Friday, May 27, 2005


Hang out in someone's uterus, of course!

Like to see the crowds that will flock to this sighting.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Stream the New White Stripes

Update: It's baaaaaack. Now go get your Satan on.

White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan

I guess you have to respect Jack and Meg for "making it" on their last release and then totally taking a u-turn on this album. Satellite radio has been playing the first track, "Blue Orchid," to death, and I really love it. Have to listen to the rest of the album a few more times, but I'm kinda digging the eclectic sounds. Don't worry, diehards, there are a few classic Stripes thrash-blues tracks ("Instinct Blues," for example) for those hipsters who like the old sound and haven't cast them aside for being sellouts. Oh, and Meg sings again, which is always nice.

Thanks to Scenestars for the hook up!

British Museum Gets Punk'd, Likes It

Banksy is an "art terrorist" who pulls cultural pranks by secreting his work into museums and performing stealth installations. The pieces don't get noticed for weeks at a time and then everyone has a big laugh. Love the play on the credibility that museums give art and artists.

Back in the '80s Jeffrey Vallance was an instructor at Otis-Parsons in LA, who I had met briefly, and he did a similar thing where he painted electrical outlet covers and installed them at LACMA. He then sent out invitations to his "opening" at the museum. It's all documented in that RE/Search book Pranks!.

Anyway, Banksy just put another piece in the British Museum, a fake artifact with a man pushing a shopping cart that is characterized as "early man venturing towards the out-of-town hunting grounds." I love it, the Beeb loves it, and the British Museum loves it. What's not to love?

Cave art hoax hits British Museum

Props to Carbongeek for finding it first.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Ever Feel Like You've Been Cheated?

I don't want to tell America "I told you so," but this memo that is still mostly absent from the U.S. media kind of reinforces the point that we are a bunch of gullible idiots.

Read the full memo here: The Sunday Times - Britain: The Secret Downing Street Memo

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Hasta la Vista, Menses

Scarborough Country gets scammed into believing that Arnold Schwarzenegger actually said, "If we get rid of the moon, women, those menstrual cycles are governed by the moon, will not get (pre-menstrual syndrome). They will stop bitching and whining." Thanks to Howard Stern we once again have proof that cable news networks are lazy asses who don't bother to check their facts.

Best outraged quote: "Hey, governor, way to make 50 percent of California's voting population turn frigid toward you."

Schwarzenegger Not Mad at the Moon

Friday, May 06, 2005

Number of the Beast Revised

What the hell is Iron Maiden going to do? My favorite part about this story is that the number of the beast has been "devalued" according to this religious site. As if it were a currency or perhaps a stock traded on the market. Either way, the beast doesn't pull as much clout as it used to.

Number of the Beast Devalued to 616