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Watch The Hatchfund Campaign Video For “Yasuke: Birth Of A Samurai” (Trailer)

Dude. DUDE! It’s legend meets line-and-ink in this animated Black Samurai joint in development. Gotta make this happen! If Tom Cruise can be “The Last Samurai,” can we please get the first Black Samurai project greenlit & funded… please?

(Watch above and see how YOU can help, too.)

Lionsgate has put into development, a feature film based on Yasuke’s life, with “Highlander” creator Gregory Widen on board to script the project which they are currently calling “Black Samurai.” Described as an action drama, Mike De Luca and Stephen L’Heureux are producing, and the film is a co-production between Solipsist Films and De Luca Productions.
– Shadow and Act

Good feeling about this. Lionsgate Films AND the dude that brought the Kitana blade-swinging, head-decapitating ‘Duncan MacLeod Of The Clan MacLeod’ to life (Gregory Widen) are already attached. Dope!

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Former ‘Apprentice’ Andrew Dice Clay Speaks On Trump’s Larger-Than-Life Personality (Video)

Andrew Dice Clay was going for that ‘Apprentice’ spot Donald Trump had open on his reality show. But Dice also recalled a time when he bristled up against The Donald.

As a former cast member on ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ Andrew Dice Clay recalls an off-camera “tiff” with host Donald Trump after the now-GOP frontrunner stated that he was “more famous” than the show’s contestants. Plus, Dice explains the origin of Trump’s campaign tone.


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Advice From A Self-Made Millionaire: Treat Money Like a Jealous Lover (And Nine More Tips) [Video]

Grant Cordone, millionaire. Wonder if he owns a mansion and a yacht. Ha! Maybe that Bugs Bunny joke was too ‘old’ to get a giggle if you are under 30; but what Cordone promises you can get… is rich! To do so, Cordone says you need to get greedy, get away from get-rich-quick schemes, never give up, and be a good guy (ethical, willing to help others to succeed). That’s the gist. Here are the tips, via an Entrepreneur magazine write-up (and video above):

  1. Follow the money. You cannot save your way to millionaire status. Focus on increasing your income in increments and repeating that.
  2. Don’t show off — show up! Be known for your work ethic, not the trinkets that you buy.
  3. Save to invest, don’t save to save. The only reason to save money is to invest it. Put your saved money into secured, sacred (untouchable) accounts. Never use these accounts for anything, not even an emergency.
  4. Avoid debt that doesn’t pay you. Make it a rule that you never use debt that won’t make you money. Poor people use debt to buy things that make rich people richer.
  5. Treat money like a jealous lover. Ignore it and it will ignore you, or worse, it will leave you for someone who makes it a priority.
  6. Money doesn’t sleep. Money doesn’t know about clocks, schedules or holidays, and you shouldn’t either. Never try to be the smartest or luckiest person — just make sure you outwork everyone.
  7. Poor makes no sense. Bill Gates has said, “If you’re born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor, it is your mistake.”
  8. Get a millionaire mentor. Most of us were brought up middle class or poor and then hold ourselves to the limits and ideas of that group. Get your own personal millionaire mentor and study them.
  9. Get your money to do the heavy lifting. Investing is the Holy Grail in becoming a millionaire and you should make more money off your investments than your work. Investing is the only reason to do the other steps.
  10. Shoot for $10 million, not $1 million. Go for more than a million. There is no shortage of money on this planet, only a shortage of people thinking big enough.


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Tweet @ScreamTour With Hashtag #HEAVEEHEAVEEHEAVEE To Help @FortKnoxLive Get On With #ScreamNation Tour 2015

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Very few have a demonstrated capacity to make you wanna “be there” like the homie Fort Knox. Not only does he promote events; he IS an event unto himself. Once he tags an event with that “Heavee! Heavee! Heavee!” it becomes a must-not-miss.

His excitement about an event he is down with is unparalleled… and infectious. We get amped feeding off his energy. He hasn’t steered us wrong about a happening yet. It follows, that when he reached out asking supporters to vote for him to get on board with and host the #SCREAMNATION Tour 2015, we leaped at the opportunity to spread the word. Good brother. Great promoter! We know he will be an incredible host for yet another monstrous event. He deserves this. Read and hit up Twitter “HEAVEE” for the homie, please.

Massive shout out to #THEPEOPLE because yall BEEN supporting me! I appreciate AND reciprocate it to the fullest! A new campaign has begun! Please repost/retweet/share if your vibing!

Hit @screamtour (twitter/ig) with the hashtag #HEAVEEHEAVEEHEAVEE to vote me the official host for #SCREAMNATION Tour 2015!

Fort Knox (@FortKnoxLive)

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‘Reading Rainbow’ My A$$… Star Trek’s LeVar Burton Reads “Go The F— To Sleep” (Video)

This post is funny AND touching. Gather ’round kids and get your funny first… Uncle LeVar aka young Kunta Kinte (‘Roots’) aka Lt. Commander Geordi Laforge (Star Trek: The Next Generation) is going to read one more nighty-night story. Just ONE more, and y’all are really pushing it.

For reaching our stretch goal, LeVar Burton sits the Rooster Teeth employees down for a reading of the popular “bedtime story.” This was done as part of Rooster Teeth’s 24-hour live-stream for Extra Life. Consider making a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of your choice. Visit to find out what you can do to help.

Well, done Commander. Well f–king done! Info on the very worthy cause for which Mr. Burton willingly stepped far outside his public persona to read, Extra Life, is included after the jump.

(Warning: Get some tissue.)


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Technology: The World’s First Hoverboard (Video)

Okay, you’ve seen some really cool hoverboard demos that were actually cool feats at film technology (e.g. camera tricks, with famous actors ‘witnessing’ the hovering). This ain’t that. This is Hendo Hover’s genuine Kickstarter video. The future is now.

Coolest line: “The wheel may finally have some competition.”

…And the founders promise those who ‘kick in’ will get a ‘starter’ kit; allowing them to demo the technology themselves (not the board, but a ‘white box’ hoverer that shows what the board will accomplish). Watch above. Follow the link to help fund the campaign (below).


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A3C Presents The Periodic Table of Hip-Hop


Very nice! Deluxe graphic work now available from A3C. You can pick up a copy of this instant classic print… and get a discount on event passes in the process.

In preparation for the 10th Anniversary A3C Festival (Oct 8-12th) we took some time off from producing the world’s largest hip-hop festival and went into the lab to create the “The Periodic Table of Hip-Hop.” This unique piece of art is NOW available at Pop Chart Lab.

… and as a bonus, each print comes with a discount code for 2014 A3C Festival passes!

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Kickstarter: Massive Ammo For Your Next Water Balloon Fight (Video)

Maaann! This should be out NOW! Heads would getting splatted!! Haaaa. Water balloon fights were the best back in the day, but chances are you could only have one, two… maybe three on deck for the battle. Not a lot of ammo for a ‘sustained battle.’ And how many balloons popped or split at the lip when filling or stretching them over the faucet/spigot to start? Well, no more.

Fill and tie hundreds of water balloons in minutes with our attachment that comes ready-to-go, no preparation necessary!

Yeah. Tinnus Enterprises’ Kickstarter page promises that Bunch O Balloons will fill and tie 100 water balloons in less than 1 minute. Oh, and for those who don’t care or don’t care for fun in general (haters). It doesn’t matter. Because the Kickstarter campaign is over 6900% funded. In fact, Tinnus is taking pre-orders right now for this party product (anticipated to market Spring-Summer 2015)!

Kudos to inventor Josh Malone (and his testers kids).


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Technology: The Maker Of Hoverbike Needs Your Help To Make It A Reality (Video)

Kickstarter lets us fund everything; including the future! Check out the above video, and imagine being able to ride a Hoverbike. That’s right, you can be part of the creation of the world’s first flying motorcycle. Nice!

Declared “a revolution in aviation” by the project head, Chris Malloy, the Hoverbike is the result of years worth of R&D to combine the simplicity of a motorbike and the freedom of a helicopter. Cheaper, more rugged and easier to use, the Hoverbike flies like a quadcopter, and can be flown unmanned or manned, while being a safe – low level aerial workhorse with low on-going maintenance.

We are in the final construction stages of the latest manned prototype of Hoverbike, and in a few months we will start flight testing. After the successful completion of test flights we will build a final engineering prototype for submission to aviation certification authorities.

Oh yeah. This is happening. It’s over 66% funded already. Watch and wonder above. Follow the link to get in on this below.


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Innovation: Get The ‘Coolest’ Cooler Ever Invented…First! (Video)

Daaaaaamn! How can you tell that your product idea is a smash? Well, put it up on Kickstarter with a $50,000 funding goal…and get over $4 million from online investors!!! That’s the Coolest cooler; and folks have invested en mass because they believe that a cooler with a built-in blender, ice crusher, waterproof USB speaker (networkable to smartphones’ music apps) and USB charger (to charge/recharge those smartphones) will sell like hotcakes on a Saturday morning!

Hey, watch the video…it is that cool of a cooler. The Coolest!

(Promised a first-run cooler for my Kickstarter money… How about a return on investment? With a decent expected payout I would buy my own Coolest cooler with the proceeds!)



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Business: How Worker-Owned Companies Operate (Video)

I was speaking with a friend who is also an Oakland Raiders fan like myself.  The Raiders have major financial obstacles in their attempts to get a new stadium built in Oakland or anywhere else in Northern California. The Oakland Raiders have also recently been ranked by Forbes magazine as the least valuable NFL franchise despite having a huge global fanbase.  The Raiders have one of lowest amount of operating dollars of all the 32 teams in the NFL.  Fans may not be able to help the stadium situation, but they can definitely change the value of the team.  I have said on numerous occasions it would be great if the Raiders adopted a similar ownership system like the Green Bay Packers in which the fans of the team can become shareholders. The Green Bay Packers are the only NFL franchise that operates in this manner.  Current NFL rules require an owner to have no less than a 30% majority share of the team.  I feel this could work for the Raiders if owner Mark Davis offered a 49% or less share to the fans.  Our discussion then turned to the corporate aspect of worker owned companies. Ironically I ran across this interesting short documentary on the topic while surfing the web that goes to further illustrate the point that collective ownership is the key to win in many instances.


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Who’s Coming With Me? To Take a Free Course at Stanford! (Video)

#$%! it! I’m doing this! Either you know, or will come to know, that I am a proud lifelong scholar and two-time (two-time) graduate of The University of Alabama. A state school. Can I handle coursework from the vaunted Stanford University? I’m about to find out! You can, too… for FREE. But I don’t want you to see this as a hook-up. View it as a challenge…CHALLENGE! Let’s do this. I’m asking and hollering like Jerry Maguire: Who’s coming with me?!?

The course ‘Introduction to Logic’ – by Associate Professor Michael Genesereth from Stanford University – will be offered free of charge to everyone on the Coursera platform. Sign up at


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