Archive for September, 2009

30
Sep
09

totv: Made for Me

No cameras were harmed in the filming of this video. All filming, editing (and even the song recording) were done using a laptop. Kids, PLEASE try this at home. But make sure not to have the supervision of a parent and Turn off the TV first!

“Made for Me” is the first video off of the mixed(media) project “Turn off the TV”. Turn off the TV is a no excuses, only examples effort conceived by George 2.0. Stay “tuned” for the full project release this fall.

For the complete Turn off the TV Guide visit georgetwopointoh.wordpress.com/totv

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more about "Made for Me on Vimeo", posted with vodpod

30
Sep
09

The Making of TOTV: Advancing The Culture on Vimeo

Benny did consent to the use of his voice. He just hasn’t heard this yet. He can’t get to the phone right now, but he’ll be right back after these messages.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

30
Sep
09

Do you know about google wave?

“Wait a minute! Google makes weaves now?? I want one!!!”
No, Tashae, WAVE, not weave. WAVE. W-A-V-E.

What is a wave?
A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

Watch the abridged version of the original presentation. It’s worth it. Get some headphones, and just have it on in the background and open the window during the demonstrations. This is the future. FOR REAL. I need it. Like for real. Shouts to Jenny Boom for that EARLY invite to gmail. How about the hook up Boom Boom?

30
Sep
09

That’s What We Say Wednesdays

thatswhatwesayWell you already know what time it is. What time is that 2.0? It doesn’t matter what time it is, cause you are late! We were on live last night! Who is we. Well we is @NyceBryce @Leighdav @Jovizi @KimmyFrye and me @twopointoh. (Shout out to our regular @MissBridge and @WillCMore and @kaliabalia holding down the chatroom)

Last night we talked about the beating death in Chicago, The President’s campaign for the Olympics, and whether or not men and women should shack up before getting married…or just go away for weekend trips and pee with the door open for familiarity. Of course we did our weekly “That’s What We PICKS” ranging from Movies to books to clothes for the Fall.

But don’t let me spoil it. Get your headphones, tell your boss you’re going in on a new initiative and listen to “That’s What We Say!”

29
Sep
09

For hire: a Winter boo.

First of all I hate the word “Boo.” Well, I did. It’s one of those words that crept up into our vocabulary as a joke and became real. This same thing happened with “Bling”, but it managed to fade out. “Boo” has planted a flag in the lexicon of our relationships. It’s one of those words that makes you laugh when you hear a couple say it, especially if the dude lets it slip out. Admit it, you’ve said it. The first time you laughed at yourself, the second time it felt…good.

It’s getting colder and as you begin to pack up your linens and things, and pull out the coats and the corduroys, it is time to cut back on some of that summertime flirting. Truthfully, it is exhausting and you need a break. You’ll be spending more time indoors, less time sitting at those outdoor cafes watching summer dresses and muscles shirts pass by. It is time to establish your regiment for the Fall and Winter. (This should include the gym and reading) For those of us that live in a place subject to all four seasons, Winter becomes the season of cold consistency, surrounded by very specific holidays, very specific activity, and very specific cuddling.

I asked some friends what they insisted upon when selecting a “Winter Boo”. Here are their responses:

young coupleMiya:
1. He needs to be substantially big in size to keep me warm.
2. He also needs to have a beard or handsome-looking facial hair for nestling.
3. And he also needs to have a big bag of gifts with him at all times…
He basically needs to be Santa!! Lol

Jovi
1. He’s gotta have a great ‘nook.’ The nook as I call it, is basically a good arm to chest ratio. Gotta be enough space to let my head settle in nicely without me feeling too big or too small. But instead just right, like the three little bears.
2. Speaking of that same chest to arm ratio…that underarm situation has GOT to be right. Can’t cuddle correctly with a funky boo. If he deals with funk in winter, spring, or fall he needs not apply to be Jovi’s boo. (in any season) Jovi plug: *I LOVE a man with the right cologne.*
3. He’s gotta be as into me as I am into him, and he’s GOTTA be into cuddling. The whole reason for the proverbial winter boo is that its cold, and it necessitates warmth from another. If you don’t wanna be close in the winter, then me and you won’t work. Period.

John J.
1. She can’t be cold!! I mean she can’t be cold-natured, or cold-hearted. She can’t use cold cream, and i don’t even want her to like cold cuts!!!
2. She has to be fond of winter activities. This runs the full spectrum from skiing and Christmas caroling to watch night service and roasting chestnuts on an open fire with jack frost himself nipping at our nose… (i know ur WITH ME HERE).
3. She has to know absolutely HAS TO KNOW that she is a WINTER boo. Not a winter/spring boo, and not a winter with a summer option boo. KNOW UR ROLE LMBO!

Kimmy
a “winter boo” is simply unqualified: as simply stated in a jay-z quote “i’m not looking at you, i’m looking past you.” Long term & sustainable relationships only, anything else would be mis-allocated resources.

2.0
I feel you Kimmy. But if it gets cold before I get a chance to grow into that understanding, I’ll be working on my beard and my nook! I just need her not to get on my nerves. I am going to writing a lot in the winter and reading even more. So I’ll need some quiet time and some feedback. She needs to know that it is okay to sit in the same space and not talk sometimes. I’m not talking how Bobby and Whitney watch television, I mean enjoying just being around each other. More Lauryn then Whitney. She must cook…well. She must be able to stay awake through the movie and she cannot, absolutely cannot ask me why I am always on my phone.

NyceBryce:
She’s gotta be able to cook. Maybe not throw down w/homemade spaghetti sauce but if you’re making spaghetti at least throw some fresh garlic onion and green peppers in there and maybe some homemade garlic bread. In the winter the grocery store better be a girls best friend because like T.I. said “I stack it in the winter, in the summer I’m goin shine.”

Football and beer go together in the winter like mani’s and pedi’s in the spring. Sundays are non-negotiable and Saturday’s are usually booked as well. Just know that I will be planted in front of the tube on Sundays in my Skins jersey cursing at the television and wondering why they threw it to the tight end instead of giving it to the running back who’s on my fantasy team. It will be in our best interests for you to either enjoy football or at least put up with it and my savage mood swings.

Good Whiskey+ DVD of the summer movies I didn’t see+ Good sex= Hibernation Season

28
Sep
09

William Safire passed on…

…some comical wisdom before he died. William Safire, the renowned wordsmith and conservative political pundit has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 79. Perhaps most for having been former U.S. President Richard Nixon’s speechwriter, and for the three decades’ worth of influential conservative columns he penned for the liberal New York Times newspaper. He leaves all writers these wonderfully hilarious reminders. Shout out to the Morehouse College English department, this one is for you.

William_Safire_main * Remember to never split an infinitive.
* The passive voice should never be used.
* Do not put statements in the negative form.
* Verbs have to agree with their subjects.
* Proofread carefully to see if you words out.
* If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be by rereading and editing.
* A writer must not shift your point of view.
* And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction. (Remember, too, a preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.)
* Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!
* Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents.
* Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
* If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
* Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.
* Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
* Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.
* Always pick on the correct idiom.
* The adverb always follows the verb.
* Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague; seek viable alternatives.

28
Sep
09

I love interracial couples

black and whiteI really do. A woman who I spend a lot of time with (who happens to be Black) laughs at me every time we pass by an interracial couple. She knows I am staring, and not in the way that David Duke or Glenn Beck would stare. I stare with a smile on my face the way people look at happy babies. I love interracial couples. I love to see them walking down the street holding hands and in their own world. I love to imagine their victories over all the would be obstacles that they might face. I love to imagine that their love allows them to ignore others hate. I love that their love makes them want to be together.

-2.0

*Writer’s note: This is not to say that I don’t think same race couples have obstacles and haters, or that their love doesn’t make them want to be together. Clearly it does.




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