Confession: I have a friend who likes to text me at like 4am when he’s had nightmares or he can’t sleep or he just needs a friend. He thinks I’m always awake at 4am but really I go to bed around 12am and I change his text-tone to the loudest one I have just so it wakes me up when he needs me.
No, we just think its stupid to spend $150+ for shoes that you can get for $50.
Honestly? You’re right. Payless air walks and them fubus at walmart do go off
what the fuck they talking about, they pay just as much for those ugly ass Ugg boots.
No, I actually don’t buy uggs. But thank you for your stereotype, asshat.
You literally just said it’s stupid for black people to buy expensive shoes…but I’m stereotyping LMAO BYE
Blame it on the insomnia, but I feel the need to educate kassie8yofood
For many, sneaker culture is a hobby. Most hobbies are not cheap, especially when they near the point of obsession. There is money to be made in sneaker capitalism. For example; the first time I was stationed in Japan, I collected (and wore with the appropriate outfit), over 60 pairs of Jordan 1s, as well as Limited Edition and SB Nike Dunks. Eventually, I grew out of the hobby and sold my entire collection for nearly $3,000. I used that money for a camera to further my photography. No regrets for buying the kicks and no regrets for selling them.
As I get older, I see the value in a nice pair of Prada lace-ups or Ferragamo loafers to wear with one of my suits for work. Guess what? These aren’t cheap, either. They cost even more money than my previous sneaker obsession. Only now, I am well within my financial comfort zone to afford and buy nice things. At 20, I was just doing it because of a hobbyist’s fixation. Now, that isn’t to say that a black man is wrong for investing in J’s. Good for him. If you have the bread, then buy what you want, stunt and be unapologetic about it.
Perhaps you’re speaking from a naive perspective based on a misconception that a young black male geeking out over a sneaker release is somehow irresponsible for spending that kind of money. Perhaps it is, but perhaps it isn’t. Either way, it’s none of your business. You like tattoos, right? Tattoos aren’t cheap either, especially if you’re getting quality work done to have art permanently stamped on your body for the rest of your life.
People are different and people have interests that differ from yours. That doesn’t give you the right to sit up on your high horse and judge black people for partaking in a hobby or passion that you don’t understand. If you don’t understand, even after making an effort to, then it’s not for you to understand and perhaps you should keep your mouth shut. So when you continue on your soapbox talking about what white people do, like you’re Tina Fey or some shit, then you’re opening the door to get lit up for your ignorance.
Ah-ah-ah, wait, don’t try to use some nonsense excuse about what everyone else is saying, or freedom of speech, or make some lofty claim that people are perpetuating racism and ignorance against you. It ain’t about you, sweetheart, but you sure as hell started a fire by opening your mouth. And now, stranger on the internet, you have to deal with the consequences because you continue to reply and people will continue to flame you until they ultimately get bored (rightfully so).
What got you into cars or motorcycles in the first place?
I would like to credit my father. I’ve mentioned before that he taught me to drive in an E36 M3. I’ve been in the car when he zoomed through traffic and had fun with other cars on the road. He never considered himself a racer and certainly never went to the track, but he took a certain pride in driving and maintenance that flipped a switch in my brain. Over the years, I began to obsess in ways my father never did. Driving makes me feel alive and it makes me feel one with the world.
If you follow racing in any way, who are your favorite riders/drivers?
MotoGp - Valentino Rossi. MotoGP is my favorite racing to watch. Formula 1 - Lewis Hamilton. He’s an inspiration to young black men who share the same passion of racing. Rally - David Higgins. I admire how methodical and competitive he is.
What can you see yourself owning in 25 years?
In 25 years? I’m not sure I’d be alive by then.
Do you have a style of modifications you prefer or like the most?
I believe form follows function. I’m a sucker for smooth, understated, body lines. Wider cars that don’t look gaudy make me happy.
Who inspires you the most as far as what your passions are?
The Best Motoring team’s car commentary help me with my direction in how to modify suspension and optimize driveability and speed.
Briefly, what do you think about alternative fuel cars? Like, dislike?
I am completely and totally indifferent. Can I obtain the fuel? Does my car broom broom? Then I don’t give a damn. Get. Out. Me. Car.
If you had to have one vehicle for the rest of your life what would it be?
1987 Buick Grand National GNX, late model BNR34, BMW M3 (any) or a Porsche 911 (any).
What would you like to see more of in the car/bike community?
I feel as though the American car community should learn a thing or two about the solidarity in the sportbike community. I also feel as though Americans should shut the fuck up and drive more; not circle-jerk at meets and certainly not mutilate sports cars for the sake of impressing people to circle-jerk at meets.
Is there anything you’d like to see gone from the car community?
Yes. I would like to see this whole stance scene die in a fire. Oh, and body kits that are poorly made and purely cosmetic.
Are there and trends you took part in that are now obsolete, dead or even laughable?
I once owned a Nissan Sentra SE-R with Street Glow. It was 2003 and it was acceptable at the time.
My ten questions for the people I tag:
Do you prefer forced induction or naturally aspirated cars? Why?
What are your feelings on traditional, manual transmissions being replaced by paddle shifting?
Do you prefer race tracks to unpredictable roads?
If you had an unlimited budget to venture into the racing world, what discipline would it be and why?
What is your opinion on ‘stance?’
Why do you think women are not respected, appreciated or seen as equals in the global automotive community?
What car is your ideal daily driver?
Briefly recall your best experience behind the wheel. How has the affected the way you pursue your automotive enthusiasm?
When modifying a vehicle, what is your focus; power or control?
Do you feel that tumblr spreads knowledge about the automotive world, or does it merely perpetuate trends and fads?
What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid, two days away from starting college, in broad daylight.
I can back that 100%. I would so have a E36 even though the U.S. engine made shit power.
I learned how to drive MT on an E36 M3. My father was a bit of a hoonigan in his…
Nice. My dad is really mellow. He’s a very calm, cool, collected, reserved human being and cares about nothing more than taking care of family and having nice things. I tend to believe his “wild side” is his driving. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, right?
fameONE was my graffiti name. I was pretty terrible bomber and had an ok handstyle. After a while, friends in the circle started calling me ‘Fame,’ in a sense of irony because I was getting popular with throwups and bombs but I didn’t like being popular. We were also dumb kids. My mother encouraged me to stop and bought me a camera. After that, I began taking photos but I used the same name for my photography.
4. last time i cried and why
Three days ago. I’ve done a good job in 27 years of suppressing my emotions. The anxiety got the better of me.
7. biggest turn off(s)
Dishonesty and disloyalty. Nothing disgusts me more in a relationship when a woman cannot be upfront about her feelings; good or bad. This is a recent discovery because, for years, this would have been the pot calling the kettle black. I don’t care what your feelings are, but give me the courtesy as a human being to tell me where I stand.
I do not handle betrayal well. I am vengeful and I am petty. I am working on this.
Feet and penises make me cringe. My penis is fantastic, though.
I am not afraid to fail but I am afraid of being a failure. If I don’t meet my own standards of mental, emotional, physical, or financial success, then I am a failure. I also fear that I will never be loved, desired, valued, or appreciated. It gives me anxiety. I do not have a need to be accepted by everyone, but I do have a strong need to be accepted and respected by those I love and care deeply for.
I’d argue that HTC got it right with putting their flavor on top of the native AOSP without it being obtrusive or ugly. The build quality of their premium phones are something that any tech-head should take notice of. I like ‘em, but I’m a creature of habit.
My smartphone history:
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S3
Nexus 4 (thanks for ruining it, bathtub)
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
There’s a trend here. I’ve rooted and flashed Cyanogenmod on all Galaxies except the Note 3. We’ll see how long I can hold out with just using the Google Now launcher. I still haven’t found a dialer that I like.
“If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?”—
This line encapsulates the concept of a good kid in a bad city, and it cuts into one of the most moral questions in human existence: Can good come from evil? The best part about the line, as is true of the best poetry, is that it doesn’t answer the question it asks. For Kendrick’s immediate purposes, he’s the flower and the city is the dark room. The question is: Can you trust him?
aries- gay taurus - likes anal gemini - bdsm freak cancer - vanilla as fuck leo - dominant virgo - practicing abstinence libra - probably a furry scorpio - S&M by Rihanna Sagittarius - will try anything Capricorn - freaky ass bitch Aquarius - Skeptical but still a slut Pisces - horny and dtf w/ anyone
I disagree. I’m a Gemini and I like to believe my proclivities are contained and tasteful.
androids are so annoying in the sense that you can’t delete default apps urgh
I feel as though that’s the Achilles Heel of Android most Android phones.
Every premium Android phone on the market has hardware specifications that blow iPhones out of the water. But with carrier bloatware and manufacturer-specific applications (Samsung and Touchwiz), the usability fails.
Since Android is so open, it’s used on the leftover and cheap phones for prepaid have terrible specs. The market is way too oversaturated and it’s not really focused. So when people think Android, the average consumer doesn’t think premium.
Then, there are the Google Play edition of premium phones, as well as the Nexus models. Pure Android. No bloatware. Nothing in your way. It’s a fast, precise, efficient, and beautifully designed UI.
That’s why I want a Nexus 5. I shouldn’t have to keep rooting/flashing every phone I get just to add an aftermarket ROM to replicate stock Android. Props to Cyanogenmod for still delivering a great user experience, though.