Monday, November 29, 2004

Cashing In On My Good Name

Well, some knock-off, back-alley, underground, Japanese sneaker shop has decided to cash in on my good name. Of course, just like everything else in Japan with an english title, managed to butcher it. If they just hadn't added that extra "t" at the end there I might have a lawsuit on my hands that might net me a pair of these fine D.U.N.K.L.E.'s:

Unfortunately, they are sold out, so that probably wouldn't work. But I might just get myself a pair of these fine Tweed Dunks:

Just ¥20,999! What a bargain!

Vintage Pumas

I received an e-mail yesterday from a fellow who wanted some additional information about some vintage Puma sneakers that he discovered at a Goodwill. Here's a picture of them:

Inside the shoes were the words, "Rudolf Dassler Schuhfabrik," which means Rudolf Dassler Shoe Factory. "Rudi" and Adolf "Adi" Dassler founded Adidas shoes in 1924, but split in 1948 when Rudi founded Puma shoes; Adidas' main competitor in the European athletic shoe market. The shoes also contain the factory number 225/225-001. Unfortunately, there isn't any good information on this here internet thingy about vintage Puma factory numbers. So, if anyone out there can help out, I'm sure this guy would really appreciate it. I told him these bad boys were probably worth close to $200.00 from comparing them to similar present-day models. It's too bad the shoes don't have their style name on the sides like most Pumas. It has probably worn off, but if it hadn't, that would be an easier way to identify them.

Update: Here's an e-mail I received from Puma about these shoes. It doesn't really help at all, but hey, that's what you get:
Dear Alec,

Thank you for your email and interest in PUMA. That style of shoe is only sold through Ebay. We do not have that style available. You can contact Ebay at 1-800-826-2205, and they will be able to give you information on that style of shoe. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Best Regards,

PUMA USA Customer Service
PUMA North America
5 Lyberty Way
Westford Ma. 01886
These Pumas are actually the Sevilla model. If you are interested in a pair, you can find them here and here. But you better be quick, 'cause those are the only two places I have found the shoes, and I haven't been able to find any sizes above a 9 1/2.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Spin My Dreidel, Baby!

Once again -=JeW*SCHooL=- has beaten me to the punch with some funny, Judaica-themed, holiday t-shirts from one of my favorite online t-shirt shops, T-Shirt Hell. The Spin My Dreidel t-shirt:

Makes me laugh, but the Santa Hates Jewish Kids t-shirt really reiterates for me what Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith, said on On Point on WUNC about the dangers of religion, even the moderate kind. Maybe it is "time for God, Jesus and Muhammed to go the way of Zeus."

[Let me know if I offended you, and please vote for my t-shirt.]


According to rumors on the internets, Apple is developing a FireWire audio interface for GarageBand codenamed "Asteroid":

According to Engadget:
The breakout box will include multiple audio inputs, including two XLR microphone inputs. There’s speculation that it will either be a basic Airport Express-style white box or a full-fledged transport control box, but given its price, the former seems more likely. It will draw its power from the FireWire line and is expected to be be released in early 2005 for around $129.
Here's AppleInsider's take on the Airport Express-style version:

I guess us music nerds will just have to wait and see which version emerges on the market. Until then, I will continue trying to get a Mac fast enough to run GarageBand on. My G3 iBook just ain't cuttin' it anymore. It's over three years old now. That's pretty old for a computer. Well, Hanukkah's coming up, maybe Hanukkah Harry will be bringing me a new computer this year, but I doubt it. He tends to bring socks.

[More rumors here at Gizmodo]

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Who Knew?

-=JeW*SCHooL=- has got the low-down on some interesting musical releases just in time for the Hanukkah festivities beginning the evening of December 7th. Included in the list is the new album, Agua Pa' La Gente:

By my favorite New York based Latino-Jewish hip hop group, the Hip Hop Hoodios. You can check out their video for Ocho Kandelikas, featuring real live Hoodio Honeys in bagel bras, here. -=JeW*SCHooL=- also has the haps on the new Limited Ed. Klezmatics album, Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanuka:

According to -=JeW*SCHooL=-:
n 1942, Woody Guthrie moved to Brooklyn and soon, through his mother-in-law, the renowned Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblat, he became involved with the Coney Island Jewish community. He wrote songs about Hanuka, about Jewish history and spiritual life and about World War II and the antifascist cause. After his death in 1967, these songs sat forgotten in archives. Lost for almost thirty years, Guthrie's Jewish lyrics were discovered in 1998 by Woody's daughter, Nora Guthrie. She was so inspired by what she found, she asked the Klezmatics to write new music for the lyrics. "Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanuka" is the first recorded release of this amazing material. Deftly intermingling klezmer with American folk and bluegrass, "Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hunaka" is destined to become a holiday classic for generations to come. This delightful collection of songs, "Hanuka's Flame", "Hanuka Gelt", "The Many and the Few" and others, is among the best of Guthrie's work, and the Klezmatics' playful renditions cast a new light on the Hanuka tradition.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Get Yer Motor On

Ningyoushi is taking pre-orders for the new Limited Ed. 12" Che Guevara Figure:

Based on the movie The Motorcycle Diaries, this figure is limited to 200 pieces in Hong Kong only, so pre-order yours today before they all go the way of the real Che Guevara.

Jermaine Rogers Exhibit Pics

Here are some photos from the Jermaine Rogers exhibit sponsored by Wootini at Carr Mill Mall this past Friday night for the release of Wootini and Jermaine's first vinyl figure Dero. There were a ton of people there and they had some really good, free beer, which can be a dangerous thing for a person like me. Anyway, enjoy this pics.

I wish the exhibit had been at the beginning of the month instead of at the end of the month so that I would have had some extra money to spend on all of the wonderful artwork. I have an old Radiohead t-shirt that has a Dero on it that I would have had Jermaine sign, but it would have just washed off the next time I washed the shirt. I tend to wear that one a lot, and before the exhibit I didn't even know who the artist that designed it was.

[All images © Jermaine Rogers]

Friday, November 19, 2004

Just In Time For Crapmas

Michael Lau has just announced the opening of his new exhibit, CSBOOTH10:

The exhibit will be open December 10th through the 12th from noon until 7:00 pm. So, if you are in Hong Kong, you can get all of your holiday vinyl toy shopping done with plenty of time to spare. Unless of course you are Jewish, in which case you barely scrape by before the end of Hanukkah. M.L. also changed the name of his Hong Kong store SIXS to Michael.

Up to six new Gardener figures are expected to be released at the CSBOOTH10 exhibit. From the postcard, it looks like one of the figures to be released is the 6" version of #69 Mono:

The big brother of the recently released #70 Stereo:

Personally, I can't wait for M.L. to release the 6" versions of his snowboard figures.

[Via W.H.Y. Workshop]

Thursday, November 18, 2004


Okay, so I'm not a complete Scrooge. There is one holiday commercial that doesn't bug the crap out of me, literally (I had to put on a clean pair of shorts last night after about an hour of TV viewing). It's the new Virgin Mobile Chrismahanukwanzakah commercial. It would be the perfect winter holiday commercial if it weren't for the fact that it is an advertisement for the company owned by my arch-rival, Sir Richard Branson, that dirty, rotten bastard! You can watch the commercial here:

Damn, I hate liking a Virgin Mobile commercial. At least they got their song to rhyme, which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for those Old Navy suckas.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Bah, Humbug!

I hate Christmas. And not just because I'm Jewish. I hate all of the tacky commercials that start immediately after Halloween, especially those terrible new Old Navy sweater commercials where they can't even figure out how to rhyme. I can't stand the greed and parent-toy-fighting that goes on this time of year. And I am especially disgusted by how little of the actual meaning of the holiday is acknowledged nowadays. The religious aspects are almost completely gone, except for very observant Christians. Only the nativity scene remains from the original story for most people. Then you got all of the pagan aspects, like the Christmas tree, Santa Claus, and the fact that Christmas occurs in December coinciding with the pagan holiday Saturnalia instead of in July when Jesus was most likely born. So, in honor of this most pagan of holidays, which in Thailand, where I was for Christmas in 1997, is just an excuse to spend money (not that different from here, really), I have decided to find some really crappy Limited Ed. christmas crap. First off, check out this Limited Ed. 1930 Santa Claus figure:

From Nussknacker Haus which means "Nutcracker House" in German and is located in Leavenworth, Washington. I'm not sure if this Santa is a nutcracker (most are), but I do know he is wearing the traditional Coca-Cola ad campaign Santa colors.

Not really Limited Ed., but really retarded, is this USB-powered Santa [Via Engadget]:

It connects to your computer to play Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, the First Noel, and Silent Night on its little bongo drums. It sure makes sense for Santa to be playing bongos, doesn't it?

Continuing on, here is something you don't see everyday. Most of the time you don't even see something this wierd during Christmas season. It's a Limited Ed. Clayworks Christmas Tree House:

I'm not sure what a Christmas tree house is, but it sure is ugly. Apparently you are supposed to put a candle or lightbulb inside to accent its ugliness.

And lastly, because this is kinda' making me sick, check out this Limited Ed. Christmas Tree Farm print by Linda Nelson Stocks:

It almost reminds me of the winter paintings of Pieter Bruegel (the elder), but not nearly as good or interesting or historically important. Anyway, that's my rant on Christmas. I probably won't write anything else about my hatred for this vile holiday, but it is still almost a month-and-a-half away, so you never know. Merry Christmas everybody!

[I hope I offended at least a few people with that. I sure hate Christians!]

Tuesday, November 16, 2004


That's right, Limited Ed. now has cable for the first time since he moved into his new apartment in June! Exciting news for all of my friends who have no place to watch Adult Swim on Cartoon Network on Sunday nights on a big TV while partaking of the herbal refreshments. It's probably the reason why I haven't posted anything interesting in the last two days. I am so tired right now from staying up all night last night flipping though all seventy of my new cable channels. Yippee!

Monday, November 15, 2004

R.I.P. O.D.B.

Now you can pour a little of your forty out for Ol' Dirty Bastard in style with this classy R.I.P. O.D.B. T-shirt from

What a wonderful way to cash in on a hip-hop artist's death. I still haven't seen an R.I.P. Ray Charles or an R.I.P. Christopher Reeve T-Shirt. I guess I'll have to make one, huh? Wu-Tang Forever!

Wootini's First Figure

Wootini, my favorite local Limited Ed. art toy store, will be releasing their first figure at a special event this Friday, November 19th, beginning at 7 p.m. The figure, designed by rock poster artist Jermaine Rogers, is a scary little bear known as Dero:

There will be free beer and the like at the event at the Wootini shop in Carr Mill Mall in Carrboro, North Cackalacka. Mike at Wootini informed me that they reserved a block of rooms at the local Holiday Inn for out of town guests, so show up early if you want to find a place to stand.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

About That Time

Well, it's about that time of the month. Time for Medicom to release some new Star Wars Kubrick's. And Ningyoushi has them right here:

The Star Wars Kubrick's series 3 includes C-3PO, Wicket the Ewok, Han Solo frozen in carbonite, Lando Calrissian (hell yeah!), a Jawa, and an AT-AT Driver (sweet!). The secret figures for this series are Han Solo out of the carbonite, the Chief Ewok, and a Jawa with a cloth outfit, just like the original! Get yours today before they are all sold out, which they definitely will soon, because I am planning on buying all of them! Ha ha ha!

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

More Mini Motorcycles

I really like motorcycles. I like watching American Chopper on the Discovery Channel. I like the sound and smell they produce. I like their shiny chrome. Unfortunately, I have no idea what I'm doing once I get on one. The one time I tried to ride a motorcycle, I fell off and broke my third lumbar vertebrae. It's a tragic story, really. Fortunately for me, I have recently discovered mini choppers! And now that I know they exist, I am seeing them everywhere. Including these little 49 and 50cc jobbies from Buy Scooter Online. My favorites are this 2005 Falcon VG-T 50cc Super Mini Chopper:

With a 4-stroke engine, speeds up to 60 MPH and a range of 30 miles on the 1.3 litre tank, this thing would be a fun little around-town cruiser. You'd just have to carry a little extra gas in a spare tank for longer rides. I also like this 49cc Super Chopper Harley Style Scooter:

It looks more like your classic chopper with the long front fork, small front tire and flames painted on the tank, but lacks the power of the Falcon VG-T, which actually might be a plus for me. I really don't need to break anything else right now. And at $599.95 and $549.95 respectively, about a tenth the price of the Bay Town Choppers, these babies won't break the bank. Of course, they are about a fourth of the power, but still. Who needs all that power? I just want to cruise.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Street Shirts

Alright, so I really like pimpin' myself. That's why I wear a Pimp Watch. But I also enjoy pimpin' other people who make Limited Ed. crap. And since I was just pimpin' my own t-shirts I figured I might as well pimp someone else's Limited Ed. t-shirts. I really like using the word "pimp."

So, without further adieu, here's Streetshirts! Cute and cool t-shirts from the UK that are limited to 100 each. Then they stop printing them... or do they? My favorite designs, for now, are Skull:

'Cause I'm bad like that. 'Cause I have a tattoo... seriously. It's of Winnie the Pooh! It's freakin' tough!

And Beer Friend:

'Cause beer is the only friend I have. 'Cause I got a Winnie the Pooh tattoo.

Streetshirts also has Hoodies for when you are trying to hide your face in shame. 'Cause you have a Winnie the Pooh tattoo... on your forehead. I swear the guy told me it would wash right off. I knew it hurt too bad for that to be true. Anyway, enjoy your new clothes, I have to go see a laser surgeon.

[P.S. - I have some new products at the Limited Ed. Shop including an Ol' Skool G.I. Jew Messenger Bag and an Ol' Skool G.I. Jew Ringer T-Shirt for the ladies!]

Friday, November 05, 2004

Limited Ed. Magazine Shop

That's right, jerkface! Now you too can own something designed by me, Limited Ed.! Check out my new items at the Limited Ed. Magazine Shop on CafePress. There's some sweet swag there, including this rugged, organic cotton G.I. Jew T-Shirt:

Go Jew! I wish I had thought of this idea before Halloween, when I dressed as G.I. Jew, with my desert camo pants, army shirt, Tallis, and Kipa. Oh well, better luck next time, when I will be able to wear this shirt and people won't confuse me for Osama Bin Ladin.

While you are at the Limited Ed. Magazine Shop, check out my other items, including this Gimmick Trucker Cap:

And for the ladies, check out this hot Clever Girl Thong:

Remember, these items are Limited Ed., so get them while they're hot! Check back for more additions to the Limited Ed. Magazine Shop soon.

Update: Unfortunately, I had to change all of these items because of copyright infringement. I hope y'all aren't too disappointed. I guess that's why they were Limited Ed.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

What In Tha' Hell?!!

With George W. Bush the projected winner of this year's election, Democrats are already starting to line up to move to Canada. I know I have my bags packed already. For those of you who are planning on remaining in a country that supports the fundamentalist-biased, unconstitutionally-faith-based regime imposed by Herr Bush, I would start stocking up on these fancy, custom Art Caskets from Casket Xpress. You're going to need them for all of the dead American soldiers returning from Iraq, Iran, North Korea, etc. over the next four years. Not to mention the countless hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis, Iranians, Koreans, etc. that will be piling up soon. There's nothing stopping that evil dimwit G.W. now. He can't be re-elected again, so he pretty much has this term to do whatever he wants. Including hastening the armageddon. Personally, when I am killed in a terrorist attack (the likelihood of which just went up tremendously), I would like to be buried in one of these sweet "Heart of America" Caskets:

And for all of those Nascar dads who voted for the evil one, they can drive away to the afterlife in one of these "The Race is Over" Caskets:

Of course, if you aren't Christian (and who in this world isn't Christian? Lousy infidels!) than these Caskets may not be that appealing to you. That's why Casket Xpress also carries the Bethel Oak Casket:

The most elegant casket for Jewish Orthodox burials. And finally, for the completely Orthodox, there's this Jacob Pine Flat Top Casket:

Get yours now before they are all taken by people who have died from lack of flu shots.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Baadaaaasssss Mini Chopper!

Well, I think I have finally recovered from my cousin's wedding this past weekend. It sure was a lot of fun! I ate, I drank, I danced. I laughed my ass off at my goofy brother who dances like Elaine from Seinfeld. I'm the next oldest amongst the cousins, so I'm expected to get married next. Anybody out there wanna' marry a nice Jewish boy from North Carolina? I have a good-paying, steady job. I have my own apartment. I'm highly educated. I'm an artist. Ladies? Anybody? Somebody? Nobody? Well, on to the good stuff then.

This has got to be the coolest thing for people who are afraid of (or have fallen off of and broken their back) motorcycles. Check out these supercool custom Bay Town Choppers Custom Mini Choppers:

These sweetass mini-choppers are custom made to your specifications and feature a 6 hp 195 cc engine and prices ranging from $4,500 to $5,600 depending on the style. They are not nearly as pricey as their full size counterparts, which is nice. They are street legal and not so poweful that I would be afraid of getting on one. So expect to see me riding one of these bad boys down the aisle in the near future. Or some alternate future that may or may not actually exist.

[Via I4U]