Well, that really didnt take too long did it? Nets part owner Jay Z and Russian bagillionare Mikhail Prokhorov really want NYC fans to know that the Knicks are no longer the only act in town. The NETS will be in Brooklyn officially, and they are ready to make some noise. Step 1, hang a giant billboard across from The Garden mocking the Knicks, Step 2, let Jay Z sweet talk Lebron into coming to Brooklyn.
If you’re anywhere near Madison Square Garden, take a look at the building on 34th and 8th and you will see most of Mikhail Prokhorov’s face and by the end of today, Jay-Z’s face will be complete. Today is the start of the free-agent negotiation period and this mural couldnt have been placed at a better time. The Knicks owner James Dolan didnt take kindly to the 225-x-95-foot mural featuring Prokhorov and Jay-Z standing next to each other with “The Blueprint For Greatness” and a Nets logo on it. He called the league, and he also gave Hove a call. Im sure that conversation went real well.
Dolan: Umm, Hi. Sean Carter.. I mean, Jay.. Mr. Z. I dont really like that mural you hung outside my building.
Jay Z: ALLOW ME TO REINTRODUCE MYSELF. MY NAME IS HOVE!!!
Jay Z: ASK ABOUT ME, NIGGA ASK A BOUT ME!!!
Dolan: Ask who?
Jay Z: ITS YA BOYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!
One statement certainly seems to be that the Nets wanted the Knicks to know they plan to be winners in free agency if not rule the big city. Remember what Prokhorov said last month:
“I have only one secret. We’re going to turn Knicks fans into Nets fans. It’s a part of success.”
It’s a new Old Spice Ad. What more do you need to know? He’s walking on water. He’s sawing a counter-top. He’s diving into a jacuzzi. My favorite part is the way that the motor bike is already running. I have legit started buying Old Spice deodorant strictly on these ads, and I smell great, becasue I’m a man baby.
With so many replica Batmobiles on the streets, it won’t be an overstatement to say that the Batmobile inspires more fanatics than any other car to bring out their Batman instincts for the rest of the world to admire. For all those crazed fans who would love to enjoy all the attention on their usual spin, here’s the inspiration:
3. 1976 Lincoln Continental replica Batmobile
Im not sure I really even have to say anything about this. Its going to be awesome. Whoever says they dont like watching this train wreck of a show is lying not only to themselves, but to the world.
Skate filmmaker Brent Novak has recently released this short video of freestyle extraordinaire Kilian Martin. The Spanish-born skater appears to be heavily influenced by Rodney Mullen and seems to be following in his footsteps too, having won the California State Freestyle Pro Championship in 2009. As one guy says in his Youtube comment, “how do people not like this.. this is the best thing I’ve seen since boobs.”. I couldn’t agree more, if you don’t like this, you don’t like boobs, simple as that.
In 1989 the MTA decided that they would pull all painted trains from service until they had been cleaned. This succsssfully eliminated graffiti from roaming the city as moving billboards, and all trains in service were once again clean and uniformed, until now. People waiting for the 6 train did a double-take when their regular train pulled into the station in Grand Central. The ad is for Target and promotes their newest location in East Harlem. The MTA worked so hard to get rid of graffiti, but after 21 years, they finally woke up and realized that they are in possession of the most popular ad space in all of NYC, providing over 5 million rides per day.
The primary purpose of a prison is to keep the bad people in, and for the most part, they’re quite successful at doing exactly that. Occasionally, however, a resourceful few manage to get out – it’s never easy though. Whether you’re guilty or not (everyone claims to be), we thought we would “applaud” those that have successfully beat the system… well, sort of. Here is a list of history’s most famous prison escapes.
1. The Texas Seven
Known as the Texas 7, this group of guys successfully escaped from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas on December 13, 2000. The seven men carried out an elaborate scheme and managed to escape a maximum-security state prison using several well-planned ploys: the seven convicts overpowered and restrained nine civilian maintenance supervisors, four correctional officers and three uninvolved inmates during the slowest period of the day when there would be less surveillance of certain locations. After gagging them, the seven inmates stole their clothing, credit cards, and identification. They eventually made their way to the prison maintenance pickup truck, which they used to escape from the prison grounds. Believe it or not, they were actually apprehended January 21-23, 2001 as a direct result of the television show America’s Most Wanted.
This Samurai Umbrella is brilliant in its simplicity and pretty straightforward in execution. When it rains you can traipse around the city like a fancy lad afraid of drops falling on your head, but when it dries up store the umbrella over your back like Toshiro Mifune all drunk and angry like. Who needs a fortress when you have the Samurai Umbrella?
Ive always said pretty much the same thing about little kids, they are super cute and fun to play with, but its nice when I get to go home and leave them with their parents. Im sure when I have my own kids, Im going to think they are the best thing in the entire world, but for right now, Im pretty content with just laughing at them with they fall down or get attacked by cats. This is a video of the 51 greatest little kid fails. Im not sure what part I like the best, but the dad at the 1:39 mark firing the football like Brett Favre to his 5 year old son had me rewinding it a couple of times.
There are some sweet moves in this 3 minute video of Paul Basagoitia dirt jumping at his property, shot from a Canon 7d mounted on a RC chopper (Trex 700). The whole video was shot over the course of a few days and really captured some great moments. I wish my backyard had some cool shit like this, instead all I got is a basketball hoop that hasn’t been used in 6 years and a shed that shelters my new Torro lawnmower, awesome. Slightly NSFW soundtrack, but only if you work in a place for babies.