Skip to main content

Feel Good Friday – Y’allsome

On a personal note, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I like saying ‘Y’all’. Hell, I’m from Atlanta! So when this new brand called Y’allsome popped up on my desk I was instantly intrigued.

Founded by Atlanta native Craig Evans (no we don’t know each other but our mamas probably do), the lifestyle line is rolling out with tees, hats and prints all made using Southern businesses and purveyors:

–       Cotton from Cotton of the Carolinas in North Carolina

–       Tee shirt design by TS Designs in Burlington, North Carolina

–       Hat embroidery from Ginny’s Custom Embroidery in Monroe, Georgia

–       All artwork printed at Grand Palace Silkscreen in Nashville, Tennessee

All of the inks are environmentally friendly to boot.

Image used with permission by copyright holder

Craig grew up in the South and went to college at Sewanee (The University of the South). He eventually ended up in New York City and dove into the advertising world working with big boy firm Wieden+Kennedy and working with clients like Nike, the NFL, ESPN and Miller Lite. Sadly, he hasn’t made his way back to the homeland, but creating Y’allsome is his way of staying connected for now.

As with so many other aspects of Southern culture, Ya’llsome is progressive in it’s thinking. 15% of all Y’allsome proceeds help provide Southern foster kids with a loving family and a secure home via an organization called Adoption Discovery. As Craig likes to tout, “Y’allsome was launched not to simply celebrate the South, but also to foster it.”

Image used with permission by copyright holder

Adoption Discovery is a non-profit educational program that aims to raise awareness about adoption and educate people on the process, with the goal to provide permanency for every child available for adoption. Y’allsome specifically works with Adoption Discovery to help Southern foster kids across twelve states, however Adoption Discovery’s reach expands across the country.

Each year, foster children have to move from home to home using a trash bag. Y’allsome hopes to make a difference with its duffle bag initiative. Customers have the option to make a $20 donation, and Y’allsome will in turn send a duffle bag to a foster kid in the South. Each bag comes with a luggage tag for their name and email address. The donation covers the cost of the bag and shipping.

High five brother!

Editors' Recommendations

Cator Sparks
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Cator Sparks was the Editor-in-Chief of The Manual from its launch in 2012 until 2018. Previously, Cator was covering…
This is what would happen if an asteroid hit Earth
Watch this scary video simulation of an asteroid's impact on earth
Earth as seen from outer space

You've seen the scenario in movies and TV shows: There's an asteroid headed for the planet, and it's threatening to wipe out all life on the planet. Of all the mysteries of what's out there in space, there's something uniquely terrifying about the prospect of a chunk of rock heading toward us fast enough to smash into Earth. Now you can enjoy a lovingly rendered video showing the destruction that might occur if such an impact were ever to happen.
Watch what would happen if an asteroid collided with Earth
A now-removed viral post on the Absolute Units subreddit shows what would happen to the planet if the largest known asteroid were to collide with the planet. Unsurprisingly, the 338-mile/545-kilometer-wide space rock would totally annihilate every living thing on Earth, destroying vast landscapes and covering the planet in smoke and fire. You can also view the full video (set to Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky.”)

https://www.themanual.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2022/11/asteroid.mp4
Massive destruction
An asteroid hitting Earth is called an impact event. And while these are rare, the effects of one would be massively damaging to all life on the planet—and the asteroid wouldn’t need to be 338 miles across to do so. Even smaller asteroids can cause incredible destruction.

Read more
Do UFC fighters wear cups? A rule that changed UFC forever
Israel Adesanya fighting at UFC 234.

Before he appeared as the character Random Task in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and California inmate #AI7266, Joe Son was just an up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighter. The Ultimate Fighting Championship was only a few years old, and making it into the quarterfinals of UFC 4 was a big deal. Son was confident facing off against Keith Hackney. But a recently changed rule was about to end Son's run, contributing to the reformation of the sport and the establishment of all UFC men wearing cups. After the events of the evening, it was definitely for the better.
History of UFC's Cup Rule
When the UFC debuted in 1993, it only had a few rules, one of which was outlawing groin strikes. What would happen if a fighter struck his opponent in the Tractor Supply? It's hard to say, as it never happened. But with pre-internet viral fame of the UFC and its no-holds-barred bad boy image came an even more lax set of rules, and beginning at UFC 2, punches and kicks to the Orange Julius were fair game. It's with this switch that Son and Hackney met head on.

The fight started with the pair exchanging shots, but soon they clenched and Son, the stronger man, cinched a headlock around Hackney's neck, pushing him across the ring. As the two jockeyed for control, they fell to the mat, and Hackney, with his head still trapped in Son's armpit, ended up on top. Son did not want to open himself up to strikes, so he held on, while Hackney made it his priority to escape and take advantage. Thus, the stage was set for the most brutal ground-and-pound ever filmed.

Read more
F1 Bahrain GP live stream: How to watch Formula 1 for free
Formula 1 driver exiting turn.

Formula 1 is back with the first race of the championship underway later today. The Bahrain Grand Prix is sure to be a fantastic start to the 2024 F1 schedule. If you’re keen to check out the F1 Bahrain live stream, you’re in luck. We’ve got everything you need to know about how to watch the Bahrain Grand Prix for free today, along with some insight on what to do if you’re traveling.
How to watch Bahrain Grand Prix for free
If you’re based in Austria or Luxembourg, you can check out the Bahrain Grand Prix for free along with all of the 75th F1 World Championship. That’s thanks to there being free streams through ORF in Austria and RTL Zwee in Luxembourg. If you’re from either country and traveling abroad, you can still access these by using a VPN like NordPN (one of the best VPNs). It’s a good solution for ensuring you can catch the race in your first language rather than being stuck with it in English. It’s entirely safe and legal to do so for residents of the country in question.

If you’re in the US and want to stream it in English, you can sign up for a Fubo free trial. The streaming service is perfect for sports fans with plenty of options including ESPN which is the channel showing the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Fubo free trial lasts seven days so there’s plenty of time to see what else it has to offer with dozens of channels to choose from. Just remember to cancel it before the free trial ends so you don’t pay a cent. Fubo has sports channels like CBS Sports Network, NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, Fox Sports, along with dozens of other TV channels to suit your mood.

Read more