Monday, August 25, 2008

Convention, cranberry beans, you know, a monday.

hey ya'll. i'm feeling like an east coast democrat simmering cranberry beans and vaguely watching the DNC on Channel 13 in our brooklyn apartment. i was just reminded that our friend Sarah Wheaton is blogging for the NYT Caucus blog all this convention, and lucky her, the next. check it out all week to give her the strength to make it to the next.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Zombie Claymation Goodness

Ah know, two zombie-related posts in a row, but ah think some of you will enjoy the followin video, Chainsaw Maid. It's gawt a few brief seconds of a twin peaks theme as well!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Zombie Classical Metal?

So ahll post a full background on my personal blog, but ah wanted to draw attention to a band ah saw this weekend (headlinin my friends' band Geographer's CD release party), Judgement Day, a string metal band. Yep, heavy-fawkin-metal, with drums, cello, n violin. If you needed anutha reason to like them, check out thar ZOMBIE VIDEO!

Have ah mentioned that San Francisco is pretty fawkin awesome recently?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

did you lose this? in the 60s?

In the strange art world news, some guy leading a secret life (the secret was that he was not as fabulous as he said he was) has died, leaving no will and millions of dollars of stolen paintings behind. the FBI wants to know if they belong to you.

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

Beardy cap!?

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 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."