Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The NBA in 2010-11

Based off of the ESPN - 2009 Mock Lottery Draft.

Washington Wizards: PG Ricky Rubio, SG Gilbert Arenas, SF Caron Butler, PF Antwan Jamison

Minnesota Timberwolves: C Hasheem Thabeet, C Al Jefferson, PF Kevin Love

New York Knicks: SG Stephen Curry, SF Lebron James

Pistol Pete Maravich

Bear in my mind, I'm citing Wikipedia.

"He is still the all-time leading NCAA Division I scorer with 3,667 points scored and an average of 44.2 points per game. He accomplished this without the benefit of a three-point line and despite the fact that NCAA rules prohibited him from playing on the varsity team as a freshman.

Years later former LSU head basketball coach Dale Brown charted every college game Maravich played, taking into consideration all shots he took. The coach calculated that at the NCAA rule of a three-point line at 19-foot (5.8 m), 9-inches from the rim, Maravich would have averaged thirteen 3-point scores per game, which would have given the player a career average of 57 points per game.

Maravich died suddenly at age 40 as a consequence of a previously undetected congenital heart defect. His last words, spoken less than a minute before he was stricken and died, were "I feel great.""

GLC (feat. Kanye West) - "Big Screen"

I wish people still dressed up like this when they would go out and party.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Judgement of Paris

"Of the billions of women on this planet only 19, we believe, could start wars. These modern-day Helens of Troy come from both hemisphers and include legends and ingenues, a Queen and a first Lady, and at least two bedmates of Leonardo Dicaprio. Click here to submit your vote."

Who is the fairest of them all?

Christmas Day

Directed by Guy Ritchie.

Seat the Man Already

Awaiting Minnesota Supreme Court decision. How much longer will Gov. Tim Pawlenty deny Minnesota its other vote in the Senate?

Friday, March 27, 2009

P Diddy

"Platinum and merlot."

This e-mail was forwarded to me

36 have been accused of spousal abuse

7 have been arrested for fraud

19 have been accused of writing bad checks

117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

3 have done time for assault

71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

14 have
been arrested on drug-related charges

8 have been arrested for shoplifting

21 currently are defendants in lawsuits

84 have been arrested for drunk driving

in the last year

you guess which organization this is?



Give up yet?

Scroll down,

it's the 535 members of the
United States Congress.

The same group of Idiots that crank out
hundreds of new laws each year
designed to keep the rest of us in line.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

The Three Stooges

Rumor around the internet is that the Farrelly brothers (Dumb & Dumber, There's Something About Mary, Me, Myself & Irene) are set to start filming an adaptation of the classic 1930's slapstick comedy, The Three Stooges.

The rumor, which is being sourced all over, has Sean Penn, Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro starring as the trio.

Know your Geography?

Click to enlarge.

Map made by the same people who made the Trilogy Meter.

What about Kevin Durant?

ESPN is throwing all the praise and hype to Lebron James. Possibly better or will eventually be better than Jordan? Lebron is averaging 28.6 ppg, 7.6 boards and 7.3 assists this season [his 6th] compared to Jordan's greatest season average of 35.0 ppg, 5.5 boards and 5.9 assists. But, what about up and coming Kevin Durant?

In his second season Durant is averaging 26 ppg, 6.6 rebounds 2.9 assists per game may not stack up to Lebron's second year stats of 27.2 ppg, 7.4 boards and 7.2 assists it still outshines Jordan's 22.7 pgg, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in his 2nd season in the NBA. 

Known for his ability to score in any situation; Durant's stats show that he could become one of the greatest basketball scorers of all time.

Kevin Durant 2008-09 - FG% .484, 3P% .440
Dwayne Wade 2004-05 - FG% .478, 3P% .289
Lebron James 2004-05 - FG% .472, 3P% .351
Michael Jordan 1985-86 - FG% .457, 3P% .167
Kobe Bryant 1997-98 - FG% .428, 3P% .341

Watch the HoopsTV feature on Durant. Learn about the work ethic he undertook to become the player he is today. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Like the Word of God

Tim Tebow's promise has been consecrated in stone.

Yahoo! 100 Movies to See Before You Die

Look through the list. How many have you seen?

I'm only an embarrassing 49/100.

Thankfully I'm still young.

Still the Greatest Show on Earth

McDonald’s sales are up, Wal-Mart revenues have bounced, and the movie industry has seen a box office surge in audiences and ticket sales.

“For many families now a trip to Disney World is out of the question, but a drive to Ringling can give the kids a vacation for an afternoon.”
Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth is coming to Fairfax, VA from April 8 - 19th.

Read more about the greatest show over at NYTimes.com.

Aftermath Records is Really Back

How many times have we been told Eminem is back? Infinite 2 is coming? Detox is coming?

After the success of Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent's "Crack a Bottle," it looks like we will finally get a new Em' LP. Relapse, as it is titled is scheduled to be released May 19, 2009. The above photo is from the music video shoot for the first single off the album, "We Made You." The song is produced by Dr. Dre. Apparently the song does not feature either Dre or 50 Cent. They are just in the video. Rap Basement claims the song will leak online soon and that we'll see the video in a couple weeks.

Some Newish Shepard Fairey

The L.A. Times have a review of Fairey's latest show up at the Institue of Contempary Art in Boston. Click here to read the review and browse the several photos.

"Visually and conceptually, Fairey's work is to graphic design what sampling is to pop music."

Fitness Fast

This Dutch fitness brand came up with the best bus stop advertisement ever. Click to enlarge and understand.

Found over here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Beyond Human

What is the cooler picture of the day? Kanye West on the cover of Complex magazine or USA Today's feature screen pics of Spike Jonze/Dave Eggers' adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kid Cudi - "The Sky Might Fall"

The Post-Modern Hip-Hop movement continues.......


Picture of the Morn

British SkyNews unearthed an old photo of President Ronald Reagan in his day. The circled man pretending to be a tourist is non-other than former KGB agent / Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Read more here.

Obama First Sitting President to Appear on Leno

Barack Obama will become the first sitting president tonight when he makes a 10-minute appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno 11:35 pm ET.

Read more here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sin Nombre

Coming to theaters this weekend.

'Kobe Doin' Work'

Auteur Spike Lee has directed a day in the life documentary of Kobe Bryant that will premiere on ESPN on May 14 or 16 [it is unclear]. 

Below, you can listen in on an ESPN interview with Spike from the day following Kobe's 61 point performance at Madison Square Garden. Spike is known for kicking it courtside at Knicks games a la Jack Nicholson/L.A. Lakers style. The documentary is briefly mentioned.

Any fan of He Got Game, the NBA, basketball or American pop culture should look into this.

Creative Genius: Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is most famously known for writing the Pulitzer Prize finalist memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, the National Book Critics Circle finalist novel, What is What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng, for ESPN The Magazine and for founding American publishing house McSweeney's.

Eggers next big move is movies. Coming first is the June release of Away We Go. Eggers wrote the film with his wife Vendela Vida. The story is of a young married couple traveling across the United States to find the perfect place to raise their newborn child. The movie is starring SNL's Maya Rudolph, The Office's John Krasinski and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The most amazing thing going for this movie is film auteur Sam Mendes [of American Beauty and Revolutionary Road / husband of Kate Winslet fame] directed the piece. You can watch the trailer below.

And then coming later this year is the long anticipated film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. Adapted by Eggers the film is directed by Creative Genius: Spike Jonze and will star James Gandolfini, Forest Whitaker and Paul Dano. The film's poster was released earlier today.

Dave Eggers is definitely on his hustle.


Barack has Louisville, Memphis, Pittsburgh and North Carolina in his Final Four. And, UNC winning it all. You can see the rest of his picks over at ESPN.

Who you got in your Final Four?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Indie Movies Worth Seeing [Maybe]

Kristen Stewart is hot. No release date for cake eaters, but you can check out Kristen in a couple weeks [April 3] in the Superbad director's new film, Adventureland.

It's like the real life documentary of Eastbound & Down.

It won the Cannes Festival Knockout Prize [not sure if they invented that prize strictly for a boxing movie]. But, this movie is getting pretty good reviews.

No release date for TYSON yet.

88 Keys (featuring Kanye West) - "Stay Up (Viagra)"

Artist: Thomas Bayrle

German artist Thomas Bayrle's exhibit "Me temo que ya no estamos en Kansas." 

Animal Collective - "My Girls"

Eastbound & Down

Kenny Powers is fucking in. Seriously, Vanity Fair and 
the New Yorker said so.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm Back

"Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again."

-Jean-Luc Picard

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Watchmen

Out today. Intriguing story. Visually amazing.

But, I will warn in all seriousness that this movie had the most gratuitous nudity, sex and violence that I've ever seen in a mainstream movie.

From a pop culture standpoint, I figure everyone should go see it.

Star Trek

Coming out May 8, 2009. Looks epic.

The saddest story of our time

He got his fair share of 15 minutes.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Hopkins Royals

The Minneapolis Star Tribune attempts to breakdown the Hopkins Royals dynasty. Unfortunately, the entire article isn't available online.

The Hopkins dynasty has won 3 state titles in the past 7 years; including this ESPY winning performance for the 2005 State title.

The movie to look forward to this Summer

"The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s."
Public Enemies; coming out July 1, 2009

Here is the official trailer

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Banksy is Back

2 new Banksy pieces were spotted this weekend. Peep how he integrated the wall with the b-boy.

Check out more of Banksy's work in the We Defy Augury archives.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kanye West - Love Lockdown

How does he make his voice sound like that?

Watch more of the show at VH1.