A Love Story

Me (for just a short period of time though)

In 10th grade, there was a Spanish girl with a big butt that I had a crush on.

Unfortrunately for me, there’s not much more to the story.

She was in my math class.

Let’s just call her Virginia.

(Because that’s Spanish…)

I spent a good 2 weeks inching my way closer to her side of the room till we were just sitting next to one another.

Sounds good, right?

Next thing you know, I get the number.

Late night love jonesin’

Aight, this is 10th grade, so more like 9:30pm love jonesin’

Back then I thought I was the man though.

You couldn’t tell me shit!

I would put on my little slow jams and sit next to the radio when I called.

“Hello, is Virginia there?”

“Yeah, hold on a moment”

“Thank you”

“Virginia some strange boy playing Jodeci really loud is on the phone for you.”

Anyway, by the time I find out that my beloved Virginia was a slut in training, this silly broad gets into a physical altercation with 2 other girls outside of school and her parents force her to transfer.

Her homegirl Tanya came up to me days later talkin’ bout, “Oh I talked to Virginia the other day, man she really liked you. Too bad she’s at some totally different school far far away probably sucking some other guy’s…

(I’m paraphrasing here).

And that my friends was the exact moment that I transformed from a regular black 10th grader to a small English child at a soccer game.

And then back to normal, once I was over her.

– Logical (@logicalnyc)

Published in: on March 5, 2010 at 10:11 am  Comments (4)  
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A Legend Is Born Folks…

I feel like this motherfucker right here in the chair

I feel like this motherfucker right here in the chair

On this very same day, workers went on strike at the Hoover Dam in 1931.

In 1974 on August 8th, President Richard Nixon announced his resignation.

In 1990, Iraq occupied Kuwait.

And in 2009, on August 8th, a legend has been born folks…

I’m ready to take all this shit right here to that next level.

I, Devonte “Logical” Smith have turned a corner in my life.

Jumped a hurdle.

Gotten the type of monkey off my back that will often times weigh on a man his whole life.

I’m a changed man ladies and gentleman.

True story.

And while I’m sure there are a lot of you out there that could give a fuck, I just thought I would share.

In the past yr, starting right about the time that I came up with the concept for this blog, I have been through a whirlwind of events.

Real life shit, depression, relationship shit, unemployment, and through it all, I am much happier today than I was a year ago when I had so called stability.

In the mere sense that I am no longer at that god forsaken job I used to write so many of the posts for this blog from, my life has experienced a complete 360.

I have a new found desire to step my game up in every facet on a daily basis.

I’m no longer selling myself short and saving shit that could be done today for tomorrow.

Now I know this is on par with the corny shit Tom Cruise did in the beginning of Jerry Maguire that got his overzealous ass fired right after, only for me, its personal.

I’m just really trying to document this moment as a turning point in my young life.

Now, for the purpose of this blog, I am not going to get too Rev Run on everyone and try to change the world and spread my joy.

Mainly because happiness and joy in this day and age are short lived, so I’m riding this shit out before I get too carried away and you guys find me on the Logical Motivational Speaking Tour

Now as far as this wonderful place known as And This Is My America, I wanna do something different with this blog at this point and I hope anyone who is down will stick around for the ride.

I’m about to switch shit up around here.

I will see you guys very soon with what most likely will be some weird and wild shit to think about.

Legendary shit to think about…

– Logical

P.S. If any of you out there tweet, hit me up on Twitter, @LogicalNYC

Published in: on July 8, 2009 at 6:00 am  Comments (3)  
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Sorry About The Break, But Just So You Know…

They Sure Dont Make Em Like This Anymore...

They Sure Don't Make 'Em Like This Anymore...

While Mike James and myself are taking time to concentrate on some other projects, I have created a little place for me to drop knowledge on you guys…

No holds barred, in a pretty raw format…

Feel free to come check me out at The Devonte Smith Project

Live and very uncensored!!!



Published in: on March 24, 2009 at 6:38 pm  Comments (3)  
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Fuck 2008!

My sentiments exactly...my sentiments exactly...

My sentiments exactly...my sentiments exactly...

Yesterday I got laid off…

It’s interesting because the handwriting was on the wall…but it still sucked…

While Corporate America is shitty…a guaranteed check is always good…

However, I’d say all in all, it is for the best.

Fuck 2008

Talk about a shitty ass year

Shitty economy, shitty movies, shitty music…

Shitty shitty shitty…

So me and the rest of us here at And This Is My America are bidding farewell to a year that will always be marked by the biggest financial disaster since the Great Depression, as well as the biggest election our generation has seen.

With that said, there is light a the end of the tunnel (kind of)…

I do think things will change at some point…

And hopefully a new administration will bring an influx of jobs sooner than later…

But at the very least you have me, Devonte Smith, as well as And This Is My America to guide you through these turbulent times…

Books, feature films, HBO series, Apparel, Action Figures, Wii games….

The sky is the motherfucking limit for us – provided you do your part out there in viewer land…

For 3 small clicks a day you can help provide me and the next 2 generations of my family with a lifetime of quality rehab and public assistance (the best of both worlds)!!!

So lets all unite and support my out of work ass for as long as possible…

Remember, you guys did it for Scott Baio – at least I’m black!

Happy Fucking New Year!!!

Cmon, your gonna support this asshole, and not me?

C'mon, your gonna support this asshole, and not me?



The Manifestation Of A Movement

When Its All Said And Done, This Will Be Replaced With The Faces Of Devonte Smith, Mike James, and Jansen Wordsworth. God Bless America...

When It's All Said And Done, This Will Be Replaced With The Faces Of Devonte Smith, Mike James, and Jansen Wordsworth, and possibly Big Shirley. God Bless America...

This is the 100th post of this captivating extravaganza known as And This Is My America.

Call it a quarter life crisis, but Mike James, Jansen Wordsworth and myself, Devonte Smith have essentially decided to stick it to the man with this.

In the first 2 months we have received numerous comments ranging from displays of affection to near death threats.

Before I continue, I would like to thank all of you out there in viewer land for every visit to the site and every comment, good or bad, we dearly appreciate it.

With that said, to those of you who have enjoyed the stories, rants, pictures, videos, and commentary, we will continue to try our best to deliver quality content, while also pushing the boundaries of what society has deemed acceptable versus what we feel should be heard.

A lot of things need to be brought to the forefront.

Shit is bad.

Granted, we have literally made a career out of bitterness, but the border line misanthropy is there amongst the modern youth.

Essentially, this is my America and if tomorrow things were different, we would be writing about the over abundance of job opportunities and the overflowing cash in our bank accounts.

But that aint’ happenin, so your stuck with this reflection of America versus the same dream we were all sold as a child.

Now to the naysayers, you guys are the driving force behind this machine.

Honestly, there is nothing more satisfying than receiving a conservative rant about why John McCain is what this country needs because he believes in country first, not handouts.

Gimme a fucking break, first of all, John McCain is a loser, he is a bad pilot who scumbagged his first wife, so if you want to ride or die with the Straight Talk Express then so be it, but don’t expect us to take you seriously.

Second of all, this is not The New Republic or The Huffington Post, so please take our apparent liberal stance with a grain of salt before you take one blurb overly personal.

Politics is far from the purpose of this blog, but in the midst of an election, it engulfs all of America.

We aren’t anti-conservative, but we are anti-ignorance (cant wait for the rebuttal on that one).

Frankly, we don’t give a shit what you think as long as you keep clicking when we post.

RSS Feed, Bookmark, Homepage it, whatever.

We’re riding this train to the top.

Much to a hater’s dismay, this is actually part of a much bigger plan, that ends with all of us smiling for the camera in front of our stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

So whether you think we are stupid, obnoxious, funny, cynical, smart (yes, some people actually do find us quite intelligent), sexist, or even immature, believe it or not, you have already bought into the movement.



Bear With Me Folks…

I have a serious, serious case of writers block…

So until I snap out of it I’m gonna kick it on eBay and look for a Lite Brite

See you guys soon…



Published in: on October 10, 2008 at 7:26 am  Comments (2)  
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