Sunday, May 17, 2009

Spring [your action] Forward & Good TV...You're Not Watching

Spring [your action] Forward.

I know it has officially been spring in other places for a month and some change now but up here in Chicago [crappy weather capital of the Midwest] spring is just showing up. Flowers are blooming [being planted anyway], trees are blooming and yesterday I could’ve sworn I saw a butterfly. Or was it a piece of trash caught in an updraft? Either way spring-like weather is here and I’m not complaining. Aside from the nature cues you also know its spring due to all of the social cues. People smile more, bright colors are unavoidable and you can smell the sex in the air. Real talk. All the sunlight, bright colors, smiling faces and extra skin are enough to get anybody riled up. I always wondered what the scientific rationale was behind springtime friskiness and, Lord knows, I know.

"All of the senses are dramatically affected by the coming of spring — the warmth of the sun on your skin, the vivid colors and pungent scents, the sounds of the birds," says anthropologist Helen Fisher, Ph.D., author of Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love. "You're being bombarded by pleasant, exciting, novel stimuli, and novelty stimulates the neurotransmitter dopamine, which in turn triggers testosterone production. Testosterone is associated with the sex drive in both women and men."

Read more, take notes and make this spring count.

Good TV…You’re Not Watching

The Game is one of the best shows on television. It really is. Why CW isn’t treating it as such I don’t know [I do but I don’t feel like getting into it]. The writing, acting, music and production are great. Its beyond great it’s refreshing. Now if you’ve been living in a bubble you don’t know about all of the hurdles The Game has been through. There’s been swagger jacking copycats and ongoing drama with CW who’d rather make TV shows for teenage white girls because it has yet to respect the power of the African American viewer [yeah I said it].

The Game’s cast has been working overtime to make sure that their fans keep bombarding CW with support of the show to prevent it’s cancellation and hopefully I pray it works. Right now so many shows are on the bubble [in jeopardy of cancellation] uncertainty is rampant amongst all networks but I hope that all of the fan support and positive ratings trends keep The Game in the game [you knew it was coming].

Quote of the day

"Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world."


(Happy Birthday Xavier! Love, Uncle Roy)