New Article: 7 Important Tips To Partying

Friday, December 31, 2010

I ran into this article several weeks ago, and being that tonight is the BIGGEST PARTY night of the year I'm posting it now. Going to nightclubs would be a lot more enjoyable if people knew how to behave properly. Follow these seven simple yet important rules and you'll make life easier for everyone.

The best part about going to nightclubs—especially on the weekends—is that you are surrounded by strangers who might become new friends, give you a bump, or go back to your house to have sex. The worst part about being in nightclubs—especially on the weekends—is that you are surrounded by strangers who are unruly, annoying, get in the way, thereby ruining the very venue you're trying to enjoy. For those of you who don't go out that often—or those of you that do, but are just uncouth animals who don't know how to behave—here are seven things that you should not do in a club ever again. Follow this advice and you'll be a model clubgoer in no time at all.

1) Don't Take Pictures
Most nightclubs are dark. Do you know what it's like to go from being in a dark room to having your eyes exposed to a bright, stabbing light? Yeah, it sucks. But that is what happens to all the people standing by you every time you take a picture of your friends. We get that you want to document the evening, and a snap or two is fine. But there's always that drunk girl who can't go two seconds without setting off that flash in everyone's faces and driving us batty. Your Facebook profile is probably already brimming with evidence of your friends' bad decisions. Don't add to it. Why not stop worrying about preserving the memories, put down the cameras, and make some new ones?

2) Don't Stand on the Stairs
Didn't your mother tell you not to play on the stairs? Invariably, someone always does, usually so they can talk to someone going in the other direction. This creates gridlock because no one can go from one level to the other (and, trust us, you are not nearly important enough to keep everyone from mingling). The same goes for people who hang out at the top or bottom of the stairs. Then everyone has to go around you, thus constricting the flow of traffic and making getting around horrible. Use the stairs for travel only and then find a nice out-of-the-way spot to hang out. This rule also applies to single-level clubs. Don't park your ass next to the entrance, the bathroom door, or in the middle of a narrow hallway. Even if the place isn't too crowded, you're getting in the way isn't helping any.

3) Don't Flag Down a Bartender
There is no one more annoying than that ass who walks up to a crowded bar and yells, "Hey, bartender!" and wags his money at the man pouring drinks. First of all, you are by no means any more important than any of the people who are waiting patiently for a cocktail. Secondly, this is just going to piss the bartender off. Let the bartender get to you. He knows what he's doing. (Hopefully.) Yelling for him is only going to insure he ignores you.

4) Don't Order an Appletini
I don't have a problem with martinis, regardless of whether they're apple, tangerine, mudpie, or margarita-flavored. But don't order any drink that comes in a martini glass. This is a sit-down drink best saved for a quieter spot where you can place it on a table and not spill it on everyone, thereby making the floor first wet and then sticky. Also: They take forever to make. Just get a vodka soda or a gin and tonic and let everyone get to the bar a little bit quicker and drier. Thanks!

5) Don't Hold Hands
If you want to stand there and hang on to your significant other, that's fine. What I'm referring to are those obnoxious people who insist on making a train whenever they move through a crowd. This is annoying and inconvenient for every single person you jostle and bump with your chain gang. Stop it. No matter how big the club is, you don't need to have your friends that close at hand. You probably won't lose them, and if you do, you'll find them again. And if you don't, you can make new friends. You're in a club for God's sake.

6) Don't Ignore the Bathroom Attendant
Although I think they are a bit annoying, the bathroom attendant has the shittiest job in the whole club. They have to sit and watch a bunch of drunk people poo and pee and apply lipstick and flush the toilet to mask the sound of inhaling white substances off a key. That sucks. So on your way out, take a mint or a spritz of perfume and leave them a dollar. It's the least you can do.

7) Don't Dance on a Banquette
You are not Paris Hilton, please do not behave as if you are. You will just end up looking like an attention-seeking idiot who never goes out. Then you'll fall over, spill someone's drink, break your heel, show everyone that you are not wearing panties, piss everyone off, and probably get your whole posse shown the door. There is a whole area reserved for dancing. It's called the dance floor. Go check it out.

New Gear: New Era Pure Vintage EK Trapper

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The EK® label was derived from New Era® founder Ehrhardt Koch and is inspired by vintage style headwear with an updated and modern design. Trapper hat features a faux fur detailing at earflaps with button closures and a chin strap with snap-button closures. A metal New Era® logo pendant is affixed at wearer's left side. Chin strap may be worn up with a snap-button closure. Interior includes a satin lining. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Trailer: Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Captain Jack is back! Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, is the fourth movie in the incredibly popular pirating adventure series, this time it's directed by Rob Marshall. As expected, Johnny Depp is back as Jack Sparrow and he's joined by Geoffrey Rush, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Stephen Graham, Judi Dench and Gemma Ward. Disney is bringing Pirates of the Caribbean 4 to theaters in 3D starting on May 20th next summer. Watch and enjoy!

New Art: Mondo / Tyler Stout "Star Wars" Posters

Mondo has been releasing various Star Wars poster prints left and right as part of an ongoing series commemorating the holy trilogy. However, the series comes to and end on New Year's Eve this Friday, and it seems only fitting that this final set of posters commemorates the original Star Wars trilogy and that the art for these prints comes from Tyler Stout, one of the artists who help make Mondo the king of collectible movie artwork. Today UGO debuted the three beautiful new prints for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and you can check out each stunning piece just below. These prints are available for purchase just click on the link. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

New Article: The Top 10 Tech Stories Of 2010

The following article is from Complex Magazine, I'm posting the Top 10 tech stories but for the complete list of 25 (CLICK HERE)

The tech industry experienced as many highs as lows in 2010. As e-readers and Android phones shattered sales records, nearly every major tech company dealt with lawsuits from competitors. While the biggest social-network entrepreneur redefined his image, some of the tech industry’s most popular figures showed that they couldn’t keep their hard drives in their pants. Microsoft proved naysayers wrong with Kinect and an all-new smartphone lineup, while Google introduced a criminally slept-on Internet TV service and dealt with privacy debates surrounding its Street View mapping service. Then, of course, there was Apple, the one company that kept consumers hooked throughout the entire year with its next-gen iPhone and the indomitable iPad—but not without controversy. Overall, 2010 was an entertaining year in tech. From Wikileaks‘ extremist actions to the emergence of 4G, take a look at back at The Top Tech Stories of 2010.

#1. Wikileaks Releases Private Government Documents
Date: April 5, 2010
Complex says: After leaked footage of a 2007 American army assault in Baghdad surfaced on the net, the whistle-blower website created a frenzy all over the world. Wikileaks' creator, Internet activist Julian Assange, quickly became Public Enemy No. 1 with his radical actions: leaking over 92,000 documents related to the Afghanistan War, classified U.S. counterintelligence reports, and other top-secret files that have jeopardized national security and damaged international relations among world superpowers. Governments consider him the antichrist, activists consider him a role model. Us? We just think he’s one of the ballsiest motherfuckers in history. Salute.

#2. Google vs. Privacy Laws
Date: Jan. 12, 2010
Complex says: After Google detected several cyber attacks targeting Gmail users in China, the country banned all Google search sites for not complying with domestic Internet censorship policies. As if one country wasn’t pissed enough, Google managed to make the shit lists of other powerful countries with its infamous Street View project. The Google Maps add-on captured provocative panoramic views and broke privacy laws from the United States all the way to South Korea by collecting private data from unprotected wireless networks. We know Google's hoping for a less tumultuous 2011.

#3. The iPad Is Released
Date: April 3, 2010
Complex says: The introduction of the iPad helped set the standard for what the next-gen portable PC will be by combining the power of a laptop with the mobility of a smartphone. Apple’s latest gem offered a stunning 9.7-inch multi-touch screen with sharp visuals, dope exclusive apps, 3G/wi-fi capabilities, and an impressive 10-hour battery life. Having sold more than 8.5 million units by year’s end, Steve Jobs proved that netbooks aren't the end-all, be-all for portable computing. As RIM prepares to launch its own tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and the Samsung Galaxy Tablet gaining heavy momentum, Apple’s already working on its second-generation model, due out next year.

#4. Mark Zuckerberg Steps Into His Own
Date: Sept. 22, 2010
Complex says: Facebook CEO and president Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t crowned Time’s Person of the Year just for running the world's largest social network. The billionaire college dropout served as inspiration for what was arguably the year’s best film, The Social Network. Zuckerberg even turned philanthropist, offering $100 million to help rebuild Newark public schools, and joined Bill Gates' elite contribution campaign, The Giving Pledge, which enlists billionaires to pledge half of their fortunes toward noble causes. That doesn't sound like the brat that was depicted on-screen.

#5. FCC Passes Net Neutrality Laws
Date: Dec. 21, 2010
Complex says: The Federal Communications Commission voted to pass the first of what could be many net neutrality laws—laws that grant Web surfers access to any legal online material from their home, along with set regulations to protect people’s web-browsing rights on their smartphones and other mobile devices. That means you’ll have full access to all legal content: applications, online calling services, etc. Web companies are now forced to implement new techniques for routing traffic and security measures that do not obstruct FCC regulations. Will these new net neutrality laws work? Well, we'll have to see, now, won't we?

#6. The Foxconn Suicides
Date: May 26, 2010
Complex says: The most tragic tech story of 2010 revolves around the suicides at the world's largest electronics manufacturer: Foxconn. Responsible for building parts for every major tech company from Apple to Nintendo, the company suffered 10 suicide deaths during 2010, with rumors of inhumane working conditions and mistreatment swarming media outlets and Internet blogs. Since the tragedies, Foxconn has instituted new measures to help raise awareness and prevent future deaths—installing safety nets on buildings, providing group counseling, and offering 30-percent raises. That's cool and all, but we're still curious to know what goes on behind closed factory doors. There's going to be a movie about this in 10 years.

#7. Facebook Service Outage
Date: Sept. 23, 2010
Complex says: Twitter fanatics poked fun and office workers across the globe nearly died of boredom as the largest social network on Earth experienced service outages for two full days. Facebook officials blamed the problem on a third-party network provider and an “error condition” in their database. According to AlertSite, Facebook functioned at a 38-percent availability rate with a 60-second response time. That’s almost slower than surfing on a dial-up connection.

#8. Android Phones Outperform Competition
Date: May 10, 2010
Complex says: Led by those awesome Droid commercials and its open-source-friendly App Market, Android became the preferred mobile platform in 2010. The Google-powered handsets pushed major sales for Verizon, propelled Sprint’s 4G phones to mainstream success, and spawned several phone franchises—such as the Samsung Galaxy S—to help it move past the likes of the iPhone and BlackBerry. Second only to Nokia in worldwide market share (with 25 percent), Google showed how free software pays in the long run.

#9. iPhone 4 Launches to Antennagate Controversy
Date: June 24, 2010
Complex says: The fourth-generation iPhone offered industry-leading features such as the best media player, biggest app store, and most user-friendly UI, but hardware issues such as fragile Gorilla Glass casing and yellow bands appearing on the touchscreen plagued the first few shipments. Then came Antennagate: a controversy caused by the reception loss that occurred when owners applied a tight grip to the phone’s lower left corner, where the antenna was placed. Instead of replacing phones, Apple opted for a more simple (read: cheaper) solution to fix the problem: offering a free bumper case. Not many dropped-call complaints have been recorded since, but Antennagate and the iPhone will forever be linked. Oh well, you know you still want one.

#10. Facebook Beefs Up Security Rules
Date: May 14, 2010
Complex says: In an effort to strengthen security measures, Mark Zuckerberg's company integrated a new security feature to keep hackers from tapping into users’ personal information. The new feature has been compared to an online banking system, asking members to approve computer or smartphone access for their FB accounts. Unauthorized devices would be blocked from logging in and an email or text message would be sent to warn users of any illegal activity. Considering Facebook hosts over 400 million users, and all that personal information is up for grabs, you can bet everyone is playing it safe right now.

New Gear: iPhone Leather Fold Wallet

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

This Multi-functional iPhone case holds up to six credit cards, cash and more. The sturdy snap closure keeps everything in place. The case is fully lined with beautifully soft black nappa leather, the inner section is 100% wool, the outside is vegetable tanned leather. The cost $95.00

NFL Rhyme Reel (Week 16): Hosted by Nick Javas

Monday, December 27, 2010

Been a crazy week in the NFL not to mention the weather pushing back one game till Tuesday. Well here's Week 16, Enjoy!

New Video: Victoria's Secret Angels Wish You A Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Let these Angels get you ready for the holiday season. Shouts to my brother Manny on this one, LOL!

New Gear: New Transocean By Breitling

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The new Breitling Transocean 01 joins the “Caliber 01″ club. The Chronomat 01 and The Navitimer 01 came before it. These three major Breitling product lines now have their own model featuring Breitling’s in-house Caliber 01 (the “B01″ movement). Like the Caliber 01 models before it, the new Breitling Transocean 01 production models are preceded by snazzy looking limited edition pieces (available in several variations) to get things started with a bang. The Stainless steel variant will retail for $6,700.

NFL Rhyme Reel (Week 15): Hosted by Nick Javas

Another week of the NFL Rhyme Reel (Week 15), let's see what Nick say's about that awful ending to the NY Giants game. Urghhhh....

New Article: Anthony "Showtime" Pettis Wins WEC Lightweight Championship

Friday, December 17, 2010

A "STAR" was born last night when Milwaukee's own Anthony Pettis defeated Benson Henderson with the "Showtime Kick" to win the WEC Lightweight Championship! Check it out below and read the article on the NY Daily News.

It was quite the ending to a great fight, but Anthony Pettis' roundhouse kick to Benson Henderson's head was more than just an ending to a fight - it marked the end of the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) as an organization.

Pettis, who won the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) battle by convincing the three-judge panel with the punishing fifth round-kick he calls "the Showtime Kick," concludes his MMA record to 13-1 as he prepares to transition from the WEC to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

According to Kevin Lole of Yahoo! Sports, Pettis practices the kick all the time.

"I've got 10 more of those kicks coming when I get to the UFC," Pettis said. "How do you like that to end the WEC?"

After nine years on its own, the WEC will merge with the UFC.

Pettis begins his UFC career when he takes on the winner of the Frankie Edgar-Gray Maynard fight, which will take place on New Year's Day at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The date of the Pettis debut fight is to be announced.

Make sure you follow Anthony Pettis for news and updates at WWW.SHOWTIMEPETTIS.COM

New Gear: Burton Japan x FYI x Fragment Design AK457 Collection

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Check out the latest snowboarding gear for Winter 2011 brought to you by Burton Japan x FYI. “[AK] 457 can be best described as technical equipment for mountain enthusiasts. It’s Function with a capital F. It’s pure backcountry gear. And like many of the best things in life, it’s only available in Japan…”

NFL Rhyme Reel (Week 14): Hosted by Nick Javas

Monday, December 13, 2010

I missed last week's "NFL Rhyme Reel Week" by Nick Javas but we are on time with Week 14. Enjoy!

New Gear: Top 10 Sneakers On The Web December 4-10

Friday, December 10, 2010

With the holidays quickly approaching check out Complex Magazine's Top 10 Sneakers on the web, maybe you will find a gift!

1 ) CNCPTS x New Balance 999 Preview
Boston footwear retailer CNCPTS has taken the New Balance 999 and splashed it with a wave of nautical influence. The sneaker comes adorned with red, blue, and beige accents against NB's classic gray, and the new issue of Sneaker Freaker has all the details. One can only hope that the wind picks up and CNCPTS' soon to be coveted release reaches shore soon.

2) Fragment Design x Nike Dunk High
This Christmas, all black-everything is over and color returns in Mr. Fragment's newest Nike collaboration. These raspberry lemonade bangers will become available along with a purple version on December 18.

3) Adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki x Jam Home Made
To keep it classy (and modern retro) Kazuki Kuraishi teamed up with Japanese collective Jam Home Made for the Spring 2011 adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki collection. Prints are on trend for spring, and these keep the idea appropriately subtle.

4) HECTIC x mita x New Balance MT580 10th Anniversary
The classic saying goes, "Don't lose the forest for the trees," but who can blame you if you're getting lost to find yourself in these? HECTIC and mita have been doing MT580s forever, and this anniversary edition featuring a woodgrain midsoles might be their best yet. With a December 23 release date, right now is a good time to let your Japanese girlfriend know what you want in your stocking.

5) Nike Zoom Kobe VI
The Kobe VI has been floating around the Web for a few weeks, but we saw the official unveil this week. The Black Mamba-appropriate sneakers feature a "snakeskin" upper composed of partitions of polyurethane, and they're really dope. The shoe also features an inner breathable mesh layer, Flywire, and a dual-layer memory foam for added adhesion. These oh-so-cold (blooded) kicks drop the day after Christmas.

6) Vans Syndicate x WTAPS Buffalo Boot & Sk8 Mid Sherpa
It's no secret that you can judge a man by his shoes. If a dude has on some Vans Syndicate x WTAPS Buffalo Boots or Sk8 Mids, then he's probably got an interesting story to tell. He's also either been to Japan (or has a hookup), because come December 11 that's the only place you'll find these puppies.
[High Snobiety]

7) Nonnative x New Balance CM1500 "Coyote"
New Balance comes together with Japanese-based brand Nonnative to utilize suede, mesh, and smooth leather on the "Coyote" CM1500. Hunting-inspired, Complex-approved.

8) Nike Air Force 1 Mid White/Brown-Gum
Air Forces never go out of style, but the Air Force 1 Mid drifts in and out of the sneakerhead consciousness. We love the white/brown/gum combo we see here, but there's a chance these will go on ice until the warmer weather hits (not literally, of course).

9) Nike SB Dunk High Sport Red/Black
We know this high top re-interpretation of the "True Red" SBs has a July 2011 release date and that's a long ways away, but we're psyched. Just think: when these drop we'll be shouting at ladies and drinking four-ohs on the stoop. #DearSummer

10) Deep x Pro-Keds
We've seen denim and camo done before, but 10.Deep and Pro-Keds' latest collaboration offers up these two go-to textiles in an appealing fashion. Gum soles make everything right with the world, and these are no exception.

New Trailer: Transformers 3 "Dark Of The Moon"

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Paramount has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, the third movie in Hasbro's epic franchise. Now they're back and bigger than ever and Shia LaBeouf has returned, but the female lead has been replaced by the lovely Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. In this movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky must help his robot friends defeat enemies like Shockwave. Transformers 3 will be in 3D and will be in theaters starting July 1st, 2011 next summer. Check it out below!

New Gear: New Era Tron Hat

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This custom 59FIFTY® fitted cap is made with Disney® Tron inspiration and features an embroidered (raised) Tron logo at front, netted detailing at visor, stitched New Era® flag at wearer's left side, and embroidered Tron symbol on the rear. Interior includes branded taping and a moisture absorbing sweatband. (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)