Scott Wade is an artist from Wimberly, Texas. Wade isn’t a typical artist though, because the only thing Scott Wade uses is a paint brush and dirt. Scott lives in a hilled area, where very fine dust is kicked up every day which covers everything in sight, including his cars. After drawing “Wash Me!” with his finger got old, Wade decided to get a little more in depth and creative with his dirt brushing on his back car window. Using paintbrushes to remove select areas of dust, Wade recreates famous artworks from the past, as well as his own original pieces.
After reading RZA’s book, The Tao of Wu, I have become re-obsessed with the Wu Tang Clan and their ground breaking history that changed the face of hip hop throughout the 1990′s. One thing that always set the Wu apart was their gritty style of lyrics, beats, and cover art. They were the group shooting videos in the basement of a Brownsville apartment. They were the group who wore over sized bubble jackets and never smiled. They were also the group who had some of the most original and raw cover art of the time. Enter the 36 Chambers looked like an intro CD to Cult learning. As I was reliving my youth by looking at old Wu Tang art, I came across these gems. These are redone covers done in Blue Note style. Blue Note was known for their striking and unusual album cover designs. It was distinguished by its tinted black and white photographs, creative use of sans-serif typefaces, and restricted color palette (often black and white with a single color), and frequent use of solid rectangular bands of color or white. A few mid-fifties Blue Note album covers featured drawings by an unknown artist, Andy Warhol. Im not exactly sure who made these, but pay that no mind. Im even considering having a few of these blown up to hang on my walls.
I recently read a Newsweek article entitled ‘A Path to Downward Mobility’. The quote that grabbed my attention read, “Every generation of Americans should live better than its predecessor. That’s Americans’ core definition of economic progress. But for today’s young, it may be a mirage.” Basically, my generation will be the first to be less successful than our parents. The article blamed things like increasing energy prices, stretched governments at all levels squeezing future disposable incomes, and pricey public services. However, I’m taking a different approach. Generation Whatever the Fuck, fucking sucks. I actually had to look up what generation I am a part of. It turns out I belong to Generation Y. Doesn’t really have the same ring to it as Generation X or the Baby Boomers. I don’t find it surprising Y sucks considering I’m too lazy to even put sheets on my bed. Everyday I wake up drooling on a bare, twin size mattress perched on the bottom half of a former bunk bed set. When I wake up on drunken mornings I know I’ve made it home safely if I see my signed Patrick Ewing Jersey I pissed $600 away for staring back at me. Sorry car payments and student loans, I had to have memorabilia from the eleventh best center of all time take up the entire wall facing my bed.
Living at home again after being away from college is a tough reality to swallow. When I was in high school, I thought a light bulb would go off in my head when I was in college that said, “OK it’s time to grow up.” That realization has yet to come. I can’t make a decision for the life of me. However, one of the few things I do know is that if I take a slam pig home, I can’t let Oinky see my limited edition silkscreen Arcade Fire concert posters hanging above my clown light switch from 1986. My generation is the type that when we want to class things up a bit, we will bring girls into our parents’ beds. Nothing says “I love you Mom” more than leaving a puddle of millions of potential grand kids for her to stew in. We are inconsiderate, indecisive pussies. We just aren’t as tough as our predecessors.
Dirty Ass Soaps is a company who makes custom bars of soap. Since they believe it should be just as fun getting cleaned than getting dirty, they make it fun to clean yourself up. Dirty Ass Soaps takes the boring concept of a bar of soap and turns them into masterpieces. I have always wanted to clean my chest with a bacon cheeseburger, so finally my dream has come true. So if you need a unique holiday gift idea here you go, or your like me and just want to wash up by rubbing your body with cheeseburgers, dentures, and rice krispy treats order here.
Maybe we are jumping the gun a little bit but it’s for a good cause. It’s time to stop decorating your Christmas tree with gingerbread men and candy canes, and time to start hanging grenades on your tree. By purchasing a XMas Declarations Grenade Ornament you’re supporting Ctrl.Alt.Shift’s fight against global conflict while revealing your family get-together for the war-zone it really is. Remarkably realistic, the ornament hangs by the grenade safety pin… as if you needed more reasons to be on edge during the holidays. Using creative media such as photography, film, stories, illustrations and music, the group aims to give a voice to the silent majority.
Look how happy those kids are staring at grenades on Christmas mourning. Make a difference and make your christmas tree look like Duke Nukem’s. (purchase here for $33)
The time comes in every mans life when he surrenders to his better half, gives up his bachelor pad, and moves in with his girl. Usually, this means a lot of good things. No more pizza and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches 7 nights a week. No more wearing the same dirty laundry for a whole month. Actually having a stocked fridge. If you add all this up, it seems like a no brainer. Moving in with your girl should be the smart move. But hold the phone. The one thing you sacrifice is your freedom to decorate your place however you want, with whatever you want. Now its a known fact that most men aren’t fashion experts, but that’s what we’re here for. Here’s a list of a couple of things that will ensure you don’t wake up one morning in Barbi’s playhouse. You might be a quitter, but you don’t have to be a Ken doll too.
These lamps are wall pieces that will make your friends think you run a slaughter house ever time you turn on the lights.
No doubt you will be getting annoyed when your girl starts yelling at you to put your keys, mail, and everything else is the same spot every time you walk in the door. If you are hanging your keys on an AK 47, that might not be so bad.
AK 47 Ice cube trays. As if drinking a Whiskey on the rocks isnt manly enough, now you can add to your hardcore ways with these puppies. Enough said.
A coffee table is something that most women love, and love to bitch about leaving beer cans on. If you had one that looked like a friggen TNT bomb, im pretty sure you would let a lot of things go.
I don’t use an umbrella. They show weakness. Plus I’m not a gremlin. Nothing happens to me if I eat after dark or get wet. But believe this, I would carry this every time a single cloud hit the sky.
So there you have it. The time may have come for you to give up a little bit of that oh so sweet bachelor freedom, but rest assure, if you follow the advice of us here at Zoot, and purchase a few key items, you might just find a way to deal with the fact that you just agreed to have sex with only one person for the rest of your life.
Every man on Earth should have some kind of sanctuary to retreat to when they are in need of man time. Whether that time is spent watching football for 10 hours straight, drinking beers with the boys, or getting your Madden tournament on. Believe it or not wikipedia even has a page dedicated to the man cave and couldn’t describe it any better, as if you doubted wikipedia. A man cave (also sometimes mantuary) is a male sanctuary, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or basement. Man caves can be equipped with accessories such as refrigerators, vending machines, putting greens, giant TVs, musical instruments, pool tables, and entertainment centers. A man cave may also be fitted out with a bar and sports memorabilia. Upscale sports-themed furnishings are also available to outfit a man cave. These rooms are also often decorated by the male, with little-to-no female influence. Read that last sentence again ladies, you are to have no say or opinion on how our man cave looks. So if I decide to turn our basement into “The Goonies” movie set, equipped with water slides and a full size pirate ship hanging out the back of the house, that what it’s going to be.
According to psychiatrist and author Scott Haltzman, it is important for a man to have a place to call his own, referring to a male area to retreat to. Some psychologists claim that a man cave can provide refuge from stressful surroundings and be beneficial to marriage. So ladies, when we go down to our man caves with our buddies, crush a 30 pack, smoke a pack of Newports, and scream so loud watching the game it wakes the neighbors, we are doing it to strengthen our marriage, your welcome.
The Nightclub Man-Cave
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is an upcoming film based on the 2003 video game of the same name. The film is directed by Mike Newell and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, and Alfred Molina. Filming is taking place in the United Kingdom and Morocco. The film is being made for Disney by Jerry Bruckheimer’s Studios, using the same team behind the Pirates Of The Caribbean for the shooting schedule. To me it looks like they could have done a better casting job. I like Jake Gyllenhaal, but something about him just doesn’t fit this roll, he’s not intense enough. I also like how this movie pretty much has the same concept of Lord of the Rings. A sword has great powers, there is bad guys who will use it to destroy the world, we must take it to a hidden place to destroy the sword, O.K. Frodo. Being made by Disney totally rules out any cool murder and or sex scenes, but the action does look entertaining.
D.C. Shoes co-owner Ken Block continues his reign of awesomeness with debut of his new Subaru WRX STI TRAX. The vehicle is a 400 hp/400 lb-ft torque carbon fiber snowmobile with steel skis and heated RECARO seats. There really is no limits to what this guy and his D.C. team, including Rob Dyrdek, can do as far as extreme sports. There youtube page DCShoesFILM Channel is loaded with wild videos and extreme media performed by Block and his team. Block’s new vehicle is kind of ironic though if you think about it. Be active get outside on the mountain, and then get in your car and drive around. Either way I don’t knock him, or his trail of awesome he is leaving behind.
Eminem was recently left off of MTV’s top 10 rappers list, and I’m pretty sure that he is going to have something to say about that, or at least turn some heads come the end of the year, when his album drops. This is a song that was left off of his last album, Relapse. As far was we know, it will not be included in his next album, due out at the end of the year, but damn, if this is the kind of stuff he is THROWING AWAY, then everyone in the rap game better get on their A game. I love the end of the third verse when he breaks into baby voice. You can say whatever you want about Em, but he is the most talented and well versed hip hop artist right now, and maybe of all time.