Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ode to Yesteryear

Another Sketch that Poured from My Head whilst at VistaPrint!

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Monday, December 22, 2008

More Life

This is a piece I did on some useless old copy, while I was at work at VistaPrint!

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Saturday, May 24, 2008


As an individual who has never been fond of shoes, it gives me no greater joy than to present this article I found to the world. Especially Amanda Lynch Foster and Michelle Serioux who swore I was a pseudo Ras and another brainless, kinda pretty boy bourgeoisie bitch brat... but such is life tut tut tut... mi used to people not rating ME!!!! }:X Oh yeah and how could I forget KAI who complained bitterly about dirty feet, and all of the barefoot Prestonites that followed in my stead, Noah (Antonio) and Bartlett and OH how could I forget Robert... Differently still come to think of it... a from way back when me a trendsetter enuh... an imagine dem gi mi a fight eeeh, a wah mi did do Preston mek it did hate me so at first B4 mi tun Hall Ruler extraodinaire

Anyway I digress... read the barefoot article nuh and hold a medi

How We're Wrecking Our Feet With Every Step We Take -- New York Magazine

You Walk Wrong!!!

It took 4 million years of evolution to perfect the human foot. But we’re wrecking it with every step we take.
Published Apr 21, 2008 in the New York Magazine

This shoe and the stilettos and Adidas sneakers on the subsequent pages are trompel'oeil paintings applied directly to the feet. Nice as they look, you can't buy them.Makeup by John Maurad and Jenai Chin. (Photo: Tom Schierlitz)

Walking is easy. It’s so easy that no one ever has to teach you how to do it. It’s so easy, in fact, that we often pair it with other easy activities—talking, chewing gum—and suggest that if you can’t do both simultaneously, you’re some sort of insensate clod. So you probably think you’ve got this walking thing pretty much nailed. As you stroll around the city, worrying about the economy, or the environment, or your next month’s rent, you might assume that the one thing you don’t need to worry about is the way in which you’re strolling around the city.Well, I’m afraid I have some bad news for you: You walk wrong.Look, it’s not your fault. It’s your shoes. Shoes are bad. I don’t just mean stiletto heels, or cowboy boots, or tottering espadrilles, or any of the other fairly obvious foot-torture devices into which we wincingly jam our feet. I mean all shoes. Shoes hurt your feet. They change how you walk. In fact, your feet—your poor, tender, abused, ignored, maligned, misunderstood feet—are getting trounced in a war that’s been raging for roughly a thousand years: the battle of shoes versus feet.Last year, researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, published a study titled “Shod Versus Unshod: The Emergence of Forefoot Pathology in Modern Humans?” in the podiatry journal The Foot. The study examined 180 modern humans from three different population groups (Sotho, Zulu, and European), comparing their feet to one another’s, as well as to the feet of 2,000-year-old skeletons. The researchers concluded that, prior to the invention of shoes, people had healthier feet. Among the modern subjects, the Zulu population, which often goes barefoot, had the healthiest feet while the Europeans—i.e., the habitual shoe-wearers—had the unhealthiest. One of the lead researchers, Dr. Bernhard Zipfel, when commenting on his findings, lamented that the American Podiatric Medical Association does not “actively encourage outdoor barefoot walking for healthy individuals. This flies in the face of the increasing scientific evidence, including our study, that most of the commercially available footwear is not good for the feet.”

How We're Wrecking Our Feet With Every Step We Take -- New York Magazine
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

My Current Playlist

1. Mavado - On the rock
2. Jr. Gong - The Mission
3. Mykal Rose ft. Jr. Gong - Shoot Out
4. Mykal Rose ft. Busy Signal - Real Jamaicans
5. Regina Spektor - Samson
6. Regina Spektor - Hotel Song
7. I-Octane - Poverty
8. Black Judah ft. Warrior King - Mercy Please
9. Busy Signal - Pon the Edge
10. Demarco - Duppy know who fi frighten
11. Serani ft. Bugle - Doh
12. Erup - Click My Fingers
13.Busy Signal - Unknown Number
14. Royksoop - Remind Me (Geico ADV. theme song)
15. Sean Kingston - Take you there
16. Kanye West ft. Chris Martin (Coldplay) - Homecoming
17. Alaine - Sacrifice
18. Alaine - Sincerely
19. Alaine - Prayer
20. Etana - Roots
21. Etana - I am not afraid
22. Shaggy ft. Sizzla - Mad Mad World
23. Sizzla - Take myself away
24. Twins of Twins - How come (How come Natty an 3 gyal inna room, so wah, Babylon nuh badda doom???)
25. Lupe Fiasco - Superstar

Thursday, May 08, 2008

List of 16 Popular Trinidadian Movies

1. Bim (1974)

2. Caribbean Fox, The (1970)

3. Crossing Over (1989)

4. Diamonds from the Bantus (2002)

5. Flight of the Ibis (1996)

6. Girl from India (1982)

7. Innocent Adultery (1994)

8. Ivan the Terrible (2004)

9. Loss of Innocence, A (2006)

10. Men of Gray (1990)

11. Mystic Masseur, The (2001)

12. Obeah (1987)

13. Panman, The (1997)

14. Right and the Wrong, The (1970)

15. SistaGod (2006)

16. What My Mother Told Me (1995)

Writer's Profile

Eintou Pearl Springer

Well... hmmm... I stumbled upon a book by the name of "Out of the Shadows" in my house, I believe belongs to B.U.M. (Black Urban Militia) field operative agent Dax and seeing that the book was of Trinidadian linkage, written by an Eintou Springer, and I know a modern Springer, no not Jerry... Attilah, it just piqued my curiousity.

Eintou has been a traditional storyteller for more than three decades. She has demonstrated her craft in the USA, UK, English and French speaking Caribbean and Africa. She has conducted storytelling workshops for teachers and educators all over the world and is herself a creator of original stories in the folk tradition of her native Trinidad and Tobago.

Eintou, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, is the recipient of a national award, the Humming Bird Silver Medal, for her contribution to the development and propagation of Arts and Culture. An award-winning actress, and in 2004 was awarded the Vanguard Award of the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NDATT), an organisation that she helped to form. She recently retired as Director of the National Heritage Library of Trinidad and Tobago an institution which she holds the distinct honour of creating and developing.

Her career as an activist and artist has been a lifetime of service to the dispossessed youth of the inner cities, young artists, dramatists and performers and basically any bright spark with the gleam of the future in their eyes.

It is this drive to empower young people that inspires and fuels her talents as a storyteller and magician of the spoken word."

If Trinis Made Movies... Hahahahaha

If Trinis Made American movies!

1. Dude, where's my Cortina?

2. Hari Pooran and the Obeyahman's Stone

3. The Lord of the Ganja Leaf: The Fellowship of the Herb

4. The Lord of the Ganja Leaf: The Two Spliffs

5. Along Came a Crablouse (Spider)

6. Crouching Tatoo Hidden Manicou

7. Me, Myself and Indira

8. Deep Brown Quinam ( Deep Blue Sea)

7. My Big Fat Grafton Wedding

9. Born on the 31st of August

10. Not Another Skettel Movie

11. Political Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Panday

12. Political Wars, Episode 2, Patrick Strikes Back

13. Political Wars, Episode 3: Return of the Silver Fox (Panday)

14. Babylon Academy 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

15. Villa Capri (Moulin Rouge)

16. Broken Big Stone ( Broken Arrow)

17. If These Cane Fields Could Talk

18. Wild Wild Williamsville

19. Trinidadian Dhalpuri (American Pie)

20. Lagahoo in Woodbrook (Vampire in Brooklyn)

Trini Movies We Would Like To See: (

1. I Know What You Did Last Dry Season
2. Four Prayers And A Puja
3. Men In Brown
4. There's Something About Primatee
5. How To Kill A Corbeau (Mockingbird)
6. Panorama (Titanic)
7. Republic Day
8. A Trinidadian Werewolf In Guyana
9. Biptee, The Soucouyant Slayer
10. Rumble In The Beetham
11. Lethal Cutlass 1, 2, 3 &4
12. Rubbing Wood and his parang side
13. Big Stone (The Rock)
14. Shanty Town Of Angels
15. Driving Miss Mazie
16. Pointless
17. Nightmare On Frederick Street
18. The Manicou King
19. Saving Ryan's Privates
20. Ramesh And Drupatee(Romeo & Juliet)
21. Pouff! (Gone With The Wind)
22. Home Alone 2 - Lost In Mayaro
23. Basdeo's Advocate
24. Fried Green Baigan
25. One Flew Over The Corbeau's Nest
26. Chadee's List
27. The PNM Strikes Back
28. The Silence Of The Goats
29. The Untouched-Doubles (Untouchables)
30. Breakfast At Chorros
31. Maxispotting
32. Escape From Guerra Island
33. The Birdman from Carrera
34. The Tattooslayer
35. Guess who's coming for roti?
36. Panday vs Panday
37. De Compere
38. Bridge over the Dry River

List Borrowed from: http://www.tntisland.com/

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Top Ten Jamaican Films

Seeing that I'm back on the blog roll, I'm doing list and trying to bring back all original fresh sexy Yannick content so just check it out maaaaaaaaaaan.

1. The Harder They Come (1972)
This book is in every authentic Jamaican's DVD catalogue, or had it on VHS

2. Shottas (2002)
The Jamaicanified City of God

3. One Love (2003)
Hmmm I'm not Mr. Romantic but...

4. Goat Head
Paul Bucknor started production on 'Goathead', a romantic comedy, written and directed by Bucknor, set in rural Jamaica.

5. Dancehall Queen (1997)
Oh well... Betweenie had to get a buss

6. The Lunatic (1991)
The story of a village madman, Aloysious, who has the amazing ability to talk to anything, including trees, cows and cricket balls. Portrayed from a Jamaican prospective with an acute eye for the authentic dialect of the land. Aloysious meets Inga, a German nymphomaniac, who uses her 'pum pum power' to capture his heart.

7. Glory to Gloriana (2006)
"Mi Haffi put a MOBAY show on the list (duh)"
The rags to riches story of a young country girl, Gloria Minto who was determined to makes the most of life. She came from humble beginnings and with the help of those around her and the will of only a Jamaican woman, she fought her way to success and prosperity.

8. Smile Orange (1976)
"Orange wi rotten yuh seed"

9. Third World Cop (1999)
Loose cannon cop Capone returns to his home town of Kingston to join a group of officers fighting organised crime in the area. On his first day he uncovers gun smuggling operation that may be connected with lead criminal Oney. However his old crew, led by Ratty, also are involved leading Capone to a choice between his job and his old crew.

10. Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don (2003)

Noteworthy mentions from recent times (or maybe not so recent) are:

New Local Shows New Local Shows

Other Popular and Jamaican Movies:

-Belly (1998)
-Black Kissinger (2008)
-Bongo Man (1981)
-Children of Babylon (1980)
-Countryman (1982) 
-It's All About Dancing: A Jamaican Dance-U-Mentary (2006)
-Lovers Flex (2006) 
-No Place Like Home (2006/I)
-Rockers (1978)
-Roots Time (2006) 
-Runt (2005)
-Shottas for Life (2007)
-Third World (1980) ...aka Prisoner in the Streets (1980)

Monday, April 21, 2008


I got this little ole bit of info from one Attilah Springer (Trini writer)... and just thought it relevant to share with the world or just my world...

For real... this is the perfect excuse for not answering my cell fone, but then again I rarely ever do so... I doubt the nation will buy the argument but its an original thought right there... fuh real...

And fi real the nation need to unplug from the "tell-LIE-vision" and stop wat BET(black exploitation tell-lie-vision) and detox from the idiot box... and the zombie tube... time to run away from civi-LIES-astion and the neo-colonial/imperialism phenomenon dem call globalisation 2008 re-slaving agenda.

"You've got to parent. You've got to turn off the television set in your house once in a while; you've got to put the video game away once in a while."

"You should have a curfew in your house so your children aren't out in the streets all night."
~Barack Obama

Mental Detox Week - April 21 - 27, 2008

10:25am Friday, Apr 18
Formerly TV Turn Off Week...Now the culture jammers over at Adbusters,org want us to detox our brain for a week. I think I'm giving up Crackbook...

"For one week you take a break, unplug, turn off the TVs, computers, iPods, Blackberries, and cell phones. You don't have to go cold turkey, just challenge yourself to cut back a little. In the evening, you watch your favorite show if you have to, but then you switch off, relax, read a book, take a walk, or maybe go for a pint with a friend.

It's all about mental health. Recent studies have revealed a connection between our increasing use of a wide range of digital devices and growing stress levels and incidence of psychological disorders. Two out of three Americans suffer disconnection anxiety if they're away from their gadgets even for a few minutes, and The American Journal of Psychiatry has classified excessive gaming, porn surfing, emailing, and text messaging as a compulsive impulse disorder. Unplugging for a week is a non-pharmaceutical method of protecting your sanity and well-being.

So you take a step back from it all. Maybe for the first couple of days you'll feel crabby, sweaty, or agitated, like an addict in withdrawal. But then something remarkable will happen. Your over-stimulated brain will cleanse itself. You'll relax. You'll feel calmer and more grounded. You'll be whole again and see the world anew."


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Top Five (5) Sites to Survive UWI (Mona)

Top ten sites I used to survive UWI:

-Wikipedia gives you the base and foundation for most essays.
The biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet. Over 7 million articles in over 200 languages, and still growing.

-Every essay needs a definition of few
Look up a word or term in an Internet dictionary or glossary. Free search access to a frequently updated database of words, terms, names, and acronyms.

-hmm no explanation needed
Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages.

- Essential to book reviewing and summarizing
Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.

- Now if you haven't mastered the art of getting stuff done hop, skip and jump here.
Pointers on productivity, getting things done and lifehacks.

Monday, March 24, 2008