jumped on our favorite V-Lounge this morning
and were snapping some photos of the deserted train, when we noticed something vaguely familiar about the Kenneth Cole “Reactionaries” ad campaign splattered across the car. although not as edgy, there’s an eerie similarity to the PolaroidScene’s website…
and insult to injury, it seems the PolaroidScene.com got some bullshit cease and desist letter (we can’t get the main page to load today, but check there for the full scoop)
the NYPD fucked up
big score for the people who were arrested protesting the RNC and all around human rights today! Charges Against RNC Protesters Tossed Out (Gothamist)
the crazy thing is the NYPD practiced their protest maneuvers for months before the RNC. here’s more of our coverage of the Times Square and New York security drills – June 23, July 1, July 16 pt. 1, July 16 pt. 2
we were one of the first sources to break info and photographs on the “surges” appearing out of no where prior to the convention. the New York Times agreed and picked up on it several weeks after us.
and check this out… TODAY as we were arrived at our office this morning on (planning to write this), we see this (below) on 42nd St between 7th and 8th Aves!…
we approached a couple of the cops and asked what’s up? and were told “it’s not terror related, we’re trying to scare a certain element out of town” – looks like more anti-Bush protests are coming! (or the pre-election escalation of “terror scares” has begun.)
in the shot below Buddy may look happy, but he’s actually sittiing in the window of his vets office freaking out.
November 2 – choose or loose
check out the compelling and moving PSA – “November 2“, filmed and directed by our friend Baldomero Fernandez (it won the MTV Choose or Loose PSA Contest.)
people are listening, caring and acting…
Bush Lead Over Kerry Narrows in New Polls
“A USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll of likely voters taken over the weekend found Bush’s eight-point lead over Kerry in a Sept. 26 poll had evaporated and both candidates would get 49 percent of the vote if the election were held today.”
Flood of new voters in the swing states
“The surge in registration reflects multimillion-dollar efforts on the part of both parties and their allies to find new voters”
Stern gets Sirius about radio
at 8:30 this morning NY radio icon Howard Stern announced he’s inked a 5 year deal with Sirius Satellite Radio that will start at the end of his KROCK contract in 15 months. we couldn’t miss being the first to run this headline. and Sirius stock blows up in 5, 4, 3, 2…
the Burton World Tour hit NY this week. bringing with it tonight’s grand opening of the amazing Rides of Passage exhibit, featuring 120 Burton Snowboards painted by some of the world’s best tattoo artists.
crash tonight’s opening party at 7:00 pm, or get your free thrill on and check out this brilliant exhibit anytime over the next 3 days here…
Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th Street @ 10th, NYC
Oct 7th, 8th and 9th, from 11:00-6:00
Orchard St undies
we were talking to a friend the other day who, like us, grew up around NYC and remembers trips to Orchard St for stocking up on underwear. the reminiscing gave us a pang to snap some of those great old shops before, LES yuppification wipes them out. it’s shocking how much is gone. there’s only a small handfull of stores and signs left of the Orchard St we remember from years ago…
not much online about Orchard Street’s history. the Lower East Side Business Improvement District website has some good info and old photos. and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum is packed with LES history. and the museum’s a cool place to visit, and especially fun when combined with your own Lower East Side Food Tour!
my gay wedding
we did not call it our wedding. it was our 10 Year Anniversary Party, dammit! but our hilarious friends took great pleasure by calling it our “wedding”, and still refer to it as such 8 years later.
so our gay wedding went like this…
picnic Luau, over 120 people, old stone hunting lodge in Westchester (with 100 private acres, and a pond), friends and family flying in from all over the country, festive Hawaiian fashions, badminton, swimming, drinking, feasting, champagne toasts, uncle Nick driving in with his homemade rotisserie from Michigan and slow smoking 24 whole chickens, friends who formed our “wedding band” playing everything from Let’s Stay Together to Magnet and Steel, a beautiful “wedding cake” with a layer made with pot that both our Mother’s tried (knowingly!), mushrooms, bonfire, karaoke, fireworks, ‘smores, more feasting, sunrise.
also, at the party, we both got OM tattoos over our heart. our own version of the wedding ring exchange, symbolism thing. we held hands as both tattoos were done at the same time (by 2 of our good friends Andrea and Michelle.) and we’re planning on somehow topping this for our 20th anniversary in 2006! (political side-note: after 18 years together, and paying buckets of taxes, can we get some rights here)
ending this on a tattoo note, Andrea and Michelle both have their own tattoo shops (lets hear it for the grrlz!) and their websites are gorgeous! check the incredibly rich and detailed tattoo photos (and excellent website design) at Michelle’s site for Dare Devil Tattoo, and the beautiful photos and cool information on tattoos at the site for Andrea’s Lone Wolf Tattoo
(poor quality of pics due to “ghetto scanning” = taking digital pics of old analog photos)