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ThisJustin’s Winter Break 2013

WinterBreak13.jpgHope to see you all at Distrct (1775 E. Tropicana Blvd, LV, NV 89121) tonight for ThisJustin’s “Winter Break 2013” event. We’ll be there selling your favorite LV hats & tees, so come out & pick up some Xmas gifts for your loved ones at special event prices…it should be a fun time for all. Good luck to all the competitors & have a dope day, everyone!!!

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“Ain’t Nobody Fresher Than My Clique…”

First of all, we would like to apologize for the lack of updates on here recently. We’ve been busy tryin’ to promote Learned Vices as much as possible & in the process of that, we have formed bonds/friendships with some of the nicest & most talenTED people in the world (we’re still kinda shocked, to be honest, because everyone that we’ve met has been beyond cool, we’re all like one big happy family now), so without further ado, we would like to introduce you to a few new members of the Learned Vices FAMILY, maybe you’ll see a familiar face or two (much love to the whole fam!!!)…

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12th Planet

BONUS: 12th Planet at Body English…

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DJ BIZ:E MNSTR! & DJ BLWNSPKRS

Craze, Noal, Bryan

DJ CRAZE (3x DMC World Champ), Noal Hendricks (Frequency), DJ Teenwolf Remix

CHIMZ

DJ Chimz

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B-girl/DJ Crykit

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DJ Cutso (of Tha Bangerz) with our homies Presto & Spair (Jimi Handrix Crew)

Kiddo & Direct

DJ Direct with our homie Kiddo Money (Jimi Handtrix)

Stussy Taipei

“Our Cali Cousin” David Sinatra (Stussy), Teddy Learned & Brandon (DRxCHEN)

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DJ Earwaxxx (Jimi Handtrix) & DJ Phase (Hot 97.5)

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DJ Figure (@imfigure)

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DJ Filitom & B-girl Dafne

JACK BEATS

DJ Plus One (DMC World Champ/Jack Beats), Teddy Learned & Beni G (Jack Beats)

Rice & Jipmix

DJ Jipmix with Runnin’ Rebels’ Head Coach, Dave Rice

OBEY

Julian Marshall (Special Branch & Director, Obey The Giant)

JHAWK

Justin Hawkins (UNLV Alumni & Runnin’ Rebel 4 Life!)

KCQ

DJ KCQ

Kiddo

DJ Kiddo Money (Jimi Handtrix)

Hector

Kool DJ Dielektik

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Messinian

LV x Japan

DJ Mr Flesh (Japan), Teddy Learned & DJ A1 aka Spinmaster (Japan)

Kiddo & Ne Nyo

DJ NE Nyo (Japan) with our homie Kiddo Money

B-Boy Maynard (Full Force)

B-Boy Rock (of Super Cr3w & Full Force Crew)

DJ Presto One (WORLD FAMOUS Rock Steady Crew & Jimi Handtrix)

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DJ Silent John (Zulu Nation/Jimi Handtrix) & DJ Chuck Fader (Jimi Handtrix)

Spair

DJ Spair (Oakland Faders/Jimi Handtrix)

B-Boys ThisJustin (Full Force), Mark Morales, Chris Garcia (Full Force) & B-Girl Miki Horiai

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Tupac Shakur (Sidebar: I guess “Teddy McFly” found Doc’s DeLorean. LOL)

Tyra

DJ & Artist Tyra From Saigon

Verse & PJ

MC Versatile Verse & DJ PJ Produkt

[Homies Not Pictured, But Will Be Soon: DJ B-Boy Relaps, DJ Big J, DJ Charlie Darker, Coolio, DJ GoldenchildLV, DJ Kid Conrad, Nickelus F (Sweet Petey), DJ SamKBZ (1/2 of The Killabits) & DJ Technicolor]

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Yes, WE’RE OPEN!!! Presenting “LRNDVCS – Round 1″…

“It was all a dream…” Today is a very good day, because after several years of careful thought, planning & designing, we’re finally opening the Learned Vices’ online store at LearnedVices.com!!! Initially, there are 5 different designs (of many more designs that we hope to print in the future) in 2 different colors, which were printed on super soft fine jersey (100% cotton) t-shirts & made in the U.S.A! If you click on any pics of these tees in this post, you will be taken to our online store to purchase that tee (Nice, right? We try to make it as easy as possible). So, here are pics of all the rest of the shirts of “LRNDVCS – Round 1” & all their descriptions. We really hope that you like them & if you really really like them, please don’t hesitate to share Learned Vices with your friends & family. Thanks! Above & below is our COLLEGE design…

EVERYONE should go to college, even if it’s just for a semester or two to “try it out.” I guess I can probably thank Hollywood for biting me with the college bug at an early age…Animal House, Revenge of the Nerds…2, 3 & IV(!), Back to School, The Program, Higher Learning, PCU, With Honors, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, A Different World, Class Act, etc. helped fuel my desire to pursue HIGHER education after I earned my HS diploma. Don’t be fooled, stay schooled! The next design is our B.O.I. design…

My friends & I have gotten into many arguments (maybe even a fight or two) over trivial & stupid things that usually started with the proposition “Wanna bet on it?”. Really, what’s the harm of a friendly wager between friends…fantasy leagues, poker nights, pickup basketball games, MMA/boxing matches, etc.? It’s usually all fun & games until somebody gets hurt. Words of advice, never bet what you can’t afford to lose, bro’s before ho’s & money isn’t everything. Next up is our F.S.C. design…

Ol’ Blue Eyes might have sang about few other cities, but he definitely LOVED Las Vegas (he even owned 9% of the Sands Hotel & Casino for a bit) and our city wouldn’t be the same without him. Frank, The Rat Pack & his other Hollywood friends helped Vegas evolve from a cowboy town to a place that basically everyone in the world wanted to be at. “The Voice” even helped recruit for the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels back when Tark The Shark was our coach. Plus he helped raise $5 million for the UNLV athletic program & was also presented an honorary doctorate in 1976. Thanks, Dr. Chairman…RRREEEBBBEEELLLSSS!!! The 4th design is our S.R.D. design…This shirt was inspired by the old sign of a small casino on The LV Strip next door to Circus Circus whose original owner allegedly showed both the Kansas City & Chicago mob families how to skim money from all the LV casinos in the 70’s. As a reward in 1983, he received a 15 year prison sentence. We hope that you’ll wear this shirt proud, let the world know how you feel & stay away from those dumb sluts (or at least wrap it up, B)! Thanks & you’re welcome. And the last & final shirt of “LRNDVCS – Round 1” is our GandHIGH design…

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

The above quote is the ethos of Learned Vices. Life’s short, have fun, be happy, read everything you can & love everyone. It’s not that hard. Gandhi was an amazing person & he inspired many people, including President Barrack Obama & M.L.K. Jr. & he also inspired me to make this shirt…Gandhi R.I.P. Well, that’s all for now, folks. Hope you all really like all our shirts & if you place an order, then we promise to send your order out ASAP! Thanks so much for all your support! We really appreciate it. Have a great day & a great weekend! By the way, 21% of your purchase (Not Just Proceeds, But 21% OFF The Top…$6 per shirt) will be DONATED to Local Las Vegas Area Charities & Youth Programs. Click HERE for more info about Project Blackjack. Thanks again for your support & for your help!

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C.R.E.A.M. Team vs. Dominican Republic 113-59

Last Thurs. night (7/12), my wife & I went to the Thomas & Mack Center to watch the SOLD OUT exhibition game between the C.R.E.A.M. team (a.k.a. ’12 Team USA b-ball team) & the Dominican Republic. Needless to say, I definitely wasn’t expecting to see any members of the ’92 Dream Team (especially after Kobe’s crazy comments), but Scottie Pippen (Da Bulls!), Clyde “The Gylde” Drexler, Coach Lenny Wilkins & Chris Mullin were in the house! Also, watching the game in the stands were NBA legends Dominque Wilkins, Gary Payton & Bill Russell! During halftime, artist David Giribaldi from this season’s America’s Got Talent painted a pretty awesome picture of Scottie Pippen & Scottie seemed pretty happy with it (see pics below). While the game wasn’t a close one at all (Nice try, Al Horford & Co.!), it was a lot of fun to watch. Anthony Davis’ 4-pt play was crazy to see (Fear the Brow, indeed) & watching Kevin Durantula do what he does best was an absolute treat. Andre Iguodala paid some solid ball & won the Tiffany & Co. Player of the Game award (Congrats, Dre!). I’m going to make a bold prediction here, but even without D. Rose, D. Wade, D. Howard & The Blake Show, the C.R.E.A.M. team isn’t bringing back any medals home from London except bright & shiny Gold ones! Can’t wait for the Olympics…USA! USA! USA! Please enjoy these crappy pics that I took with my iPhone…

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Theo’s Things That You Maybe Missed

Damn! Oh well. Congrats, Colorado & good luck against Baylor. Overall, what a great season for the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels and Coaches Dave Rice & Stacey Augmon! I wish it didn’t end as soon as it did, but I can’t wait for next season (Birch, Jones, Reinhardt & ?????)…it’s gonna be sofa king awesome! Hella exciTED. Hope you all have a great weekend & a Happy St. Patty’s Day! Here’s some things that you maybe missed this week…

  • Hurry up & download High Times Magazine’s “Stoner of the Year” Wiz Khalifa’s FREE new mixtape before it becomes an EP on iTunes. T.G.O.D! (2DOPEBOYZ)
  • Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav wants to become the next Col. Sanders & he’s starting in L.V., “Flavor Flav’s House of Flavor” opened yesterday. (FORBES)
  • “Down for a round of K.I.S.S. mini-golf?” If you live in L.V., you could actually ask someone that now, because that opened yesterday too! (LVRJ)
  • Have you seen the Russian homemade quad-rotor helicopter that lights up & looks just like the Delorean from BTTF??? Great Scott-ski!!! (TECHNABOB)
  • With the help of Microsoft’s “Universal Translator” & an hour of setup, you’ll be able to talk to people with 1 of 26 languages in your OWN voice! (POPSCI)
  • I’m not a gun fanatic, but Arsenal Firearms’ double barrel .45 pistol is pretty facking SWEET!!! “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to ME?!” (GIZMODO)
  • Your car’s key might be already storing info about “how fast you drive, hard you accelerate/brake, etc.”, so are you ready for even more data collection? (FASTCOMPANY)

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Theo’s Things That You Maybe Missed

Is this week finally over? YESSIR!!! Can’t wait to see UNLV avenge their lost to Wyoming from earlier this season. I can’t figure out why we can’t win on the road, especially after leading by double-digits at halftime…WTF? We gave some of these teams their 1st win over a Top-20 team in decades (You’re welcome!). SMH. If the Rebs could only play all their games at the T&M, we’d be undefeated this year. Ha! Oh well, as long as we’re still playing games in the end of March, that’s all that matters. Hope you all have a great weekend. Here’s some things that you maybe missed this week…

  • Air Jordan & Nike designer/architect Tinker Hatfield’s been using his iPad to sketch-up shoes like Federer’s Vapor 9’s in less than an hour! So awesome! (NICEKICKS)
  • If you’re like me, then when you were a kid, all you wanted to do was “Be Like Mike”. Well, for $29M you can “Live Like Mike” & buy his house in Chi City. (BLOOMBERG)
  • Disappointed with the NBA Dunk Contest this year? Well, the D-League & Sprite Showdown Dunk Contests were a lot more fun to watch…WHOA! (BALLISLIFE)
  • Richard Branson & Virgin don’t only wanted to take you to SPACE a.k.a. The Final Frontier, they want to take you to the bottom of the OCEAN as well. Down? (IEEE)
  • After reading Fredrick Douglas’ autobiography, an 8th grader wrote an essay with some interesting analogies of our school system & slavery. It didn’t go over very well. (GOOD)
  • Imagine walking over to your neighborhood “food forest” to grab a something to eat. Well, if you lived in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, you’d be able to do that soon. (BFF)
  • What if when you died, you could upload your “consciousness” to robot body, so you could live forever? A Russian visionary wants to turn everyone into Robocop’s! (POPSCI)

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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 – XL X-mas Ed.

Only 2 days until X-mas! & eventhough this year doesn’t exactly feel the same as years in the past (RIP Dad & Grandpa), I’m still looking foward to it. You gotta appreciate the present, because life is a present & everyday is X-mas! (“Treat yo self!” -Tom Haverford) So go buy yourself something nice like some tickets to a UNLV basketball game. That’s what I did…it’s best show in town! Watchin’ the Runnin’ Rebels beat the Univ. of California Golden Bears is going to be a great way to start this holiday weekend. Hella exciTED! Hope you all have a very Merry X-mas & Happy Festivus! Here’s some things that you maybe missed…

  • The Jordan Brand has released their X-mas Pack featuring the signature sneakers of Melo, CP3 & D. Wade. Can’t wait for Sunday! (NICEKICKS)
  • Need some help getting into the X-mas spirit? Chewbacca & his family are here to help! Check out the “Star Wars Holiday Special” from 1978! (YOUTUBE)
  • Still not in the spirit? Maybe watching this video “Christmas Carolling with Roddy Piper” with put you over the top? (YOUTUBE)
  • And if Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis: The Emoticon Version” doesn’t fill you with holiday cheer, then I quit! (SMOKINGSECTION)
  • The geniuses at Sony have developed a battery that turns old paper into power?!? That’s great, because “I need more power!” (BBC)
  • Speaking of more power, this Hydrogen-powered $326K speedboat has its own fuel plant, so you’ll never run out of fuel again! (TECHNABOB)
  • 2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke is the star of an insane postapocalyptic Sundance-selected short film & the trailer is freakin’ cray…big booty zombies, hop wit it! (FILMDRUNK)
  • So mysterious metal balls have been falling from space & scientists aren’t sure what they are, so…when is a good time to start flippin’ out?!? (POPSCI)
  • This Vans “waffle sole” iPhone 4 case was originally just a promo item, but they might start selling ’em soon. Hope I can get one for my 4S. (GIZMODO)
  • So because Louis CK’s $5 special was such a great success, he donated $280K to charities that people suggested to him & $250K to his staff as a X-mas bonus…Louie is the MAN! (LOUISCK)
  • LeBron James collaborated with Fruition’s Chris Julian & Samantha Jo Alonso to open his new store, UNKNWN, in Miami. Very niiiice…VEGAS FTW!!! (FRESHNESS)

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Runnin’ Like The Rebels…#19 ILL 48, UNLV 64

Today was sofa king awesome! The Runnin’ Rebels lived up to their name once again & upset the formerly undefeated #19 Fighting Illini at the United Center in Chicago (Da Bulls! I’m so exciTED for the X-mas NBA games!) and then we ate dinner at BAR a.k.a. Born And Raised (great food & great place btw) & sat several feet away from Jerry Tarkanian a.k.a. Tark The Shark…RRRREEEBBBEEEEELLLLLSSSS!!! Good times. Welp, time to go play NBA2K12 until I fall asleep…goodnight, Earth!

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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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