"I‘m sipping a scummy pint of cloudy beer in the back of a trendy dive bar turned nightclub in the heart of the city’s heroin district. In front of me stand a gang of hippiesh grunge-punk types, who crowd around each other and collectively scoff at the smoking laws by sneaking puffs of “fuck-you,” reveling in their perceived rebellion as the haggard, staggering staff look on without the slightest concern." Adbusters - Hipster; An Essay.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
An opening at 3rd Ward last weekend turned out to be more than just a few artists selling their work. In fact, Stoked, a great little non-profit mentoring program was there, and partnered up with about 40 skateboard artists who sold their work in the name of charity. Some pictures are on Flickr, but before you do that go on over to All Day Buffet and check out the remaining decks that are still being auctioned off for between $150 and $600 a pop. If you buy, know that 50% of your winning build will go to STOKED (Successful Teens with Opportunity, Knowledge, Experience and Determination).
The gallery at 3rd Ward is open through August 10th, and is located at 195 Morgan Avenue, off the Morgan stop on the L, in Brooklyn. Duh, where else does cool shit like this happen?
Charity + Skateboards = Happy Kids
Here is yet another comic strip Garfield meme which meme boy over there recently posted on his rainbow blog. In Garfield Lost in Translation (link), the text is translated from English to Chinese, then back to English using Google and Yahoo's automatic translators. The result is nothing short of Chinese instructions on Chinese-made parts, (no, not English) which makes me laugh. This one especially had me wondering why it was that I had a sudden corns craving. It also reminded me of a time in college when I bought an electronic scooter, made in China, and the instructions said things like, "Avoid death: Do not ride the long slope".
Oh, and I gave my post above the same treatment, English to Chinese to English and reposted it below the Strip. As always, click to enlarge.
Moneyries Lost in Translation:
This meme boy in his rainbow blog recently other cartoon Garfield meme which posted in that. Use Google and Yahoo, Garfield who loses in the translation, the text from English to Chinese is translated, then returns to English's automatic translator. The result short is me to smile anything components China which does in China not to instruct that (does not have, not English). Specially has wants to know why my this is I has sudden corn to crave. It also reminded my time in the institute, when I have bought an electronic glide vehicle, China makes, and instructed to say the phenomenon, " Avoids dying: Do not ride long slope" .
LOL, my time in the institute?! How'd they know about that...
Garfield Lost in Translation
Thanks, Meme face!
The internets are in a hellfire this week over the Montauk Monster, a dog? turtle? monster? experiment? which washed ashore on the beach in Montauk, Long Island last weekend. No one knows what the heck it is, and now other major news outlets, er Fox News, are turning to idiots like Jeff Corwin to say its a rare racoon.
I think its a dead dog. Someone tied its legs and threw it in the ocean. It's "beak" is just a decomposed snout. Those are dog teeth. That's a dog tail. That's a motherf*n dead dog. That's what I think.
Some think its a turtle with no shell, but, turtles don't have bodies under their shells...just intestines and a spine. Others think its a washed up experiement from nearby Plum Island, a notorious animal testing facility and one of America's only holders of the frozen Polio virus. But c'mon...a racoon, jeff? Seriously? I also like that Richard from Gawker introduced the idea that its all marketing for Ali Lohan's new album. Clever.
Regardless, there's no way I'm going to waste my Thursday capturing all this hubbub here for you to read on Moneyries, so head over to Gawker and explore MONSTERGATE!
In part 3 of our Cops vs. Bikers coverage this week, A fixed-gear bicyclist was sent flying this morning as he came onto Delancey off the Williamsburg Bridge, when a cop car abruptly pulled onto the sidewalk before looking at the oncoming bike riders. Here's the long story short, courtesy of Williamsboard:
Long story short, coming off of the bridge and on to delancy a cop car pulled up on to the curb at the base of the bridge right as a kid was coming off of it. Cop obviously didn't see the kid and probably didn't look. The kid had literally no time to stop. Hit the side front of the car and launched over it with such force that his seat came off and one of his shoes was still in the pedal strap. You could hear his head hit the concrete from a good distance away. About 9 of us stopped to pick the kid up and get him to a hospital while the police just sat there blinking and scratching their heads.The city really needs to create an offramp for riders coming down the bridge and into traffic on Delancey. As it stands, the path just cuts off and leaves speeding riders at the mercy of 25 feet of sidewalk before the curb starts up again. With a nice easy off ramp, bikers could safely merge into traffic onto Delancy at the proper speed.
Here's two pics, the first shows the offramp coming down towards Manhattan, and the other shows what riders face once they get there. And no, it's not a smiling biker in rolled up stone-washed jeans everytime. She's just there on Sundays.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I noticed that a video on Myspace of "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" was getting hot these past few days, meaning people are totally "getting all piratey" with the video - exactly what Joss Whedon asked you NOT TO DO!
Don't you get it? Why are you trying to rip him off. Joss Whedon is on your side! He bypassed the entirety of the Hollywood system to bring you the most awesomest Superhero Musical of all time, and now here you are on my blog, probably arriving after searching Google for "Dr. Horrible Free" or something like that. Or maybe it was "where can i watch dr. horrible for free". Or maybe, "free dr. horrible".
Hah. Got you. I just wanted you to come here so I could say SHAME ON YOU. Support Joss Whedon. Support Dr. Horrible. Come on! It's only like, $3.99 on iTunes!! That's less than a Happy Meal from McDonald's.
Need a link to go watch/buy Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog? Fine. Here it is. Watch it, and pay $3.99, puhlease.
Dr. Horrible on iTunes - (only $3.99!)
UPDATE: And watch it actually for free (commercials) on Hulu! (thanks waded!!)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Kim who Is Not Angry checked out an early screening of Pineapple Express, and her review comes along with a few interesting bits of movie trivia that she mined out of nice little Q&A session with the film's director, David Gordon Green.
Some tidbits o' tabulous:
1. Seth Rogan's suit was designed so that you could clearly see his penis.Check out the rest of the review of Pineapple Express at I'm Not Angry, and enjoy the trailer here:
2. But what does the name mean?! The name has no significance other than the fact that they just felt like naming it Pineapple Express.
3. James Franco totally split open his head in the film after running into a tree. Hence the headband.
4. It's mostly improvised.
5. And this gem: "Gordon Green went to college with Danny McBride and once appeared nude in one of McBride's student films. As repayment, anytime McBride appears on one of David Gordon Green's films he is forced to wear the most awful outfits ever. In Pineapple Express he rocked a sweet box hair cut with a red mesh tank-top and a peach colored FUBU track jacket."
This screenshot was from Twitter user MissRFTC, from a tweet sent shortly after the earthquake struck Los Angeles earlier today: "I am totally serious. My Ob/Gyn was IN my vagina and an earthquake started rattling the room!". Her followers have since multiplied.
Link to MissRFTC's most hilarious usage of Twitter.
UPDATE: Aaaand we've got a meme. Image from FLICKR.
Get your music fix this week at the only Brooklyn venue that used to specialize in fix fulfillment, Bodega (myspace). They've been up and running for about seven weeks now, and are literally based out of an old Bodega that used to sell crack to the neighborhood. But now, they serve tunes!
Their spot at 1089 Broadway had been home to some great recent shows, including such bands as Japanther, The Death Set, Ninjasonik, Danger, DJ Dirty Finger, Smarts, The Hood Gang, and dozens of other local and touring acts. All the fun's been brought to you by the architects of Chiefmag.com, a Brooklyn arts and culture mag that's been ever shifting towards awesomeness.
This week they've got three shows that are sure to rock your silly little pants off, and you can catch all this great music on the cheap - they're shows max out at $6. Here's the full schedule for Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday's shows. All three flyers are after the jump... (sike. if i had a "jump"...I just think its bloggeriffic to say things like that).
Tuesday, July 29th - 8pm @ Bodega - $5 (1089 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY)And, a brief note about MONOTONIX...I saw them at the F* Yea Fest a few weeks back, and they're seriously some crazy Israeli shit. Dudes were surfing around the crowd, drums and all, screaming at the top of their lungs and having a grand old time. Serious rock.
UNICORNICOPIA // AMI DANG // MURRAY FLEXOR // DJ PRETTYDAMNNOTBAD
Thursday, July 13st - 9pm @ Bodega - $6 (1089 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY)
USA IS A MONSTER // GENESIS CLIMBER // ATTITUDE PROBLEM
Saturday, August 2nd - 10pm @ Bodega - $5 (1089 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY)
MONOTONIX // FIASCO // POPO // DJ DIRTY FINGER
The flyers (spread 'em like nyc herpes):
Tuesday @ Bodega // Thursday @ Bodega // Saturday @ Bodega
Thankfully, the NYPD officer who bodychecked the bicyclist during a Times Square Critical Mass bike ride was stripped of his gun and badge (!), assigned to a desk job, and is currently under investigation. Here is a list of some rather frustrating facts in the story, in which I posted video of yesterday:
1. The victim's name is "Christopher Long, a 29-year-old resident of Bloomfield, New Jersey who works at the Union Square Greenmarket". Oh, and he's also an army vet.This is a great case of YouTube justice, and wouldn't have happened without that video taken by the tourist in Times Square. After Gothamist posted yesterday, a number of other news outlets picked it up (currently over 200 listed on Google News), including the AP, so this is no longer a little NYC blog story. I'll let them take it from here. But, let it be known, victims of injustice...the Internet's got your back!
2. The cop's name is Officer Patrick Pogan, and he's a rookie. Also is 3rd generation NYPD.
3. It was a random assault. Mr. Long did nothing to deserve this other than ride in the group.
4. Mr. Long wasn't wearing a helmet, and got all bruised up.
5. He spent 26 hours in jail.
6. The cop tried to say the biker rode into him purposely, while the video clearly shows the cop throwing his body in front of the biker. Also whined in his report about getting cut on his arm, and being called "a pawn in the game".
7. Mr. Long was assaulted while on the ground when the arresting officers, "put their knees on top of his head and were smashing him into a phone booth".
image and source: GOTHAMIST
Monday, July 28, 2008
I've never seen Youtubers so offended by a video, but watch for yourself and see what it takes to enjoy a Guinness with your friends. Over in the comments section, the innocent eyes of Youtube (pft.) are up in arms over how unfunny they think it is. I, on the other hand, think its a funny concept with a decent audio track and really cool Guinness graphics at the end. Oh, and there's an orgy going on or something.
NOTE: This story has been updated.
This is just no fun (or enjoyable, depending on your general feelings towards cyclists in the city). Watch this video, as a Critical Mass bicyclist is totally hockey-checked on his way through Times Square. According to TIMES UP!, he was later charged with attempted assault and resisting arrest.
Here's Gothamist's take on the legality of the whole Critical Mass situation:
Although a judge ruled in 2006 that the monthly Critical Mass bicycle rides could proceed without a permit, the NYPD's stance remains somewhat adversarial. Though the city has not been enforcing the controversial parade permit law when it comes to Critical Mass, police have been ticketing cyclists during the ride for such infractions as not having the required lights.While it's never OK for a cop to tackle a bicyclist like that, I wonder if anything else happened out of screen that led them to target him. It seemed that others were easily let bike by, and that zeroed in on him for the take-down. In slow motion, you really see the cop's shoulder lowered and driven through the guys chest, which sends him flying. However, you also see him speed up and lower his shoulder back into the cop, perhaps prompting that assault charge. If anyone has any more info on this, I'd be curious to know.
UPDATE!: This story has been updated with all the info and facts that you want to know. Click HERE to get the updated story, from MONEYRIES.
This past weekend off the coast of Myrtle Beach, about a dozen subway cars were dumped into the waters to help form artificial reefs, all soon to be home to happy sea life. Myrtle Beach Online has a pretty cool slide show taken from curious onlooking boats, which you can view online here.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wired's Jon Snyder posted an image of a Comic Con attendee named Tom Paige, who dressed up in "a really gay, royal blue, spandex rocker costume that is a combo of wrestling and music." which was pieced together with dance costumes. What he failed to mention, however, was the dudes bulging ball sack, which I've politely outlined in the photo above.
When asked what he most wants to see at Comic Con this year, he answered, "Hot chicks in Spandex". Well, you sir, have totally ruined your chances with that one, seeing as you're wearing Spandex, and your junk is junk is just waaaay too visible. If you so desire, click on the picture for a larger view. Have a great weekend everybody, I'm going to go throw up now.
Since Saturday's Extreme Animals show is eeeeeeeeeeearly, I might have a shot at making it to 3rd Ward for their Good Wood gallery opening: aka a custom skate deck show. If you plan on making it, send an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Here's a bit about the show, from the press release:
Good Wood, a Detroit based art show, has packed up and headed east, to Williamsburg's 3rd Ward art gallery. 50 artists will be auctioning off one-of-a-kind custom skate decks to support Stoked Mentoring, an organization that mentors teens through action sports. Alldaybuffet, an organization that brings together social and creative cultures, transformed the art event into an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Stoked?s important initiatives. A live auction will take place opening night and all remaining decks will be available through an online auction at alldaybuffet.org. With all decks priced at under $500, these single edition pieces make a great addition to a budding collection and will go towards proving that "one teen at a time, counterculture WILL change the world."Oh, and they'll have hot dogs and DJ's! Sugar sweet.
Friday: Bushwick Country Club
Saturday: Extreme Animals at The Silent Barn, Other, Good Wood @ 3rd Ward, Dubai Brooklyn
Sunday: Brooklyn Kickball, MGMT at McCarren Park Pool Party
What else? Lemme know!
Note: This might be updated...so stay tuned!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Heath Ledger's dad released the funds being held up for construction of (working name) Five Leaves, a soon-to-be-open Williamsburg Bistro owned in part by the late actor. Visit Down By The Hipster to get a look inside the nautically-themed restaraunt, to be located at the corner of Lorimer and Bedford.
Grand Ferry Park, the little waterfront enclave located at the end of Grand Street and River St in Williamsburg has finally reopened after 9 months of renovations. GFP, as it's probably never been called, is a fun little place to stop by with your bike and pop open a discreet bottle of wine as you take in the city over the East River. It's also the seen of the video Sparkster Shooters, taken when we went "fishing for Oysters" just off Grand Ferry Park's shores.
Grand Ferry Park on Google Maps
More images at Curbed
The two Presidential candidates don't seem to be doing much on Digg these days, aside from a handful of submitted stories. Both Barack Obama and John McCain have extensive profiles, but neither one's campaign staff do anything to maintain their Digg accounts. What's the point of having this ghost presence on a social networking site? To both campaigns: at least have an intern doing an hour of work a day- adding friends, digging stories, submitting news; it could really help your news control system out! After a couple weeks of this, there's no doubt that both of them would have legions of followers, with the capability to amass Diggs on recently submitted news items with a simple "shout".
Pathetically, there were only 5 news stories submitted between the two candidates combined. Barack's only item was his announcement to open up the convention, and McCain's handful regard endorsements, announcements, and various news. If you're going to partake in social networking and the internet in general, its not too much to ask to actually participate in these communities, especially with the prevalence of interns both campaigns have at their disposal. Otherwise, stear clear...I mean, c'mon Barack, active "17 days ago"?! Lame!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
UPDATE: For some silly reason, this video was removed from YouTube. I have no idea why...proceed onto the rest of MONEYRIES and enjoy the show :)
As it was:
This simple video asks, "What if there were no stop signs, and a major corporation was charged with inventing one?" It then takes you through all the painstaking stops of ad agency life with an annoying 1920's style comedy track. Barf. Y'know, don't even watch it at this point, just laugh and send it on to your co-workers.
Ah-hah, I'm just kidding. Hello crazy conspiracy theorists and welcome to Moneyries. All that happened in the flight earlier tonight was a loss of cabin pressure and an emergency landing in New Orleans. Ironically enough, the Congressmen were on their way to Washington D.C. to vote on an aviation safety bill.
Here's what that was like:
(U.S. Rep. Ted) Poe told 11 News the flight was about an hour late leaving Houston because of mechanical difficulties with an engine. He said things went downhill from there not long after taking off from Bush Intercontinental Airport. "Suddenly, we started to descend more rapidly than normal and the oxygen masks came out," Poe said. The pilots told everyone to fasten their seatbelts. "There wasn't any talk because a lot of people had their oxygen masks on," according to Poe. "Everyone seemed to be quite calm." The flight landed about 20 minutes after the scare began. KHOU; via DRUDGE.
An 18 year old man "obsessed" with the 1994 film Natural Born Killers, fatally strangled his girlfriend last Friday night. In the police statement, he revealed that they had been dating "off and on" since 6th grade, and that he had simply "switch(ed) mentally", and before he knew it, he was choking her. Once he realized that she was indeed dead, he jumped up and began to perform CPR, before calling the cops. When they arrived, he answered the door saying, "I did it. I can't believe I did it. I did it." Producers from the film aren't necessarily worried, yet, and are preparing to deflect all criticisms to 1999 Marilyn Manson.
via THE SMOKING GUN
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
A terribly sheltered writer from Manhattan, Kim Hastreiter, recently made an amazonian-like journey for Paper Magazine into the depths of Bushwick and found chickens, Dominicans, and a whole bunch of white people making "street art". But, she almost redeems herself for dropping some names of the local art scene (Judith Supine, Bast, Ripo, Pufferella, Dan Witz, UFO, Dark Cloud, MANMAN, Rubin, ILOVEMYBOO, Gore B, Ollie Dior, Chris Stain, Bloke, C215, Best).
Read the rest at PAPERMAG; and RAZARAPPLE has some photos.
Syracuse University is getting "truckloads of Mr. Savada’s records", enabling it to now own the second biggest record collection in the world - just behind the Library of Congress. How, you wonder, does a record store maintain such a high value collection over the years and avoid selling out?
NYTIMES - A Trove of old Vinyl Heads to Syracuse
Mr. Savada said that his father had a policy of never selling the last copy of a recording. “He was running a business, but he knew he had an important archive here and he had a responsibility to maintain it.”
Geekologie has a pretty cool set of pics showing computers and video game art in the real world. As they explain,
Paulthewineguy, a man who may or may not be Paul Giamatti from Sideways, has an ongoing art project entitled IT Everywhere. It's basically a bunch of video game/computer related art in the real world. Most of it is Photoshopped, but some are decals that he's stuck around town.My favorites are the Google stencil and the real life Google Maps icon. This all reminds me of the Mario Bros mushroom water pipe caps that some friends of mine did in Syracuse, NY a few years ago.
Estelle Getty, better known as Sophia Petrillo from the Golden Girls, passed away today. A few years ago, when she was a ripe 70, Estelle laced up her workout shoes and produced a fitness tape for seniors. RIP!
read more | digg story
The Daily News compiled a list of stars who happened to die before the release of a movie they were working on. A Daily News commenter puts it all into perspective with this one obvious comment: "This is kind of pointless. Any actor who dies before retiring has pretty good odds of having last role released posthumously." It's true. There are probably tons of other actors out there who died before their final film was released. Most of them aren't stars, but still, this list could've been a whole heck of a lot better had a Daily News intern done some actual digging. The list, which includes Aaliyah, James Dean, and John Candy, can be found here.
Two Brooklyn bloggers have been threatened with lawsuits recently over their posting of mostly innocent real estate articles. First, BushwickBK hilariously posted his received threat, which started with "YOU'RE IN A HEP OF POOP" (which got a lot of coverage). Now Gowanus Lounge brings us news of a threat that the Gerritsen Beach blog has received, including Denial of Service attacks and everything! Run for the hills, brooklyn bloggers! The forest kings are coming for ye' heads!
Here's a hilarious screen shot of BushwickBK's letter from email-slinging real estate blogger Janet Corona. To see the original post, including Janet Corona's first comment saying "YOU GUYS HAVE JUST STARTED AN UGLY INVESTIGATION", click here.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
If, by now, you haven't heard of nor seen Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, you have only 30 more hours to get your fill (for free), before it's noble creators pull it off Hulu and send it to the money-making depths of iTunes. This is a good thing, as the creators need to pay their crew, and they deserve a little cash back in reward for their courage to circumvent the traditional Hollywood system and make a funny film their way. And, it was all created during the long ass writer's strike, while the Teamsters were busy politely talking to the "Forest Kings" and the "Elderberries". As creator Joss Whedon adoringly explains, his little super hero musical was an attempt at creating something new, outside of the traditional production system.
Once upon a time, all the writers in the forest got very mad with the Forest Kings and declared a work-stoppage. The forest creatures were all sad; the mushrooms did not dance, the elderberries gave no juice for the festival wines, and the Teamsters were kinda pissed. (They were very polite about it, though.) During this work-stoppage, many writers tried to form partnerships for outside funding to create new work that circumvented the Forest King system.To get a better idea of how truly awesome this undertaking is, read the rest of Joss Whedon's Master Plan.
Frustrated with the lack of movement on that front, I finally decided to do something very ambitious, very exciting, very mid-life-crisisy. Aided only by everyone I had worked with, was related to or had ever met, I single-handedly created this unique little epic. A supervillain musical, of which, as we all know, there are far too few.
The first two acts in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog introduce us to Neil Patrick Harris (NPH!) as Dr. Horrible, a mid-life evil Superhero doing normal things like meeting girls at laundromats, and, in the relative safety of his underground lair, developing a master heist to impress the hilarious looking Evil League of Evil (members include: Professor Normal, Fake Thomas Jefferson, Tie-Die, Dead Bowie, Fury Leika, Snake Bite, and of course, Bad Horse). With his part time sidekick Moist, Dr. Horrible sets out to defeat his nemesis Captain Hammer (played by Nathan Fillion) and quite possibly win over the girl from the laundromat.
In Act 3, Dr. Horrible does what he came to do, although he encounters a most certainly unplanned consequence, one which forever impacts his outlook on life and being evil, as well as the public perception of his once private self. The ending both satisfies and disappoints, but avoids cheapening the film by avoiding the easy ending. It left craving more songs, more stories, and most certainly more characters. I want to get to know the Evil League of Evil, badly. Those brief character shots alone open up a world of Halloween costume ideas for fans around the globe.
The film, set in three acts, is also part musical (hence "Sing-Along Blog"), with a number of catchy songs woven throughout the story line. They manage to stick in your head after viewing the film, tainted with a heartfelt emotion for Dr. Horrible, Captain Hammer, and their soft-spoken love interest, Penny (Felicia Day). Josh Whedon is so freaking talented that he managed to pack in more character development, all in 40 minutes, than shows like The Office or Flight of the Conchords could ever dream of.
The greatest part of all is that in creating the film for the internet, Josh decided to release it for free, on Hulu, for one week in July. That week is now almost over. With Act three's release today, tomorrow night at midnight brings us the online curtain call for the show's free life. It's already up on iTunes, and the creators are planning a big announcement at next week's Comic Con regarding the DVD.
So, check out Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along blog for free at DrHorrible.com, or just go grab it the whole thing for $3.99 on iTunes. Hopefully soon we'll have the opportunity to get the DVD. Jinx.com also has a few bits of Dr. Horrible gear, including a Captain Hammer t-shirt (here) and Dr. Horrible fan club shirt (here), for both men and women. Join the Facebook fan page, and lastly, check out the Dark Horse on Myspace, where you can get your fill on free online comics.
Now, hurry up and go check that shit out!
UPDATE: I created a Flickr set of pictures, taken via screenshot, including character names, and actors in the Evil League of Evil, which includes Professor Normal, Fake Thomas Jefferson, Tie-Die, Dead Bowie, Fury Leika, Snake Bite and Bad Horse. These are the best pictures of the Evil League of Evil that you will find, until we get some behind the scenes production shots! FLICKR.
Zach Galifianakis has been making me laugh a lot lately, so I feel like sharing some videos with you all. The first is from his little talk show, Between Two Ferns, featuring Michael Cera. If awkwardness could paint, this video would produce sheer beauty.
Also, I'm sure by now you've seen both of Zach and Tim and Eric's Absolut Vodka "ads", but how abouts the third? Its also hilarious, and features the great party prank known as "Antiquing" at the end, even though Zach's totally awake (usually Antiquing occurs on a passed out victims face).
And thirdly, what was funny in the 1500's? Let Nathaniel Buckner show you the way.
Friday, July 18, 2008
With the comic being hailed as the greatest of all time, The Watchmen movie by Zach Snyder is getting people fervently excited. It's trailer was just released, and if you're seen the Dark Knight this weekend, you'll probably scouring the internet figuring out wtf that awesome thing was. Download it from Apple for you iThingy, here, or watch it below:
What is the Watchmen? Well:
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion - a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers - Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity...but who is watching the watchmen?EMPIRE
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Click these links or get the F off my blog! Loooooooove you.
People Sleeping in McCarren Park? Weird. [Williamsboard]
A Knitting Factory grows in Brooklyn [Williamsburg is Dead]
BushwickBK's weekend picks [BushwickBK]
Cool pics from inside the East Side access tunnel to Grand Central [Streetsblog]
Punk rock goldfish [Boing Boing]
Mysterious spikes showing up in public ponds [Boing Boing]
MTV pulling the Read World out of Brooklyn? [Brooklyn Paper]
Watch somebody put their new iPhone 3g IN A BLENDER! [TUAW]
video of the iphone blender shenanigans:
It is not known precisely how long the body had been inside the shed. The area is said to be frequented by homeless people.
No word on if they are canceling tonight's show or not, but I doubt it. While it's unfortunate that there was a loss of life in such a sad and lonely manner, New York tends to be a city where the show must go on.
Update: In NYC deaths, the best place to go for snark is the Gawker commentators, who say things like, "I'm guessing it was a transient or something. Hipsters never die, their trust funds just mature."
UPDATE 2: Is it the wristband shed? Williamsboard peeps are thinking so...
BV is just reporting that Ra Ra Riot are the "special guest" at tonight's Union Hall show, the first of the Spinto Band's residency gig. Buy tickets now!
Here's a new track off their upcoming album, The Rhumb Line, due August 19th: Ra Ra Riot - Dying is Fine
image via deucer
This 33-year old Michigan man was busted by cops for soliciting sex from what he thought was a 14-year old girl, online. In the To Catch A Predator style sting, he was busted wearing this "World's Greatest Dad" shirt, which is hilariously creepy.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I won't embed it, but i'll link to it just because she fights for dolphins.
Posted by $ries at 6:48 PM
A Girl Talk fan named BunnyGreenhouse on Youtube has taken the initiative to create the music video mash-ups based off of the tracks on Girl Talk's latest, Feed the Animals. They're awesome. View tracks two, three, and four. They plan on creating the whole album, so in the end we'll have one lonnnng track to jam to. I've embedded track four, "What's it all about", but head over to BunnyGreenhouse to view the others and subscribe to get your updates, and of course, if you haven't bought the album yet, do it.
"What's It All About" - A Music Video Mash-Up to the fourth track of Girl Talk's album 'Feed the Animals.'
I'll continue to make these when I have a free evening every now and then. Hopefully I can do all the songs until the whole album has one long video mixtape.
Funny for a girl made some real-life Casey and his brother paper dolls, inspired by instructions at Timanderic.com! For those of you not "in the know", Casey and his brother are arguably the best characters from Tim and Eric Awesome Show; Great Job! Look how friggin good they look!
Here's the full-on instructions for making your own Casey's Brother Hamburger Toy: (just click to make it bigger!
LINK; MORE INSTRUCTIONS
Mooks, friends of Vice Mag, are hosting a party/art installation this Friday, involving thousands of plastics cups and fencing. Visit cuprocking.com, or check this flyer out and RSVP!
Cuprocking is supposedly when you stuff tons of these cups into a fence, making pretty designs and statements and such. Here's Vice's definition:
Cuprocking is the brain child of Sydney based artist Andy Uprock. By mapping out large areas of cyclone fencing and sticking plastic cups into the existing diamond shaped holes, Andy transforms streets and public areas into floating walk-by galleries. Andy typically uses around 2,500 individual cups for each piece and recycles them between each project.CUPROCKING; VICELAND
Even when Andy Dick is arrested for groping a 17 year old and doing blow in a club bathroom, he still manages to pull off a hilarious mug shot, via The Smoking Gun!
Comedian Andy Dick was arrested this morning by California cops on drug and sexual battery charges. Dick, 42, was nabbed around 2 AM in a Riverside County parking lot after he allegedly groped the breasts of a 17-year-old girl and then pulled the teen's tank top and bra down, exposing her breasts (the incident occurred outside the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant).On a related note, I had Buffalo Wings at Croxley's Ale House on Monday, and they were 10-cent delicious. It's not as crowded as in the winter months, we got in with little-to-no wait time, which is totally unusual.
Oh, and BTW, Andy Dick has a great history of "public incidents", including mooning friends at a McDonalds, exposing his balls at a comedy show, and slapping a reporter, among many others.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
A new banned Dead Space video was released at midnight last night, and its a haunting portrayal of what’s to come in EA’s much anticipated horror/survival game, Dead Space, releasing October 21st. The “Lullaby Trailer” was banned by the United States’ ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board), and therefore was only officially released in Europe. However, thanks to the internet, here it is.
Set to a spookified track of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, the trailer is loaded with incandescently lit rooms scattered with body parts, not-so-distant screams, and includes several gut-wrenching game play scenes depicting the protagonist Isaac being torn to shreds. The trailer was created by EA’s in-house studio team, who are proud to present this terrifying portrayal of Dead Space.
Watch it on Gametrailers, here: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36332.html
Also, make sure to visit http://deadspace.ea.com/sweepstakes/ if you haven’t already to enter to win titles such as Saw, Alien, and 12 Monkeys in their 100 Horror and Sci-fi DVD Sweepstakes, chosen by Dead Space’s development team.
According to Pitchfork, "The episode is due to run in August, but her musical performance of a modified "1234" has hit YouTube, and it's pretty sweet."...and yes, it is sweet. She looks like she's having fun, and you gotta love getting kids to count to four!
The new film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's "Choke" is sure to rock theaters this summer. At its premiere at Sundance 08, it won the Grand Jury Prize, sharing the title alongside other great films such as Secretary, American Splendor, and Primer. This trailer is red band, so be forewarned, its NSFW.
Monday, July 14, 2008
We heard the rumblings ... Netflix is coming to home consoles. But which platform? Microsoft raised its hand today at its E3 keynote and said "us!" Xbox 360 will be getting Netflix's on-demand programming later this year. Xbox Live subscribers that already have Netflix memberships can enjoy Netflix on their TV at no additional cost.That's great news for most Mac users especially, who for some reason was left out of the Netflix on-demand streaming options since the get-go. My Xbox Live membership just got about $20-s more valuable a month!
Another one bites the dust...
It is with great sadness that we announce that we will be shutting down the Bushwick Social Club. In the short year that we lived in Bushwick we were lucky enough to watch it transform into what is becoming an increasingly vibrant neighborhood.BUSHWICK SOCIAL CLUB
About 15 suspected gang members, wearing T-shirts over their faces, stormed down S. Third St. in Williamsburg around 2 a.m. brandishing 18-inch blades and yelling for their intended target to show himself, witnesses said.
"People were screaming; they were saying, 'We want Melvin!'" said one witness too afraid to give his name.
But when they reached Melvin's home, the gang couldn't find him. So the rabid crew - who said they belonged to the Trinitarios gang - turned on two of Melvin's friends.
Down By The Hipster has a good summary of the overall experience of the Breeders, Matt & Kim, and The Whips show yesterday... The line was longggg, and in the end people were still waiting, but interestingly enough it was hardly capacity inside. Overall, cool place to hang out, but I was more excited to get out and dominate my kickball game (which we won 10-0 on the mercy rule), and then get over to the F* Yea Fest and Club Exit, which completely blew my mind. More on that later...