When Trannies Attack

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Written on 8/12/2008 11:50:00 AM by The Unemployed Dad.

Dark Knight PSA : FUNNY

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Written on 8/10/2008 02:38:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.

Bernie Mac Dead

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Written on 8/09/2008 07:50:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.


Sad news today as we learned that Bernie Mac, the actor and comedian who teamed up in the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and gained a prestigious Peabody Award for his sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show," died Saturday at age 50.
Bernie Mac, 50, was nominated for a Grammy for "The Original Kings of Comedy."

Bernie Mac, 50, was nominated for a Grammy for "The Original Kings of Comedy."
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"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles.

The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease.

Mac's brand of comedy caught flak when he was heckled during a surprise appearance at a July fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate and fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama.

Toward the end of a 10-minute standup routine, Mac joked about menopause, sexual infidelity and promiscuity, and used occasional crude language. The performance earned him a rebuke from Obama's campaign. Video Watch how Steve Harvey remembers Bernie Mac »

But despite controversy or difficulties, in his words, Mac was always a performer.

"Wherever I am, I have to play," he said in 2002. "I have to put on a good show."

Mac worked his way to Hollywood success from an impoverished upbringing on Chicago's South Side. He began doing standup as a child, and his film career started with a small role as a club doorman in the Damon Wayans comedy "Mo' Money" in 1992. In 1996, he appeared in the Spike Lee drama "Get on the Bus."
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He was one of "The Original Kings of Comedy" in the 2000 documentary of that title that brought a new generation of black standup comedy stars to a wider audience.

"The majority of his core fan base will remember that when they paid their money to see Bernie Mac ... he gave them their money's worth," Steve Harvey, one of his co-stars in "Original Kings," said Saturday.

Mac went on to star in the hugely popular "Ocean's Eleven" franchise with Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

Comedian Carl Reiner, who also appeared in "Ocean's Eleven" and its two sequels, said Saturday that he was "in utter shock," because he thought Mac was improving. "He was just so alive. I can't believe he's gone," he said. iReport.com: Share your appreciation for Bernie Mac

Reiner told KNX-AM in Los Angeles that other comics had talked to the audience as Mac did on "The Bernie Mac Show," but "he took it to a new level."

"It was such a popular show because of his bigger-than-life persona," Reiner said.

His turn with Ashton Kutcher in 2005's "Guess Who" topped the box office. It was a comedy remake of the classic Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn drama "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" with Mac as the black dad who's shocked that his daughter is marrying a white man.

Mac also had starring roles in "Bad Santa," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" and "Transformers."

The comedian drew critical and popular acclaim with his Fox television series "The Bernie Mac Show," which aired more than 100 episodes from 2001 to 2006.

The series about a man's adventures raising his sister's three children won a Peabody Award in 2002. At the time, judges wrote they chose the sitcom for transcending "race and class while lifting viewers with laughter, compassion -- and cool."

In real life, he was very much like his character on that series, his daughter, Je'niece Childress, told The Associated Press on Saturday.

"He was the king of his household," Childress said in Chicago, describing Mac as "a loving grandfather" to her daughter, his only grandchild.

"The Bernie Mac Show" garnered Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Mac.

"But television handcuffs you, man," he said in 2001. "Now everyone telling me what I CAN'T do, what I CAN say, what I SHOULD do, and asking, 'Are blacks gonna be mad at you? Are whites gonna accept you?"'

He also was nominated for a Grammy award for best comedy album in 2001 along with his "The Original Kings of Comedy" co-stars, Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer.

Chicago music producer Carolyn Albritton said she was Bernie Mac's first manager, having met him in 1991 at Chicago's Cotton Club, where she hosted an open-mike night.

"From very early on, I thought he was destined for success," Albritton said Saturday. "He never lost track of where he came from, and he'd often use real life experiences, his family, his friends, in his routine. After he made it, he stayed a very humble man. His family was the most important thing in the world to him."

In 2007, Mac told David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" that he planned to retire soon.

"I'm going to still do my producing, my films, but I want to enjoy my life a little bit," Mac told Letterman. "I missed a lot of things, you know. I was a street performer for two years. I went into clubs in 1977."

Mac was born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957, in Chicago. He grew up on the city's South Side, living with his mother and grandparents. His grandfather was the deacon of a Baptist church.

In his 2004 memoir, "Maybe You Never Cry Again," Mac wrote about having a poor childhood -- eating bologna for dinner -- and a strict, no-nonsense upbringing.

"I came from a place where there wasn't a lot of joy," Mac said in 2001. "I decided to try to make other people laugh when there wasn't a lot of things to laugh about."
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Mac's mother died of cancer when he was 16. In his book, Mac said she was a support for him and told him he would surprise everyone when he grew up.

"Woman believed in me," he wrote. "She believed in me long before I believed.

What A Wonderful World

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Written on 8/03/2008 12:29:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.

I found this on the "interweb" and wanted to share it here. It is the best "shadow puppetry" that I have ever seen. Please to enjoy.

A Day with My Family

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Written on 8/02/2008 09:10:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.

I had the joy of spending the day with my family. 2 of my wife's sisters are in so all the cousins, minus 2 have had the opportunity of seeing each other these last couple of days. We had promised the kids that we would take them out this weekend, so we did.

We got up this morning and the house was empty. Everyone went to breakfast except us, so we went ahead and got ready to head to Chattanooga. We first went to K-mart to look around and kill time until our restaurant opened. The city was busy from the tax free weekend for back to school was in full swing.

Nothing caught our eye at K-mart, except for a cool looking gazebo. You can see it here: http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_028W853287110001P?vName=For+the+Home&cName=Furniture+%26+Storage&sName=Outdoor

Well, we left there and went to our favorite restaurant, Ichiban. It is a Japanese Hibachi grill steakhouse. It is very great! The kids love how they cook right in front of you, and especially love the fire tricks. The volcano of onions are their favorite trick. The food was awesome and we were stuffed, so we left. (on a side note, the lunch price at this place is VERY reasonable..We have went there for dinner, but for a family of 5 like us, that is too expensive, but lunch is fine.)

We then proceeded, as promised, to the movie theater to see Space Chimps. I figure it is an animated movie, so it will be good for the kids, and I love Andy Samburg from Saturday Night Live, so I would enjoy it also. I was wrong...not about the kids liking it, but about me. It was not very well written at all, and on top of that there were several sexual references in there also. A couple are as follows:
"Is that a banana in your pocket" or "It isn't the size of the machine, it's how you use it". Is that wholesome for a kids movie. Maybe I am wrong, but I assumed they were marketing this for kids...

On another subject of the movie theater. They had this movie playing in the smallest theater there, which isn't so bad, it wasn't very popular. But we were the first people there and Brooklyn and Benjamin wanted to sit at the very top. We were in there for about 5 minutes alone, when an old grandma and her 2 grand kids show up and SIT RIGHT NEXT TO US ON THE TOP ROW!!!! Seriously?! It's Friggin' Ridiculous.

We got out of the movie and were really tired, so we went home and the kids played with their cousins.

We got hungry for dinner and asked the kids what they wanted, and they said that they wanted Pizza Hut because of the New Tuscani Pasta. We have been wanting to try that. Bad decision. I should have just gotten the Pizza Mia deal that we usually get, because the Chicken Alfredo Tuscani Pasta wasn't that great. Benjamin and Sophia wanted a personal pan cheese pizza, so I got that for them. The kids never complain like I do though. I love them for that. They are so grateful for what little they get that we can get them. I need to take some lessons from them and try to be more content.

All in all it was a WONDERFUL day. Now I get to blog about it and let the "internets" know about my life. You all are invited to relive my life. I hope that I can be interesting enough for you to follow me. Have a good night!

I Hate Last Comic Standing Now

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Written on 7/31/2008 09:56:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.

Ok, they just kicked off Sean Cullen. Total Bull Crap! He was the funniest guy on the friggin' show. He had more talent than any of the others could even dream. I was ok with all of the other picks, except for the Bald Lurch Looking British Dude with the double bass. He is the least funny of any comic on Last Comic Standing. A pediatric cancer patient with a lisp is funnier than that guy. A 2 headed baby with mental retardation and diaper rash can tell better jokes than that guy. You get the point, I hope. I know that they say the people of America voted, but c'mon, a british guy over a Canadian? I don't believe it. I think the producers were just trying to make their quota of having enough freaks on their network each month. Affirmative action and all.

I hope that Sean Cullen gets many more opprotunities because of this show. I am going to link to his website where you can purchase his material and childrens books that he has written. Go to http://www.seancullen.com/

Here is a funny video of him to view as well.

How Are You Making Money Blogging, Tony?

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Written on 7/30/2008 11:56:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.


I'm glad you asked. Honestly I just started out, but it has been great side cash. If you want to do it like I did, you HAVE to Click Here!

You will learn what you need to learn to make a good side flow of cash so you don't have to work so hard.

I'm not making millions or anything, but on track to be able to make my car payment and insurance, with just blogging. You should really look into it. It really isn't that hard. It might take up a little time at first, but it gets less time consuming once everything is set up. Thanks for reading. I have some other programs that I will talk about in later posts, but I don't want to come off like I am spamming. That isn't my intention at all. I just want to share some experiences.

How do you prepare for the "Big One"

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Written on 7/30/2008 09:00:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.


I have a sister in law that lives in Los Angeles and I was talking to her about the Earthquake yesterday close to her home in California, and I asked myself how I would be feel about this. What would my preparations be?
I immediately said that I would just have to move from that location, so I wouldn't even have to worry about that. I felt the same way after Hurricane Katrina wiped out much of the Gulf Coast.
But the more I think about it.... How do you even prepare? You can have "plans" in place just in case, but there will always be something that is going to happen that we have no idea is going to take place.
The people in California could be preparing for the big earthquake that has been predicted, and still not be prepared for a potential "terrorist" attack. Or maybe devastation brought about by some other means. The true thing is, we aren't promised tomorrow, so what I think we need to do is to live life now and don't be fearful of tomorrow. Yes, make plans, but live life. Hug your kids. Tell your family that you love them. Give a homeless guy a dollar. Yea he probably will spend it on liquor or beer or some other prescription drug not meant for him, but give it to him anyway. We can't take it with us.

These Women are Winners

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Written on 7/29/2008 11:13:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.

America's Got Talent - Myspace Edition

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Written on 7/29/2008 10:23:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.


Just got done watching America's Got Talent, Myspace Edition on NBC. It was the worst show I have ever seen on an already awful show. It was like vomiting on crap. It was like dropping maggots on top of moldy cheese. It was like pouring stagnated water all over any french person.

You get the point. It stunk!

The acts were horrible. The talent was horrible. The judges, as always, were annoying.

Sharon Osbourne was "confused" by the Ozzy impersonator. HE LOOKED OR SOUNDED NOTHING LIKE HIM.

All in all, it was the worst hour of my life. Period. Unless you don't count the time I had to sit on a plane for 6 hours and watch nothing but Rob Schneider movies non-stop. My life was flashing before my eyes.

Brooklyn the 7 year old.

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Written on 7/29/2008 10:13:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.


I don't, in my introductions, want to leave out my firstborn girl, Brooklyn. She is a 7 year old girl who is in the 4th grade. You always hear people say how fast they grow up, but it is so true. It's INSANE to think that she will be a teenager soon. Then College, then marriage! I'm literally scared right now. I have to change the subject fast.

Think happy thoughts...think....think about.... oh, who am I kidding...I have to face the fact that my firstborn is growing up. I don't have to be happy about it, or look forward to it, but day by day it approaches.

Well, in the meantime, I can still hold her and she want me to...I can still sing to her and she listen...I can still play with her and she not get bored. I feel sorry for my parents, I was quick to let those things go with them. I hope my kids give me a little longer than I gave mine.

Poptarts and Kids

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Written on 7/29/2008 02:44:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.



Why do kids like poptarts so much? It's just a pastry with fake fruit filling in the middle. You can either toast it, or microwave it, or just eat it out of the box. My daughter, Sophia loves poptarts. She can't seem to get enough of them. She wants them for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, as well as any snack she might be expecting to receive. She will eat cereal, but she doesn't love it, and it takes her a loooong time to eat it. The cereal gets all soggy and just becomse clumped up in a bowl. But the poptart is usually eaten very fast. She breaks it in half and eats it one half at a time. Maybe this isn't healthy...maybe I should lay off of the poptart buying for a while. Get her turned on to something healthy. Like Fudge Rounds.

Just for fun, here is Brian Regans Poptart bit. Please to enjoy


The Linkback Project

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Written on 7/29/2008 08:27:00 AM by The Unemployed Dad.

CLOSED - COMPLETED 7/30/08
-NO NEW SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED-

This is a simple procedure. You might have seen it done elsewhere on a few scarce weblogs. What is different, is that when we reach a certain point on the list, we start yet another one. Instead of one master list and its done, we will repeat the process over and over again, with new folks jumping on board. These backlinks combined with the social networking friends status will affect all areas of search engine algorithims. -=This List Will Stop At 100, then the next phase (list) will start=-

To participate is simple:

--->Copy The Post & List below into a blog post of yours.
--->Add Your Link to the list at the bottom.
--->Comment On the original post at LBP so that I can update the list with your link.
--->Make sure the list links and names are in place on your weblog post.
--->Digg, Stumble, Tag, and Reddit all of us, spread the word, get more on board.
--->Be sure to send them back to The Linkback Project for the updated list.

Make sure links and name are in place on your weblog, and then put yours on the last number, and "YOUR NEXT" below it on a new number.

Be sure to Digg, Stumble Upon, and Tag this post, so that you will be prepared with backlinks for Phase two, when we begin backlinks in Social Networking. Putting each list into the social networking system will be the second link in our "Closed Circuit" theory of search engine/link index exposure.

-BEGIN LIST-

1. The Linkback Project
2. All About Crime
3. Foolsville
4. Guy Vestal
5. SunEGrl Loves To Shop
6. Great Ways to Make Money Online
7. Shabam Development
8. CoffeeCoffeeCoffee~the blog
9. Kinky Personification
10. Da Kinky Kid Speaks
11. Josh Ottley Dot Com
12. Cebu Entrepreneur
13. Random Detoxification
14. PoeARTica
15. CoolAdzine for Marketers
16. Best Blog in the Universe
17. Ctrl + Alt + Delete : Personal random journal and reviews
18. the blog lab
19. Bradley Hankins
20. The Radical Blog
21. Get Rich Quick !? Really ??
22. Musikalye - Music is a two-way street
23. Planeta Turismo Activo
24. Swollen Pickles
25. EZ RICH PROJECT
26. ULUPONGDOTCOM
27. Picture to People
28. Your Fun Family
29. Mob Me
30. Healthy Moola
31. Champagne Dreams
32. David Rader
33. Gossip Girls
34. Before I am Famous
35. SUPLADO Online Reviews
36. Salsa Faith
37. BigMoneyList
38. Emmsy’s Stuff
39. That Blog 4 Me
40. Hey Just Blog
41. A little bit of THIS & THAT
42. Poker Forums
43. Blogging Tips
44. Journal of Journey
45. Hypn.za.net
46. Download Applications, Themes for Smart Phones
47. Memory This
48. Make Money Online from Earth
49. Dare to be Rare
50. Your One Stop Information Center
51. Reality of Legal World
52. Nita's Random Thoughts
53. Nita's Corner
54. Great Finds and Deals
55. Thomas Travel Tales
56. Filipino Online Community
57. Batuananons
58. My Wandering Thoughts
59. Erlinda's Wandering Thoughts
60 Thomas Web Links
61. Aeropama Dot Com
62. Nita's Ramblings
63. Junior IM Dot Com
64. Internet Marketing Expose
65. Hasbullah Pit
66. Tangan Yang Menghayun Buaian
67. Jejak Sahabat SMSP
68. Blog Sempoi
69. More Cowbell!
70. Blog Anak Raja
71. Malaysian Digest
72. Encik Beliau : Interesting Tips
73. Ariyako `news of software, hardware, technology, tips and tricks”
74. Techno Zone
75. Hidup Biar Sedap
76. Inside Of Nasz
77. Blog Farahaznil
78. Mezain
79. Simply ONE Saffawati
80. Suara Dari Keyboard Daddy
81. 24 Patrol
82. ketuk_angel
83. Koogita
84. Artikel Komputer & Internet
85. Sagittarius Wifey
86. Aeirin's Collections
87. MerapuLand
88. Ima Blogger
89. Morphed
90. The Techsta Blog
91. Mother’s Got a Dot Com
92. Mutiara Hati
93. The Unemployed Dad
94. Entertainment Daily
95. Life From A Cat's Perspective
96. Comedy Plus
97. Daytona Beach Real Estate
98. laketrees
99. EconoIndicators
100. BlogKnowtes.blogspot.com
101. Everything Wordpress : Blog Installation Service
102. mar1masri
103. Reflections by Mariz
104. Link Building

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CLOSED - COMPLETED 7/30/08
-NO NEW SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED-

Introduction to my son Benjamin

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Written on 7/28/2008 11:07:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.



"Can we have a cookie"? asked my son Benjamin, and my oldest daughter Brooklyn.

"Sure, go ahead, but just get one." I replied, half paying attention, half working on this blog.

BANG!

I look over and they had knocked over the cookies all over the floor.

"You guys need to pick those up before you eat your cookie." I said sternly.

Benjamin exits the room rapidly.

"Benjamin left and isn't picking up the cookies." said Brooklyn.

"I know, I'll talk to him about it later."

Brooklyn then exits the room and then there is a new conversation that takes place in the living room. (I don't find this out til later this evening)

"Benjamin, why did you leave the room"? asked Brooklyn.

"I didn't hear Daddy say to clean up the cookies." said Benjamin.

Mom immediately calls him on this.

"How did you know that Daddy wanted you to clean up the cookies?"

A big grin came over his face.

That's Benjamin, though.

Thanks for reading.

Why Jon Stewart is funny.

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Written on 7/28/2008 02:26:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.

Yea... This Video



RED STATE UPDATE - HILARIOUS

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Written on 7/28/2008 11:28:00 AM by The Unemployed Dad.

You ever heard of Red State Update? If not, go check them out here

Here is a review of their new Album "How Freedom Sounds"

At first glance, the comedy duo Red State Update may look like a Blue Collar Comedy Tour ripoff, but they're the darlings of progressive online magazine Salon.com and on the buddy list of "those liberal nonproliferationists" CNN. Thanks to their video submission, it was on said cable news network that young bumpkin Dunlap (played by Jonathan Shockley) and the overalled, Uncle Jesse-esque Jackie Broyles (Travis Harmon) got to ask the Democratic presidential hopefuls about Al Gore, drawing a tongue-in-cheek insult from Joe Biden plus an appearance from Mike Gravel on their YouTube channel. A series of videos posted to the video-sharing site earned the two a sizable following, so it isn't much of a surprise that they would strike while the iron is hot and get to cashing in. What is a surprise is how their debut CD satisfies with hilarious novelty songs being added to the act alongside their usual commentaries. Here Jackie and Dunlap skillfully execute their layered, ironic style, which is Stephen Colbert meets Kinky Friedman on the set of Hee Haw. There's jibber-jabbering about the Bonnaroo-bound hippies who pass through Jackie's store in Tennessee and impressions of various celebrities fishing their wristwatches out of clogged garbage disposals, including Peter Ustinov and Michael Douglas "of Jewel of the Nile fame." While these down-home exchanges are just as entertaining as their videos, the wonderful songs are what make the CD so easy to recommend. The cowardly rave-up "Iraq (I Don't Wanna Go)" features the great "Two things in Iraq you'll never find/WMDs and my behind" plus the sage advice that "Iraqi porn is awful." "Noodles, Powder, Water & Meat" is Jackie's moving ode to "hamburger dinner in a box," and Dunlap's quest for that ever so rare "Stripper Without a Kid" shouldn't be missed. Well-rounded with amusing talk and belly-laugh songs, How Freedom Sounds is an essential album for fans of kickass political commentary or anyone who quits his job once Talladega time rolls around.

Here is a funny video of the guys talking about John McCain's lack of internet knowledge.

Funny Picture of the Day

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Written on 7/27/2008 03:34:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.


Found this picture on one of my blogging friends websites. Go to his blog at: http://www.damonm55.blogspot.com/

Stepbrothers the Movie.

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Written on 7/26/2008 09:54:00 PM by The Unemployed Dad.


I went to see this movie on Friday. I can't tell you how funny this was. It was probably one of the funniest movies that I have seen since Platoon.

Everyone knows the premise behind this movie. These 2 40 year old men still live at home with their parents, when they fall in love and get married. So now they have to live in the same house.

The similarities of the 2 stepbrothers are what make them hate each other at first. But it is when they become "best friends" when the movie gets really funny.

I don't want to spoil the movie for anybody, but suffice it to say, you have to watch this movie in the theaters. It will be a great experience. Yes, get the DVD, but make sure that you watch it with a crowd of other people.