Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
SO! HELP ME WIN!
Take my quiz - What Kind of 80s Metal Are You? and give it a rating!
Then, take the other quiz - 16 Candles Trivia and when you realize it sucks, give it a rating!
And let me know what kind of heavy metal you are - the results still need some tweaking ah think.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
if you haven't seen this magically delicious music video from LA's king of flowing blonde hair Chris Dane Owens about his epic battle for love, you need to watch it now. I'm pretty sure the Tree from Big Fish makes a cameo along with the bad girl from a yet to be released indie film (shes one of the witches), there could also well be some footage ripped from Lord Of the Rings, & an homage to Pricess Bride or any number of other romantic sci fi adventures. Did he make this to get slathered all over satire sites? Love has Enemies!
80s punk pioneers Bad Brains have been touring intermittently again and crazy crazy lovable weird frontman HR is interviewing himself for something called The Spinner's 'on the DL.' it is awesome. Find out just why he's so crazy-crazy and all about if he's punk or reggae.
Finally, check out Food Party, which is a nutty puppet cooking show filmed in some chick's apartment in the depths Brooklyn. maybe i'm delerious but the Yoko Oh-No bit in episode 3 had me laughing my ass off. her food blog on the same site is pretty cool too, but with not actual recipies. enjoy!
me, im off to sleep on the couch and dream some weirdo suusi dream about some bitch running over my foot because i was driving (a shopping cart?) without shoes on.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Check it here on yahoo.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Here are a couple costumes I've enjoyed seeing on Internet.
Pedo bear and lolli:
Big Daddy and Little Sister:
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
i expect a full report from everyone. please also vote in my HI-LARIOUS poll. love, the bg.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Melena Ryzik writes:also, somewhere in soho (photo by marie)
On Wednesday a piece by Banksy, a pseudonymous, secretive British artist, was unveiled at 89 Seventh Avenue South (near Bleecker Street) in Greenwich Village. The installation was a mock pet supply shop, filled with animatronic creatures like a rhesus monkey and would-be creatures like fish sticks swimming in a tank. The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill, as the green awning reads, will be open to the public daily through Oct. 31.
and there's another one on the corner of Grand and Wooster. lets do a tour!
Saturday, September 06, 2008
documentary filmmaker Andrew Berends has been detained in Nigeria without reason since last weekend. he's not been charged w/ anything, and hasn't been visited by a US State Dept. rep. despite the US' good relationship with Nigeria.
Berends (left) was at SILVERDOCS in 2006 with his previous film Blood of My Brother. Please call your congressman and spread the word and make some noise so Berends can get released, and we can maintain free speech and journalistic integrity!
repost from d-word.org:
NEW YORK, September 2, 2008 – Andrew Berends, an established, award-winning American filmmaker and journalist from New York, was detained Sunday August 31st by the Nigerian military along with his translator, Samuel George, and Joe Bussio, the manager of a local bar. Andrew entered Nigeria legally in April 2008 to complete a documentary film.Andrew was held in custody without food, sleep, or representation, and with limited water for 36 hours. He was questioned by the army, the police, and the State Security Services in Port Harcourt. He was then temporarily released, with an order to the SSS office at 9AM Tuesday morning. The State Security Services has confiscated his passport and personal property. Andrew's translator, Samuel George, remained in custody over night.
Andrew entered the country legally as a filmmaker and journalist. He was filming in a public place in a country that claims to be a democracy when he was arrested. He was not filming oil facilities or the military, which are the only two subjects the Nigerian government has deemed to be sensitive. We have been told that on the day he was detained, Andrew even asked and was granted permission by a military official prior to filming.
more info, including details on how to reach your congressman about this, and what to say are here:
here's how to find out who your congressman is, and how to contact them: https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml
here is a link to all the members of the House Sub-Committe on Africa:
** For the latest updates about the situation and to strategize about how to help, go to the Free Andy Berends topic on The D-Word: http://www.d-word.com/topics/
** There is also a Help Andy Blog: http://helpandy.wordpress.com/
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Have ah mentioned that San Francisco is pretty fawkin awesome recently?
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
apparently one Mr. "William Milliken Vanderbilt Kingsland, a threadbare eccentric and an amateur genealogist of the Upper East Side," was never married to a French royal (i only told him that to get to the art) never went to harvard (he lied to me!) and was actually a pauper named Melvyn. nice collection though, if a little disconnected.
i think this one's mine...
Thursday, August 07, 2008
I found a new thing that you guys who know how to knit can knit for me. A BEARDY CAP! You can give it to me for any number of special occasions and holidays coming up. I want a black and purple one. See if you can make it have a wild hairdo also.
If you're lazy, but rich you could buy me THE beardy cap from Vík Prjónsdóttir. They are a collective of artists from Iceland who make many great and adorable things. They invented the beard cap.
If you're not rich enough to go to Iceland to get one (but still rich enough to pay $145) then you can just go to Brooklyn's Scandinavian Grace, located at 167 N 9th St. Scandinavian Grace is a trendy, local Ikea-esque decorhaven! I called to ask if they hand any beard caps in stock, and they do! They stock them in light gray, dark gray, and brownish. They are also available in two different lengths, short and long. The shop keep kindly informed me that the short ones are more popular, but that I should come see for myself. You just have to take the L Train from 14th street and get off at Bedford. Remember to sit in the back of the train to make sure you get off on the right side of the stop.
From the Vík Prjónsdóttir website:
"THE BEARD CAPS
The beard caps refer to a traditional cap called “lambshed-hood” which was used in Iceland by farmers who in heavy snowstorms had to walk long distances between their sheds and to the neighboring farms. The cap covered both head and neck and had only a small opening for the face."
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
LEARN MORE, CLICK HERE!
I found this guys website, but I still can't track down the machine. I think it moves around.
Once again if anyone in NYC sees one of these can you please buy it and photograph your adventure for a BG post?
Here's an idea from his website:
"Pick up someone else's camera.
Let your face got completely slack.
Wait for it to be found.
Monday, July 28, 2008
On a sort of related note, I saw the film Transamerica this weekend and I though it was pretty good (but not great). What did you guy think?
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I went to look at the Valient Thorr website because I'm heading to their show this Sunday at Black Cat. Turns out Valient recently donated his kidney to his dad.
There is actual blood and guts footage halfway through!
Valient Thorr kidney donation video diary (altpress.com exclusive) from Alternative Press on Vimeo.
Question: will Dad now have a strange compulsion to proselytize the masses to the sweet sweet gospel of rock and roll?
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
If anyone sees one of these can you please buy it and photograph your adventure for a BG post?
"50 Cents Per Idea"
From Charlie Todd:
"Jake Bronstein recently bought a toy vending machine off the Internet. He filled the toy capsules with ideas of fun things to do and started placing the machine in various spots around New York. For 50 cents you get the original toy, an idea, and a map to guide you to the location for your idea. Each capsule also contains a quarter, refunding half of your purchase price (the machine wouldn’t let him charge less than 50 cents.)"
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
we decided you could write a trilogy of analytical papers on the film, covering the anti-war / anti-bush propaganda, including the american malaise to get involved in protesting what they may feel is wrong, the male gaze and female empowerment, and kind of an overview of the genre-ripping they do, making a perfectly campy & over the top survey of the best (& worst) of b-horror and zombie films. also, amazing costumes, and about 50/50 zombie killing/stripping.
anyway, i recommend that you get your friends together & have a few and check out this tits + gore extravaganza, have a really good laugh and say 'oh damn! no they didn't!' a few times. look out for my feminist response another time
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Curtis: "I have this weird thing about dirt where I just look around for it all the time; I'm a professor of dirt"
From the Reverse Graffiti Project website
On April 15, 2008 in San Francisco, Green Works brought together an English reverse graffiti artist and a critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker, to create an environmentally friendly work of art and a film about a philosophy of clean.
I read in Wikipedia that Curtis was recently arrested in the UK for his work, I know of a few other instances where "reverse graffiti" artists have been hassled by the cops, but they are just CLEANING. What they are doing may be considered a nuisance by some, but they're not doing anything illegal, technically. In fact, one could argue that they are prompting the city to keep cleaner streets.
So, who wants to buy me a jig saw and a power washer?
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.
found this on one of the Lab filmmaker's blogs, its not his but, the new short film by Blu
an ambiguous animation painted on public walls. Made in Buenos Aires and in Baden
how many hours/days/weeks did this take? how amazing!
Friday, May 30, 2008
Hey all you gravel-voiced Tom Waits fan out there, did ya know he is on a "Glitter and Doom" tour? Well here's the crazy explanation he has for the cities chosen for the tour.
From Waits' True Confessions Q: Do you have words to live by?A: Jim Jarmusch once told me “Fast, Cheap, and Good… pick two. If it’s fast and cheap it wont be good. If it’s cheap and good it won’t be fast. If it’s fast and good it wont be cheap.” Fast, cheap and good… pick (2) words to live by.
Monday, May 19, 2008
In the film, a young boy ignores his mother's call to come home; its' about to rain, but the sun is out, one of those lovely rainbow-inducing spring days, the kind where foxes and rabbits have their woodsy weddings. the boy witnesses the secret ceremony, and is caught watching. a fox beats him home and leaves a forboding message with his mother, she turns him away from home.
If you haven't seen it yet, you can see it on yutube, get it on n'flix or come over to ours anytime for a viewing of this + the peach blossom ghosts.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
All That We Consume dave & I made this short doc for the International Documentary Challenge this year. you can watch it at the link. We didn't win any prizes except fun and satisfaction! cut us some slack, it was made completely within 5 days, and shows just about everything we consumed that day. did you know that we, conservative water users, use something like 65 gallons of water A DAY?
You can watch the winning Doc Challenge film Ars Magna on PBS' best venue for documentary POV in July when it airs before screenings of Arts Engine's Election Day. (I worked with Arts Engine & Election Day's producers on the IFP Doc Labs)
Watch BOLERIUM online for free! my friend Nate Kensinger's film, Bolerium, can be downloaded for free from Indiepix this week only. do it now & before May 21, because if you do, Nate will actually get paid for the download & for being a filmmaker, and this is good.
"Bolerium" captures a day-in-the-life at one of America's most important independent bookstores - Bolerium Books - run from a hidden location in the heart of San Francisco's immigrant/radical Mission District.
Look out for his and Megan O'Hara's latest short Covered Tracks at festivals and stuff near you!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
This is Britist artist Damien Hirst's platinum skull entitled "For the Love of God." It is encrusted with 8,601 pave-set diamonds weighing 1,106.18 carats. The single large diamond in the middle of the forehead is reportedly worth $4.2 million alone. It sold for $100 million in cash to an unnamed investment group.
I'm just saying.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
(this is my favorite, taken from his Richmond Apartment)
Marc Severo Photography - This link works now btw.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Apparently, tha series ah really enjoyed recently is ovah, but ahve seen some of tha postahs still up. It's tha Wish You Were Here! Postcards from our Awesome Future installment. Apparently some artists talked to Bay Area rchitects, urban planners and transportation engineers and asked them "What would you do if you didn't have to worry about budgets, bureaucracy, politics or physics?" Then they created 6 silly posters elaborating on these ideas.
My favorite is tha Z-Line, which is a zipwire from San Francisco to Oakland - here's a bettah photo. These posters will supposedly be on sale at some point in time, so ahm gawna try n stay vigilant n aware so ah ken grab one.
On a down-note, how tha hell dae ah nawt have anyone in tha area who wants to see tha "Zombie Strippers" premiere tonight n attend a Q&A w. tha writer/director? Ah just can't justify gaein intae SF ta see a movie by myself....
Friday, April 18, 2008
In March, Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti listed seven "new" sins:
Accumulating excessive wealth
Drug trafficking and consumption
Morally debatable experiments
Violation of fundamental rights of human nature
do you think that girotti had a conference call with god to sort these out? were there others that almost made the list but weren't quite sinful enough? is having sex with a condom still a sin? really? is he sure that this isn't part of the updates for the new millennia that god apparently wants?
and, does the Vatican consider it's own wealth excessive? or, probably they 'need' all that money for the popemobile. gas prices are quite high...
hi- a friend in business school in Paris is doing her masters' thesis on the women's professional cycle, and how it differs from men's. She's doing a survey of everyone (men & women) thoughts on the subject, so if you have a minute, take a survey! help a grad student out! you'd want us to do it for you!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The first machine's part is a refrigeration unit, which keeps the pizza's temperature between 0 and +4°C; the second one houses an electrical oven that it cooks in Hight Intensity Toasted Oven atmosphere (NO MICROWAVE). Each vending machine holds up to 102 pizzas in three different flavours. "
Check out how it works!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
it's a base urge apparently. going against my usual disinterest in gold/diamonds.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
BREAD - WATER - SALT - OIL
Here is a charming blog I stumbled on to. I think you'll like it (especially you Maya)!
From the blog:
"My name is June and I live near Bath in Somerset, England. The West Country produces great organic produce, some of the best beef and lamb in the country, wonderful cheeses including Cheddar, excellent cider, cream and yoghourt, and artisan bread. I want to write about a passion for food, where it comes from, what's good about it, what to do with it. We are all trying to buy more locally produced, seasonal produce, cutting down on the food miles and improving the taste of what we put on the plate. That's why this blog is called Bread, Water, Salt, Oil... that's the basics!
--and to paraphrase Nigel Slater... "When we say bread we mean proper, and when we say water we mean clean, and when we say salt we mean sea, and when we say oil we mean olive.""
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Dr. Pepper has tried to light a fire under the ass of GnR's Axl Rose to finally release the long awaited GnR album "Chinese Democracy." Dr. Pepper claims that they will give away a free Dr. Pepper to everyone in the US (excluding ex-Guns members Slash and Buckethead) if the album is released at any time during 2008.
Read AXL's response at www.gunsnroses.com
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
W: Josh Brolin, Llewellyn from NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, also bad zombie doctor in PLANET TERROR. also he debuted in THE GOONIES.
Laura: Elizabeth Banks, hot off Kevin Smith's ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO; also "Scrubs" and one of the bad dates (the lip biter) on 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN
Barbara: Ellen Burstyn, the speeded out mom from REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, along with assorted other roles in which she plays grandmas, angels or clergy. As a young'un, Burstyn was an acrobat and a showgirl.
George Herbert Walker: James Cromwell, who has also played LBJ (twice!) and Prince Phillip. he also tends to play clergy. look at those teeth!
Based on the cast, i predict this film will be a sex comedy with gun violence and religious undertones.
Per Variety: "The film is expected to be ready for distribution possibly by the November presidential elections and certainly before Bush leaves the White House in January." Get ready america! pubescent presidential romps, revealed!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
link is here
Boing Boing - A directory of wonderful things
Transgender man is pregnant
Posted by Mark Frauenfelder, March 24, 2008 1:01 PM
Thomas Beattie lives in Oregon and is married to a woman named Nancy. He's pregnant.
To our neighbors, my wife, Nancy, and I don’t appear in the least unusual. To those in the quiet Oregon community where we live, we are viewed just as we are -- a happy couple deeply in love. Our desire to work hard, buy our first home, and start a family was nothing out of the ordinary. That is, until we decided that I would carry our child.
I am transgender, legally male, and legally married to Nancy. Unlike those in same-sex marriages, domestic partnerships, or civil unions, Nancy and I are afforded the more than 1,100 federal rights of marriage. Sterilization is not a requirement for sex reassignment, so I decided to have chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy but kept my reproductive rights. Wanting to have a biological child is neither a male nor female desire, but a human desire.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
We heard folk rock singer Martha Wainwright (daughter of Loudon) this evening at 5 - she sounded good, had a cute dress, and also wrote the song, Bloody Mother Fuckin' Asshole. That photo's by Ken Schles.
Friday, March 07, 2008
vote for her as cutest dog in some humane society contest where she will win fancy portraits and fancy dog food.
here's the direct link so you have no excuses: do it now lest she be forced to gnaw your face off (with kisses).
the jinx fan club.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008