As Im sure many of you know, November is the month when men around the world come together in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer. They will unite in a fun and unique way, by growing their mustaches for the entire month. Ive always had a thing for a cool looking mustache, and I took this opportunity to do my part in finding a cure. Now, my stache has a bit of trouble growing in at full Hulk Hogan capacity, so Ive decide that for the first 2 weeks, I will let my beard act as a set of training wheels, and when the stache is ready to ride on its own, I will set it free for the world to embrace. This is also going to be a challenge, because Im a single guy living in the NYC area, and right about now I look like a homeless thug who jumped the boarder in Texas. Im not a rocket scientist, but Im pretty sure thats not the look that most girls are going after.
Please check out the Movember page for more information on the cause. It also has a ton of information on how to get involved. Girls, just because you cant grow a nice looking mustache ( I know, its upsetting) it doesnt mean you cant help out. Women are encouraged to help raise money as well.
And here is the all important donation page. Please donate whatever you can spare to helping to find a cure.
NEWSWEEK rewinds the first 10 years of the new century, reminding you of the best, worst, and unforgettable moments. It’s crazy to watch this and remember certain events that feel like they happened yesterday. From start to finish it is a great rapid fire montage that goes from Y2K to Michael J.
I came across some amazing illustrations by a Russian designer named Tosska. Im sure there is more to this guy than just his name, but pretty much all the information I can find on him is in Russian, and although I consider myself a genious, Russian is not one of the things I excell at. So, here is the link to his page, and below are some illustrations.
There are certain things in this world that rub me the wrong way. This week I’m sharing my pet peeves, fears, and situations that make me downright paranoid. These are the things that make me cringe when I’m stuck with my own disturbing thoughts. I’m sure some of the themes and situations will make you ask, “Really?” Others however, I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to.
I’ve always had a hard time shitting in public bathrooms. I’ll do it if I’m about to Dumb and Dumber Harry Dunne my pants, but those times are rare. It all started when I walked by a Port-A-John with the words “Hot Lunch” spray painted on the side of it with a ghoulish gray shit color. It stopped me in my tracks as it forced one of the worst visuals I’ve ever assembled in my head. All I could think of was school cafeteria chicken patty topped with mashed potatoes covered in gravy marinating in blue shaded piss at the bottom of the trench. Imagine that splash back.
Lately, even pissing in public cesspools has become a real problem. The Port Authority bus station has scarred me forever. Most of us are familiar with the stable of bums that call the Port Authority home. For those of you who aren’t abreast with this lovely hobo sanctuary, picture the Thriller video after Mike turns into a zombie and the choreography stops. Many of these homeless folks, without makeup, look like the extras that chased that hot mocha piece to the abandoned house that led to her doom. It is apparent that Thriller zombies made their way to Manhattan and now pan handle while you’re trying to get the paper in the morning. Bums like to sleep in the bathrooms because the stall feature allows them to sleep in accommodations you’d find at your local Motel 6.
I’ve always been a fan of spray paint, more so of tasteful graffiti. Spray paint seems to be the red headed stepchild of the art world even though it can create some amazing things. Space painting is a specific style of spray paint art which is created in minutes if you know the techniques. The outer space scenes which are created are truly out of this world…..lame joke. Some of these scenes remind of some early 90′s t-shirts, the ones on the rack next to the shirt with gigantic animal scenes.
Check out what this guy created in just a minute.
The artists at spacepaintings.com are the best at it, check out their site for instruction or just to buy some art.
The PedalPub is one of the coolest things I’ve come across in a while. In short, you rent out this cart/bike/bar on wheels, that you can cruise around while drinking beers and slamming shots. The PedalPub carries 16 passengers, plus the driver. There are 5 pedaling seats, on each side, plus one non-pedaling seat over the rear wheels. There is also a bench in the back of the PedalPub that seats three, plus one standee spot in the middle for the “bartender”. When you rent the PedalPub a driver is supplied by law, so all you have to do is pedal and some dude steers for you, allowing you to go as fast or slow as you want. The PedalPub will run you about $150 an hour, but divided by 16 people, it equates to virtually nothing. I couldn’t imagine how awesome it would be to cruise the streets of New York on one of these bad boys with 15 of your friends, like you wouldn’t be the talk of the town, not like I’m not already. Zootpatrol will be renting one of these when the weather gets nicer, and will be sure to document the experience.
They image above really has nothing to do with the movie,or this post, but when I saw Mr. T and Chuck Norris making out I couldn’t not post it. Anyway, say what you will about Hollywood, but Clash of the Titans looks god-awesome. Clash of the Titans is an upcoming 2010 American fantasy film which is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, itself loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. The film is directed by Louis Leterrier and stars Sam Worthington. It defiantly has that “300″ look to it which I dig, but hopefully it is a little better.
Your day will only be as good as you want it to be. Make the most of it.
When I was a kid, I was into LEGOs like everyone else. I would build little houses, which were basically a few blocks put together with a flat roof. A box really. Then I would throw a little man on the side and call it a day. LEGOs served to also just lay around the house, causing my parents to step on them and the scream in rage because I “cant take care of anything”.
Nathan Sawaya chooses to build his awe-inspiring art out of the same toy building blocks that I used for sling shot ammo when I was 8, the LEGO. The former corporate lawyer quit his job in 2001 to focus on becoming the world’s foremost LEGO artist. That in itself is a creative goal. “Harvard was good, and making 150K a year as a lawyer is decent, but I want to be more. I want to be the most famous LEGO artist OF ALL TIME!”. OK, calm down man, just do it already then. With more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York studio, Sawaya’s sculptures take many forms, and its a good thing he was able to stack some coin from being a lawyer. 1.5 MILLION!
Jeju Island in South Korea is called “the pearl of Korea”. Every year it attracts the attention of tens of thousands of tourists. One of the sights of this tropical paradise is the land of love – a theme park, opened in 2004, which sports a series in a gorgeous garden filled with erotic sculptures. For relatively conservative South Korea this is a very unique phenomenon and actually pretty envelope pushing for most other countries. The collection of sculptures that illustrate the pleasures of the flesh is continually updated so that people who frequent the island will never get sick of seeing the same thing. These sculptures are created not only by young, but very well-known K
orean sculptors. Personally, Im not exactly sure how I would react to seeing 2 giant Asian statues boning eachother in a field filled with daisies. Next time your in South Korea, swing by to the Island of Love, who knows, maybe you could learn a thing or two.