Saturday, May 7, 2011

Clichéd Travel Blog #897734 - Quit My Job and Went to Argentina, Brah

Here you will find some simple ramblings and pictures about my travels in South America. I hope to inspire you, move you, and encourage you, to be very jealous of my trip and my lifestyle. Isn't that the point of any good blog? This is not a good blog, so maybe that will make it a little more natural and bearable. In the coming posts I promise NOT to include the following:

1) DRAW GENERAL OR THOUGHTFUL CONCLUSIONS ON LIFE INSPIRED BY MY TRAVELS*

2) COOKING LESSONS. SHOUT OUT TO BEYOND RICE AND BEANS. CANT MATCH THAT. HOWEVER, EATING LESSONS WILL BE INCLUDED.

3) ANYTHING EDUCATIONAL

*Im aware that this is just for the eyes of a few interested amigos, and no Billy, I did not pack a copy of Keruoac's On The Road.

That being said, check this for my ramblings about what is happening around me, such as the Firework-and-Whistle powered soccer riot/rally that I've heard going all day in Villa Crespo in Buenos Aires. Or Trannies at McDonald's and Burger King. "Have it Your Way" was never more applicable...

This is just the beginning. Like my first Patagonian sunset, viewed from my hostel in El Calafate. Click the pictures for better quality and full size.





Check the PEEP THIS section for more pictures of ill shit in nature as well as various tags and graffiti I've found around the city.

About to go cook some Empanadas, Jamon y Queso, and Gnocchi... more soon. FYL. Chinga tu Vida.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Get Rentally ILL With Westside Rentals...A Local AssClown



What is the deal with the Westside Rentals dude. OK I know the deal. A few years back I noticed this guy at UCLA Basketball games...acting a fool with his trademark dance. In the beginning, he was less known, and appeared to just be a crazy fool without a cause. Now, years later I am aware that somehow this man used his ridiculous antics to advertise for Westside Rentals. And make $60,000 a year? I also was lucky enough to spot him at The Brig on Abbott Kinney in Venice one Monday night. Sam Ronson was spinning, the crowd was looking young and sexy, and in comes in the LA's ultimate F-list celebrity, 1 rung below The Cobra Snake and 1 rung above the homeless man who used to sing "DAY-OHHH" and roam around Westwood. Dressed normally, I almost didn't spot him, until I saw the bright orange headband. He just couldn't resist. Naturally, my buddies and I were overcome with laughter, and ran to greet our beloved Rental Man. Without a single word, and the flash of a hang, he stopped us in our tracks and made it clear that he was here to do his thing as himself, NOT as the Westside Rental Man. Despite the scene we caused and the HEADBAND, he was MACKIN' nonetheless, and one of the girls I was with -- A Kenyon College student who will remain nameless, thought he was slick enough to get her number. WOW.

Well, love him or hate him, Philip Parks has become a local icon in Los Angeles, inspiring headlines and quotes like these that I found online:
Westside Rentals Man Jackass Still at It, Endangering Self, Motorists

"My girlfriend never has an unkind work for anyone, really. However, she speaks of "Westside Rental Man" with a disdain that I previously thought her incapable of. I also find him terribly annoying. He's like a human pop-up ad that won't go away."

"He's annoying to the point where I start feeling bad because he's obviously mentally ill and I start to feel intolerant and judgmental. Last time I saw him he got removed by security and made a big show about it by continuing to dance while they threw him out of the arena."



From the man himself:
DONT BE A RENTALMAN STRANGER IF YOU SEE ME COME ON UP AND SAY HIGH AND ALSO I DON'T BITE I JUST DANCE AND KOOK OUT SO LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE PAGE AND TELL ME HOW I AM DOING. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO ALSO SEE THE NEW U TUBE VIDEOS THAT HAVE BEEN POSTED ON MY U TUBE PAGE GO TO U TUBE AND TYPE IN RENTALMAN RentalMan is your Superhero













He goes on a wild rant about the Writers' strike in a crazy flow


Even Nate Robinson was spotted mimicking his trademark dance at Staples Center when the Lakers hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here's my video takes of his best dances from game

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Oh Shit Dat Boy Look Like...



OK...so people are always yelling at me on the street that I look like Team USA Gold Medalist/NBA Champion Tayshaun Prince of the Detroit Pistons. This has been happening since high school, since Tayshaun was playing for Compton Dominguez HS. Sometimes slightly more awkward people tell Jay, "Yo Bro, you totally look EXACTLY like Mos Def/Spike Lee. That's CRAZY DOGGGG." Well, I'm sick of this shit except for when it gets me into clubs and gets me free drinks. But actually, F that I'm just not accepting any free drinks from drunken Midwestern bros like THIS.


Fuck it, Let the People Decide...


Am I the thin man Tayshaun Prince, Hank Baskett former Colts and Eagles Wide Receiver aka that dude with Kendra from Playboy, or Barack? Is Jay Spike or Blackjack Johnson the Mighty Mos Def?













Who Does BA Look Like The Most?















Who Does J Look Like?



Monday, April 4, 2011

SXSW X Golf Wang Killed Them ALL.




Oh yea so I went to SXSW again this year. Had a few too many brews to track down everybody I wanted, but managed to see some solid shows. DJ Jazzy Jeff proved he's still got it. Dom Kennedy didn't do any of his classics at the VIBE showcase but he did come say what up when I saw him in madness on 6th street. And LA is still safe as the Bacon-Wrapped Street Hot Dog capital of the World...sorry Austin. And Oh yea, Michael Sera awkwardly cut me in line for the VICE Magazine party with a chain of hipster girls attatched to him...shocking.



The Madness Began at the FADER Fort...a sign of things to come



Then there was the UK band Brother who not only had a good show at FADER Fort but also were hilarious to bump into at a hectic late night diner. Nice bunch. Grace/Miguelita whattup! Waiting for that album!



There was Ellie Goulding who apparently had the best selling album of the year in the UK, and definitely killed it with a cover of Yeezy's "POWER". Girl got talent.



And then...there was the WOLF GANG. Hodgy Beats bringin em out.




Left Brain says FUCK STEVE HARVEY.








This awesome guy next to me told me all about how Tyler saw his SWAG tatt inside his lip and he got adopted by the Wolf Gang for some drinks and a blunt sesh.





If that is not enough proof that dudes go hard for Odd Future then just watch my video of the pit.
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And Wolf Gang goes hard right back...jumping into the pit...or off roofs NBD. Shaky, but one of the wildest videos I have ever seen. This dude catches Tyler and Hodgy stage diving off the speakers and the roof and basically landing ON the camera. Damn, Im tellin you, like em or not, WOLF GANG brings it.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Boom-SHAKA-laka

Big ups to my dude Shaka Smart, Kenyon grad and head coach of VCU. Incredible run. Every player wants a coach that goes hard like this. Hard ass drill. And dude is SMART...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

WTF: Charles Hamilton

While I'm new to the whole Charles Hamilton game and still trying to decide whether he's a complete jackass or not, i have to say, this shit is on another level...fast forward to the 1:20 mark and listen to the first 8 MINUTES of this freestyle.



and shout out to my man BA on the music player, nice.


Bonus Chops:



LOLOL

last but not least:

I'm Not Gay I Just Wanna Boogie to Some Marvin...

Odd Morning to everyone. Introduction the the rest of Odd Future Day at FYL. I too wanna get a team of leaders and get Stevie Wonder to be the wide receiver.