Monday, October 31, 2005

Scary Ghosts & Ghoulies

Here are some pictures from Ryan and Scherrie's Halloween party Saturday night. I will take more pictures tonight and post those later.

What a fun party! They had an amazing haunted basement and everyone there was in costume. I can't wait for tonight's festivities.

Halloween Is Spooky!

So my scary clown costume went off without a hitch at Ryan and Scherrie's Halloween party Saturday night. Except that the make-up was really itchy and I couldn't scratch it or else it would smear all over the place, but that just added to the charm of being a scary clown. I had to remove it near the end of the party, but at least I got some pictures before I did. I will try to post them later today when I get a chance to upload them off of my camera. There were a lot of other good costumes at the party as well. Ryan was dressed as Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the other Ryan was dressed as Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Scherrie was the St. Pauli's girl, Mary was a kitty cat, Anne was Jackie O, so I had to show her my Jackie "O face", *wink*wink*.

Anyway, all of that later when I have the pictures. For now, I got an e-mail this morning from Tokyo Flash informing me that they have yet another new watch for sale. This one is the Limited Ed. G watch by EleeNo. According to their website, "the G in EleeNo G doesn't stand for 'Gangsta' - it stands for 'Graphic', the clean & sharp lines create a fusion of 70's Sci-fi and modern style - perfect whether you're from Moon Base Alpha or Downtown Tokyo." Like all of Tokyo Flash watches, the G is not necessarily the best way to tell time, but it just might be the coolest. The watch faces come in blue, pink or green with either a silver or charcoal strap and a backlight function. For under a hundred bucks, this is a very stylish and affordable watch that probably won't be around for long.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Third Avenue Boogie Woogie

I just received an e-mail from the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture informing me that they have just published new iris prints by Yvonne Jacquette entitled Third Avenue (with reflection) III from 2004-05. The print is 16 x 20 inches and has been generously donated by Ms. Jacquette for the benefit of the Skowhegan Alliance Scholarship Fund. In recent years over 95% of Skowhegan participants have been awarded financial aid. The publication is limited to 50 pieces and the price is $1,500. The price will be raised after the first 25 prints have been sold, so get yours early. You can get one of these fine, high-quality prints by calling Skowhegan at (212)529-0505 or by sending an e-mail to

Scary Clowns!

If you know me, you know one thing, I'm scared of clowns. Well, maybe not scared, but I do hate them and everything they stand for. That's why I have decided to dress as a scary clown for Halloween. Speaking of scary clowns, check out the Trexi Circus Punk Edition Box Set that Kidrobot just got in stock. That's the kind of scary clown that I want to be. I just need a few more tattoos and some eyeball cufflinks and my costume will be complete.

Update: You can also find the Trexi Circus Punks here at My Plastic Heart.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

For Whiteyfresh 3000

Ryan Burch, a.k.a. Whiteyfresh 3000, is a huge rasslin' fan, so I figured these guys, the new James Jarvis In-Crowd Wrestling Federation figure set available at Ningyoushi, would be right up his alley. The second from the right, in the back, looks like one of Ryan's favorite rasslers, Mick Foley, a.k.a. Mankind, a.k.a. Cactus Jack. Christmas is right around the corner, so maybe Ryan will find these fellers under his Christmas tree. If he's a good lil' boy, that is.

Cut & Pasties

Josh Rubin over at Cool Hunting posted a link to the Cut & Paste design competition on his blog yesterday. The competition, which is being set-up like a DJ or break dancing battle, will consist of three rounds pitting eight contestants against one another in a live, on-stage fight to the death. Alright, it's not a fight to the death, but with a brand spankin' new Apple 12" G4 iBook up for grabs for the winner it might as well be. The competition is set up like a round-robin tournament with three rounds of fifteen minutes a piece to complete a design on a general theme that will be provided one week in advance. During the event, at the beginning of each round, the contestants will be given the specific context and format within which to design their entry. Personally, I haven't battled anyone in a long time. I prefer a good sword fight or pistols at dawn, but this could be fun as well. Anyway, I have already sent in my entry. I know from my Threadless experience that people pretty much hate my design work, but I hope that doesn't deter Cut & Paste from picking me to participate in this competition. At least I would get out of town and up to New York for a couple of days, which is always a good time.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Cannonball Press ExhibitWell, apparently I am not that original. Apparently, there are several logos, album covers, designs, etc. that use the hand grenade in one form or another. For example, this Bled hoodie, which has a heart breaking out of a grenade on the back of it, and this Clawfinger album cover, which has a grenade pin attached to a brain on it and is entitled Use Your Brain. Very clever! Who doesn't love rap-infused, pseudo-goth, heavy metal?

Well, since I'm not very original, check out some people who are. Starting on Saturday, November 5th, Wootini will be hosting the Cannonball Press show In the Throes of Kookamunga. The reception is on the 5th from 7pm until midnight and will feature punk and country music, Cheerwine, and perhaps some other beverages. The show will feature giant prints and banners by Michael Mazorra, Michael Houston, and others of Cannonball Press. Get there early before all of the beer runs out!

Hey, at least I didn't post another t-shirt!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Damn! Another T-shirt?!

I'm starting to see a trend here. My last three posts have been about t-shirts. But this one is also about shameless self-promotion. Yes, Threadless has approved another one of my t-shirt designs for voting and shredding on. I hope everyone likes it better than the last one. I have already been told that it is kind of a rip-off of a Green Day album cover, which may have subliminally contributed to my design, but I am not a fan of Green Day, so that isn't very likely. Not to mention, my design looks completely different from theirs. I tried to keep the design subtle. Maybe too subtle. Maybe it should have been flaming red and pulsating and dripping blood. Oh well, c'est la vie. My next design will be better. I have already submitted it. It should be approved for voting soon enough. Then it can be shredded. Maybe it will make four t-shirt posts in a row. Wouldn't that be fun?

Just Jew It!

Cartel Goods has a t-shirt on their website store that made me laugh this morning, which was difficult because it's damn cold outside and my face muscles are all frozen. It's the Just Jew It t-shirt by Spoon Fed. Cartel Goods actually has quite a variety of Limited Ed. t-shirts, and not just Jewish-themed ones. Their featured product right now is the clever Mad People in New York are Hustlers t-shirt by Mighty Healthy. It's clever because all of the words on the shirt are names of magazines and they use the font from the magazine titles. Pretty sneaky, sis. I also get a kick out of the Kill All Artists t-shirt by 2K by Gingham. I sure am glad I wore a sweater this morning. I hope it warms up a little this afternoon. Apparently, winter is right around the corner. It looks like we avoided Wilma, though. But beware of the Hypercane! It could be right around the corner. We still have a month of hurricane season left.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Munkii Clobber!

Crash Test Munkii is not just a clothing company supplying the odd T-Shirt, Hoodie or Boarding Gear... Crash Test Munkii is a character brand created for active people who aspire to achieve success in their favourite sports.
I got a comment from an anonymous source that there are some cool skateboarding t-shirts over at And I went and looked, and there are some cool t-shirts there. Like I said in my last post, "I like monkeys!" They even have their own blog to keep their fans up to date on their latest releases. Oh, monkey tired. Monkey fall down.

Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka

I had this whole thing written out once already and then I got distracted with work and my computer crashed and I lost the whole thing. Anyway, our good friend Lindsay Marshall over at Bifurcated Rivets has a link on his blog to the album Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka; Porn Music For The Masses Volume 1 by various artists available for download from Comfort Stand Recordings. Comfort Stand is, "a community-driven label where all releases are free with artwork and liner notes." Woopedeedoo! Ryan and I should get them to release the Project Daedalus album Audio Porn! on their website. Well, if they took submissions, that is. I wrote a lot more in the post that I lost when my computer crashed, but I don't remember it all, I'm pretty sure it was something about how I like porn, I like porn music, I like taking long walks on the beach and laying down by the fire, and I like monkeys.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Travelling Malc


I just received an e-mail from one of 301 Film's cohorts, Malcolm McLean, about a new television program that he is working on called Random 1 on A&E starting Tuesday, November 1st at 10pm. Here's what A&E has to say about the show:
Breathing real life into the Good Samaritan, RANDOM 1 features a feisty, passionate crew who scout the streets of America looking for people who need help solving everyday problems. On each one-hour show, the team finds a way to give two strangers a special "nudge," a helpful push in a life-changing direction. Sometimes it works. Sometimes, everyone is surprised. Watch this original, riveting series as a dedicated team of grassroots do-gooders travels the USA, banking on honesty and offering RANDOM 1 acts of kindness.
Malcolm describes the show as, "Wierd, wacky and wild," and with him on board, I'm sure it will be. It's just too bad he's going to be behind the camera and not in front of it.

BTW: That is the only picture of Malcolm I could find on the web. It is from Rainy Storm, in which he plays a blood-spewing vampire. He's the one on the left. Hmmm... maybe I should have posted this one on the 301 Films Blog. Oh well. Sorry Malcolm.

For Sister Sunny Love

Sorry for no posts yesterday y'all, but I was laid-up in bed with food poisoning. My advice; never eat hot dogs that have been in your refrigerator longer than you can remember. Even if they are Hebrew Nationals, the best hot dogs you can buy. First off, our friends at Cool Hunting have a link to this adorable Camo Doggielounge by Fatboy:


This would be perfect for Mike's dog, Sister Sunny Love, who can be entertained for hours by pointing a laser pointer at her doggie bed. Would she be able to find the laser in a camo doggie bed? Only Questo Design, who sells the Doggielounge online, knows for sure. You know I like anything with the word Fatboy on it.

Second, our "friend" Josh Spear had a post on his cool hunter blog about a month ago that I somehow missed about an amazing new Limited Ed. product called Bong Vodka:


I'm not sure if this is a working bong or if the bottle is just shaped like one, but it looks like it has a stopper in the front that might be removable so that you can put a slide and bowl in there. Anyway, Bong Vodka will make it's US debut in November in the Florida market only. It will be available in other states starting in January 2006. Each bottle is individually numbered to insure collectibility. I just hope I remember to pick up a bottle before they are all gone. Stupid short term memory.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sneaker Pimps Auction


Freshness Mag
has links to three auctions on eBay for items donated from the Sneaker Pimps 2005 exhibition tour. The first is a one-of-a-kind painting by Dave White of an Adidas MicroPacer shoe, next is a pair of custom, Limited Ed. Meth Nike Blazers and the last one is a pair of custom, Limited Ed. SBTG Nike Dunk Hi-tops. My favorites are the Meth Blazers, but unfortunately they are a size 8 1/2, which is way too small for me to wear. The Dunks would probably fit me, because they are a size 11, which is still a little too small, but I don't like the look of them. I really don't like the velcro strap that goes over the laces. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to forsake the victims of Hurricane Katrina, who are receiving the proceeds from these auctions, and wait for the next Sneaker Pimps auction, if there is one.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

For The Ladies

Every once in a while I guess I have to post something for all of the ladies out there that read my blog. Both of you will probably find this amusing and entertaining. Or you will think that I am a sexist pig and you will want to castrate me the next time we meet. Anyway, I was checking out Bombing Science, the online store for all graffiti supplies, when I discovered this Limited Ed. Avive Women's t-shirt:


These shirts are limited to only 37 so get them while they're hot. The Bombing Science graffiti shop has plenty of cool clothes for chicks that you can check out here, like this Triple 5 Soul blazer and this cute Fafi mini-skirt; tres chic! I know someone whose birthday is coming up soon who might just get a cute little Limited Ed. Fafi shirt or an Upper Playground hoodie (or something else if she disapproves of my selections).

Monday, October 17, 2005

Full Cavity Search

What kind of world are we living in when Playmobil®, a company known for it's child-friendly toys, starts producing toys like this Airport Security Check-in:


What does this teach kids? "See, Johnny, the man is getting pulled out of line and randomly strip-searched because he is wearing a turban on his head. Isn't that silly? Don't they know he's Sikh?" Or maybe it teaches kids that boredom can be fun! Standing in line, yippee! I think this toy is more for adults, like a voodoo doll for revenge on those ridiculously slow and ill-tempered airport security personnel. You bend over! Let's see how this feels! I guess it kind of goes along with the theme of the Playmobil® HAZMAT Crew, Operating Room and Port-a-potty. Kids gotta' learn somehow. Accidents do happen.

Short Weekend

Ever since I got a job, my weekends seem to go by so fast. I guess when I'm not working, everyday is like a Sunday. Yesterday was very much like a Sunday because I watched football all day. This morning was very much like a Monday because I didn't want to get up and go to work... and because it was Monday. I thought about calling in sick this morning, but then I remembered that I might want to call in sick on Friday so that I can go to the State Fair with my girlfriend, who will be on fall break, on a weekday when it won't be so crowded. So here I am at work, farting up a storm, trying to avoid actually doing anything until after lunch. I feel like Ron Livingston's character, Peter, in Office Space. Anyway, Assault! Design has redesigned their website. Apparently it is now easier to navigate. The old one wasn't difficult to maneuver, but I guess change is the new constant. Well, that's all for now. Now back to farting.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Don't Effigies Usually Burn?

Cool Hunting has a post via Autoblog about this beautiful, one-of-a-kind Holden Efijy concept car:


Holden is an Australian car company. Who knew they made cars in Australia? Oh yeah, I forgot about Mad Max. That movie had plenty of crazy Aussie cars in it. Not to be outdone, Holden unleashes this super-sleek concept built on a Corvette underbody with a six-litre, supercharged aluminum LS2 V8 under the hood. With 645 bhp, that's a lot of power for a car with a fiberglass body. This ride is retro-futuristic cool at its best. Now I just need one that flies.

"beep bip beeeep bip beeeeeep : It is 4.21"

I can always count on Tokyo Flash for a little morning inspiration. This time it comes in the form of the Limited Ed. Morse Code Audio watch by Morse:


This is probably the most difficult watch to tell time on that Tokyo Flash has offered up to this point. Fortunately, it has three modes for telling time. An audio mode in which the watch beeps the time in Morse code, a visual mode which shows the time in Morse code using the watch's numerous LEDs, and another visual mode which shows the time in the regular, digital format. I like the fact that the quote above, from Tokyo Flash's website, has the time as 4:21. Only a minute late! Isn't that just the story of my life.

Sorry for no posts yesterday, it was Yom Kippur, so I was fasting and praying all day. S'lach lo-nu.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

iPod Video, iPod Video, iPOD VIDEO!!!

Here's the link to Engadget's coverage of Steve Jobs' keynote address. They have already shown the new iPod with video capabilities, which is being called, simply, "The iPod." Here's an advance picture:

Details: 30 and 60 GB versions, 0.44 inches thick, 260,000 color 2.5 inch display, QVGA resolution (320 x 240 pixels), support for MPEG-4 and H.264 at 30 fps, TV out, both white and black versions, and shipping next week! Yeah, I gotta' get me one of these. But first I have to get a napkin to wipe up all of this drool.

Update: They will have episodes of my favorite show, Lost, available for download to the new iPod! Here are more pictures from Engadget:

Now I have to go clean the jizz stains off of the front of my pants.

Also, check out the new, nut-bust-worthy iMac G5.

Most Fun Toy Ever!


While we are all sitting around anxiously awaiting the announcement from Apple this afternoon about what the future holds, I thought I would post about the next most funnest toy there ever could be. It's Log, it's Log, it's big, it's heavy, it's wood! Well, it's actually plastic made to look like wood, and it is available here at Kidrobot. What could be more fun to do while waiting for your video iPod to arrive than play with Log? Fun for a girl or dog, everyone loves a Log!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Smurfin' Hell!

I know this has nothing to do with anything, but my sister works for UNICEF so this really made me laugh. It looks like UNICEF is making some news with their new horrific Smurf-killing ad-campaign on Belgian television:

The appeal is meant to raise money for UNICEF projects in Burundi, Congo and Sudan, [UNICEF Belgium spokesman Philippe] Henon said. However, due to its graphic and disturbing scenes, this cartoon is not for everyone. The advertisement is aimed at an adult audience and is only shown after 9 p.m. to avoid upsetting young Smurfs fans.
What about old Smurfs fans like myself? I used to have the entire collection. Poor, dead Smurfette.


Therefore iAm. You just can't make this kind of crap up. Check out the iShirt by Tomi:

It's a shirt with a magnet in it so that you can attach your iPod Shuffle to it and look super-cool! Okay, maybe super-dorky is a more precise description of how you will look wearing this shirt. At least this will keep the Shuffle from bouncing against your sternum when you jog, like it tends to do with a neck lanyard. Apparently this shirt is no good for people with pacemakers due to the magnet that is embedded in it. Well that leaves me out. Stupid, non-functioning heart. I guess I shouldn't have done all of that meth in the 80's.

Speaking of flying, Ningyoushi has an accessory that would help out in creating the perfect Halloween costume, if you are rich. And I don't mean you, Rich, although I'm sure you could probably afford it. But maybe not with your trip to Hawaii this week. Anyway, now that I have digressed much further than I expected, here's the item I was talking about. It's the Limited Ed. helmet from the Disney film The Rocketeer:

I can just imagine flying around Southern California on a stolen jetpack with this thing strapped to my head. If you can afford the $450.00 for this thing than you can probably also afford the rest of the outfit. The jetpack might be a little hard to come by, though. Unfortunately, the helmet won't be shipping until November or December, which is too late to be useful for Halloween. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to dress up as G.I. Jew again. Or Ron Jeremy again. Whichever one will get me laid quicker.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Sympathy For The Devil

Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste. I've been around for a long, long year, stole many a man's soul and faith.
I was around on Saturday night, October 8th, when the Rolling Stones held their concert at Wallace Wade Stadium at Duke University. What an amazing show! It was definitely in the top five concerts that I have been to, and I have been to about a thousand concerts. It was right up there with Willie Nelson at the North Carolina State Fair in 2000, Dylan and the Dead at RFK in 1995, Pink Floyd at Carter-Finley in 1994, and R.E.M. at the Smith Center in 1989. My girlfriend and I had great seats for the show, right next to the stage on the left in the first row of the stadium. My dad was right when he said they played all of the songs he wanted to hear. Before the show, we were talking about which songs we wanted to hear and he mentioned Satisfaction, Brown Sugar, You Can't Always Get What You Want, and Honky-Tonk Woman, and they played all of them. They also did a great cover version of Ray Charles' Night Time is the Right Time and played one of my all-time favorites, Dead Flowers. Here is the complete set list. Of course, because they were playing at Duke, they had to do a brilliant version of Sympathy for the Devil. The whole thing was just spectacular. The show was so good, my girlfriend even bought a Limited Ed. "Stones Duke Sympathy for the Devil" t-shirt, even though she is a UNC student and hates Duke with a passion. The shirts were only available at the Duke concert and once they were sold out, they were gone. I'll post a cute picture of her wearing it as soon as I upload it to the good ol' internet. All in all, even with the slight drizzle, it was an amazing night.

Also, check out the good press my brother got for his movie The Cool Season from the Bangkok Post.

Update: They just put the Duke concert shirts up for sale on the Stones website. I guess they weren't just available at the show. Oh well, now everyone can get one and I don't feel as special. Here's the link and a pic:

Of course, if you wear the shirt and you weren't at the show, you are a real poseur, so there!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Best Idea Ever!

Now I'm awake! Check this out, this has got to be the greatest invention I have ever seen. I was just surfing around the internet and I found this Cackalacky® Classic Condiment Co. Original Drummy DeviceTM:

Now you may be asking yourself, "What is a Drummy DeviceTM?" I know I asked the same question when I first saw it. Well, the purpose of the Drummy DeviceTM is to make Cackalacky's® Famous Chicken LollipopsTM:

Chicken wrapped in bacon and barbequed! What could be better? Here's my favorite picture of the bacon-wrapped chicken being inserted into the Drummy DeviceTM:

I sure am getting hungry. Hey baby, if you are reading this, let's get some bar-b-que for dinner tonight!

Don't forget to sing along to the Cackalacky® Song.

Lazy Friday

I am being lazy today because it is Friday, so I will just reiterate a post that Evan Orensten made over at Cool Hunting. It's about the Throw Yo:

It is "a new collectible yo-yo coming out next year. It is rumored to be influenced by 'the evolving Yo-Yo sub-culture with street, cutting-edge fashion, art and music cultures.' It is the collaboration of four talents: Professional basketball player Baron Davis, award winning National and World Spin Top champion yo-yo player and Buzz-on yo-yo company partner Dave Bazan, and the directing team of Coodie and Chike who are represented by A Band Apart." When I was in junior high school, carrying yo-yo's was extremely popular. And Duncan Butterfly yo-yo's were the best because you could do tricks easier with them. I showed my girlfriend some yo-yo tricks the other night and boy was she impressed! Apparently all of the cool yo-yo's nowadays are coming from Buzz-on Industries. They even have Limited Ed. yo-yo's:

Also, check out pictures from the Sneaker Pimps exhibit here on Cool Hunting. Now I'm going to try and take a nap at my desk with my eyes open.

BTW: this is my 300th post! Yaay! Time to celebrate!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Kickin' It

I have been perusing Pick Your Shoes for some time now looking for the perfect pair of kicks and you know what's been really growing on me? These simple, classic, Nike Air Force 1 Low Limited Seamless Editions:

I like the new white ones, but my favorites are the red ones:

These would be great for me to wear to work. Nice and comfortable for the long walk from my car to the Department of Medicine.

Pick Your Shoes also has the coolest pair of women's Nikes I have ever seen, these 6 inch Air Force 1s:

These are ideal for my target audience of female professional wrestlers. And transgender professional wrestlers, I can't forget them. That's who I get all of my fan mail from.

Shane Rocks!

My brother has just started a blog along the same lines as Zach Braff's Garden State blog! It's called The Cool Season after his movie of the same name. It should be interesting reading the daily behind-the-scenes of a first-time director trying to complete his first feature film and get it out to the world. Plus, pictures of cute Thai girls!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

All Up In Your Face!

The big rumor on the internet yesterday and today was about the possible release of a video iPod next week. Here's the dish that Engadget cooked up, along with a fine pic:

Looks like they have some new news today. Apparently, Apple will announce updates to the Power Mac and PowerBook next week, and that picture is probably Photochopped®. Well as soon as they make a video iPod I will be the first in line at my local Apple Store to buy one.

Bring Back The 80's

I got an e-mail from James D over at Moog Music letting me know that they have, ready for delivery, this beautiful Limited Ed. Moog Logo Track Suit:

According to the website, "Retro look Moog logo track suit does not gaurantee popularity, nor mad break-dancing skills. Wear it well and Moog it HARD." Hey, I think I saw that guy at a party in Asheville. Unfortunately Bob is not around to see this amazing track suit of beauty. Also, I might just have to order me a Moogerfooger and then return it so that I can get me one of these sweet "I'm an idiot" t-shirts:

You can actually get the shirt without having to buy and then return a Moogerfooger by going here.

Now on the toy tip, check out this Sucklord 75 figure from Suckrealm 6000 by Suckadelic:

It sure does suck! And like the Gay Empire Stormtrooper, this figure, "is NOT a toy. It is an Art object and should be handled accordingly. In other words, don’t let some stupid kid put it in his mouth. User assumes all liability. Satisfaction is NOT guaranteed. Colors may vary. Quality may vary. NO refunds! Produced in Chinatown, NYC."

Lastly, I apologize for not posting anything yesterday, but it was Rosh Hashanah and I was in Synagogue partying like it was 5760! L'Shana Tova everybody!