A pseudo flash mod popped off in Manhattan in the Subway system this weekend, further proving that there really isnt anywhere else in the world better to be living. The crowd got things jumping in Union Square, Grand Central Station, and in front of the NYC Public Library.
In a letter written to himself, Bruce Lee set a goal for himself, and accomplished it many times over. Lesson learned.
My Definite Chief Aim
I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.
Today I learned on 9/12/01 Steve Buscemi (top left) showed up at Little Italy’s Engine Company #55 (where he was a fire fighter from 1980-1984) to volunteer, working 12-hour shifts for a week looking for missing comrades. He reportedly refused to do interviews or have his picture taken, although it appears someone snapped off a shot anyway. Nookie is just as bad ass in real life.
Boardwalk Empire will be running two promotions with the MTA. Starting on Saturday and running through weekends in September, the 2/3 lines will be using throwback trains from the 1920s, which is basically the same as the subway cars they currently have running.
The show’s second promotion takes place on September 24th and 25th and has the potential to cause a riot. They’ll be handing out free MetroCards to passengers at the 2/3 stations at Times Square and 72nd Street. Im lucky enough to walk to work, and thank god. Theres going to be some serious battles going on for those free metros. At $105 bucks for an unlimited, every little free hand out helps!
This is an over dramatic clip of some dudes from Washington Heights doing a concrete slip and slide. Im not actually sure how they walked away with no road rash after this one.
Inwood native Emmanuel Abreu aka DJBoy shot this video on July 22nd, as temperatures topped at 104 degrees and frolicking the makeshift fountains of fire hydrants wasn’t just fun, it was necessarily.
Ohhhh, Summer in NYC!
This is a promo video for Tempest Freerunning Academy in California. It is dedicated to the growth and spread of freerunning and parkour and has a special Super Mario Bros area so gym-goers can feel like they are in the game.
I think I have voiced how I feel about Facebook, so this is pretty wild to me, the facebook friend sleeve tattoo, BEHOLD. To tell you the truth I am not even going to try to hate on this, I think it is pretty gnarly and definitely original. The tattoo is composed of 152 friends and was designed by Pretty Social and the tattoo artist is Tattoo Dex.
Most of us are familiar with the dangers of illegal drugs. Along with the risk of addiction, severe health problems and other unwanted side effects, there is also the danger that a drug user will face punishment if caught. Depending on the drug and area, this punishment can involve anything from a warning to a lengthy jail sentence. But things weren’t always that way. Many drugs that are severely restricted today were once commonplace and completely legal. In fact, not only were these drugs available, they were actually recommended and promoted by healthcare professionals, often with unfortunate results. Here are ten of them:
Its usage is much older, but this form of dried juice from the opium poppy became popular in the United States during the 19th Century. Back then, it was freely prescribed by doctors and even available at grocery stores. Chinese laborers had brought the practice of opium smoking to the West during the mid-nineteenth century, and laudanum, a solution of opium and alcohol, was also popular. Opium was often given to women to treat menstrual cramps and to infants to help with teething pain. Around the turn of the 20th Century, most opium addicts were older women.
San Francisco first banned opium dens in 1875, and California restricted opium possession in 1907. The 1914 Harrison Narcotics Tax Act effectively outlawed the drug throughout America. Today, drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as morphine and codeine, are legal but heavily restricted.
Usage of the cannabis plant, from which the psychoactive drug marijuana is derived, was unrestricted in America until the early twentieth century. In fact, in 1619 a Virginia law required farmers to grow native hemp on their plantations in order to produce textiles! Ironically, given its later reputation, the earliest state to ban the plant was California in 1913. Federal laws passed in 1937 restricted marijuana usage to the medicinal, and later laws in the 1950s introduced mandatory sentencing for possession, with the justification that marijuana was a ‘gateway drug’ into heavier narcotics.
Medical marijuana is now legal in over a dozen states, although still prohibited by federal law. The current administration has indicated that federal laws involving medical marijuana will not be enforced in these states.
The rest of the list is continued below for your druggy enjoyment.
I guess we can thank the filming of the Spiderman franchise reboot for something. The Williamsburg Bridge was lit by massive floodlight rigs last night. Thank god I didnt ride my bike home last night. I didnt have my Chronicles of Riddick sunglasses with me.
I don’t think it is to anyone surprise that I rank at the top of the ladder in all aspects because I’m a man baby. Check out all the descriptions and figure out how lame or rad you really are when stacked up against the rest of the worlds men.
The rest below