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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Our Family Wedding (2010)

What is it about?
Two individuals who are set to wed while dealing with the clashing of their very different families and their feuding fathers.
Who is in it?
Forest Whitaker – Brad Boyd
America Ferrera – Lucia Ramirez
Carlos Mencia – Miguel Ramirez
Regina King – Angela
Lance Gross – Marcus Boyd

Dome Pondering Movie Review: The Kids Are All Right (2010)

What is it about?
A family headed by same-gender parents is turned upside down after the children seek out both of their mother’s sperm donor – their biological father.
Who is in it?
Julianne Moore – Jules
Annette Bening – Nic
Mark Ruffalo – Paul
Mia Wasikowska – Joni
Josh Hutcherson - Laser

Jeter Offer Should Be To Save The Future, Not Pay For The Past

The ongoing negotiations between Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees is just another example of the constant debate of true worth versus public sentiment. We’ve seen it before many times with aging superstars heading into free agency while looking for top dollar from the organizations they are synonymous with. It is a situation that is one of the toughest for an athlete to come to copes with in regards to their declining ability, and more so for organizations who have to protect their future and not disrupt the public relation equilibrium or rock the support of the organization’s fan base. Yet, it happens, and once again we are witnessing it again. Two years ago, Michael Kay called Derek Jeter’s impending free agency, “the most difficult decision that will have to be made in the history of New York sports.” And as of today, he is right. As Jeter approaches his 37th birthday, fans (the die hards, and even the fraud-bags) are aware of his declining skills – especially the big gorilla …

The Pondering 10 – Favorite Fast Food Options

Who hasn’t been hungry and needed a quick bite to eat? We all have been there hundreds, probably, thousands of times in our lives. Those days where we are short on time, but longing for a tasty meal are the situations we hate the most. Often times, these situations call for what seems to have become a staple of what now is not just American culture, but world wide, in fast food. Fast food, often never classy, or healthy, comes in many varieties of prices, styles, foods, and interests. The following Pondering 10 is a list of my favorite fast food options. Although I have enjoyed some places that are regional  (“In and Out Burger” out West), and others (e.g. Arby’s) on a limited basis due to a road trip, they did not qualify for this list based on limited experience.

The Pondering 10 – Favorite Television Shows of All-time

Over the years there have been many, many, many, many television programs that have entertained us. From the years of black and white television to the current times of high definition and three-dimension television, each of us have those shows that we watched unconditionally, and somehow wished were still around. They are the shows that are synonymous with a time in our life, and those shows that we can never, ever, become weary viewing re-runs of. As I would easily (and gladly) admit, I never did, and still do not watch much television in comparison to the “average” American. Especially, with how trashy and “reality” based it has become. However, over the years I have had my handful of shows that interest me. With that said, the following Pondering 10 list is my top ten compilation of television shows of all-time.

The Pondering 10 – Current “Must-Watch Athletes”

Welcome to the newest series here at the DP – The Pondering Ten. This new series is one that was sparked after yours truly reflected on some of the earlier posts here at the DP and came across a piece written on December 21, 2006 entitled, “Understand, Learn, and Experience: Ten People to Spend 15 With”. After nine plus years of various posts, it still remains one of my favorites because of it’s intrigue. As the years have gone by since 2006, yours truly has unfortunately moved away from such “magazine-style” posts. However, after much planning, the current new series will be dedicated to listing my personal top ten list in various topics. After all, who doesn't like lists? Hopefully, this series is interesting, unique, and a cause for debate and open discussion – all aspects the DP looks to portray. With that said, here is the section’s first post – My Current “Must Watch Athletes.”
The following Pondering 10 list is a compilation of my current “must-watch” athletes. These are th…

Dome Pondering Import - “I Resign” (Author Unknown)

The following post is a poem that yours truly found while browsing my usual websites with poems submitted and updated on a daily basis. The poem titled, “I Resign” was submitted by an individual who found it else where, and thought it would help inspire, motivate, or help change the life perspective of a reader. The poem is portrays a letter written by an adult who is resigning from the “position” of being an adult. While the author is unknown, I found the piece to be rather simple and fun, yet, powerful in its message. In this import, I am importing the poem and posting it here at the DP for all you devotees. Hopefully, you find it as interesting as I did.

Dome Pondering Movie Review: Man Push Cart (2005)

What is it about?
The experience and struggles of a former Pakistani rock star that is now selling coffee and donuts out of his push cart in Manhattan in an attempt to escape his current lifestyle.
Who is in it?
Ahmad Razvi – Ahmad
Leticia Dolera – Noemi
Charles Daniel Sandoval - Mohammad

Remembering The 2010 MLB Season

As winter meetings approach, it is safe to say that the dust has settled from the 2010 World Series, and the celebration and great story that was the San Francisco Giants. The Giants were a team that no one picked at the beginning of the season win their division, in addition, were not mentioned as a possibility to win the whole entire thing. With no real stars, power hitters, or franchise guy, the Giants won the World Series on the old philosophy of great pitching, most notably Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Jonathan Sanchez, Brian Wilson, and the rest of a pitching staff that made a season of stopping opposing lineups. In addition, the Giants roster, filled with castoffs, waiver deals, and designated for assignment players scrapped together  to play a form of baseball that was entertaining and unbelievable to watch. While the ratings did not reflect the great story of the San Francsico Giants (don’t forget the FOX/Cablevision fiasco that eliminated games one through th…

Calling It Like It Is: The Black Community Needs To Help Itself

Yesterday one of my closest friends and I decided to continue on our growing battle with getting old and the evolution of life. No longer are we able to play pick-up basketball or football everyday of the week for several hours on end. Gone are those days of endless responsibility and numerous hours of physical activity. Now as twenty-five year olds, playing basketball on the neighborhood park is more of an appointment and an experience that is new as we are now the “old guys”. You know, the old, working guys that have ability, but rarely play and are now so slow and rusty, they must find others ways to compete and defeat the younger guys. We are now the guys we took advantage off when we were 16, 17, and 18. As we played once again on a Saturday afternoon on a blacktop park in Brooklyn, we found ourselves in the same situation once again. Yet, this time, we were in the park and ended up playing several games with about ten to fifteen Crips. If you are not familiar with the group, I …

Our New Priority List: 1. “Doing Your Thing” 2. Reading

First, let me say a few things before I begin. I am going to try my best to get my point across without sounding like a “hater”. As evident throughout the history of the DP, I am not afraid of going against the grain or contradicting what is popular when it comes to my beliefs or opinions. However, this topic which I am about to cover may cause a few to roll their eyes, a few to become incited, some to be downright upset, and well maybe a few, hopefully, a handful that would agree with me.
This issue has to do with that of Willow Smith, her latest single, “Whip My Hair”, and her career.
Now, with that statement, said, many of you are either A. smiling and humming the tune B. rolling your eyes or C. smirking knowing very well where I am going with this post.
Without beating around the bush any longer I am going to cut right to it and jump right into the pool – the music industry is out of control. One can argue the time for that statement in itself is long gone, but since when are we …

Dome Pondering Import - “Be Strong” By: Maltie D. Babcock

Here is a poem that yours truly came across recently that fits the current time of the year. As the calendar begins its descent on the year that is 2010, continuing to evoke that desire, passion, and drive yours truly vowed to before the year began (Dome Pondering Year In Review: 2009) is vital. However, with the year coming to a close, all sorts of fatigue are beginning to set in – mentally, physically, and spiritually. This poem written by Maltie Babcock, an American clergyman from the 19th century, is one that we all can apply to our lives as we finish the 2009 campaign. And most importantly, one that we should, and ought to finish strong!

Old Era Favre Done, New Era Favre On His Way.

On a day when Brett Favre’s 292 consecutive game streak is in serious jeopardy, I find myself amazed at the drastic turn that Favre’s career has taken since leaving Green Bay. Favre’s career almost seems like two different eras, the way Barry Bonds does and the way MJ’s does. Each different and segmented for various reasons, but different, nonetheless. With Favre, there is the Green Bay era where he was known as the guy that made football seem like oh-so-much fun. The kind of football that reminded you of backyard football, and that maybe Favre was just like you. The second era which saw the multiple comebacks, the constant 24-hour surveillance, and the severe need for attention is the current era we are now in. The era where we are made to believe by ESPN, the NFL, and other football on-the-payroll insiders, that Favre is “just like you”. The evidence in the two eras are evident in the three different posts that yours truly has written about Favre. One written upon his initial retir…