Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fat Cat

Monday, March 30, 2009

I Love to Loathe This Guy

He's so annoying...


Via: New York Observer

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Morrissey's Rider

Dear Morrissey:

You had a lot of integrity to request a meat-free venue at your last show--very commendable to uphold your vegetarian principles. But the rest of your rider that I saw from last year's show in Israel is just stooopid. S-Class Benz? Fig-scented candles? It's an inevitability that riders made public have the power to transform a beloved musician into a supreme douche. This one didn't fail. Still, it's not nearly as bad as other riders from less talented musicians. No worries, still a fan.


Via: Eat Me Daily

Bacon Lip Balm

If you can't get enough of the sodium-nitrate laden delicacy, by all means, slather this stuff on your lips! I am a fan of bacon, but this is not exactly sexy, is it?  

Friday, March 27, 2009

Scratch and Sniff Wallpaper

Gotta have this on my walls!  Scratch and Sniff Wallpaper from  The Fruit Cocktail Collection...

Via: Flavorleague

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Black Licorice

According to this NYTimes article, candy consumption is on the rise. This is true. For some bizarre reason, I bought 2 bags of Black Licorice Nibs that are now wreaking unholy havoc on my back molars. I'm pretty much the only person I know who likes the stuff.
While surfing the interweb, I came across a series of candy photographs by Craig Kanarick from Rockmade that I quite like. This photo is an homage to black licorice!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hair Games

Naming the characters above should be a cakewalk, but familiarity doesn't diminish the campy amusement of the humorous and noteworthy sketches entitled "Hair Portraits", created by Mr. Bingo, an artist based in London.

For the Star Wars challenged, starting from the upper left-hand quadrant, going clock-wise: Princess Leah (Carrie Fisher), Luke Sywalker (Mark Hamilton), Chewy, and Hans Solo (Harrison Ford).

Via: Cool Hunting

Monday, March 23, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood Explained

Ah...another adaptation of a much loved fairy tale, but not some dense, deconstructed version! Just a fun retelling using information design animation. If only Red Riding Hood had this data at her defense....

SlagsmÄlsklubben - Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo.

Via: Buzzfeed

Meatloaf, Smeatloaf, Double-Beetloaf

That's intense...Meatloaf cake with mashed-potato icing.

Via: This Is Why You're Fat

Friday, March 20, 2009

Valentino's Pugs

Can we say adorable 5-times over?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Barbie & Karl 4-ever

Karl Lagerfeld's exhibition at chic French design and fashion shop, Collette, in Paris is to die for. Love the haute-couture approach to Barbie fashion...

BONUS: Collete's website has an MP3 player that streams some pretty good tunes. If you tire of your Pandora recos today, give this a try.

To you, With love.

Via: New York Magazine

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Your Moment of Zen

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cool Word Illusion

Via: Marcofolio.net

Here Comes the Funcooker...

Via Hulu

Friday, March 13, 2009


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fuckit List

Brilliant idea. I eschew optimism these days... 

"a Fuckit list is the opposite of a Bucket List: a list of things you don't care about doing before you die instead of things you do want to do. "  

*** FML  throws misery into sharp relief, as well.  

A.C. Newman

I'm writing this post to remind myself to go to the Bowery Ballroom on Sunday, 3/15 to hear A.C. Newman. I have an unbreakable habit of buying tickets to shows months before the actual concert date and forget that I have them. I've missed out on The Stars, Beachhouse, and French Kicks.

This cover of A-Ha's Take on Me came out on some Starbucks compilation. I kinda dig it..

AC Newman - Take On Me.mp3 -

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kenny Powers and Eastbound and Down

HBO's Eastbound and Down is 4 episodes into its first season , and not one show has let me down. Danny McBride (The Foot Fist Way) plays Kenny Powers, a washed-up former pro-baseball pitcher, with an unchecked ego and an unchecked mouth.  Due to his shattering descent from athletic eminence (adeptly illustrated in a prefatory scene in the first episode, directed by David Gordon Green), Kenny is forced to return to his old hometown in North Carolina to teach P.E. and live with his brother, Dustin and his family in suburban subjugation.  Luckily, similar to former Real World cast members and Hosea from Top Chef Season 5,  Kenny is a legend in his own mind and strives to make it back to the big leagues to recapture his lost fame, success, and high school sweetheart to boot.  What makes Eastbound and Down great television is that you hate, love, are utterly disgusted, and brazenly entertained by this  juiced-up, dipshit braggadocio.  This show is just simply hilario. CHECK IT!  

Note: Only 6 eps in Season 1. 

Monday, March 9, 2009

Film: The Hurt Locker

I attended a screening of The Hurt Locker, a film chosen for the closing night of the Film Comment Selects series at Lincoln Center.  Directed by Katherine Bigelow (Point Break and Strange Days), The Hurt Locker is about an IED squadron approaching the final weeks of deployment in Iraq and explores the attendant emotional and psychological duress that the soldiers experience.  However, the film is less of a polemical war film, and more of a serious character study of  professional zealotry and viscerally-programmed courage under the pressure of life or death combat situations.  The focus of the film is on  Staff Sargent William James, played by Jeremy Renner. His performance is fierce, full of raw energy and extreme instensity.  Renner's Sgt. James,  along with Anthony Mackie's Sargent Sanborne and  Brian Geraghty's, Specialist Eldrige,  embody the various manifestations of bravery in the face of violence and war, illustrating the all-consuming fear and heightened focus amid cross-fire and ticking bombs. 

Most of the film is shot hand-held. This verite approach engages the audience and enhances the action and frenzy of the battlefield, driving up the stakes for the soldiers. A few star cameos punctuate key moments of the film and work seamlessly into the narrative. 

Overall, The Hurt Locker is  great, experiential cinema, a mix of incredible performances and a fascinating story.  The movie opens in June, distributed by Summit.    

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Portrait of Childhood Alienation: Sorry I Missed Your Party

Sorry I Missed Your Party is good for chuckle or two to break up the wearisome monotony of the dull work-day (Or for me, dull non-work day. Online job searching and under-employment are mind-numbing and sort of a drag.) The site's photobombing and snarky comments are consistently forward-able and funny! The comments underscore the hilarity in the image, and the carefully curated image provides the precious material for comedy. So, when I checked out Sorry I Missed Your Party today, I expected the typically caustic post, but instead was oddly affected by this heartrending photo of childhood angst. This posting perfectly captures both an image that is both poignant, yet still characteristically captioned with playful scorn that is SO Sorry I Missed Your Party.

Via: Sorry I Missed Your Party

Friday, March 6, 2009

Fabio Seeks Fame and Fortune

Fabio: His food was always uneven, but his personality was somewhat winning. After landing Top Chef Season 5's Fan Favorite, he is advantageously poised to cash in on his fame through frozen-food endorsements and more reality TV self-exploitation. Will I ever tire of the Top Chef post-mortem?

Fabio and his 15 Minutes
Via Village Voice

Frozen Pizza Press Release Via PR Newswire

Fabio's New TV Show Via Gossip Sauce

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ramona in Hollywood

For a dorky latch-key girl like me, reading Beverly Clearly books was one of the many ways to pass time after-school, among other activities, such as gazing at anything on HBO, waiting for Cyndi Lauper videos to come on, rolling my eyes during piano lessons, and eating Zapp's dill-flavored potato chips.  So, I was pleased to hear that the Ramona Quimby series of books from my childhood would be made into a movie starring, Ginnfer Goodwin, Bridget Moynihan (Natasha!) and John Corbett (Aidan!). 

Back in the day, Cleary's books were entertaining enough, featuring the daily, guiltless hijinks of Ramona, usually with her friend, Howie, or sister,  Beezus.  Compared to the average Judy Blume novel rife with titilating themes of sexual awakening and puberty, the subject matter depicted in the Ramona Quimby books are less hormonally charged and more G-rated. (ZZZ!)

For at least one book, Ramona and Her Father,  the tenor is pretty relevant for these economically down-trodden times.  The book is specifically about Ramona's dad, who gets canned, and how the family has to cope by penny-pinching and attitude adjustments.   I particularly am fond of one chapter involving nothing in the kitchen pantry to eat, but some pancake mix and eggs in the fridge. So, the dad whips up breakfast for dinner.  How I longed for such a whimsical alternative to the typical spread of leftovers at our table. To this day, I delight in morning meals at supper time...

Video Diversion: Louis CK

This video hit its peak on the interweb a few weeks ago, but just remembered how funny it was yesterday. Comedian, Louis CK blusters about folks who take the wonders of technology for granted. Via VideoGum

Monday, March 2, 2009

Top Chef Update

Season 5 just ended and the producers at Bravo are on to Season 6.... A funny run-down of potential contestants.