Tyson, Foreman, Frazier — they all take a backseat when it comes to the revered Muhammad Ali, and now you can strut around your home with the same swagger as the Champ in the Muhammad Ali Robe ($100; December 1). A recreation of Ali’s iconic robe, this comfy, hooded velour cover features Ali’s name across the back in bold, imposing capitals — just like the original — as well as his “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” catchphrase embroidered on the front pocket.
Well tomorrow is Halloween, and I have to be honest, I havent really put too much effort into a costume in a few years. When you get to be in your mid 20′s, and you’re single, and you’re a guy, the most important thing you need to consider is ” can I pull a girl with what Im wearing right now”. Theres no way you stand a chance of going home with the slutty Alice in Wonderland when you are in full face paint, and unable to move smoothly because you figured being Bumble Bee from Transformers would be a cool idea this year. The past 6 years I have been, in this order, Ace Venture (best 60 dollar hair cut I ever had), Joe Dirt, Joe Dirt ( I like Joe Dirt), A Cow, A Cow, ( I like Cows) and a Caveman (went as myself). So, all of these costumes had one thing in common, they were simple, easy, and at the end of the night, I could just step out of them and onto some cutie in a matter of seconds. This year, I decided to step it up a notch. I have spent the last 5 nights, slaving away at building the infamous Karate Kid Shower Costume that Miagi made him. Its going to be awesome, and whats more awesome is that while I’m cruising around the Village Parade in New York City, all I will have to do is close the curtins to A) drink some liquor, or B) make out with a girl.
Rev decided about a week ago that he wanted to be Teen Wolf, another amazing and unforgettable character. If he decided to start putting this together any sooner than last night at 9pm, he might have had a shot, but keep your fingers crossed for him. He has been known to walk on water, fly, see the future, and catch flies with chopsticks, so whipping together some wolf suit shouldnt really be a challenge for him. Kyle is in Hawaii, doing what people in Hawaii do. Chilling on the beach, surfing, drinking, having sex, and not posting on their own blogs, so Im not really sure what he is being. My guess is that he is going to be “a surfer on vacation having sex”. We will have pictures for everyone on Monday, but until then, make sure you follow the simple rules of Halloween. If your a girl, dress as slutty as possible. Its the one time all year long that you can literally wear nothing, except for maybe pasties. People will say, WOW! Awesome Costume! and not, Holy cow, look at that Slut! Dudes, its your job to sport either the coolest/most offensive/or original thing you can find. Unless of course your single, then its all about comfort, and hopefully not leaving the party alone. Good luck everyone.
Most people think this past summer was awful in the North East. It was a solid 75 degrees for basically all of July; obviously not great weather for beach enthusiasts. However, for one demographic this was complete and utter bliss. I’m talking about fat people. Reduced pool parties and beach trips with people who have sweat in the past year due to exercise, and not because they ordered ‘nuclear’ buffalo wing sauce equate to less uncomfortable moments for fats. I wish for once I could see what it is like to take my shirt off in public and not be embarrassed. My standard move for any pool function is to wait until everyone is in the pool and when the moment is right, slither into the deep end like the Grinch stealing the last slice of roast beast. Once in the pool, I never let my shoulders go above sea level to keep my jelly in the abyss below. Yes, even in four foot pools. The average person doesn’t understand a man with stretch marks. Why does that guy’s gut look like a piece of Fruit Striped Gum? Is the movie Junior based on your life? I can’t answer these tough questions. If a pool volleyball game breaks out, I try not panic. I ask if anyone needs another beverage, Grinch myself out, and never return.
Now I am not the mayor of Fatville, but I’m 24 years old and have grown little bud tits that resemble the chest of a 12 year old girl. My hairless, Irish, Smeagol skin accentuates the possibility that my tits have never seen sunlight. I’m at the point if I take a topless picture of myself from the neck down (you know it’s bad when you have to say topless) and e-mail it to one of my friends they could be arrested for kiddy porn. Is my future doomed? Will I be a huge beluga whale when I’m 45? Will I become the type of creature where you can’t tell if it is a man, woman, or just plain retarded?
It gets really bad when you have to ask yourself, is that bi-gendered lad fat or retarded? A lot of 400 plus pound guys seem to have the standard “Forrest Gump haircut”, that looks like Lego hair you can rip right off of their head and replace it with a mohawk from your cowboy and indians set. Others seem to have the ambiguous Jack Black mop top that could keep a Harvard gender studies professor guessing.
My girlfriend is one of those breakfast for dinner types so we frequently visit diners, and sometimes I-HOP. I saw this one quasi-gendered chap in I-HOP just assassinating a tall stack. It was the happiest looking thing I’ve ever seen. It should have really gotten it over with and taken it into a turtle shaped sand box and eaten them with a blue kiddy shovel. The fork could not get that syrupy goodness into it’s mouth fast enough. This one was special because it was so fat I couldn’t tell if it was Italian or Samoan. Fat had officially taken over his eye sockets leaving barely any eyeball room. It created a whole new question? Are you fat or just Asian? The kicker was it had a dirt ring. It looked like it wore a yodel necklace and someone ripped it off like a band-aid. A nice visual aide is picturing the aftermath of taking a Hostess cupcake off of the paper square.
When you’re 5’11” and 250 pounds like myself, you are at crossroads. Lose some weight before its too late, or face the tough questions. Are you asian, a man, woman, retarded, or just fucking fat?
Ricky Knowles will be performing at Broadway Comedy Club on November 13, get tickets early and we’ll keep you posted on his website coming soon.
Stephen Wiltshire is an architectural artist who has been diagnosed with autism. For some this diagnosis means a road block in like, for Stephen, it has given him a great talent. Born in London, England, to West Indian parents, he is known for his ability to draw a landscape after seeing it just once. In May 2005 Stephen produced his longest ever panoramic memory drawing of Tokyo on a 10-metre long canvas within seven days following a short helicopter ride over the city. Since then he has drawn Rome, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem, London and New York City on giant canvasses. When Wiltshire took the helicopter ride over Rome, he drew it in such great detail that he drew the exact number of columns in the Pantheon. Keep in mind these helicoter rides are about 20 minutes long. He has since been known as the Human Camera for his ability to see something just once, and never forget what it looks like. His story is truly inspirational because he has taken something that so many people look at as a disadvantage, and turned it into something so amazing. His story and talent should be a message to anyone who is dealing with an Autistic friend or family member. There is always hope, and there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
This video clip is amazing. Check it out.
From Wikipedia: A reclaimed word is a word in a language that was at one time a pejorative but has been brought back into acceptable usage—usually starting within the communities that experienced oppression under that word, but often also among the general populace as well. Now a days I kind of enjoy the typical douche bag for comedy purposes. These guys actually think they are the coolest things on Earth, when really everyone is just laughing at them at their over load of being ridiculous. I take this time to say thank you to all the douche bags, keep it up and stay strong.
Reflect on this: what if you could see your surroundings – completely crisp and clear – mirrored in the surface before you, but your own image would not come into focus? Sure to freak out friends and Halloween guests, this appropriately-named wall-hanging Ghost Mirror makes you seem like a spirit in the middle of your own living room.
Through refractive tricks of physics, objects close to the mirror (designed by Oliver Sidet) do not seem nearer than they appear but rather more and more indistinct. As people approach the unassuming and unadorned rectangular surface, they expect to get an ever-clearer image of themselves but instead slowly dissipate into nothingness.
If you think this looks like a nice photo of your dream Ferrari then the folks at Turn 10 Studios are hiring the right designers to create images. This is a shot from the new exclusive racing game for the Xbox 360, Forza Motorsport 3. Im not really into video games because I have better things to do like chase girls and drink Red Stripes, but damn, this is like being in a simulator. They’ve included more than 400 of the coolest cars and over 100 real tracks and courses from around the world. The graphics aren’t the only aspect of the game that’s realistic, the controls react like a racing simulator with a powerful engine making each and every turn feel like you’re actually driving. That sounds great, now I can truly know what its like to slam a bottle of Gin and take a 90 degree turn at 210 mph. And of course one of the most talked about features of the game, players can design their custom paint jobs and share them with other players through Xbox Live. Even if you’re not much of a gamer like me, Forza 3 is a must have for car enthusiasts and race fans alike.
It looks like a cross between a water tube and a floor polisher, but the Airboard is actually a hovercraft. It floats 8 inches off the ground and goes up to 15 mph on concrete, asphalt, or grass. It can take you to new heights of extreme fun and you can make it as easy or as difficult to ride as you like. Whether you want to simply have a ride or get a little more out of your own ability by trying out different moves and testing boundaries its up to you. This sci-fi vehicle doesn’t come cheap though, be prepared to dish out $14,000 for one, bummer.
Earlier this week the Lakers received their championship rings and this year’s rings are some of the flashiest yet. Several members of the Buss family and team captains Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant weighed in on the design for the rings. The rings are made of a special limited 15K gold to celebrate the 15th championship. Dr. Jerry Buss requested the 14 round diamonds circling the top of the ring to represent 14 championships with the small gold trophy on the top representing the 15th. The team captains requested that each player have their own face and jersey number on the side of the ring. On non-player rings the Los Angeles skyline takes the place of the face. Each ring is authenticated by a serial number and there are hidden etchings of the Lakers logo on the ring. The diamond-studded top echoes the shape of the Staples center. Each ring comes with a box that has two LED spotlights inside. The 2009 Lakers championship rings were created by Jason of Beverly Hills and are worth about $30,000.
I saw this trailer over the summer, long before I got serious about this blog, and having no reason to spread the good word about the cool things I stumbled upon, just kept it to myself. Revisiting this clip makes me really wish that I was posting on a regular basis over the summer. Actually, YOU should wish I was posting over the summer. This documentary hit the theaters in July and it was fantastic! It is called Facing Ali and it is about legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and his remarkable and unforgettable life as a boxer. It is littered with the many boxers who went toe to toe with him, and their stories on how they remember him.
Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali defeated almost every top fighter of the golden age of boxing and symbolized the sport for generations of fans. Now, ten of his acclaimed rivals pay tribute to perhaps the world’s most beloved and inspiring athlete in Pete McCormack’s Facing Ali.
Facing Ali is directed by filmmaker Pete McCormack, of See Grace Fly and Uganda Rising. This documentary includes appearances by George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Earnie Shavers, George Chuvalo, Sir Henry Cooper, and Joe Frazier, among many others.