Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

color me autumn

red hook, ny

Taylor made

Benjamin Moore has named "Breath of Fresh Air" (color number 806) its Color of the Year for 2014. 

The hue is described as an ethereal blue that is both livable and functional. 

"We chose Breath of Fresh Air because we were seeing it across several different environments – it's our new neutral," said Ellen O'Neill, Benjamin Moore creative director. 

"Our Color of the Year and Color Trends 2014 palette is a direct result of the fresh color cues and pastel trends we've seen throughout the home furnishing, fashion and even pop culture landscape."

Thursday, October 24, 2013

goodbye to all that

function ├╝ber alles

Remember the German Luxury Bishop of Limburg we reported back on the 13th?

Turns out it wasn’t $42 million he blew through building his house and office and chapel. It was $43 million according to Huffington Post.

Martin Luther protested similar excesses of the Roman Catholic Church way back in 1517, splitting off Lutherans and new Reformed Churches, but Catholicism resists change.

Pope Francis caught wind of the Luxury Bishop and in a public ruling, expelled him from Bishophood.

This is also “reformation” when you are elected Pope on a platform of humility and serving the poor, but Francis has to be careful not to upset too much, too soon.

(Re)form follows function.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

banned by the BBC

Because nice folks didn’t “go all the way” in 1972.

But Eric Carmen from Cleveland, Ohio did: with a band called the Raspberries, a searing opening guitar riff and a tribute to the Beatles beginning about 2:10. (come on!) 

3:16 of power-pop perfection and 
#5 on Billboard's Top 100 Singles of 1972 

field day

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


At first I kinda hoped this was Photoshop’d. See the people on the beach?

Turns out it’s not.

These are amateur, 20-something stuntmen from Ukraine.

best rock&roll costume ever


Monday, October 21, 2013

the smoker you drink, the player you get on Monday

There was a lot to party about in 1973.

Forty years later and Joe Walsh’s guitar has given nothin’ back.

Play it loud and just try to stay seated. lol

cyber cybstitute

Japan leads the world in a preoccupation with digital technology.

They’ve developed incredibly sophisticated virtual worlds with internet communication systems.

Now they are finally seeing a backlash. 

A third of young people under 30 seek material wealth and have never dated at all.


In fact, 45% of Japanese women aged 16-24 "were not interested in or despised sexual contact". 

More than a quarter of men agreed. 

Satisfaction is found online.

61% of single men and 49% of women aged 18-34 are not in any kind of real world romantic relationship, a rise of almost 10% from five years ago.

Pressured with work responsibility, young Japanese men are increasingly turning their interests to online porn and virtual-reality girlfriends, sex robots and anime cartoons.

Japanese media calls this sekkusu shinai shokogun, or "celibacy syndrome".
Studies indicate this may be a harbinger of future sexual preferences in other countries, too.

Fewer babies were born in Japan in 2012 than in any year on record.

If the trend continues Japan projects to lose 1/3rd of its population in the 50 years ahead.