Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kanye West's 34 Minute Movie

The accompanying movie (filmed in Prague) to Kanye's fifth LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (November 22).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Biutiful (Oscar Hype)

Above is the trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s fourth film. (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel). Starring Academy Award Winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Vicky Cristina Barcelona).

According to SlashFilm -

Biutiful is a love story between a father and his children. This is the journey of Uxbal, a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. His livelihood is earned out of bounds, his sacrifices for his children know no bounds. Like life itself, this is a circular tale that ends where it begins. As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim, redemptive road brightens, illuminating the inheritances bestowed from father to child, and the paternal guiding hand that navigates life’s corridors, whether bright, bad – or biutiful.

December 29, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The New FreeDarko book 10.26.10

FreeDarko's The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History is scheduled to be released October 26th.

The sequel to the amazing - Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac

Big L & Jay-Z Freestyle 1995

From Nahright's Eskay --

"How’s this for a rare gem. We’ve all heard the legendary, 7 minute, back and forth freestyle session between L and Hov from the February 23, 1995 episode of the The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR. Shit, most of us can probably spit it word for word. But unless you were listening or recording that night, you probably haven’t heard this extended, nearly 10 minute version.

Two of the best lyricists of all time. Pay homage:"

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blue Valentine

Starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine is poised to earn a few Oscar nominations. If the film can overcome its NC-17 rating.

The New Gangs of New York

New York Magazine (NYmag.com) breaks down the modern Gangs of New York City.

"The current criminal underworld is characterized not by the Mafia dons and heroin kings of yesteryear but by a chaotic universe of warring, decentralized ganglets. And the members are less likely to be battle-hardened parolees than “puppies,” adolescent gangbangers who are too young to have a driver’s license but who are committing violent crimes at alarming levels. “A few years ago, you would see kids 19, 20 years old,” says one NYPD veteran who works the gang beat in Harlem. “Now these kids are babies—15, 14—and they are vicious. They will shoot you in a heartbeat and not think twice about it.”"

Sounds like Ze from City of God ?

Banky's Simpsons Intro

An extremely bootleg clip of the Simpsons intro created by the one and only, Banksy, that aired Sunday 10/10/10.

UPDATED: high quality clip

Friday, October 8, 2010

Welcome Back #84

Monday night is the night.

Great have to Randy back.

Nick Swardson's Pretend Time

Nick Swardon's Pretend Time is premiering this coming Tuesday (October 12) 10 pm EST on Comedy Central.

SIDENOTE - Comedian Nick Swardson is a born and raised Minnesotan.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Extreme Carrots

NPR - Extreme Baby Carrots: An Experiment in Marketing

A new campaign is geared toward getting kids to think about carrots as a kind of junk food. Even the packaging is designed to look like it carries junk food.

"Greatest Golf Photo You'll Ever See"

Yahoo.com - "Tiger Woods gives us the greatest golf photo you'll ever see"

"(Aside: best part of the gallery in this picture? The smiling dude with the cigar on the right side of the frame. He's the only thing about this photo that looks fake.)"

Monday, October 4, 2010

50 Stadiums to See Before You Die

Complex.com - 50 Stadiums to See Before You Die

No Metrodome, Target Center or Target Field??? or Camp Nou?

I've been to 7/50 (not very good).

How about you?

50. American Airlines Arena, Miami
49. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
48. DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai, India
47. Arthur Ashe Stadium, Queens
46. Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville
45. Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
44. Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
43. TD Bank North Garden, Boston
42. Durham Athletic Park, Durham
41. Estadio Latinoamericano, Havana
40. Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
39. Beaver Stadium, State College
38. Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
37. Anfield, Liverpool
36. New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford
35. Ohio Stadium, Columbus
34. Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
33. Harvard Stadium, Boston
33. The Yale Bowl, New Haven
32. Franklin Field, Philadelphia
31. Yankee Stadium, The Bronx
30. Joe Louis Arena, Detroit
29. Hinkle Field House, Indianapolis
28. Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln
27. Wembley Stadium, London
26. Ben Hill-Griffin Stadium, Gainesville
25. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
24. Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
23. San Siro, Milan
22. Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
21. Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore
20. Madison Square Garden, New York
19. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
18. Churchill Downs, Louisville
17. Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
16. Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City ("Best BBQ party in existence")
15. Croke Park, Dublin
14. Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend
13. Wrigley Field, Chicago
12. Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London
11. Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
10. AT&T Park, San Francisco
9. La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
8. Bell Centre, Montreal
7. Staples Center, Los Angeles
6. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
5. Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham
4. Cowboys Stadium, Arlington
3. Old Trafford, Manchester
2. Lambeau Field, Green Bay
1. Fenway Park, Boston ("The Cathedral of Boston" - The Town)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Resurgence of Michael Vick

Sean Parker

Seeing 'The Social Network' and reading Vanity Fair's October 2010 feature will give greater significance and context to Sean Parker than the quotes below.

Sean Parker co-founded Napster and was at one time the President of Facebook Inc. (he is played by Justin Timberlake in 'The Social Network')
"I’ve told Sean he may be the long-lost grandson of Howard Hughes—a brilliant entrepreneur who is somehow transforming the United States and yet is not understood by society. Sean is one of the great serial entrepreneurs of his generation, someone who is really changing the world and turning the wheel of history.”
-Peter Thiel (billionaire PayPal c0-founder and CEO)

“Napster and Facebook are two of the most significant companies in the history of the Internet,” says
Matt Cohler, “and in both cases Parker spotted them earlier than anyone—other than the people who invented them.”

"Best Beer in the World"

Delirium Tremens

Named "Best Beer in the World" at the 1998 World Beer Championships

2011 Basketball Shoes

Nike Air Max LeBron VIII