Beef..and introducing something new.

I woke up this morning and do my news check over breakfast. I find that Lamar Kardashian did some work last night. The good Washington Capitals finally showed up in the nick of time. A group of not-quite-paid NFL players now want their piece of the lockout.
Away from real life and in the fantasy world. Col. Quaalude is still running thangs in Tripoli. Obama is starting to get a lil’ snappy about the budget. Mrs. Obama is asking if she can take the bus next time. Our neighbors up north in Canada are having an election, and from the Maritimes to Whistler B.C. nobody cares. Donald Trump has announced for next season The Apprentice will lead the search for Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

I just happened to stumble on this. The Madea vs. Mars Blackman lightweight title bout continues. Ever since Ed Gordon rubbed these sticks together to years ago, the fire’s been a’kindlin between Spike Lee and Tyler Perry and with Madea set to hit the cineplexes Friday, Tyler took his shot. Click the link above and you can hear for yourself.

I’m not going to get deep on their beef, but I do want to talk about beef. Being from Nebraska, I love me some beef when its on a barbecue with my grandmama’s special dressing on it. But we aren’t talking about Omaha Steaks right here. This is that “east coast” beef. This is vehement disagreement between people which can deteriorate into nonsense if left unchecked.

This whole Tyler vs. Spike thing is beef between artists who both have made themselves among the best at their craft. Both of you put out good product people want to see. Spike, you’ve been known to shoot first and never ask questions and a lot of stiff-backed fans are calling you on it Reggie Miller style. Tyler, you took preemptive strike at Spike will nobody was asking you about it. Maybe Mr. Lee touched a nerve a little bit? Perhaps. After all its a little bit of a stretch bringing back Madea after you’ve taken on faire such as Colored Girls.
Either way, you two need to sit down and talk away from the cameras and the press and at least agree to disagree.

This week we have two celebrations of freedom going on. The Jewish peoples in my life celebrated Passover a couple of days ago. Leaving bondage behind is always a good thing. For me being Christian, Easter is approaching. This week my focus is on the cross, and what the cross represents. At one level what Jesus did represent a freedom. Freedom from meaningless death. Freedom from the grave being all that there is. Freedom from THE bondage of sin.

In this spirit, I’m calling for a Northside Chip Moratorium On Beef. If you have beef with anybody this week, extend a hand and work on ending that beef. Especially, if its longstanding beef. You can waste a lot of time and year holding onto disagreement. To quote from Jesse Jackson “It’s time to forgive each other, redeem each other and move on.”

So Spike and Tyler settle it up and make a movie together. President Obama and John Boehner, this country needs a real budget with real priorities. You two need to quit having a fit, stop thinking about next year, and work together to insure we have a country no matter who wins next year.
Frank and Jamie McCourt, settle your divorce and whoever gets the Dodgers just hurry up decide what you want to do with the team. The last thing Major League Baseball needs is Bud Selig running another team.
NFL players and owners, you have too much money to be beefing over and a whole nation loves you, myself included. I WANT MY PRO FOOTBALL NEXT YEAR!

And to all of you, especially in this tough times where every person close and dear to you should be precious, if you have some beef with someone in your life now is as good time as any to make it right.

I’m also introducing some new stuff on my second day.

INTRODUCING: More Views I’m Feeling.
Every so often, when I find something worth reading or listening to. I’ll share because knowledge should be open to all. Today, I wanna give a shout out to one of my favorite writers LZ Granderson. Quite talented. Quite opinionated and provocative. He’s always a good read on sports at, but today he’s talking from the heart as a parent on how some folks are letting their little girls go out into the world all Minajified. Check it out.

INTRODUCING: The NorthsideChip’s Corner “You Ignant” Award

There’s “ignorance”. That is when you just don’t have a clue. You can’t help it. You don’t know. Forgive them Father. They know not what they do.
And then there is “IGNANCE” That is when you know something’s wrong and you do it anyway and it all goes wrong. What you did is so naked and obvious that you can’t even give the action the respect to articulate the full word “ignorance”. It is just plain IGNANT. Thus the “You Ignant” award.

As I said from beginning. The sports are loved on the corner. A few weeks ago I was liking seeing The Final Four, especially seeing Texas A&M’s women get down and win the championship over Notre Dame the day after UConn and Butler built something together with all those bricks.
I knew about those Aggie kids from following the Big 12 women’s hoop scene. But I’m also a fan of Notre Dame’s point guard Skylar Diggins. I can Dig it, she has a lot to recommend herself and we get to enjoy her talent for 2 more years before she heads off to the WNBA.
A week or so back, it seems some photos of her get into the Twittersphere of her cute face Adobe Photoshopped onto a porn star’s body all nude. Not tastefully done, and definitely all nude.
Obviously, this causes embarrassment and puts a now public figure who a lot of young girls are looking up to in the position of looking like Lil’ Kim with a basketball.

To the person who pulled this prank thinking that you’re funny and defaming the character of a young student-athlete in the process — YOU IGNANT!

Retroactive You Ignant award — To Donald Trump for this birther foolishness. Donald, You’re fired…and YOU IGNANT!


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