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Thursday, December 20, 2007

C-O-N-spiracy!

I think ALL cell phone companies are in cahoots with each other.

Why, you ask?

Have you ever really paid attention to the "menu options" when you call someone and get their voicemail?

*ring, ring, ring*

Uncle Willy's voicemail: "Uh, yeah. Er, you've reached Uncle Willy. I can't come to the phone for some reason or another. Prolly cuz mama needs help gettin' out the tub. Say what you gotta say and I might get back to ya. Later."

Okay, by now, after the 5 rings it takes for the voicemail to pick up, then the long "I can't get to the phone right now" message, about 45 seconds of your life that you won't get back has been taken up.

Then you've got the menu options.....

Computer-generated voice: "To leave a voice message, please press 1, or just wait for the tone. If you'd like to leave a text message, press 2 now. If you'd like to leave a voice message AFTER you leave a text message, press 3. If you'd like to talk to a representative about your wireless plan, press 4."

After all that, you've used about 2 of YOUR minutes, NOT theirs. 2 minutes per the 30+ people in your address book is over 60 minutes gone. So in essence, you COULD be wasting all your daytime minutes leaving voicemail messages for other people, so when you do get someone who picks up, you talk and end up going OVER your minutes and end up owing extra on your bill, times that by the millions of people who now own cell phones and you've got billions of dollars in profit.

See? They're all in cahoots with each other. Cingular/AT&T is paying Sprint/Nextel is paying Verizon and T-Mobile to make you wait to leave a voicemail message so you can go over your minutes and pay them extra.

It's all a conspiracy, I tell ya! A C-O-N-spiracy!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Watch K-Ville!




So the other night Anthony Anderson was in my dream. We were at a family reunion and during the barbeque I said to him, "Hey, Anthony. I just wanted to let you know that I really like K-Ville and I hope it stays on." He said, "Thanks, man. I really appreciate that." And then he gave me dap. (LOLOLOLOL)

If you didn't already know, my dreams are CRAZY, so of course this one didn't alarm me. (It made me laugh, though.)

It is such a good show and I hate that it hasn't found its audience.

I've heard that some feel it doesn't portray New Orleans correctly, but nothing is ever going to be perfect and no matter what they do SOMEONE will say "That's NOT New Orleans!" You can't please everyone. (Does every show based in New York have everything about New York down?)

I am also a "Fist in the Air The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" type chick, so I'm ALL ABOUT supporting a show about Black people trying to do positive things.

Anthony Anderson's character - the MAIN character I might add - is NOT the ex-con. (His partner is. He was in jail when Katrina hit and since prison records were washed away, he joined the army and "reinvented" himself....)

It also keeps issues with New Orleans in the forefront. It hires locals for extras and is putting much-needed money into the city. It successfully weaves the Katrina storylines into its episodes but doesn't beat you over the head with them, which is good. It's well-written and it has fans! It may not be a monster blow out, but it's a good show with good actors and good writers.

AND It's a drama with a Black male lead. Those type of shows don't last long (Taye Diggs anyone?) and very rarely get made. We've got to have more on television than I Love New York. (People, please?!?!?! Why do we let this madness continue?) Let's support something good.