Saturday, January 31, 2009

We Win

We all knew it was gonna be like this

we knew it could be like this
so many times we're posted like why isn't shit more crackin round here
don't we have all the necessary components?

Yankcity defined: When the necessary and pertinent elements of the universe align to make a moment to remember. The energy created then permeates all involved. And shit is crackin. It's when you forget about what you have to do tomorrow or the next day because right now is all the matters. Yankcity is when you know you're not losing because the mouthpiece is too on point. Yankcity is when no words are necessary. Only moves.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lamar Odom High on National TV

Not much else to say about this one
The title speaks for itself



Hella Penguins Though

FYI we throw in the 'though' cuz that's what's necessary

click to enlarge
Hella penguins in Antartica


Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Black Kids "Hurricane Jane"

"It's Friday night and I ain't got nobody.
Oh, what's the use of making a bed?
I took something and it feels like karate;
it's kicked me down and left me for dead.
It's Friday night and I ain't got nobody,
so what's the use of pulling a shape?
I put what I want, when I want, in my body.
I'm never gonna give what I take"


Mexican Billionaire "bails out" New York Times

(NY Times) What Does Carlos Slim Want With the NY Times? Critics Question What's Behind Mexican Billionaire's $250M Loan: He's the second-richest man in the world, after Warren Buffett -- worth $60 billion by Forbes' measure -- a man who parlayed Mexico's one-time state-owned telephone monopoly into a business empire so dominant that it accounts for a third of the value of the leading Mexican stock market, according to The Wall Street Journal. So, what does Carlos Slim want with The New York Times?

Mr. Slim threw the New York Times Co. a lifeline last week, lending it $250 million to refinance $400 million in debt coming due in May. It was the second major cash infusion in the Times in five months; in September Mr. Slim took a 6.9% stake in the company, an investment that has lost more than half its value since then.

Full Article Here


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Shawty Lo "Foolish" (Remix)

"I come through in somethin' real foolish
And they like, boy you a fool with it
And he like, boy you a fool with it
And she like, boy you a fool with it"

Cars and girls and cars and more girls.
From all the rappers we love to hate.
Jim Jones, Birdman and Rick Ross to name a few


The Places We Live

The 'Places We Live' is a photo exhibition comprised of panoramic photographs from urban slums around the world, narrated by the people that live there. Photographer Jonas Bendiksen documents the life of people living in urban slums throughout the world, capturing life from Jakarta, Indonesia to Caracas in Venezuela. An extremely poignant work, the project was exhibited in conjunction with the Nobel Peace Center in June 2008. If nothing else, these photographs serve to highlight the contrasting lifestyles that humans are living today. A truly amazing site that should be viewed by all.


Robin Thicke Concert at the Warfield

Robin Thicke will be performing at the Warfield in San Francisco on
February 14th.
One of the more versatile R&B singers out right now Thicke has
been featured on previous hits from Pharrell & Weezy F.
This concert should be pretty fresh tickets range from $43 to $60

more info on Thicke here


Photography of the World

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Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, the world's first man to fly with a jet-powered fixed-wing apparatus strapped to his back, flies during his first official demonstration, on May 14, 2008 above Bex, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

via Big Picture


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Cool Kids "Pennies"

The Cool Kids have been around for a minute now and although they've created a good amount of buzz they have yet to come with that one commercial friendly song that you hear on repeat on the radio. (Fuck the radio by the way). Despite their lack of radio love, The Cool Kids remain a breath of fresh air in the sometimes stale genre of hip hop, even though this refreshment is easier on the eyes than the ears. In short, the concept and aesthetic of the Cool Kids makes them much more appealing than their actual music. To become a success this must change, although you never really know what might catch on. Regardless, Pennies is the duos latest work, and in some respects their most creative. What may be the coolest thing about the Cool Kids is their ability and willingness to shun the formal mold of hip hop production, saying, ''Fuck You," to the status quo of hip hop videos consisting of cars and girls and cars and more girls. While the lyrics aren't too memorable, you'll forsure remember the Alligator whip.

via Kanye


Coach fired for not apologizing for 100-0 win

This is pretty ridiculous.
Wish someone videotaped the game.

The Covenant School fired its girls basketball coach Sunday, the same day he posted a message on a youth basketball Web site saying he disagreed with school officials who had publicly apologized for the team's 100-0 victory over Dallas Academy.

In reporting the firing, Kyle Queal, Covenant's head of school, emphasized that former coach Micah Grimes "now only represents himself" when discussing the game, which has become a national talking point. Queal said he could not say whether the firing was a direct result of the posting and declined to answer any questions.

In a statement posted Sunday on, Grimes offered his first public comment since the story was first reported. "I respectfully disagree with the apology, especially the notion that the Covenant School girls basketball team should feel 'embarrassed' or 'ashamed,' " part of the post says. "We played the game as it was meant to be played and would not intentionally run up the score on any opponent. Although a wide-margin victory is never evidence of compassion, my girls played with honor and integrity and showed respect to Dallas Academy."

Article by Barry Horn. Full story here


Monday, January 26, 2009

Meet Kirsten Harkonen


on life and her interests: I was born and raised in San Francisco and am currently going to school in Los Angeles. I am a huge fan of learning. I love to learn. That's one of reasons why I am always enjoyed school because there are endless opportunities to learn new things. I am currently learning how to cook different kinds of food, like Moroccan food and Indian food. Cooking is very enjoyable because you get something good at the end of day and nothing makes me happier than a good meal.

on her work Untitled:
Untitled" was created through the exploration of acrylic paint. I am interested in the painting without using a paint brush. What is painting without the action of painting? Line and layers are necessary in "Untitled" because they create illusion of space and structure. The lines are organic and are made with a touch of randomness.

More on Kirsten here


Just So Necessary

One of the few music videos out that has true replay value
Hype Williams kills it with the Jetson graphics
Top 3 Kanye videos?


Sunday, January 25, 2009

For The Dreamers

“Far better it is to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though checkered by failure,
than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much
, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
- Theodore Roosevelt


The Doors - Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1968

Performing Touch Me

"Now touch me, baby
Cant you see that I am not afraid?
What was that promise that you made?"


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Yankee Stadium

The things folks spend time on though.


President Barack Obama Weekly Address


Terry Richardson Photography

For a complete explanation of Terry's work and purpose please view
Meet Terry Richardson.
Otherwise, enjoy or get offended...

More from Terry in the near future
via Terry Richardson


Barack Obama's Concept Cadillac

Defense Accessories: Equipped with night vision cameras and pump-action shotguns. Also armed with tear gas cannons. Bottles of the president's blood kept on board in case he needs an emergency transfusion.

click to enlarge

via Gawker


Friday, January 23, 2009

Centerfold By Young L (Directed By Colin Tilley)

The girl on the centerfold
off the calendar
looks so sweet to me
I want her"


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Food Faces By Sarah Illenberger

It would probably be safe to call Sarah an "out of the box thinker"
This is an exhibit taken from NEON magazine.
This shit goes.

More on Sarah and her peculiarities here


"You Got Dunked On.. And Now You're On Blogs.."

(A lil on 1)
But what is just so hilarious is knowing that this dude
woke up that morning with absolutely NO intention of getting dunked
on let alone being put on Wine & Bowties.
We're just getting started.

Props go to dunker, Jarret Johnson and source


HUF x DVS Rico Kicks

Huf & DVS are two prominent skate brands that have worked
together in the past to create functional yet appealing skate wear.
In their latest creation, the two brands came together to create
a casual shoe with a bit of flavor.
Especially clean because they're fly for guys and gals.
No word on when these will release or how much they'll cost.
More information as it comes.

More pics at Crooked Tongues


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Feel Me" A Piece By Damien McDuffie

"You'd of thought they killed cornbread"
-Lil Wayne

"A riot is the language of the unheard."

Damn! They shot him with his face down on the ground. I know Oscar Grant was shot by one BART police officer at a station in Oakland, CA while he was lying face down. I say "they" because its important to recognize that it's a systemic problem that has always existed in Oakland. The first defense the BART council and the police were saying is that the officer thought he was reaching for a tazer and did not mean to shoot the 22 year father. Let's assume that he did mean to murder this young man and was indeed looking for his tazer. But the real question is did he need to taze Grant in the first place?

This is a problem of excessive force that many police in Oakland utilize on a regular basis. This time two critically important things occurred to finally make people in Oakland pay attention and want to do something about it: it caused the death of a young man and it was captured on tape. That was a great motivating factor in why community members demanded justice in a city that often sees very little of it in action. The people see that organizing is the way to get things done and sometimes it takes a riot or two. But it takes sustained commitment to fighting for social justice and that is the only way that Oakland will become a better place to live for people.

-Mac D


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Photography of the World

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An indigenous woman holds her child while trying to resist the advance of Amazonas state policemen who were expelling the woman and some 200 other members of the Landless Movement from a privately-owned tract of land on the outskirts of Manaus, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon March 11, 2008. The landless peasants tried in vain to resist the eviction with bows and arrows against police using tear gas and trained dogs, and were evicted from the land. (REUTERS/Luiz Vasconcelos-A Critica/AE)

An aerial view of floods caused by Tropical Storm Hanna is seen in Gonaives, Haiti on September 3, 2008. Haiti's civil protection office said 37 of the 90 Hanna-related deaths had occurred in the port city of Gonaives. (REUTERS/Marco Dormino/Minustah)

Italian soccer club AC Milan's newly signed player Ronaldinho of Brazil attends his presentation at San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy on July 17, 2008. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo)


A Moment In History

I don't have anything profound to say about what happened today.
It's hard for me to comprehend what I saw.
But I know things are changing.
They're changing all around us.
I think one of the main shifts that has come about from these moments
lies in our collective consciousness as a nation and as individuals to value
the realities before our eyes, rather than the feigned knowledge we hear and read about.
Discord's are forming between our realities and our perceptions.
"Well my parents told me about people like this, but I'm friends with the same muthrfuckin people
they were tellin me NOT to kick it with.."
It's such an exciting time.
Aren't you happy to be alive?


This Is Some Shit!

Watching this video is like eating 1 Cheez-It
You'll think you're straight, but you gotta go back for more.
It's 3.32am already peeped like 4 times.
Welcome to Wine & Bowties

(Jalen Rose top right though?)

via RealTalkNY


Monday, January 19, 2009

Showing off is the fools idea of glory - Bruce Lee

Not quite sure about this one.
Possibly one of the most amazing athletic feats
or one of the most amazing uses of a camera.
The awe and wonder that arises from viewing this video may be the intended effect.
And in that regard the producers succeed.
Enough with the analysis this shit goes...


Meet Terry Richardson

According to fellow photographer Sam Abell, "photography is at its pinnacle when it 1. informs and 2. moves the viewer." Pictures able to do both can then transcend the context in which they were taken, and become eternal. Terry Richardson has the ability to create such images. His photography is often times simple, yet austoundingly complex, mixing shock with curiosity to move his viewer. The inappropriateness of his work is overshadowed by the realities they portray, by illuminating images of society that we all do not choose to volunteeringly see. Sometimes stumbling upon a Terry Richardson photo is like walking in on your parents going at it. You wont always be glad you saw it, but you will be more informed. When other critics refer to Richardson they speak in regards to his relevency to his generation. Richardson has done campaigns for GQ & Vogue, while also photographing such contemporary figures as Daniel Day Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio and Pharrell Williams. He also has published a selection of books ranging from his 1998 work Hysteric Glamour to his most recent project, Terryworld 25th Anniversary Edition. Simply put, Terry Richardson is doin it.

More information on Terry at his sight here


President-Elect Barack Obama's Weekly Address

Tomorrow has the significance of 9.11.
For the rest of our lives we will remember where we were
when we saw Barack get elected. Tomorrow will be the
culmination of so much, its almost too overwhelming to sit back and consider.
But we must.
Tomorrow will show us that anything is possible.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

For Those Who Haven't Laughed Yet Today

No words really necessary to describe this.
I wonder if Lil' Wayne has seen this.


Meet Matthew Bordenave

Matthew Bordenave is an animation major at Loyola Marymount University.
His works vary, although he specializes in 2D Animation. In regards to his recent work Bordenave stated,

"I watch a lot of Justice League Unlimited and a lot of Batman, so I just felt like sketching them doing something you don't normally see when reading a comic or watching the show. I ended up coloring in the midst of waiting on my friend to finish packing. At the time I had a very limited knowledge of how to color drawings in photoshop, so that's why it looks the way it does but I kind of like the way it turned out. "

More can be seen from Matt here


Kanye's Next Video Will Be...

Kanye's next video off of 808's & Heartbreak will be 'See You in My Nightmares.' featuring Weezy F. Smart move to capitalize off of their undeniable relevancy to music at the moment. The video will be done by Spike Jonze, who is widely known for his directorial
work in Being John Malkovich and Adaptation. More news as it comes.

via DJ A-Track



Meet Leo Burnett. Although he's been out of the game since
1971, his creative works still live on today. As an advertising executive
he created indelible icons such as the Marlboro Man, the Jolly Green Giant,
and the Pillsbury Doughboy. Leo Burnett was also heralded in his lifetime
for his passion for the art of advertising, one time stating
"A real idea has the power of itself and a life of its own."

Ironically enough, the most interesting thing about Leo today is his website.
Just go here and look around for 2 minutes and click on some of the apples.
You will not be disappointed.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Fresh Snapback

Fresh 'Redneck' snapback from Bay Area brand Hella Tight.
Their reintepretation of the controversial Washington Redskins logo
is probably just as controversial. But this is cool.
40 bones is not cool.
Limited to only 100 is cool and not cool at the same time.

Hats can be copped here


I Don't Even Know Where To Start With This


Thought for Food #1

So I just looked it up. I'm exactly 7,873 days old.
At first I was like, 'Damn that's hella days!" And then I realized it's
actually not. I don't know how many days the earths been around
but I know it's more than 7,873. So then I think, when I finally
die out, whether it be tomorrow or in 2083 I wanna know that
when I was on I was doin it. When I say doin it I mean livin. Living
good and having fun. Having fun with my friends and loved ones and
enjoying the moments. WE'RE ONLY ON THIS BITCH FOR A MOMENT.
Like a MOMENT. 7,873 is nothing compared to
(I just typed some numbers but you feel me...)
Let's try to have some fun and enjoy ourselves a bit. We're not here for long..

(yurples my favorite color so when I speak it'll be in yurple.. until I have a different favorite)


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lil' Wayne GQ Interview

Photography by Terry Richardson

...on what Planet Weezy would be like:
First of all, I already know, men would be able to marry however many women they want. School would not be optional. It would be mandatory. Because I do not like unintelligent people; it’s a pet peeve. If you dumb, you not around me, so that says a lot about the people you see around me, because I hate dumb people. Other than that, did I mention the men would be able to marry, ain’t no limit on that. And you don’t have to do no ceremony to get married. You’d have to do something, but not the proper ceremony we go through today. I’ll think of some cool shit you’ll have to do. I do some realistic shit, so that night before you get married, you got that bachelor party, she got that bachelorette party, and that morning—don’t you feel different than next morning? Like, fuck, I don’t really know if I want to get married, man. Like, if you can go through it and make it to some certain spot the church or whatever that next day, you married. Because something made you go through it. ...

...on people leaking his music:
I wrote this song for Michael Phelps, when we did SNL together. Gave him a whole iPod with unreleased music. He was a good friend. Never leaked it. I never got an all hip-hop blast: Lil Wayne has a new song. He never put it out. But this I want you to put in there. Shit was lyrical. I went in there and just sung it. To know that I don’t write. This sound like someone sat and wrote it down in his tablet for days.

...on his daily schedule
: A typical day for me? (To his road manager) Can I have a lighter? (Lights a blunt.) I get up, and if I’m not on the road or doing something like a photo shoot, I’m in the studio. I get up and eat breakfast, I have a great chef. The homies usually come over. We eat breakfast and shit. My chef makes the same thing every day, just the full breakfast, scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes, sometimes waffles, fruit. Make sure that there’s everything you’re supposed to get.

...on how much money he has:
I just checked my bank account it said I have like $100 left. I just need a dollar to pay a toll, so that’s ninety-nine. But I’m a put that dollar back.

See The Full Article Here via GQ


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Camera Cake

Amazing Nikon cake made by the Granny Schmidt's bakery in Emmaus Pennsylvania.
The outside is made of fondant which is a coating concoction consisting of sugar and water.
The inside is red velvet cake.

via toxel


30 Hornets v.s 30,000 Bees

One of the most interesting natural phenomenons.
It seems as though the hornets may have adopted a Hobbesian worldview,
engulfed in a natural and constant state of war.
This video is actually amazing, and really makes you question the
events and occurrences that we don't see.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Difference Between Men & Women


"Nah We Straight..." - Barack Obama

It's like you can only say a lot,
or a little about Barack.
I'll say a little.

Pay close close attention at the 1.05 mark of the video.
Considering the context of the statement makes this an instant quotable


Monday, January 12, 2009

"Fly Like Paper Get High Like Planes..." Meet Peter Callesen

Peter Callesen is a world renowned artist from Denmark.
Specializing in 'paper art' he creates his works using a single sheet of
paper. Easily one of the flyest artists because when you see his shit
its like, "I didn't even know they could do that..." More info on Peter here

Looking Back - 2006

White Hand - 2007

Big Wave Moving Towards A Small Castle Made of Sand - 2005

"My paper works have been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality. I find this materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost a magic process - or maybe one could call it obvious magic, because the process is obvious and the figures still stick to their origin, without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in most of the cuts." - Peter Callesen

via Peter


How Old Are You in Seconds?


Fresh little site from the UK, type in your date of birth
and receive relevant information about your life.
Stats include, the day you were born, who was president
and how old you are in hours and seconds.


President-Elect Barack Obama's Weekly Address

Barack Obama speaks on the details of his Economic Recovery Plan.
The plan is looking to create 3 to 4 million new jobs, with 90% in the private sector
and 10% in the public sector. Barack goes the hardest.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ché Opening January 24th

Steven Soderbergh's newest biopic Ché, starring Benicio Del Toro, chronicles
the life and times of Ernesto "Ché' Guevara, easily
one of the most iconic revolutionaries of the 20th century.
Soderbergh's 4 hour and 17 minute work, details Ché's experiences
in Cuba and Bolivia respectively. Giving half the movie to each setting, with an
intermission in between. The films will both be releasing on January 24th.

"I don't care if I fall, as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting..." Ernesto "Ché" Guevara


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ugandan SUV

This SUV was made from an old cooking oil container.
The wheels are made from old slippers.

Photos taken by TMS Ruge. More on his vision here.


Stunt Gear: Revolver Winter Collection

Revolver is a Tokyo based brand, created from the mind of
Paris-bred designer Kiri. The name Revolver is inspired by The Beatles,
and the title Revolver by Rage Against the Machine. Revolver is an
amalgamation of street wear, and urban chic, often times re-articulating
cultural messages through fashion. In short. Really Really Fly Shit.
Sophisticated yet simple. Fly yet grounded.

no words to describe this one...


What The Fuck is Socialism Anyway?

Socialism means a global system of social organization based on:

Common Ownership: All the productive wealth of the world will belong to all the people of the world. No more transnational corporations or small businesses and therefore nobody will own the world. It will be possessed by all of its inhabitants.

Democratic Control By All: Who will run socialist society? We all will. There will be no more government and governed. People will make decisions freely in their communities, in regions and globally. With the existing means of information technology and mass communication this is all possible.

Production For Use: Instead of producing goods and services for sale and profit, the sole reason for production will be to satisfy needs and desires.

Free Access: A society in which everyone owns everything, decides everything and only produces anything because it is useful will be one in which all will have free access to what is produced. Money will cease to have any function. People will not work for wages or salaries, but to give what they can and take what they need.

More on Socialism here


Friday, January 9, 2009

Meet Michael Jordan

"You don't hesitate with Michael, or you'll end up on a poster in a gift shop someplace..."
- Felton Spencer on Michael Jordan


Thursday, January 8, 2009

sDugr usrDg Dsgru Are Bad

"Excuse me while I light my spliff good God I gotta take a lift" -
Bob Marley


Everyone's Favorite

"Filthy, the word that best defines me,
I'm just grindin man yall never mind me.."


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Paul Smith Kicks

Canvas based kicks from London designer Paul Smith. Pretty wet. Two Bills though. Cop


Internet Video > Television

One way to think about online video is to consider how big a chunk it takes out of our daily lives. The amount of time U.S. Internet users spend watching video is up an impressive 40 percent year over year. Watchers tuned in for 273.1 minutes of online video in the month of November 2008, up from 195 minutes in November 2007, according to comScore.


That’s not the only measure that went up. The number of videos viewed increased 34 percent, to 12.7 billion videos, up from 9.5 billion last November. But the number of video viewers is not growing quite as fast; it was up 6 percent, to 146 million from 138 million. Still, that’s stayed fairly constant since last year at about three-quarters of total U.S. Internet users (which is not in itself a fast-growing category).

In terms of where we’re watching, YouTube is clearly at the top of the heap — accounting for 98 percent of Google’s 40.3 percent market share — but other players have shifted on and off the top 10. There’s Hulu, of course; it’s at No. 6. Turner Network also made its way onto the list, while Break and dropped off.

via Will Houghteling


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Do You Know Chromeo

Next Chromeo Concert: 1.22.09 @ The Key Club. Hollywood CA. More Info here

Chromeo is an electrofunk duo based in Montreal, Canada and New York City. The duo is P-Thugg, on keyboards, synthesizers, and talk box, and Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) on guitar and lead vocals. The two were best friends since childhood and officially formed the band in 2002, they describe themselves as the only successful Arab (Pee)/Jewish (Dave) collaboration since the beginning of time.

For You

Girls are like
apples on trees. The best
ones are at the top of the tree.
The boys don't want to reach for
the good ones because they are afraid
of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they
just get the rotten apples from the ground
that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples
at the top think something is wrong with
them, when in reality, they're amazing.
They just have to wait for the right
boy to come along, the one
who's brave enough
to climb
all the way
to the top
of the tree.

Written by Megan


Monday, January 5, 2009

"Learn the Rules, So You Know How to Break Them Properly.."

Does breaking the rules always have to be a bad thing


Supreme Sale

That Supreme Joog