Black & White is the New Orange

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Now that orange has become the new black, black-and-white stripes have become the new orange — after a Michigan sheriff gave his inmates a wardrobe change to keep them from looking “cool.”

The once all-orange jumpsuits at Saginaw County Jail in Michigan took on a different meaning amid hype surrounding the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel said.

So, Saginaw County went back to basics — the horizontal stripes reminiscent of 19th-century prison garb. Federspiel told Reuters the decision was spurred by a juror who recently wore all orange during a trial.

“When the lines get blurred between the culture outside the jail and the culture within the jail, I have to do something to redefine those boundaries because they’ve been blurred far too often in public culture,” he told MLive.com, referring to clothing that depicts prison culture, including some that are stamped with “Property of the Saginaw County Jail.” “I’ve seen that,” he added. “It’s like ‘What are you doing? Really?’”

Federspiel said he doesn’t expect the uniform change to be complete until the end of the year, though some inmates are already voicing opposition.

“For me, it was an easy decision,” he told Reuters. “It was a cost savings and it breaks away from that cultural coolness. It’s not cool to be an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail.”

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I dunno if you will find this funny, but this is hysterical to me.

It’s a fucking TV show bro. Calm down. I had no idea they even got Netflix in prison. Do they even?? I guess they have to right? I dunno, it sounds to me like the Michigan Sheriff is the one watching too much Netflix here.

TV shows and film have glorified and depicted jail in a positive light since Shawshank Redemption. Jail always looks fun as shit in movies. Just a bunch of famous actors fucking around, cracking jokes and overcoming some obstacle while making lifelong friends and shit. The Longest Yard literally made me want to drop out of school and go play ball with Terry Crews, Nelly and Adam Sandler.

Seriously though, the movies and shows are all fun and games, but that doesn’t actually make jail cool. I don’t know why this Sheriff is trippin. There are a ton of reasons, fair and unfair, why people are locked up in this country. But because Orange is the New Black is not one of them. Nobody in their right mind would think its cool to go to jail because of that TV show. And if you do, you are probably a motherfucker I don’t want in my society anyway.

The Industrial Prison Complex is one of the worst things that ever happened to our country. Top 3 worst things. Fueled by racism, it has literally ruined our society and culture in many parts of the United States. The second they privatized prisons, is when they started a chain reaction of problems in our country we can now never fix.

Worry about the Industrial Prison Complex, not the fucking color of the clothes because of Netflix.

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PS - And yo, if you are watching Orange is the New Black and thinking that shit is cool, I would suggest you go back and watch the old episodes of Oz on HBO. See how cool that shit is.

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Final Destination Fiends: Dude Was Supposed to be on BOTH Malaysia Airlines Flights

Holy shit. This is absolutely INSANE.

So this motherfucker was supposed to be on BOTH Malaysia Airlines flights. BOTH. Let that sit in for a second.

He had a ticket for the plane that went missing and changed it the DAY OF. So he dodges that bullet, luckiest shit in the world. Then weeks later, he has a ticket for this plane that was shot out of the sky…and changed it, DAY OF.

Is that not the craziest story you have ever heard in your life?? I’ve been sitting here freaking out since I watched this trippy shit. Thank god I’m not with Ron right now shrooming my face off when I saw this. This is just mind-blowing, it’s incomprehensible. What are the fucking odds to have both tickets period? Then to change both flights?

Seriously. If I’m this fiend right now, I’m playing the lottery every day. Booking a trip to Vegas and playing every slot, every table, betting every game. Because either he is literally the luckiest fiend in the world right now, or he needs to lock himself in a padded room ASAP. Cause this is some straight Final Destination shit. And those fiends in the movies only cheated death once! This fiend did it twice! Do you know how sour Death must be right now?

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PS – Not making light of either situations. Both incidents are absolutely terrible and my worst nightmare. Can’t imagine what those families are going through. But this story is literally out of this world. I can’t get over it.

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Is This A Picture of $ & AD Raleigh…Or Some Shit in A History Book?

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Jesus Raleigh, NC. This is absolutely insane.

I thought this was some picture in like my high school history book or some shit, it’s fucking 3 days ago at $ and a dream Raleigh.

Never seen a movement like this before. $ & AD. Dreamville X #FIENDS

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$ & A D – NYC

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Nothing like a home game.

2 shows in NYC was nothing short of incredible. Goosebumps type of shit.

Been MIA while I was in Liverpool last week, but wanted to share these pictures. You FIENDS waited in the fucking rain for this shit. That’s unbelievable and the type of shit that drives Dreamville and the #FIENDS. We can never thank you enough for that type of dedication and support.

This tour has been unbelievable. Everyone we met is more interesting than the next. This is the beautiful shit that happens when different people come together.

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PS – Rowdy ass NYC fiends

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Charles de Gaulle to JFK | Official Video via @FiendBassy

Charles De Gaulle To JFK

Last Winter

Shouts to Ron Gilmore on the production.

Shot in Paris by Andrew Nisinson and Matthew Chavez for Ramble West.

@oakshades

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Pallet Surfing

Yo this is genius man.

This shit is also like 6 years old and I just came across it today.

I also think someone is gonna now die trying to mimic this shit.

How mooked was dude when he thought of this?

This is definitely a highdea.

My favorite part of this video is the reaction of all of the Bratislavan fiends watching this fiend fly by them.

@oakshades

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Lit | Official Video

Las Vegas is prolly the most fiended place in the world. And it’s ALWAYS Lit.

Went out there for Born Sinner Weekend/ my Fiend Day and let the camera run.

Make a movie out the b-roll.

Dreamville x SMF

It’s Lit.

- Bas

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Bare Knuckle Fighting via @VICE

I lowkey really enjoy watching fighting. So much so that I had to ban myself from watching WSHH knock outs cause at a certain point it can’t be healthy to just see fiends getting viciously knocked out over and over again.

I watched this doc and fucked with it but I have one really big problem with it.

Kimbo Slice woulda bodied every single one of these fiends so easily.

Step your shit up UK.

If you make this shit legal, I’m pretty sure America would dominate this shit just like we do pretty much everything else but soccer.

@oakshades

PS. And we kinda suck at Tennis and Hockey sometimes but Canada is basically America so that counts for the Americas. I just realized that Hockey is Canada’s replacement for Baseball. Wow I also just figured out the last component to making America dope at Soccer.

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#FiendFriday

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2 for the price of 1. Via: @no1str

I love this shit.

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It’s Still @NYKnicks Over Everything But It’s Cool That Cleveland Bron is Back

This shit is fucking crazy. I’m sad and happy man.

I’m sad as shit that Melo and Bron aint gonna be fulfilling their destiny as the best duo to ever play in the NBA. All while doing this in orange and blue. BUT I’m happy as shit that Bron is no longer playing for the Heat and that #HeatNation are gonna be terrible for a long long time.

I love hoops man, Basketball has pretty much the guiding force in my light since I was a kid. I’ve met all my best friends, my brothers because they either hooped with me or we formed a bond talking about how trash the Knicks were and why we would make better General Managers then Scott Layden or Isiah Thomas.

How could I not love LeBron James growing up as a die hard hooper. The next dude that actually could be better then MJ?? The kid who was 2 years older then me but was dominating fiends on ESPN?

I remember the summer of 2003 vividly. It was the last summer I went to Basketball camp. I remember hooping for like 10 hours at camp, coming home and iceing my ankles. I remember the AND 1 Mixtape Tour on TV and then reading about how fucking dope Bron was about to be on the Cavs. Basketball was still dope to me even though the Knicks sucked cause I fucked with Bron.

I always knew Bron was gonna dip from Cleveland. Lowkey I thought he was gonna be out after his first contract was up. Before he signed that three year extension. It woulda been perfect. I remember being so heated at the Knicks because there was no way we could even offer him NYC as a home.

Do you remember the 2006 Knicks team?

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I was tight. You gotta have cap space the first time LeBron James can be a free agent. The New York Knicks were such a bad franchise that when I was 12 I pretty much researched every step I would have to take to one day run that team. I went to NYU and majored in Sports Marketing and planned on going to Law School simply because I was so tired of rooting for a team with no vision.

I remember the decision. I remember sitting in my boy’s room. There was like eight of us in there. We smoked a few blunts and we’re drinking forties. I was ready for everything about the New York Knicks to change. It was time for Bron to leave and the Knicks had cap space for DAYSSSSSSS.

I was so convinced that he was going. Boys and Girls Club in Connecticut. That’s a chopper ride away from MSG. I swear on my fam, I invested every penny I had to my name in MSG stock because Bron was coming home.
The Knicks invested a Billion dollars into transforming the Garden the same year Bron was a free agent. They knew some shit was bout to go down. I was ready for all the years of being a Knicks, Mets, and Jets fan to get a little easier. And then he said he was going to Miami.

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I’m not gonna even front, I was salty like a chick who just got dumped. I helped start that twitter. @HeatHaters. I was literally a woman scorned. I unfollowed Bron. Immediately vowed to hate his new homies Bosh and Wade. Tweeted the saltiest tweets. I couldn’t watch Heat games. I changed the channel during their Highlights. That shit made me sick to my stomach man.

I was so happy when Dallas beat them. Closest I’ve felt to winning a chip has been seeing Bron lose to Dallas and Brady lose to the Giants. Being a Knicks, Jets, Mets fan fucking sucks, my happiness derives in watching people lose instead of watching my team win.

It hurt when Bron won a chip. I really wanted that chip for the Knicks and instead fucking Miami got it. South Beach, pastel, choncletas to the game in khakis with my trophy hoe fans got that chip. Hurt my soul man. This is the peak of my Bron hate. I started watching the highlights like a chick goes on her ex’s Facebook page. His new team was so good. The highlights hurt my feelings man. I got angrier.

Then I kinda grew up and got over it. The London Olympics did this man. I could root for Bron again cause it’s USA over everything and goddamn he was good as shit. I realized that I was missing out on watching one of the best basketball players to ever touch the court play cause I was being a bitch.

Don’t get it twisted. I still rooted against the Heat and was on cloud 9 when the Knicks swept them in the regular season. But instead of purposefully not watching Heat games, I watched them. I allowed myself the privilege of watching amazing basketball.

I also realized that Bron did the right thing. He was a child star in his hometown tat got drated by his hometown team. Dude needed to leave. He had to leave and why wouldn’t he go hoop with two of his boys and collect rings. I started to think of everytime I went to the gym when in college. I hooped with my brothers and we washed teams off the court. We didn’t play fair. We would win six games in a row and then go crush trays of food in the dining hall. That’s what Bron, Bosh and Wade did. They won chips and then shut down LIV with Tiesto.

I really enjoyed watching the Spurs wash the Heat this year. That was amazing basketball. That’s really what LeBron has taught me. I’m not gonna miss amazing basketball any more. I didn’t watch Kobe hoop cause I thought he was a MJ biter. I missed alot of that dude’s career being a hater. I got tired of being a hater. I knew that shit was over in Miami. You could just tell the way that series ended that Bron knew it was a wrap. It felt like when he walked off the court in Cle.

I knew it was time for him to leave again. And then I realized that with some clever trades Phil Jackson might be able to pull it off. Then those reports dropped and I really thought the Knicks had a shot this time. Yea it was pretty delusional and kinda was a running joke for me and my boys. Lowkey we don’t even know what Melo bout to do. This was supposed to be his summer but goddamn did Bron change that.

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This is pretty crazy man. I really can’t believe he left. I’m sad he didn’t come to the Knicks but honestly I’m happy that I can lowkey watch the Cavs play and not straight up want them to lose. Even though it’s kinda OD that they got four first round picks in a row and have three next year AND they got Bron back. That’s some WWE storyline writing right there.

As for me and my Knicks? I think we should resign Melo. I also think we should keep Amare and Baragani. This year should be about getting Derek Fisher and Melo on the same page. Developing the young talent while playing hard as hell and earning a playoff spot. The culture of the Knicks needs to change and if Melo wants to retire here as a Knick, he has the opportunity to write that ending.

BUT he could also bounce. He could go hoop in Chicago and you know what? I wouldn’t be mad at him. He’d be chasing a ring and he deserves to actually hoop on a real fucking team. He’d have dudes that would play defense around him and a system that would allow him to drop buckets while playing within it.

Regardless what happens its Orange and Blue till the death of me … plus you know KD tryna move to NYC and shine at MSG in 2016 right?

@oakshades

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