Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Top-Shelf Piece of Art

This is another photo I took back around 2005 or 2004. I really wish I had been paying better attention to the name of the artist at this gallery show. (God, I miss my camera phone.)

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Pepsi Introduces Carbon-Neutral PepsiFLAT

PURCHASE, New York — Soft drink giant Pepsi unveiled their new "environmentally sustainable" beverage PepsiFLAT today, at a press conference outside the company's world headquarters. The drink is not carbonated, substituting the recognized greenhouse gas with a proprietary chemical that simulates the sensation of carbon dioxide bubbles by selectively attaching to nerve cells on the surface of the consumer's tongue, gums and throat.

Due to recent legislation emphasizing the reduction of carbon emissions nationwide, the new chemical qualified for fast-tracking under guidelines administered by the FDA. "The average liter of soda contains 6 grams of CO2," Pepsi CEO Eric Foss told journalists at the PepsiFLAT product launch, adding, "That's roughly 389,000 tons of CO2 released nationally each year prior to consumption and in the form of burps." [Link]

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Mysterious Colt 45 Malt Liquor Calendar

I took these photos on my cell phone way back in 2005 — while on a bender in college that concluded at a house party by people I didn't know. It was a pin-up calendar on the refrigerator and I've never been able to find any trace of its existence here on the Internet Online.

I think that speaks volumes on "the internet as secretly kind of segregated." Discuss.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Thanks, Hannah Arendt!

"In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism."—Hannah Arendt

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Salon Dot Com, You Did It This Time

I often do not like the photoshopped images that accompany pieces on Salon, but this is really really fun. [Link to the article itself]

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

After A Swear-Heavy Walk Home Tonight

I don't think I have ever more identified with Bill O'Reilly, as I did watching this meltdown mega-mix:

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Friday, May 02, 2008

This Shouldn't (But Did) Appear Before Standard Operating Procedure

So, I was at the Angelika, watching the new Errol Morris documentary Standard Operating Procedure with two of my friends, and this was the commercial that played before the trailers:

I neither jest nor jape when I say unto thee that there were audible groans (audience-wide!) once it became apparent what this was for.

And it's no surprise why: People who go to see a documentary exploration of the Abu Ghraib prison photos, the social context within which they were taken, and the U.S. service people who appear in those photos—these people aren't in the mood for Louis Vuitton.

[Thanks to coworker, not housemate, Jessica who found this online]

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Things My Friends Found

[Thanks, Beth H.!]

The 10 Most Vulgar Stock Ticker Symbols

[Thanks Emily Z.!]

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