Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mom's New Chinese Shar Pei Puppy For Mother's Day! [VIDEO]


This lady had lost her previous Chinese Sharpei named Astro and this was her Mother's Day gift approx. a month later.




The puppy's name is "Walkers Texas Ranger" or "Ranger" — One of the Saddest/Happiest Videos Ever!

WORLD's MOST HUMBLE RICH MAN: WARREN BUFFETT

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett the "Oracle of Omaha" is the third wealthiest person in the world — considered the World's Richest & Most Humble Investor

Warren Buffett is widely-considered the most successful investor in the whole wide world -yet, he doesn't lead a glamorous lifestyle. Contrarily, he is a leading philanthropist — pledging to donate more than 99% of his wealth to charities. His favorite restaurant is Gorat's –a local steakhouse in Omaha. 

He keeps it basic — simplistic is more like it. He doesn't eat vegetables. He doesn't use a computer or even a smart phone. He just reads and reads and reads.

Warren Buffett has not drank a glass of water in over 50 years. He is a conscientious fellow and knows what works for him, and then he stays with it. He doesn't go out of his way to be different. He just has supreme self-confidence and effortless charming wit.

Warren Buffett's Net Worth: $46 billion

The "Oracle of Omaha" has made a habit of accumulating slow and steady earners. While other people on Wall Street are high-rollers & fast shakers — taking dangerous gambles in order to make huge/quick profits, they also run the risk of making large/immediate losses.

Buffett is everything that Wall St. isn't — he is an Anti-Rich Capitalist. [Warren Buffett and Other Anti-Rich Capitalists — Forbes] He chooses to invest in companies who run a reputable and upright ship. "Integrity" is the key to success and Warren Buffett is the most successful investor the world has ever seen.

Jay-Z showing Warren Buffett the "diamond" Roc symbol at the Grand Opening of 40/40 Club

He has befriended a vast variety of celebrities ranging from Alex Rodriguez -to- LeBron James -to- Jay-Z. 

Warren Buffett: Bio of the World's Greatest Businessman


Famed investors — Warren Buffett (net worth of approx. $47 billion) and Microsoft founder Bill Gates (net worth of approx. $54 billion) have collectively pledged to donate majority of their riches to charities for the sake of philanthropy.

Warren Buffet - Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway | Omaha, Neb.
&
Bill Gates - Co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation | Seattle

As previously stated, Warren Buffet is perhaps the most humbled and good-willed rich man, the world has ever witnessed...

...God bless the Oracle of Omaha!
 

Killing Osama bin Laden — 60 Minutes | CBS News



A former member of SEAL Team 6, known by the pseudonym Mark Owen, recounts the raid that killed the world's most wanted man: Osama bin Laden. Scott Pelley reports.
60 Minutes Presents: Killing Osama bin Laden

Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Henry Schuster is the producer.

For the first time, a first-hand account of the raid that killed the world's most wanted terrorist from one of the Navy SEALS who pulled the trigger. Scott Pelley interviews "Mark Owen," a former SEAL who was in the room when Osama bin Laden died from American bullets, in an exclusive interview.

A former member of SEAL Team 6, known by the pseudonym Mark Owen, recounts the raid that
killed the world's most wanted man: Osama bin Laden. Scott Pelley reports

His voice and face disguised and using the pseudonym Mark Owen, one of the Navy SEALs who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden gives an exclusive interview to Scott Pelley. Owen, now retired, says the SEALs trained for the mission using a full-size replica of the bin Laden compound, and that a dress rehearsal was held for military top brass. And Owen refutes charges that he's trying to make a political statement with his book, "No Easy Day."

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Knicks Hire New Assistant Coach: Dave Hopla –the Greatest Shooter in the World



The New York Knicks hired a new assistant coach for their upcoming 2012-2013 season. Dave Hopla is one of the most fascinating & intriguing shooting instructor in the NBA. He is considered –by many, to be the top shooter in the world:
  • 1,234 free throws in a row without a miss
  • 211 high school 3-pointers in a row without a miss
  • 181 college 3-pointers in a row without a miss
  • 78 NBA 3-pointers in a row without a miss



In shooting camps and clinics over the past 23 years, Dave has worked with many NBA, WNBA, college and high school teams and players throughout the country. He has also been an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards. His knowledge, expertise, enthusiasm, energy, passion and love of the game are unmatched and the Knicks hope he is even a better teacher.

Michael Jordan & Dave Hopla

“I never miss an opportunity to work with Dave, he is the best in the business” – Kobe Bryant

“Dave has not only helped me with my shooting but he has helped me with my all around game” – Ray Allen

“Dave is not only the best shooter in the universe, he is also the best shooting coach” – Coach George Karl

Friday, September 28, 2012

CAPTIONS No. 2

New York Jets' quarterbacks — Mark Sanchez & Tim Tebow

CAPTIONS No. 1

At 19.2 lbs — Muhammad Akbar Risuddin is the World's Largest Baby Ever Born

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders "Call Me Maybe" – Carly Rae Jepse


2012 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

vs.

2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team

"You Must Love Me" – Jay-Z feat. Kelly Price. Produced by Nashiem Myrick.


"You Must Love Me" – Jay-Z feat. Kelly Price. Produced by Nashiem Myrick.

Contrary to what many may think, I can boldly state that this was Jay-Z right before entering his prime. In my opinion, his prime was when he dropped, Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life (1999) right on through to The Dynasty: Roc La Familia Era.


Jay-Z introduced so many rappers, producers & singers into the music industry — Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel, Just Blaze, Kanye West, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, etc. "You Must Love Me" features sultry R&B singer: Kelly Price and is the final track from In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997). Young Hov seemed to have saved the best for last on this album...this is where Jay raps about how he regrets shooting his older brother in the shoulder and also talks about how he regrets selling crack...quite possibly, One of Jay-Z's Most Heartfelt & Revealing Tracks Ever!

In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997) by Jay-Z


JAY-Z WELCOMES BROOKLYN's BARCLAYS CENTER

13-time Grammy award winner, Shawn “JAY Z” Carter

Hello, Brooklyn!

Welcome the borough’s own Shawn “JAY Z” Carter as part of his record-setting, sold-out, eight-night residency at the brand-new Barclays Center.

This 13-time Grammy Award winner has undoubtedly redefined both the music industry and perceptions of the American Dream since bursting onto the scene in 1996. JAY Z is not only a New York Times bestselling author but also the founder and chairman of Rocawear and an entrepreneur with a stake in such varied enterprises as the 40/40 CLUBS, Translation Advertising, Carol’s Daughter natural beauty products and Barclays Center’s own Brooklyn Nets.

JAY Z’s dominance of the music world is unquestionable. As President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings, he fostered the careers of international stars Rihanna, Ne-Yo and Kanye West. In 2008, JAY Z partnered with Live Nation to form the diverse entertainment company Roc Nation. With that venture’s first release, The Blueprint 3, JAY Z secured the record for most No. 1 albums by any solo artist. His recent collaboration with Kanye West, Watch the Throne, became the 12th JAY Z album to reach No. 1.

Brooklyn is proud to call JAY Z one of its own. Don’t miss out on your home-court advantage to witness the king solidify his reign right here in your very own backyard—only at Barclays Center!


 

Jay-Z Talks Barclays, Made In America and NBA 2k13 at 40/40 Club
by Andrew Hampp, N.Y

"Jay-Z wants his eight-night residency at the Barclays Center, which kicks off Friday at the venue's grand opening, to be a "celebration." "I pretty much have sing-alongs at the concert and I want to encourage that even more," he told Billboard at a launch event at his Manhattan venue the 40/40 Club for NBA 2k13, a new video game whose soundtrack he executive produced. "It's like a gift to Brooklyn to have this, to all us Brooklynites, to have this arena and this team. We just want to celebrate this team since it's the first since the Dodgers."

Though Jay-Z is also a minority investor in the venue, he will ultimately have little control over future bookings. "I have enough jobs," he said with a laugh. "But they'll still ask my opinion on most things. I don't want that job, though."

Rihanna, for example, just announced an upcoming gig on her Diamonds Tour, as have EDM trio Swedish House Mafia, clients of Roc Nation management partners Three Six Zero. "There's a little nepotism," Jay-Z allowed. "Rihanna's on Roc Nation, so of course she's playing the Barclays."

The rap mogul is also hopeful for future installments of Made In America, the first-year Philly festival he curated and headlined this past Labor Day. "Oh yeah, we'll do it again," he said, before countering, "Well, we want to do it again. I don't know if it'll actually happen, but probably."

As for how executive producing a video game differs from an album, Jay had a cakewalk with NBA 2K13. "It was more like making a playlist than executive producing. But don't tell 'em that," he said with a laugh. "Executive producing an album, there was like 48 iterations of 'G.O.O.D.,' Kanye's album, before we got to the ones that wound up on the actual album." — Billboard.com

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Brief History of Sexual Controversy in Mainstream Film courtesy of ZIMBIO

Shia LaBeouf, 'Nymphomaniac,' and a Brief History of Sexual Controversy in Mainstream Film


By Darrick Thomas on September 27, 2012

 Getty Images | Columbia Pictures | Paramount | Zentropa Entertainment
Main image: Nymphomaniac director Lars von Trier, and star Shia LaBeouf, by Getty Images. | Upper left: Brooke Shields in The Blue Lagoon, framegrab from Columbia Pictures. | Center left: Framegrab from Team America: World Police, by Paramount Pictures. | Bottom left: Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe in Antichrist, framegrab from Zentropa Entertainment.Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac hasn't even finished filming, but it's already known for racy scenes no one's seen yet. Once Shia LaBeouf proudly explained the sex in the film would be "for real," Nymphomaniac became less about the director's artistic vision and more about the prospect of seeing Hollywood actors have actual sex on camera. Whether by accident or design, von Trier LaBeouf's risqué new project is just the latest in a long line of movies hyped for pushing the sexual envelope.


1969: Midnight Cowboy

Controversial for: Gay prostitution
Fallout: MPAA revised its rating system
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

A fringe-jacketed young Jon Voight arrives in New York City with gigolo dreams of easy money filling his naive little mind at the beginning of Midnight Cowboy. The movie's ensuing matter-of-fact approach to gay prostitution led the MPAA to rate the movie X, dealing a blow to its box office prospects. The harsh rating couldn't keep Midnight Cowboy from winning Best Picture, and ultimately the MPAA revised its rating system because of the movie. In 1994 Cowboy joined the ranks of "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" films preserved by the Library of Congress. Ratso would be proud.


1972: Last Tango In Paris

Controversial for:
 Food play, S&M
Fallout: Backlash from the film's lead actress (as well as audiences)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Director Bernardo Bertolucci's tale of a distraught widower (Marlon Brando) dealing with his wife's suicide by burying himself in an impersonal sadomasochistic affair with a young Parisian ingénue was meant to depict the opposite of the traditional romantic relationships typically portrayed on screen. The film is filled with explicit content, but it was the infamous "butter scene" that really made audiences uncomfortable, and 19-year-old lead actress Maria Schneider hostile. "That scene wasn't in the original script. They only told me about it before we had to film the scene and I was so angry," she told the Daily Mail in 2007. "During the scene, even though what Marlon was doing wasn't real, I was crying real tears. I felt humiliated and to be honest ... After the scene, Marlon didn't console me or apologize. Thankfully, there was just one take."


1972: Pink Flamingos

Controversial for:
 Too many to list
Fallout: Banned in multiple countries
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Pink Flamingos is in a league of its own when it comes to the outright provocative. This over-the-top smorgasbord of shock and schlock included everything from incest to bestiality to coprophagia and beyond, leading to the film's ban in countries like Australia, Canada, and Norway. The bans and outrage didn't seem to trouble John Waters, who wore his new nicknames — King of Bad Taste, Sultan of Sleaze, Pope of Trash — with pride.


1980: The Blue Lagoon

Controversial for:
 Underage actors
Fallout: Protest from parental  groups, Congressional inquiry
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

In 1980, Brooke Shields was famous for her sexually charged Calvin Klein jeans commercials in which she seductively cooed things like, "If [my jeans] could talk, I'd be ruined" and "Wanna know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing." So when Blue Lagoon hit theaters that same year with word that Shields would appear nude, it piqued the curiosity of just about anyone who wondered what was under Brooke's Calvins. The only issue was that in 1980 Shields was 14. Moral outcries from various watchdog groups led to Shields testifying before Congress that an of-age body double was used for the nude scenes (which explains the strategically placed hair whenever Shields was on screen). And to think, all this for a movie that couldn't even crack 20 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.


1986: Blue Velvet 

Controversial for:
 Fetish sex acts
Fallout: Demand to ban the film by various parent and religious groups
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

David Lynch's strange foray into the mysterious psychosexual goings-on of small town USA left audiences with a lot to process, but the whole controversy boiled down to Dennis Hopper's creepy portrayal of Frank Booth. Booth was an amalgam of sexual repressions unleashed in violent and bizarre ways. In the most provocative scene, he uses a breathing apparatus to increase his erotic excitement for co-starIsabella Rossellini. Blue Velvet is widely considered a masterpiece by critics, and that's thanks in no small part to Hopper's approach to the strange fetish material, which remains the most popular topic of discussion about the movie.

1988: Last Temptation of Christ

Controversial for:
 Jesus has sex
Fallout: Dropped by studio, religious protests, official decry by Vatican
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Sex and religion don't exactly exist in a harmonious relationship. Christians don't usually like to think of their Lord and savior as a party guy looking to hook-up, which is why Martin Scorsese's Last Temptation riled up so many religious fundamentalists. In addition to portraying Jesus as a conflicted son of God, unsure of his sacrifice, the film also took liberties with his relationship with Mary Magdalene. Let's just say in this version, J.C. got to know Mary in the biblical sense. Outraged, Christian groups picketed Paramount, forcing the studio to back out of production. When Universal picked up the project four years later, the Vatican issued a public condemnation, and one religious group offered to reimburse the studio's production cost in full if they pulled the film.


1992: Basic Instinct

Controversial for:
 Sharon Stone's lady parts
Fallout: Feminist boycott
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Just how many movie tickets Sharon Stone's privates sold in 1992 is up for debate, but there's no denying the driving force behind Basic Instinct's word-of-mouth hype was Stone's myriad nude scenes — including the classic one in which she flashes her vagina to a room full of cops. The overt sexuality of one of Hollywood's biggest actresses made up for the movie's subpar plot and led to a $350 million take at the box office. But the film's success was not without backlash. Multiple feminist organizations issued public decries that took issue with the film's insistence that "sex is a woman's true weapon." Well, sex and and an icepick to be exact.


1995: Kids

Controversial for:
 Minors doing very adult things
Fallout: Outrage caused the film's release to be delayed
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

When a movie opens with the line, "Virgins. I love 'em," you know you're in for 90 minutes of squirm-worthy footage. Kids was basically a  collection of made-for-controversy storylines acted out by barely post-pubescent teenagers. But it wasn't the drugs, violence, alcohol abuse, and HIV diagnosis that led to the most backlash, it was the casual sex. It didn't help that director Larry Clark filmed in a cinéma vérité fashion or that most of the unknown actors looked young enough to be in junior high, leaving the audience questioning just how real the content was. Calls of exploitation and child pornography came hard and fast from various parental organizations and child advocacy groups, and Kids was shelved by Disney-owned Miramax as a result. The film was finally released after the Weinsteins bought it in 1995.


1996: Crash

Controversial for:
 Making cars sexy, literally
Fallout: A U.K. movement to ban the film
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Sometimes tackling the strange and unfamiliar is all a film needs to do to inspire public outrage. Often provocative surrealist David Cronenberg hit a nerve with Crashby suggesting there was a sect of people whose greatest sexual thrills involved car accidents. Despite limited nudity, the unusual concept drew famously impassioned condemnations from British newspapers the Daily Mail, and the Evening Standard, where two film critics led a movement to ban the film. (Someone even wrote a book about it.) That said, one country's trash is another's treasure, as Crashwent on to win the Special Jury Prize at Cannes. Today, the controversy surrounding Crashseems as silly as the film's premise, especially given that this a TV show now.


2003: Brown Bunny

Controversial for:
 Unsimulated oral sex
Fallout: Chloe Sevigny's firing, NC-17 rating
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

They say some people will do anything for love. In Chloe Sevigny's case, that "anything" meant getting very intimate with her boyfriend for the entire world to see. The poorly received Brown Bunny, from controversial indie director Vincent Gallo, would have likely disappeared into the minimalist film ether had he not convinced then-girlfriend Sevigny to perform an unsimulated sex act at the climax of the film. The infamous scene generated both buzz and backlash, many considering it no better than pornography, including Sevigny's agency which promptly released the actress upon the film's release. When asked why they dropped Sevigny, famed talent agency William Morris didn't pull any punches, stating, "[We] feel that her career is tainted and may never recover."

Seven years after its Cannes premiere, Sevigny had her own take on the scene, tellingPlayboy, "What's happened with that is all very complicated. There are a lot of emotions. I'll probably have to go to therapy at some point."


2004: Team America: World Police

Controversial for:
 Puppet sex
Fallout: Re-cut to avoid NC-17 rating
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Just how much puppet sex is too much puppet sex? That was the question facing the MPAA when the guys from South Park deliveredTeam America. The ratings board didn't quite agree with co-directorsTrey Parker and Matt Stone that the more outrageous a sex scene was between two inanimate pieces of plastic, the more hilarious it was. As a result, the two were forced to cut much of their puppets' intimate time to get a wide release. Apparently, the line between R and NC-17 is a marionette's golden shower.


2009: Antichrist

Controversial for:
 Showing "real" sex (among other unsavory things)
Fallout: Calls of misogyny from feminist groups, outrage from film festival audiences, edits to avoid censorship
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

And here we come full circle to a man who is no stranger to controversy: Lars von Trier. Though Shia LaBeouf may think he's breaking new ground shooting a von Trier film with "real" sex, he's not. Antichrist caused an uproar when audiences thought they saw Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg getting down and dirty onscreen. In fact, the racier scenes (scenes the MPAA and various watchdog organizations deemed pornographic) were filmed with actual adult film stars as stand-ins for Dafoe and Gainsbourg's, um, private areas. The graphic sex scenes were just the tip of the iceberg though. At the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, audiences and critics openly derided and walked out of the film during its famously stomach-turning climax. (Read Wikipedia if you reallywant to know the details.) Von Trier was forced to re-cut Antichrist to meet MPAA guidelines, but the finished product was still enough to make most people queasy.


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NBA 2K13's PREMIER LAUNCH PARTY @ 40/40 CLUB

40/40 Club's owner: Jay-Z at NBA 2K13's Premiere Red Carpet Launch Party

"Jay-Z executive-produced the soundtrack for "NBA 2K13" and he celebrated the launch in New York City Wednesday night (September 26) with a list of celebrities including Nas and Meek Mill. Meek shared a photo with the veteran rappers, proudly captioned, "Look how far we came!!!!"


   
Ralph Lauren model: Tyson Beckford & Philly rapper: Meek Mill


Hov was on hand last night at the 40/40 Club in Manhattan to unveil "NBA 2K13," the new basketball simulation game that he helped usher into the marketplace. Aside from overseeing the game's soundtrack, the God MC also came up with the idea of having the iconic 1992 Olympic Dream Team in the game as well as the latest U.S. gold medalists.


Brooklyn Net's forward: Kris Humpries and Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino and my homegirl: Melanie Iglesias


"I always thought the flavor of the games were lacking," Jay-Z told MTV News candidly as he walked the carpet at the 40/40. "I'm just gonna be honest: I felt that they cheated us on the music."


R&B singers: Adrienne Bailon and Bridget Kelly and Real Housewives of New Jersey's Joe Guidice & Teresa Guidice


The tracks Jay helped select for "2K13" (in stores October 2) are hard to front on. Not only did he include Jigga favorites like "On to the Next One" and "Run This Town," Jay also tossed an assist to Kanye West by including G.O.O.D. Music's "Mercy" and Meek Mill and Rick Ross by including their hit "I'ma Boss." Even onetime rivals Mobb Deep got some love, now that their 1994 classic "Shook Ones Pt. II" appears on the soundtrack.


Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose and Oklahoma Thunder's Kevin Durant


The excitement for the release is so high that NBA stars like Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and the Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez were in attendance. Meek Mill performed and music stars like Bow Wow and Nas showed up as well. "I think music and sports go hand-in-hand, and they wouldn't pay out to get a U2, a Coldplay, a Kanye," Jay said of game developer 2K Sports. "I thought it was very smart of them and very open of them to come and allow us to bring the game closer to the culture. They were really cool about it." — MTV.com

NFL's REPLACEMENT REF FALLACY OVER — REACH DEAL

NFL referee lock-out is over...touchdown!

(CNN) -- The short and painful era of replacement referees is over after the National Football League struck a deal with the union that represents the league's referees late Wednesday night.

"Our officials will be back on the field starting tomorrow night," Commissioner Roger Goodell said. "We appreciate the commitment of the NFLRA in working through the issues to reach this important agreement."

Along with bringing the real refs back for Thursday's night game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns, the deal ends an embarrassing stage for the NFL.

The league has used replacement officials for the first three weeks of the regular season, as well as the pre-season. A series of bad decisions have become fodder for jokes and criticism, highlighted by a game-deciding call Monday night between Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks.

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Green Bay Packers 14-12 on Monday, September 24, after replacement officials, standing in for locked-out NFL regulars, gave possession of a disputed ball to Seattle receiver Golden Tate. Officials in the end zone gave competing signals: one indicating a touchdown, the other an interception.


On Twitter, this is being called the "official photo" of the replacement referee debacle. Two officials in the end zone gave contradictory signals: One signaled a touchdown and the other signaled a clock stoppage, indicating a change of possession and an interception.
The call that gave the game to the Seahawks was criticized by fans, players and even politicians.

The Seahawks won 14-12 after replacement officials, standing in for locked-out NFL regulars, gave possession of a disputed ball to Seattle receiver Golden Tate. In what's already become a well-traveled and widely mocked image, two officials in the end zone gave competing signals: one indicating a touchdown, the other an interception.

Criticism, that had been simmering since preseason, boiled over after that call.
"Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs," Packers guard T.J. Lang tweeted after the game ended, one in a series of profanity-laced tweets accusing the officials of taking the game from his team.

Even the president got into the act Monday, tweeting on his campaign's Twitter account. "NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon," Barack Obama said.

The deal will last eight years and includes details about officials' pensions and retirement benefits and adds a pay bump from $149,000 a year in 2011 to $173,000 in 2013. The pay will rise to $205,000 by 2019.



The agreement will also allow the NFL to hire some officials on a year-round basis and hire additional officials so they can be trained.

"This agreement supports long-term reforms that will make officiating better. The teams, players and fans want and deserve both consistency and quality in officiating," Goddell said.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"Vegas Girl" – Conor Maynard [One of the Greatest Songs of All-Times!]

  
"Vegas Girl" – Conor Maynard. Produced by The Invisible Men, Parker & James.


One of Hottest Tracks I Have Ever Heard in My Lifetime!

Being a NYC Club Promoter for so many years, almost nothing really captures my attention or raises my eye-brows — hardly anything shocks or surprise me anymore...why? Well, it's like this... 
...imagine if I plucked a country hick from the Midwest and threw him into One of My Hot & Trendy Parties in NYC, how would he react? The Midwestern Hick would probably go K-R-A-Z-Y over all the "beautiful & sexy" multi-cultural women of "diverse & exotic" nationalities! The Huckleberry would probably feel like he's a kid in a candy store, right? but, But, BUT...what if you owned or managed the club (candy store)? You would eventually get bored...all the candy would probably look and taste the same after so many years, right?


LINE of the CENTURY: "I didn't mean to bash into your shoulders just then, maybe if...if you give me your number...I know, I know a few massage techniques"

Well, that's kinda sorta how I feel...(ho-hum...twirling-thumbs)...well, that is up until I saw this music video while thumbin' through the cable channels late one night! The way English "pop-newbie-sensation" Conor Maynard bumped into shortie on the sidewalk is the way I want to feel...BRAND-NEW...the way I wished I felt again, "Sigh!"

And this song & video gives me that S-P-A-R-K, John Starks.


"They Scared" – Prodigy feat. Waka Flocka & Havoc. Produced by Havoc.



"They Scared" – Prodigy feat. Waka Flocka Flame & Havoc. Produced by Havoc.

I don't care if you're feminine like edible thongs or your favorite pitcher is Gaylord Perry, everyone needs a lil' bit of GANGSTER SH*T in your life! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ONE of the KRAZIEST KONGTRAPTIONS EVER MADE [VIDEO]

Baynham & Tyers

Honesty and excellence in quality are the foundations of our company ethos. We value our customers and take the time to make sure their needs are properly met.

Tom Baynham and Ben Tyers founded Baynham & Tyers in 2006 following the completion of their Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering, at Cambridge University.


ONE of the KRAZIEST KONGTRAPTIONS EVER MADE! [VIDEO]

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS — 30

Busta Rhymes & Ally (Knicks City Dancer) @ M2: ULTRA LOUNGE, NYC

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS — 29


Nate Robinson | #4 | G | Chicago Bulls @ M2: ULTRA LOUNGE, NYC


 NBA's first three-time Slam Dunk Champion


CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS — 28

Mike-S & Laveranues Coles | #19 | WR | New York Jets @ SOL, NYC

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS — 27

AZ the Supreme Lyricist & Co. @ MANOR, NYC

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS — 26

Def Jam Exec: Sean Pecas & theKONGLIST® @ STRATA, NYC

theDATE FROM HELL STORY

theDATE-FROM-HELL-STORY


Once upon a time...I was on my first date w/ a rather HOT girl w/ the only B E E P –who I met at a HUGE "Afterwork" Party on the West Side Highway. She was the type of girl that managers/promoters wanted to bring into V.I.P. — but is also one of those who plays "hard-to-get" like she's too fly for your "V.I.P." section. 

Upon waiting for her arrival, I was sippin' on a $24 pomegranate mojito at One of the Most Expensive Asian-Fusion Restaurants in NYC! I was there early after doing OT from work and when she arrived –we had one of those, "Sorry, we're not ready to order yet...can you please give us a more few minutes?" <--- "Few mins." turned into 20 mins. lol



Since we were so consumed w/ each other's initial convos, we felt guilty for not even looking-over the menu so when the offended waiter came-over for a third-time, we just ordered a Prix fixe dinner :: complete meal offered at a fixed price. As I got-up to excuse myself, the irritated waiter stops me in my tracks and said, "Bottle menu sir?" I replied, "I'll leave that in her hands..." and excused myself to the bathroom.

After finishing-up in the potty, I get back to the table and began fiddling-around w/ the bottle menu...out-of-sheer-curiosity...I opened-it-up and saw the ASTRONOMICAL prices, "Gulp!" I must have made a scene while gazing upon the GALACTICAL prices and that's when the exasperated waiter comes-over, "Is there something you would like on the menu?" I stutter, "Um, uh...I think she was going to order...?" He abruptly replies w/ a HUGE Kool-Aid smile, "Oh, she already did."

Jordan, Alexander Valley, California (2007) - 120
Cliff Lede, Napa Valley, California (2008) - 130
Joseph Phelps, Napa Valley, California (2008) - 133
Chimney Rock, Stag’s Leap, California (2007) - 150
Ghost Block, Oakville, California (2008) - 170
Delille Cellar, Grand Ciel, Washington State (2004) - 250
Cliff Lede “Poetry”, Stags Leep, California (2008) - 300 
Napa Valley, California (2006) - 365
Mayacamus, Napa Valley, California (1991) - 375
Harlan Estate, Napa Valley, California (2003) - 725

After the awkward exchange, I was SPACED-OUT for the rest of dinner. To make a long story shorter, the dreaded bill came...[the moment the world has been waiting for]...I opened-up the restaurant server book and wanted to vomit in my mouth: $508.35! I began seething but calmly asked, "Did you really ordered that...(Ghost Block (2008) - 170)" She replied w/ a smile, "No, I did not...I told the waiter to pick something he would recommend for the both of us."


MORAL of the STORY:

 Remember to always treat your server w/ the utmost respect, never act like you have unlimited funds (unless you are a "baller") and never, ever let a woman order the wine.


Heineken Changes Its Iconic Green Beer Bottle – The Wall Street Journal

Heineken Gives Its Bottle a Makeover – The Wall Street Journal

By Mike Esterl



Heineken NV HEIA.AE +1.21% is giving its green bottle a face-lift in the U.S., hoping it will help its flagship Dutch lager and one-time leading beer import stand tall again after years of market-share losses.

A slimmer green Heineken bottle with a longer neck is arriving this week in New York City bars and restaurants, ahead of a national rollout by the Amsterdam brewer in January. Heineken, the first foreign beer to reach U.S. shores after Prohibition ended in 1933, had long stuck with a squat green bottle.

The world's third-largest brewer by volume also increased the advertising budget of its namesake lager by roughly half in the U.S. last year, and is banking on a marketing lift this fall from James Bond, more known for ordering vodka martinis.

Welcome to the bottle wars. Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, ABI.BT +0.73% the leading brewer in the U.S., launched Bud Light Platinum earlier this year in a cobalt-blue bottle to try to stand out on crowded store shelves and in bars after a new Budweiser can last year sported large red bow ties.

No. 2 U.S. brewer MillerCoors LLC TAP -0.24% introduced a "punch top'' can with a second tab this year for Miller Lite, promising a smoother pour after earlier rolling out an aluminum pint bottle with a wider opening and resealable cap. Coors Light has won over customers in recent years with "cold-activated'' cans and bottles that turn blue after being chilled.

Heineken lost its long-standing title as the top-selling import beer in 1997 to Corona Extra, marketed by Grupo Modelo GMODELO.MX -0.32% SAB of Mexico. While Heineken remains the No. 2 import brand, U.S. shipments fell for a fourth straight year in 2011, pushing its share of the beer market by volume below 2%, according to Beer Marketer's Insights, a data service. Shipments of the flagship lager have risen this year, but not as fast as many rivals.




AB InBev has widened distribution of Belgium's Stella Artois and its German Beck's brand, while MillerCoors stocks grocery stores with beers such as Italy's Peroni and the Czech Republic's Pilsner Urquell. Hundreds of small-batch, domestic "craft'' brewers with bold-tasting brews also have swiped drinkers from established brands.

The new Heineken bottle is 1.25 inches taller than the old bottle, with a longer, narrower neck the brewer believes makes it look more modern. A thumb groove is designed to improve the grip and encourages drinkers to hold the bottle lower down, keeping the beer colder. A strong shoulder aims to convey an air of "masculinity and pride,'' according to Heineken.

"As we are trying to bring a new generation into the brand, we feel this is a tangible way of revitalizing it,'' said Dolf van den Brink, the 39-year-old president of Heineken USA. The beer itself won't change, he added. "Since 1873 we've never touched the recipe.''

The new bottle scored well in consumer tests across roughly a dozen U.S. cities, including among younger so-called Millenials, a key recruitment target, he said. The company began rolling out its new bottle in other countries last year.

Some industry trackers question whether Heineken has a long-term growth recipe for a brand that is still more expensive than most beers but is no longer exotic. In recent years, after sticking to lager, many U.S. drinkers have experimented with less-known brews such as India Pale Ales, fruit-infused wheat beers and oatmeal stouts.

"If they take pricing or reduce investments, what will happen to that brand?" said David Belaunde, a beer analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Heineken is betting new recruits will come back for more. An outdoor Heineken ad in major cities this year touts the company's beer as "imported, which is rare for an import,'' in a jab at rivals such as AB InBev, which began brewing Beck's in St. Louis this year. A handful of other foreign brands, including Japan's Kirin, Australia's Foster's and Jamaica's Red Stripe, also have moved production to the U.S. in recent years.

Heineken also is hoping to create buzz with a global marketing campaign tied to "Skyfall," the latest James Bond film, being released in November. A new television ad starring Daniel Craig, the actor who plays James Bond, will begin airing in the U.S. and elsewhere this week. "Skyfall" also will feature a scene in which Mr. Bond drinks a Heineken, although he also finds time for his trademark martini that is shaken, not stirred, according to the film's producers. A version of this article appeared September 17, 2012, on page B6 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Heineken Gives Its Bottle a Makeover.



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