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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:57 pm




A Very Weird Light-Skinned Black Guy is Still a Black Guy, says Professor Stereo



http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/24/prince-loved-his-blackness-and-yours.html

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:57 am

^
Bryant was the junior high, the full-blown high was Central High.

I don't think The Artist participated in Great Moments in Sport at Central High.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:53 am

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A Very Weird Light-Skinned Black Guy is Still a Black Guy, says Professor Stereo

His mother was sort of tannish--like Minneapolis people get in the summer when the sun comes out:



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Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:07 am

Thing is, Prince's mom died in Edina. Shocked

Edina does not have black people. In fact, the developers expelled a rural community of black people in order to create the suburb of Edina. bounce

Prince's mom is buried at the old fort (I wonder if she was in the army Question ).  


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:31 pm



C'mon everybody, yeah, this is your life
I'm talking about a revolution we gotta organize
We don't need no segregation, we don't need no race
New age revelation, I think we got a case

I'm OK as long as u are here with me
Sexuality is all we ever need

Reproduction of a new breed - Leaders, Stand Up, Organize
Reproduction of a new breed - Leaders, Stand Up, Organize
Reproduction of a new breed - Leaders, Stand Up, Organize
Everybody...
Reproduction of a new breed - Leaders, Stand Up, Organize

We live in a world overrun by tourists
Tourists - 89 flowers on their back...inventors of the Accu-jack
They look at life through a pocket camera... What? No flash again?
They're all a bunch of double drags who teach their kids that Love is bad
Half of the staff of their brain is on vacation
Mama, are u listening?
We need a new breed - Leaders, Stand Up, Organize
Don't let your children watch television until they know how to read
Or else all they'll know how to do is cuss, fight and breed
No child is bad from the beginning... they only imitate their atmosphere


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:26 pm


Minnesotan Prince Nelson was a disaster when it came to finances and his business affairs, and many of the people who worked with him say ignoring their advice to make a will is just a small piece of a chaotic puzzle.

We're told in the 5 years leading up to Prince's death, it was virtually impossible to get his signature on any legal document. Sources who worked with Prince tell us, he felt "screwed over" by people who had him sign deals in his younger years, and that made him "paranoid" to sign anything.  

Prince was so distrusting ... he jumped from lawyer to lawyer almost every year, and sometimes more often. One professional who worked with the singer tells us, Prince called him out of the blue one day and said he wanted to hire him. The professional asked Prince for his business files, and the answer was, "I don't know, they're out there somewhere." The professional never got the files.

We're told although Prince hired and fired a slew of professionals, his most trusted advisers were "beautiful, 20-something women, all models with no experience in anything." It caused chaos in his Minnesotan life ... especially in the financial department.

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JON POVILL (associate producer, Star Trek: The Motion Picture): Gene was not enthusiastic about Star Trek at the time. He really wanted to do something else. It was the idea of trying to prove himself, not that he was aware he was proving himself. He was sort of desperate to show he could do something besides Star Trek. That came out as, "I don't care about Star Trek, I want to move on."

SUSAN SACKETT (executive assistant to Gene Roddenberry): This was a time when he was sort of a writer for hire.

GENE RODDENBERRY (creator of Star Trek): I had been through harsh times. My dreams were going downhill, because I could not get work after the original series was canceled. ... I was stereotyped as a science-fiction writer, and sometimes it was tough to pay the mortgage.

There were several aborted film projects he was involved with, including one that would have seen Roddenberry collaborating with Paul McCartney, at the time soaring (no pun intended) with his Beatles follow-up band, Wings.

SACKETT: I have no idea whatever happened to that. It's probably stuck in a file, like the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Paul contacted him and was a Star Trek fan. He invited us to a concert, which was great, and we met backstage. Paul hired Gene to write a story about the band and it was a crazy story. Paul gave him an outline and Gene was supposed to do something with it. It was bands from outer space and they were having a competition. Gene was open to things at this point; Star Trek wasn't happening and he wasn't getting his scripts produced, but he had a family to feed. Gene began working on it and it was about the time they started talking about bringing back Trek, so he never got to complete anything for Paul.

POVILL: In May of 1975, Paramount expressed interest in developing a Star Trek film, so Gene moved back into his old office on the lot. 


WILLIAM SHATNER (actor, "Captain James T. Kirk”): I was working on the series Barbary Coast at the time, which was done at Paramount. It was on one end of Paramount, and Star Trek had been filmed at the other end of Paramount. I had never, for the longest time, revisited the stage area where [we had] filmed. So one day I decided to go there, [and] as I’d been walking and remembering the times, I suddenly heard the sound of a typewriter! That was the strangest thing, because these offices were deserted. So I followed the sound, till I came to the entrance of this building. And the sound was getting louder as I went into the building. I went down a hallway, where the offices for Star Trek were ... I opened the door and there was Gene Roddenberry.

He was sitting in a corner, typing. I hadn’t seen him in five years. I said, “Gene, the series has been canceled!” He said, “I know, I know the series has been canceled. I’m writing the movie!” So I said, “There’s gonna be a movie? What’s it gonna be about?” He said, “First of all, we have to explain how you guys got older. So what we have to do is move everybody up in a rank. You become an admiral, and the rest of the cast become Starfleet commanders. One day a force comes toward Earth — might be God, might be the Devil — breaking everything in its path, except the minds of the starship commanders. So we gotta find all the original crewmen for the starship Enterprise, but first — where is Spock? He's back on Vulcan, doing R & R; five-year mission, seven years of R & R. He swam back upstream. So we gotta go get him.” So we get Spock, do battle, and it was a, uh, great story.

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RICHARD COLLA (director, The Questor Tapes): Gene showed me that treatment, which was much more daring than Star Trek: The Motion Picture would be. The Enterprise went off in search of that thing from outer space that was affecting everything. By the time they got into the alien’s presence, it manifested itself and said, “Do you know me?” Kirk said, “No, I don’t know who you are.” It said, “Strange, how could you not know who I am?” So it shift-changed and became another image and said, “Do you know me?” Kirk said, “No, who are you?” It said, “Strange, how could you not know who I am?” So it shift-changed and came up in the form of Christ the carpenter, and says, “Do you know me?” and Kirk says, “Oh, now I know who you are.”

POVILL: It probably would have brought Star Trek down, because the Christian Right, even though it wasn’t then what it is now, would have just destroyed it. In fact, Gene started the script under one Paramount administration and handed it to another ... to Barry Diller, who was a devout Catholic. There was no way on Earth that that script was going to fly for a devout Catholic.

RODDENBERRY: Actually, it wasn’t God they were meeting, but someone who had been born here on Earth before, claiming to be God. I was going to say that this false thing claiming to be God had screwed up man’s concept of the real infinity and beauty of what God is. Paramount was reluctant to put that up on the screen, and I can understand that position.



Over the decades there were reportedly a number of attempts to novelize The God Thing; among the potential authors were Susan Sackett and Fred Bronson, Roddenberry official biographer David Alexander, Trek star Walter Koenig and, in the version that came the closest to fruition, Michael Jan Friedman’s adaptation for Pocket Books.

MICHAEL JAN FRIEDMAN (author): Gene had written a script for the first Star Trek movie. Certain elements showed up in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but most did not. So there was this mysterious script floating around that people talked about as if it were the Dead Sea Scrolls. After I had written several successful Trek novels, Trek editor Dave Stern asked me to turn Gene’s efforts into a novel called The God Thing. To the best of my recollection, I received both the script and a short narrative version of it. Naturally I jumped at the chance to translate and expand it. Gene was — and still is — one of my heroes, for God’s sake, no pun intended. As he had already left the land of the living, this was a unique opportunity to collaborate with him. But when I read the material, I was dismayed. I hadn’t seen other samples of Gene’s unvarnished writing, but what I saw this time could not possibly have been his best work. It was disjointed — scenes didn’t work together, didn’t build toward anything meaningful. Kirk, Spock and McCoy didn’t seem anything like themselves. There was some mildly erotic, midlife-crisis stuff in there that didn’t serve any real purpose. In the climactic scene, Kirk had a fistfight with an alien who had assumed the image of Jesus Christ.

So Kirk was slugging it out on the bridge. With Jesus.

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