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I KNOW THAT IT’S BEEN SAID MANY MANY TIMES BUT I’LL SAY IT AGAIN, THE NEW YAHOO EMAIL STINKS!


Yahoo, how could you!

Why did you have to replace the uber-fantastic classic Yahoo Mail with the ultra-shitty new Yahoo Mail?

It totally stinks!

And why do you feel the need to trick your customers who have and love classic Yahoo Mail into switching to the new stinky Yahoo Mail by any means necessary!

Bait and switch, Yahoo, that ain’t right!

Yahoo, why won’t you let those customers who don’t like the new Yahoo Mail switch back to the old but totally kick-ass classic Yahoo Mail if they want to?

Yahoo, haven’t you bitches and bastards ever heard of a democracy?

Obviously not because if you did I wouldn’t have written this blog post trashing your icky new email system.

Yahoo, I want you consider this.

Most people in life don’t want to eat vanilla ice cream all of their lives!

They want fucking variety like chocolate, butter pecan and cherry garcia!

Hey Yahoo, I hope you faux-genuises get the hint of this blog post!

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TINA KNOWLEDGEABLE PEDEN’S TV & MOVIE REBOOTS & REMAKE IDEAS! (LIGHTBULB 1)


Recently I moved to another city in New Hampshire and because of that I had to purchase a different cable tv package from a different cable provider. Because of being so busy these last couple of weeks, I haven’t watched alot of tv until one day last week on a very rainy day I took the day off and just vegetated.  During my vegetation and while lying down on the couch I took the time to flick through the hundreds of cable channels that I had purchased when all of a sudden I stopped in delight.

Back in the day (specifically the late 80’s to the mid 90’s) I was a huge fan of a dramatic tv show called Matlock which starred Andy Griffith as a brilliant veteran Atlanta Georgia defense attorney named Ben Matlock.

And even though this show went through more facial changes than Lil’ Kim and Heidi Montag Pratt combined, it still was a big hit.

And for me the episode that truly made me a cult superfan of Matlock was the 1991 episode called “The Strangler” which had Ben Matlock matching wits with sadistic “like to humiliate em’ before he killed em’ serial lawyer killer,” Jeffrey Spidell who was portrayed brilliantly by veteran character actor, Richard Gilliland who just happens to be married to Jean Smart who starred in the hit tv show, Designing Women which was also set in Atlanta Georgia.

Anyhoo, with me catching up on many episodes of the show over the past couple of days some of which I haven’t seen in 21 years and all the media hoopla surrounding the latest reboot of the movie, Superman, this got me to thinking.

In an unimaginative keep rebooting the same old shit over and over again Hollywood millenium world, I am going to throw my hat into the ring and propose a semi-imaginative reboot.

CBS Television Studios or any tv or motion picture studio who wouldn’t mind partnering up on a venture with CBS needs to hire a kick-ass writer to either write a full fledged novel or screenplay called “Spidell” and then turn it into a Hannibal Lecter style movie/tv franchise.

As a fan of Matlock and the Jeffrey Spidell episodes I always wished that the writers of the show would have made a companion mini-series while the show was on the air back in day that delved into the early life of Jeffrey Spidell like the book, Red Dragon did in regards to Hannibal Lecter.

Another anyhoo, since there are alot of fans of the Matlock tv show and the late great, Andy Griffith himself, like me, i’m pretty sure it could be a box office hit especially with the older generation which Hollywood often overlooks.

So hollywood, have at it and don’t you wish that you guys and dolls had imagination like me?

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HERE’S AN OLD ARTICLE OF MINE THAT YAHOO CENSORED ON THE OLD ASSOCIATED CONTENT NETWORK WHEN THEY BOUGHT IT BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT YAHOO, GOD FORBID!


A Couple of Reasons Why Associated Content Should Let Their Writers Put a Tip Jar or “Donate” Button on Their AC Pages!

More Money, Money, Money for Associated Content, PayPal & AC Writers!
Knowledgeable, Yahoo! Contributor Network

First of all, I want to say that I am not a greedy person.

Second, I am very grateful for the extra pocket change that Associated Content pays me per month for my work. Plus, extra kudos for making the payments by PayPal and getting them out to me in a timely professional manner. Thanks AC!

But pushing that all aside, I gotta’ be honest. I want to make as much money as I possibly can for my writing because the articles that I write for AC are good and I put alot of hard work into them.

Lately, a little idea has been brewing in my head about this subject so I am going to put it out there folks.

In my personal opinion (which I know may mean diddly squat to some of you out there) I think Associated Content should allow their writers to put a tip jar or as PayPal calls it a “Donate” button on their AC pages if they so choose to.

It’s simple to do this. All a AC writer would have to do is to go to the PayPal website, open a premier account (which is free) and then create a “Donate” button. PayPal provides the HTML code in which a person must copy and paste to the website that they want people to donate to. Donors can then click the “Donate” button to make donations or tips, i.e. give money to you for your articles.

However, in order to do this either AC would have to create an area where their writers could paste in the PayPal HTML code or the AC staff would have to do it themselves.

But either way, it would be a win-win situation for Associated Content, PayPal and AC writers. Albeit, some extra work.

Below are some specific reasons why.

-The quality of the writing on AC would not only improve but diversify because additional income is a powerful incentive.

-The number of partners would also increase due to the improved quality and diversified writing.

-If Associated Content decided to advertise the fact that they are allowing AC writers to put a “Donate” button on their AC pages the number of writers will definitely increase. Let’s face it, the more writers AC has, the more income they can make.

-The “Donate” button program may also give AC writers that extra boost of confidence which can take their writing to a whole new level plus the incentive of added income may be just what the doctor ordered to get rid of the dreaded writer’s block that some AC writers may be facing.

-Gives fans, faithful readers, those individuals truly inspired by an AC writer’s work or a mere web surfer who happens to stumble upon an AC writer’s article by accident and is helped by it an outlet to show their appreciation monetarily.

-Puts AC veteran writers and newbies on equal ground when it comes to earning additional income.

-PayPal is a safe and trusted website which accepts payments in 22 currencies from 190 countries. How cool would it be to be an AC writer who lives in Des Moines Iowa and have someone read and decide that they want to tip you for an article that lives in South Africa. Wow!

-PayPal’s income would increase too due to the fees that they could charge when a sender uses a credit or debit card to send money to AC writers.

-PayPal would also benefit by aligning themselves with a reputable site like Associated Content.

-PayPal also accepts donations or tips made with credit cards and debit cards right away! Plus, their donors don’t need a PayPal account to make their donations! Plus, there are no monthly, set-up or cancellation fees only low transaction fees. AC writers could gets daily or weekly tips or donations and not have to wait monthly to get paid.

-The “Donate” button program would also put a little power in the AC writer’s hands which is always nice. (Associated Content decides what to pay the writers for their work since it is their website but by allowing the AC writers to put a “Donate” button on their AC pages, the AC writers have a little more control over how much money they can make for their work which is always a nice thing.)

-But the best thing about this program would be the massive amount of money that could be made on one article. For instance, back in November 2004, a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich said to bear the image of the Virgin Mary sold for $28,000! Who knows, something like this could happen to an AC writer too! If you get that one reader who clicks big time with an AC article, the sky’s the limit! Alot of people forget that there are a tremendous amount of people with means who read Associated Content too. It’s possible that their idea of tipping $5,000 for an AC article may be peanuts but to people like me that’s alot of money.

Another example: Unfortunately there are alot of sick people in the world. What if a doctor, medical care provider or parent of the sick individual stumbles upon something in an AC writer’s article that really helps the sick individual? The money that these individuals could tip an AC writer for their help could be astronomical!

That’s why this “Donate” button program is such a win-win situation for Associated Content, PayPal and AC writers!

I also had another idea that Associated Content might want to think about in considering whether or not to allow AC writers to put a tip jar or “Donate” button on their AC pages.

Associated Content could put a separate page on their website. The page could be called “The PayPal Associated Content’s Tip Jar Honor Code Society.” (PayPal could also put a version of the page on their website too. Plus, AC just might want to simply approach PayPal on an exclusive partnership on this whole “Donate” button venture. Since AC writers already receive their payments from PayPal it seems like the perfect partnership between these two giants.)

The society would be comprised of AC writers who gave a specific portion or percentage of the donations or tips that they received from their “Donate” buttons to Associated Content and PayPal. It would be a beneficial partnership based on honor between PayPal, Associated Content and it’s AC writers. Associated Content and PayPal would be receiving this money based on the AC writer’s word which is one of the most invaluable things on earth. The AC writer could give whatever amount of money that they wanted to PayPal and Associated Content, even if it is only $1.00, they would just have to be honest or honorable about it. Or the AC writer has the option of not giving any money to Associated Content or PayPal and keep all of it. It’s up to them.

The names of the AC writers and the amounts that they gave to Associated Content and PayPal could be published monthly on the webpage too. Plus, special awards can be given out as well.

Associated Content could also create unique status titles for it’s tippers/ donators too. For instance, an “AC Partner Tipper.” This could be a featured line of text in green on article(s) that the partner gave a tip or donation to along with the name of the partner. For a partner, this could mean more name recognition for their product or service. This could really pay off for the partner if the AC article receives alot of page views.

People let’s face it, bartenders who work in bars and restaurants get tips for their work as well as waiters and waitresses, why shouldn’t the AC writers get tips or donations for their work too. After all, they deserve it! The AC writers work hard on their articles! Associated Content deserves some cash too for all of the hard work that they do too! (Again let me say to AC, good work guys and gals!) PayPal deserves to earn more money too! (Thanks, PayPal for all of the safe timely payments that you have given me over the years! I really appreciate it!)

So people, now that you have heard my opinion, I want to hear yours. Be sure to leave me a comment on this article and let me know what you think. Or if you really like my idea and would like to see it implemented, leave Associated Content and PayPal messages too. Make some noise!

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TINA “KNOWLEDGEABLE” PEDEN’S WACKY-ASS BUSINESS IDEAS & VENTURES! (LIGHTBULB 4)


Hey people looking for unique business opportunities, consider this shizit!

The next time that you see a photographer discreetly taking pictures of a couple casually strolling through a busy park seemingly like they don’t have a care in the world or see an individual dressed up like a stereotypical rockstar, i.e. fringed leather jacket, hot pants, faded t-shirt, shit-kicker boots, ray ban sunglasses topped off by a tacky-ass lavender hat with a giant pink feather stuck in it with a matching boa, in other words, dressed like a pimp . . .

P.S.    At this time I would like to send a shout out to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.

Anyhoo, back to the show!

. . . exiting a limousine at a very popular nightclub while a bunch of photographers snap away, be not only aware and prepared to laugh your ass off at the ridiculous fashion choices of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, pimps and faux rockstars in general but be afraid of something far more worse because all may not be as it appears.

(Insert your choice of scary music here!)

The reality is that you may have stumbled into one hell of a devious plot concocted by a total nincompoop and got played big time! For those of you out there wondering what the hell i’m talking about and wish that I would quit beating around the bush and just spit it out, give me a minute, will ya’? I’m trying to build some suspense here! For god’s sake, work with me! Anyhoo, oh impatient ones, here comes one hell of a loogie hawked up and coming your way! It has come to my attention that there are some total yahoos out there so desperate to get their 15 minutes of fame or live the life of a D-List celebrity for a night that they will actually pay a photographer to take pictures of them for a night paparazzi-style pretending like they are famous in hopes that people out on the street, the general public, will do some of the following things:

– Ask these imposters for their autograph.

– Offer these imposters the red carpet/V.I.P. treatment such as the “best table in the house”, free champagne, a fresh bowlful of pretzels that hasn’t been touched by a bunch of nasty-ass drunken patrons previously or at the bare minimum a free blow job/muff job.

– Have people take photos of these imposters out in public with their cell phones or cameras in hopes that they are either emailed to a newspaper or online magazine or posted on YouTube or people’s Facebook pages in order to get them some attention thus get the ball rolling on their D-List careers.

In essence, these wannabes will hire anybody be it a photographer, limo driver, bodyguard or proctologist to do whatever it takes to “get famous” or get their names and photos in print even if it means lying or giving up their self respect to do it. Omigod!

And folks you may think that actors, models and musicians new to the game would be the only ones stupid enough to hire a photographer, limo driver or bodyguard to help them pretend that they famous but surprisingly many washed up, past their prime hacks similar to Vanilla Ice have also been known to perpetrate this devious charade as well. And there has also been a startling rise in the number of regular people like housewives, lawyers, construction workers, teenagers, elderly, et cetera from all over the world doing this too.

But folks let me tell you that this really doesn’t surprise me all that much being that we all now live in a world of  “Regardless whether I have talent or not I hope that my video on YouTube goes viral so that I can get my 15 minutes of fame or seriously paid.”  That’s just how it is now and unfortunately folks there is nothing that we can do about it other than judge them or sit back and laugh at them which if the truth be told is not all that bad really.

So for any enterprising individuals out there reading this post, be smart and make some damn money honey off of a pathetic fame seeker wannabe by opening up your own photo taking, limo driving or body guarding business to the faux stars today! I mean it’s not like you will need alot of start up cash. The only things that you will really need are a limo, camera or a person who looks like they can kick ass, Craigslist ad and one pathetic fame seeker wannabe and with so many people out there desperate for fame any way that they can achieve it you’ll never run out of paying suckers, oh i’m sorry, I mean paying customers.

At this time I would like to send out one last shout out to everybody’s famous for absolutely nothing sex tape vixen extraordinaire, Kim Kardashian. Hey Kim, one day when your 15 minutes are up you might consider trying to regain your fame with the method that I have just been discussing in this post.

Peace, girl!

And I hope all of you out there have enjoyed this edition of how to get your 15 minutes of fame or get seriously paid the easy and pathetic way!  This is Tina “Knowledgeable” Peden saying good night and good luck!

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WATCH OUT FOR THE COMPANY, TRIPOLOGY AND THEIR LAME-ASS AFFILIATE PROGRAM!


Hey folks, do yourselves a favor and watch out for Tripology which is a company that specializes in interactive travel referral service.  Basically what they do is try to connect travelers with  travel specialists online.

In my opinion they suck rancid piss through an ultra genital warty three millimeter penis.

Folks, if you are too damn lazy to arrange your own travel, for the love of god, do yourselves a favor and stay the hell away from these idiot cocksuckers!

Instead try Expedia, Travelocity or Trip Advisor who in my opinion are a whole lot better and don’t have such a lame-ass affiliate program like Tripology has!

My major problem with Tripology’s lame-ass affiliate program is that you send alot of clicks to their website with few conversions.  At least in my opinion.

So folks, you are thoroughly warned!

Stay away from these cocksuckers!

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TINA “KNOWLEDGEABLE” PEDEN’S WACKY-ASS BUSINESS IDEAS & VENTURES FOR CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE NYC! (LIGHTBULB 4)


Hey Broadway, Lincoln Center or Radio City Music Hall but in particular Radio City Christmas Spectacular, I couldn’t help but notice that some of your Christmas productions are really quite beautiful!

However……….

I have also noticed that some of your Christmas productions have also taken a big-ass dose of ex-lax and become quite regular.

And Broadway, Lincoln Center or Radio City Music Hall but in particular Radio City Christmas Spectacular, sometimes that regularity shit ain’t good.

I mean, come on ya’ll, it’s Christmas and it’s the Big Apple for Christ’s sake!

Ya’ll bitches really need to shake it up and show the world that NYC still has some kick-ass Christmas cred.

And low and behold, I, Tina Knowledgeable Peden, am here to help ya’ll with that.

Hey!

Red and green lightbulb!

Hey Broadway, Lincoln Center or Radio City Music Hall but in particular Radio City Christmas Spectacular, have you hallowed bastions of Christmas glory ever considered doing a special Xmas version of the hit 1986 song, Yah Mo B There by Michael McDonald and James Ingram?

To further bolster my yuletide business lightbulb, check out these kick-ass holy spiritual lyrics:

Yah Mo B There!

(Song Lyrics By James Ingram/Michael McDonald/Rod Temperton/Quincy Jones)

(Verse 1)

Heavenly father watching us all
We take from each other and give nothing at all
Well it’s a dog-gone shame
But never too late for change
So if your luck runs low
Just reach out and call his name, his name

[Chorus]

Yah mo be there (up and over)
Yah mo be there (up and over)
Yah mo be there (up and over)
Yah mo be there (up and over)
Whenever you call

(Verse 2)

Never be lonely lost in the night
Just run from the darkness
Looking for the light
‘Cause it’s a long hard road
That leads to a brighter day (hey)
Don’t let your heart grow cold
Just reach out and call his name, his name

[Chorus]
Yah mo be there (up and over)
Yah mo be there (up and over)
Yah mo be there (up and over)
Yah mo be there (up and over)
Whenever you call

(Verse 3)

You can count on it brother
‘Cause we’re all just finding our way
Travelling through time
People got to keep pushing on
No matter how many dreams slip away
Yah will be there

(Verse 4)

Well it’s a dog-gone shame
But never too late for change
So when your luck runs low
Just reach out and call his name, his name

Yah mo be there, I will be there
Yah mo be there, When you need a friend
Yah mo be there, yeah ill be there whenever you call

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Now ain’t those song lyrics beautiful but cool!

And you know

Broadway, Lincoln Center or Radio City Music Hall but in particular Radio City Christmas Spectacular what would be even cooler?

It would be oh so cool to see a Jesus look-a-like and a big ol’ jolly Santa look-a-like up on your big-ass stages performing the song Yah Mo B There at Christmas time in front of the masses!

It would definitely be something different and break you out of your ex-lax regularity shit cycle.

I’ll tell ya’ NYC that even I would pay big money to see Jesus and Santa doing a soulful rendition of the song, Yah Mo B There while at the same time shakin’ their booties and gettin’ down with their good selves to this song.

(P.S. That’s some ultra-funny but ultra-inspiring shit!)

So Broadway, Lincoln Center or Radio City Music Hall but in particular Radio City Christmas Spectacular do yourselves a big-ass favor and get off of your ex-lax asses and immediately license the song, Yah Mo B There for a musical production, pay the astronomical licensing fee, write a kick-ass musical number, rehearse the heck out of it then when the time is right, i.e. November 9th – December 30th start performing the hell, pun intended and sorry Jesus, outta that baby! And watch the yuletide dollars come rolling or should I say, prancing in!

By the by, Broadway, Lincoln Center or Radio City Music Hall but in particular Radio City Christmas Spectacular you NYC giants might also want to consider teaming up with Lance Manufacturing, LLC because they are the owners of the Archway Cookies brand in order to sell their ever popular Bells & Stars Christmas Cookies during your holiday musical performances and in exchange Lance/Archway could put photos of either Broadway, Lincoln Center or Radio City Music Hall but in particular Radio City Christmas Spectacular on their cookie packages to further promote your Christmas holiday performances. That way you’ll have profitable but tasty Christmas dollars prancing in at Xmas every year! And what a lovely yet delicious Christmas tradition that would make!

Hallelujah and Amen!

And another P.S. Broadway, Lincoln Center or Radio City Music Hall but in particular Radio City Christmas Spectacular if you really want to break out of your ex-lax regularity shit cycle, you might also want to consider performing two other Michael McDonald songs for your Christmas productions.

Perform the song, I Keep Forgetting, with a Jesus look-a-like, a Santa look-a-like, and a female vocalist of your choice wearing Blues Brothers type hats and call the group “The Heavenly Hats.”

And perform the song, Sweet Freedom, with a Jesus look-a-like, a Santa look-a-like, and a male vocalist of your choice wearing Blues Brothers type red, white and blue hats and call the group “The Heavenly Hats.” And don’t forget to add in a dancing Statue of Liberty!

That way you’ll have three kick-ass Christmas musical numbers to represent and give kick-ass cred to the NYC!

Really take a bite out of the big candied apple at Christmas time this year!

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TINA “KNOWLEDGEABLE” PEDEN’S WACKY-ASS BUSINESS IDEAS & VENTURES! (LIGHTBULB 3)


Since Hollywood has no major originality and has been remaking the hell out of classic tv shows and movies like crazy these past years, that got me to thinking.

I have an idea.

Personally this 42 year old black girl loves old school country music and I figure alot of other people must too.

So……………………..

Why don’t they remake the kick-ass country movie classic, Honeysuckle Rose which starred Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon and Amy Irving for television.

Since Warner Brothers was the film studio who originally made the movie in the first place they could easily create a tv show around the movie featuring a young Buck Bonham and his country music band and broadcast it on their WB Network alongside teenybopper favorites One Tree Hill and Veronica Mars.

A remake like this could easily give the Fox Network and the show Glee a run for their money.

Plus they could introduce the young people of today to the wonderful country music of the past.

I mean folks don’t get me wrong I like hip hop, rap and pop music but it seems that when it comes to tv shows geared toward the under 30 set, you don’t see a whole lot of country music played on these tv shows.  Folks this is music discrimination and it has got to stop!

Perhaps even Warner Brothers could partner up with Country Music Television and broadcast the new Honeysuckle Rose tv show on both networks.

Folks I think a remake of the Honeysuckle Rose movie into a tv show is a match made in country music and elite television heaven.

Warner Brothers remake the movie, Honeysuckle Rose, please!

P.S.   And don’t forget to hire some young actors who can actually sing!!!  And also don’t forget to ask some kick-ass country guest stars like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard to come onto the show as well!

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