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Higher Primate Joey Diaz Tee

From higher-primate “Joey Diaz is a true American original. He’s been my friend for over a decade, and I can say with 100% certainty that he’s the funniest human being I’ve ever met. He’s also my favorite person in the world to sacrifice the sacred plant to the fire gods with. Joey is a frequent guest on my podcast, and out of all the outrageous and hilarious things he’s ever said, this one quote stands out above the rest. He said it with such passion and sincerity that we knew instantly it needed its own T shirt. Here is that shirt.” – Joe Rogan

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$29.99 @ higher-primate.com

Tanner Foust World Record Jump

From ” The Yellow Driver of Team Hot Wheels breaks the world record for distance jump in a four-wheeled vehicle at the Indianapolis 500 on May 29th 2011. Watch as the Yellow Driver, Tanner Foust, drops 10 stories down 90 feet of orange track and soars 332 feet through the air. ”

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Max Muscle Fort Collins Fun-Raiser Help Jackson Maybon

Quote From maxmuscle.com ” Come meet UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes and also help us raise money for a great cause. Special appearance by Shane Carwin.  Shane will be fresh off his fight on the 11th, and coming to Max Muscle Fort Collins.  June 18th Shane is coming to help support Jackson in his fight against CP. ” http://api.ning.com/files/Y*2Jgy1wsThKYH2NdnVsj8dA0*TjLlI4ptd3z7-vQU5rbwu9zrG01SCdYXAWniK*DyIaVg4RFHZ2WcBlJ4NaLO2wejKngHl8/matt_hughes_flyer02.jpg VIA www.shane-carwin.com Find out more @ fortcollins.maxmuscle.com

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Carrot top impersonates Reba Mcentire

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Harlem Globetrotters: Team That Changed The World

From ” If anyone doubts that the Harlem Globetrotters were incomparable athletes as well as world-class entertainers, this documentary will put them wise. The documentary features interviews with everyone from former Globetrotters and NBA coaches to Henry Kissinger. “The Team That Changed The World” lays out not only the development of the team itself – how original Globetrotters Marques Haynes and Reece “Goose” Tatum turned a sport into a form of vaudeville without sacrificing amazing displays of skill – but also the volatile racial politics of the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s, when the Globetrotters were at their peak. In only an hour, the documentary argues persuasively that this basketball team, as they toured the world, became a symbol of racial progress and American good will. It’s not the same as seeing the Globetrotters live, but fans of these great performers will find this documentary a pleasure.

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The Whitest Kids U’ Know – Pledge of Allegiance

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Arrested for dancing at Jefferson Memorial

REALLY WTF !

Stupid laws enforced by stupid people, I guess that’s America.

From “A flashmob in Washington has felt the full force of the law, by being forcibly arrested by police – for dancing in public. They’d gathered at the Jefferson Memorial in defiance of a ban on dancing at the monument. Among those held were RT America presenter Adam Kokesh, who says he was slammed to the ground by officers. The ban came in during 2008 when an activist sued police for arresting her for public dancing. The group say they were paying tribute to her as a champion of the First Amendment, guaranteeing freedom, and in response to US District Judge John D. Bates’ ruling that denounced dancing on the site.”


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Sam Spratt

Tron Legacy and Super Troopers mash up in my latest piece for Gizmodo and Internet Superhero, Dave Pell on Internet Police. http://gizmo.do/fetzrA -Sam Spratt

“Dwight Schrute: Bears, Beets, & Battlestar Galactica” So for awhile now, I’ve been dying to paint fur. I didn’t have it in me to just paint an animal or do something fashion-like. The next logical step? One of comedy’s best: Rainn Wilson aka The Office’s Dwight Schrute wearing a bear (with just the tiniest hint of beets and battlestar). I experimented with softer, hazier brushwork with this one. Obviously that was very helpful with the fur but it gave the skin a surprising texture which I kinda dig. If you like this painting, do follow me on tumblr (I follow back almost every person that follows me for the sake of not missing out on potential inspiration), or for the latest, I run a mean facebook artist’s page and a musing-filled twitter.

Portrait painting of Rockstar Games legendary Sam Houser for Kotaku http://bit.ly/dWQJ7A This was a really enjoyable portrait for me because the reference photo available to me was just so damn shitty (no detail, low res, contrast totally blown out, etc. see here: http://s12.acephotos.org/images/130x130/3/2/3256oehtlybkb2to.jpg) and rather than rely solely on the photo for being able to replicate the likeness, I was forced to essentially paint in color, light, and detail to flesh out Houser in a completely new way. Just because you are using a very specific image as a reference point, doesn’t mean you need to adhere to the rules of the image. Also, going into the painting mentally limiting my color palette to Kotaku’s site colors and throwing in neutral values made for a fun challenge to use nuclear waste greens without looking like vomit. Not to mention… the guy looks like a total badass.

“Katy Perry: Extra-Terrestrial” -Portrait Painting by Sam Spratt Long requested, I was never sure how to really paint Katy Perry in a way that wasn’t in the form of a classic but generic pinup. With her latest song, E.T. with Kanye, I finally had an out. Not only could I give the often cheery popstar a darker almost “Gaga” appearance, but It gave me the opportunity to explore a more alien color palette and surreal elements from my imagination.  If you like this painting, do follow me on tumblr (I follow back almost every person that follows me for the sake of not missing out on potential inspiration), or for the latest, I run a mean facebook artist’s page and a musing-filled twitter.

Portrait Painting of Rihanna. From my pre-tumblr backlog.  If you like this painting, do follow me on tumblr (I follow back almost every person that follows me for the sake of not missing out on potential inspiration), or for the latest, I run a mean facebook artist’s page and a musing-filled twitter.

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Jack Black gets ‘DISSED’ by Scotty McCreery!

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50/50 Movie Trailer

” A comedic account of a 27-year-old guy’s cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. ”

50/50

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Ground Release / Denmark

From Ground Release ” On Monday the 2nd of May 2011, 7 international artists headed to Koge in Denmark to collaborate on our European foundation project hosted by Ground Release. Talents hailed from the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Germany and the United States. We are proud to present and integrate one of the most dynamic groups worldwide and expose their joint work to the globe, all the artist had a chance to plan and process all stages of the work that was produced. The artists were presented with a substantial wall space of 300m2 painted black, they soon started planning and applying the base of their background with high-pressure industrial sprayers and selective roller paint colours. Equipped with diesel powered scissor lifts they were able to coat the whole wall before painting on top. Three days later some next level work was produced by the whole team!! ”

Ground Release / Denmark from Ground Release on Vimeo.

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