Friday, September 7, 2012

Free 60 Day Membership to BJ's

BJ's is offering a printable pass good for a free 60-Day trial membership to their wholesale club. Take the pass to the member services desk to activate it by December 31, 2012. Remember, you can use manufacturers coupons at BJ's to save even more!


THS Pick: Japanese Skaters go Ham

A couple months back we posted a video about a skater from Japan named Gou Miyagi. And as we all saw, he was simply amazing. Now a SECOND (more ridiculous) video has been released featuring more Gou with the addition of Yukihisa Nakimura from Tokyo and I need both these dudes arrested for defying The Law Of Gravity. Watch to see what I mean.

Also I found an old adidas Skateboard feature from Japan. Don't sleep on the adidas team.

Leave any comments below.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose expecting?

Earlier today during MTV's Video Music Awards Wiz Khalifa has confirmed the rumor of Amber Roses alleged pregnancy. He told Sway at MTV:

“Well, Sway, you know you my brother man, so we had to do it with you first and we had to do it with the whole world, and just let everybody know that we’re expecting a beautiful young baby,” Khalifa said, before screaming, “We’re having a baby!”

 After planting a kiss on Amber's baby bump Wiz commented that he wants to teach his baby to spit bars indicating he's hoping for a Lil' Wiz in the future.
Click here to see the original MTV article.

Any thoughts on AmWiz's future child? Post them below.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Chris Lighty Suicide due to Stress (not over divorce or debt)

Source: via Mugen on Pinterest

Sadly as a lot of us have heard by now American music industry executive Chris Lighty was found dead at 44 in his Bronx apartment after committing suicide (shot to the head) on August 30th of this year.

For those who aren’t aware of who Chris Lighty is, he is the founder of Violator, a record label, management, and marketing company, which represented hip hop artists such as Nas, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, Missy Elliott, L.L. Cool J, and 50 Cent. He served as Sean "Diddy" Combs' manager. The New York Times called him "one of the most powerful figures in the hip-hop business.”

 It was thought that he committed suicide due to overwhelming debt and divorce. There had been reports that Lighty owed the IRS millions. His wife, Veronica Lighty says the numbers stated were way off. "We were not in debt $5 million," she said, only adding, "Chris had a lot of weight on his shoulders." She also stated that she did not feel the divorce had anything to do with his suicide either. Veronica says their relationship was was actually on the mend. Unknown to many she retracted the divorce on Father’s day.

Lighty’s business partner Michael ‘Blue’ Williams, agreeing with Veronica suspects stress (not caused by debt or divorce) is probably the reason for Lighty’s untimely death. "Chris' debt is probably less important than the pressure that he was under," Williams told MTV News on Friday. "What people are missing and what people don't see and what Chris is an example of is how much, as black men, we carry around and don't always communicate."

Lighty was laid to rest yesterday in a funeral that was attended by some of the biggest names in rap royalty, but the hip hop world is still highly distraught by the loss of Chris. Today Russell Simmons reflected on Lighty and his contributions to the world of hip hop and RnB.

Let’s not forget the six children Lighty left behind and keep them in our thoughts and prayers because losing a parent is never easy especially under these circumstances. We also need to remember that sometimes more money equals more problems and that Stress can be the deadliest of killers.



Kellie Pickler Shaves Head To Support Friend

Country music and former American Idol star Kellie Pickler has been creating quite a stir after shaving off all of her hair.

 For those who don’t know or remember 26 year old Kellie Pickler is an American country music artist who has released 3 great albums ( Small Town Girl, Kellie Pickler, and 100 Proof) and has made various television appearances. She began as a contestant on the 5th season of the big Fox reality show American Idol, finishing in sixth place. While on the show she was often compared to Jessica Simpson, due to her “[...]southern style and ditzy demeanor”. A year after the show ended, she was signed to 19 Recordings and BNA Recordings as a recording artist. In 2012, she was ranked as the 14th best American Idol alumna.

 Kellie is known for her kind heart and her many philanthropic works (St. Jude’s, Hurricane Katrina, USO tours, etc); and Kellie shaving her head is just yet another example of her humongous heart. Kellie chose to cut her lovely locks to show support for one of her best childhood friends, Summer Miller, who is currently battling breast cancer. Summer (age 35) is starting her chemotherapy treatments today and Kellie who often refers to Miller as her “sister” decided to cut her hair along with her friend before the first treatment.

 Pickler explained that Summer is only 35, and stated that aside from helping her friend through a tough time, she wanted to spread the message that early detection is key when it comes to cancer. “Cancer does not discriminate,” Pickler said in a statement to ABC News.

 I commend Kellie on her powerful showing of solidarity and hope that this will encourage people to put their health first and go to the doctors and get checked. Good Luck to Summer and all of those suffering from any form of cancer.



Nike Air Current (Stadium Green)

After taking a long vacation the Nike Air Current has finally resurfaced. This colorway is mostly bright green and black with speckles on the midsole with a hint of purple throughout the shoe. Look for them to be hitting Nike retailers near you in the near future.

THS calls these "The Leprechauns"

Dallas Cowboys VS. New York Giants in New NFL Uniforms

Earlier today millions of Americans tuned into the start of a new season of football in the NFL. If you watched (or have good NBA knowledge) then you would notice the new athletic apparel being worn on the gridiron. Deriving its name from Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman's old number, the NFL Nike Elite 51 uniform has several new cosmetic and performance changes to aid players on the field. First we have the new Nike Flywire featured in Nike's newest athletic shoes to provide a lightweight but tight fit. Next up is the mesh ventilation featured throughout for maximum thermoregulation and stretchy hydrophobic materials that are supposed to increase range of motion. The new uniform also features impact absorbent DeFlex padding in the pants held up by an aircraft grade aluminum D-ring belt.

The upper part incorporates the Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong 4-pad top with built-in padding for protection on top of a pair of Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong Compression 3/4 pant with more Deflex technology, Dri-FIT fabric and special seams for comfort.

Nike is also supplying all the footwear for the new Nike Elite 51 uniform. Players will be wearing  Nike Vapor game socks with tonal cushioning and heel padding to relieve pressure inside their Nike Vapor Talon Cleat with Nike's Hyperfuse technology built in.

While all this new "technology" seems great we'll have to wait and see how and if this actually affects the players on the field. The new uniforms seem streamlined and much less bulky previous NFL attire. Lets hope that with all the dropped size there is no reduction in player safety. That's like trading in that big and bad heavy-metal 76' Monte Carlo for a lighter,more advanced technology bearing but less sturdy carbon fiber Chevrolet Volt. Even with the welcome advances in technology the change would still be a downgrade.

Read more at the official Nike site

Happy Football Season!