ar·cane (är-kān') adj. requiring secret or mysterious knowledge;

Jiminy Crickaws

Posted in toys by arcanedufresne on June 29, 2010

Kaws has a way of taking things of simplicity and making them pretty great. If only his work was more affordable to the average mid-20-something with no real income (i.e. me). Regardless, something about this new set of Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket really do it for me.

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Stevie Love

Posted in accomplices/associates, movies, skateboarding by arcanedufresne on June 27, 2010

Man, was this really 11 years ago when this was released? Time is flying, and I swear I have to skate Love Park before I leave Philly, and send a photo to Squiggly when it’s all said and done. Stevie Williams from The Reason. Know’msayin?

Posted in accomplices/associates, inspiration, music, party by arcanedufresne on June 25, 2010
It’s Friday. Get Wild. Love Life.

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A couple of boys

Posted in accomplices/associates, love, sports by arcanedufresne on June 24, 2010
Sorry Phils fans, but this is for my main man, Mook.

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Thursdays With Thunder

Posted in sports by arcanedufresne on June 24, 2010

Growing up loving the NBA in the late 80’s and early 90’s, there was a plethora of fun Caucasian basketballers that I admired. From the assist wizard (John Stockton), to the gutsy veteran (Mike Gminski), to the sharpshooter (Mark Price). Basketball was more entertaining to me back then, and sure, I might have been 11 years old and limited knowledge about the game, but it seemed to have more flow and more heart, despite questionably inferior athleticism (Do you think John Stockton could contend with Deron Williams one-on-one? Speak on it.)

I’m hoping to take Thursdays With Thunder (in honor of one of my favorites, Dan Majerle) to highlight a random player for a while, spew a few stats or trivia bits and of course post a few fantastic photos. Kicking it off is Jeff Hornacek, a Midwest native who graduated from Iowa State University (boo) and is known as the guy who touched his face when he shot free throws as a weird way of saying hi to his kids every game. My dad was always a huge Hornacek fan because of his Iowa/Midwest roots and also because he played for the Phoenix Suns (his favorite team) back when he still cared about basketball. We even had a binder of Jeff Hornacek cards. We salute you, Horny.

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GIANT FOOD

Posted in adventure, food/cooking, travel by arcanedufresne on June 24, 2010
Believe me, I hit YES. Who would say no to GIANT FOOD?!

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Childish Gambino

Posted in music, tv by arcanedufresne on June 22, 2010

Before Community, Donald Glover was making people laugh at spelling bees with Derrick Comedy, and now courtesy of JoelPants, I’ve found out he has bolstered his resume by adding recording artist to the mix. Rhyming under the guise of Childish Gambino, he has a couple mixtapes under his belt and another one, Culdesac, in the pipeline set to drop July 2nd. I’ve never heard someone rap over so many hipster bands (Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Sleigh Bells, etc.) but he pulls it off and has some definitely memorable lines. His vocals take a little getting used to and the production is a little rough but I am way impressed.

Childish Gambino – New Prince (Crown on the Ground)

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The Real MVP

Posted in music, sports by arcanedufresne on June 22, 2010

Ron Ron. Listen, we all knew they were going to give it to Kobe and outside of Game 7, Artest was all intangibles and no stat line, which won’t translate to MVP, but his Game 7 performance alone deserved the trophy. Last summer Artest recorded this track and he dropped it, and also shouted it out during his amazingly entertaining post-championship game interview, and it is…..really good. Champions.

He saw a guy get stabbed in the heart with a table leg during a pick-up game in Queens!

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Posted in music, musings/writings/creations by arcanedufresne on June 22, 2010

Not only is Bobby McFerrin coming out with a new album, but he is an award winning recording artist. Who knew?

Posted in adventure, music, philly, photography, skateboarding by arcanedufresne on June 21, 2010

So I met Atiba Jefferson and Mos Def Friday night. That was pretty slick.

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