Sunday, June 30, 2013



BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Violent Giraffe Fight

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"New York Times" – J. Cole feat. 50 Cent & Bas.

"New York Times" – J. Cole feat. 50 Cent & Bas. Produced by J. Cole & Ron Gilmore.

Times Square - Manhattan, New York

Times Square

Formerly named Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in April 1904 after the New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly built Times Building, which is now called One Times Square and is the site of the annual ball drop on New Years Eve.

Times Square, nicknamed "The Crossroads of the World" and "The Great White Way", has achieved the status of an iconic world landmark and is a symbol of New York City and the United States.

BET Awards Highlights: Host Chris Tucker Brings Funny Back

BET Awards Highlights: Host Chris Tucker Brings Funny Back

Clip: The actor/comedian gets the big show started with a little self-deprecating humor.

How To Repair Your Jeans [VIDEO]

How To Repair Your Jeans

Title: How To Repair Your Jeans

Description: Watch how Self Edge in New York can make your favorite pair of jeans last longer as Andrew Chen walks through the darning process.

Presented by: Complex TV

STUSSY – Legendary Streetwear Brand

STUSSY BIOIn 1980, Shawn Stussy was a local cult surfboard shaper who took his scrawled signature logo from his foam masterpieces and applied it to tee shirts that he sold with his boards around Laguna Beach, California.

As the clothing line expanded, it's raw and modern aesthetic soon developed into the next generation of new wave beach culture. We grew during a time when epochal shifts which eternally framed contemporary popular culture were taking place.

In the music scene, the late 70's gave us punk. Then the early 80's brought us into the new DIY music called rap. Punk broke creative and aesthetic barriers and taught us that anyone could have a band. Rap then preceded not only to push social boundaries but as well explore the ideas of remixing and sampling. These new ideas and territories created a new modern platform for fashion and cultural expression.

With Stussy's success came the opportunity to travel and spread the Stussy vibe. We hooked up with trendsetters in New York, London, Tokyo and other areas of the world. Stussy clothing was inspired by this international group of musicians, skaters, DJs and artists with similar tastes, which helped to shape the brand into an international streetwear label.

Today, Stussy exists as a brand with worldwide respect and independence. With over sixty stores across the globe and a very strong tribe still in effect, Stussy is a leader in the culture which we helped start almost 30 years ago.



100% polyester trucker hat, with world tour screenprint & plastic snap closure, imported.

"Built for the long haul."

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Chris Paul's Son Makes "The Blake Face"

Chris Paul tells his son to make the "Blake Face" during the postgame press conference.

Chris Paul’s Son Does ‘Blake Face’ At Press Conference After Clippers-Grizzlies Game 3Huffington Post

Chatting With Tim Hardaway Jr. & Dad As Knicks Welcome 24th Pick

KnicksNow's Jonah Ballow caught up with the newest Knick, Tim Hardaway Jr., the day after being selected with the 24th overall pick.

Inside The Most Expensive Science Experiment Ever – Popular Science

Inside ITER Graham Murdoch
Inside The Most Expensive Science Experiment Ever
by Daniel Clery

Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.
A Piece of the Sun
A Piece of the Sun: The Quest for Fusion Energy is available on Amazon The Overlook Press
Some people have spent their whole working lives researching fusion and then retired feeling bitter at what they see as a wasted career. But that hasn’t stopped new recruits joining the effort every year: optimistic young graduates keen to get to grips with a complicated scientific problem that has real implications for the world. Their numbers have been increasing in recent years, perhaps motivated by two factors: there is a new machine under construction, a huge global effort that may finally show that fusion can be a net producer of energy; and the need for fusion has never been greater, considering the twin threats of dwindling oil supplies and climate change.
The new machine is the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or simply ITER (pronounced ‘eater’). Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as ‘the one’ that will make the big breakthrough, only to stumble before getting there. But considering how close JET, its direct predecessor, got to break-even, ITER has to have a good chance. ITER is not a power station, it won’t be connected to the grid and won’t even generate any electricity, but its designers are aiming to go far beyond break-even and spark enough fusion reactions to produce 10 times as much heat as that pumped in to make it work. To get there requires a reactor of epic proportions. The building containing the reactor will be 60m tall and extend 13m underground--altogether taller than the Arc de Triomphe. The reactor inside will weigh 23,000 tonnes--continuing the Parisian theme, that’s more than three Eiffel Towers.
The need for fusion has never been greater.At the time of writing, workers at the ITER site in Cadarache, southern France, are laying foundations, erecting buildings, installing cables and generally preparing the ground. In factories around the world the various components that will make up the reactor are being built, ready to be shipped to France and assembled on site. The scale and the quantities are prodigious. In six different ITER member countries factories are churning out niobium-tin superconducting wires for the reactor’s magnets. When finished, they will have made 80,000km of wire, enough to wrap around the equator twice. The giant D-shaped coils of wire that are the electromagnets used to contain the plasma are each 14m tall and weigh 360 tonnes, as much as a fully laden jumbo jet. ITER needs 18 of these magnets. Perhaps the most mindboggling statistic about ITER, and one of the reasons it is being built by an international collaboration, is its cost: somewhere between €13 billion and €16 billion. That makes it the most expensive science experiment ever built--twice as expensive as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
That huge sum of money is, for the nations involved, a gamble against a future in which access to energy will become an issue of national security. Most agree that oil production is going to decline sharply during this century. There is still plenty of coal around but burning it in large quantities increases the risk of catastrophic climate change. That doesn’t leave many options for the world’s future energy supplies. Conventional nuclear power makes people uneasy for many reasons, including safety, the problems of disposing of waste, nuclear proliferation and terrorism.
Alternative energy sources such as wind, wave and solar power will undoubtedly be a part of our energy future. The cost of electricity from alternative sources is high but has declined substantially in recent decades and with continuing improvements in technology it will come down further. It would be very hard, however, for our modern energy-hungry society to function on alternative energy alone because it is naturally intermittent--sometimes the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow--and also diffuse--alternative technologies take up a lot of space to produce not very much power.
Difficult choices lie ahead over energy and, some fear, wars will be fought in coming decades over access to energy resources, especially as the vast populations of countries such China and India increase in prosperity and demand more energy. Anywhere that oil is produced or transported--the Strait of Hormuz, the South China Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Arctic--could be a flashpoint. Supporting fusion is like backing a long shot: it may not come through, but if it does it will pay back handsomely. No one is promising that fusion energy will be cheap; reactors are expensive things to build and operate. But in a fusion-powered world geopolitics would no longer be dominated by the oil industry, so no more oil embargoes, no wild swings in the price of crude and no more worrying that Russia will turn off the tap on its gas pipelines.
Fusion science is not about seeking knowledge for its own sake, it is about hammering away at a stubborn nut in the conviction that one day it will crack.There are still many skeptics who say that fusion will never supply a single kilowatt of power to the grid because there are just too many scientific and technological uncertainties. But their views will not dent the conviction of those who have dedicated their lives to the dream of fusion energy, enduring ups and downs, dead ends, false trails and minor breakthroughs. The story of fusion is not just one of scientists toiling away in laboratories in isolation. Military expediency, international politics and historical serendipity have all boosted and buffeted the progress of fusion research. Funding for the increasingly expensive machines that fusion requires has ebbed and flowed depending on the eagerness of governments to find alternative sources of energy: the Middle East oil embargo of the 1970s led to a huge boost in funding for fusion but by the 1980s, when oil was cheap again, research money was harder to find. Atomic espionage, superpower summits, hijackings by Palestinian terrorists and the Iraq War have all impacted on fusion’s fortunes. What has kept it going is the unwavering belief among the scientists who have embraced the field that one day it will work. Fusion science is not about seeking knowledge for its own sake, it doesn’t have the intellectual appeal of the Big Bang, black holes, the human genome or the hunt for the Higgs boson, it is about hammering away at a stubborn nut in the conviction that one day it will crack. There’s unlikely to be a eureka moment but one day the operators of ITER, or some other reactor, will get their settings just right, the plasma will get hot, stay hot, and burn like a piece of the Sun. — PopSci

Future of Key-Making / Locksmith Business

Store Your Housekey In the Cloud And Cut Copies On Demand

by Francie Diep

Self-serve robot locksmiths have arrived in New York City.
Trying The KeyMe Kiosk
Trying The KeyMe Kiosk KeyMe founder Greg Marsh looks on. PopSci
It's 11 pm on a Saturday and you've locked yourself out of your house. You'll have to call a locksmith. Then you'll wait for him or her to come to your place… and, if you're a New Yorker, you'll end up paying about $100 to get back into your house.
But what if you could go a 7-Eleven and get a whole new copy of your key for about $20, instead? A homegrown startup called KeyMe has just installed two kiosks in New York City 7-Elevens to do just that. Three more are coming this week, says the startup's founder, Greg Marsh. But don't first go to a kiosk when you're in trouble. You'll need to have the foresight to have had a copy of your key scanned digitally beforehand.
Here's how it works. When you first go to a kiosk, you scan the key you want copied. If you like, you are able to make a copy right then and there for $3.49, for a basic key, or $5.99, for a novelty one.
You may also choose to make an account with KeyMe and save a digital file of the key in KeyMe's online database. Simply storing the digital file is free. Then, if you lock yourself out in the future, you can go to a KeyMe kiosk, log into your account and get a new key cut from the file for $19.99. Logging into your account requires your email and a single fingerprint scan.
I don't know why making a key from the account is so much more expensive than making a copy from the original key. It seems to me that the key-making process should be identical--and therefore the price should be the same--but I'm not sure. I'm waiting for a comment on this from KeyMe.When I asked about the price difference between getting a copy of a key you have with you and making a new key from your account, Marsh explained the process for making both keys is the same. "However, we think of on-the-spot key duplication as our basic service, and the digital duplication option as a premium service," he says. The premium price helps cover the cost of storing people's accounts for free and is still much cheaper than getting a locksmith, he adds.
KeyMe Fingerprint Scan
KeyMe Fingerprint Scan:  PopSci
I tried one of these kiosks yesterday with Marsh at hand to chat. I went to the 7-Eleven at 224 5th Avenue. Everything worked well, except that KeyMe isn't able to make several types of keys. It cannot take a mailbox key. It also couldn't copy my gate key nor my deadbolt key because it didn't have the blank keys of those types. In fact, of all the keys on my keychain, the kiosk could only scan and save my front door key. KeyMe plans to add more types of blanks, such as mailbox blanks, to the machines soon, Marsh says.
I made an account and a $5.99 copy printed with a bit of the New York subway system map.
All of the technology inside a KeyMe kiosk took a year and a half to develop, Marsh says. One of the main innovations is the key scanner, which uses a secret method combining visual and mechanical techniques. Another important feature is the robotics inside the machine, which grab inserted keys and cut blanks. In fact, one of the most surprising things about the kiosk is all the noise it makes. In spite of all of its high-tech bells and whistles, it still needs to cut keys from metal blanks, just like your local human locksmith does.
Later, with my subway-map key in my purse, I asked a couple of computer scientists who research security how safe it was to save a digital copy of my house key in the cloud.
"It's safe up to a point," says Ed Schlesinger, the head of the electrical and computer engineering department at Carnegie Mellon University. "Are your bank records secure? Yeah. Have people broken into banks? Yeah."
The fingerprint access makes KeyMe much safer than a password or PIN would, Schlesinger says. Researchers have demonstrated before that they are able to spoof fingerprint scanners. A safer login could use scans from two fingers or an iris scan, says Kevin Bowyer, chair of the computer science department at the University of Notre Dame.
KeyMe says it doesn't store users' home addresses with their digital key accounts. "That makes sense and I can believe it," Bowyer says. However, the KeyMe system would need a way to keep digital accounts separate from the credit card information people use to purchase keys, he says.
Ultimately, Schlesinger says he would use something like KeyMe—because it would probably be too much trouble for thieves to put together the information they want from KeyMe. "You can always put a brick through my window," he says.
The other New York City kiosk lives at 1594 York Avenue. Additional kiosks are going up this week in 7-Elevens at 368 8th Avenue, 676 Amsterdam Avenue and 351 Bowery Street.

Honey Badgers Fend-Off a Pride of Lions

Caught in the Act: Badger Bravery

A pair of honey badgers stumble into a pride of six lions, and let the lions know who not to mess with.

Project X - Trailer

"Project X" follows three seemingly anonymous high school seniors—Thomas, Costa and J.B.—as they attempt to finally make a name for themselves. Their idea is innocent enough: let's throw a party that no one will forget, and have a camera there, to document history in the making... but nothing could prepare them for this party. Word spreads quickly as dreams are ruined, records are blemished and legends are born. "Project X" is a warning to parents and police everywhere.

MPAA Rating: R Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, drugs, drinking, pervasive language, reckless behavior and mayhem. © 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The Hangover's Todd Phillips produces this outrageous comedy from writers Matt Drake and Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), which follows three undistinguished high-school students who attempt to achieve popularity by throwing the ultimate party.


Running time:
1 hr 28 mins
Partner rating:

How Scary is Outlast? Video Game Genre: Survival-Horror

We locked 20 people from IGN in a room and had them play Outlast to answer the question. What did we discover? See for yourself.

The best games make you feel something, some type of emotion that sticks with you after you’re done playing. And fear is one of the most powerful emotions we can have as human beings. So for us, to make the best game possible, we know that we have to scare the s*** out of you. We’re trying to do that in a number of different ways, but where we start is with the design. In Outlast you play as a journalist with no weapons or fighting ability. You’re powerless and vulnerable: there’s actually a good reason to be afraid, because you can be hurt (or eviscerated). So, like in real life, your best option to survive is to run or hide. Using our past experience, we’re making those mechanics fun (but hopefully nerve-wracking!), giving your character some parkour-style moves and tweaking the AI so that enemies are smart about looking for you. 
Philippe Morin // Co-Founder, Red Barrels
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Assassin’s Creed 

"Hitman For Hire" – Beanie Sigel. Produced by SK.

"Hitman For Hire" – Beanie Sigel. Produced by SK.

Broad Street Empire Vol. 1: Lost Files (2012)

"...Beanie Sigel is like the Al Capone of Rap — a ruthless, hardcore, bully of a rap villain — one of the key components of Jay-Z & Dame Dash's Roc-A-Fella Family in the mid-2000's that had put a stranglehold on the Rap/Hip-Hop Industry...The Broadstreet Bully is One of the Most Feared Lyricists in the Game..."   KONGFUSION©

"Last Two" – Young Chris feat. Freeway & Beanie Sigel (Extended Verse). Produced by 9th Wonder.

"Last Two" – Young Chris feat. Freeway & Beanie Sigel (Extended Verse).
Produced by 9th Wonder.

[Young Chris]
All silence on the hammers I brung
Hear the sirens when the ambulance come
One hand on my nuts other hand on my gun
Keep that white girl tan no sun. Free huh

I'm bout to make niggas vacate the place for the rip
Put the sting in his face I pull it straight from my hip
I'm the opposite of Chris I be quaking my shit
Niggas lift, I'll be making them drip blood
Gotta mop up

[Young Chris]
Yup Get shot up from the top up
Niggas is LV'd down from the socks up
Tear that block up the minute I pull that drop up
Yall niggas can cop up just don't be calling the cops up

You know what? We don't rock ratchet carriers
Plague like malaria we will bury you pops fast
Then we coming for you next yes
Tell your niggas to get dressed because they will have to carry ya

[Young Chris]
Let them know the Philly boys in the area
Bitch im daring ya
Like live radio airin ya
Bullets tearing ya
Flesh fucking up your interior
Murder you bitches I'll make it clear to ya

Is you hearing us?
We flamers, Mike Vick couldn't tame us
We doberman pinch niggas, pitbull terriers
Y'all inferior, we are Sig Sauer carriers
Leave niggas on gurney carriers
Whenever aiming this

[Young Chris]
It's the dangerous two
Classic you hear the pain in it
All this bullshit music
Niggas should be ashamed of it
Game ain't been the same
Since we came in it
Right back we changing it

This is real hip hop
Hear the 2Pac, hear the Big Daddy Kane in it
All bars are hot you cannot fire extinguish it
They fade us translate us through different languages

[Young Chris]
Or get the stainlesses
Dont get us confused with the famous shit

We on some dump the tool
Leave your brains on the pavement shit

[Young Chris]
Funeral arrangin' it

Sawed-off gaugin' it

[Young Chris]
If you pussies ain't ready for war
Don't engage in it

You made your bed now lay in it

[Young Chris]
I'll spray in it

Leave you in a puddle of blood
You gotta bathe in it

[Young Chris]
Hit his baby mother, his cuz no body making it

Your family get the last few

[Young Chris]
Mother fucker we the last two

[Beanie Sigel]
Well fuck I'm the first one
To shoot shit up dog
Or gun it down
Walk on up on shit
Or run it down
Pull a stock on a k
Throw a hundred rounds
Won't stop til ya box lowered under ground
Put you in an urn your bones will burn

The rap gorilla
The whack rap ringtone killa
I'm here
To find a nigger equally realer is rare
You can meet me in the square
If you dare to come near

I have no morals
Just a whole lot of piss in a dick for you
Bullets in a clip for you
This is the ignorance
At least it looks that way when you witness it
Kill all witnesses

Bury the hatchet
Matter fact bury your casket
Shoot you up bury the ratchet
Dig it back up if I have to
I used to bump niggas
Knock niggas out for the practice
The shit starter, the shit finisher
I dont know whats harder
When they release you
Or when they sentence ya?
Cold steel could raise a nigga temperature
Collapse your lungs twist it then push it in ya
You'll piss blood through a catheter
Four five slugs feel like a bat contacting ya
Swung by B Bonds with roids in him
B be number one
Who want to bring the noise with me?


part 2 ...back at the FEVER in the BRONX... WU TANG CLAN ...1993..remember The PieceMaker 3 (Return of the 50 MCs) drops JULY 9, 2013...


Friday, June 28, 2013

Munchies: Ravi Kapur

With culinary roots hailing back to a pizza joint in Waco, Texas, Ravi Kapur keeps the pretention in check as head chef of San Francisco darling, Prospect. Kapur is a back-to-the-basics kind of dude who believes in good ingredients and careful cooking. We hang with this ingredient aficionado as he shows us what 30-year-old imported ginseng and perfectly cooked cheeseburgers have in common, and gives some serious love to San Francisco's holy trinity of grower -- farmer -- chef networks.

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Munchies: Andrew Zimmern

You might know Andrew Zimmern from his Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods in which he wolfs down unsightly things halfway across the world. Maybe you've wondered what he eats when he's out with friends in New York. For this episode of Munchies, Andrew chose to start at Osteria Morini, where the most bizarre food on the table was an amazing rib-eye carpaccio that had been aged for 120 days. Then they headed to Marc Forgione for one of the more interesting meals we've ever seen. We ended up at the kitchen of Barbuto, where Zimmern made Chinese chicken drumsticks for the legendary chef Jonathan Waxman. Enjoy.

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New York’s Oldest Dry-Aged Steaks, Ranked by Age

New York’s Oldest Dry-Aged Steaks, Ranked by Age
by Linette Lopez

Yesterday, Bon Appétit released its massive dry-aging story online, obviously putting Grub Street in the mood for a great steak. But where to find some seriously old beef in New York? While 28 days still seems to be the norm for dry-aging, there are plenty of places going far beyond that to concentrate their steaks' funk and tang as much as possible. We called around to figure out which restaurants are dry-aging their meat the longest — skipping places that wet-age their meat — then ranked them according to how long they let their beef sit.

Funky Town.
Peter Luger: Won't reveal how long they dry-age their steak, but here's a panorama of the aging room.
Brasserie Les Halles: 21 days, prime rib (for two) and côte de boeuf
Keens: 21 days, sirloin, porterhouse, and T-bone
Michael Jordan's Steakhouse: 21 days, prime rib
Parlor Steakhouse: 21 days, center cut bone-in strip loin
Arlington Club: 28 days, all cuts
Bill's Food & Drink: 28 days, short loin
Benjamin Steakhouse: 28 days, porterhouse, rib eye, and sirloin
BLT Steak: 28 days, New York strip, bone-in New York strip, and prime porterhouse
Crown: 28 days, New York strip steak
The Dutch: 28 days, rib eye
Gallagher's: 28 days, strip steak and porterhouse
Gotham Bar & Grill: 28 days, rib eye and sirloin
Harlow: 28 days, strip loin
Old Homestead: 28 days, porterhouse, sirloin, rib eye, and prime rib
Quality Meats: 28 days, rib eye and bone-in sirloin
Smith & Wollensky: 28 days, sirloin, rib steak, and porterhouse (for two)
Wolfgang's: 28 days, all cuts
Craft: 30 days, sirloin
Del Frisco's: 30 days, Wagyu "longbone"
Prime Meats: 38 days, rib eye
Costata: 40 days, all cuts except filet (New York strip boneless, New York strip bone-in, rib eye, porterhouse)
Delmonico's: 40 days, bone-in rib eye
Porter House New York: 45 days, New York strip and rib eye
STK: 48 days, prime cuts
Marea: 50 days, New York strip
Carbone: 60 days, porterhouse
Minetta Tavern: 60 days, côte de boeuf
Osteria Morini: 125 days, rib eye (occasional special)
Eleven Madison Park: 140 days, rib eye

Tim Hardaway, Jr. • 24th Draft Pick • New York Knicks • 2013

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks have selected Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. with the 24th pick in the NBA draft.

Hardaway played three seasons for the Wolverines, leaving after a junior season in which he averaged 14.5 points per game and helped Michigan reach the championship game of the NCAA tournament. The Wolverines lost to Louisville.

The pick got rave reviews and big cheers from the Knicks fans at Barclays Center - and a standing ovation from his coach. John Beilein was attending the draft with Michigan point guard Trey Burke, who was selected ninth overall by the Timberwolves.

Hardaway's father played in the NBA from 1989-2003, including five seasons with the Miami Heat when he was part of a heated rivalry with the Knicks.
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