October 31, 2013

Drunk Golf Trick Shot


Action Bronson - Blue Chips 2

The above video plays off the infamous 1995 Eastern Conference Finals game between the Pacers and the Knicks, when Ewing blew a point blank lay-up at the buzzer. The perfect trailer for the mixtape below.

DOWNLOAD: Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Blue Chips 2

October 30, 2013

Action Bronson Getting His Eat On

Action Bronson and Big Body Bes smoking, chatting and eating at NYC’s 2-Michelin-star seafood restaurant, Marea. Blue Chips 2 out in 2 days.

October 24, 2013

Russell Brand vs Jeremy Paxman. Fatality.

His stand-up comedy is terrible, but the man is fucking great at throwing words around in interviews. Kanye should take note.
Shot Symon

October 21, 2013

Fuck Your Crop Circles. Here's An 11-Acre Portrait.

Man, I wanted to do something like this a few years back for Air New Zealand, but like 99% of all good ideas it never saw the light of day. So well fucking done to Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada (known for his monumentally scaled portraits in public spaces) for getting this done as part of the Belfast Festival.

October 20, 2013

1993 Hip Hop - download

1993 was the year I started high school, stop growing, wore over-sized clothes from Harlem Vintage, lived by everything written in The Source and dubbed CDs bought from Marbecks and Sounds (to return for another CD, and so the cycle continued) to bump in my twin tape deck Sony stereo. Those were the days of clearasil, paper drivers licensees and fucking dope golden era rap music that is still dope 20 years on, today.

Stream the tracks or hit the download link below.

01. A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
02. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
03. De La Soul – Ego Trippin (Part II)
04. De La Soul – Breakadawn
05. Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
06. Ice Cube – Check Yourself
07. Dr. Dre – Nuttin' But A G' Thang ft. Snoop Dogg
08. Snoop Dogg – Tha Shiznit
09. Snoop Dogg – Gin And Juice
10. Wu-Tang Clan – Shame On A Nigga
11. Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck [Bloody Version]
12. KRS-One – Sound Of The Police
13. Onyx – Slam
14. M.O.P. – How About Some Hardcore
15. Jeru The Damaja – Come Clean
16. Redman – Tonight's Da Night
17. Lords of the Underground – Chief Rocka
18. LL Cool J – Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag
19. Casual – I Didn't Mean To
20. 2Pac – I Get Around ft. Digital Underground
21. MC Breed – Gotta Get Mine ft. 2Pac
22. Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain
23. Tha Alkaholiks – Only When I'm Drunk
24. Black Moon – Who Got The Props
25. Souls Of Mischief – 93 'till Infinity


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Swimming Below 3 Feet of Ice In Speedos

While you'd probably struggle reading this sentence on a single breath of air, Stig Severinsen has set a new official Guinness World Record by swimming 250 feet (76.2m) below the ice in a frozen lake in East Greenland where nobody has ever been diving before. Yikes.

October 19, 2013

Creating Lifelike Images of American Streets Using Model Cars and Forced Perspective

For nearly 25 years Michael Smith has been working on a fictional town he refers to as Elgin Park, where all of his miniature scenes take place. To make each shot he positions an old card table at scenic points around Boston and positions his minutely detailed cars and model sets on top. Using an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera and natural light he then snaps away, simply eye-balling the perspective to get everything right.

These are his most recent photos, earlier shots from the collection have gone into a book titled Elgin Park: An Ideal American Town.

October 18, 2013

The Power Of The Crowd?

Some professor from the BBC explains the oddity of a group of people knowing more than one individual. The explanation is not hard to understand, but still it is hard to believe.

Magic Pick Up Lines

Literally, magic. FYI.

October 17, 2013

Game of Thrones Bad Lip Reading

Someone has spent a bit of time and effort on this, so the least you can do is hit play.

Old Rappers Talking Nonsense While Smoking

Redman features on Snoop's always entertaining GGN talk smoke show.

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DJ Spinna Brings Out Stevie Wonder During Set. Crowd Approves.

People at Liv Nightclub in D.C. who turned up to see DJ Spinna's 'Wonder Full Party' got an unexpected surprise when living legend Stevie Wonder turned up to drop some bars.

October 16, 2013

Read Anthony Hopkins’ Letter to Cast & Crew Of Breaking Bad

Dear Mister Cranston.
I wanted to write you this email – so I am contacting you through Jeremy Barber – I take it we are both represented by UTA . Great agency.
I’ve just finished a marathon of watching “BREAKING BAD” – from episode one of the First Season – to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season. (I downloaded the last season on AMAZON) A total of two weeks (addictive) viewing. 
I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!
Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever.
I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really.
But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers (yourself being one of them), the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (that over used word) awesome.
From what started as a black comedy, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction and hell. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.
If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone – Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Steven Michael Quezada – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance … The list is endless.
Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.
You and all the cast are the best actors I’ve ever seen.
That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It’s almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.
Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.
Best regards
Tony Hopkins.
Via Vanity Fair

October 12, 2013

For The Record

Some kiwis have undertaken an expedition to discover, learn, meet and document the ideas and people behind the controls of vinyl record production. Recorded over 6 weeks, traveling through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK.
For The Record exposes a number of notions about why vinyl is such an indelible medium and how it continues to remain popular in the the face of opposing format change.

Old New York Talks About New, New York.

Not too long ago, it looked like New York's glory days as a center for dance music had passed. As the birthplace of disco and hip-hop and the home of legendary nightclubs like the Paradise Garage, Limelight and Twilo, the city has long been part of the cultural fabric. But as the notoriously grimy city of the late 20th century transformed into the sleek and hyper-gentrified metropolis of today, its thriving underground lost its foothold.

New Yorkers have long flourished under adversity, though, and its now bustling party scene is a testament to this. Promoters, producers and DJs jumped the East River to establish Brooklyn as a new creative center. Lofts and warehouses filled the void left by Manhattan's shuttered nightclubs, and a new generation of producers is infusing the city's musical legacy with the sounds of the international scene. But the luxury condos rising along the waterfront are a constant reminder that the city's relentless evolution could easily stamp things out again. We burrowed deep for our latest Real Scenes film, discovering how some of the key players in this vast scene are hustling hard to make it last.
Fuck. I want to live there so bad.

October 11, 2013

The Documentary About New York To End All Documentaries About New York

I'm on my New York shit right now. This near eighteen-hour-long expedition through the history of the world's greatest city is also a stroll through the history of the United States, from George Washington's first inauguration on Wall Street up to the Twin Towers falling in 2011.

Enjoy Some Explicitly Entertaining Stories From Danny Brown

Featuring boobs, dicks, competitions and retards. Get ready for late Jan Auckland shorties.

That Free Banksy Piece Is Gonna Run You $20 To View In Brooklyn

People going to East New York to take a picture of a Banksy piece (they could have just googled) are getting charged $20 for the pleasure, by what you might call street entrepreneurs? Video after the jump.

October 9, 2013

RIP Chopper

Man, I thought dude was already dead. RIP Chop Chop. Above are some highlights from the movie Chopper (played by Eric Bana). You can watch the full movie here.

Sorry about his rapping though, aye?

October 7, 2013

Derrick Rose's Knee Is Just Fine

Taken from a preseason game against the Pacers. FYI, the NBA Season tip off is only 3 weeks away.

PS - Fuck Lebron

What We Learned From The Breaking Bad Finale

The Badfinger is still playing, Jesse is still hollering, and, on the chilly floor of a Nazi meth lab, Walt's body is still warm. Not nearly enough time has passed to revisit Sunday's Breaking Bad finale in full. My thoughts on that remain more or less as they were in the wee hours of Monday morning: A show that prided itself on exacting precision ended with an episode as buffed, polished, and perfect as the inside of that TAG Heuer Walt left atop a gas station pay phone. To some, that was ideal. To others, it was idealized. I have a feeling that the argument — like the one raging in Flynn's head every morning between the fluffy savoriness of eggs and the sweet surrender of pancakes — will never end.

Which immediately sets it apart from Breaking Bad. The show is over. Life — and television — must somehow soldier on. Below are some thoughts on the three pressing issues left in the finale's wake.

Want To Control Cockroaches With Your Smartphone?

Next month, Backyard Brains will begin selling the Bluetooth RoboRoach, the first cyborg to be commercially available to the general public. Priced at $99.99, the product is cheap and simple to use. After a “brief surgery,” users attach an electronic backpack to a cockroach and then use their smartphones to overstimulate the cockroach, making the insect move to the left or to the right.

October 3, 2013