Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Dave Chappelle recently performed a 5 hour set at The Laugh Factory. 2 minute footage + cellphone video.
STILL MAD FUNNY LOL....
Russian Roulette= Suicidal Rate gon sky rocket!
You gotta watch what u say. Because there are a lot of weak people in the world. They are susceptible to anything so anything you say or do some people actually do listen. So make sure its nothing bad. Its okay to be deep,but not murder deep.
Man! I really wish I could tell you guys what the industry really is and what stars are apart of destroying this world. The stars who worship satan,and those who have killed to get the respect they have now. You’d be verrrry surprise. Some of your favorite people pretend to worship God but they only do that to save face. Or seem innocent.
Satan was head of music in heaven. He uses influential people…to help influence the world. Think about that. Once u make a certain amount of money. Just know that that’s when they ask u to join. To get in you have accept the beast, worship. Once you join they assist u with ur career.make u huge.only if u agree and obey to destroy Gods word.and his children.
Ppl listen and pay attention. Its a war going on right now between Good and Evil. Evil will rule this world for a min. The people that have this power are the people that RULE the whole world. I’m done I won’t say anymore before I get in trouble.
DEFINITELY SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT IT FOR ALL ASPIRING SUPERSTARS.....................
The Ripple is an interactive LED coffee table that respond to your movements
Produced by artist Lee J Rowland, the contoured table top is the result of an arduous CNC 3D machining process followed by lap polishing, a technique responsible for some of the most perfect finishes on the planet
Piano inspired table by Nick Lovegrove and Demian Repucci includes an iPod dock with speakers under the lid and a drawer for cutlery
Coffee table designed by Bernard Vuarnesson comes with 4 pull out shelves that add significant capacity to the table.
Unique table with storage compartment designed by Pedro Gomes for the Caesarstone Design Competition
This one of kind coffee table is all wood and features a center opening where grass grows through the table
At first glance, the table by Brazilian designer Domingos Tótora appears to be made of rocks, but it is actually cardboard
Meet aspiring young artist Mohammed Abbagana (self portrait, at the very top)who has a fascinating collection of sketches. We have been absolutely blown away by his artwork. He is a student from Nigeria.
4YBM.com: Tell us about you?
Mohammed: My name is Mohammed Abbagana and I m Nigerian born in Lagos. I m currently doing my masters in advertising and graphic design. I love art but my passion lays in the future evolution of Nigeria. I m in my early twenties and there is still a lot of improvements and techniques that I would like to develop. My art is not just 2D but also 3D.
4YBM.com: We really like your Art Work, can you tell us about it?
Mohammed: My favorite era of art is the renaissance; I like the realism and the fact that you can capture things that are in front of you. I use different media such ink, stencils, watercolors but I especially love using pencils. I like using pencils because you can take a line for a walk and end up creating a masterpiece.
I like the human form and that makes up a huge part of my work. I also enjoy graffiti and stenciling because its art in its rawest form.
4YBM.com: What is your process from choosing what to draw all the way to the finished product?
Mohammed: I don t have a specific process, I mostly already know what I like and just develop my ideas from there. Once I get an idea in my head I just get on with it till I finish because if I don t I get bored and might loose my concentration.
4YBM.com: What are the challenges faced 4ybm in the UK art industry? What advice do you have for a young black man interested in the art industry?
Mohammed: It depends on the area because there are different hierarchies in different in the art industry e.g. 2D, which includes photography, graphic design, illustration and then 3D, which includes computer animation, typography.
The best advice is to get a lot of experience and make sure your work is always neat and well done because most of the people that you pitch your work to don t really know much about Art itself but are mostly involved in the business side of the industry.
4YBM.com: Who are your top influential Black people in the world of art?
Mohammed: I admire the work of Mike Thompson who does amazing illustrations. He works for big brands in America. I like his style because it is similar to what I am interested in. He uses his raw skills combined with digital enhancements to create amazing finished pieces of art.
Another person that I like is Rom Isichei. He is a Nigerian painter that uses abstracts to put across his point of view.
4YBM.com: Do you have any new projects in the pipeline?
Mohammed: I just finished a designing for the cover of Diplomat magazine and it got published last month. And I also have an exhibition coming up on the 30th for black history month.
4YBM.com: Where can we find more information about your artwork?
Mohammed: For now I have a group on Facebook
Experts claim serious side effects of flu shots amount to about one in a million - well this is what that one in a million looks like. This has freaked me out enough to bypass flu shots in the future. But what do I know - to each their own. A 25 year old woman in Ashburn, Virginia has come down with a severe debilitating neurological disorder days after receiving a seasonal flu vaccination
NO SWINE FLU SHOTS FOR ME, THAT'S FOR SHIZZY.....................
After a tragic accident claims the lives of Luke Gibson's (Gooding Jr.) wife and unborn child, he is left with critical injuries and complete amnesia.
According to WWD, Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director, collaborated with Mark Ronson on the design of Gucci Ronson sneakers for their new Gucci Icon-Temporary store. The temporary store is slated to open in six to eleven locations around the world, such as Art Basil Miami Beach, staying open for two or three weeks in each spot. The first stop will be Crosby Street in Soho on October 23rd, other spots will include London, Berlin, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo. There will be 18 exclusive sneaker styles, 16 for men and 2 for women. A new Gucci Ronson version will be introduced at every pop-up store of the locations. Icon-Temporary sneakers are priced from $500 to $1,400, and Gucci Ronson shoes, $500 to $600.
AP reports "On Monday, after years of working in obscurity in Pennsylvania, Charles Wesley Mumbere was finally crowned king of his people to the sound of drumbeats and thousands of cheering supporters."
Soit’s been about 3 weeks since Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian tied the knot, and a prenuptial agreement has finally been reached. Although the details will be kept private RadarOnline said that:
In the case of a split, the reality star was demanding $500,000 for every year they were married, $25,000 a month in general support, their house, a new luxury vehicle at the end of every lease cycle, $5,000 a month for shopping, $1,000 for beauty care, and courtside Lakers tickets for everyone in her family.
SO WHY IS SHE RECIEVING ALL THIS AGAIN??? BECAUSE SHE CAME INTO THE MARRIAGE BROKE?? WHAT DOES HE GET???? ADDITIONAL MONTHLY BILLS AND A SHORT HISTORY WITH A GOLD DIGGER??? I'M JUST SAYING. I USE TO STICK UP FOR LAMAR DURING HIS NO SHOW DAYS LAST YEAR AS A LAKER AS WELL AS THE YEAR BEFORE. BUT NOW HE'S DEF ON HIS OWN AFTER MAKING A DUMB MOVE LIKE THIS.
I just had to put this up because it's always great to see how artists come up with certain concepts as well as the entire recording process. LOVE THE FOOTAGE........
I really don’t know where to start from or what to say, so I’m just going to paint a picture of what my life as an employee is like. I am taking courses in Enterprise Development and tempting as it is to step from the threshold of employee to entrepreneur, there’s a security that comes with paid employment. I am not strong enough to bear the burden of the risks of a business even though I’d love the joy of doing a business, making profit and going off to buy Jimmy Choo’s just because! Talking about treats, when I started working fulltime (a year ago) and having to pay bills myself, simple things like trips to the salon became treats. Treats in the sense that I don’t go into the salon, steam my hair (N800 approx.), buy two new packs of weave (N3000 approx.), fix my hair (N1500 approx), get a pedicure (N1000approx.) and a manicure (N1000 approx.), have someone else pay the bills (one of my sisters/ a boyfriend/ a toaster/ a ‘friend’ a.k.a that guy with questionable intentions you’ve decided to act blind to), smile, say thank you and be back there in two weeks! Now, these trips are three weeks to one month apart and some things are rotated… a pedicure on this trip, a manicure on the next… hmmm! As an employee, you get paid some change that your employer feels is too much money to pay someone like you. He thinks after all it’s a learning experience for you, so hey you should be grateful for the opportunity. Bollocks! If your employer doesn’t think you can add value to their business, they wouldn’t employ you in the first place and the minute they sense you have become a liability, they’ll kick you out the back door. In reality there are no sentiments in business. Your boss is never really your friend in the real sense of the word…don’t get it twisted!
Don’t get the wrong ideas, I have a good job, I enjoy my job, and I work with some really great and interesting people who over time have become friends of a kind. I don’t work in any of those rigid environments where there is a huge hierarchy and you have to be at work before 8 am and you probably don’t leave till 7 pm. As if the timings aren’t bad enough, you have to wear a suit and heels for all those hours. I wear my jeans and whatever top I feel like wearing, slip on my flat soles and I am good to go! Downside though, unlike the ‘machines’ doing those long hours in the killer heels I am not ‘serviced’ by my employers. No fat pay checks, medical insurance…(now that’s very important!), housing allowance, a car allowance….their system takes from you but gives something back. I am not saying my system doesn’t give certain things; it’s just human nature to think that the grass is always greener (wink!)
Let’s do an analysis of my paycheck. Can you imagine earning £175.00/month? That translates to £2100.00/year. Oops! Did I add my annual Xmas bonus of £15? There you go! Luckily, as a Youth Corps member in Nigeria, I get an additional say £45/month. Please don’t ask me why I am speaking in GBP. It’s just my way of painting a universal picture. If I use NGN, when some people start hearing anything above N20, 000 they’ll probably say, “She’s not happy!” On the other hand, if I use USD, it’ll project an image that the money is still manageable. For me, GBP does it…so deal with it! Now to the crux of the matter, what exactly can that amount of money do for me? Let’s say I decide to take a danfo home every day in a month, I’ll be spending £50/month. Should I attempt taking a taxi every day, I’ll be spending something in the area of £225. Please don’t forget I earn £175/month!
Now, I have lunch at Iya Eba(don’t try the pounded yam and ofada rice!) as opposed to TFC, Tantalizers, Nandos etc. These places I go to just once in a while because an average meal there will cost me say £7.50 while at Iya Eba, after all my orisi risi, I’ll be under £2. Despite all these though, I treat myself to a nice sharwarma or pizza every once in a while. Wetin man go do? And whenever I am in V.I in the afternoon I try to buy Chipsy (dodo)…hmmm…
As if all these are not enough to drive one crazy, you have to deal with people bitching, envious people, bitter people, people you admire inside, attractive guys you can’t have…the list is endless! Sometimes, I go to work day in and day out and I don’t feel like I’m adding any value to my organization. At those times, I’m so depressed and I start to wonder what mid-life crises would be like. Good thing though, those spells never last long. Before long, I’m back to my usual bubbly self.
Anyway, I’m done here for now. Always remember what the wise man says… “seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before common men” (Prov 22:29)
Austrian designer adam wehsely swiczinsky worked together with thomas petz of petz hornmanufaktur to create a horn bracelet digital watch and horn vision glasses. The collaboration was part of the passionswege series that was held during vienna design week 09.