Saturday, October 31, 2009

FROM NBA TO HOMELESS

Less than a decade after the end of a four-season NBA career, the former power forward spent six months on the streets of Orlando, Fla., having run through the $2.2 million he earned in the league. These days, the 36-year-old Vaughn is looking for a job in Orlando, where he spent two seasons playing for the Magic.

David Vaughn, with wife Brandie. (Phelan M. Ebenhack / Associated Press)

His story, he says, is one of a young man with sudden riches, manic spending habits and little advice from those who should have given him direction. It's also one of a man whose friends are coming to his aid this weekend.

Drafted by the Magic in 1995 as the 25th pick out of Memphis, he bought a Yukon, a Corvette, a Mercedes Benz, a Range Rover, a Lexus and another Yukon.

The Corvette, especially, was ridiculed by his teammates.

"They said, "Hey rook(ie), get rid of it, it's too small," Vaughn recalled in an interview, calling toll-free from Orlando.

"I should've just bought a Buick."

He purchased a $250,000 house in Orlando, which he had two loans on; paid a note on his grandfather's house near Nashville; bought a $212,000 home in Nashville; and invested in a construction deal that went sour.

"The money just exhausted itself," Vaughn said.

His financial advisers, he said, "never stepped in and never made anything last a lifetime; I was left to make my own decisions."

These days, there's a mandatory NBA rookie transition program designed to head off such problems.

His NBA pension, he said, won't kick in until he's 48. He also played for the New Jersey Nets, Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls, averaging just under 10 minutes and 2.9 points a game.

"I wouldn't trade my NBA experience for anything in the world," Vaughn said.

After his release from the NBA in 1999, he played briefly in Europe, then ended up back in Orlando with little money and working a series of blue-collar jobs: a FedEx package handler, and warehouse work at a supermarket and then a furniture store.

Before long, his marriage deteriorated and last year he was living out of his 2000 Impala on the streets of Orlando. He took showers at the Salvation Army where he got free meals. He'd go to a fitness center to get a shower and do stretching exercises so he wouldn't feel so cramped in his car.

"It was a very lonely situation," he recalled.

Vaughn recently reconciled with his wife and rejoined her and their two sons, aged 11 and 8.

"Basically I knelt down and said a long prayer," he recalled. "Later I read all of the New Testament, and it gave me strength."

Said wife Brandie: "Even though we may not have material things, we have the love of God which is more priceless than that."

But he's still "looking for work," just like millions of Americans. He was laid off over the summer by a furniture store that employed him as a warehouse worker and delivery man.

Friends and family in Nashville, where he grew up, will have a fundraiser for Vaughn on Saturday.

"He's made mistakes that we all do as human beings," said Earl Jordan, a community activist who arranged the event after being touched by Vaughn's plight. Jordan is president of Partners in the Struggle, a nonprofit that advocates against gun violence and helps families of murder victims.

Vaughn's life has revived memories of another Nashville pro athlete, Joe Gilliam Jr., who won two Super Bowl rings as quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers but ended up drug addicted and living in a cardboard box under a bridge for two years. He died in 2000.

Vaughn, grateful for the help, blames most of his woes on himself.

"I bought houses that were too big and too many luxurious cars," he said. "I wish I'd have lived more simply because I'd be better off. I lived like there was no tomorrow.

"I appreciate people stepping forward. It'll help me put some of my life back together."

SLATED FOR NOV 1 RELEASE


FROM 2007 UNRELEASED " SO YOUVE NEVER BEEN TO HARLEM" VINTAGE FILM CLIPS AND MUSIC

TACKS INCLUDE:

DUKE ELLINGTON AT THE COTTON CLUB
DIPPERMOUTH BLUES- KING OLVIERS CREOLE JAZZ BAND 1923,
DON’T ADVERTISE YOUR MAN- CLARA SMITH, 1924,
ONE TWO TIME MAN- THE COTTON CLUB ORCHESTRA 1925,
KING PORTER STOMP- JELLY ROLL MORTON,
SHAKIN THE ASFRICAN- DON REDMAN ORCHESTRA,
YOU RASCAL YOU- CONNIES INN HOUSE BAND,
SWANEE SHUFFLE- NANA MAE MCKINNEY WITH THE CURTIS MOSBY ORCHESTRA 1929,
LORD,LORD,LORD- MAMIE SMITH
YOUR MOTHERS SON IN LAW- BENNY GOODMANS ORCHESTRA VOCAL REFRAIN BILLIE HOLIDAY, 1933
ROSE ROOM- FLETHER HENDERSON WITH INTRODUCTION BY LENA HORNE
SWINGING ON NOTHING- LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND ORCHESTRA 1942

THIS WAS ONE OF OUR VERY FIRST SHOWS THAT WE NEVER EVER RELEASED! VERY WELL DONE AND PUT TOGETHER WHEN IT WAS JUST GABRIEL AND MYSELF! THERE ARE VINTAGE AFRICAN AMERICAN MOVIE CLIPS, FORGOTTEN SINGERS FROM HARLEMS HEY DAY AND A WONDERFUL OPENING FROM WRITER MURRAY PHIFFER ON HARLEM IN THE 1930'S
I WAS SO SURPRISED TO FIND THIS ON MY OLD MAC BOOK WHICH i HAVENT USED SINCE 2007 ALONG WITH SOME GREAT MUSIC.
THIS CAME WHEN WE WERE DOING THE "EDUTAINMENT" SERIES LATE 2006 EARLY 2007

Friday, October 30, 2009

Welcome to Brooklyn, Crown Heights, NY

videoI love Brooklyn....I just do. Even though Im from Nassau County LMAO

I love these pics



we did these for our shows on Podmatic I loooove them

BOOKINGS



Im booked to do a show in Ft. Hamilton a private party. This is my first DJ show of the year they want my style so its gonna be great Im doing a mix with a lot of koop and madeline peyroux and pop music circa 1990's. Thank God the guy paid me half up front so I feel positive. Thats my Halloween I was planning on going with Farah to the Halloween parade. Gabe is doing a show and has a brief residency in Canada so im hanging solo for awhile. Its all butter!

This was my Fave tho



Happy Halloween from
Missy anonymous!
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Two brooms were hanging in the closet and after a while they got to know each other so well, they decided to get married.
One broom was, of course, the bride broom, the other the groom broom.
The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely.
After the wedding, at the wedding dinner, the bride-broom leaned over and said to the groom-broom, 'I think I am going to have a little whisk broom!'
'IMPOSSIBLE !' said the groom broom.
Are you ready for this?
Brace yourself; this is going to hurt! ! ! !! !
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'WE HAVEN'T EVEN SWEPT TOGETHER!'
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Oh for goodness sake... Laugh, or at least groan.
Life's too short not to enjoy... Even these silly
....little cute.............. And clean jokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sounds to me like she's ....... !
......been .....sweeping around!!!


Sexy Craigslist Ad Allegedly Posted by Social Worker as Revenge on 9-year-old - ParentDish

Link

unbelievable

Thursday, October 29, 2009

DO DEMOCRATS CAUSE CANCER?

Do Democrats Cause Cancer?

Fox News almost sued The Simpsons a while back over a fake news crawl (as detailed here). It included such items as "JFK posthumously becomes a republican" and "Study: 92% of Democrats are gay". Another such item was "Do Democrats Cause Cancer?"

Inspired by this, a parody site was created.

Click Here To Launch Parody Page

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Has anyone tried these? If so whats your take? The E cigarette

H ave you heard of the "E-Cigarette"? If you haven't and you're a smoker or even a non-smoker, you're seriously missing out! It looks like a cigarette, feels like a cigarette, tastes like a cigarette, but isn't! It's so much more. The E-Cigarette is really the healthier future of smoking. This high-tech electronic smoking device provides the nicotine you crave, in a completely non harmful manner! It's a cigarette that doesn't hurt you or the people around you!

Personal Success Story: "Michael Thomson has smoked cigarettes for over 20 years. During that time he has made numerous attempts to quit or cut back with little success. From over the counter medications to nicotine patches, nicotine gum, hypnotism and even the cold turkey approach, he tried everything. Mike decided to try one last product, an "E-Cigarette". Mike was able to reduce his reliance on real cigarettes by utilizing the realistic smoking action of a new breed of smoking cessation products. These so called (E-Cigarette) are starting to gain rapid popularity among people who wish to quit smoking or want to continue the sensation of smoking without the harmful effects of combustible cigarettes." More stories are available Here

How Does The E-Cigarette Work?
The E-Cigarette works by utilizing state of the art sophisticated micro-electronic technology to provide users a real smoking experience without the fire, flame, tobacco, tar, carbon monoxide, ash, stub or smell found in real cigarettes.

The electronic cigarette has been around since 2002. Recent advances in the technology used by the manufacturers have led to some incredibly neat and effective smoking replacements being produced. The modern day E-Cigarette looks and feels like a cigarette, releases "smoke" like a real cigarette, however, What these new millennium cigarettes don't have is all of the chemicals, toxins and carcinogenics found in real cigarettes.

E-Cigarette are a non-flammable cigarette substitute that uses micro-electronic technology, which provides smokers a real "smoking" experience without the fire, flame, tobacco, tar, carbon monoxide, ash, stub or smell found in real cigarettes. They even allow you to inhale and exhale a real smoke "vapor" that replicates real cigarette smoke. It's smoking minus most of the bad effects!

"E-Cigarette smokers still get their nicotine," explains Elicko, a serial entrepreneur and Smoking Everywhere Founder & CEO, "without having to suffer many of the other negative side effects of tobacco smoking. There are absolutely no carcinogenic substances and no tar. Ordinary cigarettes contain some 4,000 different chemical substances. They pollute the air, and they are hazardous to the health of others - including small children - who breathe the dangerous secondhand smoke. We are looking to supply Smoking Everywhere E-Cigarette to a numerous of leading casinos and clubs, and open E-Cigarette stores in majors malls around the country.


Since E-Cigarette does not burn tobacco or ash like a traditional cigarette, it is not restricted by USA smoking laws and is completely legal to use indoors i.e. restaurants, bars, etc. Now thansk to E-Cigarettes you can smoke anywhere, anytime! There are no longer needs for lighters and you don't have any messy leftovers to dispose of. The E-Cigarette is so much more than economical than other "traditional" cigarettes, you enjoy the traditional sensation of smoking, but avoid all of the other adverse side effects!.

The new E-Cigarette works by utilizing a very small in line vaporizer that turns the liquid inside the cigarette into an atomized smoke mist. They are fully re-chargeable and each E-Cigarette can last a full day on one single charge. They make a variety of flavors that contain a either no nicotine or a high levels of nicotine, depending upon what your intended use is.

Try Them Out Free*:
Smoking Everywhere E-Cigarette - Official Site


Benefits of E-Cigarette's Include:
  • No Secondhand Smoke
  • No Tar, No Tobacco (They Are Much Healthier)
  • One Cartridge is equivalent to 20 cigarettes (Meaning Huge Savings For You!)
  • As Simple As Recharging
  • Different Flavors Are Available
  • Being Able To Smoke In Smoking Prohibited Places
  • No Carcinogenic Substances

"We recently purchased a few of these E-Cigarette for use by our smoking and non smoking colleagues. The smokers were impressed by the feel and function of these E-Cigarette, the non smokers were as well. The smokers enjoyed the fact that these could readily substitute their real cigarettes without providing all the nasty health effects that go along with really smoking. The non-smokers just thought they were plain COOL. Being able to smoke these E-Cigarette, emit a vapor and do so wherever and whenever they felt like with zero effects on their health. We all felt like James Dean for the afternoon. These new E-Cigarette were truly a fun alternative to the real thing."


If you are a smoker trying to quit, we think you will be pleased with the latest E-Cigarette. If you are a smoker who has no intention of quitting, yet are looking for a cigarette substitute that can be "smoked" anywhere and everywhere that current cigarettes are banned, your answer is finally here.

Any of these "E-Cigarettes" can be used with real nicotine cartridges or with zero nicotine. We see these "E-Cigarette" as a monumental first step in getting smokers to step down from the real ones. With cigarette prices rising daily and the health detriments offered up my these big tobacco companies now is the time for you to at least give one of these technological marvels a puff. The choice to switch to E-Cigarettes is any easy one that is being adopted by smokers everywhere.

Here's Your Chance To Try Them Out Free*:
Smoking Everywhere E-Cigarette - Official Site

MOTHERLY LESSONS PART 2

My mother taught me LOGIC... "Because I said so, that's why."

My mother taught me FORESIGHT... "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.

My mother taught me IRONY... "Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about."

My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS... "Shut your mouth and eat your supper!"

My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM... "Will you just look at the dirt on the back of your neck!"

My mother taught me about STAMINA... "You'll sit there 'till all that spinach is finished."

My mother taught me about WEATHER... "It looks as if a tornado swept through your room."

My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY... "If I've told you once, I've told you a million times - Don't Exaggerate!!!"

My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE... "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION... "Stop acting like your father!"

My mother taught me about ENVY... "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do!"

Monday, October 26, 2009

YOU KNOW YOU ARE TO OLD TO TRICK OR TREAT WHEN:

You know you are too old to Trick or Treat when:

10. You get winded from knocking on the door.



9.. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you.


8. You ask for high fiber candy only.



7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag,
you lose your balance and fall over.



6. People say: "Great Boris Karloff Mask,"
And you're not wearing a mask.

5. When the door opens you yell, "Trick or..."
And can't remember the rest.



4.. By the end of the night,
you have a bag full of restraining orders.


3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won't dislodge your hairpiece.


2. You're the only Power Ranger in the




neighborhood with a walker.


And the number one reason Seniors should not go

Trick Or Treating...
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1. You keep having to go home to pee.


No matter, have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN anyway.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Beyonce Knowles Too sexy for Malaysia

Once again, two years after doing so the first time, Beyonce has canceled her upcoming show in Malaysia in response to the country's Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, which called for the cancellation because it would promote "Western sexy performances." No word yet on whether she will change her choreography and try to reschedule.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Next time you wear a pair of rubber gloves think of this....

Next time you use a pair of rubber gloves, you're going to smile when you think of this:

A dentist noticed that his next patient, a little old lady, was
nervous, so he decided to tell her a little joke as he put on his
gloves..

'Do you know how they make these gloves?' he asked.

'No, I don't,' she replied.

'Well,' he spoofed, 'there's a building in Canada with a big tank
of latex, and workers of all hand sizes walk up to the tank, dip in their hands, let them dry,

then peel off the gloves and throw them into boxes of the right size.'

She didn't crack a smile.

'Oh, well. I tried,' he thought.

But five minutes later, during a delicate portion of the procedure, she burst out laughing.

'What's so funny?' he asked.

'I was just envisioning how condoms are made!'

(Gotta watch those little old ladies! Their minds are always working!)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

what being president can turn you into

Bill and Hillary

The bushes

wow were they in there THAT long????? if so

friends and family we must pray

without ceasing

for

the Obamas

they are such a beautiful

loving

couple

wed hate

to

see

after they

acheived

CHANGE

they

receive

now

wait

remember

I

said

PRAY

WITHOUT

Ceasing!

Or

they could turn into

so remember

when praying for

a stimulas

or

a tax

reduction

please!

Uphold

our

leader

in

fervent

Prayer!!!

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SAY "OOPS OH MY ......"

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Back from the flu

I have been in bed with the flu! The flu totally sucks. Im one of those people that believe everytime I get a cold or flu the grim reaper is waiting to tack that ass. LOL but im better now. Funny, when you have a cold and stuff you wont well I wont, even check an email. Just turing on the netbook seems an insurmountable task.

But im back now....so whats going on in multiplyville?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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