Zoddity is finished! Coming June 13, 2015

Posted by The Zodiac | Blog,Music,Uncategorized | Thursday 23 April 2015 7:26 pm

It’s about time!¬¨‚Ć Since early 2011, after completing the Zetacide Vol 4 CD and resting for a few weeks, I ventured out on creating the next actual album.¬¨‚Ć The first song was “Got My Back” when I purchased the Apogee One to help recording into the computer to rely a little less on the sound board.¬¨‚Ć I remember having a show in Tucson soon after that and allowing local rapper and friend, Ephewe, listen to the song and quality.¬¨‚Ć Since then, I had quietly recorded when the mood would strike and it gapped longer than I was used to.¬¨‚Ć Usually an album takes 2 years to complete but Zoddity was a different monster.¬¨‚Ć This one took 4 complete years to finish.¬¨‚Ć No other album I’ve done even came close to that.¬¨‚Ć Hell, all four Zetacides took one year to do and those were 53 songs!¬¨‚Ć That’s the concentration that it took to create the 17-song release titled Zoddity.

zoddity-2015-500x500

Always one to come up with album titled that are unique to searches, I felt the mix of the songs and the moods I was in and during whichever climate it was, it was an odd mix.¬¨‚Ć A mix only The Zodiac can pull off so “zoddity” was the only title that matched this release.¬¨‚Ć The last song became the first to be heard which is a poem over a chaotic background to set the pace of the album.¬¨‚Ć It’s been a while since Zoetry had been prominently featured on a Zodiac release so I felt it was time.¬¨‚Ć This leads into the semi-political song, “Let Death Be Upon You” which sets targets on The Ku Klux Klan and suicide bombers.

From there, you travel into songs that attack horrible rappers of today who don’t appreciate lyrics, wordplay, and the artistry of what it is to be a rap artist (“Get Off The Mic” and “Got My Back”).¬¨‚Ć That leads into songs of redemption from those feeling their lowest (“Hold It”) and the fight for a message and positivity (“I Don’t Wanna”).¬¨‚Ć Then you have the reactions to police violence and Ferguson on “Do You See The Difference” and praise for those who rise on top in “We Are Survivalists”.¬¨‚Ć Don’t forget personal Zodiac songs that discuss his former group, Black InQ in “No Guts, No Glory” and the split in creativity for a Gemini in “The Writer and The Fighter”.¬¨‚Ć So, I made sure there’s something for everyone in this but it’s not for those looking to just dance in the club.¬¨‚Ć This goes back to feeling words and creating listeners to think.¬¨‚Ć People who need brain dead lyrics should pass this album altogether.

Four years!¬¨‚Ć And finally, the copyright is finished, the submission to all large digital outlets, and the release date of June 13th, 2015 is set for Zoddity to finally be released!¬¨‚Ć Exciting times and I’m happy to have completed this project.¬¨‚Ć Completely produced by The Zodiac except for the banger, “Never That No” which was produced by the very creative Doc Cause, Zoddity is a very special and personal release.¬¨‚Ć Be a part of a project which had taken 16 seasons to complete!

Louisiana Teacher Accused Of 9-HOUR THREESOME With Teen Gets No Jail Time For OTHER Illicit Sex

Posted by The Zodiac | Bad Teachers | Tuesday 14 April 2015 7:04 am

One of the two blonde English teachers in small-town Louisiana arrested for having sex with the same then-16-year-old male student pleaded guilty to obscenity on Thursday and has thus far avoided prison time. She won’t even have to register as a sex offender.

That’s the good news for the former teacher, Shelley S. Dufresne, reports The Times-Picayune.

The bad news is that she must spend 90 days within the confines of an unspecified mental health facility. (She will also serve three years of probation, pay a $1,000 fine and surrender her teaching license.)

The boy’s mother appeared irate at a court hearing during which Dufresne admitted her actions. At the same time, both parents had “expressed their support for this resolution of the case,” notes the New Orleans newspaper.

 Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess seen in undated photos released by the Kenner Police Department in Kenner, Louisiana

In happier days, before the married mother of three was busted for her role in a ménage à trois with an underage boy, Dufresne taught at Destrehan High School in Destrehan, La.

The other teacher involved in the unholy trinity was Rachel Respess, 24.

Dufresne is by no means out of the woods for her exploits. Neither is Respess. They both still face criminal charges for their roles in a threesome with the same, unidentified student.

The charges to which Dufresne pleaded guilty only relate to sex she — and she alone — had with the student.

A separate criminal trial for the threesome could possibly loom on the horizon.

The threesome is what made national headlines, though. And why wouldn’t it? The epic event impressively lasted from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, according to local police.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies say the threesome happened on a Friday night, after a high school football game (which Destrehan won easily, 41-7). It was a special night, too, because it was Dufresne’s birthday.

Dufresne “enticed and transported” the student to Respess’s apartment, explains the New York Daily News. Respess, the younger teacher, and the teen had sex. Meanwhile, Dufresne “began intimately kissing” the younger teacher “in an attempt to arouse all parties involved, all who were complete[ly] disrobed.”

Dufresne had been the student’s English teacher this year. Respress had the pleasure of teaching him in English class last year.

The sheriff’s office was tipped off after school officials reported that the unidentified student was bragging to friends about his exploits. (RELATED: TWO Teachers Victimized 16-Year-Male Student With Epic THREESOME)

Both teachers are alumnae of Destrehan High and both graduated from Louisiana State University.

Dufresne’s still-accessible Destrehan High webpage shows she was a 10-year veteran at the school.

Her father is 29th Judicial District Judge Emile St. Pierre, notes The Times-Picayune.

Respess has been an English teacher at Destrehan High for two years.

The school district suspended both Dufresne and Respess without pay around the time police arrested the teachers for their sexual exploits.

As this graphic from Mandatory.com illustrates fairly conclusively, judges tend to find it in their merciful hearts to give lower prison sentences (and often no prison time at all) to attractive female teachers who have sex with underage male students. Ugly female teachers frequently fail to garner such compassion.

Follow Eric on Twitter. Like Eric on Facebook. Send education-related story tips to erico@dailycaller.com.

Original article: http://dailycaller.com/2015/04/11/louisiana-teacher-accused-of-9-hour-threesome-with-teen-gets-no-jail-time-for-other-illicit-sex/

Two California teachers had sex with high school students at beach party: police

Posted by The Zodiac | Bad Teachers | Tuesday 14 April 2015 6:54 am
Allegations surfaced Friday that Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, both teachers at South Hills High School had sex with students at an alcohol-fueled party at San Clemente State Beach in December.

beach-1-web

Two California teachers had sex with high school students at a beach party, authorities have alleged.

Both Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, of South Hills High School were arrested over the weekend after allegedly seducing students at a boozy beach party, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office statement.

At December’s San Clemente State Beach party, detectives say Lippert provided several high school students with alcohol for the overnight campout before having sexual relations with a student.

It’s believed Ghirelli joined the gathering — which was not sanctioned by the school — and had sex with an underage male student.

The allegations surfaced Friday when Covina-Valley Unified School District officials learned of the teachers’ possible activity and called West Covina Police Department, the LA Times reported.

Both teachers are accused of having sex with students at a San Clemente State Beach party with alcohol. Chris Carlson/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Both teachers are accused of having sex with students at a San Clemente State Beach party with alcohol.

Lippert’s charges do not reflect any sex crimes because she allegedly had sex with a student who was over 18 years old.

She is also accused of having sex with a student at a party in November as well.

Lippert is charged with conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but Ghirelli is charged with oral copulation and unlawful sex with a minor.

Both women are expected to be arraigned next week.

nhensley@nydailynews.com

Original article: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/calif-teachers-sex-students-beach-party-cops-article-1.2083270

Tusk (2014)

Posted by The Zodiac | Movie Reviews | Saturday 11 April 2015 3:05 pm

Tusk (2014)

[rating=2]

What do you say about a movie recommended to you that includes an old man in an empty house who is filled with all kinds of bizarre life stories? One of which is when he was younger and stuck on an island with only a walrus he named “Mr. Tusk”. Well, switch over to a couple of podcasters who’s schtick is to be assholes to internet-famous people one meets all over the country. This guy is Justin Long’s character who played Mac in Mac vs. PC commercials and his name is Wallace. His mustache is that of a douchebag worthy of douchebaggery and his buddy in podcasting is his buddy, Sixth Sense’s own dead-people seeing Haley Joel Osment as Teddy. Teddy and Wallace have a plan to make fun of internet sensation, The Kill Bill Kid (a take on The Star Wars Kid). So, Wallace makes a plan to visit him in Canada only to be disappointed in what he finds there. So, while taking a piss in a bathroom in full defeat mode, he finds a page on the wall of a man filled with all kinds of tall tales and adventure. Intrigued, Mac drives up to Bifrost, Canada to visit said man.

He meets up with an old dude who is bizarre and strange in his huge old home…in the middle of nowhere. Old dude talks of his meeting with Hemingway and also his friend, Mr. Tusk. All of this time, Wallace is a douche and drinks the old man’s tea. Most everyone else would have said “Nahh, I’m good” and hauled ass to somewhere safe. Not Wallace… He drinks the tea and wakes up the next day drowsy and, oh yes…without his left leg. The old man talks about having to take drastic measures to save his life from a brown recluse spider bite and called a doctor out to revive Wallace and keep him there. Of course, there’s no doctor…or phone…and Wallace’s phone mysteriously disappeared.

Reaching out to his girlfriend and buddy, Teddy were fruitless after he found his phone. Sure, they were together but too busy to help Wallace out. By the time they did, it was too late. The old man had plans of his own to reunite with his friend, Mr. Tusk and took every measure to do so. Every…measure…!! So, not to go into everything, expect crazy mishaps and a wild appearance by Johnny Depp who must’ve been bribed to take part in this Kevin Smith weirdo flick. Now, I like weird flicks but this shit was some other shit!

There were a few laughs and some Canadian jabs like “aboot” (instead of “about”) and hockey jokes. But once the movie ended, it made no sense to me. I would’ve asked for a nice, 50 cent bullet to the brain but..oh well. Check it out if you’d like in case you want some drawn out scenes and a weird storyline that leaves you with a face that best resembles an emoji. It won’t be on repeat.

Furious 7 (2015)

Posted by The Zodiac | Movie Reviews | Monday 6 April 2015 5:25 am

Furious 7 (2015)

[rating=4]

See…You can’t simply walk into a movie theater during a Fast & Furious franchise flick and expect Shawshank Redemption Part 2. You have to expect some corniness, one-liners, and off-the wall directing style. That said, this flick was a thrill ride from start to finish. Over two hours long, this episode in the series features newcomers Jason Statham, Tony Jaa, Djimon Hounsou, and Kurt “Snake Plissken” Russell and falls in line somewhere after Tokyo Drift. The rest of the crew is back in action starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, The Rock, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson.

So, at the end of the last movie, we saw Jason Statham kill off Han so he’s the antagonist in this feature. Everybody goes after him and gets in a world of hurt because he’s The Transporter and that’s the way it’s supposed to be. First up is Dwayne Johnson who plays The Rock who plays Hobbs. Statham is hacking Dwayne’s computer and of course, this goes into full beast mode with realistic scenarios such as boot kicks to the face and leaving no bruises. Going through multiple glass walls, landing on broken furniture and no cuts. Being blown up 10 stories up, landing on a car with a hot woman on your chest and only having a temporary broken arm. Life is good when you’re The freakin’ Rock!!

Meanwhile Groot Diesel and Paul Walker get their home blown up and Paul has to choose between a comfortable life with his pretty lady and happy son or speedy cars, bullets, blood, and terrorists. Paul chooses the latter because he misses the bullets. So, off the team goes to get Jason Statham since he’s hunting them all down one-by-one. Wonder Woman is dead. Han is dead. Bow-Wow needs to die but somehow must’ve made it through…. Leti (M-Rod) is still suffering from memory loss and freaks out a few times only to have Snake Plissken bring her back for a mission to find a mysterious hacker. The hacker is obviously hot and fits into the rest of 100% of everybody on the screen. By the way, LA, the Middle East, and the Dominican Republic don’t have people who aren’t cut, or anything more than a size 5. So, if you’re trying to visit and fit in, you better hit the gym. The camera WILL avoid you.

It was good seeing Tony Jaa get some screen-time and although the story was silly with fast cars and the U.S. black ops division hiring Vin Diesel instead of military experts to obtain extremely sensitive materials which is a threat to international security, it was very entertaining and James Wan’s directing actually fit in. Being Paul Walker’s last F&F movie alive, they ended it on a great note and had him leave the series on top with an open-ending….yet, still knowing it’s his last. That was the most perfect thing in the movie. So, adrenalin rush, great lines delivered by Tyrese, hot hacker, 3 million car which flies through buildings…. it’s a definite Go-To for the weekend. Shut off your brain and have a blast!