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*enters an ancient stone temple and places these onto four separate pedestals, unlocking a secret vault which contains the director’s cut of Kazaam and a mint condition Shaq-Fu*

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Brice’s breeder (Renaissance Cotons) has dogs featured in Animal Planets’s Dogs 101 video!

Here’s what she said about it: “Animal Planet’s Dogs 101 aired on October 2, 2010.  It featured quite a few of our Cotons de Tulear along with a few other breeds.  For the most part, I think they did a great job presenting the breed.Kazaam was the main man displayed in front of a white background that was shot in their Manhattan studio.  It’s very hard to portray their true beauty on a white background, but I think he still looked fabulous!Also included in their presentation was Koda being brushed as they talked about their cottony coat, Kazaam being pet on my deck by my nephew, Olive and Kylie standing up on their back legs..anything for a treat…Chyna and Rose, Nevaeh and lots more of Kazaam. “

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                            Air Jordan XIII Ray Allen PE

Long before Ray Allen became the greatest 3-point shooter of all time, he was Jesus Shuttlesworth, a high-school basketball standout (and to some, a meal ticket) whose imminent super-stardom opened a window to a uncontrollable gust of personal and professional difficulties. We all remember ‘He Got Game’ as one of the better NBA star-turned-actor films from the 90’s (no disrespect to Kazaam), and for sneakerheads, it was a great showcase of some of the best sneakers of the decade, like the Pearl Foams, Hawk Flights, and of course, the Air Jordan XIII.

Today, Ray Allen stands as not only the best long-range sharpshooter in history, but also as an NBA Champion, respected veteran leader, devoted family man, and the most successful Jordan Brand basketball athlete to date; with the coming release of the Air Jordan XIII Ray Allen PE, Jordan Brand has also fashioned this t-shirt, featuring Ray Allen’s jump-shot logo alongside a ‘He Got Aim’ slogan – would be a nice match to the upcoming release, wouldn’t they?

Even for the most organized and structured person, things just don’t go as planned. Take Ray Allen for example, who never considered himself a three-point shooter, but rather a quick slasher and penetrator who would make an NBA career out of scoring from close-quarters. Instead, he became the greatest three-point shooter of all-time, eclipsing Reggie Miller’s NBA record and likely compounding the 2,612 long-range buckets he’s amassed by the end of the 2010-11 season.

The longest-tenured Jordan Brand athlete was rewarded with a special PE colorway of the Air Jordan XIII, featuring a White and Celtics Green colorway and his trademark PE logo on the tongue.

6 Other Shacks On The Cusp of Closing


RadioShack has filed for class 11 bankruptcy, spelling the end for America’s favorite electronics store. As fans of the chain grieve its departure, let’s not forget these other beloved shacks that, like RadioShack, are facing uncertain times.

Jeff’s Shack
Jeff Ozark has been maintaining a wooden shack on his Westchester property since he moved there in 1993. Jeff has everything you’d expect from a world class shack: power tools, pool noodles, and partially deflated basketballs. But ever since Ricky Shin moved in across the street and built a three car garage replete with a workbench and basketball hoop, neighbors have stopped coming by. And it doesn’t help that the local kids think, nay, know it’s haunted.

My Uncle Leo’s Man Shack
The future is grim for my uncle Leo’s shack, located just behind their above ground pool in Bergen County, New Jersey. My aunt Barb is on a tear after she found mice in the shack, and according to sources she “wants it gone, and I’m talking now.” Leo is adamant about keeping the shack, claiming it’s his last vestige of single life and “where else will [he] keep [his] Dead posters.” Leo plans to stand his ground, but that’s ground he seems to be losing quickly on account of the fact that he just got laid off, and he still hasn’t installed the new dishwasher.

The Shack
Not to be confused with RadioShack’s failed 2009 rebranding effort, this unnamed shack located deep inside Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest needs a miracle to make it through the winter. For years, The Shack was a favorite of woodland creatures and vagabonds alike, but in recent years, business has plummeted. Some experts blame the decline on its desolate location, far from from any potential foot traffic. Others argue it’s because of all the murders.

Bruno’s Cabana
Now, you may be thinking that this cabana isn’t a shack. But don’t worry, cabana is just Portuguese for shack. But do worry because it’s probably closing. This Brazilian haunt tucked away in Rio’s famous Ciudad de Dios favela was once frequented by gangs for their delicious Capirñas and Mojitos. But this tin treasure fell on hard times as Brazilian forces tried to clean up the slums in preparation for the World Cup. Bruno’s struggles exemplify the unseen toll that massive global events like the World Cup and the Olympics take on developing nations. But woo-wee, me likey those Mojitos!

Radios Shack
Radios Shack has been the source for antique radios in the Albany area for decades, but if you’re just tuning in you might want to dial it back because this is one shack of radios that has made its last broadcast. In an age of iPhones and podcasts, Radios Shack is a symbol of a bygone era. And who better to serve as the poster child for that era than Radios Shack’s 97 year old owner, Mildred Cartwright. On her store’s closing, Mildred said, “In my day, radios were currency, and all you had to do to raise your children was tune in to Grand Ole Opry on AM 650 and let Roy Acuff sing them to sleep. I once turned on my Fisher AM/FM receiver and left the house for 2 months and the kids were just fine. I went on a cruise to Buenos Aires and paid for it entirely in radios.”

Shaq
Some know him as Shaq Diesel, others as Shaq Fu, and others still, as Kazaam. But to most of us, he was just our friend, Shaq. Basketball star Shaquille O’Neil was a giant both on and off the court (and literally because he’s huge), but since retiring in 2011 this king amongst shacks has not played in a single NBA game. Will he ever play basketball again? Experts say unequivocally no. I say, only time will tell.


[Zach Goldbaum is a comedian and filmmaker living in Brooklyn. Follow him on Twitter (@zachgoldbaum) and check out his videos on the prestigious YouTube.com]

Tumblr Tuesday: The Academy Awards

The Academy
Official Tumblr of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Celebrate 86 years of ceremonial bliss by boning up on very special moments from the past. 

Ellen DeGeneres
The host of this year’s show will be hungover the morning after the event. Celebrities really are just like us. 

Wolfgang Puck
Official caterer of the Academy Awards 20 years in a row. Winners will celebrate with Mini Oscars Lollipops. Losers will repress their feelings with the same.

A La Française
Answers all your questions about what rich, French chickens are doing with their spare time. Highly commended by the Academy.

Shaq in Frozen
After being snubbed for Kazaam, Shaquille O’Neal’s talents are finally being recognized for his work in the animated sleeper hit Frozen

Photo via Wolfgang Puck Catering

Nostradamus earned a place in the pages of history by vaguely predicting vague world events that vaguely came true, sort of. Nostradamus’ followers allege that in his book The Prophecies, published way back in the 16th century, he predicted things like Hitler’s rise to power, the Kennedy assassination, and the 9/11 attacks. And yet he said nothing about Shaquille O'Neal’s Kazaam.

But still, it’s precisely the vagueness of his writing that gives Nostradamus that air of mystery that has allowed him to remain a household name for so many centuries. Does this mean that 500 years from now people will see that “ancient aliens” guy from the History Channel as a powerful mystic? Probably, yes.

But he also wrote Treatise on Make-Up and Jam, which is exactly what it sounds like: a cookbook full of jam recipes.

Nostradamus’ jams were apparently so yummy that the book managed to become a best-seller in 1555, back when like five people knew how to read. It even became the standard on how to make jam by the jam makers in Paris.

6 Books That Destroy Your Image of the People Who Wrote Them