Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday Kickstart: Lost in Translation

Tell me again how Obama isn't the coolest president we've ever had.

It's disappointing to see so many people in that room with blank looks on their faces. What's worse is it wasn't necessarily old, stuffy Republican senators and cable news blowhards who weren't laughing. There were people under 30 who were sitting there lifeless. How does that happen? Luther is a national treasure.

Speaking of treasures, this week's inspiration is Ms. Muriel Villera:

Go 'head, mami. You're killing 'em. Let's go.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The iBra

I wouldn't even be shocked if Apple really made something like this. And you know Google would just one up them with Android pasties.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Kickstart: High Holiday

Happy 4/20, my good peoples. This video is a little old, having first hit the web late last year. But I move that it become a 4/20 tradition, the It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown of this weed smokers' holiday—a holiday that's only going to get bigger as marijuana legalization spreads across the country.

Those ladies rock. Gangsta grannies. Who wouldn't love to see their grandmother get stoned? The closest I ever came was smoking with one of my aunts. Both of my grandmothers have been gone for quite some time, but I know both would've been hilarious while high. If you're lucky enough to still have your grandparents in your life, get them high, as a thank you for being awesome.

This week's inspiration is a beautiful, swirling blend of curves and fluid movement, like smoke itself. Introducing Ms. Jena Frum├ęs:

Let's go.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday: "Phone Tap" — The Firm ft. Dr. Dre

For as critically-acclaimed as this hip-hop supergroup's individual stars were (Nas, AZ, Foxy Brown, Dr. Dre working production), it was downright criminal that this album tanked. Some blame poor beat selection, some blame the blah-ness of the whole mafioso motif. But they certainly weren't lacking in originality when it came to the concept behind this single.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cookie Runs the Street

This has been all around the web by now, but it's still worth posting. Sesame Street will never be the same after a visit from Cookie.

(I fucking love Taraji.)

Respect My Gangsta: Kenny

This dude is THAT dude. We're all Kenny.

You Had ONE Job...

Score one for karma.

From Playboy:
A suicide bomber’s sole goal is to cause an explosion. So as long as something goes boom, then his mission was accomplished, right? Not necessarily. This suicide bomber hit a roadside bomb as he was trying to attack a target, which caused him to fly hundreds of feet in the air and explode. So unless his mission was to kill some birds, we think this would go down as a massive failure.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Kickstart: Just When You Thought It Was Safe

Need a good laugh to get you going today? Yeah, I thought you might.

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"I'm gonna touch it... OH MY GOD IT'S HUGE!" *crying* Credit due to her for recording the whole thing. I imagine the manatee wasn't quite as impressed.

Full disclosure, though: Unlike you, I'm not at work right now. I'm in a PNC Park parking lot, getting hammered supporting the Pittsburgh Pirates at their home opener. I will now distract you from your anger with this week's inspiration, the stunning YouTube star, Ms. Arika Sato:

Let's go.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Tail Report: Abigail Ratchford

It's ironic. The car's a lot cleaner now, but I feel so, so dirty.

Monday Kickstart: Action News

Some people like to start their day with the morning new. And sure, it'll inform you about what's going on in the world. But it won't dull the pain of a Monday. You need more than the news to laugh off the stress waiting for you outside your front door.

...Or do you?

One thing's for certain: The news people in Australia have a lot more fun than their American counterparts.

This week, for inspiration we turn to the scintillating Ms. Brittney Alger:

Let's go.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday: "Back Like That" — Ghostface Killah ft. Ne-Yo

This track has one of those random lines that just instantly resonated with me: "My girl cousins, they gon' rock you"

Word. Mess with me ladies, I'm puttin' Maya & Ebony on the business. #fam

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Kickstart: Back to School

Back when I was in college, the most mature insult I—and the others in whatever circle of friends or like-minded fellow 20-somethings happened to be gathered—could throw at a collection of individuals is to say it was "like a high school." Our small liberal arts college's proclivity for gossip? So high school. The way people bickered over petty bullshit in my family? What were they, freshmen in high school?

And the internet? With its rumors, unsolicited opinions, and unsubstantiated accusations? The internet acts just like a big high school.

You have to watch that about 10 times to pick up on all of the websites and references they throw into it. Well done, Cracked. Though, unless I overlooked it, I notice that they didn't put themselves into it, which feels a little catty. A little immature. A little...high school.

This week we turn to Ms. Ruby Palm for inspiration, for two reasons: (1.) she's a proud L.A. gal; (2.) she's got more curves than Highway 1:

Let's go.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: "What They Really Want" — DMX ft. Sisqo

Honestly, the album version was better. But this track could knock a club down back in the day. If you're age 30-40 and black, don't front like you weren't on that "I'ma be a n***a for life!" shit at the time. I know I was.

And yeah, the video is...aesthetically pleasing.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

All Love At the Top

You could say I forgot to post this two weeks ago when I first happened upon it. But I'd counter that time actually stopped at that moment, and has only just now restarted.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Trailer: Entourage (2nd Official Trailer)

Something about this just feels off. The cinematography used during the series gave the show a spontaneous, in-the-present feel. This may not make sense to anyone who hasn't lived there, but the feel of the series was distinctly SoCal. The trailers for the movie, though, have a different cinematic look to them, and it's messing with the tone. I really hope that's not an ominous sign.