Monday, April 30, 2007

Vagina Power and Penis Power

This is extremely enlightening.



Air Sex



Friday, April 27, 2007

Happiness Machines

I happened, by chance, upon this interesting program on YouTube. I wasn't familiar with Edward Bernaise, nephew of Sigmund Freud and considered to be the father of public relations. The program examines the use of Freud's theories to develop social controls and mass consumption.



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Monday, April 16, 2007

The hairbrush microphone

I haven't seen anyone whip out the hairbrush microphone in quite some time. This pic was taken by a friend at the Pat Benetar concert last month in NYC. Precious.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

True



Getaway Car

My friend Roland Andrijauskas posted this interesting observation on the aesthetics of American cars for the 80s on his blog ROLLINDUST:

"American cars from 80's were big low quality clunkers, but still had more character and look than today's look alike blobs. Less and less them on the roads. I'm starting to miss these sofas on wheels. I remember, my friend and I hit cemetery wall with one like this. We stepped out of wreck like nothing happen.
Another piece of America(ana) gone."

Great pics.






Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Live Richly

The corporation that encourages the world to "Live Richly" is cutting 17,000 jobs and moving another 9,500.

Where's the pithy headline for that?

America Royale with Richard Pritchard

What's more fun than a young imposter f'in with real estate scum.

German Vogue Cover

I came across this German Vogue cover this morning and really like it. In addition to it being a provacative, seething image I really love how the O and G in Vogue make devil horns on the girl on the left.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Spaghettti beliefs and pirate regalia

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=43272&in_page_id=2



A student has been suspended from school in America for coming to class dressed as a pirate.

But the disciplinary action has provoked controversy – because the student says that the ban violates his rights, as the pirate costume is part of his religion.

Bryan Killian says that he follows the Pastafarian religion, and that as a crucial part of his faith, he must wear 'full pirate regalia' as prescribed in the holy texts of Pastafarianism.

The school, however, say that his pirate garb was disruptive.

Pastafarians follow the Flying Spaghetti Monster (pictured), and believe that the world was created by the touch of his noodly appendage. Furthermore, they acknowledge pirates as being 'absolute divine beings', and stress that the worldwide decline in the number of pirates has directly led to global warming.

Pastafarianism gained wide attention when its key prophet, Bobby Henderson, wrote to the Kansas School Board during the height of the controversy over 'Intelligent Design' being taught in science classes. His letter, also published on his website, demanded equal time be given to the teachings of the Flying Spaghetti Monster as was given to ID and evolutionary theory.

Since then, the Flying Spaghetti Monster has gained countless followers worldwide, although there are those who remain spagnostic.

The school, in North Buncombe, North Carolina, remains adamant that their decision to suspend Killian for a day has nothing to do with his religion, and quite a lot to do with his repeated refusal to heed warnings against wearing pirate outfits.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Master Plan

Master Plan The Movie is a short about Google. Seems a bit over the top but I do dig the art direction and motion graphics.

On Color/Off Color: N-Word Brown



Racial slur on sofa label stuns family

When the new chocolate-coloured sofa set was delivered to her Brampton home, Doris Moore was stunned to see packing labels describing the shade as "Nigger-brown."

She and husband Douglas purchased a sofa, loveseat and chair in dark brown leather last week from Vanaik Furniture and Mattress store on Dundas St. E.

Moore, 30, who describes herself as an African-American born and raised in New York, said it was her 7-year-old daughter who pointed out the label just after delivery men from the Mississauga furniture store left.

VIA The Star