Month: August 2016

‘You’re not going crazy, you’re going sane in a crazy world!’ – A brief review of “The Tick” pilot.

The Tick delivers a parody and deconstruction of one of film and television’s favorite subjects, superheroes. Watch what happens when a hero who might cause more destruction than he’d prevent is let loose on the city.

The Tick has long been one of my favorite superheroes, and I remember fondly watching his animated show briefly on TV. That may have been just before my time, since I never saw it past the age of 10. But the memories are still clear with me, the hammy, unhinged superhero that is The Tick who often causes more destruction than he prevents. The character has seen numerous television adaptations before, none very successful (I’ve only seen the animated show and some of the comics). 2016’s new Tick can is an affectionate parodying and deconstruction of superhero TV shows, and the superhero concept itself.

The opening narration has so much ham – the fourth wall was broken just several seconds into the show – the kind of ham that works so well for this kind of show that teeter totters on the edge of total parody and total deconstruction.  A space ship is shown flying toward earth where it causes some sort of large shockwave in the Tunguska River Basin. The resulting blast knocks the topography over and sets several animals ablaze, apparently.

your reindeer are on fire - shit!
I busted out laughing so hard I missed the next 15 seconds after this.

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Kith x Nike Pop-Up Pickups

As much as I love New York City Sneaker Boutique Kith, I rarely keep up with the various drops and collabs that they’re always up to, so if I find something cool there, it’s usually just by chance. Last time I stopped by KITH Manhattan, I was one day early to the Kith x Colette drops. Had I timed it properly, I would have no doubt dropped however much it takes to look like Fabolous:

But yesterday, I managed to stumble upon a Kith x Nike Olympic inspired pop-up shop. The presentation of the place was pretty incredible, with iconic shoes like Michael Johnson’s famous golden spikes from the 1996 Summer Olympics on display.

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The 2016 Denver Broncos secondary is the scariest in the league.

04 October 2015: Denver Broncos Cornerback Chris Harris (25) [15952], Denver Broncos Safety Darian Stewart (26) [10133], and Denver Broncos Cornerback Aqib Talib (21) [10394] in action during a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire)
04 October 2015: Denver Broncos Cornerback Chris Harris (25), Denver Broncos Safety Darian Stewart (26), and Denver Broncos Cornerback Aqib Talib (21) in action during a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire)
The Denver Broncos GM John Elway has put together a tremendous corps of cornerbacks and safeties through the draft and precision bomb free agent signings. An introduction to the 2016 Broncos secondary, in case you haven’t already met them.

Perhaps no other team possesses the depth that the Denver Broncos do at cornerback – and in an ever pass-heavy league, an elite secondary is make or break for an elite defense. Broncos GM John Elway has constructed an embarrassment of riches for his defensive backfield, and, more importantly AND impressively, he’s done it mostly through the draft in the past three years. Elway has given defensive coordinator Wade Philips all the pieces he needs to make this defense work and unleash the pass rush, to create the Orange Crush 2.0.

Cornerbacks #1 and #2 of the Broncos’ vaunted “No Fly Zone” are fellow University of Kansas Jayhawks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. – the numbers are no indicator of skill, these two are the best CB tandem in the league right now and they are a unit to be reckoned with. Harris, an undrafted free agent, did not allow a single touchdown for two years, a streak that ended in the week 15 loss to Pittsburgh when Antonio Brown scored 2 TDs on Harris. Harris is the backbone of this secondary, and very much a shutdown corner in his own right. Talib, part of Elway’s key FA acquisitions in 2014, is another shutdown corner that can challenge receivers larger than he is and isn’t afraid to get physical. He’s got a presence on the field and really gets in the faces of wide receivers, a curse and a gift to the Broncos at times. Talib leads the Broncos secondary in tandem with Harris, on the field and in the locker room.

Chris Harris Jr (25) intercepts a pass intended for a Raiders receiver by Raiders QB Derek Carr (4), takes it to the house. A display of great awareness and knowing where to be, when.
Chris Harris Jr (25) intercepts a pass intended for a Raiders receiver by Raiders QB Derek Carr (4), takes it to the house. A display of great awareness and knowing where to be, when.

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Yeezy Adidas Slides???

For not actually being a real product, these are pretty damn sweet looking.

The world of fake merchandise from China is rampant, and you can easily cop yourself a pair of Yeezys or some Balmain gear for a fraction of a price from DHgate or Aliexpress. I don’t really recommend doing it, and you’ll deserve your fuckboi title for wearing anything from there, but these were too intriguing to pass up on.

I reviewed them on Reddit and I’m far too lazy to reword it so this is what I had to say:

I was about to buy a pair of legit adidas slides, but then I remembered seeing a pic of these while browsing dhgate a while ago. My site in particular said only one person had ordered these before. Checked youtube/here and didn’t find anything so I thought I’d check them out since they looked kinda nice.

Of course there’s no real Yeezy Slides, so there’s not much to compare it to. Obviously anybody who knows anything about Yeezys will know they are fake, but they still look really sweet. The boost doesn’t look great but AFAIK everything else does.

On feet, it feels like they might break pretty easily. The upper material doesn’t have a lot of give and you can tell it wasn’t designed to be on a flip flop.

Overall they look great, but long-term wearability might be an issue, and if you’re worried about being called out over wearing a rep of something that doesn’t exist, then you definitely shouldn’t get these lol.

I’m not gonna post a link where to get these, but you can search “Yeezy Slide” on dhgate and the ones that I ordered should come up.

 

Anyway, I did a corny unboxing video for these and you can get an even better look at them here: