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Technology: Industrial Robot Vs. Sword Master (Video)

So. One step away from autonomous killer robot. We are just gonna hand The Terminator’s great-great-grandpa a sword and hope he doesn’t kill the human opponent on some ‘are you not entertained’ ish??

Yaskawa Electric Corporation conveys to the world the “manufacturing spirit” inherited continuously in itself to mark its 100th anniversary of foundation.

In “YASKAWA BUSHIDO PROJECT”, we reproduced Machii’s swordplay with MOTOMAN-MH24, while challenging the industrial robot’s performance limitations by integrating “legerity”, “accuracy” and “agility” at a high level. Machii retains many world records like “cutting a 6mm BB bullet”, and his swordplay has a reputation of theurgist. In this project, we also tried to express the courtesy and considerateness that Bushido has cherished.

– [Yaskawa Electric] e-mechanical site

Oh. So the man vs robot is not a head up thing, it’s more like a I-can-do-IT-can-do-too demonstration situation. Cool. But, um, anybody notice that the machine is the one NOT sweating at the end? Just saying. Dope presentation. But just saying… to our future sword-swing techno-overlords… We cool. HA!

(Consider that this vid is almost 5 years old. Imagine what the robo-sword game is like now!)

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Beauties Built For The Game Speak On Being Real ‘American Gangsters’ (Video)

…and I end up throwing bleach in a bitch eye and beating her in the head with a hammer…

Holeeeey shiiiiit!

These women are the very definition of American GANGSTER! Theft, fraud, strong-arming, assault and battery on a level even few dudes would ever go to. And they go there in this interview.

Trap Queens Discuss Their Scam Stories, Revelations + BET Show American Gangster
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

Looking at this from another angle, these are gangster azz BUSINESS women. In many ways, they are geniuses… Lex Luthor level geniuses. Wow, I mean, I am compelled. Intrigued enough to watch, but truthfully, I’m scared… SHOOK!

@ojones1

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Dr. Oz Advocates For Medical Reform & Medical Marijuana (Video)

Not so low key, I have a cousin that knows Dr. Oz. Personally. Been on his show a few times. So, if you find yourself at Grady Memorial in the A-T-L and Dr. Kimberly Manning (megaton name bomb drop…BOOOOOOM!) is at work, you can tell her that you read her cousin’s blog posts DAILY (you do, of course)!

Dr. Oz stopped by Sway In The Morning to talk about 11 years of his show.
SWAY’S UNIVERSE

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RIP Kobe Bryant (Video)

I found out at work, working overtime, when my boss announced to the room: “This is going to be sad news for basketball fans. Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash just a few hours ago…”

She said some other stuff after that. I wasn’t really pay attention. I really wasn’t even trying to ‘confirm’ the story (my brother BoneBreaker Jones did moments later, with a “No-noooo-nooooo, man! RIP Kobe“). I was just numb for a bit, and I was not going to try to ‘snap out of it.’ This loss is WAY more than a ‘hit to the basketball world’…

Think about a multi-lingual Black kid that goes to prom with Brandy, a teen R&B idol of his and millions of fans…who goes to the NBA as a teen and becomes a multi-million dollar superstar, all-star, champion, Olympic gold medal winner…embroiled in extra-marital scandal, beefing with one of the greatest impact players in NBA history (Shaq)…who knuckled down and got back to winning on- and off-court, saving a marriage and staying with his wife, having four daughters, finding ‘new careers’ after NBA retirement – coaching his girl’s ball team and giving motivational speeches (to Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide among others, because champions NEED to FEED on the energy of champions) AND winning an Academy Award (yeah, an Oscar!)…

Look. Kobe Bryant was just 41, and he managed to squeeze in more life in half a lifetime than many of us will if we get to live twice as long. And I could go on, but nah. I’m done. I’m not even a basketball fan like that, but I am done AND undone at the same DAMN time. Give me a long minute. Past a moment of silence. Because, among other reasons, his daughter Gigi was on that helicopter.

Dammit.

May Kobe, his baby Gigi, and the other three passengers on that fateful flight, Rest In Peace.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter were among five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bryant was 41.
– ESPN

MORE: KOBE BRYANT, DAUGHTER GIANNA DIE IN HELICOPTER CRASH (ESPN)

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How A.I. Could Be “Setting The Foundation For The End Of Human Disability” (Video)

(Re-read the title. Now that’s DOPE!)

Ohhhhh! They started with the better-stronger-faster intro to ‘Six Million Dollar’ from back in the day man. WOWWW! And Robert Downey, Jr. is back to narrate this episode.

Through life changing accidents, and data minded through NASCAR, human beings are finding ways to rebuild one another so that we are better, faster, and stronger than ever before and all with the help of A.I. Once nothing more than the stuff of comic books and TV shows, we truly have the technology to become modern superheroes.

The Age of A.I. is an 8-part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world.

– YouTube Originals

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Science/Technology: Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Be A Real Thing? (Video)

Incredible!

And a great choice for narrator… Movie ‘Tony Stark’ himself, Robert Downey, Jr. Kinda like how Morgan Freeman is spot on as narrator for documentaries about the universe, being movie ‘God’ himself.

Can A.I. make music? Can it feel excitement and fear? Is it alive? Will.i.am and Mark Sagar push the limits of what a machine can do. How far is too far, and how much further can we go?
– YouTube Originals

Because science! Cool tech RULES! And this is intriguing.

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RIP Popa Wu

Shout to my longtime friend (and megaton bomb azz professional photographer) ML Sanders aka @MLSandersFotos for hipping me to the news on this; albeit sad news. Rest In Power, Grand Elder. Regards and condolences to the entire Wu-Tang Clan and affiliates family.

Popa Wu, the longtime Wu-Tang Clan affiliate and spiritual mentor to the group, has died, a representative for the Wu-Tang Clan confirmed to Rolling Stone. While no cause of death was given, according to The Source, Popa Wu — who was also known as Freedum Allah — died at his home in Brooklyn. He was 63.
– Rolling Stone

READ: POPA WU DEAD AT 63 (ROLLINGSTONE.COM)

@ojones1

RIP Juice WRLD

Got wind of this from Sam Peezy aka Tony Factory who hit my inbox. So very sad. Details on the death of Juice WRLD (born Jarad A. Higgins, of Homewood, Illinois, USA) in The New York Times write-up were scarce, but a really good article nonetheless.

Seems like he was just getting into the swing and doing his thing (like here with Funk Flex). But now gone.

RIP young brother.

READ: JUICE WRLD, RISING RAP ARTIST, DIES AT 21 (THE NEW YORK TIMES)

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Dave Chappelle Awarded The Mark Twain Prize For American Humor (Trailer)

Congrats to Dave Chappelle! A well deserved honor. Set your DVRs and TV reminders to catch this when it airs on PBS.

An outstanding lineup of entertainers gathered in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 27, 2019. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world’s greatest humorists, was given at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy. The program will be broadcast on PBS stations on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
– The Kennedy Center

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RIP John Witherspoon (Video)

Sad news. The world of comedy, and the world at-large, lost another great one this week.

Announced yesterday by surviving family members, stand-up comedian and comedic/voice actor John Witherspoon has died. We will certainly miss the man most knew as ‘Pops’ (from ‘Boomerang,’ the ‘Friday’ movie franchise, and ‘The Wayans Bros.’ TV series).

John ‘Pops’ Witherspoon aka Comedy’s Favorite Dad has passed at the age of 77.
– Comedy Hype

With the slick ‘hood wit, silliness, and boisterousness of that made him perfect to play that dad (or Granddad, a la ‘Boondocks’), it was like Witherspoon was born to bring belly-laughs to us; whether lounging in our theater seats or living room love seats.

Rest In Peace, ‘Pops.’

@ojones1

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Fab Boy Boochie With R.I.P. Bars For ‘Cupcake’ (Video)

Shout to Birmingham’s (Alabama) Fabboy Boochie (aka Charles Smith) for this timely rhyme I caught on the Facebook feed. I think we will all feel this one for a while. We should. We must do better by our children.

I can hear yours tears of joy from heaven outside my window you getting love ❤️ from all over the 🌍 I wish I could’ve been there to help you I hope you accept my apology 🧁💜 #imsorry 😢 #KeepSharing 🙏🏾
Charles Smith

We keep losing our babies in the most heinous ways. Recently, Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney was kidnapped from a party, and her remains were found a week later (more after the jump). Damn.

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Sports: NBA To Crack Down On Verbally Abusive Fans (Video)

Okay. I’m for this. I mean, I would hear the old argument, “That’s what they get paid millions for… to put up with fans’ outbursts.” But I was ALSO a proponent of once your mouth ‘writes that check’ that 6’7″ brother you slurred should get to ‘cash you out court side’ (fines issued on a case-by-case basis, of course). I mean, hey, ALL speech is free… but no one is free from the consequences (just saying).

Nowadays, though, why don’t we just mandate some decorum on both sides. If you don’t think your seat was worth what you paid for it, don’t feel like you can “get your money’s worth” with hateful heckling. Nah, son. That day is done.

I especially like that even a ‘borrowed’ season ticket seat can be lost if the borrower acts out of pocket.

Only potentials issue I see: No ‘instant replay’ in the stands. A lifelong fan losing that season ticket seat for a ‘misheard statement’… well, taking that L would hurt a fan working for $50K a year way more than that athlete who earned $5MIL last year.

Let’s see how this plays out. Let those players play in [relative] peace from now on.

@ojones1

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Intentional Act Of Kindness Earns Kids A New Friend, Clothes, Cash & A Special Visit (Video)

That is exactly how human beings are supposed to interact with one another… It’s not more complicated than that… Somebody’s having a hard time, and you help them.

Tearjerker alert. Mondays are Mondays. Watch this though. You WILL get hit in the feels. And you can blame Ellen and Will for ‘chopping them onions’ and ‘making your eyes rain’ as they celebrate these kids and their awesomeness!

#BeKindToOneAnother

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Politics: Jeff Johnson Leads A Power-Packed Panel Of Pundits In Discussing Today’s Black Agenda And Campaign 2020 (Video)

This feels like what a TV station calling itself REVOLT should be doing with its platform, at least in significant part. Very varied viewpoints from and in the Black community are presented and explored here, which is a good thing. Folks (e.g. we and the people who want our votes) need to understand that we are not a monolith, a block, a sector, a checklist item, etc. for the campaign… nor do we necessarily ‘win’ when ‘our candidate’ (whatever that means) wins.

Go get a snack and a beverage, and come back focused. ‘Bout to be some real talk. Necessary talk!

T.I., Killer Mike, Candace Owens, Steven Pargett Of Trap The Vote, Katrina Pierson, & Tamika D Mallory have an open and honest conversation about politics, and the culture we live in today.
– REVOLT TV

Be forewarned: You will get agitated and frustrated. Hang in there. Especially because there is thoughtful, useful insight shared EVERY TIME we get a chance to hear from Killer Mike. Much respect and respek on the name Michael Render!

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Sports: Ex-Raider Marshawn Lynch To Be Co-Founder Of The Oakland Panthers Indoor Football Franchise (Video)

Ah. So Beast Mode is called it a career and is officially retired (again). Now he can get into football (wait what??!)! However, he will NOT be going to Vegas with the Raiders franchise. Marshawn Lynch is getting into Indoor Football!

Don Ford reports on Indoor Football League franchise founded in part by NFL great and Oakland native Marshawn Lynch.
– KPIX CBS SF Bay Area

And how dope it is that Lynch’s new team is named in honor of the Black Panthers important players in the history of Oakland, the United States and the world as we know it!

Hit the jump to check out the press conference for the Oakland Panthers joining the Indoor Football League.

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Rashon Khan Reveals That Richard Pryor Wanted Paul Money Dead & The Reason Why (Video)

This is HEAVY.

You (should) know there are too many stories… truths… that go unconfessed about that favorite family friend, uncle, aunt, big cousin, etc. that took advantage of youth. Okay, molestation. That is the word. And it is UGLY; the word and the act. And if this is facts… Damn, Paul. Damn.

Rashon Khan, author of upcoming book ‘Everything Wasn’t Funny,’ would find himself brushing shoulders in Hollywood, and would be known for years as Richard Pryor’s bodyguard and trainer. In his talk with CH he shares how Pryor wanted longtime friend Paul Mooney gone after violating his young son.
– Comedy Hype

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Kanye West Makes The August Cover Of Forbes & Discusses His Billion-Dollar Business (Video)

Where’s Kanye? Well, he and Waldo don’t hang out like that… In fact, have you ever ‘found’ Waldo on the cover of “Forbes” magazine?

Let’s catch up with Mr. Yeezy.

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Sports: LSU Freshman Breaks An NCAA Track Record (Video)

GeeeeYOTdam!!!

She blazed that race like a video game voice should yell, “SHE’S ON FIRE!” So… now I’m a Sha’Carri Richardson fan (hella cute, too).

LSU Freshman Sha’Carri Richardson hit the gas 🔥
10.75 in the women’s 100 meters to break the collegiate record
– SportsCenter

Can I say that her ‘gram game is on FIRE, too? Too late!

MORE SHA’CARRI RICHARDSON ON INSTAGRAM

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Jon Stewart & First Responders Testify Before Congress To Fight For Continued Funding (Video)

Dear famous people: THIS is how you use your platform! Stand up for those who stood tall and ran toward the danger we tried to escape… for ours and our families’ & friends’ sake.

Jon Stewart was not the only one to get a standing ovation in a House hearing room today. 9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez got a standing ovation too, the day before his 69th chemotherapy treatment.
– MSNBC

Grab a tissue. You’ll cry. And the tears (of pride, sorrow, righteous anger) will be heated.

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RIP Bushwick Bill (Video)

There was a lot of back-and-forth, is he or isn’t he? But later on into Sunday we got news we were not ready to hear…

Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill [born Richard Stephen Shaw] died Sunday evening, his publicist confirmed to Associated Press and on Instagram. Earlier this year, he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was 52.
– Pitchfork.com

Sad to report it when we got final confirmation, but relieved that the brother’s suffering has ended. Our deepest condolences to his family and our thanks, as part of a Hip-Hop Nation that was blessed by his light. Check out the video montage showing some of Bill’s brilliance above. He will be missed.

#RIPBushwickBill

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