Friday, September 23, 2005
I don't know if you've heard, but something exciting is happening to LA radio. Indie 103.1 started last year as a clear channel rival to local Heavies KROQ. Now, that's not exactly "indie" is it, but some months ago the channel was sold to a "real" independent owner, who is making sure that they don't lose their indie cred. Hands down the best part of Indie, is Steve Jones (sex pistols) show, from 12 to 2 Pacific Time. Now theres a bloke who knows music. Anyway, they have a new website, so I'm supporting it's launch. Check it out, here !
Last Saturday, the LA Times ran a great story called "China Changes Course". If you have never lived in China, you are going to be surprised by what's in the article. Essentially the Chinese Government is doing what they do best, and is starting a new propoganda campaign to change the behaviors and morals of their citizens, ugh - good luck with that one. And to be realistic, when you get down to it, China can be a rude, crude, dirty environment. And what's great about the article is it gives an ever so brief explanation of why Chinese people spit, push, and yell. You guessed it folks, the Cultural Revloution! You see, that's what happens to a civilzation when the peasants seize control, manners sometimes get left behind. It's a good read. Go here now
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Today is the first day of Fall! Yeah! I have also found Annie's FALL homepage, she "loves wearing big cotton sweaters with leggings and my warm cozy sweats." Annie also doesn't celebrate Halloween, and on her site you'll find out exactly why...check it out .
I've got good Mr. T stuff for ya! Go here to see Mr. T ranting about eating balls, and while you're there don't forget to take a look Chewbacca Ate My Balls and when you're done you can check out Mr. T and Me a cool site all about Mr. T worship go here to look at some Bitch'n T-dolls!
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
This is when I dislike having a photoblog. I feel as if I should write a more extensive background for the work of Mr. Koons. I suppose I will just write the mundane stuff and leave it at that. Jeff has a mythology looming over his art career. He is known for being controversial and makes odd/beautiful/creepy/cool things. His work first received national attention with his vacuum cleaners encased in glass. He has made sculptures, paintings, and photographs. He even did a series of pornographic images with his then wife, Ilona, called Made in Heaven. Jeff's work is not for everyone. And if you are at work, you won't want to click on this link.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Do you know Pucca? Pucca is a hilarious cartoon girl, that is wildly popular all over Asia. She is actually Korean, but most Chinese I have met claim her as their own. The translated english in Pucca makes it that much better. Check out some great Pucca Animations HERE and they also have a cute Bruce Lee character named Abyo.
Did you see the season premiere last night? Well, they were shooting the show down the street from my apartment, and I got this shot of the Bluth Mobile (it's a joke in itself, the family had to sell their jet and all they're left with...) If you don't watch the show, you should. Mighty hilarious. And for real fans check this out, oscar's site .
Monday, September 19, 2005
I remember seeing this in China, but never tried it. This image is of both the old name and logo and the revised one. I always found this product to be odd and mysterious. I found some interesting things over at
toothpaste world so check it out. I also like the Hammerman toothpaste.
Sunday, September 18, 2005
I think this should be the actual title for Tim Burton's latest creation. Being dead never looked so good. Except for that maggot in the Bride's eye...she's a dead bombshell for the ages. If you're a fan of Burton's or ever was, I think you'll enjoy this one. It's a simple story, with a few musical numbers (who doesn't like a cabaret song and dance with the dead). Nothing here feels entirely fresh, but does seem to be an improvement on the stop animation front. The color pallete is very deliberate, and plays strong throughout the film. Burton seems to be not so much creating, as he is quoting from a particular visual style, and characters. By the way, the maggot is played by a Peter Lorre avatar. Overall, I enjoyed myself and never felt disappointed. I even heard some dude rooting against the villan behind me. To check out some cool Corpse Bride photos and the maggot character go