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I always thought AllPosters.com was kind of just for buying that “Hang in There” poster with the cat, or a glow in the dark Bob Marley poster, but turns out they have some cute shit, like the book posters I posted about recently and these adorable guitar wall decals:
And I kind of like this New York set:
My roommate Liz and I were just discussing my complicated issues with red velvet cake. And then Facebook revealed this to her. If you want me to come to your wedding, I’m going to have to ask that you don’t have one of these:
My sister sent me this a few weeks ago, and I should be punished for not posting it immediately. It’s amazing.
At the Bangkok Zoo, people stopped visiting the elephants, because they were more interested in the pandas. So zookeepers did the only logical thing. By which I mean the dumbest, weirdest thing. Here’s how that turned out.
ELEPHANTS AS PANDAS GAHHH
As done by my good friend (and former teacher) Dennis – spoilers alert, but if you think you’ll never see this movie, this is the funniest synopsis I’ve read ever. This movie rivals Wicker Man (my fav) in ridiculousness.
read at your leisure after the jump
…because this clip is so best. Want to go to there.
Ok, new favorite blog ever – I found this after a couple clicks around on perfectpandas.com
Oh Shaq! You are the winner!
I really like this audio compilation because I imagine/remember myself in all of the stations. It’s like nostalgia for something I still experience everyday.
From the author’s blog entry…
Part of the job of a subway conductor is to announce station names and explain delays and route changes. But some conductors do much more. Especially on weekends riders may hear about what attractions are near the current stop or a brief history of the neighborhood. But my favorite aspect of the announcements is simply the variety of tone and timbre in conductors’ voices. As the announcements on the subways become automated (as they are now on most 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and L trains) we will unfortunately lose this art, and so I have decided to document it for my own (and now your) enjoyment by making recordings.
From Michael G. via his roommate
thanks Drew for this. I really think those dog sweaters look uncomfy – I’M SOLD!
If you really love True Blood (like I do) and you want to drink some bloodlike stuff while you watch, you’re in luck! They are going to make it a real (not actually blood) beverage – the NYT says so. Sort of gross right? But how fun would it be to have a True Blood party and drink that stuff and then bite people. FUNSIES!
I like this description of these delish looking pies on sticks ‘Pies to go. Work friendly, Driving friendly, Boyfriend friendly, Cellulite friendly, and embarrassment free pie pops.’
The Powerhouse museum is putting together an exhibit on Australia in the 1980’s and have created a blog to assist with their research. It’s pretty awesome. There are great music videos, tv shop clips, old video games, etc. I can’t stop watching the Adam Ant video from the first post this morning. Get it HERE.
This site has it all and in a really cool format. I always thougth that in french dogs went “wau wau,” but it’s actually “woof woof.” And Russian dogs go “guff guff.”
Connie and Dom (new roommates) are curating/selling/hosting a sale of vintage mid-century furniture from an old Catholic church and school in Greenpoint. They’re having a sale this coming weekend and an open house on Friday (i’ll be making cupcakes!). Check out more HERE.
I’m trying to steer clear of bring more gig posters into our apartment, and while searching through Livingetc.com, I came across this:
I’m now totally obsessed with book posters.This is one of my favorites:
…you must learn about where the hobbits dwell.” I forgot how great Yo La Tengo’s video for Sugarcube until right now.
An oldie but a goodie.
I couldn’t find the actual clip, but this gives you a taste.
Has everyone seen this already? I think it’s the funniest thing ever.
The video below gives you an idea of where Jay-z stands on the issue.
I wonder if he’d feel differently if he watched autotune the news…
Cool prints from Cristopher Wade Sherron. Christopher, I have one question for you- why coudln’t you include Indianapolis? Indianapolis will kill Dubai? hehehe.
*Taking a cue from hip hop culture, these posters were made to provoke attention towards an unacknowledged city by starting beef with well-known, prosperous cities in hopes to gain notoriety.
*Edition of 100 posters (20 for each beef). If you would like to purchase one or more for $10 each please email me.
*Cristopher Wade Sherron
Design and Motion
From HERE from Nadia.
Yup- blog is exactly what it sounds like…ridiculous old school library books. I’ve listed some of my favorites below.
See more HERE.
(from Michael G.)
These crack me up
This website is cute and new and Drew made some pictures for it! His drawings might be my favorities, but ya know, I’m biased. The mastermind behind SMEBT is Sanjay, and here’s his comic which is also great!
Kitten eating Elephant
Baby eating Airplane
I really really want to see this movie about a librarian and a postal worker who collect millions of dollars worth of minimalist/conceptual art in their tiny one bedroom apartment. Looks adorable.
Read the New York Times review of it HERE, below is the trailer.
U.S. Embassy saves Willy the sea turtle.
The Whitney is hosting some fun bands in honor of their exhibit on Dan Graham. I thought you should know. I kind of love Vivian Girls- I might try and make it to that show.
WHITNEY LIVE: FOUR FRIDAY EVENING CONCERTS IN JULY
Titus Andronicus / Real Estate
Friday, July 10 at 7 pm
Abe Vigoda / Grooms
Friday, July 17 at 7 pm
Wood / YellowFever
Friday, July 24 at 7 pm
Vivian Girls / These Are Powers
Friday, July 31 at 7 pm
I just went to a Carvel ice cream stand for the first time and I can’t believe this cake exists and is marketed towards children.
…and I love Peter Sagal even more after watching this, his 1988 appearance on Jeopardy:
Dan sent that to me ages ago, but I’m just getting around to posting it now. Nora fail.
Also, I love this story he wrote for the NY Times Magazine in 2007. So adorable.
Are being played in East River Park this summer actually and on a real body of water instead of an empty pool. I don’t remember if I posted the dates before but it’s worth reminding everyone again. Enjoy.
The Schedule (thus far)
Sunday, July 12 — Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Ponytail, Jemina Pearl of Be your Own Pet*
Sunday, July 19 — Dirty Projectors, Magnolia Electric Co., White Denim*
Sunday, July 26 — And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Black Lips, Health, Grupo Fantasmo*
Sunday, Aug 02 — Round Robin show w/ Deerhunter, No Age and Dan Deacon*
Sunday, Aug 09 — Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Fiery Furnaces, Dark Meat, The Netherlands*
Sunday, Aug 16 — Del tha Funky Homosapien, Gravytrain!!!, DD/MM/YYYY, Kenan Bell*
Sunday, Aug 23 — Girl Talk, Max Tundra, Wiz Khalifa*
Sunday, Aug 30 — Beach House & Grizzly Bear*
* A free Pool Party: For eight consecutive Sundays in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (July 12th – August 30th), party-goers will be regaled with on-site dodgeball, three-on-three basketball, and, oh yeah, rip-roarin’ live performances on the main stage.
And I’m not even that big of a Loretta Lynn fan. But seriously.
From F2 Design.
Czech photographer Vlad Artazov uses nails to create sculptures of everyday situations. A couple examples:
It feels like years since I’ve posted on CWL, so I’m going to make up for it now.
First, let’s look at this kitchen: great color and hardware, no? I think it’s cute.
Rabbit Hash, KY knows how to run an election. Meet their mayor, Lucy Lou.
Personally, I think the cat candidate was robbed. Travis was 2nd runner up- from his bio:
“Travis chose Rabbit Hash and you should choose this cat to be the new Mayor of Rabbit Hash. He is the ONLY candidate that actually resides in Rabbit Hash.” Sad. More information on this historic election here.
Creepy or awesome? You decide.
Wow. Two of my favorite things in the world right now, the Brooklyn Museum and HBO’s new series True Blood, just blew my mind a lot. According to the Brooklyn Museum’s blog, the Bird Lady artifact featured in the first episode of season 2 is a replica of an artifact in the museum’s collections and was just featured in an a recent exhibit. holy shit. The most awesome Shelley Bernstein had the honor of talking to the production designer about the statue. Read the interview HERE. And another BK Museum blog entry HERE.
ps. i just learned from the brooklyn museum blog that HBO has made a True Blood wiki. Play with it HERE. wow. i feel super nerdy for posting that now.
i’ve done similar things – my AC installation methods have involved used bricks, towels and magazines, but i made it work! more super-helpful fixing strategies here.
I’m heading home this weekend for the 4th of July and am now kind of curious to see the King Tut exhibit that has been touring around the country for the past couple of years (though it conspicuously skipped New York) and opened on Saturday at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. It’s kind of neat that the Children’s Museum is hosting it and not the Indianapolis Museum of Art or one of the universities but I’m kind of glad because being one of the best museums for children in the country, it doesn’t get as much cred as it deserves. Ok, I’ve said my piece.
June 27 – October 25, 2009
Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday – Thursday: June 28 – July 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Aug. 2 – mid-October: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Final two weeks of the exhibit: (daily) 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
First and Third Thursday of each month: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Adults: $25 Monday – Thursday / $30 Friday – Sunday
Children (2 – 17): $15 All Times
Seniors (60+): $23 Monday – Thursday / $27.50 Friday – Sunday
Adult Members: $15 All Times
Youth Members: $8 All Times
Toddlers under 2 are admitted free
Audio Tour: $7 All Times
Youth/Group/Member Audio Tour: $6 All Times
Over 130 treasures from the tomb of the “Boy King” and other important rulers from 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history will be on exhibit at The Children’s Museum. The exhibit will feature striking objects from some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, from the 4th Dynasty into the Late Period (about 2600 B.C. – 660 B.C.), many of which have never visited the United States.
Four galleries devoted to King Tut will correspond to the four rooms of his nearly intact tomb where the treasures were discovered by British explorer Howard Carter in 1922. Legendary artifacts from the antechamber, the annex, the treasury and the burial chamber will include Tutankhamun’s golden sandals, jewelry, furniture, weaponry and statuary. This blockbuster exhibit will also feature the largest image of King Tut ever found — a 10-foot statue that may have originally stood at his mortuary temple and retains much of its original paint, one of four gold and precious-stone-inlaid canopic jars and CT scans of Tut’s mummy.
Running from 1981 to 1987, the Canadian show Today’s Special followed the adventures of Jeff, a mannequin who came to life every night after closing with the aid of a magic cap; his display-designer friend Jodie; and puppet buddies Sam Crenshaw (the store security guard) and Muffy (a mouse who speaks only in rhyme). Each episode taught a lesson: about hats, friendship, and even alcoholism. But for impressionable young ones, the real education came from learning the strict rules that kept Jeff breathing. Losing the hat paralyzes him, and one step outside the store makes him a mannequin for good.
My mom told my sister about this show and Alison was pretty sure it was made up. But it’s real. It’s about a chimp that’s a secret agent.
not really exciting or newsworthy. i just thought i’d share…
Dr. Zizmor and 1888 Margarita are classics – but this may be my favorite
..about which the BoHF says “Good cause, but scary. I wonder if the person who got his eyes knows all the gruesome shit they saw on Law and Order.”
love that. see all five here.
Cafe Grumpy, the beloved coffee shop below my apartment is opening a new store today in Park Slope at 7th Ave between 11th and 12th streets. If you visit today you can get a free drink or something. Also they are running a nifty promotion where if you buy a bag of coffee or finish your drink punch card, you can enter to win a drawing for a free espresso machine.
more of your nerdy boyfriends here
This blog might only be interesting to the Museum Studies and Library and Information Science crowd, but Suggested Donation is an great blog about museum and archive related things in NYC and beyond. I’m a little jealous that I don’t have my own museum blog but I know I wouldn’t be able to keep up on the museum news like these kids, nor could I design such a snazzy website. Instead, I’ll just direct you to their blog. enjoy.
So one of my most favoritest restaurants in my neighborhood is Papacitos. It’s an amazing Mexican joint with many veggie and vegan options, awesome fish tacos, and cute delivery boys. They also have an amazing outdoor patio and right now it’s byob because they somehow lost their liquor license. Anyways, recently Gothamist reported that they got their shit fucked up and robbed of $10k and their sound system (see below).
After Black Betty’s and several other restaurants/favorite bakeries going out recently, I am going to do whatever I can to support Papacitos and keep it from going under as well. I was there this afternoon for a quick brunch and it was a little sad without the classic rock they usually pump through the place but my breakfast burrito was A+. I strongly urge everyone to eat there because the food is excellent (the chef used to work at Brooklyn Label), the patio is beautiful, and i don’t want to see another one of my favorite restaurants go out of business this year. sad face (i hate emoticons).