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We had a lot of fun last week creating the Hip Hop Food Pyramid, both a tribute to the game's best musicians as well as the now-defunct food pyramid. Dig in if you missed it the first time around; it's pretty much just what the name suggests--a menu of foods based on artists' names in each of the pyramid's categories.
At best with this pyramid we hoped to inspire a couple of rappers to brand their respective foods and kick us some cash considerations for naming the food (looking at you, Gucci Mane). At worst we figured the internet would open its cheeks and take a large, wet turd on our illustration. Fortunately the response was somewhere between, and we got a lot of excellent #RapperFoods suggestions @MTVClutch from all of you out there. The best of those are below. Thanks to all who played.
LADIES Creepy is into pirates, pumps, rum and burlesque [Suicide Girls]
Here's some booty for you pirates out there.
PLAYLIST DJ JayCeeOh's "SPF60 Summer Mix" [BroBible]
A delicious soundtrack for your Fourth of July bash.
BOARDS My 5: Manny Santiago [Alli Action]
He's come a long way from a hand-me-down board with rusty bearings.
WTFANTASTIC 48 things you'll only see in New York City [BuzzFeed]
Hello Kitty only wanted to deposit a check.
THREADS Banana Republic releases "Mad Men" line [Fork Party]
Dress like Draper.
PIPES Incredible youngster nails Sam Cooke's "Just Another Day" [Daily What]
Fidgets like a kid, sings like a total champ.
ZOMGALLERY Pictures from the set of Brad Pitt's "World War Z" [Film Drunk]
Smiles, hanging bodies, machine guns and a zombie fortress.
REMIX "The Matrix" lobby scene with a capella multitrack [BamKapow]
"Spybreak" get some voice.
Photo: Suicide Girls
From his days as a young skater to his time running the Fantasy Factory, Rob Dyrdek has been focused on doing ridiculous things in front of a video camera. Now he's about to turn his attention to other people doing ridiculous things in front of cameras with his new MTV show "Ridiculousness." The main difference between Rob's stunts and those he'll be making fun of? His were meant to be seen by the world while the ones on "Ridiculousness" were buried deep in the bowels of the internet waiting for someone to find them and exploit them for cheap laughs. That's about to happen.
"Ridiculousness" is like "America's Funniest Home Videos" for people who prefer their nut shots to come after someone falls off Rollerblades (rather than after a 3-year-old swings a baseball bat). The show will star Rob, an enormous laptop and guests like Big Black and Chanel. If this trailer and the show's name are any indication--and it's a pretty safe bet they they are--it'll also be pretty damn ridiculous.
"Ridiculousness" premieres Monday, Aug. 29 at 10/9c.
Most people in the U.S. first saw Colombian-born Shakira in 2001 in her video for "Wherever, Whenever." You probably remember the first time you saw the 24-year-old Latin beauty thrust her hips, belly dance and shake her booty on a mountain. (We do.) Not a bad introduction.
Almost 10 years later, the pint-size 5-foot-2 star has not slowed her hips or stopped flashing her flawless midriff. Which means that there's a decade's worth of drool-inducing Shakira photos floating around out there. We've collected the 30 finest and put them all in the same place. Happy birthday, America.
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At this point in his career, Lil B is probably most famous for a bunch of stuff that we'd politely describe as silly. There are the dirty ass shoes, the songs about him being [insert celebrity's name that was seemingly drawn out of a hat] and #SWAG.
Given the man's history, it was a safe bet that his album I'm Gay, which came out today, would include lots of silly ass stuff too. Or so we thought. Turns out, I'm Gay is as heavy as a Twinkie-addicted 12-year-old. Lil B asks big questions, addresses important subjects and proves that you can be goofy as hell one minute and super serious the next.
Check out nine of the heavy subjects Lil B addresses on his album below. We miss anything?
LADIES (NSFW) Gallery of babes who love fishing [VICE]
It's the fish that caught quite a pair here.
BANGERS DMX "Sucka 4 Love" [XXL Mag
And he's out of the clink in a few short weeks.
OCEAN CITY Dew Tour announces confirmed athletes for Pantech Open [Alli Action]
PLG, Shaun White, Andy Macdonald and more will compete in the skate vert.
MASH UP "Fight Club" meets "The Holy Grail" [Double Viking]
Now, a question of etiquette--as I pass, do I give you the ass or the shrubs?
WEB BATTLE Ashton Kutcher vs. Village Voice [BuzzFeed]
DEAD MAN HANGING Coffins on cliffs in the Philippines [Atlas Obscura]
Finally, Fred was able to get over his fear of heights.
RED WHITE AND BLUE The 10 most American superheroes for July 4 [MTV Geek]
Just missed: Xenophobic Man, by Fox News.
RETRO 25 things from the '90s we hope never come back [CollegeHumor]
They belong in a trunk in the attic along with the Macarena.
Photos: Vice, Olivier Portrat
Everyone on Twitter considers themselves an expert of one type or another. We figured a woman who grew up with the nickname @BoobsRadley must have plenty of experience discussing issues of love and sex. (Plus, the Huffington Post called her one of the funniest women on Twitter.) Read on to find out how to send your questions to her.
Q: I just got dumped by a girl after only a few dates. I really liked her, but she (very perceptively) guessed that I still am not over my ex. My friends all agree that I should be "out there" and dating, but is it fair to start something with somebody while I'm still hung up on another girl?
You know when you're halfway through a Bloomin' Onion and you start to panic because, oh my God, how are you going fit in the Bondi Beach Rib-Eye you ordered? I hate this! It isn't fair to the steak. The steak has no way of knowing you're too gorged on fried-to-perfection onion dipped in proprietary sauce to eat it, any more than this girl didn't know you were still stuffed full of old feelings. So I'm going to disagree with your friends. I mean, it's possible that they mean well, or that you've been downplaying the level to which you're not over your ex to them. It's also possible that they'd rather hear about your dating travails than see you cry everytime an Adele song plays in Outback Steakhouse. But I'm not of the school that dating helps you "get over" anything. If you're not quite to the point of needing therapy to deal with your breakup (if you're unsure about this, ask your friends--they will gladly tell you), I'd suggest trying to catharsis-out your feelings with a hobby, like muraling, P90x, or my personal favorite, loads of casual sex.
Tired of the same boring condoms? Want to add some style to your Apple electronics, or put the confidence and cool demeanor into your pasta sauce?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this line of swagified products will be perfect for you. Back in 2009, SwagCo Founder, CEO and Big-Swingin'-D*** In Chief Leo Smizzley was preparing his date a lovely Italian dinner before a certain sexual encounter. All he had in his pad was a bottle of lifeless, unconfident Ragu. Leo's date was unimpressed. Leo managed to charm the pants off his company anyway, but as he looked at a full pack of Magnums (being very well endowed, there aren't many contraceptive choices for the SwagCo boss), he fancied how much more arousing the experience would be if the condom had a diamond tip.
So after Leo kicked the young lass out of his place, he got to work swagifying some of Americans' most essential products, and SwagCo was born. Among others, Leo & Co. have already swagified condoms, pasta sauce, Apple electronics, vitamins, Powerbars and the Snuggie. If you're sick of the same old, like Leo was, come browse some of SwagCo's best sellers and add some swag to your life.
Judging from some of his epic gambling losses and his poor trades as the Charlotte Bobcats GM, Michael Jordan does not appear to be a math whiz. However, an 18-year-old MJ took advanced chemistry at Laney High School. The class was so easy for him that he used the period to catch up on correspondence, as this found letter proves.
In the love note to his "Dearest Laquette," young Mike begins by apologizing for making her "look pretty rotten" the prior night. Not wanting to wallow in the negative, Jordan changes it up in the next paragraph and talks about how happy he was to receive the money she owed him from a bet they made. Obviously, his gambling addiction began at a young age. Jordan was a good winner, though, and doesn't taunt her. Instead, he tells her that everyone thinks she's a "very pretty lady," but "please don't let that go to your head. (smile)."
Finally, he ends things by telling Laquette when he'll see her next and to "please have some activity for us to do together." He wants her to know, "I am finally getting use to going with a girl much smaller than I. I hope you my hint." Jordan was clearly not a spelling bee champion. What was the "hint" he hoped she understood? It's not clear to us. However, we bet it has something to do with sex. Oh, Michael, there you go showing your poor math skills. Everyone is the same height lying down, unless you're really fat.
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