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Friday, October 29, 2010

My President Is Black

 **as seen on Apollo Kidz**

I just finished watching Obama on the Daily Show and figured it was worth sharing...when you take time and actually pay attention to what he's done/doing/and continuing to plan on doing...it's pretty remarkable

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Barack Obama Pt. 1
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore Sanity


The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Barack Obama Pt. 2
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore Sanity


The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Barack Obama Pt. 3
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore Sanity


and just because no blog is complete without an LOLer



"Do What You Do" --blackhercules21

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Only In Germany

**as seen on ApolloKidz.com**

Who needs safety drivers? Not Germany's Freie University, that's for sure, which has just demonstrated a self-driving taxi to rival Google's efforts without a soul at the wheel. This laser, radar and sensor-equipped VW Passat, dubbed "Made in Germany," has a companion iPad app from Appirionto do all the hard work, too -- you just start the program, punch in coordinates and wait for the car to extract itself from a nearby parking lot and pick you up from school



The Future Is Now

"Do What You Do" --blackhercules21

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Apollo Kidz With a Z...

So some of you know and some of you don't but it's about time you got familiar with http://apollokidz.com/

It's basically your "all you need" everyday site for urban topics. The best news source out there for anything you need to know about.

The quick history...basically a group of NYU alums started an email chain to stay in touch...that chain turned into a name...that name needed a logo...after designing a logo that name needed an idea and here we are over a year later with a full fledged plan to be your number one source for ANY and EVERY thing "present."

You should look at it like this...rather than go to Media Take Out or Worldstar Hip Hop or Rap Radar to find out what's going on in Hip-Hop...go to ApolloKidz.com. If you want to be the first for links to the New Movies or New Music...go to ApolloKidz.com Rather than go to ESPN or Sports Illustrated to find out what's going on in Sports...go to ApolloKidz.com. And rather than go to Wall Street Journal or Yahoo for Finance...go to ApolloKidz.com. And rather than go to The Huffington Post or The New Yorker for Culture...go to ApolloKidz.com And rather than go to CNN or the New York Times for Everything Else...just go to ApolloKidz.com.


You get the point?


We take what we feel are the most relative, popular and interesting stories and bring them to you, with some funny commentary to keep you engaged. If you are in the mood for a laugh check out our topics on "The Ten Most Ridiculous [something] from Oddee.com or the latest faux news story from theOnion.com. We've got that too...ApolloKidz.com is your one-stop-shop to get you through your workday...or your leisure day...or your everyday. With 8 representatives scattered on two different continents the news stories and LOL'ers (as we call them) are constantly being discussed and updated. And all you have to do is click Follow or Friend...so what are you waiting for? I know you have Facebook and I know you have Twitter...so go ahead and stay current...it only takes a second





We've also just began our Podcast...Check Out The First One Down Here





And Feel Free to Email Us at Holla@ApolloKidz.com
and tell us what you like, what you don't like and how we can improve...it's a process


"Do What You Do" --blackhercules21

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Meet The Team 2010

With the first game less than 24 hours away I suddenly realized that you all haven't met the team. I didn't have enough time to get as descriptive as last year but I think it'll be okay because some of the faces should be familiar.


You guys have already met...



The Sharpshooter Robert Kulawick #5.... 
(click for Kula's 2009 description)



The Captain John Little #11...
(click for John's 2009 description)



Mr. Do It All Dwayne Anderson #22...
(click for DA's 2009 description)



And Yours Truly The Incredible Jason Boone #21...
(click for my 2009 description)



...But As Far As The New Guys Go...Allow Me To Make Introductions...

Mike Scott #4 Kent State University aka "Slim"
Besides having a freakishly long wingspan the dude is quick and has hops. Making him  the favorite for putting opponents on a poster this season. When he takes off it's a good idea to go the other way because it's normally going to end up bad  for the defense. Also as far as locker room guys go...he's top notch...so Meet Mike...

This is Mike Scott at Kent State

This is Slim against Bamberg

And here he is after his recent visit to India to study the Yoga Based Fighting Style (Dhalsim)



Trenton Meacham #7 Illinois University aka "Trent"
Your All-American Good Boy. If BG Gottingen was an American High School drama based in the suburbs he'd be the Pretty Boy Quarterback. And with Kulawick on the team that's not an easy thing to accomplish. But as "clean cut" and "on the straight as narrow" as Trent may come off as...my favorite thing about this dude is that he's not afraid to get down and dirty on that basketball court...as a teammate you cannot ask for more. So Meet Trent...

This is Meacham in college

This is Trent during the preseason

And here he is working on his post-basketball TV/Music career (Peter Andre)



Kyle Bailey #9 Santa Clara University aka "KB"
It's gotta be more than pure coincidence that those are his initials because he is a "Knowledge Base." One of the smartest players on and off the court coupled with being one of the biggest competitors and leaders I've ever played with is a great combination. When we spoke this summer it was about coming back to this team for one reason only...To Win. So Meet Kyle...

Here Is Kyle In His Villain Outfit

Here Is KB In His Superhero Outfit

And Here Is KB after Addi's Strength Program (Vin Diesel)



Adam Waleskowski #10 Florida State University aka "Awal"
Speaking of acronyms AWAL can stand for 1 of 2 things...Absent Without Authorized Leave which is what he makes opposing defenses. Honestly this guy can score on anyone...even those who pride themselves on defense. It can also stand for Around the World in A Lifetime which is what he will be able to say one day. It always helps having a guy who is a little older and who has played "here" "there" and "everywhere in between." So Meet Adam...
Here's Adam reppin' FSU

This is AWAL reppin' BGö

And here is a preview of post-bball Adam when he becomes American again (Hacksaw Jim Duggan)



Louis Dale #12 Cornell University aka "Lou"
Lou reminds me a lot of myself...minus the NFL Tight End body frame. Educated, witty and horrible with ladies, I've had the chance to room with him on every road trip so far and feel like I have lucked out. Except for that one time I walked in to him singing and dancing to Usher...that was a little awkward. So Meet Lou...

This is Lou ruining everyone's NCAA bracket

This is Dale doing whatever the hell it was he was doing

And here he is in his High School Yearbook Senior Picture (Steve Urkel)



Christoph Tetzner #13 Tip-In aka "Tetz"
Tetz is your typical Berlin Bad Ass...I had the chance to play with a few of them during my days in Bernau and although Jan and Kula think they are some...they aren't. It's good to have another one on the team. Plus the fact that he does Karate...shiiiiiiiit...that just adds to being a bad ass. So Meet Tetzner...

Here is Christoph...as his parents call him...before he hit puberty

Here is Tetzner reeking havoc for opponents (even thru 3 of em with one holding his waist he got the ball)

And here is Tetz pursuing his goal to be the Ultimate Bad Ass (Chuck Norris)



Jermain Raffington #25 Ehingen aka "Maine"
Jermain is so Westernized I forget he's a "German." Sometimes it's the music he listens to, sometimes it's the way he dresses...or possibly the fact that he speaks better English than Rocky Trice (and Chris Oliver just because I know he's reading this) but he's one dude on or off the court I know always has my back and that's a great way to feel about a teammate. So Meet Jermain

Here is Jermain jumping for a rebound (you gotta box out)

Here is Maine stylin' off the court

And here he is doing the Mambo Number Five (Lou Bega)



Cornelius Adler #31 Ehingen aka "Corny"
 Every team has a young German and he's ours. But for the guys who actually know him they'd say he's the funniest guy on the team. And sometimes I don't even think he knows it. German players can sometimes get the label of having no heart or not playing with enough heart all the time. Especially the younger ones new to the league...but I'll tell you what, Corny embodies our team philosophy that You Can't Teach Heart just as much as the most seasoned veteran...and it's because of that I know we'll be successful. So Meet Cornelius...

Here is Cornelius wearing socks with sandals (who does that?)

Here is Adler showing that White Men Can Jump

And here he is being a GIANT humanitarian (Eli Manning)

Season is officially kicking off tomorrow and it's good to know that the guys on this team are again good quality dudes. Stay tuned to find out how the team you just met does this season. 

"Do What You Do" --blackhercules21