Lawn Chair Balloon Flights

Riding a green lawn chair supported by a rainbow array of more than 150 helium-filled party balloons, Kent Couch took off Saturday in a third bid to fly from central Oregon all the way to Idaho.

Couch kissed his wife and kids goodbye, and patted their shivering Chihuahua, Isabella, before his ground crew gave him a push so he could clear surrounding light poles and a coffee cart.

Then, clutching a big mug of coffee, Couch rose out of the parking lot of his gas station into the bright blue morning sky, cheered by a crowd of spectators.

“If I had the time and money and people, I’d do this every weekend,” Couch said before getting into the chair. “Things just look different from up there. You’ve moving so slowly. The best thing is the peace, the serenity.

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Funniest Death Scenes Ever!

This is a compilation of the most ridiculous death scenes from old, cheesy movies.

Track listing of films after the jump.

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Lets face it, most people are not buying music anymore. Why? It’s simple. Why would you buy something that you can get for free. In other words why would a fan buy an artists record when they can simply download it from the thousands of bloggers that are sharing music via file sharing sites. This an issue that the Music Industry needs to face, point blank.

While artists and record companies complain about the their fans disloyalty to the artist, they are failing to adapt to a new era of music consumption. It is beneficial for an artist or record labels to have as much exposure as possible. Yet Some still fail to see the value of having their music pirated or given away for free.

It may even be true that there is a positive correlation between illegal downloads/free give-aways and higher records sales.

Let’s take the example of Lil Wayne. Over the past few years, Wayne has been releasing an unprecedented amount of material which has either been given away for free, or illegally pirated via the internet and mix-tapes. His latest album release the Carter III, was leaked all over the internet, yet sold over a million copies in its first week release. The question is why? It is possible that the pirating of his music served as a marketing tool?
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Robot Sex Around The Corner

David Levy told participants at a conference last week that we would all be having loving relationships with robots by 2050, He predicts that we’ll have robots as sex toys within five years and true, deep relationships later on. Some robots already kiss, some seem to hate, but Levy says we’ll have emotional relationships based on conversation by mid-century.

He also believes we’ll be consummating relationships with our anatomically correct Machines by mid-century. He envisions those early man-machine marriages falling victim to the same cultural taboos affecting interracial marriages. However, just as those are accepted over time, so will committed robot-hookups be seen as “normal” as the practice becomes more common. According to Levy, “once you have a story like ‘I had sex with a robot, and it was great!’ appear someplace like Cosmo magazine, I’d expect many people to jump on the bandwagon.”

http://www.engadget.com/

Brooklyn Cook Caught In The Act

Cook Raymundo Flores was arraigned by the Brooklyn District Attorney on charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. Police, responding to a 911 from restaurant workers, said they found lobster tails that Flores allegedly stole hidden in his pants and in bandages on his legs.

Flores was freed without bail.

4 Amazing Ancient Cities

This stuff is from an incredible article @ lifeinthefastlane

Popularly known by their names of color as much as their historical designations — the ancient Blue City known as Jodhpur, neighboring Jaipur known as the Pink City, its former capital the Amber City, and Morocco’s Red City of Marrakech — are as much astonishingly beautiful as they are remarkably unusual.

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Jodhpur
Jodhpur — known as the Blue City for the color of its buildings — is the second largest city in Rajasthan, the largest state of the Republic of India, standing at the edge of the large, inhospitable Great Indian Desert (Thar Desert), which has an edge paralleling the Sutlej-Indus river valley along its border with Pakistan.

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Most of the buildings in the old quarter are painted blue to signify the Bhraman (Priest) class, but non-Brahmins soon followed suit, as the color was said to deflect the heat and deter mosquitoes, and suddenly everything turned blue, creating a broad vision of indigo from the hilltops.

Dominated by the monstrous and imposing Mehrangarh Fort that appears to grow from out of a sheer rocky ridge 410 feet (125 meters) high of which the Fort is built of right in the middle of town, the ancient city is surrounded by a 16 mile (10 kilometer) long wall, which has 6 massive gates — the Eastern gate Suraj (Sun) Pol, Western gate of Chand (Moon) Pol, Nagauri gate, Merati gate, Jalori gate, and the Siwanchi gate.

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There are only 3 gates facing in these directions, including the Northern gate which faces toward the ancestral capital of Amber, while many gates face South, and all used to be closed at sunset and opened at sunrise.

The walls of the fort are up to 120 feet (36 meters) high and 70 feet (21 meters) wide, enclosing some exquisite structures and collections of palanquins, howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. The ramparts of Mehrangarh Fort provide not only remarkably preserved cannons, but a breath-taking view of the city.

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This was the way that the Rajputs built their formidable forts and to good effect, as Mehrangarh Fort was never successfully stormed, but the 6 gates still bear visible scars of battle.

The fort was built about a century after Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by the Rajpur chief Rao Jodha, for whom the city is named after.

The old quarter is contained within the confines of the fort, with mostly winding, narrow passages and alleys impossibly cramped with street vendors, shops, bazaars, rickshaws, bicycles, bustling people and animals of all shapes and sizes. The present city has expanded from outside of its walls.

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Charlton Heston’s Basement

I wasn’t a big Charles Heston fan he was a little gun crazy for me. Check out these pics to his basement stash that makes T.I.’s look puny.

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Jeezy Gets Snitched On

Testimony offered yesterday in the federal government’s cocaine-conspiracy case against alleged Black Mafia Family member Fleming “Ill” Daniels revealed a stunning allegation: According to a witness, Atlanta hip-hop superstar Jay “Young Jeezy” Jenkins received kilos of cocaine from BMF.

Jeezy has not been charged with a crime in relation to the allegation. When asked whether there is an open investigation into the rapper, Justice Department spokesman Patrick Crosby said he had no comment.

Scott Leemon, the New York-based lawyer who represented Jeezy on weapons charges out of Miami in 2006, told CL “obviously, I am not going to comment on anything. I will look into it.”

The allegation was raised in U.S. District Court in Atlanta this week by a BMF member named Ralph “Ralphie” Simms. Simms was indicted last year in a related federal drug case in L.A. He told the jury that in exchange for his truthful testimony in the case against Daniels, he hoped to receive a reduced sentence.

Simms testified that his job was to unload BMF’s cocaine from limos outfitted with secret compartments. He said he piled as many as 100 “bricks” of cocaine at a time inside the basement of one of BMF’s stash houses, an ultra-modern Buckhead mansion nicknamed “Space Mountain.” And he said that on one occasion, in the fall of 2004, he was ordered by high-ranking BMF members Chad “J-Bo” Brown and Martez “Tito” Byrth to set aside multi-kilo cocaine “shipments” for two customers. Simms said the customers picked up the coke from him at Space Mountain.

When asked by assistant U.S. Attorney Robert McBurney who the customers were, Simms gave two names: William “Doc” Marshall, a high-level BMF co-conspirator who testified earlier in the trial, and “Jeezy.”

“Young Jeezy the rapper?” McBurney asked.

“Yes,” Simms answered.

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Lauryn Hill Ol School MIx

DJ OhSoKool and I were recently discussing how the 10th anniversary of Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album is coming up this August. Since the singles and videos started dropping this time of the year ten years ago he has prepared a very special Lauryn Hill themed Soulful mix for y’all. Check it out below:

Tracklist
lauryn hill – soul (interlude)
lauryn hill – cant take my eyes off of you
lauryn hill ft mary j blige – i used to love him
lauryn hill – mary (interlude)
lauryn hill – everything is everything
the fugees – killing me softly
lauryn hill – colors
lauryn hill ft carlos santana – to zion
lauryn hill – the sweetest thing
lauryn hill – the sweetest thing (mahogany remix)
lauryn hill – d’angelo (interlude)
lauryn hill ft d’angelo – nothing even matters
lauryn hill – what is love (interlude)
lauryn hill – when it hurts so bad
lauryn hill – ex factor
lauryn hill – music (interlude)

Download it here: http://www.divshare.com/download/4731744-018

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Scott Stortch A Lesson In Tricking

All I can say is wow.  Complex really put Scott on blast about buying Bentlleys for Lil KIm & Paris Hilton etc. Doing way too much Scott, hopefully one of these starlets will come back and help a brother when he’s down. Or for his sake maybe he has a sex tape of one of these famous ladies he can slang on the open market. His beats were so hot what happened with that as he lost his hit power to the white powder? Check the crazy tricking spree below.
As of today, pint-sized hitmaker Scott Storch is a wanted man. A warrant was issued for the producer who has churned out hits for everyone from Fat Joe to Brooke Hogan after a Florida judge ordered him to pay a minimum of $46,000 in child support. Coupled with Storch owing over a half-million dollars in property taxes, it seems as though his pockets are taking a beating worse than one of Kimbo Slice’s YouTube opponents.

Of course, making it rain on his extensive yacht collection and picking up the Terror Squad’s dinner tabs didn’t help the superproducer’s financial status. But we all know that the biggest suck on your wallet is usually having a girlfriend. And given all the socialites, rappers and models he’s dated, it’s not unreasonable to think that Storch’s financial plight might stem from the high-maintenance women in his life. After the jump, we’ve listed some of the notable ladies he’s been linked to.

Lil Kim
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Storch hooked up with the Queen Bee back in 2004 for a quick two-month relationship. It was a costly 60-something days for Scottie, who gave Kim a $150,000 Bentley Continental GT, which may or may not be the Bentley that was reposed from Kim’s crib a few weeks ago. Talk about hustling backwards.

Paris Hilton
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Paris has Scott Storch to thank for half of the songs from her nearly unlistenable 2006 album. Like Lil Kim, it was reported that Storch also copped Paris Hilton a Bentley, which is apparently the producer’s gift of choice when he’s trying to smash off.

Erica Mena
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Although these two were definitely a couple, there’s no record of what Storch was shelling out to keep video-chick regular/model Erica Mena interested. We’re guessing close to nothing—he probably told her he was gonna make her a famous actress. It’s every video chick’s dream!

Lindsay Lohan
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In 2007, Lilo got the extravagant gift treatment from the Floridian hit-maker, getting showered in over $1 million worth of jewelry. The two later split when Lindsay gave him the pink slip for “Girls Gone Wild” purveyor Joe Francis.

Dalene Daniel
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This was the closest thing Storch had to a down-ass-chick. The couple lasted for over 4 years, with a few normal bumps in the road, but in 2006 the shit hit the fan when Daniel filed a paternity suit against Storch (which he ignored) after he didn’t claim responsibility for their second son Jalen. Today, a judge ruled Storch has to pay at least $46,000 in back child support for the 2-year-old, issuing a warrant for his arrest.

Old School Gangster Pix

I cherry picked from a gallery at
http://exxxxtra.com/


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This book goes right along with my new bi-weekly column “Worst Tattoo’s Ever”

While mistakes in life are common, only a select few are permanently inked into your skin. Authors Aviva Yael and P.M. Chen scoured the country for the most outrageous, and often regrettable, examples of body art for their recently released book, “NO REGRETS: The Best, Worst, & Most #$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever.” A flip through the book — a humorous array of the tattoo industry’s most “creative” works
(Courtesy No Regrets: The Best, Worst, & Most #$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever)

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Amazing Photographs

Found this amazing collection of “25 Unbelievable Pictures” @ geekarmy cherry picked my favorites.


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Man this looks shady…

A convicted steroids dealer who recently met with NFL security officials and gave them names of players he said bought steroids from him was found shot to death in his home Thursday, police said.

Early Thursday morning, Plano police made a welfare check and found 35-year-old David Jacobs and 30-year-old Amanda Jo Earhart-Savell dead. Police said both had been shot to death.

Police spokesman Rick McDonald said the officers were making a welfare check after relatives of Earhart-Savell expressed concern about her whereabouts.

Plano detectives aren’t releasing information about whether the deaths were a double homicide or a murder-suicide, whether a weapon was found near the bodies, or any other details, McDonald said.

Jacobs was sentenced to three years probation and fined $25,000 on May 1 after pleading guilty last year in federal court in Dallas to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute anabolic steroids.

Hank Hockeimer, Jacobs’ attorney, has told The Dallas Morning News that Jacobs then met with NFL security officials in the Dallas area on May 21 and gave them names of players he said bought steroids from him. Hockeimer didn’t immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press on Thursday.

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A Danville woman faces arson charges after she allegedly set fires at two gas stations and a coffee house, saying she was protesting high gas prices.

The woman, 64, remained Thursday in a Contra Costa jail on $810,000 bail on suspicion of premeditated arson and burglary.

Police say the woman used a fireplace log and a lighter to set fires in the restrooms of an Arco station, a Chevron station and a Starbucks on Wednesday. No structural damage was reported at the locations.

Police later found the woman at a nearby fast food restaurant with eight fireplace logs with her. She told officers that she was behind the fires and said she woke up that morning wanting to do something about high gas prices.

Police say they don’t know why she targeted the Starbucks.

Charges have not yet been filed, and it’s not clear if the woman has a lawyer in the case.

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Jay-Z Interview

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With the his Heart of the City Tour wrapping up, the Jigga Man sets his sails for Europe where he will be touring this summer. Check out this over 10 minute interview where Jigga speaks about the up and coming tour which he will be doing along with Mark Ronson.

Bo Diddley R.I.P.

One of the founding fathers of rock ’n’ roll has left the building he
helped construct. Bo Diddley, aged 79, died of heart failure today at
his home in Archer, Fl where he resided for over 20 years.
With Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino and Jerry
Lee Lewis, Diddley (born Ellas Otha Bates) was one of music’s
principal architects in the mid-1950s. The guitarist-singer-songwriter
scored major pop hits with “Bo Diddley” and “I’m a Man” in 1955 and
“Say Man” (1959) and made an almost incalculable impact on rock from
the Fifties onward. His music influenced artists working in such
disparate styles as rockabilly, British Invasion pop, surf,
psychedelic, hip-hop and punk rock.

Diddley is most often cited for his signature “Bo Diddley beat,” a
syncopated 5/4 pattern similar to the West African-derived “hambone”
rhythm or “Shave and a haircut two-bits” couplet. Over the years,
Diddley variously claimed to have adapted the beat from music he heard
in church, from trying to play the Gene Autry song “Jingle Jangle” and
from attempting to play his guitar like a drum. Whatever its origins,
the taut, rumba-like beat has powered literally hundreds of rock and
pop records, everything from Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” and the
Who’s “Magic Bus” to Tom Petty’s “American Girl,” George Michael’s
“Faith” and Bruce Springsteen’s “She’s the One.” A half dozen key
Diddley compositions have held down prized spots in the repertoire of
thousands of performing artists for decades.

As if R Kelly didn’t have enough to deal with he got harassed by an attorney in the courtroom that wanted him to listen to his demo!

A lawyer was booted from the Cook County Criminal Courts Building today after attempting to foist his own music CD on R. Kelly in the courtroom where his trial is taking place.

Attorney Mike Roman approached Kelly on Friday morning while the singer was sitting alone at the defense table. With his lawyers and the prosecutors meeting privately in the judge’s chambers, the R&B superstar was left to fend off the man’s overture.

Roman–a local criminal-defense lawyer who fronts the Latin rock band, Mike Roman and the Tellstars, in his spare time–offered Kelly a free copy of his CD “Cha Cha Time.” Kelly, 41, is considered one of the music industry’s most prolific songwriters and producers.

“No, thank you,” Kelly said with a polite smile. “I’m not allowed to take anythin

Roman persisted, but Kelly continued to decline the CD.

“I’m not allowed to talk to anyone,” said the singer, reminding Roman of the gag order imposed on him by trial Judge Vincent Gaughan.

Roman offered to just leave the disc, but Kelly asked him not to.

“Please,” Kelly said quietly. “You have to leave me alone.”

Other attorneys in the courtroom noticed the conversation and called deputies to assist Kelly. Roman was briefly detained, much to his displeasure.

“I’m a lawyer and I’m musician,” Roman told the authorities. “What’s wrong with that?”

Deputies held Roman in a courthouse anteroom while they discussed the matter with Gaughan. The judge later ordered officers to escort him from the building.

Roman cooperated with his removal–but not before trying to sell a “Cha Cha Time” CD to one of Kelly’s defense attorneys for $15.