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JAY-Z: From Marcy to Barclays

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The first ever Rocawear commercial is a retrospective of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s journey: From a kid growing up in the humble projects of Brooklyn, to aspiring to make music, and eventually making history.

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Spike Lee Catches Flying Bat at Yankee Stadium

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Mark Teixeira let his bat go flying during Saturday's (7/15/12) game at Yankee Stadium, and Spike Lee -- while most people around his front row seat were ducking and diving -- caught the souvenir in mid air.

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VIDEO: Jew-Hating Elmo Kicked Out of Central Park Zoo

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They say mental illness isn't funny, but when I say "they" I mean my dishwasher and mailbox, and those two liars are always spreading rumors about me.

AT LEAST IT'S COMPETITIVE

The Best Of The 2012 Old Timey Coney Island Strong Man Spectacular

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If I had to define and specifically choose one dream job for myself for the next 365 days of my life, I’d want to travel around the country, attending the most bizarre and ridiculous competitions.

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Colbert Captures 'Bada$s' Biker Popping Wheelies In Lincoln Tunnel On His iPhone

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Somewhere out there in America is a guy who pops wheelies in the Lincoln tunnel on a dirt bike.

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You Ever Notice How White Athletes Say The Craziest Things When They Warm Up?

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It seems like only yesterday the worst thing we had to worry about when it came to high school basketball was a couple kids <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/12/well-this-is-pretty-darn-disgusting-news">racing to avoid the ookie cookie</a>.

#ART

Spongebob Splattered On The Streets Of New York

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Fresh from being beaten silly in a streetfight and detained by the LAPD, Spongebob was <a href="http://www.woostercollective.com/2011/12/spongebob_on_the_streets.html">splatted gloriously</a> all over a New York City street by an unknown street artist.

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The Best And Worst Of WWE Survivor Series ’11

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Pre-show notes, with no sign of Zack Ryder: - As a prerequisite for this column, make sure you've read <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/11/the-best-and-worst-of-wwe-raw-1114-raw-gets-rocked">The Best And Worst Of Raw Gets Rocked</a> and our first ever attempt at a <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/11/the-best-and-worst-of-wwe-smackdown-1118-live-blog-happens-tonight">Smackdown live-blog</a>.

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Watch This Pretty Acrobat Defy Death On NYC’s Williamsburg Bridge

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This past summer, 24-year old acrobat Seanna Sharpe scaled the Williamsburg bridge in New York City and used silk sheets to perform an acrobatics show over rush hour traffic.

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Ryan Gosling Breaks Up (Possibly Staged?) Street Fight In New York City

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Okay, call me a cynic, but I just don't think there's any way <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/08/ryan_gosling_street_fight_vide.html">this is real</a>.

BASKETBALL

Metta World Comedy

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From <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/sam_amick/07/19/ron.artest.qa/index.html#ixzz1Sa97CuIR">Sports Illustrated</a>: “I get most of my jokes in the bathroom.

BAD IDEAS

Local Man Thinks New Yorkers Will Drive to New Jersey to See Cursing

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New Jersey entrepreneur Larry Blatterfein wants to open a bar for New York sports fans called "Buck Foston's".

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The Best Celebrity Twitter Reactions To New York’s Gay Marriage Bill

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If you hadn't heard from, well, everywhere, the New York State Senate <a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2011/06/gay-marriage">passed</a> the Marriage Equality bill in a vote of 33 to 29.

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Weiner Packs It In

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New York Representative Anthony Weiner <a href="http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2011/06/16/anthony-weiner-resigns--is-his-political-career-over">resigned</a> today, meaning we can finally stop making Weiner puns.

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Anarchy in the You Gay

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Former New York Giants receiver David Tyree once helped win a Super Bowl by pressing a football into his head as he fell down.

#AMAZON

Rapture Postponed. Now What?

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Rapture Postponed Again Shockingly, Harold Camping was wrong and the "approximately 200 million" people he predicted would ascend to Heaven didn't get raptured after all.

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Comic Book Stores Should Also Beware Green Lantern’s Light

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A "Green Lantern Animated Light Up Display" to promote Green Lantern #50 and the movie started a fire at Rick's Comic City in Nashville, Tennessee, reports Jim Lee and Scott Williams' artwork (pictured on the left side of the banner picture).

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Week In Review: Got An Elephant Problem? Go Daddy Will Solve It

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Yesterday I dug up some news about American CEOs and how a study said that a record number of CEOs are optimistic about the world's economy, while another CEO had a pretty bleak outlook.

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Crysis 2 Trailer Features Bigger (and Better) Nano

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A trailer's out for the sequel to Crysis (they've appropriately, if unimaginatively, named it Crysis 2) and this one features alien-shooting action in the middle of New York instead of the first title's jungle location.


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