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JR Smith on that TeamSwish Flow

Posted in Racist Ronin with tags , , , , on June 8, 2013 by Ronin3
This is an excerpt from a nytimes article on of my favorite NBA personalities, JR. Smith….


On a personal favorite subject. TATTOOS 


Covering J. R. Smith: A Knick Talks About His Tattoos

Published: December 28, 2012

Q. What was the first tattoo?

A. A picture of me dunking. I was 15. Me and my sister both got one.

Q. Do you keep track of how many tattoos you have?

A. I lost count.

Q. How many did you have before you think you lost count?

A. It was around 70-something.

Q. What does it mean to you to have your family members be a part of your body art?

A. It means everything. That’s why I have them.

Q. Do you have one guy do all the work, or is it different people?

A. It’s different people.

Q. Do you have a general thought process in deciding what to get next?

A. No, I never know what I’m going to get until I get to the tattoo parlor.

Q. How many tattoo parlors do you think you have been in?

A. Probably a thousand. I’ve been to so many where I didn’t get a tattoo. Sometimes I watch or go in to see what’s new. It really depends on how I feel.

Q. Which tattoo took the longest?

A. My back.

Q. How long was that?

A. It took a day to do the outlining. I didn’t finish it until a few years later.

Q. Were you excited when it was done?

A. I wasn’t really excited. I was actually kind of mad because I wanted to do so much more stuff to it, but I had no more space.

Q. Is there one tattoo that you wish you could remove?

A. I love all of my tattoos.

Q. Were you always fascinated with tattoos? When did it start?

A. I actually hated tattoos. I told myself I would never get like this.

Q. When did it all change?

A. Once I got one, I was addicted.

Q. Was the first tattoo painful?

A. No. It’s never been an issue until I went to my legs. There is no fat on my legs, so it hurts more.

Q. What was the best reaction you had from someone about a particular tattoo?

A. My mom cried when she saw her face on my chest.

Q. What does the “Through the Fire” tattoo mean?

A. I’ve been through hell.

Q. What are the dates on your wrists?

A. They are my grandparents’ births and deaths.

Q. What do you remember most about your grandparents?

A. Hard-working. Disciplinarians.

Q. Do you think you have a bigger, or different, fan base compared with most N.B.A. players’ because of your tattoos?

A. Yeah, I think they like the way I look. It’s kind of like a fashion statement now to some people, but it’s a lifestyle to others.

Q. What is it for you?

A. For me, it’s a lifestyle.

Check out this slideshow…there nice shots. but they should have used the photos that Rob Hammer took, THAT’RE A LIL’ BETTER I THINK….ijs


class of 2004

class of 2004







Posted in Racist Ronin with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2013 by Ronin3

Crown Marquiss’ at it again with this classic banger….
had to juice the music on my blizogg… who better.



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enjoy yall PEACE



Beautifully Tragic

Posted in Racist Ronin with tags , , , , on November 11, 2011 by Ronin3
"Bosnian War"

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”~Oscar Wilde

Drawn into this image by the effectiveness of the splatter effect coming through the concrete. I soon found out that this image though unfamiliar to me is a international calling card, for the Bosnian War that decimated the early 90’s.

“A Sarajevo Rose is the mark of a mortar shell that has been filled in with red resin, and they represent a location where one or more people were killed by that particular mortar. The name comes from the fact that the mortar impact resembles a floral arraignment, and Sarajevo is the location of some of the most intense fighting during the Bosnian War. An interesting, but sad, memory.”

first things first, i had to find out were in the world this took place. BOOOM!:

Southern Europe.

NOW THAT “where the hell is Sarajevo at?” OUT OF THE WAY,

the images instantly bring me to khalil jibran….

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.

On a side note:

“There is a famous photograph taken by Annie Liebovitz during the war.  It shows a bicycle collapsed on pavement, a crescent of blood smeared against the pale ground like a stroke of Chinese calligraphy.  Liebovitz flew into Sarajevo in 1993, a year into the siege.   On the drive back from her meeting with the newly crowned Miss Besieged Sarajevo, a mortar tumbled down ahead of the car. “It hit a teenage boy on a bike,” she wrote, “and ripped a big hole in his back. We put him in the car and rushed him to the hospital, but he died on the way.”

I saw this image before when i was in high school. this was the only reference i ever had for the Bosnian War, i almost feel its all the imagery i need. But its interesting to see how what we know comes full circle with what we do not know when actively searching for knowledge.

I guess thats enough contemporary art history for one day….



Downtown Raleigh aint never been this FLY….

Posted in Racist Ronin with tags , , , , , , on July 8, 2011 by Ronin3

This past semester i was able to compete with some really talented artist and designers to generate imagery for a huge parking garage in downtown raleigh. in conjunction with Empire Properties and the NC State school of DESIGN.


our team did not win but we fought the good fight…
here is a still from the banners going up as we speak.
the winning consist, of Justin, Joe, and Jordan…there what you might call some digital pimps.

tan NC State School of Design production

the ballloonboys

by clicking on the picture. there is a link to the site created for this project by the “Balloon Boys” check it out its pretty sweet and also powered by wordpress(cheap ad)




Posted in Racist Ronin on August 26, 2009 by Ronin3

    New from Banksy: Zorro


Word is out that Banksy has graced the world with his latest street piece, which actually isn’t on the street but on a tower in Westbourne Park, London. This time, Banksy has replicated a classic Zorro image.


 “It hasn’t been confirmed as a Banksy yet by his own website or anything,” writes RJ of Vandalog, “but street art authorities are calling a Banksy, the style fits and there is a similar sketch in his show at The Bristol Museum, so I think it’s a safe bet.


“Zorro is an interesting subject for Banksy to paint, as NoLionsInEngland has noted on WallKandy: ‘Zorro defended peasants from the tyrannical authority of officials and aristocrats, as does Banksy; Zorro was the alter-ego of a knight or some kind of aristocrat, and certain newspapers seem convinced that Banksy is/was a mild-mannered publicschool poshie.’”



The thing i been feindin on Bansky is how he activates the object and the surrounding its in. mad props to my dupe.



SAY WORD! word man….!

Posted in Racist Ronin on August 26, 2009 by Ronin3

Drug Ring Used Comic Books to Launder Cash


“Investigators in Colorado say they have broken up a massive methamphetamine ring in the Denver area that distributed pounds of the dangerous drug every week and laundered the profits using collectible comic books,” reports CNN.

“To launder the money you have to use something that is quick and convenient,” Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said at a news conference Monday. “And in this case, they used classic comic books.”

While arresting the alleged ringleaders, brothers Aaron and Alfonzo Castro, law enforcement officers seized about 100 boxes of first-edition collectible comic books. Investigators say one title alone is worth $3,500 and the total collection of comics is worth half a million dollars.

“It appeared they were working on a startup company for high-end comic books,” said Don Quick, the district attorney in Adams County near Denver.

Quick said the seized comic books included some first-edition Superman and Batman titles. The fragile, vintage comics were stored in plastic bags for protection.

According to a grand jury indictment released Monday, the Castro brothers arranged for weekly, multiple-pound shipments of the meth from Phoenix, Arizona. The brothers then distributed the drugs to a network of runners that made deliveries to dealers around the Denver area.
Of the 41 defendants, 40 are in custody. The Castros are being held in the Adams County jail on $1 million bail each. It is unclear if they have attorneys.

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p.s. ….”Castro brothers sometimes used females “as drug mules by having them hide methamphetamine inside their vaginal cavities.”OH REALLY!

nuff said



Illest of the 919…

Posted in Racist Ronin on August 25, 2009 by Ronin3

for your listening pleasure.