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!

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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.







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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)

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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.

TO READ MORE CLICK HERE

TO READ RUSSELL SIMMON'S REFLECTION CLICK HERE

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.

TO READ MORE CLICK HERE

WATCH VIDEO OF KELLIE SHAVING HEAD

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!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Free Sandwich Thursday, September 6th at Arby's


If you live near a Arby's restaurant then you are in luck! This Thursday, September 6th, from 11AM to 1PM, you can stop in and get one of their NEW hot Turkey Roast sandwiches for FREE! Choose from Turkey Classic, Turkey 'n Cheddar Classic, or Grand Turkey Club. The best part... no purchase is required but this offer is limited to one sandwich per person.

FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE

Talk Like A Pirate & Get Free Doughnut

Doughnuts are great especially Krispy Kreme's but are they good enough for you to talk like a Pirate for One Original Glazed doughnut? A even better question are you willing to go to a participating Krispy Kreme location dressed in full pirate gear to receive for One Free Dozen Original Glazed doughnuts?



Well if you're a fan of free doughnuts, pirates, and live by a participating location on September 19th then you're in luck; because Krispy Kreme is getting in on national Talk Like a Pirate Day. I highly recommend calling and making sure the store you go to is participating before you show up dressed in full Pirates of the Caribbean gear.

TO READ MORE CLICK HERE

Free Music on Google Play



Hey who doesn't love free music? I'm willing to try out any new song or artist for free and I found google play has some great new songs that you can download. I'm cheap and love music so it was the best of both worlds lol. So check it out you might like some of them, hey if you don't you can just delete they were free anyways =p

FOR NEW HOT FREE SONGS CLICK HERE


Earthquake in Costa Rica

Today at 8:42 AM a earthquake hit Costa Rica and other parts of Central America. Some houses were destroyed by the force, highways were blocked, hospitals were crowed and at least one death has been attributed to the event (a man in Costa Rica one man died of a heart attack caused by fright), and general panic ensued. But because there was no major damage Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla asked for everyone to remain as calm as possible.


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The epicenter was in the beach town of Cangrejal, local resident Jairo Zuniga, 27, said everything in his house fell when the quake first hit this morning. "It was incredibly strong. I've felt earthquakes, but this one was 'wow,' Jairo recounts. The earthquake occurred in a seismically active zone where the Pacific tectonic plate is diving beneath Central America. "All along the Pacific coast of Central America, you can expect fairly big earthquakes," said seismologist Daniel McNamara of the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was fairly deep — 25 miles below the surface. Deeper events tend to be less damaging than ones closer to the surface, but more widely felt.

 In the beginning officials warned of a possible tsunami, and local police supervisor Jose Angel Gomez said about 5,000 people (80 percent of the population) had been evacuated from coastal towns in the Samara district west of the quake's epicenter. But by mid-day they were allowed to return. Panama also briefly called for people to evacuate beach areas.

 The magnitude originally thought to be at 7.9, but was quickly downgraded. Although that did nothing to downgrade the panic as many locals in the area flooded the streets in fear. The Locals said it shook for about 30 seconds and even residents as far away as Panama and Nicaragua felt it, where some schools were canceled.

 It was in 2009 that the last deadly earthquake hit Costa Rica and resulted in 40 deaths, The last similar sized earthquake the country was in 1991 and 47 people died. Thankfully the death count was much smaller today, but lets all keep the people of Costa Rica and the other effected areas in our thoughts and prayers.

TO WATCH LIVE FOOTAGE CLICK HERE

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE INCIDENT CLICK HERE

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Griselda Blanco Assassinated in Medellin




The infamous Queen of Cocaine has apparently met her  untimely end in her home country of Colombia in Medellin.

She was gunned down in one of her own preferred assassination method by 2 motorcyclist gunmen. She was reported to have been shot twice in the head (much like her assassination of 2 year old Johnny Castro in 1982) according to the Miami Herald. If your not familiair with Griselda she was a major cocaine dealer in the 1980s and acquired many nicknames such as the Queen of Cocaine, The Godmother, La Bella de la Mafia (The Mafia Lady) and The Black Widow. She is rumored to have ordered and or participated in the murder of over 250 people.




Blanco hasn't been spotted much since her appearance at this Bogota Airport in 2007



The 69 year old Blanco was also featured in the notorious 2008 documentary Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin' With the Godmother. The documentary details her life from her ex lover Charles Cosby point of view. It is an interesting watch and an amazing peek into her world of drugs, money and murder. Click here to get Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin' With The Godmother



Click here to read more at The Miami Herald 

Michael Strahan Permanently Replaces Regis



Who would think you’d go from Regis Philbin to a former NFL player? It was officially announced on August 21, 2012 that Michael Strahan former Giant defense player would be permanently taking Philbin’s place after various tryouts with other co-hosts. And today was the premiere of the newly titled Live With Kelly & Michael. Strahan has co-hosted the show up to now 20 times and Michael Gelman the executive producer felt that their was something so special and natural with Kelly and Michael’s chemistry that he was a perfect fit for cohost.

 Ripa is very pleased she stated the camaraderie is "spontaneous" since they have similar senses of humor and is ready for “the new era” of their show to begin. Strahan also feels great about his chemistry with Kelly and notes how real the audience will see their connection is since “You can't get on live TV every morning and fool people”.

 After watching the show today, I have a good feeling about this pairing. I could tell that they genuinely got along and not just for the cameras. I feel that 6ft 5, 275 pound former defensive lineman will bring big things for the series and sack the daytime talk show competition.

To read more go to: http://j.gs/1Nag

Snapback Sale!!

The wonderful people over at JackThreads are selling their authentic NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB New Era Snapbacks, 2 for the price of $30. Like all good things, this won't last forever so head over now to cop a couple!

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Blueberry Swisher Sweets Review


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A staple to many smokers, Swisher Sweets are almost always on point (Hard findin' stale Swishers) . Blueberry Swishers are actually a personal favorite of mine. A pleasant burst of blueberry spills out of every pack, and when licked you can taste the strong blueberry flavor. The only small downside to these cigarillos (and other Swishers) is the 20 cents more it will cost you to buy a pack. But if that quarters not going to break your bank, this is a great blueberry option to burn in.

So cop at any local corner store/grocery market/smoke shop/gas station for $1.19 + tax.


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A Ladies Opinion:


One of my favorites so far I’m going to give it a 7/10. I can both taste and smell when I’m smoking which is great. I like this one because you can really tell that it’s blueberry, it’s not something you have to guess at or question when you’re using it. I will admit it’s more of an artificial type of blueberry so think more of a blueberry sucker when you’re thinking taste. This is one that I would definitely recommend!

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THS Editorial: Nightmares On The Job


Everyone at some point has had a job that for some reason they can’t stand. Perhaps it was their coworkers, bosses, assignments, etc. but still day in and day out you come in, work, and try to be as pleasant as possible. You attempt to please everyone there and at the end of the day the only one who is unhappy is you.

 


This is unfortunately my current situation, dealing with a work environment that is extremely dysfunctional and disgruntling . First we have the notorious evil 80 year old waitress. I didn’t believe it when I heard about this before I started working there, I mean it’s not often that outside of movies we see pure unadulterated evil take the form of a 4ft 5 little old lady, but this woman has to be Satan’s mother. She literally hates humans and the world in general, but I suppose I’d be pretty disgruntled with the world if I was almost 100 and working as a waitress. Next we have the Bipolar Cook, you never know whether you’re going to get a tray of food to take out or yelled at. It doesn’t help that English isn’t his first language so when he yells it’s a hodgepodge of languages. Then you have the rest of the bad employees: the dynamic do nothing but get paid more than anyone else duo, the two high schoolers who talk to the adults like they’re stupid, and the rest of the do nothing gang. But it’s not only the people; the building and everything in and around is in a depressing state of disrepair and dysfunction, the pay isn’t distributed  in a fair manner, etc. And all of the work falls on the ones who get paid the least (ex. me) but the worst part is the bad attitudes that the hard workers are getting thrown at them. 

I’m someone who tries to be as nice as possible and help those who need it but after working at this job I learned that you can’t always be super nice otherwise you’ll become a doormat for users and abusers (and trust me there are a lot of them in this world). Sometimes you just have to say  “no”, even to your coworkers because some abuse kindness. Think about it this way, if you always say yes and do all of their work for them are they still getting paid: “yes” and are you getting anything extra other than work: “probably not”. 

Not to sound preachy, but in reality sometimes, often through trial and error we learn who we can help. It’s not wrong to want to help others and be as giving as possible, but at times you have to help yourself and give yourself a break. Weeding out the manipulators and users can be hard and take some time but when you are cautious when dealing with them, don’t feel bad when telling them “no” or standing up for yourself. Remember you’re not being paid to eat crow, and why do it for free when it definitely doesn’t taste good. So stand up for yourself in the workplace and life in general but remember to do it in a tactful and adult like manner. You’re a great person and will still be even if you tell someone “NO”. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bob Marley 100% Hemp Rolling Papers Review

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I have to say these are some of the best rolling papers I've come across in while. Unlike other hemp papers (ahem, ahem, RAWs) the sticky tape always sticks to the very end every time. Not to mention there blunt sized! They come in packs of 33 extra long leaves that toke evenly and burn at a regular pace. So if you need rolling papers that go that extra mile then these are the papers for you.


Next to a White Cat Black for sizing comparison


Purchased at local smoke shop for about 3 bucks, but as usual it would have been cheaper to get get packs on Amazon for 5 dollars.

Heres a link if interested:
Bob Marley King Size Cigarette Rolling Papers, 4 Packs