Thursday, April 28, 2011

Throwback Thursday: "Breathe" -- Fabolous

"Every chick I bone can't leave the dick alone,
So I know it's one of them everytime I flip my phone

Seven years later, this track still blows the doors off whatever swag you think you have.

Real Talk: Baratunde Thurston

Powerful and eloquent words on the Trump/Obama birth certificate circus by Mr. Thurston. We as a nation need to stop, listen, and think about the implications behind these events.

Breakin 3: Prince of Inertia

The royal wedding only two days away, so it's reasonable to presume that Prince Charles—the groom's father—has been practicing his dance moves.

I really, really hope he hasn't been, though.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wrecks and Booms

The latest installment of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise hits theaters this weekend (I can't believe not a single piece of that statement was fictional). Here's a conversation with the creative force behind it.

Today Now! Interviews The 5-Year-Old Screenwriter Of "Fast Five"

Daily Dunk: Kobe Bryant

Just sickening... Emeka Okafor needs a medic.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gambino is a Mastermind

We're living in a new day. The barrier between what a person is perceived as and who they really are is crumbling away, like the TV images of the Berlin Wall in 1989. No one knows this better than Donald Glover, who sat down with Timmhotep Aku in an interview for Jay-Z's blog, Life and Times.
L+T: Much of your music deals with people’s stereotypes, their assumptions and the labels they put on others. It’s like you’re trying to say that the average young black person is a lot more complicated, and complex than a lot of people would give him or her credit for. Right?
DG: That’s exactly what it is. I think you touched upon it with labels. That’s exactly what it is. People want to label you because it’s easy to understand. It’s easy for someone to see a black person and assume they like all these things because then you don’t have to learn anything and you don’t have to find out who that person really is. It’s the same thing with me doing comedy and rapping. It’s easy to be like, “Oh OK, Donald Glover is a comedian and every time I see him he’s going to be funny.” That’s easy to do and I think we’re in a way more complex world. No one does one thing, ever. No one’s ever done one thing. People are different things at the same time. Sometimes I’ll get girls that’ll be like “your lyrics are misogynistic” and I’m like “yeah, they are.” Sometimes I’m misogynistic, [but] like who isn’t? Everybody’s racist sometimes. Everyone—black people, white people…
This is a quick and very insightful interview with an intelligent and talented young black man who wants nothing more than for "black" to be the least-defining of those traits. Definitely worth the read.

Life + Times: Me, Myself, and I

Thursday, April 21, 2011

"30 Minutes or Less" Trailer

This flick has been building buzz over the past several months, and with all of the big time acting and comedy names involved, you can understand why. And this two minute trailer will surely do little to kill that buzz. Aziz Ansari looks like he's going to steal the show.

Throwback Thursday: "How's It Goin' Down" -- DMX

I miss this DMX. Sure, the track is one of his more "commercial" songs. But he still brought his knack for humor and street-life storytelling to the track, and his tale has an authentic feel. It may be hard for today's generations of hip-hop fans to picture D as a masterful artist capable of infusing emotion into every bar he spits, but he truly was that at one point in time. *sigh* Crack's a hell of a drug.

Two quick sidenotes:

(1.) Someone once pointed out that the best part of this song is the very end, where he essentially kisses off shorty by laughing in her face.
(2.) Keep an eye out at the 3:47 mark, when a young Eve makes one of her first on camera appearances of her career (albeit as eye candy/scenery, not as an emcee).


Since we're on the subject of fails today, check out this one from Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos. To be fair, though, he is a soccer player—he isn't accustomed to using his hands.

Cat Burglary Fail

This guy could use some tutoring by the Night Fox. Karma is a bitch.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ballin' Outta Control

"You should see my house. It's...SO exciting!"

—Morris Day, "Purple Rain"

When you own a multimillion dollar home, you have to go to great lengths to set yourself apart from your neighbors. Forbes (via has put together a list of some of the more outrageous features and amenities found in some of the country's' most expensive homes.
We pulled together a list of upscale abodes for sale or just sold that have been equipped with fantastic, unusual--and in some cases downright wacky--amenities. These are not your typical luxe enhancements like home theaters, wine cellars and game rooms, although most of our estates have those features too. Our friends at,, Sotheby's International Realty and Coldwell Banker Previews International helped us uncover these unique listings.
As you might imagine, this list is enough to bring a tear to the eye of anyone who can only dream of affording these measures of luxury. I mean, who hasn't dreamed of having their own Bat Cave?

The $10 million cliffside dwelling at Point Place in Laguna Beach, Calif., would make Bruce Wayne proud. The driveway has a secret, subterranean entrance below the house's steep perch, inside the cliff itself. Once a car passes through the hidden garage door, a commercial-grade hydraulic lift transports it up and into the house.
And, even without comic-book-movie-inspired secret entrances, this Vegas home is the stuff of dreams. If I was the owner, I'm certain my crew would make it mandatory that I host every Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day barbecue every year for the rest of my life.

Even among snazzy home swimming holes, Las Vegas' $10 million Wood Creek Court residence stands out. It has a full-on water park with sandy beach island, a sunken swim-up bar--even a lazy river.
It's enough to make even Morris jealous.

Friday, April 15, 2011

It's the Weekend

Time to fight for what you believe in...

The Brozilian

Ladies, I love y'all, but...nahhhhh. You ain't getting me to try this one. I'm all for manscaping, but this right here should be left to porn stars, just like bleached assholes. I've got to give it up to Mr. Barden, though, for being brave enough to test this (and to let them film it, at that).

From The Huffington Post:
...Bliss spa is offering a $120 "Ultimate He-Wax," aka a Brazilian for men, aka a Guyzilian. Yup, that's right: They're taking it ALL off. Judging by what I (and my fellow ladies) go through every month, I probably should have been thinking, "It's about time they know what it feels like."

I agree that men should clean up around the edges -- and Bliss also offers less-intrusive male waxing options -- but totally hairless? So when I found out that Evan Barden, a seemingly normal, completely straight business consultant/improv comedian was interested in baring it all at the spa's Soho location, I decided I had to meet him and find out why, oh why, he was going (as Bliss puts it) from hairy to hero.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Throwback Thursday: "You Make Me Wanna" — Usher

Figured I'd keep things a little lighter this week. Go ahead and practice dancing out of your shoes again—you know damn well you were all doing it back in '97.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Norm has Tiger's Back

This was a excellent piece by Norm MacDonald during the premier of his new Comedy Central show last night. It's time for the haters to lay off of Tiger.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Auto Eroticism: BMW M5

BMW has released images of its new M5 concept car, which looks like it could be very close to the finished product. Me likey a lot.

Monday, April 11, 2011

"The next time you have a thought...let it go."

They say America is a land full of opportunity and great ideas. But when President Obama recently said, "We do big things," he wasn't talking about this.

From The Huffington Post:
There are stupid products, and then there are products that make you lose faith in the human race altogether. The "Slobstopper," an adult bib made for in-car eating, definitely falls into the latter category.

This real, ridiculous product comes with an equally ridiculous commercial that suggests drinking coffee or eating in your car without spilling all over yourself is simply too hard to do, what with all the attractive women walking by.
As if all of that wasn't absurd enough, you have the added comedy in the suggestion that a hot woman would in some way be attracted to a guy drooling coffee all over his glorified dentist's bib.

Real Talk

From Buzz Feed:

Real Men Don't Buy Girls

While I hesitate to give Donald Trump any props, I'll post this video for three reasons:

(1.) The cause is just and good. Forced prostitution is a considerable plight in the world, and I applaud Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher for trying to help bring an end to it.

(2.) Jamie Foxx cracks me the fuck up when he looks at the camera.

(3.) Eva's looking finer and finer to me now that she's available. "You remind me of a girl, that I, once knewww..." *sigh*

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Throwback Thursday: "Success" -- Fat Joe

This was the first single off of Joe's second album, "Jealous One's Envy", and the video features cameos by just about every heavy hitter in '90s NYC hip-hop. Cool little something to ride you on through to the weekend.