Surrounded by Skin-Jobs…

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Matt K…


Matt K.: everyone i meet is made out of meat

Whitney W.: what made you think of that?

Matt K.: all the people that i meet on the street are made of meat.

a stew of meat… all with hands and feet

Dickie M.: I have met a couple of lying sacks of shit…

Matt K.: meat rots best when covered in lye

Rayn: I like to call them “flesh bags,” or “skin bags,” although, lately, I’ve been leaning towards the term “skin jobs,” which is what the human beings in the series, “Battlestar Galactica,” called the robots that were able to make themselves appear human on the outside.

Matt K.: i like to call them sheep and eat them like lambs

Rayn: LOL. Yes. I enjoy calling them “sheeple,” instead of people, but I think I may have already told you about that one.

Tricia F.: everyone I meet is made out of stuffing

Shock Event at MTV Movie Awards, Featuring Eminem and Sasha Baron Cohen, Was Completely Staged

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family…

Hip-Hop artist, Eminem

Hip-Hop artist, Eminem

Sara: I cannot believe that MTV would disrespect Eminem at the MTV Movie Awards like that! After he performed 2 songs and did an interview for them!

Janelle F.: wow…I missed that…I’ll go check this out now.

Janelle F.: Wow, wasn’t that some shit… Fuckin’ Bruno. Zach Quinto’s expression was priceless. Zac Efron had no idea what was going on…

Desiree L.: I was so shocked by it. I kept saying this has got to be staged. That was very disrespectful.

Rose E.: Def staged- em & sacha baron cohen have a prior history together.

Sara: really? What have they done together?

Rose E.: See I don’t know exactly, it’s just what Perez says. I believe it though, honestly I feel like they’re totally people who would be on reasonably good terms with each other or would at least collaborate on something that drew that much attention. I also think there would very well have been firearms involved had it been real- it was that fucked up.

Sara: I guess they’re closer now that SBC’s balls and asshole have been in Em’s face!

Rayn: I told everyone that it was an obviously staged event, just like Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction.” Well, even the mainstream media is admitting it, now:

Report: Sacha Baron Cohen’s Crotch-in-Face Eminem Prank Was Staged:,2933,524400,00.html

Sara: Wow nice find, and thank you for clearing this up. Did you read that the stupid bitch, Paris Hilton, turned down the prank first? LMAO..i would have loved to see an asshole in her face!

Rayn: I would love to see Paris Hilton’s face get tea-bagged by Cohen’s hairy set of ball bags. With any hope, he’d also give her a brown-eyed star kiss on the grill.

Sara: LMAO! Unfortunately, Cohen waxed his entire body for his character of Bruno, so she’d get unhairy balls in her face, but she’s a retard, she was too busy taking pictures of herself kissing her man at the show to participate in a joke.

Discussing Tavalon’s “TeaTube Episode 6”

The following correspondence originally took place here, within the public Facebook group, “Tavalon Tea“…

Chris C.: TeaTube Episode 6 – Chillin’ with Iced Tea. Tea Sommelier Chris Cason keeps it cool explaining how to make the best iced tea, and then takes on the Golden Arches and others, coming up with better, healthier and less expensive versions of their signature iced teas. For more information, check out

Tavalon TeaTube: Episode 6:

Diane F.: Love the bling! Ice, Ice, Baby!

Rayn: Great video! Very informative, as usual! And, amusing, as well! Skillz!

I like your title as “Tea Sommelier.” I’ve always wondered if there was a special word to describe what you do. I used to be a “barista,” making and serving espresso, so I figured that the Tea World would also be using Romantic language in order to create that Olde World feeling.

Hannah C.: I love these. Keep ’em brewing.

Chris C.: Thanks!

Gary L.: Love the video. Just one question: How high were you for the bling segment?

Chris C.: High tea?

Elizabeth V.: fantastic opening and closing shots! Your camera gal was great!

Debbie C.: mmm that peach iced tea sounds yummy

Sarah C.: Very informative and entertaining as usual 🙂 Love the Mc Nasty comment!

Favorite Childhood Characters of All Time…

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family…

Sara: I always thought Bill Cosby was the voice behind Speak & Spell…

“Favorite childhood characters of all time: Velveteen Rabbit, Speak & Spell, Rainbow Bright, Braveheart Lion, and Jem”

Rayn: Awww, man…The memories…where do I begin? The Velveteen Rabbit…You inspired years worth of trying to animate my stuffed animals with pure thought (although it never really seemed to work)! And, Speak & Spell! I miss writing curses into you! Rainbow Bright! I remember braiding your hair! Braveheart Lion! You were the best, of course! And, Jem, you were truly outrageous!

Sara: Ahhh sweet Velveteen Rabbit, how I miss you so. I used to carry him everywhere with me. I’ll never forget when Shawn ripped his head off and I just cried and cried and thought he killed him and then Mommy sewed his head back on and all balance was restored in the world.

Kristina F.: I always wanted a speak and spell but I had to play with other peoples….JEM!!!!!! I actually found my Jem dolls the other day. I have the Misfit dolls too! They are all naked though….he he

Sara: LMAO! How did the Barbies and Jems of every little girl end up naked? And The Misfits! “We are the Misfits, our songs are better! We are the Misfits, and we’re gonna get her!”

Fiore M.: Kristina used to have Jem’s cassette tape, with Jem’s song on one side and a Misfits song on the other side. I remember listening to it in awe.