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Bears Playing Hockey

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November 24, 2009 Posted by | Health/Sports, Humor | Leave a comment

Complex Presents: The 10 Most Underrated New Rappers

Hard to believe it’s still possible in this age of low-budge videos and WSHH fuckery, but there’s actually such a thing as an underexposed rapper. The problem is no longer about getting your shit out there, it’s about getting your shit heard when there’s millions of other shit dropping daily. Too many choices, not enough time. Inevitably, some good MCs fall through the cracks—like our boy Wiz Khalifa, whose new album, Deal or No Deal, is out today (buy it now). The Pittsburgh rapper’s been around for a minute, but doesn’t get nearly as much buzz as many inferior peers.  Well, we at Complex are here to change all that. In honor of Wiz and other unheralded artists, we’ve put together a list of the 10 most underrated new rappers—and by “new,” we mean “relatively new.” Dudes like Curren$y and Peedi Crakk are definitely overlooked, but they’ve already had a moment in the spotlight. We looked specifically for MCs who’ve consistently flown under the radar. Read on to sample 10 rappers you need to know now  Listen for free at Complex…

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Art/Culture, Music | Leave a comment

CIA Mentored By Magicians

At the height of the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency paid $3,000 to renowned magician John Mulholland to write a manual on misdirection, concealment, and stagecraft. All known copies of the document — and a related paper, on conveying hidden signals — were believed to be destroyed in 1973. But recently, the manuals resurfaced, and have now been published as “The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception.” Topics include working a clandestine partner, slipping a pill into the drink of the unsuspecting, and “surreptitious removal of objects by women.”  Continue reading at Wired…

November 24, 2009 Posted by | News, Weapons | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Throwback Video: Harder Bodies Faster Stronger

Some people have way too much time on their hands, but it is very creative.

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Humor | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Sail Around the World, It’s easier than you think

If you think sailing around the world isn’t easy, consider this – this year alone the record for youngest person to circumnavigate the world alone was set, twice, by teenagers. Also, an even younger sailor, Jessica Watson of Australia, is about 2,500 nautical miles into a trip that, when and if she completes, will make her the youngest, solo around-the-world sailor. She is 16. It used to require governments funding expeditions to unknown lands in the name of king and country. Now you just need some sponsors, a blog and really understanding parents. Why don’t you quit being such a lubber and show this youth movement what it means to be an adventurer. Continue reading…

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Dining/Living, Health/Sports | Leave a comment

An Italian Lesson for the Overstuffed

CONSIDER your stomach. No, not as it is now, in repose before the feast, awaiting the pleasures to come. Consider it as it will feel Thanksgiving evening, after the nibbles and noshes, the hors d’oeuvres, the sides and the turkey, the rolls, the stuffing, all that wine, the second helpings, the “oh, just a little more,” the pies, the cookies and, of course, the chocolates without which no meal would be complete.  Bloated? Overstuffed? More than a little uncomfortable?  The ancients anticipated these woeful moments of distress. Wise to the sensitive ways of the digestive system, they brewed tonics and elixirs intended to remedy such afflictions of excess. These homemade restoratives, generally herbs, plants and other botanicals blended into an alcohol base, live on commercially today in the form of digestives.  Continue reading…

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Dining/Living | Leave a comment

Keely Hazell Goes Topless for PETA

If you are not familiar with British model Keely Hazell you don’t know what you have been missing. Keely often appears towards the top of lists like AskMen’s hottest women. To support PETA, Keely has stripped down to her very attractive birthday suit to embody the tagline “Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin. Don’t Wear Fur.”  Hazell joins a long list of sexy celebrities – including Eva Mendes, Jamelia, Pamela Anderson, Natalie Imbruglia and Tamara Ecclestone – who have starred in PETA UK’s anti-fur ads.

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Art/Culture, Celebs, News | Leave a comment

Swype versus iPhone

Swype could completely change the way we type on touchscreen smartphones — and potentially pose a real challenge to the iPhone.
Swype, invented by the creator of the T9 predictive typing system, offers a new input system for typing on touchscreen phones. TechCrunch explains, “the way you type with Swype is you literally swipe your finger from one letter to the next as fast as you can.” The new “Swyping” system will debut with Verizon’s new Samsung Omnia II smartphone. The video below shows a smartphone typing smackdown: Swype vs. iPhone, side-by-side. (Spoiled alert: the Samsung Omnia II, with Swype, beats the iPhone hands down.) See the new technology for yourself below.

November 24, 2009 Posted by | News | Leave a comment

Inside a Supermodel’s Suicide: Daul Kim

On the morning of Thursday November 19th, 20-year-old Korean supermodel Daul Kim reached out to an old friend via instant messenger. She was depressed, she wrote, according to a transcript of the chat seen by The Daily Beast. She and her boyfriend had just had another brutal physical fight. She’d punched him in the face; he’d yanked her hair. But she was afraid to leave him, afraid to suffer the agony of being apart. The last time they separated, she hadn’t been able to eat, dropping from 112 to 99 lbs. Her friend begged her to leave town, book a job, call her mother. No, she said. She’d miss her dog. She ended the conversation abruptly, saying she was going off to the clean the house.  A few hours later, Kim was found by her boyfriend, hanged in her luxurious apartment in Paris’ 10th arrondissement. She’d said she felt trapped and mentioned thoughts of suicide in the IM conversation with her friend, a transcript of which was shown to the Beast. The French authorities say they believe the death is a suicide but are still investigating. The 5’10 stunner had just shot a Chanel handbag campaign, and Karl Lagerfeld was calling her his new muse. Alessandra Bertoldini, her agent at Next Models in Paris, said Kim’s mother was flying to Paris to see her daughter that Friday. Next’s Web site posted a headshot of Kim with the eulogy: “Rest in Peace/Smile down on us/We will never forget you.”   Continue reading…

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Art/Culture, Celebs | Leave a comment

Top 10: Kick-Ass Native Americans

The American Thanksgiving celebrates a heavily fictionalized story of pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down to a bountiful, peaceful feast. However, the first Thanksgiving probably consisted a handful of starving settlers dumbfounded that they were still alive and eating food previously thought to be inedible, like eel and corn. Thankfully, they had Native Americans like Squanto to show them what to eat to survive. They repaid Squanto and his people by enslaving, massacring and destroying their entire way of life. However, many great Native Americans refused to take it lying down. They fought back, proving themselves smarter and better warriors until the sheer number of Europeans and their diseases overwhelmed them.  There’s a lot more to Native American culture than their prowess on the battlefield. For this feature, however, that’s all we’re going to be looking at: the most kick-ass men this culture produced. Here are the most legendary of those men.  View Top 10 list…

 

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Art/Culture | Leave a comment

How to Choose Cologne

While we may consider it quite primal when our puppy dog displays their interest in a stranger via wild sniffing, we, ourselves, aren’t quite different. Scents are often known to excavate childhood memories, trigger deeply rooted emotions and ruin a man’s chances with prospective partners. Why? We can only assume something so powerful is something worth investigating. After all, before you blow your billfold on a cologne completely unmatched to your persona, you’ll want to consciously choose what’s best for you. How to Address a Cologne Going back to puppy dogs and their incessant sniffing-before-befriending, one can witness the effect of scents on the human psyche. The Scientific American concludes, “Smell subconsciously facilitates a variety of human social interactions. People use smell to assess a person’s likability, sexual attractiveness and emotional state. They can also use scent to distinguish a stranger from a friend, a male from a female and someone who is gay from someone who is straight.”  Now, of course, mistakes can be made in the initial evaluation of a complete stranger. But, the importance of carefully selecting a cologne cannot be denied. This is because both women and men,  Continue reading…

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Dating/Sex | Leave a comment

Oasis Of The Seas (PHOTOS): The World’s Largest Cruise Ship

The world’s largest and newest cruise ship Oasis of the Seas is seen docked at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Friday, Nov. 20, 2009. The Finnish built 225,282-ton ship owned by Royal Caribbean International has a capacity of 5,400 passengers and is set for its debut voyage in the Caribbean Dec. 1, 2009. 15 decks house 4 main swimming pools, a park promenade, surf simulators, rock climbing, and miniature golf.  Continue reading…

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Dining/Living | Leave a comment

How to Dump Her Like a Man

By Mark Healy
GQ Magazine

It’s one of the worst, most stomach-turning things a man can do. And most men do it with about as much decency as whipping an aged nun with her own rosary. We can do better. Here’s what to keep in mind.   Forget about preserving your status as the sweetest guy on the planet. Don’t rob her of the opportunity to hate your guts.   Avoid that pathetic line about it being all about you, or worse, that she’s “too good” for you. Being patronizing is just as shameful as using a Post-it note to tell her you’re leaving. And never, ever embark on a long, excruciating campaign of low-level cruelty and increasing emotional distance until she finally breaks down and dumps you because you were too passive and frightened to do it first.   Make a clean break. That means no second thoughts and no reunion sex (unless she’s relieved it’s over, fine with it in every way, but still wants to fool around once in a while).   Remember, she might be happier about this than you are.   JFK Jr. was said to send a bouquet of flowers to women he was breaking it off with. And while we can’t fully confirm or even condone this, we can recommend the sentiment behind it. 

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Dating/Sex | Leave a comment

Where to get the best coffee in America

You like coffee. It makes you feel happy in the morning; it isn’t illegal. And your relationship with it has evolved since the days when burnt library drip got you through finals. You’re a macchiato man now. A devotee of the 4 p.m. barista-made espresso. You’re practically Italian in your coffee-drinking habits. So why, every morning, do you pay $4.79 for a watery latte that was lovelessly made on a push-button machine that could be safely operated by a 4-year-old? One probably brewed with beans that were put through a grinder weeks ago? In case you haven’t heard, we’re living in a Golden Age of Coffee. (Note: Please don’t actually go around calling it that.) Thanks to a new generation of purveyors bent on returning craft and artistry to the beverage—like Ninth Street Espresso in New York (the espresso comes only in triple-shot form) and Stumptown in Portland, Oregon (thirty-five different brews; Prouvé chairs in which to enjoy it)—there’s now a wealth of coffee in America so rich and flavorful it’ll remind you why you originally fell in love with the stuff. Here are the ten best places to get your daily fix.  Continue reading…

November 24, 2009 Posted by | Dining/Living | Leave a comment