The 8 Most Awkward Bernstain Bear Books – Topless Robot
7 of the worst comic book based video games – Bam Kapow!
Hip hop, I love it, but the people who put the music out are, more often than not, completely crazy and get caught acting a fool quite often. As 2008 comes to a close, I figured I should put up my list of hip hop fuckery foolery out before Skillz does another rap up .
(My list’s are now equipped with numbers, since ‘unnumbered lists = sorta fail’)
1. Remy Ma + Jail + Papoose = Jail Break Foolery.
This year Remy quickly followed in the footsteps of Little Kim, and Foxy Brown by getting sent up for 8 long years. Shortly after her sentencing she announced her relationship with fellow rapper Papoose. Then the whole mess ran afoul when Papoose tried to bust her out of jail and got caught. To make this all a little better (or worse) this was on their in jail wedding day. Cute.
Papoose tries to break Remy out, wedding off – Nahright
2. DMX + Arrest + Arrest + Crack + Arrest = More Arrest Foolery
It’s hard out here for a DMX fan these days, I am almost embarrassed to say I ever liked his music. I think he got arrested about 5 times this year. I hope he pulls himself together because until then he just keeps slippin, fallin, he can’t get up.
DMX Arrested list – Bossip
3. 50 Cent + Reality TV + Donald Trumps Prediction = Reality show fail foolery
Donald Trump had this to say about 50’s reality show:
“it will fail because he’s not Trump, but he’s actually a nice guy.”
50 said Donald is full of bad hair, I mean hot air, and went on with it anyway. But no one cared and the show got canceled. I watched 1.5 episodes and it was terrible.
50s show gets axxe - Bossip
4. Diddy + Blog + Orange Juice + Fruitloops = Diddy Crazy Foolery
Orange Juice in cereal? Custom Jeeps with under glow? I don’t even know, Puff has lost mind, but it’s funny to watch him just stare at the camera.
“On Da Corner” version
5. Lil Wayne + Tons of Drugs + Tour Bus+ DEA = Border Foolery.
Lil Wayne got snatched up by the DEA for having a mess of drugs on his tour bus. 105 grams of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine, and 41 grams of ecstasy to be exact, oh and a pistol just for street cred. No doubt some lean was also present but they didn’t mention it since that’s always on him.
Rappers should just get their weed carriers a vehicle of their own and just have them follow behind the tour bus. It could be a Bosokou car or something.
Lil Wayne Arrested for Drug Possession - MTV News
6. T.I. + BET Awards Show + Snitching = Gun Charge Foolery
T.I. got arrested this year for trying to purchase nine or so Machine guns. I somewhat understand the need for rappers feeling that they have to carry weapons to protect themselves, but nine machine guns is a bit much.
Federal agents show guns in T.I. case – Ajc.com
7. Souja Boy + Ice T + Beef = 32 Year Age Difference Foolery
I am not sure who took the first blow (although I think it was Ice T) but either way an 18 year old and a 50 year old should not be fighting. Imagine walking up to a 50 year old and chirping at them? Or better yet one chirping at you?
I’m afraid to skate too fast past the old guys in hockey for fear they will crumble to dust, I shudder to think at making them mad.
Soulja Boy vs Ice T – BET
8. Yung Berg + Transformers + Detroit = Chain Snatch Foolery
Yung Berg has had a transformers chain, which would have looked better on me, but he went to Detroit with it and it got ganked. From what I can tell Berg is about my size so what he was doing in a club in the D with that chain around his neck talking business is anyone’s guess, he got roughed up pretty good but is lucky he didn’t end up worse. Now Trick Trick and his entourage are taking the chain on tour. Hilarious.
Yung Berg, Beat Down, Chain Snatched – Hip Hop News
9. Suge Knight + Dudes Fist + Floor = Bloody Knock Out Foolery
I can’t believe this happened, the very large, very intimidating (well before this) Suge Knight got popped by a smaller man. The dude in the death row chair just got up and did the Ickey Shuffle.
10. Kanye + Vodocoder + Scruffy + Funny Clothes = 808s & Heartbreak Foolery
Some or lots of you won’t agree but meh, my blog, my opinion. Kanye cool for doing something new and creative, but I am not feeling it, and I have tried on several occasions. Watch your sodium up on that podium there fella.
808s and Hearbreak Reveiw - Spin
Update: Skillz did his wrap up and seems like I forgot a lot of wild stuff that happened. So for a further recap take a listen
Check out Can’t Slow Down for the link.
I have been gone for a little, Christmas and being off work makes me move at a lethargic pace. But I will be back on my grind Monday.
However I saw this today and it’s pretty rad. I wish I had a body of work this impressive in any medium.
Being a kid once I receive quite a lot of awesome gifts, but I also receive a bunch of super disappointing ones. So to help all you parents out there I have compiled a list of things you should never get your kids for Christmas.
Globes are a fair size, and therefore come in a big box. When a Kid sees a big box under the tree on Christmas day their eyes light up. When they open the box to find an instrument used for learning their soul turns black.
Nothing rockets your kid to the bottom of the cool totem pole faster than showing up with bootleg merchandise, kids know real from fake. Just like how everyone knows your ‘JV’ bag was purchased in China Town.
Kids want toys dammit! Get them sweaters on your time, Christmas is their time. If you are going to get them a sweater at least have the decency to make it awesome.
Bicycle (if you live somewhere it snows)
I don’t know about you, but to me getting your child something they can’t really use for 4 months is kind of a dick move. Bikes make awesome presents, but not if its snowing outside.
Save the money and just wrap up their homework instead.
Does anything really have to be said about giving socks to a child for Christmas? Just throw them in the drawer when they are not looking and go to the dollar store and grab a handful of sweet sweet toys. Just make sure your kid does not lick them.
With Christmas it is really the thought that counts, so for your kids sake take a second to think back to your childhood, and the gifts you did not enjoy and don’t make the same mistake. Nothing sucks more than a box of disappointment.
Or at least make sure for each box of disappointment there is at least 5 boxes of awesome under that tree.
Wal-Mart is open 24s until the big day, hurry there’s still time!
The lady in the video is suing her co worker for pulling her out of a car which the co worker thought was going to catch fire. Apparently while being pulled out her back was broken and she is now a paraplegic. The video does not say whether or not the vehicle would have caught fire before emergency help arrived, which would have been interesting to know.
The way the law in America is currently set up means that good Samaritans can and are liable for any damage they cause while ‘helping’ the person in trouble.
The video kind of paints the co worker in a bad light, saying they should not have treated the victim like a rag doll. However, what if the co worker didn’t pull her out and the car blew up and she died. Would the co worker then be responsible for her death, is it better to leave someone in somewhat foreseeable danger to protect them from what most people can’t see?
I wonder if storys like this will lead to less people helping out fellow human beings when they are in trouble for fear of being sued.
I have never been first on the scene in an accident but I can’t imagine asking someone to sign a waiver saying they won’t sue me before I pull them out of a wrecked vehicle. I wonder how Canadian law is set up, and if its worth looking into.
I think if I were to ever come across some sort of serious accident I wouldn’t move the person if at all possible, but if they were in the path of further immediate danger I don’t think I could just leave them there to get destroyed, I also don’t believe that is human nature.
However if this person can then sue me for everything I am worth I might have to put human nature in for my own financial self preservation.
This could lead to a very self serving society if more situations like this occur.
I have never been the type of person who let things stand in the way of something I want to do. Logic, skill level, and personal safety don’t phase me and have never stopped me from at least attempting to do something I maybe ’shouldn’t’. I also don’t think my skin color makes me better or worse than anyone else. These two personality traits have let very few things stand in my way.
When I started riding BMX I had already been playing hockey and skateboarding for a few years, so I was already used to the idea of doing a sport that ‘wasn’t for brothers’. One thing I noticed was that all the people who told me that BMX wasn’t for me were people who actually didn’t participate in the sport. Everyone who did was too busy having fun to notice i was a different color. At least that is how it felt, I was defiantly one of the ‘token’ black guys in the scene for awhile, but the Southern Ontario scene is great, and I never once felt out of place.
This did not mean that I never got stoked when i saw another black rider, in person, or in the media. Each rider listed below I have a vivid memory of the first time I saw or met them.
Jason was the first black rider I ever saw, he had a full page ad for Mosh bikes in an old BMX Today (racing magazine that came with your NBL membership). I remember being so excited that I showed my mom as a way to show her I wasn’t that different. As far as I can tell he is still ripping up double A pro today.
Andre blew up young. He was the youngest person to ride in Gravity games at age 14 I believe. He was also the youngest rider to ever appear on the cover of the now dead Snap magazine. He was exceptionally good at a really young age. He put a lot of tricks within my reach mentally, even though they are still out of my reach physically.
Shaun came up before coming up was a wildly used term, then vanished. Lately he has resurfaced and has gone back to riding for the sheer fun of it.
Like Shaun Butler, Ronnie came out shredded (I have 2 posters of him on my wall right now) then vanished, but he is now DC’s BMX team manager.
Ruel ‘Wormz’ Smith
Photo Credit: Keith Romanowski
At the time I was first introduced to wormz I didn’t even know NY had a big street scene, or that someone could do a table so nice off a street obstacle (couldn’t find that photo). Wormz also used to have dreads which were pretty much the length mine are now. The NY street scene is amazing these days and has a countless about of black riders who murk everything.
First time I went to a skate park Keven was there, destroying. I had never seen anyone go so high or do the tricks he was doing in person before. Since then I have seen him in Dig and Ride, and then no where else. These days he is kind of camera shy, and it might have something to do with what he’s hiding under his hat, but he is still an inspiration and really positive to talk to.
I was able to scrounge up a few more images of Keven using the Internet archive that are a treat: one handed foot jam, one footed x up air, canadian nose pick, invert, hip invert, one handed table, wall footjam, big stair huck.
First time I saw this video my initial reaction was ‘holy crap clipping that rail hop would have killed a normal person’. It didn’t and a few months later I was fortunate to meet Jaumell at the 10 pack am qualifiers and he’s not just a rad rider but a real chill dude, who could bunnyhop over the moon.
I first met Chijioke 4 or 5 years ago at an ASC dirt contest. He was the first black rider to enter one of the contests I helped put on and I was super stoked that he made the trip from Barrie to come ride. (Come to think of it I have no clue how he found out about the contest at all)
Being from Barrie I didn’t see him again until he grew up some, ditched the mountain bike, and became an absolute amazing Rider. I now ride with him on the regular and every session is full of great times and great tricks. I honestly can’t say enough good things about this guys riding or personality.
Having rode for 10 years now I am happy to say that BMX has turned into a big melting pot and people of all ages, races, and sexes ride, and thats what makes BMX one of the best sports in the world.
Here are some more shredders: