Montreal trip!

This weekend, I went to Montreal to visit all my friends at McGill, including, of course, Mark and Kevin. I had an amazing time, and it was super nice to see everybody. Also I saw the Aloe Blacc-signed TYA card in person, which, I did not realize earlier, is signed with a heart and a happy face!! So cute!

Of course I couldn’t go to Montreal without also visiting Ferix Ri (as seen here and in the comments!) and while at his residence, we discovered a bunch of stuff that had us literally LOL-ing on his couch.

We encountered this new white-out campaign which is incredibly elaborate for what is basically an eraser.
Anyway, watch the video, make a choice when they give you options at the end, then type whatever you want into the whited-out box that will appear in the title. Amusement ensues. You can even put in gibberish; no matter what you type, something enjoyable will appear.

2. And speaking of bears…

That’s a pic from AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com. (www.awkwardfamilyphotos.com) Exactly what it sounds like, and HILARIOUS.
Another great one:

3. Speaking of Quebec here is a ridiculously fatty video about a sandwich that has POUTINE INSIDE IT. It reminded me a bit of the late, great Double Down (click here if you are ignorant of this piece of history). It’s like something from This Is Why You’re Fat but ABOVE AND BEYOND.

Also if haven’t experienced ThisIsWhyYou’reFat.com, you’re missing out. Click and salivate/barf.

Enjoy!

xoxo Abi

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WHITE AND PURPLE AND HARRY POTTER MUSIC

As some of you guys may know already, some Western students released a song called “White and Purple” a while ago,  a take off Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow.” They got around to shooting a music video and you can check it out right here:

OH SNAP ARE THOSE YOUR BOYS AT TYA FRONT AND CENTRE!?!?

Pause at 1:30. LOOK AT THAT. Surinder is also in the video sometimes.

Riding on the Harry Potter wave, we’ve got another really cool video, especially if you’re really into different styles of music.

The amazing thing about this? I have no idea how much he’s practiced this. His friend just yells at him from the back “Try it with Rock n Roll! Ok now jazz it up a little!” This guy  is practically playing it by ear. Simply unbelievable.

That’s all I’ve got for today, have a nice weekend

Oh ya I also sprained my ankle. I’ll try to get in some funny compromising situations due to my injury and post about it

– Nick Hassan

 

Nicki Minaj + TYA Gets Celebrity Endorsement + Kevin and Mark are Musical

I love Nicki Minaj. I love her more than words can describe. I love her more than Mark Krass does. Today her debut album finally drops and if you haven’t grabbed it already you definitely should because from what I’ve heard so far its been worth the wait. These two tracks are my favourites so far:

Roman’s Revenge ft Eminem:

Check it Out ft. Will.i.am:

In TYA Montreal news we had our first celebrity encounter last week when Kevin and I met Aloe Blacc. I tried to give him a business card to see if he’d rep TYA and buy a shirt but he ended up just signing it instead. Oops. On the bright side we got these:

awkward smiles all around

"You want me to make it out to a thousand whats??"

Here’s some footage from the concert of Aloe playing one of his more famous songs “I Need A Dollar “. I didn’t take it but I’m pretty sure you can see the ridikulus back of my head:

Kevin and I were also making our own beautiful music this past weekend. On Sunday night Kevin’s acapella band Effusion had its fall concert and I have read nothing but glowing reviews from creeping Kevin’s facebook wall. Meanwhile I was up the mountain playing at the Molson Coffeehouse and shamelessly plugging TYA all the while.

For the next little while we’re both enjoying the calm before the storm that is final exams here at Mcgill. And don’t worry, we’re still cooking up those rad new designs you’ve been asking for so keep an eye out in the future. Until then I leave you with a quote from my dearest Nicki:

“Bitch be mad because I took the spot/ Bitch if you ain’t shittin’ get off the pot!”

Simply genius.

❤ Mark

 

HARRY POTTER OMG

[Update: IT WAS UNBELIEVABLY GOOD.]

Deathly Hallows Part I is coming out today!!!

In honour of this important day, and because I’m a big HP fangirl, I’m doing an entirely Harry Potter-related post. Also there were two posts yesterday (!) so scroll down to catch up if you didn’t see them.

Firstly, if the characters were real and used social networking, what would their pages look like? NY Mag imagined a few and they are GREAT (click to enlarge):

Click here to see Hermione’s Twitter, Harry’s Facebook, and others! Not going to spoil what the Youtube one is about, but the comments on it are particularly great so be sure to check that one out.

Also circulating the internet today is this hilarious video of the Harry Potter stars trying to speak with American accents. For some reason the embed code won’t work, but here’s the link!

http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:598083

Can we also take a moment to reminisce about how we have grown up with these books and this movie franchise?
Look at how cute and little they were at the first press conference!

And all grown-up a few weeks ago the London premiere of Deathly Hallows Pt. I:

Emma Watson is hot, okay!?!! I think this ends the argument.

Last, but CERTAINLY not least, is the woman responsible for all this magic, J.K. Rowling herself:

I’m going to see the movie at midnight tonight (…technically tomorrow, I guess) and I am SO EXCITED. Just look at the beauty of this trailer, and read this beautiful review.

XOXO Abi

PS. For those who ship Draco/Harry, or who are Heba or Amina:

BREAKING NEWS

AS OF TODAY, THE KFC DOUBLE DOWN HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED IN CANADA.

In case you don’t know what this delicacy (or monstrosity, if you are not a fan of clogged arteries) is, KFC describes it thusly:

“This one-of-a-kind sandwich features two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets (Original Recipe® or Grilled), two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce. This product is so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!”

Originally introduced as a limited edition item, it has become part of the regular menu in the U.S. but has unfortunately disappeared from our home and native land. A travesty!

David and I, as connoisseurs of the world’s fattiest foods, are hugely disappointed that we never got to try it.

Time for a road trip to the States? Perhaps. But Montreal next week first!!

XOXO David+Abi

iPod Watch, Thrift Shopping, and I Got an Air Freshener!

Yo guys, December will be here soon so  it’s almost time to start thinking about Christmas Shopping, especially if you’re doing that early Secret Santa business.

First up, there’s a cool website called Kick Starter. The idea here is that people with cool ideas can get others to pledge a certain amount of money towards their idea.  If they reach enough funds by a predetermined time, they can afford to put their idea into production and send out their shipments by another predetermined time.  A pretty cool idea that came up was the Tik Tok/LunaTik, basically a watchband for the newest iPod.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1104350651/tiktok-lunatik-multi-touch-watch-kits

The maker was hoping for $15, 000 in a month but now has over $45, 000 in hardly a day. It may not be the most groundbreaking piece of technology in the world but it accomplishes a few goals: 1) It looks aaawweeesssooommmeee 2) It’s not expensive 3) Makes fumbling with your iPod in your pocket a thing of the past, which is especially useful with the new touch screens, where you can’t guess what button you’re pressing by feeling around.

On a more general theme of Christmas shopping, Life Hacker has a nifty chart about the best time to buy certain things (i.e. when you’ll get it cheapest)

http://lifehacker.com/5440376/the-best-times-to-buy-anything-all-year-round

Know anyone getting married? Wedding dresses will be on sale soon apparently! Seriously though it’s cool.

And the last bit of the title? Surinder and I got an air freshener for our room. It smells like Vanilla Passion 24/7. It is freaking awesome. People walk in and out and ask “oh hey guys what smells like cake and marshmallows?” and we say “It’s Vanilla Passion assholes”

Our room went from smelling like this:

MANLY MEN

I don't mind either that much, actually

to this:

Niiiicckkk Haaasssaaannnnn

THOUSAND YEARS APPAREL ON TV!

Bonjour,

Lately Thousand Years has been doin’ it big in Montreal, reppin’ harder than… well, there’s no good analogy for this. HARD. Firstly, big ups once again to our one (and only) girl, Jigga-gail Ferstman for turning legal in more than one way! When TYA meets up in Montreal in a week and a bit, you know we’ll be rocking out.

Secondly, we’re starting to get a lot of props up here in this frenchy city. I competed at my first popping battle in MTL (shoutouts to Bboy Afternoon for organizing the Destroy and Rebuild: MTL Bboying 5th Anniversary jam) on Saturday, footage of which can be seen on our YouTube channel, and props also to my boyz from the Raw Kingz crew for getting all the way to the semi-finals out of 30 crews in bboying! I suspect that the only reason I lost (it was crowd judged) was because I had my Thousand Years shirt underneath my McGill sweater, and so the crowd was not as wowed by me as they could have been. Props also go out to Fw for bringing it sick in my first battle, so respect to him! I’ll definitely rep hard next battle, and here’s a snippet of the Raw Kingz prelim round:

Thirdly, Thousand Years may be able to rep at this huge talent show in which they advertise our business and we sell our shirts at the event, with me participating in the show as well! I auditioned last Friday and did a beatbox and popping routine (at the same time), and not only did they really like what I did there, they were enthused with the fact that I ran my own business. I brought a sample shirt to show them, and handed out a few business cards, and they mentioned even setting up an entire corner of their rented out space just for us to sell. We may also be handling their official event shirts, so I’ll definitely update you guys on everything that goes down!

Hosted by the McGill Entrepreneur's Society, which explains their interest in Thousand Years Apparel

Last but DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, THOUSAND YEARS APPAREL WAS ON TV! As you all know, I’m part of an a capella group called Effusion (go to effusion.ca, click on Members, and read my profile!) and we recently had 2 TV spots, one for Global and one for CTV. However, CTV managed to film us during rehearsal, in which I strategically wore a fresh lime Octocream as I knew there would be cameras there that day. And what do we have? WE HAVE THOUSAND YEARS APPAREL ON TELEVISION. Here’s a screenshot of the actual video (which is unembeddable as it’s hosted on the CTV website), but if you follow the link and look under the CTV News Video Player at the November 13 entry titled “Gleeks in Montreal”, you might be able to catch a glimpse me and the shirt at around the 1 minute mark (and one of just me after that). Here’s a screenshot (link here: http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090107/montreal_whats_on_090107/20091106/?hub=MontrealHome):

Can you spot the Octocream?

Okay so the shirt is not in full view. SO WHAT. The point is we can officially say that we were on CTV. WE REP HARD IN MONTREAL SO THAT THE OTHER CITIES HAVE SOMETHING TO AIM FOR!

See you next time mes amis,

Kevin and Mark