Alexander Esguerra’s “It’s Just Sex” isn’t really just sex. All the paint swirls and strokes are the artistic product of long sex sessions, which apparently involved some maneuvering. The “Literal Expressionism” art action brings together diverse couples, smothers them in paint, and gives them a canvas on which to show their affectionate friendships, anniversaries and adulteries. Though the art-making took place in private, a making-of documentary featuring intimate interviews further celebrates the love we all share for doing it. The official one night launch will be at 676 Broadway on May 21st, but be sure to stop by Gallery Bar for cheap drinks and a raffle – you may just win dibs on taking home one of the canvases. How can you say no to that? Cheap drinks and possibly hanging a canvas in your living room covered in paint from two strangers having sex.
I work in publishing and its sometimes pretty boring. If I worked for Che Magazine, I dont think there would be a dull moment in my day. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Belgian men’s rag has set up a website, “the blow job,” where you blow into your computer’s microphone to make a woman’s skirt rise. If you make it rise all the way up (not hard), you get to register for a chance to win a free year of Ché. If you don’t blow hard enough, you’re called a pussy. Oh, and a stupid pic of you blowing is automatically posted on the site. The below ad sticks to their promise to show men the perfect world.
Ben Heine is an illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. The 26-year-old was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and currently resides in Brussels. He has studied graphic arts, sculpture and holds a degree in journalism. Oh yeah he can also speak fluent French, English and Dutch! His most recent project caught my eye, which he describes as digital circlism. Using varying sizes of different shaded circles, Heine meticulously arranges them to form incredible digital portraits. Heine isn’t just a one trick pony though, check out his website found here for some more unbelievable art work. (click on images to enlarge)
The Major League movies are classics, well at least 1 and 2. One of the best scenes in Major League II is Willie Mays Hayes diving over Jack Parkman to take home plate. Who didn’t want to try this move after they saw it, I’m surprised we haven’t seen it attempted in the majors yet. Brian Kownacki from Fordham University actually pulled it off in a recent game against Iona. Here’s the clips from the movie and the real play. “Here’s Parkman doing his little shimmy, it makes the girls here in Cleveland puke.”
Richard Branson lives the dream owning an airline, mobile company, record label, island and now space travel company. His latest toy is something anyone would love to try, it’s an electric submarine that looks more like an underwater airplane. The submersible is named Necker Nymph and he keeps it at his own private island, Necker Island. The sub costs 415,000 Euro, (not sure what that is in dollars) and can reach depths of 130ft. The luxury sub has fighter jet technology and is piloted with a joystick. While most subs use ballast to propel subs under the water, the Nymph uses downward ‘lift’ on the wings to fly down. I did a post on his space travel company last week and the more you read about Branson, the more you feel like an under achieving herb, so don’t feel bad when you do.
Seat-hogs, stair-blockers, butt-touchers, open-mouth coughers, loud music listening people beware. You have been called out. Finally. These people are bad at riding the subway, and its even worse when you are crammed next to them during rush hour. They must be put in line. Enter artist Jason Shelowitz. He surveyed New Yorkers about their subway peeves and wrote rules around them. Now he’s launching a guerrilla etiquette campaign and Im sure its bound to get the attention of a lot of subway riders. Lets just hope the ones who are being called out actually pay attention and straighten up their act. Check out the rest of the posters that are making their way around the NYC subway stations here.
As much as the music industry is against piracy, I can’t see it going away any time soon. Here is piracy and the music industry by the numbers to get a glimpse of what is really going on.
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When myspace first came out it was a pretty big deal, and I guess by the numbers it kind of still is, ut a lot has changed. Myspace is now like that abandoned theme park in a depleted town. I don’t know if it was the ridiculous flashing pages with a million banners and pictures spread out everywhere, or just the fact that it was a gold mine for pedophiles and perverts. Either way I’m sure 90% of you have deleted or haven’t used your myspace in years, but there are still some people who rep Space, here are 8 kinds of people who still rock out on myspace.
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Being on the forefront of new technology and being allowed to be one of the first to use it would no doubt be awsome. Unless your the jackass from Apple that leaves the new Iphone 4G at a bar in Redwood City, CA while he had it for testing. Gray Powell, 27 from Apple reportedly left it at the Gourmet Haus Staudt bar after commenting on
his facebook page using the phone how good German beer is. The new Iphone is not expected to drop until late June and like everything else Steve Jobs unveil’s it was suppose to be kept under strict secrecy and then let loose at a dazzling public relations event. In other words, this guy is instantly fired. I don’t really feel bad though because this dude probably makes bank if he’s working for Apple and can get a new job no problem. Gizmodo.com reportedly paid the bar $5,000 for the phone and broke the story today.
Beach Park, a water park in Brazil, has an insane-looking giant waterslide called, appropriately enough, Insano. Original, I know. To promote it, digital agency Pmweb sent out a pretty sweet e-mail, designed to give you the feeling of flying down the horrifying contraption. The JPG from the e-mail is posted below. If I wasnt afraid of heights, and I could swim, I would be on the next flight out to Brazil to check out Captain Insano.
(Check the ad below)