Everyone grieves differently. Though very few people knew Steve Jobs personally, the innovations he produced as Apple's Chief Operating Genius impacted the lives of many. Among those people is the crew at Signal Snowboards, who on their web series Every Third Thursday get creative and build gnarly, themed boards. So when Steve Jobs passed away, they decided to craft a board that would integrate Apple products in its design. Signal came up with the iShred, a board fitted with an iPad and a signal light on an aluminum base. And yes, it can even blast some jams during a run. Check out the Apple-inspired missile.
The French get a bad rap for being jerks, wimps and generally unpleasant people. Maybe there is historical proof to support that stereotype, but the French of today seem more like crazy badasses. Yeah, tightrope walking and parkour may not seem as hard-core as BASE jumping and "Jackass"--but it is the way they do it. Perhaps it's all the readily available wine that skews their judgment, but cartwheeling off a cliff into a free fall is nuts...and totally awesome to watch. Whether dancing on a tightrope across the Twin Towers or eating calf brains, the French are constantly coming up with ways to make Americans questions their sanity. And we're a pretty crazy bunch.
Stephan Bonnar hasn't fought since last December, so you better believe he's ready to get in the cage and whoop some ass when he faces Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 139 on Nov. 19. Prior to his big fight, MTV Clutch caught up with "The American Psycho" to discuss collecting bonus checks, his Punch Buddies clothing line and why his best move is getting punched in the face.
What was it like sitting on the sidelines for almost a year?
It sucked. I had three good fights last year and my plan was take a couple of months to invest in my business and get the Punch Buddies line going and I did that. I wanted to fight in June but that filled up quick so the earliest I could fight was in August. I ended up hurting my knee and had to be sidelined for three months. But I'm healed up and ready to fight. I need this fight, I need this win, I need the bonus and that's what I'm going for.
Search through the back catalogs of any rapper's lyrics and you're almost guaranteed to a find some version of this line: "I'm the black ______." The blank space is the part that changes. For some rappers it's a bad ass white person (think Axl Rose, Heath Ledger). For others it's a chance to make a joke (think Elizabeth Taylor, Miley Cyrus). We've taken four of our favorite examples of this lyric and illustrated them in GIF form because it seemed like a good idea. Turns out, it was a brilliant idea. And here they are, four excellent versions of this lyric structure, plus one example from the sports world thrown in for fun.
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Numerous LFL players told us they've never heard of Wu-Tang, so we didn't expect to find an expert among the league's twentysomethings. Tiana Michaels is just that, and she happens to be an exceptional trash talker, too. Catch the Baltimore Charm defensive end in action next Friday, 9/8c on MTV2, when the 2-1 purple people eaters clash with with 2-0 Philadelphia Passion.
Who's your favorite member of Wu-Tang?
Do I have to pick one? I have several favorites for different reasons. So I will rank them in my favorite order, starting with:
1. RZA: He's doing his thing producing movie scores, acting and rapping. I like to see people broaden their horizons and never limit themselves to one dimension.
2. Method Man: His flow is sick! Aside from his rapping flow, who didn't enjoy "How High"?
3. Ghostface Killah: Pretty Toney, what more can I say? Every woman wants a man that is handsome but at the same time will send his goons out to handle dirty business.
4. Ol' Dirty Bastard: His name, rapping style and antics will be forever missed.
What's the worst trash talking line you've heard in the LFL?
The worst trash talking line came from my own two lips: "Hey you, big Sasquatch, monster-looking trick! Looks like the back of your ass was hit with a hailstorm before the game! Tighten that s*** up!"
We've all seen athletes trip, fall, fumble and drop things, but they're not the only ones who are prone to embarrassment during game time. There is a whole cast of other people involved who can be just as clumsy. Reporters, refs, cameramen and even groundskeepers have their fair share of accidents. Cheerleaders fall, announcers stutter and the marching band gets nailed all the time. Fortunately for them, their mistakes aren't usually on camera and rarely affect the outcome of the game. Fortunately for you, Clutch found some that were caught on camera and selected our favorite hiccups from people involved in the game, who don't happen to be playing it.
The 7-3 Houston Texans won't have fantasy favorite (and real world favorite) quarterback Matt Schaub leading them the rest of the season. Schaub suffered a Lisfranc injury (get your Google on) to his foot, and was told to go see Dr. Robert Anderson. When NFL players are told to see Dr. Anderson, what they really see is a huge "Game Over" sign, since he's known to be the last stop before season-ending surgeries.
Schaub has played in 46 straight games, and is one of seven quarterbacks to start every game this season. With Andre Johnson already injured and Arian Foster's bothersome (yet seemingly healed) hamstring, this is horrible news for Texans fans. Especially for this guy.
Since Schaub will now have plenty of unexpected free time, how will he be spending it? Based on what we know of him, here are our five guesses.
Legendary journalist and sports broadcaster Bob Costas executed one of his most significant and probably most disturbing interviews last night, with disgraced former Penn State assistant coach and alleged serial pedophile, Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky admitted to Costas, by phone, "I shouldn't have showered with those kids." Yet, the 67-year-old alleged rapist maintained his innocence.
The diminutive Costas has a big presence. He pulled off a revealing interview with a monster with grace and apparent ease. Not all of Costas' biggest moments have been so serious, though. To help digest the disgusting allegations, we've put together some of the legend's not-so-disturbing moments.
Don't stare at the Dwayne Wade/LeBron James sign too long. It's kind of terrifying.
Our Best of 2011 coverage continues. We've reviewed fan signage from across the sports world this year and selected the 25 greatest for this best-of gallery. Some of the placards are humorous, some are simple but comical statements of fact, and some, like the one above, are plain creepy. Taken together, they're a lot of fun. Hats off to those of you who create and hold up the signs for our benefit, at the expense of the people sitting behind you at the game.
This weekend saw the UFC's debut on Fox and Bellator's two tournament final battles that should have quenched the bloodthirst for fight fans. Well, one of those fights probably left you still hungry. We feel sorry for the poor guy who went to the bathroom during the UFC's big heavyweight tilt. We feel your pain bro, just hold it next time. Nevertheless, we pass out our awards for this weekend's most amazing action.