AUGUST 7TH 2009 AUGUST 7TH 2009 I'm pretty excited for AUGUST 7th, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra comes out and I absolutely can not wait to see it. Not only was I all about GI Joe when I was a wee lass, but I'm all about Channing Tatum NOW. To be honest I thought that the cast would be a little more stacked but Dennis Quaid, Marlon Wayans and obviously Channing Tatum are enough to make me go.
Recently I came across Ryan McGinness, friggin sweet. He makes awesomely colorful and psychedelic "works" everything from welding, buttons and porcelain baked enamel on steel. You should for sure check out his stuff. Ryanmcginness.com . Here are a FEW of his many awesome works. I couldn't narrow it down, there's a lot.
I'm going to mix ideas today. My favorite weed quotes:
"Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could."- William F. Buckley Jr.""Forty million Americans smoked marijuana; the only ones who didn't like it were Judge Ginsberg, Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton." -Jay Leno"The drug is really quite a remarkably safe one for humans, although it is really quite a dangerous one for mice and they should not use it." - J.W.D Henderson Director of the Bureau of Human Drugs, Health and Welfare, Canada"When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point." - Barack Obama"I think pot should be legal. I don’t smoke it, but I like the smell of it." - Andy Warhol"I used to smoke marijuana. But I'll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, midevening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early midafternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning. . . . But never at dusk." - Steve MartinI think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong? - Willie NelsonWhy is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?” - Bill Hicks"It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics . . . dope and all that crap. It's a thousand times better than whiskey - it's an assistant - a friend."
- Louis ArmstrongThat is not a drug. It’s a leaf,"
- Arnold Schwarzenegger"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country."
- Thomas Jefferson"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere."
- George Washington'"The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world." - Carl Sagan
So I've been totally absent for a long time. If you care I'm sorry. First of all I just have to say something about tolerance. Today I very publicly saw a mid-50 year old man verbally berate a late-20 year old gay man. I thought times had changed and that people had become more tolerant and accepting of other peoples choices. Nobody was going up to that old man and berating him because he was smoking a cigar outside of Starbucks, or wearing socks and sandals (which I think is an absolute crime unless you're camping, hungover or it's a last resort). The man wasn't even with another man, he was just standing outside on the phone with someone giving them directions. This old bastard just out of nowhere assumed he was gay and needed him to know how his "god" feels about it. Eff yourself old man. Screw you, your beliefs, your ignorance and your audacity. He didn't choose to love men but he does, you didn't chose to be a man but you do chose to be an asshole. Give it up and mind your manners.
What the hell is with all of the messed up people in the news recently!? Though I know that that is what the news is pretty much for, today I was utterly disgusted, for a second time because some freak wanted to father his daughters children. Arcebio Alvarez or the "Monster of Colombia" was arrested on the charges of violent carnal knowledge, abusive sex acts, and incest committed against his 35-year-old daughter. The relationship started with his daughter when she was about 10 years old! SICK! (and not in the good way) As well this incest bastard has fathered 8 of her children! Seriously I don't know how many exclamation points I'm going to need to use to stress my shock. He claimed that his daughter was adopted and was not his biological daughter but blood test confirms that she was his. Nothing like this had ever "surfaced" until the Josef Fritzl case. The Austrian man who kept his daughter in a confined area in the basement of their house and physically and sexually abused her for 24 years. Throughout those 24 years she gave birth to 7 children who were also forced to live in captivity with her and she had one misscarriage. Deeeesssgusting! All I have to say is keep your parts out of your family members. Nobody want's to look like that boy from Deliverance. I can hear the dueling banjos now.
(Photos; Top: Fritzl ; Bottom: Alvarez)
So for my Quote(s) of the day, I'm doing two quotes because this movie has quite a few exceptional quotes and I thought I would make an exception because of that.
" If heaven is such a wonderful place then how come being crucified is such a big fucking sacrifice?" - Igby; Kieran Culkin
" You know what I think when I'm this close to another body? I think one day at one moment... this body that I'm holding in my arms will stop breathing... stop living. Just... stop. One day you'll happen upon my name in the obits and you'll remember this moment when we were so close. " - Sookie; Claire Danes
Recently while aimlessly searching around the intraspace I found this website, Marijuana.com. Now for sure I did NOT think that it was going to be "An Herb Garden of Knowledge"as the website deems itself. When I first clicked the link I expected it to be a link to a right wing, PTA, hate group, falsified "research" database of marijuana slander. Obviously I was wrong. Marijuana.com, a fountain of knowledge regarding, recent research, product reviews, marijuana related news and more dope conversation, literally. This site is the Onion of weed information minus the satire. Also it contains a forum where people can chat about whatever related or irrelevant topics they come up with, AND it has a recipe forum! Culinary Marijuana, to be honest I didn't expect this day to come. So today for my poorly updated Chronology that I said I would be supplying you with I shed the light on Marijuana.com. Because it's not like I'm more knowledgeable than the Herb Garden. Marijuana Myth #1) Marijuana use is increasing at an alarming rate Truth: According to government surveys of the general population, marijuana use began decreasing in 1980, after more than a decade of steady increase. By 1990, the downward trend showed signs of slowing, but use-rates remained substantially lower than those recorded in the 1970s. Thanks to Marijuana.com
Adolescence is a time of experimentation, with drug use as well as other activities. Most adolescent drug users do not go on to become "drug abusers." Indeed, most adolescent drug users, after a few years of experimentation, cease using illegal drugs altogether.
Well not literally, I was trying to be funny. Mostly I just think you should check out this website, glasspipes.org pretty sweet. It's an "Online community for Glass Pipes" where people post pictures of pipes they have blown and such. As well this website isn't only a home to hand made glass paraphernalia there are also other glass items you may browse and purchase online, and communities throughout the website about other things. But really glass blown art is just unbelievably mind blowing and if only I knew how, I would make so many intricate contraptions. I just think it is such an ill recognized art form. (the pictures I have chosen are all of glass pipes. . . pretty nutty, eh?)
While keeping myself well updated in BOOOOOOOM!, as usual I came across Nickolej Villiger. When I went to do a little bit of research on this Calgary, AB native all I could really find were his Flickr and his Facebook. So I will just leave you with a few of his 70's style inspired prints. I love the Peace sign one. It's called "Give Peace A Chance" SO CUTE!
So I have another band to expose you to. Not so new but still good, I just found my "Big Calm" CD and haven't stopped listening to it since I've found it. Morcheeba is a British band that pretty much breaks a lot of genre boundaries. They've been around since 1995. Their sixth album, "Dive Deep" came out in 2008. The four original members went separate ways. The two remaining members, Paul and Ross Godfrey the two founding members of the band multi-instrumentalists asked vocalist Skye Edwards to leave the band. They also had another singer, Daisy Martey who wasn't nearly as good as Skye Edwards in my oppinion, was also dismembered. Then there was Jody Sternberg for their live performances and then for the Dive Deep tour the French singer Manda sang for them. They were kinda tough to get along with I suppose. Either way check them out. My favorite song is probably Shoulder Holster or Part of the Process. Their music is so chill and kinda bluegrassy mixed with Jazz mixed with pop I don't even know how to explain it because that does not give it justice at all!
In Manhattan at 53rd and 3rd the Lipstick building resides. Standing at 453 feet tall it was built in 1986 and designed by architect Philip Johnson. Doesn't it look like a giant lipstick? Crazy! The coolest part is that it actually has a red sheen to it especially at night. It is pretty sweet looking.
These are some pictures from a painter named Mark Ryden. His Bio is pretty sweet you should def read it. The paintings are different, fantasy, surreal kind of pushing the boundaries. My favorite Galleries are The Tree Show, Blood and Gallery Three. All of them are worth taking a look at though. I love the Jimi Hendrix one and the girl crying blood one also I want to go to see his gallery in Seattle. Road Trip?
The April 2009 cover of Vanity Fair was absolutely AMAZING! I was so excited to see Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and Paul Rudd adorned in barrels in a O' Brother Where 'Art Thou style cover. As Well the inside of the magazine showed Rogen, Segel and Hill in nude unitard bodysuits with Paul Rudd smelling Seth Rogens hair. Calling them "Comedies New Legends" VF opens up to show these people portraying their comedic "part" as well known movie/media figures. Danny McBride "The Breakthrough" as Jack Nicholson in The Shining (I'm a bit confused as to why they chose that instead of something funny) and Russell Brand "The Comic" as Charlie Chaplin. Bill Hader, Anna Farria, Jason Bateman and Leslie Mann as The Honeymooners (my favorite!). Paul Rudd "The Role Model" playing Jack Lemmon in Frankenstein, Jonah Hill "The Chopper" as George Washington? I think? That's the only connection I can make with the picture. As well it shows Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen but I don't want to ruin the whole fun of it for you. Seth Rogens is pretty hilarious.