Chris Rock’s ‘Good Hair’ Looks At Business Of Black Hair (VIDEO)

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When Chris Rocks daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair? the bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl’s head! Director Jeff Stilsons camera followed the funnyman, and the result is Good Hair, a wonderfully insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about African American hair culture.An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of black people. Celebrities such as Ice-T, Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Maya Angelou, and Reverend Al Sharpton all candidly offer their stories and observations to Rock while he struggles with the task of figuring out how to respond to his daughters question. What he discovers is that black hair is a big business that doesnt always benefit the black community and little Lolas question might well be bigger than his ability to convince her that the stuff on top of her head is nowhere near as important as what is inside.


Greatest Homemade water slide ever

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Nice Kicks x Asics Gel Lyte III

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2009 by akademikjeanius

 For months I’ve heard a few hints, seen some sneak peeks, and shown a few blurred images, but at last  – the Nice Kicks x Asics Gel Lyte III.  This shoe is part of a three shoe series, the “Trilogy Project”, curated by Ronnie Fieg for David Z.


Though color choice was important , the material selections took a very high priority.  From front the back, the shoe features a nubuck toe cap, perforated pig skin toe box and side panels, patent leather striped overlaying 3M reflective material, finishing off with ballistic mesh on the tongue and ankle collar.

Limited to 250 pairs, the Nice Kicks x Asics Gel Lyte III will be available in October instore and online at for $105.

Sole Collector Nike Air Yeezy Edition

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2009 by akademikjeanius

Sole Collector’s Issue 29 will feature the Nike Air Yeezy on the cover and as the focal point of this latest edition of the magazine. This cover features the unreleased pair that Kanye used to debut the Yeezy at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards last year.


After all the colorways have been released, will the Yeezy become a certified design that will retain timeless relevance?

Jailbreak 3.0.1. Today

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2009 by akademikjeanius

Those of you who abstained from updating your Iphone to OS 3.0.1 for the sake of keeping your device jailbroken and/or unlocked will be pleased to know you apparently have nothing to worry about. The iPhone Dev Team is reporting that the same versions of redsn0w and ultrasn0w that worked for OS 3.0 are fully compatible with the new software, albeit with the aid of a little more trickery than usual. To jailbreak, all you need to do is install the 3.0.1 software, fire up redsn0w, select the IPSW file for OS 3.0 (you still have that on your computer, don’t you?) and sit back while the magic happens. To take it one step further and soft unlock, just grab ultrasn0w through Cydia and you’ll be on your merry way. In case you’re wondering how this works, it all has to do with the fact that 3.0.1 is essentially a carbon copy of 3.0 with the only real difference being the code that patches up that nasty SMS exploit.

Iowa 911 call center becomes first to accept texts

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2009 by akademikjeanius
nike-air-foamposite-eggplant-5An emergency call center in the basement of the county jail in Waterloo, Iowa, became the first in the country to accept text messages sent to “911,” starting Wednesday.

Call centers around the country are looking at following in its footsteps, as phone calls are now just one of many things phones can do.

“I think there’s a need to get out front and get this technology available,” Black Hawk County police chief Thomas Jennings said.

He said 911 texting should be of particular help to the county’s deaf and hard-of-hearing residents, who have had to rely on more cumbersome methods to reach 911.

There have also been several cases around the country of kidnap victims summoning help by surreptitiously texting friends or relatives, who then called 911. With direct texting to 911, they should be able to get help faster.

John Snapp, senior technical officer of Intrado, which upgraded the call center, said calling should still be the preferred way to reach 911, but texting is a useful complement. A lot of kids already think they can text 911, he said.

For now, only subscribers to i wireless, a local carrier affiliated with T-Mobile USA, will be able to use the service, and only within Black Hawk County. Those on other carriers will get a reply saying they need to call 911 instead.

Snapp said Intrado is working with other carriers to help them handle 911 texts as well. As a future upgrade, call centers may be able to receive photos and video from cell phones, which could help emergency responders prepare for an accident scene or identify a suspect.

While most 911 call centers can now get a rough location for callers, that is not yet possible with texts. That means i wireless subscribers who text 911 will get a reply asking them for the city or ZIP code they’re in. If the response corresponds to the Black Hawk County call center’s area, the text messages goes through to an operator. Otherwise the texter is told to call 911.

The call center’s operators are able to text back from their computers to conduct a conversation with the texter.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Allow me to introduce

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2009 by akademikjeanius

Thanks for checking out my blog. I will include those things that I like, and feel free to add those things you like. Keeping this first one short but much more to come.