DAY 79 – In The Lab (Miami)

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Kicking into gear!

Purple Rapture

Hey people, today’s topic of mine is centered around a very exciting development for me personally. Following on from the tail end of last years excitement for me which saw the retro release of the signature NBA star Patrick Ewing trainer, the Adidas Mutombo is set for a retro release later on this year! (Looks like they finally got a move on with it!)
The signature shoe of Dikembe Mutombo, was a hi-top with lace tabs and Cross colour motif that made this trainer really funky! I had been in search for a long time to find an original pair, but bearing in mind manufacture was over 20 years ago my chances were slim to none! (more so non existent in my case)
This shoe first hit the scene in 1993 when Mutombo was playing for the Denver Nuggets. The value of the originals have sky rocketed over the years so kudos…

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“No, No, No, Not Today!” (Who Is That 7-2 Man, Anyway?)

The Ladies Room

When you work from your living room, you tend to see the same TV commercials. Or, in Geico’s case, 40 simultaneous commercials starring pigs, cavemen, film-noir detectives, Eddie Money, witches, and a lizard so annoying I want to drop-kick him to the Space Station.

But the one Geico spot that always makes me laughfeatures 7-2 former NBA center Dikembe Mutombo, considered one of the greatest shot blockers of all time and today a champion for charity causes. You’ll see him in the ads slapping down paper wads, cereal boxes, and laundry with his characteristic finger wag and catchphrases, “No, no, no, not today! Not in my house!”

But Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo has many real-life reasons to be happy. The Congolese native attended Georgetown University on a USAID scholarship, barely speaking English (he now speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and five more.) He intended to become a…

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‘British intelligence killed Congo leader Lumumba’

Political killings, MI6 and flexible morality- Patrice Lumumba

Lenathehyena's Blog

Who killed Congo’s first elected Prime Minister and why was he killed? How involved was British Intelligence?

None of what hit the headlines today is news.

Here’s a passage from the novel Banana Pier published 2012

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Robert Coulthard is in Berlin.  He’s about 22 years old and he and Dinger have arrived at the Wannsee.  Dinger is in great form, reminiscing about his time as a fresh young officer in 1960 when a serious young African is elected to lead the Republic of Congo’s Nationalist Party in government.  Thirty-four, bloody young for a Prime Minister, don’t you think, son?  Too bloody smart by half, isBell’s verdict.  The ‘too bloody smart one’ was called Patrice Lumumba. Coulthard remembered because he thought it sounded like a girls’ name.  Bell is whispering, All a mistake.  Usual faction disputes, too bloody young!  Course the Yanks were up in arms, bloody commies and…

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