Saturday, December 31, 2016

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Let's be real, 2016 has been one big pile of hot dog shit. I'm talking about the type that you step in, earlier in the morning while the grass still has the wet from the mist the sunrise brings. You step in it with the brand new slippers that you just got in the mail the day before. They're ruined. You can clean it off, you can dry clean it. It doesn't help. That shit is forever on your mind, even washed away. It will never be the stay. That's 2016 in a nutshell.
 I have no other way of putting this. It started with Bowie and ended with Sager. May they both rest in peace. In the middle of this, Donald Trump became president of the free world. Yeah, I still can't believe that happen either. Actually, I can. Since this is, nevermind.


One thing that will remain the same, is that great content will forever be given to us. Hopefully it will be forever given to us. I don't want to jinx it. This year haven't been any different. I have been fighting myself on this list. I wanted to piece this together as best as I can. I put all the feels and hype aside, I pick the content, not the person. Enjoy. 


  
How talented can one person be? Atlanta is not only ambiguous and ambitious but it embodies the whole persona of Atlanta. Outsiders might not get it but trust me this is the South. Seen through the eyes of an Princeton dropout. Enjoy this journey with us just don't touch my JR Crickets wet lemon pepper wings. 





She bears no name but the poetry bouncing off the beats, screaming the echoes of disbelief that your ears are done this pleasure. 


  
The smooth melodic sound that clashes with the edge that is the Funkadelic vibe.

Friday, December 30, 2016

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First off, my Funko pops collection is growing. This just a taste. I got more. Let's save it for another post.  Anyways, fuck it, what's been up, man? How's your daughter? My girlfriend's pregnant too, I'm 'bout to be a father. If I have a daughter, guess what I'ma call her? I'ma name her Bonnie. 

If you don't know where them lines are from, God bless your soul. Nah, really. One thing I love about the end of the year is all the sales that the end brings. Everybody moving out the old to get in the new. They basically giving things away. Case in point, the adidas I got above. I got them for 22 bucks. Shoutout to Zumiez. When are they not having an sale? I tell you what, I'm not complaining. 

Not really too big on neon but this was something I had to get at that price. Hey,I'm trying new things in 2017. Let's live a little, cause people die alot. 

 

Monday, December 26, 2016

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This week on The Awkward Minority: Jesus Shuttlesworth & Lady Godiva speak on Diana Ross moving around(?),R.Kelly hating us, Long Kiss Goodnight, Mia crush, Popeye's turkey,Secret Santa mess and much more, enjoy.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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I'm for this. I love tech. This about to put some many people outta jobs tho. Welp. Let me go find an nice Sanquon tote for the store.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

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December 9. Pre Order

Friday, November 25, 2016

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For Logic, video games and music have always gone hand in hand. So when it came time for Genius' Rob Markman to sit down with the 26-year-old MC from Gaithersburg, Maryland for an in-depth discussion about the evolution of his career, it was only right that they visit 8 Bit And Up, a one-of-a-kind NYC store where you can find dusty ’80s Nintendo games alongside the hottest releases.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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This week on The Awkward Minority: Jesus Shuttlesworth & Lady Godiva speak on the greatest artist ever new song (Moonbeam Levels), Dave Chappelle new deal with Netflix, Childish Gambino low-key genius, Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy & Pink Friday turning six, Thanksgiving, adventures in car shopping with Jesus Shuttlesworth and much more. Enjoy!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

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The boys (women?) at Dent Kicks Custom are back at it again. This time their bringing the LV with them.  Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram is found on the side in the champion gold. While the milk chocolate brown hugs the chocolate mid sole. While the touch of white on the sole brings the whole sneaker together. Somebody get LV on the phone, we need this. ASAP. Head over to DKC IG to stay in the know about what they have cooking.

 


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Oreo is making waves in the candy aisle with the release of a new Milka Oreo Big Crunch candy bar. After making its rounds in Europe earlier on in the year, the hybrid candy is now ready for its state-side debut. The new candy is a combination of Oreo cookie pieces and vanilla cream filling encased in Milka European chocolate candy, while the alternate Big Crunch Bar incorporates Oreo cookies inside of the German chocolate. The bars will hit shelves at Wal-Mart, Kroger, ShopRite and Albertson’s this week, and will roll-out nationwide in January 2017. It’s up to you whether you want to dip them in milk.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

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Sidenote: When I first started this post. It was all white sneakers. Even if we all know I hate them. I was feeling some this morning. As the morning got longer, I started to see other sneakers I wanted, as I tossed them into my cart aswell. Anyways, the title stays. Even thought it's not all, all white sneakers in this post.

 Shopping in the morning is so peaceful. It's never any lines and it's so quiet. You can walk in and walk around and not have to say "excuse me" about an million times. On top of not having to watch your feet as little kids play the ultimate game of hide and seek in the store. While their parents yell. You can think about things when it's quiet. You can also do this while online shopping, that's what I did this morning. Shopped online. 

I never been about that mall life. You know this. 

Anyways. Here are the sneakers I piled up on this morning. I only planned on buying one and ended up with all this. I have an problem. At least it's not crack.  


 Air Max Zero
 The Game told Pooh in 95, he would kill him over his Air Max 95's. I wonder what he would do to somebody over his Zero's? I hope this has as much breathing in it as it looks like it does. Main reason I got them. 


 Air Jordan KO High OG 
The Air Max Zero's looks like they are so breathable. These look like you can just use them as an pillow at night. They look so warm. It's almost as if your favorite Grandma made quilts and used the left over pieces to make you an sneaker. 




Nike Air Presto
This is where all that buying white,ended. Actually, I guess it ended when I got the Jordan's. Since they're not even white. The Air Presto looks like that shoe that you wins the race in. It looks like it's made for speed. Up at the crack of dawn, running. Getting ready to cross that finish line with both hands high in the air. Getting that medal placed around your neck. As the sweat drips. I won't be doing all that. I'll be wearing these to the supermarket. 

 
I might run in these tho. 

All sneakers this morning is from Wish ATL.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

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This week on The Awkward Minority: Jesus Shuttlesworth & Lady Godiva are joined by Meya as they speak on the season finale of America. Ugh!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

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Y'all remembered how much I used to get naked? All the time. It seem like it was something that had to be done daily. It's just something about the way they mix the strawberry and banana that got me every time. With the drop of apple juice and the orange, ooou. Got me wanting one right now. They fit 22 strawberries into one bottle. 22. Plus, they featured me on social media before. So it's only right I drink it. I'm talking about the juice if you haven't noticed yet. 

Anyways, if it's one thing we love in the south, it's tea. Not just any tea, sweet tea. As far as I care, unsweet tea is the devil and it doesn't exist. That's just something people say when they really want water instead. I mean who drinks that? Ew. I have to be a shame to be so late to the party on this one. Gold Peak Tea. Launched in 2006, Gold Peak Tea has won awards for how great it is. Awards y'all. Made from the leaves from the Kenyan Rift Valley. Who knew that this would be something so amazing when I picked it up by chance. The bottle pulled me in. That simple but complex look with the bold "Sweet Tea" text across the middle made me spend the two dollars to give it a try. I bet this is how people on crack got hooked. Spend the money cause "hey why not" next thing you know, you selling your pots and pans for another hit. 


That shouldn't be happening with me and Gold Peak Tea but I am hooked. 
That first taste of the sweet tea made me never want to taste another again.  So far I have tired three: the Peach, sweet tea and the lemonade. Which I thought was the lemon. I was so happy to see another favor that I just forgot how to read, I guess. Not really one for Green but I would love to give that one an try. 

SO if you're into tea as much as me, you might want to give Gold Peak an try,you can drink it on the mountain while listening to the Dixie Chicks. Southern Shit.

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Camouflage-covered sneakers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon and, like the Air Force 1 this month, the Sk8-Hi and Era are getting in on the action as Vans presents its latest pack of kicks. Opting for tiger camo specifically, the two designs employ the pattern in different ways. While the Sk8-Hi boldly applies the look to the majority of its upper, the Era instead sees the pattern on its lining alone while an olive drab exterior preserves the military-inspired vibe.

Finished with black accents throughout, the Sk8-Hi and Era are available now from KITH for $70 USD and $55 USD, respectively.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

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Miss Jackson if you're nasty. Sanquon.spreadshirt.com

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Killer Mike and El-P trying to go down in the top 5 of rap groups. Sweet Jesus. Morning vibe overload. (Y'all go listen to RTJ1&2, you can thank me later).

Now pardon me, I need to go body slam somebody into some tables. 
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 Nearly a year in the making since James Harden left Nike to sign with adidas in October 2015, the All-Star’s first signature shoe with the brand, titled “Harden Vol. 1,” has finally been revealed. Including four different colorways, titled “Home,” “Cargo,” “Gila Monster” and “Pioneer” the unique color-blocked pattern and asymmetrical lacing came from a variety of needs observed from the Rockets guard as he moved on the court. In an interview with Sneaker News, VP of Basketball Design Brian Foresta mentioned that Harden’s personal experience of bruising his toes and constantly having others step on them led to the incorporation of leather in the toe box area. Additionally, the lacing along the lateral came from the need to relieve tension along the top of the foot. The silhouette also includes full-length Boost cushioning, a TPU support shank and “The Beard’s” engraved autograph along the medial. With Harden’s iconic persona, this shoe line is an extension of his personal style as well as the functionality he sought from a sneaker. Set for a release date of December 3, 2016, be sure to check back for additional updates.



Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Join us on the Awkward Minority twitter as I will be live tweeting the season premiere of the Walking Dead. We can watch and yell together. Like one big Awkward Misfits family. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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The Top Ten Hi, adidas‘ retro basketball sneaker, has made a comeback in “Camo.” Constructed with a canvas upper, the iconic high-top silhouette is replete with a woodland camouflage graphic pattern. Elsewhere, the ‘Top Ten’ wordmark gets a bold, contrasting gold foil branding, while the Three Stripes side panel gets a matching camo treatment. Visit Sneaker Politics to pick up a pair for $90 USD.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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It's coming.

After teasing the game yesterday and over the weekend, Rockstar has officially announced the next installment of the Red Dead series: Red Dead Redemption 2. The first entry in the acclaimed Western series since 2010′s Redemption, the new Red Dead is being billed on its official website as “an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.” It remains unknown, however, if the game will follow the events of Redemption or be a prequel of some kind. We should know a bit more when Rockstar drops the game’s first trailer this Thursday, October 20, at 11 a.m. ET.
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adidas continues to roll out more versions of its newest UltraBOOST 3.0, following a recent preview of its latest navy rendition. This time, we’re given a first look at a deep red version of the silhouette, comprised of speckled Primeknit in a white and crimson hue throughout the upper, along with tonal laces, a translucent lace cage and branding on the tongue. A contrasting white BOOST sole and red heel cup provide overall support and comfort while rounding out the rest of the shoe’s design. Be sure to check back for more updates on an official release date.


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Monday, October 17, 2016

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ASICS delivers its iconic GEL-Lyte III silhouette in a summer-inspired colorway, aiming to hold onto the last remaining poolside days before the cooler weather takes full force. Featuring a bright blue hue with crackled textures mimicking the reflection of a pool, the shoe comes with nubuck uppers and embroidered branding along the lateral and heel panel. Additionally, the sneaker’s familiar split tongue is showcased in a breathable textile fabric with tonal blue laces. Sitting atop a gel-cushioned sole in a color-blocked white and aqua design, grab a pair of the ASICS GEL-Lyte III “Kingfisher” at retailers like Rock City Kicks now for $120 USD.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

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We are less than two weeks away from the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, which means we are closer to learning who Negan’s victim is. In a newly released promo for the show called “A Look Ahead,” the cast and creators take a look back at where we left our characters and what’s ahead for the group in season 7. Although the show has remained somewhat tight-lipped about what exactly will happen in the first episode, AMC has unveiled the title and synopsis for the first episode.

Titled “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be,” we are told, “last season ended with Rick and our group kneeling helplessly before Negan and his group. What Negan does will haunt those who survive forever.” Still pretty cryptic. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the actor who plays Negan, has said, “You won’t be able to see Negan without thinking of the premiere episode. What he does is so strong and so shocking. The way Negan inflicts damage is so original to Negan, that whenever he comes on screen you will not know what to expect.”

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Andrew Jones jokes that he’s “the best looking zombie you’ll ever see.” The fitness model and body builder technically has no pulse, and has built an impressive physique on an artificial heart. Until he receives a donor match, he keeps a constant supply of batteries on him. Heart or no heart, he hasn’t let anything stop him from staying active and living the life he wants.

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This week on The Awkward Minority: Jesus Shuttlesworth & Lady Godiva speak on the most awkward moment in Jesus Shuttlesworth's life, the greatness of the midnight blackness that is Luke Cage, Blockbuster, Big Krit, Solange being the secret manager of Beyonce,early album of the year discussion and more. Enjoy

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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If anybody is reading this from a TV network. I would like to say this: TV interviews work. I think it was a couple years ago. Probably two. Shanola Hampton (who is the voice of Rochelle on Left 4 Dead) was on the Tyra show (?). Maybe it was Wendy? Anyways, she was doing an interview about Shameless and her character 'Veronica Fisher'. I'm guessing this was around season four cause of the topic they were talking about (No spoiler to be given). I just remember thinking that this sounds like one freaky ass show. I actually wanted to see that season first. When I did get around to season four, it was just as wild as it sounded in the interview. Actually, wild is the understatement. It's freaky on all the levels that freaky can go. 


The series depicts the dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher, a single father of six children. While he spends his days drunk, his kids learn to take care of themselves.

The show's producers sought to distinguish it from previous American working-class shows by highlighting how Frank's alcoholism affects his family. Paul Abbott, the show's creator, has said, "It's not My Name Is Earl or Roseanne. It's got a much graver level of poverty attached to it. It's not blue collar; it's no collar." When John Wells, the showrunner, began pitching the show, he had to fight efforts to place the show in the South or in a trailer park. He explained, "We have a comedic tradition of making fun of the people in those worlds. The reality is that these people aren't 'the other' – they're people who live four blocks down from you and two blocks over. Shameless is an American comedy-drama television series which airs on Showtime. 


This remake of the British series is set in Chicago. 

 Characters to Watch:  

 Frank Gallagher
Vernon Francis "Frank" Gallagher is the father of six children. He is a deadbeat alcoholic, drug addict and morally deficient freeloader who relies on his children to barely get by. He also swindles the state welfare system and this type of opportunistic deceit has been learned by his children.

Frank begins affairs with almost any available woman, resulting in the births of even more children. For instance, he begins a relationship with Sheila Jackson when he discovers that she gets maximum disability benefits for her agoraphobia. Frank is the biological father of Sammi, Fiona, Lip, Debbie, Carl, and Liam, but not of Ian, who is the children's half-brother and cousin.

The children refer to their father as Frank. Although Frank pontificates self-righteously about political and social issues, he spends most of his time developing schemes to cheat the system and take advantage of others in order to make money. He pays little attention to his children but can display care and concern for them in drastic circumstances.


 Veronica Fisher 
 Veronica "V" Fisher is the Gallaghers' neighbor and Fiona's best friend and confidante. She often gives Fiona advice concerning relationships, caring for her siblings, and caring for herself. Veronica had pursued a hospital medical career until she was fired for stealing medical supplies and now works as a webcam girl.


Lip Gallagher
 Phillip Ronan"Lip" Gallagher, is the second Gallagher child and is the most academically minded. In high school, he was a straight-A student. He created various money-making schemes, such as running an ice cream truck that also sold beer and marijuana and taking the SATs for fellow students (often scoring 2400, a perfect score) for a fee. Lip is more rebellious outside the classroom though, spending much of his time drinking beer and smoking weed.

 James Lishman 
James "Jimmy" Lishman has a lot of moxie. He is pursuing Fiona hard, and he is not afraid to punch out and moon a notorious bouncer to defend her honor. He drives a sports car, wears an expensive watch and throws money around liberally, which Fiona finds off-putting.

Favorite Moment: 



The Start: One of the most unique things that you notice after the first episode is the intro.  It changes each time and it's a pretty amazing thing that you will come to love. Above is season one, it goes on till the current season. Not the video, this is just season one. 

No good: Another thing that I love about the show is that everybody is 'Shameless" in their own way. You don't notice it in the first season but all the seasons go on, you start to notice

That boy can act: You never really know how much of an great actor somebody is till they play somebody you hate. I went through this with Elizabeth Perkins. She played Celia Hodes on Weeds. I hated her to death. Like would cheer when something fucked up would happen to her. Not so much in the first seasons but man, she played the hell outta the role when it was time to be the double jackass. That's what great actors do. Make you hate the person their playing. 

That's the case with William H. Macy. Never really paid him too much attention as far as the acting chops goes.Found him to be funny in the movies. On this show, you find out that he might be one of the most underrated actors. He plays this role so well, you have to just stare in the sky at how really this seems. Bravo, my man. Bravo. 



 Favorite Episodes:

Season One. Episode One. "Pilot" 
 This is the episode is the one that kicked it off, I was hooked after this. (Probably about to watch again right now)

Fiona's purse is stolen on a night out with Veronica, but a handsome stranger named Steve does his best to retrieve it. He's unsuccesful but earns an invite back to the Gallagher house when he defends the girls by punching an infamous bouncer who insults them.
Lip discovers a stash of gay porn in the bedroom he shares with Ian but he is unwilling to accept his brother's sexuality and so takes him to Karen who recently rewarded Lip for tutoring her with oral sex. 


Season One. Episode Seven "Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father"
 Frank is hunted by two ruthless thugs after he fails to follow through with an illegal money-making scheme, and he must repay them $6000. The Gallagher family helps Frank fake his own death to convince the thugs to leave town. Steve takes Fiona to an expensive hotel to get away from her family and work stress. Mickey steals Kash's gun and Linda has the cameras at the Kash-n-Grab fixed, which has implications on Ian's affair with Kash. Ian tries to get the gun back from Mickey and discovers an unexpected secret while doing this. There is a surprise for Sheila as she does something she hasn't done in years.






Season One. Episode Eight "It's Time to Kill the Turtle" 

In the hospital, Frank is offered $3000 if he can stop drinking for two weeks. This pleases Carl and Debbie but Lip doesn't believe Frank can stay sober for even two weeks. In the end, Frank starts to wreck the Gallagher's home, so Lip tasers him and forces liquor down his throat, ending the experiment. Ian continues his sexual relationship with Mickey. Fiona scrambles to find a better-paying job, while Steve's past starts catching up with him. Lip tours the University of Chicago campus and is offered an interesting opportunity. Veronica and Kev's new foster daughter Ethel is 13 years old and a little different than expected, having come from a polygamous sect where she and four other women were married to a 68-year-old man.


Season Two. Episode Nine "Hurricane Monica"
Monica blows back into town and immediately hooks up with Frank for more shenanigans, but the kids are left wondering if she's finally here to stay, and Frank is eager to pick up the ashes of his late mother and reclaim the cash he believes she's hidden. Meanwhile, after Fiona kicks out Lip, he stayed at Karen's and then moved in with Steve. Later, Sheila and Jody think the house is haunted by Eddie's ghost; they end up having sex. Ian's mom, Monica, tell him she know about him having sex with Mickey and that he shouldn't be ashamed; she takes him to a gay club. Mandy's father broke in the Gallagher's house and started punching Ian because he believes he got her pregnant; the baby could be Lip's or another guy's child.

 Season Five. Episode Nine "Carl's First Sentencing"
 At college, Lip meets a foxy new professor, and their relationship quickly intensifies. Meanwhile, Kev finds a new calling at Lip's school, that ultimately leads him to wanting V back. Despite effort from Fiona, Carl botches his sentencing hearing, and is sent to a Juvenile Correctional Facility with Chuckie. After, yet, another bipolar induced episode, Mickey is able to convince Ian to get back on his meds; and he gets a job as a dishwasher at Patsy's. Fiona is concerned for her boss, Sean, when he receives disconcerting news regarding his son. While undergoing treatment at the hospital, Frank's doctor, Bianca, reveals she has terminal cancer. The two go on a grand adventure that spans 48 hours.

Season Five. Episode Eleven "Drugs Actually"
Sammi is on the outs with the rest of her siblings after the stunt she pulled. Mickey and Debbie hatch a plan to make her pay, that takes a turn for the worst. Fiona continues to pull away from Gus, and closer to Sean. Lip enjoys the benefits of his comfy romantic arrangement. A pipe breaking at the Alibi lends itself as a relationship mender for Kev and V. Frank realizes that he's not ready to die along with Bianca. After a failed attempt at trying to get her help, the two head for Costa Rica. The family is able to convince the Army officials to release Ian, after a painful disclosure of his condition. Later, Ian receives a visit from his mother, Monica; who proclaims that no one will ever understand him but her, and the two hitchhike out of the state. After being believed to be dead, Sammi finds herself being shipped out in a moving truck.


Shameless. Showtime (January 9, 2011 – present) 

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