Of Haiti. There are a few reports out there that Wyclef Jean is seriously considering running for president of the earthquake ravaged nation. According to E!, Wyclef’s brother Sam Jean told them “there is a very good chance” the former Fugees front man will run for the office. Wyclef’s Yéle Haiti foundation has raised millions in disaster relief for his homeland so it seems like something he really cares about.
Wyclef still hasn’t confirmed. He tweeted ”Just to Clear up the rumors I have not announce to the Press that I’m Running for President of Haiti.” A statement from Yele Haitit: “Wyclef’s commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward. At this time, Wyclef Jean has not announced his intent to run for Haitian president. If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately.” Seems like that country could use a fresh face in politics who has strong moral values. Vote Clef Haitians!
I believe in upholding the integrity of the badge, but, I also acknowledge that cops are also human and make mistakes. Of course, these next 3 blunders take it to the extreme. These aren’t acts of hate, fear or injustice, more like acts of indifference, immaturity and shear stupidity.
Designed by Mike Simonian and Pieter Schouten, Flowboards have 7 wheels each on the front and rear, making it look like a mutated skateboard. Riding one is like snowboarding or surfing on land. You have to love anything that opens up the possibilities to riding no matter what kind of area or weather you are in. With the Flowboard you can snowboard or surf, or just flat out skate, all year round. Most of the boards run around the $80-$100 range, but you can check out all the boards at the website to order found here. Check out more pictures and a video of the Flowboard in action with some bad ass shredding below.
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.
This collection shows the weirdest people you can meet on beaches in the USA. These are not hot girls in bikinis, as you might have hoped. From my guess most of these people are found on boardwalks of California. While the beaches are beautiful at Venice, Malibu, etc. they have the biggest collection of bums and weirdos as well. So next time your dreaming of visiting the boardwalks of Americas beaches thinking it’s going to be flooded with hot babes that want to have sex with you, here is a wake up call of the reality of what you will most likely find strolling around.
Here’s 15 pictures of douchebag hipsters who sit high on a pedestal, thinking all day of ways they are better than you. While I don’t mind some slight hipster style choices, there is a very fine line, and all these hipster crossed it about 50 times over. You would think at some point one of these dirts would look themselves in the mirror and know that they look like a dirty female skank from a bad 1980′s music video.
When you think about surfing all the time, like the guys over at Tarp Surfing do, you start to get pretty creative. When you are not given the luxury of living anywhere near an ocean, you have to come with another way to get the thrill of the ocean waves. That is where Tarp Surfing comes in, and it is totally rad, check it out.
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.
In 2012 Marvel will release possibly it’s biggest blockbuster yet “The Avengers”. “The Avengers” assembles all of it’s latest super hero roles. At Comic Con this past weekend, the entire cast was together and Mark Ruffalo was revealed to play Bruce Banner “The Hulk” as Edward Nortons replacement. Scarlett Johansson was rumored to play “Black Widow” but that was also confirmed as she appeared with the cast. Wired.com reported that Robert Downey Jr introduced the cast with all the Tony Stark swagger he puts out as Iron Man.
Chris Evans … Steve Rogers / Captain America
Chris Hemsworth … Thor
Mark Ruffalo … Bruce Banner / The Incredible Hulk
Robert Downey Jr. … Tony Stark / Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson … Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Jeremy Renner … Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Samuel L. Jackson … Nick Fury
Tom Hiddleston … Loki
Don Cheadle … Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes / War Machine (rumored)
Neal McDonough … Dum Dum Dugan (rumored)
Clark Gregg … Agent Phil Coulson (rumored)
Cool stop motion video of a man walking from New York to San Francisco here, thoughtfully created by using math and some basic tools. You can see how they did it all here. You can also see the entire mapped out trip here which is pretty intense.