So proud of my fellow Howardite, Stefanie Brown, who was just named African-American Vote Director for the Obama re-election campaign’s Operation Vote outreach effort. Stefanie is just awesome, and though she was a few years behind me at Howard, I had the pleasure of watching this dynamic young lady rise through the ranks of student government while I was employed in the University’s Office of Admissions. Google her and get familiar. You’re going to be hearing a lot more about her in the years to come!
On a not-so-unrelated note, I (like most of you, probably) was sent this YouTube clip of President Obama singing at a fundraiser on last nite:
How cool is this? And President “O” can saaaang! This just made me ride for him even harder. Not to minimize the challenging work Stefanie will now be doing, but I feel like that ish right there… just made her job a tiny bit easier. ;)
So, I’ve been trying to come up with a few new bits on our president and first lady to perform for my TBS TV taping in a few weeks. I figure I’m from DC and the show tapes in Chicago… I feel like it’s a no brainer. I posted the status below a few days ago on Facebook and there seemed to be a consensus that the idea had potential — even my buddy, the hilarious Keith Albertstadt commented on it!Â I tried out a very similar bit onstage the last two nites and it hit big, so I’m gonna keep tweaking it. No “Blog to the Stage” video to post yet, but if all goes well, it’ll be included in the final edit of the show. I don’t know why I never thought to use Facebook to write jokes before… I mean, duh… what are “friends” for? ;) Tee hee ;) Wish me luck!
A great big, huge-tastic thanks to all of you guys who bought tickets (and those who wanted to but couldn’t) to my Valentine’s Day shows at the DC Improv over the weekend. We had a blast and I think the shows were great from top to bottom. It’s been a while since I posted new material so here’s some of the stuff that’s been on my mind as of late. A lot of it just came to me that night… so don’t you dare judge me! Tee hee ;)
So, in the interest of keeping the party going, one of my girlfriends forwarded me this post from Bossip.com. A French businessman has created an energy drink and named it after… yeah of course — Barack Obama. This actually doesn’t quite belong under theÂ “dumb Obama-phernalia” category because much of the proceeds will go to support an educational charity based in one of the troubled Paris suburbs. I’m just not convinced there will be any proceeds. The ‘creator’ of the drink says he’s been handing out cans to young people living in the area hoping that Obama’s success will serve as an inspiration to them. He plans to auction off Obama Soda in January.
He didn’t really create a soda. After digging around a bit, I found that all he did was create a tag and stick it to a can of pre-existing energy drink. And he plans to auction off the cans to raise money for the charity. Watch the video here.
Maybe it doesn’t belong under stop the bull, but I do think this venture belongs in the “screw effort” category. Am I misunderstanding what’s going on here?… Despite the fact that it sounds illegal, why would someone pay money for that anyway? They could just donate to the charity. Dude, EJ loves the kids, but if I want to support an educational charity I’m not gonna go to an auction to bid on a Red Bull in sheep’s clothing. I’m writing a check.