Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A real product made from beef extract and malt, they say its for dogs. But is it also for Andrew?
(no, because it is actually booze free)
but you know i would drink it!

eh, here is the link if you don't buy it, but you should buy it.

rewriting bukowski

now, i've never read any bukowski, and I have a feeling that his misogyny and my feminism will never see eye to eye, but i'm completely fascinated by Crazy Mike's rewriting of one of his books & using it as a sketchbook. Mike's LOVING A DOG FROM HELL reworks, edits draws and rewrites the pages, and is being thoroughly, lovingly documented (as photojournalists tend to do) on his blog. I've not gotten a chance to flip through it myself, but im enthralled.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

it's snowing!!!

DC has a counter culture?

Oh man. theres an actually cool & actually free sounding event in DC on saturday. wanna go? a Counter Culture Festival with bands - 'whisky+girls' influenced duo Death by Sexy & intriguing experimental jazz-ers Cutest Puppy in the World (who at least if i haven't heard of them have great names), art-vendors, and improv(?). And at dr. dremos, home of locally-brewed donut beer & lots of pool tables. who wants to go with me? i like shopping, and i like music & i like alternative culture. im pretty sure you do too.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

very seattle weekend

So, I really liked this piece when it was at the seattle asian art museum, but now that its at the oympic sculpture park on seattle’s waterfront, its been covered in bird shit, this is one day’s worth of said bird shit. Par for the course because there was also a pile of crap pretending to be a sculpture.

very seattle weekend

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

It always surprises me when I hear about ongoing radio plays in Britain--it's a narrative form that's completely disappeared on our end of things but still appears to be live and well in England.

Anyways, here's a fun service that offers easy-to-download old time radio shows. I haven't checked it out yet but I'm tempted, especially because ben.c and I are facing some road trips in the near future, specifically to the vet school in Blacksburg. Our Christmas journeys were much enhanced by an audiobook recording of The Areas of My Expertise. I'd like to see if I can find something as entertaining.

Anybody have any audiobooks they might recommend for people on a long trip? (We've already got all the David Sedaris you can shake a stick at)

Friday, January 19, 2007

Richmond art teacher fired for making art

from my friend c.t. -
Apparently, this guy who teaches art in the public schools in the suburbs of Richmond uses his ass to do paintings, in his own free time. He appeared on cable access doing this, in disguise, and his students found it, and this wound him up getting fired or suspended.

check out his other work & self documentation of his trouble at his website - buttprintart.com
while i'm not enthralled by his work, his right to make it, outside of school, on his own time and with his own body needs to be respected. wake-up Chesterfield County schools. just because you don't like it doesn't mean its hurting the students. Instead of punishing a teacher for doing work on their own time, can't you try supporting them instead? and focusing on the teachers that are actually doing damage in the classroom by ignoring students, squashing creativity, and assigning busy work instead of teaching.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

We are truly lost as a people if we need comfort handles on our cases of "beer," if this can so be called "beer," or is this the final reason to exile miller lite from the beer family?
i do not own a toaster, but if i did, it would be this one:

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hooray for America

Because we use our freedom to give cats gold caps on their teeth. Exactly what cats need.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Wolfie's first blog, about doing it

i personally know this condom has ruined the erections of three men, it is squarely the worst product that babeland sells. so i was in babeland.com to buy condoms two days ago and inquired with the helpful charming staff about something i had read on the box of several vibrators, and if you aren't savvy, here is a public health tip from me to you: the warning label on vibrators that says, "don't use on calves" isn't there because calves are quite far from and a poor way of stimulating the clit, rather women who smoke and are on birth control (aka women in the swing of it) frequently develop blood clots in their calves and shoulders. vibrating said blood clots can send them into the blood stream and towards the heart. so, pick your battles, you can't have all three: cigs, birth control and no neck pain. thats wolfie's sex tip of the day: keep the vibe above the knees but below the waist and enjoy sexy good times.

Monday, January 08, 2007


You may have heard of the South Asian Durian fruit, and been tempted to sample the yellow flesh beneath it's spiky armored exterior. Considering yourself a food connoisseur, you thought, 'I can look past it's repugnant smell, and sample the exotic custardy goodness inside.' Well, sirs and madams, you would be wrong, wrong, WRONG to think such a thing. Durian must be avoided at all costs.

Mr. Smooth & I had an unfortunate encounter with this thorny beast while visiting the Eden Center. Thinking ourselves gastronauts, and he determined to like bubble tea, we marched into a Vietnamese bakery, and ordered a durian bubble tea. We'd heard it was good - we were so wrong.

One sip left confusion and distaste. A second sip reinforced the belief and brought to light a custard + rotten onion flavor. Plus the large black tapioca bubbles. A third sip had me chasing Mr Smooth with the cup into the parking lot. 'Oh god! Get it away from me!' 'It was your idea!!' he retorted. Touché.

It stunk up the car all the way to the grocery store. I threw it out in the parking lot, but that only disturbed the smell. Burps in the horrendous Sunday check-out line only brought the horrorible flavor back. Later, we had hallucinations of the smell and flavor. God save us.

Clearly, we are not the only one to be aghast by this. Novelist Anthony Burgess said dining on durian is like eating vanilla custard in a latrine. It's known as the world's most dangerous fruit for a reason. STAY AWAY FROM DURIAN!!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New [Art] Year!

Happy New Year!

Let's make 2007 the Year of Art. Promote the arts (visual, performing, edible, other) in any way that you can. The more art is valued, the better positioned we are to earn a living from ART. Think about it, most if not all of the BG bloggers are involved in the arts, either as a livelihood or as a way of staying sane (or both)! The example shown may not be the greatest art, but some guy in Richmond is posting paintings on street signs, a great way to get the work out there! I saw him the other day, hanging another painting on aonther sign post..... Here's a quote from Sean Lennon (John & Yoko's 31-year old son): "The difference between artists and nonartists to me is not necessarily related to talent; it's that artists take art seriously and everyone else kind of doesn't. I grew up taking art so seriously that I think it's the way to live. " Me too. How about you?