In Movies on July 16, 2011 at 4:06 pm
<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/15841377?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0″ width=”400″ height=”225″ frameborder=”0″></iframe><p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/15841377″>SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user4966286″>Diesel New Voices</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautifully shot film that follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes.
In Artsy Fartsy, Europa, World News on July 16, 2011 at 4:05 pm
A public monument to the Soviet Armed Forces in Sofia, Bulgaria was vandalized spectacularly over the weekend. The statues of the Second World War soldiers were painted to resemble such candy-colored figures of capitalist iconography as Superman, Ronald McDonald, Santa Claus, Captain America and The Joker. The spray-painted writing beneath it says the hack now puts the statue “in step with the times!”
Today, Bulgarian Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov denounced the act as “vandalism…We are the only ones led by some kind of destructive force when it comes to monuments of socialism.” The kid in red on the skateboard just thinks it’s awesome. [sofiaecho.com, photo via AP]
by Seth Abramovitch
In Artsy Fartsy, Movies on July 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm
Spike Jonze, who you may remember as the director of the uber dope Pharcyde “Drop” video, or from this or this old post of mine, also worked on this amazing film a couple of years ago. Literally one of the most visually stunning movies made in a long time. No doubt a live action tribute to one of my favorite painters Salvador Dali. A.must.see.
Click here for incredible stills from the film.
In Uncategorized on July 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm
Louis CK is one of my favorite comedians. click here for TIME’s article about his amazing FX series “Louie” and here for his twitter.
In World News on July 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm
if nothing else, start at 2:47 –mindblowing.
In Fun Fridays! on July 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm
BANANA GUARD – Protect Your Banana!
Are you fed up with bringing bananas to work or school only to find them bruised and squashed? Banana Guard allows you to safely transport and storage individual bananas letting you enjoy perfect bananas anytime, anywhere.
PENGUIN TEA TIMER
Making tea, though easy to do, is also time consuming. Once you pour the hot water into the cup, you must patiently hover over it, waiting for the tea to steep. Well, the Penguin Tea Timer happily does the waiting for you.
Place your tea cup under the beak and set it to the desired time. As you turn the timer dial, the beak lowers the tea into the hot water. When time is up, a bell sounds and the penguin automatically lifts his beak, removing the tea bag from the water. Read the rest of this entry »
In Artsy Fartsy on July 16, 2011 at 3:43 pm
So years ago, around 2007, when BAPE was in its pop culture prime (aka when you could buy all over print hoodies from that gas station on Crenshaw that sells Laker gear every play-off season, back when everyone in LA was waiting for the Melrose store to open) I read a really interesting interview with Nigo, BAPE’s founder. In it he talks about how one of the things that happens when you become an adult is you stop thinking only about your clothing and things your want wear, but start thinking MORE about your space, your home or room, whatever, and making it reflect you as much as your clothing does. I never forgot that, it stuck w me for a long time and now that I’m about three of four years into thinking a lot about the four places I’ve lived in that short time, I hella feel what he means.
Wish I could’ve found the article to share anyway this is all to say that im gonna start posting stuff that ive done to make my own space a place of peace.
check this post on my tumblr, where I’d originally posted it.
In from peacepaceselam on July 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm
tried the whole tumblr thing…such a mistake; what a mess. I’m gonna try to link my wordpress to my tumblr so i can just proceed to blog here and my tumblr will automatically update shorter versions or links or something onto my tumblr page. In the meantime I’m gonna put everything I posted there here. Here’s my tumblr page tho, if anyones interested.
glad to be back…let’s not break up again, okay?