I swear to god this is the greatest thing to ever come out of the city of Baltimore. You know. Besides “The Wire.”
Are you bored of just normal 5K marathons? Tired of being just an average superhuman who can run long distances? Maybe you need a little challenge…like, for instance, an army of the living dead hunting you down as you marathon. Keep Reading
Before we begin ladies and gentlemen, I must apologize. For I am about to show you a man dressed as a Pikachu.
Meet the gang from Random Encounters, consisting of AJ Pinkerton, Peter Srinivasan and their crazy friends. What they do probably wouldn’t be considered especially hard. They make music, they put together some costumes. What comes out though is sheer 100% LOL-grade insanity. Keep Reading
HA! Called it! Someone at the White House HAS spent time on 4Chan. (five years ago, maybe). Gizmodo’s reporting possibly the greatest response anyone’s ever had to calling politics ‘boring.’ When @wiggsd complained “This WH correspondence briefing isn’t nearly as entertaining as yesterday’s,” on twitter, someone at the White House got cheeky and did the only thing they could do. They sent him the following video. Keep Reading
The Console going on 35 years, just got a facelift…a major face-lift.
24 carat gold, plates this Atari 2600 system, as part of a project to put gold essentially on everything. The project, “Gold Mine, All Mine” is being led by Urchin Associates, which has already gold plated a skateboard and a stingray, in addition to the Atari 2600.
Bing… Bing… Bling… Bling… Bing… Bling… Beep… Beep… Blip… Blip… Boop… This is the third item in a personal project art series call Gold Mine, all Mine. If you haven’t seen the 24k Gold Stingray or the 24k Gold Skateboard come to the studio for a look see. Stay tuned for Gold Dim Sims and Golden Monkeys.
Proof that people never lose their affinity for gold during a time of recession.
Proof yet again that billionaire’s have more money than they officially know what to do with, Hamad bin Hamdan al Nahyan, a Sheikh and member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family, had his name carved into the Keep Reading
Yeah, yeah, OSX Lion launched, the Macbook is dead, new Macbook air, blah blah blah. The best Apple news this week didn’t come out of Cupertino, it came out of China. Specifically, provinces of China where authorized Apple stores don’t exist because of supply and demand.
OR DO THEY?! Dozens of fake “Apple stoers” (no, that’s not a misspelling) are cropping up left and right in remote provinces of the nation–the one in the article being in the backwater area of Kunming. When a blogger visiting the province found one of these stores, (and its subtle non-Apple store characteristics), she snapped several pictures and blasted them to the internet– Keep Reading
Did you play with Legos as a kid? Of course you did. That’s not a goddamn question IT’S A STATEMENT OF FACT. Legos are the best toys in the world–before they even had big-franchise sets, they were already superior to almost every other toy on the planet.
But you know what could have made them better? Batman. Or maybe Iron Man. Or are you a Green Lantern fan? Or Deadpool? Keep Reading
Takashi Okazaki’s legendary manga comic Afro Samurai has moved even more into the mainstream, this time with actor extraordinaire Samuel L. Jackson jumping into the producer role — not all that much of a surprise since Jackson is the voice behind the samurai.
Word has it that the film will commence shooting next year in the Dominican Republic. No word on who’s attached to star, but Jackson’s dedication and enthusiasm for the project is Keep Reading
The LA Times reported today that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is donating $41.5 million to Universities with one purpose in mind–building better toilets.
According to the paper, citing mass spreading of diarrhea based diseases in third-world countries, they’ve commissioned this work in order to design a toilet that can hypothetically work in an area with no running water or electricity Keep Reading
I should preface this with admission of guilt: I’ve never seen a Harry Potter movie, nor have I read a Harry Potter book. That said, I am going to see the last movie with the hope that a)Harry will get the crap beaten out of him (something about Daniel what’s his name’s spectacles-adorned countenance starring down at me from billboards year after year) and b) the new Batman trailer will be attached to it. But the franchise’s conclusion — while a bad thing for Warner Bros — may also be a boon for the rest of us who will miss the franchise. Take Harry and the Potters for instance…with songs like “Voldemort Can’t Stop the Rock,” “I Am a Wizard,” and Keep Reading
The rocketeer meets aqua-man meets that Drunk guy at the baseball game who stumbles down the stairs before the 2nd inning even begins.
That was the scene at the San Diego Boat and Yacht show, which in a matter of seconds, became the San Diego AIR and S$# show, compliments of John and his water powered jet-pack. See video Keep Reading
I played through this level already guys, and it DOESN’T. END. WELL.
The UK’s The Telegraph today gave a report on an interview from the Russian envoy to Libya who, in a tone of voice that could be described as “unusually calm” described how Libya’s prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi told him about their plans to Keep Reading
You know who News Corp is—FOX NEWS.
Remember when we talked about News of the World maybe hacking 9/11 victims? Looks like we weren’t the only ones who noticed that little tidbit of information. The FBI whipped their heads around at the word 9/11 and are launching an investigation into the New York based Media conglomerate to see just how far the scandal Keep Reading
If you’re around, the LA Japanese History Museum will be screening some of the very first anime films ever made, dating all the way back to the 1920’s. The museum will show a variety of films, all pre-Speed Racer, over 4 successive Thursdays going from July to August, starting on July 28.
Among the films being screened : “Mighty Taro’s Reckless Training” (1928) and “The National Anthem Kimigayo” from 1931, and “The Black Cat” from 1929. The first night is the 21st – next Thursday. For those of you who know your animation history, “Taro” was released the same year Walt Disney debuted Mickey Mouse in “Steamboat Willie.” The museum will screen about 12 short animations before each main feature, one right after the other, and in chronological order – going from the 20’s to the 50’s. This celebration of anime genius is a sort of correspondence piece to Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo exhibit, also going on at the museum now. The four separate nights are July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 25.
This is like some kind of sick, twisted remake of Lakeview Terrace, except instead of Samuel L. Jackson being badass, you get creepy old white guy being creepy. Wired.com has the unbelievable story about a man, Barry Ardolf, who decided to take revenge on his neighbors for accusing him of kissing their 4-year old child on the lips. (Which, judging from this article, he probably did.)
The Prosecutor of the case puts it best… Keep Reading
Live From Woodland Hills, CA, it’s The Rock talking seemingly endless amounts of smack about John Cena.
“You have gotta be kidding, me…you have got to be kidding me!”
“If you’re at least going to talk trash, let it be entertaining…”
“Shut Your bitch ass up, idiot…”
No, this isn’t a transcript from the latest Congressional hearing over Tax reform (not an official one, at least) this was The Rock’s reactions toward John Cena’s video which criticized him for being “out of the game.”
In the grand tradition of professional wrestling and videos made with the intent of becoming viral, The Rock didn’t hold anything back. But here’s the question, was the video response just another stunt by a professional wrestler or is The Rock for real?
It’s certainly interesting that instead of choosing a more prominent platform to present his message, like a stage, The Rock chose a camera that doesn’t shoot HD video. He still was able to plug his twitter and facebook pages and get the video to nearly 100 thousand hits,which in itself is the most prominent stage in the year 2011.
But politics aside, what is it that The Rock is trying to say? Does he feel threatened by Cena, calling out his wrestling counter-part who has transitioned towards the same “acting career” as him? Are the two still wrestling for supremacy in the WWE World and this is just another tactic to see who is truly on top?
The Rock’s films have grossed over 1 billion dollars, while John Cena is “that guy from The Marine.” To say that The Rock would in any way feel threatened by Cena would be moronic.
The Rock is also quick to point out that he’s not doing it for the cash, while Cena, a rich kid who went thug-life and who studied Douche-enomics (it’s exactly what you think it’s about) is doing it ALL FOR THE MONEY.
But if there’s anything more powerful than money in professional wrestling, or the internet, it’s attention. The Rock took 11 minutes out of his day to vent over a video shot via a cell phone, throughly carving up Cena’s ego in the process. But was he fighting to save his name, or just for stage time?
We might never know the answer, at the very least, we know it’s entertaining.
And the Cena video that got the Ball rolling…
In a recent interview with Game Informer, Ice T gave an interview too good not to mention. After being asked by journalist Matt Helgeson as to the significance of video games in the big-time hip-hopper’s world. The Law & Order mainstay and long-revered pioneer of rap dismissed any sort of notion that gaming was relegated specifically to nerds. “I’ve been in some dangerous *** spots and there’s been a console there…. my first game system was an Atari, and I had a Nintendo. When I first started making money, if you see my episode of MTV Cribs, I had the actual video arcade games in my house.”
He wasn’t short on words to blast the companies who however, or the fans that ‘stick up’ for one system over another. “I think there is a nerd side to it when you get too deep into it. One thing they do now, I’ve noticed, is they have these platform wars, like “Xbox is better than PlayStation.” That’s nerdy to me. What the f— is the matter Keep Reading
…let’s make fun of her now. First off, her opinion’s at odds with about a million polls: Among them, The Entertainment Software Association poll reports that the average game player is 37 years old. Yeah, it ain’t exactly Gallup, but we’ll take it anyways.
Apparently one fan of the Today show felt the need to ask Kathie Lee Gifford (of all people) if she thought it was weird for guys in their 30s to play video games. Answered Gifford: “No. That’s weird.” Then, she added for no reason – in that spasmodic, idiot savant like way – “Xbox.”
Millionaire entrepreneur Donny Deutsch echoed Gifford’s sentiment: “there should be something more on your mind, your attention, than video games.” Thanks for the help, asshat.
There’s no reason Gifford wouldn’t know what she’s talking about. Look at her credentials. She’s proven over and over one with the expertise and knowledge on what normal social behavior is. Like that time she wrote a song for an autistic kid:
Hip Hop USA, a company already revered for giving the words ‘sneaker art’ such a presence in the mainstream/hip hop/anime world, will be sponsoring a live sneaker art battle at Soho Gym on July 21, 2011. While a lot of you (especially non-native New Yorkers) will likely be unable to attend, it’s still worth checking out – and getting inspired by. Take this video for instance, taken from a sneaker art battle at Kinokuniya Bookstore in New York earlier this year:
A celebration of the collaboration between manga and hip-hop culture, the Kinokuniya event featured James Top, Vivian Ho, and Lucan of the Rock Steady Cru talking about the hybrid of East and West culture (manga/samurai meets hip-hop). The upcoming event will feature Nickodemus of TurnTables on the Hudson, featuring Stimulus & Malik Work of The Real Live Show. Nicodemus will also premiere his new music video before the battle is over.
This event is free and open to the public. So if you’re in the area, or just in town for a visit, no excuse not to check it out. This looks amazing.
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