Everyone I know complains. They complain about money, work, relationships, their commute, and anything else under the sun that rubs them the wrong way. I also find myself getting aggrivated at the littlest things sometimes. When I saw this painting, I was pretty blown away by the percentages, and really kind of ashamed by some of the things I have recently let get under my skin. Im lucky, and if you are reading this, then you are probably pretty luck too.
Some of this kids lines were just too funny not to share this video. He’s fighting stereotypes one lyrical masterpiece at a time, and he wants everyone to know exactly how much he really likes chicken. Im not exactly sure that naming the song “Ill Bust The Windows Out Your Car” was the best name he could come up with, but at least its catchy. Some people might think its pretty ridiculous to pen an entire song about chicken, but I am actually envious of it. I took a step back, and realized I dont think I love any food enough to make a song about it, come to think of it, I dont think I love ANYTHING enough to make a song about it. Im not sure what my favorite part of this video is, but the kids dad doing the slow Cleveland shuffle in the background is ranking pretty high right now.
Love Letter is a project by Stephen Powers with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and is sponsored by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. It is a installation scattered throughout West Philly which really emphasizes the true meaning of love. People get so caught up in the story book meaning of romance that they forget it is the simplest things in life that make relationships work. I’m not sure if this is dedicated to one person, but if it is it might be the best expression of love I have ever seen. The series consists of 50 or so murals, which took god knows how long to complete. I think my favorite one has to be the letter magnets. I have those on my refrigerator so I can relate. Yes. Im 27 with letter magnets. This is a post about love, not judging, lay off. Heres a ton of pics. Enjoy!
Speaker Boxin will be held at Sonar at 407 E. Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21202 on Saturday July 10, 2010.
ATTENTION VENDORS!! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for vendor information.
DOOR OPEN AT 8:30 PM. ALL COMPETITORS BE THERE AT 8:30PM SHARP!
All battles will be tournament style. Competitors will be chosen at random to compete head-to-head until there is only one man (or woman) standing.
All battles will be judged by a panel of 3 or 5 judges to be revealed in the coming weeks. Winners of the freestyle battle and the producer battle will take home a cash prize of $200. The winning DJ and the best in the b-boy cypher will take home $100 cash.
Registration will be open until July 8th. You can sign up by sending an email to email@example.com with the name of the battle you would like register for in the subject line. Registration for any of the battles is $20. Once registered (paid) you will be put on the guest list and can walk right in the club by saying your name at the door.
Artist Will Varner is committing national blasphemy with one of his latest illustrations that corrupts the American flag to highlight the country’s steady dip into Orwellian territory of 1984. “Surveillance 2010″ is the kind of work that not only creates a poignant statement, but is also intended to make people think. Think about your Gmail account, your FaceBook, even the porn sites you visit. Do you think all of the ads that are popping up just happen to be of the same things you “like” or talk about in your email? That information is shared and passed along, and you are intentionally targeted. Nice interpretation of ongoing invasion of privacy that is being caused by the internet.
We aren’t too sure how everyone else is holding up, but its not looking so good over here now that Lost is over. I found myself sweating and eating peanut butter out of the jar the first Tuesday after the finale. It just doesnt feel right that I dont have Lost to watch on Tuesday nights any more. I take every chance I get to jump into a conversation about how good the show was, or what we THINK the finale was intended to mean. I got into one such conversation today, and a buddy let me know that he didnt really like the last episode, and then sent me this video. I have to agree with some of this stuff. WTF?!
There is nothing I like more than the show Cops. Honestly, every time I watch it, it just makes me feel a little better about my self. I may not have that much money stashed away in the bank, I might work at a regular, semi boring job, and I may be single, but at least Im not blowing dudes in the ally for Newport 100′s. Cops somehow manages to always find the lowest of the low, doing things from down right crazy, to just plain idiotic. Sometimes I feel a little bad when I am watching it and judging these poor souls. Then I think to myself, “dont feel bad, that guy just stole his grandmas car and then smashed it into the front window of the local pet store because he was high on some homemade chemical concoction”. This is the best of the best. POP IT JOHNNNNYYY!!!!! (props to anyone who gets that)
I always wondered what the managers were saying when they argue with umpires. I also dont really understand it. What do they hope to happen? The ump says “shit ya know what? Since you called me a pip squeak pussy, I must have made the wrong call” and just over turn it? This is a deleted scene from the Playing For Peanuts documentary, this is the first time Wally Backman’s tirade, performed while wearing a microphone, has seen the light of day. And it is superb.
The documentary chronicled the first and only season of the South Georgia Peanuts, of the short-lived South Coast League. The umpire could care less really, probably because hes thinking “I dont need this shit, I havent gotten paid in a month”.
With the release of the Karate Kid remake all set to come out this summer, the original bad boy from Newark, Daniel Larusso realizes just how far from grace he has fallen. Once the #1 heart throb in America, Ralph Macchio is now a 48 year old has been. His friends and family do everything in their power to convince him that his nice guy act can only get him so far, and he goes on a mission to change his reputation from pretty boy push over, to a bad ass crane kicking mother fucker.
Philip Zimbardo, a longtime Stanford University professor, conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. Zimbardo says people fall into six different “time zones”: Past-Positive ,PastNegative ,PresentFatalism ,PresentHedonism ,Future , and “Transcendtal” Future. I thought this video was great because it is so visual. Its more like a movie and less like a lecture.