MANKIND UNPLUGGED http://mankindunplugged.com | Guy Stuff. Girl's View. Men's Lifestyle. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:10:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 You Won’t Believe How Floyd Mayweather Responds To 50 Cent’s Reading Challenge [Photo]http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/23/you-wont-believe-how-floyd-mayweather-responds-to-50-cent-reading-challenge-photo/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/23/you-wont-believe-how-floyd-mayweather-responds-to-50-cent-reading-challenge-photo/#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:06:12 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22475 Floyd Mayweather Responds 50 Cent

50 Cent recently used the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to fuel his never-ending assault on ex-friend and foe Floyd Mayweather. Instead of challenging Mayweather to pour ice cold water on his head, 50 Cent pledged to donate $750,000 to Mayweather’s charity of choice if he could read one page of a Harry Potter book without stopping.

VIDEO: 50 Cent Reading Challenge

50 Cent captioned the video by saying, “Floyd will you except my ALS/ESL CHALLENGE: I will donate $750k to a charity of your choice, If you can read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting and stopping or fucking up. lmao.”

Floyd Mayweather Responds 50 Cent

It’s been two days and Mayweather has yet to except accept the challenge, but he did respond by posting the photo below with the caption, “Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless.”

Floyd Mayweather Responds

That’s definitely one way to respond to a challenge, would you agree? It may be childish, but it’s hilarious to say the least.

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Autodromo Stradale Automatic Watcheshttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/18/autodromo-stradale-automatic-watches/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/18/autodromo-stradale-automatic-watches/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:25:48 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22457 Autodromo Stradale Automatic Watches

Whether you’re accessorizing with your sneakers or business suit, it’s essential that you have a timepiece that makes a statement like the Autodromo Stradale. The Autodromo Stradale features a fascinating multi-layered dial and draws inspiration from dashboard instruments of Italian sports cars like the berlinettas. Stradale, meaning “road going” in Italian, is an ode to a time when the gentleman driver blurred the distinction between a road car and a race car.

Powered by a Miyota 9015 automatic 24 jewel 24 jewel Japan-Made mechanical movement, the water resistant Autodromo Stradale watches have hour indexes that float over a colored dial that sit beneath a domed sapphire crystal for a 3-dimensional effect. Other specifications include a stainless steel case, calendar complication and hacking as well as a unique custom designed genuine leather strap available in several colors.

Autodromo is now accepting pre-orders via autodromo.com in 3 colors:

Cream dial with brown strap:
Autodromo Stradale Automatic Watches

Gray dial with blue strap:
Autodromo Stradale Automatic Watches

Black dial with burgundy strap:
Autodromo Stradale Automatic Watches

Keeping with the theme of evoking a road trip, the Stradale is packaging resembles a Northern Italy circa 1960 vintage-inspired map that is hand stamped with your purchased date. Shipping expected early September 2014. RETAIL $875

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His Netflix is F*cked Uphttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/15/his-netflix-is-fcked-up/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/15/his-netflix-is-fcked-up/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:17:14 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22451 College Humor Video His Netflix F*Cked Up

College Humor released what most find to be a hilarious video showing a girl doing what she does best, snooping. Most women believe you never truly know a guy until you rummage through his things. When women snoop through a man’s stuff we are bound to find something that will make us unhappy. Sadly, we do it anyway. After all, you never really know until you know, right? College Humor’s new video showing a girl poking through her dates Netflix proves just that, sort of.

VIDEO: His Netflix is F*cked Up

You never really know a man until you have scrolled through his Netflix account. There is something to be said about a guy who watches anime and Hitler movies. We are curious to know what do you watch? We promise not to judge you.

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Premier League Team-Branded Mini Coopers Countrymans Hit The Streets Of New Yorkhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/13/premier-league-team-branded-mini-coopers-countrymans-hit-the-streets-of-new-york/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/13/premier-league-team-branded-mini-coopers-countrymans-hit-the-streets-of-new-york/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:14:29 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22445 Uber Premier League Club Mini Cooper

Soccer and Mini Cooper in the same sentence seems like something reserved for soccer moms, right? If you are a soccer fan in New York City or just want to be part of something cool, NBC Sports Group and Uber have teamed up to offer free rides in one of their custom-skinned Mini Cooper Countrymans to celebrate the 2014-15 BPL season kick off. If you are in New York and love soccer, make sure to take advantage of this cool opportunity. The custom-skinned Mini Cooper Countrymans are available to New Yorkers for complimentary rides from August 14 – August 17.

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NEW YORK, NY; AUGUST 13, 2014 – The World Cup Champion was crowned last month, but the “football” frenzy continues for fans of the Barclays Premier League in New York, thanks to a partnership between NBC Sports Group and Uber to welcome the 2014-15 season, kicking off on Saturday, August 16. In celebration of its second season as the exclusive home of the Premier League in the U.S., NBC Sports Group will unleash a custom-skinned convoy of Mini Cooper Countrymans – one for each of the 20 Barclays Premier League teams – into the Uber platform, to provide complimentary rides to New Yorkers from August 14 – August 17.

To catch one of these exclusive and free rides, fans in Manhattan can simply enter promo code BPLonNBC in the Uber app for the chance to ride in one of the 20 unique Mini Cooper Countrymans. Once inside, a “Speak Football” app will challenge riders to put their soccer knowledge to the test, as they race against the clock to answer questions from the rules of the game to soccer slang. Riders will also be invited to enter a sweepstakes for the chance to win two round-trip tickets to England to see a Premier League match during the 2014-15 season.

“We are celebrating the start of the Premier League season and are excited to bring fans closer to the game.” said John Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Sports Group. “Collaborating with Uber to create this custom experience and giving two lucky supporters the chance to catch a match in England later this season is a unique promotional kickoff.”

Fans can find the Premier League Uber rides in Manhattan at the following times:

Thursday, August 14 from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday, August 15 from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 16 from 6:45 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 17 from 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

The 2014-15 season kicks off on Saturday, August 16 at 7:00 am ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Swansea City, and continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra.

For the Premier League television schedule, visit nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com.

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Hot Crazy Matrix: Everything A Young Man Needs To Know About Dealing With Womenhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/05/hot-crazy-matrix-everything-a-young-man-needs-to-know-about-dealing-with-women/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/05/hot-crazy-matrix-everything-a-young-man-needs-to-know-about-dealing-with-women/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:19:23 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22433 Hot Crazy Matrix Dealing With Girls

Understanding what a woman is looking for in a man can be challenging, but trying to figure out what you want in a woman can be just as mind-blogging. As a young man you are clueless on how to deal with women. The crazy matrix of possibilities can be endless. As you get older it’s easier to categorize women. There are some exceptions, but as you become wiser you realize most if not all women fall into a few categories.

READ: 5 Signs She’s NOT A Keeper

According to the “Hot Crazy Matrix” created by some average Joe who claims to have 46 years of experience, women fall in one of several categories including, the fun zone, danger zone, date zone, or wife zone. He believes once you are able to figure out what zone they belong in his surefire method will help you learn what you need to know in order to deal with any woman. We found his matrix to be hilarious, but somewhat truthful. Well, at least everything except the “Tranny” and “Unicorn” categories. Check out the video below and let us know if you agree.

It’s not until you are of age that you figure it out. It’s usually the moment when you realize women or always right even when they are wrong. If you remember this one rule you are halfway there to figuring out women. In the meantime, let this video serve as a guide. It does illustrate some valid points. Don’t date crazy women, unicorns, or Trannys.

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There’s A Mathematically Perfect Way To Cut A Bagelhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/01/theres-a-mathematically-perfect-way-to-cut-a-bagel/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/01/theres-a-mathematically-perfect-way-to-cut-a-bagel/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:19:09 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22416 Mathematically Correct Way Slice Bagel

It takes a special type of person to think about mathematics and a bagel in the same thought. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, some science geek with a lot of time on his hands did just that.

A bagel is probably one of the easiest breakfast items to eat on the go. After all, there isn’t much to it. You can heat it or not. Slice it or not. Toast it or not. Add cream cheese and jelly or not. We aren’t sure why someone would want to complicate slicing a bagel in two, but the dork in the video below just did.

VIDEO: Mathematically Correct Breakfast

Let us know your thoughts. Would you agree that this “mathematically perfect” way to cut a bagel is way to complicated>? Is it worth the effort?

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Sexy Photo: Tattoos & A Thonghttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/01/sexy-photo-tattoos-thongs/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/08/01/sexy-photo-tattoos-thongs/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:24:34 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22403 Sexy Photo Laura Elisa

Guys love sexy girls with tattoos, don’t they? What about a sexy girl with tattoos in a thong? If you are that guy, you may want to thank glamour model Laura Elisa for serving up today’s sexy photo. A natural beauty born and raised in South Florida, Laura has some pretty interesting tattoos. Do you like them? And if you were wondering, Laura is Brazilian and Italian.

Sexy Photo Laura Elisa

Check out the bonus pictures of Laura below. If you want to see more of her, take the jump over to her website lauraelisa.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @itslauraelisa and Instagram @lauraelisa.

Sexy Photo Laura Elisa

Sexy Photo Laura Elisa

Sexy Photo Laura Elisa

Sexy Photo Laura Elisa

Sexy Photo Laura Elisa

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Dude, Sweet Chocolate ‘One Night Stand Potion’http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/31/dude-sweet-chocolate-one-night-stand-potion/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/31/dude-sweet-chocolate-one-night-stand-potion/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:26:24 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22394 Dude Sweet Chocolate One Night Stand Potion

Chocolate tequila? Dude, you read that correctly. In what is conveniently called a ‘One Night Stand Potion,’ Dude, Sweet Chocolate combined 100 anos tequila, agave syrup, cane sugar, Valrohna cocoa powder, and South American dark chocolate sauce to create a delicious cocktail. A loose take on Mexican coffee, this chocolate potion is the creation of Chef Katherine Clapner the visionary of the entire Dude, Sweet Chocolate concept, as well as co-founder, co-owner, and Chef of the company. Yes, a girl blessed you with this dairy free magic sauce.

Dude Sweet Chocolate One Night Stand Potion

It is suggested that you pair this chocolate sauce with a vodka martini, mango and pineapple sorbets, bananas fondue, or in a coffee drink with a little whipped cream as Mexican “Irish” coffee. You don’t even need to refrigerate this chocolate potion. Available via dudesweetchocolate.com in 4 or 16 oz. RETAIL $8-$30

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Mondaine Evo Big Date Stainless Steel Watchhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/31/mondaine-evo-big-date-stainless-steel-watch/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/31/mondaine-evo-big-date-stainless-steel-watch/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:49:18 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22382 Mondaine Evo Big Date Stainless Steel Watch

Mondaine’s newest timepiece is clean and classic. Crafted from polished stainless steel, Mondaine’s Evo ‘Big Date’ face water-resistant watch is stylish enough to wear for a special occasion or as an everyday watch. The Quartz movement watch is topped by a domed mineral glass lens and is made up of a 2″ in diameter white face with black indexing and hands. It was has a red second hand along with a date window. The mineral glass magnifies the simple black indexing. The mess strap is 1″ in width and has a clasp fastening. Made in Switzerland, Mondaine’s refined Evo is the official watch of the Swiss railways. Available via MrPorter.com in black or white. RETAIL $245-$255

Mondaine Evo Big Date Stainless Steel Watch

Mondaine Evo Big Date Stainless Steel Watch

Mondaine Evo Big Date Stainless Steel Watch

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Alexander Wang Shot Glasses With Casehttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/31/alexander-wang-shot-glasses-with-case/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/31/alexander-wang-shot-glasses-with-case/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:30:41 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22375 Alexander Wang Shot Glasses

Shots! Shots! Shots! If you must take shots why not throw back a few drinks in style. Whether you are hanging out with the boys or preparing for a special event, Alexander Wang’s 100% stainless steel shot glasses will definitely impress your guests. The pale gold shot glasses come in a set of four with a very bossy black snakeskin embossed soft pouch that has a pale gold zipper closure. If you are trying to impress that special lady these shot glasses will get the job done. She is sure to think you have a bit of class. Just don’t offer her a shot of beer. After all, it’s Alexander Wang.

Alexander Wang Shot Glasses

Available via AlexanderWang.com. RETAIL $162 (£ 96.00)

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3 Common Training Injuries The Average Joe Suffers And How To Recoverhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/31/3-common-injuries-the-average-joe-suffers-and-how-to-recover/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/31/3-common-injuries-the-average-joe-suffers-and-how-to-recover/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:20:08 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22383 Knee Injuries Running

Sports and exercises can result in injuries. This doesn’t mean that you should stop playing your favorite sports or stop exercising, it just means that you should be aware of the possible injuries and make sure not to over-work yourself. Most sport injuries consist of symptoms such as pain, swelling, stiffness and reduced movement in the injured area.

1. Football Injuries

The most common areas injured while playing football include the ankle, knee, shoulder, leg and head. A common injury to the knee is called ACL, meaning ‘Anterior Cruciate Ligament,’ involves one of four knee ligaments. Players often jolt suddenly which can tear one of the knee ligaments.

Hamstring injuries are another common injury among players. It is caused by stretching soft tissues such as muscle fibers too far, which results in a sudden sharp pain radiating from the back of the thigh.

2. Running Injuries

Inflammation of the tibia or sheath surrounding the bone is referred to as Shin Splints. This can be caused when a runner’s foot rolls too far inwards. Running on your toes or even wearing inadequate or poor footwear can lead to this type of injury.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome or ITBS is when the knee flexes and extends while running, causing the IT band to rub against the femur. This syndrome can be caused by increasing mileage too quickly.

3. Gym Training Injuries

A Lumbar Disc Prolapse is one of the most common injuries suffered while training in the gym. Invertebrate discs are shock absorbers between the vertebrae and within each is a nucleus. If this becomes overloaded it can protrude out which results in nerve compression. Performing incorrect squats, deadlifts or kettle bell swings can lead to prolapsed lumbar disc, so make sure you do your exercises correctly.

When irritation arises at the point of the shoulder under the bone, shoulder impingement takes place. While there is around one centimeter of moveable space available for the tendons, this can become narrowed which results in irritated tendons. This can be caused from poor lifting techniques in the gym.

READ: Leather Head Handmade Football

Obtaining an injury during exercise or sport is very common, but can be avoided quite easily by undergoing correct training. This can greatly lessen an individual’s chance of suffering from an injury related to sports or exercise.

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JBL Clip Bluetooth Speakerhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/30/jbl-clip-bluetooth-speaker/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/30/jbl-clip-bluetooth-speaker/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:19:48 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22364 JBL Clip Speaker Bluetooth

If you are in the market for a portable and compact high-performance speaker, JBL’s “Clip” is small in stature, but packs a punch delivering high-performance audio. The JBL Clip streams your music as well as your wireless calls through built-in Bluetooth or an integrated audio cable that works with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, Android, and Blackberry. Light and rugged, the powerful speaker has a built-in integrated carabiner that clips on to anything makeing it easy to set-up and stream from a tablet or smartphone.

JBL Clip Speaker Bluetooth

Additional features include:

Clip-on Convenience
Integrated carabiner is designed to hook onto your clothes, backpack or messenger bag.

Built-in Microphone
The built-in microphone allows you to answer calls without skipping a beat.

Bluetooth Connectivity
Allows you to wirelessly stream music through any Bluetooth enabled device.

5-hour Rechargeable Battery Life
Features a rechargeable battery for convenient portability and extended playback time.

Aux Connection
Auxiliary-input (aux in) connector allows you to plug into practically any audio device.

VIDEO: JBL Clip Wireless Speaker

JBL Clip Speaker Bluetooth

Available in multiple colors via JBL.com. RETAIL $49.95

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Travel Sex: Russian Women, One Night Stands, And Hooking Up In Public Toilets [Infographic]http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/30/travel-sex-russian-women-one-night-stands-hooking-up-public-toilets-infograpic/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/30/travel-sex-russian-women-one-night-stands-hooking-up-public-toilets-infograpic/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:06:59 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22357 Travel Sex Hooking Up Infographic Main

Have you every hooked up while traveling? If so, you aren’t alone. According to a recent study, one night stands, threesomes, and sex in public toilets is more common than you think. While hooking up with strangers on holiday may not be that shocking, some other findings from the study are.

Over 11,000 men and women were polled and asked to reveal their juiciest travel sex secrets including what they have “tried.” 43.5% said they had sex with more than one person on the same holiday. 69.3% admitted to having sex with locals and 17.5% have had threesomes. Believe it or not, 17.4% claim to take sex toys on holiday. We have a strange feeling mostly women admitted to packing their little toys.

If you believe that only men are hooking up while on holiday you are wrong. 41% of women admitted to having one night stands while traveling. Women also prefer Irish and Australian men. If you are wondering what men preferred, well, Russian chicks got the most votes.

Check out the infographic below for more shocking truths including the most common place to have sex while on the road. Two words: Public Toilet. Yikes! On the brighter side, 1 in 5 travel flings turn into relationships.

Travel Sex Hooking Up Infographic Main

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Weird Sports Mascots, Sex Myths, Drunk Sex, Supermodel Instagrams, Midnight Snacking, And More Guy Stuffhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/30/weird-sports-mascots-myths-drunk-sex-supermodel-instagrams-midnight-snacking-guy-stuff/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/30/weird-sports-mascots-myths-drunk-sex-supermodel-instagrams-midnight-snacking-guy-stuff/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:14:07 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22199 Megan Fox Instagram Photo

Weird sports mascots, music videos from 1994, sex myths, drunk sex, supermodel Instagrams, midnight snacking, and more guy stuff unplugged from around the web.

Weirdest sports mascots over the years (20 Photos) – The Chive

The 15 Hottest Badass Women in Showbiz (Who Can Probably Kick Your Ass) – Mandatory

8 Ways To Stay Faithful To Someone You Love In The Hook-Up Culture – Elite Daily

Snoop Dogg’s Son, 2015 WR Cordell Broadus, Opens Up on Living in Father’s Shadow – Bleacher Report

10 Best Music Videos Of 1994 – Roosevelts

If Like Your Car, You’ll Love These Films (No. 4 Is Required Viewing For All Men) – Ask Men

27 Sex Myths You Need to Stop Believing – Cracked

The Hottest Celebrities of Comic-Con, a gallery (114 pictures) – Celebslam

Top 3 Supermodel Instagrams – Moe Jackson

Mom Leaves Kids In Car To Perform Oral Sex On Boyfriend: Cops – Huffington Post

Science says midnight snacking is good for you – Thrillest

16 Worst Things About Drunk Sex – Your Tango

The 10 best videos from Comic-Con 2014 – Entertainment Weekly

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Hogan Rebel Camouflage Suede & Leather Running Sneakershttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/29/hogan-rebel-camouflage-suede-leather-running-sneakers/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/29/hogan-rebel-camouflage-suede-leather-running-sneakers/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:05:52 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22337 Hogan Rebel Camouflage Suede Leather Running Sneakers

It very well may be the year of camouflage. With designers experimenting with their use of all camouflage everything, Hogan Rebel jumped in the game with they latest offer in the form of a running sneaker. Hogan sneakers aren’t for everyone, but if you like a subtle sneaker with a bit of flair, their new camouflage suede and leather running sneaker is worth a second look. The Hogan Rebel sneaker offers camouflage printed suede panels with a rubber sole and with multi-color leather detailing. As long time fans of Hogan we appreciate the quality and construction of their sneakers.

Hogan Rebel Camouflage Suede Leather Running Sneakers

Made of 100% CALF the sneaker was constructed in Italy. Available via Luisaviaroma.com. RETAIL $445.00

Hogan Rebel Camouflage Suede Leather Running Sneakers

Hogan Rebel Camouflage Suede Leather Running Sneakers

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Interview: NASCAR Driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. Talks About His Life Off The Track, Diversity, And Winninghttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/29/interview-nascar-driver-darrell-bubba-wallace-jr-talks-life-off-the-track-diversity-winning/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/29/interview-nascar-driver-darrell-bubba-wallace-jr-talks-life-off-the-track-diversity-winning/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:34:05 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22230 NASCAR Driver Darrell Bubba Wallace Jr Photo

In 2013, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. raced into the history books to become the first African-American driver to win a national touring NASCAR race since 1963. No stranger to setting records, Bubba was also the NASCAR Pro Series East’s youngest winner and the first African-American to win in that series. With his recent domination at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic, it’s clear that he is more than a promising young rock star driver; he is what NASCAR needs.

Bubba, who began racing at age 9 in North Carolina is defying the odds. In an increasingly diverse and multi-cultural world, Bubba is a trailblazer who is handling the pressure like a pro. Some of Bubba’s career highlights to date include being named the 2010 Rookie of the Year by NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, being named one of FoxSports’ Drivers 25 and under to watch in 2012, as well as making the 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30 Sports list. He was also named one of five young drivers to watch in ESPN the Magazine’s special NEXT issue. Not bad for a kid who hasn’t turned 21 years of age yet!

At a very young age, Bubba Wallace Jr. is proving that he’s ready to race at the next level and step up to Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series. We caught up with Bubba to talk about the pros and cons of being the only African-American driver in the sport, his relationship with Kyle Busch, future plans, and perhaps most importantly, the origin of his nickname.

Bubba is more than just a name; he’s a racing up-and-comer that fans will talk about for many years to come! After all, this is just the beginning.

Tam-Star: I’m sure you are asked this all the time, but where did the nickname “Bubba” come from?

Bubba: My sister gave it to me the day I was born. I don’t really know why. It just kind of stuck with me ever since and at the race track my dad’s name is Darrell also so it makes it a little easier to difference the two between us. If someone is trying to reach me they just yell ‘Bubba’ and I’ll turn around before he does.

Bubba Wallace Jr Nascar Driver Pit Stop

Tam-Star: What is the most difficult thing about driving in the truck series?

Bubba: I’d say racing at the mile and a half tracks. We’re holding a lot open and really what we have at the shop and what we brought to the race track is what we have at the track. Those races are tough from lap 1 to the end trying to put your truck and trying to find the clean air is the biggest thing on those races. It’s not really racing, a lot of people say that, but when you do win one you feel like you’ve accomplished a lot. We’re still trying to do that. I have two short track wins now so if we can add one of those mile and a half tracks to the resume it would be all right.

Tam-Star: When I think of Kyle Busch, I always want to recite the song lyrics all he does is win win win no mater what. Do you feel extra pressure racing for a team owned by him?

Bubba: Yes and no. You want to go out there and win no matter who you’re driving for. When he’s doing it that just lets you know that you can do it too. You have the same equipment, close to the exact same set up and you just gotta figure it out. He has all these years of experience in the truck series and this is only my second year so we’re capable of winning. He says he can jump in my truck and go out there and win just as many times as he can drive in 51 so it’s just up to me to figure it out and I know it’s gonna turn around for us here soon. I feel with this win it’s back on our side and we can go out there and start learning and hopefully start winning some more races.

Tam-Star: What’s the best advice Kyle Busch has given you?

Bubba: To never give up throughout the race. You’ve got to figure out the best way to get around the guys in front of you and always put up a fight to go in there. Don’t ever beat yourself up over one thing. Figure out how to get around it and do it.

Tam-Star: Can you talk a little about your relationship with JD and Joe Gibbs at Joe Gibbs Racing vs. Kyle Busch Racing?

Bubba: Yeah, it’s a little different. I’m really contracted through Joe Gibb’s Racing and I don’t race against my owners over there versus Kyle. Kyle is more of a teammate than anything, but at the same time he is the boss. Coach and JD are always checking up on me and calling me after races to see how the weekend went and it’s cool to have that conjunction with Kyle Busch Motor Sports and Joe Gibbs Racing. It’s a lot of fun to be able to race with those two organizations. I know I have a very high chance of winning the race I’m in every time I jump in one of their equipment, either in a nationwide race or a truck race. Working with them and JD and Coach are more on the sponsorship side and Kyle’s just out there for the fun of it, just out here racing with us and being on the race track.

Tam-Star: What’s the first thing you plan to do when you turn 21?

Bubba: When I turn 21? That’s a good question. I’m not sure. I’m not a partier. Who knows if I’ll go out. Probably not. I’ll probably go have a good dinner with the family and friends and come back here. Maybe hang out with my girlfriend and watch tv or do something.

Tam-Star: If you had your choice, would you take Beyonce, Rihanna, or Megan Fox on a date?

Bubba: Hmmm, that’s tough. My girlfriend knows I’ve always had a Megan Fox crush so I’ll have to go with Megan Fox.

Tam-Star: I’ve had this Bubba Wallace versus Danica Patrick discussion several times. When I have the conversation it is always about marketing and not about driving skills. Do you see it as a reoccuring topic among fans?

Bubba: No, actually I haven’t. I’ve hardly heard that, but it’s different. She’s out there in the Cup series and she’s obviously older and she’s got more experience in racing in general. I’m only 20 and trying to get my name out there. It’s gonna take a little bit of time. If I was joining in at that time and at her age, who knows if it would be the same. Timing will tell.

Tam-Star: What is your most cherished piece of Bubba Wallace branded NASCAR gear?

Bubba: I’ll probably have to say my hats. I’m a big hat wearer. We’ve come up with some cool ideas this year and we’re gonna start making a new run of them with a new design. Definitely the hats I would say for sure.

Tam-Star: Driving and skills are what really brought you to this point in your career, but do you feel a tremendous pressure as an African-American driver?

Bubba: Yes, it’s there, but I don’t feel the pressure. Any time I go out there and win races it’s gonna be big. That’s just how much this sport is needing a change. It should be he’s out there as another driver, winning another race. That’s how it should be. Not another African-American driver winning only his second race. Time with that will also change that. Just being able to be the Ambassador for it right now and carrying on Wendell Scott’s legacy is something I’m proud of and definitely using that to further my career.

Tam-Star: Very good answer. How has NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program helped you? Do you think you would be where you are today without their support?

Bubba: No, I don’t actually. It was on track and off track success that we had. It was huge in 2010-11 finishing second in points, earning Rookie of the Year, doing a reality show on BET, doing multiple and tons and tons of media outlets every week and just getting my name out there and my brand built. That was huge. Without that, I really don’t think I would be here today.

NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace Photo Trophy
photo credit: @BubbaWallace/Instagram

Tam-Star: You mentioned your victories at Martinsville and Gateway in the truck series. Which one is the most memorable to you?

Bubba: I’d have to say Martinsville for sure. It was the first one. The first one is always the sweet one and to be able to do it at such a historic place and in the backyard of Wendell Scott with a couple of cup drivers in it is something to be proud of for sure. The unique trophy that I have to look at every morning when I wake up by the grandfather clock is pretty cool. The Gateway race was awesome too. I had to fight for that one. I got caught up on pit road early and had to fight back from that and got another unique trophy with the St. Louis Arch on it so it was pretty cool.

Tam-Star: Do you keep your trophies at home on your mantle?

Bubba: I can’t really put my grandfather clock on my mantle. It just sits on the floor, but they’re all here with me.

Tam-Star: I’m not sure if you remember meeting me and Tracy last year at dinner with Toyota and Rev Racing in Charlotte.

Bubba: I do

Tam-Star: I specifically remember telling Tracy that you were not only down to earth, but that you would be a winner. You have that charisma. Now that you have won multiple races, how has it changed your life and career?

Bubba: It’s changed it a lot. You’re stepping into the sport and being recognized by more people. That’s huge. That’s what you want to do and get your name out there more and show people that you can do it. I guess that’s what I’m trying to do. The first one was to show them that I can do it. The second one was for the doubters. I need another one just for the haters! I’m working on my third one now.

VIDEO: Wallace Jr.: ‘Eldora, Really?’

Tam-Star: Do you feel that a tremendous amount of weight has been lifted off your shoulders now that you’ve won, not once but twice?

Bubba: Oh yeah, for sure. It just reinstates that I’m in it for the long haul.

Tam-Star: Since you know who I am, I didn’t want to tell you. I just wanted to go through the interview so you wouldn’t be biased, but do you remember about a month ago when I tweeted you and I said based on your marketing and branding expect to see Bubba Wallace move to nationwide or Sprint Cup soon. When do you anticipate you’ll make the jump?

Bubba: Hopefully next year. We just have to see if I can go out here and rebound from the rough early start of the season that we’ve been having and show Coach Gibbs and JD Gibbs that I have what it takes to be in the nationwide series and run their equipment. You never know what’s gonna happen. Hopefully, another year in the truck series to really show them that I’m ready to make the step up. Time will tell with that and I’m just thankful for every opportunity I’ve got right now. I’m trying to make the most of each and every one of them.

READ: Toyota Racing Reveals a Drive for Diversity in the Heart of NASCAR Country

Tam-Star: You and Ryan Blaney seem to have this friendly ongoing battle on the track. Have you got him back for locking you in the portable toilet?

Bubba: No, not yet. I’m still working on something. I’m gonna let him forget about that and then get him with something good.

Tam-Star: What’s a typical off-day like for you?

Bubba: Yesterday, I woke up and started cleaning my apartment believe it or not. I had to run some errands and get a few things. My girlfriend actually comes in from London. She’s been over there for 4-5 months. I had to pick up some stuff for her and just little things. I had to put up a shelf here in my apartment. I was actually being a handy man yesterday and having some fun.

Darrell Bubba Wallace Instagram Photo
photo credit: @BubbaWallace/Instagram

Tam-Star: Through your Instagram I’ve seen you on the greens as well as on the court. If you were playing a two-on-two pickup game of basketball, who would you pick to be on your team: Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or LeBron?

Bubba: I’d have to go with LeBron. I’m a huge LeBron fan. I don’t know why everyone calls him a crybaby or whatever. The man is good and you can’t take that away from him. He’ll just stand there and look at your face and all of a sudden pop a three out of nowhere. It’s insane! I try to do that and I just air ball it like thirty feet.

Tam-Star: If you weren’t driving, what would you be doing?

Bubba: If I wasn’t driving I’d probably do something with photography.

Tam-Star: I remember seeing a photo of you on the track with a camera.

Bubba: Yeah.

Tam-Star: Your photos are amazing. My very last question: What would be people be surprised to know about Bubba Wallace Jr.?

Bubba: That I hate spiders. I’m terrified of spiders.

For more information on Bubba’s career, make sure to visit his official website darrellwallacejr.com. To keep up with the latest NASCAR news on and off the track, upcoming schedules, and to learn more about other drivers, take the jump over to NASCAR.com.

Disclaimer: This post has been submitted to a NASCAR sponsored program

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Ami Black Wool Tweed Panel Backpackhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/29/ami-black-wool-tweed-panel-backpack/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/29/ami-black-wool-tweed-panel-backpack/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:44:53 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22324 Ami Black Wool Tweed Panel Backpack

Ami’s new wool and tweed panel backpack is stylish, but masculine enough for the rugged guy. The grab handle at the top of the bag gives you the option to carry it around with one hand or you can use the adjustable shoulder straps to carry it like a traditional backpack. Along with an interior padded laptop compartment and a zippered compartment at the front face with leather logo patch detail, the backpack has a fold-over flap at the main compartment with a press-release buckle closure. There is also a convenient drawstring closure at the bag’s throat.

Ami Black Wool Tweed Panel Backpack

Made in Portugal, the composition of the bag consists of polyester, wool, and cotton. The wool tweed paneling is black and white glen plaid at the fold-over flap. The textile backpack is available in black at Ssense.com. RETAIL $490

Ami Black Wool Tweed Panel Backpack

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Sex Education in America Leaves Many Students Shooting Mental Blankshttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/29/sex-education-in-america-leaves-many-students-shooting-mental-blanks/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/29/sex-education-in-america-leaves-many-students-shooting-mental-blanks/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:03:40 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22339 Misconceptions About Sex

Are you shooting mental blanks?

We have computers in our pockets, cars that run off of electricity, and the power to keep a person alive with the help of machines. Despite all of these technological advancements, America is still arguing over whether or not our students should have a comprehensive sex education. Students should have a more comprehensive sexual education and not just wonder whether size matters, which it does, just not for the reason an uneducated student would know of. Let’s take a look at sex education in the U.S. and its effectiveness in the recent past.

A Trip to the Past

The National Sexuality Education Standards was created several years ago by individuals who wanted American students to get a realistic education in sex that included information for LGBT students. This organization has been hailed as “a road map for what skills and knowledge students should get from sex education.” The only problem with the proposed idea was that Colorado was the only state to give it a chance, and even then it wasn’t completely adopted.

Rather than teaching students the truth about sex, the federal government decided that it would be a better idea to spend roughly $1.5 billion between 1996 and 2009 in order to teach students about sexual abstinence. Students had to hear about how harmful the effects of premarital sex were and how sex between one man and one woman was the correct and only way to have sex.

The Effectiveness of Teaching Abstinence

There was a 10 percent increase between 1995 and 2006 in the number of students learning about abstinence as opposed to contraception. A survey showed that nearly all students got an education on sexually transmitted diseases, but only roughly 60 percent of male students learned about birth control. Statistics have shown there to be a strong increase in cases of HIV in young Latino and black gay males as well as an increase of the virus in the South.

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2007 revealed that an abstinence-only education wasn’t very effective and that students who learned about abstinence and those who didn’t both started having sex at the same time. It was in 2009 that Congress decided to put an end to abstinence-only sex education and required educators to prove how effective their programs were, at least until 2010 when they recut $50 million to fund abstinence-only education.

Changing of the Sex Education Guards

One group called the Future of Sex Education thought that Congress and educators would be a bit more proactive in giving students a realistic education in sex, except that hope didn’t come to pass. A new set of sex education standards called Common Core cropped up, which was coined “sex education on steroids.” With Common Core, every state has an individual set of policies rather than there being a single curriculum for the entire country.

19 states now have the requirement that students learn about contraception, and some also have the add-on that students also learn about abstinence. There’s also the fact that there are several other states that teach students a restrictive and archaic sex education curriculum that doesn’t include many of the nuances of our current world of sexual identity.

Something to think about with students who don’t receive a proper education about sex is that they can be hurt by the misinformation. There are some individuals who are more concerned with their personal religious beliefs than they are about students receiving a well-rounded education about sex. A common ground has to be found not only for the sake of America’s youth, but for the sake of America’s future.

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WOMENkind: Aisha Thaliahttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/28/womenkind-aisha-thalia/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/28/womenkind-aisha-thalia/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:10:32 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22305 Aisha Thalia Model Photo

“Curls. Consciousness. Curves. Vegan. Lover.” These are the words that Aisha Thalia uses to describe herself. If we were asked to take on the task of explaining what we see when we look at photos of her, we would easily conclude that she’s pretty and sexy with a head full of beautiful curls. After learning more about her, she’s so much more.

Aisha Thalia Model Photo

At first glance, Aisha Thalia looks like any other aspiring glamour model. She’s been featured in many magazines as well as commercials, films and music videos. What sets her apart is the girl has beauty and brains. Ms. Aisha completed her master’s degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh by age 22. That’s sexy, right?

Aisha Thalia Model Photo

Aisha passions include nutrition, vegan awareness, natural hair care, acting, and fighting against homelessness. Aisha also runs a youth environmental group and sponsors an art club for children. She uses her platform as an actress and activist to educate society about community as well as global issues. Not bad for a girl this hot.

In her own words, below are 22 answers/facts about her:

1. YES, I’m a mommy to a beautiful little girl. I respect her privacy and she won’t be posted on this account. She’s a vegetarian and very healthy. I wasn’t vegan yet when she was born. When I have more kids one day, ill still be vegan. I did breastfeed her.

2. I’m very sensitive. Be kind.

3. I’m also very crazy. Be careful.

4. I work with kids when I’m not doing stuff in the entertainment world. I have a masters degree in education.

5. I do wear and own actual clothes when needed.

6. Bikinis make me happy.

7. Nudity/small clothing isn’t an issue to me. My mommy was a hippie and us walking around naked was just fine. Don’t judge me because I don’t judge you. :)

8. I’m basically a jukebox of all hip hop knowledge. I like the music you don’t hear on the radio. Old school is best.

9. Yes, I still get all the protein I need without eating animals.

10. I’m a lovvvvver. I believe in happily ever after. 11. I’m scared of one thing: Roaches. But I wouldn’t kill one. It’s mean.

12. Sex is great. Making love is better. Wait for that.

13. The best vegan protein powder is vanilla flavored sun warrior rice protein. IMO.

14. I smile A LOT. I’m nice to everyone I meet.

15. I hate clubs.

16. My idea of a perfect date is a beach picnic at sunset.

17. I use currently Marc Anthony curl products. I use a bunch more and will post them all on my new website.

18. I like thrift shops and don’t own very many expensive things besides my cars.

19. I don’t like Instagram thugs. I block people with no issue. Positivity only.

20. Kindness is the motto. Try it. Pay it forward. You’ll make a huge difference in someone’s day.

21. I hate cardio. Seriously. I don’t do much of it because I lose too much weight. But I stay active.

22. I don’t use “waist trainers” and I won’t. Please don’t ask me to promote them. I use veggies.

Want to see more of Aisha? Take the jump over to her official website aishathalia.com. While over there make sure to check out some of her cool articles. You can also follow her on Twitter at @aishathalia and check out her Instagram page.

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailerhttp://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/24/fifty-shades-of-grey-trailer/ http://mankindunplugged.com/2014/07/24/fifty-shades-of-grey-trailer/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:52:27 +0000 http://mankindunplugged.com/?p=22239 Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie

Fifty Shades of Grey… Oh! Beyoncé teased us several days ago by dropping a 15-second Instagram video clip with the words “Fifty Shades of Grey” set to a sexy and slowed-down version of her hit song “Crazy in Love.” The teaser suggested she may be involved in the movie, but it was unclear until today. With the official trailer dropping today it’s been confirmed that Beyoncé recorded a new version of of her 2003 hit song specifically for the movie’s soundtrack.

Ofter described as “mommy p*rn,” “Fifty Shades of Grey” is the sexy anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. More than 100 million copies of the Fifty Shades trilogy have been sold making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever. We have never read any of the books and admittedly, we didn’t know what the hype was about until watching the trailer.

Women all over the world are hot and bothered right now after watching Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, played by actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. As the anticipation builds, you may want to add Fifty Shades Of Grey to your Valentine’s Day plans. Conveniently, Fifty Shades of Grey is in theaters everywhere February 13, 2015.

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