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Flippin’ the Neediness


Flip the Neediness?

A method to dump your partner w/o being the ‘Bad Guy’

I’m sure we all have had that experience of being with someone that just became too needy over time; at first their needy behavior was ‘adorable, but then it grew into a weird beast that is both weird and sometimes creepy – with constant text messages and phone calls. Well, there are a couple of ways to deal with the needy:

  • Drop ‘em like its hot – the fastest & equally coldest method
  • Tolerate – answer the constant text messages/phone calls
  • Flip the Neediness – YOU become the needy one!
Now this is the one that is most interesting, ‘Flippin the Neediness’. Defined by comic Justin Laite, this is the process of becoming even MORE needier that your needy partner so that they start realizing that YOU are the neediness and with the hopes that they eventually dump you because they can’t handle your needy behavior any more.  So for instance if they call you 5 times a day, then you start calling them 20 times a day.  Send them over 50 text messages a day; describe your toast, coffee, brunch, lunch, and so on.  ‘Like’ and comment on all of their FaceBook posts everyday.  Eventually, they should be sick of you and will start to think that YOU have a problem.  This is almost an ideal situation if it works because it removes the burden of dumping someone that is emotionally unstable.  Classic.
Has anyone tried this before? What has been your findings? I would presume it would be awesome.

Starring Comedians:
Sylvana: @sylvanasays
Justin Laite: facebook.com/justin.laite
Produced by Urban Comedy Network

Quick Meals, a la Ghetto


Gourmet Ghetto Quick Meals

We get it, life is busy. And sometimes, its just easier to stop off at your favorite Fast Food Chain and shove thousands of calories & sodium into your mouth for $2.99 or less. But, there are options for creating quick ‘Creative Meals’ for people on the go.

‘Ghetto Cooking’ sounds bad, but its really just a method of fusing together cooking ingredients based on a few simple pillars – the main pillar being whatever is in your kitchen (seriously). There are 2 dishes that you can try that will not only save you time in the kitchen, but will save you money.

Spaghetti & Meatballs


This is a simple recipe for the classic ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’, but without the Meatballs. Here is what you will need:

      > Spaghetti Pasta or Ramen Noodles
      > Ketchup
      > Hot Dog Weiners
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Gourmet Beef Patty

Everybody loves a Beef Patty, but what about taking it to the next step and creating a Gourmet Beef Patty sandwich? Now, you are probably thinking ‘Patty & cocoa Bread’, nope – that is not what is happening here. We are putting the gourmet ingredients into the Patty itself. Here is what you’ll need:

      > Beef Patty
      > Lettuce
      > Tomatoes
      > Onions
      > Pickles
      > Cheese

Prep Time: 7 mins

Hope these recipes will be added to your culinary repertoire – if not, hope you at least learned some creative Ghetto alternatives to cooking!

.:: LiBM ::.

Video by Urban Comedy Network

Ikea Heights

IKEA Heights from DaveAOK on Vimeo.

“Friend of Epic Fu and general good guy Dave Seger is one of the creators of Ikea Heights, a melodrama (read: understatement) set in an Ikea store in Burbank, California. And I mean they literally film the show in an Ikea store without the store’s knowledge, and with customers milling about.

They produced the show for Channel 101, the grandaddy of all funny video sites created by Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab that keeps on chugging along and discovering new talent. This is episode 1 of Ikea Heights. Check out the others on Vimeo (Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4) or at the Channel 101 show site.”

Goes to show that Guerilla film making is not only for the streets ….

Michelle Williams “It Doesn’t Matter”

Michelle Williams TV

Michelle Williams is 1/3 of that group known as Destiny’s Child. Now, Michelle was the addition to the group comprised of Beyonce and Kelly Williams, so in the public eye, she always had a difficult matter of ‘fitting in’ and/or ‘finding her lane’. Personally, I always thought of her as ‘filler’ to the group, but I gave her some credibility when she was the first one out of the group (I believe) to go and release an independent album – a gospel album too, that was critically praised. However, that was several years ago, and since then her group members have put out multiple independent albums with moderate to great success.

Beyonce can be defined as the diva – the Single Ladies video booty poppin’ diva (drool), and Kelly can be described as the Nubian Chocolate sister that ‘lives next door’, and to me, Michelle was always the one that lacked character; lacked personality – and of course, in the R&B pop arena, personality is everything. Anyhow, jumping forward, MichelleWilliams TV is I guess her way of remaining relevant in this social media, and in this episode, she calls out a fan for attacking the way she dresses. She is actually quite funny; in a sarcastic, condescending manner, and it is another example of how harder recording artists must work from Hip-Hop to R&B to Rock, to remain relevant and connect with their audience.

.:: LiBM ::.

Notorious the movie


The Notorious movie is about the life & times of Notorious B.I.G., the popular rapper that rose to stardom in the mid 90’s, but was murdered in 1997 in Los Angeles California.  B.I.G. was a great rapper that has sold millions of records, and is a trailblazer, and has influenced the entire hip-hop game.  This movie, supported by Sean Diddy Combs, and Loretta Wallace (B.I.G.’s mother), and is being brought to us by Fox Searchlight Films.  My only concern that this movie does B.I.G.’s legacy justice by telling an accurate and compelling story of Christopher Wallace’s life & times.  I hope its not one of the typical urban films that have weak/limited story lines, already, many people that known B.I.G. such as Lil Kim and Easy Mo Bee (one of B.I.G.’s original producers) are already crying foul that the film is missing some key elements – they could be crying foul because they were not consulted when the movie was being made, but that is another story.

This movie drops on January 16, 2009 in North America, and let’s hope that it helps build the legacy of Brooklyn’s Finest …

.:: LiBM ::.

Brooklyn goes hard with Nerds & Geeks

Brooklyn goes Hard

The guys at ‘Its The Real’ create another funny/witty video that goes at Brooklyn’s changing social landscape.  The background track is ‘Brooklyn Goes Hard’, so logically one would expect some black people, hard-looking people, but in this video it has straight geeks and nerds giving their count on hip-hop culture.  Which is not too far fetched, because I have seen the nerdiest of the nerds bumping some M.O.P. and even crip walking in the club. 

.:: LiBM ::.

Flashing Lights ver. 2 by Kanye West

Kanye West – Flashing Lights (2nd Version)

I get why Kanye is cocky, arrogant, obnoxious – not saying that it is ‘right’, but when you are so ahead of the pack (other rap artists), then it is only a matter of time before one gets ‘gassed’ and their ego takes over time. This video is very creative, and is a breath of fresh air into the ‘hip-hop music video genre’ – there is no rudimentary booty shaking or club scene, then a hood/block scene … this video actually has creative treatment, and makes you think ….. some of y’all may have forgotten how that feels.

.:: d.b