We are just adding articles in now. and more soon.
Johnny Carson YouTube clips:
Johnny Carson Tracks Down Don Rickles on his set
(there is a much longer version)
Rich Little lists 22 mannerisms of Johnny Carson and as laughing he does not know how to react without a mannerism
Carson top 10 moments (They should add the Geisha girls and throwing Don Rickels in the pool) http://content.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1020765,00.html
A psychological look
Read more: Whoooooooo’s Johnny? – TIME http://content.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1020765,00.html#ixzz2qjcv92QG
Rich Little at 4 minute mark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj8MP85TGT0
Rich Little 3 minutes in on Johnny Carson
Joan Rivers interviewing the author.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Funny Lady Rosie Perez at Saint Joseph College in Brooklyn reviewed by me
Posted on February 27, 2014
St. Joseph’s College had Oscar-nominated actress, choreographer, author and long-time Clinton Hill resident Rosie Perez Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium located on the College’s Brooklyn Campus. Perez is best known for her humor, enthusiasm, street language in a cute child voice and memorable roles in Do The Right Thing, White Men Can’t Jump, Pineapple Express, The Counselor and Fearless, which she received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress.
She discussed her memoir. “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)”. A Brooklyn College alumni and worker in the Advisement Center were in attendance there. Theater critic Hilton Als who was and Editor-at-large at Vibe Magazine, a Village Voice writer asked her questions in a conversational style. Her book tour started the day prior. Perez was going to write her autobiography with an emphasis on her aunt. Her publisher wanted her mother in it. She kept avoiding it and said it was off limits. The publisher intrigued thought it was a better subject. Perez went into the bathroom to cry. She thought it out and wrote about it as it would be therapeutic. She does a lot of community work and asks youths to give of themselves made her realize she should reveal more in her book.
The first day of writing the book she wrote 50 pages. The next day she was going to delete them all. Her friend Hilton Als told her not to, but to keep going. Her childhood was full of abuse. She did not keep a diary because it would be proof of her abuse she wanted to forget. In her discussion with the audience, she just thought of items she could have put in the book.
Perez is from Bushwick, Brooklyn. Her mom left her a week old with her aunt to watch while she said she was going to the bodega and she did not come back for 3 years. She was not the best mom thereafter. Perez was discriminated and had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Her mother forced her father out of the house at gunpoint; Perez’s mother later put her in an orphanage.
When her loving aunt raised her there was structure, a schedule and order. Perez said her aunt never stopped loving her. Her father she was told was her uncle for complex psychological reasons. She was picked on. When asked if she was OK and said yes, someone in her house would say she isn’t OK she looks weird. She had a complex about her hair and forehead. Her mother was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic. Whenever Rosie expressed something artistic her mother hit her. Her mother was beaten and her mother was beaten. She did not go into a lot of the abuse because it was hard for her to talk about it. She was sexually molested which came out in other interviews she recently did. She said she was never comfortable in her house ever. It was so old it had a chain to flush the toilet. Her aunt was supportive and said to her that she could do anything if she worked hard. She said she wanted to flourish and was told she sounded like a Hallmark greeting card.
A side not is that on the Pierce Morgan television show earlier in the day, she mentioned she was told life dealt her a bad hand of cards, but you can replace them. She asked how and was told when you get tired of it you will figure it out. She was going to college in Los Angeles but had doubts. Her aunt convinced her to go but said don’t forget to write and call. Her last words before leaving where “You’re going to make it”.
There may not have been a dry eye in the audience at that. As she went to the airport 10 family members got in the car. One could not find her girdle. She called it American Express because like the commercial says “Don’t leave home without it”. Despite her Puerto Rican accent and youthful voice she said people would be surprised she was a Bio/Chem major and don’t let the accent fool you.
In LA she went clubbing. She was wearing a hoochie mama dress. Many women had no underwear under it but Perez wore shorts in case she fell. She later did nudity in films but thought it was going to be done more tastefully. Her husband read her book and said the most poignant part was the way he fell in love with her.
A talent scout for “Soul Train” saw her at a club and brought her on the show. She was a natural dancer and found it fun. Bobby Brown’s manager hired her to choreograph his moves for stage and video.
Spike Lee was having a “butt” contest to promote his new movie “School Daze.” Perez was upset with the woman competing to see who had the biggest butt and she jumped on top of a speaker and began violently shaking hers. The bouncer who pulled her off brought her over to Lee. “Tonight is fate,” Lee told her, laughing. “You wish,” she snapped back. She was throwing his business card out when her friend stopped her and told her who he was.
She went to Maryland to visit a friend when Lee called. She wasn’t sure about acting and said he is probably too far away. It turns out he was in the same state. She said she had no time as she was driving to Brooklyn. Coincidentally Lee was also as they both were raised there. They drove back together and her film career was launched. Acting felt natural to her. She appeared in the movie Feelings which had depression, loss and sadness in it. Perez pointed to the audience to her past agent and said she got me that part. Her agent said no you got it on your own. The part had to be vulnerable and exposed. During the casting for the part she was asked to pray. She had done it so many times that is was not deliberate and a short cut taken as she crossed herself and that helped her get the part. She had life’s preparation for it. When she did not get a job she did not feel rejection. She felt nothing compared to her childhood. This was a small venue for her and she had been on national television shows. Possibly she did it due to her roots from the neighborhood and her active community involvement to help a college.
(photo credit: Mildred Nieves-Rivera depicted with the daughter)
Next the audience asked questions and one was about gentrification of her Brooklyn neighborhood. Spike Lee Tuesday had some strong views on it. Perez hates the changes. She said Woodhaven, Queens still looks like it was in the All in the Family television show. Now you can get soy milk in her neighborhood. She said a kid who was lactose intolerant could not get it in the store for 12 years till the area changed. They felt there not good enough to have it. She talked about the Brooklyn way of being neighborly and shoveling for a neighbor. Everyone gave neighbors food and it was like a little Mayberry, which is related to the old Andy Griffin Show and a spin off of hometown friendliness. She talked about going to Mike’s Diner and hearing the gossip. That is where she found out a house was for sale and the party liked sherry. She brought sherry and that helped her get the house. She let the seller live in her basement for a few months which also helped Perez learn the house.
She hoped gentrification would end but said we can’t control aesthetics but can try to influence how people interact with each other. She says hello daily to a new neighbor that never acknowledges her and finally she does. Her embodiment is to keep trying. Perez was very funny which helped from the sad moments to release laughs or cries from the audience that was expressing full appreciation. After the book discussion she signed her book and almost everyone was buying one. She did not rush through with them but spent time talking with each person. She and her husband, artist Eric Haze, live in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Her infectious laugh, engaging style, winning smile, emotions and humor was all shown.
On her book tour she was on the Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC radio http://www.wnyc.org/story/rosie-perezs-handbook-unpredictable-life/
Pierce Morgan on CNN that day, Thursday morning will be on Morning Joe on MSNBC, this Monday at the Strand Bookstore a 7 pm book signing, soon on the Steve Harvey Show and was reviewed in Time Magazine.
Rosie Perez despite her Woody Woodpecker laugh is quite serious, funny, good dancer and actress Posted on March 14, 2014
Many have asked for more Rosie Perez clips. There are funny ones, her best dance moves and her acting (warning there are cursing).
Rosie Perez despite her fake accent and Woody Woodpecker laugh is quite serious and was a bio/chem major and an ambassador for a cause.
On Romney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVIrNxba0ls
Rosie Perez: I’m Boricua, just so you know! Puerta Rican pride.(click on the YouTube link)
Soul Train dancing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkIIV1NwPV4
Dancing in Do the Right Thing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U35MvblI4og
cursing in Do the Right Thing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_EtgFZCpfE
Rosie Perez funny clips on the talk shows and bio Posted on March 9, 2014
Rosie Perez clips on the talk shows
funny link http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/02/rosie_perez_doesnt_blast_jennifer_lopez_in_her_new_memoir.html
from the Daily News website http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/actress-rosie-perez-reveals-troubled-new-memoir-article-1.1616078#
MSNBC ad Al Sharpton on serious issues http://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation/we-are-recognizing-our-power-says-rosie-pe
She hit Wesley Snipe, Spike Lee and hurled a piece of fried chicken in the face of Don Cornelius of Soul Train TV before being escorted out by security.
Rosie Perez on Boxing, Insecurities and Being Diagnosed with PTSD | TIME.com http://entertainment.time.com/2014/02/21/rosie-perez-interview-ptsd/#ixzz2uUqIEhZg
Rosie Perez bio from Wikipedia not put in our article last week.
Early life Rosie Perez is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, director and community activist. Perez was born in Bushwick, in Brooklyn to Puerto Rican parents which she refers to in the book and does accents of. She was transferred to a group foster home at age 8. Perez ended up having a speech impediment. She eventually moved in with an aunt.
Acting: Perez started her career in the late 1980s as a dancer on Soul Train and later choreographed music videos by major stars. Perez was noticed in a dance club by Spike Lee in 1988, who hired her for her first major acting role in Do the Right Thing. She was the choreographer for the dancing group the Fly Girls who were featured on the Fox television comedy program In Living Color. choreographed dances for Bobby Brown.
She had a major role in the hit comedy White Men Can’t Jumpco-starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. Perez was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Peter Weir’s 1993 film Fearless. In 1997, she starred in Perdita Durango, a controversial film in which many scenes of excessive violence, sex and nudity were edited out of the version released in the United States but supposedly remained intact in the version released throughout Latin America.
She played corrupt police officer Carol Brazier in the Judd Apatow-produced film Pineapple Express, co-starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. Rosie Perez is a massive fan of the sport of boxing. Perez served as the grand marshal for the International Boxing Hall of Fame parade in Canastota, New York
Activism: Perez is an activist for Puerto Rican rights. Her film Yo soy Boricua, pa’que tu lo sepas! (I’m Puerto Rican, Just So You Know!) documents her activism] She starred in and directed the Spanish AIDS PSA campaign “Join the Fight” for Cable Positive and Kismet Films. President Barack Obama appointed her to The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).
Rosie Perez cites her career in activism as the inspiration behind her memoir. “It was more, let me tell my family and the people that I love and is most dear to me what really happened. God forbid anything happens to me, I didn’t want to be an enigma or a mystery to the people that I love. It really wasn’t for the public but as I continued writing this, I realized that with my second career—which is activism and charity—I felt a nagging conviction to share.
Perez serves as the chair of the artistic board for Urban Arts Partnership, a New York City arts education nonprofit that uses arts integrated education programs to close the Achievement gap.
Rumble in Roosevelt with 4 martial arts clubs and videos Posted on November 16, 2013
November 15th Roosevelt Hall Room 203 from 6-8pm four martial arts clubs had a performance called Rumble in Roosevelt. MMAA, Tae Kwon Do, and Brazilian Jujitsu club showed off MMA drills and techniques. There were many black belts there and you could not tell from looking at them in street clothes. Bruce Lee was about five foot 6 inches and about 150 pounds. One black belt said most go into the martial arts because of being bullied. In the performance was paddle kicking and forms. Brazilian Jujitsu the bulker person has the advantage. It was asked if woman can compete. It was said they are at a disadvantage but a six four inch volleyball player fought — and was a worthy opponent. I mentioned tactics I learned borderline dangerous to escape. You can’t learn right away to be a good fighter but need many sessions. You can learn a few moves to just get out of danger and of course you have to practice them. In a self-defense class they stressed if someone has a weapon to give up the money. You can replace it or possessions but not all body parts or a life. I saw a graphic novel cartoon of a black belt telling his student to not show off with his skills and give up the money to a weapon and always try to avoid a fight. The key is to avoid danger. On the way home someone heckles him and the martial art student uses his skills. The heckler then beats him up and takes off a mask and it is the black belt who had just warned him. I have worked in dangerous areas at nights. I learned to avoid gangs. If there was a hangout in my path I would cross the street to avoid them or go back. I showed the black belts some techniques I learned. One is retreating away throwing chops and kicks keeping your balance. Between rounds a girl walked around with a round sign like they do in boxing matches. There are at least 4 martial arts clubs. If you are a beginner or a female you are welcome. For a video and detailed information on ABADÁ-Capoeira: http://www.answers.com/topic/capoeira ABADÁ-Capoeira is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A stylized martial-art dance from Brazil which is characterized by acrobatic fighting maneuvers and athletic dance steps. It is a technical, mental, musical, and acrobatic workout. The technique is to improve efficiency and prevent injury. Equally important is the understanding of and reverence for capoeira’s rich history, including the preservation and recovery of the instruments, rhythms, and games of capoeira, individual competency in and knowledge of the game’s music and instruments, It has two main objectives. One is to keep the capoeirista in a state of constant motion, preventing him or her from being a still and easy target. The other, using also fakes and feints, is to mislead, fool, trick the opponent, leaving them open for an attack or a counter-attack. The attacks in the Capoeira should be done when opportunity arises and must be decisive, like a direct kick in the face or a vital body part, or a strong takedown. Most Capoeira attacks are made with the legs, like direct or swirling kicks, rasteiras (leg sweeps), tesouras or knee strikes. The head strike is a very important counter-attack move. Elbow strikes, punches and other forms of takedowns complete the main list. The defense is based on the principle of non-resistance, meaning avoiding an attack using evasive moves instead of blocking it. Avoids are called esquivas, which depend on the direction of the attack and intention of the defender, and can be done standing or with a hand leaning on the floor. A block should only be made when the esquiva is not possible. This fighting strategy allows quick and unpredictable counterattacks, the ability to focus on more than one adversary and to face empty-handed an armed adversary. A series of rolls and acrobatics (like the Cartwheels called aú) allows the capoeirista to quickly overcome a takedown or a loss of balance, and to position themselves around the aggressor in order to lay up for an attack. It is this combination of attacks, defense and mobility which gives Capoeira its perceived ‘fluidity’ and choreography-like style. Many acts are not done fully to not hurt someone in practice.
Halloween Parade photos that we can show Posted on November 2, 2013
This is from the Halloween Parade in the village Thursday night. Grand Marshall Kelly Ripa went by to fast and all we got was a blur. She was waving to the other side of the street as she passed but it looked equal side and not avoiding us.
Student Government President David Rosenberg’s $10,000 fib
Posted on October 8, 2013
From last week’s Kingsman Newspaper article
Yogisms, funny lines from Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra was a catcher for the NY Yankees Berra who just passed away. He played for 17 seasons with the New York Yankees from 1946 – 1963. During that time period, he played in 14 World Series and won 10 of them. He was MVP of the league 3 times. He would later go on to manage and coach the Yankees as well as the crosstown rival New York Mets and the Houston Astros. The cartoon character Yogi Bear was influenced b him. Yogi ws with dying Yankee Phil Rizzutto the last few months of his life, he sat by his bedside holding his hand till he went to sleep.
Here are some Yogisms which he is famous for, so turn grammar check off.
It ain’t over till it’s over. It’s deja vu all over again. I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4. Never answer an anonymous letter. We made too many wrong mistakes. You can observe a lot by watching. The future ain’t what it used to be. If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. It gets late early out here.
If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them. Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical. Pair up in threes. Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel. Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded. A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore. Bill Dickey is learning me his experience. He hits from both sides of the plate, he’s amphibious. I always thought that record would stand until it was broken. I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads. I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary. I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. In baseball, you don’t know nothing. I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself? It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility. Joe DiMaggio was so graceful playing centerfield he never walked off the field. So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face. Take it with a grin of salt.
(On the 1973 Mets) We were overwhelming underdogs. The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase. You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours. When you come to a fork in the road, take it. (Johnny Carson said that line many times possibly he got it from Yogi). He said to the waiter to cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six. You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you. I’m small for my height. It gets late early out here.