Month: January 2014

Walking Dead – Atlanta Special

I find it an absolute joke that the people of Atlanta can’t handle a little snow and cold weather. I understand that there aren’t a whole lot of snow plows, salt/sand trucks or anything of the sort, but one would think that ATL got hit with a blizzard or Ice Age and not 2 inches of snow. Check out the images from Buzzfeed that look eerily similar to those in the Walking Dead. @Buzzfeed

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Behind the Scenes of the Reebok Instapump Fury

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Call me a homer, and one with a bit of a biased opinion, but these images are awesome. For any true sneakerhead, the Reebok Instapump Fury is an iconic shoe that was years ahead of its time. From the design to the inflatable IV Bladder bag, the shoe is unique and visually appealing. It takes a certain person and fashion-type to be able to rock them, but they’re still dope. Check out this story that Sneaker Freaker Mag ran, as one of their editors was given access to the factory over in China.

Big ups to Sneaker Freaker for the write-up.

Facebook to introduce ‘Paper’

On February 3, Facebook is rolling out a new feature that will allow people to create, share and explore stories. Seems like a pretty cool feature as Facebook looks to solve its mobile issues. The app is clunky, not very user friendly, and this is Facebook’s most recent attempt to combat that. Check out the preview video/site.

https://www.facebook.com/paper

Update: Mashable did a more thorough examination of it. Mashable Article

Grammy’s Highlights

I didn’t exactly watch the Grammy’s per say, but I did follow on social media and apparently, it wasn’t all that great. A couple of highlights that I’ll call out. One thing I did see which was DOPE was Kendrick Lamar’s performance with Imagine Dragons. K Dot has been all over the scene in 2013 and I can’t wait for what he has in store for 2014. One of my favorite rappers and lyricist, Kendrick killed it with Imagine Dragons to the tune of a Radioactive/Swimming Pools remix. Also, big ups to T Swift dancing in the front row along with the woman next to her as the only two people in her section standing and dancing. Git it T!

Another highlight I’ll call out is Macklemore’s performance of ‘Same Love.’ The duo won four Grammy’s on the night including best Rap and Hip Hop album which is a debate in and of its own (with K Dot). The performance of the song was capped off by Queen Latifah joining 33 couples in marriage, a truly special moment.

 

Melo goes off

Carmelo Anthony dropped 62 points last night on the hapless and Kemba Walker-less Bobcats last night. The most points in New York Knick history, which is a fairly large achievement considering the players that the franchise has had throughout its history. Personally, I’m not a huge Melo guy – a “volume” scorer if you will. Sure he will put up 30 any given night, but that’s going to be on 20-30 shots. I do give him credit for being a good rebounder, but he’s a sorry defender and won’t ever be “the guy” on an NBA Championship team. He needs the ball in his hands to be effective, and that’s not a recipe for success – not that the Knicks know anything about that. Grainy highlights below

30 Year Anniversary of the Mac

On this day 30 years ago, Apple introduced to us the Mac Computer. Crazy to think about how 30 years isn’t that long of a time period, and how far Apple has come. Just ten years ago it was the iPod that was brought to us. Insane to think what consumer tech products would be without the giant that Apple has come. Here is the ad that Apple ran during the Super Bowl in 1984.

 

Gotta start somewhere…

This is my second or third go at a blog, and I’m hoping to do this one right. I told myself I would actually update this one with anything and everything that matters to me. That means I’ll be writing about sports, music, tech, digital, food and creative – and probably many more.