“The Secret” on Oprah

(In case anybody’s still reading this blog 🙂 I just posted this on my main blog and thought I’d post it here too…)

I think the movie The Secret is about to hit its tipping point. On Thursday Oprah Winfrey’s show will be all about that movie — or more specifically the topic of the movie which is the law of attraction. That law basically states that “whatever you focus on you get more of.” I saw the movie back in August after seeing a mention on another trader’s blog. What was most interesting about it is that it was nothing new. The movie crystallized concepts that I’ve read and heard about over the years.

One thing that really stood out to me was that focusing on a negative doesn’t work. A good example of that is when you see a football team with a big lead go into the dreaded “prevent defense“. Instead of continuing to play to win they start playing not to lose. We all know what typically happens next — the team blows the game.

Anyway, there are tons of applications of the law of attraction in all facets of life. I highly recommend watching the movie and/or the Oprah show on Thursday. Here’s some stuff to give you a better idea of what to expect:

The promo from Larry King’s first show on “The Secret”:

I happened to catch that episode of Larry King live back in October while flipping through channels in a hotel room. (Something I never do at home thanks to TiVo.) The show got such a good response that Larry did a second Law of Attraction show:

It seems that about half of the movie is available on YouTube but you can stream the whole thing from the official website for about $5. I streamed it to my laptop and even over WiFi and the quality was excellent. I recommend going that route for the first viewing.

Steve Pavlina has a review of The Secret and a good post about the Law of Attraction. And here are 100 quotes from The Secret.

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Dear Santa…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Boondocks (or anything to this blog for that matter). The first one below moved me to post. BTW, am I the only one who isn’t feeling the TV version of the Boondocks? The boys’ voices are just a bit too high pitched IMHO and I won’t even get started on the language…

Anyway, I doubt that I’ll get a chance to post anything else on this blog before the holidays so happy holidays to everybody. See you on the other side of 2006, when I’ll hopefully have more to write on this site. 🙂

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WeFunk’s PodCast

I just discovered WeFunk’s podcast. It’s by far the best podcasts I’ve come across. They’re spinning hip-hop, reggae, rare groove, funk, etc. Here’s the playlist from the latest episode to give you an idea of what you’re in for:

intro
gene harris – don’t call me nigger, whitey
talk (over ?? – be happy)
cymande – getting it back
blackbyrds – runaway
les demerle – moondial
reuben bell – superjock
notations – super people
marley marl feat. masta ace, craig g, kool g rap & big daddy kane – the symphony
capleton feat. method man – wings of the morning
bounty killa feat. jeru da damaja – suicide or murder
krs-one – rappaz r.n. dainja
masta ace – b-side
keith murray – herb is pumpin’
channel live – mad izm (remix)
nas – it ain’t hard to tell (remix)
cannonball adderly – walk tall (live)
sonny stitt – slick eddie
roy ayers – tarzan
crown heights affair – streakin’
brooklyn people – peace and love
dj shadow – lesson 4
l.l. cool j – mama said knock you out
jungle brothers – j. beez comin’ through
digital underground – the humpty dance
e.p.m.d. – so wat cha sayin’
eric b & rakim – the r
y.z. – sons of the father
x-clan – raise the flag
digital underground – arguin’ on the funk
talk (over lin que – let it fall instrumental)

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Foiling Phishers

Recently the editor of Kiplinger’s magazine asked readers to suggest (nonviolent) ways to punish phishers. This month they printed the most popular response: overwhelm the phishers with false information. I think that’s a great idea. And since I got a phishing email just hours after reading that this (obvious) fake Wells Fargo site will be my first victim. I think I’ll hit them with about 10 fake sets of data. Somebody should make a site to collect URLs of these clowns. Just imagine if they started getting hit with thousands of useless user IDs & passwords each day… 🙂

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Kanye West’s ‘Gold Digger’ Remixed into ‘George Bush Doesn’t Like Black People’

If you haven’t heard the new reworking of ‘Gold Digger’ take a listen to the MP3 of ‘George Bush Doesn’t Like Black People’

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Winners of the 2005 Black Weblog Awards

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2005 Black Weblog Awards. Here they are:

I guess I need to see what Daily Views, Pop Culture, Rants and News is all about since it won all those awards.

Thanks to the organizer(s) (whoever you are!) of the awards for spotlighting our little corner of the blogosphere.

Hopefully next year (or even this year!) we’ll get to see the other nominees. I found it difficult to vote in all of the categories since in many cases I couldn’t think of a blog for that category. It would also be nice to give those nominees some exposure and more traffic. Some permalinks on the awards site would be nice too!

(Originally posted on Negritude)

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Video of Kanye West’s Rant on NBC

Negritu.de has the video of Kanye West going off on President Bush and his response to hurricane Katrina. It’s worth watching for the look on Mike Myers’ face alone. 🙂

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Audio of New Orleans Mayor’s WWL Radio Interview

CNN has been playing snippets of an interview that New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin did last night on the radio. I’ve been trying to find the full audio online and oddly enough the BBC seems to be the only organization with the full audio posted (imagine that!). Nagin was dropping bombs in this interview… listen to it if you can. Here are some articles about the interview

Update: The MP3 is about 4 minutes longer than the BBC’s audio. I’ve uploaded the MP3 to my own server. Take a listen. (hat tip to Orbis Quintus for providing the MP3.)
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White People Find, Black People Loot???

Speaking of media coverage of the hurricane and race, check out the captions on these photos that were just emailed to me.

Here are the actual links to the pictures:

White People Find

Black People Loot

Update: Yahoo! has posted this note about these pictures:

To Yahoo! News readers:

News photos are an especially popular section of Yahoo! News. In part, this is because we present thousands of news photos from some of the leading news services, including The Associated Press, Reuters, and Agence France Press. To make this volume of photos available in a timely manner, we present the photos and their captions as written, edited and distributed by the news services with no additional editing at Yahoo! News.

In recent days, a number of readers of Yahoo! News have commented on differences in the language in two Hurricane Katrina-related photo captions (from two news services). Since the controversy began, the supplier of one of the photos – AFP – has asked all its clients to remove the photo from their databases. Yahoo! News has complied with the AFP request.

Here are a few of the postings that have commented on the photo caption language:

Flickr

Salon

Romenesko

Gothamist

You can comment on the issue on this message board.

Yahoo! News regrets that these photos and captions, viewed together, may have suggested a racial bias on our part. We remain committed to bringing our readers the full collection of photos as transmitted by our wire service partners.

Neil Budde

General Manager

Yahoo! News

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