Conspiracy theorists have been saying this for years, and all you hear is that the rich get richer. Well this new infograph from MotherJones. A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244. There are a ton of other great infographs on the site, so I suggest you check it out. The fact that some people make this much money isnt really the upsetting part. The upsetting part is how much influence they have on decisions that generally effect the more common man. Laws are being passed to keep theres top people in places of power, and in positions to continue to amass wealth that is beyond anything any average man would ever dream. Fight the POWERRR!
Every time Home Alone comes on TV, I stop everything Im doing, and sit back to watch the magic of Kevin McCallister. Say what you will about Macaulay Culkin, but he was perfect in this movie, and it will forever go down as a Xmas staple. There are so many good one liners in this, its impossible to name them all, but here are a few things about the movie that you probably didnt know.
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In honor of the Man vs Computer Jeopardy! tournament coming up next week, I decided this was as good a time as any to post this video of Trebek recording his plugs for upcoming Jeopardy contests. By now we have all seen Bill O’Reilly flipping out. Alex doesnt really flip out on anyone but himself, which is the funniest part. Combine that with him chugging beers between each clip, and this is pure gold. SUCK IT TREBEK!
Walking down Bowery in NYC is pretty much like any other downtown street. Stores, shops, bums, business men, fashion forward dressers, and of course, graffiti. There is no way you can not notice the art that covers 190 Bowery. The building takes up an insane amount of space and at first looks, seems abandoned. The front steps are most nights, filled with homeless people sleeping, or just taking in the sites. The windows are covered, and it is easy to wonder, how, why, would a gigantic building in downtown NYC, the heart of the world, be abandoned. It surprised, and even shocked me to find out I couldnt be more wrong.
Just a few weeks ago, Gucci Mane went all off the deep end on us and got an Ice Cream cone tatted onto his face. Trust me, I like ice cream as much as the next guy, but to get it tatted on my grill? Lets be real about this, I dont know of anything I would want tattooed on my face, let alone an ice cream cone. Maybe if i was competing for the title of worlds fattest man, then maybe i would just get junk food tattoos all over my body. Well, if you want to be like Gucci, but without the permanence of a real tat, check out this site. You can now look just like Mr Mane but with a little help from a bandana.
Director Michael Rapaport’s Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest documentary premiered at Sundance with rave reviews. How could it not. Its an in depth look at one of the biggest and most influential hip hop groups of all time. It covers all things ATCQ, album by album to Tip vs. Phife, replete with insights from the group, Common, Busta and the Beastie Boys, archival footage, music and then some heart felt moments between the group. I really dig how Rapaport only interviewed and included relevant and real hip hop artists to participate.Here’s the unofficial, out of sync trailer that leaked earlier. It’s all you get for now.
Being a boss, Im naturally always perusing the internet for new and clever ideas that will up my Bossism. Is that even a word? Whatever, it doesnt matter, Im a boss, so yeah, its a word. While on one of my many hunts for all things cool, I stumbled upon these money clips. Theres no doubt Im getting one of these, and you should too. Imagine being out with a girl and you go to pay. Not only is she blinded by your fat stack of $1′s, but your gold money clip says ‘Cheddar’. Thats it, one simple word to let people know thats how you roll. I kind of wish these were customizable, but the current options are still pretty good.
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By now everyone has seen the Lebron James AKA Fat Pippen What Should I Do Nike commercial. We also put you on to the Jordan remake, where Lebron is clowned. I guess the spoofs just keep on coming because a Brett Favre one just dropped, and wow, theres more than 1 dick joke in this gem. Great acting in this and super creative. Brett really needs to do some damage control on this wiener thing, and fast.
Joe Camel is trying his hardest to fit in with the Joe Cools of Williamsburg with an ad campaign aimed at hipsters. For the month of January, tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds plans to turn its Camel cigarette packs into an homage to the increasingly trendy neighborhood in Brooklyn. The packs will bear the neighborhood’s name along with pictures of the Williamsburg Bridge, the area’s iconic lofts and silhouettes of musicians. The neighborhood is one of 10 around the country represented in a campaign celebrating the lifestyle of Camel smokers. This might be going a little too far for most of the folks on Bedford Ave, although for them to agree with anything just wouldn’t be their style. The back of the pack reads..
Some call it the most famous hipster neighborhood but its not about being hip. It’s about breaking free. Its about last call, a sloppy kiss goodbye and a solo taunter to a rock show in an abandoned building. Its where a tree grows. Its camel in the Williamsburg corner of Brooklyn
Usually, when a piece of art gets damaged, its not worth a thing. Kind of like baseball cards. But if this same piece of art is filled with bullet holes straight out of Dennis Hoppers Desert Eagle, then things are actually a little different. The Warhol print of Mao Zedong sold at auction for $302,500. Its pre-sale estimate was between $20,000 and $30,000. As the story goes, Hopper stumbled into his own home one night on what must have been the best LSD binge of all time and thought the image of the Chinese leader was staring at him, so he pumped it full of lead. God I love Hopper!