Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I have sat at the computer for the last 15 minutes trying to compose this blog entry. I just don’t understand America so maybe you can help me. Citigroup, my personal banking institution, got a government bailout and at no point after the AIG bank retreat scandal and the Detroit big wigs arriving in Washington in their separate private planes, did anyone inside the penthouse offices of Citigroup think that not canceling the order on the 50 million dollar private jet was not a good idea?
I mean I know the plane was clearly ordered before the financial collapse but really, you didn’t cancel the order. Ok honestly at this point none of these guys can surprise me anymore.
Bayard Rustin was born in
Bayard Rustin was one of those in the background people that worked in the Civil Rights movement and helped the gears turn. However for as much as he worked with the movement he was also the victim of its hypocrisy. After working and traveling and being instrumental in helping to plan the 1963 “March on
So Bayard Rustin, please accept this invitation to the Dinner party of the year. Your opinion, your diversity, and your knowledge of history are more than welcome!
Monday, January 26, 2009
So sometimes you will go out and hey you might get picked up.
And even though you picked up somebody they may not be cute enough to let them know where you live so you just take them around the corner. Anyone who is of a certain age may recognize this move from Sheila E's "Glamorous Life" video.
After a night of drinking and sex and general deviltry you might need a spot of food to eat. There is nothing better at 3am on the weekend than Maxwell Street home of the famous "Pork Chop" sandwich
Polish, pork chop sandwich, hamburger, is all the same when it is all made in the same grease. But it is a gourmet meal.
I want to thank two of my bestest friends KG and Joey for semi posing for the spread....4 more days in Chicago.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday afternoon history was truly made as President Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the
Now honestly I don’t think this is something they are doing on purpose, I just think that perhaps this is the first time in history news reporters had to use the term “President Elect” as much as they did. From the time he was announced President Elect Barack Obama hit the ground running with numerous press conferences and weekly addresses. He gave the news media so much to report on before he ever actually took the oath of office that the term, which even had its own sign and podium, took on a whole new meaning and power.
So I am willing to give the news media (fans and critics) another week or so to get it together before I start my letter writing campaign. I’m watching you liberal media!!!!!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Top Chef judge and straight bear hottie Tom Colicchio was at a charity event last night being hounded by over enthusiastic fans about last weeks elimination when he heard someone screaming for help. Joan Nathan , the American Cookbook author, was choking on a piece of chicken. Tom applied the heimlich manuver and freed the chicken from her throat.
Sexy and a life saver........
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Attain my passport
Travel to Japan
Drop a few pounds
Prepare a 5 course meal
Increase my readership
Become a established news writer
Learn my way around
Fulfill one of my leather fetish fantasies
Collect the entire series of “The West Wing”
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Andy Mangels was born and raised in Montana. He is best known as a writer for comics, science fiction, and cartoon related material. He is also a huge Wonder Woman fan.
I have to say I really admire Andy Mangels. He has been asked for his opinion and made a part of his living on giving the history and his feelings on cartoons that people of my generation grew up with. He has written and directed documentaries or special commentary for DVD releases such as He-Man ,She-Ra, Isis, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek just to name a few. He has also written or co written books for several Star Trek and other pop culture properties. In addition to his writing he is a gay activist giving of himself to many charities and worth causes. He has even run in a couple of International Mr. Leather contest. For any grown kid like me he is a true inspiration.
So Andy Mangels please accept this invitation to the Dinner party of the year. Your opinion, your diversity, and your pop culture geekdom knowledge are more than welcome! (I will be expecting you to wear the Wonder Woman shirt!)
Monday, January 12, 2009
Here is the full version
For those who's time is limited here is the final meltdown!
My girl Tina!! You know I am not a new Tina Fey fan I have been following 30 Rock since the first season long before anyone ever heard of "Sarah Palin". Well every dark cloud has a silver lining and the barracuda from Alaska put Tina on the national stage. Tina Fey Golden Globe best actress of the year!
Congratulations Tina...You SUCK IT!!!!!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
We here at Derrick’s Window would like to send a special thank you to Laura Bush. You have been one of the quieter “First Ladies” but there is one decision you made while occupying the White House that I must stand up and applaud you for.
August 14th 2005 you appointed the first woman of color to be Executive Chef of the White House, Cristeta Comeford.
Chef Cristeta Comeford is an immigrant of the Philippines coming to America in 1985. There are conflicting stories (depending on the source) on if she received her degree in food technology before or after she arrived in America but she did begin her studies in the Philippines. After building a resume in kitchens across the country and Vienna, she was recruited for the Clinton White House. In 2005 when outgoing Executive Chef Walter Schieb III, who had recruited Chef Comeford, retired he put in the good word for her to be his replacement. And so Laura Bush made it so…
Soon to be First Lady, Michelle Obama recently announced that Chef Comeford was going to stay on as her role as Executive Chef for the Obama family. She appreciated the fact that Chef Comeford is a mother and recognizes the value of good nutrition for children.
I know covering female chefs is not normally my thing, but you have to give a sister her props when she deserves them.
So Congratulations to Chef Cristeta Comeford and Thank you Laura and Michelle!
Thursday, January 08, 2009
I just saw Barack speaking from Fairfax, Virginia. He didn't say anything new or different than he said before. "Reach across the aisle" " Accountability" "Transparency" "Bringing America together" all things I heard during the election. What I have not heard is anything from the White House. Nothing from "W" about the national crisis, the recession that this country seems to have "found" itself in. 12 days...it's like waiting on Christmas.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
This may be the first group going to the hill to request a bailout that I am in favor of. According to an article in Next Month’s
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Malcolm Jamal Warner was born August 18th 1970 and raised in
While it is true that Malcolm is known for his on screen personas on Cosby, Malcolm and Eddie, and Jeremiah, what a lot of people miss are the other skills that lends to the global community. He is also an accomplished speaker, writer and director but for me what helps him make the invite list is his musical talent. Malcolm has for years honed his craft as a musical artist with his band “Miles Long”. In 2003 he released his first album “The Miles Long Mixtape” and in 2007 his follow up “Love & Other Social Issues”
So Malcolm Jamal Warner please accept this invitation to the Dinner party of the year. Your opinion, your diversity, and your jazz are more than welcome! (One of your albums will probably be in rotation in the background anyway so you won’t have to perform!)