Friday, 27 January 2012

L.L. Bean Bootmobile

I couldn't be less into cars if I tried but I do have to say I really wouldn't mind owning this ridic motor. Wouldn't it be great if shoe cars really caught on? I'd most like to see a 18-hole Doc Martins bootmobile race an Uggs sportscar.

Ball boy's safe hands

Dr. Dre as an infant

Here's a killer vid of Dr Dre as a nipper. Try and ignore the distinct possibility that the host is a mahoosive paedo ("do you think I'm good looking?") and just soak up young Dre's wisdom.

Will Big Willie Styles

Full In-ger-lish, Great Yarmouth caff-style

And there was me thinking the aces full English at Chiswick's High Road House was filling

Via Hugo Santos

Nike Spizike 'Bordeaux'

As a rule I've gone right off trainers but once in a while I stumble across an ill pair I still wanna cop. These Jordan Brand Spizikes are pretty fly. They are generating tonnes of heat on the sneakerboards ever since Spike Lee gifted a pair to Barack Obama. They are not yet in shops but I'm sure they'll fly off the shelves (and cause a few sneaker riots) when the drop on Feb. 4 stateside.

Young Nigerian boy raps Biggie

Anyone who doesn't find this simply awesome vid of a rotund young Nigerian boy rapping Biggie completely winning is no longer welcome to read this blog. Period.

Via Smalls 74

Taarabt in international action

The pea brained manager of Morocco isn't starting Adel Taarabt at the CAF tourney. All the better for the Rs. The lyrics to the 'music' track on this YouTube vid pretty much express exactly how I feel about Taarbs. Can't wait to see him back in action at Loftus Road (and Ewood Park). He's just the spark Sparky needs to get QPR racing up the Prem table

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

State of the Union: Obama still got it

If America votes out Barack Obama in favo(u)r of hedge fund multi-millionaire Mitt Romney it will be a real tragedy. In his first term, Obama was dealt a rough hand (world economy in meltdown etc etc) but he remains the sharpest, slickest politician of his generation. Here's some choice quotes from his State of the Union address to Congress.

On Fairness: “We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by”, said Obama, “or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.”

On inequality: “Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a government and a financial system that do the same. It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: no bailouts, no handouts, and no cop-outs. An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody.”

On common sense. “Now, you can call this class warfare all you want”, said Obama in reference to his proposals that anyone earning $1 million or more a year should pay at least 30 percent of their income in taxes. “But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense.”

On partisan politics: “The greatest blow to confidence in our economy last year didn’t come from events beyond our control“, he said. “It came from a debate in Washington over whether the United States would pay its bills or not. Who benefited from that fiasco?”

Via someone named 'Periscope Writer' at some site called The Periscope Post

Team America: World Police

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Mt. Rainier Design Hunting Parka

This hunting parka from ArchBlog fave Mt. Rainier Design is dead unusual and available in the Unionmade sale. Don't sleep - it's not everyday you see a charcoal wool parka with a snazzy game pocket.

Red Wing Heritage x Nigel Cabourn 'The Munson Boot'

Boots don't come much better than these beauts. They're just the sort wild west oilmen, as depicted in There Will Be Blood, might have worn. The green Harris tweed lining is a particularly classy touch.

Here's some blurb from Hypebeast:

With the concept of collaborative ventures in mind, industry renowned outdoor specialist Nigel Cabourn has partnered up with Red Wing Heritage to create The Munson Boot. Although both brands have a differing heritage based on their respective fields over the years, this partnership allows them to explore each others’ territory and combine them into a single unprecedented piece of work. Made out of Munson lasts, The Munson Boot was inspired by the true ruggedness of infantry boots and how they’ve been able to withstand constant wear and tear for decades. The use of Munson lasts have not been readily used in the fashion industry for many years, but this pair of boots was created to last for perhaps a lifetime worth of outdoor adventures. Featured with army green Harris Tweed lining and deep green leather shoelaces and eyelets, The Munson Boot is available in two colors: Light Brown Hawthorne Muleskinner and Dark Chocolate Muleskinner.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Raging Fyah - Judgement Day

A little slice of wonderful roots rock reggae from Raging Fyah. The one and only David Rodigan is a fan so it must rule

Big wave hunters find Holy Grail

August 27 2011 is a day that will go down in the history of big wave surfing. It saw what is widely regarded as "the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden." Kelly Slater described the day by saying "witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people's lives all day long, it's life or death. Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life." The French Navy labeled this day a double code red prohibiting and threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water. Photographer Chris Bryan (WWW.CHRISBRYANFILMS.COM) shot this unreal footage. It's truly awe-inspiring.

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LSD Moneyball: Dock Ellis and the legendary LSD no-hitter

In the run-up to Seb Coe's London Olympics, there's much talk of the role performance enhancing drugs play in modern-day sport. But howsabout a little more attn to the role performance inhibiting (recreational) drugs have played in sport? Check out the late Dock Ellis recount how he threw a no-hitter in 1970 while high as a Georgie pine on LSD and a cocktail of amphetamines.
"It was easier to pitch with the LSD 'cos I was so used to medicating myself"

Via Dom Prosser's Fezbuk

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Doldrums

Check out this deeply trippy animated visuals video by Paul White. It' called "The Doldrums" and is and off last years "Rapping With Paul White." The always ace Prog Porn blog (where I spotted it) said it "is like a party in my bonce Timothy Leary would be proud of." I tend to agree.

WARNING: please do not watch this if
a) you did not get at least 8 hours or more shuteye last night
b) you have a vivid imagination
c) you have recently been concussed
d) you have ever experimented with any type of hallucinogen

Monday, 9 January 2012

The ultimate 12th man

This is the most incredible piece of fielding I've ever seen. Unbelievably, the boundary leaper is the 12th man.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Must have item: Shake weight

My Ukrainian pen pal (hi Oleg!) got me this for Christmas and let me tell you it's the bomb. Never has a tagline been truer than "this is not a workout, this is a revolution." I've been on it for just six minutes a day for just six days and already my 'ceps are bulging out like possum's eyes. Gimme a shout if you wanna meet in the gym or, better still, the public park and have a massive (100% hetero) shake off.

Friday, 6 January 2012

ArchBlog approves: Wormwood Scrubs

This t-shirt from hip (and sarcastic) brand British Remains sold out some time ago. I wish I'd snapped it up at Hideout many moons ago as Wormwood Scrubs (the common ground not the clink) is one of my fave spots in London. It's almost always deserted and a smashing spot for a winter jog. Scrubs draws few visitors besides a small band of somewhat creepy model airplane enthusiasts. If you're lucky you'll be there when the old gypsy fellow rides his horse 'round the Scrubs. It's straight out of the last, last century and really quite a sight. The other key attractions are the prison and the hospital which sit cheek-by-jowl. I bet you there are some inmates in there now staring out their cell window at the hospital they were born in. The cycle of life and all that.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Nyon cat

I've long feared that the internet is (not) slowly rotting our brains. Not sold? Well, let me alert you to the fact that this staggering work of artistic brilliance was the fourth most viewed YouTube vid in the UK last year. I have no idea why it's raced to +57 million hits and I really don't want to know.

Adel Taarabt still god

This collection of ever-so slick vids should finally put to bed the (outrageous) claims from QPR's lunatic fringe of knuckle-dragging retards who believe that King Taarabt is either too fat, too selfish or (shudder) not good enough to play in the Barclays Premier League. Oh please.

Please pay special attention to the merking of carrot-muncher Zak Whitbread on 3.48 in the Narwich vid. Staight gangster.

Big props to the nerd* who put together these homages to the greatest footballer ever to don the hoops since I've been warming R, G, 20 in the Ellerslie. RTID!

*possibly his agent?!?

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Brown-nosing pets

It's gross when pet owners dress their pets up like humans. Rex does not look even slightly cute in a trucker hat.

It's also pretty gross when pets kiss up so hard to their owners that they almost become human. Take this smug twat with a perm. His shit-eating smile reminds of Gary Barlow's horrible X Factor smirk.

Werner Herzog on trees

Here's the mighty Werner on trees' "prostitutional relationship with the breeze." As usual, everything he says is thought-provoking. Herzog is a firm ArchBlog fave and "Grizzly Man" has to be the best documentary of all time, right?

Herzog devotees can watch six of the Teutonic master's docs for free over at legendary film critic Roger Ebert's blog