Friday, October 30, 2009


Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela.

Directed by Clint Eastwood. Co-starring Matt Damon.

Invictus coming out December 11, 2009.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Avatar - International Trailer

Student strikes YouTube gold

"WTF? — Jack Douglass, a senior in the American University School of Communication, earns nearly $2,000 a month from his YouTube channel Jacksfilms. His biggest hit, “The WTF Blanket,” has over 7 million views and is a parody of the now-infamous Snuggie."

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ITunes/NBC Finally Comes Through

I've been waiting for this video since I bought the iPod Touch back in August 2008.

Michael Phelps, arguably the greatest Olympian of all time, won 8 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, breaking the single-Games record held by Mark Spitz (7). Phelps also set 7 world records at the "Water Cube," and his razor-thin victories in the 4x100m free relay and 100m butterfly were among the Games' defining moments.

They also have the Opening/Closing Ceremonies, the Men's Basketball gold medal game, Nastia Liukin highlights, and the Beach Volleyball gold medal game.

Lil Wayne - No Ceilings (Mixtape)

Lil Wayne - No Ceilings (Mixtape)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

"Kris Humphries has been surprise"

Hopkins Basketball star Kris Humphries may be on the verge of a breakout year with new team Dallas Mavericks according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

6-time Minnesota State Basketball Champions, Hopkins High School, best known for this shot.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Clipse (feat. Cam'ron, Pharrell) - "Popular Demand (Popeyes)"

Clipse (feat. Cam'ron and Pharrell) - "Popular Demand (Popeyes)"

"Mama, you miss me, don't you
Haters, wish you could hit me, don't you
You should call me Uncle
I understand
I'm back by popular demand
that new CL fly
outside of Popeye's
eating chicken and fries
yeah, come holler at your Uncle
I understand
I'm back by popular demand"

The Obama Family Portrait

by Annie Leibovitz. No charge.

'She Beads'

'She Beads' Store

"We hear so much about manufacturing jobs leaving the United States these days, but for nearly two decades Sandy Reuve and her company 'She Beads' have been handcrafting the popular beaded accessory right here in Chicago-land. The process uses a technique from the ancient Romans and dates back to the era of Air Jordan."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lykke Li - "Possibility"

Whoever A&R'd the New Moon (Twilight sequel) soundtrack deserves major props.


Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, The Killers, Grizzly Bear, Lupe Fiasco.

10 Best Hitters of All-Time

Sports Illustrated journalist and columnist Joe Posnanski subjectively/objectively ranked the 10 Best Major League Baseball hitters of all-time.

10) Mickey Mantle
9) Ty Cobb (Freemason)
8) Jimmie Foxx
7) Albert Pujols
6) Stan Musial
5) Roger Hornsby
4) Lou Gehrig
3) Barry Bonds
2) Ted Williams
1) The Great Bambino

Fascinating read.

Dave Eggers to Save Newspapers

Creative Genius Dave Eggers (New York Times bestselling author, co-adapter of America's #1 movie Where the Wild Things Are)'s publishing house McSweeney's next quarterly journal will be in the format of a newspaper.

The San Francisco Panorama will be a one time Sunday-edition-sized paper that will, "include news features, sports, short fiction, arts coverage, original grpahics, and pages and pages of original comics."

The paper will be local to San Francisco. Will include feature investigative stories. And the news will be tied to the actual day it comes out.

Create a Simpson's Character

"For 20 years, the artists and writers of THE SIMPSONS have lovingly labored to create a parade of hilariously memorable characters beloved by the whole world. Well, that's all over now. The simple fact is, we're tired. Tired and, frankly, too rich to care anymore. That's where YOU come in! While we coast on our long ago achievements, you have the chance to shame us off our lazy butts by designing your very own Simpsons character! (Come up with a great name and catchphrase, plus a brief description, and if you're selected as the winner, we'll bring you to Los Angeles to meet with an actual artist from THE SIMPSONS who will bring your character to life in the episode currently planned for January 31, 2010.) Come on, people, show us how it's supposed to be done. You'll have the satisfaction of creating a character seen by millions. And we'll have the satisfcation of not having to do our jobs."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Playboy Mag

Celebrating 20 years of The Simpsons, Marge Simpson bares all for Playboy Magazine.

Big Boi (feat. Gucci Mane) - "Shine Blockas"

Big Boi (feat. Gucci Mane) - "Shine Blockas"

Off the forever delayed Sir Luscious Left Foot.

First time I've really listened to Gucci Mane. According to MTV, the #6 Hottest MC in Hip-Hop right now.

#10 Raekwon
#9 50 Cent
#8 Fabolous
#7 Young Jeezy
#6 Gucci Mane
#5 Rick Ross
#4 Kanye West
#3 Lil' Wayne
#2 Drake
#1 Jay-Z

Kanye West - "Home"

Kanye West (feat. John Legend) - "Home"
(The College Dropout days)

The original version of Graduation's "Homecoming" (feat. Chris Martin). The rap was written for this beat. You'll know when you listen.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Creative Genius: Tinker Hatfield

Tinker Hatfield, a trained architect from the University of Oregon, began working with Nike back in 1981. His original work was designing stores and offices. But, around 1987 he was offered the chance to help design a new running shoe. His competitive spirit, creativity, ability to problem solve and work with other people, as well as his awareness of cultures all over the world all helped fire Hatfield's inspiration.

He has then gone on to create some of the most renowned sneakers of all time:

Air Max 1
"Bo Jackson" Air Trainer

Air Jordan III (Jordan's all-time favorite shoe)
"The Holy Grail of Sneakers"

Air Jordan V

Air Jordan VI

Air Jordan VIII

Air Jordan XI

Air Jordan XIII

Air Jordan XX

Here is a Tinker Hatfield interview explaining where he found inspiration for his first shoe design, the Air Max 1. Centre Georges Pompidou.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao
30, Boxer

"Manny has two advantages over his opponents: He's in better shape, and he'll take a punch. He averages 3,000 sit-ups and 44 sparring rounds per day; he runs about eight miles every other morning, uphill. I don't know what it is, but there's something inside of him. When he gets hit, he taps his gloves together as if to say, 'Here I come.' He gets after an opponent after he takes a shot, as if he liked it."

-Freddie Roach, Trainer
It's about time we all stepped our game up.

Part of ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue. Meant to compete with Sports Illustrated's Swim Suit Issue. Professional athletes sort-of naked.

LEGO Architecture

The LEGO® Group and Adam Reed Tucker are excited to bring you this new line of distinctive landmark building sets. Our hope is that this will inspire minds of all ages whether you’re young and eager to learn or young at heart and simply intrigued by these modern day marvels. The idea behind LEGO© Architecture is to celebrate the past, present and future of architecture through the LEGO Brick. Through products and events we wish to promote an awareness of the fascinating worlds of Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Initially, we are featuring a pair of Chicago’s most famous landmarks: The Sears Tower and The John Hancock Center. Eventually, we wish to offer other famous landmarks throughout the world celebrating influential architects and movements that have shaped the environment around us. We hope to inspire future architects around the world with the brick as a medium.

Pretty cool. In addition to the LEGO Landmarks (Empire State Building, Seattle Space Needle, John Hancock Center) there is also the LEGO Architect series. The first featured architect is Frank Lloyd Wright. You can see his works of the Guggenheim Museum and the Falling Water house featured above.

Obama White House Art

Barrack and Michelle Obama's selection in White House art has recently been published in the New York Times. Must be good being the king. The Obama's had choice of nearly all artwork in Washington area museums that are not on public display.

Art chosen included work by Mark Rothko, Jasper Jones, Alma Thomas and George Catlin among others. A portrait of President Harry Truman was also included.

Check out the Times article for more info, photo galleries and insight into what past presidential families have gone with for the art selection in their white home.

Jude Law's Hamlet

I was lucky enough to see this performance on Broadway two weekends ago. The New York Times review captures..
"Mr. Law conveys these traits with a grandstanding bravado and annotative clarity that is often pitched full throttle into the audience. The much-quoted instructions that Hamlet delivers to a troupe of visiting players apparently do not apply to princes in mourning. This one mouths his words like a town crier and saws the air with his hands.

He does follow his own advice in suiting “the action to the word, the word to the action.” If Hamlet talks about his mind, you can bet that Mr. Law will point to his forehead; when he mentions the heavens, his arm shoots straight up; and when the guy says his gorge rises, rest assured that he clutches at his stomach. If every actor were like Mr. Law, signed performances for the hard of hearing would be unnecessary."
Ready, Set, Emote: A Race to His Doom.

The second parragraph I have quoted reminded me of another great acting performance. Look for the, "action to the word, the word to the action."

"Aggressive expansion"

Monday, October 5, 2009

Artist: Scott Campbell

New York tattoo artist Scott Campbell's first major exhibition opened up in London. "Always Almost There" features laser etched dollar bills. Exhibition open until October 30th.

Young Jeezy - "I Got This (Don't Worry)"

Young Jeezy - "I Got This (Don't Worry)" (prod. by Beewirks)

Thug Motivation 103 coming out ?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Making of Mr. Hudson

There is no way you can tell me you're not feeling this. Listen all the way through.

Mr. Hudson album, Straight No Chaser, scheduled to come out December 1, 2009.