#TBT on #JSC (May 2, 2013): Krossed Out


♦ Some of them try to Rhyme… ♦

DETROIT (JSC) — Like most people in today’s digital age, I am an avid connoisseur of iTunes. As a child of the 80s and 90s, I came up on cassettes and later CDs, but once it got to about 2002 and I had long since discovered Napster, I needed a better way to keep what at one point was over 3,000 CDs and another 800 or so tapes in check. That’s when I was introduced to iTunes and got my first iPod in 2005. It was on like Donkey Kong from there. Over time, I learned how to create “smart playlists”  and my inner program director was born. I don’t need Pandora. I have 5,500 songs at my disposal. I have playlists on my iPhone which include 70s & 80s Classics“, “90s R&B“, “Detroit Music“, and my personal favorite “The Golden Age of Hip-Hop.” The one playlist I have that I hate updating — despite it having some incredible music on it — is the In Memory Of… playlist, which consists of artists who have passed away or groups that have lost a member. Unfortunately, late last night, I had to add Kris Kross to that list. This #TBTonJSC, shows love to a dude gone too soon. Continue reading #TBT on #JSC (May 2, 2013): Krossed Out

Incomplete Pass: The Curious Case of Ben Roethlisberger…


♦ When What Happens in Vegas, Doesn’t Always Stay There…♦

“Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.”

—Freda Adler

DETROIT— Now you would think that I would be sorta numb to this whole “Professional Athlete gets accused of (insert crime here) by (insert accuser here)” thing, and you would be right to a certain extent. I just couldn’t imagine being paid obscene amounts of the green to play a sport, stay in shape, and stay out of trouble, yet being unable to hold up to the latter: “You mean all I have to do is show up to practice and on game day, and not get arrested and I get paid HOW MUCH!? I don’t know about y’all, but I gotta get this money!” When you look at the cast of characters in the NFL alone that have found themselves on the wrong side of a mug shot in the last five years, you could conceivably have an NFL criminal to cover every position on a football field. Yes, even the Punter and Kicker!
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Death Takes No Holiday…


The Toughest Thing About Life is…Living…

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.

—Robert Bolt

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — We are all going to die. It’s just how life works. No matter who you pray to, and no matter how clean of a life you lead, we all know that eventually, he’ll come to pay us a visit. We just don’t know exactly when, why, or how. But it’s coming. It may not show up at your door with a clipboard like he does on Family Guy, but you get me. That being said, The Grim Reaper has been working day and night, bagging some pretty big game the last four weeks, and sending a very stiff message that you can get it anytime, anyway, anyhow.

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