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Valentines and the Black Panthers

Thursday 14 February 2002 - Filed under Uncategorized

Happy Valentine’s Day all you pretty things!

I’m going to have to get cleaned up, have a shave, find a nice red sweater and get all dolled up for my lady. I feel really sorry for all of you other people because I have the best Valentine all to myself.
I had to laugh though this morning when I went into the computer lab and was surprised by my present. K had gotten me some new slippers. The sole was coming off of my old ones. The reason I chuckled was because I was reminded of that scene in “Leaving Las Vegas” where Elizabeth Shue buys Nicholas Cage the flask for a gift. He looks at it and says “Looks like I’m with the right girl.”

We watch a really interesting movie on PBS last night. It was called “A Huey P. Newton Story”. It was about Huey P. Newton, one of the founders of the Black Panther movement. It was directed by Spike Lee. It was absolutely fascinating. It was just Huey P. sitting on a stage in front of a live audience doing a spoken word, speaking engagement thing.
The only time I had even heard the name Huey P. Newton was on a rap song by Public Enemy. In this household we can’t even pretend to know the first thing about Huey or the Black Panther movement. Perhaps that is why we were so mesmerized.
Knowing nothing about the subject matter is probably why we didn’t know that the person on the stage was an actor portraying Huey P. Newton. We didn’t figure that out until the show was over. The actor I guess also wrote the piece and had been performing it as a one man off-Broadway show. He did an excellent job. We couldn’t figure out the ailment but there was something strange going on with that Huey P. Newton guy.
The show was successful in that it made you want to learn more about the man and the history. I may actually read up on him on the internet now.
Hey looks like it’s playing again on February 17th at 12:00 AM PST. You kids should check it.

Oh gosh I got to go put some coffee in me.

2002-02-14  »  Noodle