my mom is voting for Kerry!
wow, just got the most amazing call. continuing the goal to sway swing-stater’s… this weekend we braved the “who are you voting for” conversation with Mom. she’s a registered Republican, but it’s the devout Catholic angle that’s made it very difficult to approach the subject with her. she usually tenses up, tells us she has to go by her beliefs and leaves the room quickly. this weekend we sat her down, and gently and deeply explained the disastrous state of our country – from the war, to economics, to healthcare. and also talked in depth about how Bush has so greatly increased the passionate loathing of the US by terrorists, and that our country has never been more hated and targeted than it is today (and the daily fear we live in working in Times Square)
5 minutes ago our Mom (who’s an incredibly sweet and sincere person) called and said she has being thinking about what we said and she wants us to know she is going to vote for Kerry!
it was such an incredibly encouraging moment. providing information and having conversations with even the most “stuck-in-their-ways” people can make a difference. gotta admit, we’ve been going for the easier sells. but my mom’s call today has convinced us that ANYONE can be brought to see the destruction Bush is inflicting on our nation!
big leaf little dog
Buddy returns from the land of the giants…
Rides of Passage and Burton Snowboard Tour hit NYC
“snowboarding, tattooing and art collide”… last week we covered the Woodstock Tattoo Festival, and the spectacular Rides of Passage exhibit featuring 120 Burton Snowboards painted by some of the world’s best tattoo artists. here’s a small sample of the amazing work…
in Prick Magazine we learned that the show will now travel with the “Burton World Tour in Tokyo, LA, NYC, Innsbruck, Zurich, and wrap up in Burlington, VT., where the exhibit will be documented and find a final resting place in a beautiful book”. so checked out the Burton website and discovered that the Burton World Tour is scheduled to hit New York City next week with the Rides of Passage Exhibit on display and open to the public!
here’s where you can see this massive, brilliant exhibit…
Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th Street @ 10th, NYC
Oct 7th, 8th and 9th, from 11:00-6:00
more info on the Burton Tour in NY next week
Jason Kottke is our Hero of the Week. check out his excellent post I need your help getting the word out regarding the US presidential elections. the Gothamist is also reminding people to register to vote!
and earlier in the week, Kottke.org provided the thrill of the day with this mind-blowing video of a guy surfing the biggest wave you’ve ever seen.
from his Royal Thighness (Thighs Wide Shut)… this site has kept us laughing all week, maybe it gets old the 100th time or something, but still killing us after about 20 visits.
Joey of the Cities (Tale of Two Cities) put up this kick-ass info on CMJ shows, and then posted (from a friend or reader?) this hilarious and informative review of the bands that performed at the Austin City Limits festival
Feddy’s a pot head! well call us a Federling! (from our Sociallite Life heartthrob)
used to spend hours crusin’ the photo sites for funny shots of celebs having bad dress/make-up/hair/face days – but now we just go here (Go Fug Yourself)
our friend NO has a way with gettin hot boys to strip… his site NYCguys.com has been updated with some crazy naked photos of new york guys. we especially love the shots of this hottie playing ball in Dumbo. and on his site we found AllAmericanStraightBoys.com another site with sexy amatuers strippin’ fo cash (*both sites have naked mens – not work safe)
“show us your pensive look, now serious, now dreamy – perfect! you’re a pro Buddy”
illegal band promotion
other than trumped up protester charges, haven’t heard much about people getting busted for postering/flyering in NYC for a while. busting people for putting up posters to promote their band used to be frequent cop active around town (lots of band members were arrested back in the 80’s & 90’s) but these days we’re wondering if the “poster police” squad is still active.
these posterboys have the covert-flyer-operation down… from right to left – the “holder”, the “gluer”, and the “look-out”…
smokin’ up on First Ave last night with friends. through the magic of Photoshop, one joint becomes two…
(ps – didn’t saturate or change the ember color, came out hot pink all on it’s own)
not saying we scooped this fad, cuz like it’s so obvious… but we’ve been seeing at least 3-4 Kevin Federling fashion followers a day since we wrote about it a couple weeks ago. caught this guy in the LES last night with full on K-Fed stylin’… tipped b-ball cap (Phillies), baggy jeans and white top, big floppy unlaced kicks, and a nice little line of groomed stubble around the chin.