I don’t know if you have ever met a Sneaker Head, but they are some of the most insane and passionate people I have ever met. I know a guy who has every single pair of Jordans ever made, never worn, mint condition. I met a dude who had over 200 pairs of dunks, and sold a few to send his son to a good school. I even know a guy who is so in love with Nike Dunks, he created a massive painting, called it Dunk Therapy, has shown it all over L.A., and sold prints of it at shoe conventions. There are very few things that get twenty and thirty-somethings more fired up about their youth than sports and fashion. This affinity explains the recent spike in interest in the throwback jerseys and shoes, and nowhere is that more clear than in the realm of basketball. It seems as though many sneaker lovers are in the same boat as me, interested in the reissues from their childhood more than in new styles. Ive owned every pair of shoes on this list, with the exception of the Barkleys. Gross.
These shoes got great exposure from Dee Brown’s “no-look” slam dunk contest victory in 1991, when he took his sweet time pumping up his Reebok Omni-Lites in front of the cameras.
Today its hard to find new fresh music that hasn’t been saturated by the influence of marketing giants. All we ever are exposed to is this fake world of rap music that projects an image of money, cars, women, and fame. I’m not sure when this really all happened, but I’m temped to call out Bad Boy or No Limit on this one. At some point hip hop made a drastic 180 from the gritty raw sound of Wu Tang, and even the first NAS album, to the flashy sampled computed generated radio friendly party rap we all hear on the radio today. A good friend has been building an empire in Brake Fast Records and that crew is single handedly breathing life back into the hip hop genre. Their latest project, Crew Cuts Volume 1 is an instant classic. With production work from Tom Delay and a cast full of talented lyricists, this album is perfect from front to back. My personal favorites are track 2 , Meet Me Half Way by Dirt Platoon, and the cult favorite No No No. There have been rumors circulating that Inpsychlopedia Brown will be back in the studio sometime soon, penning new rhymes, so lets hope and pray that the whispers are true. Check out the full Crew Cuts album here and stay up to date with all the upcoming events by Brake Fast Records. If you are a fan of hip hop, you wont need any convincing that this is a label to keep your eye on.
When you are shopping for new furniture for your apartment, you should be focused on one thing, how cool does it look. That’s it. The main goal aside from getting a good deal is how dope all this new stuff is going to make your pad look. Lets be honest, no girls are attracted to the uniformed college dorm room look. They want something unique and cool. That’s where the Space Invader couch by Igor Chak comes into play. Just look at this thing. It doesn’t say gamer as much as it says class. Its a great design, doubles as an art sculpture, and makes you look like you have some taste in furniture design, of which, of course, you have none. You just read ZootPatrol. So your welcome.
This video is ment to show the benifits of legalizing pot. “The Flower contrasts a utopian society that freely farms and consumes a pleasure giving flower with a society where the same flower is illegal and its consumption is prohibited. The animation is a meditation on the social and economic costs of marijuana prohibition.” I agree, how many violent pot heads do you see running around? Pretty much none. People get beer muscles not weed muscles, plus our economy stands to make a ton of money by taxing the shit out of legally sold weed. I love the trasformation from everyone being happy, to it being outlawed and prosecuted, to the violence that is shown at the end of the clip.
This is the recently leaked trailer for THOR, which was shown at this years Comic Con. I dont have too much to say about this except HOLY SHIT! This looks awesome, and a 5 minute trailer is something that all action movies should adopt. I love the start of the clip where Clark Gregg is grilling Thor about where he got his training, (”Afghanistan? Chechnya?”) I keep wanting Chris Hemsworth to shout “WRONG! VIKING HEAVEN, BITCH!” and come over the top with the THOR hammer. I also love the part at the end where the special agent looks at the other and says ” Is this one of Starks?” ” I dont know, they don’t tell us anything”. The reference to Iron Man is just slipped in. (Watch it before it get’s taken down, which is probably going to be any second because we replaced the video about 87 times.)
The marketing henchmen have successfully convinced those in charge of Andy Warhol’s estate to participate in the production of many-hued bottles of Dom Pérignon in tribute to the Pop Art hustler at $150 a pop. In 1981, Warhol wrote something about his stash of 2,000 bottles of the popular bubbly. He wasn’t there to harvest the time capsule in the year 2010, but being dead can’t stop Andy from making paper by association. A toast to hype immortal! POP BOTTLES!
We posted on artist Jay Shells a few months back, and gave him a ton of love for his subway etiquette campaign he was promoting around the NYC subway system. I ride the subway every day, and I cant take some of the things people do on a regular basis. The thought that these people have no respect for the others they share this public space with is mindblowing. Well Jay is back, and this time with a more visual interpritation of how he plans to accomplish his mission of putting these people in their place.
Ferris Buellers Day Off is by far one of my favorite movies of all time. When I started to hear theories that there might be a little more to the story than meets the eye, I had to do some digging. My favorite thought-piece about Ferris Bueller is the “Fight Club” theory, in which Ferris Bueller, the person, is just a figment of Cameron’s imagination, like Tyler Durden, and Sloane is the girl Cameron secretly loves.
One day while he’s lying sick in bed, Cameron lets “Ferris” steal his father’s car and take the day off, and as Cameron wanders around the city, all of his interactions with Ferris and Sloane, and all the impossible hijinks, are all just played out in his head. This is part of the reason why the “three” characters can see so much of Chicago in less than one day — Cameron is alone, just imagining it all.
It isn’t until he destroys the front of the car in a fugue state does he finally get a grip and decide to confront his father, after which he imagines a final, impossible escape for Ferris and a storybook happy ending for Sloane (”He’s gonna marry me!”), the girl that Cameron knows he can never have.
What makes the ultimate man? The folks at AskMen.com decided to find out. Between May and July, they surveyed 100,000 men and asked them “who is the modern man?”. I have to say, I agree with just about everything on this infograph, minus the tracking your partner with a GPS. If you need to spy on your girlfriend, then maybe she shouldnt be your girlfriend. I think a simple, “maybe we shouldnt see each other any more”, would be a lot easier than employing James Bonds personal assistant to spy on your GF while she shops for fresh mint at the local market. Thats just me though. Ya know, a non psycho male.
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Im not really sure when I became such a softy but I thought this video was awesome. It might not be the most elaborate proposal of all time, but I think it certainly was clever and well done. Thank god she said yes. To have a constant reminder of being denied spray painted on a wall could be a little tough to swallow. I really like the ‘check yes or no’ part of the mural. How come people dont do that more often, just in real life situations? I might have to lead the charge in bringing that back.