July 30, 2012

Skate Decks Made In The Back Of A Truck

Made by DL Skateboards, out of Brooklyn.

Newspaper Photoshops Syrian Image

The Kronen Zeitung, an Austrian (not Australian) newspaper, decided that an image of a dude carrying what looks like an infant wasn't sad/hopeless/desperate/Syrian enough so they got a retoucher to drop in a bombed out background. And that ladies and gentlemen is the world we live in.

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Heath Ledger's Inspiration For The Joker

One a side note, The Dark Knight Rises was terrible.

Shot Liz

Immortal Technique On The Joe Rogan Experience

Immortal Technique appears on The Joe Rogan Experience, speaking on a number of topics, including free music, 360 deals, digital vs. physical media, tigers, toxoplasmosis, and more.

Spotted at HHS

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Mike Mondays: Chamillionaire's Jordan Story

Chamillionaire shares his story about being geeked to meet Michael Jordan, who apparently, didn't show much love back. Bonus lol's for self-censoring the word fuck, then dropping the n-bomb.

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The Secret To Changing The World

Before you get any crazy ideas about changing the world, Steve Jobs is smarter than you. So just save a little money and try not to keep bashing into walls.

Mos Def Is Muhammad Ali

Mos Def teams up with Louis Vuitton for a Muhammad Ali-inspired vignette titled 'Dream'.

Was anybody else thinking this on the still shot?

July 28, 2012

July 26, 2012

Space Leap

On Wednesday, 'Fearless Felix' took another stratospheric leap, this time from an altitude of 96,640 feet, nearly three times higher than cruising jetliners. He landed safely near Roswell, N.M. His top speed was an estimated 862 kph.

via IF

Nice Easy Listening Hip Hop Mix

FYI, it has nothing to do with God. Shot DJ Sonryze.

July 25, 2012

Floating Slow Motion Amazing Thing

Its actually the opening sequence for a shortfilm competition called Kurz und Schön, which translated means 'Nice and Short'.

Nap Power

A good siesta is said to improve productivity, cognitive function, memory, creativity and productivity. Which, of course, is why Spain's economy is doing so well at the mo. Wait?

July 23, 2012

Feeding Seagulls Laxatives

Desired result achieved.

Sorry Bouncy Castle. You're Out.

Who wants an 1,850 square foot inflatable obstacle course, for just US$13,000?

The Adrenaline Rush Extreme—as it's been dubbed—features side-by-side lanes chock full of challenges that will have competitors crawling through tunnels, racing down slides, or battling their way past various inflatable obstacles. The entire structure is kept standing by three industrial fans running constantly, but just because it's inflatable don't expect it to be easy to transport. At almost 700 kilos you'll need a hefty ride to haul it around, not to mention a delivery person strong enough to get it off the truck.

Stolen from Gizmodo

Mike Mondays: 63-Point Playoff Game

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July 22, 2012

Film School With R.A. The Rugged Man pt.3

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The $666 Douche Burger

New York City’s 666 Burger food truck has a treat for you. For just US$666 you can purchase a foie gras-stuffed Kobe patty covered in Gruyere cheese that’s been melted with champagne steam and topped with lobster, truffles, caviar, and a BBQ sauce made with Kopi Luwak coffee beans that have been pooped out by some sort of animal called the Asian palm civet. The whole thing is then served in a gold-leaf wrapper.

It’s called the Douche Burger, and, yes, it really is for sale.

High Speed Chase Ends With Swag

July 16, 2012

NY77 - The Coolest Year In Hell [doco]

An entertaining, fast-moving historical look at not only one of New York’s City’s most turbulent years of its existence, but a dope chronicle of the rise of disco, punk rock and hip-hop mixed in with riots, gangs, blackouts and urban decay.

The cast of talking heads is crazy: Geraldo, KRS-One, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Caz, Annie Sprinkle, Legs McNeil, Richard Hell, Tommy Ramone, Chris Stein, DJ Hollywood, Henry Chalfant, BLADE, LEE, Sal Abbatiello, Al Goldstein, Gloria Gaynor & Mayor Ed Koch are just a few of the folks who take you through the NY realness of yesteryear.

Pet Fuckin' Peeves

First World problems, aye.

Spinning GIFs

Game Of Thrones Impressions

Bonus points for the Biggie reference at the end. Shot Steve Love.

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African Spear Throwing Slingshot Bazooka

It's never been more entertain to watch an overweight German get an African spare stuck in a tree stump.
Imagine if it was aiming at your face?

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15 Minutes Of Fireworks In 20 Seconds

Remeber when this happened a few years ago in Whakatane?

What Snake Venom Does To Human Blood

What the blood clot © Method Man

Mike Mondays: The Crossover


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Did That Guy Just Cartwheel Into A Dunk?

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Breaking Bad Starts Tonight

Here's a recap of what you need to know before tonight's season opener:
» Gus Fring, lord and master of Pollos Hermanos and an elaborate crystal meth empire, was ready to pull the trigger on troublesome cooks Walter White and Jesse Pinkman when season three drew to a close. But his plan to kill and replace them with soulful scientist Gale Bedeker backfired when Walt had Jesse seek out and assassinate Gale. In retaliation, Gus ruthlessly murdered one of his own employees right in front of Walt and Jesse, sending out a decisive message: you do not f— with the Fring.
» Jesse and Walt reacted to Gus’ actions in very different ways. Walt embraced the lethal game of chess and became obsessed with finding new, increasingly inventive ways to kill Gus and save his hide. Jesse, on the other hand, coped with what he did to Gale by throwing raging parties and keeping himself on emotional lockdown. For Gus’ part, he moved forward by completely shutting Walt out and installing monitors in the lab to keep tabs on his cooks. Eventually, he drove a further wedge between Walt and Jesse by essentially absolving the younger of the pair and putting him to work, empowering Jesse in a way no one had ever previously done.
» Meanwhile, Hank Schraeder, still impossibly messed up from his run-in with the Cousins, abandoned his DEA instincts in favor of pursuing a mineral collecting hobby. Like Jesse, he shut himself off to the world, pushing away his wife Marie to the point that she returned to her kleptomania habit. After bailing her out of big trouble, Hank was courted once again by the DEA to look over materials recovered at Gale’s home. With the help of a very drunk and way-too-proud Walt, Hank found himself back on the hunt for the elusive Heisenberg, with all signs pointing towards one man: Gustavo Fring.
» The meticulous life of Mr. Fring began unraveling throughout season four. Walt was a massive thorn in his side, yes, but he had bigger fish to fry, including Hank and the DEA, and the Mexican drug lord Don Eladio south of the border. Eladio was the man who killed one of Gus’ business partners several years earlier, and his comeuppance finally came in season four when Fring took Mike and Jesse down to Mexico and slaughtered the entire cartel. Mike took a bullet to the gut and had to stay in Mexico to recover, while Gus returned to the U.S. with more power than ever before, Mr. Pinkman right behind him.
» In a further move to remove Walt from the game, Gus tried to convince Jesse that he could graduate from sous chef to main meth cook. But Jesse wouldn’t take on the job if that meant the murder of Walter White — a strong testament to Jesse’s character, considering that he and Walt got into a partnership-ending fist fight just a few episodes earlier. To preserve Jesse’s loyalty, Gus agreed not to kill Walt. Instead, he put a hit out on Hank, whose investigation into the crystal meth case was getting way too close to Gus for comfort.
» With his back against the wall and his family’s safety on the line, Walt took a now-or-never stance in his war against Gus Fring. He was able to convince Jesse to join his cause once again after the son of Jesse’s girlfriend, Brock, was found badly poisoned, with all signs pointing to Fring as the poisoner. After their initial attempt to assassinate Gus failed, Walt turned to the enemy of his enemy, the wheelchair-bound and bell-ringing Hector Salamanca, the last of Gus’ nemeses from the Eladio days. Hector visited the DEA, communicated some obscenities, and returned to his nursing home — all part of a ruse to lure Gus out into the open. Fring took the bait and paid Hector a visit, lethal injection in hand. But it was Hector (and Walt) who had the last laugh as he rang his iconic bell with maniacal fury, triggering a bomb that blew Gus Fring straight to hell.
» The war was over. Gus lost, and Walter White won. But at what cost? In the closing moments of season four, it was revealed that Walt was the one who poisoned young Brock, all in an attempt to get Jesse back on his side. It was yet another sign that after all that he’s been through, Walter is no longer breaking bad — he is officially broken.

July 13, 2012

Breaking Batman

Both are out next week. Shot.

Public Enemy - I Shall Not Be Moved [video]

Makes me want to find my PE T

Nardwuar's TED Talk

Punk Rock Journalist Nardwuar the Human Serviette wants to take you on a journey into his do-it-yourself world of investigation and adventure. Through hard work, meticulous preparation and a tremendous passion for finding out interesting facts and tidbits, he sets the stage for unexpected situations and spontaneous reactions. It is an upfront and unconventional style that has resulted in verbal attack, physical threats, desertions, and some the most insightful and genuinely engaging conversations with the biggest names in music and popular culture you might ever witness.

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July 12, 2012

History Of U.S. Intervention In Iran

A brief introduction to America's involvement in Iran, from 1953 until present.
Tut America. Tut.

July 10, 2012

Murs - Animal Style [video]

Hip Hop comes out with the above video from Cali MC Murs.
“Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons,” Murs explains. “The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who have yet to come out. It’s also a love song, which is nothing new for me. But with this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender, really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex? And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort.”

July 9, 2012

Living With Floodwaters

Shot during the 2011 floods in Thailand, this film is part of a larger project called "A Drowning World" chronicling the devastating effects of flooding linked to global warming. See gideonmendel.com/drowningworld/ for more details.

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Talking To The Past

A man named Jeremiah McDonald filmed himself talking to his future self. Now, 20 years later, he not only has watched the video but has made a new one. "A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self: 20th Anniversary Edition" is the name of the film in which he converses with his younger self. Nice font use too.

Eric B & Rakim Live At The Apollo (1986)

The crowd going bananas at the start of this video is too dope!

Mike Mondays: Air Jordan Sneakers


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July 8, 2012

Eight Bill Murray Stories You Should Read

1. Bill Murray Doesn't Like Giving Autographs

Like most celebrities, Bill Murray isn't a fan of being bothered for their autographs. Unlike most celebrities, it's because he finds them too impersonal. Apparently Bill Murray was doing a shoot for a guy, and that guy's friend asked him for an autograph. Instead of just writing his name on a piece of paper, Bill gave them something better. He filmed a slow motion walk down the hall with all the guys ala Wes Anderson.

2. Bill Murray Does Karaoke with Complete Strangers

A group of friends went out to have a few drinks at a local Karaoke bar called Karaoke One 7 in New York City. Mike, the guy who reported this story to authorities, noticed that there were a couple of women who had just walked in with a guy that looked just like Bill Murray... Because he WAS Bill Murray.

After they did the good ol' "celebrity confirmation", they proceeded to invite Bill Murray into their Karaoke room.

15 Minutes later Bill Murray knocks on their door.

Bill Murray and the girl he was with, notably from Amsterdam who sang a bunch of French songs, bought everyone these weird green drinks made out of something called Chartreuse. After these Bill Murray himself sang an Elvis song with Mike and the group, of course, took a bunch of photos.
The photos are pretty irrefutable, but the verdict is still vague. There have been a few discrepancies, first being exactly when this incident took place. It was also first reported that he showed up at Karaoke One with a group of women, then later corrected that it was one Dutch woman. The details aren't 100% clear; however, Murray is known for randomly crashing strangers' parties, so there's a good chance this one is true. And it is probably the realization of every Bill Murray fan's biggest dream.

July 2, 2012

Mike Mondays: To The Max (2000)

Michael Jordan to the Max is an American documentary released in IMAX in 2000. The film is about the life and career of basketball player Michael Jordan, focusing mainly on him during the 1998 NBA Playoffs. It is narrated by Laurence Fishburne.

2 Live Crew 'Banned in the USA' (1990)

Via Egotripland

Looking back, it’s hard to believe the powers that be took it this far. Or is it? News footage of Charles Freeman, a Fort Lauderdale record store owner arrested on “obscenity” charges for selling 2 Live Crew records, sums up the lawmakers’ persecution on adult entertainment pretty succinctly: “This is stupid.” Although we get to hear briefly from Fresh Kid-Ice, Brother Marquis and DJ Mr. Mixx, it’s not surprising that Luke is heard from the most here. (“Next thing you know Madonna, she got to put her clothes on,” he warns the rest of the music industry about the government clampdown on rap.) In one of the doc’s best moments, some rather interesting tidbits about As Nasty as They Wanna Be, the first album ever to be found legally obscene by a federal judge, are revealed: it contains 226 uses of the F-word, 117 explicit terms for the male and female genitalia, 87 descriptions of oral sex, 163 uses of the word “bitch,” 15 uses of “ho,” 81 uses of the vulgarity “shit,” 4 descriptions of group sex, 1 reference to incest, and over a dozen illustrations of violent sex. (No wonder we love it so much.) Included for your viewing pleasure are the music videos “Me So Horny,” “Doo Wah Diddy,” and “Move Somethin’” as well as live versions of “Throw The ‘D’” and “We Want Some Pussy.” Make sure to watch til the end to see the mini-riot that breaks out when 2 Live Crew doesn’t perform at a club when the owner refuses to pay them.

July 1, 2012

Bill Simmons Interviews Louis CK

Bill Simmons, the journalist who wrote the basketball bible, interviews Louis CK to help promote the third season of Louie.

Louis CK discusses his ambitious strategy to bypass all the ticketing agencies for his 2012 comedy tour (check out www.louisck.com for details), the year of the Backlash to the Backlash to the Backlash, why he loves hate-watching Aaron Sorkin shows, why he was fine with Bradley stealing the last Pacquiao fight (and why it made him like Manny more), what lessons he's applied from boxing to help his own career, and a few other curve balls you might not expect.

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