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Clickable tattoos: volume Rick Ross

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2012 in Author, Comedy, TNell

 

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Miami zombie prank vol. too soon?

Going in I figured the whole act was staged. Took a few “victims” for me to realize that the widespread fear of zombies is alive and well in the hood. Gotta hand it to the media. No bullshit, they actually convinced Miami residents the face-eater earlier this Summer was undead. Plenty of notables in this 3:00 clip, but homeboy throwing a B-ball frozen rope at the actor before the court clears out takes the cake for me.

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2012 in Entertainment, TNell, Videos

 

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$100 for a pair of Camo Cargos?


I’ve been hunting for a high quality pair of military cargos for the past week or so (Old Navy durability isn’t exactly reputable). Took my search to eBay and ended up finding some pretty obnoxious prices. For freakin’ cargo shorts! People are rolling this one particular brand out for $85-100 accompanied by a collage of Lil Wayne images rocking the same pair to boost their street cred. Nothing special about them however. Simply a standard pair of Marc Jacobs cargo shorts that retailed for around fifty bucks on their website. That was before the resellers caught wind of Weezy wearing them and decided to cash in, using the all too familiar “hypebeast” factor.

You figure now a days your average teen sees a pic of his favorite pop rapper donning a pair of anything and he immediately wants in. Resellers take this into consideration and view it as a great opportunity. They promptly purchase as many units of product ‘x’ they’re able to until they are OOS everywhere.  Now they can dictate the market and become capable of flipping them for double or triple the price they paid. That’s exactly how resellers work. They prey on the beasts. They do it with sneakers and they do it with apparel. Well I hope I’m not too late in exposing them in regards to this specific item. Did a bit of research and am now 100% certain these $100 Marc Jacobs shorts being sold on the ‘Bay are nothing more than a pair of $30.00 Rothco Infantry shorts with some unnecessary MJ tags slapped on them. So even if you’re a self-proclaimed hypebeast or simply like the “camo dress” look Wayne is sporting, don’t waste your hundo on the Jacobs. Snag a pair of the exact same shorts without the Marc Jacobs logo for nearly 1/3 of the price HERE. Every size available.

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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Author, Fashion, It Was Written, TNell

 

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Heat Bank Heist x Legos

Don’t know how I stumbled upon this gem but I’m glad I did. Brilliant take on a classic scene. I was sold as soon as the Lego version of Bobby D walked through the door. Hilarious.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Entertainment, Random Cool Shit, TNell, Videos

 

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Air Jordan IV White/Cement vol. 2012


I’ve been going back and forth on these for the past two months and still haven’t made up my mind. Obviously, there is a lot of concern surrounding the price tag. The 1999 version of this sneaker retailed at $100.00. Fast forward about 13 years. Nike now plans to throw these on shelves as of February 18th and demand $160.00 per pair. Is inflation that much of a bitch? $160.00 for a sneaker with 1989 technology is asking a little much, no?

Secondly are the minor (major in my eyes) detail adjustments. As most people know, long gone are the days of the heralded “Nike Air” logo on the back of earlier Jordan retros. We’re now overwhelmed with jumpmen on the back of our favorite late 80’s-early 90’s J’s. I suppose I can live with the jumpman on the heel tab of the III, V, and VI. But for some reason it just doesn’t look right on the heel of any IV. Maybe it’s too bulky. Or it could be it suffers from the lack of the Air under it. I don’t know. All I do know is that it never belonged on the IV (or most other Jordans for that matter). 80’s babies agree with me.

Another obvious difference between the 1999 vs. 2012 is the shade of gray. The 2012 has more of a true cement color, which makes sense considering the name of the colorway. The 1999 had a “tech” gray which was on the lighter side. If I had to choose, I’d again have stick to the ’99 tech gray. My hope is that the above image and all other pre-release images are not how the final product will turn out. Wishful thinking I guess. These will be a game-time decision for me.

This will probably be one of the only pairs of kicks I cop all year if I decide to pull the trigger. I can’t handle the pace that Jordan Brand has been dictating for the past few years, releasing sneakers damn near every month for upwards of $160-200. The problem is the cycle will continue because Nike is making bank off these kids don’t hold back at all. I blame hip-hop 😛

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Fashion, Shoes & Hats, TNell, Videos

 

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UFC 139 thoughts and predictions


Let me first say that I love this card. Absolutely stacked. So stacked that the UFC probably should have considered watering it down to put some of the big names towards their UFC on FOX failure. I say failure because I felt the debut was awful. I was reduced to watching the prelims on a crappy stream while the one hour time slot was basically a hype show followed by a single don’t blink your eyes or you’ll miss it heavyweight fight. I hope they handle it better in the future.

UFC 139 is loaded with former champions. Faber, Cung Le, Dan Henderson, and Shogun are all former title holders in either the UFC, Strikeforce, or WEC. Stylistically, they all fight to please the common MMA fan and are battling for title contention. Wanderlei is just the icing on the cake. Guaranteed to see some brutal striking in every main card bout. Should be an excellent card and will likely be worth the $44.99 PPV fee.


Henderson vs. Shogun

Great match up and a worthy main event. Overall, I haven’t been impressed by Shogun since his switch to the UFC. Although he has won some key fights to stay in the picture, his cardio remains his downfall in my eyes.  Hendo is getting older but he is still capable of pressing the action at an impressive pace. No way Shogun can keep up. Also keep in mind that Hendo has never been knocked out and has quite the chin. I like Dan Henerson winning via some type of stoppage.


Wanderlei vs. Cung Le
Wanderlei Silva is pretty much damaged goods at this point. As much as I respect the guy, he’s been knocked out in brutal fashion one too many times. He always comes prepared to slug, but it never appears that he has a gameplan. This entire fight will be fought on the feet and Cung Le is a more well rounded striker. He’ll emerge the victor in a fight that doesn’t last 3 rounds.


Faber vs. Bowles
Two top 5 bantamweights. Could very well win fight of the night honors. Faber is non-stop and Bowles will gladly exchange. I think it will ultimately come down to experience, and Faber has more. He knows how to win fights and will outpoint Bowles in a fight that does go the distance. Faber in 3.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in MMA, TNell

 

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Air Jordan V Black/Metallic Silver-Fire Red tomorrow 8.20.11


This sneaker/colorway combo is in my top 5 as far as Jordan brand kicks go. A lot of sentimental value here. I can still visualize them worn by the older kids on the first day of school back in 1990. Never actually owned a pair until many years later and instead settled for a pair of maroon VIs from JCPenney in ’91. I’m sure a lot of people have their recent retros in rotation or stored away carefully somewhere. For those that don’t, the “Metallic Vs” retro once again tomorrow for a hefty $150 + tax (no tax on clothes in MA :P). Good luck to everyone.

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in Shoes & Hats, TNell, Videos

 

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