*You’ve heard the saying, “Everything that sparkles ain’t gold” right? Well, suffice it to say that doesn’t only apply to jewelry. In this case, it represents all of the people who have made it to the celebrity list…without the celebrity money. So what do they do?
Listen, the reality of the entertainment industry, in the event you didn’t know, is, everyone has a periodic lull. Nobody is working and getting paid in their craft all the time. Now let’s be real, if you’re making several million dollars an episode on a network TV gem or a blockbuster film, your pain is going to be different than the pain of someone making a fraction of that.
So it should be no big surprise that there are people whose name we may recognize that we may very well see standing behind the counter at the post office saying, “How can I help you.”
I’m not even going to front, I would have the hardest time keeping a straight face if I happened upon this. Continue reading →
*With all due respect, I started noticing a l-o-n-g time ago that being a preacher is one of the most lucrative “jobs” out there. Many of us in the Black community grew up listening to a preacher on the radio or watching a pastor on Sunday morning TV — as our household prepared for church. At the time, and I know I’m dating myself here, televangelist Billy Graham was the it preacher.Little did we know how much of a big business church would become.
Yes, God is good! Real good.
Just take a look at these preachers who have built an impressive amount of wealth from preaching the Word. Continue reading →
*Apple unveiled a few new products late last year, possibly to appease Apple fanatics until the new, 10th anniversary iPhones arrive later this year. Even after all of the routine pomp and circumstance of the new products coming to market, neither the MacBook Pro with the new Touch Bar, the wireless EarPods, nor the Series 2 Apple Watch were items I thought I needed.
After all, my 7 year old MacBook works just fine, right? (Not really. It is getting slower and slower by the day, and the battery lasts less than an hour between charges.) My wired ear buds work fine, right? (Not really. The right side is almost completely shorted out, and if I have to untangle those cords one more time, I may jump off of a building.) And I couldn’t have imagined wanting to wear a mini-iPhone on my wrist all day.
Given the imperfections of my aging tech toys, I decided to reach out to Apple and see if they’d be willing to let me demo some of the new stuff for a few days. It was a horrible decision on my part. Now that I’ve tried the new Apple toys, I don’t want to part with any of them! Once you go Mac, you’ll never go back! Continue reading →
This week, my TNT editor asked me to up the ante and write up “…a delicious story…” that would be “…good reading with the morning coffee…”. And so, dear readers, I present to you the i.Con Smart Condom.
In this age of rampant STD’s, I argue that ALL condoms are smart. But baby, this one’s GENIUS.Continue reading →
*I’m all for innovation and enterprise, and marvel at those individuals who manage to cook up a contraption that we can’t imagine living without. The automobile. The light bulb. The television. New Coke (kidding — Google it). The microwave (my grandmother’s favorite — “How in God’s good name does it heat up the cup of coffee without heating the walls of the oven???,” she’d always ask ). The personal computer. And that ubiquitous smartphone.
For those of us who spend a large portion of our day sitting, some geniuses have cooked up an “invention” that allows us to move our lower bodies while typing away at the keyboard, watching television, or reading, thereby improving our circulation and overall health. Continue reading →
*Not to judge, but I guess you can justify just about anything. Who knew one day there would be computers? Cellphones? Drive-thru funeral services?
***Insert sound of screeching car brakes here***
Yes. You read that correctly. Please know that I am attempting to present this to you using my game face (though something inside of me wants to bust out laughing). My apologies in advance for any offense that may cause somebody. But a funeral home in Memphis is giving this new concept a go.
And who am I to think that’s funny?
The R. Bernard Funeral Home is housed in a building that was formerly a bank, and for some ungodly reason, they feel they absolutely must use the drive-thru window. For what for, you ask?
Ah! Here’s something: As a way for people to view their recently departed…without getting out of the car.