I've got a new side-project blog: Overheard in Liberty City
It's basically like Overheard in New York, but with quotes from the dirty-mouthed pedestrians of GTA IV's Liberty City.
Check it out, and spread the word! Screenshot below:
Friday, May 30, 2008
I've got a new side-project blog: Overheard in Liberty City
In an incredible interview with the 18 and 19 year-olds who took down Comcast's webpage and its webmail service yesterday, Wired's Threat Level introduces us to "Defiant" and "EBK" - two high school drop-outs with a fantastic sense of f*ck the corporation humor. (The above image was taken from Defiant's myspace page, by Wired.)
In the article, the pair explains how they got in, why they did it, and why they were wearing pants during the hack.
"EBK slept for an hour Wednesday night; Defiant for 20 minutes. Even as the attack was in progress, the hackers began to feel the weight of their actions. Both say they've been raided by law enforcement before. "I slept in my clothes, because the last time they came, I was in my underwear with my dong hanging out and shit," says Defiant."Their reasoning for the attack is one that many of Comcast customers could readily agree upon. It's not for the bit-torrent blocking problems that got Comcast in hot water last month, as accused by some media outlets...
"Defiant and EBK say that's false: they just hate Comcast in general. "I'm sure they hate us too," says Defiant."Wired - Threat Level
A construction crane collapsed, again, this morning in Manhattan around 8 a.m. in the Upper East Side. Affected areas are around 1st Avenue and 91st street, and so far two people have died. One bit of good news is that one of the crane operators, newly married, survived. Maybe it's time for Bloomberg to require all New Yorkers to wear construction hats, at all times. Seriously though, Chicken Little would freak out in this city.
Stay tuned to Gothamist and Curbed who will have updated stories throughout the day, with some other images at Animal and New York Mag.
Why see ads when you can enjoy art? The good folks at the Anti-Advertising industry have found a nice little way to eliminate ads from your Firefox browser and replace them with real-deal curated art images. Go to add-art.org and install the plug-in.
ANTIADAGENCY via ANIMALNY
Thursday, May 29, 2008
College Humor originals are funny. Here, real life detectives investigate a Halo 3 murder....or was it suicide? You be the judge. Hurry, you've got just seconds before they respawn.
And yea, whatever I don't care that the embedded video is cramping on my blogroll.
An allergy towards Wi-Fi? Does it exist? Could something called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) actually be medically proven? ABC News debates its merits in a recent article, based on the story of Arthur Firstenberg, who claims his leg goes numb whenever he's around WiFi.
"If I walk into a room or building that has Wi-Fi, my most immediate sign is that the front of my right thigh goes numb," said Arthur Firstenberg, 57, of Santa Fe, N.M. "If I don't leave, I'll get short of breath, chest pains and the numbness will spread."Apparent symptoms include headache, fatigue, nausea, burning and itchy skin, and muscle aches. In 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed bullshit by doing some tests. "the studies indicated that most of those who claimed to have EHS could not detect electromagnetic fields any more reliably than those who did not have EHS."
This goes along with the whole myth/fact that cell phones cause anything from cancer to infertility. I call BS, and agree with the WHO which is way more knowledgable on this subject than a bunch of crazies or geeks.
These shows are all free, and take place this summer at the McCarren Park Pool out here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
JUNE 29I'm looking forward to July 20th, 27th, and August 3rd the most, but will probably end up at most of these. Rock on, free music. I've heard rumors that this might be the last summer for these shows, as Bloomberg's trying to remake the pool into a pool. Like the old days. That'll be sad, as it'll wind up full of hipsters and used band-aids...which I guess isn't really much different than the free shows.
The Hold Steady
The Loved Ones
J Roddy and the Business
The Rabbit Factory Soul Revue, Featuring:
Ralph 'Soul' Jackson
and Wiley & The Checkmates
Matt + Kim
Black Moth Super Rainbow
King Khan + His Shrines
Photo of DeerHoof by Rockographer.com, info from BROOKLYNVEGAN
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I almost went to this, but became distracted by the Wreck Room. Bushwickbk's got a hefty review of the night's happenings. A brief summary:
"The most noise-distortion-drone-like sound of the three, the Skaters were the ones that really took me back to the good ole Berlin days. There was a good pain in my brain by the end of it."BUSHWICKBK
Made for the bicyclists, these Obama spoke cards fit right into your wheel and go for about $1 a pop. All proceeds go to the worthy cause of making more cards. Stencil is by Margaret Coble. According to her, the idea came from some LA-based publicist working with Shepard Fairey. After a number of email exchanges, they came up with this idea. She explains, "Yosi is a bike freak....So Yosi's idea was to do spoke cards with the stencil design. I had only a vague idea of what a spoke card was, but five minutes with Google fixed that. I thought it was a brilliant idea."
ANIMAL NY, ARTBYMAGS!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
In a belated response to this article, Jossip intern Anastasia defends life in McKibbin and clarifies what the Times got right, and what they got wrong.
Right: The rooms are small.
Wrong: "Pretty much everything else".
What they missed: the view on the roof is spectacular and that corner bodega Eagle Mini Market sells 6 dollar Yeunglings.
Oh, Anastasia, do show us the way...[JOSSIP]
Related: Moneyries - McKibbin Lofts Finally Get Their Day In The Spotlight
Friday, May 23, 2008
Dear sir from the Sheffield, UK searching for "penis", who somehow ended up at my blog. I am sorry that you didn't find what you were looking for, but I hope that you eventually did! There are plenty of other sites which I am sure discuss the topic of "penis" much more in depth than Moneyries. Some even provide pictures with your search topic inside it's counter-part, the "vagina". Regardless, I do hope you eventually found what you were looking for, and I wish you the best. Thanks for visiting Moneyries!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
"writes bibs in tacoma, washington: “my sophomore year in college, i was placed in a campus house with six other girls i didn’t know. to say the least, we did not really get along, but we made a chore chart so we would all at least have a semi-clean house to live in.” at least, that was the idea.
things broke down when one of her housemates, cindy, was confronted with the reality of seven girls sharing one bathroom. after this little display, bibs says, the chore wheel pretty much went to hell."
"A strangely compelling electronica song (and video) composed of sounds from the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland. Made by a 19-year-old in Australia, “Alice” kind of lulls you into a state of semi-consciousness filled with Cheshire cats and flowers wielding batons."BUZZFEED
Click here to listen to the audio of Mr. Right: GAWKER
And here's the transcript, thanks to Gawker commenter Bof:
"Yo' somebody emailed me, and they said you on that you this web site, these fotos are mines right? I posted in on craigslist list like prolly like 3 days ago, umm I look at my email because ya' know, people could reply to back to your craigslist if they wann' talk to ya'. Now, somebody emailed me, said you on this website. OK! I went to the website, it has my post and people write comments making fun of my pictures some guy that posted, ya' knowatameen? He wrote funny things about me, and basically ya know, the the the thing is that, he didn't axe me permission, That's the first thing! The second thing is, I can press charges on him because that's fraud, I mean, its like if I take your picture, of you naked, and you know, put in on a website, ya know tha that's fraud right there! You could, you could, you know that's unreasonable, he didn't write to me, he did not tell me anything, I don't know who is it, but whoever it is should be in trouble because, you posed to ask permission! Ya' know I get girls pretty much, ya' know I'm a young dude, I do what I do, I'm a producer. But, my whole, the whole problem is is not because of that. It's because why would somebody take my pictures without my permission? It's like taking your fucking social security and using it without your permission! That's fraud! Would you like somebody to take your pictures without your permission and then somebody that you don't know ezmails you and tells you on this picture? Listen! I don't care! I get girls. I was just a little fucking thing that my boy told me about, "craiglist, I was like what", he said he gets a lot of response, So I said aight, let me try it one time, then look what it came about. People are joking on me. You see the comments. One girl wrote a fucking comment there that is saying "Oh, ya know,.. he's a pretty guy, but they say he lives with his mommy, he got 600, WHAT THE FUCK?!?! That's EMBARRASSING!! What happens if I walkin the street and they say "oh look at that guy, oh he has,.. c'mon man like, thats, thats not cool!! That's like a spit in my face! Like I would punch the fucking guy whoever did this and I will fuck him up because, you don't do that, you don't do shit like that. Ya' know, I don't care whoever posted it up. I feel like pressing charges on this guy. And I don't care. So why have a website, this is, this is, this is a ques.., why have a website, if you don't, you can't have a website, running a website, you gotta have copyrights! What copyright does he have? Without my persmission. Because you see I'm not stupid. What's gonna happen is before I do any illegal actions, they gonna take it off and say it never happened. But ya know what? I'm ten times smarter than these people! Becuase I'm gonna record it,.. right now! Absolutley! You see, it's not your fault, but I know how business runs in New York. I know how it allll runs, these people, how they do it, they play smart, but I'm way smarter. I will call back later. I'm gonna call my lawyer. And this gonna be, this is gonna be problem. Cause I didn't like that. That's not funny."The back story: Mr Right iz here
Update: Music Producer on Craigslist now has his own Lolcat. Lolproducer? Lolplayer? I dunno...
and here's another one!!!
Coming from Unicronband on Digg.
Update 2: They don't stop! Here's some from a Fark thread.
The Brooklyn Bridge's big birthday bash starts tonight and runs through Sunday, celebrating 125 years of near-collapse. Tonight there will be fireworks, a performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and a festive "lighting ceremony" which will stay festive through Memorial Day. It's free, and the doors open at 6. (the "doors" refers to th entrance to Empire-Fulton State Park)
The party continues on with all sorts of fun happenings, such as a Brooklyn Bridge Film Series, a walking tour, mini-golf(!), an18-mile Tour de Brooklyn, and a boatload more. Now, possibly the coolest part of all of this, is open public access to the as-it-stands Brooklyn-London Telectroscope. This amazing idea is one which actually got off the ground back in the 1800s, but ended in tragedy. Now, it's a video installation "linking" the two great cities. Read the NYTimes article for more info, or, from NYC Visit:
"Discover the long-forgotten transatlantic tunnel between London and Brooklyn with the Telectroscope. Artist Paul St. George’s public media project is an amazing optical device that allows viewers in Brooklyn to see all the way to London. Through June 15. Free."For more information about the Bridge's 125th party, including a detailed calendar of events, click here.
A week ago, Brooklyn Bloggers came together for the 3rd annual Brooklyn Blogfest and met face-to-face to network, meet other bloggers, engage in some self-promotions, and sign up for the "Shout Out" real life blog roll. The Daily News thought it was cute, and ran a little story on the event a week after the fact. They even included some Brooklyn blogger links! Now, we all know this isn't it, but here's the lucky few who got the attention of the D.News.
Start connecting with the bloggers of Brooklyn here:
- The Gowanus Lounge (www.gowanuslounge.com): Started by Robert Guskind in April 2006, the Gowanus Lounge covers real estate, development and other news across the borough with original reporting, multimedia packages and links. "I started a blog on a whim," said Guskind. "Now, this is what I do for a living."
- Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn (onlytheblogknowsbrooklyn.typepad.com): Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn knows Park Slope particularly well. "My blog is for people who are addicted to where they live," Crawford said.
- Bed-Stuy Blog (www.bedstuyblog.com): Symister started the Bed-Stuy Blog to let people know what was going on in her neighborhood. What started out as a place for events listings grew into a blog about the neighborhood.
- Brownstoner (www.brownstoner.com): Brownstoner tackles Brooklyn real estate from the art of the backyard garden to navigating home sales. The blog, started in October 2004 by Jonathan Butler, includes daily features, original reporting and links.
- Atlantic Yards Report (atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com):Norman Oder's blog chronicles every detail of the Atlantic Yards project, analyzing the media coverage, city involvement and developer Bruce Ratner.
- Bed-Stuy Banana (bedstuybanana.blogspot.com): With camera in hand, Sharon Kwik photographs her slice of Brooklyn. Since 2007, she has chronicled everything from children's Halloween costumes to curbside memorials.
- Pardon Me for Asking (pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com): This is the sometimes personal, sometimes political, Carroll Gardens-centric blog of Katia Kelly. "It's nice to know a single voice out there can matter," said Kelly.
- Creative Times (creativetimes.blogspot.com): Eleanor Traubman blogs for women, artists and Brooklyn residents looking for a place to connect with one another. "Blogging is a great vehicle to build community relationships," said Traubman.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
for those of you who didn't get my email:
YOU'RE INVITED TO A PARTY.
our party is this friday evening, the 23rd of May.
we will be having our party at our old digs 255 mckibbin apt 403 to clean up, pack up some extra shit, drink sparks (sugar-free), and have a roommate party.
why is this party friday?
because its a freaking fantastic day for a cleaning party! that's why. and ang and i have some visitors coming this wknd to party, so we cant spend the weekend cleaning. hence this party.
we'll be there friday for the party, and we hope you can join us for the party!
so come to the party! spend this upcoming friday with your old roommates drinking and cleaning and having a party!
we'll probably get there around 8-ish for the party and start the party cracking. if u all can join in on the party, maybe we can order dominos for the party . that'd be a fun party!
Update: So apparently my mom reads my blog and thinks I should use a better choice of words.
"Kathy: good afternoon, after spending 43,000 a year at su, can't yuou use a little more intelligent wordswe will be having our party at our old digs 255 mckibbin apt 403 to clean up, pack up some extra shit, drink sparks (sugar-free), and have a roommate partyyikes"
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Behold the tragic story of Hannah - a happy-go-lucky 13 year old girl who one day suddenly fell deep into the clutches of the emos, a "sinister teenage craze that romanticizes death", and ended up committing suicide for no apparent reason. From the article, we learn of "the black parade", or the place where emos go to die. We learn of their love for bands such as My Chemical Romance, Blink 182, and uber-douchebags Good Charlotte, their all-important hair, which is dyed black and "worn in a long fringe brushed to one side of the face." They're all over social networking site Bebo, with names like "Living Disaster" and featuring avatars with bleeding wrists.
But who's to blame for the rise of the emos? Is it the bands? Is it the friends, parenting, or neighborhoods? No! It's the Internet! Of course. How could we be so stupid. Since the beginning of time, geography has helped monitor the emo population in a bizarre form of Social Darwinism. But now, the internet has enabled the emos to find each other, poke each other, and create long youtube emo-rants at each other with ease.
"In recent years, the growing reach of the internet and social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Bebo has meant that the influences to which teenagers are exposed are not controlled by mere geography."And now, even the coroners are blaming the internet.
"Returning a verdict of suicide, Coroner Roger Sykes said: "She had become an aficionado of the emo fad and she was a user of the internet, which enabled her to contact other emos all over the world, in particular America."No one is safe. Not your children, not your neighbors, not even you!
DAILYMAIL - Why no child is safe from the sinister cult of emo
In the wake of the news that Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass) has a malignant brain tumor, and thus the identification of the cause of his seizure last week, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WVa) offered a very emotional tribute today to his "dear, dear friend". The two Senators have served for over five decades together and are the two oldest members of the U.S. Senate. This right here is one for the history books, as it so clearly displays the true feelings of friendship and love between two colleagues in what is commonly seen as a despicably cut-throat profession.
"His voice cracking, hands trembling, Byrd sat in his wheelchair and slowly read his tribute to Kennedy, who has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.POLITICO
"I want to take a moment to say how distraught and terribly shaken I am over the news of my dear friend, my dear, dear friend, Ted Kennedy," Byrd said. "Ted, Ted, my dear friend, I love you, and I miss you."
Byrd broke down even further, mentioning his late wife Erma, who died two years ago after 68 years of marriage to Byrd.
Byrd, 90, is the oldest and longest serving member of the Senate, and Kennedy, 76, is the second longest serving Democrat, and it's clear the men have an emotional and professional connection that dates back nearly five decades.
"I thank God for you, Ted," Byrd intoned.
Byrd took a long pause, and returned to Senate business, quickly asking for a quorum call."
Monday, May 19, 2008
Someone in San Francisco has gone and created the world's biggest lolcat, based off the "Invisible Bike" lolcat. This is most definitely a set back for internet nerds worldwide and is the beginning of a slippery slope leading to the downfall of the internet.
Here's the original:
and here's the graffiti-lolcat rendition:
"Earlier this afternoon San Francisco artist Josh Zubkoff, with the help from some friends, created what is possibly the world’s largest Lolcat image, an “Invisible Bike” mural painted on the side of a building at the end of the alley on Quincy Street in San Francisco. See Josh’s blog for more info on the project, including photos of the mural being created."LAUGHINGSQUID
Friday, May 16, 2008
Here's a funny one:
Conductor, over intercom: Conductor in the fifth car -are you top or bottom?OVRDNYC
[well-built conductor walks through car to intercom to respond]
Gay commuter, upon seeing him: Oooh, I hope he's a bottom.
Overheard by: MrStench
This is like the whole porn name generator...you know, street you grew up on, dog's name, etc, except for this it's your Band's album cover generator.
First, get your band name from a random Wikipedia article title: BAND NAME
Second, get your album name from the last four
letters words of the 3rd quote after clicking "New Random Quotations" at the bottom of this page: ALBUM NAME
Third, get your album art by picking the 3rd randomly generated Flickr photo here: ALBUM COVER
Here's some examples. It's amazing that they really do turn out like real album covers...
I got this from Gawker this morning. Check out some of the other 1,263 cd album covers in the Flickr pool.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
In a little over an hour, John Edwards will announce his support for Barack Obama, according to Ben Smith at Politico. This is a super big deal, as Edwards was the populist in the election and hopefully the bottom-of-the-barrel Americans (ie. West Virginians) will begin to see Barack as more electable.
"He's one of the most prominent Democrats on the sidelines, and also ran a campaign appealing to the working-class white voters whose support Clinton has been touting as proof of her electability."POLITICO
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
"I put together a little photo set comparing my photos of real life New York City, to my screen captures of made up Liberty City (GTA4) and put it on Flickr, then put a link up on Digg. By last night, the fever pitch seemed to be peaking at 12 Diggs, and I was pretty pleased with that. Then I woke up this morning to see that it had gained 1235 Diggs and gotten into the Top 10 of stories!"
Nick Walker, who some think is actually Banksy, just put up a new piece at Metropolitan Avenue and Roebling, right on the Roebling Tea Room brick facade. It's a giant remote giraffe, tagged with Nick Walker's "Vandal". He's got a show/auction opening tomorrow, so this and the new piece at Thunder Jackson's are some buzz-building legal street tagging meant to raise the prices, so says Bucky at Animal.
"With his work featured in tomorrow's auction at Bonham's NY, the artist is hard at working trying to drum up some added hype by hitting as many legal walls as possible. Considering how well he did in that last auction, it should be interesting to see if his recent flurry of street activity helps up the prices on the few pieces he has."ANIMALNY
Monday, May 12, 2008
Who wants to see Bill O'Reilly snap at some poor set assistant? I do, i do! So now, here is a video of Bill O'Reilly to "play us out", freaking out about Sting back from his early days on Inside Edition.
UPDATE: Since Break.com is full of pussies with legal troubles, Gawker has kindly archived the video for our viewing pleasure. It's times like these that I heart Nick Denton. Watch the Bill O'Reilly Meltdown. Click HERE to view.
A hairy-chested 61 year old man is "frightened and embarrassed" that he was ticketed for wearing a Speedo at a Florida beach. Apparently, nobody ever complained until some "bully deputy" came along and ticketed the old man.
"It frightens me and embarrasses me to go public with it. But by the same token, I don't know what else to do," Hezzelwood told The Naples News. "I'm a civilian out here who’s been picked on by a little bully deputy and that’s wrong. It’s just wrong."Thanks to the duly reporting at the Local 6 news team, the article comes complete with a photo slide show titled "Hezzlewood In Speedo".
Update: Wait, wait, wait...it gets better. Naples news reports the summons read: “Exposed scrotum, never return to Bonita Beach Main Access.” There's also a feud tracing back to 2005 between Speedo Bob and the dep. Turns out, the cop doesn't like the way ol' Bob wears the Speedo, and has warned him twice. Bob explains, “I have occasionally rolled the top of the Speedo so that the (straps) are a little narrow,” Hezzelwood explained. But he insists there’s nothing X-rated about it: “I’m an old, retired fart who likes sitting on the beach. I was a little embarrassed.”
Ewwwwwwwww. Exposed Scrotum!? Mark this one in the "Do Not Want" category. Whatever though, he's old, he likes noodle floaties, and he just don't give a damn if nut#1 and nut#2 get a little sun.
A better picture:
Friday, May 09, 2008
Speed Racer on Hulu = good!
"Thirteen episodes of the original series were added to Hulu on Thursday. One of them -- "The Great Plan," -- made its way into the top-20 TV shows on Friday. No mystery as to why: Hulu featured it on the home page."Speed Racer in the theaters = bad.
"The studio is already lowering expectations for the film, predicting it comes in second to "Iron Man" in its second week, and takes in receipts in the low $30 millions."
From the interwebs, here's two great videos to enjoy for the weekend.
Queenie's In Trouble
great remake, with dogs, of an old film.
Hillary, err Hitler, is not too happy with the results of this week's news that her primary bid is all but over. The original movie is called "Downfall" in english, or in german, "Der Untergang".
I just got an e-mail from myself using Futureme.org, sent on May 6th, 2006. It reads:
You're dealing with all the bullshit of trying to graduate.Good to know, thanks me.
You're living at the country club.
You're dating angie.
Make bills. Make lots and lots of money, and do good things with it.
Don't let your job suck.
Keep a fish tank.
Clean said fish tank.
Don't drink and drive.
Call your grandparents.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Back in my pothead days I could turn pretty much anything into a bong. I've used apples, soda bottles, milk cartons, tin foil, a golf club, a hockey stick, a ceramic frog yard decoration, and a fish tank. But from the Houston Chronicle today comes the story of three clever potheads who had the incredulous yet awe-inspiring idea of using the head of a man's corpse as a bong. I'm sure that smells like shit on the carpet...
"According to documents filed in the case, Gonzalez, Jones and an unnamed juvenile on March 15 went to an Humble cemetery, dug up a man's grave, left with the head and turned it into a "bong." "HOUSTONCHRONICLE
image via Flickr user Jerry Seinfield
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
According to the NYDAILYNEWS, the Rev. Al Sharpton has just been arrested while protesting the murder of Sean Bell, at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. He was trying to march across and meet City Councilman Charles Barron (D-NY) and the Rev. Herbert Daughtry.
Other arrestees include: "Bell's fiancee Nicole Paultre Bell, Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman (Benefield and Guzman were with Bell during the shooting) were arrested--they "lined up and peacefully put their hands behind their backs as police put plastic handcuffs on them." "
Just walking around my office in SoHo for lunch an hour ago, there was a police presence on nearly every corner and 3 police helicopters in the sky.