Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dozen Even Matter

Y2K was 12 years ago, wasn't that supposed to be the end of the world? Pffft. I'd like some people to disappear, then maybe I'd be able to get a better job and bring some life back to this brand and blog. Now, onto recent randomness

Pics on pics on pics

Manly Umami


It felt cool

Ironic, and entertaining. Thanks Gap!

She so S-M-R-T, enrolling at SMC

She hates me right now, and I kind of dislike her at the moment for treating me like a child when I treat her like a queen. C'est la vie.

This is Jeri. I've known her since we were singing munchkins, now we're drinking adults

The only difference is, I can hold my liquor way better, due to the fact that I'm way bigger. You're still a boss, J!

Yes, that's an actual pig's nose. Yes, My cousin Raynard is demented.

So is Keino, but he fancy though.

Every night we shufflin'

Shuffleboarding, that is.

Raspberry fromboise at The Oaks Tavern, Sherman Oaks, CA


If you don't know by now, get your ass here already

Special Foo Yung at Won's Coffee Shop, Van Nuys, CA

People going H.A.M. for ham from Honeybaked before Christmas

That ain't no butter knife, that's a butter SWORD

Homes grinning about the girl's posterior moments before her mom rained on our parade

Inside my local mall (Westfield Topanga). Rub it in my face that I'm broke, why don'tcha

Little cuzzos had a mini version of this game from childhood. Crocodile Dentist was the shit!

Abby

Stay, Abby, stay

The remnants of the LEGO aisle at a local Target the day after Christmas

Art from inside the OFWGKTA Pop-Up Store on Fairfax (no pictures, huh? FUCK RULES.)

Meow


Intense decision making in KTown. Castle Korean BBQ


Little Tokyo


Me and my nig stay hatin'. See you all in Two Thousand & Tw(hell)ve

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ave (Shay) Maria

Shay Maria came up with a quick reminder that Christmastime in California can be pretty awesome.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Attractive Explosive

I'm not the biggest Wale fan, but I totally respect his hustle and his come up from relative obscurity in DC/VA to signing with Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group. Also, I dig Miguel's contribution to this particular song. Lastly, I like that Wale chose to pay tribute to a great scene from the movie "Poetic Justice". Check both the music video and the corresponding scene from the film:




I know you're reading this, so know that I miss you, my Lotus Flower Bomb.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Future Replacement (for the) Solara

My Solara is hating me right now, since the transmission decided just the other day to show it's age by slipping worse than a Lucite-heeled hooker stepping on a banana peel. (Terrible, I know. So sue me!)

I'm pretty sure she knows her time with me is now endangered, mainly because the gag order from TMS USA corporate (aka my day job) has been lifted, regarding the highly-anticipated public unveiling of the Toyota/Subaru/Yamaha halo project to be known here Stateside as the Scion FR-S. Mike Chung and my favorite Japanese tuning firm TRUST/GReddy had first dibs on having an advanced production model to prototype some parts for and display at the official release event here in Hollywood a few days ago (photo credit goes to GReddy's Official Blog)
 Needless to say, I was impressed. I've always been a fan of the FT-86 concept, and now that the car is a reality, and my faithful land barge is now coming up on 11-years-old, well........only time and fortune will tell.


 Here's a cool vid with the car at full throttle, albeit with some unnecessary music kind of drowning it out (Way to go, half-assed marketing attempt! And yet, yours truly is still a freelancer, sigh).



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

LäWho

Being that this time of year is about celebration (even moreso for me since my birthday is Veteran's Day) and hanging with family and loved ones, I'll shed a bit of light on a few key people who influence me and LäWhy?


Kid brother, on his birthday. He will forever be a kid in a man-boy's body, a Peter Pan of sorts. Who wouldn't want to be a kid forever? I know I would. Oh yeah, he used to salivate uncontrollably, so laway was a common phrase for him to hear from our parents and grandma, so you could kind of say the brand's namesake is, well, him. Kinda.

Homer and Mark, cousins from my Mom's side and my Dad's side of the family, respectively. They are the closest to my age on either side, and we've all been involved in random fuckery and ridiculousness over the years. You know it's swag when your cousins are basically cousins too.

Jacky here is a good egg. I just like this picture of him is all.

And then, there's Bean. A.K.A. Keino, Thrusting Wolf, Raindances with Hoes, Hercules Santana, and the list goes on. He photographs well, and is genetically engineered to drop them panties, ladies.


The muse



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Unsigned Hype (and damn Ripe)

Hip Hop has been at a weird crossroads for a while now, with established artists going different directions, and new cats coming with either traditional/old school flavor or something ridiculously out of left field. Say what you will about some of the former (Watch the Throne, *cough* mediocre aside from :Niggas in Paris" and Frank Ocean assists *cough*), but the latter have been bubbling to break out of the underground and gain their deserved recognition.

I've already mentioned the homegirl Iggy Azalea, and being the sparkplug that she is, she's been making waves, even catching the eye of the Boss Dogg himself

She's also been using her camera-friendly looks to keep cranking out videos. This is her most recent:





And then, there's David Sabastian. You'll be hearing plenty about this young man soon enough, I'm sure.





Monday, November 21, 2011

Jumblr (my lovenote to Blogger)






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Don't know if I can ever take these off

Can

you say

Super Creeper?

Art

in

the Streets

Baby bottle or....?




Place is cool, but.....copyright infringement much? Ha!

The most righteous presents I ever wrapped, and the recipient probably didn't even care. Oh well...



Both from the Busy Bee Diner, on Main St. DownTown Ventura. On point.

Okonomiyaki during Nisei Week

PedoBear's lowering his standards

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Heart attack in my fingertips

Tri-County Fair in Bishop. Small towns humble me.

...must taste like heaven





What "bro"s...


Getting the headwear ready for the season