Do Better Thursday: Time to Get It Together

…C’mon Ben… it’s time to Do Better… so, take 6 weeks off…
Cheers and blessings good people reading this text!
Back from an extended break… due to a myriad of things… work… (yay!) …on.us.tees… (a real yay!) …P90X… (still on that… Day 54…) …even getting back to making beats… well, attempting to do so… 
But there is much to talk about… the passing of Dr. Dorothy Height and Guru of Gang Starr… Notre Dame’s 1st Black Valedictorian… and of course… there’s the “Doing It Wrong” portion… Steeler football players… depressing kid toys… and “things I’m mad I know…”
Also, below this post is a new edition of Levi’s Soapbox: Enough Is too Much… check out his take on the Tea Party Movement…
By the way… the soundtrack for this post was provided by an iTunes Genius playlist based on Marvin Gaye’s “Time to Get It Together”… thus the title of the post… 😉
Let’s get to it!
  • Rest and thanks to Dr. Dorothy Height… One of the unsung members of the Civil Rights Movement and an active leader in the community up until her passing at the age of 98… As quickly as we look to Dr. King as the symbol of leadership and courage… the same should be done for Dr. Height… the wise woman in the hat…
  • Hip Hop loses a pioneer… GURU of Gang Starr lost his battle with cancer… as I type these words in tribute to Keith “Guru” Elem aka Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal… James Brown’s “Mind Power” fittingly plays in the background… if there was one overriding theme of Guru’s words… was the importance of Mind Power… and it’s application by his fans… 
  • Katie Washington becomes Notre Dame’s 1st Black Valedictorian… Now, this could easily have been placed in the “well it’s about got-damn time!” bucket… but I shall not taint it with such an accusation… Here’s a blurb on the 21 year old… 
“…a biological sciences major from Gary, Ind., has been named valedictorian of the 2010 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during Commencement exercises May 16 (Sunday) in Notre Dame stadium.Washington, who earned a 4.0 grade point average, has a minor in Catholic Social Teaching. She has conducted research on lung cancer at the Cold Spring Harbor labs and performed genetic studies in the University’s Eck Institute for Global Health on the mosquito that carries dengue and yellow fever. She is the co-author of a research paper with David Severson, professor of biological sciences. Washington directs the Voices of Faith Gospel Choir at Notre Dame, is a mentor/tutor for the Sister-to-Sister program at South Bend’s Washington High School and serves as the student coordinator of the Center for Social Concerns’ “Lives in the Balance: Youth Violence and Society Seminar.” Upon graduation, Washington plans to pursue a joint M.D./Ph.D program at Johns Hopkin s University.”
…now to the Doing It Wrong portion of the show…

  • Ben Roethlis… screw it… I don’t even feel like typing the rest of his name… you know what he did… 6 games suspension… 4 games… if they think he’s not crazy… good… moving along…
  • Simply put… here are images of some depressing ass kids toys… yes, they are real toys.
“My First Cubicle”… I appreciate the “realism” little tikes is trying to offer… however, it’s a bit too soon for this… what’s sadder is that it costs $2,600… no really, click…  so I ask, what parent is that evil and foolish to put this under the Christmas Tree?
“My Cleaning Trolley”… yeah… you read it right… “Aim High, Tiger!”
 
…yeah… too soon.
  • Finally… a quicklist of things I’m mad I know… aka “why is this news…” …I shall not link to any of the items… and I ask you don’t waste the time to google any of this mess…
  1. Sharon Osbourne wants to remove her breasts implants and give them to Ozzy…
  2. Kate said her 8 kids wanted her to keep dancing… (yeah, because they know someone’s gotta keep the lights on…)
  3. Octomom… now believes… it was a mistake… (really… now… you do… not when you were getting your ferret on… carrying around a basketball team in your tummy?)

…well… that does for this edition of Do Better Thursday…

…new on.us.tees on the way!

– dre’ of onustees.com 

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