Friday, February 29, 2008

If Somebody Messed Up My Bingo Game...

...I dunno what I'd do.

Hapless robbers target biker meeting

(CNN) -- Two masked and machete-wielding men who barged into a club in Sydney, Australia, couldn't have picked a worse night for their robbery -- a monthly meeting of bikers.

About 50 burly bikers fought back with tables and chairs -- pretty much anything that wasn't bolted down. One would-be robber was tied up; the other in the hospital.

Police arrested both.

"These guys were absolutely dumb as bricks," Jerry Vancornewal, leader of the bikers, told CNN Thursday. "I can't believe they saw all the bikes parked up front and they were so stupid that they walked past in."

Vancornewal and his buddies were at the Regents Park Sporting and Community Club in Sydney when the two men wearing ski masks stormed in Wednesday night. They yelled at patrons to drop to the floor as they emptied cash registers at the bar.

Hearing the commotion from an adjacent room, Vancornewal and his pals with the Southern Cross Cruiser motorcycle club stomped through to the bar area to intervene.

"They (the robbers) thought they had the upper advantage with their knives and their machetes," Jim Webb, night supervisor of the club, told CNN. "They didn't expect to run into a bunch of guys carrying chairs and tables."

One of the would-be robbers crashed through a plate-glass door and jumped off a balcony.



"All he had to do was push the button and it automatically opened," Webb quipped.

New South Wales police said they arrested the 20-year-old man a short distance away.

The second man made a break for it through the club's service entrance, but the bikers tackled him near a neighbor's fence.

"We just grabbed him, crash-tackled him to the ground, hogtied him with electrical wire and left him for the cops," Vancornewal said.

Police confirmed in a statement that club patrons subdued the second man until officers arrived, but did not provide additional details. The suspect turned out to be a 16-year-old boy.

Both would-be robbers were charged with attempted armed robbery and "face disguised with intent to commit indictable offense," police said.

A third person, who was waiting in a getaway car, took off when the bikers threw pieces of furniture at him, Webb said. Police have not located him.

The Regents Park Sporting and Community Club is a place where locals come to enjoy drinks and take part in various games: cricket, soccer, lawn bowling. The biking enthusiasts meet there once a month to plan rides and other club activities.

In the last year or so, criminals have struck the club about 10 times, Webb said. And Wednesday night's incident, while unusual, wasn't the most memorable.

"We have these old bingo players and they are really serious about their games," Webb explained. "They do not like to be interrupted."

When robbers barged in one evening and announced that they were holding up the place, the players turned around and testily told them to be quiet.

"They were making it difficult for the players to hear the numbers being called," Webb

Happy Friday

Roll One Up

They'd Have To Film MTV Cribs For A Week


That's LeBron's house, under construction. In an article written a while back, it's going to have:
a casino, two-lane bowling alley, barber shop, aquarium, sports bar and a recording studio. The master bedroom will also have a two-story walk-in closet.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Hood Likes You Kwe



A homie of mine, who I didn't know liked Kweli asked me to play this song the other day. Here you go Will K.

And This Is For ...

Murs - And This Is For ...

So this is to you ...
My friend from 7th grade, let's catch a random indie movie and drink some boba this summer.
and to my best friend, let's go to the park and shoot around, airing out girls in the process.
and to my high school friends, remember 212 and Access, wall dances and sweaty pro clubs.
and to my college homies, ... Hop, Skip & Go Naked.
and to my mom, let's go to the flower mart at 7am.
and to my dad, let's go play golf, 36 holes, in 100 degree weather.
and to my favorite, thanks for always being there for me, and waiting sucks.
and to my ex, thanks for the memories
and to my girl (friends), let's have dinner, we'll talk about random stuff
and to my pretty girls, let's go to the mall, I'll tell you about the best denim.
and to my hood girls, you know I have a thing for bamboos
and to my tomboy girls, "I score, you strip"
and to my musicians, send me that track, you know I can be constructive.
and to my teachers, I appreciate everything you've taught me (R.I.P. G. Wells)
and to my coaches, my left hand is nice now.
and to my cousins, you still can't see me in Diddy Kong Racing on 64
and to my youngsters, listen to your elders, trust me.

As always,

Much love & respect.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Black Power Epidemic


My minor is African-American Studies, and I'm beginning to hate it. Black power is an epidemic.

Stop, wait, let me explain myself.

In office hours, my professor said that Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan are basically puppets of white capitalism.

I disagree, they're more like athletes.

Maybe I'm saying this because I'm a youngster from California. I don't have any older family members from the south, so I don't have quite the perspective, but I really don't think this kind of outlook is necessary anymore.

Sure, there's prejudice and stereotypes and all that, but I have dreams and goals and sitting back claiming that the white man is keeping me down is not helping me get to them. We aren't in shackles anymore, the fire hoses have been put away. I'm gonna get my own, no matter what anybody says.

... and you're lucky I'm a righteous black man.

OBOMBA


I know you were going to buy your GET YOUR OWN shirt today, but at this point in the game, i'd prefer it if you bought the Obama shirt instead. you can get it here

I Know



Yes, that's Lenny Kravitz's daughter.

Apple Bottom Jeans...


And the boots with the fur.

Who GETs an ass for a cake? Nelly does.

This Guy


What a hypebeast.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pardon Me


But if a dude hung me off of a balcony and took my money, I wouldn't be in the club with him.

We never got Biggie, Jay and Big L
We never got DMX, Ja and Jay
We kinda got Kanye, Lupe & Pharrell

But, we have Ice, Ja & Suge.
YESSSSS

And Now, A Video of an Ice Sculpture Being Destroyed.


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...destruction part two.

Promethazine with Codeine...


...got me on lean. I've had a really nasty cold for over a week now, so I went to my school's health center. They gave me purp cough syrup. It makes me really sleepy, and groggy when I wake up. I can't see how anyone can want to feel this way recreationally. R.I.P. Pimp C.

Monday, February 25, 2008

And now... A Video of a Car Being Destroyed...

The Anatomy Of A "Fit"

Glasses: Stussy. I bought them on the Stussy store on La Brea. I had a long conversation with my roommate Steve of Curb My Enthusiasm about getting these in tortoise shell or black. He suggested black, I agreed, and it was a great decision. I've gotten mad compliments on these, even people who want to buy them off me. The thing I love most about them is that they're really dark, so when I see you on campus and you want to have a conversation about how messed up you got over the weekend, I can pretend I didn't see you.

Sweater: Polo, lambswool, cable knit, crew neck. I'm pretty sure my Dad bought this for me at the Camarillo outlet on black friday back in 2006. It's survived a couple of freezing rounds at Robinson Ranch, and even a couple of parties. If I have on fashion tip for any man, it's to have large amounts of Polo, or something similar (Banana Republic, Gap, J.Crew) because you can do almost anything with it.

T-Shirt: Pretty sure I have a The Hundreds shirt on underneath the sweater. It's from the Rosewood collection, so it's not online. Simple blue, goes perfect with a Dodgers hat.

Jeans: APC New Standard. I don't want to go on and on about raw denim, but it's fun to see jeans go from stiff and skinny to whiskered, honeycombed and loose. And I cuffed them so you know they're selvedge. contextclothing.com

Shoes: Air Max 1 ID. I made these right around my birthday in 2007. The left shoe has my Dad's name on the back, and my right shoe has my Mom's name on the back. I love these shoes, and plan on beating them to death.

Dumb Ass America...

I'm going to venture to say that most young women have considered or dreamed about being Miss America... Stooopid.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Copperfield Material




Olivia, Charli Baltimore & Amil.

Where'd they go?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Be Kind.


Today, I had a cinematic adventure. I was fortunate enough to go see a movie I was quite pleased with. Let me tell you a little bit about Be Kind, Rewind.

The movie is about Mos Def and Jack Black inadvertently ruining a somewhat rundown movie rental business by erasing all of the tapes in the inventory and then recreating the movies themselves with the help of the people in their town.

I liked it. It was funny, it was very realistic, and the idea was fresh as well as creative. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a laugh on their sunday afternoon matinee budget. Otherwise, continue watching your YouTube videos of Chris Crocker, you hipster.

Raw With No Undercover


So I'm going to assume that most of the readers of this site are sexually active.
If not, well, just put this in your memory bank.

Not using a condom is a terrible idea. Unless it's your girl, and it's a monogamous relationship and she's on the pill.

So, since you're gonna be using a condom, let's get educated.

Magnums: They're bigger, they're less restrictive, and they're sort of a status symbol. Two problems with magnums. A lot of dudes use them to feel good about themselves, but if you're doin' work, and it just slips off, that's a TERRIBLE look. So then you're left going raw, and if its one of those nights where you only have one on you, then you're sitting there hoping to get topped off.

Extra sensitive: I hear these are great, because it seems like you don't have a condom on at all. However, if you're one of those dudes who gets really into the job, you may want something a little more sturdy.

Spermicidal & Lubricated: Let's say you're some kid who has a blog, and a growing support base, and girls around the way know that in a short matter of years you're going to be a multimedia tycoon. So some female thinks she's gonna get slick and try to catch you slipping. spermicide will kill that idea.

Rest In Peace


We've all heard the horror stories. The kid wearing the De La Soul dunks who asks, "Yo, what's the name of the group that make the song 'Me, Myself & I'?"

But to me, even worse is the kid who's been rockin' SBs since they were Pro Bs, skated in his Diamonds, and mowed the lawn in his Calis acting all elitist like your little brother and his friends can't buy the shoes because they haven't been around since the beginning.

The worst thing about streetwear trends is the elitist attitude. If you liked LRG 3 years ago, and you hate it now, simply because you don't like seeing a lot of people wear it. That's worse than being a 'hypebeast.'

Like what you like because it's what you like, not because it's something that you think is new. If you like SBs, keep rockin' em.

That said, anybody got some Supreme Blazers or some Calis in a size 11?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ya Boy's Off The Wall

them ova n*ggas is Tiiiittooo ...



Vans have taken over. Word to Khaled.

I specifically remember the first pair of vans I had. Junior year of high school. They were black, with a little bit of turquoise. Slip-Ons.

Now-a-days, vans are the new white on white air force 1s. From the 5'6" dude wearing the 36/38 jeans that ties the cuffs down with his laces, to the hipster who chills on Fairfax smokin' cigs and skateboarding on Rosewood.

I'm really just trying to figure out where this movement came from. I rocked Jordans because I wanted to be like Mike. My love of shoes came from watching NBA players wear them. My taste for vans came from them being cheap, and machine washable, thus making them perfect for my days of 18 and under clubs in the shadiest parts of Hollywood. I wasn't about to wear my newest Js to the club, but some vans. Hell yes.

Now, it's getting bigger. If you haven't noticed, collaborations are the new breathing, and everyone is collaborating with Vans. Supreme & W)Taps to name a couple. Slip-Ons and Eras are wack now. If you're dope you wear Chukkas, Half Cabs, or Sk8-His.

I don't love Vans. But I like them a lot. I don't look down at my feet and say, "Damn, I remember when Mike had these on when the Bulls won game 72." or think, "Damn, whatever happened to Penny Hardaway." But, when you're wearing your brand new raw denim, that you know is gonna bleed, and you want your jeans to fall all the way down, then Vans are a very solid option.

Up Next: SBs are dead; your little brother and his friend killed them.

San Fransisco...




... yeah, right next to Huf.






HUGE.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Facebook Status Epidemic

I'm sure most of you have a Facebook Account.

If you do, your status should not be annoying.

"... is hoping your happy you chose that ugly b*tch over me"
Facebook doesn't need to know your business.

"... is studying"
No, you're on Facebook

"... is errryday I'm hustlin"
I'm not big Meech, and I don't know the real big Meech; but Hustlers don't be on Facebook like that.

In the end, it's just Facebook. Don't get hurt if you're offended by me. That said, I'm steady with rap lyrics.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I just watched Good Luck Chuck

... and this is the only necessary scene, especially if you are trying to laugh.

The Back of YOUR Head

... Is Rediculous!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I Like Double Windsor Knots

... but.
It's going too far.

EWWWWW


Those are the new Jordans. In the All-Star Colorway.

KG wishes he never left Nike. That or he's about to do the Thizzle dance.

I Just Got

4 tickets to.

YESSSSSSS

Friday, February 15, 2008

Pizza Pizza







You pizza gluttons can go ahead and click this. Spring additions to the shop are up.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I See Black Men Walkin'

I'm not mad at Reggie. He get's his.

Though, being the face of Adidas and rockin' the new Jordans is a good way to lose an endorsement deal.

Wifing a girl that's been in a sex tape, also not a good look.

Reginald takes two Ls here. He better hope they don't try to snatch up his Heisman.

I Just Got

4 tickets to.


And I'm like yeah, yeah we gon' be there

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

February 19th

Does the word 'copped' mean anything to you?

More Computer Nerd Stuff

I'm going to ask for help here.

My iBook G4 is now about 2.5 years old. It's time for something new. The ram has been abused, the hard drive is full, and the operating system is old.

I have two options, Macbook Air, or a regular Macbook.

If I were to get the blackbook, I could get 2GB of Ram, and 250 GB of Hard Drive space along with a few other things for right around $2,000

If I were to get the Macbook Air, I could get 2GB of Ram, and 80 GB of Hard Drive space also for right around $2,000.

My decision comes down to a choice between portability and power.

The Macbook Air is really sexy
It's incredibly light, almost to where I can't explain it. It would fit very nice into the sleeve in my Supreme backpack, and it would turn a few heads. The downside is that I would only have 80 GBs to work with. I already have 30 GB of music now, and I don't want to end up maxing out my hard drive within the span of a year.

The Macbook is pretty sexy too
I could get a whole lot of bang for my buck. More power and space than I would need, thus allowing me to be able to use my computer for a longer time span. Part of me thinks I don't want an overpowered computer, because when the newest, hottest thing comes out, I don't want to feel guilty about needing or wanting it. The main downside versus the Air would be the portability. I tend to take notes on my computer, and on the days when I have 3 or 4 classes, I don't want a sore back.

I've been trying to find an analogy for this. The closest I came, was that you always build you basketball team from the inside out, unless of course you have the greatest perimeter player ever, who coincidentally goes by "Air." Normally you want power, but I think finesse might be what I need. Hopefully Time Capsule can be my Scottie Pippen.

Remember

http://getyo.blogspot.com/2008/01/pick-for-me-please.html

My Maharishi flannel

Sorry Lupe.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Q & A: Willie


This week, I had a lunch meeting with a good friend of mine. She's a really talented artist and dancer, but she has a boy's name. Weird right? Just kidding... sorta. I decided that it would be cool to interview Willie(told you) and see what she's been up to lately. It turned out that she's up to many things. Let's see how she's getting her OWN...


Hamilton: So, tell me a little bit about your interests
Willie: Well they usually change on a monthly basis, but right now I love to draw. Thats pretty much how i occupy my time. I still love to dance too but it's taken a back seat to drawing
H: so today, would you call yourself more of an artist or a dancer?
W: Hmm. Thats kind of difficult because I have more dance training than artistic training but I draw more so I guess for today I am an artist......but that could change next month.

H: Understandable. How would you describe your "personal style"?
W: Well thats a hard question haha. My style is bits and pieces of what I like about every other style all mixed together so it makes something completely different
H: What kinds of things catch your eye when you're deciding what to add to your personal style?
W: Well I think it's boring to dress like everyone else, so, I guess things that are different and weird yet still flattering......its a fine balance between crazy and my style lol

H: And what are you drawing these days?
W: Well a lot of my time is dedicated to my drawing class, which is different for me because I've never taken a drawing class before, so that is a lot of perspective and stuff. [It's] not really what a like but the training is always helpful. Personally i'm working on making stencil art but w/out the stencil and spray paint, only pens
H: Would you mind elaborating on that?
W: I love how stencils look and don't have the time to go tag, so I usually take a picture of a person and I can make a stencil-like picture out of it because I know how stencils work, its only on a smaller scale. I've also been doing a lot of my friends album covers and shoes..... they pretty much just tell me what they want and I draw it

H: That's really cool. Who are your favorite artists?
W: Dali, Warhol, Peter Max, Richard Hamilton, Lichtenstein. I have more i just can't think of em

H: so yeah, all the guys want to know what your situation is... you single or what?
W: Hahahaha ya im single
H: What are you looking for in a guy?
W: Hmm well i'm always really attracted to a guy who has a hobbie they love....wether that be music, or sports, or art and are soooo into it, thats just really attractive to me. I like guys who don't have style like everyone else, they don't have to have a style as crazy as mine, just a little something different. And....lol....im always a sucker for a guy in a flannel and a fitted
H: That's funny, I seem to have just put on a flannel. Well keep it up, and we look forward to seeing your art all over the place... legally
W: I hope it gets around!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

... I'd Get Her A Wedding Ring


Shawn Carter & Mary J. Blige On Tour.

Some wise dude said something about finding a man's heart through his stomach.

Hov tickets > food.

Ladies, where ya'll at? Tickets go on sale February 15th.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Heaven

Heaven

[Pimp C]
I wonder if I'm gon' ever see Screw again
One foot in the street, got one foot in the pen

[Bun B]
Got me wonderin if it's a heaven for them d-boys
Cause if it is then I better get on my knees boy

[Pimp C]
I got cheese boy, I'm sellin niggaz sneeze boy
I'm playin in the candy torture rim with TV's like my Roy

[Bun B]
I'm wonderin if it's a heaven for MC's
Like the Freaky Tah's, the Big L's and B.I.G.'s

[Pimp C]
I wonder if they got a heaven for the convicts
Niggaz doin life, I saw old men in that bitch

[Bun B]
I wish today that the Lord take me away
I'd get to see my old man and I wonder what he would say

[Pimp C]
I feel that, I miss Munroe too
If I could bring him back I'd give up all this shit fool

[Bun B]
But on the cool you know what else I hope is true
They got a heaven for me and got a heaven for you, too

Yesterday I had a phone conversation with my mom. Too make a long story short, she's been fighting cancer for almost 4 years now, and apparently the newest treatment stopped working, so she's going to something else now. Naturally I got worried. When your mom mentions 'experiemental' drugs, you start to get worried.

Anyways, I was pretty bummed from last night to this afternoon. Then, on my way to Golfsmith for some retail therapy, I heard "Heaven" by UGK. Pimp C & Bun B go back and forth about if there is a Heaven for all sorts of 'bad' people. It immediately brought me back to a conversation I had with my mom during Christmas break. She bought me some engraved Tiffany cufflinks that had my initials on one cufflink, and "<3 mom" on the other cufflink. She told me she wants me to keep them in a safe place, and wear them in my wedding, because she has no idea how long she'll be around. She expressed that she's proud of me, and that if she had to go, she's go happy with the man that i've become.

Listening to UGK helped me realize that if my mom is content with where she's going, that I need to be to. I can't cure cancer. All I can do is keep trying to make my momma proud. Granted, she's not going to be happy with everything I do, I try my hardest.

Oh, and to the girl who's next to me when I break out those cufflinks on my wedding day, you can thank my mom for every romantic dinner, every spontaneous gift. Because, well, she taught me it all.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Kill Me

When did someone think that this was a good idea?



Flavor Flav (real name: William Jonathan Drayton, Jr.) plays Calvester Hill, an ex-convict that moves in with his wealthy, conservative brother, Walter (played by Kelly Perine).

Calvester subsequently turns the Hill family's life upside down, parading his old prison cronies through the house; teaching his nephew Walter Jr. to be a gangsta rapper; and butting heads with Walter's snooty wife, Ashley.

Maybe It's Not Boring

Andruw Jones and James Loney. I've got 'em chalked up for 80 Homers this season. I doubt it will happen, but 'Druw's hit 50+ before and Loney was on pace for 30 if he would have started all year.

I hear you again, "Baseball is boring."

You might find it boring, but Andruw Jones is on Jordan Brand, so you'll get to see him wear sick Js all season. If you don't find trying to figure out what Penny is going to throw on a 1-2 count in the 3rd inning interesting like I do, then at least watch for Andruw's shoes.

LG RUMOR


So, I got this new phone, it's called a Rumor. It's by LG, and they make some pretty cool phones. Now, it's not an iPhone or anything like that, but it does what it does well, and it looks good. It slides(sideways) to reveal a keyboard, so now, all I do all day is text people. I even text my mom, and no one's mom ever knows how to text... except with typewriters. At this point, I'm going to say I support and respect LG for their work on the new phones, and look forward to seeing what they come up with in the future. The Voyager is pretty cool, too.

Minority Report


We're back.

Monday, February 4, 2008

History.

18 - 1

One tiny blemish.

You're not perfect. You weren't good enough. You got beat when it counted most. The perfect season didn't happen.

These are my thoughts.

The Pats were real good. Today, they didn't seem excited to play football. They came out flat in the first quarter, and the Giants really wanted it. They were never supposed to be in that game. They were a wild card, and they struggled uphill all season. Eli Manning is not Peyton Manning, and he was never supposed to step out of his brother's shadow. HOWEVER, today, Eli Manning has become Eli Manning, and the team that nobody believed in has fulfilled their Cinderella story. Cheers, New York.

I am reminded of a not so believed in Loyola Football that was never supposed to be in the CIF finals against Esperanza and I think of a very interesting point. Sometimes, when you have nothing to lose, and no one expects anything of you, you work that much harder. Underdogs are everyone's favorite teams. I can remember being younger and wanting to do my very best because no one expected it, and sometimes, that's all it takes to dethrone an undefeated team.

p.s. Steve Smith is the man. Period.

Horizons, Expanded

Right now I'm reading, listening to John Coltrane, and sipping some hot chocolate.

Earlier I was listening to Juelz Santana and watching football.

I'm not claiming to be the most diverse man alive, but, I'm pretty well-rounded.

I've eaten at King Taco on Pico & Vermont on the same day I've eaten at Benihana's in Santa Monica.

I used to listen to the Miles Davis before basketball games, and Jay-Z before golf tournaments.

Friday, February 1, 2008