February 28, 2005
Who is this mysterious Captain Planet?
Shhh... I bootleggin' this remix.
Props to Leo from Outernational for sending the fish and telling me that it reminded him of me.
And also, another one for the cubicle clickers: U.S. Workers More Dissatisfied With Jobs.
Watched about 5 minutes of the Oscars. Sean Penn look a little sloshed. Obligatory shots of Antonio Banderas and Carlos Santana when dude from Motorcyle Diaries won for best song. Uh...
In the spirit of the moving image, however, we're hosting two fun little movies from our boyo Edward:Mastermind for your perusal:
Finally got around to Spellbound on Gilmore's recommendation. Those kids couldn't hold a candle to me. One of them's at NYU now? Much more interesting than an Olsen twin.
Interesting article here about being homeless in Hollywood. The ethnographer side coming out on this one.
Also, the new Juxtapoz B/W issue is highly goodworthy.
And finally, love to Miss Chinaka Hodge for being dope as always and commuting to the Heights to make sure we're still alive. She taped her second appearance on Def Poetry Jam this week, and has finally updated her diary over at McSweeney's. I know it says she's single, but don't even think about asking us for an introduction. You ain't good enough.
February 26, 2005
There will be enough wedgies for everybody
Let's poke fun at those we consider nerds while we pack up the Handy Trax for a day of flea market digging for 'rarities' and 'gems.' Fuck that. Spending 9 hours straight chopping breaks doesn't mean you cool, it means you a nerrrrd. I live with these types, and they smellier than any Magic-playing fool I ever met.
...but still, I felt a strong urge to give someone a wet willy when I saw this:
and then I was reminded of this:
February 25, 2005
A PSA from Via (via Miss Estes on the Westes) regarding wrist health for all the cubicle clickers:
Hands down the best passage ever:
How can a wrist ganglion cyst be removed?
Another alternative, that some call traditional, others call a bit barbaric, is to smash the wrist ganglion cyst with a hard object such as a book. This pops the cyst, and ruptures the lining of the cyst. Because the lining is disrupted, the smashed ganglion cyst may not return quite as often as those drained by a needle. However, many patients are uncomfortable with their doctor 'whacking' a book against their wrist...
Fuggapaddedmousepad. I'm rocking this bump in style.
February 24, 2005
In Evil Genius News...
More love to family. Uh... best if I just paste this IM exchange from Chris at The Math Club.
CHRIS: check out this music i made a program that makes the music
its a program that takes internet traffic and makes into into music
ANT: say word?
CHRIS: and thats some of the output music
ANT: hows it work?
CHRIS: the whole project is at www.the-mathclub.net/index.php/AESP
thats the whole project, its an audio signal processing software
ANT: uh so how the fuck does it work?
CHRIS: for building software audio devices
ANT: my head hurts already
CHRIS: im gonna make a music stream thats all robot generated music
Snow? That's SO last month...
Came back from torrential rains in Cali to uh... snow again in the city. Booo...
In related cold news... The Iceman Curse!
Our boy Willy C aka Caps of DJ Caps and Pandemonium Jones fame has been running a highly superior blargh over at The Stencil and will be providing some muzak for the VIA re-launch on March 11th. Good, good people.
Hitting up Triple Crown tomorrow for the Vapors Release Party. New issue is mellow, dope Maharishi article and a healthy amount of shine for our 10.Deep fam. Ayres and Catchdubs hold the floor, should be supercool. $1.00 forties are gonna get a little ignant, but not quite as ridiculous as this. Staple on the front page of the Post?? You couldn't buy that kind of press if you waited in line for 2 days. In the cold. For dunks.
February 21, 2005
Open season on all kinds of brown people...
Uh yeah. Keeping our eyes on this one. Maybe someday soon we'll have patrols guarding Brooklyn from people like... well, people like us.
Sarcasm aside, this definitely does look like a militia magnet that's asking for accidental (yeah right) deaths. Fetch them rebel flags...
Don't act like we didn't call it...
Hey, remember a couple years back when the city invited IOC officials over and gave them things like statue of liberty cookies and other assorted dumb crap? We do, and we made a shirt about it. Money to the city's all good and what not, but New York's gotta get off it's own jock just a little bit. Besides, it's crowded enough as it is during the summer, and a lot of these olympic facilities are gonna be built out in Queens and all sorts of scattered around the other boroughs (although we do like how shooting's gonna be held in the Bronx). Check out the gameplan here.
But the more fun links go like this:
February 20, 2005
February 13, 2005
Yeah, no, I get it. Saffron.
Went to The Gates today, like many other folk. Tried to take some photos like every other fool out there, then realized it'd probably be more fun to just wait a day and start stealing from photobloggers' pages and photochopping my mug in.
Getting the fug out the city for the week for some debauchery at Magic and some recharging in Santa Ana. ix should do a pretty good job keeping folks informed on more important and relevant ish. Site's coming together for the launch, don't forget to peep what's going on at the Captain's Crate while you're here.
February 10, 2005
Happy New Year
Silver Haze kiddies.
VIA's been busy lately, cooking up tings. Hopefully you'll have caught hints of it here and there.
February 9, 2005
A former Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, Amy Smith, 41, designs for developing communities. The mechanical engineer credits an untidy mind for her ability to solve complex development problems. Her inventions include a screenless grain mill, an IV fluid clamp, water purification technology, a charcoal-making scheme using agricultural waste instead of wood, and a phase-change incubator for water quality and medical testing. Smith teaches a yearlong globe-trotting course in sustainable design at MIT that involves projects in Haiti, Honduras, Brazil, Mexico, Samoa, India, Lesotho, Zambia, and China. Last fall, she was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant."
For real - how is this not inspiring? Read the full interview with ID here.
February 7, 2005
That ignant ish is played out kid
It's important to note that Satanists don't worship the Judeo-Christian devil. Instead, they believe in the power of the individual, and see Satan as a metaphor for self-determination. As for Romano, he stands behind his January 11 criminal complaint, which charges that two days earlier Rotondi and Scarpinito had pummeled him so hard with a metal pipe and an ice scraper he had to get 12 stitches in his head. He says they had been taunting him for weeks, spreading rumors and calling him a "Satan worshipper," "baby sacrificer," and "hooker killer." And just before the assault, he says they yelled out, "Hey, Satan!"
February 4, 2005
Token Asian Entry
This kid beat out Tony Leung at Cannes for best actor, and I gotta admit, he's pretty good. No long Wong Kar Wai wispy smoke shots to give him the cool-as-cucumbers vibe, but there's potential. On the Asano level? Pfffffft... he got a lot more killing to do.
Yao! Did anyone else notice that he didn't grow out his beard after China lost in the olympics?
February 2, 2005
She's just tryna get paid is all!
That American Girl stuff always had me raising eyebrows anyway..
The old neighborhood "was no place for me to grow up," the doll's story says. "It was dangerous, and there was no place for me to play."
American Girl officials said that they never intended to insult the community.
"Our feeling is that when people read the book in its entirety, I think they'll see the picture that we painted of Marisol in the book is from a very warm, lively and very close-knit community," American Girl spokeswoman Stephanie Spanos said Wednesday.
Spanos added that the "dangerous" comment was a reference to traffic in the big city and that Marisol's parents moved to Des Plaines because they wanted a house and a yard for their daughter to play in.
Toy Soldier Kidnapped
Wow... Now, I like to rip on the media when they deserve it, but this is just a big stamp of laziness on everyone's part. C'mon now - Let's put a little more effort into our work.
Get back at us, Coulter.
Now let's get a clip of someone backhanding Michelle Malkin.
(swiped off Gawker)
You should watch this at least once before you start calling it wack a week from now.
If I were a Tisch Kid...
I'd probably know this site. But I'm not. I went to the hippie Olsen twin one. But that still doesn't mean I can't nod to these and swat on shitty film student films.
February 1, 2005
Back to business...
Hold up... so I sleep for like two days and I come back to find these entries commandeered by some pinko ish by ixley?
Apologies for whatever social critique and heavy handedness he might have laid down... sometimes these web folk try to exert a little too much power and go out of their realm.
I can break it down for you pretty simply though. China: too many ugly babies. Girls dress weird and wear masks and long opera-looking gloves so they don't end up tanning and looking like peasants. Iraq: damn we fucked up. Let's try to fix things. No? Let's sorta pretend things are fixed. Cool. Firefox: something something something Microsoft bad let's keep things all open and hippie-like and topple the monopoly.
I suppose I could probably muster up a little more critical thought for these things, but uh... I'm more suited to dispense knowledge pertaining to the "what-the-fuck?" department.
Like this, for example. An AP blog? Shut up you face.
Nerds around the world take on Bill Gates