French fashion giant Hermes has recently teamed with a Monaco yacht builder Wally to create probably the most badass yacht the world has ever seen. The eco friendly yacht is full of windows to allow natural light along with solar panels that cover the roof and sides to generate energy that is projected to save 200 tons of diesel fuel a year. This boat is more like your own movable island rather than a yacht. The price tag is 90 million if you feel like picking one up.
Growing up an 80′s baby, I really had no choice but to like He-Man. Ok, more like LOVE He-Man. What young boy didnt think it was cool to run around in your underwear swinging a sword at some bastard with a skull for a face? Also, his hair cut was out of this world. I used to sport the bowl cut so hard it wasnt even really funny. Actually my entire crew rocked the bowl, but we had one clear cut leader. He is now formally known as “The Kid”, but back in the day he was known around Northen NJ as the young lad with maybe the most amazing bowl cut ever, and you can bet your ass He-Man was his inspiration. Opening on January 8th, Gallery 1988 LA presents their 4th annual tribute show, this time honoring He-Man and the Masters of the Universe!! I got a sneak peak at some of the entries and damn, I couldnt have done a better job at picking the subject matter for these 2 paintings. Check back in January when we will have a complete review, and some more submissions of the He-Man series.
Andy Kaufman was a little before my time, but from what I saw of him on the re runs of Taxi he was seriously out there. It was hard to tell where the line was drawn, as he regularly blurred the line of seriousness with his ground breaking form of comedy. Famous for his role as Latka Gravas on television’s Taxi and for his appearances on Saturday Night Live and his own variety show, the legendary eccentric performer Andy Kaufman provoked a national outrage in 1977 by taunting the women of America and challenging them to wrestle him live on television. Taking on an aggressive and ridiculous personality based upon the characters invented by professional wrestlers, he offered a $1,000 reward to any woman who could pin him.Thousands of fired-up females (and a few males) responded to the call, and Kaufman received a torrent of impassioned challenges, hate mail, and love letters from would-be wrestling contenders.
These fascinating and sometimes bizarre handwritten letters, photographs, and illustrations from would-be contenders are here assembled into a great book titled “Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts!”
Kaufman’s girlfriend at the time of his death, Lynne Margulies, provides an introduction. Bob Zmuda, Kaufman’s cohort and longtime friend, writes the foreword.
There are millions of motivational, or demotivational posters out there, so to do a top ten is impossible. Instead here is just a daily dose of some funny motivational posters for your enjoyment.
The wait is finally over for arguably the best two rappers in the game to come together on a track. There was the “Forever Remix” a few months ago that featured both artists on the same song, but it was clearly not a collaboration, but instead, just each rapper submitting their verse to a producer via email to peice together. The latest song to be leaked off Lil Wayne’s ongoing delayed album “The Rebirth” is called “Drop The World”. The Rebirth is Wayne’s rap/rock project that has been slated for release months ago but keeps getting pushed back due to inadequate buzz. “Drop the World” is the third song in as many weeks to supposedly leak off of Rebirth, an album that has seen so many singles and leaks drop on and off its ever-changing track list that it’s unclear what the state of the album is at this point. Eminem’s contribution stands out as the clear highlight of “Drop the World,” as he brings a furious verse that we can only hope is emblematic of the work Em might pack onto Relapse 2 in 2010.
Note: Eminem is releasing a new cd next week called “Relapse: Refill”. The cd is getting publicized as an actual studio album, but it is more like a mixtape. The songs are left over songs from his first album “The Relapse” and also includes the “Forever Remix” you’ve heard a million times. The 7 unreleased songs are being packaged with the original Relapse cd. Eminem has said he has going in a totally different direction with his new album “Relapse 2″ due out later in 2010.
The horror movie genre is something I never really got into all that much, mainly because I’m a pussy. Secondly, there are just so many bad horror movies that they give me that awkward “wow, who agreed to write, direct and finance this piece of shit” feeling. Something I am a big fan of though is movie posters. In college I had a ton, and the Kill Bill sneak peak posters were main staples in my apartment thanks to my roommate who worked at the theater, and who is now a big wig that gets us into premieres. Friends in high places people. Learn it. Live it. Anyway, I came across some Horror movie posters from the past 90 years. There were about 50 on the list, but I decided to pick ones from about every 5 years. Realize I said ABOUT. I understand that some of these movies are off by a year or two. Don’t email me or else I’ll send Jason to your house with a Hockey mask and a kitchen knife as a Christmas present.
The new trailer for Robin Hood starring Russel Crowe and Cate Blanchett hit the net today and boy oh boy does it look awesome. Ridley Scott, the director of Gladiator, defiantly brings a lot of the same feel to his new movie Robin Hood which is due out May 2010. Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richards army against the French. Upon Richards death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion, a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.
If you’re looking for the world’s fastest car, this very well could be it. It’s called the GT9-R, and it’s the latest product from Porsche tuners extraordinaire 9ff. Although based loosely on a Porsche 911, little of the end product is shared with the existing sportscar. Instead the GT9-R packs as much as 1120 horsepower in a lightweight custom body for a top speed in excess of 414 km/h (257 mph), making it arguably the fastest car in the world – faster even than the Bugatti Veyron. Only twenty will be made at an undisclosed price, but considering the “base” GT9 cost half a million euros, make sure you’ve got enough left over for gas and tires.
To honor the grizzled, alcoholic author Charles Bukowski on the 20th anniversary of his death, a literary tour operator thought it was time for a commemorative stamp–and they launched an online petition to show how serious they are. The USPS is not likely to embrace the idea, but it’s actually a smart one. Bukowski is one of my favorite authors so I would love to see this idea become a reality. Besides his expertise in whiskey and women, Bukowski was also postal worker until age 49–he even wrote what is perhaps the most famous book about a post office, Post Office.
Let’s be honest, this idea is not likely to see the light of day, and Buk needs all the help he can get, but how great would it be send a letter to your grandma, and put a Broads, Beer, Books, stamp on the letter.
If you like this idea, and would love to see some Bukowski stamps in circulation, check out the online petition page
The world’s best dog collar has arrived. The Bark4Beer dog collar features a retractable bottle opener and dog collar combined. That means no more searching for a bottle opener when at a party or sitting on your couch, just call over your 4-legged best friend and start popping bottles. Now all you have to teach your dog is how to actually get in your pickup truck, drive down the street, and pick you up a 12 pack of Natty Light. Buy one today for $14.95 at their website here.