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FlashBack Monday! Look Out 4 Dem Gurlz With That Chicken Tetrazzini!

2 Apr

The year was 2009, and Maury Povich proved to the world that he would show no boundaries when it comes to exploiting the ignant and Hood-ni-ficent.

On this particular episode Alycia confronted her boyfriend Paul (pronounced P-a-w-u) about sleeping around with her best friend who had supposedly seduced her lover with some Chicken Tetrazinni.  At the time I thought this was some code word for private parts, but it soon became clear that they were actually talking about an italian dish. (who woulda thought?)

This particular episode of Maury has inspired songs, and the video has been remixed a whole lotta times on YouTube.   So flashback with me to one of the most comical Maury moments ever. *cue day dream music*


Food and the City Webisodes Coming Soon!

5 Mar

Live! Senior on Bus Teaches Young Lady About Respect

17 Feb

My cousin brought this video to my attention and I have to say this is the most Gangster-ish Senior Citizen I have ever seen in my life! This is the kind of woman you want on the squad, because you know! That she has got your back!

No one knows the lady’s name so I’m just going to call her OG Oatmeal-Cookiez.  (Whaaat! she looks like she makes great oatmeal cookies… and she’s like an oatmeal cookie… sweet but rough in texture) *cheese*

In this video OG-Oatmeal gives a young lady on the bus a good “talkin’ to” for being disrespectful.

Disclaimer: OG-Oatmeal-Cookiez has a potty mouth. This video contains explicit language.


LIVE: IT’S COMING! 5.12.12

26 Jan

LIVE! Martin Lawrence to Return to Network TV, You Go Boy!

19 Jan

In the summer of 2009 I saw Martin Lawrence in a stand up show at Palms in Las Vegas. There was no question that he could still bring the funny, and it was evident that funny just in his DNA. It was one of the most he-lar-i-ous stand up comedy shows I have ever seen in my life, and he made it seem effortless, like he had just walked out on stage to talk to the crowd for 2 hours. All that to say,  I’m a Fan.

Now 15 years after the Martin Show went off of the air in 1997 and left my life incomplete, I am overly elated to hear that Martin Lawrence signed a development deal with CBS in the fall of 2011 and will be returning to our living rooms soon with a new sitcom, run tell dat!

As it stands right now, ole Marti-Mar is in the midst of two sitcom ideas. The first was developed by “Bernie Mac” creator Larry Wilmore where Martin would play a single man who becomes a foster parent to several children along with his sister. The second idea by Tom Hertz, the man behind “Rules Of Engagement” came up with a different plot where Martin would be a family man trying to keep his kids grounded while facing off with his wealthy in-laws. It is buzzed that the network will make a decision in the next few weeks on which direction the network will go!

I will admit, I a wee bit nervous on whether CBS knows what to do with such a comedic gem that Martin Lawrence is. My hopes are that he doesn’t get filtered out too much. Sometimes comedians and network tv sometimes don’t work, because the network tries to make them into something they are not, and as a result their comedic flavor suffers.

In any case I am excited all the same to see what the product will be, and even more excited to see Martin “You Go Boy” Lawrence back on TV!

WhatChu Think? Which show idea do you think would be best suited for Martin?

Enjoy this classic Martin clip !



LIVE! Food & The City Awards Celebrates Crack Head Characters in Film and Television!

18 Jan

I’m not really into award shows.  I’m annoyed by corny thank you speeches, people who aren’t funny but the teleprompter tries to make them say things funny, shiny dresses, and parties that I’m not at.

However, I do tune in to keep a pulse on the times, and while watching part of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards this past Sunday I said to myself,  Self, and myself said “what the hell do you want now”, I replied … “there is something missing from this award show…..some award categories are missing and they should add this one”….

The Gator Achievement Award

 (In honor of the character Gator from the movie Jungle Fever)

Best Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Crack Head Role


And the nominees are…….. (cue music)

Christian Bale: played the loveable crack head with a never give up spirit, Dicky – The Fighter.

Hale Berry- Played the clear complexioned, all teeth having crack head love interest of Gator in the 1991 controversial cult classic Jungle Fever.

Anthony Johnson- Played the entrepreneurial crack head Ezel in the comedic classic Friday.

Ryan Gosling- played a Teacher addicted to crack in the 2006 movie Half Nelson. Even as a crack head he still maintains that boyish charm….how does he do that!

And the winner is………It was close but the winner is Anthony Johnson for his role as Ezel…What-Chu Think? 

Up next….

Best Crack Head Role Played By an Actor in a TV Series or Comedy.


And the nominees are……….

Dave Chappelle- played Tyrone Biggums, the crack with a message on  Chapelle’s Show


Tracy Morgan- played Hustleman, the innovator of “chitlin’ loaf ”  Martin


Andre Royo- played the crack head who cares….Bubbles from the irreplaceable series The Wire


Shawn Michael Howard- The voice behind the charismatic claymated crack head Smokey- The PJ’s

And the winner is……………I just can’t choose, they were all so good, I’m a leave this one up to y’all……..


-Ronique Nicole

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Eat! Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

17 Jan

Various cities steak a claim on being the originator of the great American staple, the cheeseburger. Pasadena, California is one of these cities, and according to legend in the 1920’s the cheeseburger was invented in the local Rite Spot Cafe by 16 year Lionel Sternberger JR.  According to the Dena’s head of Chamber of Commerce Paul Little, the teenager was working at his Dad’s restaurant when he “accidently burned a hamburger. Rather than throw it in the trash, he flipped it over, put a piece of cheese on it to hide his mistake and served it to a customer who was delighted to have it.”

Sternberger Sr. added the new creation “cheese hamburger” on their menu for 15 cents, dubbing it the “Aristocratic Hamburger.” AAAwwwwwwww….Dont’cha just love a good hamburger legend.

To celebrate 90 years since this amazing accomplishment ,this week is Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena. All week the city will pay homage to their cheeseburger heritage with over 20 restaurants participating in the Cheeseburger Challenge in which patrons take an 11 question online survey on local burger joints for a chance to win a meal for two at one of the participating restaurants.  Yummy!

Learn more about Pasadena’s Cheeseburger Week:   http://www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com/home/cheeseburger-week/

Take The Burger Challenge Survey for a chance to win a burgerlicious meal for 2:



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