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started off interesting and a bit bewitching and beguiling however in this week’s episode, the character of #CiprienGrieve played by actor #TongayiChirisa totally confused me from the second he appeared on my screen because he is NOT in Anne Rice’s novel. What he is – is a mix of 2 characters. To be exact 2 male characters combined into one actor who is a black man. They casted a black actor to romance the lead female and he’s not even good looking. They did it because they are always doing this – shoving black male characters down our collective throats and if you disagree like I ALWAYS DO then they call you names like RACIST.

Well, I’ll cop to being a racist any day of the week and I dare anyone including Kimmie’s so called liberal husband who says he isn’t has also said and thought racist things. My objection to this TREND will be considered racist by the people on social media who read this post however while I admit to being racist at times as we all are, the use of a black actor in this story is insulting to black people for the one and only simple reason this character exists in a series where he never did before – so the lead female and he can go #MANDINGO. The only reason these “screenwriters” who wrote the script merged two of the most important male characters in this novel, one of them a main character, #MICHAELCURRY, is solely to have the black man fuck the white female lead. That is the only way I can phrase this and it is the #truth. This is the trend Hollywood, print media, advertising and other mediums are bending towards while cops continue to murder black people in the streets of our country – forcing the American public to watch black male actors romance beautiful white actresses for the sake of shock value is boring and does a disservice to the black actor who’s talents could best be served elsewhere in another show where he has an important reason for being in that script and not as token penis to piss off everyone watching the show.

Tongayi Chirisa plays Ciprien Grieve, a new character created for the show. Ciprien is a fusion of the two characters from the novel series: Michael Curry and Aaron Lightner. Rowan revived Michael after he nearly died from drowning. He shares something with the Mayfairs, the knowledge of Lasher, who he saw once as a kid and never forgot about it. Aaron Lightner is a member of a secret society and is drawn to the Mayfair witches. The trailer shows Ciprien guiding Rowan through her discovery of this magical other world, and there may be romance involved if the TV series follows the books.

No offence to the black actor, #TongayiChirisa who’s not a bad actor but completely unnecessary in the script because he is not a real character nor does he represent a real character from the novel. #MICHAELCURRY is a key character in the novel and the other key character #AARONLIGHTNERI and frankly I could not warm up to character #CiprienGrieve because he does not exist in the books and I have no idea what he was doing there. I will not speak for the late author #ANNERICE but I have the feeling she would have been less than thrilled with this additional character.

In fact I couldn’t watch the series further than last week. I started to watch this week’s episode but suddenly they were in bed, fucking and there is no real reason why that should be happening.

The writers who wrote the series THE VAMPIRE LASTAT for series TV also screwed up when they wrote vampire LOUIS who was the beautiful BRAD PITT in the film – as a black man who was a pimp who owned a whore house. We stopped watching that series too.

LaSTAT & LOUIS in the TV SERIES “INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE”-the vampire on the right is a black man portraying LOUIS…pardon the pun – night and day from the original below

If Anne Rice was alive today I would tell her – I have a camera, my writing partner has a camera and we know another videographer and plenty of filmmakers – let’s shoot your books on our own and you can write the script.

The only way to get things the way you know it shouLd be done because you wrote the damn thing is TO SHOOT IT YOURSELF.

Here is an article saying pretty much what I just wrote. Happy reading and frankly if you disagree with me & want to write a comment do so without being angry. I did not write this post in anger but I am sick of seeing MANDINGO in every single TV show and movie and print media out there. Hollywood has to stop pushing this agenda especially with classic stories from novel writers like #ANNERICE who trusted them with their material.


Anne Rice’s journal archives point to issues she would have had with AMC’s “Mayfair Witches”

After combing through Rice’s journal archives, I think this adaptation would have her turning in her tomb


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Alexandra Daddario as Dr. Rowan Fielding in "Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches" (Alfonso Bresciani/AMC)Alexandra Daddario as Dr. Rowan Fielding in “Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches” (Alfonso Bresciani/AMC)

Once Anne Rice began to gain notoriety as an author after the 1976 release of her debut novel, “Interview with the Vampire,” it wasn’t long before big name production companies began circling, clamoring for the rights to her work so that it could be adapted for TV and film.

Throughout her career, Rice kept extensive journals chronicling her private life, her pre-manuscript musings on each of her novels, and her business dealings — jotting down frustrations over editor notes, royalties and takeaways from conversations regarding yet another failed studio script based on her work — amidst side commentary on the episodes of “Kojak” and “Miami Vice” that she enjoyed watching on such and such night. 

After Rice’s death in 2021, these journals, along with her novel drafts and a treasure trove of fan correspondence, were put into the care of Tulane University, which painstakingly archived it all into a collection that may be viewed by the public for the first time ever, by appointment.

Earlier this week I spent four hours at the archive, and only made it through one box of journals. My intent was to conduct research on her writing of the “Lives of the Mayfair Witches,” series, which I managed to do. But I couldn’t help but get pulled away from the task at hand while hanging on every word, however seemingly trivial (apparently she really liked train sets) that this author whom I’ve loved since a young teenager wrote in her own scrawling handwriting. 

In one journal entry from July 29, 1985, written on a morning that Rice notes as being foggy, she outlines a “fact sheet” from NBC that includes a rundown of the key characteristics for the main characters from “Interview with the Vampire,” Louis, Lestat and Claudia. Up in the lefthand margin she writes “IWTV – fact sheet for their crummy script.”

And in 2002, a message from Rice transcribed from a fan phone line she used to maintain details yet another adaptation that never worked out, also for NBC, which was to be a “The Witching Hour” miniseries with a script written by John Wilder.

“After three scripts and many meetings, this production was scrapped as well,” Rice writes in an update posted to her website. “We were all very disappointed.” 

As you can see, the writer had a vision for adaptations of her work, and studios never seemed to meet her standards.

 The writer had a vision for adaptations of her work and studios never seemed to meet her standards.

“Even when an author works closely with the director, the writer or the actors, the author’s voice is only one of many,” Rice writes. “Those controlling the financing for a project can shut the production down. Sometimes those who decide the fate of a production have never read the author’s books, and have little or no idea as to what the books are about.”



This is a short post. Tyre Nichols was 29 years old. He ran during a traffic stop and 5 cops beat him up = killing him.

These are the 5 cops who beat him up and killed him:

They are all black.
This is Tyre Nichols:

Tyre Nichols

So the head of the FBI is appalled at what these 5 cops did? So they were fired and charged so quickly my head hurts. Let me repeat – these 5 cops are black people.

Why are black cops being fired and charged and white cops who do the very same thing – are exonerated?

There is a double standard at play here and frankly I find it distasteful and totally racist.


Who was Tyre Nichols? What we know about man killed after traffic stop in Memphis

He was a father. He loved skateboarding and photography. He had a tattoo of his mom on his arm. He was 29.

Tyre Nichols' mother remembers her son, calls for peaceful protests during candlelight vigil

Author: ABC24 Staff (ABC), The Associated Press

Published: 2:38 PM CST January 27, 2023

Updated: 2:50 PM CST January 27, 2023

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tyre Nichols was just 29 when he died after a traffic stop by Memphis Police.

His mother, Rowvaughn Wells, said he was two minutes away from home when he was pulled over by police on Jan. 7.

Memphis police said two confrontations occurred between Nichols and officers. After he was arrested, Nichols complained of shortness of breath and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. He died three days later.

Relatives have accused the police of causing Nichols to have a heart attack and kidney failure. Authorities have only said that Nichols experienced a medical emergency.

According to civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who was hired by Nichols’ family, an independent autopsy found that Nichols had suffered from extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating.

Nichols’ family said police beat him to the point of being unrecognizable.

Five Memphis Police officers were fired and later indicted on numerous charges, including second-degree murder, in the death of Nichols. 

READ MORE: Breaking down the charges officers are facing in the death of Tyre Nichols

Video of the incident is expected to released Friday evening.

What do we know about Tyre Nichols?

Nichols’ family has described him as a Sacramento native who loved to skateboard. 

Nichols was the father of a four-year-old son, according to the Associated Press.

“He was one of those people who made everyone around them happy,” said Lucille Washington, Tyre’s Step-Grandmother at a memorial service.

Nichol moved to Memphis just before the pandemic, but got stuck, according to the Associated Press. 

Nichols lived with his parents, and worked second shift at FedEx with his stepfather.

He had worked at FedEx about nine months before his death, according to his mother.

The Associated Press reported that the two would come home together every day on their lunch break at 7 p.m., and his mother would have a meal waiting for them.

“My son was a beautiful soul, and he touched everyone,” she said.

She’d offered to buy her son Jordans, the popular athletic shoes, but he didn’t want them.

“He was just his own person,” she said. “He didn’t follow what anyone else was doing.”

His mother said he had her name tattooed on his arm.

Nichols described himself as “an aspiring photographer” on a website featuring his works.

“My vision is to bring my viewers deep into what i am seeing through my eye and out through my lens,” he wrote. “People have a story to tell why not capture it instead of doing the “norm” and writing it down or speaking it. I hope to one day let people see what i see and to hopefully admire my work based on the quality and ideals of my work.” 

Material from the Associated Press was used in this story


Minimum Wage Increase

The minimum wage increases in NJ every year. Freelancers like me then have to accommodate that rising cost to what we do. I, personally find it annoying because my rate hourly that has to either come down or fluctuate until I find a job that is willing to pay me what I’m worth.

Sincerely if you are a dishwasher or a fast food worker that’s really a part-time job. To have a career when should use the part-time job to go to community college and get out of that part-time job and get a better job. I don’t see why I have to be the one who has to change my rates to accommodate a rising minimum wage for people who don’t deserve it. Why should a fry cook get as much as me when they don’t have my education? The real answer is they shouldn’t. I understand what politicians are doing by raising the The wages but I don’t appreciate it. It puts me in a really bad situation with my family and my income. Finding a job is hard enough than having to now combat people who are uneducated getting the same rate as me. I don’t know how many people have the same problem as I do and I think every time I mention this to someone about my background my education and my experience I get the same answer “we want to hire somebody for a lower rate. “

And the reason for that is, they’re cheap. The companies are cheap they’re willing to train an inexperienced uneducated person to becoming what they want them to become. This is also a problem-let’s take my old profession bookkeeping. In bookkeeping I have seen and followed people into jobs where I had to rework their books because they didn’t know what they were doing and they were taught a certain way and the way they were taught was wrong. then when you try to educate these people on the right way to do things they argue with you. They get annoyed with you. They try to get you fired. But I wouldn’t be hired as a freelancer by their bosses if they were getting the results they wanted. I do have to say honestly most the people that I had to follow who didn’t know what they were doing were minorities. that’s not a racist statement it’s a statement of fact based upon my experience.

This also brings up the word “racism”. If you say something that someone doesn’t like you’re racist. to say that extends beyond The woke crowd and that’s on both sides left and right – will tell you you’re racist based upon just ONE comment. That is ridiculous. I will go so far as to say everyone is racist then based upon peoples comments.There’s also nothing truthful in the statement of “reverse racism“. This does not exist there is only one type of prejudice on race.

Statements of “reverse racism“. This is categorically wrong there is no such thing as reverse racism there is only racism. The meaning of the word has been misconstrued into meeting whatever the accuser is accusing you of. Also wrong. It happens a lot when people lose arguments they then resort to name-calling and the word “racism“ always comes up. how do we combat that to work with people on the left side of the aisle and on the right? You don’t you just laugh and walk the fuck away. they’re not gonna believe you they’re not gonna listen to you so why bother speaking to them. Let them live in their own tunnel world. Don’t we have too many things to do in life we have two much stuff on our plate to have to stop and try to explain yourself to someone who really doesn’t care about anything unless they’re winning the argument.


In the age of CANCEL CULTURE

Sometimes it is difficult being alive today in the age of #cancelculture. Most people blame social media for this phenomenon and we will agree that it stems from our technology and social media platforms which enable us to #react to every story that we read about or see a video about. Even with a video people disbelieve what they see and hear because these videos are taken in the middle of the event – most times never at the beginning to the end so you know who you are rooting for. These videos and situations have become social media fodder and in reality – a lot like watching a Reality TV show. The NY Post (a newspaper = and I use that term loosely – actually had the balls to post the black male rapists a level 2 sex offenders pix on their article. I like facts which none of the newspapers actually have just conjecture and assuming they know-they don’t. #factsmatter AND they are different in every single case.

The shocking rape of a woman on a crowded train and no one goes to help her? The shocking shouting match between a black male birdwatcher in NYC Central Park Ramble and a woman who is walking her dog off leash. There are so many other tales I can tell especially if I went to google right now and typed in CANCEL CULTURE on trains, planes, automobiles, in public etc etc. You get the idea – CANCEL CULTURE is everywhere.

But in our head there is always a catch – if a video or an issue of a situation goes “viral” that means whomever the public judges as the aggressor or the ANTAGONIST (writing term) well, that person goes south pretty quickly in our technologically adept society. They lose their jobs, their livelihoods, sometimes they lose a lot more that is never reported. But why is this the likelihood of what happens in our WOKE society? What does WOKE really mean? I have answers but again, these are strictly my and sometimes OUR opinions. So please be open minded enough to discuss them properly without dismissing us as nutbags – we aren’t that but what we are is quite through with CANCEL CULTURE. When a person loses their job over an incident because a company fears retribution and a loss of business from a certain culture of people then what do we have? It’s not good – it is extreme LEFT IDIOLOGY in the wake of something called WOKE-ISM. BEING WOKE is the ghetto minority term for being cognitive that their opinion is a fact and that anything contrary to that “fact” is wrong.

Opinions are never wrong because, just like the nose on your face or the hole in your butt, everyone has one. If you don’t have either of those – you are not human and most probably another species. BEING WOKE is very irritating and frankly ridiculous. Woke-ism is being bandied about as much as the word RACISM is.

Oh and the new word REVERSE RACISM has not grounding in fact. There is no such thing as REVERSE RACISM. THERE IS ONLY RACISM. Repeat after me – THERE IS ONLY RACISM and we are all guilty of that. EVEN KIMMY’S HUSBAND who claims he has never been racist in his entire life living in New Hampshire – believe me he is racist too. We all are because it is part of our human nature to be. I believe that and admit to the fact I am racist at times depending on the issue. WOKISM isn’t new. Racism as been around as long as humans have existed. Being racist is based on jealousy for what some people think other people have that you don’t have. Nothing is really equal in the world and even when you fight to get what you want when you get it sometimes you realize how much you don’t want it. LOL it’s a never ending vicious cycle of Humanism. Minorities just gave it a new name to rally cry against injustices. Good for them. I’ll continue to use the word I understand RACISM – I am not a member of the WOKING DEAD. (YES SOMEONE ACTUALLY MADE A MOVIE ABOUT WOKING ZOMBIES – LOL LOL LOLDAWN OF THE WOKE ZOMBIES)

In the incident that happened in Central park with the lady, her dog and the black bird watcher in NYC gay part of the park called THE RAMBLE – was one such incident I had parted ways with the insane WOKE crowd. I didn’t think the woman involved needed to be fired from her job but that is up to the discretion of the company – they were an insurance company so no matter how many minorities complained about that woman with the dog off leash they will never go to Franklin Templeton for any kind of insurance. That- is a fact. They can’t afford their fees and I know this because I could afford their fees and left the company when they fired her in revolt). So Templeton just screwed their employee for the public outcry instead of standing ground for their employee. I wouldn’t want to work there, that’s for sure. They sound worse than a bank.

Meanwhile the black gay bird watcher tried to save the woman’s job but failed because he did not try that hard. I am part of the gay community and people who go to the ramble are mostly gay men in search of a quicky especially not there TO BIRD WATCH. So that guy’s story was a load of bull imo and laughable to say the least. His social standing in life went from being anonymous to being INTERNET FAMOUS which holds an ominous fame to it. Meanwhile the public was busy calling the dog lady names, asking then Mayor DB to ban her from using Central Park and going after her landlord to get her evicted from her apartment. That’s is extreme as far as WOKEISM in America today. In other words, because the woman was judged on her race and belligerence towards the black gay “bird watcher” , she was labeled that dreadful name KAREN. How we ever got there is beyond me but here we are.

KAREN’S are women who are usually filmed on video yelling and screaming obscenities’ at minorities and Asians telling them to go back to their own countries and whatever the problem was in the first place. We would always come to the rescue of anyone who is an immigrant, legal or not, in America who is being abused by an asshole in public. I mean really? If you have to take out your bad day on a stranger you got problems.

Women who are considered KAREN’S by the WOKING DEAD

What annoys me is NYC currently the highest in crime and attacks from the black homeless populace that now roams the streets and sidewalks of the city and who live in the city and outer boros. It’s the reason I always carry a knife and pepper spray on me. Heaven help the idiot who tries anything with us – they are in for a gigantic surprise. If I heard a woman screaming at the top of her lungs and looked out my apartment window and saw a man (in this case a black man) raping her I would jump from the window onto him and get him off her while my partner calls the cops. If there was no one home I would call police and then jump from the window onto him. Even when cops find these deranged rapists inside a woman they only get a short jail stay and then are thrown out into the public for yet another round of rapes of other unsuspecting women.

We must change our laws. I would like to see death penalty (and I was always against this but now I see we have too many crazy people out there) for MURDERERS, RAPISTS AND PEDOPHILES. I don’t believe that we should continue to jail drug dealers or drug users especially POT USERS – let them all go. The problem with that now is they have been languishing in jail for petty crimes and are now hardened criminals set to do more bad things once out. Time to change our laws but that won’t happen because too many people who are making a lot of $ on these people don’t want to stop. Our FOR PROFIT PRISONS and Cops who make $ on every collar for instance.

Then there are the WOKE MEDIA – who do not report the news instead they report their feelings about the news. I don’t want to hear DON LEMON’S ideas about the issue – tell me what the issue is and then shut the fuck up. If a criminal commits a crime they won’t show the face or write their names especially if it is a black person. That is getting old and they need to report the news with all the stupid names given to each of the perps.

Then there is our national police force that has been given carte blanche to kill minorities for the slightest infraction until the WOKE populace rose up to correct that wrong. Killing all those unarmed Black young men /old men and women was so unconscionable that it was and still is extremely hard to swallow that these cops are innocent when, kn many cases, it is obvious they aren’t. I once asked a cop “why are there so many fancy cars in the parking lot of your precinct?” to which he replied “we all work 2nd and 3rd jobs “. YEAH SORRY I DON’T BELIEVE YOU – YOU’RE ON THE TAKE. ESPECIALLY BIG CITY COPS – ALL OF THEM ARE ON THE TAKE.

What does that mean? ON THE TAKE – are cops who will protect shop owners if they can collect a monthly sum from them – much like the mob used to do in the old days of neighborhoods. For as long as I can remember and from my father’s stories about cops back home, they have all been crooked and horrible. However city cops used to have to be able to pass a written test with a 95%tile average & the physical had to be aced at 100%. In the 1970s the written test percentile was lowered to accommodate minorities. Don’t yell at me this is what I was told by a friend who later became a cop back in the old neighborhood- Washington Heights. Today in NYC most of the cops do not live in the city and come into the city to work from Connecticut, New Jersey, PA and part of the boro’s Queens, Bronx and Bklyn. They are not the kind of men and women who are upwardly mobile either – some of them are as fat as the donuts we kid them about. Many of them that I have met personally I would NOT be friends with – we have nothing in common and many of them are corse dull witted individuals with a bad feelings for people who are not like them – public servants and many were fat and out of shape. in 2023 I am noticing that is changing with many of them going to the gym and losing weight. Still their attitude is superior than ours and they are self-righteous thinking they are heros when all the real heroes are buried at the bottom of the World Trade Center (911). Yeah I’m looking at you – asshole.

For the most part the new police vehicles are faster muscle cars and they do not have the words TO PROTECT & SERVE because THEY DON’T.. AT least in the end they are telling the truth finally.


#DICKWOLF SHOWS ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST BULLSHIT SHOW ON TV TODAY. Most wanted has Dylan McDermott as lead who basically plays the same character whether he is the bad guy or the good-boring actor & on FBI International there is another really bad actor Luke Kleintank. The thing these leads have in common – they are good looking guys who cannot act or they are onenote in their acting which is worse. Even the woman who played LIZZIE in #BLACKLIST who was really bad actor when she started became a good actor as the series progressed. Not these Dick Wolf Actors – they suck still. I don’t watch them anymore even though my loving partner does. The female lead in FBI Missy Peregrym – I can’t even with her acting and her name. OMG I’m sorry I can’t stand her. Her name is right up there with Bunny Hunter & Bambi Dier. Oye! They are like farts in the wind – people laugh at them yet they are getting paid millions for doing what? It’s not like they are actually saving lives because whenever I am in the room and I heard they I die laughing at their terrible acting. Oh well – my opinion. You have yours.

2 of the worst “actors” on TV today shall remain nameless on this blog.

One of them #forlife about the life of # Isaac Wright Jr. who had to become a jailhouse lawyer to get out of jail himself as part of the Innocence Project and who is now free and a lawyer himself having run for NYC Mayor in 2022. I voted for him better than Adams. Even on SUV TV Show with cop hater ICE T and Mariska Hargitay when they are interrogating suspects; they always press the suspect about being THE GUY THAT THEY SEEK. I find that very annoying. What happened to INNOCENT UNTIL “PROVEN” GUILTY? Also I read where ICE T still gets stopped in NYC when driving into NYC to shoot the show because he is black. Is this a necessary reason to stop someone driving because of race? It isn’t and we all know that why don’t the cops?

Then there are two sets of laws; One for rich people or Upper Middle Class people & another for working poor or poor people. Mariska Hargitay prides the show on how it’s helped women come forward when assaulted but does she realize there are more problems with the way cops treat the people they have sworn to protect and serve and that they do neither. Cops today do not do their job. EVERYONE IS A SUSPECT TO THEM: Unless they are rich and not only do the cops treat rich folks differently so do the lawyers, prosecutors et all in these cases. Sickening. Rapper Actor ICE T should be ashamed of himself for being a part of SVU TV considering he did this for a living and in reality hates cops.

real NYC cops

In every single one of these cases I have seen on TV; these lazy cops always try to pin the crime on the first suspect in their midst. Check it out anytime you watch any of these shows they are busy grilling the wrong guy who just happens to be the FIRST GUY they suspect. That’s lazy police work for ya AND how many innocent people are in jail today for years trying to petition a crooked court for their lives? Some people never get out. That’s the real crime.

Oof! I digressed!!! – my point being about #cancel culture is that it should only affect your standing online and not in real life. Once it starts on ruining your real life then it’s fascism.

For those who care to know what side of the political aisle we sit – mostly with the – Democrats & we will never vote for a member of the current GOP because of their ridiculous versions of America – Q-Anon and Trump-ism is not for us. We believe in Democracy and voting on ISSUES – each issue is different. Our views may change depending on the issue is our point. Some people have called us Republicans – LOL which we aren’t but sometimes are view is conservative or considered such by the Left-we are also NOT into extremists views from either side. For now that’s who we are politically.

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