Thursday, May 29, 2008

Art Whorld

Lucien Freud's Benefits Supervisor Sleeping (1995) sold for the highest price ever for a work by a living artist: $33.6 million. Freud is one of my all-time favorite artists.
Olav Velthuis: What I find particularly annoying is that works of art that are perfectly reproducible, such as videos or photographs, are usually made in editions of 5 or 10. By doing this, the gallerists want to keep the prices up and maintain a sense of exclusivity. This may not only be against the interest of the gallery and the artists (I call gallerists price maximizers rather than profit maximizers), it also goes against the ideology of the art world — at least of its more critical parts, which hold that art is or should be democratic. But by making works in limited editions, its elitist character is maintained.

via NYT Freakonomics blog

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ten Unrelated Images










Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New Videos Today!


Friday, May 23, 2008

Bill Kuehnle is Being Unreasonably Hard on Me

First off, read Bill's entry. I'm not as good with words as one William Harold Kuehnle (Keenly) so I will write my response as I would a high school paper, using lots of filler words to make it seem longer and some nice transitional ones too. Enjoy.

Initially when I heard Pork and Beans, I enjoyed it. Naturally I had low expectations for this album and I can't say I was disappointed. As Lloyd Dobbler says, "If you don't get your hopes up, you won't be disappointed." Of the leaked tracks I've heard, a few have stood out in my mind and I find myself bobbing, thumping, jumping, even singing Rivers's stale lyrics. However, I stand by my comments about the Timbaland line. Concordently, at this point in my life I've grown to understand that Weezer will never make another album like Pinkerton. How could they? Bill's right about how Rivers is a different person now than he was when he wrote that album. More so however concordently, Pinkerton came out at a when in my life that was solely shaped by that album. It was an album I listened to all through out high school and I was a different person then and it meant different things to me. Blue album was one of those too. I was very happy with Green and extremely very really happy with Maladroit(don't pronounce it Maladroit in front of Bill because he will surely correct you with the French pronunciation :) <3<3).

In conclusion, I'm not bitching (if one was to call that bitching) about this music video because I'm looking for another Pinkerton. I'm not, and a music video should have nothing to do with a song. I just thought it was a lame video. Inherently, the tiny lightsabers are pretty awesome. Also inherently the real face looking dramatic chipmunk was kinda funny.

In conclusion, the end.

Anthony Miale is Being Unreasonably Hard on Weezer

Granted, you might say they deserve it. Make Believe was a really, really atrocious album if you ask me, and the single Beverly Hills was garbage. We Are All on Drugs was a shoddy interpolation of the The Diarrhea Song (When you hit a home run and you don't wanna run and your..On Drugggs!). There were maybe, maybe two lookers out of the whole bunch. Anthony, myself, and most Weezer fans our age agreed the album was plain old horseshit.

But the past is the past. I'm trying to move on and judge a new Weezer album on it's own merits, however scarce they may be when all is said and done. First single Pork and Beans is a throwback to Blue Album crunchy guitar chords and falsetto counterpoint. I like it. Miale says he can't get past the fact that he name checks Timbaland. I say no big whoop.

Now there's an official video for Pork and Beans on YouTube, and I'll quote his reaction directly from google reader: “LAME. the only good thing about this video is pat drumming with tiny lightsabers.”

Having just watched the video myself, I think that's a bit harsh. I'm not going to say it's Palme D'or material, but it's a fairly clever, well executed nod to YouTube celebrities. If South Park hadn't already done something similar, it might even be considered unique.

Weezer is never going to make another Pinkerton. You shouldn't ask an artist to feel the same in his late 30's as he did his early 20's. So I'm trying to accept this Rivarz for what he is: An above average musician and a terrible lyricist, who can still catch lightening in a bottle three or four times an album. Here's hoping the Red Album is marginally better than the Green Album. That's about all we can realistically expect.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

12:30PM

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Uncle Sam




Made me chuckle:)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Songs Inspired by Shit Movies, Pt. 8


Monday, May 19, 2008

Self Depreciating Childhood Nostalgia pt. 2

One time at school, way back in the day (I couldn't have been more than 6 years old), I pissed all over my jeans. I don't recall what went wrong exactly, but I don't remember it being a case of 'not being able to hold it'. If I'm right, I think it was just a completely botched attempt at peeing into something that wasn't my pants.

Anyway, I'm racking my brain trying to figure out how to explain this thing away once I get back to class. Nothing is coming. I'm at the door of the room, and I have to go back in, right? (I'm six, I am unfamiliar with "cutting class").

I try to sit down quickly and not draw attention to myself, to no avail. I have this conversation with a girl who might have been my friend Shannon, but I don't really remember:

Her - Why are your pants all wet?
Me - These pants?
Her - Yeah, your pants. Why are they all wet?
Me - Oh...

Gotta think, gotta think, gotta think

Me - My pants? Well, we can't afford a dryer at my house, just a washing machine. So my mom sends me to school in wet pants and my body heat dries them.
Her - Really?
Me - Yes.

Swish. So I threw my mom under the bus because I couldn't aim my urine stream properly. I'm lucky I didn't try that line on the teacher or children's services would have had some questions for my parents that evening.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bike Lane :) <3


We love you city bikers. And we know you love yourselves. I could go on and on as to why, but one reason we love you is that you reduce the amount of pollutants in the air. Basically we think you're great. We applaud you. But walking is just as hard if not harder. We don't pollute, unless we fart, (bu dum bum pshh). So if we accidentally get in your bike lane, because our walkway is packed, don't scream, "MOVE!" Just shut the fuck up and slow down. Because you sound like a assholes. Don't yell at us just because we can't afford a bike. No need to speed down the bridge walkway. The Pulaski and the Brooklyn Bridge for example, have limited space, ...no reason to fly down the bridge path. If I hear one more peep from any of you pretentious, spandex wearing, better than everyone thinking, dick pinching, banana seat licking fluff riders I'll chase you down and throw a large rock at your wheel. I have one in my sweet messenger bag that goes with me EVERYWHERE. It's from J Crew.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Miss Lifestream.fm 2008 announced

Congratulations!

Caught Me Red Handed




It wasn't me!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Collective Consciousness

Dropbox

The Acronym Sensation, Now For Your DS


ROFL! It's LOL The Game!

A/S/L? LMAO!

IMHO, URAQT

TTYL!

KTHXBYE

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Barn Burning


Bacon Vodka recipe

Congratulations on That Picture Where You're Giving the Middle Finger












Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gosford Bark

One of the many things I admire about dogs is their ability to give me giggles by acting like people:

Wegman PA'd on that shoot

Purpy Zen

One of the many things I admire about dogs is their ability to live entirely in the present. Look at this fine fellow:

What's he thinking about? Some might label his expression a bit dead behind the eyes, but not I. I posit that in this moment of contentment, he is more self-aware than some humans I know ever will be. As far as he's concerned, there was nothing before that stick, and there may very well be nothing after it. Not that it matters to him in the slightest: The stick is in his mouth, right now, and it is good. And that's enough, say thankya.

In our society, people aren't afforded that luxury. We're always wondering what lies around the next corner, how we'll deal with this or that half a year down the line. I think sometimes it would be nice to stop worrying where my next meal is coming from and just taste the stick in my mouth.




That's what she said.

Monday, May 12, 2008

SEE OUR FIGERS

We would like to show you them.

WEMAKEFIGERS.COM
Launching June 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

This Ain't Yer Mama's Streaming Video

What's this hulu shit? Shut up and I will tell you. No, shut, shut up. What the fuck? Why don't you shut up?

Now that you shut up, check out this shit I just heard of. Looks pretty dank. Lost and The office for free in HD? You're telling me to shut up now? Maybe you should shut the fuck up so I can watch Battlestar Galactica for free without having to listen to you gab all night.

Yeah I know, it's nothing new, but the stream seems way better on this site than most network sites. Enjoy.

P.S.

I hope Gaeta doesn't lose his leg. Poor guy can't seem to catch a fracking break in this universe. And he's such a nice guy. Josh is definitely not going to like this.

Friday, May 9, 2008

David Caruso Will Tell You About My Weekend


Looks like he has to get a gift by Saturday night...

...or all Mom gets this year is disappointment.


YEAAAAAAAAAAAH!



Thursday, May 8, 2008

No Country For Old Men


Behold: A first look at Josh Brolin in character as George W. Bush for Oliver Stone's new biopic, set to begin filming next week. I'm a fan of both JFK and Nixon, the former more so than the latter (Anthony Hopkins was awesome but all that childhood crap was boring).

What kind of direction do you think the photographer gave him here, to capture this shot? Here are my guesses

  • "Make believe you really wanted a pack of Yodels, but the bodega you're at only stocks Funny Bones"
  • "Act like someone is explaining the plot of Southland Tales to you"
  • "Try to imagine what it feels like to watch a homeless guy shit on a big, oversized piece of toast"
  • "Consider that Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared only got one season each"
  • "Imagine your ideology indirectly caused the death of tens of thousands of people"
Speaking of Dubya, is anybody else tempted to blow their George Bush Fun Bucks on an XBox 360 and GTA IV? Because holy shit I am.

The Slip

Cool dude Trent Reznor dropped another surprise album this week, downloadable for free at nineinchnails.com

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

We Are Fortunate To Live in a World Where The Traveling Wilburys Once Existed

Seriously. Look at who was in that fucking band. And all of the songs on Volume One hold up. Some of the Volume Three tracks are shit, but they were mourning their friend for christ's sake.



Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Oh My Stars: A New Tarsem Jam This Friday!

Likely to be lost this weekend amid the effects heavy adrenaline rush of Speed Racer and the Robert Downy makes me question my sexuality-ness of Iron Man, my boy Tarsem Singh is dropping a new feature. It's called The Fall and it marks his first directorial effort since The Cell, that Silence of the Lambs knock off starring J-Lo back when she was hot.

The flick was just so-so, but it looked really incredible.

This new one is a probable bomb, but it sounds awesome. From the press release:

Los Angeles, circa 1920s: A little immigrant girl finds herself in a hospital recovering from a fall. She strikes up a friendship with a bedridden man, who captivates her with a whimsical story that removes her far from the hospital doldrums into the exotic landscapes of her imagination. Making sure he keeps the girl interested in the story, he interweaves her family and people she likes from the hospital into his tale.
The Princess Bride plus The Wizard of Oz times Pan's Labyrinth?

Or Shit times Junk divided by Suck? We'll soon find out.

Pepper Potts

Your name sucks.


Tony Stark: You look like you're made out of an Autechre music video. Thats cool. Why did you cut a hole in your t-shirt so your glowy thing sticks through?

Afghanistan: This superhero fantasy makes you look like a pretty scary place.

Jeff Bridges: You are so hate-able in this movie with your bald head and your beard that makes your chin look huge. Your top button was undone and you had a lame necklace with a dragons tear on it. You sound all nasaly and when you say words with an "S" sound, sometimes it comes out like a "Shh" sound. Your arms and legs must have bent in strange places inside that giant suit. 

Terrance Howard: whatevee