why she admitted especially as she never failed any test..oh well

Campfyah said...

But why so many of you all are disappointed at Marion. dopping is a fact of life in the US Track and Field and most other US competitive sports, down tuh dem lil bony girls jumping around on dem lil beams...how yuh think de US is such champions in dem fields. not because of raw talent, but because dem got de money fuh de exotic drugs and de ability tuh
hide dem.

GC said...

I don't even know what to say. It's just too bad.

marangand said...

Hey Jidid, Thanks for dropping by my blog....
I too think that most of the US track stars are doped up....look at Flo-jo, her record will never be broken (unless by another doper) dont these people know thaty stroid use shortens their life span?????
Love Greys anantomy and the spin off Private practice,....When does bionic woman come on? would love to catch that one!!!

Amadeo said...

I told some people Barry better watch out...they getting that hunting look in their eyes now that they got Marion.

Crankyputz said...

Saw Marions tearful confession in Vegas, sad stuff...

Leon said...

Sure Marion. Blame the Jamaican. I just posted on this a few minutes ago. Sad.

Mad Bull said...

I'm with Campfyah's second statement...

Dutch Pot said...

So when is Michael Johnson going to fess up - that is the question. He was juiced. Jesus alone can tell me no. Wonder who he paid off that is still keeping their mouth shut?!!!

He quit while he was ahead that was the only thing he did right...he might as well just say it!