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Theo’s Things That You Maybe Missed

Happy HUMP day, f*ck*rs! Sorry for the lack of updates last week. Hope you all had as much fun as I did these last 2 weekends. MDW was especially awesome! My friends & I were able to meet Donald Glover a/k/a Childish Gambino before his show at The Cosmopolitan pool. (Thanks again, Katya!) He’s a hella nice dude & he absolutely KILLED IT on stage later…Camp Gambino was a blast! & I guess he was pretty stoked about the million dollar bill that I gave to him (#BLACKFACES), because he posted a pic of it on Instagram the next day…Sofa King AWESOME! Well, I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week & have a great weekend! Here’s some things that you maybe missed over the last week or so…

  • Shepard Fairey paid tribute to the late great hip-hop legend who went by the name of MCA with a couple billboards in LA. RESPECT! (OBEY)
  • Be sure to watch & support our BFF @HeatherBilyeu on the season 5 premiere of Million Dollar Listing LA tonight…BIG NEWS?!? (BRAVO)
  • Wait, huh? Childish Gambino + Beck? YES, PLEASE!!! I can’t wait for Bino’s new mixtape…Wu-Tang + Bino? Coming soon! (IAMDONALD)
  • I really want to meet the trillionaire Ebayer who paid $90K for a pair of Nike Air Yeezys 2. I wish I had a pair, but c’mon, really?!? (EBAY)
  • You REALLY are what you eat, so when what you eat (chicken) eats ARSENIC, well, then that’s probably not good for you either. (GOOD)
  • So the “War on (illegal) Drugs” failed & helped create a market for synthetic “legal” drugs made by mad/rich scientists? Why not! (WIRED)
  • Someone already recreated the Throne of Hawkthorne game from Community’s Digital Estate Planning episode…WOW! (REDDIT)
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If I Could Be Like Mike (That’d Be Awesome!)

As promised, here are some of the pictures that I took on the last day of the 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational golf tourney (MJCI), which Michael Jordan & Toni Kukoc ended up winning (Great job, guys!), at the exclusive Shadow Creek golf course in North Las Vegas. We paid for the VIP tickets last year, so we had access to a special VIP area & elevated seating with a full bar near the 18th hole. At the bar, there were also a few flat-screen TV’s with various NBA games on (Sorry, I don’t recall which ones), which always looked like they were mere seconds from falling/flying off the poles that they were secured because of very strong winds that day…yup, it was windy last year too! Vegas can be very windy at times, but when it’s 100°+, any breeze is always welcomed. We also had access to the air-conditioned restroom facilities (Cool story, Hansel!), which looked like the bathroom trailers you’d probably see on a movie set. The two things that we didn’t have access to were the M Life VIP area & bar and the actual clubhouse of Shadow Creek, where the REAL VIP’s/celebrities were hanging out, so that was slightly disappointing, but no biggie. We still had fun.

Of course, we arrived at Shadow Creek later than we hoped, as usual, but we got there just in time to watch Michael Jordan (check out his custom Jordan brand golf shoes & golf bag in the pics below…must be nice!) putting on the 1st hole. His partner was Tony Kukoc (Go Bulls!) & they were paired up with Mike Piazza (Go Mets!) & Mario Lemieux, whom would eventually finished 3rd. We followed this foursome for a few holes (seemed like MJ knew the course pretty well by now), then we left to check out the VIP area for the 1st time, got some food & drinks & walked around for a lil’ bit more (Shadow Creek is huge!). After that, we hung out around the 9th hole for a little while…watched Greg Maddux, Anthony Anderson, Michael Pena, Danny Masterson, Brian Baumgartner, Kenny Lofton, Penny Hardaway & Brandi Chastain tee off…walked some more, then went back to the VIP area & hung around the last 4 holes for rest of the day. All in all, it was a very fun day & all for several great causes/charities, which is why we went again this year & will continue to go, at least for a day, as long as the MJCI is at Shadow Creek. I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone, especially if you have kids (2 kids admitted FREE per paid adult). I didn’t get any autographs last year, but I took a ton of pictures with my wife’s camera & here are some of my favorites, including a few pretty funny ones. Enjoy…

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I (STILL) Wanna Be Like Mike

Last Saturday, my wife & I went to the exclusive Shadow Creek (a.k.a. Steve Wynn’s old residence & golf course) for the 3rd day of the 11th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational golf tourney (MJCI), which is an awesome event to raise money for several local & national charities. We went last year on the last day & had a lot of fun (I’ll probably post pics from last year’s MJCI next week), so we had to go again this year, plus Shadow Creek is amazing & you shouldn’t pass up a chance to hang out on the grounds for a day (these pictures don’t do this place justice…it’s unreal!), especially when it’s for charity. Unfortunately, because of the 40mph winds that day (the cool thing about Shadow Creek is that because of all the trees & elevation changes, we barely noticed a breeze), they started about 90 minutes sooner than scheduled, which we found out after we got there at 10am (1st group started at 7:30am). So after we grabbed a quick bite to eat, we decided to start at the 18th hole & work our way backwards.

We caught up with the 1st group, which included Ozzie Smith, Bruce Smith & Toni Kukoc, at the 15th Hole & hung around the last 4 holes as the rest of the groups played their way through the end of the course. While I was taking all these cool pics, some better than others, as seen below, I also was able to get a few autographs (Bruce Smith, Penny Hardaway, Ken Griffey Jr., Greg Maddux, Marcus Allen & Wayne Gretzky!), which I didn’t even try to do last year, but everyone seemed very nice, so I figured why not? Needless to say, I felt like a kid at Disneyland…it was so much fun! Of course, Jordan wasn’t signing anything until the end & you basically had to have a VIP ticket to get into the area where he’s signing stuff, so maybe I’ll get his auto next year. If I wanted to, I guess I could have bought MJ’s autograph in the Pro Shop tent, because they had various Nike/Jordan brand memorabilia for sale, but they were all a lil’ too rich for my blood. Oh well. Regardless, it was pretty cool to see Mike wearing a golf-version of the Air Jordan 2012’s while cruisin’ in his UNC blue personalized golf cart with his girl ridin’ shotgun & in the back, his golf bag covered with Air Jordans, all while bumpin’ what sounded like R. Kelly’s Love Letters LP from 2010…YESSSS (Marv Albert voice)!!! Sofa king awesome. Can’t wait for next year. Thanks, Mike!

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Theo’s Things That You Maybe Missed

Hope you all had a great weekend. My weekend was pretty good. Nothing crazy, just hung out with my wife (she’s the best!). We watched the #21 Runnin’ Rebels beat Air Force on Sat., all the NBA All-Star festivities (including the celeb. game…Dwight & Kevin Hart were hilarious! “They gon learn today!” LOL) & the last hour of the Oscar’s with my grandma. Hope you all have a great week & here are some things that you maybe missed last week…

  • For $1.5-8 Mil, you can live in your own personal “Magic Kingdom” since Disney has plans to develop a new neighborhood near Disney World in FL. (INMAN)
  • My wife & I have been trying to stop drinking soda for a while and now, because of this article, we finally are. You should stop too if you want to live longer. (RODALE)
  • Childish Gambino has a new music video for “Heartbeat” & NBC ‘s “Community” is finally coming back to TV…things are lookin’ up for DONGLOVER! (MSN)
  • Thanks to a team of scientists & a biologist at the Univ. of MA, we all will probably be able to climb walls & buildings like Spider-Man soon. Science FTW! (BLASTR)
  • By the end of the year, Google’s augmented-reality “smart glasses” will be available for purchase & the world as we know it might change forever. (NYTIMES)
  • Curious to know what the best new TV shows of 2012 might be? Then check out Warming Glow’s list of the 15 most promising 2012 pilots. (WARMINGGLOW)
  • Nike’s newest shoe, Flyknit, is over 4 years in the making & will debut at this year’s Summer Olympic Games. Meet the future of footwear. (FASTCODESIGN)

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Theo’s Things That You Maybe Missed

Another week, another check, another Friday, another update…like clockwork, muthaphukaz! Sorry, I guess I’m feelin’ a little silly today, maybe because it’s Super Bowl Weekend! If you didn’t already know, Vegas loves the Super Bowl. Over $93 million will be wagered on Sunday’s game…Curtis Jackson a.k.a. 50 Cent’s already bet $500k on the Giants (he also said he’d tweet a nude pic of himself, if they lose. Um, Go Giants!) & Birdman tweeted that he might bet $5 Mil(!) on the Pats, but we’ll believe it when we see it, Bryan! I’ll probably make a few “prop” bets (those are always fun), but I’m not sure if I’ll bet the actual game yet. We’ll see. Good luck to you, if you’re a Pats or Giants fan or if you made any bets. Here’s some things that you maybe missed this week…

  • Lego’s “crowd-sourcing” Cuusoo project has gone global! You can now submit & vote on the next Lego set to be released. Lego BTTF Set FTW. (FASTCOMPANY)
  • Instead of cash, Graffiti-artist David Choe asked for stock when he painted murals inside Facebook’s HQ’s & now he’s $200 Mil richer…TOUCHE! (ABCNEWS)
  • I hate wearing contact lenses, but if DARPA wants to give me a pair of Augmented-Reality Contacts, I wouldn’t mind. These are gonna be awesome! (POPSCI)
  • HBTV caught up with Fruition’s Chris Julian at the Agenda Tradeshow & asked him a few questions, including one about that infamous South Park episode, Fishsticks. (HYPEBEAST)
  • Students at Yale Univ. have discovered a fungus in the Amazon Rainforest that eats PLASTIC during their last annual trip. Watch your back, landfills. (COEXIST)
  • If you’re like me, then your office job is probably killing you. Don’t worry, there are a few things that you can do to try to counteract it. (LIFEHACKER)
  • Do you like sneakers & shoes? Yes. Do you like buying sneakers & shoes ON SALE? Of course! Well, you might want to visit this website, on the regular. (KICKSDEALS)

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Theo’s Things That You Maybe Missed

Happy Friday, ladies & germs! This weekend is very much-needed. I’m not sure why, but I feel super-drained. I think I’m just going to try to relax for the next two days & then next week, I’m going to go H.A.M!!! Haha. We’ll see. Hope you all had a great week, here’s some things that you maybe missed…

  • Nike’s FuelBand & App will help to track your daily fitness goals (wirelessly w/an iPhone). It will display your time, distance & calories burned. (COOLHUNTING)
  • So the FBI released their files on ODB & it turns out Wu-Tang really “Ain’t Nuthing Ta F*** Wit”…money laundering, drugs, murders, food stamps? (DAILYBEAST)
  • The Pentagon & DARPA want you to play their new “games” to help improve their weapons systems. Um, the ’92 movie “Toys” was a comedy, right? LOL (KOTAKU)
  • Thanks to the magic of Hollywood make-up & prosthetics, we can finally see what Beavis & Butt-Head would look like in real-life. Btw, it’s not pretty. (WARMINGGLOW)
  • Whoa…Schizophrenia might be a sleeping disorder?!? Well, that explains a few things. I guess I should probably try to sleep in tomorrow. (NEWSCIENTIST)
  • For the 10th anniversary of Nike SB, they’re teaming up with the Jordan Brand to create an Air Jordan 1 SB shoe. And the hype begins…DO WANT! (NSB)
  • Can we all agree that our current system of schooling doesn’t work for every kid? Well, Sweden’s new classroom-free schools might be a step in the right direction. (GOOD)

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Theo’s Things That You Maybe Missed

Happy New Year, my fellow humans! As you can see, I’ve been slackin’ on my pimpin’…here’s my 1st post of 2012 & it’s only the 12th day of the new year. Sorry about that. Work’s been more hectic than usual, so I’ve been neglecting to update on here, but I’ll probably do another update tomorrow, since this one is making up for last week & CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is wrapping up tomorrow, so there’s been some cool inventions/innovations there that I want to show you. Until then, here’s some things from last week that you maybe missed…

  • I definitely don’t need another pair of Nike Dunks, but with a new Vulcanized sole, these Fall 2012 Dunks are looking pretty sweet. (NSB)
  • So it’s finally 2012 & the end is nigh, but how can you survive? By following Parks and Rec‘s Nick Offerman’s and Chris Pratt’s 12 step guide, of course! (GQ)
  • Have you ever wanted to learn basic computer programming for free, so you can make your own app/website? 2012’s your lucky year. (CODEACADEMY)
  • If your son/daughter was born today, then you’ll probably spend over $400K on his/her higher education. Inflation is a beeotch!!! (GOOD)
  • American fashion & celebrity photographer, Terry Richardson, will open up his 1st LA exhibition “Terrywood” next month. Road trip? (DAILYDUJOUR)
  • Hey, remember a few weeks ago when I was mentioning how cool it would be to hide stuff from time & make it invisible…LOL WUT?!? (TECHNOLOGYREVIEW)
  • Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is super-smart & thanks to the power of the internet, he’s now become hilarious. “WATCH OUT…” (UPROXX)

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Runnin’ Like The Rebels…#1 UNC 80, UNLV 90!!!

You’ve probably heard or seen this already, but UNLV upset the #1 team in the country tonight!!! So proud to be a Rebel right now. Yessir…Go Rebs!!!

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Theo’s Things That You Maybe Missed

TWO POSTS IN ONE DAY?!? Yup, it’s your lucky day, 11.11.11! I’m playing catch up to help you catch up, so catch up! Aren’t I nice? Here’s what you maybe missed this week… 

  • What’s better than new Beavis & Butt-Head episodes on MTV?  These B&B X Stussy Tees! (STUSSY)
  • Here’s some new close up images of the black/pink Nike Air Yeezy 2’s. Robocopped! (NICEKICKS)
  • Polaroid’s new Z340 instant digital camera still let’s you “shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it like a…!” (POLARIOD
  • Takashi Murakami’s Charity Auction at Christie’s Raises $9M for Japan. Kudos! (HIGHSNOBIETY)
  • The Beatles X COMME des GARCONS 2011 F/W Collection is now available. All you need is The Beatles. (SLAMXHYPE)
  • This Urban Beehive concept by Phillips looks pretty cool, but will it really work? (POPSCI)
  • You can buy the Run DMC X adidas “My Adidas” Superstars starting today. (INSIDETHESNEAKERBOX

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Theo’s Things That You Maybe Missed

I’m not updating as often as I hoped I would, but better late than never, right? I’ll get better, I promise.

  • UNDFTD released their Rocky Balboa capsule collection today. ADRIAN!!! (HYPEBEAST)
  • Nike AF1’s honoring NYC streetballer “Franchise” Strickland are releasing tomorrow. (NICEKICKS)   
  • A lucky STL Cards fan will win $375K, if the Rangers choke tonight. Vegas, baby! (DEADSPIN)
  • Meet the future of thermostats, Nest. Well, maybe not the future, but they should be.  (NEST)
  • Omar Salazar’s  improved Nike SB signature shoe is coming soon. Lunarlon? Yes, please.  (NSB)  
  • GTA V will take place in the City of Angels. Looks like GTA is going going back back to Cali! (ROCKSTAR GAMES)
  • You are one of the 7 BILLION hungry mouths to feed on Earth. Yikes! (BBC)

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