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Free Online Documentary Films

Posted in Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2011 by Ro

When you get a chance, check out I’m a documentary addict, and this site has hundreds of commercial-free films to choose from.

My favorite so far… Outlaw Comic: The Censoring of Bill Hicks. It’s completely worth sitting through Janeane Garofalo’s pretentious babbling to hear Hicks call Rush Limbaugh a “scat-muncher.” Even Al Franken didn’t have the cojones to do that.

Blow Popped at LAX With “Anomaly in His Pants.” Luckily, no Crack was Exposed.

Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, Music with tags , , , , , , , on January 18, 2011 by Ro

Ok so this happened in early December but I don’t know how I missed it. I’m writing about it now solely to showcase my HILARIOUS headline-writing skills.

December 2, 2010: Rapper Kurtis Blow was ticketed at the TSA security checkpoint at LAX after body-scanning technology detected “an anomaly in his pants.”  The TSA determined that a closer look at the small package in his pants was necessary. The anomaly turned out to be less than one ounce of weed – not enough to detain him. So Mr. Blow was ticketed and sent on to his flight.

Good thing the anomaly in his pants was so small.

Happy F***ing New Year!

Posted in Entertainment, Events with tags , , , , , , on December 31, 2010 by Ro

I hope you all had a great 2010 and have an even better 2011. I know I’m supposed to come up with one of those “Looking Back at 2010” lists, but I’m down to the wire and really don’t have time to research a solid ZZZlist celebrity list.  So I’ll just give you a personal list from the head, heart, and maybe some other body parts.

10 Things I Learned in 2010:

10. Waterproof your shit. You never know when someone is going to puke on your $300 comforter, or you’re going to step in a puddle of raw sewage in your nifty new UGG boots.

9. Try to get a good spa facial weekly. Especially as you get older. I learned this only a few months ago, and my Filipino under-eye bags are almost gone.

8. Don’t make decisions based on someone else’s mood swings or tantrums. You have a right to say/do what you want. If someone else doesn’t like it, fuck ’em.

7. Always do the right thing unless someone fucks with you. This year I’ve learned to do is to be less passive around bullies (internet or otherwise). It’s so easy, I don’t know why I didn’t start practicing this sooner. Fire your guns, and they will run away like cowards.

6. You can learn anything on Wikipedia or Reddit. No need to go anywhere else – they cover it all.

5.  Eating unprocessed foods actually does make you feel healthier. I’ve eaten mostly organic/unprocessed foods all year and I feel good like James Brown did.

4. The iPhone is the greatest invention ever. If I could fuck it, I would. I can’t live without it.

3. Never give a mentally challenged person your phone number. I’ll admit… I love the NSFW photo texts like DO NOT CLICK IF YOU  ARE EASILY OFFENDED. NOT SAFE FOR WORK, HOME, OR ANYWHERE ELSE this. But it’s annoying as fuck when someone with no concept of time calls your cell 100 times a day 24/7 and leaves a message EACH TIME, even though you never return the calls.

2.  If someone steals your lunch at work, don’t get mad. It happened to me multiple times this year. I figure they need it more than I do.

1. If you’re successful, always remember the people in your past who made you who you are today. If you’re a loser, please disregard this part. Let the people who helped form who you are know. If they’re deceased, pour a 40 for your dead homey.  My sub-list here:

  • Sue Tobin aka author Elizabeth George – She taught me how to be a writer and was the first person in my life to have confidence in me.
  • Joey “8” Holzman (RIP) – He got to me in my teens to 20’s and taught me about unconditional love and friendship.
  • Raymond Pettibon – He taught me how to be real, honest, and to always do right by people but not to let my guard down.
  • Dad (RIP) – He gave me my wicked sense of humor with a dash of eccentricity, and my love of the night sky.

Ok it’s a wrap. Have a wonderful 2011 and no drunk driving tonight!

Musician Teena Marie Died. Questo Got All “Kanye” for a Few Minutes.

Posted in Deaths, Entertainment, Music, News, Social Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2010 by Ro

Part 1: Teena Marie Dies

Teena Marie, the only white female artist (besides Michael Jackson) to break into the R&B music scene to a urban majority audience has died of  “natural causes” at the age of 54.

On the evening of December 26, Marie was found dead in her bedroom by her daughter Alia Rose (also known under stage name Rose LeBeau) one day after Alia’s December 25th Birthday.

Teena Marie was an R&B singer/guitarist and a protégé of soul artist Rick James. Romantically and professionally linked to James,  the duo often collaborated and toured together.

Stemming from her lawsuit against Motown records, she leaves behind as her legacy “The Teena Marie Law”, which states that a record company cannot hold an artist under contract without publishing their material.

Part 2: Twitter Goes Apeshit

It started with rumors and speculation on Twitter. Did Teena Marie die or not? After all, there was a Teena Marie death hoax a few years ago. And she admittedly had a prior addiction to prescription medication. But no one wants to look stupid claiming that she died and looking like a sucker if the person in question did not actually die.

It all appeared to start with Shelia E’s announcement:

Then Questo from The Roots replied to Sheila and said he needed a whiter source of news.  (I know the time stamps are off, but I just took screenshots at different times):

Ron Isley from The Isley Brothers chimed in:

But Questo wasn’t buying it. He still needed verification from “The Man”:

Next, Questo links to The Huffington Post’s article and wonders if this is “white enough.” Me thinks it is. :

Incoming! CNN:

Ok now the Q-Man is convinced:

Then came the Twitter backlash against Questlove ranging from things like his Courtney Love comment, his need for a “whiter” news source, his seemingly contrived grieving for Teena Marie, etc.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m a big fan of the Roots and I love Questlove on twitter because he talks politics, love, and usually keeps it real and makes people think. But for a few minutes, I thought that this had the potential to be his Rick Sanchez moment and his downfall. Remember when CNN fired Rick Sanchez during his tirade against Jon Stewart? It went like this:

“I’m telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they — the people in this country who are Jewish — are an oppressed minority? Yeah.” – Rick Sanchez

But the music business is more forgiving if you keep making hit records. So rock-on Questo!

By the way, here are Teena Marie’s last twats, a quote about living forever and birthday wishes for her daughter. Very sad. My condolences to Rose. :


Here is Rick James and Teena Marie singing, “I’m Just a Sucker for Your Love”

Uri Geller – Still Spooning After all these Years

Posted in Comedy, Crime, Entertainment, Weird with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2010 by Ro


This clip is funny but he’s still a dick.

ZZZlist Radio – Episode 32: Interview with Thomas Riccio

Posted in Crime, Entertainment, ZZZcast Episodes, ZZZlist Radio with tags , , , , , , , on October 10, 2010 by Ro

In this episode, Ro and Chris are joined by Thomas Riccio, the man who recorded O.J. Simpson conducting a robbery in Riccio’s own hotel room! Our interview was cut short so stay tuned for a part 2!

Download it here.

Intro “OJ Robbery Audio”. Outro “Murder for Money” by Morphine.

Goodfella Henry Hill’s Reddit Interview + Dallas Event!

Posted in Announcements, Crime, Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , on August 6, 2010 by Ro

Henry Hill, the ex-mobster portrayed by Ray Liotta in “Goodfellas”, did a special interview for Reddit. Watch the video here.

Also, Dallas area folks… come and meed the Legend himself, Henry Hill, on Friday August 8 at Silver City – Dallas’ Premiere Cabaret.