Saturday, February 28, 2009

What's Going On?

I knew something was up when there were SWAT teams and metal detectors up at the Verizon Center. Barack Obama was chilling courtside tonight to watch the worst team in the Eastern Conference, the Washington Wizards, upset playoff contender and Obama-favorite Chicago Bulls. Obama is the first president to attend an NBA game [in decades?].

How could ESPN do that to us? ESPN's Friday night headline announced that the Minnesota Gophers specifically are going to be excluded out of March Madness. Of all the teams to single out? Yo, the committee hasn't voted yet.

....And then to top off the young weekend. Stephon Marbury, after sitting out most of last season and the nearly all of the 2008-2009 season, resolved his $20 million contract buyout with the New York Knicks in time to make his debut as a Boston Celtic tonight. Da Kids, Marbury and Garnett are set to reunite, all in due time, to finally win the championship that was prophesied more than a decade ago

Friday, February 27, 2009

Trying to get a job with Lego

Man, Lego employees have some cool business cards. Patrick Bateman can eat his heart out.

Read about Lego's b cards here.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


The director of Superbad, Greg Mottola, has written and directed his next big feature, Adventureland. Coming out March 27, 2009.

Hi, I'm Governor Bobby Jindal

Starting next Monday, March 2, NBC will start airing Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

S I D E B A R :

Tonights 30 Rock... 9:30 pm on NBC or whenever you like on

Tracy's appearance on Larry King throws New York into a panic. Salma Hayek, Larry King and Meredith Vieira guest star.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Blame it on the ah ahhh ah ah

Jamie Foxx and T-Pain's music video for "Blame It." The song is alright. I have to recommend watching the first 30 seconds of the video. You will be baffled by the cameos. I promise. Director Hype Williams and Foxx really stretched Hollywood to pick these. 

Kid Cudi - " '09 Freestyle "

Cudi flows over Rich Boy's "Drop." Listen for the last few bars.

This Kid is the Future of Soccer

I sure hope 6-year-old Madin Mohammed hasn't peaked yet.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Amazed how real these look

Click here to see more of German artist Edgar Mueller's work.

Cash Money

Newspapers are going bankrupt and ceasing publication. The way stories are written in newspapers you would think that the world of news was crumbling. But, the public has just moved online. While newspapers are lost trying to figure out how to charge user fees, bloggers have found ways to capitalize on CPMs.

Here is the list that 24/7 Wall Street put together of the most valuable blogs.

1. Gawker - $170 million
2. Huffington Post - $90 million
3. The Drudge Report - $48 million
4. Perez Hilton - $32 million
5. Sugar, Inc. - $27 million

Click here to read the rest of the Top 25.

What I actually don't know is the value of newspaper websites like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post. They might bring in more ad revenue than blogs, but the scary figure is that these blogs are creating such high revenue without the high expense of expert journalists. Perez, as a self-made blogger last year made $32 million. Crazy.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Shepard Fairey

Nike SB March Releases

Head over to Hypebeast to see the rest of the March 2009 Collection.

Did he announce the wrong name?

2009 Oscar nominee Marisa Tomei won an Academy Award back in 1993 for her supporting role in My Cousin Vinny. But, was she actually voted the best actress in a supporting role?

According to the Huffington Post,
 "In the realm of legend, Marisa Tomei's 1993 win for Best Supporting Actress in "My Cousin Vinny" was long rumored to be a mistake, due to presenter Jack Palance calling out the wrong name rather than "real" winner Vanessa Redgrave. The Academy has long insisted that Tomei was the genuine winner." calls this rumor false. Although, it doesn't sound impossible.

Click here to see the list of winners from last nights 81st Academy Awards. Proud to see Sean Penn, Kate Winslet and Heath Ledger win.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Funny People

Might not look funny, but if this movie was written and directed by Judd Apatow and got Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill to star it could be good, right?

Mickey Rourke

You won't see an acceptance speech tonight like the one Mickey Rourke gave at last nights Independent Spirit Awards.

The Oscars are on ABC tonight at 8 EST.

Friday, February 20, 2009

KiD CuDi

The official KiD CuDi - 'Day 'N' Nite' music video.

Directed by So Me, same cat who did Kanye's 'Good Life' and Justice's 'D.A.N.C.E.' music videos.


Drake interview over at

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Need New Snack Ideas?

A beef taco wrapped in bacon, three stacked grilled chesses with bacon, a krispy kreme sloppy joe or how about gravy topped pizza. All this and more at This is why you're fat, "where dreams become heart attacks."

Content Belongs To Us

That's right. Facebook has ditched its new Terms of Service which claimed they had permanent ownership of all content ever posted. Facebook took a lot of heat this past weekend after the new Terms of Services were revealed on the Consumerist

Click here to read more about the story.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Simpsons

20 years.
429 episodes. Culturally meaningful.


Saturday, February 14, 2009


The worlds next biggest rapper is coming straight out of Canada.

Happy Valentines Day

What is Love?

-Sex drive
-Romantic love (obsession, passion, infatuation)
-Attachment (calmness and security with a long-term partner)

National Geographic breaks the history down.

The Slam Dunk

ESPN's compilation best dunks of the NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. Tonight's Slam Dunk Contest featuring last years champion Dwight Howard, Nate Robinson, J.R. Smith and rookie Rudy Fernandez should be on TNT at 8pm EST. 

Howard better touch the rim this year. 

Friday, February 13, 2009

500 Days of Summer

Get familiar with one of this years Sundance Film Festival's biggest hits, 500 Days of Summer. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. Fox Searchlight Pictures is planning to release this film July 24, 2009.

Amazing Photography

Received these photos and many more in an e-mail chain this morning. If you're interested in seeing more of them, e-mail me. I've been browsing around the Russian website where these came from,; however, I can't find the artist who took them. Surf the site if you're interested.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

If I ran the Academy

these would be my nominations for the 81st award show.
Best Picture
The Dark Knight
Gran Torino
The Wrestler
Rachel Getting Married

Best Actor
Josh Brolin in W.
Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino
Sean Penn in Milk
Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler
Benicio Del Toro in Che

Best Actress
Rebecca Hall in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married
Keira Knightley in The Duchess
Meryl Streep in Doubt
Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin in Milk
Bill Irwin in Rachel Getting Married
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt
Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon in Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress
Rosemarie DeWitt in Rachel Getting Married
Viola Davis in Doubt
Ari Graynor in Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Scarlett Johansson in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler

Best Director
Jonathon Demme for Rachel Getting Married
Spike Lee for Miracle at St. Anna
Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant for Milk
Steven Soderbergh for Che

Click here to see how my nominations differed from the Academy's. I'll think about it for a week and post who I think should win before the award show next Sunday February 22.

I Knew it

Jaguars are alive.

Border patrol cameras have supposedly caught photos. And now a camera trap in central Mexico has captured photographs of the elusive jaguar. Thought to have been extinct in North America due to their disappearance for the past 100 years, but we all should have known better.

Their crepuscular nature and keen senses for hunting make these felines too elusive for the human eye.

Watch out. Mountain lions lurk in every one of our United States.

Click here to read about the National Geographic findings.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Inglourious Basterds

The first teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's World War II film, Inglourious Basterds, which will premier at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

What could become the biggest issue of Obama's Administration

Johann Hari, columnist for the London Independent and the Huffington Post, raises his concern for Mexico's rising violence and corruption. As our economy faces another Great Depression our nation must face the issue of drug prohibition as it faced alcohol prohibition in it's first.

In the words of 1930's columnist Franklin Adams

"Prohibition is an awful flop.
We like it.
It can't stop what it's meant to stop.
We like it.
It left a trail of graft and slime,
It don't prohibit worth a dime,
It's filled our land with vice and crime,
Nevertheless, we're for it." 
Click here to read Hari's column.

The wisdom

Lil' Wayne won ESPN's Around the Horn [fairly] yesterday. Judge for yourself.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Picture of the Night

The end of the rainbow.

Mutual Respect

ESPN makes basketball look like an ancient game of destiny.

I love Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics, but I really hope that the NBA Finals come down to the Lakers and Cavs this year.


Kanye West responds to the internet slander of his clique's recent wardrobe choices out at Paris fashion week. I would never really post some interview like this, but he starts freestylin on this cool beat at the end. Watch it.

No one can really diss me is cause it's so authentic
You can't take away from the real
If I'm telling you exactly the way I feel
Is something that can't be killed
So every time y'all talk I just really need to chill
I come off the top hotter. Hotter what I gotta 
Travel the planet a lot of people 'ont understand it
They mind is boxed in. They locked up
And I got the game knocked up
It's about to drop a baby in about 9 months
I could rhyme or give 'em what whatever you want
With my boy Sway hey my name is 'Ye
And every time I dress in pink they try to say I was gay
And then I wore tight jeans and everybody want to do it
You got to take the game and just move it
Real shit here and I'm prove it
I'm the only one like Nike to Just Do It
Everybody else scared to just be they self
So they dress up in the mirror like somebody else
Ok, I'm the only one that's hard enough
And, not frontin up, and
Button ups was nothing up cause
I shutting up all the motheruckin talkers
Now y'all know I got a lot of girl stalkers
Sipping the Jimmy Walkers

Can't Believe This

Not b-relaxed!!!!!!

The NCAA decided at a January 15 conference that 6 particular flavors of Vitamin Water contain banned substances that could lead NCAA athletes to fail drug tests. The flavors include some of their best products: power-c, energy, b-relaxed, rescue, vital-t and balance. Click here for more of the story.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Observe and Report

Starring Seth Rogen, Anna Farris and Ray Liotta. Directed by the dude who did Foot Fist Way. Never saw it. 

Coming out April 10, 2009. 


In the Spirit of the Grammy's...

Andre 3000 performing 'Hey Ya' at the end of the 2004 show right before he accepted the Grammy for Best Album with Big Boi. 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Cool New Music of the Night

Empire of the Sun - "Walking On A Dream"

Can't believe this hasn't been released in the US yet.

Grammy's Tonight

8 p.m. on CBS. Watch Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, T.I. and a 9-month pregnant M.I.A. perform Swagger Like Us.

...and you'll see Thom Yorke + Radiohead perform with the USC marching band.

B.o.B. - "Lonely People"

T.I.'s studying sensational prodigy Atlanta's own B.o.B. does his Eleanor Rigby.

How long do you think this guy has been saving this celebration for?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Quest for the G

After playing out those lame black-and-white G ads all January, Gatorade has come back hard with the most entertaining series of commercials that I can think of. 

"The Quest for G" is a series of 6 episodes that can be watched in succession here. Starring Kevin Garnett, Derek Jeter, Usain Bolt, Jimmie Johnson, Alicia Sacramone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh and the JabbaWockeez. It is a sort of fairy tale parody of Monty Python featuring some dancing, good humor and great production.


The god himself, Michael Jordan, shines for a little cameo at the end.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lebron James, First Since 1975

Two nights after Kobe Bryant dazzled New Yorkers dropping 61 points, 3 assists and 0 rebounds (breaking the Madison Square Garden record for most points scored) Lebron James showed him out. 

 52 Points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. James becomes the first player to score over 50 points while recording a triple-double since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it 39 years ago!!!!!!!!

This makes Sundays match up all the bigger. Kobe's Los Angeles Lakers will visit Lebron's Cleveland Cavaliers this Sunday at 3:30 pm ET on ABC. 

The Cavs' are 23-0 at home this season. The only team in the NBA that is undefeated at home.

Click here to read more about these big games.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Return of Shady

The UK's Independent has a story on Eminem's return to music. Yesterday, Eminem released his first single in 4 years and it has already reached the #1 spot on iTunes. 

The Independent article covers the upcoming March release of Em's new LP, the duet he recorded with Elton John, how Em spends 12-15 hours in the studio and the 29-room mansion he bought from the former chairman of K-Mart.

Click here to read the story.

Go to iTunes to listen to Eminem's single "Crack a Bottle."

Where is Jeff Spicoli?

Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz photographed some of this years Academy Award nominees for this months Vanity Fair. You know who is pictured above?

here to see the rest of them.

Nike SB February Releases

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Why did Blagojevich go on the Late Show?

I hate to interject my own opinion, but Dave is right this guy looks guilty.

Terrible Picture of the Day

And, the Too True Picture of the Day...